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

 

JD Morris

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Key Words:

Bespoke Post, , Brad Harrison Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, Choose Energy, KPCB, Stephens Capital Partners, Deliv, General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, PivotNorth, Fanzy, Kima Ventures, OREFA, GreenLancer, Joyride, Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, Seth Goldstein, Rev.com, Globespan Capital, Craig Sherman, Austin Ligon, Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), EIC Ventures, Kennington, Playdek, IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson, Formation8,  Sherpa, Hummingbird Ventures, SoSocio, VC Brooklyn Ventures, Red Hok Capital, JD Morris, Land Deal, Angel Deal, Venture Capital Deal

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:

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

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

more coming soon……

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Learn more about JD on LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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More Angel and Venture Capital Deals!


We are making a few changes to Investor Network programs and Red Hook Capital’s blog!  However, we will keep you updated on deals that close!

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information as the about information is from 2nd hand resources.

  • Baronova Inc., a developer of non-surgical devices to induce weight lost, has raised $27.3 million in Series C funding. Sante Ventures and Boston Scientific Corp. co-led the round, and were joined by Lumira Capital and return backers Onset Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Arboretum Ventures. www.baronova.com
  • Business of Fashion, a fashion trade blog, has raised $2.1 in seed funding. Index Ventures led the round, and was joined by Advancit Capital, LVMH, Samos Investments and Novel TMT Ventures. www.businessoffashion.com
  • Cohera Medical, a developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, has raised $7.3 million in additional Series D funding, bringing the round total to $17 million. Backers include Kern Whelan Capital. www.coheramedical.com
  • Elasticsearch, an provider of open-source search and analytics software, has raised $24 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, and was joined by SV Angel and return backer Benchmark. www.elasticsearch.com
  • PolyActiva, a developer of drug-polymer conjugates that allow for site-specific drug delivery from medical device components, has raised A$9.2 million in Series B funding. Backers include Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Brandon Biosciences Fund, Yuuwa Capital and individual angels. www.polyactiva.com
  • Stormpath, a secure user management and authentication service for app developers, has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates and Pelion Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Flybridge Capital Partners. The company previously raised seed funding from NEA and Flybridge. www.stormpath.com
  • Taboola, a digital content distribution and monetization platform, has raised $15 million in Series D funding. Pitango VC led the round, and was joined by return backers Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group and Marker. www.taboola.com

More coming soon…………

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

 

JD Morris

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Deals that pay out and angel/VC/PEG deals that closed


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS WEBINAR:

I spoke to the host of Sage Money Radio a few days ago and his listeners just had payout yesterday. 160 Investors earned over a 21.5% annual compounded ROI.  27 policies matured in past 32 weeks, that’s over $61 million in the last 32 weeks alone.  Over 2,670 policies have matured in the past 21 years, paying full benefits to over 19,000 investors.

We have asked the host of Sage Money Radio to provide to the viewers of Investor Network by JD a case study for our show / Webinar.  We will also be joined by former fund manager of life settlements fund to get his feedback on the industry plus our panel of accredited investors and advisors to accredited investors.

To learn about our educational Webinars visit us at www.RedHookCapital.com or for the Webinar the 21st via GoToWebinar:  http://alturl.com/hvx2b or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5671687043462755328

DEALS RED HOOK CAPITAL WISHED THEY CLOSED:

  • AthroCAD Inc., an Ayer, Mass.-based developer of medical devices for improving surgical outcomes for patients undergoing joint replacement procedures, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from backers like Edgar Jannotta (formerly of GTCR). www.athrocad.com
  • Finanzchef24, a Munich-based financial services portal that uses a direct marketing model to target small businesses and self-employed individuals, has raised €2 million in VC funding from Target Partnerswww.finanzchef24.de
  • Flatiron Health, a New York-based developer of an oncology data platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Google Ventures led the round, and was joined by First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, Great Oaks Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, SV Angel and IA Ventures.www.flatironhealth.com
  • Leonard Green & Partners has acquired CCC Information Services, a Chicago–based provider of software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries, fromInvestcorp. The deal was valued at more than $550 million. www.cccis.com
  • LiquidSpace Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based app that connects people seeking workspace with employers who have empty desks, has raised $6 million in Series B funding, according to VentureWire. GPT Group(Australia) led the round, and was joined by return backers Shasta Ventures, Floodgate and Greylock Partners. www.liquidspaceapp.com
  • MBK Partners has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Japanese coffee chain Komeda Co. fromAdvantage Partners for approximately $450 million. www.komeda.co.jp
  • Montage Talent, a Delafield, Wis.-based provider of video interviewing solutions, has raised $4 million in new VC funding. The round was led by existing backers Baird Venture PartnersGCI and Calumet Venture Fund, while new investors included Foley Ventures and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. www.montagetalent.com
  • Moontoast, a Nashville, Tenn.-based social commerce network, has raised $5 million in second-round funding led by Martin Companieswww.moontoast.com
  • NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc., a St. Louis-based company that is developing pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs for use in the agriculture and horticulture industries, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backers included Open Prairie Ventures, Rockport Capital and Pangaea Ventures.www.newleafsym.com
  • NRI Management Group LLC has secured a $300 million equity commitment from Apollo Global Management, to invest in mining properties around the world. Richmond, Va.-based NRI will focus on coal mining and related assets. www.agm.com
  • Persimmon Technologies Corp., a Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of vacuum robotics and hybrid-field motor technologies, has raised $5.8 million in Series B funding from Intel Capital and The Bernard M. Gordon Charitable Remainder Trust. The company, which serves the semiconductor, LED, FPD and solar equipment markets, previously raised funding from Nidek Sankyo. www.persimmontech.com
  • Tenex Capital Management had acquired Techniks, an Indianapolis-based maker of tooling for CNC machining centers and CNC routers. No financial terms were disclosed. Techniks will be merged with existing Tenex portfolio company NAP GLADUwww.techniksusa.com
  • ReDoc, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based provider of documentation software for the physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation industries, has raised $1.1 million in VC funding from an affiliate of Council Capitalwww.rehabdocumentation.com
  • The Riverside Co. has acquired Operating Tax Systems LLC, a Stowe, Ohio-based provider of driver and vehicle compliance services. No financial terms were disclosed. Riverside will merge OTS into existing portfolio company DISAwww.riversidecompany.com
  • vArmour Networks, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of software-defined security for virtualized data centers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partnerswww.varmour.com

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Happy Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

To learn about our educational Webinars visit us at www.RedHookCapital.com or for the Webinar the 21st via GoToWebinar:  http://alturl.com/hvx2b or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5671687043462755328