Weekly report – subscriptions in VC & SMBs rocketed 18% to $834 million

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“The average financing round gathered by seed stage companies was stable and reached $1 million. Investors increased their subscriptions to $58 million via 43 closed and partially closed placements. Seed stage Reg D offerings accounted for 23% of the issuances and 6.9% of the money raised. The average compliance score for companies falling into this development stage bracket stood at 96.
Analysis: the activity of seed stage issuers expanded, however their fundraising growth was below the overall SMB market benchmark.”

Biotech companies sold 51% of their planned issuances, a steep decline from 114%. Slightly smaller private placement transactions typified the period. On average, they eased by $158,804 to $1 million. Investors subscribed to $24 million worth of securities (up 101%) via 18 Reg D offerings (up 125%). Biotech companies were behind 2.8% of the money raised during the seven days ending on June 12, and were a negligible market participant in terms of amount raised. Issuers saw their compliance score drop to 92 from 99.”

New York-headquartered companies funneled 8.7% of the pool of money available to VC-backed and operating companies and accounted for 7.5% of the activity. Financing targets set by issuers were 95% met. They captured 13 cents more for each dollar offered. Reg D issuers on average collected more money per security issuance than before. The average financing size went up by $1 million to $5 million. 15 private placement transactions were launched, eventually gathering $72 million (up from $51 million) via 14 fundraising events. Companies saw their compliance score go down to 90 from 95.
Analysis: the activity in the State of New York expanded, however the growth of funds raised outperformed the market.”

…and so much more.


Weekly activity report – VC & SMB raised $698 million this week

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“The activity of the VC & SMB market contracted with a growth rate that underperformed the overall Regulation D market.

VC and operating companies captured 13% of the overall funds raised via Regulation D, however they represented 34% of Form D filers during the seven days ending on June 5. Financial backers acquired 75 cents for each dollar offered, representing a decline of 22% for the period. Following a more stable trend, compliance scores on average reached 95.

During the week, the number of closed and partially closed financing rounds decreased by 31% to 159. Reg D issuers were much less bullish than before and offered the market $936 million worth of securities, a decline of 66%. Following a similar pattern, investors subscribed to much less, subscriptions shrank 74% to $698 million.”

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XDATA releases free weekly report – $2.64 billion raised by VC & SMB last week

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“The activity of the VC & SMB market expanded, both fundraising and the activity grew at a faster pace than the overall Reg D market.

VC and operating companies captured 19% of the overall pool of money raised via Regulation D, yet they represented 46% of Form D filers during the seven days ending on May 27. Issuers fetched 97 cents for each dollar offered, representing an improvement of 52% for the period. Following a more stable trend, compliance scores on average reached 94.

During the week, the number of fundraising transactions increased by 8.7% to 225. Companies were much more bullish than before and offered the market $2.73 billion worth of securities, an improvement of 77%. Mirroring a similar path, investors acquired much more, subscriptions grew 282% to $2.64 billion.”

Snapchat closed its equity security offering after increasing its fundraising cap by…$1.27Bln

Change: offered +178% / raised +236% / placed 100%
XDATA – May 25th 2016
Snapchat closed its unregistered equity offering after increasing the placement’s size by 178% to $1.81 billion. The offer closed after the company raised $1.27 billion from one hundred and twenty-two additional investors within a year. At closing, a total of one hundred and fifty-seven investors had subscribed to Snapchat‘s offering. The company closed four unregistered private placements which raised an estimated $615.21 million.
Snapchat markets and develops a photo messaging application that allows users to communicate by taking photos or recording videos, add text and drawings, and send them. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Coatue Management, Institutional Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.
The company is headquartered in Venice CA. Snapchat elected to keep its revenues undisclosed.
The executive team includes Andrew Vollero, Chris Handman, Evan Spiegel, Imran Khan and Robert Murphy.
The board of directors includes Joanna Coles, Michael Lynton, Mitch Lasky and Stanley Meresman.

The company has raised an estimated total of $2.42 billion via private unregistered security offerings.

Offering recap
Status: Completed
Company: Snapchat
Industry: Other Technology
Amount offered: $1.81 billion
Amount placed: $1.81 billion
SEC filing: Source
First sale: 02-17-2015
Data as of: 05-25-2016

VC & SMBs disclosed raising $688 million last week

During the seven day period, the Regulation D market contracted at a slightly faster pace in terms of transactions while the pool of money raised shrank at an a milder clip. The activity of the VC & SMB market contracted in line with the overall Regulation D market trend though fundraising growth outpaced the overall Regulation D market.

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