TrueCar, a company that provides car-sales prices to consumers, has raised over $200 million in debt and equity financing to use for acquisitions and growth, the company said. The transaction underscores continuing investor enthusiasm for companies that allow consumers to find good buys using the Internet. Daily-deals site Groupon has 115 million subscribers, although it [...]
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TrueCar, a company that provides car pricing data to consumers, has raised $200 million in debt and equity financing, Reuters reported Wednesday. The company is backed by GR Match, McCombs Family Partners, DealerTrack, Keating Capital, GSV Asset Management, Passport Capital, International Investment House and Allen & Company. Silicon Valley Bank arranged the debt portion of the funding for TrueCar, which is based in Santa Monica, Calif.
Craton Equity Partners led a $60 million Series E round for Bridgelux Inc., a developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies. A laundry list of existing and strategic investors also participated in the round, including VantagePoint Capital Partners, DCM, El Dorado Ventures, Novus Energy Partners, Invus Group, VTS, Harris & Harris Group and Passport Capital. The company said the infusion will help it bolster research and development efforts. David Asarnow, a principal at Craton Equity, will join the Bridgelux board as an observer.
Terraliance Technologies, an energy exploration company backed by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Goldman Sachs, DAG Ventures and Passport Capital, has raised another round of funding to scale its Natural Resource Mapping technology and address new exploration opportunities. The company has secured $450 million in venture backing to date, with $150 million in debt. Press [...]