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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.

FileTrek Debuts iPad Tool

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According to the firm,the new FileTrek iPad app helps workgroup managers and team members to track the flow of projects, data, and activity from their iPad tablet. FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds, and also has operations in Ottawa, Canada. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal

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An analysis of Q2's venture capital deals and investment activity in Southern California find that venture capitalists invested around $1.6 The deal totals were significantly boosted in the quarter by activity across Biopharmaceuticals ($247.2M in investment), Energy ($190.2M in investments) and Medical Deviecs ($128.1M in investments in Q2).

Four Sites To Add Adventure To Your Summer Travel Plans

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AdventureLink is backed by Allegis Capital, Anthem Ventures, and the Mailroom Fund, and is run by adventurer Jeff Dossett. Kijubi [ Profile ].

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.