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SAP Ventures invests $20 mln in Scytl

SAP Ventures has invested $20 million in Scytl, which provides software for secure online voting and election modernization. With the investment, Scytl has raised $60 million this year and has the backing Vulcan CapitalBalderton Capital, Nauta Capital and Spinnaker Invest.

VC-backed Siluria Technologies promotes two

Siluria Technologies has promoted Rahul Iyer to vice president of corporate development and Gary Koehler to vice president of operations. Siluria is a company that converts natural gas into chemicals and fuels. It is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Lux Capital and Vulcan Capital.

Formation 8 leads Series B round for Context Relevant

Context Relevant said Tuesday that it has received $21 million in Series B funding. Formation 8 led the round with participation from investors that included Madrona Venture Group, Bloomberg Beta and Vulcan Capital. Based in Seattle, Context Relevant is a provider of automated predictive analytics.

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Vulcan Capital invests $40 mln in Scytl

Vulcan Capital has invested $40 million in Scytl, which provides secure online voting and election modernization. Vulcan, the investment management firm that oversees Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s portfolio. The investment in Scytl was made from Vulcan’s growth equity fund. Abhishek Agrawal, who heads growth equity investments for Vulcan, will join Scytl’s board.

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Car pricing site TrueCar files for IPO

TrueCar said Friday that it has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as its pricing terms have yet to be set. Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Securities will serve as lead underwriters. TrueCar is a car pricing information site. Its backers include Vulcan Capital, Keating Capital, GSV Asset Management, Passport Capital, International Investment House and Allen & Company.

Siluria Technologies Appoints to Board

Siluria Technologies has appointed Karl Kurz to the company’s board of directors. Siluria is a company that converts natural gas into chemicals and fuels. It is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures, Lux Capital and Vulcan Capital.

Calxeda Inks $55m

Calxeda has secured $55 million in additional funding, one of the largest semiconductor capital deals this year. Investors include Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital plus additional participation by the firm’s existing investors. Calxeda will use the funding to accelerate adoption and innovation in the emerging market for ultra-low power scalable computing.

Siluria Raises $30M From Bright, Vulcan, Kleiner, ARCH, Alloy, Others

Siluria Technologies said it closed a $30 million Series C financing led by new investors Bright Capital and Vulcan Capital and joined by existing investors ARCH Venture Partners, The Wellcome Trust, Alloy Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Lux Capital, Altitude Life Science Ventures and Presidio Ventures. The company is developing a technology to convert […]

Horizon Provides Venture Loan to Avalanche

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has closed a $12.5 million venture loan facility with Avalanche Technology, a developer of next-generation storage class memory products. Horizon is a specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed development-stage companies in the technology, life sciences, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. Avalanche […]

Sand 9 Inks $23m Series C Led by Intel Capital

Sand 9, a MEMS technology company developing precision timing products for wireless and wired applications, has raised a $23 million Series C financing round led by Intel Capital with significant participation from Vulcan Capital. Existing investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures and CSR also joined the round. Founded in […]

Ember Renews Venture Debt Financing

Boston-based Ember, a provider of low-power wireless mesh networking technology has renewed its 2009 US$5 million venture debt financing. Wellington Financial arranged the financing for the original transaction which provided the company with additional working capital to accommodate its growth strategy. Venture capital backers include Polaris Ventures, GrandBanks Capital, RRE Ventures, Vulcan Capital, DFJ ePlanet […]

Slideshow: Bring on the 2012 IPO Candidates

The market for venture-backed IPOs has been pretty dead so far this year. But based on new filing activity, it looks like there’s some optimism things will improve. At least six venture-backed companies have filed to go public since the start of the year, in sectors ranging from enterprise software to semiconductors to car rentals. […]

Globespan, DFJ, Madrona Back Redfin Corp.

Redfin Corp. has raised $14.8 million from investors including Globespan Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Greylock Partners. The newest round brings Redfin’s total funding to nearly $46 million. The company will use the infusion to launch its technology-powered real estate brokerage in new cities and to deepen its investment in research and development.

Ascentium Capital, Backed by Vulcan Capital, Launches

Ascentium Capital, which is backed by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, has launched. LKCM Capital Group, the alternative investment vehicle for Luther King Capital Management, is leading the group of investors. Kingwood, Texas-based Ascentium, a lender focused on small-balance commercial loans and leases, is buying a $150 million portfolio of commercial loans and leases from Main […]

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