Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners (led), Angeleno Group, Advent International, Braemar Energy Ventures, Granite Ventures, OnPoint Technologies, Technology Partners.
Details: Develops nickel-zinc rechargeable batteries. The company has now raised more than $60M in total VC funding.
Santa Monica, Calif.
Investors: Good Energies, Citi’s Sustainable Development Investments, U.S. Renewables Group, PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund, Nimes Capital, Credit Suisse.
Details: Develops utility-scale renewable energy solar power plants.
Investors: Cross Atlantic Capital Partners (led), Sigma Partners, Updata Partners, North Hill Ventures.
Details: Develops voice-recognition technology for the call center market. Richard Fox, managing director at Cross Atlantic, has joined the board. The company has now raised more than $35M in funding.
Big in Japan Inc.
Details: Develops ideas for mobile applications, including for Google’s open-source Android platform and Apple’s iPhone. The company previously was awarded a $275K prize by Google for its winning application, a personal shopping assistant for Android-based phones.
Punchbowl Software Inc.
Investors: Contour Venture Partners (led), Intel Capital, eCoast Angels.
Details: Operates an event-planning website. The company raised $800K in seed funding from Intel Capital and eCoast Angels last year.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: Trinity Ventures, Shasta Ventures.
Details: Operates a travel search and discovery engine. The company raised $4M in Series A funding from Shasta Ventures late last year.
Investors: Vertex Venture Capital (led), Greylock Partners Israel and individual investors.
Details: Operates as an online book publishing company. WEbook was founded by Itai Kohavi, author of two novels and one children’s book, who serves as CEO and chairman of the company.
Investors: Arcapita Ventures, Cross Creek Capital, H.I.G. Ventures, Nvestech.
Details: Develops prefabricated light-gauge steel framing products for the U.S. building industry.
Investors: Canaan Partners (led), Celtic House Venture Partners.
Details: Provides online payments solutions.
ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION
Big Fish Games
Investors: Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Salmon River Capital.
Details: Operates an online gaming and interactive entertainment portal. The company previously raised about $8M from individual investors.
Investors: New Atlantic Ventures, the Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund, LaunchBox Digital.
Details: Develops mobile gaming technologies for mobile gaming vendors. The company raised $200K in seed funding in 2005.
Investors: NGN Capital, Delta Opportunity Fund, Mosaix Ventures, Overbrook Fund, SIF Investment, Ticonderoga Capital.
Details: Operates a Web-based practice management system for physicians. The company also secured $12.5M in venture debt from Orix Venture Finance, according to VentureWire.
O Beverages Inc.
Investors: Highland Consumer Fund.
Details: Provides bottled water with electrolytes.
Investors: First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, Venrock.
Details: Develops a virtualized global cloud computing platform.
Investors: DAG Ventures, Accel Partners, DCM.
Details: Provides peer-to-peer file-sharing services. The company has now raised $47M since 2005.
Investors: Venrock (led), El Dorado Ventures.
Details: Develops Internet connectivity software. Rich Moran of Venrock has joined the board.
Investors: Fung Capital (led), WPP, Pilot Group.
Details: Provides predictive insight into consumer shopping and purchasing behavior for advanced target marketing and merchandising.
Investors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Charles River Ventures.
Details: Provides patent acquisition services. The company’s specific offering will be unveiled in October.
Investors: Trident Capital, Draper Triangle Ventures, Salix Ventures, Ascension Health Ventures, Pacific Venture Group.
Details: Develops robotic transport systems for delivering supplies in hospitals. The company has now raised nearly $40M in total VC funding since 2000.
ArKal Medical Inc.
Investors: Thomas McNerney & Partners (led), Delphi Ventures, MedVenture Associates.
Details: Develops medical devices for diabetes treatment and management. The company has now raised nearly $22M since 2005.
Details: Develops a self-guided catheter. No investor information was disclosed, although the company previously raised more than $2.3M from Arboretum Ventures, Aphelion Capital, Coronis Medical Ventures and Research Corp. Technologies.
Legend Films Inc.
Investors: Augustus Ventures (led), Par Investment Partners.
Details: Operates as an entertainment and digital media company, specializing in restoring and colorizing. The company has now raised $9M since 2003.
Investors: Advanced Technology Ventures, ArrowPath Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Details: Develops high-capacity network traffic management routers. The company has raised about $54M since 2004.
Investors: LLR Partners, Blue 9 Capital.
Details: Operates a chain of discount stores marketed at the teen and pre-teen consumer.
Ounce Labs Inc.
Investors: Greylock, Commonwealth Capital Ventures.
Details: Develops enterprise security source code analysis. The company has now raised $36M since 2004.
Nusym Technology Inc.
Los Gatos, Calif.
Investors: Voyager Capital (led), Simmons Goodspeed Investment Management, Woodside Fund, Draper Richards, and an undisclosed public company.
Details: Develops software designed to discover flaws in chips before they go into fabrication.
Connectiva Systems Inc.
Investors: NEA-IndoUS Ventures, SAP, International Finance Corp., Ovation Capital Partners, Carthage Capital Group.
Details: Develops revenue assurance software for telecom cooperators.
Investors: Sun Microsystems, Flybridge Capital Partners, RBC Venture Partners.
Details: Develops analytic data warehousing software.
Investors: Bain Capital Ventures.
Details: Develops vulnerability management software. The company also named former Microsoft executive Mike Tuchen as president and CEO.
Investors: Intel Capital (led), Itochu Corp.
Details: Develops digital multimedia publishing software.
Investors: Sigma Partners, Foundation Capital.
Details: Provides cloud storage solutions for enterprises.
South San Francisco
Investors: Harbourvest (co-led), Atlantic Bridge (co-led), Samsung Ventures, Crédit Agricole Private Equity, Crescendo Ventures, Innovacom, Harbinger Venture Management, Intel Capital, NTT Finance, Saints Capital, Sigma Designs, Solidarity Fund QFL.
Details: Develops IP video convergence encoding solutions. The company has now raised more than $60M in total VC funding since 2002.
Somo Enterprises Inc.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Investors: The Hit Forge, Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Details: Develops mobile applications.