Deals & Exits

Cambridge, Mass. • 617-492-5554 • Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: MIPI Filing Range: 5M shares @ $14.00 to $16.00 Offering Price: $14.00 Close on First Day: $14.09 Offering Size: $70M Shares Outstanding: 24,639,622 Underwriters: RBC Capital Markets/ Jefferies & Co. Inc. Co-managers: AG Edwards & Sons Inc./ Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Company Counsel: Foley & […]
San Diego, Calif. • 858-909-0736 • Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: OPTR Filing Range: 5.25M shares @ $12.00 to $14.00 Offering Price: $7.00 Close on First Day: $8.50 Offering Size: $49M Shares Outstanding: 21,747,659 Underwriters: Piper Jaffray Cos./ Jefferies & Co. Inc. Co-managers: JMP Securities LLC/ Rodman & Renshaw Inc. Company Counsel: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich […]
Waltham, Mass. • 781-464-7300 • Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: SLRY Filing Range: 4.2M shares @ $8.00 to $10.00 Offering Price: $10.50 Close on First Day: $12.50 Offering Size: $59.90M Shares Outstanding: 15,014,577 Underwriter: Thomas Weisel Partners LLC Co-managers: William Blair & Co./ Needham & Co. Inc./ Wachovia Securities Inc./ Pacific Crest Securities Inc. Company […]
Lexington, Mass. • 781-274-8200 • Exchange and Ticker: Nasdaq: SNTA Filing Range: 6M shares @ $14.00 to $16.00 Offering Price: $10.00 Close on First Day: $9.09 Offering Size: $50M Shares Outstanding: 33,817,434 Underwriters: Bear Stearns & Co. Inc./ Lehman Brothers Co-managers: Lazard Capital Markets/ Montgomery & Co. Company Counsel: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky […]
When you're on a mission to prevent your industry from repeating a big mistake, you can get a little overzealous. That appears to be what happened to superstar VC Vinod Khosla. During a talk in which he denounced the hype surrounding nanotech and warned of a bubble, Khosla criticized plans by profitless venture-backed startup Nanosys to go public. He later took the unusual step of issuing an apology to the company.
Vinod Khosla, one of the industry’s most respected technology investors, has warned of an impending nanotechnology “bubble” and criticized plans by venture-backed Nanosys Inc. to become the first publicly traded nanotech company. Khosla, a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, made the comments at the MIT/Stanford/UC Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum at Stanford University on […]
NEWTON, Mass. – Phase Forward Inc., a provider of Internet-based clinical trial data collection and management solutions, closed an $8 million second round of venture financing in early November. The lead investor was Sprout Group, which joined existing investors Atlas Venture and North Bridge Venture Partners. Sources declined to give details on the size of […]
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Interwoven Inc., a developer of enterprise Web production systems that manage the development and arrangement of Web sites, in mid-November raised $7.2 million from a half-dozen venture capital firms. Foundation Capital led the convertible preferred stock financing followed by Accel Partners, Integral Capital Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, JK&B Capital and Charter Ventures. […]
SAN FRANCISCO – Handspring, a company designing the next generation of personal digital assistants (PDAs), recently raised an undisclosed amount of capital in a first round of venture financing from Benchmark Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. The company’s founders, PalmPilot developers Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins, plan to make a more consumer-oriented product […]
AUSTIN, Texas – QuestLink Technology Inc., a company that allows engineers to purchase various prototype materials online, in November secured $3 million in venture financing. Needham Capital Partners, the venture arm of a semiconductor-focused investment banking boutique, brought $2 million to the table as a first-time investor. Trellis Partners, QuestLink’s first institutional backer, returned with […]

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