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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Draper Nexus Raises $175M Fund

San Mateo- and Tokyo-based Draper Nexus, which makes early stage investments, disclosed it has raised $175M in a second fund this week. Draper Nexus makes investments in both the U.S. and Japan, and has invested in such companies as Klout, ...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sofinnova Raises $650M Fund

Menlo Park-based biotech investor Sofinnova says it has raised $650M in its newest fund, Sofinnova Venture Partners X. According to the firm, it closed the fund at its "hard cap" of $650M, after exceeding its initial funding target of $550M...

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Impact Venture Capital Sets Up Shop In California

A new, venture capital firm--led by venture capital veterans Dixon Doll, Eric Ball, and Jack Crawford--says it has launched a new venture capital firm, Impact Venture Capital, and set up offices in Burlingame and Saramento. The firm--which ...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bessemer Venture Partners Names VP

Menlo Park-based venture investment firm Bessmer Venture Partners said today that it has promoted Josh Harder to Vice President at the firm. Harder, who has been at BVP since 2014, but only recently moved to San Francisco. Harder had previo...

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ignition Partners Names Triantos Venture Partner

Venture investment firm Ignition Partners has added a new venture partner in Los Altos, according to the company. The venture investment company--which has offices in both Los Altos and Seattle--said it has added NIck Triantos as Venture Pa...

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Bee Partners Raises $30M, Pre-Seed Venture Fund

San Francisco-based Bee Partners, a pre-seed, venture capital investment fund led by Garrett Goldberg, Michael Berolzheimer, and Cynthia Maxey, said today that it has closed on a new $30M, venture capital fund, Bee Partners II. The company ...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Agari Adds $22M For Email Security

San Mateo-based Agari, a developer of cybersecurity software for protecting against email attacks, said Tuesday that it has raised $22M in a Series D funding round. The funding came from Norwest Venture Partners, along with its existing inv...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GGV Capital Closes $1.2B In New Investment Funds

Menlo Park- and Shanghai-based GGV Capital has raised $1.2 billion in three new funds, the company said this morning, including $900M for GGV Capital VI and VI Plus, $250M for GGV Discovery I, and $50M for GGV Capital VI Entrepreneurs Fund....

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Foundation Capital Raises $325M In Eighth Fund

Menlo Park-based venture investor Foundation Capital has raised $325M in its eighth, venture capital fund, the firm announced today. Foundation said that Foundation Capital Fund 8 (FC8) will be led by general partners Ashu Garg, Paul Hollan...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Canaan Partners Adds Nina Kjellson To Boost West Coast Presence

Venture capital investor Canaan Partners has boosted its West Coast presence, saying this week that it has added Nina Kjellson as a General Partner, located in the company's Menlo Park office. According to Canaan Partners, Kjellson is a vet...

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Costanoa Venture Capital Raises $135M, Second Venture Capital Fund

Palo Alto-based early stage investor Costanoa Venture Capital said Tuesday that it has raised a second fund, worth $135M. The investor--which says it focuses on cloud-based services leveraging data and analytics--says the new fund brings it...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tracxn Finds $3.5M For Due Diligence And Deals

Tracxn, a Palo Alto- and Bangalore-based startup which helps venture capital funds with their due diligence, has raised $3.5M in a funding round, the company said Wednesday. The company--founded by Abhishek Goyal and Neha Singh--helps ventu...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Technology Crossover Ventures Names Venture Partner

Palo Alto-based venture capital investor Technology Crossover Ventures said today that it has added Bret Bolin, the former chairman and CEO of Misys, as a new Venture Partner at the company's London office. TCV said Bolin will focus on inve...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bolt Sets Up In San Francisco, Raises $25M Hardware Fund

Bolt, a venture capital fund which focuses on connected hardware startups and gives its portfolio companies access to infrastructure such as its engineering/design staff, prototyping facilities, and manufacturing help, has set up an office ...

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Jafco Ventures Becomes Icon Ventures

Palo Alto-based venture capital investor Jafco Ventures is rebranding the company, saying Monday that it has renamed itself Icon Ventures, as the firm has shifted from its original backer, Japan's Jafco Co., to a larger base of limited part...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Bessemer Venture Partners Hits $220M In Israeli Investments

Menlo Park-based venture capital investor Bessemer Venture Partners said Thursday that its Israeli venture arm has just passed $220M in investments, eight years after opening its Israel office. The firm, which set up the office in 2007, als...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sharethrough Raises $10M From BSkyB, Others

San Francisco-based Sharethrough, a provider of native advertising technology, said today that it has raised $10M in a strategic funding round, including a $5M investment from BSkyB. According to Sharethrough, the strategic investment was l...

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Adatao Finds $13M For Big Data Software

Sunnyvale-based Adatao, a developer of big data visualization and analysis tools, said last week that it has raised $13M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Andreessen Horowitz, and also included Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blo...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

ChargePoint Plugs Into $22.6M

Campbell-based electric vehicle charging network operator ChargePoint has raised $22.6M in a new funding round, the company said this morning, bringing its total raised to over $110M. ChargePoint said the new funding came from Rho Ventures,...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

ShowEvidence Snags Funding From Follett Education Fund

Santa Clara-based ShowEvidence, which develops teacher performance and progress reporting software used to measure students and teachers against such standards as Common Core and other state student assessment tests, has raised a round of f...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

NVP Backs iCardiac Technologies

Palo Alto-based Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) is backing a New York-based company which provides cardiac safety assessment services, iCardiac, the two said today. Size of the investment was not disclosed. iCardiac said that they are in a p...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snapdeal Gets $134M, Backing From eBay

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

EdSurge Finds $1.5M For Education News, Analysis

Burlingame-based news publisher EdSurge said this morning that it has raised $1.5M in a venture financing round, to help grow its news, analysis, and events around education technology. The startup, led by Elizabeth (Betsy) Corocoran, said ...

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Miramar Labs Gets $10M

Sunnyvale-based Miramar Labs, a medical device manufacturer developing products to reduce excess sweat production, said yesterday that it has raised $10M in a Series D funding. The funding came from Aisling Capital, Cross Creek Capital, Dom...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oorja Gets New Funding

Fremont-based Oorja said Wednesday that it has raised a Series E funding round. Size of the round was not disclosed. The funding came from Mingxin China Growth Fund and DAG Ventures. Oorja is developing fuel cells which run on methanol. The...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Intel Capital Backs 3D Printing Marketplaces

Intel Capital, the venture investment arm of Intel Corp., has made an investment in two, 3D printing marketplace companies, the company announced Tuesday afternoon. Intel said it invested in Makexyz, which operates a marketplace to help peo...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

iSocket Plugs Into $5M

Burlingame-based iSocket, which develops programmatic advertising technology, said yesterday that it has raised $5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Time Warner Investments, and also included COnde Nast, R&R Venture Partners, and ...

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Monday, January 27, 2014

LiveOps Lands $30M

Redwood City-based LiveOps, which develops cloud-based, contact center and customer service software, said today that it has raised $30M in a debt funding round, and acquired Canadian firm UserEvents. According to LiveOps, the debt funding ...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MemSQL Gets $35M More

San Francisco-based MemSQL, a software company developing in-memory, SQL databases, said today that it has raised $35M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Accel Partners, and also included Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and ...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SuVolta Raises $10.6M

Los Gatos-based SuVolta, a developer of CMOS-based, power saving technology for the semiconductor industry, said today that it has raised $10.6M in a funding round. The round came from Fujitsu Semiconductor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Crowdtilt Gets $23M

San Francisco-based Crowdtilt, a developer of a crowdfunding and group payment platform, said today that it has raised $23M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and also included SV Angel, Sean Parker, Matt...

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Box Lands $100M, Valued At $2 Billion

Los Altos-based Box, the cloud-based, enterprise storage provider, said Thursday that it has raised $100M in a new funding round. The funding was reported to value the company at $2 billion. The funding came from Itochu Technology Ventures,...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Coursera Gets $20M More In Series B

Mountain View-based Coursera said Monday that it has raised $20M for its online education course platform. The funding, part of a Series B, came from three un-named universities, GSV Capital, and Learn Capital. The company has now raised $6...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hightail Downloads $34M For Cloud Storage Efforts

Campbell, California-based Hightail, a provider of file sharing services and apps, has raised $34M in a Series E funding round. According to the company, the funding was led by Western Digital Capital, and also included Alloy Ventures, Sevi...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Talari Networks Gets $15M More

San Jose-based Talari Networks, the developer of wide area network (WAN) appliances, said this morning that it has raised $15M in a funding round. The funding was led by Four Rivers Group, and also included Menlo Ventures and Silver Creek V...

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Monday, November 4, 2013

NeuroSky Finds New Funding

San Jose-based NeuroSky, a developer of biosensors and brain monitoring devices and software, said today that it has received a strategic investment from SoftBank Corp. Size of the investment was not announced. NeuroSky said that, as part o...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

EcoFactor Gets $10M In Series B

Redwood City-based EcoFactor, a developer of home energy monitoring services, has raised $10M in a funding round. The company said its Series B was led by NRG Energy, and also included Claremont Creek Ventures, RockPort Capital Partners, an...

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Monday, October 7, 2013

MongoDB Raises $150M For NoSQL Databases

Palo Alto- and New York-based MongoDB--formerly known as 10gen--said last week that it has raised $150M in a funding round for its NoSQL database technology. The funding was led by T. Rowe Price, and also included Altimeter Capital, salesfo...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Quri Gets $10M For Retail Analytics

San Francisco-based Quri, which provides analytics for retailers on the performance of products and promotions at their stores, has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. According to the company, Matrix Partners led the funding round, wh...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Neurotrack Taps Into $2M

Palo Alto-based Neurotrack announced today that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Founders Fund, and also included The Social+Capital Partnership. Neurotrack is working on biomarker technology to help diag...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Okta Grabs $27M More

San Francisco-based Okta, a developer of enterprise identity management software, has raised $27M in a Series D funding. The company said the round as led by Sequoia Capital, an existing investor in the company. The funding also included An...

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Canvas Venture Fund Closes Early Stage Software, Service Fund At $175M

Menlo Park-based venture capital investment firm Morgenthaler Technology Investment Company said this week that it has raised a $175M, early stage software investment fund called the Canvas Venture Fund, which will invest in early stage sof...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Greylock Partners Raises $1 Billion Venture Fund

Menlo Park-based venture investor Greylock Partners announced Tuesday morning that it has raised a brand new, $1 billion fund, which it will use to continue to invest in startups. Greylock already had $2 billion under management. The fund i...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Foundation Capital Names New Partner

Menlo Park-based Foundation Capital said this week that it has named Aditya (Adit) Singh as a partner at the firm. Singh was previously at Comcast Ventures, and had been involved in investments in Nebula, Tely Labs and Maginatics, and was a...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Librato Lands $3.8M

San Francisco-based Librato, a developer of data analytics and monitoring tools, has raised $3.8M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal, and Cowboy Ventures, and also included the company's prior an...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Accel Partners Bolsters Team

Palo Alto-based venture capital investor Accel Partners has bolstered its investment team, saying Wednesday that it has added Kobie Fuller as Principal at the firm, and promoted John Locke to Principal. Fuller was most recently Chief Market...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mind Pirate Captures $2.5M For Google Glass Games

In a bid to make the world a game, Menlo Park-based Mind Pirate, which is developing games for Google Glass, uncloaked the company today, saying that it has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round. The company said it raised $2.5M in December ...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vormetric Raises $15M For Security Appliances

San Jose-based Vormetric, which develops data security appliances, said it has raised $15M in new funding. The funding was led by Split Rock Partners, and also included JK&B Capital, Quicksilver Ventures and Sigma Partners. According to Vor...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Highland Capital Partners Bets Big On Leap Motion With $25M Fund

Menlo Park-based Highland Capital Partners said this week that it has created a new, $25M fund specifically aimed at the Leap Motion ecosystem. The firm said the new Leap Fund will make investments in developers, entrepreneurs and businesse...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BrightEdge Finds $42.8M For Content Marketing Software

San Mateo-based BrightEdge said todsay that it has raised $42.8M in a Series D funding. The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners, and also included Intel Capital, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. BrightEdge ...

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Whistle Finds $6M In Funding For Connected Pets

San Francisco-based Whistle, which develops an connected device for dogs which monitors the health of dogs, and makes that data available to owners on their smartphones and the Internet, has raised $6M in a funding and launched its product....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mercator MedSystems Gets $6.5M

San Leandro-based Mercator MedSystems has raised $6.5M in a Series B financing, the company announced this morning. Mercator MedSystems said the funding came from Volcano Capital, Crocker Capital, and Aphelion Capital, and also included Win...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

PandoDaily Snags New Funding

San Francisco-based PandoDaily, the online technology news site, has raised a new round of funding, bringing its total raised to $3M, the firm said this week. The company said the funding came from Redpoint Ventures, along with Lerer Ventur...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Rocket Lawyer Finds $15M More

San Francisco-based Rocket Lawyer disclosed Monday that it has raised $15M in a funding round. Source of the new funding was not announced. Rocket Lawyer offers up an online legal documents and referral service. Rocket Lawyer was founded by...

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Menlo Ventures Adds Two

Venture capita investor Menlo Ventures said today that it has added two people to its team. The firm said Avery More has joined as Venture Partner, and Alex Gorelik as Entrepreneur in Residence. More joins from Aeroscout, and also sits on t...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Google Ventures Steals Away MG Siegler From CrunchFund

Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Internet giant Google, has snagged away MG Siegler from CrunchFund, naming Siegler a General Partner at the firm. According to Google Ventures, Siegler will focus on seed and early stage investmen...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dwolla Raises $16.5M More, Sets Up Shop In San Francisco

Online payment infrastructure developer Dwolla said today that it has raised $16.5M in a funding round, and opened up operations in San Francisco. The firm said the Series C funding came from Andreessen Horowitz, and also included Village V...

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Accel Partners' Breyer To Depart Dell

Jim Breyer, who is a Partner at Accel Partners, is further simplifying his board seats today, and will not stand for re-election to the board of Dell Computer. The move is the second major board departure for Breyer in the last few days; he...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gengo Finds $12M For Translation Services

San Mateo-based Gengo, the operator of an online, human-powered language translation service, said today that it has raised $12M in a Series B investment round. The roudn was led by Intel Capital, and also included Aotmico, Iris Capital, In...

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Azure Capital Heads North, Opens Canadian Office

San Francisco-based venture capital investor Azure Capital has turned its eyes north of the border, saying today that it has opened up a brand new office in Calgary, Alberta, to scope out investments across Canada. Azure pointed to an "impr...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Optimizely Gains $28M More For Website A/B Testing Service

San Francisco-based Optimizely, which develops website A/B testing software, said this morning that it has raised $28M in a funding round. The funding was led by Benchmark Capital, and also included Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures,...

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ignition Partners Sets Up Shop In Silicon Valley

Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm which is based in Seattle, said this week that it has raised a new fund, and opened up a new office in Palo Alto. The venture capital firm said that its new, $150M fund will be run by Frank Artale, ...

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Third Rock Ventures Raises $516M Fund

San Francisco- and Boston-based Third Rock Ventures, which invests in healthcare companies, said Monday that it has raised $516M in its third fund, Third Rock Fund III. The firm said the fund was oversubscribed. The new fund brings its tota...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Emergence Capital Partners Names New Operating Partner

San Mateo-based venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners said Monday that it has named Alison Berkley Wagonfeld as its Operating Partner, helping the firm's portfolio companies work on go-to-market strategies, recruiting and talent m...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Trulia Launches Follow-On Offering

San Francisco-based Trulia announced this morning that it has launched its follow on offering of 5.25 million shares of its common stock. The offering, which is being run by Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities and RBC Capital, ...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Matterport Beams In $5.6M For 3D Scanning Tools

Matterport, a Mountain View-based developer of 3D scanning technology which takes and scans, in detail, interior spaces into 3D data, has raised $5.6M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding came from Lux Capital, along with ...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Retailigence Finds $6.3M

Redwood City-based Retailigence, a developer of marketing software to convert online browsers to offline customers, has raised $6.3M in a new funding round, the firm announced today. Retailigence said the Series B funding came from Draper F...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quorum Gets $11M For Backup Appliances

San Jose-based Quorum, which develops backup, recovery, and business contunity appliances aimed at the small and mid-sized business market, has raised $11M in a Series B funding, the firm announced this morning. Quorum said the new funding ...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Trulia Files For Follow On Offering

San Francisco-based real estate site Trulia has filed for a follow on offering saying it is looking to raised up to $100M in another common stock offering for the company. The firm--which is currenlty listed as TRLA on the New York Stock Ex...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Playnomics Scores $5M For Game Analytics

San Francisco-based Playnomics, which develops predictive analytics software for mobile, social, and browser-based games, said last week that it raised $5M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by VanEdge Capital, and also includ...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cmune Scores Funding For Uberstrike

Cmune, which develops the popular, 3D shooter game UberStrike on Facebook and other platforms, said this week that it has raised a new round of funding. Size of the investment was not disclosed. The funding came from DCM. Cmune says it has ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

InVisage Sees New Funding For Image Sensors

Menlo Park-based InVisage, a developer of image sensors, said Wednesday that it has raised a Series D round of funding. Size of the funding was not announced. According to InVisage, the new funding round was led by GGV Capital, and also inc...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

WatchDox Gains $12M

Palo Alto-based document sharing service WatchDox announced today that it has raised $12M in a new funding round, which came from Millennium Technology Value Partners, Blackstone, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Shlomo Kramer (Chec...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

NextSpace Raises $825K For Coworking Efforts

Santa Cruz-based NextSpace, the developer and operator of coworking spaces, said this morning that it has raised $825,000 in a funding round. The firm said the funding will go towards expansion in Northern California. The company, which is ...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ayasdi Digs Up $10M For Big Data Discovery

Palo Alto-based Ayasdi said today that it has raised $10.25M in a Series A funding, for its big data platform for helping organizations parse through their large and complex datasets. The funding was led by Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE. Th...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Redpoint Ventures Closes Fifth Fund, Worth $400M

Menlo Park-based Redpoint Ventures said today that it has closed a new, $400M early stage venture capital fund, Redpoint V. The venture investor said the funding will go towards early stage investing. Redpoint said it had more than 14 exits...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

ScaleArc Adds $12.3M

Santa Clara-based ScaleArc, which develops software which delivers analytics and improved caching for database environments, said Thursday that it has raised $12.3M in a new, Series C funding round. The round was led by Accel Partners, and ...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Grockit Gains Strategic Funding Round

San Francisco-based Grockit, an online site which helps students with test prepration for such tests as the GMAT, SAT, ACT, LSE, and GRE, has raised a strategic funding round, according to the company today. The investment was led by Discov...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Costanoa Venture Capital Raises $100M Fund

Palo Alto-based Costanoa Venture Capital, a new venture capital fund founded by Greg Sands, said today that it has raised a $100M, early stage venture capital fund. The firm said it will invest in early stage, cloud-based services for busin...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ScaleIO Snags $12M

Palo Alto-based ScaleIO, a developer of software-only, virtual storage area network (SAN) products, said today that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The round came from Greylock Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and others. ScaleIO ...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

10Gen Gets Backing From Intel, Red Hat

Palo Alto-based NoSQL database developer 10Gen said Wednesday that it has scored a strategic investment from both Intel and Red Hat, for its MongoDB product. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The firm will use the funding to furt...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Akros Silicon Gets New Funding

Sunnyvale-based Akros Silicon said Tuesday that it has raised a new round of funding, bring its total raised in 2012 to $11M. Size of the new funding was not disclosed. The round was led by Technology Partners, and also included USVP, Leven...

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Monday, November 12, 2012

DoubleDutch Lands $4M

San Francisco-based DoubleDutch, which develops enterprise mobile and CRM applications designed for events, sales teams, and enterprise workgroups--including Hive, Pride, and Flock--said it has raised $4M with a Series B funding round today...

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zapier Lands $1.2M

Y Combinator graduate Zapier said Thursday that it has raised a $1.2M, seed funding round, which came from Bessemer Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvesten, along with angels. The company, which is based in Columbia, Mo., recently wrap...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Helpshift Puts $3.2M Towards Mobile Customer Support Tools

San Francisco-based Helpshift, a new startup focused on mobile customer support, has raised $3.2M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The firm said its seed financing round was led by True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Rewarder Finds $7M

Rewarder, which operates an online marketplace which rewards people for helping to solve the issues of other users, has raised $7M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the round was led by Granite Ventures and Radar Partners, and also...

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Friday, October 19, 2012

FundersClub Raises $6M In Seed Funding

San Francisco-based FundersClub, which operates an online site which streamlines and automates the process of making angel investments, disclosed today that it has raised $6M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Y Combinator, Firs...

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Venture Capital Dollars, Deals Down In Q3

The latest venture capital numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters, shows that venture capital activity declined both in dollars and deals in Q3. The ...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gridstore Gets $12.5M

Mountain View-based Gridstore said this morning that it has raised $12.5M in a Series A funding round, for its storage technology. The funding was led by GGV Capital and ONSET Ventures, and also included its existing investors. Gridstore sa...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

EcoFactor Plugs Into $8M

Redwood City-based EcoFactor, a provider of residential energy management services, said Thursday that it has raised $8M in a venture funding round. The round came from new investor Aster Capital, and also included its prior investors, Clar...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Longitude Capital Gets $385M For Life Sciences Fund

Menlo Park-based venture capital investor Longitude Capital said today that it has raised $385M for its second, life sciences fund, Longitude Venture Partners II. The firm said it had targeted the fund at $325M. Longitude invests in growth ...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dyn Gets $38M For DNS Services

Dyn, a provider of domain name service (DNS) and email services, said Tuesday that it has raised $38M in a funding round. The round was led by North Bridge, and also included Borealis Ventures. The firm, which has offices in San Francisco b...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Klout Gets Investment From Microsoft

San Francisco-based Klout, the startup measuring social influence of users based on their Twitter, Facebook, and other social followers, has scored a funding round from Microsoft, the company said today. The investment came as part of a str...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Virident Snags $26M For Flash Storage

Flash storage provider Virident, which is based in Milpitas, disclosed today that it has raised $26M in a new funding round. The round was led by Mitsui Global investments, and also included Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, and ...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10gen Gets Investment From In-Q-Tel

Palo Alto- and New York-based 10gen, the developer of the MongoDB NOSQL database software, reported today that it has received a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community. Financial details of...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Founder Collective Sets Sights On Silicon Valley With $70M Fund

Venture capital firm Founder Collective said Tuesday that it has raised a second fund, Founder Collective II, worth $70M. The fund--started in Cambridge and New York--mentioned that it will be continuing to invest in Silicon Valley with the...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GGV Capital Closes $625M Fund

Menlo Park-based GGV Capital said this week that it has raised $625M in its fourth, venture capital fund. The firm said the fund includes $520M in US funds, and RMB 650M (approx $105M US) in Chinese funds. GGV Capital focuses on bth investm...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

FundersClub Finds Funding

A new, online service to help investors take a stake in startups, FundersClub, has just gotten funding itself, according to backer First Round Capital. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. FundersClub allows companies to ra...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Redpoint Closes $130M Brazilian Investment Fund

Menlo Park-based Redpoint Ventures has just closed a new, $130M fund to focus on investments in Brazil, the company announced this morning. Redpoint e.ventures will invest in early stage Brazilian startups, the fund said, with a locally bas...

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mayfield Fund Closes $365M Fund

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Mayfield announced Thursday that it has closed Mayfield XIV, a new, $365M venture capital fund. Mayfield said the new fund will be invested in early-stage mobile, cloud/SaaS, social, energytech, and big...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Felicis Ventures Raises $52M Fund

Felicis Ventures, the angel investment fund of Aydin Senkut, has raised a third fund, Felicis Ventures III, L.P., according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. The filing says that the funds came from eight investors. Felicis has a w...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Moritz Steps Back At Sequoia Due To Incurable Disease

Mike Moritz, the venture capitalist who backed Google, Yahoo, PayPal, and countless other successful firms, told his contacts over the weekend that he is stepping back from the firm, due to being diagnosed with what he described as a "rare ...

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Friday, April 6, 2012

500 Startups Targets $50M Investment Fund

Mountain View-based 500 Startups, the startup accelerator and seed investment fund, is gearing up to raised $50M in a new fund, 500 Startups II, the group disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday morning. According to the filing, no funds ha...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Proformative Gets $1.1M

San Jose-based Proformative, an online site focused on corporate finance executives, said today that it has raised $1.1M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Bullpen Capital and Floodgate, the venture fund of Mike Maples. Profo...

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Woodman Labs Gets Series A Funding For GoPro Cameras

Half Moon Bay-based Woodman Labs, the maker of the GoPro sports camera line, has scored a Series A funding round, according to reports from the WSJ. The funding was led by Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital arm of Walt Disney Company. ...

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists More Optimistic in Q4, Says Report

A report released this morning from the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index says that venture capitalists were more confident in the fourth quarter, based on the opinions of professional venture capitalists in the San Francis...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mayfield's Roberts Joins RealNetworks' Board

Janice Roberts, a Managing Director at Menlo Park-based Mayfield Fund, has just joined the board of directors of publicly held RealNetworks. Roberts investments include Aliph, PlayFirst, Quickoffice, and Ubicom. Roberts also has served at 3...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Venture Capital Totals Up In Q2, Silicon Valley Hits $2.9B In Deals

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) have released their quarterly venture capital numbers for Q2, reporting that venture deals in the US in the quarter totaled $6.5 billion. Locally, Silicon Valley fir...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

DFJ, Cisco Name Finalists In Business Plan Competition

Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco announced the finalists in the two firms' Global Business Plan Competition for University and business school students Wednesday, picking a wide range of teams from the US, UK, Israel, China, Russia, India ...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Rembrandt Venture Partners Closes $160.5M Fund

Menlo Park-based Rembrandt Venture Partners announced today that it has closed a $160.5M, second fund, Rembrandt Venture Partners' Fund Two. The firm said the new fund will be invested in early-stage companies, and was oversubscribed by $10...

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Friday, January 22, 2010

VC Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

Venture investments dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade, according to the latest venture capital numbers released today in the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). T...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

IBM Boosts VC In Brazil

IBM is looking to boost venture capital activity in Brazil, with a new partnership with an agency in that country, the firm said Tuesday. IBM said it is linking with FINEP -- the Brazilian Innovation Finance Agency, the Brazilian Private Eq...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

$3.7 billion in Venture Capital in Q2, Says Report

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association have weighed in on the quarterly venture capital investment activity, saying this morning that there was $3.7 billion invested in 612 deals in Q2 of 2009. The MoneyTree Rep...

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Venture Investments Total $5.27B For Quarter

A report released by Dow Jones VentureSource over the weekend reports that there was $5.27 billion invested in 595 deals across the U.S. during Q2. The results were down significantly from the $8.33 billion invested across 726 deals in Q2 o...

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Monday, July 13, 2009

VC Fundraising Drops to $1.7B

Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association reported this morning that venture capital fundraising dropped to only $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009, the smallest number of funds raising money in a single quarter s...

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Element Partners Closes $486M Fund

Menlo Park- and Philadelphia-based Element Partners, a private equity firm focused on the clean technology market, announced Monday that the firm has held a final close on Element Partners II LP, a $486M fund focused on energy, water, mater...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Venture Capital Fundraising Drops

Venture capital fundraising activity dropped significantly in Q4, according to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The report, which tracks the fundraising activity of venture cap...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

No VC Backed IPOs In Q2

Dow Jones VentureSource released figures Tuesday, saying that there were no initial public offerings from venture backed companies in Q2, the worst quarter since 2003. Dow Jones said that we are in the midst of the second-longest IPO drough...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Venture Valuations Up In Q4, Says Survey

Fenwick & West LLP, a Bay area law firm focused on the high technology and life sciences area, released results of its Fourth Quarter 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Venture Capital Survey today, saying that valuations in venture financings inc...

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Velocity Venture Capital Raises $15M Fund, Targets Sacramento

Folsom-based Velocity Venture Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing in companies in the Sacramento area, said Monday that it has closed a $15M second fund. The firm also said it is preparing to raise a third fund with a targe...

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Salesforce.com Partners With VCs For SaaS Investments

San Francisco-based Salesforce.com and two venture capitalists, Bay Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, said today that they are launching a new funding program for companies building application on Salesforce.com's Force.com platform. ...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

VC Fundraising Slows In Q1

Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) reported Monday morning that venture capital activity has slowed in the first quarter. According to the groups, fifty six venture capital funds raised $4.9B in Q1 of 2007...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

AirTight Gets $14.5M

Mountain View-based AirTight Networks has closed a $14.5M Series C funding, the company said Tuesday. The funding was led by CMEA Ventures, and included other existing investors. AirTight is a developer of wireless intrusion prevention and ...

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Optovue Scores $10.5M

Fremont-based Optovue has raised $10.5M in a Series B funding, the firm said today. The round was led by Trevi Health Ventures. Optovue develops opthalmic devices used in retina imaging....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Coghead Rolls In $8M

Redwood City-based Coghead, which develops Web 2.0 tools that are used to create business applications, announced today that it has raised $8M in a second round funding. The funding was led by American Capital Strategies, and also included ...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Streamcore Raises $7M

Streamcore, a provider of products for the application performance and network optimization space, said Tuesday afternoon that it has raised $7M in Series B funding. The funding came from Auriga Partners and also included Convergent Capital...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

AdMob Gets $15M

Menlo Park-based AdMob, an online mobile advertising marketplace, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Accel Partners, and also included prior investor Sequoia Capital. AdMob develops an ad servin...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Discera Finds $17.5M in Series C

San Jose-based Discera, a maker of MEMs based oscillators, has raised $17.5M in a Series C funding round the firm said today. The funding round came from Scale Venture Partners, and also included previous investors 3i, Partech International...

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Verticals onDemand Closes Series A

Pleasanton-based Verticals onDemand, a provider of CRM solutions based on the saleforce.com Apex platform, is announcing Monday that it has closed a Series A funding from private investors. Amount of the deal and investors were not disclose...

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Epiphany Biosciences Discovers $36M

San Francisco-based Epiphany Biosciences has scored $36M in a Series A funding round, the firm said this week. Epiphany Biosciences said that it has a therapeutic focus on discovering and developing anti-infective agents. The firm's funding...

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Mobifusion Closes $3M Series A

Fremont-based Mobifusion has raised $3.1M in Series A financing, the firm said today. The round, which closed in 2006, included Emergic Ventures, Ingram Digital Group, Global Asia Partners, and a major telecom company based in India. Mobifu...

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Sanarus Medical Raises $15M

Pleasanton-based Sanarus Medical, a developer of minimally invasive devices for the diagnosis and treatment of breast tumors, has closed $15M in a financing round, the firm said Thursday. The Series E funding was led by Easton Capital Partn...

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Expresso Fitness Runs Into $9.3M

A supplier of Interactive cardio fitness systems, Expresso Fitness, has raised $9.3M in a Series C funding, the firm said this week. Sunnyvale-based Expresso Fitness said that the round was led by new investor Sierra Ventures, and also incl...

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Capella Finds $20M In Debt, Equity

San Jose-based Capella said this morning that it has completed $20M in equity and debt financing. The funding round was co-led by Levensohn Venture Partners and Rustic Canyon Partners, and also included participation by Formative Ventures a...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Coupa Software Raises Series A

Foster City-based Coupa Software announced Tuesday afternoon that it has raised a Series A round of funding from BlueRun Ventures. Jonathan Ebinger and Vineet Buch of BlueRun have both joined the board of directors of the firm as part of th...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Casabi Raises $10M

Campbell-based Casabi announced Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding. The round came from Canaan Partners, Mayfield Fund, and Vanguard Ventures. Mayfield and Vanguard were prior investors in the company. Casabi is developin...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Eurekster Adds $5.5M

San Francisco-based Eurekster has raised $5.5M in a Series B funding, the firm announced this morning. The round was led by Technology Venture Partners (TVP) of Australia and Transcosmos Investments of Japan. The firm said the funding will ...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

AMIMON Gets Investment From Motorola

Santa Clara-based AMIMON, a developer of semiconductors for the wireless transmission of high definition video, has received a strategic investment from Motorola. Motorola said this morning that Motorola Ventures, its strategic venture capi...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

QuikCycle Gets $8.9M

Santa Clara-based QuikCycle announced today that it has raised $8.9M in funding from Crescendo Ventures. The firm was formerly known as Lumenare Networks. QuikCycle provides lab automation and test management software. The firm said that th...

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Adaptive Planning Gets $7.5M

Mountain View-based Adaptive Planning has raised $7.5M in financing, the firm said this morning. The round came from Cardinal Venture Capital, and also included prior investors ONSET Ventures and Monitor Ventures. The funding will go toward...

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Gemini Mobile Raises $20M

San Mateo-based Gemini Mobile Technologies said this morning that it has raised $20M in a venture capital round from Goldman Sachs. Other investors in the round included Mitsubishi-UFJ, Mizuho, and Tokyo Marine. Gemini Mobile develops wirel...

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Flurry Scores $3.75M

San Francisco-based Flurry has raised $3.75M in a Series A investment, the firm said yesterday, for its mobile email and RSS service. The funding came from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Richards, and initial investor Borealis Ventures. Je...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Xradia Raises Series D Round

Concord, California-based Xradia said this afternoon that it has raised $7.0M in a Series D funding round from Harris & Harris Group and others. The firm said that a strategic investor and prior round investor also were involved, but did no...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Provigent Finds $16M In Fourth Round

Santa Clara-based Provigent said today that it has raised $16M in a venture capital round. The fourth round of funding for the firm came from Globespan Capital Partners, along with existing investors Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

TransOral Pharmaceuticals Raises $40M

Pt. Richmond-based TransOral Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that it has raised $40M in a Series D funding. The funding came from New Enterprise Associates, which led the round, and also included New Leaf Venture Partners, Montreux Equity Part...

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Friday, March 2, 2007

Akros Silicon Raises $10.1M

Folsom-based Akros Silicon, a provider of power-over-Internet semiconductors, announced today that the firm has raised $10.1M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Levensohn Venture Partners, and also included existing investors Bay P...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

O'Reilly Launches AlphaTech Ventures, Makes Investments

San Francisco-based O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures said today that it has launched a new venture capital fund, headed by Tim O'Reilly. The firm said that it has invested in Instructables, Chumby, and Wesabe, and raised $51M in capital for the ...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quantcast Gets Investment

San Francisco-based Quantcast, which is developing web traffic measurement and rating systems, has quietly raised a round of venture capital from The Founders Fund and Revolution Ventures, silicontap.com has learned. No details of the fundi...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Kineto Wireless Gets $10M Round of Funding

Milpitas-based Kineto Wireless has received a $10M investment, the firm said today. The round was led by Interdigital Communications Corporation, which contributed $5M in the round, and also included prior investors Sutter Hill Ventures, Ve...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

BiPar Sciences Finds $35M

Brisbane-based BiPar Sciences announced Monday that it has raised $35M in a Series B funding. The round was led by Domain Associates. Existing investors Vulcan Capital, Canaan Partners, PolyTechnos Venture-Partners, Asset Management Company...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Achievo Gets $24M In Series B

San Ramon-based Achievo Corporation said today it has raised $24M in a Series B funding. Sourcing of the funding was not disclosed, however the firm said the funding came from institutional and private investors. Achieve provides offshore o...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Aquest Gets $20M

Sunnyvale-based Aquest, a provider of semiconductor automation products, has raised $20M in a Series B funding. Aquest said that the funding came from Menlo Ventures, Walden International, and Global Catalyst Partners. The firm said it will...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

CipherMax Raises $10M

San Jose-based CipherMax, a provider of storage security products, said today that it has raised $10M in a new funding. The firm said that the new funding came from U.S. Venture Partners, VEnrock Associates, and Scale Venture Partners, and ...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Mozes Gets $5M In Funding

Palo Alto-based Mozes announced today that it has raised $5M from Norwest Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. The funding will go towards awareness and market expansion of the firm's products. Mozes operates a service that a...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sequans Gets Investment From Alcatel-Lucent

Cupertino-based SEQUANS Communications has received an investment from Alcatel-Lucent, according to Alcatel. The round is an extension of a round of fudning first announced in July of last year. Financial terms of the investment were not di...

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Clean Energy Systems Raises $13M

Rancho Cordova, California-based Clean Energy Systems has raised $13M in an equity investment, the firm said yesterday. The funding came from Paxton Corporation and Quadrise Canada Company. Clean Energy Systems is a provider of zero-emissio...

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Visto Raises $35M

Redwood City-based Visto Corporation said today that it has raised an additional $35M in funding from Altitude Capital Partners. The funds will be used by Visto to extend its product portfolio and protect its intellectual property. Vista is...

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Reactrix Raises $45M Series D

Redwood City-based Reactrix Systems has raised $45M in a Series D funding round, the firm said Thursday. The funding included new investors D.E. Shaw Group and Menlo Ventures, along with existing investors Mobius Venture Capital, Thomas Wei...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Summit Microelectronics Raises $10M From Nokia, Others

San Jose-based Summit Microelectronics said today it has raised $10M in funding from Nokia Growth Partners, along with existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, August Capital, Pequot Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Hotung Capital M...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Aperto Adds $19M In Series E

Milpitas-based Aperto Networks, a hardware provider developing WiMax base stations and subscriber units, has raised $19M in a Series E financing round. The round was led by GunnAllen Venture Partners, and included participation by existing ...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

AKQA Gets Investment From General Atlantic

San Francisco-based AKQA, a interactive marketing agency, said Friday that it has added General Atlantic as an investor, in a round of venture investment. Size of the investment was not disclosed. AKQA provides interactive marketing for suc...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

TriCiper Raises $15M

San Mateo-based TriCipher said today that it has completed a $15M Series C round of funding. The round was led by RBC Technology Ventures, and also included existing investors Arrowpath Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Trident Capital, Wasa...

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Meraki Networks Finds $5M

Mountain View-based Meraki Networks announced today that it has raised $5M in a Series A investment, led by Sequoia Capital. Meraki is developing low-cost, wireless mesh technology to create wireless Internet networks. The firm's product i...

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Desi Hits Finds Series A

San Francisco-based Desi Hits, an online entertainment web portal focused on South Asian and Indian music and culture, has raised a Series A round of venture capital funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Trident Capital. Amount of the fu...

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Brilliant Telecommunications Extends Series A

Campbell, California-based Brilliant Telecommunications has extended the firm's Series A funding, saying that it has closed its Series A round at $7.1M. The funding was led by ONSET Ventures, and also include Asset Management, Draper Associ...

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

HydroPoint Raises $19M

Petaluma-based HydroPoint Data Systems, which develops water management systems under the name WeatherTRAK, has raised $19M in a Series C round. The funding was led by RockPort Capital Partners, and also included Chrysalix Energy Venture Ca...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

UltraCell Gets $10.3M From BASF

Livermore-based UltraCell has raised $10.3M in a Series C round of funding from BASF Venture Capital GmbH, according to BASF. UltraCell develops micro fuel cell systems designed for portable electronic devices. According to BASF, UltraCell ...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Anchor Bay Gets $10M

Campbell-based Anchor Bay has raised $10M in funding, the firm disclosed yesterday. The funding came from Atlantic Quantum, and also included existing investors Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates. Anchor Bay is developing semiconductors ...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Vizu Gets $2.9M For Web Polling

San Francisco-based Vizu Corporation announced this morning that it has raised $2.9M in a venture round from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and other investors, for its web-based opinion polling and market research service. Vizu operates Vizu Answ...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Zing Gets $13M

Mountain View-based ZING Systems has raised $13M in a funding round from IDG Ventures Boston. The investment also included participation by Redpoint Ventures, and Camp Ventures. ZING develops wireless audio products for the consumer electro...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ServiceSource Raises $66M

San Francisco-based ServiceSource, which provides outsourcing services of support and maintenance for hardware, software and healthcare firms, said today it has raised $66M from General Atlantic. ServiceSource has previously received fundin...

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Silver Peak Raises $17M

Santa Clara-based Silver Peak Systems, which delivers equipment for Wide Area Networking (WAN) acceleration, said today that it has raised $17M in a Series C round. The round was led by Artis Capital Management, and included prior investors...

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Monday, January 29, 2007

LinkedIn Raises $12.8M

Palo Alto-based LinkedIn has raised $12.8M in a venture capital round, according to blog site TechCrunch. LinkedIn operates a business focused social networking site. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners and European Founders Fun...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Loadstar Sensors Raises $7M

Mountain View-based Loadstar Sensors has raised $7M in a Series B funding, the firm announced Tuesday. The round was led by AIG SunAmerica Ventures, along with Dali Hook Partners and Needham Capital Partners. Loadstar is a designer and manu...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Achronix Raises $25.4M

San Jose-based Achronix Semiconductor said today that it has raised $25.4M in a Series A financing. The deal was led by New Sciences Ventures and Battery Ventures. Other investors included Entrepia Ventures and Easton Capital Investment Gro...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Mobile Content Networks Raises Series B

Mountain View-based Mobile Content Networks, which is developing mobile search solutions, said yesterday afternoon that it has closed a Series B funding round. Among of the funding was not disclosed. MCN said that the round was led by Merit...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Stoke Raises $20M Series C

Santa Clara-based Stoke has raised $20M in a Series C financing, the firm announced today. Stoke develops an integrated hardware and software product for delivering multimedia over fixed and wireless broadband. The funding was led by DAG Ve...

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Scalent Gets $15M For Expansion

Palo Alto-based Scalent Systems said today that it has received $15M in a Series C round of funding. The firm, wich develops software for data center virtualization, said that the round was led by Credit Suisse, and also included existing i...

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Battery Ventures Adds Partner

Venture firm Battery Ventures said Thursday that it has added a new partner to its Menlo Park office. Battery said that Mike Scanlin has joined the firm, to invest in mid- to later-stage, revenue-generating technology companies. Scanlin cur...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Workshare Closes $23M Series B Funding

San Francisco and London-based Workshare, a provider of security software for content compliance, said this morning that it has closed a $23M Series B round of funding. The funding came from Steelpoint Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Q...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Piczo Raises $11M

San Francisco-based Piczo, a provider of an online social networking service for teens, said late last night that it has raised $11M in a Series C funding for the firm. The new round was led by U.S. Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Par...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Meebo Adds $9M For IM Service

Mountain View-based Meebo, a provider of web-based instant messaging services, has raised $9M in a new funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Tim Draper of DFJ joins the firm's board of directors in conjunction with the funding. Previous inv...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Genius.com Gets $10M From MDV-Mohr Davidow

San Mateo-based Genius.com has scored $10M in a Series B funding, in a funding led by MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures, the firm said today. Genius.com is a provider of on-demand marketing services used by sales and marketing professionals. Prior ...

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

El Dorado Ventures Names Principal

Menlo Park-based venture firm El Dorado Ventures said Wednesday that it has named Ray Schuder as a Principal at the firm. Schuder has been at El Dorado since 2005, serving as a Senior Associate. Schuder has previously served at Pequot Ventu...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Therative Raise Funding

San Francisco-based Therative, a developer of a consumer medical device for the treatment of acne, said Tuesday that it has raised an additional round of funding. Amount of the deal was not disclosed, but the firm said that the funding brin...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

PostPath Adds $15M

Mountain View-based PostPath, a provider of a Linux-based email server that replaces Microsoft Exchange, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series C funding. The capital brings the company's total funding to approximately $30M. JAFCO V...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Electric Cloud Scores $9M

Mountain View-based Electric Cloud, a provider of tools for the software development industry, said today that it has raised $9M in a Series C investment round. The round was led by Rembrandt Venture Partners, and also included existing inv...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Norwest Makes Investment In Adventity

Palo Alto-based Norwest Venture Partners is looking to India with its latest investment, in Mumbai, India-based Adventity. Norwest has invested $20M in Adventity, a provider of business process outsourcing services. Promod Haque of NVP will...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tilera Finds Funding

Santa Clara-based Tilera, a stealth startup in the processor and ASIC software design space, has closed a Series A round of funding, silicontap.com has learned. Walden International lists the firm as a portfolio company, and the company's b...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Xradia Gets $4M In Series D

Concord, California-based Xradia has received $4M in a Series D investment, according to investor Harris & Harris Group. Xradia designs ultra high resolution x-ray microscopes and fluorescence imaging systems used for semiconductor IC and o...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Silistix Adds $6M To Series A

San Jose-based Silistix, a provider of software for circuit design, said Monday that it has raiased $6M in a final closing of its Series A investment round. the funding came from Partnerships UK, which joined Intel Capital, British Smaller ...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

BuzzLogic Gets $9.6M

San Francisco-based BuzzLogic said today that it has raised $9.6M in a Series A investment, led by Adams Capital Management, Ackerley Partners, and Transcosmos Investments & Business Development. The firm is developing enterprise software f...

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Friday, January 12, 2007

SARcode Gets Series A

SARcode, a San Francisco-based biotechnology firm developing small molecule drugs for treating inflammatory disease, has raised a Series A round. The funding came as part of a licensing deal with South San Francisco-based Sunesis Pharmaceut...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

InteKrin Scores $23M

Palo Alto-based InteKrin Therapeutics has raised $23M in a venture financing round, the firm said today. The round was led by Sofinnova Ventures and also included Orbimed Advisors and Vivo Ventures. Prior investors Asset Management and Sear...

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Soasta Closes $2M Second Round

Mountain View-based Soasta said Wednesday that it has secured $2M in a second round of funding. The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included other investors. Soasta is developing visual software tools for the testing and certific...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Agito Networks Funded By Battery Ventures

Agito Networks, a stealth startup working on products in the mobile networking space, has quietly been funded by Battery Ventures, silicontap.com has learned. The firm, which was started by two ex-Cisco employees, received funding earlier i...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rohati Systems Gets Funding From Foundation, Matrix

silicontap.com has learned that San Jose-based Rohati Systems, a stealth startup developing products for the data center, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Foundation Capital and Matrix Partners. The firm's board includes S...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nimsoft Gets $10.3M

Redwood City-based Nimsoft has raised $10.3M in venture capital, the firm said today. The company said that funding came from JMI Equity and Northzone Ventures. The round is the first round of funding for the firm. The funding will go towar...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Fluidigm Scores $37M

South San Francisco-based Fluidigm, which develops fluidic circuits for life science, said Monday that it has raised $37M in a Series E round. Investors included Wasatch Advisors, Cross Creek Capital, and other undisclosed investors. Fluidi...

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Discretix Raises $20M

San Mateo-based Discretix has raised $20M in a third round of funding, the firm said yesterday at CES. The new round of capital came from existing investors, including Sequoia Capital. The round brings the firm's total investment to $29.8M....

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Altos Finds $1.5M

Santa Clara-based Altos Design Automation has raised $1.5M in a Series A round of funding, the firm said today. The round was led by Vista Ventures. Jim Hogan of Vista joins the Altos board of directors in conjunction with the funding. Alto...

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Ketera Raises $14M

Santa Clara-based Ketera has raised $14M in a new round of funding, the firm said this morning. The over-subscribed, mezzanine round of fudning was led by Duff Ackerman and Goodrich (DAG) Ventures, and also included Teachers' Private Capita...

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Friday, January 5, 2007

Retrevo Raises $3.2M In Series B

Sunnyvale-based Retrevo has raised $3.2M in a Series B funding, the firm said this morning, in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Existing investor Alloy Ventures also participated. Matthew D. Howard of NVP has joined the firm's board...

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Gentiae Clinical Research Raises $16M

San Bruno-based Gentiae Clinical Research has raised $16M in new funding, the firm said Wednesday. Gentiae said the funding was led by Bay City Capital, and also included investments from new investors CIBC Capital Partners and Merlin Biome...

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Horizon Therapeutics Raises $15M

Palo Alto-based Horizon Therapeutics said today that it has raised $15M in a Series B financing, led by Scale Venture Partners. Horizon, which is developing non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory ibuprofen. The round also included Sutter Hill Ven...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Adina For Life Gets $5M For Exotic Beverages

San Francisco-based Adina For Life has received $5M in a Series B funding round, according to angel investment group Keirestu Forum. Keiretsu said that its Northern California chapters participated in the round, which will be used to implem...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Silicon Valley Hits $1.6B In Deals For Q4 2006

Silicon Valley's venture capital deal flow totaled roughly $1.66B in deals for Q4 of 2006, with the total year's venture capital deals totaling nearly $7.2B, according to an analysis made by silicontap.com of announced and otherwise disclos...

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Forte Scores $5.4M For Design Synthesis Tool

San Jose-based Forte Design Systems said today that it has raised an additional $5.4M in a Series D funding for its semiconductor design tools. The funding came from Saints Capital, along with prior investors 3i and Infinity Capital. Forte ...

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Spock Raises $7M

Menlo Park-based Spock Networks said today that it has received $7M in a Series A investment. The firm, which is developing a search engine focused on people, said the round came from Clearstone Venture Partners and Opus Capital Ventures. S...

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Double Fusion Pulls In $26M

San Francisco-based Double Fusion said today that it has raised $26M in a funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Double Fusion is a provider of an in-game advertising network. The round also included existing investors, Accel Partne...

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Friday, December 15, 2006

SEVEN Raises $42M

Redwood City-based SEVEN has raised $42M in a funding round, the firm said Thursday, from undisclosed new investors, as well as existing investors. SEVEN is a provider of mobile email software. SEVEN is backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, G...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Mercado Gets $11.5M

Pleasanton-based Mercado Software announced today that it has raised $11.5M in funding from two new investors. The investments came from The Challenge Fund and the Consensus Group, along with existing investors Pitango Venture Capital, Euca...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Artimi Raises $26.5M

Santa Clara-based Artimi has raised $26.5M in financing, in a Series B funding, the firm announced today. the investments came from existing investors Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, and Index Ventures. Other investors in the roun...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Aggregate Knowledge Gets $5M

Menlo Park-based Aggregate Knowledge has raised $5M from Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, according to Kleiner. Aggregate Knowledge is developing services for retail and media sites to enable consumers to find related items. According to...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Report: Global VC Investments To Hit $32B In 2006

Dow Jones VentureOne and Ernst & Young are reporting today that venture capital investors are on track to invest more than $32 billion in 2006, the most capital invested in the sector since 2001. The analysis, conducted by the two companies...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Metavize Raises $10.5M, Becomes Untangle

San Mateo-based Untangle said today that it has raised $10.5M in a Series A funding, and renamed itself. The firm, which was formerly Metavize, said the round of fudning came from CMEA Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. Untangle is focuse...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

CIGNEX Gets Expansion Capital

Santa Clara-based CIGNEX Technologies, a company developing open source enterprise content management (ECM) software, said today it has closed a round of funding. The funding came from Apar Investments, Basil International Investments, and ...

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Friday, December 8, 2006

NeoVista Scores $41M

Fremont-based NeoVista, a medical devices firm focused on opthalmic devices for treating wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), said Thursday that it has closed a third round of venture funding worth $41M. The invesetment was led by ne...

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Thursday, December 7, 2006

Atrua Gets $9M

Campbell-based Atrua has raised $9M in a fourth round of funding, the firm said today. The round came was led by BlueRun Ventures and Hua Hong Group of China, and also included Ericsson Venture Partners, Neocarta Ventures and Osprey Venture...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Common Sense Media Gets $4.25M Commitment From Omidyar

San Francisco-based Common Sense Media said today that it has received a commitment for $4.25M from the Omidyar Network, over the next three years. Common Sense Media operates a web site, Commonsense.com, which provides media and entertainm...

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Wikia Gets Investment From Amazon

San Mateo-based Wikia, which is developing a wiki web site on a broad range of topics, said today that it has received a strategic investment from Amazon.com. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Amazon.com was the sole investor in t...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Mobile Complete Gets Investment From Motorola

San Mateo-based Mobile Complete has received an equity investment from Motorola Ventures, according to Motorola. The investment was part of a Series B financing, which also included Innovacom VC. Mobile Complete is a provider of development...

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Ample Medical Gets Investment From AGA Medical, Aberdare

Foster City-based Ample Medical Corporation has received an investment from Aberdare Ventures and AGA Medical. The deal was announced early last month. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. The investment came as part of a joint devel...

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Monday, December 4, 2006

Azureus Raises $12M For P2P Network

Palo Alto-based Azureus, which develops peer to peer applications for the distribution of files across the Internet, has raised $12M in a Series B round. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and also included Greycroft Partners, and indi...

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Monday, December 4, 2006

NBI Development Gets $5.5M

San Francisco-based NBI Development, a medical devices company, said today that it has raised $5.5M in a first round of funding. NBI said that the seed round was co-led by Three Arch Partners and Bay City Capital, and also included MPM Capi...

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Friday, December 1, 2006

Motorola Invests in Sequans

Paris, France-based SEQUANS Communications, which maintains its U.S. headquarters in Cupertino, said Friday that it has received a strategic investment from Motorola Ventures. The investment is an extension of the firm's latest round of fun...

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Friday, December 1, 2006

3i Adds Partner To Menlo Park Office

Venture capital firm 3i said Thursday that it has added a new partner to the firm's Menlo Park office. Jim McLean has joined the firm to head 3i's US information technology practice. McLean was most recently at ComVentures, and has also ser...

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

NextHop Scores $4.8M

Mountain View-based NextHop Technologies has inked a $4.8M Series C funding, the firm said today. The funding came from existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Duchossois Technology Partners, Labrador Ventures, and Parker Price Ventur...

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Symyx Spins Off Sensor Firm

Santa Clara-based Symyx Technologies, a research firm developing research for the pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, and electronics industry, said today that it has spun off a new, independent company to develop commercial applications base...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sonoa Systems Gets Series B

Santa Clara-based Sonoa Systems has raised a Series B round of funding, according to a regulatory filing. Investors in the firm now include Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Juniper Networks, SAP Ventures, and Net One Systems. Bay Par...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Cell Biosciences Gets Funding

Palo Alto-based Cell Biosciences has received a round of venture funding for its protein biomarker analysis systems, Silicontap has learned. Cell's technology is used for rapid analysis of cellular components. The firm is backed by Latterel...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Intradigm Raises $16M For RNA Interference Technology

Palo Alto-based Intradigm has raised $16M in a Series A funding, the firm said today. The round closed over five months ago, in May of this year, and was lead by Alta Partners and Frazier Healthcare Ventures. Other investors included Emergi...

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Intematix Raises $16.5M

Fremont-based Intematix, a company developing solid state lighting and display phosphors, said today that it has raised $16.5M in a Series C round of funding. The funding was led by Crosslink Capital and Samsung Ventures. Additional investo...

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

W5 Networks Adds To Series B

Fremont-based W5 Networks said Thursday that it has added additional funding in the firm's Series B round. The additional funding came from SunBridge Partners. Amount of the additional funding was not disclosed. W5 announced a $12M Series B...

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Health Hero Network Gets $16M

Redwood City-based Health Hero Network said today it has raised $16M in an oversubscribed Series B funding. The investment came from Psilos Group and included new investors California Technology Ventures, Integral Capital Partners and Bosto...

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Consorte Media Adds Mayfield As Investor

San Francisco-based Consorte Media, an online media and advertising network targeted at Hispanic communities, has added Mayfield as an investor in a recent, undisclosed venture round, Silicontap.com has learned. Consorte, which is headed by...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

SeeSaw Sees $10M

San Francisco-based SeeSaw Networks has raised $10M in funding, the firm reported today, in a venture capital round led by Sutter Hill Ventures. The Series A funding will go towards SeeSaw's advertising campaign web site SeeSawAds.com. Sutt...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Technical Communities Raises VC Round

San Bruno-based Technical Communities said today that it has raised a Series D convertible preferred round of funding. Financial terms were not disclosed. Funding came from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Netmarket Partners, New Enterprise Ass...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Attune Raises $14M

Santa Clara-based Atunne Systems said today that it has received $14M in a new venture capital round, led by RWI Ventures. Other investors in the round included GF Private Equity Group, Alloy Ventures, QTV Capital, Rock Creek Capital, and S...

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Monday, November 13, 2006

ClairMail Gets $12M

Novato-based ClairMail said today it has raised $12M in a Series B financing, led by JAFCO Ventures. Previous investors Norwest Venture Partners and Outlook Ventures also participated. Clairmail is a provider of mobile applications for inte...

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Replay Solutions Gets Capital From Hummer Winblad, Partech

Foster City-based Replay Solutions, a company developing software debugging tools for testing software applications, has raised an undisclosed venture capital round from Hummer Winblad and Partech International, silicontap.com has learned. ...

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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Report: VCs Becoming Friendlier To Early Stage Firms

Dow Jones & Company and VentureOne are reporting today that venture capital deal terms are becoming more company friendly than they were four years ago. The firm, which just published the results in the VentureOne Deal Terms Report, said th...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

TimeBridge Discloses VC Funding

San Francisco-based TimeBrige, a Web 2.0 company developing an online personal scheduling manager, disclosed the firm's prior funding by Mayfield and Norwest Venture Partners yeterday at the Web 2.0 conference. The firm, which was funded in...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Agiliance Adds Intel To Series B Round

Mountain View-based Agiliance has added Intel to is Series B round, the firm reported this afternoon. Intel joins prior investors Walden International and Red Rock Ventures to the round. Agiliance develops risk and compliance management pr...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Evergrid Gets $6M

Fremont-based Evergrid, a stealth startup in the virtualization software space, has raised $6M in a Series B round, according to industry publication Byte and Switch. Evergrid is developing application virtualization software for clustered ...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

BrightRoll Gets Series A

San Francisco-based PostRoller has renamed itself to BrightRoll, and announced it has closed a Series A financing. Amount of the funding was not announced. Investors include True Ventures, along with angel investors Jon Callaghan, Jeff Clav...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

Powerset Raises $12.5M

San Francisco-based Powerset, which is developing a natural language search engine, said Monday that it has closed on $12.5M in a Series A investment. The round was led by Foundation Capital and the Founders Fund, along with angel investors...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

SAP Invests In Vendavo

Palo Alto-based Vendavo announce today that it has received an equity investment from SAP Ventures. The firm said the investment will be used to fund the firm's product development efforts. SAP is a reseller of Vendavo's price management so...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

Topix Nets $15M

Palo Alto-based Topix.net has received another $15M in funding, the firm said today. Investors included Gannett Co., The McClatchy Company, and Tribune Company. The new investment will be used to expand the firm's news service. Topix.net fi...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

My Payment Network Gets Investment

Corte Madera-based My Payment Network, said this morning that it has received an investment from Arc Capital Development. My Payment Network provides online payment services to schools, businesses and associations. The size of the investmen...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

Foundation Names Charles Moldow GP

Menlo Park-based Foundation Capital has named Charles Moldow as a general partner, the firm said this morning. Moldow joined Foundation as a venture partner in 2005, has has served at Tellme Networks and @Home Network. Moldow currently work...

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Ugenie Gets $5M

Menlo Park-based Ugenie, an online shopping comparison engine, said Thursday that it has received a venture capital round. The round was worth $5M, and came from BlueRun Ventures and Sierra Ventures. Ugenie said the funds would be used for ...

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Friday, November 3, 2006

NeoCarta Adds Newman As Venture Partner

San Francisco-based NeoCarta Ventures said today that it has added Barry A. Newman as a Venture Partner. Newman joins NeoCarta from Bear Stearns, where he was Senior Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Technology Group. Newman has al...

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

QSecure Gets $10M In Series B

Los Altos-based QSecure has raised $10M in a Series B, according to the firm. QSecure said that the round was led by UMC Capital, and also included prior investors Allegis Capital, and Worldview Technology Partners. Frank Lee of UMC will j...

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Thursday, November 2, 2006

MobiTV Beams In $30M

Emeryville-based MobiTV, a mobile and broadband television and music service, said today that it has received an additional $30M in a second close of the firm's Series C funding. Adobe Systems Incorporated and Hearst Corporation have both m...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

KnowNow Raises $13M

Sunnyvale-based KnowNow has raised $13M in new funding, the firm said this morning. The round was led by RSS Investors, and included new investor Presidio Ventures. Existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Levensohn Venture Part...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Avantis Closes $12M Series B

Sunnyvale-based Avantis Medical Systems has raised $12M in a funding for its medical devices for detecting colon cancer. Avantis said that the round was led by Montreux Equity Partners, and will be used to fund development and commercializa...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ekahau Gets $16M

Saratoga-based Ekahau has raised additional funding, the firm said this morning. Ekahau said it received $16M in funding this year, including a $12M Series B funding and $4M in venture loans and government funding. Ekahau said that the fund...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

TalkPlus Inks $5.5M

San Mateo-based TalkPlus has raised $5.5M in venture capital from Menlo Ventures, the firm said today. TalkPlus said it is developing "Voice 2.0" calling services that work with existing mobiles phones, and that it will launch its services ...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Rhythm NewMedia Closes $18M Series B

Mountain View-based Rhythm NewMedia, a provider of mobile advertising software, said today that it has raised $18M in a Series B financing. Funding came from Carlyle Venture Partners, along with existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partner...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Narus Gets $30M

Mountain View-based Narus, a provider of software for managing IP-based traffic, said today that it has received $30M in expansion financing. The funding included $20M in equity and $10M in a revolving line of credit. Funding was led by Ame...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ciranova Inks $4M

Santa Clara-based Ciranova, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, has closed a $4M round of venture capital. The Series C round was led by AsiaTech Management. The firm develops toolsets for managing analog semiconductor ...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Zoom Systems Lands $35M

San Francisco-based Zoom Systems has scored $35M in a Series D funding. The firm said that the round came from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Sierra Ventures, and Motorola Ventures, along with participation from NeoCarta Ventures. Motorola Ventures ...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Skyrider Scores $12M

Mountain View-based Skyrider, a peer-to-peer software maker, said today that it has raised $12M in a Series C funding. Funding was led by ComVentures, and also included prior investors Sequoia Capital and Charles River Venture Partners....

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Silicon Valley VC Deals Total Nearly $2B In Q3

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association has released its Money Tree venture capital results for Q3 of 2006, showing that there was $6.2 billion invested in 797 deals, down by 8 percent from Q2, but the best thir...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

OB10 Raises $13.6M

San Francisco-based OB10, which operates an online e-invoicing system, said today it has raised $13.6M in new capital. The funding came from FF&P Private Equity, which provided $9.3M of the new round, along with other existing investors. OB...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Atheros Buys Attansic

Santa Clara-based Atheros said Monday that it is acquiring Attansic Technology COmpany, a Taiwanese semiconductor firm that develops Fast and Gigabit Ethernet integrated circuits. The deal is worth $71.5M, comprised of $46.5M in cash and $2...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Moteiv Gets Investment

Silicontap.com has learned that San Francisco-based Moteiv, a company developing wireless sensor network operating system software, has received an unannounced round of venture capital funding. Among the firm's investors are SmartForest Ven...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Box.net Lands $1.5M From DFJ

Palo Alto-based Box.net announced today that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Box.net provides online, web-based file storage and sharing services. The investment was led by DFJ's Josh Stein. Box.net a...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Sadra Medical Raises $19M

Campbell, California-based Sadra Medical has raised $19M in a Series B funding, the firm said today. Funding came from Oakwood Medical Investors and Boston Scientific, along with existing investors Pequot Ventures, Onset Ventures and SV Lif...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Neocase Raises $6.5M

Neocase Software announced today that it has raised $6.5M in a second round of funding. The round was led by Iris Capital, and also included Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) and Supporter Group. Neocase Software is a provider of cus...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

U.S. Venture Capitalists Invest $6.36B In Q3

Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne are reporting today that there was $6.36B invested in 611 venture capital deals in the third quarter, with a slight increase in both the number of deals and amount of investment versus a year ago. The ...

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Jingle Gets $30M

Menlo Park-based Jingle Networks has raised $30M in a Series C financing, the firm announced this morning. The funding was led by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Hearst Corporation. Prior investors Comcast Interactive Capital, First Round Capital,...

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Atrenta Raises $16M

San Jose-base Atrenta has raised $16M in a Series D round of funding, the firm announced today. The funding was led by Investor Growth Capital, and also included new investors Samsung Ventures and Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Ex...

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

KeyEye Gets $16M, Appoints CEO

Sacramento-based KeyEye Communications has landed a $16M Series B1 financing, and appointed a new CEO. The firm said today that it has appointed Chuck Fox as president and CEO, and closed the round of funding from American River Ventures, M...

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sub-One Gets $7M

Pleasanton-based Sub-One Technology announced this morning that it has raised $7M in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Advanced Technology Ventures, and also included prior investors Chevron Technology Ventures and ITI Energy...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

W5 Raises $12M

Fremont-based W5 Networks, which develops wireless products for the retail industry, said today that it has raised $12M in a second round of funding. The funding was led by Frazier Technology Ventures, and included participation by prior in...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NComputing Raises $8M

Orange, California-based NComputing said today that it has closed a $8M Series A investment from BA Venture Partners, for the firm's shared PC computing products. NComputing said today that the firm, which provides a product that allows use...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Vinfolio Raises $1.6M

San Francisco-based Vinfolio has raised $1.6M in a round from individual investors, the firm said this week. The investors included Jean Michel Valette, former Chairman at Robert Mondavi Winery, and Colin Lind, Managing Partner at Blum Capi...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Validity Sensors Raises $20M

San Jose-based Validity Sensors, a firm that is developing durable fingerprint sensors for the biometrics market, has raised $20M. The funding was led by TeleSoft Partners, and included participation by Qualcomm Ventures. Other investors in...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Private Equity Fundraising Slows

Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association reported Monday that private equity fundraising in the third quarter slowed, with both venture capital and buyout firms reducing the amount of funding raised. The groups report ...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Granite Global Closes $400M Venture Fund

Menlo Park-absed Granite Global Ventures has closed a $400M venture fund, Granite Global Ventures III. The firm said that the fund was oversubscribed, and that the firm now managed $800M. Granite said that the new fund will be invested in t...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Fat Spaniel Scores $7M

San Jose-based Fat Spaniel Technologies has raised $7M in a Series A funding. Funding came from DFJ Element, along with Chrysalix Energy. Fat Spaniel is developing data communications and monitoring services for the energy industry, focused...

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Monday, October 16, 2006

ComVentures Invests In HIP Digital

Vancouver-based HIP Digital Media has received an undisclosed round of funding, according to Palo Alto-based venture capital firm ComVentures. ComVentures disclosed the funding in a press release on its new partner, Keyur Patel, who led the...

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

DeviceVM Gets $10M

San Jose-based DeviceVM, a stealth startup developing products in the area of virtualization, has raised $10M. The firm raised $10M in an unannounced Series A from Storm Ventures, DFJ DragonFund China, Tim Draper, AsusTek Computer, iD Innov...

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Greystripe Finds Funding

San Francisco-based Greystripe has raised a round of funding, saying this afternoon that it has raised a Series A round of funding from Monitor Ventures, Incubic Venture Capital, and W.S. Investments. Greystripe is developing a mobile in-ga...

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tzero Raises Strategic Round From Miven

Sunnyvale-based Tzero Technologies, a company developing ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology, announced this morning that it has received a strategic round of investment from Miven Venture Partners. Miven is the venture firm headed by ...

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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tacere Scores Seed Financing

San Jose-based Tacere Therapeutics has received an undisclosed amount of seed financing, the firm said today. The funding came from Hokkaido Venture Capital. Tacere is developing treatments for serious infectious disease, and is initially f...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Achaogen Raises $26M

South San Francisco-based Achaogen has raised $26M in a Series B round of funding. Domain Associates led the round, which also included prior investors 5AM Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Venrock Associates, and Versant Ventures. The firm ...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DFJ Adds Managing Director

Menlo Park-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson has named a new Managing Director. The company said that it has added Don Wood to lead the firm's global expannsion of network funds. Wood was most recently at Vanguard Ventures,...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Agiliance Closes $6.5M Series B

Mountain View-based Agiliance has landed $6.5M in a Series B round, the firm said today. The investment came from Walden International and also included Red Rock Ventures. Agiliance is developing security and compliance software targeted at...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Revcube Gets $14M

San Francisco-based Revcube has received $14M in a Series C funding, the firm said Monday. Funding was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners, and also included prior investors Generation Partners and Transcosmos. Revcube is developing softwa...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Smalltown Raises $3M For Local Web

San Mateo-based Smalltown, a company developing a user-generated content site targeted at local communities, has received $3M in a Series A funding. The financing came from Formative Ventures. Smalltown said the funding would go towards bui...

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Monday, October 9, 2006

AirPlay Gets $14M

San Francisco-based AirPlay said today that it has raised $14M in a Series B investment round. The investment was led by JK&B Capital, and also included Motorola Ventures, QUALCOMM, Redpoint Ventures and ONSET. Ali Shadman of JK&B Capital h...

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Monday, October 9, 2006

Ruckus Gets $16M In Strategic Round

Sunnyvale-based Ruckus Wireless has landed $16M in a strategic funding, the firm announced today. The investment came from Motorola Ventures, which led the round, along with T-Online Venture Fund, Firelake Capital Management, and others. Ex...

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Friday, October 6, 2006

Avolent Raises $9M

San Francisco-based Avolent has raised $9M in a funding round from RBC Technology Ventures, the firm said Thursday afternoon. Prior investors Columbia Capital, Constellation Ventures (Bear Stearns), and Rho Ventures also participated. Avole...

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

Yelp Receives $10M From Benchmark

San Francisco-based Yelp has received $10M in a funding round from Benchmark Capital, the firm said today. Along with the second round of funding, Benchmark's Peter Fenton will be joining the firm's board of directors. Yelp provides local, ...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Woodside Fund Names Venture Partner

Redwood Shores-based venture capital firm Woodside Fund said this week that it has added Mark Hoover as a venture partner. Hoover was most recently co-founder and president of Acuitive, a consulting firm that works with early stage technolo...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Tymphany Raises $13M

Cupertino-based Tymphany has raised $13M in funding from American Capital Strategies, the firm announced today. Current investor VantagePoint Venture Partner also participated. The investment is a convertible preferred equity round, and wil...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Novare Surgical Gets $16M

Cupertino-based Novare Surgical Sytsems, a developer of instruments for minimally invasive surgery, has received $16M in Series D financing. The firm said the funding will be used to commercialize the company's RealHand instruments. The fun...

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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Packet Design Raises $7.5M in Series C

Palo Alto-based Packet Design, which develops route analytics software for managing large IP networks, said today it has raised $7.5M in a third round of venture funding. The investment came from Advanced Technology Ventures, Allegis Capita...

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Friday, September 29, 2006

PodShow Raises $15M

San Francisco-based PodShow has publicly confirmed a widely reported $15M investment in the firm, announcing today that it has received a second round of funding from DAG Ventures, along with original investors Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia and ...

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Athenagen Raises $50M

South San Francisco-based biopharmaceutical firm Athenagen has raised $50M in a Series B funding, the firm said Thursday. The funding was co-led by Sanderling Ventures and Clarus Ventures. Index Ventuers, Charter Life Sciences, and Astelles...

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Sofinnova Adds Venture Partner

San Francisco-based Sofinnova Ventures has added a new Venture Partner, Brian Wilcove. Sofinnova said this week that Wilcove will focus on the sectors of networking and communications. Wilcove joins Sofinnova from TelSoft Partners. He was a...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

BoardVantage Gets $5.5M

Bay Partners and Foundation Capital have invested in Boardvantage, a Menlo Park-based startup developing an online service for managing board of directors work. The company's service manages documents, communications, and collaboration for ...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

VideoEgg Scores $12M

San Francisco-based VideoEgg, a provider of web-based video publishing software, has scored $12M in a Series C funding. Funding was led by new investor Maveron, and also included previous investors August Capital and First Round Capital. Vi...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

oDesk Raises $8M

Palo Alto-based oDesk has raised $8M in a Series B investment, the firm said Wednewsday. The round was led by Benchmark Capital, and also included prior investors. Kevin Harvey of oDesk will join the firm's board. oDesk operates a marketpal...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

VCs Unveil Clean Technology Winners

The California Clean Tech Open, the VC-organized "clean technology" competition has announced the five winners of the group's competition to jump start a green business. The group, which is backed by angel investors and VC firms Advanced Te...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Visto Finds $51M

Redwood City-based Visto has raised $51M in a funding round, the firm said this morning, in an investment led by Oak Investment Partners and DFJ Growth Fund. Other investors in the funding included Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Meritech Capital ...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

ARIO Raises $8M

San Jose-based ARIO, a provider of storage targeted at midsize companies, said last night that it has raised $8M in additional venture funding. The new round was led by Clearstone Venture Partners and Partech International, and also include...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

NeoGuide Gets $25M

Los Gatos-based NeoGuide has raised $25M in a Series C funding round. The firm said today that it received the funding from Advent Venture Partners, which led the round, along with existing investors Versant Ventures, Utah Ventures, 3i, Kai...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

GuardID Receives $5M From Trinity

San Mateo-based GuardID Systems has received $5M in a first round of funding from Trinity Ventures, the firm reported today. GuardID is developing anti-phishing security products for protecting consumers against online identity theft and on...

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Monday, September 25, 2006

PortAuthority Raises $18M

Palo Alto-based PortAuthority Technologies has closed a $18M round of venture capital. Funding came from New Enterprise Associates, and also included participation by prior investors Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and Lexington Venture...

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Ecast Gets $20M

San Francisco-based Ecast has received $20M in a new funding round, the firm said today. Ecast develops a network of broadband and touch-screen enabled jukeboxes. The funding came from Focus Ventures, and included participation by Mobius Ve...

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Alloy Ventures Invests in Crux Biomedical

Palo Alto-based Alloy Ventures has made an investment in Crux Biomedical, a stealth biotech firm based in Portola Valley, silicontap.com has learned. Alloy is represented on the board of Crux by Doug Kelly, a General Partner at Alloy. ...

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Web 2.0 Investments Hit $262.3M In First Half

Dow Jones VentureOne is reporting this morning that investments in U.S. Web 2.0 companies has hit $262.3M in the first half of 2006. The publisher of venture capital data said that 49 Web 2.0 companies were funded in the first half of 2006,...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Red Planet Capital Raises $75M From NASA For Emerging Technology Investments

San Mateo-based Red Planet Capital and NASA said Wednesday afternoon that the two have joined in a partnership to help NASA gain access to new technology through venture capital investments. Red Planet Capital, which is a nonprofit, will op...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Canesta Raises $5M From Honda

Sunnyvale-based Canesta is reporting this morning that it has received more than $5M in strategic investments from Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Canesta is developing automotive safety applications based on 3D chip technology for sensing distances. ...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Soonr Scores $6M

Campbell-based SoonR, which provides remote access to PC and Macs from mobile phones, said today it has completed a $6M Series A funding. Funding was led by Clearstone Ventures, and included participation by Intel Capital and other investor...

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Monday, September 18, 2006

MyNewPlace Finds $12M in Series B

San Francisco-based online apartment marketplace MyNewPlace has raised $12M ina Series B funding. The firm said that the investment was led by Sutter Hill Ventures and Split Rock Partners. The round also included prior investors. MyNewPlace...

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Monday, September 18, 2006

OpSource Gets $20M

Santa Clara-based OpSource has received $20M in a Series C funding round, the firm announced today. The round was led by Intel Capital, and also included participation by prior investors ComVentures, Artiman Ventures, and Key Venture Partne...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

SolarCity Gets $10M

Foster City-based SolarCity, a provider of solar power solutions, has received $10M in a funding round from Paypal founder Elon Musk. The firm said it will use the investment to fund expansion in operations, research and development, as wel...

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Pay Up For Venture Capitalists

It's good to be a VC this year, according to a new analysis by Dow Jones, in a new study which shows that the total take home pay for venture capitalists averaged $816,000 this year, a 45% increase over total compensation last year. The stu...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Anthera Pharmaceuticals Raises $36M

San Francisco-based Anthera Pharmaceuticals has raised $36M, the firm announced today. The funding round was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners and Sofinnova Ventures, and also included Pappas Ventures, Mitsubishi International Corporati...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Trusted Data Receives $12M

Mountain View-based Trusted Data, a startup develop storage systems, has raised $12M in an unannounced venture capital round. The round came from Sutter Hill Ventures, which led the round, along with Greylock Partners and RRE Ventures, exis...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bivio Raises $8.5M

Pleasanton-based Bivio Networks has raised $8.5M. The round was led by Silver Creek Ventures, and included InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures, Venrock Associates, and Goldman Sachs. Bivio Netowrks develops high speed appliances used for dee...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bivio Raises $8.5M

Pleasanton-based Bivio Networks has raised $8.5M. The round was led by Silver Creek Ventures, and included InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures, Venrock Associates, and Goldman Sachs. Bivio Netowrks develops high speed appliances used for dee...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Expresso Fitness Gets $4M

Sunnyvale-based Expresso Fitness, a developer of interactive software for cardio fitness systems, has received $4M in a venture investment. The funding came from Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. The investment brings the company's total...

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Digital Home Product Firm Niveus Media Gets Funding

Milpitas-based Niveus Media, a firm that develops digital home media centers, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Intel Capital. The firm said that it will use the funding to expand its product line, technology, and marketing...

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

Promptu Finds $11.6M

Menlo Park-based location based services and voice-powered search and navigation firm Promptu has raised $11.6M, the firm reported today. Funding was led by Steelpoint Capital Partners, and also included Lauder Partners and other investors....

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Thursday, September 7, 2006

AdMob Scores Funding From Sequoia

Menlo Park-based AdMob, an online mobile advertising network, said this morning that it has received a Series A investment from Sequoia Capital. The new company will use the funding to support its growth, sales and marketing, and accelerate...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Liquid Engines Raises $5.5M

Sunnyvale-based Liquid Engines has raised $5.5M in Series C funding. The round included existing investors The Carlyle Group, Advanced Technology Ventures, Charles River Ventures, and Catamount Ventures. The firm said that the funding will ...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Sennari Gets $10M

Cupertino-based Sennari has closed a $10M venture capital round, the firm announced Wednesday. The Series C funding was led by Mayfield, and included prior investors UV Partners, Novak Biddle, and Blacksmith Capital. Sennari develops applic...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Benchmark Adds Wurtman As General Partner

Menlo Park-based Benchmark Capital said today that it has added Elie Wurtman as General Partner at the firm's Israel offices. Wurtman was most recently CEO of JVP Studios, an Israeli venture capital firm. Wurtman also has served as CEO and ...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Trovix Finds $13M

Mountain View-based Trovix has raised $13M in a round of venture funding led by Granite Ventures. The firm, which provides search technology for recruiters, said that the Series B funding also included prior investors U.S. Venture Partners ...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Kilopass Receives $7.75M in Third Round Of Funding

Sunnyvale-based Kilopass has received $7.75M in a third round of funding, the company said today. Funding came from Pitango Venture Capital, which led the round, along with U.S. Venture Partners, BlueRun Ventures, and iGlobe Partners. USVP,...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Obopay Gets $7M Funding

Redwood City-based Obopay has received $7M in a strategic investment round from Qualcomm and other investors. Obopay said today that Qualcomm, Redpoint Ventures, ONSET Ventures, and Richmond Management all participated in its new round of f...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Exeros Finds $12M

Santa Clara-based Exeros, a provider of data mapping and automated data relationship discovery software, has raised $12M, the firm said this morning. Funding for the Series B round came from AllianceBernstein Holding LP, and also included o...

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Broncus Raises $29.5M

Mountain View-based Broncus Technologies has closed a $29.5M round of venture funding. The Series F round included Abingworth, Biomedical Sciences Investment Fund, Bio-Star, HBM BioCapital, HBM BioVentures, Japan Asia Investment Co (JAIC), ...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

TrueDemand Finds $8M

Los Gatos-based TrueDemand Software has closed an $8M round of funding. The funding was led by CMEA Ventures, and included Mayfield and Bay Partners, the firm's original investors. TrueDemand said that the funding will be used to fuel ongoi...

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Helmi Raises $2.5M

Mountain View-based Helmi Technologies, a provider of an Ajax-based development platform for building rich Internet applications, said today that it has raised $2.5M in funding. The round came from Conor Venture Partners, an early-stage ven...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

PlayPhone Gets $9.1M From Menlo Ventures

San Jose-based PlayPhone, a provider of mobile content distribution products, said that it has raised $9.1M from Menlo Ventures in a Series B funding. Current investor Cardinal Venture Partners also participated. PlayPhone provides a servic...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Trapeze Finds $30M

Pleasanton-based Trapeze Networks has raised $30M, the firm said today. The Series D funding included strategic investments from Juniper Networks and other network vendors. Other investors included Oak Investment Partners, Accel Partners, R...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Dash Raises Funding

Mountain View-based Dash Navigation, a new firm developing automotive navigation and location-based services, launched today, saying that it has received funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. The firm is develop...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Zogenix Raises $60M

Zogenix has raised $60M in a Series A financing, the firm announced this morning. The company received funding from Clarus Ventures and Domain Associates, along with additional investors BA Venture Partners, Thomas, McNerney & Partners, and...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Zend Raises $20M D

Cupertino-based Zend, developer of the popular open source PHP development language, has raised $20M. Zend said Monday that it has raised the Series D funding from Greylock Partners, which led the round, along with Azure Capital Partners, I...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Zend Raises $20M D

Cupertino-based Zend, developer of the popular open source PHP development language, has raised $20M. Zend said Monday that it has raised the Series D funding from Greylock Partners, which led the round, along with Azure Capital Partners, I...

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Groxis Gets $4M

San Francisco-based Groxis, a provider of software for search visualization in the enterprise market, has raised $4M in a Series B round. Funding came from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and new investor Jackson Boulevard Capital Mangaement. Grox...

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Rubicor Gets $20M From Safeguard Scientifics

Redwood City-based Rubicor Medical, a company developing breast biopsy devices, has received $20M in funding from Safeguard Scientifics. The $30M Series C funding also included participation by ITX International Equity, along with the found...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Arcxis Gets $2.25M In Funding

Pleasanton-based Arcxis Biotechnologies, a biomedical device firm developing products for rapid diagnostics, pathogen handling, and sample preparation, has raised $2.25M in Series A funding. The funding came from Claremont Creek Ventures. A...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Codexis Finds $37M

Redwood City-based Codexis has raised a Series D round, saying this week that it has raised $37M in a round led by Bio*One Capital Pte Ltd of Singapore. Prior investors CMEA Ventures, Pequot Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and Maxygen...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

IPLocks Adds $4.4M To Series D

San Jose-based IPLocks has added $4.4M in funding to its Series D, in a round for its database security and compliance products. The firm said that the additional funding came from institutional and individual investors, as a result of over...

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

ChemoCentryx Gets $17.7M, Lands $1.5B Deal With GlaxoSmithKline

Mountain View-based ChemoCentryx said today that it has raised a $17.7M Series C financing, and landed a $1.5B deal with GlaxoSmithKline. ChemoCentryx said today that it is in a strategic alliance with GlaxoSmithKline that includes $63.5M i...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

VC Valuations Up For Quarter

Silicon Valley law firm Fenwick & West is reporting today that its analysis of venture financings in the second quarter of 2006 shows an increase in up rounds versus down rounds, and a strong positive trend in venture valuations. The firm s...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

SiBEAM Gets $21M

Sunnyvale-based SiBEAM has received $21M in a Series B funding, the firm said today. The round was led by Foundation Capital, and included follow-on investments from New Enterprise Associates and U.S. Venture Partners. SiBeam develops high ...

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Monday, August 21, 2006

GCT Semiconductors Gets Series E Funding

San Jose-based GCT Semiconductor, which is developing ICs for the wireless industry, has received a new round of funding worth $5M. The firm said it received the Series E round of funding from DoCoMo Capital and JAIC America. GCT said that ...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Blurb Raises $12M

San Francisco-based Blurb has raised $12M in a Series B round, the firm said this week. The round was led by Canaan Partners and Anthem Venture Partners, along with additional individual investors. Blurb operates a service that allows anyon...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Questra Gets $12.5M

Redwood City-based Questra has raised $12.5M in funding, the firm said today. Funding came from Trident Capital and Menlo Ventures, as well as strategic investor SAP, which invested from its Global SAP NetWeaver Fund. Questra develops softw...

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Monday, August 14, 2006

AMIMON Raises $14M

Santa Clara-based AMIMON has raised $14M in a Series B funding, the firm said today. AMIMON is developing wireless video modem chipsets for the transmission of HDTV video streams. The funding came from Stata Venture Partners, and included A...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Enterprise Partners Adds EIR From PayPal to Look At Bay Area Deals

San Diego-based Enterprise Partners has appointed a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, saying that it has added John Leenane, who was most recently at PayPal. Leenane is based in San Jose, and will expand the firm's presence in the Bay Area. E...

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Friday, August 4, 2006

Skyrider Raises Series A

Mountain View-based Skyrider, a developer of peer-to-peer networking software, said Thursday that it has raised a Series A venture round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. The round included funding from Charles River Ventures and Se...

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

DiVitas Raises $15M

Mountain View-based DiVitas Networks, a provider of enterprise networking technology, has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The company said Tuesday that it received the round from Menlo Ventures, along with existing investor Clearstone Ve...

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Friday, July 28, 2006

SEQUANS Raises $24M

SEQUANS, a Paris-based firm which maintains its offices in Cupertino, announced this week that it has raised $24M in equity financing. The round was led by Kennet Venture Partners, and included prior investors Add Partners, Caps Decisif, T-...

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Intelleflex Gets $15.5M in Oversubscribed Round

San Jose-based Intelleflex, a provider of RFID chips, has raised $15.5M in a Series B venture funding round. The round was led by Morgenthaler Ventures, and included previous investors Woodside Fund, Alloy Ventures, and Selby Venture Partne...

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Accept Software Raises $4.25M

Fremont-based Accept Software, a provider of enterprise product planning software, has landed $4.25M. Accept said this morning that the round was led by Jefferson Partenrs. In conjunction with the deal, Ian Locke of Jefferson, and Ken Gardn...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Khosla Invests In GarageBand.com

San Francisco-based GarageBand.com has received $2.5M in a venture investment led by Khosla Ventures, the firm said today. The round included financing from strategic investors Bob Pittman, co-founder of MTV and former head of AOL; Herbert ...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Planitax Gets $5M

Emeryville-based Planitax, a provider of hosted, software-as-a-service tools for corporate tax departments, has received a Series C funding. Planitax said today that the round was led by existing investor Mobius Venture Capital, and also in...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Zannel Gets Investment

San Francisco-based Zannel, a stealth "multimodal social entertainment network" startup, has received venture capital funding. The funding was revealed Tuesday by Palomar Ventures, a Santa Monica-based venture capital firm, in its appointme...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

First-time Funding In Startups Hits High

The National Venture Capital Association / PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report was released today, confirming yesterday's Ernst & Young LLP and VentureOne venture capital results. According to the NVCA, the survey found $6.3 billion in ...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

SolFocus Finds $25M

Palo Alto-based SolFocus, a company in the area of solar concentrators, has received $25M in funding. SolFocus said the funding was part of a $32M Series A equity financing led by New Enterprise Associates. The round also includes participa...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tello Raises $10M

San Mateo-based Tello, a provider of hosted communications and collaboration services, has raised $10M. Tello said today that it raised the Series B venture round from BCE Capital. Previous investors Eagle River, Evercore Partners, Rho Vent...

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Monday, July 24, 2006

U.S. Venture Capital Investments Hit $6.7B in Q2, Bay Area Leads

Ernst & Young LLP and VentureOne are reporting today that venture capital investments hit $6.7 billion in the latest quarter, the highest quarterly investment level since 2001. The firms said in their quarterly venture capital report that t...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Foundation Capital Promotes Redelfs

Menlo Park-based Foundation Capital has promoted Rich Redelfs to General Partner. Redelfs has been a venture partner and EIR at Foundtaion for the last three years. Prior to Foundation, he was President and CEO of Atheros Communications. Re...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Limbo 41414 Gets Funding For Mobile Content

Burlingame-based Limbo 41414, a mobile entertainment community and content firm, has scored a second round from Azure Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Limbo 41414 said today that the Series B funding brings its total funding to $9M. Lim...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Maxpreps Raises $7M Series B

Cameron Park-based MaxPreps, an online service that provides detailed high school sports information, has landed a Series B round worth $7M. The round was led by Dolphin Equity Partners, and included participation from BEV Capital and DFJ F...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

VoiceObjects Raises $10.8M

San Mateo-based VoiceObjects has closed a $10.8M round of venture capital financing, the firm said today. Funding came from existing investors, including Telesoft Partners, Wellington Partners, SAP Ventures, Deutsche Telekomís T-Venture and...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Newnham Gets $13.25M

Palo Alto-based Newnham has raised $13.25M in a Series B, the firm said today. The funding came from Espirit Capital Partners, along with existing investors Atlas Venture and Benchmark Capital. This round brings the company's total funding ...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Trinity Promotes Nakache To General Partner

Menlo Park-based Trinity Ventures, an investor in early stage information technology companies, has promoted Patricia Nakache to General Partner and Jim Tybur to Principal. The venture firm has backed such companies as Blue Nile, Crescendo ...

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Greylock Targets Israel

Greylock Partners said today that the fund is opening up a new, $150M fund focused on investments in Israeli early-stage companies. The fund said that Greylock Israel will be managed by Moshe Mor, Erez Ofer, and Yoram Snir. Both Mor and Sni...

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Feedster Raises Funding

San Francisco-based Feedster has raised another round of funding, saying today that it has also named a new president. Funding came from existing investors Selby Venture Partners, Omidyar Network, Mitsui & Co., and Midas Capital, and also i...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

SkyPilot Lands $21M

Santa Clara-based SkyPilot Networks has raised $21M in a round of venture funding. SkyPilot said that funding came from August Capital, as well as existing investors Mobius Venture Capital, INVESCO Private Capital, Palo Alto Investors, Nexi...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

MobiTV Gets $70M From Oak

MobiTV, an Emeryville-based firm providing television and digital radio services for cellular, Wi-Fi, and other broadband devices, has inked $70M in a round of funding. The round was led by Oak Investment Partners. MoviTV provides a subscri...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Gear6 Raises $10M For Storage Acceleration

Menlo Park-based Gear6, a provider of equipment for accelerating storage, said today that it has raised $10M in a round of venture funding. Funding came from InterWest Partners, and also included participation by prior investor U.S. Venture...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Engage.com Inks Venture Funding

San Francisco-based Engage.com, an online dating web site, has closed a first round of venture funding. Funding was led by Founders Fund and Revolution Ventures. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Engage is looking to use friends a...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Opsware Buys Storage Management Software Firm

Santa Clara-based Opsware, a provider of enterprise IT automation software, has acquired Boulder, Colorado-based Creekpath, the firm said this morning. Opsware will pay approximately $10M in cash, plus additional earnout worth up to $5M in ...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Cellfire Gets $10M

San Jose-based Cellfire has raised a new Series B round of funding from Menlo Ventures, the company said today. Cellfire said that it will use the new financing to drive its growth in the mobile marketing arena. Cellfire provides a mobile c...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

ConSentry Finds $20M

Milpitas, California-based ConSentry Networks, a company that develops LAN security software, has raised $20M. ConSentry said today that the funding came from existing investors Accel Partners, INVESCO Private Capital, and Sequoia Capital. ...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

NEA Closes $2.5B Fund

Menlo Park-based New Enterprise Associates has closed a $2.5B venture capital fund, the company said today. NEA said that funding for NEA 12 included its existing limited partners, and will continue the same focus as its recent NEA 10 and N...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

G2 Microsystems Gets $14M in Series B

Campbell-based G2 Microsystems, a company that develops ICs for asset tracking and telemetry, has raised a $14M Series B round. G2 said today that the funding came from previous investor Siemens Venture Capital, and also included Deutsche B...

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Monday, July 10, 2006

CacheLogic Finds $20M

Santa Clara-based CacheLogic has raised another round of funding, saying today that it has raiased $20M in a Series C round led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Previous investor 3i, Pentech Ventures, and the Cambridge Gateway Fund also partici...

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

InSilica Raises $18M

Santa Clara-based InSilica, a provider of ASIC and system-on-a-chip designs using Indian semiconductor design teams, has raised $18M. Funding came from Intel Capital, Flextronics, Crossbow Ventures, Dow Ventures, and NewPath Ventures. InSil...

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

VeriSilicon Raises $14.8M, Buys LSI Unit

Santa Clara-based VeriSilicon Holdings, an ASIC design foundry that operates ASIC design operations in China, has raised $14.8M in a Series C venture capital round from Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The company said that the funding ...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Kontera Raises $7M

San Francisco-based Kontera has raised $7M in a round of venture capital funding, the firm reported today. Kontera, which provides context-sensitive advertising for web sites, said that the funding came from Sequoia Capital and Lehman Broth...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

iBloks Adds $3M

San Francisco-based iBloks has received $3M from Maveron, in a Series B funding. iBloks said today that the funding will be used to further develop the company's application. iBloks is a consumer application that allows users to personalize...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

ShutterFly Files For IPO

Redwood City-based ShutterFly filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $92M in an IPO on the Nasdaq. ShutterFly, which provides an online photo service that allows people to upload, print, and share their phot...

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

DFJ Element Raises $284M For Clean Technology Fund

Menlo Park-based DFJ Element, a venture capital fund focused on clean technology, said today that it has raised $284M for its fund. The fund was formed by Element Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. DFJ Element said that Lehman Br...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

SANRAD Garners $10M For iSCSI Storage Systems

San Mateo-based SANRAD has scored $10M for its iSCSI storage systems, saying that it has received a venture capital round from Foundation Capital. SANRAD will use the funding to expand sales, marketing and support, as well as product develo...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cranite Finds $11.5M

Cranite, a provider of network security services, has raised another round of venture capital from Warburg Pincus and existing investors. Existing investors include JK&B Capital, Diamondhead Ventures, BV Capital, Selby Ventures, Industry Ve...

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

SoonR Gets Investment From Clearstone

Campbell-based SoonR has received an investment round from Clearstone Ventures, according to PE Week. The firm, is developing services that allow you to access your PC from an mobile phone, and has been described as "GoToMyPC" for your cell...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

BlueArc Digs Up $29M In Funding

San Jose-based BlueArc has found another round of funding in the amount of $29M. This investment brings to over $200M the amount that BlueArc has received from investors since its inception. Morgenthaler Ventures led the round accompanied...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Market6 Raises $5.5M

Market6 has received $5.5M to further develop its in-stock monitoring service for consumer goods companies and retailers. The Series A funding was entirely financed by Sevin Rosen Funds. ...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

FyreStorm Finds $25M

Sunnyvale, CA based FyreStorm has secured $25M in a Series C financing move. The investment was led by Worldview Technology Partners. All of the previous investors also participated in the round including ComVentures, Texas Pacific Group ...

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Friday, June 2, 2006

Yipes Gets $17.5M

San Francisco-based Yipes Enterprise Services has received $17.5M in a fourth round of funding. The investment includes $9M in a line of credit from SVB Silicon Valley Bank. The remainder of the funding came from existing investors Crosslin...

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Thursday, June 1, 2006

Quellan Gets Investment

Santa Clara-based Quellan has received a new, strategic investment the company said today. The funding came from VentureTech Alliance, whose majority limited partner is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Terms were not discl...

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Double Fusion gets $10M in funding

Double Fusion, a San Francisco based in-game advertising firm, received $10M in funding today. This series of capital investment was led by Accel Partners and JVP with Jerusalem Capital also participating. These funds will be used by Doub...

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