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Inside Venture Capital (Mar 6th, 2018)

This week's graphs deal with the comparatively small sector of US agtech.

--VC Reads--

-- Pay Attention To The Package: Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Tumblr) discusses noticing interesting tech trends for investment purposes before they go mainstream.

-- Human Resources Policy at Startups: Hunter Walk (Angellist, Shyp, Lever) shares Homebrew’s HR policy materials.

-- Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley: The New York Times reports on venture capital’s inroads into the Midwest.

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--Biotech/Health--

-- Tricida (San Francisco, CA), treatment against metabolic acidosis: $100M Debt from Hercules Capital.

-- MedGenome (Mumbai, India), genomics research: $40M C from HDFC.

-- 23Mofang (China), genomics: $15.8M led by Matrix Partners.

-- Owlstone Medical (Cambridge, UK), breathalyzer for disease: $15M led by Horizons Ventures, participation from Aviva.

-- Okogen (San Diego, CA), ophthalmic anti-infective drugs: $10M from Brandon Capital.

-- HelloMD (San Francisco, CA), health/wellness cannabis support platform: $7M from undisclosed sources.

--Fintech--

-- Amazon Pay (Singapore), digital payments: $30M from its parent company. 

-- Capitolis (New York, NY), services aimed at capital market constraints: $29M Seed & A led by Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital.

--Enterprise--

-- RedDoorz (Singapore), platform holding certain rooms at budget hotels to specific standards: $11M Pre-B from SIG, IFC, InnoVen, Jungle, DeepSky, FengHe, Hendale.

-- Redeam (Boulder, CO), scannable mobile ticket support for tour/activity enterprises: $7.7M A led by Vertical Venture Partners, participation from Thayer, JetBlue, Tallwave, Peninsula, Barney Harford, John Love, Russ Sach, Thomas See, Rob Torres.

-- Paro (Chicago, IL), platform to outsource accounting services to curated professionals: $5M A led by Revolution Ventures, participation from Global Founders, Tom Williams.

-- Hotelogix (New Delhi, India), hotel property management platform: $5M led by Vertex Ventures, participation from Saama.

--Consumer Internet--

-- The Athletic (San Francisco, CA), sports coverage sites: $20M led by Evolution Media.

--Industrial--

-- ThoughtWire (Toronto, Canada), Industrial IoT platform to improve operations and maintenance: $20M Debt & A from Yaletown, BDC, Round13, Epic, Comerica.

--AI/Machine Learning--

-- Luminoso (Cambridge, MA), natural language processing for contact center streamlining: $12.6M A1 from SD Porter Holdings, Raptor Holdco.

--Regtech--

-- Ascent (Chicago, IL), AI-based platform to consolidate regulatory data: $6M A led by Alsop Louie Partners, participation from Randall Kroszner, Temerity, Steve Kaplan, University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Doug Monieson.

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The total rounds increased quickly from 2013 to 2015, at which point the number began an irregular decline. The average round actually
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Total funding's increases were driven by series A/B round until 2016, at which point late-stage rounds and other types of funding began
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Angel/seed rounds continue making up a large portion of funding rounds but have been in decline since 2015. Other funding types, which
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The gains in the average round were driven by unknown rounds until 2017, at which point late-stage funding assumed the growth.
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--Funding Breakdown--

--Biotech/Health--

6 Deals: $187,800,000

--Fintech--

2 Deals: $59,000,000

--Enterprise--

4 Deals: $28,700,000

--Consumer Internet--

1 Deal: $20,000,000

--Industrial--

1 Deal: $20,000,000

--AI/Machine Learning--

1 Deal: $12,600,000

--Regtech--

1 Deal: $6,000,000

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