Finlandfundingventure capital

Canatu Ltd., a Espoo Finland-based nanotechnology company commercializing carbon thin films (NanoBud™) for the electronics, optics and energy sectors, received a €4.7m financing. Investors include Inventure Ltd., Infosto Ltd. and Tekes (the Finnish technology development agency). The capital infusion will be used to fund the company’s production development. In conjunction with the financing, Sami Lampinen […]

fundingJapan

Tonchidot Corporation, a Tokyo, Japan-based mobile augmented reality (AR) platform provider, has closed its $12m Series B financing. Investors include mobile operator KDDI Corporation, media conglomerate Recruit Co. Ltd., mobile advertising company SPiRE, Inc., Japanese venture capital firm, JAFCO, Co. Ltd., and Series A shareholders DCM and ITOCHU Technology Ventures. The funds will be used […]

Private EquityUSA

Meta Pharmaceutical Services, a Blue Bell, PA-based provider of database management, statistical sales analytics and direct marketing services to pharmaceutical companies, has received $6m in subordinated debt from Praesidian Capital, a provider of mezzanine capital for small and mid-sized companies. The investment supports the recapitalization of the company by DFW Capital Partners and management. Meta […]

middle market companiesNorwayPrivate Equity

Eneas Energy AS, a Lier, Norway-based provider of a range of services aimed at reducing energy costs for the SME sector as well as large corporate and public authorities, has received a NOK 350m investment from Palamon Capital Partners, a European mid-market private equity firm. Palamom has acquired a majority stake in the company, which […]

fundingUSAventure capital

Andera, a Providence, R.I.-based provider of online customer acquisition solutions to financial institutions, received a $9m investment from Edison Ventures. The capital will be used to grow sales, marketing, and product development. Andera, whose solutions allow financial institutions to open and fund new accounts in a simple online process, creating a highly-profitable sales channel.  The […]

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Tobira Therapeutics Inc., a Manalapan, NJ-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative antiviral compounds to treat HIV disease, has completed a $31m Series B financing. The round was led by new investor Novo A/S, with participation from original funders, Domain Associates, L.L.C., Frazier Healthcare Ventures, Montreux Equity Partners and Canaan Partners. Proceeds from […]

middle market companiesPrivate EquityUSA

TRI Pointe Homes, LLC, a Newport Beach, CA-based homebuilder, has entered into a strategic agreement with an affiliate of global private equity firm Starwood Capital Group Global, LP, to receive $150m in growth equity capital. The company will use the proceeds from the financing to expand its homebuilding operations in California and the Western Region. […]

fundingGermanyStart Up

SemiLev GmbH, a Großwallstadt, Germany-based develops and markets Equipment Frontend Modules (EFEMs) and sorters for wafer-handling in the semiconductor industry, has received an equity financing of undisclosed amount from High-Tech Gründerfonds and Bayern Kapital. The company has developed a wafer-handling technology that  by using only contactless bearings and implementing all energy- and data-transfer wirelessly, aims […]

fundingUSAventure capital

Adama Materials, Inc., a Honolulu, Hawaii-based developer of nanotechnology-based advanced materials, has completed a $4.75m Series A equity financing. The round was led by Artiman Ventures, along with Startup Capital Ventures, the company’s founders and a group of Hawaii-based angel investors including Cellular Bioengineering Inc. The new funds will enable the commercialization of the technology […]

fundingUSAventure capital

SenSage, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based provider of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, has received $6.25m in equity and debt financing. The $3.5m equity portion was provided by existing investors Sierra Ventures, Canaan Partners, FTV Capital and Mitsui Ventures. The remaining $2.75M is debt financing being provided by MMV Financial. The capital will […]

middle market companiesPrivate EquityUSA

Fieldglass, Inc., a Chicago, IL-based technology provider to procure and manage contingent labor and services, has received a majority investment from Madison Dearborn Partners. Upon completion of the transaction, which values Fieldglass in excess of $220m, Madison Dearborn will hold a majority ownership position in the company. Jai Shekhawat, founder and CEO of Fieldglass, and […]

fundingUSA

Ongo Inc., a Cupertino, CA-based start-up that is developing a consumer service for reading and sharing digital news and information from multiple publishers, has received a $12m initial round of financing. Investors include Gannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) and The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO). The company will introduce […]

fundingUSAventure capital

Koofers, Inc., a Reston, VA-based social learning company that provides open and free access to course materials, class and professor ratings, and study aids, has raised $5m in Series A equity funding. This round includes Revolution LLC, QED Investors, and existing investors, New Atlantic Ventures and Altos Ventures, which provided seed funding in 2008. The […]

CanadafundingUSAventure capital

Rypple, a Toronto, Canada-based developer of a social software that simplifies workplace feedback, has raised $7m in financing. The round was led by Bridgescale Partners, with additional participation from Edgestone Capital Ventures, Extreme Venture Partners, Peter Thiel, Seymour Schulich, Roger Martin and Joe Sigelman. This brings the total amount raised by the company to date […]

fundingUSAventure capital

Venture capital and growth equity firm Crosslink Capital has closed a $200m fund focused on information technology and energy technology investments. Crosslink Ventures VI attracted investment from existing and new limited partners, including Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Cheng Wang, Principal at Guardian, will join the Crosslink Ventures VI Advisory Board. Capital from Crosslink […]

Start UpUSA

TigerText, a Santa Monica-CA-based developer of a private mobile messaging platform, completed a $1.9m angel round of financing. The round was led by Herb Madan, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive and venture investor, and Randall Kaplan, co-founder of Akamai Technologies and venture investor. The funding allows the company to build out its Mobile Privacy […]