The largest transactions during the second quarter were:
a California-based operator of a mobile-based taxi/town car booking
and payment service, raised $258 million from Google Ventures, TPG
Capital and Benchmark Capital.
an Israel-based developer of genomic-based breeding technology to
develop high-yielding energy crops for bio-diesel, bio-ethanol, and
biomass energy, raised $65 million from new investors Horizon
Ventures, International Finance Corporation and Infinity Group, as
well as existing investors.
a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of diesel and ethanol directly
derived from sunlight and CO2 using micro-organisms, raised $50
million from Flagship Ventures.
Technology, a France-based developer of technology that reduces
power consumption in microcontrollers and non-volatile memory blocks,
raised Ä34 million ($44 million) from Idinvest Partners, Soffinova
Ventures, NanoDimension, Ventech, Innovation Capital and Industrial
In Europe and Israel, deals in Energy Efficiency ($74 million) and
Agriculture ($68 million) ranked the highest in terms of dollars
invested, in large part due to capital raised by technology&esheet=50727638&newsitemid=20131011005798&lan=en-US&anchor=Crocus+Technology&index=7&md5=6b39ba531381f337e977b2cf4eff74fd" rel="nofollow">Crocus
Technology and Kaiima.
The Energy Efficiency sector also led by deal count in this region with
five deals. Wind, Advanced Materials, Solar, and Water sectors each saw