(UPDATED: See below.)
[Update: See below. This is not owned by Adify, as we’d originally implied]
Doppelganger, a virtual world site, has just expanded its offering aimed at teenagers and young adults– with an emphasis on music, dance, and chilling out at bars.
Mountain View, Calif.-based Tenaxis Medical, a developer of glues and sealants for closing surgical incisions, raised $5 million in a second funding round. See our story in today’s daily briefing at VentureBeat Life Sciences.
Featured companies: Tenaxis Medical, Aspen MedTech, Biolex Therapeutics
Collinear Corp., a Santa Clara, Calif. company developing high-power RGB illumination (see definition) based on semiconductor lasers and non-linear optical technology, has raised $3.1 million in a second round of funding.
Miami’s Batanga, a multimedia site targeted at Latinos, has raised a significant $30 million more to exploit robust growth in the Hispanic internet market.
LucidEra offers a web-based service that helps companies collect and analyze data across their internal software systems to make them more efficient, and has just raised $15.6 million.
SunEthanol, an Amherst, Mass. biofuels technology company, said it has raised a first round of funding to commercialize the so-called “Q Microbe,” a natural bacteria that helps convert cellulose into ethanol.
A secretive Seattle geothermal technology company called Altarock Energy has raised $4 million in a first round of venture backing from high-profile Silicon Valley investors, the latest in dash by investors to tap into the earth’s heat to generate electricity.
In the latest effort by investors hungry to exploit lucrative niches in online advertising, New York City’s DietTV , a social network for dieters, has raised $2 million.