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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>>.

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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.

Startup Metrics

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

Tech Coast Venture Network

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.

Active Network Buys ReserveAmerica

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San Diego-based Active Network, which operates a network of online sites focused on community and sports organizations, has acquired ReserveAmerica, a provider of campground reservations, owned by IAC. According to IAC and Active, IAC will sell 100% of its capital stock in ReserveAmerica Holdings, Ltd. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Gets Funding From Intel, Others

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Torrance-based Active Storage a developer of RAID products for Apple computers, has raised a Series A funding round, the firm said Tuesday afternoon. said the funding was led by Intel Capital, and also included Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. The firm said its founders were responsible for Apple's Active STorage XRAID products.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, Clean Green Guy

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Nikhil Jain: The concept behind Artilient Labs is it's a way to take a business, from the ground up, with very low capitalization. Thanks!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

TechZulu Partners with meebo!

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HUBkap allows you to: Plan - Create, manage and communicate all your daily activities with the people that matter most - all on one calendar.

Interview with Greg Brogger, SharesPost

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Yesterday, Santa Monica-based SharesPost (www.sharespost.com) launched a new service of particular interest to the venture capital and high tech startup market, a new, online service which facilitates the buying and selling of private company stock. Down to capital structure and common stock liquidation preferences. Thanks!

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How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

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As a result I didn’t write my first venture capital check until March 2009 – exactly 5 years ago. years ago. years ago.

Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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2009 has been the worst year for M&A in a decade.  Nearly 50% say they will increase their activity levels in 2010 (hallelujah!)

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

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Inbio Ventures, a venture capital management company, represented Pharmstandard in the deal. and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. Carmine Stengone.

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Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

Xconomy

Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. The Journal also reported at the time that Ostendo had raised $90 million from venture capital firms and Pieter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder.

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!

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

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

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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Many experienced partners are funds have 7-10 boards and most of these will need more capital. What is the True Sentiment of VCs? Mostly, no.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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Will our strategy change now that we have 40% more capital? . Why do they invest in venture capital? We raised $280 million. Banks. 6.

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

Interview with Nick Desai, Global Fitness Media

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The trainer makes you a daily, customized meal plan and exercise and activity plan. Thanks for talking with us. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels Founder Villalobos Passes Away

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Villalobos was instrumental in creating the Tech Coast Angels, which has been one of the most active groups in both investing, as well as mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs across Southern California. Villalobos was 72, and had been in the intensive care unit at St. Joseph's in Orange for treatment of a lung infection.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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He was basically active investing until 2004 and 2005, and then started getting much more involved in the non-profit space. In the last couple of weeks, we've started to ramp up, and are actively looking at new investments. You mention the firms who aren't as active--and with funds going away, not yet raising money, etc.--where

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

Here is The Best Data You’ll Find on the LA Tech Market

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As an active investor in the Los Angeles technology market we’re always seeking to better understand the data and trends of why our market has grown so rapidly since 2009. There are so many great, young funds in the market and many of them are attracting LP capital. LA is the real deal and growing. If We are a customer.

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.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Both Sides of the Table , July 22, 2010 An updated Digital Trends presentation - Jeff Hilimire , June 2, 2010 I do what I hate - Jessica Mah , January 7, 2010 Startup Equity Allocation - charliecrystle.com , January 11, 2010 When good investment decisions end up backing more women CEOs: Conversation with Cameron Lester at Azure Capital.