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  • Pathway Medical Technologies Closes $42.5M Series D Financing; Announces New Investment From WRF Capital

    May 20th, 2009 2 comments

    New Series D Investor Further Validates the Promise of Pathways Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease KIRKLAND, Wash. Pathway Medical Technologies, Inc., an innovator of endovascular treatments for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), today announced that WRF Capital, the venture investment arm of Washington Research Foundation (WRF), an independent, nonprofit foundation whose mission is to capture and enhance the value of intellectual property […] 

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  • Elixir Pharmaceuticals Signs Option Agreement with a Major Pharmaceutical Company; Completes $12M Equity Financing

    May 19th, 2009 No comments

    Agreement Focuses on Oral Ghrelin Antagonist Program, Targeting Type 2 Diabetes CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Elixir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today the Company has entered into an agreement with Novartis whereby Novartis has been granted an exclusive option to acquire Elixir following the successful completion of a Phase 2a clinical study of Elixir’s lead oral ghrelin antagonist, currently in preclinical, IND-enabling studies. Including the initial acquisition payment plus potential additional regulatory and […] 

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  • Semiconductor Memory Start-Up Unity Semiconductor Closes $22M Series C Financing

    May 19th, 2009 No comments

    Designer and Developer of Storage-Class Non-Volatile Memories, Based on a Break-Through Technology, Sees Top-Tier Venture Capital Firms and Hard-Disk Drive (HDD) Manufacturer Increase Investments to $65M SUNNYVALE, Calif. Unity Semiconductor Corp., a start-up that will serve the semiconductor data storage market as a designer, developer and manufacturer of non-volatile storage-class memory products, announced today that it has closed its Series C round of financing of $22 million. Founded in 2002 by Darrell Rinerson, a former executive at memory leader […] 

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  • agri.capital Raises 60 Million in Funding

    May 18th, 2009 No comments

    MÜNSTER, Germany agri.capital, a leading pure-play renewable energy company that develops, owns and operates biogas plants in Europe, has raised €60 million in new equity. TCW Group, Inc (“TCW”), through its European Clean Energy Fund, led the round and was joined by returning investors Altima Partners, Green Partners, Halcyon and Ludgate Environmental Fund. Concurrently the company entered into a €10 million mezzanine debt […] 

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  • VoxPop.TV Announces Series B Round of Financing

    May 18th, 2009 No comments

    Hearst Interactive Media Leads Investment in Leading Pop Culture Gaming Platform SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 VoxPop.TV, the leader in pop culture gaming, today announced that it has closed a $1.5 million round of financing that will help the company continue to accelerate product and market development of its gaming platform. The Series B round of venture capital financing is led by Hearst Interactive Media. Current investor True Ventures, which led VoxPop’s Series A round of venture financing in May 2007, also participated in this round. VoxPop.TV, founded in 2006 by entrepreneurs Bill Armistead, Mike Derezin, and Michael Hoffman, has become the leading player […] 

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  • Tobii Technology AB: Tobii Technology Raises 16 million in Funding

    May 15th, 2009 2 comments

    STOCKHOLM Tobii Technology AB is rising a €16 million (MSEK 170) expansion capital from Amadeus Capital Partners, Northzone Ventures and existing investor, Investor Growth Capital. The capital will be used to expand Tobii’s groundbreaking Eye Tracking technology into existing and new markets and applications. This is the outcome of an agreement that has been reached between the main owners and the investors. Tobii is one of the most rapidly growing […] 

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  • Bridger's Private Capital Market Funds $16.5MM Refinancing of Mixed-Use Property

    May 12th, 2009 No comments

    SAN FRANCISCO Bridger Commercial Funding announced today that it arranged $16.5 Million in term financing secured by 77,247 square foot retail and office property located in Artesia, California. Financing was obtained through Bridger’s private capital market, BankXchange Direct®, a proprietary consortium of over 300 different financial institutions that currently will provide new commercial real estate financing. The loan carries an interest rate of LIBOR+425, and was swapped for a […] 

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  • PRC Arranges $103.5 Million Financing for 1110 Vermont Avenue in Washington, D.C.

    May 12th, 2009 No comments

    WASHINGTON Perseus Realty Capital, LLC (PRC), a real estate investment bank, announced that it has secured $103.5 million in financing for 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, a 309,480-SF, Class A office building in Washington, DC. PRC Vice President, Lindsay Stroud, worked exclusively on behalf of the borrower, Perseus Realty, LLC, in arranging the three-year, fixed-rate loan. The 75% loan-to-cost financing is replacing an acquisition rehab […] 

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  • PlexPress Receives 2.75M USD in Seed Funding to Deliver TRAC Technology to Worldwide Gene Expression Analysis Markets

    May 12th, 2009 No comments

    Helps Understand Gene Function for Research, Development and Diagnostics LOS ALTOS, Calif. PlexPress announced today the closure of 2.75M USD seed funding from venture capital investors for introducing a game changing gene expression analysis solution to advance biological science, drug discovery, plant sciences and diagnostics. The investors include Conor Technology Fund I, Veraventure, Helsinki University Fund and VTT. Mr. Matti Copeland, Chairman of the Board of PlexPress states, “This […] 

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  • Medialets Closes $4 Million Series A Financing Round for Mobile Application Advertising and Analytics Platform

    May 12th, 2009 No comments

    Medialets serves thousands of publishers and advertisers as the mobile application market continues to grow exponentially NEW YORK Medialets, the leading analytics and ad technology platform for next-generation mobile applications, has today announced that they have closed a $4 million Series A financing round led by investor Foundry Group, with participation from DFJ Gotham and Bobby Yazdani, early investor in Google. Founded in June 2008, Medialets is the most widely deployed rich media […] 

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  • VKernel Secures $7M in Series B Funding, Longworth Venture Partners Leads Round and Expands Board

    May 12th, 2009 No comments

    New funding validates company’s objective of delivering targeted, easy-to-use, next-generation virtual server management optimization tools PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 12 VKernel Corporation, a provider of easy-to-use and quick-to-deploy virtual server management and optimization solutions, today announced it has closed a $7 million Series B round of funding. The latest round was led by Longworth Venture Partners and joined by prior investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners. The new funding will be used to accelerate sales, marketing, and product development efforts to capitalize on the rapidly growing server virtualization management market. “From the start, VKernel made the decision to take a different […] 

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  • I Love Rewards Raises $6.9 Million in Series B Funding

    May 11th, 2009 No comments

    Innovative web-based corporate rewards and recognition program provider secures investment from leading venture capital firm GrandBanks Capital. TORONTO and BOSTON, May 11 I Love Rewards (www.iloverewards.com), North America’s fastest growing rewards and recognition program provider, today announced that it has secured a $6.9 million Series B financing round led by GrandBanks Capital, a Boston based venture capital firm with participation by prior investors JLA Ventures and Laurence Capital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090511/NY14212LOGO ) The capital will be used to accelerate I Love Rewards’ growth by expanding its sales and marketing capabilities to capture a share of the $47 billion rewards and recognition industry. “GrandBanks Capital is behind some of the most successful technology […] 

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  • HauteLook Announces More Than $10 Million in Venture Capital Funding

    May 11th, 2009 No comments

    NEW YORK HauteLook, the exclusive members’-only shopping club, today announced a significant funding commitment led by Insight Venture Partners with the completion of the first $10 million tranche. Jeff Lieberman, Managing Director at Insight, will join HauteLook’s board. HauteLook was founded by Adam Bernhard (CEO), and Lagovent Ventures Group Partners Brett Markinson and Konstantin Glasmacher. “We feel fortunate to be in the market at a time where our business model is […] 

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  • EveryZing Closes $8.25MM Funding Round, Signs Agreement with NBC Universal

    May 11th, 2009 No comments

    Investment from GE/NBCUs Peacock Equity Fund Complements EveryZing Master Services Agreement with NBC Universal CAMBRIDGE, Mass. EveryZing, Inc. today announced it has closed an $8.25MM round of funding from its existing investors, which include Fairhaven Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Accel Partners and BBN Technologies, and added GE/NBCU’s Peacock Equity Fund as an investor. Adding to its growing roster of broadcast media companies, EveryZing today also announced the company has been selected […] 

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  • Soros Leads 3rd Closing for IGNIA, Bringing Fund I to US$40.7 Million

    May 11th, 2009 No comments

    GARZA GARCIA, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, May 11 IGNIA Fund I, L.P. Latin America’s first social venture capital fund, announced today it has reached a total of US$40.7 million in equity commitments by completing its third closing. The round was led with $5 million from Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), the global private foundation created by investor and philanthropist George Soros. Other investors include a Swiss institution and a Mexican individual investor group. With this close, IGNIA is on track to reach its equity target of $50 – $75 million and together with its $25 million in debt financing from the Inter-American […] 

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  • ZettaCore(R) Raises $21 Million in Series C Round

    May 10th, 2009 No comments

    New Investors Join all Previous Investors in the Financing DENVER, May 10 ZettaCore, Inc., a developer of molecular materials and technology for current and next-generation semiconductor products, today announced that it has completed raising $21 million in a Series C financing that will allow the company to bring its technology to market. New investors Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures, Yasuda Enterprise Development, Epic Ventures, and Panasonic Ventures joined all previous investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Radius Ventures, Oxford Biosciences, Access Ventures, Garrett Capital, and Stanford University. “ZettaCore’s molecular technology has the potential for broad use […] 

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  • Tokai Pharmaceuticals Closes $22 Million Series D Funding

    May 8th, 2009 No comments

    -Company Developing Novel Compound to Treat Prostate Cancer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Tokai Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that is developing a novel therapy for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, today announced that it has closed a $22 Million private placement of preferred stock in a round led by the Novartis Venture Fund (NVF). Apple Tree Partners, which founded the company, invested alongside NVF. Proceeds from the financing will be […] 

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  • Arbitron Leads Series B Investment in TRA, the Leader in ROI Insights for Television

    May 7th, 2009 1 comment

    TRA Raises $13.5 million Series B Financing Round NEW YORK TRA (http://www.traglobal.com), developer of the only scalable household-level research system to report true return-on-investment (ROI) accountability for advertising spend, today announced it has closed its second round of funding, raising $13.5 million led by Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB – News), a media and marketing research firm. The Series B financing round included participation by current investors, Kodiak […] 

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  • Sadra Medical Raises $30 Million

    May 7th, 2009 No comments

    Will Take Next-Generation Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement System to Commercial Viability CAMPBELL, Calif. Sadra Medical today announced it has raised $30 million in new investment capital. The round was led by Accuitive Medical Ventures, and includes existing investors Boston Scientific, Finistere, Firstmark Capital, Oakwood, ONSET Ventures, and SV Life Sciences. Sadra is pioneering significant technical and clinical advancements to an aortic valve replacement procedure called “percutaneous aortic valve replacement” (PAVR), during […] 

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  • In Tough Times, Startups Hit The Golf Course

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    Entrepreneurial Drive Connects Entrepreneurs, Investors EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. For entrepreneurs, this economic environment is especially difficult, but there is one event that can turn that all around in one day – the Entrepreneurial Drive Golf Tournament. The tournament brings investors and startups’ executives together for what could be a lot more than a great day of golf. “We hope that our investor pitch will attract some investors that have […] 

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  • ExactTarget Secures $70M Venture Capital Investment

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    Company to Use Funds to Fuel International Expansion, Accelerate Customer-Focused Innovation INDIANAPOLIS ExactTarget, a leading provider of on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions, announced today that it has inked a $70 million deal with three venture capital firms that will accelerate the company’s growth and expand its international presence. Led by Battery Ventures, the round of financing includes investments from Silicon Valley’s Scale […] 

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  • Equinox Carbon Equities Attracts $20 Million Private Investor

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    Emerging Leader in $118 Billion Carbon Equity Market Enters into Letter of Intent with GEOSUMMIT, LLC for Up to 40 Percent Interest ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. Equinox Carbon Equities™ (http://www.equinoxcarbonequities.com) announced that GEOSUMMIT, LLC has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to 40 percent interest in the company at the price of $20 million dollars. Equinox authorized 200,000 shares of special convertible preferred stock to be designated as $100 each. “Equinox is positioned to lead environmental commodities efforts […] 

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  • SVTC Technologies Receives Additional Funding

    May 6th, 2009 1 comment

    SAN JOSE, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas SVTC Technologies, a leading provider of development and commercialization services for silicon-based technologies, announced that the company has raised an additional $34 million from its existing investors, Oak Hill Capital Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital. The investment coincides with the two-year anniversary of SVTC’s emergence as an independent, privately owned enterprise. The Company has expanded its services from semiconductor development to new areas that […] 

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  • SeeWhy Bolsters Leadership With $4.5 Million in Venture Capital, New SaaS Delivery Center

    May 6th, 2009 2 comments

    Free Web Conversion Service to Debut at eMetrics SAN JOSE, Calif. & ANDOVER, Mass. Converting website abandoners with real-time analytics, SeeWhy, Inc., today made a series of announcements that power the company into the website conversion market. In addition to securing $4.5 million in new funding, SeeWhy has opened a new SaaS delivery center and has fortified its management team to champion the company’s leading web conversion solutions. In […] 

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  • Scandinavian Start-up Zendesk Goes Global With Series A Funding From CRV and New U.S. Headquarters in Mission to Spread Good Karma to Help Desks Everywhere

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    – Zendesk’s help desk in the cloud brings tender loving customer care to 1,000 organizations COPENHAGEN, May 6 Inspiring the help desk 2.0 movement through a focus on enlightened customer support, Zendesk, which was founded in Scandinavia by three Copenhagen friends Morten Primdahl, Alexander Aghassipour and Mikkel A. Svane, has secured series A venture capital financing from Charles River Ventures. Zendesk’s (http://www.zendesk.com/) SaaS (software as a service) help desk system has been providing tender loving customer care to companies, including more than 30 in Scandinavia such as Composite, Metro Remote and Folkuniversitetet, since 2007 and has now passed the […] 

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  • Zendesk Secures Series A Funding from CRV and Opens U.S. Headquarters in Mission to Spread Good Karma to Help Desks Everywhere

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    – Zendesk to introduce integration with Tactile CRM at June London meetup BOSTON, May 6 Inspiring the help desk 2.0 movement through a focus on enlightened customer support, Zendesk has secured series A venture capital financing from Charles River Ventures. Zendesk’s (http://www.zendesk.com/) SaaS (software as a service) help desk system has been providing tender loving customer care to companies since 2007 and has now passed the 1,000 customer mark, including nearly 200 in the UK such as Conde Nast Publications, John Lewis plc and the Environment Agency. The financing will be used to expand operations and painless customer support to organizations worldwide, […] 

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  • VaxInnate Corporation Closes $30 Million Round of Financing; Wellcome Trust Leads Round

    May 6th, 2009 1 comment

    Emerging Swine Flu Among Targets for Development of Novel Vaccines CRANBURY, N.J. VaxInnate Corporation, a biotechnology company pioneering breakthrough technology that could dramatically improve the potency, manufacturing capacity and cost effectiveness of vaccines, today announced the closing of $30 million in new Series D financing, led by its newest investor, The Wellcome Trust. New Leaf Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, HealthCare Ventures, Oxford […] 

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  • Transonic Combustion Completes New Round of Venture Funding

    May 6th, 2009 No comments

    CAMARILLO, Calif. In its mission to dramatically improve fuel economy and cut carbon emissions, today Transonic Combustion, Inc. announced that it has raised a C-round of equity funding. Transonic will use the capital to further advance its patented technology, expand its technical team and facilities, and continue collaborating with global automotive manufacturers. Existing investors Venrock, Khosla Ventures, Rustic […] 

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  • Deeya Energy Raises Oversubscribed $30M Series C

    May 5th, 2009 1 comment

    Technology Partners is Lead Investor FREMONT, Calif. Deeya Energy, an industry leader in next generation energy storage platforms, announced that it has completed an oversubscribed $30M Series C financing. Deeya’s innovative solution addresses the $46 billion energy storage market by offering a scalable, economical and renewable alternative to current technologies. Deeya’s Series C was led by new investor Technology Partners and existing investors BlueRun Ventures, […] 

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  • Calistoga Pharmaceuticals Raises $30 Million in Series B Financing

    May 5th, 2009 No comments

    SEATTLE Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of isoform-selective phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitors for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced it has closed a $30 million Series B financing. Investors participating in the financing include Alta Partners, Amgen Ventures, Frazier Healthcare, and Three Arch Partners. The funds will be used to support the advancement of Calistoga […] 

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