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Steamboat Ventures Cuts US Investment Efforts

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In yet more attrition from Southern California's venture capital ranks, Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, looks to have sharply pulled back on its U.S. investment efforts. disney walt investment capital venture ventures steamboat

Steamboat Ventures Seeks New $100M Fund

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Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm linked to The Walt Disney Company, is seeking to raised $100M for its latest fund, Steamboat Ventures V. The last, Southern California investment by Steamboat looks to have been in Edgecast back in 2013. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Re-Ups On Mobile Measurement Firm Ground Truth

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Walt Disney, has re-upped its investment in a provider of mobile and Internet usage analytics and measurement tools. Steamboat is a prior investor in Ground Truth, and Managing Director Beau Laskey sits on the company's board. READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Ventures Boosts Playdom

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm funded by Walt Disney Co., is one of the backers of Bay Area social gaming firm Playdom. According to Playdom, Steamboat--along with Bessemer Venture Partners and New World Ventures--have invested in the firm as part of a new, $33M venture capital funding round.

Steamboat Ventures Backs Elemental Technologies

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Los Angeles-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has backed a firm developing massively parallel video processing technology, Elemental Technologies. According to Elemental, which is based in Portland, Steamboat was a new investor in its $7.5M, Series B funding round.

Steamboat Supports Baynote In Latest Round

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has re-upped its investment in San Jose-based Baynote , a developer of personalization and marketing software for the enterprise market. Steamboat's Dan Beldy sites on the board of directors of Baynote.

Steamboat Boosts Chinese Advertising Firm

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital firm backed by Walt Disney Co., has invested in a Chinese provider of online advertising. According to Beijing-based Yoyi Media , it received a Series A investment on undisclosed size from Steamboat Ventures and Gobi Partners.

GoPro Plans IPO, Says Report

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GoPro--although based in the Bay Area--has a number of Southern California ties, including staff in San Diego, an investment from Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures, plus a group in San Diego it acquired when it bought Cineform. READ MORE>>. sports action exit acquisition merger gopro

Steamboat Backs Camera Maker GoPro

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of the Walt Disney Company, has backed Woodman Labs the parent firm of sports camera maker GoPro. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. The WSJ first reported the investment Wednesday. labs woodmand gopro capital venture steamboat

Steamboat Invests In Greystripe

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Burbank-based Steamboat Ventures , the venture capital arm of Disney, is one of the investors in Bay Area-based mobile games advertising firm Greystripe , which raised a $5.5M Greystripe said the funding round was led by Incubic Venture Capital, and also included Monitor Ventures, in addition to Steamboat Ventures.

Steamboat Invests In Celebrity Site

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Los Angeles-based Steamboat Ventures has set its sights on the celebrity web space, and is the lead investor in a new round of funding for Fanzter , which operates the celebrity products site Coolspotters.com. According to Connecticut-based Fanzter, Steamboat's Dan Beldy joins the firm's board of directors.

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Razorgator Names Technology VP

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Los Angeles-based Razorgator , which provides secondary sports and entertainment tickets online, said today that it has named Ismail Elshareef as the firm's new Vice President of Technology. Razorgator is backed by. READ MORE>>.

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). Nationally, venture deals in the U.S. invested in 24 deals. totaled $6.5 raised.

EdgeCast Gets $54M For Content Delivery Efforts

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The new funding was led by Performance Equity Management, and also included existing investors Menlo Ventures and Steamboat Ventures. EdgeCast said the Series D growth investment will go towards developing and launching new services. edgecast venture capital content delivery network internet traffic READ MORE>>.

Steamboat Boosts Video Advertising Firm

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Burbank-based venture capital firm Steamboat Ventures , which is affiliated with the Walt Disney Company, has led a new investment in a Bay area video advertising and monetization firm, FreeWheel. According to FreeWheel, Steamboat led a $16.8M Steamboat's investment was led by Dan Beldy.

RazorGator Links With Amazon

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The firm is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed. RazorGator operates a service which helps consumers get access to high-demand events. READ MORE>>.

RazorGator Gets $10M In Debt Financing

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equity raise last week from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Tags: razorgator ticket htgc venture debt funding capital According to RazorGator, the extension will be used for "aggressive expansion" of the firm's services. Terms of the debt financing were not disclosed.

RazorGator Confirms Funding

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Los Angeles-based RazorGator announced Friday that it has close on $7.5M in a funding round, led by existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Oak Investment Partners, and Steamboat Ventures. Tags: razorgator ticketing venture capital READ MORE>>.

RazorGator Gains $7.5M

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Los Angeles-based RazorGator , which provides an online ticketing service, has reportedly raised at least $7.5M in a venture funding round. The firm and its venture backers had not returned further information on the funding as of press time. However, venture firm Steamboat Ventures now lists RazorGator as a portfolio firm.

Passenger Gains $7.5M More

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Los Angeles-based Passenger , a developer of private social networking sites for brands, said today that it has raised an additional $7.5M in an investment. The round came from Shelter Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and Steamboat Ventures, all existing investors in the firm. READ MORE>>.

Sometrics Raises Series B

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The investment was led by Steamboat Ventures, and also included prior investors Mail Room Fund and Greycroft Partners. Beau Laskey of Steamboat has joined the firm's board with the funding. Tags: analytics capital venture sometrics Amount of the funding was not released, however, reports put the amount at $4M.

EdgeCast Networks Raises $10M

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EdgeCast said the round was led by Menlo Ventures, and also includes an investment from Steamboat Ventures, a prior investor in the company. As part of the funding, Pravin Vazirani of Menlo Ventures has joined the company's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Gendai Games Raises Funding

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The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included investments from Steamboat Ventures, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. Tags: content videogame ipad ipod iphone capital venture games gendai Amount of the funding was not disclosed, however the firm said the funding was somewhere over $1M. READ MORE>>.

Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups

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Magnify360 was voted the best investment opportunity by both venture capitalist audience members and panelists. READ MORE

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