• RootPath, a Cambridge-based biotechnology developing personalized T cell therapies for cancer, raised $7 million in seed funding. Sequoia Chinaled the round, and was joined by investors including Volcanics Venture, BV (Baidu Ventures) and Nest.Bio Ventures.
• Nebula Genomics, a San Francisco and Boston-based human genome sequencing and health big data company, raised $4.3 million in seed funding. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Arch Venture Partners, Fenbushi Capital, Mayfield, F-Prime Capital Partners, Great Point Ventures, Windham Venture Partners, Hemi Ventures, Mirae Asset, Hikma Ventures and Heartbeat Labs.
• Nanovis, a seller of nano-technology enhanced spinal implants, raised $5.5 million in funding. Investors include Elevate Ventures, 1st Source Capital Corporation, Purdue’s Foundry Investment Fund, Commenda Capital and Ellipsis Ventures.
• Harbour BioMed, a China-based biopharmaceutical company, raised $85 million in Series B funding. GIC Private Ltd led the round, and was joined by investors including China Life Private Equity Investment Co, Vertex Ventures, AdvanTech and Legend Capital.
We give our hats off to Venture Capital firms today with the quote from Robert Arnott! “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott
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DEALS THAT CLOSED:
Bespoke Post, a subscription-based e-commerce startup, raised $850,000 in seed funding from Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, Brad Harrison Ventures, 1-800 Flowers’ investing arm, and several angels.
Centzy, a search engine for local businesses, raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, ff Venture Capital, and strategic angels found on AngelList.
Choose Energy, which allows consumers to compare electricity plans, raised a $4 million Series A fundraising round from KPCB and Stephens Capital Partners.
Deliv, a same-day delivery service, closed a $1 million seed funding round. The funding came from General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, and PivotNorth.
Fanzy, a marketing app company, raised $550,000 in seed funding from Kima Ventures, Paolo Rubatto’s Start Capital, and OREFA.
GreenLancer, a web-based solar energy engineering company, secured more than $275,000 in private funding from a syndicate of Michigan-based investors.
Joyride, maker of voice-activated mobile apps, raised $1 million in seed funding from Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, and angel investor Seth Goldstein.
Rev.com, a freelance marketplace, raised $4.5 million in Series A financing led by Globespan Capital, with participation from Craig Sherman and Austin Ligon.
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), raised $5 million in funding from Canadian-based EIC Ventures, as well as Kennington.
Playdek, a gaming publisher, raised $3.8 million in Series A funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, with participation from IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn and angel investors.
Simpler, an employee onboarding company, raised $1.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and Formation8.
Sherpa, a virtual personal assistant app for Android-powered mobile devices, raised a $1.6 million seed round. The money came from unnamed angel investors.
Showpad, a service that turns tablets into sales and presentation tools, raised a $2 million Series A funding round from Hummingbird Ventures.
SoSocio, an app that lets users turn their Facebook photos into books, raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors led by VC Brooklyn Ventures from The Netherlands.
Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources. Please check company website for best information.
Google crowdfund, crowdfunding, etc. and you can read for months or years about it! Crowdfunding is a dream in my view, but dreams do come true! However, Google “EB-5” in the news and you will see results. Round One: EB-5 one vs. Crowdfunding zero for investors!
The Good: Crowdfunding deals are working today and no investors = no SEC.
The Bad: Crowdfunding for regular investors is years away from seeing results thanks to the SEC.
The Ugly: Crowdfunding works today, so will the SEC end a good thing!
Bottom Line: Go to non-Crowdfunding event if you want funding!
More deals will be added in next 24 hours, but here are a few deals:
Atlas Powered LLC, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based mobile platform that streamlines business productivity on smartphones, has raised $700,000 in seed funding. Backers include Tech Coast Angels, Maverick Angels and Pasadena Angels. www.getatlas.com
Adometry Inc. (f.k.a. Click Forensics), an Austin, Texas-based provider of cross-channel attribution solutions, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The company previously raised around $21 million.www.adopmetry.com
BuyBox, a France-based provider of social payment solutions for ecommerce companies, has raised €1.7 million in VC funding from Iris Capital and Midi Capital.
Emerging Threats, a Lafayette, Ind.-based provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence, has raised over $1 million in seed funding from Elevate Ventures, HALO Capital Group and Lawrence Ventures. www.emergingthreats.net
Fixmo, a Toronto-based provider of mobile security and risk management solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Samsung Ventures. Existing Fixmo investors include Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Paladin Capital Group, Horizons Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital and Extreme Venture Partners. www.fixmo.com
Kaneq Bioscience Ltd., a Montreal-based developer of an inhibitor for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from TVM Life Science Ventures.
Iconicfuture, a Hamburg, Germany-based developer of branded virtual items in social games, virtual worlds and mobile applications, has raised €2.5 million in Series B funding from Creathor Ventures.www.iconfuture.com
iPinYou, a Chinese demand-side platform, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. China Broadband Capital led the round, and was joined by Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners and return backer Forward Capital. www.ipinyou.com.cn
Ceterix Orthopaedics Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.–based provider of surgical tools for arthroscopic procedures, has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding. Novo Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Versant Ventures and 5AM Ventures. www.ceterix.com
Kareo Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of billing software for small medical offices, has raised $20.5 million in Series F funding led by Stripes Group, as first reported by VentureWire. The company previously raised more than $20 million from VC firms like OpenView Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates and Western Technology Investments. www.kareo.com
Optimal, a San Francisco-based media acquisition and optimization platform, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. DoubleRock, The Social Internet Fund, Siemer Ventures, Signal Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank were joined by return backers like Stonnington Asset Allocation Fund, Neu Ventures and WGI Group. www.optimalsocial.com
Parallels, a Renton, Wash.-based provider of hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Cisco Systems. Existing Parallels shareholders include Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.www.parallels.com
PayNearMe, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cash payment network, has raised $10 million in Series D funding. August Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Khosla Ventures, Maveron, and True Ventures. www.paynearme.com
BuildingIQ Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of building energy management software, has raised $9 million in VC funding. Backers include Aster Capital, Siemens Venture Capital and Paladin Capital.www.buildingiq.com
Radius, a San Francisco-based provider of sales and marketing intelligence for targeting the small business market, has raised $12.4 million in Series B funding led by American Express.www.radiusintel.com
Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.–based provider applications that apply omics to routine medical use, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership.www.synapse.com
After dominating deal share in Q3 2012, Seed VC funding settled back down to Q2 2012 levels, dropping to 30% in Q4. Funding levels by stage remain largely consistent with prior quarters. For 2012, VCs invested $28.3 billion in 3267 deals, CB Insights reports. We use five reporting systems like CB Insights to provide a market report on Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Notes, and other capital needs. Contact JD Morris via e-mail or phone.
Sample deals reported closed by Accredited Investors/VCs/PEGs:
15Five, a San Francisco-based developer of a time-saving solution for employee-employer communications, has raised $1 million in seed funding from Richmond Global. Other backers include 500 Startups, Jason Calicanis, Ben Parr, Ben Ling and Matt Brezina. www.15five.com
360incentive.com an Ontario–based provider of on-demand incentives solutions, has raised C$7.65 million in VC funding. OMERS Ventures led the round, and was joined by Klass Capital and Round 13 Capital. www.360incentives.com
Ayasdi, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of an insight discovery platform that combines advanced mathematics, computer science and visualization, has raised $10.25 million in Series A funding co-led by Khosla Ventures and Floodgate Fund. www.ayasdi.com
Electricite de France SA and state-owned CDC Infrastructure are leading two remaining consortia in the auction for Total SA‘s gas storage unit TIGF, according to the WSJ. TIGF could sell for between €2.5 billion and €3 billion. The EDF group also includes the Government of Singapore Investment Corp., and Italian energy company Snam SpA. The CDC Infrastructure group also includes AXA Private Equity, Predica, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Fluxys Belgium SA.
Fusion Coolant Systems, a University of Michigan tech transfer spinout that provides a CO2 dry coolant and lubrication system for use in manufacturing, has raised $600,000 in Series A funding. The Frankel Fund led the round, and was joined by The Amherst Fund, Automation Alley, Detroit Enterprise Fund, First Step Fund and The Michigan Pre-seed Fund. www.FusionCoolant.com
HMV (LSE: HMV), a British music and entertainment retailer, filed for administration late Monday. According to the FT, suitors could include Better Capital and Hilco. www.hmvgroup.com
Linsalata Capital Partners has acquired Stag-Parkway Inc., an Atlanta-based distributor of aftermarket RV parts and accessories to RV dealers in the United States, from Ares Capital. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Babson Capital Management provided an equity co-investment and subordinated debt. www.stagparkway.com
LoopIt, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a social conversation engine for ecommerce, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding led by Avalon Ventures. www.loopit.com
OnApp, a London-based provider of software that powers enterprise cloud, CDN and storage services, has raised around $20 million in Series B funding led by LDC. www.onapp.com
PICS Auditing LLC, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of contractor prequalification and compliance SaaS solutions, has raised $35 million in equity funding from Norwest Venture Partners.www.picsauditing.com
The Pritzker Group has acquired Intersystems, an Omaha-based maker of material handling equipment serving the global agriculture industry. No financial terms were disclosed.www.pritzkergroup.com
Symform, a Seattle-based provider of a cloud storage network, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Second Century Ventures, the venture arm of the National Association of Realtors. This was part of a previously-announced $11 million Series B round from WestRiver Capital, OVP Venture Partners and Longworth Venture Partners. www.symform.com
Versartis Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of therapeutics for patients with endocrine disorders, has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Aisling Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Index Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Advent Venture Partners.www.versartis.com
UpCity (f.k.a. DIYSEO), a Chicago-based provider of solutions for small businesses looking to increase website traffic, has raised more than $2 million in second-round funding. I2a Fund, Firestarter Fund and RIME Communications Capital were joined by return backers Daylight Partners and Harris Preston & Partners. www.upcity.com
Zettaset, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of secure big data management solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. HighBar Ventures led the round, and was joined by DFJ and Epic Ventures. www.zettaset.com