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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.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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Mark Suster Partner GRP Partners He's an ex-Salesforce.com employee. I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? A very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. application services (security, integration), etc. It's funny.

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Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions

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The firm is backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Capital One Auto Finance, GRP Partners, Arcturus Capital, Callaway Cars and the Skoll Fund.

Zag Adds Another AAA Group

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Santa Monica-based Zag, which is developing software for auto buying programs, has signed on another AAA group as a customer. million members.

Kyriba Enhances Cash Management Software

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The firm is venture backed by American Express, BIH, BRED Banque Populaire, Coface, GRP Partners, and Mangrove Capital Partners. San Diego-based Kyriba Corporation, a venture-backed provider of software-as-a-service used for treasury cash management, said this morning that the firm has rolled out an enhancement to its offerings.

Burstly Adds SoftBank, Founder Collective

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investment from Rincon Venture Partners and GRP Partners. Rifkin was the founder of TagWorld/Flux, which he sold to MTVN in 2008.

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.

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Burstly Snags $1.8M For Mobile Ad Tools

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The funding round came from GRP Partners and Rincon Ventures. in a venture funding. READ MORE>>.

Burstly Opens Up Mobile Ad Service

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Burstly is venture backed by Founder Collective, GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank Capital. READ MORE>>.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur (4/11) – Resiliency

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But then I got a call from my lead investor (coincidentally it was GRP Partners where I now am a partner) and they told me not to lose confidence.

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 Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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He and his partner told me about this new idea over the course of nearly a year. I run the recruiting process for my VC firm, GRP Partners.

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. I do not.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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billion, the strongest quarter since the third quarter of 2008. Investments by venture capitalists in Southern California were up, both in terms of deals and dollars in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). in 91 investments, up significantly from the $451.8M

Interview with Evan Rifkin, Burstly

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in a venture round from GRP Partners and Rincon Ventures, for the firm's mobile ad management platform. What is Burstly? Thanks!

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed - Venture Hacks , May 5, 2010 I recently got on the phone for a cross-continent conference call with Chris Dixon from Founder Collective , Mark Suster from GRP Partners , and our own Naval Ravikant. You could just outspend. There is a much better technique.

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. Partners leave the industry. Here’s my take: 1. And so on.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

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!

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Founded in 2008 in Santa Monica by Ron Goldman (former CRO of shopping.com) and Rahul Sonnad. Incubated by Clearstone Ventures in 2008.