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Kobe Bryant reveals $100M venture capital fund

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The 18-time NBA All-Star has teamed up with startup veteran Jeff Stibel to create Bryant Stibel, an LA-based $100 million venture capital fund.

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.

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?

LA pulled in over $300M in funding in June. Here are the top 5 rounds.

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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.

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.

How did LA tech do during the dog days? Here are the top 5 funding rounds of July

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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And of course I’ve sat on the other side of the table: As a VC. I now observes the fund raising process as a profession. Call high. Lobby.

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.

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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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>>.

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?

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.

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.

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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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>>.

Tech Roundup: Loot Crate builds off of recent funding, ShareGrid raises $1M and more

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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.

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>>.

Cogitai Gets Funding From Sony

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Cogitai said it would be using the new funding for "aggressive" hiring at the company. software funding strategic intelligence artificial sony cogitaiAnaheim-based Cogitai l, a new artificial intelligence (AI) software startup, said Tuesday that it has raised a strategic round of investment from Sony Corporation. 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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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.

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>>.

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>>.

Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation

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Microsoft plans to invest more in early stage startup companies through a new corporate venture fund, headed by former Qualcomm executives.

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.

USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition

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According to USC Marshall, it awarded $15,000 in seed funding for two first place winners, and four $5,000 seed prizes to companies.

Viddy Confirms $30M Funding

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Viddy said the Series B funding comes from New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Scahs, Khosla Ventures, and Battery Ventures. READ MORE>>.

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.

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District2 Finds Funding For Fashion Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based District2 , a startup which is developing a business-to-business marketplace for fashion suppliers and designers, has raised a round of equity funding, from Saandaga Capital Corporation. Size of the funding was not announced. district2 fashion marketplace venture capital fundingREAD MORE>>.

With $4.5M in Funding Wearable IoT World Launches U.S.-Pan Asia IoT Superhighway Accelerator

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Other investors include TEEC Angel Fund and wCapital. No stage requirement – such as pre-funding, seed, series. Closing a round of USD 4.5

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>>.

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>>.

Ecinity Scores Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based Ecinity , a developer of online, automated marketing software for the SMB market, has raised a round of funding from Siemer Ventures and others, according to details on investments released by Siemer Ventures yesterday. Ecinity, which is still in stealth mode, is one of the companies in the MuckerLab accelerator.

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

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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University Of California Raises $250M Venture Fund

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The University of California system said Tuesday that it has launched a new venture capital fund, with $250M in investments, to specifically invest in opportunities emerging from the University of California's ten campuses. The UC System said the new fund will be led by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Randadive. READ MORE>>.

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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Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. The funding came from Parker Thompson from 500 Startups/Dave McClure. Size of the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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GRP Announces $200 Million Fund. Rebrands as Upfront Ventures

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I am super excited to announce that today is a day of lots of new things for my partners & me: A new fund, a new office and a new brand.