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What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

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VC funding. How can it be that over-funding is bad, bad, bad and then the best possible outcome  and what is the inflection point? Right?

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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Explosion in Seed Funds. Now seed funding is conventional wisdom. I 3VCs agreed to fund an inside round and cut costs.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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Is Funding a Worthy Announcement? There are reasons you may delay funding announcement but rarely reasons not to announce. 1. Benefits.

Avalon Leads $18M in Early Funding for Cancer Immunotherapy Startup

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[ Note: The headline has been corrected to better describe the company’s type of funding. 9/27/16, 2:09 p.m. Bregua Corp.,

What To Do When Your Competitor Gets Funded?

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We will have two well-funded companies educating the market on why this market opportunity for the $24 billion US storage market is ripe for disruption. When we funded Sam , Rahul and team at MakeSpace > 2.5 What should you do when a competitor announces a big fund raise? Pretending the funding didn’t happen is dumb.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members. 

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

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We use this try to draw some context that informs our funding decisions. Of course we fund companies in good markets and bad.

Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

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Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund

The Newest Source Of Startup Funding – The Sharing Economy

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Tradesy, one of the fastest growing sharing economy companies, was initially funded by the sharing economy. ParkAtMyHouse.com can help.

What I Learned In 2015: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund

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Today's thoughts are from Lawrence Ng , who founded Oversee.net, and just launched the OnRamp Fund (onrampfund.com). READ MORE>>.

The Challenges of Milestone Funding

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knows, I am a huge, huge fan of milestone funding. Do you practice milestone funding? Defining your milestones. Timing your milestones.

A Seriously Great Story and Why We Funded Them

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We are often asked how companies get funded, why VCs make the decisions we make and what we’re looking for in entrepreneurs. The results?

Embodied Gets Funding From Intel For Personal Robots

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Pasadena-based Embodied , a new startup developer "affordable personal robots", has raised funding from Intel Capital. Size of the funding was not announced. recent regulatory filing from Embodied suggests the funding round was worth around $3.79M. READ MORE>>.

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An Inside Scoop on the Funding Environment and What it Might Mean for You

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It is an heroic accomplishment in a brutal fund-raising market in which only market leaders can bring in that sort of money. $30 million.

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Kareo Gets $15M Debt Funding

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Irvine-based Kareo , which provides cloud-based, medical office software, said Friday that it has raised $15M in a mezzanine debt funding round. The funding came from Escalate Capital Partners. The company said the new funding brings its total raised to $47M in 2014. Terms of the new funding were not announced.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Mosaic's $220M Funding

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the backers in a big, $220M equity funding for solar power financing provider Mosaic. Core Innovation Capital is very active nationally in fintech investments, and raised a big fund in 2015. The company is based in Oakland. READ MORE>>.

Visage Finds $2.15M In Seed Funding

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Irvine-based Visage , which offers up a service aimed at online marketers to help create infographics, said this morning that it has raised $2.15M in a seed funding. The funding was led by Venture51, and also included K5 Ventures and Kima Ventures, along with angels Robin Pimentel and Dan Martell. READ MORE>>.

SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer. saas funding santa monica debt financing finance venture capital software investmentREAD MORE>>.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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Wait, didn’t you just raise a fund? Our last fund we raised was in 2012 and we began investing it in April of 2012. Foundations. 3.

University of California Plans $250M Venture Capital Fund

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The fund would seek to invest in companies started on campus, from University research, and from students. READ MORE>>.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.

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Mucker Capital Raises $45M Fund, Mucker III

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Los Angeles-based Mucker Capital said this week that it has closed on a new, $45M fund, Mucker III. The fund, run by Erik Rannala and William Hsu, did not detail the limited partners in the new fund. Mucker Capital started fundraising for that new fund in May of last year. READ MORE>>.

Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning

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If you’re funding the same stuff as everybody else and if you started your activities when the clues were obvious you’re much less likely to drive enormous returns. When Fred Wilson funded Twitter I guarantee you it wasn’t obvious that it was a billion dollar idea. Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it.

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You’ve Landed a Round of VC Funding…Now What?

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Define “success.”  If you’re doing milestone funding, presumably the VC is on board with your proposed milestones, but this is worth confirming.

Quarterly Gets Funding From Science

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Los Angeles-based subscription box service Quarterly , which develops unique gift boxes every three months from such influencers as Pharrell Williams, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and actress Rosario Dawson, has raised a round of funding and connected with Los Angeles-based Science Inc. Size of the investment was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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So far, Radicle has closed on $6 million in funding, and the accelerator expects its pot will reach up to $15 million.

More Great News for #LATech – Crosscut Ventures Raises $75 Million Fund

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Crosscut Ventures  has just announced their 3rd fund and clocking in at $75 million , which will be focused heavily on Los Angeles – FTW.

mobileStorm Gets Debt Funding

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Los Angeles-based mobileStorm , the provider of mobile messaging and email marketing services headed by Jared Reitzin, has scored a venture debt funding, according to provider Agility Capital. Financial details of the funding and terms were not announced. mobilestorm venture capital debt funding agility mobile marketing

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DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Read more here. Tweet Tweet.

Unitas Global Gets Funding For Private Cloud Efforts

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Los Angeles-based Unitas Global , a new, cloud services company founded by infrastructure veteran Grant Kirkwood, said today that it has raised a new funding round, from MK Capital and Azure Capital. Size of the funding round was not announced. enterprise infrastructure capital venture funding cloud private global unitas

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TVC Capital Raises $115M Software Fund

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San Diego-based TVC Capital , the software-focused, growth equity investment firm founded by Jeb Spencer and Steve Hamerslag has raised a big, $115M software fund, the company said Wednesday. The fund said that TVC Capital III was oversubscribed, and closed in only 90 days. million in revenues. READ MORE>>.

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Fika Ventures Seeks $50M For New Venture Fund

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Los Angeles-based Fika Ventures , founded by Tx Zhuo and Eva Ho , is looking to raise a total of $50M for a new investment fund, according to a pair of regulatory filings by the firm in the last week. fund, Fika Ventures LP, and $11.5M for Fika Ventures - A LP. The new firm has two separate filings for a $38.5M READ MORE>>.

Coronal Energy Gets Funding From Panasonic

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Financial terms of the funding were not disclosed. Pasadena-based Coronal Energy , a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development, financing, and operation services for the utility, municipal and corporate market, has scored a strategic investment from Panasonic , the two said this morning. READ MORE>>.

CarLabs Gets Funding For Car Shopping Bots

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Los Angeles-based CarLabs , a new startup developing conversational "bots" to guide users through car shopping, has scored an angel funding, the company said late last week. Size of the funding round was not announced. carlabs shopping angel funding venture capital artificial intelligence ecommerceREAD MORE>>.

Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding

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Size of the funding was not announced. The company said the funding came from Deepak Chopra, the CEO and founder of OSI Systems, and Hector Sulaiman, CEO of Controles Graficos. Both join the company''s board of advisors. Aligned Telehealth is led by Nitin Nanda. READ MORE>>.

Cooley Attorneys Setting Up Venture Fund

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It's unclear how and if the new venture fund will invest in any of the firm's new Silicon Beach clients. READ MORE>>.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Of these 19 have received funding (10 have received significant amounts of VC funding) and 5 have been acquired (2 for more than $30 million).

Future Focused Mobile App Ribbon Launches With Funding

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Ashton Kutcher, Sound Ventures Back Gigster In $10M Funding

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San Francisco-based Gigster said this morning that it has raised $10M in a Series A funding, which came from Andreessen Horowitz, along with Ashton Kutcher and Sound Ventures; Y Combinator; SV Angel and Ron Conway; and Jason Calacanis and Launch Fund. Gigster says its online service it targeted at both enterprises and startups.

SteelHouse Adds $49M In Funding

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Los Angeles-based advertising software developer SteelHouse is announcing this morning that it has raised $49M in a new funding round. The funding was led by Mercato Partners, and also included Staley Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. SteelHouse is led by Mark Douglas. READ MORE>>. capital venture software advertising adtech steelhous