AOptix Scores $15 Million

AOptix Technologies Inc., a Campbell, Calif.-based developer of iris recognition systems and ultra-high bandwidth laser communication solutions, has raised $15 million in Series C funding. DAG Ventures led the deal, and was joined by return backers Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Clearstone, 3i and Lehman Brothers. The company has raised just under $50 million in total VC funding since its 2000 inception as Zyoptics. www.aoptix.com