GRP Partners Backs DataSift
JULY 11, 2011
Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners said today that it has made another investment in the Twitter ecosystem, and has led a $6M, Series A investment in Datasift. GRP was joined by IA Ventures in the investment. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly. Datasift is based in the UK. READ MORE>>.
GRP Partners Backs Cloud Database Firm
MAY 18, 2011
Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has backed a provider of cloud-based databases, MongoLab , in its Series A funding. MongoLab said it has raised $3M in a Series A funding led by The Foundry Group, and including Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital and Bullet Time Ventures. READ MORE>>.
GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software, Awe.sm , Awe.sm Awe.sm has raised $4M in a round which was led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners, and which also included Neu Venture Capital and kps+p Ventures. said Thursday. READ MORE>>.
HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
At GRP Partners our focus has always been on having a small number of investments in the industries we know well. Women Entrepreneurs.
GRP Partners Gets IPO At Qualys
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has just chalked up an IPO for its portfolio, with the IPO this morning of Redwood City-based Qualys. GRP Partners owns 8.3% of Qualys after the IPO, and had initially held a 10.67% stake in the company before the public offering. READ MORE>>.
ChowNow Raises $3M to Level the Online Food Ordering Field for Small Biz
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 21, 2013
Steven Dietz, Partner at GRP said, “GRP works with entrepreneurs solving important challenges for many people.
GRP Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry
JANUARY 31, 2013
Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its firms this morning, mobile banking and payment provider mFoundry. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors. mfoundry partners merger acquisition mobile financial software paymentREAD MORE>>.
GRP Partners Hits $148.6M In New Fund, GRP IV
OCTOBER 31, 2012
The regulatory filing indicates GRP has raised $148.6M in committments for the $200M fund, which is still open to investors. READ MORE>>.
Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Launchpad LA was founded by prominent VC Mark Suster of GRP Partners in 2009, and invests in each company that is accepted into the program.
What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners
DECEMBER 27, 2012
The most significant news for GRP Partners in 2012 was the first close of our 4th venture fund. American consumers watch 5.3 READ MORE>>.
GRP Partners Raises New $200M Fund, Becomes Upfront Ventures
JUNE 27, 2013
Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners announced this morning that it has raised a fourth fund, worth $200M, and also renamed the firm Upfront Ventures. GRP has been quite active in the local technology industry, having founded accelerator LaunchpadLA. READ MORE>>.
Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 11, 2013
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What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. 1. year review mark suster partners venture capital
Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse
OCTOBER 19, 2011
Suster, in announcing the deal on his blog, did not say if his firm, GRP Partners, participated in the round. READ MORE>>.
ChowNow Gets $708K
JANUARY 9, 2014
ChowNow has previously raised funding from Daher Capital, Double M Partners, GRP Partners, Karlin Ventures and Velos Partners, and was part of LaunchpadLA. Los Angeles-based mobile food ordering startup ChowNow has raised $708,414 as part of a new funding round, according to regulatory filing by the firm this week.
RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring
APRIL 29, 2011
RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. READ MORE>>.
Lunch With Mark Suster - Witnessing A Sense Of Purpose
MARCH 28, 2011
I had lunch earlier yesterday with Mark Suster, General Partner at GRP Partners, blogger extraordinaire and overall cool dude. I am writing this entry at 4:00 AM. Mark’s kindness and insights moved me to roll out of bed, fire up. Entrepreneur Launching Venture The Fringe
Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today
JUNE 19, 2013
Overall, the event organizers say there are 150 speakers participating in over 30 panels. READ MORE>>.
Burstly Raises $5.5M More
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
The round came from GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank. Rifkin is the former founder of Tagworld. READ MORE>>.
Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing
RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services
MARCH 22, 2011
RingRevenue is venture backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. READ MORE>>.
RingRevenue Signs Mobile Ad Network Tapjoy
JANUARY 10, 2012
Santa Barbara-based RinvRevenue , the provider of pay-per-call marketing technology, said today that it has partnered with mobile ad network firm Tapjoy. Tapjoy is backed by J.P.Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, and D.E. Shaw Ventures. READ MORE>>.
GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P., READ MORE>>.
Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding
OCTOBER 19, 2012
In terms of deals, the quarter was actually down from last year, with 79 deals completed in Q3 of this year, versus 91 in Q3 of 2011. raised.
GumGum Names Winders Marketing VP
AUGUST 16, 2012
GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising technology, said this morning that it has named Tony Winders as its Senior Vice President of Marketing. GumGum is venture backed by. READ MORE>>.
GumGum Expands To Canada In First International Deal
MAY 9, 2012
GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising services which is backed by GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures, has signed a deal with a Canadian firm, in its first deal out of the country, according to the company Wednesday. READ MORE>>. gumgum canada international advertising image
GumGum Adds $7M
OCTOBER 24, 2011
The firm has raised $7M in funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising firm led by Ophir Tanz, has finally disclosed its funding round. It's unclear if prior investor Crosscut Ventures participated in this funding. READ MORE>>.
textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus
OCTOBER 16, 2012
Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. textPlus , the maker of the popular texting application by the same name, said today that it has raised $18M in a new funding round, led by The Raine Group. READ MORE>>.
DailyLook Uncovers $2.5M For Fast Fashion
APRIL 2, 2013
Are you a fashion startup? The startup is headed by Brian Ree. READ MORE>>. dailylook venture capital fast fashion fashionable ecommerce
RingRevenue Ties With DoublePositive
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , which provides pay-per-call tracking technology, has partnered with marketing and lead generation firm DoublePositive Marketing Group , the firms said today. According to the two, they will partner to deliver live voice leads to national lead buyers in higher education, insurance, and financial services.
Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Pop-Up Pantry is backed by GRP Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Adam Goldenberg (JustFab), and Michel Daher (of Daher Foods). Munchery , which features new menus from local chefs, and delivers those to users for between $10 and $15 a meal, with the user finishing off those meals at home or work in a microwave or oven. READ MORE>>.
GRP Gets Exit At HealthDataInsights
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, Las Vegas-based HealthDataInsights.
Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization
OCTOBER 2, 2012
The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.
Burstly Buys TestFlight
MARCH 5, 2012
Burstly is backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank, and announced a $5.5M funding round in November.
Gumgum Names Sales VP
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Gumgum recently raised $7M in a funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. READ MORE>>. gumgum sales executive advertising
Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes
JUNE 10, 2013
The conference also said it has added some "pre-events" from June 14-18th, which stretch the conference out to more than a week. READ MORE>>.
Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012
JANUARY 17, 2013
That total was less than the $859.6M raised by companies in Q4 of 2011, and less than the $701.18M raised by companies in the region in Q3 of 2012.
GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". READ MORE>>.