Round the Clock Acquisitions 11-12-2007

December 11th, 2007 at 12:00 am

Well, I guess I was wrong.  No losers today and a whole lot of funding rounds going on in the valley and across the pond.  Today’s round-up from PEHub


E-Band Communications Corp., a San Diego-based developer of ultra-high capacity wireless communications systems for the 70/80 GHz E-band spectrum, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Reliance Technology Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the Reliance ADA Group. Other participants included ADC Telecommunications, Express Ventures, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Investec and a "major wireless carrier."

Smilebox Inc., a Redmond, Wash.-based provider of multimedia expressions technology, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Frazier Technology Ventures. Smilebox raised a $5 million Series A round in early 2006.

REVShare, a Temecula, Calif.-based exchange that allows advertisers to bid for television time on a cost-per-action basis, has raised $20 million in a funding round co-led by Carlyle Venture Partners and H.I.G. Ventures. RBC Daniels advised REVShare on the transaction.

Kosmix, a Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of vertical search engines based on specific topics, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. DAG Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Bahu, a Paris-based private social network for high-school students in Europe, has raised an undisclosed amount of first-round funding led by the Lightspeed-Gemini Internet Lab.

Twenga SA, a European shopping search engine, has raised Euro2.6 million in VC funding from 3i Group. Get more info.



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