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What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. left a great firm, Redpoint Ventures (after 11 years), to start a new firm, Archer Venture Capital.

Redpoint Closes $400M Fund

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Redpoint Ventures , said late Monday evening that the firm has closed on Redpoint IV,a $400M, early stage venture capital fund specifically aimed at the social and mobile Internet, cloud computing, and clean technology. Redpoint's efforts in Southern California are headed by Brad Jones. READ MORE>>.

Report: Redpoint's Martin Leaving Firm

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Greg Martin , the partner heading up Redpoint Ventures ' Los Angeles office, has reportedly left the firm, according to a report from the Private Equity Insider. Martin is no longer listed on Redpoint's web site, was not listed in its latest fundraising documents, and declined to comment on the story. READ MORE>>.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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The study, conducted by Jon Funk of OceanRoad Partners , includes data from socalTECH.com's proprietary venture database , Dow Jones/VentureSource, and Greg Martin of Redpoint Ventures. Funk then focused the analysis on the 731 documented exits for the period 1995-2009.

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.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Moving into online education courses for 8 th -12 th grade in Summer 2010.  60k unique visitors in March 2010. Time will tell. BuzzFeed. 

Betterworks Ramps Hiring, Looks To Hire 50

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Testifying to the rapid growth rate at which local startups operate, Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the online employee benefits and perks firm headed by Paige Craig, revealed Tuesday that it is expecting to expand its team to over 80 people, after inking a round of funding from Redpoint Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Clicker Gets $2.0M More

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Clicker had announced in February that it had received $11M from JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Clicker Launches iPhone App

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The firm said it is also working on an iPad version of its app, which it expects to launch in early October. READ MORE>>.

Clicker.com Debuts Big Screen Site

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Clicker is venture backed by JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark, and Redpoint Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Clicker Adds People Pages

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The firm said the feature allows users of the site to discover programs related to actors, writers, producers, and directors in searches. READ MORE>>.

Machinima.com Raises $9M for Entertainment Content

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Los Angeles-based Machinima.com , an online entertainment site focused on video gamers, has raised $9M in a investment from Redpoint Ventures, the firm said this week. As part of the investment, Geoff Yang of Redpoint will join the firm's board. READ MORE>>.

2tor Scores $20M

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The funding was led by Highland Capital, and also included Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, and City Light Capital. Redpoint's Greg Martin, who is based in Los Angeles, represents the firm on 2tor's board. The firm also has significant operations in Los Angeles, just north of USC on Figueroa. READ MORE>>.

Clicker: Run, Don't Walk To Get Unlimited AT&T Plan For Video

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Clicker Tunes Into $11M More

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The new funding was led by JAFCO Ventures, and also included prior investors Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Clicker.com Links With UCLA

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SocialVibe Raises $11.65M

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SocialVibe has previously raised funding from JAFCO American Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. West Hollywood-based SocialVibe , an online site which combines social media with support for brands and charities, has raised $11.65M in a Series C funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. READ MORE>>.

WebVisible Scores $20M

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The round was led by Adams Street Partners, and also included Sutter Hill Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Irvine-based WebVisible , which helps local businesses place online advertising, has scored $20M in a new funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing from the firm. No details on the funding have been released by the company.

LeadPoint Raises $6.5M

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Leadpoint, which is headed by Marc Diana, has previously raised funding from Breakwater Ventures, Estalea, European Founders Fund, Redpoint Ventures, RVA Enterprises Retirement Trust, and Stanford University. Los Angeles-based Leadpoint , a developer of an online marketplace for sales leads, has raised $6.5M of an ongoing, $7.0M READ MORE>>.

WebVisible Taps Rosen As Chief Revenue Officer

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WebVisible is venture backed by Adams Street Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. Irvine-based WebVisible , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, announced today that it has hired Jon Rosen as its Chief Revenue Officer. READ MORE>>.

SVnetwork Reaches 30 Million Users On SocialVibe via Causes

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork said today that it now has over 30 million monthly users using its cause-marketing platform SocialVibe, via its partnership with the Causes.com web page and Facebook app. READ MORE>>.

Internet Machines Sues Dell, AMD, Alienware, Others

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The firm was backed by Exar Corporation, Meritech Capital, Morgan Stanley, Redpoint Ventures, and Scale Venture Partners, and was based in Agoura Hills. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. No details on the lawsuit, filed by Internet Machines LLC, have been released.

SVnetwork: 100th Brand Advertisign Campaign

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SVnetwork is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the online advertising network which runs SocialVibe, reports this morning that it has launched its 100th brand advertising campaign. Financial details of the campaign were not disclosed by SVNetwork. READ MORE>>.

SVnetwork Hires Bizdev VP

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Venture. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the brand advertising network and operator of SocialVibe, said this morning that it has named Chris Rooke as SVP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. READ MORE>>.

SVnetworks Names Chief Revenue Officer

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the firm behind SocialVibe, said today that it has named Nick Loria as the firm's Chief Revenue Officer. Loria also has been at Turner Broadcasting, Massive, Joost, and TidalTV. The company is headed by Jay Samit.

Ad.ly Co-Founders New Startup: Namesake

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The firm has said--via Twitter updates--that it has been visited by Hamet Watt of True Ventures and Fouad El Naggar of Redpoint Ventures, so the firm has apparently been making the rounds of investors in recent weeks. No details on what Namesake are up to have been released, however.

SVnetwork Launches Brand Advertising Network

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SVnetwork is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , which was formerly a site focused on social media for brands and charities, has turned into SVnetwork , a new Internet advertising network. 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>>.

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>>.

Interview with Jay Samit, SVnetwork

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The firm was was formerly known as SocialVibe, and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. So why the rebranding?

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.

WebVisible Raises $20M

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According to the firm, the round was led by Focus Ventures and Adams Street Partners, with existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures also participating in the funding. Irvine-based WebVisible officially announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. WebVisible is headed by Kirsten Mangers.

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.

Topspin Backs High Def MP3 Format

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Rogers was the former GM of Yahoo Music, and Topspin has raised funding from the Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures. Venice-based Topspin , the music marketing and software firm headed by Ian Rogers, said today that it has inked a deal with Technicolor to distribute its music catalog in a new, high definition, MP3 format. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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In terms of venture firms, the most active firms from Southern California, nationally, were Redpoint Ventures (9 investments), Steamboat Ventures (5 investments), and GRP Partners , Rustic Canyon Partners , Blade Ventures , Avalon Ventures , and Angeleno Group , with four investments each. billion in investments so far in 2010. raised.

Topspin Media's Gotcher Gets Emmy

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Topspin, is run by Ian Rogers, the former GM of Yahoo Music, and is backed by Redpoint Ventures and The Foundry Group. Peter Gotcher , the Chairman and co-founder of Santa Monica-based music startup Topspin Media , has scored an Emmy award, for his work in co-founding firm Digidesign. The Philo T. 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 ].

WebVisible Reports Big Hiring Plans

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WebVisible is venture backed by Focus Ventures, Adams Street Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures. Irvine-based WebVisible , the provider of local online marketing services to small and mid-sized businesses, said today that it has big hiring plans, and is looking to hire 50 people for sales positions at the firm. READ MORE>>.

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Three Epic Startup Battles With SoCal Players

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Backers: Charles River Ventures, Kinsey Hills Group, Redpoint Ventures. . 2. Here are three, Southern California startup firms--and their competitors--who are engaged in head to head battles to dominate their industry. DocStoc vs. Scribd. DocStoc - Profile. Funding: Around $4.0M. In the other corner: Scribd - Profile. Funding: $12.8M.