RALEIGH … Forty-four technology companies in North Carolina have obtained venture capital so far this year. A quarter of them closed their deals in August.

The month was capped with Hatteras Networks picking up $45 million in the state’s largest venture deal of the year. Pinpoint Networks of Cary also closed on an $8 million in the final days of August.

Through the first eight months of the year, $314 million in venture financing has been raised by Tar Heel tech firms. Here is Local Tech Wire’s exclusive list of deals in the state, ranked according to the amount raised:

Company; Industry; Amount (Round)

1. Hatteras Networks, Durham; Telecom; $45 million (3rd)

Investors: Grotech Capital Group (lead), Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital and ComVentures

2. Scynexis, Durham; Pharmaceutical services; $29 million (3rd)

Investors: Alta Partners (lead), Burrill & Co., CDC Innovation Partners, Genavent, KBL Healthcare Ventures, SG Asset Management, SR One and Ventech

3. Nobex, Durham; Biotech; $22.5 million (6th)

Investors: AEA Investors (lead), HealthCap and unidentified Taiwanese venture funds

4. BioStratum, Durham; Biotech; $20 million (3rd)

Investors: BankInvest, Equity Resources Group, HealthCap and MP Bio

5. Serenex, Durham; Biotech; $15 million (2nd)

Investors: Intersouth Partners (lead), Lilly BioVentures, Mediphase Venture Partners and Seaflower Ventures

6. Norak Biosciences, Research Triangle Park; Biotech; $13 million (2nd)

Investors: Noro-Moseley Partners (lead), Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Aurora Funds, Intersouth Partners, Koch Ventures and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners

7. V3 Systems, Charlotte; Software; $11.5 million (1st)

Investors: Sterling Venture Partners (lead), Draper Atlantic Management, SpaceVest and Updata Venture Partners

8. INC Research, Raleigh; Pharmaceutical services; $11 million (NA)

Investors: Crosspoint Venture Partners (lead)

9. HiddenMind Technology, Cary; Software; $10 million (4th)

Investors: JLT Group

10. Peak 10, Charlotte; IT services; $9.2 million (3rd)

Investors: Frontier Capital and Seaport Capital

11. MediaSpan, Durham; Media; $8.5 million (1st)

Investors: Covestco-Seteura, Rustic Canyon Group and Southeast Interactive Technology Funds

12. Pinpoint Networks, Cary; Software; $8 million (2nd)

Investors: Massey Burch Capital (lead), Atlantis Group, Noro-Moseley Partners, Tri-State Investment Group and Wakefield Group

13. NetOctave, Morrisville; IT services; $7.8 million (2nd)

Investors: Intersouth Partners (lead), Intel Communications Fund, Kitty Hawk Capital, MCNC, North Carolina Enterprise Fund and Wakefield Group

14. Zoom Culture, Chapel Hill; Media; $7 million (2nd)

Investors: Chrysalis Ventures (lead), Atlantis Group, Charlotte Angel Partners, Cordova Ventures, Intersouth Partners and Tri-State Investment Group

15. TEAMM Pharmaceuticals, Morrisville, N.C.; Pharmaceuticals; $6.5 million (2nd)

Investors: Harbert Management (lead) and individuals

16. Cropsolution, Morrisville; Biotech; $6.4 million (1st)

Investors: Aurora Funds (lead), ATP Capital, Atlantis Group, Charlotte Angel Partners and Research Triangle Ventures

17. HAHT Commerce, Raleigh; Software; $6 million (2nd)

Investors: Canaan Partners

17. iReadyWorld, Charlotte; IT services; $6 million (3rd)

Investors: Total Technology Ventures (lead), Greenspring Ventures and Red Badge Ventures

19. ChannelAdvisor, Morrisville; Software; $5.7 million (2nd)

Investors: Genesis Venture Partners (lead), eBay, Southern Capitol Ventures, The Atlantis Group and Tri-State Investment Group

20. SiteScape, Wilmington; IT services; $5 million (2nd)

Investors: Echelon Ventures, SAIC Venture Capital

20. CipherOptics, Raleigh; IT services; $5 million (1st)

Investors: Kodiak Venture Partners

20. Oculan, Raleigh; IT services; $5 million (3rd)

Investors: Soros Private Equity Partners

23. Trinity Convergence, Raleigh; Telecom; $4.5 million (2nd)

Investors: Core Capital Partners, Intersouth Partners and Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds

23. Relativity Technologies, Cary; Software; $4.5 million (3rd)

Investors: Intel Capital, Nichimen, Noro-Moseley Partners, Wakefield Group and individuals

25. AppGate, Durham; IT services; $4 million (3rd)

Investors: ABN Amro (co-lead), GE Equity (co-lead), Bure Equity, Industrifinans, Innovationskapital and Pythagoras

25. ParinGenix, Charlotte; Biotech; $4 million (1st)

Investors: Academy Funds, A.P. Kennedy Family Securities and Research Corporation Technologies

27. DarPharma, Chapel Hill; Biotech; $3.2 million (1st)

Investors: Stanley Foundation and individuals

28. Trinity Convergence, Raleigh; Telecom; $3.1 million (1st)

Investors: Core Capital Partners, Intersouth Partners, Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds

29. Total Billings, Fayetteville; Software; $3 million (2nd)

Investors: Dogwood Equity and Frontier Capital

30. LiveWire Logic, Morrisville; IT services; $2.8 million (2nd)

Investors: Gray Ventures (lead), A.M. Pappas & Associates, The Atlantis Group, Charlotte Angel Partners, Research Triangle Ventures, Tri-State Investment Group, truePilot and individuals

31. nTouch Research, Raleigh; Pharmaceutical services; $2.6 million (3rd)

Investors: Canaan Partners (co-lead), Intersouth Partners (co-lead), Bioventures and Tri-State Investment Group

32. Waveguide Solutions, Charlotte; Semiconductors; $2.5 million (2nd)

Investors: Academy Venture Funds and Southeast Interactive Technology Funds

32. AppGate, Durham; IT services; $2.5 million (4th)

Investors: ABN Amro (co-lead), GE Equity (co-lead), Bure Equity, Innovationskapital and Pythagoras Participations

32. Zoom Culture, Chapel Hill; Media; $2.5 million (3rd)

Investors: Chrysalis Ventures, Cordova Ventures and Intersouth Partners

35. Kucera Pharmaceuticals, Winston-Salem; Biotech; $1.9 million (1st)

Investors: Academy Funds, Piedmont Angel Network and individuals

36. AvidXchange, Charlotte; Software; $1.75 million (2nd)

Investors: CT Communications (lead), Charlotte Angel Partners and individuals

37. Gentris, Morrisville; Biotech; $1.5 million (1st)

Investors: Exelixis, Research Triangle Ventures and individuals

37. BioResource International, Raleigh; Biotech; $1.5 million (1st)

Investors: Chinese venture firm and individuals

39. MindValve, Charlotte; Software; $1 million (Seed)

Investors: Academy Venture Funds

39. ChemCodes, Durham; Biotech; $1 million (2nd)

Investors: Emerging Technology Partners

41. Bandwidth.com, Durham; Telecom; $500,000 (1st)

Investors: Individuals

42. Regado, Durham; Biotech; $150,000 (Seed)

Investors: Aurora Funds, Intersouth Partners and MDS Capital

43. Xanthon, Research Triangle Park; Biotech; NA (4th)

Investors: Aurora Funds, Franklin Street Partners, Intersouth Partners and Noro-Moseley Partners

43. BuildLinks, Raleigh; Software; NA (2nd)

Investors: Knier and Associates