20180901 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital

“Better to swim with the sharks, vs. dream” – JD Morris for our Beta Blog!

Our Senior Executive Advisors make great make great advisors, but go to TechCrunch’s Disrupt to see 1st hand what it is all about!


From TechCrunch:  “If you’re serious about startups, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Disrupt, everyone is a startupper – no matter if you’re a founder, investor, hacker or tech leader. So much more than just on-stage interviews, Disrupt is where you’ll find the renowned Startup Battlefield competition, a virtual Hackathon, hundreds of startups in Startup Alley, Workshops and legendary networking at our After Parties… and we’re in San Francisco, right where startup dreams began.”

URL to buy ticket for Sept 5-7 at Disrupt


IN Pipeline – Venture Capital – 09/01/2018

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• KaNDy Therapeutics, a U.K.-based clinical-stage women’s health company, raised 25 million pounds ($32.5 million) in Series C funding. Investors include Longitude Capital, Advent Life Sciences, Fountain Healthcare Partners, Forbion Capital Partners and OrbiMed.

• Pagaya, an Israel-based financial technology company, raised $14 million in Series B funding. Oak HC/FT and Harvey Golub co-led the round, and were joined by investors including GF Investments, Siam Commercial Bank, Clal Insurance Ltd, and Pagaya’s seed investor, Viola Ventures.

• Mitte, a smart home water system, raised $10.6 million in funding. Investors include Danone Manifesto Ventures, VisVires New Protein Capital, and Kärcher New Venture.

• Apperio, a U.K.-based legal tech startup, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Draper Esprit led the round.

• Metricly, a Washington, DC-based cloud-monitoring and optimization platform, raised $9 million in Series A funding. Investors include Rembrandt Venture Partners and Bowery Capital.

• Paystack, a Nigeria-based payment startup, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Stripe led the round, and was joined by investors including Visa, Tencent and Y Combinator.

• MyCrypto, a Redondo Beach, Calif.-based open-source, client-side tool for interacting with the blockchain, raised $4 million in funding. Polychain Capital led the round.

• Datree, a San Francisco and Tel Aviv-based git-centric operations management platform, raised $3 million in seed funding. The investor was TLV Partners.

• Lunaphore Technologies SA, a Switzerland-based medtech firm developing devices for cancer tissue diagnostics, raised CHF 5.3 million ($5.5 million) in Series B funding. Investors include Occident Group and Zürcher Kantonalbank.

Investor Network by JD


Deals do happen in December plus profile of BlueRun Ventures

Deals do get done in December.  Have a great deal? What an introduction to BlueRun Ventures or many of our other VC and Private Equity friends? Just check my LinkedIn profile for great introductions:http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris 


  • AppFirs $8.7 million Series B round
  • ClickFuel $4 million Series B round
  • Cloudera $65 million series E round
  • Flexion Therapeutics Inc. $25 million series B round
  • Kapow Events $1.6 million series A round
  • Kona Medical $10 million series C round
  • Restore Medical Solutions $2.5 million A round
  • Zafgen $21 million series D round



About BlueRun Ventures:

BlueRun Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on mobile opportunities in key global markets.  Since inception, BlueRun has focused on working with mobile startups to shape the ever-evolving ecosystem.  We choose key geographic markets where mobile is a driving force in the way consumers and businesses interact with each other.  Today, we have offices in Menlo Park, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.

Mobile today

Mobile is today’s pervasive computing platform and will only continue to grow, overtaking desktops and traditional software.  At BlueRun, we think of the mobile ecosystem as more than just devices.  Mobile embodies software and services, platforms and applications, infrastructure and brands.  It is the first and most often used computing interface for consumers and therefore integral to their lives.  The opportunities we see in the ecosystem are just beginning to unfold and we look for passionate entrepreneurs who will make those opportunities a reality.

How we work

We focus on early stage opportunities and we work actively with our companies to build value.  The investment is just the beginning.  Our investments are partnerships and we help our entrepreneurs reach their goals of bringing disruptive,positive change to existing markets.

Learn more:  http://brv.com/about/

Blue Run Venture Investments