From the Filings…


What follows is a set of VC funding items culled from recent Regulation D filings with the SEC. None of these deals has been otherwise announced:

* Tumblr Inc., a New York-based Web 2.0 startup, has raised $750,000 in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. Bijan Sabet of Spark has joined the company’s board of directors. Tumblr describes its technology as enabling online scrapbooks, as opposed to online journals (i.e., blogs). It says: “Blogs are great, but they can be a lot of work. And they’re really built to handle longer-form text posts. Tumblelogs, on the other hand, let you easily and quickly post and share anything you find or create.” www.tumblr.com

* BioFuelBox Inc., a Hollister, Calif.-based biofuel refining startup, has raised $9.46 million in Series A funding. Backers include Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DFJ Element. According to its website, the company’s solution is a “bio-refinery in a box — a modular, containerized innovation that produces biofuel cost-effectively and easily.” www.biofuelbox.com

* VisEn Medical Inc., a Woburn, Mass.-based developer of fluorescence molecular imaging technology platforms, has raised around $7.5 million in Series B funding. Merck Capital Ventures was joined by return backers Flagship Ventures, Siemens AG Medical Solutions and Spinnaker Capital. www.visenmedical.com

* Genomas Inc., a Hartford, Conn.-based biomedical company focused on DNA-guided medicine and personalized health, has raised $2.5 million in Series C funding. Shareholders include Hartford Hospital, LES Investments and the Puerto Rican Entrepreneurs Fund. www.genomas.net

* GameLayers Inc., a San Francisco-based gaming startup focused on passively-multiplayer online games, has raised $500,000 in preferred stock funding led by O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Other shareholders include Joi Ito and Richard Wolpert. www.gamelayers.com

* Schooner Information Technology Inc. has secured $3.33 million of a $15 million Series A round led by CMEA Ventures. The Oakland-based company is in stealth mode, but says that its goal is to help financial sector and Internet consumer-facing companies achieve high performance and scalability at a fraction of their current costs.” The company is led by Richard Busch, who previously was with Sun Microsystems as research director of computer system architecture and analysis. www.schoonerinfotech.com

* BrightRoll Inc., a San Francisco-based online video advertising network, has raised around $5 million in Series B funding. Backers include True Ventures and Adams Street Partners. www.brightroll.com

* Amulaire, a San Diego-based thermal management company, has raised $5 million in Series C funding. Backers include Tallwood Venture Capital, Narra Ventures Capital and AsiaVest Partners. www.amulaire.com

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