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.

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.”

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

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. .

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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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.

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

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.

eTailPet Finds 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. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Moonshots Capital. etailpet venture capital seed funding petstore ecommerce moonshot

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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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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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 digital media internet television Hulu Virtual reality Los Angeles Vhoto 3Rodeo Noah Heller

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Angel Investing 101 Workshop

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -- Angel Investing 101. Tech Coast Angels. It turns out that angel investing is more than art - it's also very much a science. On April 3rd, 2019 we're pleased to offer you another round of the popular "Angel Investing 101" workshop. It is run by legendary angel investor, co-founder of TCA-SD and former Kauffman Foundation EIR, Bill Payne. How do we know?

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Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding

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Size of the funding was not announced. The company said the funding came from Deepak Chopra, the CEO and founder of OSI Systems, and Hector Sulaiman, CEO of Controles Graficos. Agoura Hills-based Aligned TeleHealth , a provider of telemedicine services and technology, said today that it has raised a round of private financing from two individuals. Both join the company''s board of advisors. Aligned Telehealth is led by Nitin Nanda.

With a new CEO and fresh funding from Upfront, healthy prepared food delivery service Territory looks to grow

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With a new chief executive officer and $4 million in fresh funding from investors including the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Upfront Ventures, Territory Foods is poised for growth. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Washington metropolitan area.

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.

The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles

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The The Stage Fund , a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin , as a new Managing Partner in Los Angeles. According to the fund, Tamkin will be setting up a West Coast office for the fund, which is based in Denver, Colorado. stage fund tamkin unified dispatch angeles investment finance financial

OfferPad Plans Launch In Los Angeles After $260M Funding

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OfferPad , a startup which operates an online service which provides instant home buying offers to homeowners, is planning to launch its service in Los Angeles, after raising $260M funding. OfferPad, which is based in Arizona, said the funding came from LL Funds LLC. The funding is split between $30M in equity and $230M in debt. The company says it is launching in Los Angeles this month.

Tech Coast Angels Hails Exit At CaseStack

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The Tech Coast Angels said this morning that its members said a 16x return from their investment in CaseStack , the logistics and supply chain company led by Dan Sanker, after its acquisition last year for $255M. According to the Tech Coast Angels, this is the company's sixth highest ever. The Tech Coast Angels were investors in CaseStackf or nearly 15 years. The Tech Coast Angels' Bill Collins was co-deal lead on the investment, along with the late Bill Hahn.

Independa Gets $1M In Angel Funding

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San Diego-based Independa , the provider of technology which helps to connect and remotely monitor seniors, to help them live independently longer, has raised $1M in an angel funding round. The funding was first publicly disclosed in a regulatory filing last week.

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TCA Gets First Close On Angel Fund

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The Tech Coast Angels announced this morning that it has had a first close on its Angel Capital Entrepreneurial (ACE) Fund 1, the firm's new early-stage investment fund. The fund--which has been in the works since last year--is aimed at making it easier for the TCA to move quickly to invest in companies. The angel group said that the first investment from the fund was in Vokle, an online event broadcasting service.

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Tech Coast Angels, Rady Venture Fund Back Savara Pharmaceuticals

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Both the Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's largest organized angel investment group, as well as San Diego's Rady Venture Fund are part of a $16M funding round for Savara. According to the Tech Coast Angels , it contributed $3M to the funding, the largest single funding ever raised by the group. capital investment angel pharmaceuticals savara fund venture rady angels coast tech

As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

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As the firm looks ahead to its own future, Suster and the firm he's helped grow remain committed to the future of Los Angeles. TC Venture Capital economy entrepreneurship finance Los Angeles Mark Suster money Private Equity United States upfront ventures venture capital

As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

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As the firm looks ahead to its own future, Suster and the firm he’s helped grow remain committed to the future of Los Angeles. TC finance Private Equity venture capital money economy entrepreneurship Los Angeles United States Mark Suster

Angeles Equity Partners Finds $360M For First Private Equity Fund

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Los Angeles-based Angeles Equity Partners , a new private equity investor, said this morning that it has raised $360M in its first private equity fund. The fund, Angeles Equity Partners I, L.P., came from institutional investors, public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, a sovereign wealth fund, and alternative asset managers, according to the new fund. The new fund was founded by Timothy Meyer and Jordan Katz.

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IntraStage Raises Angel Funding

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San Diego-based IntraStage , a developer of quality management software for companies who design and manufacture electronic products, including statistical process control (SPC) and other testing and data analytics tools, has raised a round of angel funding. According to the firm, it raised a Series A investment led by the Tech Coast Angels. The company said the funding will go towards sales, support, and R&D infrastructure.

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Greycroft's New $200M Fund May Be Boon To Los Angeles

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A new, $200M growth fund from Greycroft Partners may be a boon to the Los Angeles market--the source of a big chunk of the investment company''s venture capital investments. Greycroft Partners said today that it has closed on a $200M, first growth fund, to specifically invest in later stage investments in portfolio companies. Greycroft has been particularly active in the Los Angeles market, having invested in such successful companies here as Maker Studios.

HeyTutor Raises $1.0M In Funding

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Los Angeles-based HeyTutor , which operates an online marketplace to help connect students with in-home, tutoring services, has raised approximately $1.0M in what looks like a convertible note funding, based on a regulatory filing by the company. Details on the funding round, which is likely a bridge into a full equity funding, have not been announced. The funding was disclosed on Friday in a publicly available filing.