UKventure capital

reinnervate Limited, a Durham, UK-based company developing biotechnologies aimed at facilitating research into cell growth and function in vitro, has raised £1.6m in a new funding led by North Star Equity Investors. Established in July 2002, the company is a spin-out from research conducted at Durham University. It is currently based in a facility within NETPark […]

UKventure capital

Stingray Geophysical Limited, a Guildford, UK-based provider of Seismic Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (Seismic PRM) solutions to the upstream oil and gas industry, completed a £3.15m funding round. Investors included existing shareholders Energy Ventures, Cody Gate Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and Statoil Venture, together with Magne Sveen (non-executive Chairman) and Martin Bett (Chief Executive). Commenting on […]

Start UpUSA

RealDirect, a New York-based on-line real estate marketing platform which allows homeowners to market and sell their properties, has raised a seed round of funding. Investors include venture capital firm Greenhill SAVP as well as individual investors Scott Kurnit, Founder of About.com, Barry Silbert, Founder and CEO of SecondMarket, Jonah Neuman, President of Medley Realty […]

UKventure capital

NewVoiceMedia, a Basingstoke, UK-based contact centre technology provider, has raised £4m in venture capital funding. Investors include Eden Ventures and Notion Capital. The funding will enable the company to further develop its cloud-based contact centre solution, and take it to market on a global level. NewVoiceMedia’s customers include Parcelforce Worldwide, Wokingham Council, Berry Bros. & […]

Start UpUSA

BlockChalk, a mobile social networking service, has raised a “significant round of seed financing”. Investors include Battery Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Harrison Metal, Founder Collective, Joshua Schachter, Josh Stylman, Tom McInerney, and David Liu. The funding, whose amount remained undisclosed, will be used “to build the next generation of BlockChalk and accelerate our vision, which is […]

Canadaventure capital

Blueprint Software Systems Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based enterprise-requirements software provider, has completed a $14.3m financing. Investors include existing venture capital partners Walsingham Fund, BDC, and Growthworks. The new funds will be used to accelerate the development of the Blueprint Requirements Center™ product line, which empowers authors and reviewers to visually define, simulate, validate, and publish […]

Chinaventure capital

The BlackBerry Partners Fund launches a US$100m affiliate fund focused on mobile investment opportunities in China. BlackBerry Partners Fund China is a joint venture between China Broadband Capital Partners, a venture capital and private equity manager focused on media and communications investments in China since 2006, and BlackBerry Partners Fund. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, […]

UKventure capital

Biofortuna Limited, a Liverpool, UK-based molecular diagnostics company, has raised £1.1m in venture capital funding. Investors in the round include EV Tech and Catapult Venture Managers. The funds will be used to launch the company’s first diagnostic genotyping products and to allow it to continue development of its future product pipeline. Biofortuna designs and develops […]

Start UpUK

Sphere Fluidics, a Cambridge, UK-based start up focused on developing water droplets that serve as “miniature test tubes”, has received a seed investment of undisclosed amount from the Cambridge Enterprise‘s Discovery Fund. The new company, a spin out from the University of Cambridge, aims to commercialise a picolitre droplet technology, which enables researchers to carry […]

USAventure capital

FTRANS Corp., an Atlanta, GA-based provider of accounts receivable and credit management solutions, has raised $4m in venture funding. Investors include existing venture partners Greenhill SAVP, New Atlantic Ventures and Total Technology Ventures. The funding will support the company’s expansion and growth efforts. Founded in 2004, FTRANS manages the entire receivables and collections process enabling […]

CanadaUSAventure capital

Vancouver (BC), Canada-based Vanedge Capital has held an initial close of its maiden venture capital fund, Vanedge Capital I L.P., with over $100m in committed capital. Limited partners include Teralys Capital, BC Renaissance Capital Fund, BDC Venture Capital, Nicola Wealth Management Ltd., as well as additional institutional investors and a group of individual investors. Vanedge […]

USAventure capital

Heat Biologics, a Miami Beach, FL-based clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on developing drugs to combat a wide range of diseases, has completed an initial funding round of undisclosed amount. The investment was led by Brightline Ventures. The funds will be used to accelerate ongoing clinical trials of Heat’s therapeutic vaccines to treat Non Small Cell […]

USAventure capital

Logical Therapeutics, Inc., a Waltham, MA-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of bio-activated prodrugs to treat inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, had closed a $16.9m Series C equity financing round. The round was led by existing investor SV Life Sciences, with participation from Burrill & Company, Novo A/S and […]

NorwayStart Upventure capital

APIM Therapeutics AS, a spin-out from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), has raised NOK3.5m (approximately €440.000) from Sarsia Seed AS. The company has developed novel peptide drugs, which have the potential to improve clinical outcomes achieved with a large group of existing first line chemotherapeutics. Sarsia Seed is a Seed Capital Fund […]

Germany

NOXXON Pharma AG, a Berlin, Germany-based company focused on the development of mirror image oligonucleotide therapeutics, closed a €33m Series D round of financing. The round was led by new investor NGN Capital, with participation from existing investors TVM Capital, Sofinnova Partners, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Seventure Partners, VC Fonds Technologie Berlin GmbH, Dow […]