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GRP Partners Backs DataSift

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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

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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>>.

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GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm

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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>>.

GRP Partners Gets IPO At Qualys

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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>>.

LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

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Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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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.

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Speaker: Mark Suster, GRP Partners. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 -- Paley Center For Media. See [link].

GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Bettinelli

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partners hautelook bettinelli executive partner venture capitalBettinelli also has been involved with startup accelerator MuckerLab.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Media Partners. Current media partners include Los Angeles Times, PandoDaily, TechZulu, SoCalTech and VentureBeat. June 20 – 21).

GRP Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry

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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

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The regulatory filing indicates GRP has raised $148.6M in committments for the $200M fund, which is still open to investors. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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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

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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>>.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. 1. year review mark suster partners venture capital

Lunch With Mark Suster - Witnessing A Sense Of Purpose

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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

Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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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

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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

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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>>.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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Overall, the event organizers say there are 150 speakers participating in over 30 panels. READ MORE>>.

Burstly Raises $5.5M More

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The round came from GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank. Rifkin is the former founder of Tagworld. READ MORE>>.

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around – Startups Uncensored #22

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Last month’s startups uncensored was about “Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around.” Check out the whole video here

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing

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RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services

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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

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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>>.

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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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.

GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P., READ MORE>>.

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GumGum Names Winders Marketing VP

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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

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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

Innovation Crush | How an Investor Thinks Through Innovation

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Every day, 1000’s of new bright-eyed and bushy tailed companies sprout from depths of start-up soil. 

GumGum Adds $7M

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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

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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>>.

Why You Should Give Before You Get

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When I joined GRP Partners in 2007 I was offered a role as a General Partner. ” It’s a philosophy, really. Then Get.

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Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

DailyLook Uncovers $2.5M For Fast Fashion

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Are you a fashion startup? The startup is headed by Brian Ree. READ MORE>>. dailylook venture capital fast fashion fashionable ecommerce

Future of TV: The Quick Version

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And where GRP Partners , the VC firm in which I’m a partner, is based. ” It no longer does. billion videos. TODAY.

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

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Pose – Raises $5 million in 2 rounds from GRP Partners, True Ventures, Mousse Partners & Founder Collective. 6. History.

Let Me Introduce Myself

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I am a big believer in VC pitches that the bio slide should come up front. Actually, I think the advice in this post applies to any sales meeting also.

RingRevenue Ties With DoublePositive

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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.