REPOST: IND Report v19.09.09


IND REPORT HIGHLIGHT

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 9, 2019– AppZen, the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams, announced today that it has secured $50 million in Series C funding led by Coatue Management. Existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round. This brings the company’s total investment to more than $100 million. AppZen will use the new funding to accelerate its mission to become the leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform for CFOs and their teams to reduce spend, comply with policy and streamline process.

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IND REPORT

  • TPA Stream, a Cleveland, OH-based healthcare benefits automation company, closed a $1.4m seed funding round
  • Sight Machine Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based digital manufacturing platform, received a venture capital investment from Sony Innovation Fund (SIF), Sony Corporation’s venture capital arm
  • SeekOps Inc., an Austin, TX-based company which develops and fields advanced sensor technology to detect, localize, and quantify natural gas emissions through integrated drone-based systems, secured funding from two strategic investors as part of its Series A-1 fundraising
  • RippleMatch, a NYC-based data-driven university recruiting platform, secured $6m in Series A funding
  • SGI-DNA, a San Diego, CA-based developer of synthetic genomics technologies and DNA data storage solutions, closed a $25m Series A financing
  • Platelet BioGenesis, Inc. (PBG), a Cambridge, Mass.-based leader in stem cell-derived, on-demand human platelets (PLTs+™) and platelet-based therapeutics, raised more than $26m in Series A-1 financing
  • Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, received a strategic investment from Permira
  • HackerOne, a San Francisco, CA-based hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform, raised $36.4M in Series D financing
  • IceKredit, Inc., a Los Angeles, CA and China-based credit risk and credit management company, raised $47m in pre-Series C funding
  • TransPerfect, a New York-based provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin, Ireland-based bespoke gaming solutions house that partners with studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space
  • Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a Tinton Falls, NJ-based provider of software for the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is to acquire Hedvig, a Santa Clara, CA-based software-defined storage (SDS) company, for $225m
  • Red River, a Claremont, N.H.-based technology transformation company, acquired CWPS, a Washington D.C.-based technology solutions provider
  • PeopleShare, a Collegeville, PA-based staffing firm in the East Coast, acquired Best Practices Staffing, a staffing firm focused on the Greater Chicago area
  • MyHeritage, a global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining health insights, acquired River Road Bio, the company that owned and operated SNPedia and Promethease
  • AppZen, a San Jose, CA-based AI platform for modern finance teams, secured $50m in Series C funding

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

 

VC Pipeline & Terroism and Basic Trends 2017-11-16


THINK:  Terrorism and Basic Trends >> Management of an institution has to be grounded in basic and predictable trends that persist regardless of today’s headlines.

ACTION:  Write down three basic social trends that your business is based on.  Are these trends still intact?  – Managing in the Next Society

BOTTOMLINE:  Contact Victoria about the full case study with greater thinking and actions that get results.  If you want massive action, talk to us about a day with our Senior Executive Advisors.

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PIPLEINE ( Venture Capital   11/16/2017 )

• Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of precision medicine software, raised $30 million in Series D funding. Investors include Ascension Ventures, GE Ventures, Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund, Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Amgen Ventures, Medidata Solutions, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and Roche  Fund. (riseSEA knows GE)

• LightStep, a San Francisco-based provider of application performance management for enterprise software, raised $29 million in funding. Investors include c, Sequoia Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Harrison Metal.  (riseSEA know Sequoia and Redpoint)

• Quantum Circuitsa New Haven, Conn-based startup developing quantum computers, raised $18 million in Series A funding. Canaan and Sequoia co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Tribeca Venture Partners. (riseSEA know Sequoia)

• Bossa Nova, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous service robots for the global retail industry, raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. Paxion led the round, and was joined by investors including Intel Capital, WRV Capital, Lucas Venture Group, and Cota Capital. (riseSEA knows Intel)

• Collective Medicala Salt Lake City, Utah-based network for care collaboration, raised $47.5 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round. (riseSEA knows Kleiner Perkins)

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• Lessonly, an Indianapolis-based team training software solutions company, raised $8 million in Series B funding. OpenView led the round, and was joined by investors including Rethink Education, High Alpha Capital, and Allos Ventures.

• SAM Labs, a London-based edtech startup, raised $6.75 million in Series A funding. Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures co-led the round.

• Airside Mobile, Inc, an Arlington, Va.-based developer of the Mobile Passport app, raised $6 million in Series A funding. Blazar Ventures and Grotech Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bain Capital Ventures and 8VC. (riseSEA knows Grotech)

• Choozle, a Denver, Colo.-based self-service programmatic ad platform, raised $6 million in Series B funding. The investors were not named.

• Lofelt, a Germany-based developer of haptic technology for use in gaming, AR, VR, automobile, consumer electronics, toys, medical, and entertainment, raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Wolfman.One led the round, and was joined by investors including Q Venture Partners, Coparion, and Horizons Ventures. (riseSEA knows Horizons)

• Medigate, a Tel Aviv-based medical device security platform, raised $5.35 million in seed funding. Investors include YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. (riseSEA knows Blumber)

• HUM Nutrition, a Los Angeles-based producer of vitamins, supplements and powders, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include CircleUp Growth Partners, Imaginary Ventures and Strand Equity Partners.

• GreenRush, a San Mateo, Calif.-based online marketplace for legally purchasing cannabis, raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. Investors include James Weil and Chris Burggraeve.

DISCLAIMER:  This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune,  preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources.  Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

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Consolidation case study plus PEG Pipeline


1.0) CONSOLIDATION IN TECH TRAVEL

“Travel tech startups raised $982M across 21 deals so far in Q3’16 — a 70% decrease in deals but a 68% increase in funding over Q2’16” – CB Insight

Although not every company made the list, there are some amazing people in the travel industry that changed the field and its future.  If you want a 2 day or 2 hour strategy session, I am currently interviewing several industry leaders and tech gurus that would be happy to provide short of 2 day strategy session.

THE STORY OF TWO DEALS

AirBnB vs. VRBO.com!  VRBO was much like the low tech Craiglist.  However, one is story of great exit and the other of Unicorn in the making!

HomeAway announced in November 2006 its $160 million in financing to fund global expansion initiatives, including the acquisition of VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner). On November 11, 2008, HomeAway announced it had completed an additional $250 million equity capital raise. The investment was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and with existing investors Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Redpoint Ventures.  In 2010 the Wall Street Journal named HomeAway one of the top 10 venture funded companies.

Today AirBnb has the honor raising $4.2B making and Expedia acquired HomeAway in Dec. 2015 for $3.9 Billion!  Will the Unicorn AirBnB find an exit or is the founder of VRBO.com the smart business owner.

FYI: My team loves helping with a consolidation play from MBO to LBO to just an exit!

SAMPLE RAW DATA FOR STRATEGY SESSION:

1 AirBnB $4.2B
2 LY.com $1.2B
3 TuJia $464M
4 Decolar $342M
5 Ibibo Group $273M
6 Quintess $247M
7 Oyo Rooms $26M
8 Skyscanner $197M
9 Huoli $144M
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2.0 INVESTOR PIPELINE

It is best to visit the website of the company or investor for correct information.This information is provide via online websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, CB Insight, Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other online resources.  And now for deal pipeline update:

• Apollo Global Management reportedly may have interest in acquiring the assets of Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), a $1.4 billion U.S. hospital chain that said it is exploring strategic options that could include a sale.

• General Electric (NYSE: GE) has received three private equity bids for its 43% stake in Hyundai Card, a South Korean credit card joint venture, according to a local media report. The deal could be valued at more than $535 million. Bidders include Affinity Equity Partners and PAG, with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley managing the process

• Graphite Capital has acquired Beck & Pollitzer, a UK-based provider of industrial machinery installation and relocation services, from Bridgepoint Development Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. www.beck-pollitzer.com

• JenCap Holdings LLC, a New York-based insurance brokerage platform backed by The Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire M. J. Kelly Co., a Springfield, Mo.-based managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage. No financialterms were disclosed. www.jencapholdings.com

• New Mountain Capital has invested in Island Medical Management LLC, a Hauppauge, N.Y.-based provider of outsourced healthcare practice management services to emergency departments, hospitalist programs and hospital-based urgent care centers. No additional terms were disclosed. www.immh.com

• Patricia Industries, a portfolio company of Investor AB, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Laborie Medical Technologies, an Ontario-based provider of medical devices for urological, pelvic health and gastrointestinal applications. No financial terms were disclosed. The seller was Audax Private Equitywww.laborie.com

• Reimagine Holdings Group, a New Canaan, Conn.-based holding company focused on consumer insights and marketing services companies, has secured an undisclosed amount of new equity funding from BV Investment Partners.www.bvlp.com

• Thomas H. Lee Partners has agreed to acquire System One, a Pittsburgh-based provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services, fromMidOcean Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.www.systemoneservices.com

• Wendel has agreed to acquire South Africa-based Tsebo Solutions Group, a pan-African facilities services provider, for approximately €331 million. Sellers include Rockwood Private Equity. www.wendelgroup.com

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“As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos” or go for EBITDA! ($6.9 billion invested in 841 deals for 1q2013)


“As a speculator you must embrace disorder and chaos.” – Louis Bacon (Net Worth $1.4 Billion)

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DEALS THAT CLOSED

CB Insight$6.9B into 841 Deals

CB insights FundingFlash reported $6.9 billion investedin 841 deals for 1q2013.  They reported 47 deals alone on 4/5/2013 with 242.7 million in funding and 56 deals where reported closed on 4/4/2013 with 312.8 million in funding.  Here a few deals that closed recently:

  • Clean Power Finance, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based provider of services and financing solutions for the solar industry, has raised $37 million in new VC funding. Edison International and Hennessey Capital were joined by return backers Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.www.cleanpowerfinance.com

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  • GenSight Biologics, a Paris-based ophthalmic therapeutics using gene therapy, has raised €32 million in Series A funding. Backers include Novartis Venture Fund, Abingworth LLP, Versant Ventures and Index Ventures. www.gensight-biologics.com
  • Miaozhen Systems, a Chinese third-party big data company in the advertising industry, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. CBC Capital led the round, and was joined by Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and TMT. www.miaozhen.com
  • NetSocket, a Plano, Texas-based provider of network service assurance solutions for unified communications, has raised $9.2 million in Series B funding. Venture Investors led the round, and was joined by return backers Sevin Rosen Funds, Silver Creek Ventures and Trailblazer Capital.www.netsocket.com
  • SavingStar, a Waltham, Mass.-based digital grocery savings service, has raised $9.1 million in Series D funding. Edenred SA (Paris: EDEN) led the round, and was joined by return backers American Express Ventures, DCM, Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital. www.savingstar.com

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In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.


We give our hats off to Venture Capital firms today with the quote from Robert Arnott! “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

RED HOOK CAPITAL TOP DEAL FLOW:

  • 1.18 acres land deal in Carlsbad, CA with Ocean, Lagoon, and La Costa Resort golf course views for development ( www.TheMorrisTeam.com is the syndication contact ).
  • Android gaming system company  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).
  • Music artist direct sales portal  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • Bespoke Post, a subscription-based e-commerce startup, raised $850,000 in seed funding from Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, Brad Harrison Ventures, 1-800 Flowers’ investing arm, and several angels.
  • Centzy, a search engine for local businesses, raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, ff Venture Capital, and strategic angels found on AngelList.
  • Choose Energy, which allows consumers to compare electricity plans, raised a $4 million Series A fundraising round from KPCB and Stephens Capital Partners.
  • Deliv, a same-day delivery service, closed a $1 million seed funding round. The funding came from General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, and PivotNorth.
  • Fanzy, a marketing app company, raised $550,000 in seed funding from Kima Ventures, Paolo Rubatto’s Start Capital, and OREFA.
  • GreenLancer, a web-based solar energy engineering company, secured more than $275,000 in private funding from a syndicate of Michigan-based investors.
  • Joyride, maker of voice-activated mobile apps, raised $1 million in seed funding from Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, and angel investor Seth Goldstein.
  • Rev.com, a freelance marketplace, raised $4.5 million in Series A financing led by Globespan Capital, with participation from Craig Sherman and Austin Ligon.
  • Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), raised $5 million in funding from Canadian-based EIC Ventures, as well as Kennington.
  • Playdek, a gaming publisher, raised $3.8 million in Series A funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, with participation from IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn and angel investors.
  • Simpler, an employee onboarding company, raised $1.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and Formation8.
  •  Sherpa, a virtual personal assistant app for Android-powered mobile devices, raised a $1.6 million seed round. The money came from unnamed angel investors.
  • Showpad, a service that turns tablets into sales and presentation tools, raised a $2 million Series A funding round from Hummingbird Ventures.
  • SoSocio, an app that lets users turn their Facebook photos into books, raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors led by VC Brooklyn Ventures from The Netherlands.

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

 

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Jan 28th Investor Network 3.0 Webinar! Plus 10+ deals that closed!


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS:

Hear two people pitch and learn more about grants from Naval Health Research Center former Navy Officer in charge!  Learn about Red Hook Capital’s management buy out (MBO) program!  Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6370085834619177216

DEAL FLOW:

1) Do you have any deals $4+ million ebitda? Contact JD about an investor! Contact jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime.

2) If you do not have $4+ million in EBITDA, try pitching at Investor Network Nights your great deal (the key word is it is a Great deal). Contact InvestorNetworkNights@gmail.com anytime!

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • AppNexus, a New York-based online advertising platform, has raised $75 million in Series D funding.Technology Crossover Ventures led the round, and was joined by Venrock and Tribeca Venture Partners. The company now has raised more than $140 million in total VC funding. www.appnexus.com
  • Bluebox, a provider of enterprise cloud hosting and managed services, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding co-led by Founders Collective and Voyager Capital. Bluebox has offices in both Seattle and New York City. www.bluebox.net
  • CircuitHub, a San Jose, Calif.-based electronics design facilitator, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Ventures, Y Combinator and individual angels like Paul Buchheit and Matt Cutts.www.circuithub.com
  • Extole, a San Francisco-based social advocacy platform, has raised $7.6 million in VC funding from return backers Shasta Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Trident Capital.www.extole.com
  • Front Flip, a Leawood, Kansas–based loyalty marketing company, has raised $3.75 million in Series B funding. Jon Darbyshire (founder of Archer Technologies) led the round, and was joined by individuals like Peter Brown (CEO of AMC Entertainment) and Gary Fish (CEO of FishNet Security).www.frontflip.com
  • Goal Zero, a Bluffdale, Utah-based developer of portable solar power systems, has raised $7 million in VC funding from Mercato Partnerswww.goalzero.com
  • KnowRe, a South Korea-based developer of an online adaptive learning service for mathematics, has raised $1.4 million in VC funding from SoftBank Ventures Koreawww.knowre.com
  • Leyden Energy Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based maker of lithium-ion batteries, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. Return backers include New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. www.leydonenergy.com
  • OLO, a New York-based online and mobile ordering platform for restaurants, has raised $5 million in Series B funding. PayPal was joined by return backers Core Capital Partners, RRE Ventures and David Frankel. www.olo.com
  • ParkMe, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of database and analytics software for parking locations and availability, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding. Angeleno Group led the round, and was joined by return backers Fontinalis Partners and IDG Ventures. www.parkme.com
  • Recondo Technology, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based developer of healthcare payment processing software, has raised $20 million in growth equity funding from Bregal Sagemount.www.recondotech.com
  • ReliOn, a Spokane, Wash.-based provider of fuel cell solutions for backup power and grid-support applications, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic equity funding from Cummins Inc.(NYSE:CMI). www.relion-inc.com
  • Solegear Bioplastics Inc., a Vancouver-based developer of bioplastic technologies, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Best Buy Capital. The company previously raised Series A funding from Yaletown Venture Partners. www.solegear.ca
  • Tradeshift, a London-based social network for businesses, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Intuit. The company previously raised around $24 million from Notion Capital, Ru-Net Holdings and Kite Ventures. www.tradeshift.com
  • True Office, a New York-based company that gamifies regulatory and compliance, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Backers included Rho Ventures, the Partnership for New York City Fund and Contour Venture Partners. www.trueoffice.com
  • Wercker, a Dutch developer of cloud-based continuous delivery solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. Shamrock Ventures led the round, and was joined by Greylock Partners and Vitulum Ventures. www.wercker.com
  • WizIQ, a provider of SaaS-based virtual classroom software for teachers, has raised $4 million in Series B funding led by Kaizen, an India-based private equity fund focused on the education sector. Bertelsmann also participated. www.wiziq.com

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