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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DEALS THAT CLOSED

CB Insight$6.9B into 841 Deals

CB insights FundingFlash reported $6.9 billion investedin 841 deals for 1q2013.  They reported 47 deals alone on 4/5/2013 with 242.7 million in funding and 56 deals where reported closed on 4/4/2013 with 312.8 million in funding.  Here a few deals that closed recently:

  • Clean Power Finance, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based provider of services and financing solutions for the solar industry, has raised $37 million in new VC funding. Edison International and Hennessey Capital were joined by return backers Claremont Creek Ventures, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.www.cleanpowerfinance.com

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  • GenSight Biologics, a Paris-based ophthalmic therapeutics using gene therapy, has raised €32 million in Series A funding. Backers include Novartis Venture Fund, Abingworth LLP, Versant Ventures and Index Ventures. www.gensight-biologics.com
  • Miaozhen Systems, a Chinese third-party big data company in the advertising industry, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. CBC Capital led the round, and was joined by Redpoint Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and TMT. www.miaozhen.com
  • NetSocket, a Plano, Texas-based provider of network service assurance solutions for unified communications, has raised $9.2 million in Series B funding. Venture Investors led the round, and was joined by return backers Sevin Rosen Funds, Silver Creek Ventures and Trailblazer Capital.www.netsocket.com
  • SavingStar, a Waltham, Mass.-based digital grocery savings service, has raised $9.1 million in Series D funding. Edenred SA (Paris: EDEN) led the round, and was joined by return backers American Express Ventures, DCM, Flybridge Capital Partners, First Round Capital. www.savingstar.com

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