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Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co. READ MORE>>.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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You are constantly faced with decisions and there is always incomplete information.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. Making Things Happen.

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. In particular, PwC said there was a surge in fourth quarter activity, with 55 IPOs completed in the quarter, worth $23.5 billion.

Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. billion in Q1 of 2016--the weakest first quarter of the year since 2009. acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activity

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

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Last year, venture capitalists and angels who co-invested with them placed $7 billion into seed and early-stage deals, an 11 percent increase from 2009, according to the most recent PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. million in angel and venture capital. By Monica Mehta. Be coachable.

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Startup Metrics

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If these numbers work out, then often scaling is more a question of capital. You only build what you need to prove that model. Great stuff.

Sluggish Year for IPOs, But Signs Abound of Post-Election Surge

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Uncertainty surrounding this year’s presidential election has kept U.S. Smith anticipates a flurry of IPOs between Thanksgiving.

Do you need a Powerpoint deck for a VC meeting?

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Are they actively listening?  Do they seem excited to answer the questions you have asked them? photo courtesy of Atlanta Braves. Competitors?

Venture Capital Fundraising Drops

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Venture capital fundraising activity dropped significantly in Q4, according to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The report, which tracks the fundraising activity of venture capital firms, found that there was $3.4 billion raised in Q4 of 2007.

Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 -- Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

First Quarter IPOs Beat All Of 2009

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IPOs in the first three months of the year handily beat all of 2009, as eight U.S., According to Dow Jones, those eight IPOs matched the same number of IPOs throughout all of 2009, and made it the most active quarter for venture-backed company IPOs since Q4 of 2007. years, and $156M in venture capital for them to get liquidity.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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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. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. Tags: mark suster interview venture capital partners global retail grpvc We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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A recent analysis by socalTECH, of our detailed tracking of venture capital investment activity in Southern California, finds that there was around $932M in funding raised in the area in Q2, a rise from roughly $700M in Q1. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. According to the report, Southern California's venture capital totals slipped for the first time since 2003, down more than 18 percent annually, to $3.2 invested.

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Create, manage and communicate all your daily activities with the people that matter most - all on one calendar. Are you interested? Discover.

Venture Capitalists Invest $493.2M In Southern California In Q1

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The latest venture capital numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data provided by Thomson Reuters, was released tonight, showing that Southern California had $493.2M in investments in Q1 of the year, across 54 deals. Investments were down from $625.4M

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, were released this morning, finding that there was $587.8M According to PwC/NVCA, investments in 2009 were at the lowest level since 1997, with only $17.7

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, were released this morning, finding that there was $587.8M According to PwC/NVCA, investments in 2009 were at the lowest level since 1997, with only $17.7

Is Strategic Money an Oxymoron?

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This is part of my ongoing Raising Venture Capital (VC) series. And I had 2 “strategic&# investors in my first company. Yeah, I know.

Raising the First Round of Capital

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -- Raising the First Round of Capital. With 2009 finally behind us, what can we expect in 2010? Come hear from some of Southern California's leading active investors. SDSIC. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a Seed or Series A round? Will investments pick up? Just how high is the bar?

CONNECT Cleantech Venture Roundtable

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 -- CONNECT Cleantech Venture Roundtable. Selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present to a group of premier venture capital providers actively funding investments. CONNECT's Cleantech Venture Roundtable will take place on June 11, 2009. See [link] (more

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

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Many entrepreneurs have an idea but don’t know how to monetize it. A few years ago “venture capital” was a revenue model.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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Until recently, the technology had not progressed to the point where users could easily share these activities. In L.A. It sounds interesting.

Shaking the MoneyTree

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 -- LAVA hosts PricewaterhouseCoopers' Shaking the MoneyTree. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide. lava­.org.

Cytori Therapeutics Gets $10M In PIPE

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The firm said the new funding will be used for sales and marketing activities, ongoing clinical studies, research and development, as well as for general working capital. The firm said the financing may fund its operations through at least 2009. Source of the funding was not disclosed.

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. The biggest are for venture activity in the quarter was Biopharmaceuticals, which was $299.13M of the quarterly total. last week.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Perspiration (6/11)

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If you haven’t spent time over there you should. Lucas Daily made the comment: I’m a little disappointed.

NVCA Reports $3.7B In Investments Nationally; SoCal Lags

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association are reporting today that venture capitalists invested $3.7B in 612 deals in Q2 of the year, according to data from Thomson Reuters, with Southern California seeing $331.2M in 52 venture deals. Tags: investment quarterly capital venture nvca

Angel Investing - Demystified

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 -- Angel Investing - Demystified. In the current economic and venture capital climate, angel investment is an increasingly important component of the start-up capital structure. CONNECT. See [link] (more

USC Stevens On Tech Transfer: Understand Venture Capitalists

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Interview with Michael Barton, Startup Exchange

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It's also through venture capital funds we talk with--there are no formal partnerships yet--but certainly referrals to their relationships.

Shaking the MoneyTree

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 -- LAVA hosts PricewaterhouseCoopers' Shaking the MoneyTree. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide. See [link] (more

Interview with Brian Garrett, Crosscut Ventures

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Like any entrepreneur, we had the idea that there should be local capital, supporting the local ecosystem. What do you invest in? Thanks!

Bootstrapping

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- Bootstrapping: Making More Progress with Less. During past periods of significant downturn San Diego companies found ways of trimming back their activities, creating a new focus and sense of managed urgency. However, in many cases the sources of capital were not necessarily the traditional ones.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3

Venture Capitalists Invest $475.5M In Southern California In Q3, Says MoneyTree

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association have weighed in on Q3 venture capital totals, saying that $475.5M was invested in 65 Southern California deals in Q3, compared to $773.3M and 87 deals in Q3 of last year. Orange County had $66.8M in 8 deals. Dow Jones VentureSource tallied $5.1

Tech Coast Angels: $100M Invested

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In addition to the lifetime total, the TCA released stats on its recent investing activity, and said it invested in 15 first-time financing and 16 follow-on funding rounds in 2008. Tags: tech coast angels venture capital investment

SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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Southern California Venture capital totals were up slightly in Q1 of this year from last quarter, to around $718M in deals, according to an analysis of socalTECH.com's proprietary venture database. The totals give an early look into other venture capital surveys due later this month. billion in funding.

San Diego News Network Gets $700K

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Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry are founders of Blackbird Ventures, an investment firm in San Diego, and both active angel investors in local startups; Neil and Barbara also radio show and podcast I'm There For You Baby , which focuses on startups and entrepreneurs. Tags: news local investment capital venture sdnn network diego