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Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Rise of Seed. Rise of Angels.

CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software. READ MORE>>.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  This article originally ran on PEHub.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. Value Chain.

6 Steps To Raising Venture Capital – Hint: Preparation Matters More Than Your Pitch

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The steps outlined below represent an ideal approach to raising capital from sophisticated investors. wish that was true. It’s not.”

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus

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A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts. dmitry shapiro anybeat google plus social networkingREAD MORE>>.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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At a time when our entrepreneurial imperative is great, we need to capitalize on this new generation. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Auction.com Raises $50M From Google At $1.2 Billion Valuation

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Irvine-based online real estate marketplace Auction.com announced this morning that it has raised $50M in a funding round from Google Capital. According to Auction.com, Google Capital will also add a representative to the company''s board of directors, and also gain an observer seat. billion. READ MORE>>.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital venturedeals.

Machinima On Verge Of Investment From Google, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based content developer Machinima is on the verge of an investment deal with Google , according to a report published Monday by AllthingsD. Machinima consistently ranks among the top providers of content on Google's YouTube, and has been one of the companies spearheading YouTube's push into original content. READ MORE>>.

Nettle Gets $500K From Google, Others

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nettle venture capital social mobile entertainmentThe firm was co-founded by Brian Dear and Dan O'Neill. READ MORE>>.

Upfront Leads Investment In Navdy's Google Glass For Your Car

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Upfront Ventures is the lead investor in a developer of a heads up display for any car, which the company likens to a "Google Glass for your Car". navdy venture capital auto heads display navigation upfront automobile driving READ MORE>>.

TenOneTen Ventures Emerges As SoCal's Newest Venture Capital Firm

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Because of that, the local high tech industry here has welcomed any and all new capital. READ MORE>>.

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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Jon Soberg, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital. Kevin Swan, Principle, iNovia Capital. Nabeel Hyatt, Partner, Spark Capital.

6 Reasons Why You Should Jump On The Startup Bandwagon

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As the capital needed to start a small business continues to fall, the number of software companies being started is exploding.

The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Why AltaVista Failed To Become as Successful as Google. How Quigo Went Head-to-Head With Google. Love it. Thank you, John. were doing.

First Round Capital Launches Dorm Room Fund | $500,000 Pilot Investment Fund For Students

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Less Capital is Capital Still. Infonautics Corporation went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. For Students By Students.

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Aira.IO Finds Seed Funding To Assist The Blind Using Google Glass

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La Jolla-based Aira.IO , a developer of software tools which use Google Glass to help the blind and low-vision individuals, has raised $790,000 in a seed funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lux Capital and ARCH Venture Partners,a long with futurist Ray Kurzweil and blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayor.

Lowercase Capital Boots Up New LA Investment Fund

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sacca chris venture valley silicon investment angel super capital lowercaseThe news came at a PandoDaily event Thursday evening. READ MORE>>.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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There's also a great network effect happening in the area of industry clouds, and network capitalism, which is not just marketing poof.

DivShot Acquired By Google

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Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hostingFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software

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Connectifier is led by John Jersin, and is heavily staffed with former Google engineers, along with other computer science researchers who have worked at Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and elsewhere. connectifier recruiting software venture capital search google googler artificial intelligence computerREAD MORE>>.

Airware Gets $10.7M From Google, Andreessen For Unmanned Drone Technology

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Looking to build your own unmanned aerial vehicle? A new, Newport Beach-based startup, Airware , has raised $10.7M to develop all of the infrastructure for buildling your own, commercial drone, from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. airware venture capital unmanned aerial vehicle drone hardware electronics READ MORE>>.

Google's Investment In SpaceX Round Totals $900M

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The investment gives Google and Fidelity combined a 10 percent ownership in SpaceX. READ MORE>>.

ChowNow Connects Into Google Wallet

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Los Angeles-based online ordering and marketing software developer ChowNow , which is led by Chris Webb, said this morning that it has partnered with Google to add support for Google Wallet to its platform. The company recently raised $10M from Upfront Ventures, Steadfast Venture Capital, Daher Capital, and Karlin Ventures.

Google Set To Invest $1 Billion Into SpaceX, Say Reports

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Neither SpaceX nor Google have commented on the rumors, which were first reported by The Information. READ MORE>>.

Dodgers Back Startup Aimed At Real World Interaction

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Sunnyvale-based Xperiel says it has raised $7M in funding, from several members of Google's board, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Andy Bechtolsheim, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems.Xperiel says its system can "unlock the power of physical interactivity" using GPS, beacons, and augmented reality, much like Pokemon Go and Uber. READ MORE>>.

Aptera: Still Waiting On Capital From DOE

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The firm, in an update email, said that it's challenge today is "raising sufficient capital to compete in the modern automotive market."

MomentFeed Adds Google+, Bing Support

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Los Angeles-based MomentFeed , the developer of tools to help businesses manage their location data in online local search services, says it has added Google+ and Bing management to its tools. MomentFeed is venture backed by Signia Venture Partners, Draper Nexus, DFJ Frontier, Double M Partners, and Daher Capital, as well as others.

Scopely Dangles $11K, Bacon, Beer For Recruits

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Scopely is headed by Eytan Elbaz, one of the co-founders of Applied Semantics, the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. READ MORE>>.

SpaceX Raises $1 Billion From Google, Fidelity

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The funding came from Google, Fidelity, as well as existing investors Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Valor Equity Partners and Capricorn. SpaceX said the deal gives Google and Fidelity just under 10 percent ownership of the company. READ MORE>>.

Keep It Down Up There | The Canadian Tech Scene in Toronto

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Facebook, Google, Zynga, (can we count Disney Interactive?), all hold big Canadian offices. couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Jenna!

Pathway Genomics Lands Investment From Google

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San Diego-based Pathway Genomics has scored an investment from Google , the two said Wednesday, as part of an investment out of IBM''s Watson Group. pathway genomics google investment venture capital Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Elbaz was a co-founder of Applied Semantics , the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopelyLos Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding.

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Over 500 startups applied last quarter to Launchpad LA’s accelerator, but only eight were chosen. This is class four for Launchpad LA.

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Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Internet Land Grab

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Google Fiber plans to acquire Webpass in a deal that trims the ranks of independent Internet service providers—an industry already maligned for its lack of competition—but ultimately could boost consumer access to high-speed Internet. Six-year-old Google Fiber has had its own set of challenges.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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million dollars from some of the biggest funds (First Round Capital, NEA and GRP), is precisely because they solved such a huge problem.

MovieClips Gets $7M, Partners With YouTube

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Financial details of the partnership between Google and MOVIECLIPS was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Stained Glass Labs | First Glass and Wearable Tech Conference GLAZED

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Until recently these types of devices where only dreamt of through our childhood imaginations or in the latest Sci-Fi blockbuster.

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Startup Behind LAX Marriott's Robotic Butler Gets $15M From Intel, Google

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The company recently deployed its first robot -- nicknamed "Wally"--at the Marriott, to deliver items to guests. READ MORE