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Anthem Ventures Gets Exit At Siperian

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures , the venture capital firm run by Bill Woodward, has scored an exit with portfolio firm Siperian , as Informatica said last week that it would buy the maker of data integration software for $130M in cash. Samit Varma at Anthem represented the firm as on Siperian's board of directors.

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal

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Other active firms included Bessemer Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Clearstone Venture Partners, Domain Associates, The Westly Group, Life Science Angels, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Idealab, Versant Ventures, Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and First Round Capital. billion in Q2 of last year.

Viewdle Being Acquired By Google, Says Report

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Viewdle , a developer of computer vision technology which is venture backed by Anthem Ventures and Qualcomm, among others, is in the midst of an acquisition by Google , according to reports today. reality augmented vision computer anthem google acquisition merger viewdleTechCrunch said the acquisition is worth around $30M. READ MORE>>.

BeachMint Launches Jewelry Site, JewelMint

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Los Angeles-based BeachMint , the stealth e-commerce startup headed by former MySpace exec Josh Berman and backed by Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and others, has rolled out a new, fashion e-commerce site, JewelMint. JewelMint will feature personalized profiles, and connections into Facebook and Twitter. READ MORE>>.

Four Sites To Add Adventure To Your Summer Travel Plans

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AdventureLink is backed by Allegis Capital, Anthem Ventures, and the Mailroom Fund, and is run by adventurer Jeff Dossett. Kijubi [ Profile ].

Viewdle Gets $10M

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Viewdle , the developer of cross platform, facial recognition technology backed by Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures, has scored another round of funding, worth $10M, according to Viewdle. The new round comes from Best Buy, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm, in addition to Anthem Ventures, which was the original investor in the company.

WaveStream Acquired By Gilat

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Wavestream was venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Shea Ventures, and Triquint Semiconductor, along with Oak Investment Partners, ITU Ventures, and others. Anthem's Bill Woodward sat on the firm's board. READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Raises $1.29M

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No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Gets $1.29M

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No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Gets $2.0M

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The funding comes from Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Hollywood-based Cocodot , an online site which provides online invitations and stationery, has raised $2.0M more in funding, according to reports. Cocodot is the latest startup of Shawn Gold, formerly SVP, Marketing & Content of MySpace.com.

Solarflare Raises $5.0M In Debt

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Solarflare is venture backed by Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. Irvine-based Solarflare Communications , a developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters and silicon, has raised $5.0M in a debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm.

Zag Raises $11.1M More

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The firm has previously raised funding from USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, LLC, GRP Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Links With DKNY

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The new collection includes six galleries of invites, greetings, and thank you notes inspired by DKNY's Fall 2010 collection. Gold was SVP Marketing and Content at MySpace, and Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

ThisNext Gets $1.2M More

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No details on the funding have been announced by the firm, however, the filing indicates that Clearstone Ventures Suman Mandal and Anthem Ventures' Bill Woodward remain on the company's board. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $9.7M in funding. READ MORE>>.

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Founded in April/May 2010 by Diego Berdakin (Ex-Slingshot Labs) and Josh Berman (Ex-Slingshot Labs, MySpace Co-founder) in Santa Monica, CA.

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TweetPhoto Gets $2.6M

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The round was led by Canaan Partners and also included Anthem Venture Partners and un-named angels. San Diego-based TweetPhoto , an online site which allows users to share photos through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, and other social networking sites, said today that it has raised $2.6M in a Series A funding round. READ MORE>>.

ThisNext Buys Stylehive, Gains Funding

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ThisNext said the Series C funding round came from Clearstone Venture Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Santa Monica-based ThisNext announced this morning that it has acquired fashion and beauty site Stylehive , and raised a Series C round of funding. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Rolls Out Printed Cards

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Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitation card site headed by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, has rolled out new, printed invitation cards, according to the firm's website. The new cards include free, online versions of those same cards.

ThisNext Gets New Funding

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Clearstone Venture Partners and Anthem Venture Partners also participated. Los Angeles-based social shopping site ThisNext announced this morning that it has raised a new round of funding, and inked a partnership with online advertising firm Federated Media. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot.com Ties With Lilly Pulitzer

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Cocodot is backed by Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitation and greetings site headed by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said today that it has unveiled a new invitation and greeting collection along with women's fashion retailer Lilly Pulitzer. READ MORE>>.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Editors From PopEater, TMZ

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BUZZMEDIA is backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed online entertainment content network, has snagged two editors for a new, yet-to-be launched celebrity site, the firm said today. READ MORE>>.

MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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Venture backers : Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, Rincon Venture Partners. www.demandmedia.com). Profile ]. Generation Partners. Cocodot.

BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team

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BUZZMEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Focus Ventures, Interscope, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Universal Music Group. McDonagh joins from Prevention Magazine at Rodale, and has also worked at Yahoo! Heimowitz was most recently at Time, Inc., READ MORE>>.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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The most active venture firms in Southern California were Benchmark Capital , TPG Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures , with three deals each; followed by NBGI Ventures , JAFCO , Trinity Ventures , Venrock , Domain Associates , Sanderling , The Founder Collective , Anthem Ventures , DFJ Frontier , and Interwest Partners , all with two deals apiece.

BUZZMEDIA Boosts Sales Efforts With Hires

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BUZZ MEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Focus Ventures, NEA, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Universal Music Group. The firm said it has hired Christopher Sanders as Vice President of Ad Sales, and Judah Wiedre as Senior Director of Sales. Wiedre joins from Heavy.com, and had also worked at Veoh Networks and Flavorpill.

TrueCar Launches New Pricing Tool

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The firm is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, and GRP Partners. Santa Monica-based TrueCar.com , the online automotive pricing startup headed up by Scott Painter, said Thursday that it has launched a new tool to help new car buyers. READ MORE>>.

Three Southern California Firms Building Blog Empires

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Venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others. News today that AOL has acquired technology news blog TechCrunch highlights the growing place of blog publishers in the online world. www.buzzmedia.com). Profile ]. MMC Media. corp.mail.com). Profile ]. Profile ].

FileTrek Debuts iPad Tool

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FileTrek is headed by Dale Quayle, a serial entrepreneur whose last firm, Integrien, was sold to VMware in 2010. FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds, and also has operations in Ottawa, Canada. The new app is free. READ MORE>>.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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The event includes keynotes from Shawn Colo, co-founder of Demand Media, one of the hottest IPOs of this year, Zorik Gordon, co-founder and CEO of ReachLocal, one of the hottest IPOs of 2010. Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA. The inaugural Splash LA event will be held on the evening of May 26, 2011, at The Highlands Hollywood.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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Interview with Dale Quayle, FileTrek

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Dale's last firm, Integrien, was sold to VMware in 2010. We spoke with Dale Quayle , the firm's CEO, about the funding and company. Thanks!

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FileTrek In European Distribution Deal

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FileTrek is backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds, and Quayle is a technology vet, having last led Integrien, which he sold to VMware in 2010. The firm said the partnership with Empowered Technology will help it meet demand and increasing opportunities in Europe. READ MORE>>.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Current round: $2mm in Series B from Anthem Venture Partners and Rincon Venture Partners – Total Raised: $3mm – Read more: TechCrunch. 6.