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


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:

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:

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


• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Reuters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

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