Recently Announced Venture Capital Deals

Issuer Category Round # Amount (M) Lead Investors
EcoSynthetix Inc. Lansing, Mich. Biotech researcher. Biotech A $8.7 Cargill Ventures, H.B. Fuller, Skylon Capital,Tera Capital Corp.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Palo Alto, Calif. The pharmaceutical company focuses on neurological and psychiatric disorders. Company raised a $15M Series A in 2003. Biotech B $250.0 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (led), Adams Street Partners, EGS Healthcare Capital Partners, Lehman Bros. Healthcare Fund, Beeken Petty O’Keefe & Co., Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, Prospect Venture Partners, Versant Venture Partners.
MaxCyte Inc. Rockville, Md. Develops cell-based therapeutics. Company has raised more than $22M since 2002. Biotech B $10.7 Intersouth Partners (led), Harbert Venture Partners, Tall Oaks Capital.
WellGen Inc. New Brunswick, N.J. Develops disease prevention products for human food and pet-food. Biotech B $3.0 Amphion Capital Partners.
Zapaq Inc. Waltham, Mass. Develops therapeutics that target a variety of human diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Biotech A $6.0 Sanderling Ventures, Yamanouchi Venture Capital.
ChipX Santa Clara, Calif. Provides ASOC products. The company, formerly known as Chip Express Corp., raised about $40M in VC funding since1989, including a $10M round in 1998 at a PMV of $100M. Chips G $12.0 VantagePoint Venture Partners (led), Elron Electronic Industries Inc., Wasserstein Venture Capital, UMC, Needham Capital Partners, Newlight Associates, Parker Rice Venture Capital, Insite Capital.
Enigma Semiconductor Santa Clara, Calif. Makes fabless semiconductors. Chips B $12.5 Techno Venture Management,Startupfactory AB, Northzone Ventures,InnovationsKapital, Vaekstfonden.
Anta Systems Inc. Santa Clara, Calif. Provides voice-over-IP solutions. Comm. A $2.4 Versatile Venture, Daehong Corp., Eastar, Global Alliance.
BelAir Networks Inc. Ontario, Canada Supplies cellular LAN infrastructure. Company has raised about $24M to date. Comm. C $2.0 T-mobile Venture Fund (managed by the VC arm of Deutsche Telekom AG).
Fox-Tek Inc. Toronto, Ontario Develops fiber optic sensors and instruments. Comm. A $3.0 Undisclosed venture investor.
House of Blues Entertainment Inc. Los Angeles Operates concert venues and blues clubs. The transaction was part of a $110M recapitalization. The company has raised more than $300M since 1993. Entertainment H $30.0 Ares Management, JPMorgan Partners, Banc of America Securities.
EyeTel Imaging Inc. Savage, Va. Provides retinal exam services. Company raised $2M in 2002 at a PMV of $9M. Health Care B $10.0 Bain Capital Ventures (co-led), Radius Vetures (co-led), Brookside Capital Partners, Eli Lilly & Co.
Geriatrix Inc. Brentwood, Tenn. Provides care services for the elderly. Company has raised more than $30M since1997 Health Care D $8.0 River Cities Capital Funds (led), Pacific Venture Group, Blue Chip Venture Capital Co., Envest Ventures, Crosspoint Venture Partners, Accel Partners.
Spectral Genomics Inc. Houston, Texas Develops genomic information services and related software. Company has raised more than $13M since 2000. Health Care F $9.3 BCM Technologies, Burrill & Co., Techxas Ventures.
Astute Networks Inc. San Diego Provides Internet backbone infrastructure. Company has raised about $53M since 2001. Internet C $15.0 ComVentures (led), U.S. Venture Partners, BA Venture Partners, Windward Ventures, Dali Hook Partners.
Informative Inc. Brisbane, Calif. Develops online ad campaigns. The company, formerly known as, has raised more than $65M since 1999, including $26.6M in 2000 at a PMV of $100M. Internet F $8.0 Levensohn Venture Partners (led), Apex Ventures, Crystal Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Nokia Venture Partners, Global Catalyst Partners, Walden International.
PeakStone Inc. Sunnyvale, Calif. Provides e-commerce consulting services. Company has raised $37M since 1999. Deal expected to be announced Monday. Internet D $5.0 JPMorgan Partners (led), Advanced Technology Ventures.
Redlen Technologies Vancouver, Canada Develops radiation detection and imaging. Med Tech A $1.7 Yaletown Venture Partners
Restore Medical Inc. St. Paul, Minn. Develops a medical device to treat snoring. Company has raised about $49M to date, including a $13M round in 2000 at a PMV of $31M. Med Tech C $26.5 Bessemer Venture Partners (led), GE Asset Management, Putnam Investments, NGEN Partners, DuPont Capital Management, 3V SourceOne Capital, MPM Capital, Charter Ventures, Venturi Group.
NeoPhotonics Corp. San Jose, Calif. Develops nano-sized materials for use in backup batteries. Steve Jurvetson of DFJ and Bandel Carano of Oak have joined the board. Company raised $47M in itsprevious four rounds, including a $10M round Series D in 2002 at a PMV of $70M. Nano E $40.0 Oak Investment Partners (co-led), Institutional Venture Partners (co-led), Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), ATA Ventures, Rockport Capital Partners, Harris & Harris Group, Ventana Global Capital, Linkmore Ltd., Alps Information Technology Fund.
Print Inc. Kirkland, Wash. Provides outsourced printing services. Funding included $4M in venture debt financing. ABS General Partner Ian MacLeod and Peter Nanula, managing partner atConcert, join the board. Printing A $11.4 ABS Capital Partners (led), Concert Capital Partners, ORIX Venture Finance.
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. San Diego Operates a chain of soup and salad restaurants called Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. Prior to this transaction, the company raised $37M in venture funding and launched a $13M IPO in 1995. Retail H $94.8 Centre Partners Management, Fairmont Capital.
Papa Gino’s Holding Dedham, Mass. Operates Italian pizza restaurant chain in New England. Retail A-1 $1.0 BancBoston Ventures, The Hale Group.
Mirra Inc. Menlo Park, Calif. Provides digital content protection. Company received a $1.5M seed investment in April 2003. Security B $8.0 Sequoia Capital (led), Venture Strategy Partners, Sunrise Capital.
Securify Inc. Cupertino, Calif. Provides network security management. Company has raised more than $51M since 1998, including a $34M Series B in 2000 at a PMV of $65M. Security C $15.0 JPMorgan Partners (led), Benchmark Capital, Pequot Capital.
Approva Corp. Vienna, Va. Develops software to automate business processes. Company has raised more than $15M to date. Software B $8.0 Columbia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Novak, Biddle Venture Partners.
HyperRoll Inc. Mountain View, Calif. Provides data aggregation software. Company has raised $27M since 2000. Software C $12.0 Bessemer Venture Partners (led), Greylock, Sequoia Capital, Microdent Ventures, Vertex Venture Capital.
Maven Networks Inc. Cambridge, Mass. Provides software to incorporate Internet video for marketing, sales and training. Software B $10.0 Accel Partners (led), General Catalyst Partners.
Oblicore Inc. Columbia, Md. Provides service-level management software. Company has raised $21M since 2000. Software C $9.0 Jerusalem Venture Partners (co-led), Favonius Ventures (co-led), Concord Ventures, Platinum Neurone Ventures.
Red Bend Software Inc. Framingham, Mass. Provides e-infrastructure tools that streamline software delivery over the Internet. Company has raised $12.5M since 2001. Software C $8.2 Pitango Venture Capital (led), Paolim Ventures, Infinity, Carmel Ventures.
Worksoft Inc. Dallas Provides automated testing software. Software C $7.0 Austin Ventures.
InphoMatch Inc. Chantilly, Va. Provides inter-carrier messaging for wireless telecommunications operators. Company has raised $22M since 2001. Wireless C $13.5 Draper Atlantic Venture Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, The Grosvenor Funds, Institutional Venture Partners.