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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>>.

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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Upfront Ventures Adds Hamet Watt as New Investment Partner

Both Sides of the Table

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

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

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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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.

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

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

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.

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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.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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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

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

InfoChachkie

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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PCNLA Holiday Party

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

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.

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

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.

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.