Deals That Closed (VC deals 11 – 5- 2013)


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2nd Watch Inc., a Seattle-based builder and manager of AWS-based IT operations for enterprise applications, has raised $23 million in growth equity funding. Columbia Capital led the round, and was joined by Madrona Venture Group. www.2ndwatch.com

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Terrajoule, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of a tech platform for distributed energy generation, energy storage and efficiency, has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding. Backers include New Enterprise Associates, ALIAD and individual investors. www.terrajoulecorp.com

Midatech Ltd., a UK-based developer of nanomedicines based on biocompatible gold-nanoparticles, has raised £10 million in new VC funding led by Swiss investment firm Ippon Capital.www.midatechgroup.com

Entouch Controls,, has raised $8.25 million in Series B equity and debt financing. SJF Ventures led the round, and was joined by NRG Energy and return backer Trailblazer Capital. The debt came from Comerica Bank. www.entouchcontrols.com

CyPhy Works, a Danvers, Mass.-based developer of unmanned aerial vehicles, has raised $7 million in new VC funding. Lux Capital led the round, and was joined by General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures and individual angels. www.cyphyworks.com

Seeq Corp., a Seattle-based provider of software that transforms industrial process data from sensors and instrument systems into useful information and actionable intelligence, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Second Avenue Partners led the round, and was joined by Madrona Venture Group, Clear Fir Partners, Gaylord Kellogg and John Meisenbach. www.seeq.com

Bambeco Inc., a Baltimore-based maker of home furnishings and décor for “eco-conscious” consumers, has raised $4.5 million in first-round funding. New Atlantic Ventures led the round, and was joined by the Maryland Venture Fund and individual angels. www.bambeco.com

Zola, a New York-based wedding registry website, has raised $3.25 million in Series A funding led byThrive Capital. Company co-founder and chairman Kevin Ryan also participated. www.zola.com

SiTime Corp., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding led by Innovative Venture Fund (co-managed by NEC Capital Solutions and SMBC Venture Capital). The company also secured an undisclosed amount of venture debt funding from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. www.sitime.com

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Deal of the week and deals that close! ($200 million for you know who!)


DEAL OF THE WEEK:

The San Diego real estate market is on fire in San Diego! Not the best words to use for San Diego, but real estate has seen a 16-20% increase in value in 2012 in most San Diego markets (source: NAR 1/2013).  For example, several homes below $200,000 provide strong rent and cash flow for all cash or 1031 exchange.  The Morris Team has one strong cash flowing home for all cash buyers in Encinitas and other great $200,000 for 1031 and all cash buyers.  More about San Diego home market: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/san-diego-home-prices-highest-in-4-12-years/

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

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Deals that closed and Monday Feb. 4th 6pm Webinar by Investor Network Nights!


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DEALS THAT CLOSED:

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  1. FanDuel, a New York City – based is a new breed of fantasy sports game that lets you play fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball and fantasy hockey in a single day.The company has 6 million fantasy line-ups entered its daily leagues. Fantasy sports are played by 35 million people in North America, but the market hasn’t been very innovative. In contrast to fantasy sports leagues that play out over months, FanDuel’s leagues last one day and prizes are paid out immediately as soon as the games finish. The investors include new investor Comcast Ventures and existing investors Piton CapitalPentech Ventures, Bullpen Capital and serial investor Richard Koch. Other investors include Scottish Enterprisewww.fanduel.com
  2. Convercent, a Denver-based maker of compliance software, has raised $10.2 million in new private funding. Azure Capital Partners and Mantucket Capital co-led the round, and were joined by City National Bank. http://www.convercent.com ChaCha, a Carmel, Ind.-based realtime Q&A site, has raised $14 million in Series G funding. VentureWire reports that the round was done at a valuation of around $75 million. Return backers included VantagePoint Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Rho Ventures. The company now has raised over $80 million in total VC funding. http://www.chacha.com
  3. FarmLogs, a Michigan-based startup that helps farmers digitally manage their farm to increase profitability, has raised $1 million in seed funding. Huron River Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Hyde Park Angels, Silicon Badia Ventures, and First-Step Fund. http://www.farmlogs.com Houzz, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based online platform for home remodelling and design, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates and GGV Capital co-led the round, and were joined by Comcast Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, David Sacks and return backer Sequoia Capital.www.houzz.com
  4. Medisse BV, a Dutch developer of resorbable implants, has raised €2.6 million in new VC funding. IIG led the round, and was joined by return backers BioGeneration Ventures and Omnes Capital.www.medisse.com
  5. MentiNov Inc., a New Brunswick, N.J.-based developer of an oral medication to reduce involuntary movements related to L-Dopa use in Parkinson’s patients, has secured up to $500,000 in funding fromFoundation Venture Capital Group, an affiliate of the New Jersey Health Foundation. http://www.njhf.org
  6. NewVoiceMedia, a UK-based provider of cloud contact center services, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Highland Capital Partners Europe and MMC Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Notion Capital and Eden Ventures. http://www.newvoicemedia.com
  7. Oceans Healthcare, Louisiana’s largest provider of psychiatric facilities for geriatric patients, has raised $17 million in growth equity funding from General Catalyst Partners. Charlie Baker, a General Catalyst entrepreneur-in-residence who used to be CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, will join the Oceans Healthcare board as chairman. http://www.ohcg.info
  8. WatchDox, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of enterprise document management solutions, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Blackstone Group, Gemini Israel Funds, Shasta Ventures and Schlomo Kramer. The company previously raised $23 million. http://www.watchdox.com
  9. Zoom, a cloud-based video conferencing and virtual collaboration platform, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Backers include Qualcomm Ventures, Jerry Yang (Yahoo founder), Subrah Iyar (WebEx founder), and Dan Scheinman (ex-Cisco exec). http://www.zoom.us

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VC deals that closed at why Avalon Ventures like cats!


Well Avalon Ventures invested $5 million more in Cheezburger Networks that started off as blog with funny cat photos.   Below are few other deals that closed and photo of funny cat with money!

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VC DEALS THAT CLOSED:

Cheezburger Network, a Seattle-based finder, creator and distributor of Internet memes, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. Existing backers include Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and Avalon Ventures. www.cheezburger.com or read more:http://www.tweaktown.com/news/27544/cheezburger_network_raises_5m_in_funding_for_lolcats_fail_blog_others/

Jasper Wireless Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based connected device platform for machine-to-machine and consumer electronics, has raised $40 million in fifth-round funding, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously raised over $66 million from Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, AllianceBernstein, Bridgescale Partners, Integral Capital Partners and Crescendo Ventures. www.jasperwireless.com or read more at: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/12/31/venture-capital-deals-262/

Labrys Biologics Inc., a San Francisco-based stealth startup, has secured around $14.6 million of a $31 million Series A round, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include InterWest Partners, Sofinnova Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. Read more at: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/12/31/venture-capital-deals-262/

The Fancy, a New York-based online style curator, has raised $6 million in new equity funding, according to a regulatory filing. The company previously announced a $26 million round in October, before which it had raised around $18 million. Backers include PPR, General Catalyst Partners and Allen & Company. www.thefancy.com or visit Pinterest 😛

Venga, a Washington, D.C.-based guest management system for restaurants that leverages transaction data, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. Backers include BR Venture Fund, the student-run VC fund at CornellUniversity’s Johnson School of Management. www.getvenga.com or read more at: http://www.finsmes.com/2012/09/venga-raises-venture-capital-funding.html

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