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Inside Venture Capital (Mar 13th, 2018)

Today's graphs look into venture capital and private equity funding rounds dating back to 2006 for US manufacturing startups.

--VC Reads--

-- The YC Seed Deck Template: YC’s Aaron Harris discusses how to woo an investor.

-- Corporate bio VCs are backing more rounds and making bigger bets: TechCrunch reports.

-- Per SEC Filings, WeWork Has Raised Over $400 Million To Buy Its Own Properties: Crunchbase reports.

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--Fintech--

-- JD Finance (China), financial services: $2B from CICC, COFCO.

-- Pine Labs (India), cloud-based payments platform: $82M led by Actis Capital, participation from Altimeter. Recently expanded into Malaysia.

-- Blast (Newport Beach, CA), digital wallet tied to gaming activity which aims to increase savings: $5M Seed from Forbes and Roth families, Core Innovation, Great Oaks, Snowmass, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Also organizes weekly payout contests.

--Consumer Internet--

-- Ofo (Beijing, China), bike-sharing platform: $866M led by Alibaba Group, participation from Ant Financial, Haofeng Group, Tianhe, Junli.

-- Blued (Beijing, China), global social network for homosexuals: $100M D from UG Capital, et al.

-- Maihaoche (Hangzhou, China), online car trading platform: $50M B+ led by Crescent Group, participation from Northern Light, LB, Wutongshu.

-- Gousto (London, UK), subscription meal kit service: $39.75M from Hargreave Hale, Angel CoFund, MMC, BGF.

-- CheWeiGuanJia (China), smart parking solutions: $15.8M A+ from Qianbao Holdings.

--Biotech/Health--

-- Radiology Partners (El Segundo, CA), radiology practice: $234M led by NEA, Future Fund.

-- TAE (Foothill Ranch, CA), accelerator-like program for cancer treatment research: $40M led by Artis Ventures.

-- BioCatch (Tel Aviv, Israel), behavioral biometrics: $30M led by Maverick Ventures, participation from American Express, NexStar, Kreos, CreditEase, OurCrowd, JANVEST.

-- ContinUse (Tel Aviv, Israel), biometrics: $20M B led by Chartered Group.

-- Minakem (Belgium), fine chemicals for pharmaceutical use: $17.9M from undisclosed sources.

-- OxSyBio (Oxford, UK), 3D printed biological materials: $14M from Woodford Investment Management, et al.

--Enterprise--

-- Scout Exchange (Boston, MA), recruitment marketplace: $100M from TRI Ventures.

-- TurnKey Vacation (Austin, TX), vacation rental property management platform: $31M D led by Adams Street Partners, participation from Altos, et al.

-- Fuliaoyi (Shanghai, China), B2B clothing accessory trading platform: $15M A led by Matrix Partners China, Eastern Bell Venture Capital, participation from Zhen.

-- Whispir (Australia), cloud communications: $10M A from MDI Ventures.

-- Unearth (Seattle, WA), constructiond data platform to create record of building progress: $3M led by Madrona Venture Group, participation from Vulcan.

--Industrial--

-- XGimi (Sichuan, China), intelligent micro-projector: $95M led by Madrona Venture Group, participation from Vulcan.

--AI/Machine Learning--

-- Moogsoft (San Francisco, CA), AI for IT teams: $40M D led by Goldman Sachs, participation from HCL, Northgate, Redpoint, Singtel Innov8, STTelemedia, Wing.

-- Robotic Vision (Silver Spring, MD), machine vision for robots: $10.5M from undisclosed sources.

-- Voci (Pittsburgh, PA), speech-to-text transcription and analytics: $8M B led by Grotech Ventures, Harbert Growth.

--Edtech--

-- Yogome (San Francisco, CA), digital learning and children’s education platform with games and multiple languages: $26.9M B led by Exceed Capital Partners, participation from Seaya, Insight, Variv.

--Lifestyle--

-- Coffee Box (Shanghai, China), coffee chain operator/delivery service: $25M B led by Qiming, participation from Banyan.

--Cybersecurity--

-- Airspace Systems (San Francisco, CA), anti-drone security using kinetic capture: $20M A led by Singtel Innov8, participation from s28, Shasta, Granite Hill. 

--Space--

-- NSLComm (Airport City, Israel), satellites for high speed data transfer: $6.25M B from JVP, Liberty, OurCrowd, Hawk GF, Cockpit Innovation.

--Dev--

-- Lumavate (Carmel, ID), progressive web app scaled production: $2.5M Seed from Allos, Collina, Don Brown, Elevate, 4G, Jupiter Peak.

--Adtech/Martech--

-- Digital2GO (Irvine, CA), marketing platform geared towards mobile consumers: $1M from NEM. The funding was delegated by NEM.io's community voting principle.

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This category - which includes medical technology, industrial equipment, robotics, and more - saw a decline and following revival in av
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Private equity funding emerged in 2008 and maintained a relatively erratic pattern. Late-stage funding all but disappeared from 2013 to
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Seed rounds increased in frequency beginning in 2010 and peaked in early-2016. Almost all forms of funding saw the largest bulk of roun
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After slowly declining until 2014, all funding types beyond seed/series A saw increases in their average round. This was most pronounce
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--Funding Breakdown--

--Fintech--

3 Deals: $2,087,000,000

--Consumer Internet--

5 Deals: $1,071,550,000

--Biotech/Health--

6 Deals: $355,900,000

--Enterprise--

5 Deals: $159,000,000

--Industrial--

1 Deal: $95,000,000

--AI/Machine Learning--

3 Deals: $58,500,000

--Edtech--

1 Deal: $26,900,000

--Lifestyle--

1 Deal: $25,000,000

--Cybersecurity--

1 Deal: $20,000,000

--Space--

1 Deal: $6,250,000

--Dev--

1 Deal: $2,500,000

--Adtech/Martech--

1 Deal: $1,000,000

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