CompStak rakes in $4.4 mln

New York City-based CompStak, a marketplace for commercial real estate data, has secured $4.4 million in funding. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included dmgi, Expansion VC and Rubenstein Partners.


AdNear scores $19 mln

Singapore-based AdNear, a location intelligence firm, has received $19 million in funding. The investors were Telstra Ventures, Global Brain, Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners. Also, Mark Sherman, managing director at Telstra Ventures, has been added to AdNear’s board of directors.


Warburg Pincus backs India-based CarTrade.com

India-based auto classifieds platform CarTrade.com has secured Rs 185 crores in funding. Warburg Pincus led the round with participation from previous backers Canaan Partners and Tiger Global.


Growth equity an eclectic mix at Hawaii ERS: VCJ

The growth equity portfolio at the Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System is an eclectic mix of small-scale later stage funds and massive multi-billion capital pools with a broad, balanced approach. Results are reasonably good.

Aldea Pharmaceuticals snags $24 mln Series B

Aldea Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it has received $24 million in Series B financing. The investors included RusnanoMedInvest, WuXi PharmaTech Corporate Ventures, Canaan Partners and Correlation Ventures. Based in Redwood City, Calif., Aldea is focused on developing treatments for aldehyde metabolism disorders.


Dermira fetches $51 mln Series C

Dermira, a Redwood City, Calif-based maker of medical dermatology products, has closed $51 million in Series C financing. The investors included Bay City Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Canaan Partners, UCB S.A., Apple Tree Partners, Aisling Capital, Rock Springs Capital and Sabby Capital. Leerink Partners was the placement agent for the financing. In addition to the funding, Dermira has named Andrew Guggenhime as chief operating officer and chief financial officer; Christine Conroy as senior vice president of regulatory affairs; and Christine Ring as vice president of legal. It has also appointed David E. Cohen, Matthew Fust, Mark McDade and William Ringo to its board of directors.


Nevada PERS bets more on venture: VCJ

The Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada has stepped up its venture capital investing over the past couple of years with commitments to Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures.


Truveris nets $12.75 mln Series C

Truveris said Friday that it has closed $12.75 million in Series C funding. Canaan Partners led the round with participation from return backers New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures and First Round. Based in New York City, Truveris is a platform for pharmacy pricing and benefits analysis.

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