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  • Entech Solar Raises $6.95 Million

    Entech Solar Raises $6.95 Million

    According to SEC documents, Entech Solar raised $6.95 million, primarily from Quercus Trust, which owns 54% of the company. The Fort Worth, Texas based company makes concentrating photovoltaics and tubular skylights meant to replace office and school lighting with sunlight. Read More

  • CleanTech Venture Investments Total $2 Billion In Q2, Exits Reach More Than $8 Billion

    CleanTech Venture Investments Total $2 Billion In Q2, Exits Reach More Than $8 Billion

    Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture investments worldwide totaled $2.02 billion across 140 companies, according to market research firm Cleantech Group and Deloitte. The numbers are in line with last quarter’s $2.04 billion, but 43% higher than one year ago. Exits for the quarter totaled more than $8 billion… Read More

  • Boston-Power Recharges With $60 Million Funding For Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Boston-Power Recharges With $60 Million Funding For Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Better batteries may be on the way as lithium-ion battery producer Boston-Power ramps up its manufacturing and R&D with a $60M Series E round from Foundation Asset Management and Oak Investment Partners. Boston-Power produces Sonata, better known as Hewlett-Packard’s Long Life Battery, as well as Swing, which is used to power electric vehicles including the upcoming ZE Saab… Read More

  • Language learning community busuu.com secures first round

    Language learning community busuu.com secures first round

    [Spain/Austria] Last week busuu.com closed their first funding round from an undisclosed Austrian serial angel investor. The total sum is also not clear, but appears to be below €500,000. Busuu.com is a two year old, online community based language learning startup, launched out of Spain, founded by non-Spaniards, Bernhard Niesner (Austria) and Adrian Hilti (Switzerland). Last December… Read More

  • iWikiPhone closes €250k round to take over the iPhone App Store

    iWikiPhone closes €250k round to take over the iPhone App Store

    [Italy] Rome-based iWikiPhone, a social network for iPhone users where they can discover, share and discuss the best apps, has closed a €250k round of funding. The money comes from a number of private investors and also from Egolab, a Rome based company specializing in online media. Egolab has provided 100k of funding by way of services and a cash investment in return for 20% equity in… Read More

  • CrunchBase Funding Digest: Nicira, TopTenREVIEWS, Tangerine Solar, Powered

    Every day I troll SEC Form D Filings to discover new startups, fundings and investments. I put everything I find into CrunchBase. For everyone else I give you the daily digest, a quick hit of the latest and greatest SEC Form D filings in the TechCrunch sphere: Nicira – Virtual Data Center Control Software
    TopTenREVIEWS – Product Research and Reviews
    Tangerine Solar –… Read More

  • CrunchBase Funding Digest: Wisair, Sunlight Photonics, Carbonite, Packlate.com

    Every day I troll SEC Form D Filings to discover new startups, fundings and investments. I put everything I find into CrunchBase. For everyone else I give you the daily digest, a quick hit of the latest and greatest SEC Form D filings in the TechCrunch sphere: Wisair – UWB and Wireless USB Products
    Sunlight Photonics – Solar Power Technologies
    Carbonite – Data Backup Provider
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  • ThePort Raises $500k More for Business Social Networks

    ThePort Raises $500k More for Business Social Networks

    ThePort Network has raised $500k from existing investors in an extension of its Series B round. ThePort provides businesses with social network and social media services. A couple years ago we covered ThePort as part of a broader look at ways to build your own social network, which included a detailed look at a number of players in the space here. American City Business Journals led a $4.1M… Read More

  • Service-now.com Gets $41M Infusion; CEO, CFO Take $37M Off Table

    Service-now.com Gets $41M Infusion; CEO, CFO Take $37M Off Table

    Service-now.com has raised $41M of a $66M funding round, the company disclosed in an SEC filing today. The company was founded by Fred Luddy in 2004 to provide on-demand Enterprise IT services and 2009 has been a boom year for the company. Service-now.com specializes in cloud-based Software as a Service (Saas) IT service management solutions. They cover everything from licensing compliance to… Read More

  • €26-million seed fund launched for Irish startups

    €26-million seed fund launched for Irish startups

    [Ireland] Good news for Irish startups. The Irish government in partnership with Bank of Ireland and Limerick University have announced a new €26m fund for early stage companies. The Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund will make investments ranging from €100,000 to €500,000 and will target “export-oriented high potential firms that operate in the technology, food… Read More

  • Plista gets more funding and launches its B2B operations

    Plista gets more funding and launches its B2B operations

    High-Tech Gründerfonds and DuMont Venture has joined existing investors Draper Investment Company and the Business Angel Peter Schüpbach in a new round of financing for Plista. The deal is rumored to be in the low seven figures. Today Plista also rolled out OnSite Recommendations, its B2B operations providing businesses with the ability to target their content, products and… Read More

  • Italy tries to keep up with a new €35M fund for startups

    Fact: cash is very hard to get for Italian startups. This has been the major problem of the Italian innovation ecosystem since the dawn of time, there simply isn’t money. Investors prefer to rely on non-risky businesses such as constructions, pharmaceutical and clothing. Web startups are facing a real hard time, but there might be hope. We already reported Google’s Italy… Read More

  • 730,000 recycled phones later, Flipswap raises $14 million in Series B funding

    730,000 recycled phones later, Flipswap raises $14 million in Series B funding

    There comes a point in every cell phone’s life when it’s just time for retirement. Whether you’re all set for that 2-year upgrade or you’re just dying for the latest and great, sometimes you’re just ready to power down the old one for good. Rather than letting it sit in your sock drawer in its sad, purposeless state, why not make some cash and help the earth a bit? Read More

  • UpTake Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding

    UpTake Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding

    UpTake, a travel search engine that specializes in helping users find travel ideas by taking a semantic approach to indexing destination descriptions and user comments across the Web, announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Read More

  • EU ponies up $22M for BitTorrent development, sees it as future of content distribution

    [photopress:bbcbt.jpg,full,center] BitTorrent is getting more legitimate with each passing day. There’s word today that the European Union will put up $22 million, or €15 million, for the development of an open source BitTorrent client—P2P-Net—that supports live streaming. (Wow that sounds like a lot of money to spend for what amount to some kid’s summertime Google… Read More