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S3 Ventures led $12 mln round for Pivot3

Pivot3 has raised $12 million in funding round. S3 Ventures led the round with participation from return backers InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial. Also, the firm has hired Mike Dansby as vice president and chief financial officer. Based in Austin, Texas, Pivot3 is a provider of data storage solutions.

Baird Capital promotes Ferranti to principal

Baird Capital said Tuesday that it has promoted Roberto Ferranti from vice president to principal. Prior to working at Baird Capital, Ferranti was the vice president in the corporate recovery group of Mesirow Financial. Baird Capital is the private investment unit of Robert W. Baird & Co.

Mesirow Financial Promotes Three Execs

Mesirow Financial said Wednesday that it promoted three professional in the investment strategies group and made a hire. Chris O’Neill, who currently servies as chief investment officer and director of research, was made an MD. Jonathan Dues, who oversees business development and client relationships, was named a senior VP. Lavanya Batchu was also named a […]

Pivot3 Adds New Round of $23 Million

Data storage company Pivot3 has announced a new, $23 million round of funding to fund its expansion and development. The round was led by Samsung Ventures, and included participation from all existing Pivot3 investors: Focus Ventures, InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial, Northleaf Capital Partners and Silver Creek Ventures. Nine-year-old Pivot3, based in Austin, […]

Pivot3 Closes $23M Round

Pivot3 Inc., a maker of unified storage and compute appliances, has raised $23 million in new equity financing, the company announced Wednesday. The round was led by Samsung Ventures, and included participation from all existing investors: Focus Ventures, InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mesirow Financial, Northleaf Capital Partners and Silver Creek Ventures. Pivot3 was formed […]

Serious Energy Raises Nearly $3M: CORRECTED

Serious Energy Inc., a maker of energy efficient material used in windows for buildings, has raised $2.97 million of a proposed $33.9 million funding round, according to an ammended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. peHub.com reported previously that Serious Energy had recently raised an undisclosed amount from GSV Capital, a closed-end, publicly traded investment fund that’s been investing in venture-backed private companies.

The company’s products have been used in the Empire State Building and the New York Stock Exchange. Serious Energy’s board includes venture capitalists John Babcock, a partner with Rustic Canyon Partners; NEA’s Forest Baskett; Thomas Galuhn, a senior managing director at Mesirow Financial; and Paul Holland, general partner for Foundation Capital.

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GrubHub Raises $50M, Picks up Dotmenu

Restaurant ordering and delivery service GrubHub has raised $50 million in Series E financing, enabling it to bolster its mobile development efforts and acquire New York-based Dotmenu, the parent company of Campusfood and Allmenus. Lightspeed Ventures led the round, with participation Mesirow Financial, Benchmark Capital, Greenspring Associates and DAG Ventures. Terms of the acquisition were not released.

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