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Inside Venture Capital (Dec 13th, 2019)

  1. Why 90% of the Investors in This New Silicon Valley Venture Fund Are Women: Fortune profiles the Operator Collective.
  2. Stock Closes 61% Above IPO Price On First Day Of Trading: From Crunchbase.
  3. WeLab (Hong Kong), fintech enabler: $156M C from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, China Construction Bank, et al.
  4. LeanTaaS (Santa Clara, CA), predictive and prescriptive analytics for hospital cost reduction: $40M from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division.
  5. AWAK (Singapore), dialysis machine: $40M from Vickers Venture Partners, et al.
  6. EdCast (San Francisco, CA), AI-powered personalized learning and knowledge management for enterprise: $35M D led by Avathon Capital, participation from National Grid Partners, State Street Global Advisors, REV Venture Partners, et al.
  7. Purplle (India), beauty products and services marketplace: $30M C from Goldman Sachs, IvyCap Ventures, Blume Ventures, JSW Ventures.
  8. Notal Vision (Mannassas, VA), home-based disease management platform: $40M from Ganot Capital.
  9. Theatro (Dallas, TX), enterprise mobile voice platform: $20M C from Sageview Capital.
  10. Zippin (San Francisco, CA), cashierless checkout for brick and mortar retail: $12M A led by Evolv Ventures, participation from SAP.iO, Scrum Ventures, Arca Continental, Nomura Research Institute, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, et al.

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Today's VC Reads include a new majority investment in India.

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Funded companies today include a platform to assist in sports bettings, and more.

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This week's funding came in at $3,090,750,000, over $2B below the year's average.

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Today's funding 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.

Editor: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside).

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