20180818 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital


DEAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY

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


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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.

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Battle & Pipleine 2017-11-14 Venture Capital


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PIPELINE  2017-11-14 Venture Capital

ThreatQuotient, a Reston, Va.-based threat intelligence platform, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Adams Street Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Cisco Investments, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc, New Enterprise Associates, and Silicon Valley Bank. (IN knows NEA & Silicon Valley Bank)

• ScoreStream, a Del Mar, Calif,-based crowdsourcing platform for live local sports, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Intel Capital. (IN knows Intel Capital)

• Graphcore, a U.K.-based developer of machine intelligence processors, raised $50 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital led the round. (IN Sequoia Capital)

• Roomi, a New York-based peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, raised $11 million in Series A funding. Atami Capital led the round.

• Trouva, a U.K.-based operator of an online network of independent boutiques, raised $10 million in Series A funding. BGF Ventures led the round, and was joined by Index Ventures and Octopus Ventures.

• Loft Orbital, a San Francisco-based company that leases space on satellites, raised $3.2 million in seed funding. Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC) led the round, and was joined by investors including V1.VC, MDIVenturesMercuria Investment Co., the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, and Shobunsha.

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Pipeline 2017-10-05 Through Back Thursday


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PIPELINE / DEALS THAT CLOSE

TripActions is a corporate travel management company. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company also announced partnerships with Expedia and Priceline. A Round $12 million with Lightspeed Venture Partners (Lead), Zeev Ventures

FogHorn is a path-breaking multi-tier IoT application deployment platform that efficiently bridges Information Technology. Series B for $30 million on October 4, 2017 by Intel Capital, and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures

Bluecore is an automated marketing platform for e-commerce brands. The NYC-based company has more than 400 customers including Express, Staples, Blue Nile, and Sephora. for Series C for $35 million by Norwest Venture Partners – NVP (Lead), Felicis Ventures& FirstMark

23andMe is a human genome research company enabling users to study their ancestry, genealogy, and inherited traits raised F round for $250 million 09/05/2017 by Altimeter CapitalEuclidean CapitalFidelity InvestmentsSequoia Capital, and private investor.

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VC Deal Flow


We hope to launch our new beta blog in 4q2017, but want keep posting about deals closing!  Here a few:

  • Science Exchange, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based operator of a platform for scientific services, raised $28 million in Series C funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Maverick Capital and Collaborative Fund participated.
  • Spruce Finance Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of consumer financing for residential energy efficiency and solar technology, raised $25 million in funding from HPS Investment Partners.
  • Vector, a Tucson, Ariz.-based micro-satellite launch company, raised $21 million in Series A funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, and was joined by Shasta Ventures and Lightspeed.
  • Lynq, a New York City-based location technology startup, raised $19 million in seed funding. Plus Eight Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including ARC Angel Fund and Angel Investor Forum.
  • Bonfire, a Canada-based sourcing enablement software, raised $11 million in funding. Battery Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Crosslink Capital and Spider Capital.
  • Make.TV, a Seattle, Wash.-based cloud live video acquisition and management solution, raised $8.5 million round of funding. Voyager Capital led the round. Microsoft Ventures, Vulcan Capital and Arnold Venturesparticipated.
  • Harver, an Amsterdam-based HR tech company, raised $8.1 million in Series A funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round.
  • Work Truck Solutions, a Chico, Calif.-based provider of commercial truck inventory solutions, raised $5 million in funding. Autotech Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Belle Michigan, Wakestream Ventures, Moneta Ventures and Golden Seeds.
  • UpKeep, a Los Angeles-based provider of maintenance management solutions for facility maintenance teams, raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Investors include Battery Ventures and Bain Capital Partners.
  • Terran Orbital, an Irvine, Calif.-based nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch company, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Lockheed Martin Ventures.
  • ProSteel Security, a Provo, Utah-based maker of safety and security products, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include City Capital Ventures and Promus Equity Partners LLC.
  • Kakao Mobility, the South Korea-based ride-hailing service platform run by Kakao Corp, raised 500 billion KRW ($437 million) in funding from TPG.
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Deals that close plus focus on exit strategies for Sequoia Capital


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SEQUOIA CAPITAL

Since the start of 2015, Sequoia has realized 21 exits including 4 IPOs and 17 acquisitions.  We have some the industries top advisors for acquisitions.

Here are some of Sequoia’s notable recent exits:

  • Cancer drug startup Stemcentrx was acquired by AbbVie for as much as $10.2B. Sequoia first invested in Stemcentrx’s $200M Series F round in May 2014.
  • Sequoia was a Series A investor in Jasper Technologies, a software platform for the Internet of Things. Jasper was acquired by Cisco for $1.4B in February 2016.
  • Square went public at a $2.9B valuation in November 2015 and today has a market cap of $3.2B. Sequoia led a $31.8M Series B round at a $240M valuation in January 2011.

The scatterplot below highlights Sequoia’s exits over time (those with disclosed valuations).

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VC DEALS THAT CLOSE

• AristaMD, a San Diego-based provider of specialist referral support tools, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Avalon Ventures led the round, and was joined by Correlation Ventures. www.aristamd.com

• CargoX, a Brazil-based provider of on-demand trucking services, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Goldman Sachs led the round, and was joined by Valor Capital Group and return backers like Agility Logistics and Lumia Capital.www.cargox.com/br

• Deposit Solutions GmbH, a German fintech startup focused on the European retail deposit market, has raised €15 million in VC funding at a €110 million valuation. Backers include Valar Ventures, FinLab and Greycroft Partners.www.deposit-solutions.de

• Kazan Networks Corp., an Auburn, Calif.-based data storage performance startup, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. Samsung Ventures led the round, and was joined by Intel Capital and Western Digital Corp. www.kazan-networks.com

• N-of-One, a Lexington, Mass.-based precision medicine oncology decision support company, has raised $7 million in Series B funding from Providence Venturesand Excel Venture Management. www.n-of-one.com

• Redis Labs, an open-source data structure store, has raised $14 million in Series C funding. Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers like Silicon Valley Bank. www.redislabs.com

• ReviewTrackers, a Chicago-based customer feedback platform, has raised $4 million in growth equity funding led by American Family Ventures. The company also secured a $2.1 million debt facility from Square 1 Bank.www.reviewtrackers.com

• Stardog, a Washington, D.C.-based enterprise data unification platform, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding led by Core Capital and Boulder Ventures.www.stardog.com

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Deal of the week and deals that close! ($200 million for you know who!)


DEAL OF THE WEEK:

The San Diego real estate market is on fire in San Diego! Not the best words to use for San Diego, but real estate has seen a 16-20% increase in value in 2012 in most San Diego markets (source: NAR 1/2013).  For example, several homes below $200,000 provide strong rent and cash flow for all cash or 1031 exchange.  The Morris Team has one strong cash flowing home for all cash buyers in Encinitas and other great $200,000 for 1031 and all cash buyers.  More about San Diego home market: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/san-diego-home-prices-highest-in-4-12-years/

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

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