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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.

GameSalad Expands To Android

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GameSalad is best known for the many games developed on the iPhone using its tools, which do not require complex programming skills to develop.

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.

GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software

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GameSalad is backed by venture firms DFJ Frontier, DFJ Mercury Venture Partners, ff Asset Management, and Steamboat Ventures.

GameSalad Ships Universal Binaries For iOS

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GameSalad , the Los Angeles- and Austin-based developer of software which makes it easy for game developers to develop their own, Apple iOS and web games without coding, has just launched a new, universal binary for ioS. gamesalad windows apple android coding game videogame software development mobileREAD MORE>>.

EMN8 Raises $14.4M

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San Diego-based b>EMN8 , a developer of order taking kiosks for the fast food industry, has raised $14.4M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. The funding has not been announced by the company. The firm no longer lists former investor Steamboat Ventures on its web site as an investor.

Four Firms Hoping To Tap Into Facebook's 500M Users

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On the heels of the announcement this morning by Facebook that it has officially hit 500 million users, socalTECH has mined its database of high tech companies , and identified a few of the firms here in Southern California hoping to ride Facebook's coat-tails to success and fortune. Backed by Facebook's fbFund. Profile ]. Profile ].

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.

Passenger Self-Service Community Software

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Los Angeles-based Passenger , a developer of software used by brands to run online communities for their customers, announced today that it has released a new version of its platform. According to the company, it has expanded its product to allow agencies to build and manage their own communities using its software. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Gets Win With NYSE Euronext

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Los Angeles-based Passenger , which develops online communities for brands, said Thursday that the firm is powering a new private online community for NYSE Euronext (NYX). Passenger said that the community is for investor relations executives of NYSE-listed companies. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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. The new funding will go towards developing and launching new value-added services, expand its network, and for sales and marketing. READ MORE>>.

EdgeCast Partners With Deutsche Telekom

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Deutsche Telekom ICSS, which is the wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom, is announcing today that it will launch a new content delivery solution which it has developed in partnership with EdgeCast Networks. EdgeCast offers content delivery services, and is backed by Steamboat Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Gendai Games Raises Funding

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Los Angeles- and Austin-based Gendai Games , a publisher of iPhone game development software, has raised a round of funding, according to the firm. The round was led by DFJ Mercury, and also included investments from Steamboat Ventures, DFJ Frontier, and ff Asset Management. READ MORE>>.

Passenger Wins Microsoft

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Los Angeles-based Passenger , which develops private, online communities for brands to help them gain insight into their customers, said today that Microsoft Corp. Passenger said that Microsoft has been using the company's service since the beginning of 2008, to gain insight into members of Generation Y, the target of Microsoft's KIN brand.

Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups

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The "best of show" prize went to Magnify360, which develops software for optimizing content and web sites for specific users. READ MORE

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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Investors:  August Capital (David Hornik) (lead) with existing investors Charles River Ventures. Investors: Google Ventures. Blippy.