Knoa Software bags $5.1 mln Series B

Knoa Software said Tuesday that it has secured $5.1 million in Series B funding. The investors were Ascent Ventures, Gefinor Capital, Advantage Capital Partners and Rand Capital. Also, the company has named Simon Adell as chief financial officer and Sue Spiner as vice president of worldwide marketing. Based in New York City, Knoa is a provider of user experience management and workforce optimization solutions.

Advantage Capital Partners Awarded $75 Million Allocation in New Markets Tax Credits

New Orleans-based investment firm Advantage Capital Partners has been awarded $75 million by the New Markets Tax Credit program, bringing the total awards received by the firm since 2002 to roughly $600 million. The New Markets Tax Credit program was established by Congress 13 years ago to increase investing in low-income communities; it  allows individuals and companies to get tax credit against federal income taxes in exchange for equity investments in community development entities.

QuaDPharma Secures Financing for Expansion

QuaDPharma has secured $1 million financing from Rand Capital SBIC and Advantage Capital Partners. QuaDPharma manufactures and tests small-batch pharmaceuticals. The funds will be used to expand and market the commercial capabilities of the business.

Murphy Rejoins Advantage Capital as Chief Investment Officer

Scott Murphy has rejoined Advantage Capital Partners as chief investment officer. Murphy recently served as a U.S. Congressman where he represented New York’s 20th Congressional District from 2009-2011. Before that, Murphy worked at Advantage, a VC and small business finance form, from 2001 to 2009.

3DR Laboratories Raises $7.2M from Advantage Capital Partners

3DR Laboratories, a Louisville, Kentucky-based provider of 3D imaging systems to hospitals, image centers and teleradiology firms, has raised $7.2 million from the venture firm Advantage Capital Partners, in connection with federal and state development funding. PRESS RELEASE: Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm, has invested $7.2 million in 3DR Laboratories, […]

Prioria Robotics gets $5.5M From Athenian, Advantage Capital, Florida Gulfshore

Prioria Robotics said it completed the final tranche of a $5.5 million Series C round with Athenian Venture Partners joining lead investor Advantage Capital Partners and existing investor Florida Gulfshore Capital. No further explanation of the round or its timing was provided. PRESS RELEASE Athenian Venture Partners Joins $5.5M Round of Financing for Prioria Robotics […]

Google Strikes a Deal with Quickoffice

Google will acquire Quickoffice a leader in office productivity solutions. Specifics of the deal were not publicized; Quickoffice backers include Shea Ventures, Shepherd Ventures, Access Industries, Mayfield Fund, and Advantage Capital Partners. GOOGLE ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use […]

LiveClips Seals $2.15M

 LiveClips, which makes technology designed to deliver video clips to sports and fantasy league fans via Internet-enabled and mobile devices, has raised $2.15 million in funding. Investors include Advantage Capital Partners and Ironwood Capital Connecticut, the company said. PRESS RELEASE LiveClips(TM), an innovator and pioneer in the creation, digitization and real-time delivery of smart video […]

BinOptics Closes $13.3M

Ithaca-based BinOptics Corp., a maker of lasers and monolithically integrated optoelectronic components, has raised $13.3 million in new funding. New investors Advantage Capital Partners, Enhanced Capital Partners, Gefinor Ventures, Onondaga Venture Capital Fund and Rand Capital participated in the round, as did existing shareholders ArrowPath Venture Partners, Cayuga Venture Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and FA Technology Ventures. The new funding will go toward development and expansion efforts.

Intel-backed Synacor Revives IPO Plans

(Reuters) – Synacor Inc, partly owned by Intel Corp, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $75 million in an initial public offering, reviving its plans to tap the public markets after three years. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company — which builds Internet software tools […]

Advantage Capital Partners Brings Aboard New Principal

Advantage Capital Partners, a venture firm based in St. Louis, Miss., has hired a new principal, Timothy Hassler. Hassler joins the firm from Patriot Capital Funding, which he cofounded and where he served as COO and CIO. PRESS RELEASE: Advantage Capital Partners, a leading venture capital and small business finance firm, is proud to welcome […]

Greenleaf Biofuels Bags Sovereign Bank Funding

Greenleaf Biofuels has closed funding with Sovereign Bank for its initial 10 million gallon per year multi-feedstock biodiesel plant in New Haven, CT. The Connecticut Community Investment Corporation (CTCIC), in conjunction with the SBA 504 program, will assume almost half of the Sovereign term loan once the plant is operational. Sovereign and CTCIC join the State of CT Department of Economic and Community Development and Advantage Capital Partners/Ironwood Capital as financial supporters of the project.

Metzner Goes to Advantage

Tony Metzner is joining St. Louis-based venture capital and small business finance firm Advantage Capital Partners. Metzner brings 15 years of experience in finance and risk management earned at several accounting, auditing and consulting firms, including Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

New England Linen Supply Inks $7.1M

Advantage Capital Partners and Ironwood Capital have backed New England Linen Supply Company to the tune of $7.1 million. The company is a supplier of uniforms, linen and textile products to institutional food service facilities and better restaurants. With the infusion of cash, it aims to support its current operations and explores growth opportunities in Connecticut. The investment was made through Advantage Capital Connecticut Partners I, a fund focused on Connecticut businesses.

Advantage Capital Invest $5.7M in Barton Nelson

Advantage Capital Partners has invested $5.7 million in Kansas City, Mo.-based Barton Nelson Inc., a manufacturer of specialty advertising products. The money will provide working capital and growth capital to the company, the firm said in a statement.

Advantage, Ironwood Provide $150K Seed Funding to 3 Conn. Cos.

Advantage Capital Partners and Ironwood Capital have provided financing to three companies in Connecticut. They include Greenleaf Biofuels, Floop Inc. and NovaTract Surgical. Each of the companies received a pre-seed investment of $150,000. Ironwood, of Avon, Conn., is an investment management firm that provides private equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. Advantage Capital is a VC firm.

Hospice Partners of Texas Secures $3.3 From Advantage Capital

Hospice Partners of Texas received $3.3 million in financing from Advantage Capital Partners, which is a venture capital and small business finance firm based in New Orleans, La. The funding was raised in connection with the Texas Certified Capital Co. program. It will allow Hospice Partners to expand through the acquisition of Alamo Hospice.

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