ForeScout Technologies, a firm that makes a security platform combining clientless network access control (NAC) and intrusion prevention, has raised $8 million from previous investors.
Casual gaming startup Playfish has raised $1 million on its way to full venture funding, following its $3 million seed raised earlier this year, according to VentureWire.
Apprion, a Moffet Field, Calif. company that makes wireless integration systems for harsh environments like industrial plants, has raised a new round of funding led by a strategic investment from cellular giant Motorola.
Agiliance, a San Jose, Calif. startup that offers IT tools to help companies comply with regulations and manage their risk, has raised a $10 million round of funding.
In an event held today by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and electric vehicle startup Tesla Motors, a few more details were revealed about the lower-priced successor to Tesla’s Roadster, production of which is still getting underway.
Iminlikewithyou, a startup that began as something close to a dating site and has become closer to a casual game portal and social network over time, has raised a $1.5 million second round tor expansion.
Grou.ps, a San Francisco start-up that lets you build a social web applications site and run it yourself, has raised $1.1 million in financing. The site includes ways to add wikis, social networking-style user profiles and other features that help groups of people easily share information.
Virgin Green Fund, the first green investment fund set up by U.K.-based Virgin Group, has raised $199 million from two large pension funds — CalPERS, Wolverhampton City Council — and other institutional investors to reach its first close, reports the Financial Times. CalPERS made its investment through PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund. Macquarie Bank’s Clean Technology Fund is another prominent investor.
Updated June 27th, 2008: Levy Family Partners and CMS Platinum Fund have joined this round, bringing the amount to $1.4 million. This story was originally published on June 6th.
Aspen Aerogels, a Northborough, Mass.-based company that uses nanotech-processes to make insulation materials, has wrapped up a $37 million fourth round of funding. The round was led by Arcapita Ventures and joined by existing investors Lehman Brothers Venture Partners Reservoir Capital Group and RockPort Capital Partners.
The Green Way, an Israel-based environmental management company, has secured between $15 and $20 million in second round funding from Shaked Global Group.
Evri, a startup spun out of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s investment firm Vulcan Capital and headed by a long-time software executive from Amazon.com, has an idea for how natural language processing and semantic technology can help people navigate the Internet. And their idea has nothing to do with search.
Serious Materials, one of the better-funded green building startups with its recent round of $50 million in the bank, has bought up an energy-efficient window manufacturer called Alpen Windows.
Like a new car, a solar system is a big investment. Some home owners can front the $10,000 – $30,000 for the panels and installation, but most need help. SunRun is one of a new breed of companies that’s figuring out ways to set up almost anyone with solar panels, whether or not they have lots of money.
Alter-G, a Menlo Park, Calif. company whose first round of funding we reported last year, has taken an equal follow-on amount of $2.5 million to help roll out its “anti-gravity” treadmills for physical therapy.
Few are aware of the looming issue of coat hanger pollution. Yet there they are, lying in heaps, projecting up from overburdened landfills, their anonymous, identical tops crooked into a single a questioning pose: Why? Why so much hanger waste?
OrganizedWisdom Health, a New York-based company that creates and organizes medical information online, has taken a first round of $2.3 million
Energy Recovery, a San Leandro, Calif.-based firm which develops water desalination devices, has filed plans to list its shares on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ERII.” The company expects its 14 million shares — 8.1 million of which will be offered by the firm itself, with the remaining 5.9 million to be sold by a stockholder group — to fetch between $7 and $9 apiece.
TextDigger, a semantic search startup that launched early last year at DEMO, has been much quieter in the interim than other companies in the space like Hakia, Powerset and Radar Networks / Twine. But now the company has come back to light, at least for us — a filing document reveals that the company has finally landed venture funding, raising $3.8 million so far.
Epyon, a developer and manufacturer of fast battery chargers for super-fast plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles, has raised a “multi-million” dollar venture round led by Chrysalix Energy.
Lehigh Technologies, a Naples, Florida-based rubber recycler, wrapped up what its CEO called a “substantial” funding round in March that was led by new, heavyweight investors KPCB and Index Ventures, according to VentureWire. It previously raised $18 million from NGP Energy Technology Partners and some early seed money from Gulfshore Ventures.
Flickr founders join exodus from Yahoo — Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, the founders of photo-sharing app Flickr, a $35 million Yahoo acquisition, have added their names to the lengthening list of Yahoo defections. Kara Swisher speculates that a boardroom brawl is underway at the embattled search company. No word on where Fake and Butterfield will head next, although with any luck it’ll be another startup.
Launching this evening is a new company that thinks it can be all things to all local searchers: Listings like Yelp, events like Going, and planning like Evite, all layered atop a rich, yet feathery-light social network.
For years, various companies have emerged to try to give you the nirvana of centralized control of all your devices in your home.
ShotSpotter, a Santa Clara, Calif. startup that can help police and other security forces detect and triangulate gunshots in real-time, has raised $7.5 million for sales, marketing, and international expansion, in its fourth funding to date.
If plug-in and full-electric vehicles are ever to hit the road in significant numbers, their downtime at the charging plug could create a challenging new load for utilities. V2Green has software that it says can orchestrate vehicle charging with the generating capacity of the electrical grid.
OneSpot, a news aggregator reminiscent of Blogrunner, Sphere and other media widgets that pull in news from around the web, is launching today with two high-profile pilot clients, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Each of which will run a widget containing story headlines provided by OneSpot’s algorithm.
Big Blue has been on a cleantech tear of late. Starting with a touchy-feely virtual world it released for Earth Day in April, the company has made a succession of announcements: A technology for cooling concentrating solar arrays, a new line of modular, energy-efficient data-centers, and the latest, its entrance into the thin-film solar cell market.
A stealthy Palo Alto, Calif. startup called Neodyne Bioscences has raised $1 million from the Freidenrich Family Trust, according to a regulatory filing obtained by VentureBeat.
Formerly a media darling, but now mostly overlooked, San Francisco-based Technorati has plugged on nonetheless. The blog search engine has raised $7.5 million of a fresh $10 million round, according to documents unearthed by peHUB.
It’s time to give algae their due. While hundreds of startups have been grappling with the problem of how to squeeze fuel out of corn, grass, wood, trash and nearly anything else you can think of, quiet little algae have progressed to the point where they may well save the world alone.
A team at manufacturing giant Delphi that is working on inverters used in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles has embarked on an $8 million research project, with the help of a grand from the Department of Energy.
PrimeStar Solar, a startup developing thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells, has sold a majority state to General Electric Energy, a division of tech giant GE.
WooMe, a video speed-dating site whose claim to fame is a speedy, no-frills interface and the ability to attract people who would never touch a traditional dating site (it calls itself an “introductions platform”), has raised a fresh round of capital to continue expanding.
Itero Biopharmaceuticals, a San Mateo, Calif. startup working with follow-on and therapeutic proteins and antibodies, raised a $21 million first round of financing and announced a partnership with Biological E., an Indian manufacturing firm.
ECO2 Plastics, a San Francisco-based recycling firm, has just raised $6.5 million in new funding from Trident Capital and a group of small investors led by Thompson Hutton. The company sells a product analogous to recycled plastic, which is used for a variety of industry applications, that it says is produced in a more efficient, environmentally-conscious way.
Madrona Venture Group, one of the higher-profile venture capital firms in the Seattle area, has closed on an oversubscribed $250 million fund, its fourth to date.
A stealthy life sciences startup called Limerick BioPharma has raised $11 million in venture funding and $4.2 million in debt, according to VentureWire. The participants in the round are not clear, but Arch Venture Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds and Altitude Funds are all listed as investors.
Aurora Biofuels, an Alameda, Calif. startup with plans to produce algal biofuels, has raised a substantial second round of funding to speed development.