Pre-IPO Report: A Fundamental Data Analysis

We decided to take a deeper look into a few companies that may be making headlines in the coming year. In doing so we compiled a Pre-IPO Report that analyzes 6 companies from our database that have caught our attention lately having large capital raises in the last 6 months. We have provided granular deal term, investment, and valuation data for Infusion Software, Inrix, Lookout, The Honest Company, Thumbtack, and Veracode. We then benchmarked these companies against other high growth Venture Backed companies that have gone public in the last few years (sample includes companies which have filed an IPO from 2011-present).

VC Experts – Pre-IPO Data Analysis Report is FREE, please don’t hesitate to pass it along.



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Louisiana venture capital totaled $47.5 million in 2014 |

Venture capitalists invested $47.5 million in businesses in Louisiana during 2014.

According to a new report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association using data from Thompson Reuters, Baton Rouge biotechnology company Nupotential closed one venture capital deal in 2014 valued at $380,000 with BVM Capital.

Two New Orleans-area businesses, Posigen, LLC and Kickboard, Inc. received $42.3 million in venture capital collectively. Posigen’s $40 million investment came from Goldman Sachs & Co., while New Markets Venture Partners invested in Kickboard.

The Capital City ranks 152nd and New Orleans ranked 56th on the list of 160 metropolitan areas where venture capitalists invested a total of $48.3 billion into companies. The Baton Rouge area has traditionally seen more venture capital deals in the healthcare industry, more specifically in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Lafayette, the only other city that received venture capital last year in Louisiana, saw one $4.8 million deal come to Broad Point Energy from Advantage Capital partners.

Nationally, San Francisco’s metro area lead with 876 completed venture capital deals valued at $15.7 billion. Five of the 10 largest deals in the nation completed in 2014 were in the San Francisco metro area.

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IVC-KPMG: Summary of Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising – 2014

Guest Post by Marianna Shapira, Research Manager, IVC Research Center

IVC and KPMG report:

2014 VC fund raising reaches $914m – most in 6 years

Key facts:

  • Four VC funds raised more than $100 million each, accounting for 64% of total
  • Average fund size of $76 million is up 55% from previous year
  • Only 3 micro-VCs established, compared with 7 in 2013

Tel Aviv, January 14, 2015. In 2014, 12 Israeli venture capital funds raised $914 million, the most raised by Israeli venture capital funds in six years. The year’s fund raising was up 68 percent from the $544 million raised by 11 VC funds in 2013, and was 18 percent above the 10-year average of $777 million.

Four veteran Israeli VC funds managed to raise more than $100 million each and accounted for 64 percent of total capital raised in 2014. Carmel Ventures’ fourth fund attracted the largest amount – $194 million, while Magma raised $150 million for its fourth fund, less than two years after closing its previous $110 million fund. JVP made a first closing of $160 million of a targeted $180 million for its seventh fund. In addition, Vintage’s seventh fund, a fund of funds, attracted $144 million, 50 percent of which is being allocated to Israeli investments.

The average fund size in 2014 reached $76 million, 55 percent above 2013’s $49 million average, and up 46 percent from the $52 million of 2012. The increase reflects the raising of more medium sized funds and fewer micro VC funds than in each of the previous two years.


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Report: Box sets the price of IPO at $14 per share

Storage wars continue. Box keeps strumming along as the market leader, we will have to see what happens to their competitor Dropbox. Another raise? or another IPO for the storage kings?


Box plans to offer 12,500,000 shares priced at $14.00 per share during its IPO on Friday, according to a Reuters report late Thursday citing an underwriter. CNBC and the Wall Street Journal are also reporting that updated share price. Box will be trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BOX.

The pricing is higher than the $11 to $13 price per share the company was planning on last week. With the new pricing, the company is valued at around $1.67 billion.

Box, founded in 2005 by CEO Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith, first filed to go public in March but then wavered with its plans as the year went on, citing market problems. It wasn’t until this month that the company formally made public that it planned to go forth with its IPO plans.

In the filings, Box said it has over 32 million registered…

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2014 Billion Dollar Club: A Valuation & Terms Tear Down

Near the end of 2014 we provided lists to both VentureBeat and Forbes  for their compilation of “These 20 companies achieved $1B+ valuations in 2014” and “The Hottest Startups Of 2014“. Both articles gave valuations of the companies, however we wanted to dive down into the granular data that VC Experts Intelligence Database provides. Included in the report is a look at Valuations and Trends, An Industry Breakdown,  & Deal Terms. Our analysis details 24 private companies, and over 160 deals that took place over the life of each company. The report is free, please don’t hesitate to pass it along.


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