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Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain

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Two Los Angeles area venture capital firms have re-upped their investments in a provider of identity management software. JanRain said it has raised $15.5M in its new round of funding, which was led by Emergence Capital Partners. Other investors, aside form Anthem and DFJ Frontier, were RPM Ventures, Tim Draper, and Square 1 Bank.

Anthem Ventures Gets Second Exit In A Week

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Venture Partners has scored two exits in the last week, as Los Angeles-based Demand Media hit a homerun with its IPO Wednesday, and San Diego-based Plixi was acquired by Lockerz Thursday. Anthem is one of the more active local investors, and has recently backed BeachMint, CocoDot, and TrueCar, among other firms.

Last Exit Wall Street: 7 Considerations When Raising Venture Capital

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Is outside capital really required? What is your exit strategy? By this measure, Groupon was by no means your typical start-up. 2.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

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Indiana is home to the global headquarters for Anthem, Cook Medical, Dow AgroSciences, and Eli Lilly and Company, as well as the North American headquarters for Roche Diagnostics. Warsaw, IN, is the “Orthopedic Capital of the World.”. People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a.

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DFJ Frontier, Anthem Boost Janrain

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Two local venture capital funds here in Southern California have backed Janrain , a developer of user management software tools used by websites to better manage registration and site visitors. Both DFJ Frontier and Anthem were early backers of Janrain. janrain venture capital user management software saas frontier anthem

Anthem Ventures North, Funds Avatar Firm

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Anthem Ventures is the lead investor in an avatar-focused, social networking site called Meez. Meez, which is based in San Francisco, said today that it has raised a financing round from Anthem. Anthem's Brian Mesic has been added to the firm's board as part of the funding.

Anthem Ventures Backs Madefire For Comic Publishing Apps

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures is one of the investors in MadeFire , a developer of storytelling applications, MadeFire announced Wendesday. The funding round was led by True Ventures, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Crosslink Ventures, and Correlation Ventures. READ MORE>>.

StackIQ Raises $6M

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The new funding came from Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, and OurCrowd, as well as Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. stackiq venture capital automatoin software enterprise hadoop The company said the new funding will go toward scaling sales and marketing. The company is led by Tim McIntire. READ MORE>>.

Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools

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The company''s backers include Anthem Ventures, La Costa Investment Group, Right Side Capital Group, Promus Ventures, Social Leverage, plus angels, including Howard Lindzon, Eric Otterson, and others. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization The company is led by Al Bsharah. READ MORE>>.

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What Startups Can Learn From The Pizza Business: Samit Varma

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Samit Varma: We''ve raised three rounds of capital, and at this time last year we had three units open. What is Pizza Studio? Thanks!

CARD.com Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards

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The Series A funding was led by QED Investors, and also included Resolute Ventures, Anthem Ventures, and angels such as Adam Press and Greg Steiner (BeachMint, eHarmony). iphone android mobile payment capital venture finance debit prepaid card cardcom The company said it has now raised $4.7M in funding. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Files For IPO

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TrueCar--which is led by Scott Painter--is backed by USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, Upfront Ventures, Anthem Ventures, Vulcan Capital Growth Equity, and Peppy Capital Partners. Santa Monica-based TrueCar has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is looking to raise up to $125M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as TRUE.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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Venture Capital As long as I'm pulling this together, here are some venture capital firms in Los Angeles that can help get you wired in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

SolarFlare Raises $5.0M

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The firm has previously raised funding from Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. solarflare venture capital funding gigabit ethernet 10gbe debtDetails on the new funding have not been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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2.6mm in Series A :  Canaan ,  Anthem. Tags: This Week in Venture Capital VC Industry High Profile Deal of the Week: 1.  TweetUp. Genius.

Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara

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Venture backed Surf Air has received funding from Velos Partners, Base Ventures, Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, Structure Capital, actor Jared Leto, TriplePoint Capital, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, Gilad and Eytan Elbaz, Rick Caruso, Jeffrey Stibel and Jonathan Schreiber. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Gets $4.25M More

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The firm has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Representatives from both Anthem and Rincon continue to serve on the firm's board of directors. cocodot venture capital myspace online invitations evite electronic printed wedding baby showerREAD MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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Venture Capital As long as I'm pulling this together, here are some venture capital firms in Los Angeles that can help get you wired in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Big Frame Lands $3M

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners, Daher Capital, DFJ Frontier, LaunchPad LA, New World Ventures, The Media Farm and Social Starts, and angels Diego Berdakin, Dave Goldberg, Peter Gotcher, Clark Landry, Adam Lilling and Dan Murray. bigframe frame youtube hollywood entertainment content talent venture capital

Solarflare In Talks With Marvell, Say Sources

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Solarflare, which is headed by Russell Stern, is venture backed by Acacia Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Anthem Ventures, Foundation Capital, IDG Ventures, Intel Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Sequoia Capital and Windward Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Scopely Raises $8.5M

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scopely venture capital social videogame video game content elbaz buddiesIt looks like all that bacon paid off. Scopely said it is developing mobile and social applications, including the Buddies franchise of multiplayer games. READ MORE>>.

Surf Air Takes Flight, Starts All-You-Can-Fly Shuttles To Silicon Valley

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For venture capital investors and entrepreneurs, used to making the commute between Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley, the distance--and time--between the two technology centers has just dropped, thanks to the launch of Surf Air , an all-you-can-fly membership airline. READ MORE>>.

FileTrek Raises $10M

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The round was led by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds. FileTrek's board includes William Woodward, Managing Director at Anthem Venture partners. filetrek venture capital enterprise cloud software file management dataREAD MORE>>.

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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investment investor capital venture angeles For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M

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Prior investors New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, and Anthem Ventures also participated in the new financing round. Lightbank is the venture capital firm of Groupon founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell. myspace ecommerce group fashion style capital venture beachmintREAD MORE>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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Spark Capital, Flybridge, Founder Collective, NextView Ventures … all in Boston or Cambridge not west of the city. In San Fran you find more recently established VCs like True Ventures, First Round Capital, Freestyle, Kii Capital and others. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Palo Alto is home to Stanford.

SurfAir's Subscription Airline Flights Now Targeted By End of 2012

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The startup airline--headed by Wade Eyerly and backed by such venture firms as Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, TriplePoint Capital, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, and a number of high profile angels--is currently working through the process of FAA certification. READ MORE>>.

VideoAmp Gets $15M For TV And Video Tools

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The funding was led by European investor RTL Group, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, ZenShin Capital, and Startup Capital Ventures. marketing advertising content capital venture attribution screen tools video videoampREAD MORE>>.

VideoAmp Raises $15M For TV And Video Tools

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The funding was led by European investor RTL Group, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, ZenShin Capital, and Startup Capital Ventures. videoamp video tools screen attribution venture capital content advertising marketingREAD MORE>>.

Surf Air Gets Funding Round

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surf commuter travel airplane startup muckerlab airline funding capital venture surfairThe startup--which is developing a subscription-based, all-you-can-fly airline which connects Palo Alto and Los Angeles--did not announce the size of the round, which is rumored to be somewhere in the range of $14M. READ MORE>>.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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Challenge #3 – There Needs to Be More Institutional Capital in Los Angeles. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link].

Panna Gets Funding From LA Investors For iPad Cooking Magazine

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Anthem and Launchpad LA are in Los Angeles. panna cooking ipad iphone mobile food foodie venture capital READ MORE>>.

VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which operates a programmatic video advertising platform, said this morning that it has raised $2.2M in a funding round, from Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners and ZenShin Capital. videoamp video advertising venture capital ross mccray

Wavestream Raises $7M

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Names of new investors in the firm were not disclosed, however, the firm has previously raised funding from companies such as Anthem Ventures, Digital Power Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Titan Corp., The filing listed Anthem Ventures' William Woodward as a current member of the firm's board.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA. The inaugural Splash LA event will be held on the evening of May 26, 2011, at The Highlands Hollywood. The Splash event, hosted by Vator, is a celebration of entrepreneurship. If have a company and are interested in being part of this event there is still time for you to enter the competition.

Viewdle Gets $10M

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Viewdle , the developer of cross platform, facial recognition technology backed by Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures, has scored another round of funding, worth $10M, according to Viewdle. The new round comes from Best Buy, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm, in addition to Anthem Ventures, which was the original investor in the company.

Cocodot Gets $2.0M

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The funding comes from Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Tags: cocodot ecommerce stationery shawn gold venture capital Hollywood-based Cocodot , an online site which provides online invitations and stationery, has raised $2.0M more in funding, according to reports.

Solarflare Raises $5.0M In Debt

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Solarflare is venture backed by Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. solarflare venture capital debt semiconductor gigabit ethernetNo details on the source of the debt funding were disclosed. READ MORE>>.

SolarFlare Raises $22M More

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SolarFlare's current investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners. solarflare venture capital high speed networking interface device 10gbe latency hardware equipmentSolarFlare , the developer of high speed networking devices, has raised a new, big $22.0M

Surf Air Raises $73M, Orders 15 New Planes

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The equity investors include Anthem Ventures, Velos Partners, Base Ventures as well as FF Ventures, Plus Capital, and others. surf venture capital airline startup membership expansion The funding included $65M in debt from White Oak Global Advisors, and $8M from the both new and existing equity investors. READ MORE>>.