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Inside Venture Capital (Dec 31st, 2017)

--VC Reads--

-- What Happened In 2017: Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Tumblr) sums the year up with crypto, white male dominance’ beginning to wane, and the tech backlash.

-- 16(x)4 Books We Read This Winter: Andreessen Horowitz’ picks include Why Poetry, In the Woods, Tower of Dawn, and more.

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--Consumer Internet--

-- Uber (San Francisco, CA), ride-sharing service: $1.25M from SoftBank. Gave SoftBank a 14% stake in the company. Shares purchased from current holders valued the company at $48B. The direct investment of $1.25B valued the company at $69B (the valuation of its last private round). Benchmark Capital will drop its lawsuit against the company when the funding officially closes.

-- Chushou TV (Hangzhou, China), mobile video live streaming platform for mobile games: $76M E from Google.

-- AIpark (China), smart parking services/ stereo garage solutions: $15M A led by US-China Fund, participation from Banyan,

--Biotech/Health--

-- HaploX Biotechnology (Shenzhen, China), gene sequencing: $32M A+ led by Youchoose Capital, participation from SBCVC, Kexin.

-- Asieris Pharmaceuticals (China), oncology therapeutics and treatments for multidrug-resistant infections: $15M B led by Beijing Longpan Investment, participation from Kaitai, Phoenix, Zhongguancun.

--AI/Machine Learning--

-- DeepCam (China), computer vision/facial recognition software: $20M A from National SME Development Fund.

--Edtech--

-- Anlaiye (Shanghai, China), online-to-offline local life platform for college campuses: $18.4M B+ from Chaos, Xinweiyang, Colony Yunqi.

--Adtech/Martech--

-- TrendKite (Austin, TX), article analysis to determine the effectiveness of marketing campaigns: $11M led by Harmony Partners.

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This week's funding, $3,078,740,000, came in $400M over the year's average and $500M over its median to date. The month's funding was $16,854,305,000.

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--Funding Breakdown--

--Consumer Internet--

3 Deals: $1,341,000,000

--Biotech/Health--

2 Deals: $47,000,000

--AI/Machine Learning--

1 Deal: $20,000,000

--Edtech--

1 Deal: $18,400,000

--Adtech/Martech--

1 Deal: $11,000,000

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