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Inside Venture Capital (Jan 18th, 2019)

  1. Point Nine Capital 2019 Team Predictions: Possible points of departure are the coming of age of Millennials, human-machine collaboration, revamping the child-related bureaucracy, and more.
  2. Two Portfolio Tips for First Time Seed Funds: Homebrew’s Hunter Walk (Angellist, Shyp, Lever) emphasizes managing expectations and trading ownership for talent.
  3. Why This Venture Capitalist Believes Uber Is a Better Bet Than Lyft: Fortune interviews Mitchell Green (Uber, Bird, Spotify, Alibaba) of Lead Edge Capital.
  4. This week’s funding total came in at $6,681,830,000.
  5. MoMo (Vietnam), e-wallet: $100M C led by Warburg Pincus.
  6. MabPlex (China), biologics development for manufacturing: $59.1M A from SDIC, Shenzhen Capital.
  7. Alation (Redwood City, CA), self-serving data analytics: $50M C led by Sapphire Ventures, participation from Salesforce, Costanoa, DCVC, Harmony, Icon.
  8. Our top VC funding round of the week came from Veeam (Baar, Switzerland), public/private cloud data management platform, for $500M led by Insight Venture Partners.
  9. Today’s top funding category was Biotech/Health for $151,600,000 raised over five deals.
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Today's VC Reads topics include predictions for 2019, an interview with Mitchell Green, a YC/MIT collaboration, and more.

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Funded companies today included an AR/immersive group gaming platform, a footwear design academy, a fully automated indoor farm, and more.

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This week's funding came in at  $6,681,830,000.00, about $3B above the year's average and $3.5B above the median.

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Today's funding total was divided into 13 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, 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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