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Welcome 2021 - New Year’s Eve Edition

Welcome 2021 - New Year’s Eve Edition
December 31, 2020

After a week, we formally can say goodbye to a crazy 2020! We will be off tomorrow for New Year’s Day but will see you bright and early on January 2nd!  Read our previous insights.
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Here are some interesting recaps of the October to December Q4 period. 

  • Quibi shutters after just a short 6 months of launching. 
  • The first social distanced Halloween saw households finding creative ways to trick-or-treating in order to make the holiday as normal as possible. 
  • Sports fans in LA celebrated as the Lakers won the NBA championship and the Dodgers won the World Series.
  • After many discrepancies, the Electoral College recognizes Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Kamala Harris becomes the first U.S female and African/Asian-American vice president.
  • COVID-19 vaccine is approved and rolled out from December in the U.S. signaling a new wave of anticipation while the country’s COVID-19 cases spike again to record highs.
  • PrivCo recorded over 550 funding rounds in this quarter in the U.S. with notable funding raised by Space X, Vantage Data Centers, National Resilience, REEF Technology, and Nuro.
  • We also recorded over 700 M&As notably the megadeals of IHS Markit by S&P Global, Slack by Salesforce, and E-Trade by Morgan Stanley.
  • The year-end IPO rush featured notable companies such as Airbnb, C3.ai, DoorDash, and Wish.

PrivCo had some amazing achievements this year despite the challenges we have faced this year. This included: 

Introducing a large influx of modeled data and enhanced functionality to the platform;
  • Adding 4M+ company data points including year-over-year EBITDA and valuation figures for the majority of our private company profiles;
  • Offered a more robust customer-first solution via the platform, API, or at your own consumption; and 
  • Included extensive coverage on emerging industries and verticals such as women, minority, and LGBT-founded businesses.

We are excited about what 2021 has in store from our upcoming features to the insights we can bring to everyone. See you in 2021! 

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Since last week, PrivCo has added:
10,300 Companies | 131 Funding Activities | 129 M&A Deals

Funding & Deal Highlights:

Lalamove raises $515MM
Logistics Software & Internet Services • Round E • Hong Kong

DXY raises $500MM
Advertising & Marketing • Round E • HangZhou, China 

Judo Bank raises $280MM
Banks • Equity • Australia

Graphcore raises $222MM led by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Commercial Products & Office Supplies • Round E • Bristol, UK

Neuron23 raises 80MM led by Redmile Group
Biotechnology • Equity • South San Francisco, CA

Joro Tech raises $2.5MM from Sequoia Capital 
Mobile Software & Internet Services • Seed • Oakland, CA

The Routing Company raises $5MM led by The Engine
AI Software & Internet Services • Seed • Cambridge, MA

ConsejoSano raises $17MM led by Magnetic Ventures
Health Care Services • Round B • San Francisco, CA

Hangzhou Great Star Industrial acquires Shop Vac Corporation
Consumer Products • Acquisition • Williamsport, PA

L’oreal acquires cosmetic brand Takami 
General Retail • Acquisition • Satumasendai, Japan 

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