Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs
MAY 11, 2011
San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures has backed a team from former portfolio firm Greenplum , in a new venture round. According to San Mateo-based Alpine Data Labs , it has scored $7.5M in a Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporate Equity Asia.
Mission Ventures' Lee Departs For Stealth Startup
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Jeff Lee , a senior associate at San Diego- and Los Angeles-based Mission Ventures , has quietly left the firm to head up a newly founded, stealth startup, according to Lee's LinkedIn profiles and bounced emails to his Mission Ventures address. mission ventures jeffrey associate startup executive
Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits
JANUARY 10, 2011
In July, we sold another one of our companies, Greenplum, a database warehousing company, to EMC, another good win for the venture investors.
Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. mission ventures alpine data hadoop bigdata venture capital metapa greenplum Greenplum was acquired by EMC in 2010.
Swagbucks Buys Sodahead
JULY 31, 2014
Prodege is venture backed by Technology Crossover Ventures. Sodahead was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. sodahead swagbucks merger acquisitoin exit polling opinion
ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock
MARCH 14, 2012
San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today. ID Analytics had raised around $35.15M in funding. READ MORE>>.
Active Storage Names Engineering VP
APRIL 16, 2012
Active Storage is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. READ MORE>>.
Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features
APRIL 24, 2012
Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.
Enevate Expands Battery Efforts In Irvine
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
The venture backed firm, which has investments from Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is tripling its office space to 22,000 square feet, according to the Orange County Register. Irvine-based Enevate , a developer of rechargeable battery technology, is expanding in Irvine, according to reports today. READ MORE>>.
KidZui Catches $2M, Launches New Service
AUGUST 11, 2011
The firm said the funding included Mission Ventures, Maveron, and Emergence Capital. kidzui internet search children friendly safety parents venture capitalSan Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a kid-friendly Internet browser, said this week that it has raised another $2M in funding, and launched a new effort called ZUI.com.
SodaHead Signs Slurpee
MAY 4, 2011
SodaHead is venture backed by Mission Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures, and was founded by former MySpace exec Jason Feffer and friend Michael Glazer. Sherman Oaks-based SodaHead , the online polling and questions and answer site, said today that it has launched an integrated campaign with the Slurpee brand.
MaxLinear Cashes Out Venture Capital Investors
AUGUST 22, 2012
In an unusual move, Carlsbad-based MaxLinear said today that it has reached a private deal to repurchase a significant number of its shares from its venture capital investors. The deal will completely cash out Mission Ventures, which will no longer hold any ownership interest in MaxLinear. READ MORE>>.
Los Angeles Startup Community
MAY 17, 2011
Venture Capital As long as I'm pulling this together, here are some venture capital firms in Los Angeles that can help get you wired in. 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.
Ortiva Wireless Adds $2.0M
OCTOBER 27, 2011
The firm--which is backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, among others--indicated it had raised $2.0M out of a $2.15M funding effort, in a combination of debt and warrants. ortiva wireless venture capital debt fundingNo details on the new funding have been announced by the company.
FastPoint Games Shuts Down
OCTOBER 27, 2011
Fastpoint had been venture backed by Mission Ventures and DFJ Dragon Fund, Allen & Co. Los Angeles-bsaed Fastpoint Games , the online fantasy game development shop headed by Kelly Perdew, has shut down, according to a notice on the firm's site. The company was originally known as Rotohog. READ MORE>>.
Image Metrics Buys Big Stage
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Big Stage, which was once known as Clone, was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels. Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , a developer of facial animation technology, announced Thursday morning that it has acquired Big Stage , the developer of avatar creation software. READ MORE>>.
SodaHead Upgrades Polling Software For WordPress
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
The company is backed by Mohr Davidow, Mission Ventures, The Tech Coast Angels, Ron Conway, and others. Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the developer of online polling services and software, has just launched a major upgrade to the company''s polling software for WordPress. READ MORE>>.
Fastpoint Games Acquired By Weplay
MAY 21, 2012
Fastpoint Games was venture backed by Allen & Co., Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide, but had begun shopping around its assets in October. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Weplay offers up an online social site aimed at coaches, parents, and players of youth sports. READ MORE>>.
Enevate Finds $30M For Battery Technology
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
The funding came from Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures along with Presidio Ventures. enevate battery technology energy lithium liion venture capital materials chemistryREAD MORE>>.
Transaction Wireless Acquired By First Data
JULY 15, 2015
San Diego-based Transaction Wireless , the digital gift card startup backed by Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures, has been acquired by First Data , First Data said this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. card gift digital acquisition merger firstdata wireless transaction
LeisureLink Makes Trio of Hires
JUNE 1, 2012
Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the venture-backed provider of a vacation rental marketing system and operator of online booking travel site ABetterStay.com , has made a trio of new hires this week. LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures. READ MORE>>.
Ortiva Wireless Acquired By Allot Communications
MAY 1, 2012
Ortiva Wireless was venture backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, and others, and had raised somewhere north of $40M for its efforts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Allot said it will integrate Ortiva's technology into its Allot Service Gateway product. READ MORE>>.
KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts
DECEMBER 14, 2011
The new funding comes from existing investors Mission Ventures and Costella Kirsch. kidzui venture capital original video hollywood content kidsKidZui--which is led by Cliff Boro--said it will invest those new funds in a studio division, Zui Studios, which will create original video content for Zui.com and KidZui. READ MORE>>.
Slacker Powers AOL Internet Radio Service
JUNE 28, 2011
San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker has inked a major deal with AOL , to power a new online Internet radio service. READ MORE>>.
myIDkey Now Has Over $360K For Security Device Project
MARCH 13, 2013
Risheq was the founder of Celllynx, Thacker was a co-founder at Datallegro; the firm has some notable advisors, including Mission Ventures' Leo Spiegel and Michael Dunn, the former CTO of Hearst, Time Warner, Dell Online. READ MORE>>. myidkey arkami crowdfunding kickstartup biometrics electronics octaneoc launchpad kickstart
Active Storage Raises $7.0M More
AUGUST 2, 2011
Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. data raid apple capital venture storage activeREAD MORE>>.
Active Storage Adds Exec
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. READ MORE>>.
Nexiant Plans Major Upgrade
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Nexiant is venture backed by The Argentum Group, InnoCal Venture Capital, Inverness Graham Investments and Mission Ventures. Lake Forest-based Nexiant , the developer of software-as-a-service for materials management (MRO), said this morning that it is planning a major software release. READ MORE>>.
SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2
JULY 19, 2011
Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M raised for the quarter. billion invested across 814 deals.
Slacker Integrates With Bing Bar
APRIL 18, 2012
Slacker is venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds.
Ortiva Wireless Raises $2.5M
JUNE 20, 2011
Representatives from Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital continue to have seats on the company's board of directors. ortiva wireless venture capil funding video encoding telecomThe filing indicates the funding is part of a $3.786M fundraising effort still in progress by the company.
Shark Tank II
SoCal Tech Calendar
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Panel includes Tom Siegel, Shepherd Ventures; Jeff Kearl, Skullcandy; Ted Alexander, Mission Ventures; Paul Stannard, SmartDraw. Thursday, March 3, 2011 -- Shark Tank II. SDSIC Entrepreneur's Forum. The format of the event is modeled after the television show "Shark Tank" but is not affiliated with the show. See [link] (more
LeisureLink Targets Caribbean Resorts
JANUARY 14, 2011
Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, said today that it is targeting Caribbean resorts.
Nirvanix Gets $25M In Series C
MAY 3, 2012
The round was led by Khosla Ventures , and also included Valhalla Partners , Intel Capital , Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures, all existing investors in the company. khosla saas storage cloud capital venture nirvanixNirvanix said it has now raised $70M in total capital. READ MORE>>.
SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4
JANUARY 20, 2011
Southern California venture capital investments total $497.8M, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, which were released this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Nationally, venture capital investors invested $21.8
LAVA hosts PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree
SoCal Tech Calendar
MARCH 2, 2011
Please join LAVA, PwC and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2010 PwC/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States.
Enevate Names CFO
MAY 17, 2016
Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, and CEC Capital, and is targeting its Lithium ion battery technology at the smartphone and mobile device market. Kennedy as its new Chief Financial Officer. READ MORE>>.
The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
MARCH 22, 2011
But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.
Enevate Names Qualcomm Vet Altman To Advisory Board
APRIL 12, 2016
Enevate is venture backed by Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures. Irvine-based Lithium-ion battery developer Enevate announced this morning that it has named Steve Altman, former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, to its advisory board. READ MORE>>.
How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 31, 2010
This was evident at the Twiistup pre-event company pitch last week at UCLA. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Get out of your comfort zone.