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According to a blog post on its site, Birdback has received $2.4 million in funding. Passion Capital led the round. Based in the UK, Birdback is an app platform for payment cards. To read the announcement, visit here.
Auspex Pharmaceuticals has raised $84 million in its IPO after pricing its offering of 7 million shares at $12 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ASPX." Stifel and BMO Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. Based in La Jolla, Calif., Auspex Pharmaceuticals focuses on treating orphan hyperkinetic movement disorders. Its backers include Thomas, McNerney & Partners, CMEA Capital, Panorama Capital and Deerfield Management.
Revance Therapeutics debuted its IPO on Thursday after pricing its offering of 6 million shares at $16 per share. The stock is trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “RVNC." Cowen and Company and Piper Jaffray are the underwriters. Based in Newark, California, Revance is a biopharmaceutical company that provides solutions for the way drugs are delivered. Its backers include Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, NovaQuest Capita, Technology Partners, Vivo Ventures, Shepherd Ventures, Palo Alto Investors, Pac-Link Ventures and Essex Capital Corp.
New York City-based shoe startup Jack Erwin said Thursday that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Crosslink Capital led the round with participation from Shasta Ventures and Menlo Ventures.
DataXu has appointed Dan Demmer to its board of directors. Demmer will become an independent director and chair of DataXu’s audit committee. He is an operating partner at OpenView Venture Partners. Headquartered in Boston, DataXu is a real-time media management platform for digital advertising campaigns. Its backers include Menlo Ventures, Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners and Thomvest Ventures.
EN Engineering, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, has acquired Russell Corrosion Consultants. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, RCC is a corrosion control engineering and consulting firm.
DataMentors has received an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors included Brook Venture Partners, Bay Capital and Pride's Crossing Capital. Also, DataMentors has named Anders Ekman president while Bob Orf will remain as the company's CEO. Based in Wesley Chapel, Florida, DataMentors is a provider of database preparation and maintenance marketing solutions.
According to an SEC Form D filing, Expa Capital is planning on raising $75 million. Based in San Francisco, Expa Capital is an investment vehicle for tech startups. Expa was launched by Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber Technologies and StumbleUpon.
According to an SEC Form D filing, Luminari Capital is seeking to raise $40 million for its first fund. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., Luminari Capital is a digital media fund.
Foodpanda and its affiliate Hellofood have raised $20 million in funding. The investors included Phenomen Ventures. According to the company, the capital will be used for market expansion. Foodpanda, which is also backed by Investment AB Kinnevik and iMENA Holdings, is a global online food delivery marketplace.
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