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Inside Venture Capital (Nov 26th, 2017)

--VC Reads--

-- Five Posts I Would Have Written If Someone Else Hadn’t: Contributors to Hunter Walk’s (Angellist, Shyp, Lever) list include Andy Dunn, Jerry Neumann, and others.

-- The Tyranny of warm introductions: Haje Jan Kamps, TechCrunch contributor and author, discusses the problems of insular networking.

-- 200x Growth: Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Tumblr) discusses DuckDuckGo.

-- a16z Field Notes: Devcon3 – Ethereum Developer’s Conference

-- Lyft raising additional $500 million on top of recent $1 billion round: TechCrunch reports.

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--AR/VR--

-- Niantic (San Francisco, CA), creator of Pokemon Go: $200M B led by Spark Capital, participation from Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin, You & Mr. Jones, NetEase. Is set to create an AR game based on Harry Potter, to be released next year.

--Consumer Internet--

-- Inagora (China), platform to ship Japanese products to Chinese consumers: $68M C from Itochu, KDDI, SBI.

-- Vntrip (Vietnam), online travel agency: $10M from Hendale Capital.

--Enterprise--

-- Bond Collective (US), working spaces with emphasis on hospitality aspects: $50M from undisclosed sources.

-- DiliTrust (UAE), corporate governance SaaS suite: $8M from Calcium Capital.

--Industrial--

-- Calcium Capital (Shenzhen, China), warehouse automation: $15M B from Whalehouse Technology.

-- HydroEdge (Pittsburgh, PA), water solutions for energy industry: $8M Debt from undisclosed sources.

--Data/Analytics--

-- Zhongkedianji (China), public opinion analytics for government use: $15M A from YoueData.

--Biotech/Health--

-- Campo Imaging (China), medical imaging: $15M A led by Yueyin.

--Space--

-- Aerial & Maritime (Denmark), nanosatellites to monitor aircraft and ships: $5M from undisclosed sources.

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--VC Refresher: DOJ to Block AT&T/Time Warner Deal-- During an otherwise slow week due to the holiday, the Justice Department an
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This week's funding, $1,709,460,000, was expectedly low and came in almost $900M below the year's average and $750M below the year's median to date.

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--M&A/IPO/New Funds-- --M&A-- -- Apple acquires AR headset creator Vrvana for $30M. -- Petco acquires dog toy/food sub
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--Funding Breakdown--

--AR/VR--

1 Deal: $200,000,000

--Consumer Internet--

2 Deals: $78,000,000

--Enterprise--

2 Deals: $58,000,000

--Industrial--

2 Deals: $23,000,000

--Data/Analytics--

1 Deal: $15,000,000

--Biotech/Health--

1 Deal: $15,000,000

--Space--

1 Deal: $5,000,000

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