Montage Secures Investment Led by BVP, GCI and Calumet

Montage Talent, a provider of video interviewing solutions, has received a $4 million investment. The round was led by existing investors Baird Venture Partners, GCI and Calumet Venture Fund, and included participation from new investors The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Foley Ventures.

Molecular Imaging Closes $9.9 million Series A

Ann Arbor, Mich.–based Molecular Imaging, a specialty contract research organization (CRO) providing in vivo preclinical imaging services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has closed a $9.9 million Series A round. Part of the financing came from a $2.5 million investment from Beringea, through the $185 million InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund, and another $350,000 came from […]

Veniti Appoints COO

Veniti, a startup company focused on the treatment of venous disease, has added Scott Solano to its executive team as chief operating officer (COO). Solano joins Veniti with more than 22 years of experience designing, testing and producing medical devices. Veniti raised over $15 million in 2011, led by Baird Venture Partners and H&Q Healthcare […]

GenomeDx Biosciences Closes Series A

Baird Venture Partners and aeris CAPITAL co-led a Series A round for molecular diagnostic company GenomeDx Biosciences Inc. CD Ventures and individual investors also participated in the financing round. The size of the round was not disclosed. GenomeDx develops molecular diagnostic tests and clinical support tools for cancer medicine.

Calumet Secures Financing for Two

Calumet Venture Fund has secured next-round financing for two of its portfolio companies. A $3.6 million Series B financing for St. Paul, MN-based OptiMine Software, led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners closed on October 21, 2011. A Series C financing for Delafield, WI-based Montage Talent, Inc., led by Baird Venture Partners closed December 12, 2011, […]

Montage Secures Further Funding

Montage Talent, a provider of video interviewing solutions, has closed a $3 million financing round led by Baird Venture Partners, the US venture capital fund of Baird Private Equity. Montage’s existing investors, GCI and Calumet Venture Fund, also participated in the financing. The proceeds will be used to expand the company’s client engagement activities, fund […]

Startwire Seals $3.25M for Job Search Tools

Startwire, a Lebanon, N.H.-based job search startup, has raised $3.25 million in Series A financing. Baird Venture Partners led the round. Startwire’s technology is designed to provide application status updates to job seekers.

High Street Partners Seals $6.3M Series C

Business services company High Street Partners has closed on $6.3 million in Series C financing led by Baird Venture Partners. Investors Sigma Partners and Gold Hill Capital also participated in the round. The money will help High Street Partners to continue to build out its software-as-a-service. Benedict Rocchio, partner at Baird Venture Partners, will join the High Street Board.

Baird, VantagePoint Back EDO Interactive with Series B–UPDATED

Advertising technology start-up EDO Interactive has closed on an undisclosed amount of Series B financing co-led by Baird Venture Partners and VantagePoint Capital Partners. The money will help EDO expand its sales, technology and analytics staff. As part of the round, BVP partner Benedict Rocchio and VantagePoint managing director Tom Bevilacqua will join the company’s board. William Blair & Co. assisted EDO with the fundraising. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MIR Acquisition Seals $7M in Series A Financing

Ann Arbor-based MIR Acquisition, which operates as Molecular Imaging Research Inc., has closed on $7 million in Series A venture financing. Baird Venture Partners and Arcus Ventures co-led the round, which is designed to help MIR expand and commercialize its technology. The company specializes in the in vivo preclinical imaging of small animals, technology used by pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies.

SitterCity Raises $22.6M From Baird Venture, New World, Others

SitterCity of Chicago raised $22.6 million in an expansion round led by Baird Venture Partners and New World Ventures, the venture arm of Chicago’s Pritkzer family. Also joining the financing was Apex Venture Partners, 12A and Point Judith Capital. The Web-based service matches mothers and other customers with caregivers, baby minders and pet sitters and […]

Core Essence Orthopaedics Inks $11.5M

Fort Washington, Penn.-based Core Essence Orthopaedics Inc., which develops orthopedic devices, has raised $11.5 million in Series B financing. Baird Venture Partners led the round, joined by investors NewSpring Health Capital, Robin Hood Ventures and unnamed individual investors. The new round brings the total raised to $16.5 million and will help the company commercialize its soft tissue and skeletal repair devices. As a result of the round, Baird Partner Pete Shagory will join Core Essence’s board.

SnagAJob.com Nabs $27M in Series C

SnagAJob.com, the provider of an online community of hourly workers, has raised $27 million new financing. August Capital led the Series C round. Existing shareholders Adams Street Partners, Baird Venture Partners and C&B Capital also participated in the round. The company had previously closed on $14 million in earlier rounds. SnagAJob.com is based in Richmond, Va.

Medical Device Startup Veniti Lands $13.5 Million Series A

Veniti, a Saint Louis-based medical device company, has raised a $13.5 million Series A round led by Baird Venture Partners, H&Q Healthcare Investors, and H&Q Life Sciences Investors. Veniti develops devices for treating venous disease, including a stent system. Its first products are expected to be available later this year, according to the company. PRESS […]

Coalfire Systems Seals $5M Series A

Louisville, Colo.-based Coalfire Systems has raised $5 million in Series A financing from Baird Venture Partners. Coalfire develops audit and compliance management services for small and mid-sized businesses. The new financing will help the company with continued development and growth. Baird Venture Partners is the U.S.-based venture fund of Baird Private Equity.

Baird Exits Investment in Accuri Cytometers

Venture capital fund Baird Venture Partners has exited its investment in Accuri Cytometers, selling the company to Becton, Dickinson and Company. Financial terms of the deal were not released. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Accuri has raised upwards of $32 million from investors. Baird led the company’s Series B financing round for Accuri in May 2007 and participated in subsequent financing rounds.

Hologic Buys Interlace Medical for $125 Mln

Interlace Medical, which was backed by Baird Venture Partners, has been sold to Hologic for $125 million. Additional earn-out payments can take place over the next two years, a statement said. Framingham, Mass.-based Interlace is a medical device company that has developed the MyoSure, which is used to remove intrauterine fibroids and polyps. Interlace received $20.5 million in Series C financing in 2009 from investors including BVP, Spray Venture Partners and New Leaf Venture Partners. Baird Venture Partners is the U.S. VC fund of Baird Private Equity.

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