Week in deals, April 26, 2010

CLEANTECH

Amonix Inc.

Seal Beach, Calif.

www.amonix.com

Amount/Round: $129.4M/B

Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (led), Adams Street Partners, Angeleno Group, PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund, Vedanta Capital, New Silk Route, The Westly Group and MissionPoint Capital Partners.

Details: Develops concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems. Ben Kortlang, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, is on the company board.

GreenWizard Inc.

Charleston, S.C.

www.greenwizard.com

Amount/Round: $1.2M/A

Investors: Zygote Ventures.

Details: Provides an online system that helps architects, engineers and contractors to build greener structures.

CONSUMER INTERNET

Daily Grommet

Lexington, Mass.

www.dailygrommet.com

Amount/Round: $3.4M/A

Investors: Launch Capital and individual investors Jean Hammond (investor and member of Hub Angels and Launchpad Venture Group), John Landry (angel investor at Lead Dog Ventures), Nancy Peretsman, Jill Preotle (co-founder of the Boston Golden Seeds forum and private equity investor) and Gerry Laybourne (founder of Nickelodeon and Oxygen Media).

Details: Operates a curated online marketplace and video review site. The company raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Launch Capital and individual investor Gerry Laybourne.

Groupon Inc.

Chicago

www.groupon.com

Amount/Round: $135M/NA

Investors: Digital Sky Technologies (led) and Battery Ventures.

Details: Operates a website for organizing group purchases. Reportedly, the funding was at a valuation of about $1.2B. The company previously raised a $30M round at a $250M valuation from Accel Partners and New Enterprise Associates.

Prosper.com

San Francisco

www.prosper.com

Amount/Round: $14.7M/D

Investors: Tomorrow Ventures, CompuCredit Holdings Corp., Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, Omidyar Network, DAG Ventures and Volition Capital (f.k.a. Fidelity Ventures).

Details: Operates a peer-to-peer lending marketplace. The company previously raised more than $40M in funding.

Quidsi Inc.

Montclair, N.J.

www.diapers.com

Amount/Round: $20M/debt

Investors: Pinnacle Ventures.

Details: Operates as the parent company of etailer Diapers.com. The company last October raised a $30M in Series E funding from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and MentorTech Ventures.

RentWiki.com

Atlanta

www.rentwiki.com

Amount/Round: $2.3M/NA

Investors: Antares Capital Corp.

Details: Operates a real estate website that combines rental search with user-generated content.

Where I’ve Been

Chicago

www.WhereIveBeen.com

Amount/Round: NA/NA

Investors: Lightbank.

Details: Operates a social travel network. Investment firm Lightbank is a new investment vehicle formed by Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. Rob Solomon, Groupon’s new president and COO, who is relocating to Chicago, sits on the Where I’ve Been advisory board. Solomon was most recently a partner at Technology Crossover Ventures and previously served as president and CEO of SideStep and as senior vice president at Yahoo.

ECOMMERCE

Milyoni Inc.

Alamo, Calif.

www.milyoni.com

Amount/Round: NA/seed

Investors: ATA Ventures and Thomvest Ventures.

Details: Develops a Facebook app that allows retailers and direct merchants to sell their products within Facebook.

EDUCATION

Cramster Inc.

Pasadena, Calif.

www.cramster.com

Amount/Round: $6M/B

Investors: Primera Capital.

Details: Provides online homework help for college and high school students.

Knewton Inc.

New York

www.knewton.com

Amount/Round: $12.5M/C

Investors: FirstMark Capital (led), Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital and individual investor Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock Partners).

Details: Provides customized learning services online. The company has now raised $21M in funding.

FINANCIAL

Currensee

Boston

www.currensee.com

Amount/Round: $800K/B

Investors: Vernon & Park Capital.

Details: Operates a community site for Forex traders to track their relative performance. The funding is on top of an $8M Series B round of funding previously secured from North Bridge Venture Partners and Egan-Managed Capital. The company has now raised about $14.4M.

DebtGoal

San Francisco

www.debtgoal.com

Amount/Round: $2M/Series A

Investors: Tugboat Ventures and New Cycle Capital.

Details: Operates an online site to help users manage debt. The company has now raised $3.1M in total funding.

INTERNET

Networked Insights Inc.

Madison, Wis.

www.networkedinsights.com

Amount/Round: $5M/A

Investors: Kegonsa Capital Partners.

Details: Develops data mining tools and personalized research reports based on customer interactions. The company previously raised about $1.5M from Kegonsa.

Tumblr Inc.

New York

www.tumblr.com

Amount/Round: $5M/C

Investors: Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital.

Details: Operates a publishing platform and a social networking site offering mixed-media blogs that reflect the author’s interests. The company has now raised $10.2M in total VC funding from Union Square, Spark Capital and individual investors.

INTERNET MARKETING

BlackArrow Inc.

New York

www.blackarrow.tv

Amount/Round: $20M/C

Investors: NDS Group (led), Cisco Systems, Comcast Interactive Capital, Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund and Polaris Venture Partners.

Details: Provides ad-management systems for viewer-controlled video platforms. The company previously raised $38M in funding.

PubMatic

Palo Alto, Calif.

www.pubmatic.com

Amount/Round: $7.5M/NA

Investors: Helion Venture Partners (led), Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Nexus Venture Partners

Details: Provides ad monetization and management platform for online publishers. The company previously raised $10.5M.

Tynt Multimedia

Calgary, Alberta

www.tynt.com

Amount/Round: $8M/B

Investors: Panorama Capital (led) Greycroft Partners, Metamorphic Ventures, iNovia Capital, Disruptive Ventures, Newport Coast Investments, W Media Ventures and individual investors Joe Apprendi (Collective Media), Allen Morgan (Mayfield Fund), Erik Matlick (Madison Logic), and Yen Lee (Uptake.com).

Details: Develops analytic solutions for online publishers, social networks and online communities.

MED TECH

Rheonix Inc.

Ithaca, N.Y.

www.rheonix.com

Amount/Round: $12.6M/A

Investors: Cayuga Venture Fund and individual investors Bill and Eric Allyn.

Details: Develops a molecular diagnostic platform.

Sotera Wireless Inc.

San Diego

www.triagewireless.com

Amount/Round: $10.75M/C

Investors: West Family Holdings (led), Sanderling Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Intel Capital.

Details: Develops an ambulatory blood pressure monitor system. “cuff-less” patient monitoring technology. The company, f.k.a. Triage Wireless, has raised more than $46M in funding since 2005.

PHARMACEUTICALS

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals

Cambridge, Mass.

www.catabasispharma.com

Amount/Round: $39.6M/A

Investors: SV Life Sciences, Clarus Ventures, MedImmune Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures.

Details: Develops drugs focused on inflammatory and metabolic diseases. The company was founded in 2008 by CEO Jill Milne, Chief Scientific Officer Mike Jirousek and Steven Shoelson of Harvard Medical School and the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Foundation Medicine

Cambridge, Mass.

www.foundationmedicine.com

Amount/Round: $25M/A

Investors: Third Rock Ventures.

Details: Develops personalized cancer medicine.

Gemin X Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Malvern, Pa.

www.geminx.com

Amount/Round: $16M/D

Investors: Caxton Advantage Life Sciences Fund (co-led), Sanderling Venture Partners (co-led).

Details: Develops oncology drugs. The company also has offices in Montreal. The deal also includes an investor option to invest $4M more. The company has now raised more than $100M in funding.

HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals

Newton, Mass.

www.hemaquest.com

Amount/Round: $12M/B

Investors: Aberdare Ventures (led), De Novo Ventures, Forward Ventures and Lilly Ventures.

Details: Develops small-molecule therapeutics to treat serious blood disorders. The company previously raised $20M in funding.

MDSolarSciences Corp.

Norwalk, Conn.

www.mdsolarsciences.com

Amount/Round: $4M/A

Investors: NA

Details: Develops skin cancer prevention and protection.

SEMICONDUCTOR

Synerchip

Sunnyvale, Calif.

www.synerchip.com

Amount/Round: $10.5M/C

Investors: JAFCO Asia (co-led), Pac-Link Capital (co-led), Spirox, Magic Shares, Shinden and CEO David Lee.

Details: Develops semiconductors for high-speed digital interface technology.

SENSORS

Qualtré Inc.

Marlborough, Mass.

www.qualtre.com

Amount/Round: $8M/B

Investors: Matrix Partners and Pilot House Ventures.

Details: Develops solid-state motion sensors for consumer electronics applications. The company previously raised $5M.

SOFTWARE

OnFocus Healthcare Inc.

Nashville, Tenn.

www.onfocushealthcare.com

Amount/Round: $3M/C

Investors: Clayton Associates (led), Limestone Fund, Tri-Star Technology Fund, NCN Angel Fund, and return backers Solidus Co., Kestrel Asset Management and Heritage Group Holdings.

Details: Develops healthcare enterprise performance management software.

Overtone Inc.

San Francisco

www.overtone.com

Amount/Round: $7M/C

Investors: ABS Ventures and Dolphin Equity Partners.

Details: Develops hosted customer support software solutions. The company has now raised more than $25M in funding since 2000.

Spredfast

Austin, Texas

www.spredfast.com

Amount/Round: $1.6M/A

Investors: Austin Ventures.

Details: Develops an enterprise-class social media management system.

Talend

Palo Alto, Calif.

www.talend.com

Amount/Round: $8M/D

Investors: Balderton Capital and AGF Private Equity.

Details: Provides open source data integration software. The company previously raised $20M in funding.

Zerista

Denver

www.zerista.com

Amount/Round: NA/seed

Investors: Kickstart Venture Fund and undisclosed individual investors

Details: Develops mobile social software.

STORAGE

Fusion-io

Salt Lake City

www.fusionio.com

Amount/Round: $45M/C

Investors: Meritech Capital Partners (led), Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Triangle Peak Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Details: Develops high-performance enterprise storage solutions. The company previously raised $66.5M in funding.

Pivot3 Inc.

Spring, Texas

www.pivot3.com

Amount/Round: $4M/D

Investors: Northleaf Capital Partners.

Details: Develops high-definition storage based on distributed RAID. The company previously held a $25M first close on the round from Focus Ventures, InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial and Silver Creek Ventures. The company has now raised $69M in venture funding.

VIDEO

Imagine Communications

San Diego

www.imaginecommunications.com

Amount/Round: $10M/C

Investors: Court Square Ventures, Columbia Capital and Carmel Ventures.

Details: Develops a digital video platforms. The company previously raised just under $25M in funding.