Amazon Closes Zappos Deal, RF Arrays Raises Cash, 16 Under the Radar Financings, & More Seattle-Area Deals News

11/3/09Follow @gthuang

It was a quiet week for deals in the Northwest, but we dug up some important ones in business software, wireless, and biotech.

—Seattle-based Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) acquisition of Zappos, the online apparel and shoe seller based in Las Vegas, has closed. The deal, first announced back in July, is valued at $1.2 billion in Amazon stock.

—Bellevue, WA-based Onehub has raised $1.3 million in Series A funding from Ignition Partners and angel investors. The company was founded in 2007 and makes Web-based software for business collaboration and file-sharing.

—We took a close look at small financing deals in the Northwest, worth between $100,000 and $1 million, that have flown under most people’s radar in the past month. According to stats from ChubbyBrain, a New York-based information and data services company tracking the innovation economy, the following companies raised a small amount of equity in September: Acucela, Adometry, BallLogic, InEnTec, Inson Medical Systems, Second Porch, Site 9, SynapticMash, Smilebox, Vantos, and WA 32609.

—Seattle-based Kineta, a biotech firm developing drugs to fight autoimmune diseases, has formed a strategic alliance with MPI Research, based in Michigan, as Luke reported. Financial terms of the deal weren’t given, but Kineta said it will receive support for animal studies that will enable the company to begin clinical trials next year.

—Portland, OR-based RF Arrays raised $6.5 million in equity, options, warrants, and/or other rights to acquire securities, according to a regulatory filing. The investors were not disclosed, but New York-based New Science Ventures has previously backed RF Arrays, which develops wireless communications technology.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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