EarlySense, an Israeli-U.S. developer of patient monitoring systems, has raised $15 million in a financing round led by Israeli fund Pitango Venture Capital. Existing investors that participated include JK&B, ProSeed VC Fund, Docor International Management and Bridge Investment Fund.
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IBM will acquire Israel-based Worklight, a maker of mobile software for smartphones and tablets. Terms of the deal were not released. The company was backed by investors including Pitango Venture Capital, Genesis Partners and Index Ventures.
Apple is in talks to buy Israel’s Anobit, a maker of flash storage technology, for as much as $500 million, according to a report published on Tuesday, writes Reuters. Anobit has raised $76 million from Battery Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Intel Capital since its founding in 2006, writes Reuters. (Reuters) – Apple Inc is [...]
VC firms Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures made an additional investment in Evolven Software, a provider of cloud technology and SaaS applications. Specifics were not publicized. Evolven is headquartered in the US with international operations.
YCD Multimedia has acquired C-nario, a venture backed maker of high-end digital signage. Terms of the sale were not released. The company also announced, however, that it had closed on $6 million in new fundraising from investors including Carmel Ventures, Opus Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and Plenus. C-nario is backed by Carmel Ventures and Opus Capital. YCD is backed by Pitango Venture Capital, Plenus, Arts Alliance Digital Ventures, and others.
Valeritas Inc., a Bridgewater, N.J.-based developer of drug delivery systems for the diabetes market, has raised $150 million in Series C financing. The funding will support commercialization of its V-Go disposable insulin delivery device. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe led the financing and assumes a controlling interest in Valeritas. Previous investors MPM Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, Abingworth Management, Advanced Technology Ventures, ONSET Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, Agate Medical Investments, CHL Medical Partners and Kaiser Permanente Ventures also participated.
Totango, a Mountain View, Calif.-based maker of a real-time customer usage analysis platform, has closed on $3.8 million in Series A financing. Pitango Venture Capital led the round, which included existing investor Gemini. Totango also announced Thursday the launch of a public beta version of its technology.
Last year was a lousy time for Israeli venture funds. In 2010, VCs in Israel raised zero capital. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Already, that tide seems to be turning as Pitango Venture Capital is reportedly raising $350 million for its sixth fund, sources familiar with the matter told Globes. Still, as reporter Tom Stein writes in [...]
According to the Israeli newspaper Globes, the Israeli venture capital firm Pitango is setting out to raise a $350 million sixth fund. The firm, founded in 1993, closed its fifth fund in 2007 with $330 million. Amazingly, Pitango — whose LPs include the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, and [...]
Newton, Mass.-based Kaminario, which develops high-performance SSD storage, has raised $15 million from venture investors. New investor Globespan Capital Partners joined existing shareholders Sequoia Capital and Pitango Venture Capital in the Series C round. Three-year-old Kaminario has raised a total of $34 million to date, and will use the latest infusion to expand sales and marketing efforts, and bolster its product line.