Mechtronix World Corp.
Investors: Richardson Capital.
Details: Develops flight simulation equipment. The company previously raised funding from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and individual investors.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: KERN Partners, Generation Investment Management, Starfish Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Details: Develops large-scale solar energy systems. The company raised about $42M in two rounds of funding in 2007 from Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins.
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Investors: VantagePoint Venture Partners (led), Foursome Investments.
Details: Develops technologies that recover recyclable resources and develops fertilizers from wastewater. The company previously raised $7.5M from company founders and individual investors. The company expects its fertilizer to be available on the market next spring under the brand Crystal Green.
Solar Power Partners Inc.
Mill Valley, Calif.
Investors: United Commercial Bank, Globespan Capital Partners, Energy Investors Funds, The Enlightened World Foundation, Carrelton Asset Management, Dry Creek Ventures, Silicon Valley Technology Group.
Details: Develops mid-size commercial solar energy facilities that are remotely managed from a central location. The funding includes private equity and debt financing.
Wind Power Holdings Inc.
Investors: RockPort Capital Partners, Allen & Co.
Details: Develops wind turbines. The company has now raised $56M in total funding. Previous capital was used to acquire wind power company Northern Power Systems.
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Investors: Palisade Capital Management (led), Southpaw Asset Management, Ascend Venture Group.
Details: Develops emergency notification and incident management services. The company had previously raised about $19M.
Investors: Bay Ventures Ltd., Pras Holdings Ltd.
Details: Provides speech analytics and audio mining for contact centers and government intelligence markets. The company has now raised more than $13M since 2000.
Investors: Individual investors Marc Benioff (SalesForce.com CEO) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com founder and CEO).
Details: Provides online booking appointments with doctors or dentists. The funding expands the company’s Series A round. The company, which previously raised $3.3M in a Series A round led by Khosla Ventures, recently launched “ZocDoc Appointment Book” for Facebook. The application allows doctors to add their available appointments and patient reviews into Facebook profiles.
Investors: Betaworks. The Accelerator Group, David Shen Ventures and individual investor Chris Sacca.
Details: Develops micropayment system that allows bloggers to ask for donations from readers.
Investors: Individual investor Shai Reshef.
Details: Operates an online homework aid website. Chairman Shai Reshef previously founded the Kidum Group, an Israeli for-profit educational service company.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Nokia Venture Capital, AT&T, Navteq, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Red Rock Ventures.
Details: Develops a search engine that helps users discover and share local events. The company has now raised more than $46M in funding since 2005.
APT Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Investors: Three Arch Partners (led), InterWest Partners, Pinnacle Ventures, Charter Life Sciences, Great Point Partners, Versant Ventures, Vivo Ventures.
Details: Develops inhaled treatments for lung ailments and other inflammatory diseases. The company previously raised about $33M in funding. Bill Harrington, a partner at Three Arch, has joined the board. Nina Kjellson, a general partner with InterWest Partners, and David Kim, a partner with Pinnacle Ventures, were named board observers.
ISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Investors: Deerfield Management, Sprout Group, Sanderling Ventures.
Details: Develops ophthalmic drugs. The company previously raised more than $200M in early and late stage funding. Past investors include Domain Associates, KBL Healthcare Ventures and others.
Link Medicine Corp.
Investors: Clarus Ventures (co-led), SV Life Sciences (co-led).
Details: Develops treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. The company has now raised $56.5M in financing from Clarus Ventures, SV Life Sciences, Endurance Investments Ltd., Biogen Idec New Ventures and individual investors.
Investors: Ventures West (led), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, RiverVest Venture Partners, Biogen Idec New Ventures, TPG Ventures, Alta Partners, InterWest Partners, MPM Capital, Mithra Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Red Abbey Venture Partners.
Details: Develops drugs to treat autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases.
Amount/Round: $20M/bridge loan
Investors: Ed Bass Group (led), The Halifax Group, CNF Investments.
Details: Develops drug delivery technology, such as the rapidly dissolved films that are placed on the tongue.
Investors: BlueCrest Capital Finance.
Details: Develops treatments for inflammation and central nervous system disorders. The company previously raised about $80M in funding, between 1995 and 2007, from ARCH Venture Partners, Aravis Venture, Novartis Venture Fund and Vulcan Capital. The company had filed for a proposed $115M IPO in January.
Investors: Intersouth Partners, State of Georgia Seed Fund.
Details: Provides Web security solutions for businesses. The funding brings the seed round to about $4.8M.
Investors: JK&P Capital, Goldman Sachs, SunAmerica Ventures.
Details: Develops content security technology.
San Jose, Calif.
Investors: D.E. Shaw Ventures.
Details: Provides liquid cooling and thermal management solutions for chip manufacturing. The company has now raised $38M in total funding.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Investors: Monitor Clipper Partners, Centennial Ventures.
Details: Develops warehouse management software. Part of the funding will be used to acquire Prophesy Transportation Software, a provider of solutions to the trucking industry. Accellos had previously raised about $22M in funding.
Investors: EmergingISV Capital Partners.
Details: Develops software for the marine transport market.
Investors: Commonwealth Capital Ventures (led), JLA Ventures, Desjardins Venture Capital.
Details: Develops software focused on peer-to-peer (P2P) meeting coordination. The company raised about $1.4M in seed funding in May 2007.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Saban Ventures.
Details: Operates a service for keeping track of mobile phone activity. The company previously raised a $1M angel round of funding. Craig Cooper, managing director of Saban Ventures, has joined the board.
South Norwalk, Conn.
Investors: Connecticut Innovations.
Details: Develops mobile commerce technology. The company relocated from New York. Maneesh Sagar, director of investments for Connecticut Innovations, has joined the board.