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Aerospike raises $20 mln Series C led by NEA

Aerospike has raised $20 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates led the investment and was joined by Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alsop Louie Partners, Regis McKenna and others.

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VC-backed Ardelyx debuts IPO

Ardelyx has launched its IPO after pricing its approximately 4.3 million shares at $14 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ARDX.” Citigroup and Leerink Partners are the lead underwriters. Based in Fremont, Calif., Ardelyx is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on cardio-renal, GI and metabolic diseases. Its backers include New Enterprise Associates, CMEA Capital and Amgen Ventures.

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NEA, Venrock invest in VeloCloud

VeloCloud Networks announced today that it has raised $21 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates, Venrock and the incubator The Fabric. VeloCloud is a provider of cloud-based networking services and is based in Los Altos, Calif.

Senseonics raises $20 mln from existing investors

Anthem Capital, Delphi Ventures, Greenspring Associates, Healthcare Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and other strategic partners participated in a $20 million private equity funding in Senseonics, a medical device company. Senseonics announced Mirasol Panlilio, formerly of Abbott Diabetes Care and LifeScan, has joined the company as vice president of global sales and marketing.

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Elasticsearch nets $70 mln Series C

Elasticsearch said Thursday that it has closed $70 million in Series C financing. The investors were New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures. In addition to the funding, Harry Weller, a general partner at NEA, has joined Elasticsearch’s board of directors. Headquartered in Amsterdam and Los Altos, Calif., Elasticsearch is a search and analytics platform provider.

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3D photo company Fyusion snaps up funding

Fyusion, which develops 3D photo technology, has raised $3.35 million in a Series A round. New Enterprise Associates and UTEC led the round, with participation from angel investors, including Andreas Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, and James Joaquin, former CEO of Ofoto and Xoom. The funding is the company’s first institutional round. San Francisco-based Fyusion develops 3D technology for a consumer app called Fyuse, which could have uses for in robots.

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NEA leads Series C round for Mimosa Networks

Mimosa Networks said Wednesday that it has received $19.2 million in Series C funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Oak Investment Partners. Based in Campbell, Calif., Mimosa Networks is a provider of last mile gigabit wireless technology.

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Google Ventures and NEA back big data startup Tamr

Tamr has secured more than $16 million in financing. Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates led the round. In conjunction with the funding, Google Ventures’ Rich Miner and NEA’s Peter Barris have been added to Tamr’s board of directors. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Tamr is a big data startup.

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Captora grabs $22 mln Series B

Captora said Tuesday that it has received $22 million in Series B financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from previous backer Bain Capital Ventures. Concurrent with the funding, Scott Sandell, a general partner at NEA, has been added to Captora’s board. Based in Mountain View, Calif., Captora is a provider of cloud marketing applications.

Robotics firm QBotix bags $12 mln

QBotix has received $12 million in Series B funding. The investors were E.ON, Iberdrola, New Enterprise Associates, Firelake Capital Management and Draper Nexus. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., QBotix is a robotics company.

Shire acquires VC-backed Lumena Pharmaceuticals

Shire has acquired Lumena Pharmaceuticals. No financial terms were disclosed. Citi provided financial advice to Lumena. Based in San Diego, Lumena is a biopharmaceutical company focused on rare cholestatic liver diseases and serious metabolic disorders. Its backers include New Enterprise Associates, Adage Capital Management, RA Capital Management, Pappas Ventures, RiverVest Venture Partners and Alta Partners.

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Pinnacle Engines bags Series C funds

Pinnacle Engines has closed its Series C funding, bringing the total investment in the firm to more than $30 million. Investors included Mitsui Global Investment, VenturEast, Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Infield Capital. Also, the firm has named Phil Murtaugh, John Parker, BVR Subbu, Hong Liang Lu and Freeman Shen to its newly formed Asian business advisory board. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Pinnacle Engines is a maker of “ultra-efficient” engine designs.

NEA leads Series B round for Loxo Oncology

Loxo Oncology has received $24 million in Series B financing. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from previous backers Aisling Capital and OrbiMed Advisors. In addition to the funding, Dr. M. James Barrett, a general partner at NEA, will join Loxo Oncology’s board of directors while Dr. Sara Nayeem, a principal at NEA, will also join the board as an observer. And, the firm has named Dr. Mikel Moyer as chief scientific officer. Loxo Oncology is a a biopharmaceutical company focused on targeted cancer therapies.

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ZeroFOX grabs $10.7 mln in round led by NEA

ZeroFOX said Wednesday that it has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with participation from Genacast Ventures, Core Capital and the State of Maryland. Based in Baltimore, ZeroFOX is a provider of solutions that combat social cyber attacks.

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