Every day I troll SEC Form D Filings to discover new startups, fundings and investments. I put everything I find into CrunchBase.
If you don’t check CrunchBase.com religiously you can get the funding information at our funding twitter account.
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 was founded in 2007 and specializes in software that controls virtual data centers. The company is located in Palo Alto, California and has been backed by venture firm Andreessen Horowitz as well as angels Diane Greene and Andy Rachleff. The $9M Series B is all from one investor accroding to the filing, likely Andreessen Horowitz. Ben Horowitz has also taken a board seat at the company.
TopTenREVIEWS is a product research and review site founded in 2003. The company competes with Consumer Reports to offer consumers the best information about related products. The company received $6M in a Series A in July, 2008 from Village Ventures and Highway 12 Ventures each of whom control on board seat. The latest $1.5M in funding is in equity and the filing gives no hints as to what it is for, likely growth capital.
Tangerine Solar is a solar power company founded in 2009 that uses a community system to make solar power more accessible to the consumer. Tangerine builds solar power systems for communities, reducing the cost as compared to individual home solar systems. As a result, members can buy an upfront piece that produces enough power for less. The company is based in Seattle and has not named any directors in their filing for $50K in equity.
It was a busy day for Austin-based and Austin Ventures-backed, Powered. The company announced the acquisition of three other social media companies. In what was likely a related move, although not noted as such in the filing, Powered filed for $8.1M in debt and options. The company specializes in social media; it helps brands build and execute a range of programs on a range of platforms.
I’d also like to put out an APB for more information concerning SEC Filings made by Gather (filing) and Stretch (filing). In each case CrunchBase already has info that potentially conflicts with data from the filings. We try not to double count. If anyone has information about these goings on contact us.