20180816 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital


US unicorns had already raised over $19 billion this year (just remember:  unicorns are for show. Dragons are for dough.)

This is a beta blog that provides deals that are closing.

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IN PIPELINE – Venture Capital Deals that closed 08 – 16 -2018

•  Deposit Solutions, a Hamburg-based banking platform, raised $100 million in funding. Vitruvian Partners led the round and was joined by investors including Kinnevik and e.ventures.

• Sila Nanotechnologies, a maker of battery materials, is raised $70 Million in Series D funding. Sutter Hill Ventures led the round and was joined by investors including Next47 and b.

• Sen Do Technology, a Ho Chi Minh City-based online marketplace, raised $51 million in Series B funding. SBI Group led the round, and was joined by investors including SoftBank Ventures KoreaDaiwa PI Partners, and SKS Ventures.

• Common Networks, a San Francisco wireless internet service provider, raised $25 million in Series B funding. General Catalyst led the round and was joined by investors including Eclipse Ventures and Lux Capital.

• AxiaMed, a Santa Barbara, California-based healthcare payments technology firm, raised $12.4 million in funding. Health Enterprise Partners led the round.

• Karma, a Stockholm-based startup that helps for restaurants and supermarkets to sell unsold food to consumers, raised $12 million in funding.  Kinnevik led the round and was joined by investors including Bessemer, Electrolux, and e.ventures.

• Clobotics, a Seattle and Shanghai-based maker of drones and retail intelligence solutions, raised another $11 million in its Series A round. New investors included Nantian Infotech VC and Wangsu Company.

• Lucidity, a Los Angeles-based digital advertising blockchain, raised $5 million in funding. 3RodeoCoinUsCypher GroupYouBi Capital, and Pithia were the investors.

• Visor, a real-time data and gaming improvement developer, raised $4.7 million in Series A funding. Accel led the round and was joined by investors including Y Combinator, Afore Capital, and NextGen Venture Partners.

• ListingSpark, an Austin-based real estate listing platform with a reduced fee, raised $2 million in Series A funding. The investor was Silverton Partners.

• ROOMa New York-based firm for office spaces, raised $2M in seed funding. Slow Ventures led the round

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Pipeline & $60 USD Unicorn


Just for fun a deals are closing.  As 2017 ends, so does our search for Unicorn deals.  We are going back to focusing on growth capital for EBTIDA deals.

If you really need a Unicorn, I know where you can find one for $60 USD vs. a billion!

 

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• Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital 3D manufacturing company, raised $200 million in Series D funding. Investors include Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company ARCHINA CapitalGeneral Electric, JSR CorporationSequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Reinet Investments.

• Respicardia, Inca Minnesota-based medical technology company, raised $58.5 million in funding. ZOLL Medical Corporation led the round.

• ACL, a Canada-based SaaS provider helping governments and companies quantify risk, raised $50 million in funding. Norwest led the round.

• Passport, a Dover, Delaware-based mobile payments company specializing in the transportation industry, raised $43 million in Series C funding. Bain Capital Venturesled the round, and was joined by investors including Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital.

• Common, a New York-based co-living startup, raised $40 million in Series C funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round.

• Convercent, a Denver-based ethics and compliance cloud software provider, raised $25 million in Series E funding. Rho Ventures led the round.

• SendBird, a provider of a messaging and chat API for mobile apps, raised $16 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Shasta Ventures and August Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Y Combinator and Funders’ Club. (IN knows Funders’ Club)

• Anodot, an Israel-based AI-powered analytics company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Redline Capital Management led the round, and was joined by investors including investors Aleph Venture Capital and Disruptive Technologies Venture Capital.

• Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based maker of ice cream, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Rosecliff Ventures led the round and was joined by Bullish, Lerer Hippeau, RiverPark Ventures, The Allana Group, and Charles Cohen of Cohen Media.

• Happy Returns, a technology, logistics and service provider for online retailers, raised $8 million in Series B funding. USVP led the round, and was joined by investors including Upfront Ventures and Trunk Club founder Brian Spaly.

• Asimov, a company creating computer-aided biology design tools, raised $4.7 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Andreessen HorowitzRead more.

• Fiit, a U.K.-based social workout app, raised 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in seed funding. Connect Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including JamJar Investors, Rooks Nest Ventures and Westminster Capital.

• Ataata, a Bethesda, Md.-based cyber security training platform, raised $3 million in funding. Next Frontier Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including TEDCO, 2M, SaaS Ventures and ARRA Capital.

• Radar Relaya Fort Collins, Colo.-based decentralized crypto currency exchange, raised $3 million in seed funding. Blockchain Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including SV Angel, Digital Currency Group, Reciprocal Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Kindred Ventures, Kokopelli Capital, Notation Capital, Sparkland Capital, and V1.VC.

• Ocean Protocola decentralized data exchange protocol, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Outlier Ventures.

• Mobike Japan, the Chinese bike rental company’s entity in Japan, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Line, according to TechCrunch

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VC Day with the case of two Venture Capital firms and our “venture capital pipeline” vs. the normal PEG pipeline


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The case of two Venture Capital firms!  Thrive Capital has less than 25 words on their website, but all you have to say in referrals and networking!

Here is what they say on their website: “Thrive Capital is a venture capital investment firm focused on internet and software investments.” Use this URL to see almost nothing: http://www.thrivecap.com/

On the other hand, the fund “Union Square Ventures” does what I love!  Blog, Social Media, and more!  See fun VC website via this URL: https://www.usv.com/

I think both are amazing based on results!  However, what does each website say about the leadership?

THE PIPELINE – VENTURE CAPITAL

• Avelas Biosciences Inc., a San Diego-based developer of targeted cancer therapeutics, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. Pharmstandard International led the round, and was joined by Ervington Investments, Alexandria Venture Investments and return backers Avalon Ventures, Bregua Corp. and WuXi Healthcare Ventures.

• DriveTribe, a London-based digital media platform focused on “motoring and adventure,” has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding. Breyer Capital led the round and was joined by Atomico and individual angels. www.drivetribe.com

• Happify, a New York-based provider of emotional wellbeing and mental health software, has raised $5 million in VC funding from Marketplace Fund II and Hills Capital. www.happifyhealth.com

• InsiteVR, a provider of virtual reality-based modeling solutions for architects, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Backers include Y Combinator, CyberAgent Ventures, GREE VR Fund and individual angels.

• Instavest, a social investing platform, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from backers like Y Combinator and Cherubic Ventures.

• ID Experts, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of software and services for cyber breach and identity fraud protection, has raised $27.5 million in new VC funding.Peloton Equity and Trident Capital Cybersecurity co-led the round, and were joined by return backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and the Sandbox Advantage Fund. www.idexpertscorp.com

• Netlify, a startup for building, deploying and hosting static sites or apps that is integrated with GitHub, has raised $2.1 million in VC funding from Bloomberg Beta and Tank Hill Ventures.

• NextHealth, a Denver-based healthcare analytics platform aimed at reducing costs for insurers, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding from Norwest Venture Partners.

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• Virtru, a San Francisco-based provider of encryption and data protection solutions, has raised $29 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by NEA, Soros Fund Management, Haystack Partners, Quadrant Capital Advisors and Blue Delta Capital. www.virtru.com

• VUV Analytics Inc., an Austin, Texas-based developer of vacuum ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding. New Science Ventures led the round, and was joined by S3 Ventures. www.vuvanalytics.com

• ZeroCater, a San Francisco-based corporate catering startup, has raised $4.1 million in new VC funding from Romulus Capital and Struck Capital. The deal was done at a valuation north of $100 million. www.zerocater.com

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DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • AppNexus, a New York-based online advertising platform, has raised $75 million in Series D funding.Technology Crossover Ventures led the round, and was joined by Venrock and Tribeca Venture Partners. The company now has raised more than $140 million in total VC funding. www.appnexus.com
  • Bluebox, a provider of enterprise cloud hosting and managed services, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding co-led by Founders Collective and Voyager Capital. Bluebox has offices in both Seattle and New York City. www.bluebox.net
  • CircuitHub, a San Jose, Calif.-based electronics design facilitator, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Ventures, Y Combinator and individual angels like Paul Buchheit and Matt Cutts.www.circuithub.com
  • Extole, a San Francisco-based social advocacy platform, has raised $7.6 million in VC funding from return backers Shasta Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Trident Capital.www.extole.com
  • Front Flip, a Leawood, Kansas–based loyalty marketing company, has raised $3.75 million in Series B funding. Jon Darbyshire (founder of Archer Technologies) led the round, and was joined by individuals like Peter Brown (CEO of AMC Entertainment) and Gary Fish (CEO of FishNet Security).www.frontflip.com
  • Goal Zero, a Bluffdale, Utah-based developer of portable solar power systems, has raised $7 million in VC funding from Mercato Partnerswww.goalzero.com
  • KnowRe, a South Korea-based developer of an online adaptive learning service for mathematics, has raised $1.4 million in VC funding from SoftBank Ventures Koreawww.knowre.com
  • Leyden Energy Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based maker of lithium-ion batteries, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. Return backers include New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. www.leydonenergy.com
  • OLO, a New York-based online and mobile ordering platform for restaurants, has raised $5 million in Series B funding. PayPal was joined by return backers Core Capital Partners, RRE Ventures and David Frankel. www.olo.com
  • ParkMe, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of database and analytics software for parking locations and availability, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding. Angeleno Group led the round, and was joined by return backers Fontinalis Partners and IDG Ventures. www.parkme.com
  • Recondo Technology, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based developer of healthcare payment processing software, has raised $20 million in growth equity funding from Bregal Sagemount.www.recondotech.com
  • ReliOn, a Spokane, Wash.-based provider of fuel cell solutions for backup power and grid-support applications, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic equity funding from Cummins Inc.(NYSE:CMI). www.relion-inc.com
  • Solegear Bioplastics Inc., a Vancouver-based developer of bioplastic technologies, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Best Buy Capital. The company previously raised Series A funding from Yaletown Venture Partners. www.solegear.ca
  • Tradeshift, a London-based social network for businesses, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Intuit. The company previously raised around $24 million from Notion Capital, Ru-Net Holdings and Kite Ventures. www.tradeshift.com
  • True Office, a New York-based company that gamifies regulatory and compliance, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Backers included Rho Ventures, the Partnership for New York City Fund and Contour Venture Partners. www.trueoffice.com
  • Wercker, a Dutch developer of cloud-based continuous delivery solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. Shamrock Ventures led the round, and was joined by Greylock Partners and Vitulum Ventures. www.wercker.com
  • WizIQ, a provider of SaaS-based virtual classroom software for teachers, has raised $4 million in Series B funding led by Kaizen, an India-based private equity fund focused on the education sector. Bertelsmann also participated. www.wiziq.com

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