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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. Acquired By Resource Nation, With JMI Backing


San Diego-based Resource Nation , an online business-to-business marketing provider, has acquired the brand name, domain, and assets of , the firm announced today. JMI Equity General Partner Peter Arrowsmith and Vice President David Greenberg have joined Resource Nation's board as part of the acquisition. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

Civic Resource Group Gets $300K


Los Angeles-based Civic Resource Group , which develops cloud, mobile, and other software for government and other civic organizations, has raised $300,000 in a debt funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lighter Capital, and came in the form of a revenue-based, debt funding round. Curtin, Ph.D.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund


There's also a great network effect happening in the area of industry clouds, and network capitalism, which is not just marketing poof.

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There are so many resources for early money to validate an idea, turn it into a product and increase the value of the company before professional investors come into the picture. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen executive summaries of business plans in which the entrepreneur seeks $5,000,000 to build the business. Ignition!

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Cornerstone OnDemand Buys Evolv


Evolv was venture backed by VantagePoint, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and developed software-as-a-service aimed at the human resources and employee management market, which helps employers better match job applicants to positions. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Up Nearly 47 Percent In IPO


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources software headed by Adam Miller, were up nearly 47 percent Thursday in its initial public offering. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Buys New Zealand Firm


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of human resources and talent management software-as-a-service, said today that it has agreed to acquire Auckland, New Zealand-based Sonar Limited (Sonar6). cornerstone ondemand talent management software human resources merger acquisition zealand sonar6 sonarREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Expected To IPO Thursday


Cornerstone onDemand is a provider of human resources and talent management software. Barclays Capital, William Blair & Company, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray, and JMP Securities. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Links With Deloitte


Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said today along with Deloitte , that the two are in a new, strategic global relationship with Deloitte''s human capital management consulting practice. cornerstone ondemand enterprise software deloitte consulting training talent management human resources

Vinny Smith's Toba Capital Backs Restless Bandit


Vinny Smith , the founder of Irvine's Quest Software, has put his backing behind a San Francisco developers of human resources software, Restless Bandit. Restless Bandit said today that it has raised $10M in a funding round, which came from both GGV Capital and Toba Capital, the investment arm of Quest's Smith. billion.

Cornerstone OnDemand Jumps In IPO Debut


The firm, headed by Adam Miller, develops software-as-a-service for human resources and talent management. Cornerstone OnDemand was venture backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. csod cornerstone ondemand saas software merger acquisition exit human resources nasdaqREAD MORE>>.

Bevo Media Acquired By Vize Capital


San Diego-based Bevo Media , an online ad exchange and ad tracking platform developer, has been acquired by private equity investor Vize Capital. bevo media vize capital performance advertising exchange merger acqusition ryan bukevzBevo Media was founded in 2010, and plays in the performance marketing area. READ MORE>>.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees


Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. ADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. READ MORE>>. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lake

CampusExplorer Gets $5M


Santa Monica-based Campus Explorer , which provides an online resource on universities, colleges, student loans, housing, and more to students, has raised $5M in a Series C funding round, according to a source near the firm. The funding came from Vicente Capital Partners, OCA Venture Partners, and Origin Ventures. READ MORE>>.

TerrAvion’s Eye in the Sky For Growers, And Now, Ranchers


Two growing Seattle-area satellite companies are focusing on agriculture: Planetary Resources and Spaceflight Industries, which just launched the first of its BlackSky imaging satellites and plans to have 60 circling the globe by 2020. Morris says drones are good tools for certain agricultural tasks, like inspections and videography.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity. Pasadena Angels members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. Pasadena, Calif. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas.

Frost Data Capital, GE Launch Industrial Internet Incubator


Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator firm led by Stuart Frost, has tied with GE to launch a new, startup incubator aimed at industrial Internet startups, the two said Wednesday. The two said they have started Frost I3 , which will provide funding, resources, and expertise aimed at companies focused on industrial technologies.

Cornerstone OnDemand IPO Prices At $13 Per Share


The firm, which develops software-as-a-service for the human resources and employee talent management sector, is venture backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. saas software resources human exit nasdaq csod acquisition merger ondemand cornerstoneCornerstone OnDemand is headed by Adam Miller.

Wiser Capital Gets $1.25M For Renewable Energy Efforts


Santa Barbara-based Wiser Capital has raised $1.25M in a funding round, to go towards its online platform for sourcing and funding commercial solar projects. The company said the funding came from private investors, and will go towards adding personnel and resources to the company. Wiser Capital is led by Nathan Homan.

Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Italian Fashion Brand


Santa Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has signed on Italian luxury menswear brand Canali as its newest customers. csod cornerstone ondemand italy italian canali saas software human resources capital managementFinancial impact of the customer win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Capitalists Shut Out Of Midas List


Forbes Magazine has just published its annual Midas List , its annual ranking of the top 100 venture capitalists, and -- despite a record number of IPOs and exits last year from southern California technology companies -- Southern California's venture capital community was shut out of the list entirely. READ MORE>>.

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Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report


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Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital


For those not familiar with Saban Capital, tell us about the fund? Richard Yen: Saban Ventures kicked off early this year. where he is Chairman.

Altra Biofuels Spinout Gets $30M More


edeniq venture capital biomaterials biomass cellulosic biofuels altra altrabiofuelsEdenIQ is based in Visalia. READ MORE>>.

Campus Steps Gets $3M


The company says it is looking to help students who aren''t getting sufficient college and career guidance, by providing content, on-demand counselors, and other resources to help students develop a path to college and a career. campus steps campussteps venture capital college counseling high school student startup READ MORE>>.

Insights: How The Subscription Economy is Changing Business


He is also the organizer of the upcoming Recurring Revenue Conference. Read the rest of Peter''s essay on the growth of the subscription economy.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


Specifically targeted at clean techonlogy firms, the group has more of a traditional incubator program, offering up office space for 6-8 companies, along with support, resources, and mentorship. venture accelerator incubator capital techstars incubate startup mentorship entrepreneurshipIt looks to be startup accelerators.

Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs


An obvious place to look for help is the venture community—Bruce Booth of Atlas Ventures pointed out in a recent blog that venture capital is doing well, and is positioned to do even better in the future.  Losses in over-capitalized “vintage years” over the last two decades have left institutional investors (e.g.

Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages


return on its investments, based on an analysis prepared by Dr. Rob Wiltbank and Professor Wade Brooks for Willamette University and the Angel Resource Institute (ARI). tech coast angels average investment return angel finance venture capitalAccording to the TCA, it had a 3.3x The TCA said that compared favorably with the 2.5x

Test Your Entrepreneurial Skills With This Simple Test


This perpetual resource deficit requires creative and frugal solutions that are often counter intuitive and never obvious. Fortitude.

TrueCar Names HR Chief, Plans Recruiting Boost


Santa Monica-based TrueCar has named a new Chief Human Resources Officer, in an effort to bolster recruiting at the firm. TrueCar said it has named Don Robertson as Executive Vice President, People and Chief Human Resource Officer, as part of a stepped up talent search for the company. He also has served at GE Capital Corp.,

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To ensure sustainability of the business, an entrepreneur must have access to capital, one of the essential  factors of production.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources.  The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments


Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. halo report tech coast angels angel investment venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals


They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York.  Other Deals. 1.