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Inside Venture Capital (Jan 10th, 2019)

  1. Fewer And Larger:  Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Tumblr) responds to the Q4 2018 PWC/CB Insights Money Tree Report.
  2. Strong and Weak Technologies: a16z’s Chris Dixon (Oculus VCR) discusses a pattern in the way new technologies emerge and are adapted to.
  3. Vinod Khosla on How to Build the Future: YC’s Sam Altman interviews the prolific investor of the eponymous VC firm. (Video)
  4. Today’s Goldilocks features David Stillman, CEO of Arlington, VA-based ExecVision, a conversation intelligence platform for sales coaching. ExecVision is the descendant of Vorsight, Stillman’s previous company, and recently raised a $5.4M Series A round led by Edison Partners.
  5. N26 (Barcelona, Spain), mobile-first retail bank: $300M D led by Insight Venture Partners, participation from GIC, et al. Is now valued at $2.7B.
  6. ClearMotion (Boston, MA), road-sensing technology to help vehicles navigate uneven road surfaces: $115M D led by Franklin Templeton Investments, participation from J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Microsoft, Bridgestone, Qualcomm, World Innovation Lab, NewView, AARP Innovation Fund, Eileses.
  7. Vena (Toronto, Canada), cloud-based financial planning and analysis platform: $115M led by JMI Equity, participation from Centana Growth.
  8. Our top funding category was Fintech for $416,300,000 raised over three deals.
  9. The average funding came in at $42,739,130.
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Correction: Yesterday's newsletter included the wrong description for 360 Enterprise Security, which does not offer immune cell-targeted oligonucleotide delivery, but is rather an internet security provider.

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VC Reads topics today include a look into the last year's seed investments, reports of several big rounds for transportation startups, a discussion of the rollout and adoption of new tech, and more.

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Funded companies today included a renewable energy microgenerator for IoT, a cybersecurity provider for healthcare, a brain interface platform, and more.

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Located in Arlington, VA, ExecVision is a conversation intelligence platform designed to help organizations identify and improve their reps’ performance bell curve. ExecVision was founded in 2015 by two experienced sales training professionals who identified a problem which was consistent across all of their clients regardless of solution type or industry. The problem was that one-time sales training and coaching efforts almost never resulted in driving human behavior change. 

ExecVision was built to give managers the visibility they need to create consistency and accountability across their entire team. This improves rep performance, on boarding/rap times, quota attainment, and ultimately revenue attainment/retention. 

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Today's funding total was divided into 12 categories.

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Inside VC's writer/curator Stephen currently lives in Berlin and is pursuing a Master's degree in philosophy. He otherwise enjoys cooking Indian/Southeast Asian cuisine, received his Bachelors in NYC, and lived almost two years in Bucharest.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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