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  • Embotics Secures $8.4M in Financing from VentureLink, Covington, Private Investors

    June 14th, 2012 No comments

    Investment to Boost Global Sales, Marketing Efforts and Expand Software Engineering Team Ottawa, June 12, 2012 – Embotics Corporation, a leader in virtualization and private cloud management, today announced that it has closed $8.4 million in equity financing. Bringing Embotics’ total financing-to-date to $18 million, this latest round includes $2.5 million from VentureLink LP and $2.5 million from Covington Fund II Inc. (Covington), with the remainder of the funds coming from other private investors. Embotics will use the funding to accelerate global sales and marketing efforts, as well as to hire more software engineers. This mix of pragmatic growth, strategic marketing and sales investments […]
     

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  • GEMVARA ANNOUNCES $25 MILLION IN SERIES D FUNDING LED BY NORWEST VENTURE PARTNERS

    June 5th, 2012 1 comment

    Online Fine Jeweler Redefines Customer Shopping Experience Boston, MA; June 4, 2012 – Gemvara, Inc., the leading online retailer of customizable fine jewelry, announces the closing of a $25 million oversubscribed round of Series D funding. Led byNorwest Venture Partners (NVP), a global venture and growth equity investment firm, the round also involves participation from all existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, Canaan Partners and Balderton Capital. Sergio Monsalve of Norwest Venture Partners will join Gemvara’s Board of Directors. Gemvara plans to use the capital to further enhance all aspects of the customer shopping experience and continue to drive innovation that will bring the jewelry industry to the cutting […]
     

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  • Solantro Semiconductor Secures $10 Million Series A Financing for Rollout of Chipsets for Solar PV Module Integrated Electronics

    June 1st, 2012 No comments

    May 22, 2012, Ottawa, Canada: Solantro Semiconductor Corp. (Solantro) today announced the completion of its Series A Financing in the amount of $10 Million. This funding was led by Black Coral Capital, and included participation from Presidio Ventures (a Sumitomo Corporation company), Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Export Development Canada (EDC). Solantro designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor chipsets and Reference Designs for use within distributed Solar PV power conversion equipment. Working with sophisticated and visionary cleantech investors like Black Coral, Presidio, BDC and EDC proivdes ideal partnerships to bring our disruptive PV module integrated electronic chipsets technology to market.” Antoine Paquin, CEO, […]
     

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  • ReCellular Raises Capital from NXT Capital Venture Finance

    May 23rd, 2012 No comments

    Woodside, CA, May 22, 2012 – NXT Capital’s Venture Finance Group today announced that it has provided a multi-million dollar subordinated venture loan to ReCellular, Inc.  This minimally dilutive facility, which is structured to complement the company’s existing capitalization, will help ReCellular accelerate strategic global growth opportunities. ReCellular is the world’s leading electronics sustainability firm, offering a fully-integrated solution for collecting, reusing, reselling and recycling used mobile devices and personal electronics.  ReCellular collects more than 100,000 electronic devices per week from over 40,000 global locations, and provides donation and device resale services for consumers as well as numerous corporate partners including Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, […]
     

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  • American Solar Direct Raises $5 Million

    May 17th, 2012 No comments

    American Solar Direct Raises $5 Million in Additional Equity Investment For Fast-Paced California Residential Solar Market SANTA MONICA, May 15, 2012—American Solar Direct Holdings Inc. (ASDHI), the parent company of solar energy lease provider American Solar Direct (ASD), announced today that it has secured $5 million in additional equity investment. Existing American Solar Direct institutional investor WGL Holdings, Inc., together with other existing investors and new investors, all participated in the latest round of financing. WGL Holdings’ support of ASDHI began in 2010 with a $50 million tax equity partnership and a $5 million equity investment. American Solar Direct continues a rapid expansion in the California residential solar market as homeowners […]
     

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  • Equals6 Secures $250,000 in Venture Capital Investment

    May 11th, 2012 No comments

    Halifax, NS, Canada, May 8, 2012 — A Halifax company that has built a career development social networking platform for students is enhancing its product and developing new markets with an investment from the province. Equals6 has secured $250,000 in venture capital financing from Innovacorp. The company has launched an online career development community that connects students with employers. The site allows students to build a professional network, then helps them use it to enter the workforce and develop a career path. “Innovative start-ups like Equals6 are vital to our economy,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “This company provides a unique way […]
     

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  • Mobile Engagement Platform SessionM Raises $20 Million

    May 9th, 2012 No comments

    Boston, Mass. — May 8, 2012 — SessionM, the mobile engagement engine for the app economy, announced a $20 million Series B round of financing led by Charles River Ventures. SessionM’s current investors, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), also fully participated in the round. The company will use the financing to hire top talent and continue rapid expansion of its platform, technology and network footprint. As part of the financing, Jon Auerbach, general partner at Charles River Ventures, joins the SessionM board. “We are thrilled to back the SessionM team and have seen firsthand that the mobile advertising space is primed […]
     

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  • New York-Based Mobile Tech Startup bMobilized Lands Funding from Two Established European Venture Capital Firms

    May 6th, 2012 4 comments

    Alliance Venture and Investinor Take $1.5 Million Stake in Company’s Advanced DIY Mobile Conversion Technology NEW YORK, May 2 – Mobile technology startup bMobilized today announced a Series A round of funding of $1.5 million from two established European early stage venture capital firms — Alliance Venture and Investinor. The New York City-based company has launched an advanced do-it-yourself web-to-mobile conversion solution for small and medium-sized businesses. bMobilized’s cloud-based technology lets SMBs instantly and inexpensively convert any website into a customizable HTML5-enabled mobile experience optimized to any mobile device, OS and browser. Its proprietary and customizable technology can convert websites in any of seven languages. Both […]
     

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  • Innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds invest in enercast GmbH, an Energy Forecasting Service Provider

    April 24th, 2012 No comments

    Innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds are going to invest in a first round of financing up to EUR 2.25 million in the start-up company enercast GmbH. The young technology company provides electricity generation forecasts from wind and solar which lead to significant cost savings along the energy supply chain. enercast provides forecasts for wind and solar power generation enables improved integration of renewable energy into electricity grids “enercast addresses a fundamental problem of renewable energies. Fluctuations in the feed in of wind and solar electricity lead to a burdon on the grids and ultimately to a level of insecurity with regard to the supply of electricity. The more reliable forecast data is […] 

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  • AdSafe Media Secures $10 Million in Funding Led by Pelion Venture Partners

    April 24th, 2012 No comments

    Company to Expand Footprint Globally and Advance Offerings in Preventative Brand Protection and Ad Viewability Measurement NEW YORK – April 18, 2012 –AdSafe Media, the leading source of brand protection and ad viewability data, today announced a $10 million round of funding from Pelion Venture Partners, Atlas Venture and Coriolis Ventures. AdSafe is a recognized leader in preventative ad safety solutions for advertisers, agencies and publishers. The company provides best-in-breed content rating technology, predictive contextual metrics and viewability data for online ad buying decisions, including those sold through real-time-bidding (RTB) platforms. The funding will be used to further expand its data science team […]
     

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  • Aleva Neurotherapeutics Raises CHF 4.0 Million in Series B Financing Round

    April 10th, 2012 No comments

    Lead investor Banexi Ventures Partners joins strong investment consortium Lausanne, Switzerland, April 10, 2012 – Aleva Neurotherapeutics, a company developing next-generation implants for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in major neurological indications such as Parkinson´s disease or depression, today announced the closing of a Series B financing round totaling CHF 4.0 million. Banexi Ventures Partners acted as a lead investor in the financing, with selected private investors also participating in the round. Existing institutional investors are BioMedInvest AG, BB BIOTECH VENTURES III, L.P. and Initiative Capital Romandie. The proceeds will be used to advance Aleva’s leading-edge neurostimulation products through clinical development up to CE marking. Aleva´s products are based on its proprietary, next-generation […] 

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  • Israeli venture capital funds returned to the game: USD 796 million raised in 2011

    March 13th, 2012 No comments

    After two years of drought, Israeli venture capital funds raised capital again. In 2011 the Israeli venture capital funds raised were totaling 796 million capital dollars, according to the data published by research firm this morning IVC Research Center in conjunction with the accounting firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin. That was significant considering the fact that in 2010 they did not recruit even one dollar to Israeli funds. In 2009, influenced by the global crisis that erupted in 2008, the volume of funding was $ 256 million. However, IVC emphasize that despite the recovery in 2011, the scope of issues which was still far peripheral issues in 2007-2008, then raised over […] 

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  • Apps and Internet Tools are preferred by Investors: Life360, Bill.com and MarkaVIP raise Funds

    December 14th, 2011 No comments

    It has become obvious for anyone interested in funding that new technologies are more and more appealing for investors. If a business focuses on providing applications or solutions for online communication, internet or e-commerce, the company has more chances than others at receiving funding for development and expansion. For instance, the family communication mobile application company Life360 has recently managed to raise the amount of $3.5 million from Fontinalis Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, 500 Startups, Kapor Capital, Venture51, Bullpen Capital, Social Leverage, EchoVC Partners and others in series A of funding. The purpose of this application is that of maintaining families in touch by the means of tabs and group chats […] 

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  • Revolutionary technological solutions from Zink, Framehawk and Bypass Lane raise funds

    December 7th, 2011 No comments

    We are living in a new type of society, for which the continuous development of IT solutions is a must. This is why investors are also putting lots of their money into companies which are providing solutions to a permanently expanding market. Whether we are speaking about cloud systems or applications for web or mobile devices, we are speaking about finding out way into the future. And, sometimes, we are also speaking about some companies which develop such a revolutionary product that it makes you wonder whether we are not living in the future already. This is the case of Zink, a company which has recently raised $35 million in the […] 

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  • Health Care Solutions companies Infinity Pharmaceutics, NanoVobronix and Selventa raise funds.

    November 30th, 2011 No comments

    It has now been quite a long time since the IT and cloud systems have started to be quite successful on the venture capital market. It is true that, for a while, they have been more important than any other activity field, even the health care one. But the new trend on the market now is that of combining the two activity fields and raising money for the health care department by the means of IT projects. One of the successful companies which have recently managed to get a hold of a $50 million extension fund is Infinity Pharmaceuticals, the Cambridge, MA – based company which has recently extended its partnership […] 

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  • eVariant raises $5.3 Million from Health Enterprise Partners in Round A of Funding

    November 25th, 2011 4 comments

    It has been rumored lately that the actual economic conditions are no longer favorable to businesses which are trying to raise capital. Although there is some truth to it because it is a bit more difficult for investors to raise the needed funds for sustaining lots of businesses, it is not at all true that venture capital has become history. As a matter a fact, we can see that all the fine businesses that activate on the market have managed to raise funds for development and expansion. Moreover, although there are several activity fields which are preferred by investors, we can notice that there are still available funds for any […] 

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  • Panda Power opens $420 Million Fund for Solar and Natural Gas Projects

    November 21st, 2011 2 comments

    Panda Power Funds, the Dallas-based investing company, has recently announced that it had raised a $420 million private equity fund which the company is going to invest into new and already existing solar energy and natural gas project which activate in Texas and in other high-growth states. The company intends to use the money from this fund in order to focus in constructing, capitalizing and maintaining the infrastructure. Some of the projects the company is very happy to invest in are based in Texas. These are two natural gas projects, based in the towns of Sherman and Temple. Based on the calculations made by the companies, these two projects are to […] 

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  • Better Place raises $200 Million for Electric Cars in the Series C of Funding

    November 17th, 2011 No comments

    Better Place, the Palo Alto, Calif. – based electric vehicle infrastructure start-up, has recently announced the end of the series C of funding which has brought the company the amount of $200 million. This equity financing round has been led by a consortium of investors which includes GE Capital and UBS. The existing shareholders have also participated to this funding round, along with some new investors from Israel Corp., HSBC Group, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Ofer Group and Maniv Energy Capital. This new financing transaction is expected to last up to the fourth quarter of 2011.By the means of this new […]
     

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  • Accel Partners raise $100 Million Big Data Fund to Invest in Hadoop, NoSQL and other Companies

    November 16th, 2011 2 comments

    Accel Partners, the venture capital firm, has recently announced that it has managed to raise a big data fund of $100 million which the firm is going to invest in companies which are focusing on building new IT infrastructure or on applications which already use a new infrastructure. Accel Partners is a venture capital firm which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., which is the heart of the Silicon Valley’s venture capital community. This venture capital firm has previously invested in companies which turned out to be a great success on the market, such as Facebook, Dropbox, Cloudera and Etsy. This is how Accel Partners […]
     

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  • Skimlinks raises $4.5 Million to help Bloggers Increase their Gains

    November 15th, 2011 No comments

    Skimlinks, the San Francisco, California – based in-text monetization platform for Web publishers, has recently announced the end of the second round of funding which has brought the company the amount of $4.5 million. This funding round has been led by Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Along with this new amount of money, the company has managed to obtain by now the total amount of $7.5 million. In addition to BDMI, there are some new investors which participated to this funding round along with the previous investors: 500 Startups and Venrex Investment Management. The already existing investors are: Sussex Place Ventures, The Accelerator Group and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology […] 

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  • Standing Cloud raises $3 Million to help New Cloud Providers grow Faster

    November 14th, 2011 No comments

    Standing Cloud, the Boulder, CO – based provider of cloud application management services, has recently announced the end of a new round of funding which has brought the company the amount of $3 million in a new series of funding. This funding round has been led by the already existing investors from Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures. With this new amount of money, the company has raised by now the total amount of $8 million. As a result of this funding round, Will Herman, the famous entrepreneur and mentor of TechStars, is going to join Standing Cloud’s board of directors. Will Herman currently activates […]
     

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  • Latest Venture Capital Deals News:

    November 10th, 2011 No comments

    November 9 2011 Pontifax raises $88 Million Fund Pontifax Ltd., the firm which generally invests in pharmaceutical companies and in medical device companies, has announced that it had raised a third fund of $88 million. Read the full story here November 8 2011 Quarri Announces $3M Series B to Expand into North America Earlier this month, Quarri™ Technologies, the leading provider of on demand web information security solutions, announced a $3 million Series B round of financing led by Houston Angel Network (HAN) and supported by Daylight Partners and other Texas angels. Read the full story here Click here to download our FREE Venture Capital investors Database Tweet  

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  • Zillow acquires Diverse Solutions for $7.8 to help Real Estate Agents increase their Visibility

    November 10th, 2011 No comments

    Zillow, the Seattle – based real estate information marketplace, has recently announced the fact that it has acquired Diverse Solutions, a Californian company which develops marketing tools for the real estate agents. This acquisition has been made for $7.8 million in cash and stock. Diverse Solutions is a company which develops property search and listing tools which are very suitable for real estate agents as they can easily be integrated on the agent’s websites and blogs. Zillow stated that this new acquisition has been made in their attempt of helping real estate agents increase their visibility online, helping them thus to grow their business. […]
     

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  • Pontifax raises $88 Million Fund

    November 9th, 2011 No comments

    Pontifax Ltd., the firm which generally invests in pharmaceutical companies and in medical device companies, has announced that it had raised a third fund of $88 million. The most part of this amount of money comes from the fund’s previous investors, including Eli Hurvitz, who has provided 10% of the funding. But there are some new investors as well, among which we can name Moshe (Mori) Arkin, Prof. Ruth Arnon, Pujo Zabludowicz, and other Israeli investment institutions. Hurvitz is the former chairman at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. who has now the head position at Pontifax, although he does not also the chairman of the fund. […]
     

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  • Quarri Announces $3M Series B to Expand into North America

    November 8th, 2011 No comments

    Earlier this month, Quarri™ Technologies, the leading provider of on demand web information security solutions, announced a $3 million Series B round of financing led by Houston Angel Network (HAN) and supported by Daylight Partners and other Texas angels. Formerly known as Quaresso, Quarri will use the funds to accelerate expansion into the North American market with its flagship product, Protect On Q. Since its inception three years ago, Quarri has experienced significant growth in Europe, particularly within the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial services markets. With the recent addition of Bill Morrow as Quarri’s new executive chairman, and his more than 20 years of business foundation and leadership experience, the company […] 

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  • Kaggle raises $11 Million in Series A of Funding

    November 8th, 2011 1 comment

    Kaggle, the San Francisco – based company which develops crowdsourcing competitions, has recently announced the end of the series A of funding which has brought the company the amount of $11 million. This funding round has been led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures. Stanford University’s endowment, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Google chief economist Hal Varian and Applied Semantics’ (now Google Adsense) co-founder Gil Elbaz were also participants to this funding round. As a result of this funding round, Neil Rimer, the partner at Index Ventures, is going to join Kaggle’s board of directors. Also, Max Levchin has been named the chairman of the […]
     

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  • Appcelerator raises $15 Million in Series C of Funding

    November 7th, 2011 No comments

    Appcelerator, the Mountain View, Calif. – based company, has recently announced the end of the series C of funding which has brought the company the amount of $15 million. This funding round has been led by Mayfield Fund, TransLink Capital, Red Hat, eBay, Inc., Sierra Ventures, and Storm Ventures. Navin Chaddha, the managing director at Mayfield Fund stated the following: “Appcelerator has become the agent of change for Fortune 500 companies looking to make a strategic move to mobile. We see Appcelerator’s world-class integrated mobile platform as essential to overcoming increasing levels of fragmentation that currently challenge the entire mobile industry.” Appcelerator is a company which […]
     

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  • Dropbox raises $250 Million in Series B of Funding

    November 4th, 2011 No comments

    Dropbox, the San Francisco, Calif. – based company providing services which allow people to quickly upload and share their documents, photos and videos, has recently announced the end of the series B of funding which has brought the company an amount of $250 million. This funding round has been led by Index Ventures with the participation of some new investors from Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, RIT Capital Partners, and Valiant Capital Partners and of the previous investors from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Hadi and Ali Partovi. By now, Dropbox has managed to raise a total of $257.2 million in […]
     

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  • Latest Venture Capital Deals News:

    November 3rd, 2011 No comments

    November 2 2011 Code Academy raises $2.5 Million for Free Coding Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Redfin Corporation, the Seattle, WA – based technology-powered real estate brokerage, has recently announced the end of a new round of funding which has brought the company the amount of $14.8 million. Read the full story here November 1 2011 Redfin, the Real Estate Company, raises $14.8 Million from Globespan Capital Partners Redfin Corporation, the Seattle, WA – based technology-powered real estate brokerage, has recently announced the end of a new round of funding which has brought the company the amount of $14.8 million. Read the full story here Click here to download our FREE Venture Capital investors Database Tweet  

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  • Code Academy raises $2.5 Million for Free Coding Lessons for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    November 2nd, 2011 2 comments

    Code Academy, the Chicago-based coding company, has recently announced the end of a first round of funding which has brought the company the amount of $2.5 million. This funding round has been led by Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly, SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Social+ Capital Partnership, Thrive Capital, CrunchFund, Collaborative Fund, Founder Collective, Joshua Schacter, Vivi Nevo, Naval Ravikant and others. Code Academy is a site which provides computer programming lessons by the means of tutorials. The fun part of the process is that the site also displays a progress bar which indicates how much of the course you have completed and which provides you reward […]
     

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