KP, NEA and Venrock Were Most Active VCs in October

Three U.S. VCs tied for most active investor for October, according to preliminary data from Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB). Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates and Venrock Associates each backed five companies last month.


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KP’s five investments were in, which provides an online marketplace for buying and marketing automotives; CafeBots Inc., which provides goods and services; Devicescape Software Inc., a developer of solutions for Wi-Fi devices; Endgame Systems Inc., a provider of cybersecurity solutions; and Siluria Technologies Inc., which operates as an electronic materials company.


NEA’s five deals were ATX Innovation Inc., which develops and markets a mobile Web-based tool application; Inc., which operates an online portal for care giving services;, which operates as an online platform for promoting social networking activism; Cleversafe Inc., a provider of commercial dispersed storage software and services; and Quick Hit Inc., which operates as an online sports network.


Venrock’s five deals were Altea Therapeutics, a private pharmaceutical company; AppNexus Inc., which develops a virtualized global cloud computing platform; Pathwork Diagnostics Inc., which provides biomarker discovery and analysis; SocialShield Inc., an online monitoring company for parents; and WorldHeart Corp., which makes heart assist devices.