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Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. Greenplum was acquired by EMC in 2010. mission ventures alpine data hadoop bigdata venture capital metapa greenplum

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SodaHead Launching Major Redesign

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Feffer was previously an executive at MySpace, and SodaHead is backed by MDV Mohr, Davidow Ventures, Mission Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels.

MaestroDev, Winston Damarillo's Latest Firm, Uncloaks At JavaOne

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The firm appears to be the company Damarillo told socalTECH in July which had just received venture funding. MaestroDev lists venture capitalist Leo Spiegel, of Mission Ventures, as a board member; Damarillo serves as Chairman. He's currently heading up Morphlabs , which shares the same address as MaestroDev. READ MORE>>.

Carbon Micro Battery Becomes Enovate

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Irvine-based Enovate Corporation , which is backed by Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said today that it has renamed itself from Carbon Micro Battery. Enovate is a spinout of the University of California, Irvine, and has raised $5.3M in venture financing from such firms as Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

MaxLinear Cashes Out Venture Capital Investors

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In an unusual move, Carlsbad-based MaxLinear said today that it has reached a private deal to repurchase a significant number of its shares from its venture capital investors. The deal will completely cash out Mission Ventures, which will no longer hold any ownership interest in MaxLinear. READ MORE>>.

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in the region.

Slacker Radio Links With ABC News

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The firm said that the firm's listeners will have access to a dedicated news station including ABC News content. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Raises $10M, Names New CEO

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The firm said the new round is a Series B, and comes from investors Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partnes, and Windward Ventures.

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.

Slacker Adds iPhone iOS 4 Support

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San Diego-based personalized music firm Slacker said Wednesday that it has added support for iOS 4 for the iPhone and iPod touch. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Adds Nasuni

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Nirvanix is backed by Intel Capital, Valhalla Partners, Mission Ventures, Windward Ventures, and the European Founders Fund.

Slacker Links With The Source

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Slacker is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Slacker Ships On Palm webOS

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Slacker is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.

Slacker Gets $2.0M In Debt Funding

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KidZui Gets $4M

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The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports.

LeisureLink Plans Vacation Pricing Report

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

Active Storage Rolls Upgraded iPhone App

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The firm is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, and was founded by former Apple executives. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Ties With CommVault

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Nirvanix is backed by Intel Capital, Valhalla Partners, Mission Ventures, Windward Ventures, and the European Founders Fund.

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Rotohog Becomes FastPoint Games

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The firm counts Us Magazine, Bloomberg Sports, Sports Illustrated, NASCAR, The Los Angeles Times, hi5, LG, and the NBA, as customers.Fastpoint Games is venture backed by Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Names CFO

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the RAID storage firm founded by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired on a CFO. The firm said it has hired Jane Wike as its CFO. Wike had already been serving as Interim CFO for the company since this spring.

RotoHog Partners With Hi5

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Los Angeles-based RotoHog is in a partnership with social networking site Hi5 , Hi5 announced last night, and is using RotoHog to power a new fantasy sports game called 2010 World Futbol Challenge. Rotohog is headed by Kelly Perdew, and backed by Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide.

MaxLinear Prices IPO

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MaxLinear was venture backed by USVP, Battery Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and others. Carlsbad-based RF semiconductor maker MaxLinear priced its IPO Tuesday evening, saying that it will offer 6,444,100 shares of its Class A common stock at $14.00 per share. READ MORE>>.

Nexiant Adds Board Member

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The firm is backed by Argentum Group, Forrest Binkley & Brown, Innocal, Inverness Capital Partners, Mission Ventures, and Omnicell. Lake Forest-based Nexiant , a developer of materials management software tools, announced this morning that it has named Michael Aghajanian to its board.

MaxLinear Gets CableLabs Certification

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MaxLinear is one of the Southern California companies in the midst of an IPO effort, hoping to list on the NYSE; the firm is venture backed by USVP, Battery Ventures, Mission Ventures, and UMC Capital. READ MORE>>.

MaxLinear Sets IPO Range

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MaxLinear is venture backed by USVP, Battery Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and others. Carlsbad-based MaxLinear , a developer of radio frequency analog and mixed signal semiconductors, set its pricing range on its IPO Friday, saying that it will offer 5.43 The firm is looking to trade on the NYSE as MXL.

Active Storage Rolls Out 32TB Mac Storage Product

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Torrance-based Active Storage , a venture backed developer of storage products for the Apple market, announced a new, 32TB RAID product this morning. Active Storage is headed by ex-Apple executives, and is venture backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Investments were slightly down from Q2 of 2010, when the region saw $856M in funding.

Ortiva Wireless Raises $8M

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The round was led by Intel Capital, and also included current investors Comcast Interactive Capital, Artiman Ventures, and Mission Ventures. Tags: transcoding video mobile intel capital venture wireless ortiva Ortiva said the new funding will go towards expanding sales, marketing, and engineering resources at the company.

KidZui Revs Kids Browser

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The firm, which is backed by Mission Ventures, Emergence Capital Partners, First Round Capital, Maveron, and the Scholastic Corporation, said the new K2 browser is faster and simpler to use. KidZui's browser is aimed at families who want to better control what their children are browsing online, and is aimed at kids three to twelve.

Ortiva Wireless Finds $8.0M More

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The funding included prior investors Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital. Tags: ortiva wireless venture capital convertible video streaming software mobile telecom funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the funding have yet been released.

RotoHog Unveils Four New Games

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The company is backed by Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide. Los Angeles-based RotoHog , the developer of online fantasy sports and entertainment games, said last night that it has launched four new partner games. All of the games are based on RotoHog's SCP platform. READ MORE>>.

And Then There Were Three: RealD Hits Markets Today

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Investors who have benefited from the recent IPOs include VantagePoint Venture Partners, Rho Ventures, and Galleon Group, who were investors in ReachLocal; USVP, Battery Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital with MaxLinear; and Shamrock Capital, which backed RealD. shares of its common stock.

MaxLinear Hits 100M Tuner IC Shipments

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MaxLinear is one of the venture-backed firms which successfully reached an IPO this year, hitting the NYSE in March; the firm had been backed by USVP, Battery Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and others. MaxLinear's semiconductors are used for televisions and set-top boxes. READ MORE>>.

Rotohog Wins Baseball, World Cup Deals

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Rotohog is backed by Mission Ventures and DFJ DragonFund. Los Angeles-based RotoHog , the online fantasy sports software firm headed by Kelly Perdew, has scored a number of recent deals, the firm told its supporters recently in an email. Financial details of those deals was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

RotoHog Launches Game With US Weekly

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RotoHog is powering fantasy sports and other games for such partners as Disney/ABC, BA.com, NASCAR.com, LG Electronics, and others; the firm is venture backed by Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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Venture backers : Oak Investment Partners, Spectrum Equity, W Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs & Co., Venture backers : Austin Ventures.

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 Tags: reuters thomson moneytree quarterly investment capital venture invested in Southern California in Q4.

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 Tags: venture capital investment quarterly moneytree thomson reuters invested in Southern California in Q4.