Merz completes VC-backed Ulthera acquisition

Merz has completed its acquisition of Ulthera, a Mesa, Arizona-based provider of non-surgical lifting and tightening treatments. The value of the transaction is up to $600 million. Ulthera was backed by New Enterprise Associates and Apposite Capital.

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Movius grabs $13 mln in round led by PointGuard Ventures

Movius Interactive Corp. has received $13 million in funding. PointGuard Ventures led the round with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Anschultz Investments. Movius provides messaging and call completion solutions for the telecom sector.

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NextNav snags $70 mln Series D

NextNav has secured $70 million in Series D financing. New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners led the round with participation from Columbia Capital, Telcom Ventures and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. In conjunction with the funding, Peter Barris, managing general partner at NEA, and Bandel Carano, managing partner at Oak, have been named to NextNav’s board of directors. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif. and McLean, VA, NextNav is a provider of location solutions for indoor and urban environments.

Beanstalk nets $2 mln seed

Beanstalk said Wednesday that it has closed $2 million in seed funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from EPIC Ventures, Deep Fork Capital and former Wall Street executive and investor Jim Engebretsen. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Beanstalk is an SaaS-based tax platform for small-to-medium-sized businesses and their advisors.

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Nevada PERS bets more on venture: VCJ

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.

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Atlas Ventures and NEA back Synlogic

Synlogic said Tuesday that it has received $29.4 million in Series A funding. Atlas Venture and New Enterprise Associates led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Peter Barrett and Dr. Ankit Mahadevia of Atlas Venture and Ed Mathers of NEA have been appointed to Synlogic’s board of directors. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Synlogic is a biotech firm focused on developing therapeutic microbes.

Cerecor closes first tranche of $32 mln Series B

Cerecor has closed on the initial tranche of a $32 million Series B funding. New Enterprise Associates, Apple Tree Partners and MPM Capital led the round. Based in Baltimore, Cerecor is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on developing treatments for patients suffering from nervous system disorders.

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Ad tech startup Tell Apart buys VC-backed Freshplum

Ad tech firm Tell Apart has acquired Freshplum, the former confirmed in a blog post on its site. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in San Francisco, Freshplum lets ecommerce sites offer personalized discounts. Its backers included New Enterprise Associates, Greylock Partners, Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures. To read more details about the acquisition, visit here.

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IIX inks $10.4 mln Series A

IIX, a provider of direct interconnection solutions, has secured $10.4 million in Series A Funding from New Enterprise Associates. IIX is a provider of direct interconnection solutions.

BetterDoctor scores $10 mln Series A

Health app BetterDoctor has received $10 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from return backers that include SoftTechVC and Lifeline Ventures.

MNectar raises $7 mln from NEA in Series A

mNectar has raised $7 million in its Series A financing round from New Enterprise Associates. mNectar is a developer of mobile application virtualization and cloud delivery. Rick Yang, a principal from NEA’s Menlo Park division, joins mNectar’s board of directors.

Rotation Medical snags $27.2 mln Series B

Rotation Medical, a medical device firm focused on rotator cuff disease, has closed $27.2 million in Series B funding. Life Sciences Partners and New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from investors that included Pappas Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, Dr. Azzam of LSP and Scott Weiner of Pappas Ventures have been added to Rotation Medical’s board of directors.

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MapR Technologies scores $110 mln

MapR Technologies, a Hadoop technology company based in San Jose, Calif., has closed $110 million in financing. Google Capital led the round with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. In addition to the equity financing, MapR has raised $30 million in debt financing led by Silicon Valley Bank.

VC-backed Zosano files for IPO

Zosano Pharma Corp. said Tuesday 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. Based in Fremont, Calif., Zosano is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on transdermal drug delivery. Its backers include Nomura International, BioMed Ventures, HBM BioVentures, NEA and ProQuest Investments.

NEA leads seed round for Transifex

Worldwide localization platform Transifex said Tuesday that it has secured $2.5 million in seed funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Toba Capital, Arafura Ventures and various angel investors that include Atypon founder Georgios Papadopoulos and Parse founder Ilya Sukhar.

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