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Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Get Exit At MerchantCircle

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Two Southern California venture capital firms have benefited from an acquisition yesterday of Mountain View-based MerchantCircle , an online local business advertising and networking site, by fellow online advertising firm Reply! MerchantCircle's other backers are Scale Venture Partners and IAC. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech communityk. The iPad.

Fulcrum BioEnergy, Backed By USRG and Rustic Canyon, Files For IPO

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Fulcrum BioEnergy , a Pleasanton, California-based producer of biofuels from municipal solid waste, filed for an IPO Thursday. Fulcrum's primary backers are two, Southern California venture capital firms, U.S. Renewables Group , and Rustic Canyon Partners. percent of Fulcrum; Rustic Canyon Partners owns 23.4

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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David Travers, Rustic Canyon Partners , Partner. Silicon Beach Fest will bring together the best in tech in southern california.

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Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

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And so they never got consumer adoption. 30:30  Mike Jones is one of the five most prolific angel investors in southern California.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I'd also recommend you subscribe to So Cal Tech Central. 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.

Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M for the quarter, up from both Q4 of last year as well as the comparable Q1 quarter in 2009, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA. For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M

Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. See [link] (more

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. Tags: venture capital southern california angeles orange county diego moneytree nvca raised.

Silicon Beach Heads To The White House To Discuss Jobs, Innovation

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LA Startups Gather At Twiistup

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Startups pitching their firms this afternoon are Addroid, Badgeville, Chromatik, Foodme, Nevolution, Sonic Angel, Wanelo, Sharethrough and Wildcard.

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). The numbers released by PwC and the NVCA seem to back that statement, showing that so far this year, $1.48

Eleven of Southern California's Firms In The Alternative Vehicle Market

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On the automobile side, there are at least six Southern California companies also working on their own, electric or other alternative vehicles, competing against Tesla and the traditional carmakers. Car makers are not the only firms in Southern California playing a role in the alternative vehicle market.

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

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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.

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors!  We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year.  Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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billion was invested in Southern California start-ups with 220 new companies launching in Los Angeles. June 20 – 21). June 22.

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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Factual Launches Geo-Coded Business Dataset

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businesses. Factual said its geo-coded data also includes local business information for companies in the UK, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, and Australia.

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. Stay tuned. 2.

Three Epic Startup Battles With SoCal Players

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Here are three, Southern California startup firms--and their competitors--who are engaged in head to head battles to dominate their industry. Backers: Rustic Canyon Partners, Scott Walcheck, Brett Brewer, Robin Richards, Matt Coffin. DocStoc vs. Scribd. DocStoc - Profile. Funding: Around $4.0M. Funding: $12.8M.

Investment in Digital Media

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 -- Investment in Digital Media. Panel discussion exploring current investment trends in digital media. Sponsored by DLA Piper and Silicon Valley Bank. See [link].

LAVA Annual Venture Capital Panel

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

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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. So we're focused on technology, and financial services. We'd like to be one of the most prominent investors in Southern California. So, give him more warrants, and close the deal with the Minneapolis investor. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2

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Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com). technology industry possible: Sponsors. Binary Pulse Technology Marketing (www.binarypulse.com). Venture capital for innovators.

Demo Day III - The Launchpad for Cleantech

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OnGreen.com is seeking green tech start-ups to exhibit at Demo Day III on February 15, 2010, in Los Angeles, California OnGreen.com is a LA based start-up building a global cleantech community of entrepreneurs, investors, academic institutions, government industries, and business and technical experts. See [link] (more

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com).

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com).

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com).

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com).

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Interview with Brian Garrett, Crosscut Ventures

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The fund--started by Brian Garrett and Rick Smith --has been focused on digital media investments, and so far has made investments in six companies.

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Local VCs Assess Wall Street, Technology Investment Climate

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According to some local Southern California venture investors, it absolutely is affecting how they are thinking about the investment environment. How is the instability on Wall Street affecting local venture capitalists? Plus, Babcock says the new money in investments will demand more process, and/or lower valuations.

Docstoc's Jason Nazar Talks About DocStore

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Jason is also behind the popular "Startups Uncensored" events in Los Angeles, so we also pinged him on how those events have been going. Thanks!