Vestaron Corp racks up $14 mln Series C

Vestaron Corp. has received an additional $4 million from Anterra Capital in its Series C round, raising the total funding to $14 million. Other investors in the Series C round included Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Southwest Michigan First Life Science Venture Fund, Open Prairie Ventures, Pangaea Ventures and Michigan Accelerator Fund. Based in Kalamazoo, Mich., Vestaron is a producer of pesticides.


NewLeaf Symbiotics closes $17 mln Series B

NewLeaf Symbiotics has closed a $17 million Series B round of financing. Otter Capital led the round and was joined by existing investors RockPort Capital, Open Prairie Ventures and Pangaea Ventures. The company is a St Louis, Missouri-based agricultural bio company focused on the commercialization of beneficial plant bacteria.

Open Prairie Adds to Investment Team

Dr. Jim Budzynski has joined Open Prairie Ventures as a venture partner. Dr. Budzynski’s focus will be to assist with capital raising and identification of initial investment opportunities for the OPV III Fund to be launched in January 2013. In addition, Dr. Budzynski will also manage some existing investments in the Open Prairie Ventures II Fund.

Open Prairie Ventures Hires Local Michigan Talent as Venture Partner

Sam Hogg has joined Open Prairie Ventures’ West Michigan office as a venture partner, with primary responsibilities including screening new investments and managing existing ones in the Open Prairie Ventures II and Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund portfolios. Hogg joins OPV as part of a program administered by the Michigan Venture Capital Association – aimed to encourage venture funds to hire local Michigan talent.

Vestaron Completes Series B with New Investors Pangaea and Michigan Accelerator

Insecticide manufacturer Vestaron Corporation has completed a Series B financing, totaling approximately $10.2 million. New investors include Pangaea Ventures, Michigan Accelerator Fund and two private investment organizations. Existing investors include Open Prairie Ventures and Southwest Michigan First. Keith Gillard of Pangaea Ventures has joined the board of directors. PRESS RELEASE Vestaron Corporation is pleased to […]

Privia Gets Backing for Growth

Privia, a company which provides an array of products to help organizations streamline the entire bid, capture and proposal process has raised additional capital to accelerate its planned growth strategies. The investment is led by Open Prairie Ventures. Chicago Technology Partners and DL Investments also took part in the funding. PRESS RELEASE Privia LLC today […]

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