Fisker Automotive Inc.
Investors: Qatar Investment Authority (led), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Palo Alto Investors.
Details: Makes an environment friendly sports car. The company previously raised more than $25M in funding.
Investors: Greenmont Capital Partners.
Details: Makes biodegradable and compostable food service products.
Investors: Core Capital Partners, Technology Venture Partners, TDF, Capitol Broadcasting Co.
Details: Develops encoder technologies for video and other content. The company has now raised $20.5M in total VC funding since 2005.
San Jose, Calif.
Investors: ATA Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Oak Investment Partners.
Details: Develops components, using laser-reactive deposition, for the optical communications industry. The company has now raised more than $240M in total VC funding, including a 2004 venture recap round.
Investors: Accel Partners, Founders Fund.
Details: Operates a social gaming startup. The company was launched by Dennis Fong, who co-founded XFire, which MTV Networks bought for $110M about three years ago.
Santa Monica, Calif.
Investors: Zag.com, Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, Capricorn, Capital One Auto Finance, Arcturus Capital.
Details: Operates an online site that provides car-pricing data. The company is run by Scott Painter, founder and ex-CEO of CarsDirect.com, and Tom Taira, co-founder and former chief strategy officer for Zag.com.
ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION
Investors: New Atlantic Ventures, the Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund, LaunchBox Digital.
Details: Provider of mobile game technology that allows users to demo games on cell phones.
Niagara Dispensing Technologies Inc.
Investors: Rand Capital (led), Regional Development Corp., Empire State Development Small Business Technology Investment Fund.
Details: Makes draft beer dispensing systems.
Investors: Trident Capital, Draper Triangle Ventures, Salix Ventures, Ascension Health Ventures, Pacific Venture Group.
Details: Develops courier robots to transport hospital goods and supplies. The company has raised nearly $40M in total VC funding since 2000.
Investors: GRP Partners, Appian Ventures.
Details: Provides point-of-care patient payment solutions for health care providers.
Investors: New Enterprise Associates (led), Advanced Technology Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, eBay, Southern Capitol Ventures.
Details: Provides channel management for retailers and manufacturers. The company has now raised more than $84M in total VC funding.
The Echo Nest Corp.
Investors: Commonwealth Capital Ventures (led) and undisclosed individual investors.
Details: Provides search and marketing solutions to music companies.
Investors: North Bridge Growth Equity.
Details: Provides online marketing solutions.
Investors: Adams Street Partners (led), Alsop Louie Partners, KPG Ventures, Greycroft Partners.
Details: Operates as a digital media company focused on connecting marketers with sports enthusiasts. The company raised a $3M Series A round late last year. Dave Welsh, partner at Adams Street Partners, has joined the board.
Investors: Fidelity Ventures.
Details: Provides mobile marketing services.
Investors: Boston Millennia Partners (led), Foundation Medical Partners, Stryker Corp.
Details: Develops cartilage regeneration technology.
Natrix Separations Inc.
Investors: D.E. Shaw Venture Capital (led), Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund (managed by JovInvestment Management), BDC Venture Capital.
Details: Develops disposable chromatography products.
Investors: Abingworth (led), Advent Venture Partners, Novus Ventures, Prospect Venture Partners, Venrock, Versant Ventures.
Details: Develops molecular diagnostics technology focused on oncology.
Investors: Venrock (led), El Dorado Ventures.
Details: Develops Internet software that allows desktop sharing for computers. Richard Moran, a partner at Venrock, has joined the board.
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Details: Develops drugs focused on cardiovascular and metabolic disease. The company is currently in registration for an IPO, and previously raised about $40M from Alta Partners, Advent International, Index Ventures, MVM Life Science Partners, Red Abbey Venture Partners and Scheer & Co.
Details: Develops treatments for liver cancer. The company also has an office in Ontario, Canada.
South San Francisco
Investors: Nomura Phase4 Ventures (led), Westfield Capital Management, Advanced Technology Ventures, Delphi Ventures, Latterell Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, The Vertical Group.
Details: Develops treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases based on protein degradation pathways. The company had previously raised about $63M.
Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Investors: Vivo Ventures.
Details: Develops injectable drugs. The company previously held a $53M first close on the Series A round last year from Vivo Ventures.
Guard ID Systems Inc.
San Mateo, Calif.
Investors: Prism VentureWorks (led), Intersections Inc., Trinity Ventures.
Details: Provides online theft and fraud prevention solutions. Prism Managing Partner Jim Counihan and Intersections CEO Michael Stanfield have joined the board.
Investors: Solidarity Fund QFL (led), Rho Canada Ventures, Rho Investment Partners Canada, Garage Technology Ventures Canada.
Details: Develops human resources software.
Pie Digital Inc.
Investors: The Foundry Group.
Details: Develops home computing equipment and software.
Mountain View, Calif.
Investors: Formative Ventures (led), Canaan Partners, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund.
Details: Develops cloud-based testing software solutions. The company has now raised about $10.5M since 2006.
Investors: New Enterprise Associates.
Details: Develops analytics and visualization software. The company has now raised $15M from NEA since 2004.
Investors: Norwest Venture Partners (led), Charles River Ventures, Tata Ventures
Details: Develops software radio infrastructure solutions for cellular operators.
Investors: Performance Equity (led), Menlo Ventures, 3i, Common Angels Fund.
Details: Provides online data storage and backup services. The company has now raised $47M in total VC funding, including a $15.2M infusion in early 2007 at a PMV of about $58M.
Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund (led), Intel Capital.
Details: Provides open-source IP telephony for the small and mid-sized business market. The company had previously raised more than $12M from Intel and Azure Capital.