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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>>.

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.

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding

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Encinitas-based ForwardMetrics has just taken $1M in a seed funding round, to help companies better conduct their strategic planning. The startup said that the new funding round brings its total raised to $1.75M. Source of the seed funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

AssetAvenue Gets $3M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based peer-to-peer commercial real estate investment site AssetAvenue said Friday that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. According to the company, the funding was led by Matrix Partners and NetEase, with other investors, including Vectr Ventures, Russ Meyer (Grandpoint Capital); Bam Ventures; and LaunchpadLA.

eGood Gets $3M In Seed Funding

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Glendora-based eGood , a startup developing a social giving platform, said today that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Wolfgang Buehler, and angel investor. According to eGood, it is using the funding to develop its mobile and in-store check-in platform. The startup is led by Zack Swire.

Unmute Picks Up $2.2M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Unmute , which develops mobile apps to let people share and interact in live phone calls, has raised $2.2M in a seed funding, the company said Friday. unmute seed funding venture capital phone call voicemail social networking sharing live celebrityThe app went live on Friday. READ MORE>>.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding.

Network Optix Snags $750K In Seed Funding

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transport video funding angel capital venture optix networkThe firm is led by Nathan Wheeler. READ MORE>>.

Power Supply Scoops Up $5M In Seed Funding

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Power Supply , a food startup which provides weekly menus from chefs to local customers for pickup at local locations and gyms, has raised $5M in a seed funding, the company disclosed Wednesday. The funding came from Upfront Ventures. crossfit health healthy restaurant chefs menus funding seed fitness food supply power

GrollTex Gets Seed Funding

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San Diego-based GrollTex , a new startup spinning out of the University of California, San Diego, has scored a seed funding round.

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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Rise of Seed. Explosion in Seed Funds. Now seed funding is conventional wisdom. I Rise of Angels. Leaderless Rounds.

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. The funding came from the Tech Coast Angels, Taner Halicioglu of Keshif Ventures, and others. READ MORE>>.

PayDragon Reveals $1.35M Seed Funding For Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based PayDragon has raised $1.35M in its seed funding, the firm disclosed Friday. The firm--which had earlier disclosed the seed roudn , but without dollar amounts--said the funding included Rustic Canyon Ventures, SV Angel, and Y Combinator, as well as Yuri Milner and Mark Schwartz. READ MORE>>.

iZSearch Gets Seed Funding, Launches Internet Search Site

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Carlsbad-based iZSearch said this morning that it has raised a round of seed funding, and also launched its web-based Internet search site. According to iZSearch, the company recently closed a seed funding round from the Tech Coast Angels and Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI). READ MORE>>.

Sanguine BioSciences Finds Seed Funding

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Valencia-based Sanguine Biosciences , a startup developing a service around blood sample collection for research and development, said Thursday that it has closed on a seed financing round. The funding was led by INVENT Ventures and Heliant Ventures. sanguine biosciences seed funding research blood lifescience venture capital

Understanding a VC’s Seed Funding Policy is Critical

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There has been much discussion about VCs doing seed funding in the past year.  I’ve written about it myself (Is VC Seed Funding Dead?)

Pixoto Raises Seed Funding For Photo Site

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Pixoto , a new startup focused on sharing and voting on photographic images which is headed by former Pictage founder Jason Kiefer, has just scored a seed funding worth $360,000, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Based on the funding, it appears the company is working on a $500,000 seed funding round.

Invested.in Gets $830K More In Seed Funding

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Invested.in , the developer of a web-based platform for crowdfunding which is part of AmplifyLA, is announcing today that it has raised $830,000 more in a seed funding round. pricegrabber finance financial funding crowd crowdfunding invested investedinInvested.in, which is based in Los Angeles, is headed by Alon Goren.

Mave Finds Seed Funding For Personal Concierge Startup

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Santa Monica-based Mave has raised seed funding, for a yet-to-be-launched personal concierge startup, according to Fortune this morning. Details on the funding have yet to be announced, and the company's site consists of a waitlist and no other details on the service. mave seed funding venture capital snapchat instagram

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

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veteran Ashley King, said today that it has raised a seed round of funding, and launched its first app, Dysh. Financial details of the seed funding round was not announced. dysh toast labs food smartphone mobile venture capital seed funding ashley kingREAD MORE>>.

Yapert Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

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Yapert, a San Diego, CA-based interactive mobile magazine, raised $1.2m in seed funding. Yapert is currently available on iOS.

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.

ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation

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According to ventureLab, it will provide seed funding, along with product, marketing, and opertional support to its companies. The company did not say how much funding it intends to provide to startups. venturelab startup incubator studio incubation incubate seed funding mike prasad READ MORE>>.

Indi Molecular Picks Up $300K More In $1.8M Seed Funding

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The new funding was led by InterWest Partners, and also included several un-named, angel investors. READ MORE>>.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

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The post Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development appeared first on TechZulu. It’s a win-win.”.

Service Finds $3.1M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based startup Service , a new, on-demand startup looking to channel the frustration and anger of customers not happy with their customer service from other companies, has raised $3.1M in a seed funding round, the company said this week. READ MORE>>. getservice service customer venture capital angry customers business

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

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For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator.

Tapiture Taps Into Successful Social eCommerce And Secures $2.25M In Seed Funding

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million in seed funding since its founding in 2012. We put products they can purchase in the mix. We can connect the dots,” said Ellis.

HipSwap Reveals Funding From Greycroft, Founders Fund

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Los Angeles-based HipSwap , the online, fashion focused marketplace which launched earlier in March, has revealed that it has raised $1.1M in a seed funding round from the Founders Fund and Greycroft Partners. It's unclear when the funding was raised by the company. HipSwap is headed by Rob Kramer. READ MORE>>.

Heal Finds $5M For On Demand Doctor's Housecalls

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Santa Monica-based Heal , an on-demand startup offering up access to house calls from doctors via smartphone, has raised $5M in a seed funding round, the company announced this morning. heal doctor housecall startup smartphone seed funding venture capital pritzkerHeal is led by Dr. Renee Dua. READ MORE>>.

3TEN8 Gets $250K

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3TEN8 , a company which is developing software to help mobile network operators visualize and manage their network performance, and which was part of both LaunchpadLA and the SAM Precellerator Programs in Los Angeles, has raised $250,000 in funding. The seed funding came from the Citrix Startup Accelerator Seed Program.

Chalk Digital Gets Seed Funding For Mobile Ad Technology

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San Diego-based Chalk Digital , a provider of location-based, mobile advertising technology aimed at local businesses, said today that it has raised a seed funding round. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding came from Composite Capital Partners, Kernal Capital Inc., Chalk Digital is led by Craig Hagopian.

Verge Genomics, Founded By UCLA Scientists, Raises $4M In Seed Funding

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Verge Genomics , a biopharmaceuticals startup founded by scientists out of UCLA, said Tuesday that it has raised $4M in a seed financing round. The funding was led by IA Ventures, and also included Two Sigma Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks VC, Slow Ventures, Karlin Venture, Elad Gil and David Lee. 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.

Tapiture Takes $2.25M In Seed Funding

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The company said the new funding includes $1.25M in new capital, plus a $1M convertible note from last year. Tapiture said the new funds will go towards growth, towards international expansion, and to help build merchant partnerships. READ MORE>>. tapiture venture capital angel investment social sharing photos products style

Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Gridtest Systems , a developer of measurement tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market, said this morning that it has raised a seed round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. The firm, which was founded by Neal Roche, said the funds go to accelerate launch of its first product.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Amplify provides seed stage capital to the tune of $50,000 to $150,000 in companies with a viable product that are demonstrating some degree of traction. For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator. Amplify Mentor Panel in full swing.

Vrse Finds Funding For Virtual Reality Content

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Los Angeles-based Vrse , a new virtual reality content company, said Thursday that it has raised a round of funding, and appointed Drew Larner as Chief Operating Officer. The company did not disclose the amount of the seed funding, which occurred back in April. Vrse has a collection of story-driven, virtual reality content.

Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding. Scopely says is is preparing to "disrupt a segment of the social web". Elbaz was a co-founder of Applied Semantics , the firm which eventually became Google AdSense. READ MORE>>.

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SightCine Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based SightCine , a developer of digital overlay projection technology, told socalTECH today that the firm has raised an initial round of seed funding. Amount of the funding and source was not disclosed. Tags: funding seed capital venture subtitle theater content movie sightcine