Ning, Rearden, Adchemy, ArcSoft & More: The Bay Area Deals Roundup, By the Numbers
The venture funding and merger & acquisition news flies so fast in Silicon Valley that we have a bit of trouble keeping up, to be frank. We’re experimenting with different ways of bringing you the highlights. Today: a by-the-numbers list of the major deals announced over the past couple of days.
$150 million—The reported value of the stock-for-stock acquisition of Ning, the Palo Alto, CA-based provider of private online social networks, by Glam Media, the Brisbane, CA-based vertical media company. Ning had raised approximately $120 million from investors including Marc Andreessen, Legg Mason, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Allen & Co. and Reid Hoffman.
$133 million—New financing for Rearden Commerce, the Foster City, CA-based maker of e-commerce software platforms. American Express, JP Morgan Chase, and Citi contributed. Rearden also announced that it has acquired San Francisco-based daily deals service HomeRun.com and its OfferEngine group buying platform, for an undisclosed sum.
$61 million—A Series E round for Adchemy, the Redwood City, CA-based maker of software for optimizing Google Adwords advertising campaigns. Microsoft, August Capital, and Mayfield Fund participated. Xconomy profiled Adchemy in July.
$44 million—A two-tranche Series E financing for CardioKinetics, the Menlo Park, CA-based developer of a new ventricular implant for patients with heart failure following a heart attack. Participants in the round included SV Life Sciences, New Leaf Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners, H&Q Healthcare Investors, and H&Q Life Sciences Investors.
$22 million—A Series C round for Simpirica Spine, the San Carlos, CA-based maker of devices that stabilize the spine for patients with degenerative spinal diseases. Norwest Venture Partners, De Novo Ventures, and U.S. Venture Partners contributed.
$11.5 million—A second close of an ongoing Series A round for Intelleflex, the Santa Clara, CA-based maker of RFID technology for product tracking. Third Point Ventures, Arcapita Ventures, New Venture Partners, and the Woodside fund contributed. The $11.5 million first close of the Series A round came in December 2010.
$11 million—A Series B round for DataStax, which makes a distributed database software based on the open-source Apache Cassandra platform. Crosslink Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners participated.
$11 million—Additional capital for Krux Digital, the San Francisco-based developer of software to help Web publishers protect and monetize customer data. Accel Partners and IDG Ventures led the funding round, which was also joined by previous investors.
$10.6 million—A Series A round for Neo Technology, the Menlo Park, CA-based developer of enterprise NoSQL database technology. Fidelity Growth Partners Europe led the round, which was joined by Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners.
$10 million—A Series C round for Stitcher, the San Francisco-based developer of personalized Internet radio apps. Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, and Ron Conway participated.
$10 million—The value of a new fund created by San Francisco-based game publisher 6waves Lolapps to support developers of social and mobile games. 6waves acquired Lolapps in July and raised $35 million in August.
$6 million—Additional funding for Practice Fusion, the San Francisco-based maker of an advertising-supported electronic medical records system for physicians’ offices. Participants included Founders Fund, Morgenthaler Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Scott Banister, Glynn Capital Management, SV Angel, Auren Hoffman, Hadi and Ali Partovi, Peter Loftsgordon, and Mike McCarthy.
$5.8 million—A Series A round for Dropcam, the San Francisco-based maker of WiFi-based video monitoring cameras. Accel Partners led the round, which was joined by individual investors Mitch Kapor, Aydin Senkut, Ben Narasin, David Cowan, Salil Deshpande, and Bradley Horowitz.