Rogers Ventures, the venture capital arm of Rogers Communications Inc., joined Panorama Capital in a US$15 million Series E financing of New York-based Zoove Corp., which operates StarStar and StarStarMe, a mobile phone number service. The company also received investment from Worldview Technology Partners and Highland Capital Partners. The new funds will support Zoove’s continued growth, with emphasis on product expansion, business development and marketing.
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Zoove Corp, a provider of a unique mobile phone number for content has secured a $15 million from existing series D investors, Rogers Venture Partners and Panorama Capital. The company’s early stage investors, Worldview Technology Partners and Highland Capital also invested in the business.
A spun-off Silicon Valley VC sees one of its co-founders leave to launch a secondary tech investment fund. Founders Circle Capital is on the way to a new fund–which puts Panorama Capital’s future in question.
Phizer is snapping up NextWave Pharmaceuticals—a company backed by a laundry list of investors including Panorama Capital, Bay City Capital, Kearny Venture Partners, Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Sofinnova Ventures and Vivo Ventures. Under the terms of the deal, Pfizer will pay $255 million to NextWave’s shareholders at closing. NextWave’s shareholders are eligible to receive up to $425 million in additional money, based on sales milestones. NextWave closed a $45 million round last January.
Validity Sensors, a Natural ID™ authentication business has secured approval for $20 million in Series E financing. The first closing of $10 million took place on October 4th, 2012 and was led by TeleSoft Partners, along with full participation from existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Panorama Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Venture Tech Associates.
Medical device company CardioKinetix has apointed Maria Sainz as president and chief executive officer. Recently Sainz served as general manager of Stryker Neurovascular, which acquired Concentric Medical in October 2011 under her leadership as president and CEO. CardioKinetix is backed by SV Life Sciences, New Leaf Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Panorama Capital, and H&Q [...]
Ericsson has acquired BelAir Networks, a North American carrier-grade Wi-Fi company. Investors in BelAir Networks include Export Development Canada, Wellington Financial, BDC Venture Capital, Comcast Interactive Capital, McLean Watson, MMV Financial, Panorama Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund, Trilogy Equity Partners, VenGrowth Capital Partners and Ventures West Management. PRESS RELEASE Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announces the completion of [...]
Venture-backed behavioral advertising company 33Across Inc. announced this morning that it has acquired VC-backed Tynt Multimedia Inc. for an undisclosed amount. It isn’t clear if Tynt’s VCs made a profit on the sale. The company, which develops solutions to track user behavior on websites, has raised $8.3 million in venture capital since 2008, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher [...]
Canadian e-tailer Beyond the Rack reeled in $36 million in VC bucks from investors Panorama Capital, the California VC that read the round, and other investors Export Development Canada, Tandem Expansion Fund, Rho Canada, Inovia Capital, Highland Capital Partners and BDC Capital. Shahan Soghikian, a MD with Panorama Capital, will join Beyond the Rack’s board.
Panorama Capital led a $15 million round Series D financing along with Cardinal Venture Capital, Worldview Technology Partners and Highland Capital Partners. The company will use funds to accelerate operations. Zoove operates an exclusive network of mobile phone “StarStar” numbers.