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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Venture Capital is a people business. The role of VC is sparring partner.

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications. Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. part of the funding, TVC Capital's Steven J.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? And Lyft? Twitter was a podcasting company.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? ’ But do you want to start a relationship with your most important supplier – that of capital to fuel your business – by avoiding talking about his or her expectations in terms of rights or privileges? This week. Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. Me: Ah. I see.

Everbridge Wins Nation's Capital

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Glendale-based emergency communications and notifications provider Everbridge has scored a major win in the the nation''s capital, saying that it has been selected by the National Capital Region (NCR) to deliver emergency notifications, communications, and related services across the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., READ MORE>>.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Mosaic's $220M Funding

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the backers in a big, $220M equity funding for solar power financing provider Mosaic. Core Innovation Capital is very active nationally in fintech investments, and raised a big fund in 2015. The company is based in Oakland. READ MORE>>.

Is Venture Capital A Path To Riches?

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Currently, carry proceeds are taxed at the long-term capital gains rate of 20%. The post Is Venture Capital A Path To Riches? Possibly.

Triton Digital Acquired By Vector Capital

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the provider of software for the digital audio streaming market, has been acquired by private equity firm Vector Capital , the companies said today. Triton Digital was advised by Macquarie Capital in the deal. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

March Capital Backs VeloCloud In Series C Funding

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor March Capital Partners is the lead investor in a developer of cloud networking technology, VeloCloud Networks , as part of a new $27M funding round for that company. velocloud networks networking venture capital sdwan wide area hardware software defined marchcpREAD MORE>>.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

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billion in venture capital funds with one A-round fund and one late-stage fund. Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  This article originally ran on PEHub.

University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund

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Core Innovation Capital Backs Vouch For Social Lending

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the lead companies in a Series A investment in Vouch , a consumer lending startup which offers up consumer loans based on if a users' social network. Core Innovation Capital's investment in San Francisco-based Vouch was led by Arjun Schutte. READ MORE>>.

Razer Plans Venture Capital Fund

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Irvine-based videogame accessory and hardware maker Razer is planning on launching a new, corporate venture capital fund, starting next year, according to a report. razer venture capital videogame accessory hardware corporate investmentRazer has its U.S. READ MORE>>.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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In fact, if you add the capital flows of the past ten years, there have been just shy of $50 billion in net cash outlays. Sorry! Summary.

Latest Data Show Venture Capital Industry on Pins and Needles

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Have investors drifted, becoming less dogmatic about hitting interim milestones with as little capital as possible? history (admittedly, at 2.1

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” Having worked through the data with Glenn I am even more optimistic about venture capital than I was even a year ago. Thus is a key point.

Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

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Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund

Silicon Valley Investor Lowercase Capital Names LA Chief

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Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

Why I Look for High Conviction, not Consensus, in Venture Capital Decisions

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One of the least understood parts of the venture capital industry and venture capital firms is how investment decisions actually get made.

Quigley: Venture Capital Revival Coming

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Vinny Smith's Toba Capital Backs WSO2

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Irvine-based Toba Capital , the venture investment firm founded by Quest Software founder Vinny Smith, has made an investment in open source application development software developer WSO2. WSO2, which is based in Palo Alto, said it raised $20M from Pacific Controls and Toba Capital this morning. READ MORE>>.

TVC Capital Raises $115M Software Fund

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San Diego-based TVC Capital , the software-focused, growth equity investment firm founded by Jeb Spencer and Steve Hamerslag has raised a big, $115M software fund, the company said Wednesday. The fund said that TVC Capital III was oversubscribed, and closed in only 90 days. million in revenues. READ MORE>>.

Core Innovation Capital Raises $71M In New Fund

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Los Angeles-based Core Innovation Capital , the fintech investment firm led by Arjan Schutte and Kathleen Utecht, has just raised $71.5M in a new fund, Core Innovation Capital II, L.P. core innovation capital fintech financial investment venture arjun schutte kathleen utechtREAD MORE>>.

Core Innovation Capital Raises $71.5M for Financial Tech Investments

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Core Innovation Capital of Hollywood, a financial services technology investor, has raised a second fund worth $71.5 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. “We are founders, just like the… Read More.

Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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The firm's investor was San Diego-based TVC Capital , which invested only $4M in total in Accordent before it was acquired. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital – Hint: Preparation Matters More Than Your Pitch

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The steps outlined below represent an ideal approach to raising capital from sophisticated investors. wish that was true. It’s not.”

Why Mucker Capital Is Putting More Money To Work In LA Startups

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Recently, the team behind MuckerLab has made a subtle shift--becoming Mucker Capital (www.muckercapital.com)--focusing on seed stage investments.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more

MK Capital Funds ReachForce

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According to ReachForce, MK Capital led a $4.6M MK Capital has its Los Angeles offices in Santa Monica. investment round in the company.

Venture Capital Fundraising On Uptick

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It looks like it's going to be a good year for venture capital -- fundraising, that is, according to numbers released by Dow Jones Monday.

Clearlake Capital Buys Vision Solutions

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital has acquired Vision Solutions , a developer of data protection, high availability, and cloud migration software. clearlake capital merger acquisition vision solutions data storage backupFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different. Enter Amazon.

Flixel Finds Funding From Tyra Banks' Fierce Capital

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Flixel , a startup developing mobile photography software, has raised a round of investment from Fierce Capital, the investment arm of supermodel Tyra Banks. flixel venture capital fashion tyra banks startup software itunes smartphone video Size of the funding round was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

MK Capital Scores With Aprimo Buy

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MK Capital led Aprimo's first institutional round, with Managing General Partner Mark Koulogeorge heading up MK's investment in the firm.

Amgen's Kevin Sharer Joins Healthcare Venture Capital Firm

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Is Amgen the next source of the healthcare industry's venture capital deals? It might be, on news that Kevin Sharer , the former CEO of Thousand Oaks-based Amgen , has joined venture capital investment firm Foundation Medical Partners. amgen kevin sharer venture capital investment biotech lifescience medical healthcare

Core Innovation Capital Sets Up Shop In LA

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In the latest positive move for the Los Angeles venture capital market, a new investor has moved into town, to take advantage of the area''s growing startup market. core innovation capital venture investment fund The firm''s efforts here are headed by Arjun Schutte. READ MORE>>.