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!




• 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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Happy Investing and Networking,

Investor Network by JD

Author: JDM

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