NeuroVigil Finds More Funding


According to the company, the round was led by Howard Morgan, and also included Elon Musk, Tim Draper, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Zone Ventures. The company raised its seed funding round in 2008 as part of the DFJ Venture Challenge. computational neuroscience lifescience healthcare tools monitoring brain capital venture neurovigilLa Jolla-based NeuroVigil , a developer of brain monitoring tools and technology, said it has received a second financing round.

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Siimpel Acquired By Tessera


The firm was venture backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DoCoMo Capital, LG Innotek, Zone Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Motorola, Micron, Portage Ventures, and SunAmerica; the firm had raised over $65M in funding over its lifetime. Arcadia-based Siimpel , a developer of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) based cameras, has been acquired by Tessera Technologies , Tessera announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Siimpel Snags $813,000


The filing indicates the fundraising includes both equity and debt, and appears to be the first investment in a new venture round. Siimpel is venture backed by such firms as Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DoCoMo Capital, LG Innotek, Zone Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Motorola, Micron, Portage Ventures, and SunAmerica. Tags: siimpel siwave cell phone mems venture capital

Lumexis Lands $15M For In-Flight Entertainment Systems


According to Lumexis, the financing round also included prior investors PAR Capital Management and Zone Ventures, and includes an option for an additional investment of $7.5M. Tags: lumexis aircraft airline entertainment inflight venture capital Costa Mesa-based Lumexis , a developer of in-flight entertainment and broadband connectivity systems, announced late Monday that it has scored $15M in a private equity funding from Perseus LLC.

NeuroVigil Gets Funding


NeuroVigil has previously raised seed funding from DFJ Frontier, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Zone Ventures, which invested $250K in the firm when it won the 2008 DFJ Venture Challenge. neurovigil venture capital wireless brain recording lifescienceLa Jolla-based NeuroVigil , a firm developing non-invasive wireless brain recording technology and advanced computational analysis techniques, has raised a first round of funding, the firm said this week.

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Luxtera Snags $26.75M


Carlsbad-based Luxtera appears to have raised $26.75M in another venture round, according to this week's PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA MoneyTree report. No details on the funding have been disclosed, however, the firm has previously raised three rounds of capital from August Capital, ITU Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Zone Ventures. Tags: interconnect venture capital luxtera caltech optical semiconductor

Siimpel Gets New Investment


Siimpel said the new round of funding was led by DOCOMO Capital, and also included Qualcomm, Motorola, Micron Technology, and its existing venture investors, which includes Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Portage Venture Partners, Zone Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, and SunAmerica. Arcadia-based Siimpel Corporation, a developer of micro-electrical-mechanical optical technology, announced today that it has scored another round of funding.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

Siimpel Scores Investment From Korean Firm


Qualcomm, Motorola, Micron Technology, along with investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Portage Venture Partners, Zone Ventures, Scales Venture Partners, and SunAmerica. The firm has raised more than $61M in venture funding since 2003, and last raised a funding round in November of 2008 lead by DOCOMO. Tags: innotek venture camera capital siimpel mems