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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2 That total was less than the $859.6M billion in venture capital.

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

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 raised. Image courtesy Bigstock.

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.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. more).

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I'd also recommend you subscribe to So Cal Tech Central. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California

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In terms of the venture capital industry in the area, the most active Southern California venture capitalists -- not necessarily the. most active in investing in local companies here -- were GRP Partners , with 10 investments; followed by Siemer Ventures. Orange County, with $203.6M in funding. raised. Viddy , with $30.7.M

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I'd also recommend you subscribe to So Cal Tech Central. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

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

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 raised. Image courtesy Bigstock.

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>>.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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For the next couple of weeks, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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Southern California's Most Popular Tech Stories. It's a new year and it's time to get back to work. Broadcom Powering New Mac Wireless.

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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Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M for the quarter, up from both Q4 of last year as well as the comparable Q1 quarter in 2009, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA. For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M

Special Report: Who's Funding What, Really?

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There's been a lot of talk about the boom in Southern California's startup world. GRP Partners. Greycroft Partners.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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The conference also said it has added some "pre-events" from June 14-18th, which stretch the conference out to more than a week. READ MORE>>.

GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". READ MORE>>.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Previously known as GRP Partners, Upfront Ventures has focused on early stage investments since 1996.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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Investments by venture capitalists in Southern California were up, both in terms of deals and dollars in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The numbers released by PwC and the NVCA seem to back that statement, showing that so far this year, $1.48

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video. So I asked Ethan to build his product first and then we would fund.

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Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. 1.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You’re not in the grind of your staff being constantly approached by every other start-up within 10 miles.  So it’s always a trade-off.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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invested in Southern California in Q4. Those numbers were up from both Q3, when $506.9M was invested in Southern California, as well as Q4 of last year, when $508.2M was invested in the region. By industry, Southern California saw its biggest investments in Biotechnology, with $195.6M

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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invested in Southern California in Q4. Those numbers were up from both Q3, when $506.9M was invested in Southern California, as well as Q4 of last year, when $508.2M was invested in the region. By industry, Southern California saw its biggest investments in Biotechnology, with $195.6M

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Mark Suster, a partner at GRP Partners in Los Angeles, spoke with Fastcompany.com about what makes L.A.s startup scene so hot.

Mark Suster on Influence and Persuasion

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Noted entrepreneurial blogger and respected Venture Capitalist, Mark Suster , who is also a Partner at GRP Partners, recently published a great post related to influence and persuasion, which is excerpted below: ———————————————-.

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around

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Hosted by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc), it will be an open and frank townhall conversation with some of Southern California's most successful CEOs. Panel includes Ryan Scott, Causecast; Gil Elbaz, Factual; Mark Suster, GRP Partners, and others. See [link] (more

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around

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Hosted by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc), it will be an open and frank townhall conversation with some of Southern California's most successful CEOs. Panel includes Ryan Scott, Causecast; Gil Elbaz, Factual; Mark Suster, GRP Partners, and others. See [link] (more

StartupSD: Mark Suster

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He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com. Come hear him talk about about SoCal startups, entrepreneurship and the investment scene. Thursday, March 31, 2011 -- startupSD: Mark Suster from Both Sides of the Table. He focuses on early-stage technology companies.

I Just Invested in @Burstly, a Mobile Ad Management Company

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I’m very pleased today to announce that I invested, on behalf of GRP Partners, in Burstly alongside Rincon Venture Partners , an early stage VC in Southern California whith whom we love to work (and were our co-investors on RingRevenue ). So what about the ad management business excites me?

GRP's Suster Ranks Among Top In VC Bloggers List

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Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners , has made the top 10 in an annual ranking of venture capitalist bloggers, the only Southern California venture capitalist to make the listing. The venture capital blog ranking was the fourth annual ranking of 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs.

Raising Capital Today

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Come hear from some of Southern California's leading active investors. Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners * Quinn Li, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures * Ralph Mayer, Past President of Tech Coast Angels * Mike Krenn, Managing Director, DLA Venture Pipeline. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 -- Raising Capital Today.

LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast

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Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Moderators: Stephen Hughes, Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank; Scott Alderton, Partner, Stubbs Alderton, and Markiles LLP. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 -- LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast. Find out what they are looking to invest in. See [link] (more

Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures

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All of our partners are based here. GRP stood for Global Retail Partners. Number two, the brand didn''t matter so much back then.

Raising the First Round of Capital

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Come hear from some of Southern California's leading active investors. Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners * Ralph Mayer, Past President of Tech Coast Angels * Quinn Li, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures * Mike Krenn, Managing Director, DLA Venture Pipeline. SDSIC. Will investments pick up? See [link] (more

Epoxy Tunes Into $2M to Enable YouTube, Video Publishing

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One of the hottest sectors in Southern California's high tech world in the last couple of years has been video--namely, Internet video and content creation. The new round was led by GRP Partners, which adds Mark Suster to Epoxy's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Ad.ly Expands To Twitter Apps

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Although Ad.ly READ MORE>>.

MySpace, Ad.ly Link On In-Stream Advertising

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helps celebrities, musicians, and other social influencers monetize their Twitter and other activity streams with advertising; the firm is backed by GRP Partners, Greycroft Partners, and LowerMyBills' Matt Coffin. squarely into a multi-way intersection of who's who in Southern California's blog and technology world.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Ventures

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We've been sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community all week, and will also do so next week.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. pays off.