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Investments

26

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

4

About Hotbed

San Francisco, California commercial film production company.Hotbed's commercial directors produce tv spots, music videos, brand films, viral campaigns, documentaries, and feature films. Hotbed Media produces creative, award winning TV commercials for advertising agencies and companies of all sizes.Hotbed's films are journey's of humor, emotion, and creativity told by today's best commercial directors.

Hotbed Headquarter Location

120 2nd Street San Francisco

94105,

United Kingdom

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Latam Is a Hotbed of Opportunities for Crypto Companies, According to Ripple

Apr 24, 2022

Latam Is a Hotbed of Opportunities for Crypto Companies, According to Ripple Ripple, the cryptocurrency and payments company, has issued an article examining the opportunities that Latam brings for crypto companies as its regulated payments rails come to crypto. While the region faces some obstacles due to its economic traits and the dominance of centralized banks, the organization believes there is a lucrative opening for companies partnering with these banks to bring crypto to the masses. Ripple Spots Opportunities in Latam Ripple, the banking payments, remittances, and cryptocurrency company, believes that Latam could be a hotspot of opportunities for crypto companies in the future. In a recent article, Ripple examines the current payments and the possible integration that crypto services may find in the region. According to the company, crypto companies might find these openings when banks start integrating cryptocurrency services into their platforms. About this idea, the company stated: There is a lucrative opening for traditional banks, fintechs and governments to increase adoption of crypto-forward technology to address this underbanked and fragmented market. This points to the idea of crypto companies collaborating with banks and fintech companies to take an active role amongst the main rails to transact and make payments in these countries. Barriers to the Process However, this integration process would likely not be without its hiccups. Traditional payment rails are managed by banks in the region, and banking inclusion is very high in some of the largest countries, with Brazil and Chile having 88% and 82% of their population banked, respectively. The opportunities come in the form of offering services with lower fees than traditional institutions, which could make people move from cash and other payment methods to digital transactions. The inclusion of crypto companies in the different debates that are happening regarding regulation will also be very important for the future of crypto in the region, according to the article. Ripple believes that this process will be positive, stating that: Smart and progressive regulation will beget further successful regulation — leading to increased innovation and progress around crypto across Latin America. In this sense, there is a regulatory awakening in the continent, with countries like Brazil and El Salvador leading the pack when it comes to crypto regulation. Brazilian legislators have vowed to present a unified regulation for cryptocurrency assets before the Congress to be approved in the coming months, and El Salvador declared bitcoin legal tender last year with the approval of its Bitcoin Law. This presented scenario also includes a progressive detachment from the dollar and U.S. markets, which currently have significant influence in the region. On this, Ripple concluded: The possibility of insulation from other regions’ financial swings underscores a major reason why achieving interoperability across Latin America and avoiding the de-risking trend in the US is so critical for LATAM economies. Tags in this story

Hotbed Investments

26 Investments

Hotbed has made 26 investments. Their latest investment was in Burcote Wind as part of their Series B on July 7, 2011.

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Hotbed Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/14/2011

Series B

Burcote Wind

$9.32M

No

6/30/2011

Series A

Enviroparks

$3.69M

Yes

1

4/1/2011

Series B

No Saints

$2.9M

No

1

5/31/2010

Series A

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$99M

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10

11/28/2009

Series A

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Date

7/14/2011

6/30/2011

4/1/2011

5/31/2010

11/28/2009

Round

Series B

Series A

Series B

Series A

Series A

Company

Burcote Wind

Enviroparks

No Saints

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Amount

$9.32M

$3.69M

$2.9M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Sources

1

1

10

0

Hotbed Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Hotbed has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was DataLase on September 17, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

9/17/2020

Management Buyout

Management Buyout (MBO)

1

5/16/2014

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10

5/23/2013

Acquired

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10

8/1/2009

Asset Sale

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10

6/16/2006

Acquired

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10

Date

9/17/2020

5/16/2014

5/23/2013

8/1/2009

6/16/2006

Exit

Management Buyout

Acquired

Acquired

Asset Sale

Acquired

Companies

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10

10

10

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Hotbed Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

Hotbed acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Premier Inn Sandhurst on July 11, 2011.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/11/2011

$99M

Leveraged Buyout

1

2/1/2010

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10

4/30/2009

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10

4/30/2007

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10

3/31/2007

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10

Date

7/11/2011

2/1/2010

4/30/2009

4/30/2007

3/31/2007

Investment Stage

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

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Leveraged Buyout

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Hotbed Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Hotbed has 4 funds, including Hotbed Private Equity 2008 LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2008

Hotbed Private Equity 2008 LP

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$10.38M

1

12/31/2007

Hotbed Private Equity 2007 LP

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$99M

10

8/1/2007

Hotbed Commercial Property Fund 2007 LP

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$99M

10

Hotbed Parallel Ventures 2007 LP

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10

Closing Date

12/31/2008

12/31/2007

8/1/2007

Fund

Hotbed Private Equity 2008 LP

Hotbed Private Equity 2007 LP

Hotbed Commercial Property Fund 2007 LP

Hotbed Parallel Ventures 2007 LP

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

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Amount

$10.38M

$99M

$99M

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