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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. openid software management identity frontier capital venture ventures anthem janrain

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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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.

Anthem Ventures Gets Exit At Siperian

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures , the venture capital firm run by Bill Woodward, has scored an exit with portfolio firm Siperian , as Informatica said last week that it would buy the maker of data integration software for $130M in cash. Samit Varma at Anthem represented the firm as on Siperian's board of directors.

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!

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. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan. READ MORE>>.

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 billion invested in Q1, and up from $1.0 Tags: finance investment capital venture billion in the area in Q2, up slightly from around $1.4 billion in Q2 of last year.

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>>.

AdventureLink Buys Competitor, Get Investment

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According to AdventureLink, the all-stock deal also included a new investment from Allegis Capital. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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.

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 equipmentfunding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. 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].

Zag Spins Out TrueCar

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The firm said it has scored Series A funding from Zag, Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, Capricorn, Capital One Auto Finance, ARcturus Capital, Scott Painter, and co-founder Tom Taira. All of the venture funders in TrueCar are investors in Zag, and amount of the investment was not disclosed.

Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner

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Many local entrepreneurs might know Todd Jerry , formerly a venture capitalist at Anthem Venture Partners. It's been around for about 20 years.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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2.6mm in Series A :  Canaan ,  Anthem. Jim Robinson of RRE is a super smart guy and has made a lot of really insightful investments.

TrueCar Prices IPO

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TrueCar is venture backed by backed by USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, Upfront Ventures, Anthem Ventures, Vulcan Capital Growth Equity, Peppy Capital Partners, Arcturus Venture Capital, along with others. Santa Monica-based TrueCar has priced its IPO, saying last night that it will sell 7.8 READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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A quick analysis of venture capital deals in Q1, tracked by socalTECH, finds that there was around $1.4 The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are also up significantly from Q1 of last year, when only $729.89M was invested in the region. Other big funding deals included a big, $115.3M

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>>.

ThisNext Gets $1.2M In Funding Round

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According to the filing, the first investment in the round was August 4th, and included equity, options, and warrants. It's unclear if the funding in this regulatory filing is the same funding as the firm announced on July 21st, from Gary Winnick (Pacific Capital), Bob Pittman (Pilot Group/AOL), Stan Shuman (Allen & Co.),

Calacanis: First Angels In New Angel Group

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Coffin is the founder of LowerMyBills, Dayton is the founder of Earthlink, and Woodward is a venture capitalist at Anthem Venture Partners. Tags: jason calacanis mahalo angel investment venture capital keiretsu forum openangel executive

Zag Round Totals $37.4M

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Santa Monica-based Zag has finally revealed the total invested in its latest, strategic round of funding, saying Thursday that it raised $37.4M.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3

Zag Raises $11.1M More

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The firm has previously raised funding from USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, LLC, GRP Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.

Solarflare Pulls In $44M More

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The equity came from Oak Investment Partners, Acacia Capital, and Anthem Venture Partners; source of the debt financing was not disclosed. Tags: venture debt capital ethernet semiconductor gigabit solarflare Solarflare said it has raised $32M in equity financing along with $12M in venture debt. READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Gains Funding

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The funding came from Anthem Venture Partners and The Mail Room Fund. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Solarflare In Distribution Deal

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The company is venture backed by 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

Solarflare Promotes Engineering VP

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The firm has received funding from Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. Irvine-based Solarflare said late Friday that it has named a new, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Danny Shamlou. READ MORE>>.

Solarflare Communications Hires VP

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Solarflare is venture backed by Oak Investment Partners, Acacia Capital, Anthem Venture Partners, and others. Irvine-based Solarflare Communications , which develops 10 Gigabit Ethernet silicon, said today that it has hired on Mike Smith as the firm's Vice President of Product Marketing. READ MORE>>.

Zag: 50,000 Cars Sold

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Zag has received funding from USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, LLC, GRP Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. over MSRP on their autos.

Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

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We never took a dollar of outside capital, from the founding until this round a couple of months ago. How did Revolution Prep start?

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Paul talked about Neuhaus Partners, a 65 million Euro fund with the remit to invest in German-speaking countries. DST invested $180mm last fall.

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MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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Venture backers : Oak Investment Partners, Spectrum Equity, W Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs & Co., www.demandmedia.com). Profile ].

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Raised angel money from Rob Lord, Reid Hoffman, Benchmark Capital and others.  Here’s this week’s outline: INTRO to FARB NIVI. million. Cocodot.

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