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Investor Network origins began more than 50 years ago in Washington, DC with a group of like-minded investors after World War II.  Investor Network Destinations is our next evolution to bring together friends, accredited investors, family offices (SFO & MFO), and funds to network in the name of charity and paying it forward.

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Updated: May 23, 2019 ( 2019.05.23 )

DISCLAIMER: All deal information is provided by 3rd party sources such as AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other great resources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.18 Special Report New Funds

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BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inner Loop Capital, a seed-stage venture capital firm supporting founders of cybersecurity and enterprise technology companies in the Washington, D.C. region, today announced a new $2.6 million Syndicate Fund to help fuel the early-stage venture ecosystem in the region. Founded and managed by Justin Label, an active angel investor and former Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, the firm aims to ease the early fundraising process for the most promising D.C. area founders so that they can accelerate toward hyper-growth and build companies of global scale and reach.

Read more:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190614005147/en/Loop-Capital-Launches-2.6M-Syndicate-Fund-Invest

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  • Valo Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm, raised $175m for first fund
  • Catalys Pacific, a Japanese life sciences venture capital firm, has just launched its first fund
  • Global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformationCapgemini (Capgemini Ventures) and French venture capital firm ISAI have teamed up to launch an investment fund focused on B2B startups and scaleups
  • Germany-based seed stage venture capital firm High-Tech Gründerfonds recently received a €3m investment for its Fund III
  • Germany-based seed-stage venture capital firm High-Tech Gründerfondsrecently received a €3m investment for its Fund III
  • Valo Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm, raised $175m for their first fund
  • A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformationCapgemini (Capgemini Ventures) and French venture capital firm ISAI have teamed up to launch an investment fund focused on B2B startups and scaleups
  • Crane Venture Partners, a London, UK-based venture capital firm focused on early-stage intelligent enterprise startups, closed Crane I, its first institutional fund, at $90m
  • Invest Detroit Ventures received philanthropic support to begin the effort to turn its First Capital Fund into an evergreen fund that will support early-stage Michigan startups for years to come
  • Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), an Arlington, Va.-based global advisory, broking, and solutions company, launched a venture capital initiative
  • BDC Capital, the investment arm of BDC, is launching the $250m Industrial Innovation Venture Fund
  • The Abu Dhabi Investment Office, ADIO, has launched an AED535m fund to grow Abu Dhabi’s Venture Capital, VC, and start-up ecosystem
  • Cresco Capital Partners, a NYC-based private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, closed $60m for its second fund
  • Westbridge Capital, a London and Cardiff, UK-based private equity investment firm, closed its latest fund at £140m
  • Third Rock Ventures, LLC, a Boston, MA-based life sciences venture capital firm, closed Third Rock Ventures V, LP, at $770m
  • L Catterton Asia, the Asian Franchise of consumer growth investment firm L Catterton, raised over $1.286 billion for its third regional fund
  • Inner Loop Capital, a Baltimore, MD-based seed-stage venture capital firm supporting founders of cybersecurity and enterprise technology companies in the Washington, D.C. region, announced a new $2.6m Syndicate Fund

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources.  We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.17

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Collective Health, a six-year-old health tech startup with users such as Pinterest and Uber, has raised $205 million in a Series E led by SoftBank

NEA, Google’s GVFounders FundDFJ Growth and PSP Investments also participated in the round, which brings the San Francisco company’s total raised to $434 million, according to its Crunchbase profile.

Read more: https://news.crunchbase.com/news/collective-health-raises-softbank-led-205m-series-e/

Summary by Axios: https://www.axios.com/softbank-collective-health-205-million-funding-round-c9d53a79-0b23-4b48-8a4e-202a39c13fdc.html

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  • Peraton, a Herndon, Va.-based portfolio company of Veritas Capital, is acquires Solers, an Arlington, VA-based provider of software development and systems integration for space situational awareness, satellite ground systems and operations, cybersecurity engineering, and enterprise cloud-based solutions
  • Global professional services company Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire Deja vu Security, a Seattle-area based company that specializes in security design and testing of enterprise software platforms and internet of things (IoT) technologies
  • Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), a Santa Clara, Calif.-based global cybersecurity company, completed the previously announced acquisition ofPureSec, a leader in serverless security, to extend its Prisma™ cloud security strategy
  • MAI Capital Management, a Cleveland, OH-based independent registered investment adviser specializing in comprehensive investment and financial planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, acquired MTX Wealth Management, a Reston, Virginia-based financial and investment advisor to high-net-worth individuals
  • Ness Digital Engineering, a custom software development company, has completed an acquisition of Sovereign CRM, a Salesforce consultancy that specializes in the architecture, implementation, customization and integration of a broad suite of Salesforce products
  • ay4Education, Inc., a Springfield, MA-based fintech company focused on allowing consumers to make informed college finance choices by determining costs and monthly affordability in advance, secured $575k in pre-seed funding
  • NeedsList, a Durham, NC-based online platform that matches products and services to communities in need worldwide, closed a $1m funding round
  • Viela Bio, a Gaithersburg, MD-based clinical-stage biotechnology company, completed a $75m in Series B funding
  • Collective Health, a San Francisco, CA-based health technology company, raised $205m in funding
  • AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, a San Antonio, Texas-based veterinary practice group, received a minority investment of undisclosed amount
  • Soltage LLC, a Jersey City, N.J.-based independent power producer, secured a growth investment from Prudential Capital Group
  • Ironscales, an Atlanta, GA- Tel Aviv, Israel-based email security company, closed $15M Series B funding
  • Collective Health, a San Francisco-based employer health benefits company, raised $205 million in Series E funding. SoftBank led the round, and was joined by investors including DFJ Growth, PSP Investments, Founders Fund, GV, Maverick Ventures, NEA, and Sun Life

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

 

 

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.14

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NEW YORKJune 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SecurityScorecard, the leader in security ratings, announced today the company has completed a $50 million Series D financing round led by Riverwood Capital, bringing the company’s total funding to $110 million, to continue aggressively expanding its product suite and platform. Existing SecurityScorecard investors such as Evolution Equity, Intel Capital, Two Sigma, AXA Ventures, Accomplice, among others also participated in the round, which will accelerate SecurityScorecard’s explosive global expansion to help the company meet the spiking demand for its comprehensive security rating platform.

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/securityscorecard-closes-50-million-in-series-d-financing-round-300866628.html

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  • Uplandme, a San Francisco, CA-based maker of a new property trading game, raises a seven figure funding round
  • PetScreening.com, a Charlotte, NC-based screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes, closed a seed funding round
  • electroNeek Robotics, a New York-based startup that automates office workers routine, raised $500k in pre-seed funding
  • Kango, a San Francisco, CA-based app-based rideshare and childcare service for families, raised $3.6m in Series A funding
  • Simpo, a Palo Alto, California based provider of a software adoption platform, raised $4.5m in seed funding
  • Modal (formerly Drive Motors), a San Francisco, CA-based provider of digital commerce for large auto retailers and brands, raised $5m in funding
  • Edge Case Research, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that makes autonomy safe by delivering software and services to tackle the most complex AI safety problems, secured $7m in funding
  • IRL, a San Francisco, CA-based social calendar company, raised $11m in funding
  • CreatorIQ, a Los Angeles, CA-based enterprise creator cloud company, raised $12m in Series B funding
  • Helium, a San Francisco, CA-based peer-to-peer wireless network, raised $15m in Series C funding
  • Skupos, a San Francisco, CA-based data platform for convenience retail, raised $26M in Series B financing
  • 4WEB Medical, a Dallas, TX-based orthopedic device company, closed a round of financing of undisclosed amount
  • GlobalFit, a Philadelphia, PA-based workplace health and wellness technology company, acquired The Charge Group, a provider of insurance-funded workplace health and nutrition programs
  • Riverlane, a Cambridge, UK-based quantum computing software developer, raised €3.7m in seed fundinG
  • Apricity, a London, UK-based virtual fertility clinic, secured €6m in Series A funding
  • Audio Analytic, a Cambridge, UK-based sound recognition company, closed a $12m Series B funding
  • Prowler.io, a Cambridge, England, UK-based artificial intelligence platform for decision-making, raised $24m in new funding
  • SecurityScorecard, a New York City-based provider of security ratings, raised $50 million in Series D funding. Riverwood Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Evolution Equity, Intel Capital, Two Sigma, AXA Ventures and Accomplice.

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.13

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Symphony Communication Services, a chat and collaboration platform, said on Wednesday it has raised $165 million in fresh funds and added Mitsubishi UFJ Financial’s venture fund and Standard Chartered as investors.

U.S.-based Symphony plans to use the funds to grow its workflow automation business, increase its sales presence in Asia and make acquisitions, David Gurle, its founder and CEO, told Reuters over the phone in Singapore.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-symphony-funding/goldman-backed-chat-platform-symphony-raises-165-million-in-new-funds-idUSKCN1TD1RB

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  • Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is to acquire Endgame, Inc., an Arlington, VA- and San Francisco, CA-based security company focused on endpoint prevention, detection, and response
  • Osmosis, a Baltimore, MD-based medical education tech startup, raised a Series A funding of undisclosed amount
  • Reflection Sciences, Inc., a Saint Paul, Minn.-based provider of professional development, training, and tools for assessing and improving executive function skills, closed a $1.3M seed funding round
  • Anvl, an Indianapolis, IN-based workforce-first safety software company, closed a $2M seed funding round
  • Bellwethr, a Wamego, Kan.-based machine learning-powered customer conversion, and retention platform, raised $2.5m in seed funding
  • Lumavate, a Carmel, Ind.-based platform for delivering Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), raised $3m in funding
  • RealityEngines, a San Francisco-based AI and machine learning research startup, secured $5.25m in funding
  • Dstillery, a NYC-based custom audience solutions partner for agencies and brands, secured $5.9m in funding
  • Payveris LLC, a Cromwell, Conn.-based provider of digital money movement technology to financial institutions, raised $7m in Series D funding
  • Hi Marley, a Boston, MA-based insurance technology company, raised $8.7m in Series A funding
  • Sure, an insurance technology platform, raised an additional $12.5m in Series B funding
  • CredSimple, a NYC-based cloud healthcare credential verification company, closed a $14m Series B financing
  • Spring Labs, a Chicago, IL- and Los Angeles, CA-based developer of a blockchain-based platform to share information and data globally, raised $23m in Series A funding
  • VidMob, a NYC-based full stack creative technology platform, closed $25m in Series B financing
  • Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, closed a $26m Series A funding round
  • Mythic, an Austin, TX- and Redwood City, Calif.-based AI inference processor company with analog compute-in-memory technology, secured $30M in Series B-1 funding
  • SecurityScorecard, a New York City-based cybersecurity ratings company, completed a $50m Series D financing
  • Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, entered into a €70M financing agreement with General Catalyst
  • BlackThorn Therapeutics, a San Francisco, California-based clinical-stage, neurobehavioral health company pioneering next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to advance targeted therapeutics, closed a $76m Series B financing
  • Symphony Communication Services, LLC, a Palo Alto, CA-based secure team collaboration platform, raised $165m in new funding
  • Bird, a Santa Monica, CA-based micro-mobility vehicle company, is acquiring Scoot, a San Francisco-based electric vehicle company
  • Symphony, a secure collaboration platform, raised $165 million in Series E funding. Investors include Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered and MUFG Innovation Partners.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.12

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Immortals Gaming Club, an esports business backed by Meg Whitman and the family of Michael Milken among others, acquired Infinite Esports from two of the owners of the Texas Rangers baseball team, marking what the buyers said is the industry’s first $100 million deal.

The transaction merges Los Angeles-based Immortals, best known for its Valiant team in the Overwatch League, with the parent of OpTic Gaming, one of the more prominent teams in the League of Legends Championship Series. Its fans are known as the Greenwall.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-12/milken-backed-immortals-makes-esports-first-100-million-deal

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  • Wescover, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for art and design in spaces, closed a $3m seed funding round
  • Atlazo, a San Diego, CA-based maker of System-on-Chip for the wearable healthcare and Internet of Things (IoT) market, raised $3.4m in seed financing
  • Enlighten, a Bowling Green, Kentucky-based multifaceted cannabis technology company, closed an over $6.5m Series B round of funding
  • Cyber Observer, a Tysons, Va.-based internal cyber hygiene platform, raised $8m in Series B funding
  • Neurotrack, a Redwood City, California-based digital health company, raised $21m in Series C funding
  • Apollo, a San Francisco, CA-based leader in GraphQL API technology, raised $22m in growth funding
  • Sunbit, a Los Angeles, CA-based financial technology company that enables financing in-store purchases for consumers across the credit spectrum, raised $26m in Series B funding
  • Purigen Biosystems, Inc., a Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of next-generation technologies for extracting, enriching, and quantifying nucleic acids from biological samples, closed a $26.4m Series B financing
  • ZeroDown, a San Francisco, CA-based real estate startup, raised $30m in funding
  • Criticalstart, a Plano, Texas-based provider of Managed Detection and Response services, received a $40m in funding
  • Prelude Therapeutics, a Wilmington, Del.-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, secured $60m in Series B financing
  • SignalFx, a San Mateo, CA-based leader in real-time cloud monitoring and observability for infrastructure, microservices, and applications, raised $75m in Series E funding
  • BetterUp, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile coaching platform for Fortune 500 companies, raised $103m in Series C growth financing
  • KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay, Fla.-based provider of a security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is to receive $300m in funding
  • Suuchi, a North Bergen, New Jersey-based technology and manufacturing platform company, received a seven-figure investment from Decathlon Capital Partners
  • Merck (NYSE: MRK) (MSD outside the United States and Canada), is to acquire Tilos Therapeutics, a Lexington, MA-based biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics targeting the latent TGFβ complex for the treatment of cancer, fibrosis and autoimmune diseases
  • Unilever is to acquire Tatcha, a San Francisco, CA-based prestige skincare brand
  • HID Global, a Austin, Texas-based provider of identity solutions, is to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue (LSE:DLAR)
  • Crystal Lake, Illinois-based AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) acquired Nanopharm Ltd. and Gateway Analytical LLC, two pharmaceutical services companies, for a combined enterprise value of approximately $50m
  • Global esports and gaming company Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) acquires Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.11

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Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC said on Monday it had agreed to acquire U.S. digital imaging company Shutterfly Inc for $2.7 billion, including the company’s $900 million debt.

The deal, first reported by Reuters on Monday, is the culmination of several years of private equity interest in Shutterfly, which allows customers to make photo books, cards and gifts from their photos.

Read more: https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/apollo-global-to-acquire-shutterfly-snapfish

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  • Ikin, Inc., a San Diego, CA-based holographic eco-system company, raised $5M in seed funding
  • WorkRamp, a San Francisco, CA-based employee onboarding and management platform, raised $8m in series A financing
  • Sparx Cannabis, a Salinas, Calif.-based vertically-integrated, family-owned and California-grown cannabis lifestyle company, raised $10m in Series A funding
  • scoutbee, a Wurzburg, Germany- and Arlington, VA-based developer of an AI-driven supplier discovery suite, raised $12M in Series A funding
  • Datactics Limited, a Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK-based provider of RegTech solutions for the banking and financial services sector, raised £1.2M in second funding round
  • Mori, a London, UK-based creator of clothing for babies and toddlers, secured over £4m in Series A funding
  • Realeyes, a London, UK-based emotion AI company, raised $12.4M in funding
  • Getsafe, a Heidelberg, Germany-based insurtech company, closes a USD 17M Series A funding
  • Foodles, a Clichy, France-based catering service, raised $10m in funding
  • PayU, the fintech and e-payments division of Naspers, acquired iyzico, a Turkey-based digital payments provider, in a deal worth $165m
  • Gatik, a Palo Alto, CA-based startup deploying autonomous vehicles for business to business (B2B) short-haul logistics, launched with a $4.5m seed funding round
  • Aquabyte, a San Francisco, CA-based aquaculture startup employing computer vision and machine learning software to improve fish farming efficiency, raised $10M in Series A funding
  • Modern Fertility, a San Francisco, CA-based women’s health company making fertility hormone testing accessible, raised $15m in series A funding
  • Fireblocks, a Tel Aviv, Israel and NYC-based enterprise platform for securing digital assets in transit, launched out of stealth mode with $16m in Series A funding
  • Pryon Inc., a Raleigh, N.C.-based AI technology company that delivers augmented intelligence for the enterprise, closed a $20m Series A financing round
  • Getaway, a wellness hospitality company, raised $22.5m in Series B funding
  • Genome Medical, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based nationwide telegenomics company providing genomic-based medicine, raised $23m in Series B financing
  • RapidAPI, a San Francisco, CA-based API marketplace for developers to find and connect to thousands of publicly available APIs, raised $25m in Series B financing
  • SpotOn Transact, LLC, a San Francisco, CA-based payments and software company, raised $40m in funding
  • Brex, a San Francisco, CA-based credit card built for scaling business, closed a $100m funding round
  • Unanet, a Dulles, Va.-based project-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider, received a growth equity investment from JMI Equity
  • DTN, a Minneapolis, MI-based independent source of insights, analysis and decision-support solutions, acquired PraxSoft, a sensor interface and communications technology company
  • CloudBees, Inc., a San Jose, CA-based enterprise DevOps company, acquired Rollout, a San Francisco, CA-based secure feature management company providing software specifically targeted for developers and product teams
  • Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is to acquire Barefoot Networks, a Santa Clara, California-based leader in Ethernet switch silicon and software for use in the data center
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), a global alternative investment manager, today are acquiring the outstanding shares of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY), a retailer and manufacturing platform for personalized products and communications, for an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.08

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TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today announced that it has acquired DoubleDutch, one of the unique leaders in the mobile event app industry based in San Francisco. The acquisition of DoubleDutch highlights Cvent’s investment in the mobile technology space and will complement and grow the company’s signature mobile event app and onsite solution capabilities.

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190610005362/en/

Disclaimer: Please read the below disclaimer and in addition IND / SEA member has links to Cvet.

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  • Open Payments, a Stockholm, Sweden-based fintech startup, raised €1.2M in seed funding
  • Splash Financial, a Cleveland, OH-based student loan refinancing company, closed a $4.3M funding round
  • Alyce, a Boston, MA-based gifting platform, raised $11.5m in Series A funding
  • Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, MI-based company focused on improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, raised $40m in Series B financing
  • Alkami Technology, Inc., a Plano, TX-based provider of cloud-based digital banking solutions to banks and credit unions in the U.S., held the initial closing of a $55m Series E funding round
  • Oncologie, a Boston, MA- and Shanghai, China-based oncology therapeutics company, closed an $80M Series B financing
  • Vectra, a San Jose, CA-based provider of network threat detection and response (NDR) solutions, closed a $100m round of funding
  • Reibus International, Inc., a B2B marketplace in the industrial materials space, acquired Blue Steel LLC (d/b/a Metalmixx), an online platform that facilitates the purchase and sale of excess carbon steel
  • Immedis, a Dublin, Ireland-based specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility tax services to multinationals, secured €25m in strategic funding
  • Sphere Fluidics, a Cambridge, England, UK-based company commercializing single cell analysis systems, closed an additional tranche of investment of $2.9m (£2.2m), securing a total of $4.8m (£3.7m)
  • Privitar, a London, UK-based data privacy software company, closed a $40m Series B funding
  • Innoviz Technologies, a Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel-based provider of high-performance, solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, closed its $170M Series C funding
  • Travelstart is to acquire travel agency Club Travel Group
  • Cvent, a Tysons, VA-based meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, acquired DoubleDutch, a San Francisco based provider of a mobile event app

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.07

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CHICAGOJune 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Halo Investing, the world’s first and only independent, multi-issuer technology platform for Structured Notes has recently closed a $12 million Series B financing round at an undisclosed valuation from venture capitalists including Allianz Life Ventures, part of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, an affiliate of Piton Investment Management, and William Blair Circle, an affiliate of William Blair. This investment will help further expand Halo’s international footprint, support initiatives that will change the way Structured Notes are purchased, accessed and traded, and expand into new asset classes.

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  • Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the U.S., has closed the previously announced acquisition of Cheddar, the digital-first news company
  • Cylus, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based rail and metro cybersecurity company, raised $12M in Series A funding
  • TrueLayer, a London, UK-based provider of financial APIs, raised $35m Series C funding
  • Depop, a London, UK-based fashion marketplace, raised $62m in Series C funding
  • Inspired, a group of premium schools in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, received an investment of undisclosed amount
  • YFood Labs, a Munich, Germany-based smart food startup, raised €4.2m in Series A funding
  • Goodiebox, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based beauty-tech startup, closed a €5.7M Series A funding round
  • Phospholutions, a State College, PA-based sustainable fertilizer startup, raised up to $1.5m in funding
  • Samsara Luggage, a smart travel tech company, secured $1.6m in financing
  • Swiftly, a San Francisco, CA-based mobility operating system for cities, raised $10m in Series A funding
  • ChartSpan, a Greenville, South Carolina-based healthcare managed service provider for chronic care management programs in the U.S., raised a $15m Series A funding round
  • SiFive, Inc., a San Mateo, CA-based provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP and silicon solutions, raised $65.4m in Series D funding
  • 4FRONT, a sports and entertainment marketing company, received a high-seven figure minority investment from Global Sports Commerce, the Singapore-based sports technology and management company
  • Private Client Resources, a Wilton, CT-based provider of client assets for wealth management firms and technology providers, received an investment from Public Pension Capital LLC
  • Pride Media, a Los Angeles, CA-based voice of the LGBTQ community, raised new funding from its existing investor base
  • Pantheon, a San Francisco, CA-based website operations platform (WebOps) for agile marketers and developers, acquired StagingPilot, a provider of a website update automation platform
  • Platform Group Limited, a Toronto, Canada-based capital markets financial technology company, closed a $1.5m seed financing
  • Leal, a Bogota, Colombia-based loyalty startup, raised US $3m in funding
  • Zyper, a London, UK- and NYC-based marketing platform that connects brands with their top fans, raised $6.5m in Series A funding
  • Halo Investing, a Chicago, IL-based multi-issuer technology platform for Structured Notes, recently closed a $12m Series B financing

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

IND Pipeline Report v19.06.06

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PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Yellowbrick Data today announced it has secured $81 million in Series C funding to meet the global demand for the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse within the enterprise analytics market. This brings the company’s total financing to $173 million. The round was led by DFJ Growth and welcomed new investors IVP and BMW i Ventures, with participation from existing investors including Next47, Third Point Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Threshold Ventures, and GV (formerly Google Ventures).

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190605005203/en/Yellowbrick-Data-Raises-81-Million-Series-Funding

Please read the disclosure below and we are disclosing a relationship to an IND family office and BMW iVentures.

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  • Thoma Bravo completed the acquisition of Autodata Solutions Group, a provider of data and software solutions that power the automotive ecosystem (Disclosure: IND / SEA program members connection to Thoma Bravo)
  • Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is to acquire Beacon Health Options, a behavioral health organization
  • Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), the social network company, acquired Fabula AI, a London, UK-based startup using geometrical deep learning to solve fake news
  • Legacy, a Cambridge, Mass.-based male fertility startup based out of Harvard Innovation Labs, raised $1.5m in funding
  • Crowdz, a San Jose, CA-based fintech startup, closed a $5.5m Series A funding round
  • Arc Devices Ltd, the parent company of Vital Inc., a West Palm Beach, FL-based data analytics company and emerging developer of connected medical devices, using bio-sensor technology to detect human vital signs in a reliable method, received a $5m investment from Avnet
  • Voatz, a Boston, MA-based voting and citizen engagement platform, raised $7m in Series A funding
  • Hart Dairy, an Augusta, GA-based single-source producer of free-range, grass-fed milk, closed a $10m seed funding round
  • Step, a San Francisco, CA-based financial services company built for families and teens, closed a $22.5M Series A funding
  • Yellowbrick Data, a Palo Alto, California-based provider of data warehousing for the enterprise analytics market, raised $81m in Series C funding
  • LLR Partners, a middle market private equity firm in Philadelphia, recapitalizedCareATC, Inc., a Tulsa, OK-based technology-driven employee population health management company
  • OmniSYS, a Dallas, TX-based technology company focused on innovative solutions for the retail pharmacy industry, acquired Rx-Net, the provider of automated pricing solution ProfitMax
  • Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm focused on growth investing, has agreed to acquire Pregis LLC, a Deerfield, IL-based protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, from Olympus Partners, for an undisclosed amount
  • Champion Healthcare Technologies, a Chicago, IL-based SaaS provider that enables hospitals to manage surgical implants throughout their life cycle – from receipt, inventory storage and usage to post-surgical tracking and reporting, received an investment from The Riverside Company
  • CellPoint Mobile, a London, UK-based provider of digital commerce and payment solutions for airlines and travel companies across the globe, raised £11m in equity financing
  • NoBroker.com, a Bangalore, India-based online real estate company, raised USD $51m in Series C Funding
  • Litify, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based software platform for law firms, raised $50 million in Series A funding, from Tiger Global Management.
  • Matillion, a U.K.-based developer of cloud data integration software solutions, raised $35 million round in funding. Battery Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners.
  • AllyO, a recruiting startup, raised $45 million in Series B funding. Investors include Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Gradient Ventures, Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and Cervin Ventures.
  • Yellowbrick Data, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of data warehousing for the enterprise analytics market, raised $81 million in Series C funding. DFJ Growth led the round, and was joined by investors including IVPBMW i Ventures, Next47Third Point VenturesMenlo VenturesThreshold Ventures and GV.

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IND Pipeline Report v19.06.05

IND REPORT HIGHLIGHT

GuardKnox, a world-leading automotive cyber security company, today announced the completion of its $21 Million Series A round of funding, bringing its total raised to $24 million. The round was led by Fraser McCombs Capital with participation from global investors including automotive technology leader Faurecia, SAIC Capital (Shanghai Automotive), Glory Ventures, NextLeap Ventures, VectoIQ, Plug and Play, Allied, Cyphertech, and Kardan LTD.

Read More: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/guardknox-funding-reaches-24-million-120000947.html

IND PIPELINE REPORT

  • Affiliated funds of Warburg Pincus, LLC (Warburg Pincus) acquired Kestra Financial, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based provider of an independent advisor platform for financial professionals, including traditional and hybrid RIAs
  • Angeles Equity Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, acquired APCT, Inc., a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes with global production management capabilities
  • Avinew, a Westlake Village, CA-based insurtech company creating auto insurance for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, is acquiring Betterdrive (also known as Pear Technology), a Sunnyvale, California based developer of technology to predict the probability of accidents based on the route, time of day, traffic and weather conditions
  • Nami ML, a San Jose, CA-based mobile app subscription platform, raised more than $500k in pre-seed funding
  • Cipher Skin, a Denver, CO-based startup which is creating a large database of human movement in the world, raises over $1.2 million in seed funding
  • Westhill Inc., an Atlanta, GA-based provider of digital solutions for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, raised Series A financing of undisclosed amount
  • Cellibre Inc., a San Diego, CA-based cellular agriculture company, closed a financing round of undisclosed amount
  • Spiro, a Boston, MA-based provider a proactive relationship management platform, secured an additional $2.5m in seed funding
  • Sheltr, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a home maintenance software platform, raised $3.2m in funding
  • FormAssembly, a Bloomington, Ind.-based enterprise data collection platform, secured $10m in Series A funding
  • OncoMyx Therapeutics, a Phoenix, AZ-based oncolytic immunotherapy company, completed a $25m series A financing
  • Carbon Health, a San Francisco, CA-based technology-enabled healthcare provider, secured $30m in Series B funding
  • Carbon Lighthouse, a San Francisco, CA-based energy-tech company, raised $32.6m in growth funding
  • AllyO, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of an end-to-end AI recruiting solution, raised $45m in Series B funding
  • SentinelOne, a Mountain View, Calif.-based autonomous endpoint protection company, raised $120m in Series D funding
  • Robotic Skies, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based services provider that connects manufacturers and operators of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), raised an undisclosed amount of new funding
  • Procurement Advisors, LLC, an Atlanta, GA-based group purchasing organization, received a growth investment from Bregal Sagemount
  • Imperva, Inc., a Redwood Shores, CA-based cybersecurity company, is to acquire Distil Networks, a provider of Bot Management solutions
  • Flexera, an Itasca, Ill.-based provider of software that allows organizations to accelerate their business via technology, acquired RISC Networks, an Asheville, North Carolina-based SaaS analytics platform for companies to speed their migration to the cloud
  • Libertine FPE Ltd, a Sheffield, UK-based company which is developing ‘smart engines’ for electric vehicles, raised £770k in funding
  • PlayWorks, a London, UK-based gaming creator, closed an initial £2m funding round
  • Monolith AI, a London, UK-based AI assistant for engineers, raised £1.9m in funding
  • EpimAb Biotherapeutics, a Shanghai, China-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in bispecific antibodies, closed a $74m USD Series B financing round
  • GuardKnox, an automotive cyber security company, raised $21 million in Series A funding. Fraser McCombs Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Faurecia, Glory Ventures, NextLeap Ventures, VectoIQ, Plug and Play, Allied, Cyphertech, Kardan LTD, and other funds.

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