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VC watch: Incipient catches $15 million

The funding brings the network storage firm's total venture capital to $25 million...Silverback Systems also raises $15 million...Bluesocket receives $10 million.

Which companies will be the trendsetters of the future? The following list is the latest news from start-ups here and abroad that have received venture funding.

Has your company just completed a round of financing or received other venture capital support? E-mail the editors at CNET News.com.

Recent Deals

• Incipient announced Monday that it closed a $15 million second round of funding, led by Jafco Ventures. Previous investors Greylock and Sigma Partners also contributed to the round. The Waltham, Mass.-based company has raised a total of $25 million. Incipient develops applications for network storage management.

• Silverback Systems announced Monday it raised a $15 million third round of funding, led by Excelsior Venture Partners III. Previous investors Gemini Israel Fund, JP Morgan Partners, Newbury Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital contributed to the round. The Campbell, Calif.-based company has raised a total of $32.3 million. Silverback Systems develops storage network access processors.

• Bluesocket announced Monday that it raised a $10 million third round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures. Also contributing to the round were existing investors Ascent Venture Partners, Boulder Ventures, Intel Capital, Ironside Ventures, Osborn Capital, Ridgewood Capital and St. Paul Venture Capital. Menlo Ventures will also take a seat on Bluesocket's board of directors. Bluesocket, based in Burlington, Mass., has raised a total of more than $32 million. The company develops wireless gateways for local area networks. The gateways are designed to provide security and help manage Wi-Fi networks.

• Hitachi has invested in Mountain View Data and is in talks to use or distribute the Tokyo-based start-up's software for managing large groups of servers, the companies said Wednesday. Several other Japanese firms joined Hitachi in the funding, which totaled several million dollars, and another major Japanese participant is expected to join the investment round in May, Mountain View Data Chief Executive Cliff Miller said. The CEO declined to reveal the exact amount raised, but said it was less than $10 million.

• Responsys announced Wednesday that it raised a $9.4 million fifth round of funding. Investors include Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sigma Partners, Lighthouse Capital Partners and R.B. Webber & Co. Responsys, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has raised a total of nearly $65 million. The company also announced it hired Howard Koenig as its new chief executive. Koenig previously served as chief executive of BenefitAmerica. Responsys develops electronic and analytic services to automate marketing campaigns.

• Syntricity announced Wednesday that it raised a $3.4 million second round of funding. Previous investors Windward Ventures, Palomar Ventures, KLM Management and other individual investors contributed. The San Diego, Calif.-based company has raised a total of $19 million. Syntricity develops software designed to improve semiconductor yields.

• Remanage announced Wednesday that it raised a $3 million third round of funding. Clarium Capital and Novus Ventures contributed to the round. The Dallas-based company has raised a total of $5 million. Remanage develops software that allows property management companies to automate their residential and commercial management tasks.