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Venture capital report

FALL 2009
Recipient/ amount
Altius Education-1 San Francisco $8,000,100 Big Tent Design San Francisco $3,000,000 Canopy Financial San Francisco $62,500,000 eduFire-1 Menlo Park $1,299,900 Factery-1 Palo Alto $1,200,000 Fanbase-1 San Francisco $5,000,000 FoodBuzz San Francisco $750,000 Fwix-1 San Francisco $1,500,000 Liftopia-1 San Francisco $999,900 Mint Software Mountain View $14,050,200

Online college service

Primary venture capital investors
Maveron * Spark Capital

Recipient/ amount
Actelis Networks Fremont $7,668,000

Primary venture capital investors
ATA Ventures * Adams Street Partners * Argonaut Partners * Barry Financial * Carlyle Group * DuPont Ventures * Global Catalyst Partners * SMAC Partners * Saints Ventures * T-Venture Holding Wellington Partners Venture Capital JK&B Capital * Quicksilver Ventures Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Carrier ethernet-over-copper solutions

Menlo Ventures * Mohr Davidow Ventures Spectrum Equity Investors

Web company Aloqa-1 Palo Alto $1,500,000 Aperto Networks Milpitas $593,200 Brightkite Burlingame $40,000 Bubble Motion Mountain View $6,000,000 Calix Networks Petaluma $50,000,000

Context-aware mobile applications

Health-care banking services

Battery Ventures * Western Technology Investment Individuals * U.S. Venture Partners

Platform that connects teachers and children Online answer engine

Broadband wireless access systems Mobile phone game and auction products and services Voice applications for mobile operators Products designed to accelerate fiber-based service deployment

Benchmark Capital

Web almanac of pro and college athletes Food-centric social networking site

Comcast Interactive Capital * Palomar Ventures * Sequoia Capital Azure Capital Partners * Foundation Capital * Menlo Ventures * Riverwood Capital * Sprout Group * St. Paul Venture Capital INVESCO Private Capital * Norwest Venture Partners * Sequoia Capital * Tenaya Capital INVESCO Private Capital * Investor Growth Capital * New Enterprise Associates Avalon Ventures * Nueva Ventures

Borealis Ventures

BlueRun Ventures

Locally relevant news as it happens Discounted ski passes online

Amicus Capital

Cast Iron Systems Mountain View $2,500,000 Chelsio Communications Sunnyvale $9,102,000 Cloudkick-1 San Jose $750,000 ConteXtream Santa Clara $3,189,000 Crescendo Networks Menlo Park $5,000,000

Application integration hardware device Scalable protocol offload chips and adapter cards Centralized Web-based control hub Metro routing solutions to streaming IP Infriband and network processor appliances

Benchmark Capital * Duff Ackerman & Goodrich * First Round Capital * Founders Fund * Shasta Ventures Management * Sherpalo Ventures Menlo Ventures

Online personal finance management services

MOG Berkeley $5,500,000 Ning Palo Alto $15,000,000 Outspark San Francisco $8,299,800 Pandora Media Oakland $35,000,000 Pelican Imaging-1 Mountain View $7,000,000 Polyvore Mountain View $5,600,100 Qik-1 Redwood City $5,491,000 Roblox-1 Redwood City $2,174,000 Roku Saratoga $8,359,000 Sofa Labs San Francisco $1,194,000 Sofa Labs-1 San Francisco $1,200,000 Sungevity-1 Berkeley $6,000,000 Twitter San Francisco $100,000,200

Online social networking for music communities Online social networking site

Norwest Venture Partners * Sofinnova Ventures Apax Partners Worldwide * Challenge Fund - Etgar LP * Evergreen Venture Partners * Stage One Ventures * Trilogy Equity Partners Coral Capital Management * Menlo Ventures BlueStream Ventures * Clearstone Venture Partners * D.E. Shaw Group * Evercore Partners * Monitor Venture Management * L.L.C. * NeoCarta Ventures * Tenaya Capital JK&B Capital

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Altos Ventures * DCM * SBI Investment Company * Syncom Management Co. Inc. Greylock Partners

Casual, multiplayer online games for the U.S. and Asian markets Music navigation and recommendation services technology Computational cameras for the smart-phone market Online fashion community

Firetide Los Gatos $8,587,000 Meru Networks Sunnyvale $57,528,800

Networking equipment to deploy large Wi-Fi networks Converged wireless local area network (LAN) technologies

Granite Ventures * InterWest Partners Benchmark Capital * Matrix Partners CampVentures

MINO Wireless USA Santa Clara $8,900,000 NEXAGE-1 Fremont $4,000,000 OpSource Santa Clara $4,000,000 Ozmo Palo Alto $7,500,000 Packet Design Santa Clara $2,000,000 Ruckus Wireless Sunnyvale $11,000,000 Skyfire Labs Mountain View $5,000,100 Threadsy-1 San Francisco $500,000 Ubicom San Jose $4,437,900 Ustream.TV Mountain View $2,000,000 Zoove Palo Alto $13,000,000

International mobile call management Mobile advertising solutions

Information sharing

GrandBanks Capital

Altos Ventures * First Round Capital Menlo Ventures

Massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) Digital media

ATEL Ventures

Enterprise infrastructure operations platform Wi-Fi compatible communication technologies Family of network appliances for Internet protocol networks Technologies and products for the home media network market Mobile Web browser technology

Granite Ventures * Intel Capital * Tallwood Venture Capital Masthead Venture Partners

Undisclosed firm * First Round Capital * Institutional Venture Partners * Sequoia Capital First Round Capital * Institutional Venture Partners * Sequoia Capital Greener Capital Partners

Products for social platforms

Products for social platforms

Focus Ventures * Sequoia Capital

Solar panel installation

Lightspeed Venture Partners * Matrix Partners * Trinity Ventures August Capital Management

Benchmark Capital * Insight Venture Partners * Institutional Venture Partners * Morgan Stanley Venture Partners * Spark Capital * T. Rowe Price Threshold Partnerships Meakem Becker Venture Capital

Blog services

Communication integration services Communications processor and software platforms Interactive video broadcast platform Services for media firms to reach consumers via mobile data

Vector Entertainment San Rafael $1,000,000 WiredBenefits Foster City $37,000 Yardbarker Emeryville $1,514,000

Online games

August Capital Management * Levensohn Venture Partners * Mayfield Fund * Tenaya Capital DCM

Labrador Ventures

Pre-tax transportation benefits by payroll TPA companies Online sports community

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Cardinal Venture Capital * Highland Capital Partners * Worldview Technology Partners

Recipient/ amount
Adesto Technologies Sunnyvale $14,000,000 Amalfi Semiconductor Los Gatos $24,000,000 BridgeLux Sunnyvale $23,289,000 BroadLogic Network Technologies San Jose $1,076,000 Discera San Jose $1,464,000 DisplayLink Palo Alto $8,000,100 GTronix Fremont $5,549,000 iWatt Los Gatos $2,256,900 LucidPort Technology Mountain View $3,030,000 Neoconix Sunnyvale $7,448,000 Quantenna Communications Fremont $10,995,000 SiBEAM Sunnyvale $4,000,000 Teranetics San Jose $10,247,200

Primary venture capital investors
ARCH Venture Partners

Fabless semiconductor

Recipient/ amount
29 Luxury Goods-1 Napa $1,400,000 3VR Security San Francisco $17,500,000 Egnyte-1 Mountain View $6,000,000 Envia Systems Hayward $7,120,000

Primary venture capital investors
Undisclosed firm

Cosmetics and skin care products

Battery Ventures * DCM * Globespan Capital Partners * Trinity Ventures DCM * El Dorado Ventures * VantagePoint Venture Partners Rho Ventures

Fabless semiconductor

Duff Ackerman & Goodrich * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * Menlo Ventures * VantagePoint Venture Partners Polaris Venture Partners

Intelligent digital video recording surveillance products

LED technology for lighting markets Semiconductor technologies

On-demand file server tools

Bay Partners * Redpoint Ventures

Energy storage solutions

Scale Venture Partners

CMOS MEMS resonator technology Semiconductors

Mixamo-1 San Francisco $4,000,000 Project Fair Bid-1 San Francisco $4,536,900 Revolution Foods Oakland $6,500,100 Schooner Information Technology Menlo Park $20,000,000 Seeo Berkeley $8,609,000

Granite Ventures * Keynote Ventures First Round Capital * Foundation Capital *Mayfield Fund Catamount Ventures * DBL Investors * NewSchools Venture Fund CMEA Capital * Menlo Ventures * Redpoint Ventures

Online character animation services Auction platform

Atlas Venture * Benchmark Capital * DFJ Esprit Menlo Ventures

Analog semiconductor technology

School food services

Horizon Ventures * Sigma Partners * VantagePoint Venture Partners Draper Fisher Jurvetson * Draper Richards Panorama Capital * U.S. Venture Partners * Venrock Associates * VentureTech Alliance * Walden International Grazia Equity * Sequoia Capital * Sigma Partners * Southern Cross Venture Partners * Swisscom AG * Venrock Associates U.S. Venture Partners

Power management IC solutions

Data access appliances

Semiconductors GSR Ventures * Khosla Ventures Battery technologies

Electrical interconnect solutions Shocking Technologies San Jose $10,000,200 Fabless semiconductor Soladigm Milpitas $20,660,000 Space Pencil Emeryville $2,052,000 Vinfolio San Francisco $4,803,000 ARCH Venture Partners * ATA Ventures * Vista Ventures Khosla Ventures * Sigma Partners Voltage switchable dielectric materials Switchable electronic glass technology Web-based analytics servers

Polaris Venture Partners

Semiconductor systems solutions for wireless platforms Integrated circuits for the ethernet transport

Panorama Capital

Columbia Capital * GGV Capital * Global Catalyst Partners * U.S. Venture Partners * Venrock Associates

Wine and services to wine collectors and enthusiasts





Venture capital report

FALL 2009
Recipient/ amount
3-V Biosciences Palo Alto $30,000,000 Advanced Cell Diagnostics -1 Hayward $5,400,000 Alvine Pharmaceuticals San Carlos $8,500,000 Amyris Biotechnologies Emeryville $41,750,100 Athena Feminine Technologies-1 Orinda $880,000 BaroSense Redwood City $27,413,800 Complete Genomics Mountain View $45,000,000

Antiviral drugs to fight influenza virus Cancer diagnostic tests

Primary venture capital investors
Column Group * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * New Enterprise Associates Morningside Venture Investments

Recipient/ amount
Aptana Foster City $800,000 Blazent San Mateo $4,500,000 Blekko Redwood City $14,000,000 BMG Seltec Livermore $1,250,000 Booyah Palo Alto $5,000,000 CoTweet-1 San Francisco $1,099,800 Coupa Software San Mateo $7,500,000 DecisionView Software San Francisco $2,376,000 Evernote Mountain View $2,000,000 Fotomoto San Francisco $323,000 Greenplum San Mateo $22,118,000 Grid Net San Francisco $13,844,000 Guavus Santa Clara $1,750,000 Hara Software Redwood City $14,000,000 HipLogic Fremont $2,513,000 iLoop Mobile-1 San Jose $2,104,000 Jambool-1 San Francisco $4,706,000 MashLogic Menlo Park $2,500,000 Melodis San Jose $4,000,000 MobileIron-1 Sunnyvale $10,977,000 MontaVista Software Santa Clara $2,729,000 NextBio Cupertino $8,000,000 Nor1 Sunnyvale $8,002,000 QSecure Los Altos $5,250,000 Queplix-1 Sunnyvale $1,500,000 SeaMicro-1 Santa Clara $15,000,000

Primary venture capital investors
Accel Partners * Rembrandt Venture Partners Undisclosed firm

Produces web development software Information technology software services Internet search solutions

Flagship Ventures * InterWest Partners * Panorama Capital * Prospect Venture Partners * Sofinnova Ventures Duff Ackerman & Goodrich * Khosla Ventures * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * TPG Growth VSpring Capital

Biotherapeutic and diagnostic products for celiac disease

CMEA Capital * U.S. Venture Partners Element Partners

Renewable hydrocarbon biofuels

Electronic control systems and business systems Mobile and web content

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Devices for women's health

First Round Capital * Founders Fund * Maples Management Battery Ventures * BlueRun Ventures * El Dorado Ventures Granite Ventures * First Ventury

Twitter CRM web platform

Frazier Healthcare and Technology Ventures * Pappas Ventures * RWI Ventures * Synergy Life Science Partners Enterprise Partners Venture Capital * Essex Woodlands Health Ventures * Highland Capital Management * OVP Venture Partners * OrbiMed Advisors * Prospect Venture Partners Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures * EDF Ventures * Foundation Medical Partners * Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation * New Leaf Venture Partners * Spray Venture Partners * VantagePoint Venture Alta Partners

Invasive medical devices for the treatment of obesity

E-procurement software for businesses Web-based software solutions

DNA sequencing

DoCoMo Capital

Information capturing technologies E-business solutions for photographers Database solutions for businesses

Direct Flow Medical Santa Rosa $40,000,200

Medical devices for interventional cardiology

Draper Fisher Jurvetson * Trinity Ventures Mission Ventures * Sierra Ventures

DiscoveRx Fremont $240,000 Fluxion Biosciences South San Francisco $1,500,000 HX Diagnostics Emeryville $4,651,000 InSound Medical Newark $139,000 Jennerex Biotherapeutics San Francisco $5,500,000 Juvaris BioTherapeutics Burlingame $15,136,000 Limerick BioPharma South San Francisco $15,000,100 Linkage Biosciences San Francisco $1,904,000 LS9 South San Francisco $5,000,000 M2 Group Sunnyvale $6,000,000 Moximed Mountain View $6,216,000 NeoTract Pleasanton $23,733,000 Novare Surgical Systems Cupertino $6,200,000 Novasys Medical Newark $18,950,400

Proprietary reagents for use in drug screening Microfluidic systems for single-cell analysis Influenza diagnostic products

Braemar Energy Ventures * Catamount Ventures * Intel Capital Sofinnova Ventures

Policy-based networking software for the utility industry Business software solutions

Kodiak Venture Partners

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

JAFCO Ventures * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Bay Partners

Online software to reduce carbon footprint Operating platforms for mobile phones Mobile application software

Essex Woodlands Health Ventures

Hearing devices


Oncolytic products for cancer


Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * SV Life Sciences Advisers ARCH Venture Partners * Altitude Life Science Management * OVP Venture Partners * Sevin Rosen Funds Greenhouse Capital Partners

Vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases Biopharmaceutical research company

Bay Partners * Madrona Venture Group New Enterprise Associates

Virtual currency and payments platform Browser plug-in software

Molecular diagnostic products for genetic testing Industrial biotechnology company

Undisclosed firm * Walden Venture Capital Norwest Venture Partners * Sequoia Capital * Storm Ventures Alloy Ventures * Siemens Venture Capital * U.S. Venture Partners Rising Tide Fund

Search and sound recognition company Smartphone software

Chevron Technology Ventures * Flagship Ventures * Khosla Ventures * Lightspeed Venture Partners De Novo Ventures * Novo AS * Thomas * McNerney & Partners * Vaekstfonden New Enterprise Associates

Insulin pump

Systems software and development tools Search engine that offers access to life sciences information Services for operators in the travel industry Credit card security technology

Medical devices

Otter Capital

Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation * New Enterprise Associates Channel Medical Partners

Medical devices

Atraumatic surgical clamps

Allegis Capital * Worldview Technology Partners Javelin Venture Partners

Information access solutions

Alloy Ventures * Delphi Ventures * GBS Venture Partners * Hercules Technology Growth Capital * Skyline Ventures * Three Arch Partners * Versant Ventures Montreux Equity Partners * Sanderling Ventures Vivo Ventures

Medical devices for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Computer services

NovoStent Mountain View $1,500,000 Nuveta Portola Valley $800,000 OptiMedica Santa Clara $25,035,000 Oraya Therapeutics Newark $42,000,000 Pacific Biosciences Menlo Park $67,999,500

Invasive treatment of patients Simply Hired Mountain View $4,600,000 Applications that improve pregnancy success rates Technology for the treatment of ocular disease Medical devices Sonatype Mountain View $6,000,000 DNA sequencing platform Terracotta San Francisco $5,500,000 Bay Partners * Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Accel Partners * Goldman Sachs & Co. Software creation platforms SlideRocket San Francisco $5,000,000 Socialtext Palo Alto $1,700,000 Foundation Capital * IDG Ventures SF Azure Capital Partners * Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Draper Fisher Jurvetson Job search engine

Web application

Alloy Ventures * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Domain Associates * Essex Woodlands Health Ventures * Scale Venture Partners * Synergy Life Science Partners AllianceBernstein L.P. * Alloy Ventures * Blackstone Group * Duff Ackerman & Goodrich * Intel Capital * Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * Maverick Capital Ltd. * Mohr Davidow Ventures * Monsanto Corp. * Morg 5AM Ventures * Versant Ventures

Enterprise software

JAVA scalability issues

Technologies for chemical production Device system for treatment of total occlusions in arteries Evasive treatments for moderate and morbid obesity

Rennovia Menlo Park $6,030,000 Revascular Therapeutics Sunnyvale $263,000 Satiety Palo Alto $25,271,000 Signostics Palo Alto $3,999,900 Spartek Medical-1 Alameda $3,177,000 Transcend Medical Menlo Park $2,000,000 Trellis Bioscience South San Francisco $11,450,000 Vapore Alameda $500,100 VeraCyte South San Francisco $10,500,000 VitaPath Genetics-1 Foster City $6,000,000 Zosano Pharma Fremont $29,999,900

Recipient/ amount
Cambrios Technologies Sunnyvale $11,000,000 eMeter San Mateo $32,000,000 Glacier Bay Union City $10,000,000 Power Assure Santa Clara $325,000 Redwood Systems Fremont $4,999,000 Serious Materials Sunnyvale $60,000,000

Primary venture capital investors
ARCH Venture Partners * Alloy Ventures * Oxford Bioscience Partners Foundation Capital * Sequoia Capital New Enterprise Associates * Quercus Equity * Westly Group Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Electronic materials for the display industry Wireless technology for the energy industry Thermal management and energy control systems Energy management software

Adams Street Partners

HLM Venture Partners * Morgenthaler Ventures * Skyline Ventures * Three Arch Partners * Venrock Associates Brandon Capital Partners * Playford Capital * Terra Rossa Capital Trellis Health Ventures

Medical diagnostic device

Spinal implants

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Medical devices for the treatment of glaucoma Human antibody therapeutics as treatments for infectious diseases Capillary force vaporizer (CPV) devices Cancer diagnostics

Battery Ventures * U.S. Venture Partners Cheyenne Capital Fund * EnerTech Capital * Foundation Capital * Mesirow Private Equity Investments * Navitas Capital * New Enterprise Associates * Rustic Canyon Partners * Saints Ventures * Staenber Advanced Equities Capital Partners * Apex Venture Partners * Demeter Partners S.A. * NGEN Partners * New Enterprise Associates * Yellowstone Capital Argonaut Private Equity * Redpoint Ventures * Rockport Capital Partners * U.S. Venture Partners Accel Partners * Foundation Capital Undisclosed firm

Commercial building energy conservation services Eco-friendly materials

Undisclosed firm

Band of Angels

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers * TPG Growth * Versant Ventures Mohr Davidow Ventures

SolFocus Mountain View $10,819,900

Solar concentrator photovoltaic systems

Family of DNA that reduces the risk of serious disease Transdermal drug delivery technology

HBM BioVentures AG * New Enterprise Associates * Nomura Phase4 Ventures * ProQuest Investments

Solyndra Fremont $285,999,900 SunRun San Francisco $18,420,000 Tesla Motors San Carlos $82,500,000

Photovoltaic technology for solar energy Residential solar electricity

Electric vehicles

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