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Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec

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Scopely is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). content game video network videogame executive zynga scopely Scopely said Reed will head up the company''s product team. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. will do my best to keep this up to date.

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>>.

Big Frame Lands $3M

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Hollywood-based Big Frame , a new startup focused on providing content programming and marketing of YouTube talent, has raised $3M in a funding round, the firm said Tuesday. bigframe frame youtube hollywood entertainment content talent venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts

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Cocodot has previously gotten funding from Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. 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 videoampVideoAmp is led by Ross McCray. READ MORE>>.

AwesomenessTV Acquires Big Frame

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Big Frame had been venture backed by 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. The company had a $3.0M Series A funding back in 2012. READ MORE>>.

Report: Buzznet Chops Staff

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Hollywood-based, music-related blog and content firm Buzznet has reportedly cut employees, according to a report from Digital Music News. Buzznet operates an online social networking and social media site focused on music and bands, and is backed by Anthem Ventures, Interscope, Redpoint Ventures, and others

Cocodot Gets $2.0M

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The funding comes from Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Cocodot is the latest startup of Shawn Gold, formerly SVP, Marketing & Content of MySpace.com. Hollywood-based Cocodot , an online site which provides online invitations and stationery, has raised $2.0M more in funding, according to reports.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Editors From PopEater, TMZ

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed online entertainment content network, has snagged two editors for a new, yet-to-be launched celebrity site, the firm said today. BUZZMEDIA is backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Rolls Out Printed Cards

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Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Tags: cocodot invitation printing content evite invite party printed myspace According to Cocodot, it has started offering printed version of the company's invitation cards, starting at $37.25 for a 25-card minimum. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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There’s so much content to cover, we’ll highlight various SBF events over the next several days. Tons of info and tons of fun!”

Buzznet Raises $12.5M More

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According to the company, the funding round was led by Focus Ventures, and also included Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. Tags: buzzmedia hollywood content venture capital celebrity culture buzznet media The firm said the funding will go towards "continued growth of its portfolio."Buzz

Buzznet Joins With The Superficial

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Buzznet is venture backed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Anthem Ventures, NEA, and Universal Music Group. Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online site focused on entertainment and pop culture, has linked up with entertainment site The Superficial, the firm said today. READ MORE

Buzznet Hires Two, Snags NYTimes Editor

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Buzznet is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Interscope, and Redpoint Ventures. Hollywood-based Buzznet, an online social media and networking site focused on music, said Wednesday that it has hired two editors to bolster its music editorial team. READ MORE

Buzznet Targets Tweens, Teens With New Celebrity Site

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According to Buzznet, the new site will provide tweens and teens with up-to-date and high quality pop culture and celebrity content, and is being launched as part of Buzznet's Celebuzz.com entertainment community. Buzznet is venture backed by Sutter Hill Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Anthem Ventures, NEA and Universal Music Group.

Cocodot Links With DKNY

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Gold was SVP Marketing and Content at MySpace, and Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitations site run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said this week that it has partnered with DKNY , for a collection of fashion cards and invites.

Buzz Media Inks Deal with Magazine

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Buzz Media--which was formerly known as BuzzNet--is a venture backed operator of a network of pop culture, celebrity, and music-focused web content properties and blogs. According to the two, they are in a joint venture focused on digital content, marketing, and advertising. Magazine. Magazine is a celebrity news magazine and website.

Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

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My brother is actually at Anthem Ventures, working with Bill Woodward, and I was an intern there in business school. We started in 2000.

Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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Derrick Oien: We have a platform we develop, called ANTHEM. ANTHEM is referred to, depending on what segment you're looking at, as either a community gateway or social networking gateway. But, with Intercasting and our ANTHEM version of MySpace, it's a client integrated into the device. It's a client-server solution.

Three Southern California Firms Building Blog Empires

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The firm has been squarely aimed at the content and blog world, with recent hires of editors from AOL's PopEater, and TMZ.com, to help build out its sites. Venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others. www.buzzmedia.com). Profile ]. MMC Media.

MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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MySpace Connection : Shawn Gold , former SVP Marketing and Content at MySpace. www.demandmedia.com). Profile ]. Generation Partners. Cocodot.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Current round: $5.0mm in Series A by NEA and Anthem Venture Partners. To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link. OTHER DEALS: 1. 

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Interview with Kelly Tompkins, AdventureLink

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners and the Mail Room Fund. What we've done here, is we've utilized very advanced crawler technology, which grabs content from thousands of adventure tour operators, and consolidates that into a database. We caught up with Kelly Tompkins, the firm's founder and CEO, to hear more about the firm.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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2.6mm in Series A :  Canaan ,  Anthem. This is a CDN (Content Delivery Network). High Profile Deal of the Week: 1.  TweetUp. Shazaam.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Current round: $2mm in Series B from Anthem Venture Partners and Rincon Venture Partners – Total Raised: $3mm – Read more: TechCrunch. 6.

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