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Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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It would be interesting to hear about where your interests are nowdays, there was a rumor Redpoint had backed off activity here lately.

Redpoint Ventures Closes $400M Fund

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Venture capital fund Redpoint Ventures , which has an outpost in Los Angeles, has some new cash in the bank, after announcing $400M in a new fund today, Redpoint V. The new fund follows Redpoint IV, which also was a $400M fund, which was raised three years ago. funding investment capital venture redpointREAD MORE>>.

BetterWorks Shutting Down On May 31st

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According to an email from Craig, the company decided to close down the BettterWorks perk platform, and will not longer be active after next Thursday. BetterWorks had raised $10M in funding from Redpoint Ventures. BetterWorks--and Paige Craig--have been one of the companies driving the growth in Santa Monica's Silicon Beach.

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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The most active venture and angel investment groups investing in the region were the Tech Coast Angels , with 8 investments; the Pasadena Angels (5 investments); followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4 investments); Avalon Ventures (4 investments); Upfront Ventures (4 investments). Nationally, there was $13.0 READ MORE>>.

2U Raises $120M In IPO

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The company--which runs online degree programs for the University of Southern California (USC) and many other schools--had been backed by Redpoint Ventures, which funded the company out of its Los Angeles office. Those investments were led by former Redpoint VC Greg Martin. Redpoint Ventures owned 23.2 READ MORE>>.

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Universal In Licensing Deal With Hark

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Hark is based in Seattle but also is active in Los Angeles in business development; ElNaggar might be familiar to Los Angeles entrepreneurs for his short stint sourcing venture deals for Redpoint Ventures in Los Angeles. The titles include Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and The Breakfast Club as well as Bridesmaids and Fast Five.

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.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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We also put together the Series B with Redpoint for Machinima. Derek Norton: I'm a fourth generation Angeleno. That's the big difference now.

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

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).

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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socalTECH tracks day-to-day venture capital activity in the Southern California region, and uses venture data disclosed by companies announcing funding; self-reported by both technology companies and venture firms; as well as regulatory filings and other sources.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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In terms of venture firm activity, the report found that DFJ Frontier was the most active in the quarter, with five deals; GRP Partners , Mission Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures all had four deals each in the quarter. invested in Southern California in Q4. billion invested across 2,795 deals during the year nationally.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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In terms of venture firm activity, the report found that DFJ Frontier was the most active in the quarter, with five deals; GRP Partners , Mission Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures all had four deals each in the quarter. invested in Southern California in Q4. billion invested across 2,795 deals during the year nationally.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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In terms of venture firms, the most active firms from Southern California, nationally, were Redpoint Ventures (9 investments), Steamboat Ventures (5 investments), and GRP Partners , Rustic Canyon Partners , Blade Ventures , Avalon Ventures , and Angeleno Group , with four investments each. Nationally, venture deals in the U.S. raised.

Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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The most active firms investing in Southern California, according to the Pwc/NVCA report, were GRP Partners , Domain Associates , and TPG Growth --all with 4 investments each--followed by Allegis Capital , Benchmark Capital , and Sanderling Ventures , all with three investments each. received in the region in Q1 of 2009. across 31 days.

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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The most active Southern California investors, including all of their investments both inside and outside of the region, were the Tech Coast Angels (7 investments), and Rustic Canyon Partners (6 investments); Redpoint , Mission Ventures , and GRP all had 4 investments total. Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in the region.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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When the show has been processed it will be available here (estimated 8pm PDT). Greycroft is an early-stage VC.  Time will tell. OTHER DEALS: 1.