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Market Insights By The Numbers: March 4, 2016

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Here is the March 5th issue of SecureDocs Virtual Data Room's Market Insights By the Numbers. A weekly review of top industry transactions, security news, insights into theSecureDocs Virtual Data Room, and a weekly wrap up of complementary resources, courtesy of SecureDocs. Enjoy!



Fundraising & Transaction News


 €1 billionthe potential price for Swedish investor EQT's portfolio company, Atos medical. A medical device company know for it's prosthetic voice box product, among others. (PitchBook)


44% - percentage of Israeli startups raising fund for the first time last year. A positive indication of forward momentum for the area's industy. (HAARETZ)


$40 million - series C raised by marketing software startup Qubit. The round was led by Goldman Sachs and saw contributions from Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Accel. (TechCrunch)


$35 million - new funding for ThousandEyes, a startup that monitors the performance of cloud-based software, from Tenaya Capital, GV, Sequoia Capital, and Sutter Hill Ventures (Fortune)


Investment News


$3.4 billion -capital raised last year by first-time VC fund managers, matching 2014 despite a 30% drop in fund count (PitchBook)


$800 million -target amount for Asian PE and VC firm, SAIF Partners, for growth investments in technology, healthcare, and cleantech sectors. (Deal Street Asia)


$110 billion - capital invested by China in renewable energy last year, and now they're collaborating with Canada. (CleanTechnica


$100,000 to $1.6 million -amount given to startups by early-stage angel fund, BELLE Capital USA, who specifially targets companies with at least one female founder or c-level executive, based on milestone. (BELLE Capital USA)

Security News


3 New Laws - California has passed three new data security laws, and they are already in full effect,  including S.B. 570 (adding requirements to form and content of breach notifications), A.B. 964 (containing a definition of “encrypted”) and S.B. 34 (prescribing requirements for automated license plate recognition systems). (Bloomberg BNA)



SecureDocs Virtual Data Room News


New Feature Release and Updates - new "view as" feature, and "Enhanced User Management" feature series now live. (Request Demo)




Weekly Resource Roundup




The Costs of Data Breach Lawsuits Data breaches probably won't ever truly be a thing of the past. However, with a smart security approach, the likelihood of a company enduring such an occurrence on a catastrophic scale can certainly be diminished. After all, failing to take preventative measures may impose innumerable consequences, financial and otherwise. Here are some of the major costs associated with data breaches. (Read More)


SecureDocs Releases New Feature Series to Support Fundraising & The M&A Process- We are excited to share a series of new features designed to enhance the SecureDocs customer's ability to track investor/buyer interest during deals as well as manage security settings more easily. (Read More)




Intellectual Property: The cost of compromised data and how to prevent it. - llIntellectual Property is a business asset, and as with all business assets companies must take measures to protect it to insure it retains its value. This whitepaper reviews how compromised data can negatively affect your business, and what you can do to protect your IP. Download the whitepaper to learn more.

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