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Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

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He first came to see me in 2008 when we was raising money for his 1st startup – NextMedium. Thank you. The idea immediately resonated.

Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. It's something that is really neat which we invested in, which we've never seen anywhere else. Anne Walls and John Singleton are co-founders of WordHustler (www.wordhustler.com), a local Hollywood startup looking to help writers connect with publishers. Anne Walls: Everything. Thanks

2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 -- 2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference. Highlighting investment opportunities, over 60 of these leading life science companies will present to principal institutional and private equity investors. See [link] (more

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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invested. invested. The second most active industry was Medical Devices and Equipment, which saw $103.37M in investments.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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Once the product features (and thus the user flows) are sufficiently mature to invest in this area, then it makes sense to formalize out the reports.

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Hard to Build Large Advertising Support Business

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Found this via Ben Kuo - The math behind Internet advertising businesses The advertising equivalence principle?

The Venture Capital Industry: The Current State of Affairs

Jason Nazar

There has been a lot of conjecture about how the Venture community will respond to the economic downturn.

Cleantech Investments Hit $4.7B In 2008

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Clean technology investments reached a record $4.7 billion, across 186 financing deals in 2008, according to a new analysis by Ernst & Young released Tuesday. According to the analysis, based on data from Dow Jones Venture Source, there was a 68% increase in capital invested in the industry in 2008.

Zag Spins Out TrueCar

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All of the venture funders in TrueCar are investors in Zag, and amount of the investment was not disclosed. Santa Monica-based Zag, the online car buying software firm headed by former CarsDirect CEO Scott Painter, has spun out a new company called TrueCar, the firm said late Wednesday.

Freedom Meditech Gets Investment

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The round was disclosed by JumpStartup, an early stage venture acceleration fund focused on Northeast Ohio firms. READ MORE

Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post.

MBAinteract Gets Investment

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Galen Buckwalter, former Chief Scientist at eHarmony, to its board, as part of an unspecified investment from Buckwalter. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Newport Beach-based MBAinteract , a site developing a social and professional networking site for MBA students, said Wednesday that it has added Dr. J. READ MORE

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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It's is hard for people to justify the investment to integrate themselves into your community. Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. It was a really good event with lots of interesting folks in attendance. would guess that there was about 100 people - on a Saturday in Pasadena. Outdoors, faith-based, etc.

Looking For Investors? Be A VentureNet Capital Presenter

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Angels, private equity investors, investment bankers, and, of course, a who’s who of the VC community will be on hand to see Only 12 companies will have the chance to convince the biggest gathering of technology investors to be assembled in Southern California this year that theirs is the company that deserves to be funded.

Siimpel Gets New Investment

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Arcadia-based Siimpel Corporation, a developer of micro-electrical-mechanical optical technology, announced today that it has scored another round of funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Siimpel has previously raised more than $52M in funding. READ MORE

Advanced Modern Technologies Gets Investment

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Los Angeles-based Advanced Modern Technologies (AMTC), a manufacturer and distributor of automatic washroom fixtures, said Tuesday that it has received an equity investment from a private investment group. Amount of the funding was not disclosed.

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

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They have marked-up paper gains propped up by an over excited venture capital market that has validated their investments. For now.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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For us, it’s OK if we miss a great deal once in a while, so long as the companies we DO invest in generate outstanding returns. Unicornless.

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Victor Tsao Invests In Israeli Semi Firm

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Victor Tsao, who founded and sold Orange County-based Linksys to Cisco for approximately $500M in 2003, has made an investment in a Israeli semiconductor firm developing chips for multimedia WiFi home networking. According to Celeno Communications, Tsao has invested in the firm and has joined the company's advisory board.

Invest in Transparency & Active Communication

Frank Addante

Two of the unique values of our culture at the Rubicon Project are transparency and active communication. Communication takes effort, but we make it a priority. Transparency is a big commitment but it's also a discipline that, while difficult at times, is incredibly beneficial.A

Invest in Transparency & Active Communication

Frank Addante

Two of the unique values of our culture at the Rubicon Project are transparency and active communication. Communication takes effort, but we make it a priority.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. Furthermore, you can’t rely on the investment bankers to give you the best advice. We should, in the future, embark on a two pronged approach to investment. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Tech Coast Angels Invests In Biopharmaceuticals Firm

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The Tech Coast Angels said this morning that the group has made an investment in Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a drug development firm developing small molecule drugs. According to the Tech Coast Angels, it invested $289,000 in a Series A round for Amplyx, which also scored $492,000 in funding from the Life Science Angels.

Local VCs Assess Wall Street, Technology Investment Climate

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According to some local Southern California venture investors, it absolutely is affecting how they are thinking about the investment environment. Plus, Babcock says the new money in investments will demand more process, and/or lower valuations. How is the instability on Wall Street affecting local venture capitalists?

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. Furthermore, you can’t rely on the investment bankers to give you the best advice. We should, in the future, embark on a two pronged approach to investment. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Next Gen CrowdInvesting | Chance Barnett (CEO) of Crowdfunder

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This all, circling around 2008, a shy year for startup investments. There’s also a diferent fluency in people who invest.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. Furthermore, you can’t rely on the investment bankers to give you the best advice. We should, in the future, embark on a two pronged approach to investment. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. Furthermore, you can’t rely on the investment bankers to give you the best advice. We should, in the future, embark on a two pronged approach to investment. Post money valuation = $2m. 

President Obama’s 2008 Tax Return

Jason Nazar

Lets see where Mr. Barack made his money, hopefully he wasn’t investing in car companies and mortgage backed banks.  Click “Full Screen&# to see President Barack Obama 2008 Tax Return in your full browser. Barack Obama 2008 Tax Return - Free Legal Forms

Fisker To Show Production Vehicle

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The car lists at $87,900 and will have a range of 50 miles running as an all-electric, with extended range using its hybrid-electric system. READ MOR

Interview with Dr. Ramin Sadr, Mojix

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Mojix is venture backed by Oak Investment Partners, Red Rock Ventures, and Innocal. We spoke with Dr. Sadr about the firm. Thanks! READ MORE

NanoH2O Lands $15M More

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According to the firm, the round came from Oak Investment Partners and Khosla Ventures. READ MORE

Top Five Best Uses of an Entrepreneur’s Legal Dollars

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FOUNDER ARRANGEMENTS.   Preparing the appropriate arrangements between the company and the founder is an important step and should be done before capital investment is made.  So you’ve just started your company, and as with most entrepreneurs, you have very limited money for service providers of any sort. 

Interview with Jason Howe, CEO of Awarepoint

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have no problem running us as an independent company for some time, and neither do our investors who invested with us. Congrats on funding.

Money Matters – Who…More than How Much or For What Valuation

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Talk to other companies that have received investments from the same source, and find out if they have they delivered on similar promises in the past.  If the investor is taking a role in the company (e.g., Periodically we will have posts from local entrepreneurs that provide some sound advice from a slightly different perspective.

The First Meeting with an Angel or VC

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Although it won’t be the focus of the conversation, he/she may start to sound out some investment related factors. This week one of our firm’s clients got a call from a promising VC for a first meeting. Here are some words of guidance that may be helpful—whether it’s with an Angel or VC.

Strix Systems Gets Strategic Investment, Opens Indian R&D Center

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Calabasas-based wireless networking hardware provider Strix Systems said today that the firm has received an "inflow" of strategic investments from investors, and also opened up a R&D center in India. Amount of the investment, and names of the strategic investors was not disclosed. READ MORE

SolarReserve Gets Private Equity Funding

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Los Angeles-based SolarReserve, a developer of utility scale renewable energy solar power plants, has scored an investment from Argonaut Private Equity. Argonaut said Thursday it is expanding its stake in SolarReserve, but did not detail the amount of the additional investment in the firm.

Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values

Frank Addante

the Rubicon Project Cultural Values Innovation: We invest our thinking and resources into change that will propel the industry and this company forward. I did this video interview for Dog and Pony (below) about Creating a Culture of Innovation. Many of the viewers asked that I share our list of Cultural Values here at the Rubicon Project.

Inphi Taps Makimoto To Advisory Board

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According to Inphi, Makimoto will help the firm identify new opportunities for investment. Westlake Village-based Inphi Corporation, a manufacturer of high speed analog semiconductors, said this morning that it has appointed Dr. Tsugio Makimoto as an advisor for the company. Makimoto is also an IEEE Fellow.