Tech Company Financing Transactions

RF Surgical Systems Funding Round

RF Surgical Systems secured a $12 million funding round on 9/13/2011. Investors included Split Rock Partners, Menlo Ventures and Stanford University.

Transaction Overview

Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity

Split Rock Partners (Lead Investor) (Josh Baltzell)

Menlo Ventures (Douglas Carlisle)

Stanford University

Proceeds Purpose
RF Surgical will use this funding to drive customer growth and product innovation. The company will focus on several strategic initiatives to accelerate market capture including the expansion of the company's sales and field support team. This funding will also allow the company to intensify key R&D programs such as the development of a market-leading solution to tag surgical instruments and otherpatient safety-related products.

Company Information

Company Status
Acquired or Merged
Medical Devices & Instruments
Mailing Address
5927 Landau Ct.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Email Address
RF Surgical Systems, Inc. is a medical device company with headquarters in Bellevue, Washington and engineering R & D facilities in San Diego, California. The privately held company was founded by Chairman Jeffrey Port, M. D., a thoracic surgeon, and Chief Technology Officer William Blair, an electrical engineer.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
John Buhler
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Chief Financial Officer
Ron Wangerin
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Chief Technical Officer
William Blair
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VP - Bus. Development
John Barnhill
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VP - Sales
Matt Heim
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