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Clearstone Backs Openbucks


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>>.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

Both Sides of the Table

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”.

Yahoo To Shut Geocities


Internet portal Yahoo is quietly shutting Geocities , the Internet home page portal it acquired in 1999. Yahoo said it is no longer accepting new customers, and will discontinue the service later this year. billion stock-and-option acquisition by Yahoo in 1999. The firm was later moved to the Bay Area by Yahoo.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

MusicMatch was acquired by Yahoo! 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. There will be plenty of  FREE  food and drinks! in 2004. On Demand).

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile


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

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List


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. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. My competition is not Rustic Canyon, it's not Clearstone, or the other venture firms in town. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 more).

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures


A few months ago, Peter Lee --a venture local capitalist who has served at firms such as Prism Ventures and Clearstone Ventures Partners--joined a relatively unknown venture firm here in Southern California, Baroda Ventures ( He made a lot of money from those deals, so in 1999 he set up Baroda Ventures. Thanks!

Interview with Eric Hovanec and Steve Reich, LeisureLink


became an angel investor after Overture was acquired by Yahoo. The board asked me to jump in, and I did, working with Ted Alexander and Jim Armstrong, of Mission Ventures and Clearstone Ventures, respectively. Yesterday, Pasadena-based LeisureLink ( announced a $6.2M Let's talk about the new round.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Rumored to have turned down acquisition offers from Yahoo and Facebook. Incubated by Clearstone Ventures in 2008. Competitors: Gowalla.