BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.11.28

“US venture capital funds have raised a combined $69.1 billion in 2020, edging past a 2018 record and defying the odds amid a pandemic-rattled economy. The high-water mark was set after Andreessen Horowitz announced a pair of mega-funds with $4.5 billion in commitments Friday.” – By James Thorne, Pitchbook, November 20, 2020.

NOTE: The Capitalization Report and RHC Family of compaies is partnering with accredited investors and family offices in due dillegence using tools such as PitchBook.

NEW FUNDS

Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz closed two funds totalling $4.5 billion (see Tech Crunch article below)

Contour Venture Partners, a New York City-based seed stage venture capital firm, closed Contour Venture Partners IV, at $82m

Sinai Capital Partners, a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-strategy private equity company, raised more than $600m in new capital between the two funds

Financial Venture Studio, a San Francisco, CA-based venture firm focused on early stage fintech startups in the US, closed its inaugural fund, FVS Fund I, at $13m

Sumeru Equity Partners, a San Mateo, California-based private equity firm, closed Sumeru Equity Fund III, L.P., at $720m

Qiming Venture Partners, a Shangai, China-based venture capital firm, closed Qiming Venture Partners Fund VII, at $1.2 billion

Pacer Ventures LLC, a venture firm for sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a $3M fund for early-stage startups

Start Codon, a Cambridge, England, UK-based life science and healthcare business accelerator, closed Start Codon Fund I LP, at £15m

Think Bigger Capital, Demium’s Asset Management Company, has launched its first fund (TBF I) which has a target size of €30M

Telus (TSX: T, NYSE: TU), a Vancouver, British Columbia-based communications and information technology company, launched a $100m social impact investment fund

Astanor Ventures, a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm focused on food tech and agtech, is launching a $325m fund 

ARTICLE FROM TECH CRUNCH ABOUT A16Z

Andreessen Horowitz  (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise and fintech; and closed a $3.2 billion growth-stage fund for later-stage investments. The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The funds may seem somewhat typical, given the size of new funds that venture firms have been raising in recent years. Still, these are extraordinary amounts given that a16z, with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, was founded just 11 years ago.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/20/a16z-is-now-managing-16-5-billion-after-announcing-two-new-funds/

KEYWORDS: A16Z, Andreessen Horowitz, Contour Venture Partners, Sinai Capital Partners, Financial Venture Studio, Sumeru Equity Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Pacer Ventures LLC, Think Bigger Capital

Repost – IND Pipeline 20181211

REPOST from Investor Network Destinations >> IND Pipeline 20181211

#indpick Plaid, a San Francisco-based fintech company, raised $250 million in Series C funding.  Mary Meeker led the round (from Kleiner Perkins’ growth fund), and was joined by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Spark Capital.

OTHER DEALS OF INTEREST

  • Tomahawk Robotics, a Melbourne, FL-based startup bringing advanced robotic control systems to enterprise markets, raised $2.4m in seed funding

  • GenEdit, Inc., a Berkeley, CA-based developer of novel polymer nanoparticle technology platform for non-viral-based delivery of gene therapeutics, completed an $8.5m seed financing

  • WhyHotel, a Washington, D.C.-based alternative lodging service that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings, secured $10M in Series A funding

FOR OTHER DEALS CLOSED

https://spvfund.com/ind-pipeline-20181211/

In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

We give our hats off to Venture Capital firms today with the quote from Robert Arnott! “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

RED HOOK CAPITAL TOP DEAL FLOW:

  • 1.18 acres land deal in Carlsbad, CA with Ocean, Lagoon, and La Costa Resort golf course views for development ( www.TheMorrisTeam.com is the syndication contact ).
  • Android gaming system company  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).
  • Music artist direct sales portal  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • Bespoke Post, a subscription-based e-commerce startup, raised $850,000 in seed funding from Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, Brad Harrison Ventures, 1-800 Flowers’ investing arm, and several angels.
  • Centzy, a search engine for local businesses, raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, ff Venture Capital, and strategic angels found on AngelList.
  • Choose Energy, which allows consumers to compare electricity plans, raised a $4 million Series A fundraising round from KPCB and Stephens Capital Partners.
  • Deliv, a same-day delivery service, closed a $1 million seed funding round. The funding came from General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, and PivotNorth.
  • Fanzy, a marketing app company, raised $550,000 in seed funding from Kima Ventures, Paolo Rubatto’s Start Capital, and OREFA.
  • GreenLancer, a web-based solar energy engineering company, secured more than $275,000 in private funding from a syndicate of Michigan-based investors.
  • Joyride, maker of voice-activated mobile apps, raised $1 million in seed funding from Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, and angel investor Seth Goldstein.
  • Rev.com, a freelance marketplace, raised $4.5 million in Series A financing led by Globespan Capital, with participation from Craig Sherman and Austin Ligon.
  • Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), raised $5 million in funding from Canadian-based EIC Ventures, as well as Kennington.
  • Playdek, a gaming publisher, raised $3.8 million in Series A funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, with participation from IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn and angel investors.
  • Simpler, an employee onboarding company, raised $1.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and Formation8.
  •  Sherpa, a virtual personal assistant app for Android-powered mobile devices, raised a $1.6 million seed round. The money came from unnamed angel investors.
  • Showpad, a service that turns tablets into sales and presentation tools, raised a $2 million Series A funding round from Hummingbird Ventures.
  • SoSocio, an app that lets users turn their Facebook photos into books, raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors led by VC Brooklyn Ventures from The Netherlands.

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

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

 

JD Morris

SOCIAL NETWORKING:

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Key Words:

Bespoke Post, , Brad Harrison Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, Choose Energy, KPCB, Stephens Capital Partners, Deliv, General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, PivotNorth, Fanzy, Kima Ventures, OREFA, GreenLancer, Joyride, Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, Seth Goldstein, Rev.com, Globespan Capital, Craig Sherman, Austin Ligon, Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), EIC Ventures, Kennington, Playdek, IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson, Formation8,  Sherpa, Hummingbird Ventures, SoSocio, VC Brooklyn Ventures, Red Hok Capital, JD Morris, Land Deal, Angel Deal, Venture Capital Deal

Deal of the week and deals that close! ($200 million for you know who!)

DEAL OF THE WEEK:

The San Diego real estate market is on fire in San Diego! Not the best words to use for San Diego, but real estate has seen a 16-20% increase in value in 2012 in most San Diego markets (source: NAR 1/2013).  For example, several homes below $200,000 provide strong rent and cash flow for all cash or 1031 exchange.  The Morris Team has one strong cash flowing home for all cash buyers in Encinitas and other great $200,000 for 1031 and all cash buyers.  More about San Diego home market: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/san-diego-home-prices-highest-in-4-12-years/

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

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

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

more coming soon……

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Learn more about JD on LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Red Hook Capital

VC deals that closed and profile of NEA

Today we profile several VC deals and NEA.  I can remember the CEO of our portfolio going from hero to zero during his pitch to NEA founder in just one word.  If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firmw, Private Equity Groupw, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

8 VC DEALS:

2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud software, service, and analytics company, closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private investors.www.2ndwatch.com

Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of nano-enabled drug delivery systems, has raised $3.23 million in new VC funding from undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing.www.aurabiosciences.com

bMobilized, a New York-based mobile technology startup, has raised an additional $2.5 million in series A funding from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, which together invested $1.5 million in the startup last April. bMobilized.com

FundersClub the world’s first online venture capital platform. Coinbase raised $165,785 from 31 investors. Tracks.by raised $87,500 from 28 investors. Sponsorfied raised $98,400 from 29 investors. www.fundersclub.com

 

GoBalto Inc., a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Singapore’s EDBI led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and return backers investors Aberdare Ventures, West Health Investment Fund and founding CEO Jae Chung.www.gobalto.com

IFTTT, a San Francisco-based application that creates connections betweenweb applications including Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, and YouTube, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and includes participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures. www.a16z.com

Pluribus Networks, which makes hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters, has closed a $23 million Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others. Pluribus Networks closed a previous Series B round for $17.5 million in April of 2011. www.pluribusnetworks.com

VictorOps, a Lafayette, Colo.-based vertical collaboration platform for development operations groups, has raised nearly $1.59 million in VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Foundry Group and Tango. www.victorops.com

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PROFILE OF NEA

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year, with more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.

Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors – like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

Learn more: http://www.nea.com/AboutNEA 

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Happy Investing and Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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