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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners ( 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


Mark Suster Partner GRP Partners He's an employee. I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. We'll see where my opinion goes after hearing the presentations.

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VC Outlook 2009 - Candid Talks with VCs in Los Angeles - GIVING AWAY A FREE TICKET

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DECEMBER 2, 2008. Nate Redmond , Partner, Rustic Canyon Ventures. Jim Armstrong , Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners.

Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions


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


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

Burstly Adds SoftBank, Founder Collective


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


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

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.

Burstly Snags $1.8M For Mobile Ad Tools


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

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. introduced him to my partners who liked him. And cheap.

Burstly Opens Up Mobile Ad Service


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

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.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2


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). Nationally, venture deals in the U.S. totaled $6.5 raised.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


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. 3. 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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Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners.  Time will tell. BuzzFeed. 

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 with Evan Rifkin, Burstly


Mark Suster lead GRP's investment in the firm, and Jim Andelman led Rincon's investment. What is Burstly? Our space is pretty young. 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 and Rahul Sonnad. Incubated by Clearstone Ventures in 2008.

Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching


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!