Iowa City, Iowa
Investors: Prolog Ventures, Life Science Partners.
Details: Provides soybean seeds and soybean oil for the food industry.
Investors: Venrock, ARCH Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors, Advanced Technology Ventures.
Details: Develops small-molecule drugs to directly induce tumor cell apoptosis. Robert Nelson, managing director of Arch Venture Partners, and Mikael Dolsten, partner of OrbiMed Advisors, have joined the board.
Investors: Thomas, McNerney & Partners (led), CMEA Ventures, Costa Verde Capital.
Details: A biotech startup focused on targeted deuteration of clinically validated drugs. This is the company’s first institutional round of funding.
Investors: Panorama Capital (led), Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners, iD Ventures.
Details: Develops mixed-signal integrated circuits.
Crossing Automation Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Intel Capital, Tallwood Venture Capital.
Details: Develops chip manufacturing technology.
BioBlend Renewable Resources
Investors: Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Details: Develops environmentally safe, biodegradable lubricants, penetrating oils, hydraulic oils and greases. The company was launched in April 2007 with seed capital from Quest Technology Ventures.
Firefly Energy Inc.
Investors: Khosla Ventures, Infield Capital.
Details: Develops alternatives to lead-acid batteries. The company had previously raised about $16M from Stark Capital, KB Partners, Caterpillar, the Illinois Finance Authority and Tri-County Venture Capital Fund.
Range Fuels Inc.
Investors: Passport Capital (led), Morgan Stanley Capital Group, BlueMountain, Khosla Ventures, Leaf Clean Energy Co., Pacific Corporate Group.
Details: Develops cellulosic ethanol production technology. The company previously announced that it had raised $100M in the Series B, but a regulatory filing indicates that the round has now expanded to $166M, with $158M called down.
Iamba Networks Inc.
Investors: Pitango Venture Capital, Cedar Fund, Giza Venture Fund, Kreos Capital.
Details: Develops gigabit passive optical networking solutions. The company has now raised more than $23M since 2001.
Investors: GLG Partners.
Details: Operates a video sharing website and social networking site that specializes in Christian themes. The funding gives the company a $150M valuation, and follows $2.5M in seed funding from individual investors, including Norm Miller of Interstate Batteries.
Investors: SoftTech VC, Chance Technologies Seed.
Details: Operates a social recommendations engine.
Investors: Spencer Trask Ventures (led), Eli Lilly & Co., Omidyar Network.
Details: Operates an online forum for scientists to collaborate. The company spun out of Eli Lilly in 2005 and raised a $9M Series A round from Spencer Trask Ventures.
Investors: Bay Partners.
Details: Operates an online poker site. The company has now raised $15M in total funding, including investments from individual investors Ron Conway and James Joaquin.
Investors: DFJ Gotham Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners.
Details: Operates as an online booking engine for meeting space in hotels, airport lounges and other venues.
World Golf Tour
Investors: Panorama Capital (led), Battery Ventures.
Details: Operates an online golf game. Michael Jung, principal of Panorama Capital, has joined the board.
Foster City, Calif.
Investors: Jafco Ventures, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, Globespan Capital Partners.
Details: Provides ecommerce technology to retailers. The company has now raised more than $47M in total VC funding since late 2003.
Redwood City, Calif.
Investors: Essar Communications Holdings Ltd. (led), Richmond Management, Qualcomm, Redpoint Ventures, AllianceBernstein, Citi, Promethean India, Societe Generale.
Details: Provides mobile payment services in the United States.
Bigfoot Networks Inc.
Investors: lomar Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, Venio Capital Partners.
Details: Develops hardware that reduces lag time for online video games. The company had previously raised a $4M Series A round in 2006.
Investors: October Capital, Adams Street Partners, River Cities Capital Funds, Alpha Capital Partners and individual investors Oakleigh Thorne, Glen Taylor and Jack Blumenstein.
Details: Leases combines, tractors and cotton strippers to the agricultural industry. The company has also developed satellite tracking technology to manage its fleet. The company has now raised nearly $42M since 2004.
Details: Provides interactive marketing services for Internet-based clients. The company has raised more than $155M in total VC funding from such firms as Goldman Sachs, Oak Investment Partners, RRE Ventures, Generation Capital Partners and StarVest Partners.
Investors: Daily Mail & General Trust, Grupo Televisa, Legg Mason Capital Management, Groupe Arnault/LVMH.
Details: Operates an ad agency for local businesses to advertise on TV. The company had previously raised more than $60M from Allen & Co., Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, The Interpublic Group, Tudor Ventures and WPP Group.
Cardiva Medical Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: PTV Sciences (led), Galen Partners, Sycamore Ventures, Amkey Ventures, Lexli Investment, Eminent Venture Capital.
Details: Develops vascular closure devices. The company has now raised about $49M in total VC funding since 2002. Rick Anderson, managing director of PTV, has joined the board.
Investors: Secure Medical Inc., CellCeuticals Skin Care Inc. and individual investor Leonard Lavin (founder of Alberto-Culver Co.).
Details: Develops regenerative medicine technology.
Novx Systems Inc.
Investors: Celtic House Ventures, GF Private Equity, CMEA Ventures.
Details: Develops drug screening products and technology for monitoring biological fluids. The company has now raised about $27M in funding, including a $9M Series A round in 2001 at a PMV of $16M.
Seattle Medical Technologies
Investors: Canaan Partners, Skyline Venture Partners, Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Three Arch Partners.
Details: Develops medical devices to treat diabetes. The funding is the first call down of a $35M Series B round, according to a regulatory filing. The company was founded by serial medical entrepreneur Clif Alferness.
Strategic Polymer Sciences Inc.
State College, Pa.
Investors: Chengwei Ventures (co-led), Life Sciences Greenhouse of Pennsylvania (co-led), Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Wilson Sonsini Ventures.
Details: Develops advanced polymer materials for the medical device market.
Investors: Signature Capital, TWJ Opportunity Fund.
Details: Makes hearing aids.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: CMEA Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners.
Details: Provides network security and safe messaging. The company had raised a $10.4M Series A round in mid-2006.
Investors: BV Capital (led), Cisco Systems Inc., Investment Group of Santa Barbara and individual investors.
Details: Develops Software-as-a-Service for property management.
Ceritca Solutions Inc.
Investors: Brook Venture Partners
Details: Develops information management software for the K-12 education market. This is the company’s first institutional funding round since its 2000 inception.
Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Investors: Hillman Co. (led), Adams Capital Management, Focus Ventures, Intel Capital, JAFCO Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Venrock.
Details: Provides data warehousing software and services.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: MK Capital.
Details: Provides Web-based networking software delivering digital media. The funding was to spin out the company from VeriSign Inc., which bought Kontiki in 2006 from a group of VC firms that included MK Capital. That deal was valued at $62M. Before it was bought two years ago, the company had raise more than $42M in funding.
Investors: Meakem Becker Venture Capital.
Details: Develops virtualization software.
Investors: Accel Partners (led), Sierra Ventures, Valhalla Partners.
Details: Develops online customer support software. The company had previously raised about $28M.
Rearden Commerce Inc.
Foster City, Calif.
Investors: JPMorgan Chase, American Express, Oak Investment Partners, Foundation Capital.
Details: Provides on-demand services for business spend management. The company, f.k.a. Talaris Corp., has now raised about $183M since its 1999 founding.
Santa Clara, Calif.
Investors: New Enterprise Associates.
Details: Develops widgets for mobile devices.
Investors: Boston Millennia Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, Hunt Ventures, STARTech Early Ventures, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Star Ventures.
Details: Provides remote asset management and control solutions. The company has now raised just over $32M in total VC funding.