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Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware

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Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Apture had been backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Beau Vrolyk, Paul Maritz, and Steve Taylor. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. READ MORE>>.

Clearstone Gets Another Win With Ankeena

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Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures appears to be on an exit roll this month, with the acquisition Thursday of Ankeena Networks , a supplier of software for content delivery networks. Clearstone's Sumant Mandal sits on Ankeena's board of directors.

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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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”.

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>>.

LeisureLink Upgrades Vacation Rental Management Software

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LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental management software which is backed by Clearstone Venture partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, said Tuesday afternoon that it has upgraded its MarketSpan Guest Generation product. leisurelink vacation rental management software vbro bookingREAD MORE>>.

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

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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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. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

LeisureLink Picks Up $17M More For Vacation Rental Booking

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LeisureLink which provides booking and distribution software for the vacation rental industry, announced today that it has raised $17M in a funding round. The funding came from Clearstone Ventures, Kinderhook Industries, and Escalate Capital Partners. LeisureLink was became part of VacationRoost in 2014. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Acquired By VMware

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of enterprise IT monitoring software, has been acquired by VMware , according to VMware this morning. The acquisition was a big win for Southern California's investors, particularly from Clearstone Venture Partners and the Tech Coast Angels. Clearstone owned about half of the firm.

Integrien Introduces Capacity Management Software

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Irvine-based Integrien , the IT management firm backed by Clearstone, Acartha Group, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels, said today that it has rolled out a new automated capacity management software product called AliveRCM. Tags: integrien capacity management software 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>>.

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>>.

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. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Mobile Wallet Solution Kuapay Unveils New Interface & Features For User Security

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Titan Gaming Taps Pierce, McCurdy For Board

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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.

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.

Xfire Raises $4M More

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The firm said the round was led by Intel Capital, and also included Tomorrow Ventures, William Quigley and Jim Armstrong of Clearstone Ventures, Kamran Pourzanjani of PriceGrabber, and MP3.com founder Michael Robertson. READ MORE>>. xfire titan gaming venture capital videogame gamer communications chat

LeisureLink Targets Caribbean Resorts

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Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, said today that it is targeting Caribbean resorts.

Rubicon Project Opens London Office

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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. Tags: rubicon project executive international london advertising optimization software READ MORE>>.

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. rexter venture capital professional relationship management software overtureOther investors in the company have not been announced. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks

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Rubicon develops software which automatically optimizes the ads displayed on web publisher's web sites to increase revenues for those sites. READ MORE>>. rubicon project executive internet advertising network

Integrien Raises $6.5M

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of enterprise, IT monitoring software, has raised $6.5M in a funding round, part of an ongoing $7.475M fundraising effort, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company. Tags: integrien venture capital software Details on the funding have not been announced by the company.

LeisureLink Ties With Groupize.com

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LeisureLink is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, and is headed by Erik Hovanec. groupize leisurelink travel booking hotel independent softwareand Canada. Details of the partnership between the two companies was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Geodelic Rolls Out Clear Channel App for Android

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Powered by Geodelic's software, the FLYsmart application includes such airports as LAX, SFO, JFK, Chicago Midway, and other airports.

LeisureLink Signs Wholesale Travel Firm

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software and services, has added a new customer, the firm said Tuesday. LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, along with strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Financial details of the link were not announced. 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>>.

Geodelic Updates Mobile App

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Integrien Raises $8M

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of performance analytics software, said today that it has raised another $8.0M in a new funding round. According to the firm, the round was led by Clearstone Venture Partners, and also included Acartha Group and Mariner Capital Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Adds Lee Roberts To Board

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics annd management software, announced today that former FileNet CEO Lee Roberts is joining the firm's board of directors. Integrien is a developer of IT performance management software, and is backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels.

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Rubicon Hires Two Execs

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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. Tags: rubicon project advertising publishing executive software Demand, and Eric Matza as Director of Product Marketing. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Gets Another Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT performance analytics software, announced this morning that it has received another patent on its technology. Integrien is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures and the Acartha Group. Tags: integrien patent software analytics The patent is U.S. Marvasti and Daniel R. Jeske as inventors.

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. Tags: integrien software management READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project: 270 Percent Year over Year Growth

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The firm is backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Ventures, Mayfield, IDG Venturs, and the GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity Fund. Tags: rubicon project advertising publishing software According to the firm, it served up more than 350 billion ads through its platform this year. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Gets Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien Corporation , a developer of IT performance analysis software, said today that it has received a third patent on its technology. The company is venture backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Integrien said it has received U.S. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Names Strategy VP

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of analytics software for IT operations, announced this morning that it has appointed Ian Dodd as the firm's Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Dodd has also served at United Health Group. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Adds To Advisory Board

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics software, announced today that it has added Carol Dingle, most recently VP Product Development and Shared Services at Digital Insight/Intuit, to its technology advisory board. Integrien is backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. READ MORE>>.