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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron. READ MORE>>.

Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

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The Founder Institute , the business incubation and mentoring program started by TheFunded's Adeo Ressi , is expanding into the Los Angeles area, and is accepting applications for entrepreneurs for a Spring session, the group said late last week. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The content comes from other places.

TONIGHT: Brock Pierce & GoCoin Host Oakland Mayoral Candidate, Bryan Parker

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Rubicon Project Files For IPO

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to sell up to $100M in its stock in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., Mayfield, as well as others. READ MORE>>.

Sixgill Raises $6M For Proximity Sensing

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The startup also said the new funds will go towards sales, marketing, and accelerating product development at its new Los Angeles area office.

Rubicon Project Sets IPO Range

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project set the pricing range for its initial public offering Thursday, saying that it hopes to offer 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at between $15.00 and $17.00 per share. Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., READ MORE>>.

BetterWorks Taps Nicole Jordan For Communications Head

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Jordan is well known for her work promoting the Los Angeles technology industry, and has previously served at such firms as Clearstone Venture Partners, Rubicon Project, ThisNext.com, and others. BetterWorks develops software and services focused on delivering fringe benefits to employees. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Hails Growth, New Customers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project says today that it is one of the "fastest growing ad technology companies in history". Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, Mayfield, News Corp., Peacock Equity Fund, Stanford University, and the University of California Berkeley. READ MORE>>.

Titan Gaming Rounds Up $1M From Who's Who Of LA Tech Investors

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Los Angeles-based Titan Gaming is announcing this morning that it has scored $1M in an angel funding round, from notable local angel investors.

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

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In Los Angeles, near $324.2M was invested across 48 deals; San Diego has $241.5M in 20 deals; and Orange County had $128.8M raised.

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

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

Xfire Raises $4M More

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Los Angeles-based Xfire , the online community and chat service for gamers, announced Thursday that it has raised $4M in a new funding round. Xfire said it has split from Titan Gaming as an independent firm as part of the funding, and the company also ushered in a new executive team. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Taps Barnum As New COO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization technology provider headed by Frank Addante, said this morning that it has named Brian Barnum as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, as well as appointed Mark Torres as Senior Vice President of People and Culture. READ MORE>>.

Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship

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Geodelic has previously raised funding from Clearstone Ventures, Shasta Ventures and MK Capital, all of whom also participated in that June investment.

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.

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

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In Los Angeles, near $324.2M was invested across 48 deals; San Diego has $241.5M in 20 deals; and Orange County had $128.8M raised.

Rubicon Project Prices IPO

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider Rubicon Project priced its IPO last night, saying that it is selling 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share. Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., The IPO is the first, technology IPO out of Los Angeles since 2011.

Titan Gaming Taps Pierce, McCurdy For Board

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Pierce was the founder of Affinity Media/IGE, which he sold to Goldman Sachs. On the executive side, Titan said it has hired David D. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks

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Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project is significantly boosting its executive ranks today, saying that it has named a new CTO, General Counsel, and SVP of Product Management to the firm. READ MORE>>. rubicon project executive internet advertising network

Rubicon Project Names Three Execs

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Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project announced this morning that it has hired three new executives. Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures Asia, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund and News Corporation. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. None tanked. Exits.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest.

Founders Institute Event

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

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 Project Buys SiteScout

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity Fund, announced this morning that it has acquired SiteScout , a Seattle-based firm providing malware security technology. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Raises $9M More

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which provides Internet advertising optimization services to publishers, announced today that it has raised $9M more. The Series C funding was led by the GE/NBCU Peakcock Equity Fund, and also included Clearstone Venture partners and Mayfield Fund. READ MORE>>.

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal

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The analysis was based on tracking of venture capital, angel, and private equity deals by socalTECH.com, which maintains its own proprietary database of local and national venture capital deals and dealmakers. billion in the area in Q2, up slightly from around $1.4 billion invested in Q1, and up from $1.0 billion in Q2 of last year.

Rubicon Releases Ad Numbers For News Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization software firm headed by Frank Addante, released new traffic and customer numbers Monday, saying that the company is now serving up ads for 8 of the top 15 newspaper publishers in the U.S. READ MORE>>.

LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast

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Current Confirmed Panelists: Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners; Kevin Jacques, Partner, Palomar Ventures; Jim Andelman, General Partner, Rincon Venture Partners; Mark Suster, Partner, Los Angeles, GRP Partners; Klaus Koch, Managing Partner, Vicente Capital Partners. See [link] (more

Rubicon Project: 25 Percent Growth In Ad Spending In Q1

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is reporting today that there was a 25 percent, year-over-year growth in online ad spending, according to the firm's Q1 2010 Online Advertising Market Report. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund.

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 Hires Two Execs

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is expanding its executive team today, saying that it has hired Ben Trenda as VP of U.S. Rubicon develops online advertising optimization software and related services, and is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and the Peacock Equity Fund. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online ad optimization firm, said today that its analysis finds that online spending in Q4 of 2009 was up, resulting in an increase in CPMs by 34%. Rubicon said it expects 2010 to be a "strong year" for digital advertising. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: 270 Percent Year over Year Growth

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization service firm headed by Frank Addante, is claiming this morning that the firm saw 270%, year over year growth in 2009. The firm is backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Ventures, Mayfield, IDG Venturs, and the GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity Fund.

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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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , a venture backed provider of online advertising optimization services, said today that it has acquired Others Online , a provider of a behavioral targeting service for the online advertising industry. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone, IDG, Mayfield, and others. READ MORE>>.