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Backing Iconic Companies Reinventing Core Markets & Creating Frontier Ones

At Felicis Ventures, our Mission is to back the world’s most iconic companies reinventing core markets (like payments, security) and creating frontier ones (such as robotics, drones and AI). Our founders have a passion for product, thinking out of the box to solve hard problems and dominate critical markets. Since 2006 we have invested in over 100 companies, 55 of which have been acquired by industry leaders such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Disney, eBay, Twitter, Intuit, Groupon and AT&T.

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The future of food and retail is automated

  • Fresh Juice
  • this week
  • Café X has built a robotic retail hardware, software, and services platform. Initially, they have applied this technology to the $400B specialty coffee market with the Robotic Coffee Bar system, which is capable of making up to six drinks within one minute.
  • The company currently operates these machines at San Francisco International Airport and San Jose International Airport.
  • Café X uses a robotic arm to both make and serve a variety of drinks. Although coffee tends to be one of the most popular choices, the robot barista can also make tea and other drinks.
  • Café X plans on providing this technology to established food and beverage brands. This model allows Café X to focus on building great hardware and software, while letting major coffee and food businesses do the rest.
  • The revenue plan is to make a profit on selling the machine, providing a monthly maintenance cost and also getting a percentage of all sales.
The future of food and retail is automated

Cybersecurity insurance startup Coalition raises $90M Series C

  • TechCrunch
  • 1 week ago
  • Coalition announced that it has closed a $90 million Series C.
  • The startup’s new, larger funding round was led by Valor Equity Partners and included participation from Greyhound Capital and Felicis, along with “existing investors,” per the company.
  • Coalition is a proactive cybersecurity platform, that includes 24/7 monitoring, employee training, and security services to prevent cyber incidents before they occur and to help mitigate them when they do.
  • The San Francisco-based cybersecurity insurance startup nearly reached a unicorn valuation on the back of rapid customer growth.
Cybersecurity insurance startup Coalition raises $90M Series C

Which investor cohorts pulled back the most in 2008

  • Crunchbase News
  • 1 month ago

In our continued coverage of the coronavirus' impact on technology startups, it's good to look back at 2008 to understand which investor groups pulled back the most when the financial crisis hit.

By pullback the author referring to the most active investors by investor type before the downturn, and how their investing patterns changed through the downturn and beyond to 2012. Analyzing how these types of investor groups reacted in 2008 may prove valuable as everybody tries to troubleshoot what’s ahead in the venture capital world.

Which investor cohorts pulled back the most in 2008
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