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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 We're taking it seriously.

Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures

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All of our partners are based here. Our 2008 fund is also performing incredibly strong. GRP stood for Global Retail Partners.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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And time is the enemy of all deals so start sooner rather than later, as anybody who was planning to raise in October 2008 will tell you.

What’s Really Going on in the VC Industry? What Does it Mean for Startups?

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So as of 2008 total LP commitments were still at nearly $250 billion. 3. Partners leave the industry. Here’s my take: 1. And so on.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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First, if the VC does 15-20 of these under one partner then it is certain he can’t spend any time with these investments. is now a VC.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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What are some examples of successful companies that were started here? Why should a startup thinking about moving to a new place choose LA?

Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching

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We brought together Peter Cowen of Groundwork Equity , Mark Suster of GRP Partners , Rick Smith of Crosscut Ventures , and Richard Yen of Saban Ventures -- all of who will be on the judging panel for the Tech Coast Angel's Fast Pitch on February 24th, to give us a their hints and tips about pitching to venture capitalists. Thanks!