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Rockport Capital, Open Prairie Ventures and Pangaea Ventures joined in a $7 million financing round to support agricultural biotech firm NewLeaf Symbiotics. NewLeaf is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
FireEye, the California-based security firm, announced a new $50 million round and a slew of new executive appointments. Investors including Silicon Valley Bank, Juniper Networks, Goldman Sachs, Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital are reported to have participated in the round.
True Ventures led a $25 million Series C financing for Streetline Inc., the California-based company that aims to optimize parking. Sutter Hill Ventures, RockPort Capital Partners, and Fontinalis Partners were joined by Citi and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round.
ScaleArc, the database infrastructure software firm based in California, completed a $12.3 million round, the company announced. Accel Ventures led the round and Trinity Ventures and Nexus Ventures also participated in the round.
Heart Metabolics Limited, the UK-based developer of a drug to treat heart failure for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients, closed a $4 million Series A round from investors including the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund in Melbourne, Australia and AshHill Investments, based in the U.S. Heart Metabolics also announced changes to its board as part of the financing.
Leap Motion, the California-based maker of motion-control software and hardware, completed a $30 million round from investors including Highland Capital Partners. Next, the company will use funding for the retail launch of its Leap Motion controller.
Hotel search engine Room 77 wrapped up a $30.3 million Series C round, the company revealed, including new investor Expedia. VCs Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Concur Technologies and Felicis Ventures participated in the deal, and Expedia founder Rich Barton, former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff also participated. The California-based company has raised almost $44 million to date.
The IPO market? Yawn. (Thanks, Facebook.) Cleantech? Yikes! 2012 didn’t exactly play out like the pundits predicted, but there are a few sectors that VCs craved, just like always...
Lithera, the San Diego-based drug developer, has brought on $20.6 million in funding. Additional financing could provide the company with a total of up to $35.6 million. The deal was led by RusnanoMedInvest and included Domain Associates, Alta Partners, AMOREPACIFIC Ventures and Numoda Capital Innovations.
TubeMogul, the California-based video marketing company, is taking on $20 million in a Series C round from a group of backers including Northgate Capital. Northgate managing director Tommy Vardell is also joining the company’s board of directors.

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