San Diego’s Slight Rebound in Venture Investing Reflects Broader Trends—Region’s Top Deals List

7/21/09Follow @bvbigelow

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PhotoThera (Carlsbad, CA) — $50 million
(Investors: De Novo Ventures,Delphi Ventures, Hamilton BioVentures (FKA Hamilton Apex Technology Ventures), Individuals, Solstice Capital,TheVertical Group, Warburg Pincus.)

Intellikine (San Diego) — $28.5 million
(Investors: Abingworth Management, Biogen Idec New Ventures, CMEA Capital, Novartis Venture Fund, Sofinova Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners.)

Par Accel (San Diego and Cupertino, CA) — $22 million
(Investors: Bay Partners, Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Walden International.)

SkinMedica (Carlsbad, CA) — $9.4 million
(Investors: Domain Associates, EuclidSR Partners, Fog City Fund, HealthCare Ventures, Montreux Equity Partners.)

Medsphere Systems (Carlsbad, CA) — $6 million
(Investors: Azure Capital Partners, Epic Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners)

Nirvanix (San Diego) — $5 million
(Investors: Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Windward Ventures)

MojoPages (San Diego) — $4.1 million
(Investors: Austin Ventures, individual investors)

Afraxis (San Diego) — $3.3 million
(Investor: Avalon Ventures)

Loop’d Networks (San Diego) — $800,000
(Investors: Tech Coast Angels, undisclosed investors)

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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