The Scherzer Deal Report: Nov 13-20, 2019


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.


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PE and VC Firms Fundraising Location Amount Description
.406 Ventures Boston, MA $294M Fourth fund
Alpine Investors San Francisco, CA $1B Seventh fund
Balance Point Capital Westport, CT $85M Fourth fund
CAVU Venture Partners New York, NY $250M Third fund
CincyTech Cincinnati, OH $50M Fifth fund
Clocktower Technology Ventures  Santa Monica, CA $70M Second fund focused on early-stage fintech companies
Elliott Management New York, NY $2B Buyout fund
HarbourVest Partners Boston, MA $3B Fifth co-investment private equity fund
Impact Engine Chicago, IL $25M Second fund
Kindred Ventures San Francisco, CA $55M Debut fund
Northgate Capital San Francisco, CA $120M Eighth VC fund-of-funds
NovaQuest Raleigh, NC $275M New fund
OpenView Venture Partners Boston, MA $450M Sixth fund
Palm Drive Capital New York, NY $44M Third fund
Sightway Capital New York, NY $1.2B Debut fund
The House Fund Berkeley, CA $44M Second fund
Unusual Ventures Menlo Park, CA $400M Second fund


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Vista Equity Partners Accelya Undisclosed Spanish provider of financial and commercial analytics to the airline industry
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice  Cynosure Undisclosed Westford, MA-based maker of medical aesthetics systems
HKW John M. Floyd & Associates Undisclosed Baytown, TX-based provider of overdraft program software for regional banks and credit unions
Providence Equity Partners N2y Undisclosed Huron, OH-based provider of software and curriculum to the K-12 special ed market
Cerberus Capital Management Off Lease Only Undisclosed West Palm Beach, FL-based used car dealer
Advent International Olaplex Undisclosed Santa Barbara, CA-based professional hair care brand
RedBird Capital Partners OneTeam Partners $125M New York and Washington, DC-based management group for pro athlete portrayals
Luminate Capital Partners Quantivate Undisclosed Woodinville, WA-based risk mitigation and compliance platform for financial institutions
Brighton Park Capital Relatient Undisclosed Franklin, TN-based provider of healthcare patient engagement software 
Vista Equity Partners  Sonatype Undisclosed Fulton, MD-based open-source automation company
Dominus Capital  Surface Preparation Technologies Undisclosed New Kingstown, PA-based provider of roadway rumble strips
Hanover Partners Westside Undisclosed Madera, CA-based maker of tomato and pistachio harvesting equipment


Private Equity Investors Company Amount Description
Greylock Abnormal Security $24M San Francisco, CA-based cloud email security startup
Triangle Peak Partners, NewView Capital Partners, Alsop Louie Partners, Eastward Capital Partners Aerospike $32M Mountain View, CA-based provider of NoSQL data solutions
Shasta Ventures, Unusual Ventures Banyan Security $17M San Francisco, CA-based provider of secure remote access solutions
Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Battery Ventures, Mayfield BigPanda $50M Mountain View, CA-based autonomous ops platform
Kleiner Perkins, Coinbase Ventures, ConsenSys, A Capital, Collaborative Fund, Sound Ventures, Galaxy Digital, Initialized Capital Bison Trails $24.5M New York, NY-based blockchain protocols startup
ION Crossover Partners, MUFG, O.G. Tech, Vintage Investment Partners, Maor Investments, M12, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, 83North, SVB, Nationwide, Citi Ventures Blue Vine $102.5M Redwood City, CA-based provider of banking services to SMBs
Founders Fund, Coatue Management, A-Rod Corp, Atomic VC, CAA Ventures, Cherubic Ventures, Maverick Capital, Nine Four Ventures, Wing Ventures Bungalow $32M San Francisco, CA-based co-living company
Battery Ventures, MizMaa Ventures CHEQ $16M New York, NY-based ad fraud prevention startup
Altimeter Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures Clumio $135M San Jose, CA-based provider of enterprise data backup solutions
BuildGroup, Arthur Ventures, Gula Tech Adventures Cybrary $15M College Park, MD-based cybersecurity career development platform
Lightspeed Venture Partners CyCognito $23M Palo Alto, CA-based continuous attack surface testing platform
Palm Drive Capital, Altos Ventures, NFP Ventures, Stage 2 Capital, MPK Equity Partners, Seyen Capital, MK Capital DataCubes $15.2M Schaumburg, IL-based provider of underwriting decisioning software for P&C insurers
Reshape, Fifth Wall Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, RXR Realty, Thor Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners, Alate Partners, Quiet Capital, S28 Capital, Canvas Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Upshift Partners, Impala Ventures, ENIAC Ventures, Crystal Towers Eden $25M San Francisco, CA-based workplace management platform
Foresite Capital GenapSys $90M Redwood City, CA-based genome sequencing company
Top Tier Capital Partners, CSL Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Bowery Capital, Blue Bear Capital GoExpedi $25M Houston, TX-based online procurement platform for oilfield services
Kleiner Perkins, S28 Capital, YC Gravitational $25M Oakland, CA-based cloud deployment startup
Bayer, Novartis, Evotec, M Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments Immunitas Therapeutics $39M Boston, MA-based immuno-oncology startup
EQT Ventures, NFX, YC Let’s Do This $15M San Francisco and London-based online marketplace for endurance events
Javelin Venture Partners, Avon Ventures, Alumni Ventures, Hashed, Galaxy Digital, Struck Capital Mythical Games $19M Los Angeles, CA-based game publisher focused on “player-owned economies”
Griffin Gaming Partners, Galaxy Digital Capital, KPCB Holdings, Korea Investment Partners, TABLE, Blue Planet Software, Ocean Road N3twork $40M San Francisco, CA-based games publisher
General Atlantic, Banco Votorantim, Monashees, Omidyar Network, Propel, Quona, Mabi Neon $94M Brazilian digital bank
Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield, WRVI Capital, Nepenthe LLC Nuvia $53M Santa Clara, CA-based chip design startup
Adams Street Partners, Sapphire Ventures, AllianceBernstein Punchh $40M San Mateo, CA-based provider of customer marketing software for physical retailers
Citadel founder Ken Griffin Rex $40M Austin, TX-based residential real estate brokerage platform
Index Ventures Starburst $22M Boston, MA-based data analytics modernization startup
Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures, Empire Angels Superpedestrian $20M Boston, MA-based scooter fleet developer
Andreessen Horowitz, Base10 Partners Virtual Kitchen Co. $15M San Francisco, CA-based cloud kitchen startup
YC Continuity Fund Vouch $45M San Francisco, CA-based provider of business insurance to startups
BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures, F-Prime Capital Wellframe $20M Boston, MA-based digital health management company
MPM Capital, Longwood Fund, Taiho Ventures, Arkin Bio Ventures, UPMC Enterprises, DC Investment Partners Werewolf Therapeutics $56M Cambridge, MA-based developer of cancer drugs
 DCVC Bio X-37 $14.5M San Francisco, CA-based AI-enabled drug discovery startup

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