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Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs

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San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures has backed a team from former portfolio firm Greenplum , in a new venture round. According to San Mateo-based Alpine Data Labs , it has scored $7.5M in a Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporate Equity Asia.

Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits

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In July, we sold another one of our companies, Greenplum, a database warehousing company, to EMC, another good win for the venture investors.

Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. mission ventures alpine data hadoop bigdata venture capital metapa greenplum READ MORE>>.

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. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M raised for the quarter.

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capital investors invested $21.8

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. Nationwide, there was $4.8 raised.

Zui Acquired By Saban Brands

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Zui was venture backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Finds $30M For Battery Technology

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The funding came from Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures along with Presidio Ventures. enevate battery technology energy lithium liion venture capital materials chemistryREAD MORE>>.

KidZui Catches $2M, Launches New Service

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The firm said the funding included Mission Ventures, Maveron, and Emergence Capital. kidzui internet search children friendly safety parents venture capitalZui.com is a new, search engine focused on kids aged 3 to 12 years old. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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Active Storage is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. READ MORE>>.

Fastpoint Games Acquired By Weplay

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Fastpoint Games was venture backed by Allen & Co., Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide, but had begun shopping around its assets in October. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Weplay offers up an online social site aimed at coaches, parents, and players of youth sports.

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Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features

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Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.

Ortiva Wireless Adds $2.0M

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The firm--which is backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, among others--indicated it had raised $2.0M out of a $2.15M funding effort, in a combination of debt and warrants. ortiva wireless venture capital debt fundingREAD MORE>>.

LAVA Annual Venture Capital Panel

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 -- Annual Venture Capital Panel. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make. See [link] (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.

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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The new funding comes from existing investors Mission Ventures and Costella Kirsch. kidzui venture capital original video hollywood content kidsKidZui--which is led by Cliff Boro--said it will invest those new funds in a studio division, Zui Studios, which will create original video content for Zui.com and KidZui.

Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 -- Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital. Featured speakers include four of the nation's top public policy experts in the venture community: Mark Heesen, Washington, D.C.-based See [link] (more

Ortiva Wireless Acquired By Allot Communications

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Ortiva Wireless was venture backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, and others, and had raised somewhere north of $40M for its efforts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Allot said it will integrate Ortiva's technology into its Allot Service Gateway product.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. data raid apple capital venture storage activeREAD MORE>>.

Enevate Names CFO

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Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, and CEC Capital, and is targeting its Lithium ion battery technology at the smartphone and mobile device market. Kennedy as its new Chief Financial Officer. READ MORE>>.

Insights and Opinions: What's going on in venture capital in San Diego?

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What's going on in venture capital in San Diego? And how will the changing venture economy affect angel investors? Mission Ventures' Dave Ryan talks with Frank Peters, and offers advice for angel investors. Listen. More Insights and Opinions on socalTECH.com.

MaestroDev, Winston Damarillo's Latest Firm, Uncloaks At JavaOne

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The firm appears to be the company Damarillo told socalTECH in July which had just received venture funding. MaestroDev lists venture capitalist Leo Spiegel, of Mission Ventures, as a board member; Damarillo serves as Chairman. He's currently heading up Morphlabs , which shares the same address as MaestroDev. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Names Qualcomm Vet Altman To Advisory Board

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Enevate is venture backed by Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures. Irvine-based Lithium-ion battery developer Enevate announced this morning that it has named Steve Altman, former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, to its advisory board. READ MORE>>.

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Nirvanix Gets $25M In Series C

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The round was led by Khosla Ventures , and also included Valhalla Partners , Intel Capital , Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures, all existing investors in the company. Nirvanix said it has now raised $70M in total capital. khosla saas storage cloud capital venture nirvanixREAD MORE>>.

Active Storage Adds Exec

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Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. READ MORE>>.

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

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

Nexiant Plans Major Upgrade

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Nexiant is venture backed by The Argentum Group, InnoCal Venture Capital, Inverness Graham Investments and Mission Ventures. Lake Forest-based Nexiant , the developer of software-as-a-service for materials management (MRO), said this morning that it is planning a major software release. READ MORE>>.

Ortiva Wireless Raises $2.5M

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Representatives from Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital continue to have seats on the company's board of directors. ortiva wireless venture capil funding video encoding telecomThe filing indicates the funding is part of a $3.786M fundraising effort still in progress by the company.

Enevate Announces Battery Technology

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Irvine-based Enevate , a venture-backed battery technology startup focused on advanced, rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, said this morning that it has rolled out some new battery technology. The company says it is aiming its technology for us in smartphones, tablets, ultra-thin/hybrid notebook PCs, and wearable devices.

LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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After Long Road, Greenplum (Metapa) Acquired By EMC

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The acquisition is the end of a long road for Greenplum--originally based in Sherman Oaks--and its investors, which includes San Diego's Mission Ventures. Greenplum , a software firm developing database clustering software used for the data warehousing business, has been acquired by EMC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LAVA hosts PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree

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Please join LAVA, PwC and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2010 PwC/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States.

Enevate Gets $24M For Battery Technology

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The round came from CEC Capital, Tsing Capital, and Presidio Ventures, along with prior investors Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. lithium cleantech capital venture battery enervateEnervate is developing next generation Li-ion batteries aimed at smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs.

Access 360 Media Raises $12M More

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The round was led by Columbia Capital, and also included prior investor Mission Ventures. screens kiosk home advertising digital capital venture media access access360mediaThe firm said the funding will go towards acquisitions, new hires, and organic growth. READ MORE>>.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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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. The Splash event, hosted by Vator, is a celebration of entrepreneurship. If have a company and are interested in being part of this event there is still time for you to enter the competition.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Get out of your comfort zone.

KidZui Gets $4M

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The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports.

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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Nirvanix is venture backed by European Founders Fund, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and Windward Ventures.

Nirvanix Shuts Down, Gives Mere Two Weeks To Customers

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San Diego-based cloud storage firm Nirvanix is shutting down, and has given its customers only two weeks to move their data elsewhere, in a stunning flameout for the venture backed startup. The company seemed to be on the upswing, with a long list of high profile customers; the company had even hired Zynga''s CIO earlier this year.

Report: Slacker Gets $5M Bridge

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