Mintz Venture Watch — Volume 4: A Report on Deal Trends from 2022
Despite economic uncertainty in the second half of 2022, the Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies team remained busy advising emerging companies of all sizes and at all stages of growth across a wide range of industries. For calendar year 2022, we completed 128 transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $3 billion. In Q3 + Q4, we completed 56 transactions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $900 million. Below are a few highlighted transactions:
Mintz advised SYN Ventures as the lead investor in a $13 million Series A financing for SynSaber, an early stage ICS/OT cybersecurity and asset monitoring company. Additional investors included Rally Ventures and Cyber Mentor Fund. Mintz previously represented SYN Ventures as the lead investor in SynSaber’s Series Seed financing, as well as in the formation of SYN Ventures’ initial $200 million Fund I and its $300 million Fund II.
Mintz represented CXL Ophthalmics (CXLO), a clinical-stage company developing a minimally invasive treatment for keratoconus, in a $32 million Series A round of fundraising.
The fundraising was led by AXA IM Alts through its Global Health Private Equity strategy and also included additional investors. The funds will support the advancement of CXLO’s transformative cross-linking system, EpiSmart®, through Phase 3 trials on the way to a New Drug Application with the FDA.
Energy and Sustainability
Mintz represented Aspen Creek Digital Corporation (ACDC), a renewable Bitcoin mining operator, in its Series A financing led by investors Galaxy Digital and Polychain Capital. Jamie Lee of Tamarack Global, Alex Robertson of Tiger Management, CMT Digital, Luxor Technologies, Mana Ventures, Gaingels, and Copper River Energy Partners also participated in the round.
FY 2022 Highlights
All data refers to aggregate figures from Mintz clients on the Carta cap table.
Venture Capital Journal
Mintz Corporate Member Talia Primor was named a 2023 “Rising Star” by Venture Capital Journal.
This award identifies individuals who have exemplified a multitude of proficiencies and contributed to the success of venture capital firms. Venture Capital Journal highlighted Ms. Primor’s role acting for SYN Ventures, Alpha Partners, and ClearSky, and noted her commitment to day-to-day client service.
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