VC-backed Acceleron Pharma adds to board of directors

Acceleron Pharma has appointed Dr. Francois Nader to its board of directors. Nader is president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of NPS Pharma. Acceleron Pharma’s backers include Advanced Technology Ventures, Flagship Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, Polaris Ventures and Venrock. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Acceleron is focused on developing novel protein therapeutics for cancer and rare diseases.

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Host Analytics picks up $25 mln in Centerview-led round

Silicon Valley-based Host Analytics, a provider of enterprise performance management solutions, has closed $25 million in funding. Centerview Capital Technology led the round with participation from return backers Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World Capital, StarVest Partners and Trident Capital. In addition to the funding, Ned Hooper, founding partner of Centerview Capital Technology, has been added to Host Analytics’ board of directors.

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Battery maker Aquion Energy raises $24.6 mln

Pittsburgh-based Aquion Energy, which makes energy storage systems, has raised $24.6 million in new funding, according to a regulatory filing that says the total offering amount is $32.6 million. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Monday that the funding round will fuel the company’s operations through 2015. The regulatory filing didn’t indicate what investors participated in the round. The company had previously raised about $110 million in debt and equity from Advanced Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and TriplePoint Capital.

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Landmark, Insight shine in INPRS venture portfolio: VCJ

Funds from Landmark Equity Partners and Insight Venture Partners continue to shine brightest in the Indiana Public Retirement System’s early decade venture portfolio, according to an analysis by affiliate magazine Venture Capital Journal.

Evergage grabs $4 mln Series A

Evergage said Wednesday that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding. G20 Ventures led the round with participation from previous investors that included Point Judith Capital and Advanced Technology Ventures. Evergage is a web personalization platform.

EndoGastric Solutions rakes in $30 mln

EndoGastric Solutions has closed $30 million in Series G funding. Investors included Advanced Technology Ventures, Canaan Partners, Chicago Growth Partners, De Novo Ventures, Foundation Medical Partners, Oakwood Medical Investors and Radius Ventures. Based in San Mateo, Calif., EndoGastric Solutions develops products and procedures that treat gastrointestinal diseases.

VC-backed QuickPay buys Nautical Technologies from ANAi Global

QuickPay Corp. has acquired Nautical Technologies, the parking, transit and tolling tech division of ANAi Global. No financial terms were disclosed. The merged company will now be known as LocoMobi, Inc. Headquartered in Ontario, Nautical Technologies is a parking management solutions provider. QuickPay is backed by A16Z Seed, Advanced Technology Ventures, Ecomobilite Ventures, IncWell and Fontinalis Partners.

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Actifio secures funds led by Tiger Global Management

Actifio, a copy data virtualization company has secured an oversubscribed $100 million funding round led by Tiger Global Management with participation from current investors North Bridge, Greylock IL, Advanced Technology Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Technology Crossover Ventures. Actifio will use the funds to accelerate expansion.

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Security firm Trustwave buys VC-backed Cenzic

Security company Trustwave has acquired Cenzic. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Silicon Valley, Cenzic is a provider of security testing solutions for mobile, web and cloud apps. Cenzic’s backers include Mohr Davidow Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures.

Host Analytics Inks $17m Series D

Cloud-based enterprise performance management provider Host Analytics has closed $17 million in Series D venture financing. The round was fully financed by the company’s existing investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Trident Capital, StarVest Partners and Next World Capital.

Thinking Phone Networks Secures Funding Led by ATV and Bessemer

Enterprise cloud communications service provider Thinking Phone Networks has secured a $16.5 million investment led by Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV) and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company also announced Bob Hower, general partner, ATV, and Bob Goodman, partner, Bessemer Venture Partners, have joined its board of directors.

Wanxiang Backs GreatPoint Energy with $1.25bn

GreatPoint Energy has raised funding of $1.25 billion from China Wanxiang Holdings to finance and construct the first phase of a one trillion cubic feet per year coal to natural gas production facility. The complex will be located near Turpan, Xinjiang in the Peoples Republic of China. As part of the transaction, Wanxiang will become […]

EndPlay Attracts Additional Funds

EndPlay, a provider of content management delivered in the cloud, has attracted additional funding from management and existing investors, VantagePoint Capital Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures. This brings total financing for the company to $21.5 million. PRESS RELEASE EndPlay, Inc., a leading SaaS provider of content management, engagement and monetization solutions delivered in the cloud, […]

Rive Technology Appoints New CEO

Rive Technology, a provider of materials-based solutions for catalytic and separations processes for refining, chemicals, and biofuels, has appointed David C. Aldous as chief executive officer. Aldous brings over 30 years of experience in the refining, chemicals and catalyst industries, including over 20 years at Royal Dutch Shell where he was executive vice president of […]

Solar Junction Knows its Function, Closes $19M D Round

Solar Junction, the California-based developer of solar cells, bagged another $19.2 million from current investors with an additional investment from strategic IQE. Other investors include New Enterprise Associates, Advanced Technology Ventures, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. PRESS RELEASE: SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb 13, 2012 — Solar Junction, a developer of high efficiency multi-junction cells for the […]

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