Venture capital deals

Aug 24, 2012

AOptix, a Campbell, Calif.-based provider of identity verification and wireless communications solutions, has raised $42 million in Series E funding. True Ventures was joined by return backers Clearstone Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northgate Capital and W Capital Partners. The company has now raised $123 million in total VC funding.

Novira Therapeutics Inc., a Radnor, Penn.-based antiviral drug discovery company focused on the treatment of chronic HBV and HIV infections, has raised $23 million in Series A funding. 5AM Ventures and Canaan Partners co-led the round, and were joined by WuXi PharmaTech and return backers BioAdvance, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, Robin Hood Ventures and Delaware Crossing Investment Group.

SumUp, a Berlin-based mobile payments startup, has raised around $20 million in Series A funding. Backers include B-to-V Partners, Shortcut Ventures and Tengelmann Ventures.
Whale Imaging, a Chinese medical imaging company with facilities in Boston, has raised $8 million in VC funding from OrbiMed Asia Partners and Chang’an Capital.

Bubble Motion Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of mobile voice messaging solutions, has raised $5 million in VC funding from JAFCO Asia. It previously raised more than $10 million from SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Comcast Interactive, Palomar Ventures and Sequoia Capital.

Ginger Software Inc., a Lexington, Mass.-based maker of automatic spelling and grammar checking software, has raised $5 million in VC funding from Horizons Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital.

BookMyShow, an India-based online ticketing company for entertainment events, has raised around $1.8 million in VC funding from Accel Partners. Some of the investment will be used to buy shares from earlier backers.

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