Jive, Solaria, Awe.sm: Bay Area Biztech News by the Numbers

12/1/11Follow @wroush

It’s been a while since our last data-driven news roundup of Bay Area business and technology news. Here are some of the choicest tidbits from the last few days, from biggest to smallest:

$134.6 million—The amount that San Francisco- and Portland, OR-based Jive Software hopes to raise in its upcoming IPO, according to a regulatory filing updated yesterday. The enterprise collaboration company plans to sell 11.7 million common shares at $8 to $10 per share, giving it a market capitalization of $515 million.

$88.6 million—New funding for Fremont, CA-based Soraa, which is developing more efficient gallium nitride-based lasers for consumer, biomedical, defense, and industrial applications. The funding was disclosed in a regulatory filing; the stealthy company’s main backer is Khosla Ventures.

$30 million—A Series E financing round for Fremont, CA-based solar panel maker Solaria, as reported today by Dow Jones VentureWire. Investors in the round were not named.

$4.5 million—New funding for San Francisco-based Academia.edu, an open publishing site where academics can upload and share scholarly papers and track who’s reading them. Spark Capital led the round, which was joined by True Ventures.

$4 million—New funding for Awe.sm, a San Francisco startup that just rolled out a technology to help developers build tools into their applications to track the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts. Foundry Group and GRP Partners led the round.

$4 million—Additional funding announced today for Miso, a San Francisco-based social TV platform where friends can share comments about the shows they’re watching. Khosla Ventures, Google Ventures, Hearst Interactive Media provided the funds.

$1 million—New seed financing for LawPivot, the Google Ventures-backed provider of legal services for startups. Vaizra Investments, Venture51, Quotidian Ventures, and individual investors participated in the round, which brings the company’s total funding to $1.6 million.

30,000—The number of physicians now using Doximity, a secure “Facebook for doctors,” according to an announcement from the company. That’s about five percent of the total population of U.S. physicians. Xconomy profiled Doximity in June.

150—The number of people now allowed to join personal networks within Path 2, the new version of the Path photo sharing network introduced last year by Facebook alum Dave Morin. Path networks were previously capped at 50.

20—The number of new $100,000 Thiel Fellowships available to budding entrepeneurs aged 19 or under. Applications for the 2012 round of the “20 under 20″ fellowships, which are offered by the San Francisco-based Thiel Foundation, are due December 31. The foundation just posted the first in a series of videos about the 2011 fellows and their projects.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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