Vidyo Raises Series D From QuestMark, Juniper, Menlo, Rho, Star And Four Rivers

Vidyo, Inc. said it raised a Series D round of funding in a deal led by QuestMark Partners and joined by Juniper Networks and existing investors Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Star Ventures, and Four Rivers Group. Terms of the investment were not released. Vidyo has raised $97M to date. PRESS RELEASE Juniper Networks’ Junos Innovation […]

Top 10 European Venture Investors in Asia by Deal Value, YTD

European venture firms are realizing the importance of a global footprint and Asia is the sought-after location of the moment for these LPs. In this slideshow, peHUB takes a look at the top ten European venture investors in Asia by deal value so far this year.

China is the Asian country of choice in 2011 for European venture firms with eight companies attracting European venture commitments in this top ten.

Private equity and venture capital firms invested $22.8 billion in Chinese companies by the end of the third quarter, according to a joint study by Deutsche Börse and CMS Hasche Sigle presented as part of the German Equity Forum in Frankfurt on Nov. 22. That figure compares with $15.8 billion for the whole of 2010.

Avaya Acquires Sipera Systems

Avaya, a Basking Ridge, N.J.-based communications system provider, has acquired Sipera Systems, itself a provider of unified communications (UC) security solutions. Sipera, which had raised venture funding over the years from S3 Ventures, Austin Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Duchossois Technology Partners and Star Ventures will be fully integrated into Avaya. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PRESS […]

Vidyo Raises $22.5M From QuestMark, Menlo, Rho & Others

Vidyo, Inc. said it raised $22.5 million in Series D financing in a round led by QuestMark Partners and joined by existing investors Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Star Ventures and Four River Group. The Hackensack, N.J., company, which competes with Cisco Systems in the video conferencing, or telepresence, market, has now raised $96 million since […]

OrSense Nets $18M in VC

OrSense, an Israeli developer of monitors for non-invasive measurement of key blood parameters, has closed on $18 million in a financing round led by Israel Healthcare Ventures. STAR Ventures and Lewis Trust Private Equity also participated. The money will help OrSense accelerate commercialization of its products.

AeroScout Raises $16 Million From VCs

Redwood City, Calif.-based AeroScout, which develops real-time location technology, has raised $16 million in venture funding. New investor Evergreen Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Cisco, Greylock Partners, Intel Capital, Menlo Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital and Star Ventures. The new money will help AeroScout expand its technology and adoption of its Wi-Fi-based RFID products.

Limor Radoshitzky Leaves Star Ventures

Limor Radoshitzky has left Israeli venture capital firm Star Ventures, where she had been a partner and chief financial officer. She had been with the firm since 1997. No word yet on her future plans. VentureWire first reported the departure. www.star-ventures.com

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