Aero Farm Systems
Investors: The Quercus Trust and 21Ventures.
Details: Develops aeroponic growing systems that grow produce without soil and son.
Investors: The Slater Technology Fund.
Details: Develops wound healing technology, initially targeting diabetic foot ulcers.
Investors: Equus Capital Corp. and undisclosed investors.
Details: Develops solar power generation technology. The funding is the first close of a $75M equity financing round, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised more than $82M from Foxconn Technology Group. GLG Partners, Wexford Capital, Vulcan Capital, Khosla Ventures, EQUUS Total Return Inc., Idealab and Power Play Energy LLC.
North Andover, Mass.
Investors: Good Energies, Point Judith Capital, RCG Ventures and individual investors.
Details: Provides advisory services and solutions to help implement clean energy projects. Recently, the company announced that it had received $20M in federal stimulus funding for use in solar power installations.
South Plainfield, N.J.
Investors: Craton Equity Partners (co-led), Espírito Santo Ventures (co-led), Element Partners, Blue Run Ventures, OnPoint Technologies and National Technology Enterprises Co.
Details: Develops power electronics for solar energy systems.
Investors: Highland Capital Partners.
Details: Provides data access networking technology.
3Play Media Inc.
Investors: Individual investors, including Tole Khesin (a member of Boston-based angel firm Launchpad Venture Group).
Details: Develops audio transcription technology. The funding is the first close of a $600K seed funding round, according to a regulatory filing. The company was launched by a handful of MIT grads in 2007.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Institutional Venture Partners (led), Menlo Ventures, Samsung, SVB Capital, Mitsui & Co. and Kodak External Alliances.
Details: Makes optical components for consumer electronics. The company has now reportedly raised more than $50M in total financing.
Santa Monica, Calif.
Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Idealab, Founder Collective and individual investors Esther Dyson, Richard Rosenblatt, Danny Rimer and Marten Mickos.
Details: Provides online tools that enables users to share and manipulate databases. The company was founded by CEO Gil Elbaz, a former engineering director at Google.
Investors: TPG Biotech (led), Menlo Ventures, Psilos Group, Valhalla Partners, American River Ventures, Integral Capital Partners and Camden Partners.
Details: Provides patient safety and workflow management solutions. The company previously raised more than $40M in funding.
Investors: Polaris Venture Partners (led), Caris Ltd. and LAH Investments.
Details: Provides Web-based technology to help doctors manage patients’ preventive care.
Layered Technologies Inc.
Investors: Accel-KKR (led), Enhanced Equity Fund and Pangloss International.
Details: Provides on-demand and cloud computing IT infrastructure.
Quantiam Technologies Inc.
Investors: BASF Venture Capital and Ursataur Capital Management.
Details: Develops advanced materials.
Investors: California Technology Ventures, Okapi Venture Capital and Research Corporation Technologies Research.
Details: Develops small single-use devices for knee and hip implants.
Nautilus Neurosciences Inc.
Investors: Tailwind Capital Partners.
Details: Develops drugs focused on neurology.
Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc.
North Waltham, Mass.
Investors: Forward Ventures, Domain Associates, MPM Capital, Pappas Ventures and Avalon Ventures.
Details: Develops drugs focused on cancer. The financing is the first close of an anticipated $16M round, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised $40M in funding.
CyPhy Works Inc.
Investors: General Catalyst Partners.
Details: Develops remotely piloted robotic machines. The company was founded by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner. John Simon, managing director of General Catalyst, has joined the board.
Investors: Atlas Venture, .406 Ventures and StarVest Partners.
Details: Provides on-demand security analysis solutions. Laura Sachar, a general partner with StarVest Partners, is listed as a new board member, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised more than $22M from.406 Ventures, Atlas Venture, Polaris Venture Partners, Macrovision Corp. and Symentec Corp.
Investors: Talon Capital Partners and KVG Partners.
Details: Develops regulatory compliance management software.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: UV Partners (led), August Capital and Sierra Ventures.
Details: Develops an open-source application framework for the Microsoft tech platform. The company previously raised $6M in funding from Sierra and August.
Investors: Metamorphic Ventures (led) and individual investors Patrick Condon, Fred Hamilton, Zelkova Ventures, Dave Morgan and Allen Morgan.
Details: Provides online video encoding services. Marc Michel, managing partner of Metamorphic Ventures, has joined the board.