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HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

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GRP Partners Backs DataSift

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners said today that it has made another investment in the Twitter ecosystem, and has led a $6M, Series A investment in Datasift. GRP was joined by IA Ventures in the investment. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly. Datasift is based in the UK. READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Backs Cloud Database Firm

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has backed a provider of cloud-based databases, MongoLab , in its Series A funding. MongoLab said it has raised $3M in a Series A funding led by The Foundry Group, and including Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital and Bullet Time Ventures.

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GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm

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Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software, Awe.sm , Awe.sm Awe.sm has raised $4M in a round which was led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners, and which also included Neu Venture Capital and kps+p Ventures. said Thursday. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 We're taking it seriously.

GRP Partners Hits $148.6M In New Fund, GRP IV

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The regulatory filing indicates GRP has raised $148.6M in committments for the $200M fund, which is still open to investors. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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The most significant news for GRP Partners in 2012 was the first close of our 4th venture fund. American consumers watch 5.3 READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Raises New $200M Fund, Becomes Upfront Ventures

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners announced this morning that it has raised a fourth fund, worth $200M, and also renamed the firm Upfront Ventures. GRP has been quite active in the local technology industry, having founded accelerator LaunchpadLA. READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its firms this morning, mobile banking and payment provider mFoundry. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors. mfoundry partners merger acquisition mobile financial software paymentREAD MORE>>.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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would put my firm, GRP Partners in with the group working with teams in different ways. Not to mention providing the capital for growth. People

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. 1. year review mark suster partners venture capital

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Venture Partners , Domain Associates , and New Enterprise Associates , all with three investments each.

ChowNow Gets $708K

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ChowNow has previously raised funding from Daher Capital, Double M Partners, GRP Partners, Karlin Ventures and Velos Partners, and was part of LaunchpadLA. chownow venture capital food ordering launchpadla mobile tablet Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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Suster, in announcing the deal on his blog, did not say if his firm, GRP Partners, participated in the round. READ MORE>>.

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around – Startups Uncensored #22

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These industry heavyweights discussed everything from humble beginnings, to operating with limited capital, to scaling billion dollar businesses.

DogVacay Awards College Scholarship

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Hirschhorn spent time in venture capital at Monitor Ventures and GRP Partners (which is now Upfront Ventures), before he switched over to becoming a startup CEO. The company says it plans on another scholarship competition next year. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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billion has been invested in the region via venture capital. raised. New York followed Southern California with $512.8M in investments.

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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing

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textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus

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Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. gogii android iphone mobile texting free capital venture acquisition merger jarvus textplustextPlus was founded and is headed by Scott Lahman, who also founded JAMDAT Mobile. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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.

DailyLook Uncovers $2.5M For Fast Fashion

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dailylook venture capital fast fashion fashionable ecommerceAre you a fashion startup? The startup is headed by Brian Ree. READ MORE>>.

Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion

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Pop-Up Pantry is backed by GRP Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Adam Goldenberg (JustFab), and Michel Daher (of Daher Foods). capital venture foodie gourmet frozen eating service delivery food pantry popup muncheryMunchery said it raised $4M in a Series A from e.ventures for the effort. READ MORE>>.

GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P.,

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Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization

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The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Expands To Canada In First International Deal

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GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising services which is backed by GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures, has signed a deal with a Canadian firm, in its first deal out of the country, according to the company Wednesday. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Adds $7M

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The firm has raised $7M in funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. gumgum advertising venture capital celebritySanta Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising firm led by Ophir Tanz, has finally disclosed its funding round. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Names Winders Marketing VP

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GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising technology, said this morning that it has named Tony Winders as its Senior Vice President of Marketing. GumGum is venture backed by. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Gets $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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billion has been invested in the region via venture capital. raised. New York followed Southern California with $512.8M in investments.

Why You Should Give Before You Get

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Early in his days when he was raising capital for DocStoc he came to see me a lot. ” It’s a philosophy, really. Then Get. Then get.

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GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". mark suster venture capital rankin

Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California

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The latest MoneyTree Survey, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters, tabulated. According to the report, which tracks venture capital activity nationwide, there were 89 deals in the quarter, the same as in Q1, but less than the 97 deals in the same quarter of last year. raised.

GRP Gets Exit At HealthDataInsights

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, Las Vegas-based HealthDataInsights.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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.

Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

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Frankly, I think venture capital is that way, too. How does the world in Los Angeles intersect differently with venture capital? Pitches.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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MovieClips – Announces $7m funding from MK Capital, Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, SoftTech, VC and Felicis Ventures. 2.

MyTime Snags Funding For Appointment Service

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The round was led by GRP Partners, and also included angels such as Dave McClure, Dave Tisch, Ben Smith (Merchant Circle), Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Jason Calacanis, Evan Rifkin, Jennifer Lum, and Jay Weintraub. GRP's Mark Suster said the round was worth $3M, with GRP putting up most of the funds. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Snags Amazon Vet For Sales Efforts

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GumGum is backed by NEA, GRP Partners, First Round Capital and Crosscut Ventures, and develops in-image advertising technology focused on interactive ad units integrated with photos on the sites of web publishers. Weisbecker was previously. He also has served at NBCUniversal and AOL. READ MORE>>.

RingRevenue Gets $3.25M For Call Marketing Automation

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The round was led by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. ringrevenue venture capital call marketing tracking automationSanta Barbara-based RingRevenue , which develops call marketing automation technology, said Wednesday that it has raised $3.25M in a funding round. RingRevenue is headed by Jason Spievak.