Investors: New River Management, NewVa Capital Partners and individual investors.
Details: Develops drugs to treat metastatic cancer, cardiac failure and progressive neural disorders. The company has now raised about $53M in funding since 2004.
Revance Therapeutics Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Bio*One Capital.
Details: Develops therapeutic dermatology products. The company held a $43.2M first close on the Series C round in December from Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Essex Woodlands Healthcare Ventures, Vivo Ventures, Technology Partners, Shepherd Ventures and Palo Alto Investors.
Scotts Valley, Calif.
Investors: CMEA Ventures (led), Sierra Ventures, Hi-Tech Venture Capital.
Details: Develops semiconductors and semiconductor circuit technology.
Investors: MSBi Valorisation.
Details: Develops semiconductor products and IP for high performance error correction. The company, founded last year, was spun out of technology developed at McGill University.
BrightSource Energy Inc.
Investors: Google.org, BP Alternative Energy, StatoilHydro Venture and Black River. Return backers include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley, DBL Investors, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Chevron Technology Ventures.
Details: Develops utility-scale solar energy projects. The company has now raised more than $160M in total funding since 2006.
Investors: Burrill & Co., Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund, Khosla Ventures, Virgin Green Fund.
Details: Develops advanced biofuels, such as butanol. The company has now raised more than $30M since the beginning of 2007.
GreenFuel Technologies Corp.
Investors: Access Private Equity, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Polaris Venture Partners.
Details: Develops algae farm technologies for recycling CO2 emissions. Bob Metcalfe, general partner of Polaris Venture Partners, is the company’s interim CEO.
Investors: San Diego Tech Coast Angels.
Details: Operates a stock photography website.
Experience Project Inc.
Investors: D.E. Shaw, Baseline Ventures, Maples Investments.
Details: Operates an online community for sharing experiences. The company raised about $1M in seed funding from Baseline Ventures and Maples Investments earlier this year.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: TriplePoint Capital.
Details: Operates a social networking website. The company previously raised about $500M in funding from such investors as Accel Partners, Greylock and Microsoft.
Investors: SoftBank Capital.
Details: Operates a media entertainment website for males age 16 to 34. Last month, the company announced it raised $3.5M in Series A funding from William Morris Agency, Comcast Interactive Capital and Edison Venture Fund.
Serious Business Inc.
Investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Details: Develops Facebook applications. Jeremy Liew, partner of Lightspeed, has joined the board.
Social Gaming Network
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: Greylock Partners, Founders Fund, Columbia Capital, Novak Biddle Venture Partners.
Details: Develops games for social networking sites, such as Facebook.
Tiny Prints Inc.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Summit Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures.
Details: Operates an online retailer of stationary. This is the company’s first outside funding round since it was founded in 2004.
Investors: Core Capital, Grotech Capital.
Details: Provides security solutions and ecommerce solutions for e-tailers. The funding is the first call down of an expected $5.12M Series D round, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised a $13.25M round in early 2005 from Grotech Capital, Core Capital Partners, Hartford Ventures and Thomas Rutherford Inc.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Investors: Physic Ventures (led), Sierra Ventures, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital.
Details: Develops interactive cardio fitness systems for the health club market. The company has now raised nearly $30M since 2005, including a $9M infusion last year. Andy Donner, director at Physic Ventures, has joined the board.
Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Details: Develops technology that helps protect brands from cybersquatters.
Investors: Venrock and individual investors.
Details: Operates an online platform for sharing PowerPoint and other presentations. David Siminoff, a partner at Venrock, has joined the board.
Investors: Polaris Venture Partners (led), Global Venture Capital and individual investor Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus Development Corp.).
Details: Develops a Web-based platform for building widgets, mashups, mini-sites, banners and other forms of interactive and distributable media content.
Investors: DAG Ventures (led), Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, Frazier Technology Ventures.
Details: Makes “social publishing platform” that lets people easily add their own content to websites, including audio, video and text. The company has now raised $40M in total funding.
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Investors: Venture Investors, Upper Lake Growth Capital, Baird Venture Partners, Aavin Equity Advisors, Triathlon Medical Ventures, New Science Ventures.
Details: Makes non-contact ultrasound devices for wound care and other medical applications. The company has now raised more than $55M since 2002.
Lake Forrest, Calif.
Investors: SV Life Sciences, Intersect Partners.
Details: Develops mechanical devices for treating strokes. The company had previously raised $1M in seed funding.
OrthoHelix Surgical Devices
Investors: River Cities Capital Funds, Mutual Capital Partners.
Details: Develops medical devices for use in hand and foot reconstructive surgery.
Investors: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Stronghold Capital, ProQuest Investments, Profundix, MorrGold, Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Details: Develops proteomics systems for medical diagnostics.
Veran Medical Technologies
Investors: Prolog Ventures (led), Advantage Capital Partners and undisclosed individual investors.
Details: Develops image-guided medical devices for minimally invasive delivery of oncology therapies. The company also relocated its headquarters from Nashville.
Greentech Media Inc.
Investors: EGORA Holding (co-led), The Massachusetts Green Energy Fund (co-led), King Hill Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northport Private Equity.
Details: Operates an online media company covering the cleantech industry.
Investors: DAG Ventures (led), Juniper Networks, JAFCO Ventures, SVB Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital.
Details: Provides network security systems. The company has now raised $34.5M in total VC funding since 2005.
Investors: Oxantium Ventures.
Details: Develops video surveillance equipment. The company had previously raised about $16.5M since 2002 from such firms as The Grosvenor Funds, SmartForest Ventures and In-Q-Tel.
Investors: Equity 11 Ltd.
Details: Provides identity theft protection and detection solutions.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Foundation Capital (led), Granite Ventures, Scale Venture Partners.
Details: Develops media and market intelligence software. The company has now raised nearly $50M in total VC funding, including a late 2006 venture recap from Foundation Capital and Scale Venture Partners.
San Jose, Calif.
Investors: Norwest Venture Partners, Mobius Venture Capital, Cardinal Venture Capital.
Details: Develops software for the location-based services industry. The funding is the first tranche of an expected $21M Series C round. The company has raised about $43M since 2003.
Investors: StarVest Partners (led), Steamboat Ventures, Shelter Capital Partner.
Details: Develops on-demand customer collaboration solutions. The company, f.k.a. ThinkPassenger, has now raised $20.5M in total VC funding. Larry Bettino, general partner of StarVest Partners, has joined the board.
SilkRoad Technology Inc.
Investors: Foundation Capital (led), Azure Capital Partners, SilkRoad Equity and individual investors.
Details: Develops SaaS technology for talent management solutions. Cameron Lester, general partner at Azure Capital Partners, and Warren Weiss, general partner at Foundation Capital, have joined the board.
Investors: Adobe Systems and individual investors, including Will Hearst, an affiliated partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Details: Operates a video sharing site. Will Hearst invested $2M in seed funding in the company last October.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Clearstone Venture Partners, D.E. Shaw and individual investors, including Steven Berger (chairmain of iParadigms).
Details: Operates a live broadcasting and publishing platform.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: Maveron, Norwest Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners.
Details: Provides a mobile service that allows users to create and share content. The company has now raised more than $22M in funding since late 2006.
Investors: Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures (led), BayTech Venture Capital, Accel Partners, TVM Capital.
Details: Develops digital radio technology for the wireless industry. The company also has offices in Germany.
Investors: RBC Venture Partners.
Details: Provides mobile content applications for smartphones. The funding brings the Series A round to about $8M.