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


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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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Looking to hire a manager of a fund


We are looking to hire a manager of a fund.  Must have Havard or Stanford MBA with fund experience.  Hedge Fund and Fund of Funds openings.

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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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Join IND events! San Diego Bay Parade of Lights


GOOD: We have room for one more couple for sailing on a 70-foot charter yacht for San Diego Parade of Lights.  Must be an owner or CEO of an EBITDA company or accredited investor.  Our group has some of the most wired people in San Diego as well as Venture Capital partners, EBITDA CEOs ($100 million plus valuations, and more).

BAD: It a little cold here in San Diego getting down to 60s for our cruise.

UGLY: We have amazing people on the cruise, but I need a bigger boat for 2019 feeder events.

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