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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners ( 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. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 We're taking it seriously.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX


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

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DataPop Gets $1.7M


Los Angeles-based DataPop , a new paid search ad management firm started by a pair of Overture/Yahoo Search Marketing veterans, has raised $1.7M in a Series A funding round, the company said this morning. DataPop was founded Jason Lehmbeck and John Zimmerman, both of whom have been at Overture and Yahoo! READ MORE>>.

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

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You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, and Yahoo! This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Los Angeles.

Snowball Factory Gets $500K


Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, Ian Rogers, the CEO of Topspin Media and former GM of Yahoo Music; as well as Mark Suster, a venture capitalist at GRP Partners, both have joined the company's board of directors. The filing indicates the funding is part of an ongoing $1.0M READ MORE>>.

Want to Work in VC? Here’s How

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GRP Partners is looking to hire two analysts (maybe even three) to join our practice in Los Angeles. Yes, we require a cover letter.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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First, if the VC does 15-20 of these under one partner then it is certain he can’t spend any time with these investments. is now a VC.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. You don’t.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

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My firm GRP Partners recently funded a young LA based company named Ad.Ly Advertising has driven the majority of Internet innovation.

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Rumored to have turned down acquisition offers from Yahoo and Facebook. Just in case here’s the link to this week’s episode. Vopium.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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Yahoo! One of the investment themes I’ve been focused on in the past 3 years has been Performance-Based Marketing. Thus, we click!