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Shares of Tableau Software soared nearly 64% Friday, promising a massive return for venture backers New Enterprise Associates and Meritech Capital Partners.
Toronto-based Pure Energies Inc., which facilitates the adoption by homeowners of solar energy and home conservation products, has received $6 million in equity financing from U.S. venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and NGEN Partners. The company’s website confirms the deal was done in March 2013. In 2012, Pure Energies acquired San Francisco solar advisor One Block Off the Grid, which was previously backed by NEA, while earlier this year, the company acquired Seattle-based Cooler Planet.
Scott Sandell and several of his New Enterprise Associates colleagues unveiled Innovate for America, a campaign to encourage American companies with at least one immigrant founder to publicize the number of people they have hired in the United States. So far, 38 companies are involved and more than 3,700 jobs recorded. Companies that participate can place an Innovate for America widget on their Web pages.
Topera, a San Diego-based medical device company with a mapping and targeting system to identify the sources of complex cardiac arrhythmias, has completed a $25 million Series C financing round led by new investor New Enterprise Associates. The round also included an unnamed new strategic industry partner, along with existing (undisclosed) investors and the company’s management team.
Toronto-based ViXS Systems Inc., a semiconductor company which designs and develops high-performance media solutions, has entered into a going-public transaction whereby a subsidiary of ViXS will amalgamate with capital pool company W7 Acquisition Corp. Upon completion of the transaction, W7 shareholders will ultimately receive common shares of the publicly-traded ViXS. ViXS was founded in 2001 with the backing of Celtic House Venture Partners. Its other investors include Export Development Canada, New Enterprise Associates and Novacap.
Kaazing, a six-year-old Mountain View, Calif.-based company whose software helps drive the real-time Web and mobile communications of customers like Google, Bechtel, and Intel, has raised a $15 million round of funding that brings its total funding to $39 million. New Enterprise Associates and Columbus Nova Technology Partners led the round, with previous investors participating. Kaazing’s last big round of funding came less than a year ago. In June 2012, it raised $17 million. Investors in that round were not disclosed.
WellTok, Inc. said it closed an $18.7 million Series B funding with Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners co-leading the round and New Enterprise Associates joining the funding. The company also appointed Executive Chairman Jeff Margolis to chief executive officer. Margolis founded TriZetto.
MuleSoft, which provides enterprises with a cloud-based platform to integrate its mobile and on-premise data and applications, has raised $37 million in new funding. New Enterprise Associates lead the round, with participation from Salesforce.com, as well as returning investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Bay Partners. The company has now raised about $81 million in capital since 2006.