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It Takes a Village to GROW and Nurture Innovation

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In LA’s case, numerous individuals and businesses laid the foundation that has helped our community grow and thrive. and around the world.

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Clearstone Backs Openbucks

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures is backing a Bay Area gift card-based, payment network, Openbucks , as part of a Series A funding for Openbucks. giftcard gift mobile card payment financial capital venture clearstone openbucksREAD MORE>>.

Clearstone's Sumant Mandal On Exits, Opportunities

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Over the last few months, Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures (www.clearstone.com) has had a number of high profile exits in its portfolio.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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Had a great chat with Jim Armstrong who is a General Partner at  Clearstone Venture Partners today on TWiVC. Segment Two: “Deal of the Week”.

Menlo Ventures Karl Mehta Launches CodeForIndia.Org To Empower Citizens In India

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Think Local, Hack Global. The teams of volunteer individuals and organizations are not just in for hype. Student performance. and sold it to VISA Inc.

Rexter Finds Funding To Help Professionals Manage Relationships

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A new, Altadena-based startup, Rexter , has scored some funding to help it build its software algorithms and tools to help manage a user's professional relationships. The company--co-founded by Andy Wilson (Momentum Venture Partners, Yahoo) and John Slade (Yahoo)--apparently recently raised a round which included Siemer Ventures.

Sixgill Raises $6M For Proximity Sensing

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Ressler was previously a venture investor at Clearstone Venture Partners. Sixgill is led by CEO Phil Ressler. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. 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. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become.

March Capital Partners Backs E8 Security

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E8 Security said Tuesday that it had raised $9.8M in a Series A funding, for its cyber security analytics software, used to help detect cyber attacks. security march capital partners venture clearstone mandal cybersecurity cyberattack software March Capital Partners led the investment, which also included Allegis Capital and The Hive.

Do They Have a Great Rolodex, Connections and Advice?

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High-caliber Angels with a lot of experience at both large and small companies, tend to have strong Rolodexes and skills that can be applied to helping portfolio companies. Accordingly, they can help the entrepreneur get the best deal warranted given the progress of the business. VCs can’t know everything about an industry.

March Capital Partners Backs Appcito

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Appcito is working on cloud-native, subscription software to help developers deliver cloud applications, improving performance, security, and end-user experience in those cloud applications. appcito venture capital cloud application infrastructure software saas subscription sumant mandal clearstone marchcapital march partners investment

Rubicon Project Hails Growth, New Customers

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Rubicon develops a cloud-based platform which enables real-time buying and selling of advertising for web publishers; the firm''s automated systems help optimize the amount of revenue earned by advertisers, by soliciting up real-time-bids for which advertisements which are presented on a web page. The company was founded in 2007. READ MORE>>.

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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Geodelic is headed by Rahul Sonnad, and is backed by $3.5M in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. and Jamdat.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica.

Rubicon Project Taps Barnum As New COO, CFO

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Rubicon Project provides an online advertising optimization service, which helps publishers maximize their revenues by strategically determining what ads and ad networks to display in real time. The firm is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures Asia, Comcast Ventures and News Corporation.

Insights and Opinions: Top 10 Board Meetings Do's And Don'ts For CEOs

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This morning's Insights & Opinions piece comes from Jim Armstrong , Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners. Jim is very active helping Southern California's aspiring entrepreneurs, and has been instrumental in helping to promote the technology industry here. Set the TONE. On key metrics, send (continued).

Rubicon Project Names Three Execs

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Rubicon Project is headed by Frank Addante, and develops ad optimization technology for web publishers, helping them to pick the best ad networks to optimize revenue on their web site. Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project announced this morning that it has hired three new executives. READ MORE>>.

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

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And Mark Suster has been fostering an environment to help find and grow the best and brightest new LA tech companies with  LAunchpad. link].

Los Angeles: Founder Institute Introduction

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On Thursday evening, January 20th, the Founder Institute is hosting an informational event in Los Angeles at the offices of Clearstone Venture Partners. Anyone interested in becoming a world-class founder is invited to learn how the Institute can help. Thursday, January 20, 2011 -- Los Angeles: Founder Institute Introduction.

Founders Institute Event

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Founder Institute is hosting an informational event in Los Angeles at the offices of Clearstone Venture Partners. Anyone interested in becoming a world-class founder is invited to learn how the Institute can help. Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Founders Institute Event. See [link] (more

At The Pool Courts Millennials With New Social Discovery App

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At The Pool is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Canyon Creek Capital, and angels. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Gets $9M In Series C

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The round came from current investors, including Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Signs Wholesale Travel Firm

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LeisureLink said that Tourico Holidays, a global wholesale travel provider has established a partnership with the firm, to help expand the properties it distributes. LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, along with strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Gets $6.2M

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LeisureLink helps specialty lodging and vacation rental providers to get bookings. READ MORE>>.

Six Degrees Partners For Moderation Software

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Six Degrees is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Prism VentureWorks, and Time Warner. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Up 33.60 Percent In IPO

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Rubicon was venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., All three exits will help bolster Southern California''s reputation as a technology startup hotbed. and Mayfield. READ MORE>>. rubicon project merger acquisition exit oculusvr oculus facebook maker studios

Rubicon Project Debuts New Product

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the developer of online advertising optimization tools funded by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and Peacock Equity Fund, said today that it has rolled out a new product called REVV for demand. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: 270 Percent Year over Year Growth

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Rubicon Project's online advertising service helps publishers pick the best yielding ads from online ad networks. The firm is backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Ventures, Mayfield, IDG Venturs, and the GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity Fund. The firm did not disclose any financial, but said it now has 150 employees. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Bolsters Certified Inventory Effort

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Los Angeles-based The Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity, said today that it has enhanced its "Certified Inventory" program with a partnership with AdSafe Media. Financial details of the relationship were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Buys Others Online

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Rubicon said the buy will help it build out its platform. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone, IDG, Mayfield, and others. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jordan Mitchell, CEO and Founder of Others Online, becomes Vice President of Data Intelligence for Rubicon Project. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Names VPs

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Rubicon Project operates an online platform which helps to maximize the advertising revenue for online publishers, by selecting the most profitable ad networks for publishers on a real-time basis. The firm is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures Asia, Comcast Ventures and News Corporation.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content. I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point.

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Rubicon Project: Q2 Advertising Grows

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising firm which helps web publishers optimize their ad network revenues, reported this week on the latest online ad spending, saying that ad spending tracked at its customers grew 47 percent in the first half of the year. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Updates Publisher Tool

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which supplies ad optimization software to web publishers, announced today that it has released a new version of its VANTAGE Firefox browser plug-in, which helps provide its publishers with revenue and impressoin statistics and other information. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Opens Office In Australia, Hires Away Googler

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Rubicon is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures, and helps online publishers optimize the selection of advertising networks used on their inventory. Smith was most recently Head of Platform Japan + Asia Pacific at Google, and has also served at DoubleClick, Red Sherrif, and Pearson. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Projects Raises $13M More

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The investment included $5M in equity funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures Asia, and also included $8M in debt from Silicon Valley Bank. Rubicon Project operates a service which helps online publishers optimize which advertising networks to use on their web sites, to improve their CPMs. READ MORE>>.

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Rubicon Project Opens New York Office

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Rubicon, which is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, and Mayfield, said that it has hired on Josh Wexler as Director of Strategic Publisher Acquisition, who will head up its New York offices. The new location is in addition to the company's existing offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. READ MORE

Big Stage Emerges From Beta

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Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment , the venture-backed startup which is developing photo-realistic avatar technology, has exited its beta and officially launched its site. The firm had launched a beta of its site in August. READ MORE