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

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With just a mobile phone, the app connects volunteers at primary schools even in remote villages and gives them the ability to collect and report data.

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”.

Games2Win Finds New Investor

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Games2Win , the provider of online casual games backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, has scored an investment from Nirvana Venture Advisors, according to a number of Indian business publications. The firm is one of the companies which Clearstone has invested in as part of its efforts in India. Games2Win is based in Mumbai, India.

Tech Investor Pierce Makes Offer For Mt. Gox

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According to a report , Brock--and his investment group, Sunlot--apparently are hoping to help stabilize the Bitcoin economy through its move. Brock Pierce , the Southern California technology investor and Bitcoin mogul, is leading a group of investors looking to take over failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox -- in exchange for a single Bitcoin.

Rubicon Project Files For IPO

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Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., The firm reported revenues of $57.0M for the year ended December 31, 2012, and revenues of $55.7M for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The company said it is looking to trade under the symbol RUBI. Mayfield, as well as others. READ MORE>>.

Report: Rubicon Project Nearing Deal With New Corp. For FAN

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According to a report today from Paidcontent.org, Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising firm founded by Frank Addante, is in talks with News Corp. The report cites sources close to the deal. Paidcontent reports that News Corp. to fold the firm in with the Fox Audience Network (FAN). READ MORE>>.

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. The CEO should have some sort of executive report up front that sets the table for what they want to accomplish in the meeting. Tags: insights opinions armstrong clearstone venture capital Set the TONE.

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

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 raised. Image courtesy Bigstock.

Rubicon: CPMs Flat, Seeing Revenue Growth

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the venture funded online advertising effort run by Frank Addante, is reporting this morning that advertising CPMs were flat in Q4, even as the firm said it had an 30 percent growth in revenue across its publishers. Tags: project rubicon report advertising READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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The round came to light through last week's PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA MoneyTree report. READ 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: 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: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4

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The firm--which has been running its own series of reports on the online advertising market--attributed the increase in CPMs to holiday ad spending, as well as interesting in celebrity news topics. Rubicon said it expects 2010 to be a "strong year" for digital advertising. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Claims Record Growth

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics and performance measurement software, reported today that it had "record" quarterly bookings in Q3 of 2009. Integrien is venture backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. The privately held firm said its bookings were up 238% year-over-year.

Rubicon: CPMs Up For Ad Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which provides online advertising optimization for web publishers, reports this morning that its latest advertising market survey finds that CPMs are up "significantly" in Q2. Overall, the firm reported CPMs are up about 38% in Q2. READ MORE>>.

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Rubicon Project Opens London Office

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Thomas reports to Jay Stevens, Rubicon's new VP and GM International, who the firm snagged from MySpace last month. Rubicon Project is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures, and operates a service which optimizes online advertising networks and ads for Internet publishers. READ MORE>>.

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Venture Capitalists Invest $475.5M In Southern California In Q3, Says MoneyTree

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Nationally, the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters, found that there was $4.8 billion invested in 637 deals in Q3, up 17 percent quarter-to-quarter, but down three percent in deals. Orange County had $66.8M in 8 deals. Dow Jones VentureSource tallied $5.1

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3

What Do VCs Read

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really don't know a lot of VCs who scour market research reports to confirm growth rates in a new industry or peruse 10Ks to confirm the gross margins of a market leading company. In late 2000, every mainstream publication in America was breathlessly reporting how the Internet sector was essentially one great big fraud.

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Incubated by Clearstone Ventures in 2008. Company reports 250,000 users in 49 countries with 1mm+ application downloads. Geodelic.

Interview with Eric Hovanec and Steve Reich, LeisureLink

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The board asked me to jump in, and I did, working with Ted Alexander and Jim Armstrong, of Mission Ventures and Clearstone Ventures, respectively. in, and we are happy to report that we're seeing some good growth, and that our investors are happy. Yesterday, Pasadena-based LeisureLink (www.leisurelink.com) announced a $6.2M

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

Both said they had a long list of prospects and that the reports back from their prospects indicated sales in the future, however, their closure rates were relatively slow. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

Both said they had a long list of prospects and that the reports back from their prospects indicated sales in the future, however, their closure rates were relatively slow. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

Both said they had a long list of prospects and that the reports back from their prospects indicated sales in the future, however, their closure rates were relatively slow. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

Both said they had a long list of prospects and that the reports back from their prospects indicated sales in the future, however, their closure rates were relatively slow. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market.