BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.12.14 Funds


KEYWORDS: Funds, Rally Ventures, Ada Ventures, Crossplane Capital, Forbion, Highland Europe, Curio Wellness, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Crossplane Capital Fund

NEW FUNDS

Rally Ventures, a Menlo Park, CA- and Minneapolis, MI-based technology venture capital firm, closed Rally IV, at $250m 

London, UK-based seed venture capital firm Ada Ventures closed its first fund, at $50m 

Crossplane Capital, a Dallas, TX-based private equity firm, closed its inaugural fund, Crossplane Capital Fund, L.P., at $275m

Forbion, a Naarden, The Netherlands and Munich, Germany-based life science venture capital firm, secured its fifth flagship fund, Forbion V, at €460m

Pan European private equity firm Highland Europe closed its fourth fund, at €700M

Timonium, Md.-based medical cannabis and wellness company Curio Wellness has launched a new $30m funding program

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israel-based digital health first venture capital firm, closed a fund, at $170M

Scale Venture Partners, a Foster City, CA-based venture capital firm, closed its latest fund, at $600m 

PRESS RELEASE

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crossplane Capital (“Crossplane”), a Dallas-based private equity firm that targets control investments in niche manufacturing, value-added distribution and industrial business services companies, today announced the final closing of its inaugural fund, Crossplane Capital Fund, L.P., at its $275 million hard cap.

Crossplane was founded in October 2018 by partners Brian Hegi and Ben Eakes, managing director Mike Sullivan and operating partner Ingrid West, to invest control equity into companies with up to $15 million of EBITDA that are either family owned and seeking a partner or involved in a complex situation. Since its founding, Crossplane has completed three platform acquisitions, including The Accent Family of Companies in September 2019, TransAxle in December 2019 and Griffin Dewatering in November 2020. From its initial 4-person team, Crossplane has grown to an 11-person team with deep experience as senior executives, operational improvement consultants, strategy consultants, restructuring advisors and private equity investors.

Read full press release:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201208005106/en/Crossplane-Capital-Closes-Inaugural-Fund-at-Its-275-Million-Hard-Cap

BETA Capitalization Report v04.04.27


KEYWORDS: Enov0, Goodpath, Nuvocargo, SingleOps, Qnergy, OpenInvest, Fishtown Analytics, Digits, LifeSprout, Brain Corp, The Closing Exchange, 

FROM EDITOR:  Good news is that deals are closing and we will try to profile them here as we develop our Report for our readers.

  • Env0, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a self-service cloud management platform for infrastructure as code (IaC) architecture, raised $3.3m in seed funding

  • Goodpath, a Cambridge, Ma.-based telehealth startup focused on  improve helping people managing common health conditions, raised $4m in seed funding

  • Nuvocargo, a New York and Mexico City, Mexico-based digital freight forwarder and customs broker for U.S./Mexico trade, raised $5.3M in seed funding

  • SingleOps, an Atlanta, Ga.-based SaaS business management software for outdoor services companies, raised $6m in funding

  • Qnergy, an Ogden, Utah-based provider of solutions for methane emissions mitigation, raised $10M in Series B financing

  • OpenInvest, a San Francisco, CA-based tech-enabled asset manager that provides customization, direct indexing, and ESG investing at scale, completed a $10.5m Series A1 round of strategic financing

  • Fishtown Analytics, a Philadelphia Pa.-based provider of an open-source data engineering platform, raised $12.9m in Series A funding

  • Digits, a San Francisco, California-based fintech startup, is coming out from stealth mode with $22m in Series B funding

  • LifeSprout, a Baltimore, Md.-based regenerative medicine company founded with technology licensed from Johns Hopkins University, closed a $28.5m Series A financing

  • Brain Corp, a San Diego, CA-based AI company creating core technology in the robotics industry, raised $36m in Series D funding

  • Miro, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a digital whiteboard for distributed teams, raised $50m in Series B funding round

  • The Closing Exchange, a Long Beach, CA-based dynamic vendor management and signing services company, received a multi-million-dollar investment from Decathlon Capital Partners (read here)

  • Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), a  San Francisco, Calif.-based global leader in experience management, is to acquire Voci Technologies, a provider of a real-time speech to text platform, for $59m

CONCEPT: There is no place like Silicon Valley or is it now the Bay Area – kinda


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Source and Quote from E&Y Report by

Despite an overall slowdown in Q4, emerging regions like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and Orange County bucked the trend with increased investment across the board. Combined, they raised over $3.8 billion in funds during the final quarter and Seattle (18%), San Diego (29%), and Orange County (24%) saw double-digit growth. The leading sectors responsible for this increase were consistent with national results, including information technology, business and financial services, and health care.

CONCEPT

Seattle, Boston, Los Angles, San Diego, Austin, DC Metro (Potomac?) are all on the radar.  However, should you still move to the Bay Area or a second-tier city or stay at home?

Planning on interviewing people and place a paid article in Forbes or other freelance opportunities.

More to come on concept………………..

INTERVIEWS: Planning to reach out to EY for an interview and welcome others.

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REPOST: 2019 EY


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Source of repost is EY website and for full Article: https://go.ey.com/2UyqOeB

2019 finishes as second strongest VC investment year on record

As the 2010s came to a close, we can say with confidence that we experienced the greatest 10-year run in history for entrepreneurs raising venture capital. Between 2010 and the end of 2019, venture-backed startups raised more than $730 billion, almost doubling the $400 billion raised in the prior decade. What can the trends of the last year – and the last decade – tell us about what’s to come?

Let’s look at what drove the massive growth spurt in funding over the past decade:

  1. An explosion in IT; software “eating the world”
  2. The availability of mobile computing bringing goods and services to consumers anytime, anywhere
  3. The technology enablement of industries — business and financial services boomed with the rise of FinTech
  4. Continued advances in health care, health services, and biopharmaceuticals

The environment was also shaped by a prolonged zero interest rate environment that saw investors seeking yield and turning to venture to get it. In an era of abundant private capital, companies raised significant amounts and poured that into topline growth, in some cases not building infrastructure or positive unit economics. This is now being viewed with more scrutiny, especially in the consumer-facing markets.

Read full article: https://www.ey.com/en_us/growth/2019-finishes-as-second-strongest-vc-investment-year-on-record

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Disclosure: Please check the source as this is a reposting of the research by another company.

JUST FOR FUN: Allen & Co. + Benchmark = invisible hand or cloaked?


“Sometimes it is better to be known by the powerful and you do not have to market.  Others say these companies control the invisible hand.  I can not see invisible so I can not say!” – J20.01.23.1930P

No Website = wiki page = Allen & Company LLC is an American privately held boutique investment bank based at 711 Fifth AvenueNew York.[1] The firm, known for its deliberate avoidance of publicity, specializes in real estate, technology, media and entertainment

A website with just its addresses = wiki Page = Benchmark is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco that provides seed money to startups. The firm’s most successful investment was a 1997 investment of $6.7 million in eBay for 22.1% of the company.[1] In 2011, it invested $12 million for an 11% stake in Uber, worth $7 billion in 2019.

I WANT TO KNOW (SONG NEXT TIME)

  1. What is your insight or idea (other companies have changed from one page to full website).
  2. What do you have to say about KKR, TPG, or others that website has changed to full marketing!

MORE DEVELOPING (OR NOT)

I most likely will just stay away from an article in Forbes as my Teflon not as strong as these companies!

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IN by JD – repost IND Pipeline 20190102


Full posting: https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190102-happy-new-years/

Happy New Years!

Here a few deals that closed in December and we look forward to our launch on January 7th, 2019!

DEALS OF INTEREST

  • Bounce, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile platform for booking daily storage, raised $1.2m in funding

  • Qwick, a Phoenix, AZ-based on-demand staffing company that connects service industry professionals with hospitality shifts in real-time, raised $1.3M in funding

  • BrainCheck, a Houston, Texas-based digital neurocognitive testing platform, raised $1.5m in funding

  • Evensi, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for people to find events wherever they are, raised $2.5m in pre IPO funding

Full posting: https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190102-happy-new-years/

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