Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has secured $5 million in a Series A round. Accel Partners led the round. According to a press release, the Pasadena-based company is announcing the debut of its flagship title, Midnight Star, into beta this coming summer. Gartner reports revenues for the mobile games industry will swell to $22 billion in 2015.
Ann Arbor-based diagnostics company NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. has gained $21 million in a Series B funding round. Pfizer Ventures led the investment, which saw contributions from Venture Investors, Arboretum Ventures, Wolverine Venture Fund and Baird Capital. The funding will go towards the “development of the NeuMoDx 500 Molecular IVD System, a fully automated, random access platform capable of performing RNA and DNA-based assays,” according to a press release.
Lafayette, California-based medical device company Providence Medical Technology, Inc. has raised $6.8 million in a Series C investment round led by Stanmore Medical Investments via its MedVest Fund One. RCT Ventures and Aphelion Capital contributed to the funding. The company serves the cervical spine market, a $1 billion opportunity, according to a press release.
Greenwood Village, Colorado-based carbon-negative technology company Cool Planet Energy Systems has realized a $100 million Series D funding round. Concord Energy and North Bridge Venture Partners led the round. Current backers BP, Energy Technology Ventures, the Constellation division of Exelon and Google Ventures contributed to the investment. Meanwhile, UBS and Goldman Sachs led the private placement together.
Citizen.VC, the company which is “building a technology platform to match curated startups with value-added investors,” has gained $4 million from a total of 4 investors. The entire offering amount comes to $12 million. Many details with regards to the Palo Alto company remain under wraps; Citizen.VC will debut this month, according to its website.
Buzz Points, Inc., which links local merchants, consumers and community financial institutions, has received a strategic investment from DFS Services LLC, a funding that comes as part of a $19 million round from myriad backers, according to a press release. Austin-based Buzz Points has handled upwards of $1.8 billion in transactions sanctioned by financial institutions it teams with via the merchant offers program, the release states.
Dallas-based SCIenergy has gained $12 million in a funding led by Braemar Energy Ventures. New backers Edison Energy and Mitsui USA contributed joined current investors DFJ Core, DFJ Growth, The Westly Group and Triangle Peak Partners in contributing to the round. SCIenergy is behind the “first energy infrastructure as a service integrated platform,” according to a press release.
San Francisco-based WalkMe, the Enterprise Class Guidance and Engagement Platform, has gained $11 million in fresh funding. Scale Venture Partners led the investment, which saw contributions from Mangrove Capital Partners, Gemini Israel Ventures and Giza Venture Capital. Since its founding, the company has gained $17.5 million in total funding. WalkMe is a 2013 Red Herring Europe Top 100 winner.
Cupertino-based Apple has bought iFixit, a San Luis Obispo-based company which leverages upwards of 10,000 repair guides. Deal terms were not disclosed. “In the end, Apple gave us a number that we couldn’t refuse,” reads a press release on the company’s website. “As part of the deal, Apple made a commitment to produce the most replaceable electronic devices and personal computers on the market.”
Madrid-based Telefónica has revealed its acquisition of Barcelona cloud computing company eyeOS. The latter company will become a subsidiary of the telecom, according to a press release. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Toronto’s Masstech Group, which serves the media and entertainment markets, has signed a letter of intent to buy PlayBox Technology’s products and technology. The latter company has its commercial headquarters in the U.K. and delivers channel-in-a-box services for TV. Financial terms were not revealed.
WPP member Wunderman, called the world’s biggest digital agency network, has bought London’s FusePump Ltd. FusePump pulls product information from ecommerce sites and more sources, according to a press release. Wunderman is based in New York.
Clearwater, Florida’s AAMP of America has realized its purchase of U.K.-based Armour Automotive Ltd., which serves the in-vehicle entertainment and communication industries. AAMP is Audax Private Equity’s portfolio company; Audax Group leverages more than $5 billion in assets under management, according to a press release.