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Inside Venture Capital (Jan 11th, 2018)

--VC Reads--

-- Biology, the New (Old) Technical Debt… and What That Means for Healthcare Innovation: Chemist and VC with Andreessen Horowitz Vijay Pande discusses the leftover ‘code’ in medical treatment.

-- Why This Venture Capitalist Wants Crypto to Disrupt His Business: Fortune interviews Venrock partner and co-founder of Apple Music Group David Pakman.

-- Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use: The New York Times reports.

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--Fintech--

-- Black Fish (Nanjing, China), platform for consumer loans, investment, and wealth management: $145M A from Lightspeed, Gobi, Morningside, JAFCO, Fullcent, Zhang Tao.

-- YieldStreet (New York, NY), alternative investment platform: $113M A & Debt from Greycroft, Raine, Saturn, Expansion, FJ Labs, et al. Co-founder and CEO Milind Mehere also founded Yodle, which was bought by Web.md for $342M.

-- NiYO (Bengaluru, India), fintech solutions for salaried employees: $13.2M A led by Social Capital, JS Capital, Horizons Ventures, participation from Prime Venture.

-- Petal (New York, NY), credit scoring based on entire financial record: $13M A led by Valar Ventures, participation from Third Prime, RiverPark, The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund, Brooklyn Bridge, Afore, Rosecliff, Great Oaks, New Ground, Abstract, Ride, Story, The Gramercy Fund.

--Enterprise--

-- DTT (Las Vegas, NV), digital video surveillance for the hospitality and specialty retail: $80M Debt from Administrative Agent, Capital One, CapitalSource.

-- Mod Pizza (Seattle, WA), fast casual pizza chain: $73M from PWP, Fidelity, et al.

-- Igloo (Kitchener, Canada), varied digital workplace solutions including communication, collaboration, etc.: $47M from Frontier Capital.

-- Red Points (Barcelona, Spain), IP infractions detection and removal service: $12M B led by Northzone, participation from Mangrove, Sabadell.

-- Shelfbucks (Austin, TX), in-store merchandising supply chain optimization platform: $9M B from undisclosed sources.

-- 4Front, medical marijuana licensing services: $6M Convertible Note from undisclosed sources.

--Edtech--

-- Zhangment (China), online turing platform: $120M D led by Warbug Pincus, Genesis Capital.

-- Area9 Lyceum (Chestnut Hill, MA), personalized learning modules for students and professionals: $30M from Danish Growth Fund.

--Biotech/Health--

-- Indivumed (Hamburg, Germany), tumour data and biobank: $50M Loan from EIB.

-- Vitruvias (Auburn, PA), sterile injectables: $11.5M A led by JW Asset Management, Perceptive Advisors.

-- TAI Diagnostics (Milwaukee, WI), organ health diagnostics tests: $10M A from undisclosed sources.

-- ClearLine MD (Woburn, MA), medical device aimed at reducing iatrogenic air burden: $5.5M from Rosse Enterprises, the family office of Tom Rosse.

-- Sync-Think (Palo Alto, CA), VR-based eye-tracking technology products for brain function evaluations: $3.5M A-1 led by Quadrant Management.

--Insurtech--

-- Ladder (Palo Alto, CA), on-demand online insurance platform: $30M B led by RRE Ventures, participation from Thomvest, Canaan, Lightspeed, Nyca.

--Adtech/Martech--

-- Skyword (Boston, MA), content marketing software and services platform: $25M from Rho Acceleration.

--Cleantech--

-- ORB Energy (India), financing facilities for SMEs' solar paneling: $15M Equity & Debt from FMO, OPIC.

-- FoodMaven (Colorado Springs, CO), platform to resell otherwise wasted food: $8.6M A led by Walton family, participation from Rajesh Atluru, Robert Finzi, Chris Scoggins, Eric Roza, Jon-Erik Borgen of FirstTracks Ventures, Tom Ahlborg, et al.

--Industrial--

-- Surestar (Beijing, China), LiDAR development: $15M A+ led by China VC, participation from StarVC.

-- SkySpecs (Ann Arbor, MI), robotics-based infrastructure inspection services: $8M B led by Statkraft Ventures, participation from UL, Capital Midwest, Venture Investors, Huron River, et al.

--Consumer Internet--

-- Reviver Auto (Foster City, CA), digital license plate that automates DWM renewal process: $11.1M led by ACK Group, participation from WRV, et al.

-- Sagoon (Washington, DC), platform aiming to allow users to monetize socializing: $4.8M A+ & other from undisclosed sources.

-- CloudLex (New York, NY), personal injury law platform: $4M led by Aligned Partners, participation from Axis Capital.

-- Sheprd (Newton, MA), on-demand school bus service: $1M from InMontion Ventures.

--Cybersecurity--

-- Arctic Wolf Networks (Sunnyvale, CA), SOC-as-a-Service: $16M led by Sonae Investment Management, participation from Lightspeed, Redpoint, Knollwood Investment.

--Real Estate--

-- Rex Real Estate Exchange (Woodland Hills, CA), digital home sale platform: $15M B from Scott McNealy, Dick Schulze, Gordon Segal, Amit Singhal, et al.

--Dev--

-- Bugsnag (San Francisco, CA), coding bug-search platform: $9M B led by GV, participation from Matrix, Benchmark.

-- StackShare (San Francisco, CA), software discovery platform for developers: $5.2M A led by e.ventures/ Cervin, et al.

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--Goldilocks-- Polis leverages data to improve door-to-door canvassing for both the non- and for-profit sectors, and raised a $1.3M
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--Funding Breakdown--

--Fintech--

4 Deals: $284,200,000

--Enterprise--

6 Deals: $227,000,000

--Edtech--

2 Deals: $150,000,000

--Biotech/Health--

5 Deals: $80,500,000

--Insurtech--

1 Deal: $30,000,000

--Adtech/Martech--

1 Deal: $25,000,000

--Cleantech--

2 Deals: $23,900,000

--Industrial--

2 Deals: $23,000,000

--Consumer Internet--

4 Deals: $16,000,000

--Cybersecurity--

1 Deal: $16,000,000

--Real Estate--

1 Deal: $15,000,000

--Dev--

2 Deals: $14,200,000

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