Anthem Ventures Gets Exit At Siperian
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
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
JULY 6, 2010
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
OCTOBER 1, 2012
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>>.
Viewdle Gets $10M
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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>>.
Zag Raises $11.1M More
JUNE 15, 2010
The firm has previously raised funding from USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, LLC, GRP Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.
Solarflare Raises $5.0M In Debt
DECEMBER 2, 2010
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.
Cocodot Links With DKNY
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
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>>.
BeachMint Gets $10M
DECEMBER 28, 2010
BeachMint said the funding round was led by Trinity Ventures, and also included Stanford University, New Enterprise Associates, and Anthem Ventures. Santa Monica-based BeachMint said Monday that it has raised $10M in a funding round for its social commerce site. READ MORE>>.
ThisNext Gets $1.2M More
JANUARY 28, 2010
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>>.
BeachMint Launches Jewelry Site, JewelMint
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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
JULY 29, 2010
AdventureLink is backed by Allegis Capital, Anthem Ventures, and the Mailroom Fund, and is run by adventurer Jeff Dossett. Kijubi [ Profile ].
TweetPhoto Gets $2.6M
APRIL 13, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
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
OCTOBER 21, 2010
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 $1.2M In Funding Round
AUGUST 19, 2010
Clearstone Venture Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. Santa Monica-based ThisNext , the online social shopping and product discovery site now being run by Matt Edelman, has raised $1.2M in a round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. Update: Edelman says this is the same funding as announced on July 21st.
ThisNext Gets New Funding
JULY 21, 2010
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>>.
MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Venture backers : Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, Rincon Venture Partners. www.demandmedia.com). Profile ]. Generation Partners. Cocodot.
Cocodot.com Ties With Lilly Pulitzer
JULY 14, 2010
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
JUNE 29, 2010
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>>.
BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team
MAY 5, 2010
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
APRIL 5, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 4, 2010
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
SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
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>>.
Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep
OCTOBER 4, 2010
My brother is actually at Anthem Ventures, working with Bill Woodward, and I was an intern there in business school. We started in 2000.
Three Southern California Firms Building Blog Empires
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
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
JUNE 5, 2012
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>>.
This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 18, 2010
Founded in April/May 2010 by Diego Berdakin (Ex-Slingshot Labs) and Josh Berman (Ex-Slingshot Labs, MySpace Co-founder) in Santa Monica, CA.
This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 3, 2010
Current round: $2mm in Series B from Anthem Venture Partners and Rincon Venture Partners – Total Raised: $3mm – Read more: TechCrunch. 6.
This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 15, 2010
There is also another inherent weakness. I don’t believe that search is the only answer in 2010 as it was in 2000. TweetUp. Shazaam.
Interview with Dale Quayle, FileTrek
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
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!
Vator Makes A Splash In LA!
Tech Zulu Event
MAY 11, 2011
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.
FileTrek In European Distribution Deal
JULY 12, 2012
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>>.