Los Angeles-based ‘deep tech’ investment firm Riot Ventures is raising a $75M fund

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Riot Ventures , the Los Angeles-based, early-stage and deep technology investment firm is going out to market to raise a $75 million second fund to finance the development of startups in LA and beyond, according to fundraising documents viewed by TechCrunch. Its first fund was a modest $10 million vehicle that the firm’s co-founders, Stephen Marcus and Will Coffield, raised to test the thesis their fledgling fund was exploring.

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

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Alongside co-founder and longtime partner Stephan Ango, Jesse Genet has built a business with Lumi that’s already been profitable, and has just raised $9 million in venture funding to boost its growth.

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Tech Coast Angels Orange County Launches The TCA OC Fund 20

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The Orange County arm of Southern California's largest, angel investment group--the Tech Coast Angels --said today that it has opened up a new fund, the TCA OC Fund 20 , the first in a set of annual funds which will go to invest in startups in the region. According to the Tech Coast Angels Orange County (TCA OC), the fund will be replenished each year. The new fund will take investments from the TCA's accredited members only.

Bird investor Upfront Ventures eyes $250M growth fund

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Upfront Ventures , a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise its third growth-stage investment fund. Funding Startups TC Venture Capital gwyneth paltrow Los Angeles Mark Suster Travis VanderZanden U.S.

Los Angeles-based Luxury Presence raised $5.4 million for its real estate marketing services

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Real estate is a big business in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, and new technology tools to target the industry continue to attract investor attention. billion, active in the real estate industry in Los Angeles.

India’s Haptik acqui-hires Los Angeles startup Convrg in international expansion push

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On Tuesday, Haptik announced it has acqui-hired Convrg, a Los Angeles-based startup that develops chatbots, to serve customers in North America. Mumbai-based Haptik, which operates a conversational AI platform , has already won several high profile clients in India.

With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

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Most of the venture capital firms covered in TechCrunch and other tech publications compete for a spot on the cap table of the hottest Bay Area, New York or Los Angeles companies of the moment. Today, Washington, DC-based Revolution is announcing its latest fund.

Los Angeles-based BuildOps, subcontracting software for real estate, raises $5.8 million

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Software development companies tackling services for niche industries, like commercial real estate subcontracting, continue to find Los Angeles to be fertile ground for development. The latest company to raise funding from a clutch of investors is BuildOps , which raised $5.8

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

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Alongside co-founder and longtime partner Stephan Ango, Jesse Genet has built a business with Lumi that's already been profitable, and has just raised $9 million in venture funding to boost its growth. .

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

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million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation. . ” Recent Funding Robotics Startups TC Elementary Robotics Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

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That’s what the Los Angeles-based extended reality technology developer Talespin did — and it just raised $15 million to grow its business. . It turns out the virtual and augmented reality companies aren’t dead — as long as they focus on the enterprise.

Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. The funding came from Parker Thompson from 500 Startups/Dave McClure. Size of the funding was not announced. greentoe venture capital angel ecommerce retail retailer seed

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With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

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CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-founders, who have been investing in Los Angeles since 1997.

Angel Funding Advice

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Last night I attended a DealMaker Media (whom I love because they always host such great discussions) panel on raising angel money moderated by Dan Gould and with panelists Rob Hayes (First Round Capital, more seed or A round than angel), Scot Sangster (with OrganicStartup and [.]. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC.

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Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding. The funding came from Terry Semel , Lerer Ventures , Howard Lindzon (StockTwits), Gil Elbaz (Factual), David Cohen (TechStars), Dave Tisch (TechStars), the Collaborative Fund , Evan Rifkin ( Burstly ), and Clark Landry (GraphEffect). angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopely

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Angel Funding Advice

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Last night I attended a DealMaker Media (whom I love because they always host such great discussions) panel on raising angel money moderated by Dan Gould and with panelists Rob Hayes (First Round Capital, more seed or A round than angel), Scot Sangster (with OrganicStartup and the best spokesperson for Tech Coast Angels that I have met to date), Tom McInerney (TGM) and Jarl Mohn (who invests on his own “account&# and whose track record is truly humbling).

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Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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Demographics at funds and startups will also be under the microscope, since signatories have agreed to report on their composition by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability status, immigration status, veteran status, educational attainment, socioeconomic origin, tenure at a firm.

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

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CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-founders, who have been investing in Los Angeles since 1997.

6 Insights To Current Funding Trends For Your Startup

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Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according the Crunchbase. Super angels are individuals or small teams using their own money.

Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit

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Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations. million, which is funded in part by a $1.35

6 Actions To Find The Perfect Angel For Your Startup

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A while back, I outlined “ The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative six. By definition, an angel investor is not an “institutional investor.” If you need more, you need VCs or a flock of angels.

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Super Angels Are A Boon To Startups Needing Funding

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Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over 60 times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research. Super Angels are individuals or small teams using their own money.

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Crowd Funding Has Not Killed Angel Investing Yet

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Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). angel investor crowd funding David S.

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10 Guidelines for Angel Funding Presentations

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The average length of a funding pitch to Angel investors is ten minutes. entrepreneur startup funding angel investors presentation business Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes.

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Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding

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Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed. production capital venture funding angel editorial video group content amos

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

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Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). angels crowdfunding entrepreneur startup

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Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

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If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too.

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With $12 million more in the bag, the furniture subscription service Feather heads to Los Angeles

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Furniture subscription rental service, Feather , is heading to Los Angeles and Orange County, California with $12 million in new funding and “thousands” of customers in New York and San Francisco.

Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

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The Los Angeles ecosystem is $76 million stronger today as Fika Ventures , a seed-stage venture capital firm, announces its sophomore investment fund. The timing is ripe for a fund like ours to capitalize on the opportunity.”

9 Keys To Finding The Perfect Angel Investor For You

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As a long-time advisor to entrepreneurs, and a former angel myself, I still find startups confused about the definition of an angel investor, and how and when to attract one. Angels spread their risk by making multiple smaller investments.

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Local Angels Fund Troopswap.com

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A set of three, well known Los Angeles investors with military connections are funding a new startup, Troopswap.com , focused on providing daily deals to the military community. According to Troopswap.com, based in Hampton Road, Virginia, it has scored $585,000 in private funding from investors that include Frank Monestere , President/COO of Legalzoom.com, Paige Craig , CEO of BetterWorks.com, and Kelly Perdew , CEO of FastPointGames.

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Tech Coast Angels Looks To Shorten Funding Cycle

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's most active , organized angel investment group, has a goal: cut down the time it takes to fund a startup presenting to the organization. tech coast angels funding startup screening pitch investment angeles

eTailPet Finds $800K Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. The seed funding was worth $800K, and led by Moonshots Capital, and also included individual angels from the pet industry. According to eTailPet, the funding will go to accelerate its business. moonshot ecommerce petstore funding seed capital venture etailpet

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed. TC Venture Capital 3Rodeo digital media Hulu internet television Los Angeles Noah Heller Vhoto Virtual reality

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Angel / VC Funding in A Frothy Market

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Adeo asked me to speak about fund raising. I generally don’t like to speak about fund raising in a frothy market. VC Funding in a Frothy Market. I had the privilege of keynoting at the Founder Showcase tonight in San Francisco. If you’re bullish you seem like a Cramer-esque cheerleader and if you’re bearish you sound like a party pooper. But Adeo asked so I obliged. I don’t know whether they shot video. If they do I’ll post it.