Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware
APRIL 24, 2012
Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Clearstone Gets Another Win With Ankeena
APRIL 9, 2010
Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures appears to be on an exit roll this month, with the acquisition Thursday of Ankeena Networks , a supplier of software for content delivery networks. Clearstone's Sumant Mandal sits on Ankeena's board of directors. Tags: clearstone ventures merger acquisition ankeena networks juniper
What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners
DECEMBER 27, 2010
In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? None tanked. Exits. READ MORE>>.
Clearstone Gets Big Win With Meru
MARCH 31, 2010
Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures was among the big winners Wednesday in the IPO debut of Sunnyvale-based Meru Networks , a developer of virtual wireless LAN products. Clearstone was the biggest shareholder in Meru before the IPO, with 20.9 NeoCarta Ventures, Bluestream Ventures, D.E.
Clearstone I Tops CalPERS Fund Performance
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Venture Partners currently tops the list for the best performing fund within CalPERS private equity funds, according to recently released figures from CalPERS. According to the numbers, Clearstone Venture Partners 1-B, which was raised in 1999, has returned CalPERS so far 154.7
Titan Gaming Rounds Up $1M From Who's Who Of LA Tech Investors
MAY 18, 2010
Los Angeles-based Titan Gaming is announcing this morning that it has scored $1M in an angel funding round, from notable local angel investors.
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.
Titan Gaming Taps Pierce, McCurdy For Board
JULY 8, 2010
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>>.
Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Geodelic has previously raised funding from Clearstone Ventures, Shasta Ventures and MK Capital, all of whom also participated in that June investment.
Integrien Acquired By VMware
AUGUST 31, 2010
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>>.
Rubicon Project: $100M+ In Revenues This Year, Profitability In Q4
JUNE 15, 2010
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>>.
Geodelic Wins Clear Channel
AUGUST 23, 2010
Geodelic is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, MK Capital, and Shasta Ventures. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.
Geodelic Rolls Out Clear Channel App for Android
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Geodelic is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, MK Capital, and Shasta Ventures. The two had announced the deal in August. READ MORE>>.
Do They Have a Great Rolodex, Connections and Advice?
Ask the Angels
FEBRUARY 17, 2010
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
MAY 2, 2011
Disclosure: Clearstone is a sponsor of socalTECH). READ MORE>>.
Geodelic Raises $7M
JUNE 28, 2010
The funding came from MK Capital, Clearstone Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $10.5M.
Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles
JANUARY 25, 2010
The group said Monday it is running an information session at Clearstone Ventures Thursday evening. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski. The Founder Institute already runs programs in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and Orange County, as well as Paris and Singapore.
Rubicon Project: Q2 Advertising Grows
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
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>>.
Disney Parks Checks In With Gowalla
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
Southern California's closest competitor in the sector is Geodelic , the Clearstone- and Shasta backed startup headed by Rahul Sonnad.
Rubicon Project Raises $18M, Buys Fox Audience Network
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
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>>.
Rubicon Serves Up A Trillion Display Ads
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
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>>.
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.
Rubicon Project Buys SiteScout
MAY 25, 2010
Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity Fund, announced this morning that it has acquired SiteScout , a Seattle-based firm providing malware security technology. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. READ MORE>>.
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DECEMBER 10, 2010
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Founders Institute Event
SoCal Tech Calendar
JANUARY 25, 2010
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
LeisureLink Gets $9M In Series C
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
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
MAY 13, 2010
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
SoCal Tech Calendar
AUGUST 4, 2010
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
TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast
Tech Zulu Event
DECEMBER 18, 2013
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.
Rubicon Project: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4
JANUARY 25, 2010
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
JUNE 28, 2010
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?
SoCal Tech Calendar
DECEMBER 3, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010 -- If the Venture Model is Broken, Whos 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.
Interview with Rahul Sonnad, Geodelic
FEBRUARY 10, 2010
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?
Rubicon Projects Hires Investment Banker
FEBRUARY 19, 2010
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
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>>.
Report: Rubicon Project Nearing Deal With New Corp. For FAN
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
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>>.
Integrien Introduces Capacity Management Software
JUNE 22, 2010
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>>.
Integrien Raises $8M
MAY 11, 2010
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
APRIL 20, 2010
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
APRIL 5, 2010
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>>.