The Capital Report v19.32

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

NEW YORKAug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Swell Partners is a new venture fund of $3.3 million. The fund was announced today and is founded and run by Jay Patil and Rusty Ralston, investors who have also guided the formation of teams for more than 50 successful start-ups over the past decade.

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-venture-fund-puts-the-building-of-top-tier-teams-at-fore-300902757.html

THE CAPITAL REPORT

  • Sunstone Management, a diversified capital management and investment firm based in Long Beach, Calif., has launched a new fund to facilitate the growth of startups participating in the Long Beach Accelerator program
  • NYC-based early stage venture capital Swell Partners has launched a new $3.3m sector-agnostic, human-centric fund
  • Lux Capital, a venture capital firm based in New York City and Silicon Valley investing in counter-conventional, seed and early stage science and technology ventures, raised over $1 billion for two new funds
  • Oakley Capital, a Western Europe-focused private equity firm, recently closed its latest fund, at €1.46bn
  • Brick & Mortar Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based construction tech venture capital firm, closed its first institutional fund, at $97.2M
  • Great Point Partners, a Greenwich, CT-based healthcare investment firm, closed its latest growth buy-out fund, Great Point Partners III, at $306m
  • Elysium Venture Capital, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm, has come out of stealth with $100m in assets under management
  • Valar Ventures, a New York­-based venture capital firm, raised $150m for its Fund V
  • Cocoon Capital, a Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at USD 22m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

The Capital Report v19.31

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

Nyca Partners, a firm with investments in financial technology businesses including PayRange, Trellis, Affirm and Acorns, has collected another $210 million for its third venture capital fund.

Located in New York, Nyca’s debut fund closed on $31 million in 2014. Its second fund, a similarly focused fintech effort, raised $125 million in 2017.

Venture capital investment in fintech is poised to reach new heights in 2019, according to PitchBook. So far this year, investors have bet $8.6 billion on U.S.-based fintech upstarts. Last year, investment in the space reached an all-time high of more than $12 billion, with Robinhood, Coinbase and Plaid all raising multi-hundred-million-dollar rounds.

Read more: https://forecastwire.com/2019/08/02/nyca-partners-raises-210m-to-invest-in-fintech-startups/

THE CAPITAL REPORT

  • Cocoon Capital, a Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at USD 22m
  • Silver Oak Services Partners, an Evanston, IL-based lower-middle market private equity firm, completed the fundraising for Silver Oak Services Partners Fund IV, L.P., at $500m
  • CerraCap Ventures, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based an early stage venture capital firm, received an investment from Mexico Ventures into CerraCap II, LP.
  • PowerPlant Ventures, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm investing in plant-based food and beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies, such as Beyond Meat [BYND], closed its second fund, at $165m
  • Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a Bala Cynwyd, Penn. – based alternative investment management firm, closed Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund V, with more than $760m in commitments
  • Nyca Partners, a NYC-based fintech focused venture capital firm, closed its third fund, at $210M

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

The Capital Report v19.30

REPORT  HIGHLIGH

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vida Ventures (“Vida”), a next-generation life sciences venture firm, announced today the closing of Vida Ventures II, LLC (“Vida II”), raising $600 million in an oversubscribed fund. Vida II will be used to further the firm’s life sciences platform, which began building a successful track record of investing with its inaugural fund by focusing on companies that change the paradigm of care for patients. With the close of Vida II, Vida has approximately $1 billion under management in less than two years since inception. Vida II fund investors include members of the Vida team, investors from the inaugural fund, top-tier endowments, foundations, family offices, funds-of-funds, and notable individuals across the U.S. and overseas. In anticipation of Vida II, the firm also announced the expansion of its team of experts with Helen S. Kim, Rajul Jain, M.D., Heba Nowyhed, Ph.D., and Eric Trac, M.D

Read more:  https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190801005310/en/Vida-Ventures-Closes-600-Million-Vida-II

THE CAPITAL REPORT

  • CerraCap Ventures, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based an early stage venture capital firm, received an investment from Mexico Ventures into CerraCap II, LP.
  • PowerPlant Ventures, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm investing in plant-based food and beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies, such as Beyond Meat [BYND], closed its second fund, at $165m
  • Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a Bala Cynwyd, Penn. – based alternative investment management firm, closed Hamilton Lane Strategic Opportunities Fund V, with more than $760m in commitment
  • HCAP Partners, a San Diego, California-based private equity firm and impact investor, closed HCAP Partners IV, L.P., at $150M
  • BGV, a Palo Alto, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm with an focus on enterprise 4.0 startups in global markets, closed its Opportunity Fund, at $70m
  • Vida Ventures, a Boston, MA-based next-generation life sciences venture capital firm, closed Vida Ventures II, LLC, at $600m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

The Capital Report v19.29

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BGV, an early-stage venture capital firm with deep Silicon Valley roots and an exclusive focus on enterprise 4.0 startups in global markets, today announced the close of its Opportunity Fund, a $70 million investment vehicle. The Opportunity Fund is designed to make expansion stage investments in successful portfolio companies that emerge from BGV II and BGV III, both early-stage funds.

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190725005169/en/BGV-Closes-70-Million-Opportunity-Fund-Announces

THE CAPITAL  REPORT

  • OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare, has launched a second venture capital fund of $75m
  • VMG Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based private equity firm specializing in building iconic consumer brands, closed a $250m fund
  • Flare Capital Partners, a Boston, MA-based healthcare technology venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at $255m
  • DW Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm focused primarily on making control investments in North American middle-market healthcare companies, closed its fifth fund, at $610M
  • Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF), a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, launched a venture banking and lending business
  • Moiin, Inc., a Seoul, South Korea-based VR hardware company working to build a fully immersive world, is launching a $100m Silicon Valley-based, venture capital fund
  • CVC Capital Partners closed CVC Strategic Opportunities II (“SO II”), at €4.6 billion
  • Sierra Ventures, a San Mateo, CA-based early-stage technology-focused venture capital firm, closed the twelfth investment fund, at $215m
  • BGV, a Palo Alto, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm with an focus on enterprise 4.0 startups in global markets, closed its Opportunity Fund, at $70m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

The Capital Report v19.28

Reblog from Investor Network

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

LOS ANGELESJuly 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Fifth Wall, the largest venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry (property technology or “proptech”), announced the close of its second real estate technology fund. The oversubscribed $503 million Fund II more than doubled the size of Fifth Wall’s initial fund, which closed in May 2017 at $212 million.

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fifth-wall-closes-new-503-million-fund-the-largest-real-estate-venture-capital-fund-raised-to-date-300885325.html

THE CAPITAL  REPORT

  • WHP Global, a NYC-based new brand management platform, received a $200m equity investment from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and announced the acquisition of global fashion brand Anne Klein
  • IQ Capital, a Cambridge and London, UK-based deep-tech venture capital firm, has announced the raise of two funds for a total of over $300m
  • Bow River Capital, a Denver, CO-based closed its latest growth equity fund, at $160m
  • RA Capital Management, LLC, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm, closed its inaugural venture fund, at just over $300m
  • Adara Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Luxembourg, completed the first closing of its third fund, with commitments in excess of €65m
  • AV Group Ltd., an asset manager with offices in New York, Cayman Islands, Norway and Singapore with a focus on growing Norwegian based ESG and Impact companies globally, has just launched two funds
  • Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, closed a second fund, at $850m
  • Sierra Ventures, a San Mateo, CA-based early-stage technology focused venture capital firm, closed the twelfth investment fund, at $215m
  • Fifth Wall, a Los Angeles, Calif.–based venture capital firm focused on technologies for the global real estate industry, closed its second fund, at $503m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

The Capital Report v19.27

REPORT HIGHLIGHT

Billionaires Robert Smith and Brian Sheth, cofounders of Vista Equity Partners, are in the midst of raising a mammoth $16 billion software buyout fund that could usher in deals the likes of which the sector has never seen before. Even as Vista continues to grow its assets dramatically, the software-focused private equity giant isn’t leaving behind the small, high-growth companies that have been critical to its success.

On Thursday morning Vista completed a $850 million fundraise for its Endeavor Fund II, a private equity pool aimed at buying fast-growing enterprise software companies with between $10 million and $30 million in annual recurring revenue and growing them into businesses many multiples of that size. These deals are often done with checks of between $30 million and $100 million, a fraction of the multibillion-dollar buyouts that have made Vista a highly followed force in the world of private equity, but they offer returns that are on par or better than the bigger fish and help it remain expert in the emerging trends and companies in the massive and ever-growing software industry.

Read more:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2019/07/11/robert-smith-brian-sheth-vista-equity-software-buyouts/#3e053f9b4d81

THE CAPITAL REPORT

  • 42CAP, a Munich, Germany based seed stage venture capital firm focused on investing B2B software startups, closed its second fund, at €50m
  • e.ventures, a San Francisco and Berlin, Germany-based tech-enabled venture capital firm, announced $400M in new capital across two early stage funds
  • Maniv Mobility, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based mobility venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at $100M
  • Flexpoint Ford, LLC, a Chicago, IL-based private equity investment firm specializing in the financial services and healthcare industries, held the first and final closing of two funds, at $2.0 billion
  • YL Ventures, a San Francisco, CA and Tel Aviv, Israel-based venture capital firm specializing in seed-stage investing in Israeli cybersecurity startups, closed its fourth fund, at $120m
  • Vice Ventures, a Brooklyn, New York-based seed-stage venture capital fund investing in good companies operating in “bad” industries, has started activity
  • YPF, an Argentinian energy company with $15B in revenue and 21 thousand employees, has launched YPF Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund that will expand the company’s reach into emerging energy businesses
  • Great Hill Partners, a Boston, MA-based growth-oriented private equity firm, closed its seventh fund, at $2.5 billion
  • Adara Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Luxembourg, completed the first closing of its third fund, with commitments in excess of €65m
  • AV Group Ltd., an asset manager with offices in New York, Cayman Islands, Norway and Singapore with a focus on growing Norwegian based ESG and Impact companies globally, has just launched two funds
  • Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses, closed a second fund, at $850m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

Upate and Welcome to Red Hook Capital

Welcome to Red Hook Capital.  Red Hook Capital is the ideas and energy that produces results via new ventures from moonshot deals to Special Purpose Entities (SPEs).

UPDATE

  • Our friends and family have invested through SPEs in 6 moonshot deals last quarter.
  • Currently, we are raising capital for one of our new SPEs for a hybrid fund that invests in funds (fund of funds) and moonshot deals.
  • A few times a month the Red Hook Capital Report (RHC Report) will highlight new private equity funds and venture capital funds.  We are investing through are SPEs in funds and moonshot deals.
  • Our SPEs are actively investing in moonshot deals that have a clear plan for landing!

Updated October 9th 2019 (2019/10/09)