Teleflex Acquires Hotspur Technologies

Teleflex, a provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has acquired Hotspur Technologies. Hotspur Technologies, based in Mountain View, CA, is a developer of innovative, catheter-based technologies aimed at restoring blood flow for patients with obstructed vessels. Prior to the acquisition by Teleflex, Hotspur was privately held. Investors included ONSET Ventures, Finistere Ventures, […]

SG Biofuels Appoints COO

SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company has named Miguel Motta as its chief operating officer. The company recently completed a $17 million Series B financing led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners with participation from Finistere Ventures and current investors Flint Hills Resources and Life Technologies Corporation. PRESS RELEASE SG Biofuels, Inc. (SGB), a bioenergy crop […]

SG Biofuels Raises $17M From Thomas McNerney, Finistere, Others

SG Biofuels, Inc. said it completed a $17 million Series B financing led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners and joined by Finistere Ventures and current investors Flint Hills Resources and Life Technologies Corporation. The San Diego company, which is developing hybrid seeds of Jatropha as a low-cost feedstock for biodiesel, bio jet fuel and specialty […]

Transcend Medical Sews Up $51M Series B

Transcend Medical Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.-based ophthalmic device company, has closed a second tranche of its Series B round, bringing the total to an eye-popping $51 million. Investors include Investor Growth Capital, Canaan Partners, Finistere Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Latterell Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Split Rock Partners and Technology Partners. The company says it will use the funds to develop additional infrastructure and resources for a U.S. study of its micro-stent technology. The company is focused on minimally invasive glaucoma therapies.

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