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Wiliot, an Israel-based maker of semiconductors that harness ambient nanowatts of electromagnetic energy from cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth networks, raised $30 million in funding. Investors include Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung, Norwest Venture Partners, 83North Venture Capital, Grove Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, and M Ventures.


  • Opsview, a Woburn, Massachusetts- and Reading, and London, UK-based company that unifies cloud and infrastructure monitoring, secured funding from SaaS Capital

  • Syncurity, a Bethesda, Md.-based security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform provider, held the second and final close of its $2m seed funding

  • Reggora, a Boston, MA-based appraisal platform serving both appraisers and mortgage lenders, secured $3m in seed funding

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Pipeline – Identifying the Future 2017-11-07

“The import thing is to identify the “future that already happen.”” – Peter

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Jitterbit, an Alameda, Calif.-based API transformation company,  raised $25 million in Series C funding. KKR led the round. (IN knows KKR)

CargoX, a Brazil-based technology company that offers trucking services for corporations, raised $20 million in Series C funding. Goldman Sachs led the round, and was joined by investors including George Soros, Qualcomm Ventures, Agility Logistics, Valor Capital Group and Oscar Salazar. (IN knows Qualcomm Ventures)

Optibus, an Israel-based provider of real-time operations and planning for city-wide mass transportation, raised $12 million in Series A funding. Pitango led the round, and was joined by investors including Verizon Ventures and Sir Ronald Cohen. (IN knows Verizon Ventures)

Madison Dearborn Partners agreed to acquire a majority stake in AmTrust Financial Services’ U.S-based fee businesses. The enterprise value of the deal is $1.15 billion. At the closing, AmTrust, a multinational insurance holding company, will receive gross cash proceeds of about $950 million and retain a 49% stake in the business. (IN knows Madison Dearboard Partners)

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1366 Technologies, a Bedford, Mass.-based silicon wafer manufacturer, has raised $2.5 million in additional Series C funding from existing shareholder Vorndran Mannheims Capital. This brings the round total to $17.5 million, including an initial $15 million tranche led by Tokuyama

Bluenose Analytics, a San Francisco-based customer success platform for SaaS businesses, has raised $10 million in VC funding from The Social+Capital Partnership and Norwest Venture

Egnyte, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of cloud and hybrid cloud file sharing solutions for businesses, has raised $29.5 million in Series D funding. Seagate, CenturyLink, Northgate Capital were joined by return backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures and Polaris

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Invitae Corp., a San Francisco-based developer of clinical genetic tests for hereditary disorders, has raised $40 million in Series E funding. Backers include Genomic Health Inc., Randy Scott, Thomas McNerney & Partners, Redmile Group, Genesys Capital and Casdin Capital.

Koru, a provider of workplace readiness learning for recent college grads, has raised $4.35 million in new VC funding. Maveron led the round, and was joined by Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and A16Z Seed.

Lagoa, a Boston-based 3D cloud computing startup, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding. Atlas Venture led the round, and was joined by Siemens and Real Ventures.

Loop Commerce, a San Francisco-based gifting service, has expanded its Series A round from $7 million to $12 million, with the addition of new investor PayPal. Prior investors included angels like Mark Carges (eBay CTO), Don Katz (CEO at Audible) and Michael Scharff, (ex-SVP of retail at Toys “R” Us).

nWay, a San Francisco-based massively multiplayer online gaming startup, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. TransLink Capital led the round, and was joined by Cowboy Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, WI Harper Group, XG Ventures and Zhen Fund.

Ooyala, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of video streaming, analytics and monetization solutions, has raised $43 million in new funding from existing shareholder Telstra. Other company backers include Sierra Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and CID Group.

StarMaker Interactive, a San Francisc-based maker of mobile singing games, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Qualcomm Ventures and iGlobe

Talend, a French provider of big data integration software, has raised $40 million in new equity funding.Bpifrance and Iris Capital were joined by return backer Silver Lake Sumeru.

The Orange Chef Co., a San Francisco-based connected kitchen startup, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Google Ventures and SparkLabs Global Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Kima Ventures, The Social+Capital Partnership and Graph Ventures.

Yodo1, a Beijing-based mobile game publisher and platform, has raised $11 million in Series B funding.GGV Capital led the round, and was joined by Singtel Innov8, Pavillion Capital and Iris

UIEvolution Inc., a Seattle-based provider of connected screen software and services, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Intel Capital led the round, and was joined by Shaw

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  1. FanDuel, a New York City – based is a new breed of fantasy sports game that lets you play fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey in a single day.The company has 6 million fantasy line-ups entered its daily leagues. Fantasy sports are played by 35 million people in North America, but the market hasn’t been very innovative. In contrast to fantasy sports leagues that play out over months, FanDuel’s leagues last one day and prizes are paid out immediately as soon as the games finish. The investors include new investor Comcast Ventures and existing investors Piton CapitalPentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Other investors include Scottish
  2. Convercent, a Denver-based maker of compliance software, has raised $10.2 million in new private funding. Azure Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital co-led the round, and were joined by City National Bank. ChaCha, a Carmel, Ind.-based realtime Q&A site, has raised $14 million in Series G funding. VentureWire reports that the round was done at a valuation of around $75 million. Return backers included VantagePoint Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Rho Ventures. The company now has raised over $80 million in total VC funding.
  3. FarmLogs, a Michigan-based startup that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability, has raised $1 million in seed funding. Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund. Houzz, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based online platform for home remodelling and design, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates and GGV Capital co-led the round, and were joined by Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, David Sacks and return backer Sequoia
  4. Medisse BV, a Dutch developer of resorbable implants, has raised €2.6 million in new VC funding. IIG led the round, and was joined by return backers BioGeneration Ventures and Omnes
  5. MentiNov Inc., a New Brunswick, N.J.-based developer of an oral medication to reduce involuntary movements related to L-Dopa use in Parkinson’s patients, has secured up to $500,000 in funding fromFoundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of the New Jersey Health Foundation.
  6. NewVoiceMedia, a UK-based provider of cloud contact center services, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Notion Capital and Eden Ventures.
  7. Oceans Healthcare, Louisiana’s largest provider of psychiatric facilities for geriatric patients, has raised $17 million in growth equity funding from General Catalyst Partners. Charlie Baker, a General Catalyst entrepreneur-in-residence who used to be CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, will join the Oceans Healthcare board as chairman.
  8. WatchDox, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of enterprise document management solutions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Blackstone Group, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Schlomo Kramer. The company previously raised $23 million.
  9. Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing and virtual collaboration platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Backers include Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang (Yahoo founder), Subrah Iyar (WebEx founder), and Dan Scheinman (ex-Cisco exec).

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Today more than 55 deals closed with 431 million in funding! Here are a few:

  • Access MediQuip ( ) Lake Mary, Florida: Access MediQuip provides an integrated surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. The company provides payers with analytics to understand implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, all while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. Amt: 46.85M; Round: Private Equity; Investor(s):Water Street Healthcare Partners, Mistral Equity Partners
  • Axcient ( Mountain View, California: Axcient offers data protection software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company’s hybrid on-premise and cloud data protection and business continuity service aims to make business continuity and backup simple for SMBs by delivering a secure and cost-effective way to ensure uptime and data recovery. Amt: 10.65M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Allegis Capital, Scale Venture Partners, Peninsula Ventures, Thomvest Ventures
  • BabyFirstTV ( ) Los Angeles, California: BabyFirstTV is a network for children under three years old. The network features rich, innovative and educational content that is designed to introduce babies and toddlers to a variety of skills from language to math to music in a delightful and engaging way. Amt: 2.00M; Round: Undisclosed
  • FireEye ( ), Milpitas, California: FireEye is a provider in stopping next-generation threats, such as zero-day and APT attacks, that bypass traditional defenses and compromise over 95% of networks. The FireEye solution supplements signature-based firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, and provides cross-enterprise, signature-less protection against Web and email threat vectors as well as malware resident on file shares. Amt: 50.00M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs, Juniper Networks
  • Guavus ( ) Foster City, California: Guavus has been built from the ground up to unlock the value of operational, sensor and network-generated Big Data to reduce the economic and technology risk associated with deploying a traditional business intelligence solution. Guavus Big Data analytics solutions include the Guavus Reflex platform integrated with a suite of analytics applications that enable intelligent and timely decision-making. Amt: 30.00M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Intel Capital, Artiman Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners, Sofinnova Ventures
  • Knowledge Holdings ( Torrance, California: Knowledge Holdings, through its subsidiary, Knowledge Adventure, offers kids’ software, creating educational products for use in the home and the classroom. Knowledge Adventure’s JumpStart and MathBlaster products invite kids to learn through gaming adventures in 3D virtual worlds. Amt: 26.80M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, Random House Ventures
  • JanRain ( ) Portland, Oregon: Janrain offers the Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) which helps organizations succeed on the social web by providing technology to leverage the popularity of social networks and identities for user acquisition, engagement, and enhanced customer intelligence. Amt: 19.90M; Round: Series C; Investor(s): Emergence Capital Partners, RPM Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Millennium
  • Streetline ( ) San Mateo, California: Streetline builds solutions to problems in city management and operations, through the design and application of new sensing technologies. The Company’s parking management system offers cities control and oversight of complex inventory of on- and off-street spaces, and forms the backbone for other sensing solutions that lower city costs and improve public services. Amt: 25.00M; Round: Series C; Investor(s): RockPort Capital Partners, True Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Citi Ventures
  • Peerless Network ( ) Chicago, Illinois: Peerless Network is focused on simplifying the interconnection process for telecommunication companies, service providers and enterprises via end office, tandem, and advanced routing services. Amt: 15.00M; Round: Debt; Investor(s): Square 1 Bank
  • ScaleArc ( ) Santa Clara, California: ScaleArc is a provider of database infrastructure software that simplifies the way database environments are deployed and managed, and lowers costs without any changes to applications or databases. Amt: 12.30M; Round: Series C; Investor(s): Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners
  • Tongal ( ) Marina del Rey, California: Tongal offers creative people the opportunity to work with brands and companies that need new and original video content. Most Tongal projects are broken down into multiple phases, for example, Ideation, Production and Distribution, allowing writers, directors, actors, and animators to focus on what they do best. Everyone can also get paid to promote winning videos, predict awarded spots and discover new talent. Amt: 15.00M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): Insight Venture Partners
  • Mirantis (  )Mountain View, California: Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. Its focus is vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. Amt: 10.00M; Round: Growth Equity; Investor(s): Intel Capital, Dell Ventures, WestSummit Capital
  • Scout Analytics ( ) Issaquah, Washington: Scout Analytics is a behavioral analytics company focused on helping online services maximize the value of customer engagement. Amt: 7.50M; Round: Series C; Investor(s): Ignition Partners, RRE Ventures, OVP Venture Partners
  • ( ) Emeryville, California: is an online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company offers millions of art images (including posters, art prints, photographs, tapestries, wall signs, limited editions and hand-painted originals); custom framing and specialty printing; interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space; and mobile apps that let users explore art from a selection of curated collections, on the go. Amt: 6.24M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Benchmark Capital, Stripes Group, Polaris Venture Partners, Saints Capital
  • Kwarter ( ) San Francisco, California: Kwarter builds fun, social, and rewarding mobile experiences to engage viewers. The company’s apps include FanCake, TBS Social Dugout, and Bud Light’s Sports Fan. Amt: 5.03M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): T-Venture
  • Refinery 29 ( ) New York, New York: Refinery29 is an online daily local newsletter editions and website for discovering new fashion trends. The company connects an audience of users with content, commerce, and community, giving them all the tips, tricks, and tools needed for a beautiful life. Amt: 3.52M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Floodgate
  • GlobalServe ( ) Valhalla, New York: GlobalServe provides a robust and modular lifecycle technology platform that gives organizations global control and visibility over every IT asset in every location, from initial acquisition to final disposal. Amt: 3.28M; Round: Series F; Investor(s): Hudson Ventures, Compugen
  • UIEvolution ( ) Bellevue, Washington: UIEvolution is a provider of convergence tools, technology and product design helping its customers deliver rich applications across a wide variety of technology platforms. Amt: 2.00M; Round: Undisclosed; Past Investor(s): Ignition Partners, Square Enix, Inspire Corporation, Intel Capital, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corp, MMV Financial
  • ( ) China: has developed an online shopping guide that offers discounts for shoppers on top Chinese e-tailers. Amt: 1.60M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): IDG Ventures China
  • Sensorly ( ) France:  Sensorly develops products and services to help operators improve network quality. The company’s free application, available for Android and Apple iOS devices, offers coverage maps across 40 countries covering all wireless technologies, from 2G to 4G as well as Wifi. Amt: 1.32M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): Elaia Partners
  • Streamweaver ( ) Nashville, Tennessee:  Streamweaver is a multi-angle mobile video app that connects users with friends to record simultaneously. Amt: 1.30M; Round: Seed VC; Investor(s): Mountain Group Capital
  • ( ) Hong Kong: is an online network that connects celebrities and sponsors for creative collaborations. The company enables collaboration between celebrities and sponsors to co-develop new brands and celebrity product lines for the Greater China market. Amt: 0.55M; Round: Angel

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VC deals that closed and profile of NEA

Today we profile several VC deals and NEA.  I can remember the CEO of our portfolio going from hero to zero during his pitch to NEA founder in just one word.  If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firmw, Private Equity Groupw, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:


2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud software, service, and analytics company, closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private

Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of nano-enabled drug delivery systems, has raised $3.23 million in new VC funding from undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory

bMobilized, a New York-based mobile technology startup, has raised an additional $2.5 million in series A funding from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, which together invested $1.5 million in the startup last April.

FundersClub the world’s first online venture capital platform. Coinbase raised $165,785 from 31 investors. raised $87,500 from 28 investors. Sponsorfied raised $98,400 from 29 investors.


GoBalto Inc., a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Singapore’s EDBI led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and return backers investors Aberdare Ventures, West Health Investment Fund and founding CEO Jae

IFTTT, a San Francisco-based application that creates connections betweenweb applications including Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, and YouTube, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and includes participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures.

Pluribus Networks, which makes hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters, has closed a $23 million Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others. Pluribus Networks closed a previous Series B round for $17.5 million in April of 2011.

VictorOps, a Lafayette, Colo.-based vertical collaboration platform for development operations groups, has raised nearly $1.59 million in VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Foundry Group and Tango.



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Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors – like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder,, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

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