INbyJD 20181107 Venture Capital Funds


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Today we highlight new venture capital funds on this beta blog.  Our Senior Executive Advisors are angel investors and can fast-track your deals at many funds like NEA and other top funds.

NEW VENTURE FUNDS

  • Orlando, Fla.-based Global Blockchain Ventures has launched a $100m blockchain technology-focused venture capital fund

 

  • Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, formed Hypertherm Ventures, a new corporate venture capital arm

 

  • Crossplane Capital, a newly formed Dallas, TX-based private equity firm, has officially launched

 

  • Fenox Venture Capital and Sega Sammy Holdings, a Japanese general entertainment company group engaged in a range of businesses, including digital games, amusement machines, toys, animation production and resort facility development, have launched a $20m venture capital fund

 

  • Shavit Capital, a Jerusalem, Israel-based firm specializing in pre-IPO investments, completed a $100m funding for its fifth fund

 

  • Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm True Ventures closed two funds, totalling $635m

 

  • Minnesota Vikings Owners Mark & Zygi Wilf and the Wilf Family have formally launched WISE (Wilf Innovative Sports & Entertainment) Ventures, an investment fund based in Manhattan

 

  • ru-Net, the international early stage investment and venture capital firm founded by Leonid Boguslavsky, is rebranding as RTP Global

 

  • L Catterton, a Greenwich, CT-based consumer-focused private equity firm, Greenwich, is seeking to raise $625m for its fourth growth equity fund

 

  • ArchiMed, a Lyon, France-based healthcare private equity investment firm, has held the first close of a new mid-market buy-and-build fund

 

  • Arch Venture Partners, a Chicago, IL-based early stage venture capital firm, is seeking to raise $600m for its 10th fund

 

  • K&T Capital, a London, UK-based hybrid accelerator and venture capital firm, closed a €20M initial round of funding from private investors

 

  • Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA), a Herndon, VA-based company dedicated to enabling economic mobility through education, launched a venture initiative

 

  • Bessemer Venture Partners, a global early-stage venture capital firm, launched a new $1.85 billion fund

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Homebrew deals and VC Deals that close!


TODAY’S HOT NEWS!

Look out First Round Capital!   Looks like Hunter Walk ( Linden Labs / Google / YouTube / angel investor ) and Stya Patel ( Twitter / AdSense / Battery Ventures ) are forming a debt fund of $25 million / incubator!

Forture: The new firm is called Homebrew, and is raising $25 million for its debut fund. According to documents viewed by Fortune, the investment strategy would be to back technology startups that “enable the people-based economy” for both consumers and enterprises. The portfolio would be fairly concentrated — fewer than two dozen companies — with around half being incubations and the other half being seed-stage financings.Homebrew would offer a variety of services to portfolio companies — co-location space, recruiting, etc. — and also would provide a small slice of carried interest to entrepreneurs (kind of like what First Round Capital has done).

DEALS THAT CLOSED

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.

Below are deals from this week:

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

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100+ deals and we stopped counting! + video of the week!


100+ early stage deals and 100+ M&A deals this year!  Contact JD Morris about private companies / deals that closed in your industry!  

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • AppDynamics Inc., a San Francisco-based application performance management solution, has raised $50 million in Series D funding. Institutional Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners.www.appdynamics.com
  • Apperian Inc., a Boston-based provider of enterprise mobile application management solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Intel Capital. The company has now raised a total of $28 million, including prior investments from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and North Bridge Venture Partners. http://www.apperian.com
  •  Manhattan Labs, a regional clinical laboratory serving the New York tri-state area, has raised $3.7 million in VC funding led by return backer Trevi Health Capital. http://www.manhattanlabs.com
  • Prosper, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers like Accel Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Crosslink Capital, Omidyar Network, TomorrowVentures and Volition Capital. The company also said that it has hired former Wells Fargo executive Stephan Vermut as CEO.www.prosper.com
  • Puppet Labs, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of IT automation software for system administrators, has raised $30 million in equity funding from VMWare Inc. (NYSE: V). The company previously raised around $15.5 million from VMWare, Cisco Systems, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures and Radar Partners. http://www.puppetlabs.com
  • Simply Measured, a Seattle-based provider of social media analytics, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by MHS Capital and existing angel investors. http://www.simplymeasured.com

VIDEO OF WEEK:

Tim Draper & Company takes on Howard Morgan & Company for best Venture Capital video See our Christmas post for First Round’s great video: http://redhookcapital.me/2012/12/21/first-round-capital-and-the-omg-happy-holiday-from-them-via-video/

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Crowdfunding vs. EB-5 for investors plus deals that closed!


Google crowdfund, crowdfunding, etc. and you can read for months or years about it!  Crowdfunding is a dream in my view, but dreams do come true!  However, Google “EB-5” in the news and you will see results.  Round One: EB-5 one vs. Crowdfunding zero for investors!

The Good: Crowdfunding deals are working today and no investors = no SEC.

The Bad: Crowdfunding for regular investors is years away from seeing results thanks to the SEC.

The Ugly:  Crowdfunding works today, so will the SEC end a good thing!

Bottom Line: Go to non-Crowdfunding event if you want funding!

Learn about our events for accredited investors to future investor through crowdfunding at: http://redhookcapital.me/investor-network-event/

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DEALS THAT GOT FUNDED

More deals will be added in next 24 hours, but here are a few deals:

  • Atlas Powered LLC, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based mobile platform that streamlines business productivity on smartphones, has raised $700,000 in seed funding. Backers include Tech Coast Angels, Maverick Angels and Pasadena Angels. www.getatlas.com
  • Adometry Inc. (f.k.a. Click Forensics), an Austin, Texas-based provider of cross-channel attribution solutions, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The company previously raised around $21 million.www.adopmetry.com
  •  BuyBox, a France-based provider of social payment solutions for ecommerce companies, has raised €1.7 million in VC funding from Iris Capital and Midi Capital.
  • Emerging Threats, a Lafayette, Ind.-based provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence, has raised over $1 million in seed funding from Elevate Ventures, HALO Capital Group and Lawrence Ventures. www.emergingthreats.net
  •  Fixmo, a Toronto-based provider of mobile security and risk management solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Samsung Ventures. Existing Fixmo investors include Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Paladin Capital Group, Horizons Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital and Extreme Venture Partners. www.fixmo.com
  • Kaneq Bioscience Ltd., a Montreal-based developer of an inhibitor for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from TVM Life Science Ventures.
  •  Iconicfuture, a Hamburg, Germany-based developer of branded virtual items in social games, virtual worlds and mobile applications, has raised €2.5 million in Series B funding from Creathor Ventures.www.iconfuture.com
  • iPinYou, a Chinese demand-side platform, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. China Broadband Capital led the round, and was joined by Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners and return backer Forward Capital. www.ipinyou.com.cn
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.–based provider of surgical tools for arthroscopic procedures, has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding. Novo Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Versant Ventures and 5AM Ventures. www.ceterix.com
  •  Kareo Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of billing software for small medical offices, has raised $20.5 million in Series F funding led by Stripes Group, as first reported by VentureWire. The company previously raised more than $20 million from VC firms like OpenView Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates and Western Technology Investments. www.kareo.com
  •  Optimal, a San Francisco-based media acquisition and optimization platform, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. DoubleRock, The Social Internet Fund, Siemer Ventures, Signal Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank were joined by return backers like Stonnington Asset Allocation Fund, Neu Ventures and WGI Group. www.optimalsocial.com
  •  Parallels, a Renton, Wash.-based provider of hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Cisco Systems. Existing Parallels shareholders include Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.www.parallels.com
  •  PayNearMe, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cash payment network, has raised $10 million in Series D funding. August Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Khosla Ventures, Maveron, and True Ventures. www.paynearme.com
  • BuildingIQ Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of building energy management software, has raised $9 million in VC funding. Backers include Aster Capital, Siemens Venture Capital and Paladin Capital.www.buildingiq.com
  • Radius, a San Francisco-based provider of sales and marketing intelligence for targeting the small business market, has raised $12.4 million in Series B funding led by American Express.www.radiusintel.com
  •  Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.–based provider applications that apply omics to routine medical use, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership.www.synapse.com

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What is your valuation? Plus 55 deals that closed!


WHAT IS YOUR VALUATION

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DEALS THAT CLOSED

Today more than 55 deals closed with 431 million in funding! Here are a few:

  • Access MediQuip ( AccessMediQuip.com ) 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 (axcient.com) 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 ( babyfirsttv.com ) 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 ( fireeye.com ), 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 ( guavus.com ) 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 (knowledgeadventure.com) 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 ( janrain.com ) 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 ( streetline.com ) 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 ( peerlessnetwork.com ) 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 ( scalearc.com ) 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 ( tongal.com ) 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 ( mirantis.com  )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 ( scoutanalytics.com ) 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
  • Art.com ( art.com ) Emeryville, California: Art.com 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 ( kwarter.com ) 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 ( refinery29.com ) 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 ( global-serve.com ) 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 (uievolution.com ) 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
  • Mizhe.com ( mizhe.com ) China:  Mizhe.com 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 (sensorly.com ) 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 ( streamweaver.com ) 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
  • Alive.cn ( alive.cn ) Hong Kong:  Alive.cn 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

For a list of all the deals that closed or deals that closed like your company contact me:

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