VC-backed Otonomy files for IPO

Otonomy said Monday that it has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. J.P. Morgan Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as the lead underwriters. Based in San Diego, Calif., Otonomy is a biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for ear disorders and diseases. Its backers include Perceptive Advisors, Federated Kaufmann Funds, OrbiMed Advisors, Novo Ventures, TPG Biotech, Avalon Ventures, Domain Associates, RiverVest Venture Partners, Aperture Venture Partners and Osage University Partners.

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BookBub scores $3.8 mln

BookBub said Thursday that it has closed $3.8 million in Series A financing. The investors included NextView Ventures, Founder Collective, Avalon Ventures and Bloomberg Beta. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., BookBub helps readers find ebook deals.

Otonomy scores $49 mln Series D funds

Otonomy said Wednesday that it has closed $49 million in Series D funding. The investors included Perceptive Advisors, Federated Kaufmann Funds, OrbiMed Advisors, Novo Ventures, TPG Biotech, Avalon Ventures, Domain Associates, RiverVest Venture Partners, Aperture Venture Partners and Osage University Partners. Based in San Diego, Calif., Otonomy is a biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for ear disorders and diseases.

VC-backed Syndax Pharmaceuticals files for IPO

Syndax Pharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be offered as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. Deutsche Bank Securities and Jefferies are serving as lead underwriters. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Syndax is a Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a developer of epigenetic therapies for treatment-resistant cancers. Its backers include Domain Associates, MPM Capital, Forward Ventures, Pappas Ventures and Avalon Ventures.

Indix Corporation attracts funds led by Avalon and Nexus

Indix Corporation has closed $8.5 million of a $9 million Series A-1 round of financing, co-led by Avalon Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. Founded in 2010, Indix is a SaaS and big data product intelligence platform based in Seattle with a product development and engineering team in Chennai, India.

Ad Tech Startup Nanigans Raises $5.8 Million Led by Avalon Ventures

Nanigans, a Boston-based startup that makes advertising technology software to help advertisers maximize their social and mobile advertising, has raised $5.8 million led by Avalon Ventures. The company is describing the round as “Series A.1 funding,” having raised $3.1 million in 2011, including from Avalon.

Simulmedia Raises $5 Million from Union Square Ventures and Others

The New York-based media marketing firm Simulmedia has raised another $5 million in funding from Time Warner Investments, Avalon Ventures, and Union Square Ventures, according to an SEC Filing. The investors have collectively invested roughly $32 million in Simulmedia since its 2009 founding.

Kaltura Secures $25m New Funding

Kaltura, an open source video platform, has secured $25 million of funding from new investors Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc. and ORIX Ventures. Existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures also participated.

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Awarepoint Picks up $14M

Awarepoint Corp., the real-time location system services provider for healthcare clients, has added $14 million in funding. Heritage Group led the round and was joined by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cardinal Partners, Venrock, Jafco Ventures, Avalon Ventures, New Leaf Venture Partners and Top Tier Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASE: Awarepoint Raises $14 Million in Additional […]

Restaurant App Mogl Raises $10M, Led by Sigma Partners

Mogl, a San Diego-based customer loyalty platform company, has raised $10 million, led by Sigma Partners, with participation from Austin Ventures and Avalon Ventures. The company has raised $12.4 million altogether, and launched in April of last year. PRESS RELEASE: SAN DIEGO, Jan 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — MOGL ( www.MOGL.com ), the award-winning customer […]

Acceleron Pharma Inks $30M

Cambridge, Mass.-based Acceleron Pharma Inc. has raised $30 million in financing. The company said that strategic partner Celgene contributed to the round, along with “all other existing investors.” Acceleron has raised capital from Advanced Technology Ventures, Alkermes, Avalon Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Celgene, Flagship Ventures, MPM BioEquities, OrbiMed Advisors, Polaris Ventures, QVT Financial, Sutter Hill Ventures and Venrock. The new funds will be used to expand the company’s clinical stage pipeline.

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