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Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. April 6, 2015 — Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced that the group has invested a total of $4,163,000 in 17 deals during the year of 2014, making it the third consecutive year with over $4 million invested in deals.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? ’ But do you want to start a relationship with your most important supplier – that of capital to fuel your business – by avoiding talking about his or her expectations in terms of rights or privileges? Isn’t it like you said about angels? This week.

What Los Angeles Is Missing

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tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Read More.

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

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more

Triton Digital Acquired By Vector Capital

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the provider of software for the digital audio streaming market, has been acquired by private equity firm Vector Capital , the companies said today. Triton Digital was advised by Macquarie Capital in the deal. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Valley Investor Lowercase Capital Names LA Chief

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Lowercase said earlier this month that it was gearing up to make investment in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Is Venture Capital A Path To Riches?

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This analysis is particularly timely, given the recent tidal wave of successful entrepreneurs who have become Angel and venture investors.

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. for a reason: Los Angeles offers the best access to seasoned executives and creative talent.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. “We are founders, just like the… Read More.

How More Women Are Becoming Angel Investors, with Eva Yazhari

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Eva Helene Yazhari: It''s a program for budding angel investors, and female angel investors. What is the Pipeline Fellowship? Thanks!

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return

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Local angel groups have hit the jackpot again with an investment, this time with the October acquisition of Pasadena-based Bluebeam in a $100M deal by German software company Nemetschek AG. The Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels revealed today that their return on Bluebeam was 20x for angels who participated in funding Bluebeam.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Vouch For Social Lending

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the lead companies in a Series A investment in Vouch , a consumer lending startup which offers up consumer loans based on if a users' social network. Core Innovation Capital's investment in San Francisco-based Vouch was led by Arjun Schutte. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments

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Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. halo report tech coast angels angel investment venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels Makes Eight Investments, Sees Two Exits In Q1

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The Tech Coast Angels , one of the most active angel investment groups nationwide in addition to here in Southern California, said Friday that it invested in eight new and follow on deals in the first quarter of 2015, in addition to seeing two exits out of its portfolio. Both Thermark and Olive Medical were acquired in February.

Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding. angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopelyScopely says is is preparing to "disrupt a segment of the social web". READ MORE>>.

500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles

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Venture capital investor 500 Startups appears to be extending its presence in the Los Angeles area, with the appointment of Jess Erickson as LA Program Director at the firm. startups 500startups venture capital investor accelerator jess ericksonThe move was first noted by Fortune. READ MORE>>.

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Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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But, how are those accelerators doing so far in terms of attracting capital and attention to Southern California startups? READ MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels: Record Amount Invested In 2014

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Southern California''s biggest organized, angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , said this morning that the group had its biggest investment year ever in 2014, investing a total of $16.37M across 61 total deals. The investments were up by 12 percent from 2013, when the angel group invested $14.64M in its portfolio.

Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. greentoe venture capital angel ecommerce retail retailer seed Size of the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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According to the report, the Tech Coast Angels slipped from last year''s number one position, due to the activity of the New York Angels.

Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding

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lifescience capital venture telemedicine overseas remote consulting health physician outsourcing telehealth aligned Agoura Hills-based Aligned TeleHealth , a provider of telemedicine services and technology, said today that it has raised a round of private financing from two individuals. Size of the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. average of all angels. According to the TCA, it had a 3.3x READ MORE>>.

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Angel5 Highlights Top Angel Investors

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If you're a startup, one of the popular ways to reach out to angel investors is through the site AngelList. However, it's often difficult to sort through the many angel investors and others on the site in a useful way. angellist angel investment venture capital investing investor wittlebee acceleratorREAD MORE>>.

SV Angel's David Lee Heads To LA

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Yet another, Silicon Valley venture capitalist is headed to Los Angeles--this time, David Lee, co-founder and managing partner of prolific angel investment fund SV Angel. The move--first reported by PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy--apparently comes for personal reasons for Lee, whose famly lives in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

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DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development.

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Tech Coast Angels: Biggest Q2 Ever For Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active organized angel group,said today that it had its most active Q2, and had a record number of deals and dollars invested in the quarter. The Tech Coast Angels are not only Southern California's biggest investment group, but also one of the most active groups nationwide.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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Angels to the Rescue

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The one group of investors you can count on to support you in a crisis are your Angels, and I saw two examples over the Holidays. What then?

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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>>.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

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Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.  million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. angellist angel investment venture capital funding

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. tech coast angels venture capital angel investment financeREAD MORE>>.

TCA Gets First Close On Angel Fund

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The Tech Coast Angels announced this morning that it has had a first close on its Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1, the firm's new early-stage investment fund. The angel group said that the first investment from the fund was in Vokle, an online event broadcasting service. fundraising. READ MORE>>.

Open Angel Forum Looks To Expand

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The Open Angel Forum , the angel investment group started by Mahalo's Jason Calacanis, is looking to expand, according to the group.

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Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding

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Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.