Week in deals, June 7, 2010

AUTOMOTIVE

Fisker Automotive

Irvine, Calif.

www.fiskerautomotive.com

Amount/Round: $35M/NA

Investors: NA

Details: Develops electric vehicles. The funding is part of a larger $189M round, which includes a previously announced $115.3M infusion from A123 Systems, Ace Investments and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company has now raised about $350M in venture funding and a $528M low-cost loan from the Department of Energy.

BIOTECH

Ablexis

San Francisco

www.ablexis.com

Amount/Round: $12M/A

Investors: Third Rock Ventures (led) and Pfizer Venture Investments.

Details: Develops a platform for antibody drug discovery. The company was founded in December 2009 and is based on technology established by Aliva Biopharmaceuticals.

CLEANTECH

Energate

Ottawa, Ontario

www.energateinc.com

Amount/Round: $7M/B

Investors: Cycle Capital Fund (led), Ontario Emerging Technology Fund.

Details: Develops demand response and home energy management solutions.

CONSUMER INITERNET

BlockChalk

San Francisco

www.blockchalk.com

Amount/Round: $1M/seed

Investors: Battery Ventures, Harrison Metal, Founder Collective and individual investors Mitch Kapor, David Liu, Joshua Schachter, Josh Stylman and Tom McInerney.

Details: Operates an anonymous location-based social networking service.

RealDirect

New York

www.realdirect.com

Amount/Round: NA/seed

Investors: Greenhill SAVP (led) and individual investors Scott Kurnit (from About.com founder), Barry Silbert (SecondMarket), Jonah Neuman (Medley Realty) and Jacob Pechenik (YellowJacket).

Details: Operates an online marketing platform for homeowners looking to sell. Brian Hirsch, managing director of Greenhill SAVP, has joined the board.

GAMING

Ogmento Inc.

New York

ogmento.com

Amount/Round: $3.5M/A

Investors: Chart Venture Partners (led), CNF Investments and individual investors.

Details: Develops “augmented reality” games. Matthew McCooe of Chart Venture Partners and Joe Del Guercio of CNF will join Ogmento’s board. Cole Van Nice, a partner with Chart, will also join the company’s management team as COO.

INTERNET

Kudzu Interactive

Atlanta

www.kudzuinteractive.com

Amount/Round: $7M/B

Investors: Norwest Venture Partners.

Details: Operates an online and mobile ordering and ecommerce solution for the casual dining takeout food market, accessible at Snapfinger.com. The company previously raised $3M in funding. Josh Goldman and Jeff Crowe, general partners at Norwest Venture Partners, have joined the board.

MED TECH

Altura Medical Inc.

San Clemente, Calif.

URL NA

Amount/Round: $20M/A

Investors: New Leaf Venture Partners (led), Advanced Technology Ventures and SV Life Sciences.

Details: Develops devices for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms.

SynapDx Corp.

Waltham, Mass.

www.synapdx.com

Amount/Round: $9M/A

Investors: Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners.

Details: Provides blood-based diagnostic testing for the early detection of autism.

PHARMACEUTICALS

Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Cambridge, Mass.

www.constellationpharma.com

Amount/Round: $4.8M/B

Investors: S.R. One Ltd.

Details: Develops drugs that target selective regulators of epigenetic function. The funding brings the round to $22M, including a $17.2M first close announced last summer. Other backers include Altitude Life Science Ventures, Third Rock Ventures, The Column Group and Venrock. The company has now raised $54M in total funding.

Heat Biologics

Miami, Fla.

www.heatbio.com

Amount/Round: NA/A

Investors: Brightline Ventures.

Details: Develops off-the-shelf drugs. The company’s initial focus is on therapeutic vaccines to treat non small cell lung cancer. The company was launched in 2008 by Seed-One Ventures.

Logical Therapeutics Inc.

Waltham, Mass.

www.logicaltx.com

Amount/Round: $16.9M/C

Investors: SV Life Sciences (led), Burrill & Co., Novo A/S and Novitas Capital.

Details: Develops drugs focused on inflammatory disease. Its lead compound is designed to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The company previously raised more than $30M in funding.

Tesaro Inc.

Boston

www.tesarobio.com

Amount/Round: $60M/A

Investors: New Enterprise Associates.

Details: Develops oncology pharmaceuticals. The round includes an initial $20M call down and $40M in capital reserves. The company was founded by former executives with MGI Pharma, which was acquired by Eisai Co. in 2008 for $3.9B.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Watertown, Mass.

www.tphase.com

Amount/Round: $45M/C

Investors: Excel Venture Management (led), CMEA Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences, Flagship Ventures, Mediphase Venture Partners and Skyline Ventures.

Details: Develops synthetic chemistry technology for drug discovery and development. Steve Gullans, managing director of Excel Venture Management, has joined the board.

SECURITY

Mocana

San Francisco

www.mocana.com

Amount/Round: NA/C

Investors: Symantec Corp. (led), Southern Cross Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures.

Details: Develops security software for devices.

SOFTWARE

Blueprint Software Systems

Toronto, Ontario

www.blueprintsys.com

Amount/Round: $14M/NA

Investors: Walsingham Fund, BDC and Growthworks.

Details: Develops enterprise requirements software.

DeviceVM

San Jose, Calif.

www.splashtop.com

Amount/Round: $10M/NA

Investors: SAP Ventures.

Details: Develops instant-on computing, including the Splashtop rapid-start operating system. The company also has offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei. The company previously raised more than $35M from New Enterprise Associates, Storm Ventures, DFJ Dragon and individual investors Tim Draper and Larry Augustin.

FTRANS

Atlanta

www.ftrans.net

Amount/Round: $4M/NA

Investors: Greenhill SAVP, New Atlantic Ventures and Total Technology Ventures.

Details: Provides accounts receivable and credit management software solutions.

TRA Global

New York

www.traglobal.com

Amount/Round: $18.2M/C

Investors: Intel Capital (led), Arbitron and WPP.

Details: Develops media planning, measurement and analytics software. Intel Capital led the round with a $10M investment.

Zift Solutions

Raleigh, N.C.

www.ziftsolutions.com

Amount/Round: $500K/seed

Investors: Southern Capitol Ventures.

Details: Develops software as a service technology targeting marketing campaigns. Jason Caplain from Southern Capitol has joined the board. The seed funding round could be topped off at $1.5M. The company previously had been bootstrapped and has secured such customers as Hewlett-Packard and Red Hat. Zift co-founder and CEO Ken Romley said that Zift’s financing round should take it to profitability sometime next year.

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

BOKU Inc.

San Francisco

www.boku.com

Amount/Round: NA/NA

Investors: Andreessen Horowitz.

Details: Provides a payment service for users making purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company previously raised $38M, including a $25M in Series C infusion earlier this year from DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Snaptic

San Francisco

www.snaptic.com

Amount/Round: $2.3M/seed

Investors: Excel Venture Management and individual investors.

Details: Develops note-taking and note-sharing apps for mobile devices.

Transpera Inc.

Santa Monica, Calif.

www.transpera.com

Amount/Round: $9M/C

Investors: BlackBerry Partners Fund (led), Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital and Labrador Ventures.

Details: Provides a platform to monetize Web video on mobile phones. The company raised an $8.25M round in late 2008 from Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital, Labrador Ventures and Intel Capital.