Investor Network selecting accredited investor deals plus Deal that Close (early stage)!

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  • AirVend, a Provo, Utah-based maker of cashless touchscreen devices for vending machines that will aid in nutrition disclosure regulations, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. 365 Retail Markets led the round, and was joined by PS27 Ventures.
  •  Agilis Biotherapeutics LLC, a New York-based synthetic biology-based company focused on rare genetic diseases, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. The company also announced a partnership with Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON), in order to develop a treatment for Friedreich’s
  • Alexar Therapeutics Inc., a developer of liver x receptor agonists for both systemic and local use, has raised $21.5 million in Series A funding. The company was formed by NeXeption LLC, while the investment was co-led by New Science Ventures and Third Point Ventures. Palo Alto Investors also participated.
  • Breaker, a producer and distributor of mobile video entertainment, has raised $2 million in seed funding. Japan’s Dream Incubator Inc. led the round, and was joined by Siemer Ventures.
  • Floored, a New York-based provider of 3D data capture and visualization solutions for the real estate, architecture, interior design and furniture industries, has raised $5.26 million in Series A funding. RRE Ventures led the round, and was joined by Greycroft Partners and return backers Two Sigma Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Felicis Ventures.
  • Integral Ad Science, a New York-based media valuation platform for the digital advertising market, has raised $30 million in Series D funding, according to a regulatory filing. August Capital was joined by return backers like Atlas Venture and Pelion Venture Partners.
  • Nest Labs, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of smart home devices like thermostats and smoke detectors, is raising upwards of $150 million in a new VC round that would value the company  north of $2 billion, according to Re/code. DST is expected to lead the round, with return backers including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Generation Investment Management, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures and Venrock.
  • Retrofit, a Chicago-based provider of weight loss programs, has raised $5 million in Series B funding.Cambia Health Solutions led the round, and was joined by return backer DFJ. The company previously raised more than $8 million.
  • Spredfast, an Austin, Texas-based social relationship platform for enterprise brands, has raised $32.5 million in new VC funding. Lead Edge Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Austin Ventures, InterWest Partners and OpenView Partners. 
  • Vizury, a Bangalore-based ad retargeting company, is in talks to raise $20 million in Series C funding by March, according to TechCrunch. The deal would be done at a valuation of between $60 million and $70 million, with existing backer Inventus serving as the lead investor.
  • ZeroTurnaround, a Boston-based maker of aJava development productivity tool called JRebel, has raised $2.7 million in new VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Bain Capital Ventures. The company was founded in Estonia, where it maintains a development

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Goal Zero, a Bluffdale, Utah-based developer of portable solar power systems, has raised $7 million in VC funding from Mercato
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recondo Technology, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based developer of healthcare payment processing software, has raised $20 million in growth equity funding from Bregal
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


What is your valuation? Plus 55 deals that closed!


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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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Referrals are always welcome plus deal that got funded!

We are still excepting deals for our Jan. 21st Investor Network Night and welcome referrals.  Investor Network Nights provide a wide range of investment for accredited investors, Self Direct IRAs, Corporations, and other investors. Should the deal not fit Red Hook Capital goal of having $4+ million EBITDA, Investor Network Nights provide great deals a good option for funding.

Here are few deals that closed:

BuzzFeed, a New York-based social publisher, has raised $19.3 million in Series D funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, and was joined by return backers RRE Ventures, Hearst Interactive, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures. Also participating as new investors were Buddy Media co-founders Michael and Kass Lazerow. Visit or read more at:

Crescendo Bioscience, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of quantitative blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, has raised $28 million in Series D funding. Skyline Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Aeris Capital. Ferghana Partners served as placement agent. Visit or read more at:

eZono AG, a German developer of portable tablet ultrasound systems, has raised $10 million in VC funding led by MVM Life Science Partners. Visit or read more at:

Heart Metabolics Ltd., a London-based developer of drugs for the treatment of heart failure symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, has raised $4 million in its first tranche of Series A funding. Backers include the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund (Australia) and AshHill Investments (Kentucky). Visit or read more at:

Leap Motion, a San Francisco-based provider of motion-control software and hardware, has raised $30 million in new VC funding from return backers Founders Fund and Highland Capital Partners. Visit or read more:

Pluralsight, a Layton, Utah-based provider of online education for software developers, has raised $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners. This represents the first round of outside capital for Pluralsight, which was founded in 2004. Visit or read more at:

Remitly, a Seattle-based provider of online money transfer solutions, has raised $2.6 million in new VC funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by Bezos Expeditions and TomorrowVentures.  Visit or read more at:

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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