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It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  This article originally ran on PEHub.

Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

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What is most interesting is the activity beneath the headline data. billion, which represented 14 percent of overall activity.

Active Life Scientific Snags $500K

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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

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venture capital deals per 100,000 people. venture capital deals per 100,000 people. deals per 100,000 people. Boulder, Colorado; 4.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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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>>.

Third-Quarter Report Shows Slowdown in VC Activity, & Top 10 Deals

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Venture capital activity is gradually easing from last year’s peak, according to a new quarterly report put together by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. Venture capital firms also are having no trouble raising funds. VC firms invested $14.99 billion in 1,810 U.S. 474 million (Late).

Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. The firm'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. READ MORE>>.

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LifeCrowd Launches Activity Discovery Service

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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.

Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. The report ranked the cities by "startup throughput"--the number of startups, startup success rates, availability of capital, job creation, and other factors. READ MORE>>.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different. Enter Amazon.

Core Innovation Capital Raises $71M In New Fund

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Los Angeles-based Core Innovation Capital , the fintech investment firm led by Arjan Schutte and Kathleen Utecht, has just raised $71.5M in a new fund, Core Innovation Capital II, L.P. core innovation capital fintech financial investment venture arjun schutte kathleen utechtREAD MORE>>.

San Diego Startups Raise $287M in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

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Venture Capital investments in San Diego startups fell by roughly a third during the three months that ended September 30, according to data released recently by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. VC firms invested $280.6 That was 32 percent lower than the $414.4 million into 61 local companies.

Active Network Sets IPO Trading Range

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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.

ACTIVE Network In $1.05 Billion Acquisition Deal With Vista Equity Partners

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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 Storage Adds Exec

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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

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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>>.

Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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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>>.

Why Mucker Capital Is Putting More Money To Work In LA Startups

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Recently, the team behind MuckerLab has made a subtle shift--becoming Mucker Capital (www.muckercapital.com)--focusing on seed stage investments.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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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>>.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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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

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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.

Active Network IPO Expected Wednesday

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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>>.

Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Here, we have the thoughts of Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital (www.tvccapital.com), a software focused growth equity fund, and has had some great success in the market. TVC Capital has also been a big supporter and sponsor of socaltech over the years. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. It was a fantastic run. READ MORE>>.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

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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.

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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. Other active investors were U.S raised for the quarter. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M

Core Innovation Capital Sets Up Shop In LA

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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>>.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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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.

Tech Coast Angels Among Most Active Angel Groups

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Insights: Raising Growth Capital

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Nikkhoo gives some insights into the skill of raising growth capital. As Calvin Coolidge said,"All growth depends upon activity.

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities.

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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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

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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

Report: IPO Activity In Significant Slowdown

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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>>.

Events.com: Creating A New Events Management Software Giant, with Gregg Parise

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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.

Sluggish Year for IPOs, But Signs Abound of Post-Election Surge

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Uncertainty surrounding this year’s presidential election has kept U.S. Smith anticipates a flurry of IPOs between Thanksgiving.

TenOneTen Ventures Emerges As SoCal's Newest Venture Capital Firm

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Because of that, the local high tech industry here has welcomed any and all new capital. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Raises $1.2M

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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>>.

Lowercase Capital Boots Up New LA Investment Fund

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sacca chris venture valley silicon investment angel super capital lowercaseThe news came at a PandoDaily event Thursday evening. READ MORE>>.

Maple Media Launches App Rollup Venture, Backed By Shamrock Capital

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The startup says it is backed by private equity investor Shamrock Capital, and is actively looking to acquire profitable iOS and Android mobile app. maple media shamrock capital venture investment android mobile rollup private equityREAD MORE>>.