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Last Exit Wall Street: 7 Considerations When Raising Venture Capital

From the Venture Trenches

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

Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain


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


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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This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

Both Sides of the Table

2.6mm in Series A :  Canaan ,  Anthem. In the interview we also covered: - How are VC funds structured: closed-funds vs. evergreen funds?

DFJ Frontier, Anthem Boost Janrain


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

Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools


San Diego-based Embarke has raised $1.25M in a funding round, which the company''s founder said came from a number of venture capitalists and angel investors. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization The company is led by Al Bsharah. READ MORE>>.

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StackIQ Raises $6M


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. READ MORE>>.

What Startups Can Learn From The Pizza Business: Samit Varma


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!

Los Angeles Startup Community


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.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link. Paul discussed his perspective having been at SAP Ventures. OTHER DEALS: 1. 

SolarFlare Raises $5.0M


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.

Cocodot Gets $4.25M More


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. Robert Schwartz, of Third Point Ventures in New York, is also now listed as a board member of the firm.

Big Frame Lands $3M


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

Scopely Raises $8.5M


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>>.

FileTrek Raises $10M


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>>.

Meet the VC

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 -- Meet the VC: Anthem Venture Partners. Meet the VC brings entrepreneurs and VCs together. OCTANe. See [link] (more

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


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>>.

Solarflare Raises $22.2M More


Details on that funding have not been announced by the company, whose investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners. solarflare venture capital high speed gigabit ethernet semiconductorREAD MORE>>.

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

Jason Nazar

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

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

One of the major trends I’ve outlined is this movement of entrepreneurs (and as a lagging indicator venture funds) to more urban environments. Spark Capital, Flybridge, Founder Collective, NextView Ventures … all in Boston or Cambridge not west of the city. Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. And Facebook.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M


The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and Lightbank. 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. READ MORE>>.

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.  Recently raised $7 million from Atlas Ventures out of Boston.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

Tech Zulu Event

Ten companies selected by their peers and vetted by VC judges will get a chance to present onstage with a 3-minute presentation. 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. You still have 2 days left!   Go here to enter your company.

VideoAmp Raises $15M For TV And Video Tools


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 marketing

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back


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

Panna Gets Funding From LA Investors For iPad Cooking Magazine


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


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

Viewdle Gets $10M


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. Anthem's Brian Mesic and Samit Varma oversee the firm's investment in Viewdle. READ MORE>>.

Cocodot Gets $2.0M


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.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

Surf Air Raises $73M, Orders 15 New Planes


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 Surf Air offers up "all you can fly" shot hop travel aimed at investors and business executives. READ MORE>>.

SolarFlare Raises $22M More


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.

Solarflare Raises $5.0M In Debt


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>>.

AdventureLink Gets $1.29M


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ThisNext Gets $1.2M More


Santa Monica-based ThisNext , which operates an online social shopping site and community, has raised another $1.2M in venture funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. Tags: thisnext social shopping venture capital The funding brings the company's total raised to around $9.7M in funding. READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Buys Competitor, Get Investment


According to AdventureLink, the all-stock deal also included a new investment from Allegis Capital. Amount of that funding was not released.

Zag Raises $11.1M More


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

TweetPhoto Gets $2.6M


The round was led by Canaan Partners and also included Anthem Venture Partners and un-named angels. Tags: tweetphoto venture capital twitter social networking software photo photography tweet According to the firm, the new funding will go to introduce new products and to expand its developer relations program.

ThisNext Buys Stylehive, Gains Funding


ThisNext said the Series C funding round came from Clearstone Venture Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Tags: thisnext stylehive merger acquisition venture capital social shopping community READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Gains Funding


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