Firms & Funds

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. – Network-1 Security Solutions Inc., a designer of software products that provide security for computer networks and their information resources, went public November 12, offering 1.7 million shares at $6 apiece. Stocks priced at the company’s proposed offer price. The initial public offering, which left 4.9 million shares of common stock outstanding, […]
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. […]
SANTA FE, N.M. – Vestor Partners saw a final close in mid-October that raked in $55 million on its debut buyout fund, said David Chase, a managing general director at the firm. The fund is unusual in that its 75 limited partners are comprised only of wealthy individuals. Commitments to the fund ranged in size […]
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Computer Literacy Inc., an online retailer of information resources for technical professionals, went public November 20, offering 3 million shares at $10 apiece. Stocks priced above the company’s $7 to $9 filing range. The underwriters for the initial public offering, which left 10.6 million shares of common stock outstanding, were NationsBanc Montgomery […]
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 […]
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Valley Ventures II reached a $20 million first close just before Thanksgiving and is slated for a first-quarter wrap on or near its $35 million target. The two-partner firm will back early and later-stage companies in the Southwestern United States, including health-care businesses (VCJ, November 1998, page 21). Valley Ventures, the first […]
SUMMIT, N.J. – IgX Corp., a developer of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases of the human gastrointestinal tract, filed to go public September 30. The company is offering 2.3 million shares at between $8 and $10 each. The initial public offering will leave 8.97 million shares of common stock outstanding. The underwriter for […]
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 […]
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Mi3, a new venture firm focusing on the medical imaging market, in late November held a first close on $5 million from the Indiana University Department of Radiology. Mi3, which stands for Medical Imaging Innovation and Investment, will target a final close in June somewhere between $25 million and $35 million. The […]
NEW YORK – EarthWeb Inc., a provider of Internet-based online services to the information technology community, went public November 10, offering 2.1 million shares at $14 apiece. Stocks priced at the high end of the company’s $12 to $14 filing range. The initial public offering, which left 7.9 million shares outstanding, was underwritten by J.P. […]
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