Harvest Power Adds $6M

Harvest Power, a developer of renewable energy and fertilizer products from organic waste, said Tuesday that it had extended its $51.7 million Series B financing. Zurich-based SAM Private Equity added a $6 million investment to the round. The company is also backed by Generation Investment Management, DAG Ventures, Keating Capital, Kleiner Perkins, publicly traded Waste Management, Munich Venture Partners, and TriplePoint Capital.

Harvest Power Lands $51.7M Series B

Harvest Power, a company developing renewable energy and fertilizer products from organic waste, has closed on a whopping $51.7 million in Series B financing. London-based Generation Investment Management led the round. Other investors included DAG Ventures, Keating Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, publicly traded Waste Management, Munich Venture Partners and TriplePoint Capital. The company’s technology is designed to process various kinds of organic waste, including food scraps, yard trimmings, scrap wood and other organics. Harvest Power, which says it is profitable, recently broke ground on its first commercial-scale facility in North America. The new money will help Harvest expand its facilities and technologies.

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Livescribe Joins the $100M Venture-Backed Club

You wouldn’t know the IPO market remains so sluggish — not by the new $39 million Series C just closed by Livescribe, the Oakland-based maker of two so-called smartpens, the Echo and Pulse. The round — led by Crosslink Capital, with participation from Scale Venture Partners, Qualcomm, TransLink Capital, Presidio Ventures, Keating Capital and existing investors VantagePoint Venture Partners, Lionhart, and Aeris Capital – not only enticed an almost ridiculous number of investors; it brings the company’s total funding to a stunning $100 million. Livescribe is just three years old.

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