What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. I left a great firm, Redpoint Ventures (after 11 years), to start a new firm, Archer Venture Capital. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010?

Redpoint Closes $400M Fund

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Redpoint Ventures , said late Monday evening that the firm has closed on Redpoint IV,a $400M, early stage venture capital fund specifically aimed at the social and mobile Internet, cloud computing, and clean technology. Redpoint's efforts in Southern California are headed by Brad Jones. Redpoint is based in Menlo Park with offices in Los Angeles. Tags: redpoint venture capital investment

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Report: Redpoint's Martin Leaving Firm

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Greg Martin , the partner heading up Redpoint Ventures ' Los Angeles office, has reportedly left the firm, according to a report from the Private Equity Insider. Martin is no longer listed on Redpoint's web site, was not listed in its latest fundraising documents, and declined to comment on the story. Martin had actually disappeared from Redpoint's site in February, when Redpoint announced it had closed its $400M, Redpoint IV early stage venture capital firm.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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The study, conducted by Jon Funk of OceanRoad Partners , includes data from socalTECH.com's proprietary venture database , Dow Jones/VentureSource, and Greg Martin of Redpoint Ventures. According to Redpoint's Martin, 2010 might be a strong year for exits, with a number of venture capital-backed, Southern California firms currently filed for initial public offerings.

Clicker Gets $2.0M More

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Clicker had announced in February that it had received $11M from JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Los Angeles-based Clicker.com , the online video programming guide firm headed by former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone, has raised an additional $2.0M

Betterworks Ramps Hiring, Looks To Hire 50

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Testifying to the rapid growth rate at which local startups operate, Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the online employee benefits and perks firm headed by Paige Craig, revealed Tuesday that it is expecting to expand its team to over 80 people, after inking a round of funding from Redpoint Ventures. The firm scored its first, angel funding in December of 2010, when the firm consisted of little more than co-founders Paige Craig, Sizhao Yang, and George Ishii.

Clicker Launches iPhone App

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Los Angeles-based Clicker , the online video viewing guide firm backed by Benchmark Capital, JAFCO American Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures, said Tuesday that its iPhone application is now available on the Apple App Store.

Clicker.com Debuts Big Screen Site

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Clicker is venture backed by JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark, and Redpoint Ventures. Los Angeles-based Clicker.com , the online video programming guide firm run by former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone, debuted a "big screen" version of its site today at the Google I/O conference.

Clicker Adds People Pages

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Los Angeles-based Clicker.com , the online video programming startup backed by JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark, and Redpoint, said Thursday afternoon that it has added a new "People Page" feature to the site.

Machinima.com Raises $9M for Entertainment Content

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Los Angeles-based Machinima.com , an online entertainment site focused on video gamers, has raised $9M in a investment from Redpoint Ventures, the firm said this week. As part of the investment, Geoff Yang of Redpoint will join the firm's board. The firm said the Series B funding round will go towards accelerating further growth at the company.

2tor Scores $20M

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The funding was led by Highland Capital, and also included Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, and City Light Capital. Redpoint's Greg Martin, who is based in Los Angeles, represents the firm on 2tor's board. 2tor , a New York-based firm with strong links to the University of Southern California and a local Los Angeles office, has raised $20M in a Series B funding round.

Clicker: Run, Don't Walk To Get Unlimited AT&T Plan For Video

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Clicker Tunes Into $11M More

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The new funding was led by JAFCO Ventures, and also included prior investors Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Los Angeles-based Clicker Media , the firm developing online video programming guides for the Internet, said today that it has raised $11M more in a Series B investment round.

Clicker.com Links With UCLA

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Los Angeles-based Clicker Media , the online video guide service funded by Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, said that it has linked with the University of California, Los Angeles, with a branded version of the service specifically for UCLA students.

SocialVibe Raises $11.65M

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SocialVibe has previously raised funding from JAFCO American Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. West Hollywood-based SocialVibe , an online site which combines social media with support for brands and charities, has raised $11.65M in a Series C funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Monday. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. The new funding would bring the company's total raised to $24.85M. READ MORE>>.

WebVisible Scores $20M

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The round was led by Adams Street Partners, and also included Sutter Hill Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Irvine-based WebVisible , which helps local businesses place online advertising, has scored $20M in a new funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing from the firm. No details on the funding have been released by the company. WebVisible is headed by Kristen Mangers. The new funding brings the company's total raised to around $37M. READ MORE>>.

LeadPoint Raises $6.5M

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Leadpoint, which is headed by Marc Diana, has previously raised funding from Breakwater Ventures, Estalea, European Founders Fund, Redpoint Ventures, RVA Enterprises Retirement Trust, and Stanford University. Los Angeles-based Leadpoint , a developer of an online marketplace for sales leads, has raised $6.5M of an ongoing, $7.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding, which came from nine investors, was not disclosed.

WebVisible Taps Rosen As Chief Revenue Officer

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WebVisible is venture backed by Adams Street Partners, Redpoint Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. Irvine-based WebVisible , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, announced today that it has hired Jon Rosen as its Chief Revenue Officer. Rosen joins the firm from AOL Search, where he was Executive Director for Strategy and Business Development.

This Week in VC Episode 6 with @Jason Calacanis: Best One Yet

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If you watch the video you’ll see that Jason & I debated whether Austin Ventures or Redpoint had funded HowAway / VRBO … turns out we were both right! Doxo (November 2009 financing, just announced in May 2010 as company exited stealth mode).

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SVnetwork Reaches 30 Million Users On SocialVibe via Causes

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork said today that it now has over 30 million monthly users using its cause-marketing platform SocialVibe, via its partnership with the Causes.com web page and Facebook app. SVnetwork said those users are helping to raise money for over 11,000 charities around the world.

Internet Machines Sues Dell, AMD, Alienware, Others

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The firm was backed by Exar Corporation, Meritech Capital, Morgan Stanley, Redpoint Ventures, and Scale Venture Partners, and was based in Agoura Hills. A firm which appears to hold the patents of now defunct Internet Machines , which was later renamed IMC Semiconductor , has filed suit against Alienware, Advanced Micro Devices, Dell Computer, IDT, Tigerdirect, Nvidia, and others over PCI Express patents, according to the docket of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

SVnetwork: 100th Brand Advertisign Campaign

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SVnetwork is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the online advertising network which runs SocialVibe, reports this morning that it has launched its 100th brand advertising campaign. The firm said the 100th campaign is for Toyota, focused on allow users to view short stories about experiences of Toyota Camry or Corolla users. Financial details of the campaign were not disclosed by SVNetwork.

SVnetwork Hires Bizdev VP

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Venture. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the brand advertising network and operator of SocialVibe, said this morning that it has named Chris Rooke as SVP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. Rooke was most recently SVP of Interactive Media at CBS Television Distribution and King World Productions. Rooke also has served as VP of Domestic Sales at King World and Chair of King World New Media Group.

SVnetworks Names Chief Revenue Officer

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SVnetwork is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SVnetwork , the firm behind SocialVibe, said today that it has named Nick Loria as the firm's Chief Revenue Officer. Loria was most recently running his own consulting firm, Third Millennium, and also has serve as SVP of Sales at Viacom, where he handled ad sales for MTV Networks. Loria also has been at Turner Broadcasting, Massive, Joost, and TidalTV.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Founded in November 2007 in New York City by Alexis Maybank and Kevin Ryan (co-founder of DoubleClick); CEO is Susan Lyne (ex-CEO Marta Stewart Living Omnimedia) Revenue estimates: $50mm in 2008; $170mm in 2009 (versus budget of $150mm); $450mm forecasted for 2010.

Ad.ly Co-Founders New Startup: Namesake

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The firm has said--via Twitter updates--that it has been visited by Hamet Watt of True Ventures and Fouad El Naggar of Redpoint Ventures, so the firm has apparently been making the rounds of investors in recent weeks. Two of the co-founders of Adly, Dan Gould and Brian Norgard , are involved with a stealth mode startup called Namesake , based in Santa Monica.

SVnetwork Launches Brand Advertising Network

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SVnetwork is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , which was formerly a site focused on social media for brands and charities, has turned into SVnetwork , a new Internet advertising network. According to SVnetwork, it has launched its own, performance brand advertising website which connects brands with over 80 million unique consumers every month.

BUZZMEDIA Snags Editors From PopEater, TMZ

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BUZZMEDIA is backed by Anthem Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and others. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the venture backed online entertainment content network, has snagged two editors for a new, yet-to-be launched celebrity site, the firm said today.

Interview with Jay Samit, SVnetwork

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The firm was was formerly known as SocialVibe, and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, and Pinnacle Ventures. Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based SVnetwork (www.svnetwork.com) announced the launch of a new, Internet advertising network.

BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team

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BUZZMEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Focus Ventures, Interscope, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Universal Music Group. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the parent company of Buzznet, Celebuzz, Stereogum, and a network of other sites, is in the midst of expansion, saying this week that it has hired on four new additions to the firm's advertising team.

Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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The most active venture firms in Southern California were Benchmark Capital , TPG Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures , with three deals each; followed by NBGI Ventures , JAFCO , Trinity Ventures , Venrock , Domain Associates , Sanderling , The Founder Collective , Anthem Ventures , DFJ Frontier , and Interwest Partners , all with two deals apiece. Interestingly, only Redpoint, Domain, Anthem, and DFJ Frontier have local offices in Southern California.

WebVisible Raises $20M

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According to the firm, the round was led by Focus Ventures and Adams Street Partners, with existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures also participating in the funding. Irvine-based WebVisible officially announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. WebVisible is headed by Kirsten Mangers.

BUZZMEDIA Boosts Sales Efforts With Hires

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BUZZ MEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Focus Ventures, NEA, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Universal Music Group. Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , the entertainment and pop culture publishing firm founded by Anthony Batt , said today that it has hired on two new sales execs, as part of a push to expand its advertising sales. The firm said it has hired Christopher Sanders as Vice President of Ad Sales, and Judah Wiedre as Senior Director of Sales.