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Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs

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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.

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.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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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.

Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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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 READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Capital Investments Total $497.8M In Q4

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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 Annual Venture Capital Panel

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 -- Annual Venture Capital Panel. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make. See [link] (more

KidZui Catches $2M, Launches New Service

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The firm said the funding included Mission Ventures, Maveron, and Emergence Capital. kidzui internet search children friendly safety parents venture capitalZui.com is a new, search engine focused on kids aged 3 to 12 years old. READ MORE>>.

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

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This episode of This Week in Venture Capital featured Michael Montgomery, president of Montgomery & Co. Venture Financing. 1.

Ortiva Wireless Adds $2.0M

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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 fundingREAD MORE>>.

Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 -- Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital. Featured speakers include four of the nation's top public policy experts in the venture community: Mark Heesen, Washington, D.C.-based See [link] (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. enevate battery technology energy lithium liion venture capital materials chemistryREAD MORE>>.

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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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.

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 raised.

Insights and Opinions: What's going on in venture capital in San Diego?

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What's going on in venture capital in San Diego? And how will the changing venture economy affect angel investors? Mission Ventures' Dave Ryan talks with Frank Peters, and offers advice for angel investors. Listen. More Insights and Opinions on socalTECH.com.

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

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, were released this morning, finding that there was $587.8M Tags: venture capital investment quarterly moneytree thomson reuters

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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Challenge #3 – There Needs to Be More Institutional Capital in Los Angeles. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link].

Meet The VC

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- Meet The VC. Join us for an informative (and informal) discussion with Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures. Dave will describe his firm's investment philosphy, investment process, and the current state of VC fundraising and investment. OCTANe. This event is for entrepreneurs only. See [link] (more

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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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.

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

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The latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters, were released this morning, finding that there was $587.8M Tags: reuters thomson moneytree quarterly investment capital venture

Nexiant Plans Major Upgrade

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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>>.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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Ten companies selected by their peers and vetted by VC judges will get a chance to present onstage with a 3-minute presentation. Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA. The inaugural Splash LA event will be held on the evening of May 26, 2011, at The Highlands Hollywood. You still have 2 days left!   Go here to enter your company.

LAVA hosts PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree

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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.

Q3 Southern California Venture Deals Around $879M

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A quick analysis by socalTECH of our tracking of venture capital deals in Southern California finds that there was around $879M in venture funding activity here in Q3. The biggest are for venture activity in the quarter was Biopharmaceuticals, which was $299.13M of the quarterly total. last week.

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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

LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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KidZui Gets $4M

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The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports.

Report: Slacker Gets $5M Bridge

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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.

Slacker Gets $2.0M In Debt Funding

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One Recovery Raises $1.49M

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One Recovery is headed by David Metzler, formerly a venture capitalist at Mission Ventures and investment banker at CIBC World Markets. Tags: recovery onerecovery addiction treatment healthcare lifescience venture capital According to the filing, the funding comes as part of an ongoing, $2.5M fundraising effort.

Transaction Wireless Gets $2M More

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The funding came from its existing investors, Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures. Tags: transaction wireless venture capital mobile gift card marketing The company said the new funds will go towards ongoing technology and customer deployment and sales and marketing. READ MORE>>.

RotoHog Confirms Fundraising

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Los Angeles-based RotoHog , developer of online fantasy sports games headed by Kelly Perdew, has confirmed that the firm's recently $2M funding came from Mission Ventures. In an open letter to customers earlier this week, Perdew said the funding from Mission will help the company grow as a brand. READ MORE>>.

VMIX Raises $2.0M More

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The filing shows representatives from JK&B Capital, Mission Ventures, ATA Ventures, and Enterprise Partners--all prior investors in the firm--remain on the board of directors. Tags: vmix saas video hosting venture capital Details on the funding have not been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Rotohog Gets $2M More

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RotoHog has previously raised funding from Allen & Company, DFJ DragonFund, Mission Ventures, and SCP Worldwide. Tags: rotohog venture capital online fantasy sports software According to the filing, the round target is $2.62M. No details on the funding have been released by the firm. READ MORE>>.

Rotohog Raises $2M

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Los Angeles-based Rotohog , which develops fantasy sports games for sports leagues and others, has raised $2M in an inside round led by Mission Ventures and DFJ DragonFund. Tags: sports rotohog venture capital fantasy Rotohog powers fantasy sports for the NBA, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, and others. READ MORE>>.

Nexiant Names New CEO

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Nexiant is venture backed by InnoCal Venture Capital, Argentum Group, Forrest Binkley & Brown, Inverness Capital Partners, and Mission Ventures, among others. Sickler has previously served as Network Computing, Gadzoox Networks, Arzoon, Arcwave, and Ungermann-Bass.

Ortiva Wireless Finds $8.0M More

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The funding included prior investors Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital. Tags: ortiva wireless venture capital convertible video streaming software mobile telecom funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. The firm is headed by Marc Zionts.

Nirvanix Raises $10M, Names New CEO

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The firm said the new round is a Series B, and comes from investors Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partnes, and Windward Ventures.

Access 360 Media Gets $8M

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The round was led by Mission Ventures, and also included Bessemer Venture Partners. Venice Beach-based Access 360 Media, which operates an out-of-home advertising network, said today that it has raised $8M in a Series B funding round. According to Access 360, the new funding will go towards accelerating company growth.

Venture Firm: We Missed That Networks In Motion Deal

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OVP Venture Partners , a venture firm in Oregon and Washington, is highlighting its latest "missed deal" in Aliso Viejo-based Networks In Motion. NIM, which was acquired last week for $170M, had been backed by venture firms Redpoint Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. READ MORE>>.