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Siemer & Associates Acquired By Chinese Investment Bank

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Santa Monica-based investment banking firm Siemer & Associates , which has focused on the technology and media sector, has been acquired by Chinese investor CEC Capital Group. CEC Capital Group (formerly known as Chine eCapital) says it focuses on tech, media, telecom, consumer, and healthcare investments. READ MORE>>.

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

Specific Media Taps Investment Banker As Corp Dev Head

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Irvine-based Specific Media has recruited an investment banker to head up its business development efforts, fresh off its acquisition of onetime social networking king MySpace. According to Specific Media, it has hired Scott Schopen , former investment banker at Piper Jaffray, as Vice President of Corporate Development at the firm.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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Avalon Ventures founder Kevin Kinsella plans to step down as a director of the company, along with Nikolay Savchuk of Torrey Pines Investment.

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Study: Angel Investments Drop In 2008

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The Angel Capital Association reported this week that investing activity by angel investments groups dropped by nine percent between 2008 and 2007, and 40 percent of angel groups expect overall investment to decrease again this year. Tags: angel investment venture capital report

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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?

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

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?

PCNLA Holiday Party

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 -- PCNLA Holiday Party: 100 Spots. Angel investment group. See [link] (more

PCNLA Evening Meeting

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- PCNLA Evening Meeting. Angel investing group. See [link] (more

PCN LA

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- PCN LA - Private Capital Network. Angel investment group. See [link] (more

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Ventures

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We make Series A and Series B investments in digital media, mobile, and consumer Internet. We're looking to build out our investment portfolio.

Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital

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We make Series A and Series B investments in digital media, mobile, and consumer Internet. We're looking to build out our investment portfolio.

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.

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

Eventful Raises $10M

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According to Eventful, the investment round also included existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Bay Partners. READ MORE

Establishing An Effective Bioscience IP Portfolio

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Thursday, November 13, 2008 -- Establishing An Effective Bioscience IP Portfolio. Topics that will be discussed include identifying and protecting bioscience inventions, as well as decision makin in developing, managing and investing in the portfolio. CONNECT. See [link] (more

LAVA Holiday Party

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008 -- LAVA Holiday Party and PwC "Shaking the MoneyTree". Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q3 2008. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States.

Broadcom Eyes Acquisition Bargains

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Irvine-based Broadcom is eyeing technology companies it can buy at a bargain, the firm's CFO said on an analyst call this week. READ MORE

Vicente Capital Partners Raises $150M Fund

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Los Angeles-based Vicente Capital Partners said Wednesday that the investment fund has raised $150M for the firm's Growth Equity Fund. The firm said its new fund will invest between $5M and $15M in equity in expansion capital or buyout deals, to companies who have $2M to $25M in revenues and up to $5M in EBITDA.

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

Funding Clean Tech Venture

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- Funding Clean Tech Venture. Panel providing the latest information about where Cleantech investors are making investments and the relative state of the market compared with recent periods. Market conditions have changed since the heyday of the first half of 2007 but funding in this sector continues.

Orange County Private Equity

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008 -- Orange County Private Equity - Alive and Thriving During Turbulent Times! Learn how the current market turmoil is affecting the lending markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments. Orange County Venture Group. Hear from Orange County's leading private equity players. See [link] (more

RealGifts Gets Facebook Funding

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The firm was selected as one of 25 winners by Facebook yesterday. Facebook will be awarding an additional $225,000 to five grant winners in December.

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.

Velocity Interactive Group Adds Partner

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According to Velocity, Rosen will focus on video, music, social media, publishing, games, and online advertising at the firm. READ MORE

VC Outlook 08

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008 -- VC OUTLOOK '09: If You Need Funding, You're F%#$*d.Or Are You? VCs don't invest in trends they invest in passionate entrepreneurs. Yet many VC's claim they're still investing, and though they may hit the brakes a lot more, their doors will stay open for business. DealMaker Media.

NanoH2O Lands $15M More

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

Mojix Expands RFID Line

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Los Angeles-based Mojix has expanded the firm's RFID products, the firm said this week. READ MORE

Nirvanix Unveils NAS Solution

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San Diego-based Nirvanix said this morning that the firm's network attached storage (NAS) product, CloudNAS, is now available. READ MORE

Arrowhead Research Raises $5.4M

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According to Arrowhead, it raised $2.7M for investment in its subsidiary, Unidym, from strategic investor Tokyo Electron Ventures. which was invested in its majority-owned subsidiary, Calando Pharmaceuticals, and redirected $1.7M The firm also said it has gained $2.7M from its subsidiary Tego Biosciences, back into the firm.

Shaking the MoneyTree

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Shaking the MoneyTree. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q2 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. See [link] (more

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.