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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Homebrew deals and VC Deals that close!


TODAY’S HOT NEWS!

Look out First Round Capital!   Looks like Hunter Walk ( Linden Labs / Google / YouTube / angel investor ) and Stya Patel ( Twitter / AdSense / Battery Ventures ) are forming a debt fund of $25 million / incubator!

Forture: The new firm is called Homebrew, and is raising $25 million for its debut fund. According to documents viewed by Fortune, the investment strategy would be to back technology startups that “enable the people-based economy” for both consumers and enterprises. The portfolio would be fairly concentrated — fewer than two dozen companies — with around half being incubations and the other half being seed-stage financings.Homebrew would offer a variety of services to portfolio companies — co-location space, recruiting, etc. — and also would provide a small slice of carried interest to entrepreneurs (kind of like what First Round Capital has done).

DEALS THAT CLOSED

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Below are deals from this week:

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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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VC deals that closed and profile of NEA


Today we profile several VC deals and NEA.  I can remember the CEO of our portfolio going from hero to zero during his pitch to NEA founder in just one word.  If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firmw, Private Equity Groupw, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

8 VC DEALS:

2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud software, service, and analytics company, closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private investors.www.2ndwatch.com

Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of nano-enabled drug delivery systems, has raised $3.23 million in new VC funding from undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing.www.aurabiosciences.com

bMobilized, a New York-based mobile technology startup, has raised an additional $2.5 million in series A funding from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, which together invested $1.5 million in the startup last April. bMobilized.com

FundersClub the world’s first online venture capital platform. Coinbase raised $165,785 from 31 investors. Tracks.by raised $87,500 from 28 investors. Sponsorfied raised $98,400 from 29 investors. www.fundersclub.com

 

GoBalto Inc., a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Singapore’s EDBI led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and return backers investors Aberdare Ventures, West Health Investment Fund and founding CEO Jae Chung.www.gobalto.com

IFTTT, a San Francisco-based application that creates connections betweenweb applications including Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, and YouTube, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and includes participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures. www.a16z.com

Pluribus Networks, which makes hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters, has closed a $23 million Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others. Pluribus Networks closed a previous Series B round for $17.5 million in April of 2011. www.pluribusnetworks.com

VictorOps, a Lafayette, Colo.-based vertical collaboration platform for development operations groups, has raised nearly $1.59 million in VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Foundry Group and Tango. www.victorops.com

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PROFILE OF NEA

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year, with more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.

Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors – like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

Learn more: http://www.nea.com/AboutNEA 

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