It’s Morning in Venture Capital
Both Sides of the Table
MAY 23, 2012
Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. This article originally ran on PEHub.
Active Life Scientific Snags $500K
MAY 16, 2013
Santa Barbara-based Active Life Scientific , a developer of life sciences research and diagnostics tools, said this morning that it has raised $500K in a Series A follow on investment. frailty tools diganostics research lifescience capital venture scientific life active The funding came from members of the Tech Coast Angels.
Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital
JULY 15, 2013
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Active Storage Names Engineering VP
APRIL 16, 2012
Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Active Storage is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.
What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital
DECEMBER 30, 2015
TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years. spencer capital venture private equity reflections 2015
Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 28, 2011
So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different. Enter Amazon.
LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd launched Wednesday, saying that it is looking to help users connect with others on fun activities led by experts. The new startup--funded by Bullpen Capital, Baroda Ventures, and Prism VentureWorks, and headed by Bong Koh--is one of the companies debuting today at the DEMO Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley.
ACTIVE Network In $1.05 Billion Acquisition Deal With Vista Equity Partners
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
San Diego-based sports and activity registration service Active Network announced this morning that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners , in a deal valued at approximately $1.05 The deal will remove Active Network from the public markets. billion. READ MORE>>.
Active Network Sets IPO Trading Range
MAY 10, 2011
San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of online sports registration, team website, and related sports businesses, has set the trading range for its IPO. Active Network's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co.
Why Mucker Capital Is Putting More Money To Work In LA Startups
JULY 16, 2014
Recently, the team behind MuckerLab has made a subtle shift--becoming Mucker Capital (www.muckercapital.com)--focusing on seed stage investments.
Active Network IPO Expected Wednesday
MAY 23, 2011
San Diego-based Active Network , the operator of online sports and event registration web sites, is expected to IPO this week on Wednesday, according to the NASDAQ's IPO calendar. Active Network has indicated it will sell 11,000,000 shares of its common stock in its IPO, at between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. READ MORE>>.
Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 29, 2011
In a bull market many players see drift in their activities. Not to mention providing the capital for growth. People Funny, that.
Venture Capital Fundraising On Uptick
JULY 9, 2012
It looks like it's going to be a good year for venture capital -- fundraising, that is, according to numbers released by Dow Jones Monday.
Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital
MARCH 30, 2011
The firm's investor was San Diego-based TVC Capital , which invested only $4M in total in Accordent before it was acquired. Thanks! READ MORE>>.
Active Storage Adds Exec
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.
Active Network Prices IPO
MAY 25, 2011
San Diego-based The Active Network , the operator of sports and community event registration services and websites, priced its IPO Wednesday evening, saying it will sell 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. Active priced below its expected initial offering range, which was $16.00 to $18.00 per share. READ MORE>>.
Core Innovation Capital Sets Up Shop In LA
JULY 16, 2013
In the latest positive move for the Los Angeles venture capital market, a new investor has moved into town, to take advantage of the area''s growing startup market. The fund has not yet announced local investments, but has been actively talking to companies fitting its investment profile. READ MORE>>.
Insights: Raising Growth Capital
MAY 15, 2013
Nikkhoo gives some insights into the skill of raising growth capital. As Calvin Coolidge said,"All growth depends upon activity.
Moonfrye Gets $2.5M For Kids Activities
APRIL 25, 2013
Moonfrye ''s mobile product provides digital photos, stickers, and activities for parents and children (think sticker collecting, activity books).
Tech Coast Angels Among Most Active Angel Groups
JULY 18, 2013
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Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital venturedeals.
Active Storage Raises $7.0M More
AUGUST 2, 2011
Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. data raid apple capital venture storage activeREAD MORE>>.
Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips
Tech Coast Venture Network
MARCH 9, 2011
Last year, venture capitalists and angels who co-invested with them placed $7 billion into seed and early-stage deals, an 11 percent increase from 2009, according to the most recent PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. million in angel and venture capital. By Monica Mehta. million in 2010.
Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2
JULY 18, 2013
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SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2
JULY 19, 2011
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. Other active investors were U.S raised for the quarter. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M
TenOneTen Ventures Emerges As SoCal's Newest Venture Capital Firm
APRIL 23, 2013
Because of that, the local high tech industry here has welcomed any and all new capital. READ MORE>>.
Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.
Lowercase Capital Boots Up New LA Investment Fund
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
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Events.com: Creating A New Events Management Software Giant, with Gregg Parise
APRIL 13, 2015
We have different competitors, from Cvent to Active network to Eventbrite, and each one is very good at some functional part of the software solution.
Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown
MARCH 21, 2016
A new report, issued Monday, says that IPO activity has slowed significantly in Q1, with a 39 percent drop in volume and 70 percent decline in total capital raised versus Q1 of last year. acquisition merger exit slowdown report story young ernst activityThe report found 167 deals raised only $12.1 READ MORE>>.
Venture Capital Q&A Session
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 29, 2010
But to the question – it is much EASIER to sell your company if you’ve never taken venture capital. This is wrong. Never cold.
SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4
JANUARY 20, 2011
Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capital investors invested $21.8
2011 Venture Capital Outlook
SoCal Tech Calendar
JANUARY 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 -- 2011 Venture Capital Outlook. Come hear our expert panelists from the venture industry (NVCA, Sigma Partners, Charles River Ventures, SVB Capital) share and debate their outlook for the industry in 2011. Register online by Jan 21! See [link] (more
Active Storage Raises $1.2M
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Torrance-based storage developer Active Storage , which develops Mac- and media-oriented storage arrays, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. active storage venture capital media dataThe firm's investors include Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.
March Capital Partners Leads $30M Investment In Coho Data
MAY 20, 2015
Santa Monica-based venture capital investor March Capital Partners is the lead investor in a new, $30M investment in Coho Data , a developer of high performance, flash-based storage. March has been ramping up its investment activity recently, having invested in E8 Security, Appcito, and Agent Ace all over the last few months.
Active Storage Names CFO
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
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. Active Storage develops RAID storage products aimed at the post-production, broadcast, publishing, education and science sectors.
USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University
JANUARY 21, 2010
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Events.com Raises New Funding, Buys EventsOnline
JULY 23, 2015
Events.com--which has a significant number of former Active Network executives and employees--helps events with registration, communications, social media marketing, and more. eventscom events funding eventsonline registration sports active network registerEventsOnline is a provider of registration for the endurance market.
Core Innovation Capital's Quest To Find Finance Innovation, With Arjan Schutte
JULY 18, 2013
However, although New York may be the financial capital of the world it is a little out in the weeds. How did you end up in Los Angeles? Thanks!
Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene
JULY 23, 2016
It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.