The Scherzer Deal Report: June 23-29, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


The Scherzer Deal Report is released on Tuesdays.



PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
1868 Ventures Columbus, OH $50M Scotts Miracle-Gro launched a $50 million corporate venture arm
Addition New York, NY $1.3B Debut VC fund led by ex-Tiger Global investor Lee Fixel
KKR New York, NY $10B Third Asia buyout fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Ridgemont Equity Partners American Safety Council Undisclosed Orlando, FL-based provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end market
Charlesbank Capital Partners  Aptean Undisclosed Alpharetta, GA-based ERP software company
HGGC, Level Equity Aventri Undisclosed Norwalk, CT-based provider of event management software
Elm Street Technology IDX Broker Undisclosed Eugene, OR-based provider of real estate search applications and marketing solutions
Flagship Pioneering, Alaska Permanent Fund, Riverstone Holdings Indigo Ag $300M Charlestown, MA-based developer of crop sustainability and selling solutions
Investindustrial Knoll $164M East Greenville, PA-based furniture maker
The Carlyle Group  Piramal Pharma $490M Indian drugmaker
The Carlyle Group Unison Undisclosed Dulles, VA-based provider of procurement and contract management software to federal government agencies and contractors
Bain Capital  Virgin Australia Holdings Undisclosed Largest Australian airline by fleet size to use the Virgin brand
Warburg Pincus WEX Inc. $400M Portland, ME-based corporate credit card provider
Clearlake Capital Group WhiteStar Asset Management Undisclosed Dallas, TX-based CLO specialist


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
5AM Ventures, venBio Partners, RA Capital Management, Medivate Partners, GC LabCell, and GC Artiva Biotherapeutics $78M San Diego, CA-based developer of allogeneic natural killer cell therapies
Insight Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, Eclipse Ventures BrightInsight $40M San Jose, CA-based regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech
Andreessen Horowitz, Kaiser Permanente, Kinnevik, Thrive Capital, Lakestar, Founders Fund Cedar $102M New York-based health care financial engagement platform
Craft Ventures, Georgian Partners ClickUp $35M San Diego, CA-based project management app
Barclays, Citi, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Canaccord Genuity, Franklin Templeton, StageDotO, Shea Ventures CMG $25M New York-based provider of workflow and real-time data analytics for capital markets transactions
FTV Capital Derivative Path $35M San Francisco, CA-based provider of solutions for OTC interest rate derivative and for-ex transactions
Optum Ventures, Oak HC/FT, Humana, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures DispatchHealth $136M Denver, CO-based in-home health care startup
Activate Capital, Forte Ventures, Evonik VC, Kerogen Digital Solutions, High Tide Foundation, Kleiner Perkins Green Growth, Ajax Strategies, Blue Bear Capital, Schneider Electric Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, ABB Tech Ventures Element $18M San Francisco, CA-based “industrial data hub”
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Finistere Ventures, Novalis LifeSciences, Germin8 Ventures, TO Ventures Food, Anterra Capital,  Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund Enko Chem $45M Woburn, MA-based developer of crop protection solutions
MCIF, APF, Sayan Bioventures, BioStar Capital, Kairos Ventures, Caltech Foldax $20M Salt Lake City, UT-based artificial heart valve developer
Point Ventures, Initialized Capital, Founders Fund, SaaStr, House Fund HelloOffice $20M San Francisco-based commercial real estate brokerage making
Intel Capital, DFJ Growth, Dell Technologies Capital, Greycroft, Drive Capital, Citi Ventures Immuta $40M Boston-based automated data governance startup
8VC, Round13 Capital, Citi Ventures, Spark Capital, ScaleUp, Slack Fund Nylas $25M San Francisco, CA-based provider of communications APIs for developers
Wafra, Breyer Capital, LiveOak Venture Partners, Royal Bank of Canada, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures OJO Labs $62.5M Austin, TX-based maker of an AI assistant for the real estate industry
Obvious Ventures, Gradient Ventures, Point Judith Capital Openly $15M Boston, MA-based homeowners insurance platform
Fin VC, Tribe Capital, Uncorrelated Ventures, Lachy Groom, Anthemis, Craft Ventures, Fika Ventures, MaC Ventures Pipe $60M Los Angeles, CA-based SaaS subscription financing platform
Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, 468 Capital, Basis Set Ventures, Mango Capital Rasa $26M San Francisco, CA-based chatbots platform
Arch Venture Partners, Flagship Pioneering, CPPIB, Baillie Gifford, F-Prime Capital, Alaska Permanent Fund, PSP Investment Board, Bezos Expeditions, GV, Omega Funds, Altitude Life Science Ventures Sana Biotechnology $700M Seattle, WA-based gene regulation startup
Providence Strategic Growth SevenRooms $50M New York-based provider of hospitality guest management software
WuXi AppTec, Sequoia Capital China, Connecticut Innovations Simcha Therapeutics $25M New Haven, CT-based developer of drugs to modulate cytokine pathways
Longitude Capital, Optum Ventures, Deerfield Management, Blue Venture Fund, Flare Capital, Town Hall Ventures Somatus $64M McLean, VA-based provider of kidney disease diagnostics
Fidelity, Westcap, Inovia Capital, Greenoaks, Spark Capital, Greylock, Valor Equity, Tao Capital, Atreides Capital, Lennar Sonder $170M hotel and short-term apartment rental platform
Guggenheim Partners, UC Investments, Elisabeth Murdoch, SC Holdings SpringHill $100M new media company co-founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter
Recruit Strategic Partners, Flourish Ventures, Loeb Enterprises, Propel Venture Partners, CMFG Ventures Steady $15M Atlanta, GA-based startup that helps low- and mid-wage workers earn more money
Sapphire Ventures, GV, Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DCM, Resolute Ventures UJet $55M San Francisco, CA-based provider of cloud customer support software

June 30th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: June 16-22, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


The Scherzer Deal Report is released on Tuesdays.



PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Ares Management Los Angeles, CA $3.5B Special opportunities fund
Corten Capital London, UK €392M Debut fund by Warburg Pincus vets Simon Begg and Joseph Schull
FirstMark Capital New York, NY $380M Fifth early stage fund 
FirstMark Capital New York, NY $270M Third opportunities fund
FTV Capital San Francisco, CA $1.2B Sixth growth equity fund
Grishin Robotics Menlo Park, CA $100M New fund
Osceola Capital Tampa, FL $125M Debut fund
The Sterling Group Houston, TX $2B Fifth fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Paine Schwartz Partners AgroFresh Solutions Undisclosed Philadelphia, PA-based company focused on extending the shelf-life of produce and flowers
Durable Capital Partners, Fidelity, T. Rowe Price DoorDash $400M  
AE Industrial Partners  NuWave Undisclosed McLean, VA-based provider of data management and other tech solutions to the federal government
Accel-KKR PINC Undisclosed Union City, CA-based provider of supply chain management software for yard operations


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Blue Venture Fund, CRV, .406 Ventures, Horizon Healthcare Services, Echo Health Ventures Abacus Insights $35M Boston, MA-based data integration and interoperability platform for health plans and providers
 Point72 Ventures, High Alpha Capital, Republic Labs, Oakridge, Peak State Botkeeper $25M Boston, MA-based bookkeeping company
Andreessen Horowitz, Comcast Ventures, Trinity Ventures Brightside $35M financial care platform for employers
Coatue, Insight Partners, DST Global, Blossom Capital, GIC Checkout.com $150M London-based payments platform
Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Greylock Clockwise $18M San Francisco, CA-based smart calendar startup
Insight Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, ISAI Cap Venture, Perpetual Investors Copado $26M Chicago, IL-based DevOps platform for Salesforce
BlackRock Credo $100M San Jose, CA-based chipmaker
Owl Ventures Degreed $32M San Francisco, CA-based upskilling platform
Sozo Ventures, Alpha Intelligence Capital, Toyota AI Ventures, Micron Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Hella Ventures, Emergence Capital, Benhamou Global Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz Drishti Technologies $25M Mountain View, CA-based provider of video analytics for the factory floor
Blumberg Capital, QED Investors, FJ Labs, Correlation, Moderne, 7BC, Interplay EasyKnock $20M New York-based residential sale and lease-back platform
L Catterton Hydrow $25M Cambridge, MA-based maker of connected rowing machines
Optum Ventures, Idinvest, capital300, Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital, Symphony Ventures Kaia Health $26M New York-based digital therapeutics startup
Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors MayStreet $21M New York-based market data infrastructure platform
Atomico, Glynn Capital, Dawn Capital, Nauta Capital, Slack Fund Onna $27M Barcelona and New York-based knowledge integration platform
Kleiner Perkins, Upfront Ventures Open Raven $15M Los Angeles, CA-based data security platform
Lightspeed Venture Partners, 8VC, DCVC Bio, ND Capital, Mubadala, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Permanente, IMRF Orca Bio $192M Menlo Park, CA-based developer of allogeneic cell therapies
Sands Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Operator Collective, Lone Pine Capital, Spark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield, Sapphire Ventures Outreach $50M Seattle, WA-based provider of sales tools
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Palantir $500M Palo Alto, CA-based big data analytics company
Apax Digital Payfone $100M New York-based mobile ID company
DCVC, Bold Capital Partners, Alan Frazier Proprio $23M Seattle, WA-based surgical navigation startup
Volkswagen QuantumScape $200M San Jose, CA-based developer of solid-state batteries
Tenaya Capital Salt Security $20M Palo Alto, CA-based API security startup
Redmile Group, Janus Henderson Investors, Fidelity, EcoR1 Capital, Hatteras Venture Partners, Avidity Partners, Partner Fund Management, Emerson Collective, Piper Sandler & Co. Shattuck Labs $118M Austin, TX and Durham, CA-based cancer and inflammatory disease biotech
Coatue Ventures, Index Ventures Starburst $42M Boston, MA-based SQL query engine
Gradient Ventures and GGV Capital Streamlit $21M San Francisco, CA-based model comparison tool for machine learning development
Sapphire Ventures, Comcast Ventures, ForgePoint Capital Uptycs $30M Waltham, MA-based provider of SQL-powered security analytics
Energy Impact Partners, Piva, Salesforce Ventures, National Grid Partners Urbint $20M New York-based provider of field safety information for utilities
BlackRock, Duke Energy, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Material Impact Fund Zero Mass Water $50M Scottsdale, AZ-based developer of hydropanels for drinking water
Access Industries, 83North, Battery Ventures, Harmony Partners, IVP, RTP Ventures, USVP Zerto $33M Boston, MA-based IT resilience startup
Khosla Ventures, Cervin Ventures Zycada $19M Campbell, CA-based developer of a bot to speed up e-commerce experiences

June 22nd, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: June 10-15, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


The Scherzer Deal Report will be released on Tuesdays.



PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Matrix Partners China Hong Kong $750M Sixth Fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, Whale Rock Capital Management, Apax Partners, Dragoneer, Insight Partners, Temasek, Neuberger Berman Duck Creek Technologies Undisclosed Boston, MA-based provider of insurance industry SaaS
Searchlight Capital Partners Global Risk Partners Undisclosed British independent insurance intermediary
Iconiq Capital QGenda Undisclosed Atlanta, GA-based provider of workforce management SaaS for the health care industry


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Andreessen Horowitz, Costanoa Ventures Alpha Health $20M South SF-based unified automation startup focused on health care
ATON Partners, Perceptive Advisors CereVasc $44M Boston, MA-based biotech focused on hydrocephalus
Decheng Capital, Foresite Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ACME Capital Cue Health $100M San Diego, CA-based portable diagnostics lab
Highland Capital Partners, Highland Europe, Dell Technologies Capital, Sequoia Capital, Coatue Management Domino Data Lab $43M San Francisco, CA-based enterprise data science management platform
Brandon Capital Partners, Santé Ventures Glyscend Therapeutics $20.5M Baltimore, MD-based developer of oral treatments for Type 2 diabetes
BlueRun Ventures, Assurant Growth Investing, Leap Global Partners, Correlation Ventures, H.Barton Asset Management, Expa, Montage Ventures, RIT Capital Haus Services $16M San Francisco, CA-based provider of homeowner liquidity solutions
Viking Global Investors HeadLight $25.6M Seattle, WA-based developer of photo-based inspection tech
DST Global, General Catalyst, D1 Capital Partners Instacart $225M San Francisco, CA-based grocery delivery company
Nexus Venture Partners, Rebright Partners, W250 Venture Fund, individual angels Jiffy.ai $18M Palo Alto, CA-based enterprise automation startup
Francisco Partners Kyruus $30M Boston, MA-based provider of search and scheduling software for health systems
Versant Ventures Lycia Therapeutics $50M Bay Area biotech startup focused on protein degradation
Left Lane Capital, Jump Capital, Clocktower Technology Ventures M1 Finance $33M Chicago, IL-based automated money management platform
Lightspeed Venture Partners, AXA Venture Partners NS8 $123M Las Vegas, NV-based provider of online fraud prevention solutions for merchants
Andreessen Horowitz, F-Prime Capital, GV, Transformation Capital PatientPing $60M Boston, MA-based provider of health care coordination software
Team8 Capital, Viola FinTech, Arbor Ventures, Nationwide, Hannover Digital Investments Planck $16M New York-based data platform for insurance underwriting
Insight Partners, CRV, Nexus Venture Partners Postman $150M San Francisco, CA-based platform for API development
Transformation Capital, C5 Capital, Laerdal Million Lives Fund RapidSOS $21M New York-based startup that provides data for emergency response situations
CRV,Tiger Global, the San Francisco 49ers, Charles Phillips, Trinity Ventures, 645 Ventures, Comcast Ventures, YC Squire Technologies $27M New York-based provider of barbershop management and point-of-sale software
Index Ventures, Accel, South Park Commons Transcend $25M San Francisco, CA-based provider of a data privacy infrastructure
GV, Arch Venture Partners, F-Prime, Casdin Capital Verve Therapeutics $63M Cambridge, MA-based developer of cardiovascular therapies
Griffin Gaming Partners, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Avex, Superfly Ventures, Convivialite Ventures, Raised in Space Wave $30M Austin, TX-based virtual concert company that facilitates live music in virtual settings+A7:D28

June 15th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: June 4-9, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


Effective June 10, 2020 The Scherzer Deal Report will be released on Wednesdays.



PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Atlas Venture Cambridge, MA $400M Twelfth fund
Balbec Capital New York, NY $1.2B Fourth global credit fund
Mercato Partners Salt Lake City, UT $90M Fund focused on restaurants
Meritech Capital Partners Palo Alto, CA $800M Seventh later-stage VC fund
Petra Capital Partners Nashville, TN $208M Fourth private equity fund
Wing VC Palo Alto, CA $450M Third early stage fund

Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Silversmith Capital Partners Appfire $49M Boston, MA-based provider of apps for software development teams
Blue Sage Capital Barricades Unlimited Undisclosed Lubbock, TX-based provider of traffic control, pavement markings, guardrail installation equipment and services
Brynwood Partners Buitoni  Undisclosed North American division of Italian pasta brand


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Perceptive Advisors, RTW Investments, Viking Global Investors, Venrock, Franklin Templeton, Rock Springs Capital, LifeSci Venture Partners, Surveyor Capital, Highside Capital Management, Logos Capital, Janus Henderson Investors, Sofinnova, Avidity Partners, Sahsen Ventures Athira Pharma $85M Seattle, WA-based regenerative medicine startup focused on neurological diseases
Valor Equity Partners, Rockwell Automation, Inc., ABB Technology Ventures, Atreides Managemen Atom Power $17.75M Charlotte, NC-based digital circuit breaker
UBS, J.P. Morgan, Barclays Cloud9 Technologies $17.5M New York-based trader collaboration and analytics platform
MPM Capital, F2 Ventures Cullinan Oncology $98.5M Cambridge, MA-based developer of cancer drugs
Perceptive Advisors, Northpond Ventures, GV, Foresite Capital, TPG Capital, First Round Capital DNAnexus $100M Mountain View, CA-based provider of biomedical informatics and data management
Yonjin Venture, Varian Medical Systems, J&J, Venture Investors, Lumira Ventures, State of Wisconsin Investment Board HistoSonics $40M Plymouth, MN-based developer of noninvasive robotic platform and sonic beam therapy
Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global Management, Stripes, FirstMark Capital, Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures, 3KVC, Gaingels, Penna & Co. Hyperscience $60M New York-based data automation startup
Insight Partners Inky $20M College Park, MD-based anti-phishing startup
Goldman Sachs jSonar $50M Waltham, MA-based database security startup
Edison Partners Superpedestrian $15M Boston, MA-based scooter fleet developer
Saudi Aramco, BECO Capital, Cue Ball Group Wahed Invest $25M New York-based online Islamic investment platform
8VC, WiPro, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital Yugabyte $30M Sunnyvale, CA-based developer of open-source distributed SQL databases

June 10th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: May 27 – June 3, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Ardian Paris, France $19B Eighth private equity secondaries and co-investments funds
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $7.45B Sixth flagship buyout fund
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $1.5B Second mid-market fund
Francisco Partners San Francisco, CA $750M Opportunistic credit fund
KKR New York, NY $4B Dislocation fund
MassMutual Ventures Springfield, MA $100M Third fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Shamrock Capital Adweek Undisclosed New York-based ad industry publication
GTCR Captrust Financial Advisors Undisclosed Raleigh, NC-based registered investment advisor
Osceola Capital Central Medical Group Undisclosed Flanders, NJ-based provider of outsourced equipment management solutions for hospices
AE Industrial Partners Deep Space Systems Undisclosed Boca Raton, FL-based provider of payloads, systems, and components to the space industry
Thoma Bravo Exostar Undisclosed Herndon, VA-based information-sharing platform for highly-regulated industries
The Carlyle Group and T&D Holdings Fortitude Group Holdings $2.2B US-based reinsurer
Wellspring Capital Management Steele Solutions Undisclosed Franklin, WI-based provider of steel infrastructure for distribution, warehouse, and manufacturing facilities
LLR Partners TrueLearn Undisclosed Mooresville, NC-based provider of online study tools for medical licensing
H.I.G. Capital USALCO Undisclosed Baltimore, MD-based provider of clean water and alumina cemical solutions


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Goldfinch Partners Vesta $125M Lake Oswego, OR-based fintech pioneer in fraud protection and fully guaranteed payment technologies
Alkeon, Spark Capital, Lux Capital, Iconiq Capital, Thrive Capital, Benchmark Benchling $50M San Francisco, CA-based life sciences R&D cloud platform
Abbot Labs, Smile Group, Quadrant Capital Advisors, Senvest Capital, Janus Henderson, Cormorant Asset Management Bigfoot Biomedical $55M Milpitas, CA-based developer of digital therapies for diabetes
FirstMark Capital, Accomplice, Seedcamp, Credo Ventures, Founders Future, LDV Capital Ezra $18M New York-based provider of early cancer screening solution
Illumina, General Atlantic, Viking Global Investors Gingko Bioworks $70M Boston, MA-based DNA design startup that is working on large-scale COVID-19 testing
Zebra Technologies Locus Robotics $40M Wilmington, MA-based developer of autonomous mobile robots for e-commerce fulfillment warehouses
Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkin Loom $23M San Francisco, CA-based video enterprise collaboration platform
CAM Capital, Samsara BioCapital, BVF Partners, Adams Street Partners, Opaleye Management, Ligand Pharma, Agent Capital, BioAdvance, Nolan Capital Palvella Therapeutics $45M Wayne, PA-based biotech focused on rare genetic diseases without approved treatments
Artis Ventures Tae Life Sciences $30M Foothill Ranch, CA-based radiation therapy startup
Threshold Ventures, Acme Ventures, Define Homebrew, Compound, John Doerr Tia Health $24M San Francisco, CA-based provider of women’s telehealth and clinical services
Finistere, Origin Ventures Tovala $20M Chicago, IL-based smart oven and meal service startup
Silver Lake, Riverwood Capital, Level Equity Vacasa $108M Portland, OR-based vacation rental management platform
Lux Capital Varient Bio $16M New York-based biotech that studies “the genes of people from understudied populations who are outliers for medically relevant traits,”
Gallatin Point Capital, The Rise Fund, TPG, Bono, Jeff Skoll, HarbourVest Partners, Progressive Insurance Varo Money $240M San Francisco, CA-based mobile banking app

June 5th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: May 20-27, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Apollo Global Management New York, NY $1.75B Third fund
Aquiline Capital Partners New York, NY $2B Fourth fund
Spectrum Equity Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA $1.5B Ninth flagship growth equity fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Aurora Capital Partners FMG Suite Undisclosed San Diego-based provider of digital marketing software to financial advisors
Bain Capital Tech Opportunities Hudl Undisclosed Lincoln, NE-based sports performance analysis platform
Waterland Private Equity IMC Undisclosed Chicago, IL-based provider of healthcare communications and consulting to the global pharma market
Apax Partners KAR Global $550M Carmel, IN-based vehicle remarketing site 

Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
DTCP, Adams Street, eFounders, Draper Esprit, Balderton and NextWorld Aircall $65M New York-based developer of a cloud-based phone system
GIC, Viking Global Investors, Upfront Ventures, Tao Capital Partners, Rock Creek Group, Oprah Winfrey, and Katy Perry Apeel Sciences $250M Santa Barbara, CA-based developer of rot-reduction coatings for produce
Temasek, Anterra Capital, Formation8, Wilbur-Ellis Ascus Biosciences $46M San Diego, CA-based animal health and nutrition startup
Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, Norwest Venture Partners Bluecore $50M New York-based provider of marketing automation tools
Valence Life Sciences, Bering Capital, Mesa Verde Venture Partners, Sanderling Ventures CalciMedica $15M La Jolla, CA-based biotech focused on inflammatory diseases
General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital, and BoxGroup Chief $15M New York-based social network for professional women in senior leadership positions
Aspen Capital Group, Oak HC/FT Partners Clara Analytics $25M Santa Clara, CA-based provider of AI tech to the commercial insurance market
Temasek and Equinor Commonwealth Fusion Systems $84M Cambridge, MA-based nuclear fusion startup
GPI Capital, Accel, Sorenson Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, Glynn Capital, Adams Street Partners, Mayfield Couchbase $105M Santa Clara, CA-based NoSQL database
Canaan Partners, Atlas Venture, and Access Biotechnology Day One Biopharma $60M South San Francisco, CA-based drug startup focused on pediatric cancer
Perwyn Decibel $23M Boston and London-based digital experience analytics startup
Semapa Next, Hermes GPE, Evolution Equity Partners, Kibo Ventures, Portugal Ventures, Bynd VC, EDP Ventures, IronFire Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, Sony Innovation Fund, Mastercard DefinedCrowd $50.5M Seattle, WA-based startup that helps companies improve their AI services
Morgan Stanley and PeakSpan Capital Ecwid $42M San Diego, CA-based e-commerce platform for small businesse
Khosla Ventures Fernish $15M Los Angeles, CA-based online platform for renting high-end furniture
MUFG Innovation Partners Fundbox $20M San Francisco, CA-based B2B payments and credit network
Index Ventures, CRV and Trinity venture Gatsby $28M Berkeley, CA-based website developer platform
Babylon Health, 7Wire Ventures, Flare Capital Partners, Jumpstart Capital, Rush University Medical Center for Health, William Wrigley Jr. Higi $30M Chicago, IL-based health kiosk operator
Andreessen Horowitz, T. Rowe Price, BlackRock, Casdin Capital, HOF Capital, WuXi AppTec, Arch Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments Insitro $143M South San Francisco, CA-based “machine-learning driven” drug discovery startup
Vistara Capital Partners, August Capital, Third Point Ventures, DCVC, Tahoma Ventures Kentik $23.5M San Francisco, CA-based network intelligence platform
Iron Mountain, 8VC, Upfront Ventures, Maywic Select Investments, Provenio Capital, Ten Eighty, CX Collective MakeSpace $45M New York-based on-demand physical storage company
Coatue Management, Vitruvian Partners, Visa, Goldman Sachs, 83North, Granite Ventures, Iconiq Capital Marqeta $150M Oakland, CA-based card issuing platform
Optum Ventures, Foresite Capital Management, and Arch Venture Partners were joined by return backers General Catalyst, What If Ventures, 8VC, and Bezos Expedition Mindstrong Health $100M Mountain View, CA-based digital therapeutic platform for serious mental health conditions
Andreessen Horowitz led, and was joined by 8VC, SV Angel, Allen & Co. Octant $30M Emeryville, CA-based synthetic biology multi-target drug discovery startup
Baird Capital, Oak HC/FT, McKesson Ventures, and The Blue Venture Fund Oncology Analytics $28M Atlanta, GA-based provider of data analytics for oncology services groups
Gallatin Point Capital, Greycroft, SVB Capital, Aspect Ventures, Elefund, Sirius International Insurance Group Pie Insurance $100M Washington, DC-based workers’ comp insurer
Atlas Venture, OrbiMed, Abingworth, Sanofi Ventures, University of Colorado, and Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Innovation Q32 Bio $46M Cambridge, MA-based biotech focused on immune regulation
Spark Capital, Fifth Wall, Energy Impact Partners, the Amazon Alexa Fund, Bain Capital Ventures, and RET Ventures SmartRent $60M Scottsdale, AZ-based provider of smart home automation solutions
Forestay Capital Wasabi $30M Boston, MA-based cloud storage startup

May 29th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: May 13-20, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Cathay Innovation Shanghai, San Francisco and more $550M Second global VC fund
Fintop Capital Nashville, TN $126M Second fund
Rubicon Technology Partners Boulder, CO $1.25B Third fund
EIG Global Energy Partners Washington, DC $1.1B Fifth fund
Cohere Capital Partners Boston, MA $200M Debut fund
Cowen Healthcare Investments New York, NY $493M Third fund
Eos Venture Partners London, England $58M VC fund
MBK Partners Seoul, Korea $6.5B Fifth North Asia-focused private equity fund
Goldman Sachs Asset Management New York, NY $2.75B Second real estate secondaries fund
Founder Collective Cambridge, MA $85M Fourth seed-stage fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
ArchiMed ActiGraph Undisclosed Pensacola, FL-based developer of wearable remote monitors for drug trials
iCapital Network, KKR, Aquiline Capital Partners, Genstar Capital, Thiel Capital Artivest Undisclosed New York-based online platform for investing in private equity and hedge funds
Clayton Dubilier & Rice Radio Systems Corp. Undisclosed Knoxville, TN-based maker of electric fences and other pet products
Lion Capital  REX $25M Austin, TX-based licensed residential real estate brokerage using AI and big data
Newlight Partners Zing Health Undisclosed Chicago, IL-based Medicare Advantage HMO plan


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
GIC, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, IVP, Lead Edge Capital Amplitude $50M San Francisco, CA-based product intelligence startup
Sofinnova Venture Partners, Pfizer, Adage Capital Management Amplyx Pharma $53m San Diego, CA-based developer of treatments for life-threatening fungal infections
Allianz X, Takeda Amwell $194M Boston, MA-based telehealth
Alpha Edison, UBS O’Connor Capital Solutions, DNS Capital, Radicle Impact, Sutter Rock, Jeff Skoll, Joseph Sanberg, Social Impact Finance, the Pohlad Companies, AGO Partner Aspiration $135M Los Angeles, CA-based financial advisory services
Bain Capital Life Sciences, RA Capital Management, Perceptive Advisors, Rock Springs Capital, Adage Capital Management, T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group, Omega Funds, Morningside Ventures, Cormorant Asset Management, Ally Bridge Group, Sectoral Asset Management Atea Pharma $215M Boston, MA-based biotech focused on viral infections like COVID-19
Warburg Pincus, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Greycroft Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, New Amsterdam Growth Capital, e.ventures BetterCloud $75M New York-based operations management platform
Accel, Upfront Ventures, Ryan Smith Bevy $15M Palo Alto, CA-based provider of customer marketing SaaS for brands
DST Global, Lone Pine Capital Brex $150M San Francisco, CA-based corporate credit card company focused on startups
Redmile Group, Wing VC, Menlo Ventures, Tyson Ventures, Khosla Ventures, GV, Felicis Ventures, HBM Genomics Clear Labs $18M Menlo Park, CA-based next-generation-sequencing (NGS) diagnostics platform
Valor Equity Partners, Greyhound Capital, Felicis Ventures Coalition $90M San Francisco, CA-based cybersecurity insurance startup
Icon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, John W. Thompson, Lane Bess Confluera $20M Palo Alto, CA-based automated cyberattack response startup
Access Industries, Andreessen Horowitz DigitalOcean $50M New York-based “cloud for developing modern apps”
Madrona Venture Group, SEEK, Salesforce Ventures, M12, Our Innovation Fund GO1.com $40M San Francisco, CA-based enterprise learning platform
Adams Street Partners,  Javelin Venture Partners, LiveOak Venture Partners Homeward $20M Austin, TX-based home buying and selling platform
S.R. One, Tekla Capital Management, MRL Ventures Fund, Solasta Ventures, Brace Pharma, Atlas Ventures, Sofinnova Partner HotSpot Therapeutics $65M Boston, MA-based developer of allosteric therapies
Viola Ventures, TLV Partners Immunai $20M New York-based immune system mapping startup
Insight Partners, Norwest Venture Partners Imperfect Foods $72M San Francisco, CA-based online food marketplace aimed at reducing food waste
Updata Partners, TDF Ventures, Integr8ted Capital Liongard $17M Houston, TX-based unified automation platform for managed service providers
Fidelity, 01 Advisors, Owl Ventures, Atomico, IVP, NEA, NextEquity Partners MasterClass $100M San Francisco, CA-based online course company
Vulcan Capital, Perceptive Advisors, Bezos Expeditions, Defy Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Bolt, Madrona Venture Group Nautilus Biotech $76M San Carlos, CA-based platform for analyzing and quantifying the human proteome
TKS1 ObvioHealth $17M Orlando, FL-based virtual health research organization
Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, New Markets Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures PresenceLearning $27M New York-based provider of live online special education services for K-12 schools
Ally Bridge, Endeavour Vision, Bain Capital Life Sciences, Longitude Capital Rapid Micro Biosystems $120M Lowell, MA-based developer of microbial detection tech for biopharma manufacturing
Novator, General Catalyst Rebag $15M New York-based luxury handbag marketplace
AllianceBernstein, Franklin Templeton, General Atlantic, Sands Capital Management, Warburg Pincus, mAndreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Dragoneer, Tiger Global Management Samsara Networks $400M San Francisco, CA-based provider of IoT sensors and cameras
S2G Ventures, Cultivian Sandbox, Fall Line Capital, Cavallo Ventures, Syngenta Ventures Sound Agriculture $22M Emeryville, CA-based developer of plant breeding solutions
Scale Venture Partners, Zigg Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners Spruce $29M New York-based provider of real estate transaction processing software
Temasek, GV, Illumina Ventures, Invus, JDRF T1D Fund, NanoDimension, Polaris Partners SQZ Biotech $65M Watertown, MA-based cell therapy
Greenspring Associate States Title $123M San Francisco, CA-based automation platform for real estate closings
Activant Capital, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures Truework $30M San Francisco, CA-based consumer identity platform
HighBar Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures Virtana $15M San Jose, CA-based hybrid cloud migration and optimization startup

May 22nd, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: May 6-13, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Energy Spectrum Capital Dallas, TX $969M Eighth fund
NextGen Venture Partners Austin, TX $52M Second fund
Thayer Ventures San Francisco, CA $80M Third fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
ClearLight Partners  ICS Undisclosed Endicott, NY-based provider of IT managed services
Francisco Partners Eventbrite $225M San Francisco-based self-service ticketing and experience technology platform
Hull Street Energy Gauley River Power Partners Undisclosed West Virginia-based operator of a hydroelectric-generating facility 
Thompson Street Capital Partners Pkware Undisclosed Milwaukee, WI-based provider of data security software
Clayton Dubilier & Rice Radio Systems Corp. Undisclosed Knoxville, TN-based maker of electric fences and other pet products
Parthenon Capital RxSense Undisclosed Cumming, GA-based provider of pharmacy benefit management solutions
Melody Investment Advisors Uniti Group Undisclosed Little Rock, AR-based wireless towers unit
Atlantic Street Capital Zips Car Wash Undisclosed Little Rock, AR-based car wash operator


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
DCVC Carbon Health $26M San Francisco-based mobile connected health care network
Spectrum Equity DispatchTrack $144M San Jose, CA-based provider of last-mile logistics solutions
CapitalG, Battery Ventures, Greycroft, Index Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Scale Venture Partners Expel $50M Herndon, VA-based managed security platform
Avon Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flybridge, Accel, Fenbushi, Accomplic FalconX $17M San Mateo, CA-based crypto trading service
M12, Tiger Global, Boldstart Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners FortressIQ $30M San Francisco-based startup focused on imitation learning for process automation
QVT, Dexcel Pharma, Foresite Capital, Bluebird Ventures, Narya Capital, Amplo, Paul Manning, Asia Alpha Kriya Therapeutics $80.5M Palo Alto, CA-based gene therapy startup
Intel Capital, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint Ventures, In-Q-Tel, XSeed Capital Lilt $25M San Francisco-based provider of enterprise translation software
Intel Capital, Cisco Investments, NetApp, SK hynix, Gaorong Capital, Glory Ventures, Jerusalem Venture Partners, LDV Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Northern Light VC MemVerge $19M Milpitas, CA-based developer of memory machine software
Lupa Systems, Advance Venture Partners Morning Consult $31M New York-based data intelligence firm
Bpifrance, Cathay Innovation, MACSF, GV, F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads Owkin $25M New York-based collaboration platform for health care R&D
Brighton Park Capital Paradox $40M Scottsdale, AZ-based chatbot for HR and talent teams
ORI Healthcare Fund Pillar Biosciences $29.7M Natick, MA-based cancer diagnostics company
General Atlantic Quizlet $30M San Francisco-based provider online study tools
LS Polaris Innovation Fund, Droia Ventures, Mission BioCapital, INKEF Capital, the Dementia Discovery Fund QurAlis $42M Cambridge, MA-based developer of precision therapeutics for ALS and other neurologic diseases
Insight Partners Semperis $40M New York-based provider of enterprise “cyber resilience” solutions
Dell Technologies Capital, Amplify Partners, Wing VC, NanoDimension Capital SiMa $30M San Jose, CA-based machine learning startup focused on low-power computer vision processing
Andreessen Horowitz Sleeper $20M San Francisco-based social gaming platform for sports and e-sports
KKR, GGV Capital Slice $43M New York-based ordering and marketing tech platform for local pizzerias
Insight Partners, Emergence Capital, Battery Ventures, YC, Mucker Capital, and Fundersclub UpKeep $36M Los Angeles-based provider of enterprise maintenance management software
T. Rowe Price, Perry Creek Capital, Fidelity Waymo $750M Mountain View, CA-based self-driving car unit of Alphabet

May 15th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: April 29 – May 6, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Ara Partners Houston, TX $400M Debut fund
Autotech Ventures Menlo Park, CA $150M Second fund
Metropolitan Partners Group Management New York, NY $240M Sixth fund
Oberland Capital New York, NY $1.05B Health care royalties fund
Partners for Growth San Francisco, CA $325M Sixth specialty lending fund focused on growth companies
Runa Capital Menlo Park, CA $157M Third fund


Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Bregal Sagemount Corcentric $80M Cherry Hill, NJ-based provider of business spend management software
Triangle Digital Ventures Covideo Undisclosed Indianapolis, IN-based provider of video messaging software
Astra Capital Management DartPoints Undisclosed Dallas, TX-based owner and operator of edge colocation data centers
Cove Hill Partners  Kalkomey Undisclosed Dallas, TX-based provider of online recreational safety education and agency management software
Macquarie Multifuels Midstream Group Undisclosed Houston, TX-based differentiated power and utility infrastructure company focused on lateral natural gas pipelines and related asset
L Catterton  Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings $400M Global cruise line
BV Investment Partners StraighterLine Undisclosed Baltimore, MD-based online secondary education course platform
Sole Source Capital  Supply Chain Services Undisclosed Oakdale, MN-based provider of automatic identification and data capture and factory automation solutions


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
John Chambers and John Doer ASAPP $185M New York-based maker of call center software
Altimeter Capital, Bond Capital, Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Capital Cockroach Labs $86.6M New York-based distributed SQL database
Index Ventures, Radical Investments, Amplify Partners Covariant $40M Berkeley, CA-based developer of autonomy solutions for industrial robotics
Northgate Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Four Rivers Group Dtex $17.5M San Jose, CA-based provider of endpoint security software
PSP Investments, CPP Investments, Illumina Grail $390M Menlo Park, CA-based cancer detection company
GreatPoint Ventures, Autotech Ventures, Argean Capital, Monta Vista Capital KlearNow $16M Santa Clara, CA-based digital customers clearance platform
Uber, Alphabet, Bain Capital Ventures, GV Lime $170M San Francisco, CA-based e-scooter company
Bain Capital Ventures, Raine Ventures, Barry Sternlicht Material Bank $28M New York-based architecture and design marketplace
GSR Ventures, PPD Inc. Medable $25M Palo Alto, CA-based platform for decentralized clinical trials
GGV Capital, YL Ventures, SVCI Orca Security $20M Los Angeles, CA-based cybersecurity startup focused on cloud vulnerabilities
SK Holdings, Avis Budget Group, Alliance Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners Otonomo $46M Israeli automotive data services platform
Ally Bridge Group, Adage Capital Management, HealthQuest Capital, Partner Fund Management, Rock Springs Capital Pulmonx $66M Redwood City, CA-based developer of minimally invasive treatments for severe emphysema
Sequoia Capital, NEA, Ribbit Capital, 9Yards Capital, Unusual Ventures Robinhood $280M Menlo Park, CA-based financial services company
Vickers Venture Partners, Flint Hills Resources, CPV/CAP Pensionskasse Coop & International, Eversource Retirement Plan Master Trust, WI Harper Group RWDC Industries $133M Athens, GA-based bioplastics manufacturing startup
Riverwood Capital Sensor Tower $45M San Francisco, CA-based mobile app market intelligence firm
Versant Ventures, GV Ventus Therapeutics $60M Massachusetts and Montreal-based immunology startup

May 7th, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|

The Scherzer Deal Report: April 22-29, 2020


Here is this week’s Deal Report for private equity and venture capital activity for US-based PE and VC firms and portfolio companies, brought to you by Scherzer International.


PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
Andreessen Horowitz Menlo Park, CA $515M Second crypto-focused fund
Consonance Capital Partners New York, NY $856M Second fund
Constitution Capital Partners Andover, MA $1B+ Fifth fund
Cyprium Investment Partners Cleveland, OH $445M Fifth fund
Eighty-Seven Capital Menlo Park, CA $50M Debut fund
Manna Tree Partners Vail, CO $142M Debut fund
OMERS Toronto, Canada $750M VC fund focused on early-stage tech companies in North America and Europe
Silverton Partners Austin, TX $144M Sixth fund

Private Equity Investors Company  Amount Description
Apollo Global Management, Silver Lake Expedia $3.2B Seattle, WA-based travel site
Providence Strategic Growth Next Glass Undisclosed Wilmington, NC-based provider of consumer-facing software to the alcoholic beverage market
Shore Capital Partners Southern Orthodontic Partners Undisclosed Nashville, TN-based orthodontic practices


Venture Capital Investors Company  Amount Description
Hatteras Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures, Longview Ventures, Broadview Ventures, aMoon Fund AtaCor Medical $25M San Clemente, CA-based developer of cardiac-pacing therapies
Valar Ventures, Sammons Financial, NEA, Morpheus Ventures, Core Innovation Capital Bestow $50M Dallas, TX-based digital life insurance platform
SoftBank Vision Fund, ClearBridge Investments, Satwik Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures Brain Corp. $36M San Diego, CA-based developer of tech for autonomous mobile robots
Spark Capital Catalyst $25M New York-based customer success platform
Eclipse Ventures, Iconiq Capital, Hanaco Ventures, Floodgate Cheetah $36M San Francisco, CA-based platform for contactless pickup and delivery of food and supplies
Norwest Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital Clever Care Health Plan $20M Westminster, CA-based provider of Medicare Advantage plans
Frazier Healthcare Partners, Longitude Capital, Euclidean Capital Dascena $50M Oakland, CA-based patient diagnostic tech startup
GV, Benchmark Digits $22M San Francisco, CA-based business spend monitoring dashboard
Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ajax Strategies, Building Ventures, OurCrowd EnVerid Systems $20M Boston, MA-based developer of HVAC load reduction tech
Arch Venture Partners, Cormorant Asset Management, EDBI, Invus, Terra Magnum Capital Partners, City Hill Ventures, Colt Ventures, LifeSci Venture Partners Erasca $200M San Diego, CA-based precision oncology startup
Andreessen Horowitz, Durable Capital, Index Ventures, Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund Figma $50M Palo Alto, CA-based maker of an in-browser interface design and prototyping tool
BP Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures, Energy Innovation Capital, SVB FreeWire Technologies $25M San Leandro, CA-based provider of power solutions for the grid edge
Redmile Group, Nexus Management, Emerald Development Managers, the Abell Foundation LifeSprout $28.5M Baltimore, MD-based regenerative medicine startup
NEA, Gradient Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Struck Capital, Dolby Family Ventures, Motorola Solutions, Fusion Fund, Intellectus Partners, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, Numbase Group, InFocus Capital Partners Mojo Vision $51M Saratoga, CA-based maker of smart contact lenses
Radian Capitalled, Salesforce Ventures, Allen & Co., Tim Armstrong Niche $35M Pittsburgh, PA-based school search platform for K-12 and college
Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Temasek, DCVC Pivot Bio $100M Berkeley, CA-based developer of microbial nitrogen tech for increasing crop yields
Harmony Partners, Accomplice, .406 Ventures, Legion Capital Randori $20M Waltham, MA-based automated cyberattack platform
GV, Arch Venture Partners, Partners Innovation Fund Rome Therapeutics $50M Cambridge, MA-based biotech focused on leveraging “junk DNA” to discover cancer and autoimmune disease therapeutics
LendingTree, T. Rowe Price, Union Square Ventures, Breyer Capital, Goodwater Capital, Greenspring Associates Stash $112M New York-based investing and savings platform
PBM Capital, Nolan Capital Taysha Gene Therapies $30M Dallas, TX-based developer of therapies to treat CNS monogenic diseases
Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital Tecton.ai $20M San Francisco, CA-based machine learning platform formed by three former Uber engineers
Insight Partners, Dawn Capital, Seed Capital, Damgaard Co.  Templafy $25M Denmark-based provider of enterprise template management and document creation software
NewView Capital, Notion Capital, Workday Ventures Topia $15M San Francisco, CA-based talent mobility platform
 Piva and TNSC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Playground Global, Khosla Ventures Velo3D $28M Campbell, CA-based 3D printing startup for metals
Ally Bridge Group, AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, NGP Capital, Webb Investment Network, Workday Ventures Vida Health $25M San Francisco, CA-based provider of virtual care software for physical and behavioral health

May 1st, 2020|Scherzer Deal Report|