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Steamboat Ventures Cuts US Investment Efforts

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In yet more attrition from Southern California's venture capital ranks, Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, looks to have sharply pulled back on its U.S. Word of Steamboat's moves have been making their way around the community since early January. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Ventures Sells Scrapblog

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Scrapblog , an online scrapbooking service backed by Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , has been sold to personal photo publishing firm Mixbook. Scrapblog as venture backed by Steamboat Ventures and Longworth Venture Partners, and allowed users to create a digital scrapbook of personal photos and other information.

Steamboat Ventures Seeks New $100M Fund

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Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm linked to The Walt Disney Company, is seeking to raised $100M for its latest fund, Steamboat Ventures V. The last, Southern California investment by Steamboat looks to have been in Edgecast back in 2013. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Re-Ups On Mobile Measurement Firm Ground Truth

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Walt Disney, has re-upped its investment in a provider of mobile and Internet usage analytics and measurement tools. Steamboat is a prior investor in Ground Truth, and Managing Director Beau Laskey sits on the company's board. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Ventures Boosts Playdom

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm funded by Walt Disney Co., is one of the backers of Bay Area social gaming firm Playdom. According to Playdom, Steamboat--along with Bessemer Venture Partners and New World Ventures--have invested in the firm as part of a new, $33M venture capital funding round.

ValueClick Buys Greystripe

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Greystripe was venture backed by Steamboat Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Peacock Equity, and Incubic Venture Capital, and was based in San Francisco. The deal was worth $70M in cash. The company expects Greystripe to add $24 to $26M in revenues for the remainder of 2011. Greystripe was advised by Montgomery & Co.

EdgeCast Trumpets Customer Gains

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EdgeCast is venture backed by Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. Santa Monica-based content delivery network provider EdgeCast Networks said Friday that it now has more than 2000 customers, or more than double the number of customers from the previous year, as of the close of 2010. READ MORE>>.

GameSalad Raises $6M More

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The round was led by Steamboat Ventures, and also included Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management.

Steamboat Supports Baynote In Latest Round

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has re-upped its investment in San Jose-based Baynote , a developer of personalization and marketing software for the enterprise market. Steamboat's Dan Beldy sites on the board of directors of Baynote.

Steamboat Boosts Chinese Advertising Firm

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm backed by Walt Disney Co., According to Beijing-based Yoyi Media , it received a Series A investment on undisclosed size from Steamboat Ventures and Gobi Partners. Steamboat has offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong in addition to Los Angeles.

GameSalad Expands To Android

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GameSalad is venture backed by Steamboat Ventures, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management.

GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software

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GameSalad is backed by venture firms DFJ Frontier, DFJ Mercury Venture Partners, ff Asset Management, and Steamboat Ventures.

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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GameSalad Improves Support Tools

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GameSalad is backed by Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital arm of Disney, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. GameSalad also has improved its contact forms and customer support and bug handling. READ MORE>>. gamesalad videogame video game development tools support iphone ipad html5

Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Get Exit At MerchantCircle

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Two Southern California venture capital firms have benefited from an acquisition yesterday of Mountain View-based MerchantCircle , an online local business advertising and networking site, by fellow online advertising firm Reply! MerchantCircle's other backers are Scale Venture Partners and IAC. READ MORE>>.

GoPro Plans IPO, Says Report

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GoPro--although based in the Bay Area--has a number of Southern California ties, including staff in San Diego, an investment from Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures, plus a group in San Diego it acquired when it bought Cineform. READ MORE>>. sports action exit acquisition merger gopro

Steamboat Invests in Chinese Web Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of The Walt Disney Company, has invested in a Chinese startup which provides web, video, and search analytics, Gridsum Technology. According to Gridsum, Steamboat led its Series A. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Invests In Greystripe

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Disney, is one of the investors in Bay Area-based mobile games advertising firm Greystripe , which raised a $5.5M Greystripe said the funding round was led by Incubic Venture Capital, and also included Monitor Ventures, in addition to Steamboat Ventures.

GameSalad Finds New CEO

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Felter joins the firm from Disney. Felter previously was COO and CFO of DigiSynd, before it was acquired by The Walt Disney Company. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Doubles Revenues, Tops 225 Employees

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EdgeCast has announced only a total of$20M in funding, from Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) provider EdgeCast said this morning that it doubled its revenues in 2012, and now has more than 225 employees. The firm says it has been profitable for the past three years.

Steamboat Backs Camera Maker GoPro

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has backed Woodman Labs the parent firm of sports camera maker GoPro. It appears the investment was led by Steamboat's Beau Laskey. labs woodmand gopro capital venture steamboatREAD MORE>>.

Move Networks Acquired by Echostar

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Move Networks , the venture backed developer of high definition streaming technology for Internet video, has been acquired by Echostar , the firms said Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. echostar move networks merger acquisition assets video streaming hollywood content

Sometrics Acquired By American Express, Says Report

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Sometrics had raised over $5.25M in funding from Big Sky Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Mailroom Fund, and Steamboat Ventures. El Segundo-based Sometrics , the in-game virtual currency and monetization startup headed by Ian Swanson, has reportedly been acquired by American Express. READ MORE>>.

GameSalad Supports Windows 8 Apps

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GameSalad is venture backed by Steamboat Ventures, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management.

GoPro, With SoCal Ties, Files For IPO

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The firm''s founder, Nicholas Woodman, is a graduate of UC San Diego, and came up with the idea for the company while surfing off of San Diego; the company''s investors also include Steamboat Ventures--the venture arm of Walt Disney--which looks to own something around 3 percent of the company. READ MORE>>.

GameSalad Ships Universal Binaries For iOS

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The company is venture backed by such investors as Steamboat Ventures, Greycroft Partners, DFJ Mercury, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. The new feature--which debuted last week--means that developers no longer have to create separate targets and apps for each of Apple's various platforms when using GameSalad. READ MORE>>.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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We're privately funded today, with some equity from Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. We've grown really fast. company.

GoPro Prices IPO, To Trade Today

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The company--although based in San Mateo--has a number of Southern California ties, including founder Nicholas Woodman, who founded the company at UC San Diego, operations in San Diego (thanks to the acquisition of Cineform), and investors via Steamboat Ventures (the venture arm of Walt Disney). billion. READ MORE>>.

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Variety is pleased to announce the return of its Venture Capital and New Media Summit on June 27 at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

Sometrics Ships Browser Toolbar

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Sometrics is headed by Ian Swanson, and venture backed by Steamboat Ventures, the Mail Room Fund, and Greycroft Partners. GameCoins.com allows users to both earn virtual currency, and spend it on various items for online games and virtual worlds. READ MORE>>.

Sometrics Names Bizdev VP

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Sometrics is venture backed by. Steamboat Ventures, The Mail Room Fund, AT&T, and Greycroft Partners. Los Angeles-based Sometrics , a developer of analytics tools for online game developers, announced today that it has appointed Steve Schepke as its Vice President of Business Development. READ MORE>>.

Kofax Buys Kapow Technologies

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Kapow''s investors included Steamboat Ventures and Morgan Stanley, among others. Irvine-based Kofax has acquired Kapow Technologies , a provider of data integration software, the firm announced Wednesday. Kofax said it will acquire Kapow for $47.5M in cash, minus around $1.4M in cash held by Kapow. million. READ MORE>>.

EMN8 Raises $14.4M

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The firm no longer lists former investor Steamboat Ventures on its web site as an investor. Tags: emn8 kiosk fast food retail hardware venture capital The funding has not been announced by the company. EMN8 is backed by GRP Partners, Sid R. Bass Associates, and Fort Washington Capital. EMN8 is headed by Perse Faily.

Steamboat Invests In Greystripe

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Disney, is one of the investors in Bay Area-based mobile games advertising firm Greystripe , which raised a $5.5M Greystripe said the funding round was led by Incubic Venture Capital, and also included Monitor Ventures, in addition to Steamboat Ventures.

Four Firms Hoping To Tap Into Facebook's 500M Users

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Backed by Steamboat Ventures, Greycroft Partners, AT&T, and The Mail Room Fund. RealGifts , San Diego - a facebook application which allows users to send both real and virtual gifts to their friends. Backed by Facebook's fbFund. Profile ]. Founded by Rob Carpenter. Profile ]. Founded by Taher Scherzay and Bill Manos [ Profile ].

Move Networks Raises $3.0M, Sets Up Shop In Irvine

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Source of the funding was not disclosed, however, Dan Beldy, a venture capitalist at Steamboat Ventures, remains listed as a board member. Comcast Interactive Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Microsoft Corp., and Steamboat Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Razorgator Names Technology VP

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Razorgator , which provides secondary sports and entertainment tickets online, said today that it has named Ismail Elshareef as the firm's new Vice President of Technology. Razorgator is backed by. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Names Technology VP

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Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , an operator of online communities for brands, said Wednesday that it has named Michael Winner as the firm's Senior Vice President of Technology. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Expands Board

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Passenger is venture backed by Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Passenger , which operates online communities for major brands, said today that it has named Jaynie Miller Studenmund to the firm's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Gets $54M For Content Delivery Efforts

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The new funding was led by Performance Equity Management, and also included existing investors Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. edgecast venture capital content delivery network internet traffic EdgeCast said the Series D growth investment will go towards developing and launching new services. READ MORE>>.