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Inside Venture Capital (Feb 13th, 2018)

Today's graphs for premium subscribers take a look at rounds dating back to 2006 featuring Sequoia Capital.

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--Consumer Internet--

-- Instacart (San Francisco, CA), grocery delivery platform: $200M E led by Coatue Management, participation from Glade Brook, et al.

-- Go-Jek (Indonesia), ride-hailing platform: $150M from Astra International. Also included undisclosed investment from GDN.

-- Outdoorsy (San Francisco, CA), on-demand marketplace for recreational vehicles: $25M B led by Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, participation from Tandem, Autotech.

-- Jobcase (Boston, MA), social platform geared towards preparing users for more flexible work environments: $11.5M A1 led by Providence Equity Partners.

--Fintech--

-- Lendingkart (Bengaluru, India), lending platform: $87M C led by Fullerton, participation from Sistema Asia, Bertelsmann India, Mayfield India, India Quotient, Saama.

-- YapStone (Walnut Creek, CA), global payments for international online marketplaces: $70M C led by Premji Invest, participation from Mastercard, Accel, Meritech.

-- Stash (New York, NY), consumer investment, saving, and financial education platform: $37.5M D led by Union Square Ventures, participation from Breyer, Coatue, Entree, Goodwater, Valar.

-- Dwolla (Des Moines, IA), bank transfer platform: $12M led by Foundry Group, participation from Union Square, Next Level, Ludlow, High Alpha, Firebrand.

-- SecFi (San Francisco, CA), sale-free financing options platform for late-stage companies' shareholders: $1M Seed from Social Leverage, FJLabs, CoVenture.

--Biotech/Health--

-- Vascutek (Glasgow, Scotland), implants focusing on aortic disease: $45.8M from Terumo Corporation.

-- DiaCarta (Richmond, CA), precision molecular diagnostics: $45M B led by Fortune Fountain Capital, participation from Good Health Capital.

-- Onsite Dental (Aliso Viejo, CA), dentistry platform for universities and other organizations: $20M from Norwest Venture Partners.

-- nOCD (Chicago, IL), mental health app: $1M from 7wire Ventures.

--Dev--

-- XiebiaLabs (Boston, MA), enterprise-grade devops and continuous delivery software: $100M B from Susquehanna Growth Equity, Accel, et al.

--Cybersecurity--

-- DataVisor (Mountain View, CA), fraud detection using unsupervised AI: $40M C led by Sequoia China, participation from NEA, GSR.

-- Infocyte (San Antonio, CA), forensics-based threat hunting platform: $5.2M B led by Toba Capital, participation from LiveOak, Feik.

--Lifestyle--

-- Frank and Oak (Montreal, Canada), online/offline mens/womens clothing: $20M led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, participation from Goodwater, Investissement Québec. Plans to implement AI-driven subscription plan.

--Agtech--

-- InnovaFeed (Evry, France), insect-based protein for the feed industry: $18.5M led by Alter Equity, participation from Finovam Gestion, Nord Création, Nord France.

--Enterprise--

-- Volantio (Atlanta, GA), post-booking revenue and capacity optimization platform for airlines: $2.6M B led by Ingleside Investors, participation from Airlines Group, JetBlue Technology, Qantas, Dave Baggett.

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Though the majority of funds have gone and continue to go to late-stage funding, the most prevalent rounds types are series A and B.
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Despite sporadic peaks, the average funding amount for early-stage rounds has remained relatively stable. The increase in average fundi
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--Funding Breakdown--

--Consumer Internet--

4 Deals: $385,500,000

--Fintech--

5 Deals: $207,500,000

--Biotech/Health--

4 Deals: $111,800,000

--Dev--

1 Deal: $100,000,000

--Cybersecurity--

2 Deals: $45,200,000

--Lifestyle--

1 Deal: $20,000,000

--Agtech--

1 Deal: $18,500,000

--Enterprise--

1 Deal: $2,600,000

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