Santa Monica, Calif.
Investors: Bank of Tianjin Joint-Stock Co. and undisclosed investors.
Details: Develops all-electric cars. The deal includes $100M in equity from undisclosed backers and a $294M line of credit commitment from the Bank of Tianjin Joint-Stock Co. The company, which is in joint venture with Lishen Power Battery, previously raised more than $75M in VC funding from the Angeleno Group, company founder Miles Rubin, Mac Heller (Coda co-chair), Kevin Czinger (Coda president and CEO),Hank Paulsen (former U.S. Treasury Secretary), John Bryson (ex-Edison International CEO), Mack McLarty (former chief of staff for President Clinton) and Thomas Steyer (founder of Farallon Capital Management).
Amyris Biotechnologies Inc.
Investors: Temasek Holdings.
Details: Develops renewable hydrocarbon biofuels. The company previously raised just under $200M from Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, TPG Biotechnology, Votorantim Novos Negocios, Advanced Equities Inc., DAG Ventures, Grupo Cornélio Brennand, Naxos UK, The Westly Group and Stratus Group.
Applied Quantum Technology
Santa Clara, Calif.
Details: Develops low-cost copper-indium-gallium-diselenide thin-film solar cells. The company, which also announced a partnership with equipment maker Intevac, has now raised $15M in venture funding.
San Carlos, Calif.
Investors: RockPort Capital Partners and Claremont Creek Ventures.
Details: Provides automated residential energy management software. The company previously raised $2.4M from Claremont Creek Ventures.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Investors: Beringea and Khosla Ventures.
Details: Develops lithium-ion batteries.
Investors: Accel Partners (led), Richmond Management, Rose Tech Ventures and members of Circle Financial Group.
Details: Operates a personal finance website for women.
Latimer Education Inc.
Investors: Maveron and undisclosed individual investors.
Details: Operates a for-profit online education company focused on African-American students.
Investors: Gold Hill Capital.
Details: Develops software solutions for banks and marketers. The company previously raised more than $8M in VC funding from Canaan Partners, Polaris Venture Partners and Total Technology Ventures.
Investors: J.P. Morgan and S.A.C. Venture Investments.
Details: Provides pricing and analytics solutions to the options trading market. The company previously raised $6.7M in Series A funding from Goldman Sachs and Susquehanna Growth Equity.
Details: Operates a peer-to-peer online lending marketplace. The company reports that the Series D round of funding is between $13.3M and $15.8M. The company previously raised more than $40M from Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, DAG Ventures and Volition Capital (f.k.a. Fidelity Ventures).
Investors: Hyde Park Angels, Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (I2A), Amicus Capital and Social Leverage.
Details: Operates an online financial stock research engine.
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Adina for Life Inc.
Investors: CIC Partners (led), Sherbrooke Capital, Pacific Community Ventures, Good Capital and Seraph.
Details: Produces organic coffee drinks and tea beverages. The company has now raised more than $24M in funding.
Investors: Accel Partners (led) and Andreessen Horowitz.
Details: Operates an online gaming startup. The company, launched by Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, previously raised $1.5M in seed funding.
Investors: Silicon Valley Bank.
Details: Provides predictive online marketing services. The company previously raised more than $16M in VC funding from Advanced Technology Ventures, Hudson Venture Partners and Blue Chip Venture Co.
Reverse Medical Corp.
Investors: Wexford Capital, Getz Bros., BioStar Ventures, Early Stage Partners and Emergent Medical Partners. Return backers included NBGI Ventures, MedFocus Funds and South Australian Life Science Advancement Partnership.
Details: Develops technologies and devices for treating acute ischemic strokes. The company previously raised $3M in funding from HBM BioVentures AG and Japan Asia Investment Co.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Details: Develops palm-sized ultrasound devices for medical applications. The company previously raised $14M from Brandon Capital Partners, Playford Capital and Terra Rossa Capital. The company also maintains offices in Australia.
Investors: Frazier Healthcare Ventures (led), Alta Partners and return backers 5AM Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Domain Associates, Venrock Associates, Versant Ventures and the Wellcome Trust.
Details: Develops antibiotics to treat life-threatening, multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. The company previously raised about $42M in funding.
South San Francisco
Investors: Bay City Capital (led), Novo AS, Canaan Partners, Life Science Angels and Atheneos Capital.
Details: Develops an eye drop therapy for glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Selecta Biosciences Inc.
Investors: OrbiMed Advisors (led), Polaris Venture Partners, Flagship Ventures, NanoDimension and Leukon Investments.
Details: Develops synthetic nanoparticle vaccines. The company previously raised $17.4M in funding.
Shocking Technologies Inc.
San Jose, Calif.
Investors: Arch Ventures, ATA ventures, Balch Hill Capital, Vista Ventures and SkyLake Incuvest & Co.
Details: Develops voltage switchable dielectric materials. The funding brings the Series B round total to $13.2M and the company’s total equity funding to $30.3M.
Investors: GRA Venture Fund.
Details: Develops Internet security software focused on bot armies. The company raised $8.5M from InterWest Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners and Sigma Partners.
InsideView Technologies Inc.
Investors: Emergence Capital Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Greenhouse Capital Partners.
Details: Develops sales performance software. The company previously raised just under $14M in funding.
Investors: QED Investors and McGovern Enterprises.
Details: Provides consumer risk evaluation and identification software solutions.
Redwood City, Calif.
Investors: NGEN Partners (led), Khosla Ventures and Highland Capital.
Details: Provides virtual desktop management services for the enterprise.
Investors: SAP Ventures (led), Bay Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Details: Develops open source Internet infrastructure software and services.
Reflexis Systems Inc.
Investors: Velocity Financial Group.
Details: Provides retail execution management software solutions for retailers. The company previously raised $10M from FirstMark Capital.
Investors: Brown Brothers Harriman
Details: Provides interconnect business optimization software for global telecom carriers. The company previously raised about $15M from Edison Venture Fund and RedShift Ventures.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: Scale Venture Partners (led), Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.
Details: Provides an online storage system. The company had previously raised about $14.5M in funding.
Violin Memory Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Toshiba Corp.
Details: Develops Flash memory enterprise systems. A regulatory filing in January indicated that the company had raised about $16M of a possible $27M funding round.
Investors: Meakem Becker Venture Capital.
Details: Develops Internet Protocol network application services to speed up mobile Internet services. The company was co-founded by Vic Singh, a former associate with RRE Ventures, and Boris Bogatin, a telecom executive who spent the better part of the last decade at MSV and Skyterra.
Investors: Benchmark Capital (led), New Atlantic Ventures and individual investors Ron Conway and Ed Scott.
Details: Provides links to radio programming on mobile devices. The company previously raised about $1.7M in funding.
Investors: Undisclosed individual investors.
Details: Provides multi-media tour applications on mobile devices for the travel and tourism industry.
Investors: Four Rivers Group (led), Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Seven-Rosen Funds and Star Ventures.
Details: Provides videoconferencing solutions over the Internet. The company has now raised $63M in total VC funding since 2005.