Excell Partners Inc., a Linden Oaks seed fund, led an effort among several entities in providing capital to Ithaca-based Mezmeriz Inc. to develop a new technology platform. "This deal holds special significance not only for the promise of the technology, but because of the extraordinary effort that was made to keep Mezmeriz in the area," Excell Partners CEO Theresa Mazzullo said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. The funding amount was not disclosed. Excell Partners, formed in partnership with the University of Rochester and the state of New York, typically provides up to $250,000 in seed-stage capital to advance lab-to-market commercialization. Mezmeriz will use the funding to develop a platform that would lower the cost, reduce the weight, and improve the mobility and performance of projection televisions and portable displays, officials said. Funding also was provided by Cayuga Venture Fund, Ithaca; Advantage Capital of Glens Falls; Onondaga Venture Capital Fund and Seed Cap Fund CNY, both of Syracuse; and Rand Capital, Buffalo Mezmeriz plans to market the technology to producers in the $100 billion display and projection industry.