Top 10 Venture Capped Companies So Far in ’09

Twitter is not No. 1
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NEW YORK: The top 10 recipients of venture capital so far this year have raised $970 million, and none of them have anything to do with video, on the Web or otherwise.

PEHub posted its top 10 VC recipients so far this year. Green technology is big, along with medical technologies. No. 1 was Clovis Oncology, a Boulder, Colo., company that makes anti-cancer therapeutics. The company raised $146 million. Twitter, in the news lately for it’s near $1 billion valuation, has raised $139 million.

Tesla Motors, the San Carlos, Calif., company turning out electric roadsters, raised $138 million. Another electric vehicle firm, V-Vehicle Co. in San Diego, Calif., raised $62 million.

Two solar power start-ups were in the top 10; an email marketing software maker; a gene sequencer, drug maker and a company that turns out green building materials.

The full list is available at PEHub.

More on VC investment:
July 21, 2009: “Venture Capital Investment Rises in 2Q”
Venture capital investment in U.S. companies ticked up in the second quarter after scraping the basement during the first three months of the year.

May 1, 2009: “Web Video Ad Broker Gets $12 Million C Series
FreeWheel, a company that brokers revenue-shares in the online video arena, closed $12 million in Series C venture capital funding this week. The round led by Foundation Capital and existing investor Battery Ventures. Ashmeet Sidana of Foundation Capital joins FreeWheel’s board of directors with this round.

March 12, 2009: “Mobile Ad-Supported Platform Purveyor Gets $5.5 Million”
Greystripe, a start-up that distributes ad-supported mobile games and applications, has raised $5.5 million in Series C funding. NBC Universal tapped Greystripe last September to provide its platform for mobile distribution of network-branded games.

September 25, 2008: “Verimatrix Scores $20 Million”
Verimatrix, a San Diego company specializing in content security technology for pay TV, closed on $20 million in venture capital funding provided by JK&B Capital of Chicago. Goldman Sachs and SunAmerca Ventures.

September 25, 2008: “Inlet Scores $10 Million
Inlet Technologies, a Raleigh, N.C. maker of video encoding technology, said it nailed down $10 million in Series C venture financing. Investors include Core Capital Partners, Technology Venture Partners, Telecommunications…