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Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits

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In July, we sold another one of our companies, Greenplum, a database warehousing company, to EMC, another good win for the venture investors.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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Active Storage, which is currently headed by Steve Rizzone, develops RAID storage devices particularly targeted at the media industry; the firm's products are particularly geared toward the Apple market, where the firm's founders had worked on Apple's various storage products. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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LeisureLink said that InnQuest's system is used in more than 4,500 properties in more than 90 countries. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Finds $30M For Battery Technology

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The funding came from Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures along with Presidio Ventures. The company said the funding will go towards further developing its technology and products, and taking those products into high volume, mass production. READ MORE>>.

ID Analytics Enhances Products

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San Diego-based ID Analytics , a provider of software used for detecting identity fraud and risk, disclosed today that the firm has added a new family of products focused on tapping information not found in typical public records or credit bureaus. The information is used by financial institutions, banks, and others. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. data raid apple capital venture storage activeREAD MORE>>.

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Active Storage Adds Exec

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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. Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. READ MORE>>.

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LeisureLink Upgrades Vacation Rental Management Software

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LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental management software which is backed by Clearstone Venture partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, said Tuesday afternoon that it has upgraded its MarketSpan Guest Generation product. READ MORE>>. leisurelink vacation rental management software vbro booking

Enevate Gets $24M For Battery Technology

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The round came from CEC Capital, Tsing Capital, and Presidio Ventures, along with prior investors Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The company said the funds will go to bring its first products to market and to accelerate commercialization of its technology. lithium cleantech capital venture battery enervat

Four of Southern California's Cloud Computing Startups

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Here are a number of Southern California startups who are making waves in the cloud computing, as mined from our subscription venture capital database.

Nexiant Names New CEO

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Lake Forest-based Nexiant , a provider of products for materials management and supply chain management software and hardware, said this week that it has named Bill Sickler as CEO of the firm. Sickler has previously served as Network Computing, Gadzoox Networks, Arzoon, Arcwave, and Ungermann-Bass.

Active Storage Names CFO

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Torrance-based Active Storage , the RAID storage firm founded by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired on a CFO. Active Storage develops RAID storage products aimed at the post-production, broadcast, publishing, education and science sectors.

Transaction Wireless Gets $2M More

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San Diego-based Transaction Wireless , a developer of mobile gift card and other mobile marketing products, announced this morning that it has raised an additional $2M in funding. The funding came from its existing investors, Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Active Storage Gets Funding From Intel, Others

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Torrance-based Active Storage a developer of RAID products for Apple computers, has raised a Series A funding round, the firm said Tuesday afternoon. said the funding was led by Intel Capital, and also included Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. Tags: macintosh raid apple capital venture data storage active

Active Storage Rolls Upgraded iPhone App

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The firm is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, and was founded by former Apple executives. READ MORE>>.

Ortiva Wireless Adds Mobix

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La Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless , a developer of products for managing mobile video streaming, said this morning that it has signed on Mobix Interactive as a customer. Ortiva's products adapt video streams depending on wireless reception quality. Financial impact of the customer win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Ortiva Wireless Gets Win At Vodafone

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La Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless, a provider of products for managing and optimizing mobile video streams, has snagged Vodafone Portugal as a customer, the firm said today. Ortiva said that Vodafone Portugal will deploy its mobile Video Optimization Gateway product. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Ties With CommVault

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Nirvanix said CommVault customers can select the firm's Storage Delivery Network (SDN) product via a drop-down selection within the Simpana software.

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. Nationwide, there was $4.8 billion invested in the region.

Networks In Motion Names VP

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NIM said tha Hakam was senior director of product engineering at Kyocera, managing its global software engineering team. Irvine-based location-based services (LBS) firm Networks in Motion said this week that it has hired on a new Vice President of Engineering at the firm. Networks In Motion said that M. He has also served at Motorola.

Nirvanix Ties With Ocarina

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Nirvanix is backed by Intel Capital, Valhalla Partners, Mission Ventures, Windward Ventures, and the European Founders Fund.

Big Stage Targets Content Creators

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Los Angeles-based Big Stage Entertainment , which develops avatar creation technology for turning photos into animated, 3-D likenesses, said Wednesday that the firm has launched a new effort targeted training content creators on the firm's products. Big Stage is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Selby Ventures and the Tech Coast Angels.

Big Stage Partners With A-Team Producer

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Cannell Productions, the firm behind "The A-Team" and "The Greatest American Hero." Cannell productions will offer a collection of short clips from classic TV shows on BigStage.com's site. Pasadena-based Big Stage Entertainment, whcih provides technology to create 3D avatars, said today that it has partnered with Stephen J. READ MORE

ID Analytics Hires CIO

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According to ID Analytics, Pathman is managing the firm's technical teams that build, maintain, and supports its production, analytics, development, and back office systems. Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures READ MORE>>. ID Analytics is backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital Ltd.,

Networks In Motion Gets Patent

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Michael Sheha is the firm's CTO and co-founder; Angie Sheha is SVP of Strategic Planning and co-founder of the firm, and Petilli is currently the firm's EVP Business Development and Product Management. Networks In Motion is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Interview with Adam Lieber, Webtide

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Adam also had a stint at Mission Ventures, and ran worldwide sales for open source middleware at IBM. We also provide production support, and we're also very proactive in monitoring items that might affect them, supporting the specific versions of software they are running. Where does Webtide fit into the software world? Thanks!

Interview with Eric Hovanec and Steve Reich, LeisureLink

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We help them distribute their product, and put it on the shelf, anywhere a customer might buy--whether that's with a tour operator, travel agency, or a travel website. We saw that the company was starting to have some potential to take venture capital, and got a little more involved, recognizing the need to step up management.