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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. The new fund is focused entirely on technology companies.

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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in funding, and San Diego $198.18M in investments. Investments were slightly down from Q2 of 2010, when the region saw $856M in funding. The report said that the investment level was the highest total in a single quarter since Q2 of 2008. Both of those fundings significantly boosted the totals for Orange County.

Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures

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The firm just announced that new fund, and a new name, Upfront Ventures (www.upfront.com). Tell us about the new fund? Thanks!

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Choosing Internet Platforms

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The basic conclusion was that it was a bit premature if you were talking about a serious, funded start-up. Mark Suster Partner GRP Partners He's an ex-Salesforce.com employee. I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? It's funny. Whoops. Really?

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Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions

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The firm is backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Capital One Auto Finance, GRP Partners, Arcturus Capital, Callaway Cars and the Skoll Fund.

Burstly Snags $1.8M For Mobile Ad Tools

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in a venture funding. The funding round came from GRP Partners and Rincon Ventures. READ MORE>>.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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– you’re very well positioned as a fund. Many good companies will not get funded. Get funded now, if you can.&#.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (4/11) – Resiliency

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The agreement was that both sets of investors would fund the combined entity, we would reduce overlapped costs and become a healthier company.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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I recently wrote a blog post on understanding how the size and age of a venture capital fund might affect you when you’re raising money.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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He and his partner told me about this new idea over the course of nearly a year. I run the recruiting process for my VC firm, GRP Partners.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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billion, the strongest quarter since the third quarter of 2008. Venture capitalists are feeling more positive about the economic outlook for investment, based upon the jump we saw in VC funding this quarter," explained Randy Churchill, who directs Pricewaterhousecoopers' Southern California Emerging Company Services practice. raised.

What’s Really Going on in the VC Industry? What Does it Mean for Startups?

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Consumers pulled their money out of these risky investments, but when LPs make commitments to VC funds they make 10-year, legally binding commitments.

Interview with Evan Rifkin, Burstly

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in a venture round from GRP Partners and Rincon Ventures, for the firm's mobile ad management platform. What is Burstly? Thanks!

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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He’d been working at a well-funded startup for about a year and had come to terms with the fact that the startup was really a pretty dumb idea. it’s a great example of a strong startup based on need, entrepreneur Joe Fernandez building something he wanted to use, and getting VC funding; and 3.) You could just outspend. Solution. agree!

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching

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We brought together Peter Cowen of Groundwork Equity , Mark Suster of GRP Partners , Rick Smith of Crosscut Ventures , and Richard Yen of Saban Ventures -- all of who will be on the judging panel for the Tech Coast Angel's Fast Pitch on February 24th, to give us a their hints and tips about pitching to venture capitalists. Thanks!

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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But more importantly we talked in the video about fund raising and how Scott has become so efficient at it. Actually, I’ve done this!