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Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware

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Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? None tanked. Exits. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Ventures

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For today's contribution, we spoke with Jim Armstrong , a venture capitalist at Clearstone Venture Partners. 1. think we are there. 5.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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Had a great chat with Jim Armstrong who is a General Partner at  Clearstone Venture Partners today on TWiVC. Segment Two: “Deal of the Week”.

Clearstone's Sumant Mandal On Exits, Opportunities

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Over the last few months, Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures (www.clearstone.com) has had a number of high profile exits in its portfolio.

Do They Have a Great Rolodex, Connections and Advice?

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couple of years ago, William Quigley of Clearstone Venture Partners wrote an appropriate blog post, Value of Certain Angel Investors : As a VC, I divide angel investors into two buckets.  Tags: Fundraising General Angel Groups Clearstone Venture Partners Joe Platnick William Quigley VCs can’t know everything about an industry.

Quigley: Venture Capital Revival Coming

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Disclosure: Clearstone is a sponsor of socalTECH). READ MORE>>.

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.

Founders Institute Event

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Founders Institute Event. Founder Institute is hosting an informational event in Los Angeles at the offices of Clearstone Venture Partners. Anyone interested in becoming a world-class founder is invited to learn how the Institute can help. See [link] (more

Geodelic Raises $7M

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The funding came from MK Capital, Clearstone Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $10.5M.

Integrien Acquired By VMware

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The acquisition was a big win for Southern California's investors, particularly from Clearstone Venture Partners and the Tech Coast Angels. Integrien was venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Acartha Group, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Clearstone owned about half of the firm. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Gets $9M In Series C

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The round came from current investors, including Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: 25 Percent Growth In Ad Spending In Q1

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is reporting today that there was a 25 percent, year-over-year growth in online ad spending, according to the firm's Q1 2010 Online Advertising Market Report. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund. READ MORE>>.

LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 -- LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make. See [link] (more

Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship

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Geodelic has previously raised funding from Clearstone Ventures, Shasta Ventures and MK Capital, all of whom also participated in that June investment.

Geodelic Wins Clear Channel

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Geodelic is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, MK Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.

Rubicon Project: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4

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Rubicon said it expects 2010 to be a "strong year" for digital advertising. The firm is venture backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Plans Vacation Pricing Report

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LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, Group RCI, and Mission Ventures. READ MORE>>.

If the Venture Model is Broken, Who??s Funding All These Startups?

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 -- If the Venture Model is Broken, Whos Funding All These Startups? Speakers: Paige Craig, Founder and CEO - BetterWorks; William Quigley, Managing Director - Clearstone Venture Partners; Dana Settle, Partner - Greycroft Partners; Yves Sisteron, Managing Partner and Co-Founder - GRP Partners.

Titan Gaming Rounds Up $1M From Who's Who Of LA Tech Investors

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Los Angeles-based Titan Gaming is announcing this morning that it has scored $1M in an angel funding round, from notable local angel investors.

Rubicon Project: Q2 Advertising Grows

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Rubicon, which has been issuing quarterly reports on ad trends, said that it believes that 2010 is "shaping up to be the strongest year yet" for online ad spending. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic

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Rahul Sonnad: We did a seed round with Clearstone Ventures, that incubated us in their Santa Monica office. This runs on a number of platforms?

Disney Parks Checks In With Gowalla

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Southern California's closest competitor in the sector is Geodelic , the Clearstone- and Shasta backed startup headed by Rahul Sonnad.

Geodelic Rolls Out Clear Channel App for Android

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Geodelic is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, MK Capital, and Shasta Ventures. The two had announced the deal in August. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica.

Titan Gaming Taps Pierce, McCurdy For Board

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Pierce was the founder of Affinity Media/IGE, which he sold to Goldman Sachs. On the executive side, Titan said it has hired David D. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Projects Hires Investment Banker

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The firm said along with the announcement that it will be adding ad serving, forecasting, and other functionality to its system in 2010, and that it is taking an aim at current provider of ad server technology. 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>>.

Report: Rubicon Project Nearing Deal With New Corp. For FAN

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Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, Mayfield, and others. According to a report today from Paidcontent.org, Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising firm founded by Frank Addante, is in talks with News Corp. to fold the firm in with the Fox Audience Network (FAN). READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Raises $18M, Buys Fox Audience Network

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Rubicon said that the new funding round came from News Corporation, Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures Asia, Mayfield Fund, NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund and Jarl Mohn. As part of the announcement, Rubicon said it will have over $100M in revenues in 2010. The new funding brings Rubicon's total funding to $60M. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Introduces Capacity Management Software

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Irvine-based Integrien , the IT management firm backed by Clearstone, Acartha Group, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels, said today that it has rolled out a new automated capacity management software product called AliveRCM. Pricing on the new package was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: $100M+ In Revenues This Year, Profitability In Q4

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Addante said the firm--which has taken $42M in venture capital from Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity fund--is on track to achieve the "ultimate test of success" for any startup, profitability. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Raises $8M

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According to the firm, the round was led by Clearstone Venture Partners, and also included Acartha Group and Mariner Capital Ventures. Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of performance analytics software, said today that it has raised another $8.0M in a new funding round. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Debuts New Product

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the developer of online advertising optimization tools funded by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and Peacock Equity Fund, said today that it has rolled out a new product called REVV for demand. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Hires Two Execs

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Rubicon develops online advertising optimization software and related services, and is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and the Peacock Equity Fund. Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is expanding its executive team today, saying that it has hired Ben Trenda as VP of U.S. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Serves Up A Trillion Display Ads

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Rubicon is venture backed by News Corporation, Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures Asia, Mayfield Fund, NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund and Jarl Mohn. Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project , the online ad network optimization firm, told its customers today that it has just optimized its one trillionth display ad. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Adds Lee Roberts To Board

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Integrien is a developer of IT performance management software, and is backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics annd management software, announced today that former FileNet CEO Lee Roberts is joining the firm's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

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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>>.

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ThisNext Gets $1.2M In Funding Round

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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.