Top 10 Q3 Venture Deals in the Northwest

10/20/08Follow @bbuderi

The third quarter saw a pretty significant decline in Northwest venture deals, as Greg reported on Saturday. But still some big ones were landed—starting with one of the biggest in the nation: Big Fish Games. The Seattle maker of casual and online games (a 2002 spinoff from RealNetworks) took in a whopping $83.3 million, more than the next four biggest deals in the region combined. But Big Fish wasn’t the only bright spot, as six other firms, four from Washington state and two from Oregon, reeled in $10 million or more in venture rounds during the period.

Here’s the list of the top 10 venture deals for the quarter—and the venture firms that made them. Just having that Big Fish at the top makes you wonder about all the deals that got away.

Big Fish Games, Seattle, WA — $83.3 million
Investors: Balderton Capital*, General Catalyst Partners, Salmon River Capital of New York

AltaRock Energy,** Seattle, WA — $26.25 million
Investors: Advanced Technology Ventures, Khosla Ventures*, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers*, Vulcan Capital

Dexterra, Bothell, WA — $21.5 million
Investors: Canaan Partners, Intel Capital, Mesirow Financial, Motorola Ventures, New Enterprise Associates*, Sigma Partners

Wellpartner, Portland, OR — $16.1 million
Investors: 3i Group, Buerk Dale Victor, Burrill & Company*, Credit Suisse Group, Integra Ventures, Mediphase Venture Partners

HaloSource, Bothell, WA — $11.5 million
Investors: Origo Sino-India PLC, Unilever Technology Ventures

Tableau Software, Seattle, WA — $10 million
Investors: New Enterprise Associates*

Brammo, Ashland, OR — $10 million
Investors: Chrysalix Energy Management

RadioFrame Networks, Redmond, WA — $9.3 million
Investors: Ericsson Venture Partners*, Ignition Partners*, Innovacom, Samsung Electronics, VantagePoint Venture Partners*

RF Surgical Systems, Bellevue, WA — $8.2 million
Investors: Menlo Ventures*, Stanford University

Elemental Technologies, Portland, OR — $7.1 million
Investors: General Catalyst Partners*, Voyager Capital*

* lead investor

** Founded in Seattle and still has major operations in the city, but has now moved its HQ to Sausalito, CA

Source: Dow Jones VentureSource

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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