Roundup: Clarity Health Services, Nurego, Concurix Score Funds, & More
The jaw-dropping $120 million Series A for Juno Therapeutics earlier this week will rank among the biggest Seattle stories of the year. In its shadow, a handful of other notable deals emerged this week, including funding for Clarity Health Services, Nurego, and Concurix, and the acquisition of MeritShare. Meanwhile, 3Tier is opening some of its renewable energy data for free to help researchers and policy makers. Details:
—Clarity Health Services, a Seattle-based company making care management software for medical offices and health systems, has raised $6.6 million from Columbia Pacific Advisors. It’s the company’s second raise from Seattle-based Columbia Pacific’s Opportunity Fund, which invested $3 million in 2011. The investment will fund expansion in sales and development, including to better serve medical specialists, primary care practices, and larger health systems.
—Nurego, a Seattle startup backed by veterans of EMC and VMware and aimed at cloud service providers, has raised $2 million from four investors, according to an SEC filing. The company’s co-founders include CEO Harel Kodesh, former president of EMC’s cloud infrastructure business and previously Amdocs’ chief product officer; VP of engineering Ilia Gilderman; and chief customer officer Harinderpal Hanspal. Paul Maritz, the senior Microsoft and VMware executive now at the head of Pivotal, is listed on the filing as a director. On Hanspal’s LinkedIn profile, Nurego, founded in 2013, is described as “a web-based business optimization solution for cloud companies. Our patent-pending technology combines the power of big data and sophisticated subscriber-centric workflows to help cloud service providers build a metrics-driven business that is agile, capital efficient, and responsive.”
—Concurix, the software startup helmed by Alex Gounares, former AOL chief technology officer and Microsoft executive, has raised an additional $1 million, according to an SEC filing. When we wrote about the company as it emerged in 2012, Gounares was targeting data-center software. The company’s product today is a tool to monitor, analyze, and visualize code in the Node.js software platform for Web applications. The company raised $1 million in June 2012 from angel investors and GSharp Ventures.
—MeritShare, an employee recognition startup that was part of the first cohort of 9Mile Labs companies, has been acquired by Terryberry, which started as an award manufacturer in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1918. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Terryberry says MeritShare will support its expansion into “social-media style employee recognition platforms.” Kevin Nakao and Travis Pearl co-founded MeritShare in Seattle in mid-2012.
—3TIER, the Seattle-based provider of detailed weather information to the renewable energy industry, is making available some of its proprietary data for free to the global community of renewable energy planners. The company says it will publish its global datasets on annual average wind speeds and solar irradiation through the International Renewable Energy Association‘s Global Renewable Energy Atlas. The free, open-source online resource is meant to help researchers, policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and investors assess renewable energy potential and design strategies and incentives for deployment.