San Jose, Calif.
Investors: Gabriel Venture Partners.
Details: Develops consumer-oriented plant monitoring technology to determine what plants can grow in certain locations.
Itero Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: SV Life Sciences (co-led), Panorama Capital (co-led), VenturEast.
Details: Develops follow-on biologics to treat various diseases. Dr. Srinivas Akkaraju and Rodney Ferguson (managing directors of Panorama Capital), Michael Ross (managing partner of SV Life Sciences) and Bobba Venkatadri (general partner from VenturEast) have joined the board.
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Investors: Credit Suisse First Boston Next Fund Inc., Crocker Ventures, HNI Holdings Ltd. and funds advised by Noonday Asset Management LP, TPG-Axon Capital and WT Investment Advisors Fund LP.
Details: Focuses on the discovery and development of novel treatments for autoimmune disease and cancer.
Investors: Care Capital (led), Rho Ventures, BioStratum Inc.
Details: Develops treatments for kidney disease using molecular profiling. The company relocated from Cary, N.C.
Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Investors: RTI International (co-led), Intersouth Partners (co-led).
Details: Operates as a semiconductor with technology spun out from RTI International.
Aurora Biofuels Inc.
Investors: Oak Investment Partners (led), Gabriel Venture Partners, Noventi.
Details: Develops biofuels using open-pond algae aquaculture. The company raised $5M in a Series A round last year.
ECO2 Plastics Inc.
Investors: Trident Capital (led), Thompson Hutton.
Details: Calls itself an eco-friendly recycling company that recycles plastic without creating wastewater.
Helios Coatings Inc.
Investors: Hopewell Ventures, G.C. Andersen Partners.
Details: Develops environmentally friendly metallic coating systems for the automotive industry. Tom Parkinson from Hopewell Ventures and Thomas Blum from G.C. Anderson Partners have joined the board. Hopewell invested $5.5M in the company earlier this year.
Investors: BDC Venture Capital, GrowthWorks Capital.
Details: Develops integrated communications device for small businesses.
Investors: Hyield Venture Capital.
Details: Makes the Pleo dinosaur robot. Investor Hyield Venture Capital is based in Taiwan.
Details: Operates a social networking site.
San Mateo, Calif.
Details: Develops photo sharing technology and other widgets people can use on social networking sites. The company, a.k.a. netPickle Inc., did not say if existing shareholders Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the funding round. The company has now raised more than $47 since it was founded in early 2006.
Investors: Polaris Venture Capital, GVC.
Details: Develops software for raising and collecting money online. The company also operates a website in beta testing at sproutbuilder.com that manages widgets and media content online.
Salt Lake City
Investors: UV Partners (led), Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Trident Capital, TransPacific Capital Partners.
Details: Provides e-commerce software for online businesses. The company has now raised about $24M in funding since 2004.
Redwood City, Calif.
Investors: Bank of America (led), Warburg Pincus, Accel Partners, Institutional Venture Partners.
Details: Operates an online financial services portal.
Investors: Starfish Ventures.
Details: Provides mobile marketing services.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Opus Capital (led), Helion Venture Partners.
Details: Provides an online video advertising platform for local businesses. The company raised $2.7M from Opus Capital earlier this year. The company was expected to announce the funding this week.
Details: Provides ad insertions in audio and video podcasts. The company previously raised a $4M Series A round co-led by Blueprint Ventures and Prism VentureWorks.
Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson (led), Ignition Partners.
Details: Provides an ecommerce advertising network of shopping widgets for Web publishers, affiliates and bloggers. DFJ Partner Bill Bryant has joined the board.
Entellus Medical Inc.
Maple Grove, Minn.
Investors: Montagu Newhall Associates (led), Split Rock Partners, SV Life Sciences.
Details: Develops medical devices for the treatment of sinusitis.
Investors: Montagu Newhall Associates (led), Cross Creek Capital, Domain Associates, QuestMark Partners.
Details: Provides room-temperature biosample management solutions for genomic discovery. The company has now raised about $55M million in several rounds of funding since 2002.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: PTV Sciences (led), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Buyers, U.S. Venture Partners.
Details: Develops medical devices for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. The company also named Lisa Earnhardt as CEO. She previously was president of Boston Scientific’s cardiac surgery unit.
Investors: FTVentures (led), Sand Hill Capital, Sierra Ventures, Canaan Partners, Mitsui Ventures
Details: Provides security management for enterprise storage. The company has now raised more than $45M in total VC funding since it was founded in 2000.
Investors: Granite Ventures (co-led), Allegis Capital (co-led).
Details: Develops identity management Web applications. The company was formed by the founding team of Securant (which sold to RSA Security in 2001).
Investors: Ascent Venture Partners (led), Cedar Fund, Delta Ventures, Veritas Venture Partners.
Details: Provides user behavior analysis and optimization software. The company has raised $17M since 2003.
Investors: T-Mobile Venture Fund, Cardinal Venture Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, Norwest Venture Partners.
Details: Develops software and services for the location-based services industry. The T-Mobile Venture Fund is the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Investors: ArrowPath Venture Partners, Velocity Interactive Group and several undisclosed strategic investors.
Details: Develops on-demand project portfolio management software. The company has now raised more than $13M since 2006.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: Leapfrog Ventures (led), Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.
Details: Develops inventory tracking software. The funding brings the Series A round total to $9.1M. Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad has joined the board. Company CEO Joel Toledano was previously the director of business development for Yahoo Search.
Icynene Group Ltd.
Details: Develops spray foam insulation.
Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Details: Operates as an online video-sharing company.
GlassBOX Television Inc.
Investors: JLA Ventures (led), Aver Media, Frantic Films Corp. and individual investors.
Details: Operates a broadcast network and provides video on demand technology.
Fair Lawn, N.J.
Investors: Carmel Ventures, Canaan Partners.
Details: Enables live video transmission over wireless networks. The company, which previously raised $3M in early 2007, also has an office in Israel.
Investors: Rho Capital.
Details: Operates a website for film producers to post behind-the-scenes footage of film productions. VentureWire reported that the funding is the first tranche of a milestone-based $5M commitment from Rho Capital.
San Jose, Calif.
Investors: T-Mobile Venture Fund.
Details: Provides roaming solutions for mobile communications. The company had previously raised VC funding from DCM, Accretive Technology Partners and Shelter Capital Partners, including a $14M Series C round in 2005.
Investors: SunBridge Partners (led), Harbert Venture Partners, Pittco Capital Partners and individual investors.
Details: Develops a SMS texting technology for mobile phones using speech recognition.