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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.

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.

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Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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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>>.

What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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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

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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 Backs Mosaic's $220M Funding

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the backers in a big, $220M equity funding for solar power financing provider Mosaic. Core Innovation Capital is very active nationally in fintech investments, and raised a big fund in 2015. The company is based in Oakland. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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.

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>>.

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.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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.

Tech Coast Angels Among Most Active Angel Groups

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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.

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>>.

Venture Capital Q&A Session

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But to the question – it is much EASIER to sell your company if you’ve never taken venture capital. This is wrong. Never cold.

Active Storage Names CFO

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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.

Events.com Raises New Funding, Buys EventsOnline

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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.

Active Network Buys ReserveAmerica

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San Diego-based Active Network, which operates a network of online sites focused on community and sports organizations, has acquired ReserveAmerica, a provider of campground reservations, owned by IAC. According to IAC and Active, IAC will sell 100% of its capital stock in ReserveAmerica Holdings, Ltd. READ MORE>>.

USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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Moonfrye Gets $2.5M For Kids Activities

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Moonfrye ''s mobile product provides digital photos, stickers, and activities for parents and children (think sticker collecting, activity books).

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

Active Storage Rolls Upgraded iPhone App

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The firm is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, and was founded by former Apple executives. READ MORE>>.