IN on Deck – BETA going live in 2017 as (or provocative#$

Should our name be short and direct like or should it be provocative$* to stick to our guns based on our quote:  “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. As life is all about fun and results!”


Had high hope of moving Sioux Falls, South Dakota to become the largest company as I never heard of “POET” only to learn they have 1,600+ employees!  Learn something new more often than you think!



Taking the train that using UBER (& Lyft or Yellow Taxi or ??) to travel around LA (i.e. I not driving around LA).  Hope get few people to meet me at few Craft Brewing locations vs. office meetings.  I am sticking to my guns starting at $20k for early stage and $100k for EBITDA for board positions!  SORRY today I keeping my meetings confidential except with my wife’s company where I am looking at creating a lead generation company based on landing pages and cutting edge lead generation. Hope she will cut check for me to be advisor 🙂


Stick to your believes!  Mine are board positions for $20k plus early stage and $100k plus for EBITDA companies.  Plus “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. As life is all about fun and results!”

FYI: Keeping it short today as lot meetings and can work on some amazing future blogs on train!

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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IN on Deck – Rise to great things!


Today we are happy to tell you about several of our “RISE” companies launching soon!  One being private equity fund and the other being think tank.  “Rise to great things” is one of many quotes and saying you will start hearing!  and will be launched soon!

Happy Veterans Day! I was luck enough to be senior fellow at the “National War College” during grad school at GWU and meet amazing Vets that have made a difference in the world. Our Vet have done great things and continue to do great things for this world! We are hiring Veterans for our SEA Program and portfolio companies. We have amazing Veterans from World War II Navy Pilots to Secretary of Air Force. We are grateful for your service and continue efforts to make the world a better place!

Happy Networking,

JD Morris

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Board of Directors and VC Deals that Close 2016-07-15



Red Hook Capital has a host of advisors that can help you grow your company into a public company or other exit strategies.  The members would work directly for you as a paid board of directors and not as member of Red Hook Capital.  Please contact JD Morris via text +1 858-869-9483 should you want to explore hiring a top board of directors member.

And now for some early stage deals that recently where funded:


• Appthority, a San Francisco-based provider of enterprise mobile threat protection solutions, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. Trident Capital Cybersecurity led the round, and was joined by US Venture Partners, Venrock, Blue Coat Systems and Knollwood Investment Authority.

• Augmenix Inc., a Waltham, Mass.-based developer of invasive hydrogel products to improve outcomes following cancer radiotherapy, has raised $6 million in Series E funding. Existing backers include Excelestar Ventures, Catalyst Health Ventures and Sparta Group.

• Bay Dynamics, a San Francisco-based provider of cyber risk analytics, has raised $23 million in Series B funding. Carrick Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Comcast Ventures.

• Caremerge, a Chicago-based post-acute care coordination platform, has raised $14 million in new VC funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Grazyna Kulczyk, Cambia Health Solutions, Ziegler LinkAge Longevity Fund, GE Ventures, and Arsenal Venture Partners.

• Docent Health, a Boston-based healthcare experience platform, has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, NEA and Maverick

• FiveAI, a London-based artificial intelligence startup, has raised $2.7 million in new VC funding. Amadeus Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by Spring Partners and Notion Capital.

• Indegy, an Israeli provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Vertex Ventures led the round, and was joined by Aspect Ventures, SBI Holdings and return backers Schlomo Kramer and Magma Venture Partners.

• Magnolia Medical Technologies, a Seattle-based developer of a blood collection system and in vitro diagnostic testing solutions, has raised $13.8 million in Series B funding led by HealthQuest

• Snupps, a London-based visual organizer and social network, has raised $4.75 million in new VC funding from individual angels and family trusts.


• Unity Technologies, a San Francisco-based software platform for mobile game developers, has raised $181 million in Series C funding at around a $1.5 billion post-money valuation. DFJ Growth led the round, and was joined China Investment Corp., FreeS Fund, Thrive Capital, Max Levchin and return backers Sequoia Capital and WestSummit Capital. Among the games using Unity are Pokemon Go.

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

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JD Morris

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PRESS RELEASE: Red Hook Capital tracks 1,000 plus deals that closed in 2013!

SAN DIEGO, California – March 1, 2013 – Red Hook Capital is pleased to announce that it’s database has reached 1,000 plus in deals from angel investors to private equity deals with enterprise value in excess of $10 billion USD for 2013.  JD Morris, Managing Partner of Red Hook Capital, says “I am very interested in looking at the trends in different industries and return for investors on these deals down the road.  Based on information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), we have seen huge increase for 1031 exchange investors over the past year in Real Estate.  I look forward to looking at the numbers for Venture Capital and Private Equity that we find interesting vs. industry averages provide by other organizations.”

Red Hook Capital provides several industry averages provide by organizations such as the National Venture Capital Association, CB Insight, and other organizations that provide data about the deals. Contact us at for consulting services based our database and other databases Red Hook Capital uses for its investments and clients.

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We provide to private companies creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skill sets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.

RHC invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.

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