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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. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

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. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

Tech Zulu Event

The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The large U.S.

Don’t go on a phishing trip!

Berkonomics

Anthem Blue Cross for example could be a phishing loser. The attack is believed to have started with custom malware sent to Anthem IT staff.

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

Jason Nazar

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.

Zag Raises Funding

socalTECH

Zag has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels.

Zag Raises $32.4M

socalTECH

The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site. However, the deal was disclosed by TechCrunch earlier this evening.

TrueCar Links Into Auto Websites

socalTECH

TrueCar is using pricing data, derived from information gained from Zag's auto buying service, to show buyers the prices that people have paid to purchase vehicles within a local area. TrueCar said it is providing both HTML widgets and an API which sites can used to display its information. READ MORE>>.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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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. Interestingly, only Redpoint, Domain, Anthem, and DFJ Frontier have local offices in Southern California.

Zag Spins Out TrueCar

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According to TrueCar, it will provide information about new car pricing, using the actual price people have paid for cars. 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.

TrueCar Launches New Pricing Tool

socalTECH

TrueCar uses actual car sales data from local dealers to present car shoppers with information on the actual prices paid for new cars in their neighborhood. The firm is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, and GRP Partners. READ MORE>>.

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal

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Other active firms included Bessemer Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Clearstone Venture Partners, Domain Associates, The Westly Group, Life Science Angels, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Idealab, Versant Ventures, Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and First Round Capital. billion in Q2 of last year.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

Both Sides of the Table

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 Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

socalTECH

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 Kelly Tompkins, AdventureLink

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners and the Mail Room Fund. That information is normalized, standardized, and when a tour operator changes content on their web site, it's automatically picked up on our system. We caught up with Kelly Tompkins, the firm's founder and CEO, to hear more about the firm. Thanks for the interview.