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Anthem Ventures Gets Second Exit In A Week

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Venture Partners has scored two exits in the last week, as Los Angeles-based Demand Media hit a homerun with its IPO Wednesday, and San Diego-based Plixi was acquired by Lockerz Thursday. Anthem is one of the more active local investors, and has recently backed BeachMint, CocoDot, and TrueCar, among other firms.

Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec

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The company has been quite active in hiring away former Zynga executives, most recently hiring Andy Kleinman, another former Zynga GM, as its Chief Business Officer. Scopely is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). READ MORE>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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They want nightly restaurants, bars, dance clubs, karaoke, or whatever other late night activities are available to those with fewer encumbrances. In LA the VC shift is clearly to Santa Monica / Venice, home of Rustic Canyon, Greycroft, Anthem and just about every incubator (Amplify, Launchpad, Mucker, Science). And Facebook.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The large U.S.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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“LA’s best chapter is about to be written,” said Eric Garcetti, LA City Council Member and Mayoral Candidate. Kindling’s: L.A.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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billion in venture activity here in Q1, up significantly from around $997M tallied in Q4. Interestingly, only Redpoint, Domain, Anthem, and DFJ Frontier have local offices in Southern California. A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4

Cocodot.com Ties With Lilly Pulitzer

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Cocodot is backed by Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. The firm claims celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, David Arquette, Giada De Laurentiis, David Stark, Courteney Cox and Colin Cowie are all active users of the site. Financial arrangements between the firms was not detailed. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Current round: $5.0mm in Series A by NEA and Anthem Venture Partners. To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link. OTHER DEALS: 1. 

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Interview with Kelly Tompkins, AdventureLink

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners and the Mail Room Fund. You can see which agents specialize in that destination and activity, choose the activity, and enter your phone number, and your phone instantly rings. We caught up with Kelly Tompkins, the firm's founder and CEO, to hear more about the firm.