Dan Primack, who I podcasted a few times when I started PodTech many moon ago, has a post on the recent filings coming out from VCs. Dan is in a great position to get this info because his company goes through and looks for VC public filings. I love what he does because alot of VCs try not to get attention for their investments, but Dan’s a watchdog! He finds them and reports them. Thanks Dan.
Here is his post (reposted from PEHUB.com)
Apptrigger Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based maker of an application session controller, has raised around $21.5 million in Series C funding. It already has called down the first $15.66 million, with the remainder being called down tomorrow. Return backers include Star Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, CenterPoint Venture Partners and Chisholm Private Capital. A new investor will participate in tomorrow’s closing, but it has not yet been identified. www.apptrigger.com
Tervela Inc., a New York provider of appliance-based messaging technology, has raised $20.2 million in Series C funding. Backers include Goldman Sachs, North Hill Ventures and Sigma Partners. www.tervela.com
Lilliputian Systems Inc., a Wilmington, Mass.-based developer of fuel cells for wireless electronic devices, has raised just over $20 million in Series C funding. DAG Ventures was joined by return backers Atlas Venture, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Rockport Capital Partners. The company had raised around $30 million in a Series C round two years ago, so this appears to be an addition. Today’s snowstorm has made it hard to get Boston-area folks on the phone (but calls are out).
Cempra Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Morrisville, N.C.-based developer of anti-infectives, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Backers include Aisling Capital, Intersouth Partners, Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc. and banker I. Wistar Morris III. www.cempra.com
Oblong Industries Inc., a Los Angeles-based gesture recognition startup, has raised around $8.8 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group. Brad Feld and Ryan McIntyre of Foundry have taken board seats. www.oblong.net
Arcion Therapeutics Inc., a Lutherville, Md.-based drug company focused on pain management, has raised $8.85 million in Series A funding. Backers include InterWest Partners and CMEA Ventures.
Modiv Media Inc., a Quincy, Mass.-based provider of software that enables consumers to make purchases via mobile phone at participating merchants, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Backers include Ignition Partners, Oak Investment Partners and SeaPoint Ventures. www.modivmedia.com
uiActive Inc., an Australian provider of network-based mobile phone software, has raised US$3.33 million in Series A-1 funding. Backers include Southern Cross Ventures and CM Capital. www.uiactive.com
NanoTune Technologies Corp. has raised around $3.12 million in Series A funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company says that it is “capable of precisely nanotuning and reproducing crucial silica based nanomaterials and smart devices to be used in a multitude of markets.” www.nanotune.com
SocialPicks Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based online community for stock market investors, has raised around $500,000 in Series A funding led by Bay Partners, according to a regulatory filing.
Activity is high. What bubble?