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Inside Venture Capital (Nov 23rd, 2017)

--VC Reads--

-- How to Build a Great Tech Company That VCs Will Love: Serial founder Larry Kim talks with Pillar VC’s Sarah Hodges.

-- What’s your VC’s Tech Stack? Results from a survey of early stage venture capital funds: Published by Blue Future Partners.

-- YC’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Also included is a Female Founders’ Holiday Gift Guide.

-- Why China Is Emerging as a Tech Superpower to Rival the US: Fortune highlights the dynamic on the example of DJI.

-- Here’s What’s Going to Happen to the Economy Next Year: Fortune predicts, among other things, that the IPO market will bounce back.

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--Biotech/Health--

-- 3D Medicines (Shanghai, China), precision cancer medicine: $101M E led by China Reform Holdings, participation from ChinaEquity.

-- Candid Co. (New York, NY), in-office teeth-straightening service for employees: $15M A led by Greycroft, Bessemer, e.ventures, participation from Arena, et al.

--Industrial--

-- Divergent 3D (Los Angeles, CA), 3D metal printing for car manufacturing: $105M B led by O Luxe Holdings Limited, participation from Horizons, Shanghai Alliance, Altran.

--Enterprise--

-- The Wing (New York, NY), coworking spaces and club for women: $32M B led by WeWork. Will launch third NYC location and first DC location next year.

-- Letus Legend (China), supermarket chain operator: $30M A led by Sequoia.

-- Buildup (Palo Alto, CA), jobsite collaboration platform for construction companies: $7M A from TLV, UpWest, 01Ventures, Abstract, et al.

-- PikcioChain (Paris, France), enterprise data trading platform: $6M from undisclosed sources.

--Consumer Internet--

-- Energy Monster (China), portable power bank rental service: $30M B from Shunwei, Bluerun, Sky9, Hillhouse, Crystal Stream, Xiaomi, Zimi, GF Xinde.

-- Uhouzz (China), online platform for international student apartment rentals: $14M B led by Translink Capital, participation from New Oriental Education.

-- HopSkipDrive (Los Angeles, CA), platform for parents/schools to schedule ride-shares for kids: $7.4M led by Student Transportation, participation from FirstMark, Upfront, Skyview, Halogen.

-- ADAY (New York, NY), direct-to-consumer womenswear: $2M from H&M CO:LAB, ADG, SoGal.

--Data/Analytics--

-- Nautilus Data (Pleasanton, CA), data centers cooled by water to lower environmental costs: $26M from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Emerson Elemental, Keppel Group, et al.

--Adtech/Martech--

-- BeMyEye (London, UK), in-store data analytics for field marketing purposes: $10.5M C led by FII Tech Growth, participation from Nauta, P101, 360 Capital.

--Cybersecurity--

-- SCADAfence (Israel), supervisory control and data acquisition cybersecurity platform: $10M A from JVP, NextStar, 31Ventures, GB-VI, iAngels, DS.

--Dev--

-- PacketZoom (San Mateo, CA), real-time app networking issue troubleshooting: $5M A led by Baseline Ventures, participation from First Round, Tandem, Arafura.

-- Overclock Labs (San Francisco, CA), cloud infrastructure automation, security, and fault tolerance platform: $1.3M Seed from CrunchFund, angels.

--Foodtech--

-- Kona Deep (Kailua-Kona, HI), bottled water: $5.5M led by Danone Manifesto Ventures, participation from Grand Crossing, et al.

--AR/VR--

-- Lightform (San Francisco, CA), AR device to map digital video content on 3D objects/spaces: $5M A led by Lux Capital, participation from Dolby Family, CrunchFund, Comet Labs, Presence, Anorak.

--Insurtech--

-- Gainfully (San Francisco, CA), sales acceleration platform for insurance industry intermediaries: $2.5M led by MassMutual Ventures.

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--Funding Breakdown--

--Biotech/Health--

2 Deals: $116,000,000

--Industrial--

1 Deal: $105,000,000

--Enterprise--

4 Deals: $75,000,000

--Consumer Internet--

4 Deals: $53,400,000

--Data/Analytics--

1 Deals: $26,000,000

--Adtech/Martech--

1 Deal: $10,500,000

--Cybersecurity--

1 Deal: $10,000,000

--Dev--

2 Deals: $6,300,000

--Foodtech--

1 Deal: $5,500,000

--AR/VR--

1 Deal: $5,000,000

--Insurtech--

1 Deal: $2,500,000

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