VUV Analytics nabs $9 mln Series A

Austin, Texas-based VUV Analytics Inc, a producer of the VGA-100 vacuum ultraviolet detector, has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The lead investor was S3 Ventures. In addition to the funding, VUV Analytics has named Clark Jernigan as CEO. Jernigan is a former venture partner at Austin Ventures.

Pivot3 raises $45 mln

Pivot3 said Tuesday that it closed a $45 million equity and bank financing round. Argonaut Private Equity, a new investor in Pivot3, joined S3 Ventures, InterWest Partners, Mesirow Financial Private Equity and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati investment fund in providing additional equity. Austin-based Pivot3 develops hyper-converged infrastructure solutions.


Cielo Private Equity and S3 Ventures back Gravitant

Gravitant has raised $25 million in Series B funding. Cielo Private Equity and S3 Ventures led the round. In addition to the funding, Lisa Harris of Cielo Private Equity has been named to Gravitant’s board of directors. Based in Austin, Texas, Gravitant is an enterprise cloud brokerage and management software company.


Pristine raises Series A led by S3 Ventures

Pristine has raised $5.4 million in Series A financing led by Austin-based S3 Ventures. Capital Factory, HealthFundr, and a syndicate of strategic clients also participated. Pristine is a developers of HIPAA-compliant video streaming and checklist solutions for Google Glass.


S3 Ventures led $12 mln round for Pivot3

Pivot3 has raised $12 million in funding round. S3 Ventures led the round with participation from return backers InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial. Also, the firm has hired Mike Dansby as vice president and chief financial officer. Based in Austin, Texas, Pivot3 is a provider of data storage solutions.


S3 Ventures backs VUV Analytics

VUV Analytics has received $5.8 million in Series A funding. S3 Ventures led the round. In addition to the financing, Brian R. Smith, managing director at S3, has been added to the company’s board of directors. Based in Austin, VUV Analytics develops vacuum ultraviolet optical technologies.

Healthpoint Leads $10 Mln Investment in OrthoAccel Technologies

OrthoAccel Technologies said Monday that it received a $10 million investment led by HealthpointCapital Partners. S3 Ventures also participated. The $10 million growth capital will fund the US launch of its AcceleDent, which reduces treatment time for wearing braces. PRESS RELEASE OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. (“OrthoAccel” or “the Company”) today announced an investment of $10 million […]

Tango Health Raises $4M

Austin-based Tango Health has raised $4 million in a Series B funding round led by S3 Ventures and angel investor Mike Turner. Tango Health is a provide of health savings account management software and services. The company will use the latest funding to bolster marketing and sales, and expand product development. PRESS RELEASE Tango Health, […]

BlueCava Gets $9.5M From Mark Cuban, S3, Tim Headington

BlueCava said it closed of a $9.5 million round of new funding. Venture capital firm S3 Ventures led the $9.5 million round. Existing investors Mark Cuban and Tim Headington participated. Irvine-based BlueCava develops device identification technology. PRESS RELEASE BLUECAVA ANNOUNCES $9.5 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING LED BY S3 VENTURES Mark Cuban and Tim Headington participate […]

Avaya Acquires Sipera Systems

Avaya, a Basking Ridge, N.J.-based communications system provider, has acquired Sipera Systems, itself a provider of unified communications (UC) security solutions. Sipera, which had raised venture funding over the years from S3 Ventures, Austin Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Duchossois Technology Partners and Star Ventures will be fully integrated into Avaya. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PRESS […]

Kimbia Closes $4M in VC

S3 Ventures led a $4 million venture round for Austin, Texas-based Kimbia Inc., a maker of Web-based fundraising and event management software. Previously, the company was backed by its founders and angel investors. S3 Ventures is a group of entrepreneurs focusing on early stage investments in the Southwest, especially Texas.

Digby Inks $8M Series C

Austin-based mobile commerce start-up Digby has raised $8 million in Series C financing. Battery Ventures led the round, which included funding from BlackBerry Partners Fund, S3 Ventures and Daylight Partners. Digby focuses on mobile commerce products for retailers, and will use the money to bolster sales, marketing, research and platform development.

Sipera Systems Raises $10 Million

Sipera Systems Inc., a Richardson, Texas-based provider of real-time unified communications enablement and security, today announced that it has raised $10 million in Series C funding. S3 Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Austin Ventures, Duchossois Technology Partners, Sequoia Capital and STAR Ventures. The company previously raised $30 million.

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