Funding and acquisitions roundup for a Friday:

Tesla Motors hopes to raise at least $178M in much-anticipated IPO (via San Jose Mercury News)

Chris Sacca’s Lowercase Capital Opens For Business with $8.5 Million Angel Fund (via TechCrunch)

Solyndra nixes its IPO, but brings in $175M to keep the ball rolling (via GreenBeat)

Taiwan Semi Takes $50 Million Stake In Solar Startup Stion (via Barron’s)