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  • Sanovia Raises $8 Million in Venture Funding Led by Chrysalis Ventures

    May 5th, 2009 1 comment

    PHILADELPHIA Sanovia Corporation, a provider of cost and quality pharmaceutical management products and services to health plans, today announced that it has closed an $8 million Series C investment round. Chrysalis Ventures, a leading source of equity capital for young growth companies in the Midwest and South, led the Series C financing and Sanovia’s existing investors, HLM […] 

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  • Providence-Based NABsys, Inc., Announces $4 Million Equity Financing

    May 5th, 2009 No comments

    PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 5 NABsys, Inc., the pioneer in electronic, solid-state DNA sequencing, announced today that it has closed a $4 million equity round led by Point Judith Capital. Slater Technology Fund and other previous investors also participated in the round. The proceeds will be used to further develop NABsys’ proprietary DNA sequencing platform. “The NABsys approach combines the advantages of electronic detection, solid-state fabrication, and the ability to directly obtain long-range sequence information,” said Point Judith Capital General Partner Gina Raimondo. “We believe this will be a game-changing technology in the field of genomics.” Dr. Raimondo will be joining the […] 

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  • PrimeRevenue Secures US$3 Million Growth Financing from MMV Financial

    May 5th, 2009 No comments

    ATLANTA PrimeRevenue, a leading provider of Supply Chain Finance solutions, announces the completion of a US$3.0 million venture loan from Toronto-based MMV Financial. The Company provides a combination of technology solutions and services that links buyers, their suppliers, and financing providers and helps both buyers and suppliers to optimize working capital and to mitigate financial risk in the supply chain. PrimeRevenue is […] 

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  • Email Data Source Completes Series B Funding; Releases API

    May 4th, 2009 No comments

    NEW YORK Email Data Source, Inc., the email marketing industry’s original source for email competitive intelligence, has completed a Series B funding round, led by TWJ Capital. Investment terms were not disclosed. Email Data Source has also launched an API allowing partners to integrate Email Data Source data into their own applications. “Last summer, we completed a funding round to build out our technology group and develop new products. We […] 

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  • SDCmaterials, Inc. Raises $14M in Series B Funding

    May 4th, 2009 No comments

    TEMPE, Ariz., May 4 Tempe, Arizona-based catalyst and additives producer SDCmaterials, Inc. announced the closing of a US $14M Series B funding round today. The round was led by Invus Financial Advisors of New York with participation from existing investors Emerald Technology Ventures, BASF Venture Capital, and private individuals. “We are pleased with our ability to attract a significant new investor, INVUS, while maintaining support from Emerald, BASF and other investors during this period of global economic difficulties. The Series B round recognizes the progress demonstrated in the company’s technology and recognizes the significant potential of the company,” said Maximilian Biberger, […] 

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  • FreeWheel Closes $12M Financing Led by Foundation Capital and Battery Ventures

    April 30th, 2009 No comments

    Previous FreeWheel Investor Battery Ventures Joined by Foundation Capital as FreeWheels Platform Accelerates the Volume of Premium Video Content Online SAN MATEO, Calif. FreeWheel, the first company to provide complete Monetization Rights Management® (MRM™) for both video content owners and publishers, today announced that it has closed a Series C round of venture capital financing, led by Foundation Capital and existing investor Battery Ventures. With this investment, Ashmeet Sidana of […] 

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  • Booyah Raises Series A from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' iFund, Gears up to Provide an Entertainment Product for iPhone and iPod Touch

    April 30th, 2009 1 comment

    Founded by Former Blizzard Entertainment and Insomniac Games Veterans, Booyah Paints a Vision for the Company, Mixing Expertise in Games, Mobile, Social Media and a Passion for Life PALO ALTO, Calif.- Booyah, a Silicon Valley start-up founded by former games industry veterans Keith Lee, Brian Morrisroe and Sam Christiansen, announced that the Company has raised a $4.5M Series A financing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) as part of the firm’s highly sought-after iFund. After successful careers […] 

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  • LSGPA Invests $750,000 in Nittany Polymedics, Inc.

    April 30th, 2009 No comments

    Provider of Specialized, High-Performance Polymers Strives to Improve Medical Products STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA) announced today an investment of $750,000 in Nittany Polymedics, Inc. (NPI), a spin-out of State College-based Polymics, Inc. NPI designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance, specialty, polymer-based products that meet the growing need among medical and dental companies for materials with particular characteristics, such as permeability to x-rays, extreme wear […] 

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  • The Florida Venture Forum Announces More Presenting Companies for 2009 Early Stage Venture Capital Conference

    April 30th, 2009 2 comments

    TAMPA, Fla.The Florida Venture Forum (http://www.floridaventureforum.org) has added four companies to its list of Florida companies selected to present at this year’s Early Stage Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando On May 15, 2009. Eighteen of Florida’s best early-stage prospects for equity financing will make 10-minute presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, financial […] 

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  • IMshopping Launches First Ever Twitter-Based Shopping Service and Announces $4.7M in Series A Funding From SK Telecom

    April 29th, 2009 2 comments

    The Experience of Going Into a Retail Store and Talking to an Expert Now Brought to Twitter and Web SANTA CLARA, Calif. With millions of products and a confusing scattering of retailers on the Web, researching consumer products has become a time-consuming and frustrating experience. Now, relief has arrived. Today IMshopping (http://www.imshopping.com) officially launches in beta as the first human-assisted shopping website and Twitter shopping service http://www.twitter.com/imshopping where knowledgeable shopping guides respond to product questions and […] 

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  • Eucalyptus Systems Debuts as Open Source Private and Hybrid Cloud Company

    April 29th, 2009 No comments

    Benchmark Capital Leads Series A Financing to Launch Business Based on the Popular Eucalyptus Open Source Cloud Platform SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced that it has closed a $5.5 million Series A round of venture financing led by Benchmark Capital with BV Capital also participating. The funding marks the launch of Eucalyptus Systems as a private company that […] 

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  • EU clears British venture capital tax breaks

    April 29th, 2009 No comments

    BRUSSELS Britain won European Union approval Wednesday to give tax breaks aiming at increasing venture capital investment in small businesses. Britain initially launched the three programs without seeking EU clearance necessary for all EU governments planning to give large subsidies to companies. The European Commission said it had demanded and won changes to the plans so they would avoid triggering competition problems where a tax break to one company gives it an unfair advantage over others. It did not give details of the changes. Britain plans to give up to 250 million pounds ($365 million) in tax relief to individual or corporate investors […] 

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  • Conductor Secures $10 Million in Series B Financing

    April 29th, 2009 1 comment

    Pioneer in SEO Technology Receives Investment from Matrix Partners and FirstMark Capital NEW YORK Conductor, Inc., a pioneer of enterprise SEO measurement and optimization solutions, today announced $10 million in Series B funding, led by new investor Matrix Partners. FirstMark Capital, who led Conductor’s Series A financing, also participated in the round. Conductor is the industry leader in developing products and solutions designed to address the largely untapped natural search market. […] 

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  • Arkadin Capitalizes on Success and Raises 20 Million Euros

    April 29th, 2009 No comments

    PARIS Arkadin, the French leading provider of audio and data conferencing services, today announced a new round of funding led by UFG Private Equity. Consistently posting a double-digit growth since its foundation in 2001, the 3rd largest global provider of remote collaboration services further strengthens its expansion strategy through this financing. Arkadin, a global provider of audio and data conferencing services to […] 

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  • Active Endpoints Receives $5M in Funding

    April 29th, 2009 No comments

    Investment Permits Company to Expand Its Success in the Business Process Management System Marketplace WALTHAM, Mass. Active Endpoints, Inc. (www.activevos.com), the inventor of visual orchestration systems, today announced that it has raised $5M in an extension of its Series B funding. Participating in the investment round was North Bridge Venture Partners, one of the company’s original investors. Active Endpoints will use the new funding to expand R&D, marketing and sales […] 

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  • CPower Secures More Than $10 Million in Series B Round of Financing

    April 28th, 2009 No comments

    Latest Investment Signals Growing Confidence in CPower Success with Clients and Business Partners in Energy Management NEW YORK, April 28 CPower (www.cpowered.com), a leading energy management firm, today announced the closing of its Series B round of financing. This $10.68 million investment was led by a new investor in the company, Mayfield Fund, as well as returning investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Expansion Capital Partners, Schneider Electric Ventures, New York City Investment Fund and Consensus Business Group. The proceeds from this latest round will be used to accelerate business growth in new geographies and vertical markets, and fuel the continued technological innovation established […] 

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  • Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund VIII Closes with $964 Million in Capital Commitments

    April 28th, 2009 No comments

    SAN FRANCISCO & WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Rockwood Capital, LLC (“Rockwood”), the private real estate investment company, today announced that it has closed Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund VIII, L.P. (“Fund VIII”) with approximately $964 million in capital commitments. The value-added fund will primarily invest in hotel, retail, office and residential properties, in the United States. Fund VIII has a diverse investor base consisting of public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, insurance companies, and high net worth individuals. More than half of the Fund VIII investors have […] 

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  • Symform Announces $1.5 Million Series A Financing

    April 27th, 2009 No comments

    OVP Venture Partners Invests to Propel Disruptive Cloud Computing Platform SEATTLE Symform, Inc. (www.symform.com), a pioneer in decentralized cloud computing systems, today announced the completion of a $1.5 million Series A financing. OVP Venture Partners is the sole investor and OVP Managing Directors Mark Ashida and Lucinda Stewart will join Symform’s Board of Directors. Symform was founded in 2007 by veteran Microsoft engineers Bassam Tabarra and Praerit […] 

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  • Symbios Clinical Announces Sponsorship of Venture Capital Panel Meeting

    April 27th, 2009 No comments

    MINNEAPOLIS Symbios Clinical has renewed its sponsorship of LifeScience Alley’s Small Business Leaders’ Forum. This forum is designed specifically for CEOs and executives at early stage medical device and biotechnology companies and focuses on topics essential to successfully managing an early stage company. The first event of 2009 is titled “What are Investors Thinking These Days?”, and will be a panel discussion focused on raising capital. “This is an excellent opportunity […] 

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  • Proskauer Rose Announces 2008 Private Equity Fundraising Statistics

    April 27th, 2009 No comments

    Leading International Practice Represented Over $30 Billion in Committed Capital BOSTON Proskauer Rose LLP, a global law firm with more than 750 lawyers, announced that its Private Investment Funds Group represented sponsors in closing more than 125 funds with over $30 billion in committed capital, and closed more than 450 investments in all types of funds in 2008, representing well over $19 billion. A sample of fund formations Proskauer’s Private Investment Funds Group […] 

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  • Visiogen Secures $40 Million in Equity Financing

    April 27th, 2009 No comments

    Funds Will Support Global Commercialization of the Synchrony Dual Optic Accommodating Intraocular Lens IRVINE, Calif. Visiogen, Inc. of Irvine, California, announces that it has raised $40 million from new and current investors to support the global commercialization of the Synchrony® dual optic accommodating intraocular lens (IOL). Lead investor Novartis Venture Fund, along with Technology Partners, made major contributions to this round of financing, which was also strongly […] 

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  • Mobile Monday Boston Reports $215m Invested in Local Mobile Companies in Q1 2009

    April 24th, 2009 No comments

    Massachusetts mobile industry is growing despite the down economy BOSTON Mobile Monday Boston, the professional organization for mobile and wireless in the Boston area, today announced that $215 million was invested in Massachusetts mobile companies in Q1 2009. This figure makes Q109 the biggest for mobile investment in the last five quarters. These funds were raised by 11 mobile companies. Burlington-based Nuance Communications lead the investment with the […] 

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  • JumpStart Has $75 Million Impact on Northeast Ohio

    April 23rd, 2009 No comments

    CLEVELAND, April 23 The investments and activities of JumpStart Inc., the Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, generated $75.7 million in economic output impact in 2008 in Northeast Ohio, according to a recent study conducted by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University. This is a 29 percent increase from JumpStart’s 2007 impact of $58.5 million. The report also highlighted $8.3 million in taxes generated, 502 jobs created or retained, and $20.9 million in household income generated in 2008 due to the activities of the organization. Economic impact is the […] 

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  • Millennium Technology Value Partners Announces New Investments in Best-of-Breed Technology Companies

    April 22nd, 2009 No comments

    Facebook, Zappos, eHarmony, LiveOps, DataPipe, Fonality, and Rearden Commerce are among New Portfolio Companies “Secondary Market is Open for Business, Even in the Midst of the Financial Crisis” […] 

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  • Bright View Raises $4 Million Round of Financing

    April 21st, 2009 No comments

    MORRISVILLE, N.C. Microstructure-based optical film manufacturer Bright View Technologies Inc announced today it has raised $4 million in its latest round of funding. Bright View leverages its patented technology platform to develop high value products for the energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting market & liquid crystal display (LCD) display industry. These products offer a demonstrable value proposition based on performance, manufacturability […] 

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  • L Capital Invests $2 Million in iScience Interventional

    April 21st, 2009 No comments

    Breakthrough Treatment for Glaucoma NEW YORK L Capital Partners, L.P., a venture capital firm in New York City, is investing $2 million in a $20 million Series F round of financing for iScience Interventional. The round is being led by Affinity Venture Group; other investors include Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Clarian Health Ventures and existing investors. Ting Pau Oei, L Capital partner, will join the iScience Board of Directors. iScience […] 

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  • Venture Capital Firms Attend EuroMedtech in Force

    April 21st, 2009 No comments

    Seeking investments, high investor turn-out bodes well for medtech start-ups and emerging companies CARLSBAD, Calif. & DUESSELDORF, Germany Already over 25 venture capitalists (VCs) are registered to attend the inaugural EuroMedtech™ 2009 partnering conference at the Maritim Hotel in Duesseldorf, Germany on June 3–4. Powered by partneringONE™, the industry’s most advanced partnering system, EuroMedtech facilitates one-to-one meetings between emerging innovator firms, large multi-disciplinary healthcare and biomedical companies and investment firms. Held in one of the largest life science clusters in Europe, EuroMedtech 2009 will play host to leading European VC firms such as Abingworth, […] 

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  • BlueStripe Software Secures $8 Million in Funding

    April 20th, 2009 1 comment

    Valhalla Partners and Trinity Ventures validate BlueStripe’s leadership position in the Application Service Management (ASM) market RTP, N.C., April 20 BlueStripe Software, the industry’s leading provider of Application Service Management (ASM) solutions for today’s dynamic IT infrastructures, today announced it has secured an additional $8 million in funding. The investment round was led by Valhalla Partners, with BlueStripe’s initial investor, Trinity Ventures, also participating. BlueStripe will use the funding to continue expansion across business operations, including product development, partner and channel development, sales and marketing. BlueStripe’s initial investor and long-standing Board member, Noel Fenton of Trinity Ventures, explained, “We continue to see a growing opportunity […] 

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  • Meru Networks Raises $30 Million in New Funding

    April 20th, 2009 1 comment

    With Thousands of Enterprise Wireless LAN Deployments Worldwide, Meru Defies Economic Conditions to Maintain Robust Growth SUNNYVALE, Calif. Meru Networks has raised $30 million in a private funding round led by a new investor managed by Vision Capital Advisors, LLC, of New York City. Existing investors, including Clearstone Venture Partners, NeoCarta Ventures, BlueStream Ventures, The D. E. Shaw Group, Evercore Partners, Tenaya Capital and Monitor Ventures, also participated in the funding […] 

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  • The Florida Venture Forum Announces Presenting Companies for 2009 Early Stage Venture Capital Conference

    April 20th, 2009 4 comments

    TAMPA, Fla. The Florida Venture Forum (http://www.floridaventureforum.org) has selected 15 Florida companies to present at its Early Stage Venture Capital Conference, to be held at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando On May 15, 2009. Fifteen of Florida’s best early-stage prospects for equity financing will make 10-minute presentations to an audience of venture capitalists, private equity investors, angel investors, investment bankers, financial intermediaries […] 

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