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Steamboat Ventures Cuts US Investment Efforts

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In yet more attrition from Southern California's venture capital ranks, Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, looks to have sharply pulled back on its U.S. Word of Steamboat's moves have been making their way around the community since early January.

Steamboat Ventures Sells Scrapblog

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Scrapblog , an online scrapbooking service backed by Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , has been sold to personal photo publishing firm Mixbook. Scrapblog as venture backed by Steamboat Ventures and Longworth Venture Partners, and allowed users to create a digital scrapbook of personal photos and other information.

Steamboat Ventures Seeks New $100M Fund

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Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm linked to The Walt Disney Company, is seeking to raised $100M for its latest fund, Steamboat Ventures V. The last, Southern California investment by Steamboat looks to have been in Edgecast back in 2013. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Re-Ups On Mobile Measurement Firm Ground Truth

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Walt Disney, has re-upped its investment in a provider of mobile and Internet usage analytics and measurement tools. Steamboat is a prior investor in Ground Truth, and Managing Director Beau Laskey sits on the company's board. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Ventures Boosts Playdom

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm funded by Walt Disney Co., is one of the backers of Bay Area social gaming firm Playdom. According to Playdom, Steamboat--along with Bessemer Venture Partners and New World Ventures--have invested in the firm as part of a new, $33M venture capital funding round.

ValueClick Buys Greystripe

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Greystripe was venture backed by Steamboat Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Peacock Equity, and Incubic Venture Capital, and was based in San Francisco. The deal was worth $70M in cash. The company expects Greystripe to add $24 to $26M in revenues for the remainder of 2011. in the deal. READ MORE>>.

GameSalad Raises $6M More

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The round was led by Steamboat Ventures, and also included Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management.

Steamboat Supports Baynote In Latest Round

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has re-upped its investment in San Jose-based Baynote , a developer of personalization and marketing software for the enterprise market. Steamboat's Dan Beldy sites on the board of directors of Baynote.

GameSalad Improves Support Tools

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GameSalad is backed by Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital arm of Disney, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. GameSalad also has improved its contact forms and customer support and bug handling. READ MORE>>. gamesalad videogame video game development tools support iphone ipad html

Steamboat Boosts Chinese Advertising Firm

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm backed by Walt Disney Co., According to Beijing-based Yoyi Media , it received a Series A investment on undisclosed size from Steamboat Ventures and Gobi Partners. Steamboat has offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong in addition to Los Angeles.

Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Get Exit At MerchantCircle

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Two Southern California venture capital firms have benefited from an acquisition yesterday of Mountain View-based MerchantCircle , an online local business advertising and networking site, by fellow online advertising firm Reply! MerchantCircle's other backers are Scale Venture Partners and IAC. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Backs Camera Maker GoPro

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has backed Woodman Labs the parent firm of sports camera maker GoPro. It appears the investment was led by Steamboat's Beau Laskey. labs woodmand gopro capital venture steamboatREAD MORE>>.

Steamboat Invests In Greystripe

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Disney, is one of the investors in Bay Area-based mobile games advertising firm Greystripe , which raised a $5.5M Greystripe said the funding round was led by Incubic Venture Capital, and also included Monitor Ventures, in addition to Steamboat Ventures.

Steamboat Invests in Chinese Web Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of The Walt Disney Company, has invested in a Chinese startup which provides web, video, and search analytics, Gridsum Technology. According to Gridsum, Steamboat led its Series A. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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Investors:  August Capital (David Hornik) (lead) with existing investors Charles River Ventures. Investors: Google Ventures.

Move Networks Acquired by Echostar

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Move Networks , the venture backed developer of high definition streaming technology for Internet video, has been acquired by Echostar , the firms said Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. echostar move networks merger acquisition assets video streaming hollywood content

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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We happen to be very profitable company, but as we look to grow, also need to explore different sources of capital. We've grown really fast.

Join Us At Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit

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Variety is pleased to announce the return of its Venture Capital and New Media Summit on June 27 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

Steamboat Invests In Greystripe

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Disney, is one of the investors in Bay Area-based mobile games advertising firm Greystripe , which raised a $5.5M Greystripe said the funding round was led by Incubic Venture Capital, and also included Monitor Ventures, in addition to Steamboat Ventures.

Move Networks Raises $3.0M, Sets Up Shop In Irvine

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Source of the funding was not disclosed, however, Dan Beldy, a venture capitalist at Steamboat Ventures, remains listed as a board member. The firm has previously raised funding from Benchmark Capital, Cisco Corp., Comcast Interactive Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Microsoft Corp., READ MORE>>.

EMN8 Scores $12.2M More

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EMN8 has previously raised capital from Allegis Capital, GRP Partners, Sid R. Bass Associates, and Steamboat Ventures. Bass Associates and Allegis Capital continue to have board seats at EMN8. electronics restaurant food fast kiosk capital venture emn8Source of the new funding was not disclosed.

EdgeCast Gets $54M For Content Delivery Efforts

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The new funding was led by Performance Equity Management, and also included existing investors Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. edgecast venture capital content delivery network internet traffic EdgeCast said the Series D growth investment will go towards developing and launching new services. READ MORE>>.

EMN8 Raises $14.4M

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Bass Associates, and Fort Washington Capital. According to the filing, representatives from RMT Family Partners and Allegis Capital are now on its board. The firm no longer lists former investor Steamboat Ventures on its web site as an investor. Tags: emn8 kiosk fast food retail hardware venture capital

Passenger Names Technology VP

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Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , an operator of online communities for brands, said Wednesday that it has named Michael Winner as the firm's Senior Vice President of Technology. READ MORE>>.

GoPro, With SoCal Ties, Files For IPO

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The firm''s founder, Nicholas Woodman, is a graduate of UC San Diego, and came up with the idea for the company while surfing off of San Diego; the company''s investors also include Steamboat Ventures--the venture arm of Walt Disney--which looks to own something around 3 percent of the company. READ MORE>>.

RazorGator Gets $10M In Debt Financing

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Los Angeles-based RazorGator , fresh off a recent equity financing round, said Monday that it has raised $10M in an debt financing extension from Hercules Technology Growth Capital. equity raise last week from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. RazorGator announced a $7.5M

Steamboat Invests In Celebrity Site

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Los Angeles-based Steamboat Ventures has set its sights on the celebrity web space, and is the lead investor in a new round of funding for Fanzter , which operates the celebrity products site Coolspotters.com. According to Connecticut-based Fanzter, Steamboat's Dan Beldy joins the firm's board of directors.

RazorGator Confirms Funding

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Los Angeles-based RazorGator announced Friday that it has close on $7.5M in a funding round, led by existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Tags: razorgator ticketing venture capital READ MORE>>.

RazorGator Gains $7.5M

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Los Angeles-based RazorGator , which provides an online ticketing service, has reportedly raised at least $7.5M in a venture funding round. The firm and its venture backers had not returned further information on the funding as of press time. However, venture firm Steamboat Ventures now lists RazorGator as a portfolio firm.

Steamboat Boosts Video Advertising Firm

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Burbank-based venture capital firm Steamboat Ventures , which is affiliated with the Walt Disney Company, has led a new investment in a Bay area video advertising and monetization firm, FreeWheel. According to FreeWheel, Steamboat led a $16.8M Steamboat's investment was led by Dan Beldy.

Passenger Gains $7.5M More

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The round came from Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and Steamboat Ventures, all existing investors in the firm. Nour-Omid is a partner at Shelter Capital, and has previously served at Scopus Technology and StudioXchange, and also serves on the boards of Roamware, Isensix, and Kryptiq. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Gets Big Win With Pure Digital

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures has seen a big exit in one of its portfolio firms, San Francisco-based Pure Digital , with the announcement this morning that Cisco will pay $590M in stock for the video camera maker. Steamboat is a venture capital firm whose primary LP is the Walt Disney Company.

Passenger Self-Service Community Software

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The firm is backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , a developer of software used by brands to run online communities for their customers, announced today that it has released a new version of its platform. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Gets Win With NYSE Euronext

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Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , which develops online communities for brands, said Thursday that the firm is powering a new private online community for NYSE Euronext (NYX). Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.

EdgeCast Networks Raises $10M

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EdgeCast said the round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also includes an investment from Steamboat Ventures, a prior investor in the company. As part of the funding, Pravin Vazirani of Menlo Ventures has joined the company's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Sometrics Raises Series B

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The investment was led by Steamboat Ventures, and also included prior investors Mail Room Fund and Greycroft Partners. Beau Laskey of Steamboat has joined the firm's board with the funding. Tags: analytics capital venture sometrics Amount of the funding was not released, however, reports put the amount at $4M.

Report: Move Networks Shuts Down, Seeking Sale

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The firm, which was started by Novell founder Drew Major, had been backed by Benchmark Capital, Cisco Corp., Comcast Interactive Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Microsoft Corp., and Steamboat Ventures. Austin was the former President of DirecTV. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Expands Board

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Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , which operates online communities for major brands, said today that it has named Jaynie Miller Studenmund to the firm's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Gendai Games Raises Funding

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The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included investments from Steamboat Ventures, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. Tags: content videogame ipad ipod iphone capital venture games gendai Amount of the funding was not disclosed, however the firm said the funding was somewhere over $1M. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Wins Microsoft

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The firm is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , which develops private, online communities for brands to help them gain insight into their customers, said today that Microsoft Corp. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.