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Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain

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Anthem Ventures , represented by Samit Varma , and DFJ Frontier, represented by David Cremin , are two of the investors in Portland-based JanRain , whose software is used to allow websites to use existing online accounts such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo to sign up for other web services or even corporate applications. in its new round of funding, which was led by Emergence Capital Partners.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

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Indiana is home to the global headquarters for Anthem, Cook Medical, Dow AgroSciences, and Eli Lilly and Company, as well as the North American headquarters for Roche Diagnostics. The legislation allows United States universities, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to retain intellectual property rights of inventions developed from federal government-funded research. People who live outside of Indiana probably know a few things about it: The Indianapolis 500, a.k.a.

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DFJ Frontier, Anthem Boost Janrain

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Two local venture capital funds here in Southern California have backed Janrain , a developer of user management software tools used by websites to better manage registration and site visitors. According to Janrain, it has raised $33M in funding from Millennium Technology Value Partners, Split Rock Partners, Epic Ventures, and salesforce.com, as well as existing investors Emergence Capital, RPM Ventures, DFJ Frontier and Anthem Venture Partners.

Anthem Ventures Boosts Layer's Mobile App Tools

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in funding, including capital from Santa Monica-based venture investor Anthem Ventures. apps mobile programming software ventures anthem layer Layer , a developer of application programming interfaces for building in messaging, voice, and video into mobile apps, disclosed this week that it raised $1.5M The San Francisco startup''s other investors also include MkII Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, Pacific Partners, Promus Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, and CrunchFund.

Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools

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San Diego-based Embarke has raised $1.25M in a funding round, which the company''s founder said came from a number of venture capitalists and angel investors. The company''s backers include Anthem Ventures, La Costa Investment Group, Right Side Capital Group, Promus Ventures, Social Leverage, plus angels, including Howard Lindzon, Eric Otterson, and others. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization

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DFJ Frontier, Anthem Venture Into Portland Firm

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Two Los Angeles-based venture firms, DFJ Frontier and Anthem Venture Partners , have invested in a Portland software firm developing online identification and single-sign in software. Anthem Ventures and RPM Ventures also participated, with Cremin, Anthem's Samit Varma, and RPM's Tony Grover all joining the company's board along with the funding. Tags: software janrain portland capital venture ventures anthem frontier

Anthem Ventures Backs Madefire For Comic Publishing Apps

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Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures is one of the investors in MadeFire , a developer of storytelling applications, MadeFire announced Wendesday. MadeFire said it raised a $5.2M, Series A funding round for its apps, which are being used to publish comic books to tablets and smartphones. The funding round was led by True Ventures, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Crosslink Ventures, and Correlation Ventures.

Surf Air Gets Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based Surf Air , the new startup out of the MuckerLab accelerator which is headed by Wade Eyerly, has announced its funding round, saying today that it has scored a key round of funding from Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, actor Jared Leto, Mike Walsh, TriplePoint Capital, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, Gilad and Eytan Elbaz, Rick Caruso, and Jeffrey Stibel. surf commuter travel airplane startup muckerlab airline funding capital venture surfair

StackIQ Raises $6M

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San Diego-based StackIQ , which develops IT automation tools for the enterprise, has raised $6M in a Series B funding round, according to the company. The new funding came from Grayhawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, and OurCrowd, as well as Anthem Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. The company said the new funding will go toward scaling sales and marketing.

SolarFlare Raises $5.0M

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Details on the new funding have not been announced by the company. The firm has previously raised funding from Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. solarflare venture capital funding gigabit ethernet 10gbe debtIrvine-based SolarFlare , the developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) semiconductors and adapters, has raised $5.0M

CARD.com Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards

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Los Angeles continues to be a hotbed for new, finance-related startups this morning, as Santa Monica-based CARD.com announced it has raised $3M in a Series A funding. The Series A funding was led by QED Investors, and also included Resolute Ventures, Anthem Ventures, and angels such as Adam Press and Greg Steiner (BeachMint, eHarmony). in funding.

Surf Air Acquires Rise, Backed By New Funding

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Surf Air said it raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from IVP, Anthem, Velos Partners, Plus Capital, Eduardo Savarin, Dermot Desmond, Alexandre De Rothschild, Rick Caruso and various other fund and individual investors. Los Angeles-based membership-based airline Surf Air said Wednesday morning that it has acquired RISE , a Texas-based membership airline. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies.

Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara

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Venture backed Surf Air has received funding from Velos Partners, Base Ventures, Anthem Venture Partners, NEA, Structure Capital, actor Jared Leto, TriplePoint Capital, Siemer Ventures, Baroda Ventures, Gilad and Eytan Elbaz, Rick Caruso, Jeffrey Stibel and Jonathan Schreiber.

Cocodot Gets $4.25M More

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funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funding was not disclosed. The firm has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Representatives from both Anthem and Rincon continue to serve on the firm's board of directors. Los Angeles-based Cocodot , the online invitations service run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, has raised $4.25M out of an ongoing $6.0M

AdventureLink Gains Funding

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Los Angeles-based AdventureLink , which operates an online booking system for adventure travel, announced today that it has raised a Series A funding for the firm. The funding came from Anthem Venture Partners and The Mail Room Fund.

Zag Raises Funding

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Santa Monica-based Zag , which has developed an automobile configuration and buying service for affinity organizations like credit unions and automobile organizations, has a funding round of undisclosed size. Tags: automobile venture auto capital funding

Viewdle Being Acquired By Google, Says Report

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Viewdle , a developer of computer vision technology which is venture backed by Anthem Ventures and Qualcomm, among others, is in the midst of an acquisition by Google , according to reports today. Viewdle, which was originally backed by Santa Monica based venture firm Anthem Venture Partners, was originally founded in Kiev, and now has operations sprinkled around the globe. reality augmented vision computer anthem google acquisition merger viewdle

Panna Gets Funding From LA Investors For iPad Cooking Magazine

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A number of Los Angeles investors are behind a first round of funding today for Panna , a developer of a video cooking magazine for the iPad and iPhone. Anthem and Launchpad LA are in Los Angeles.

FileTrek Raises $10M

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Los Angeles-based FileTrek , a developer of cloud-based, enterprise, file sharing and tracking software, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds. FileTrek, which is led by Dale Quayle, the former CEO of Integrien, said it will use the funding to support the release of its product.

ThisNext Gets New Funding

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Los Angeles-based social shopping site ThisNext announced this morning that it has raised a new round of funding, and inked a partnership with online advertising firm Federated Media. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Clearstone Venture Partners and Anthem Venture Partners also participated. The firm said the funding will go towards "aggressive" plans to grow its business.

Big Frame Lands $3M

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Hollywood-based Big Frame , a new startup focused on providing content programming and marketing of YouTube talent, has raised $3M in a funding round, the firm said Tuesday. The round came from Anthem Venture Partners, Daher Capital, DFJ Frontier, LaunchPad LA, New World Ventures, The Media Farm and Social Starts, and angels Diego Berdakin, Dave Goldberg, Peter Gotcher, Clark Landry, Adam Lilling and Dan Murray.

Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts

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Cocodot has previously gotten funding from Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners.

ThisNext Buys Stylehive, Gains Funding

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Santa Monica-based ThisNext announced this morning that it has acquired fashion and beauty site Stylehive , and raised a Series C round of funding. The firm did not disclose amount of the funding, however, a regulatory filing by the firm last week indicated the funding round was worth $1.2M. ThisNext said the Series C funding round came from Clearstone Venture Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Scopely Raises $8.5M

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in a new, seed financing round, from Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), as well as angels. It looks like all that bacon paid off. Los Angeles-based Scopely , the startup co-founded by Eytan Elbaz , Eytan Elbaz , Walter Driver and Ankur Bulsara, which is developing social and mobile games, said this morning that it has raised $8.5M

ThisNext Gets $1.2M In Funding Round

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in a round of funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. It's unclear if the funding in this regulatory filing is the same funding as the firm announced on July 21st, from Gary Winnick (Pacific Capital), Bob Pittman (Pilot Group/AOL), Stan Shuman (Allen & Co.), Clearstone Venture Partners and Anthem Venture Partners. Update: Edelman says this is the same funding as announced on July 21st.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M

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in a new funding round. Prior investors New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, and Anthem Ventures also participated in the new financing round. As part of the funding, Sharon Wienbar of Scale Venture Partners joins the company's board, with Lightbank receiving an observer seat. Santa MOnica-based BeachMint , the celebrity e-commerce site started by former MySpace founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, said Friday afternoon that it has raised $23.5M

Solarflare Raises $22.2M More

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more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm on Tuesday. Details on that funding have not been announced by the company, whose investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners. Irvine-based Gigabit Ethernet semiconductor developer Solarflare Communications has raised $22.2M

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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Local investments funds have had issues raising their new funds, and venture investors had started to hunker down with their portfolios, waiting for some sign of a thaw in the exit environment. For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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I’ve been meeting with LPs (those who invest in VC funds) over the past year and discussing trends I see in the market and where I think we need to be as a firm to be near to and meet the needs of our customers. One of the major trends I’ve outlined is this movement of entrepreneurs (and as a lagging indicator venture funds) to more urban environments. Like many I read the headlines about Pinterest moving from Palo Alto to San Francisco and thought about the trend it portends.

FileTrek Debuts iPad Tool

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FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds, and also has operations in Ottawa, Canada. Los Angeles-based FileTrek , the developer of software which helps teams to track changes and updates in their projects, data, and documents, said Tuesday that it has released a new iPad application.

VideoAmp Gets $15M For TV And Video Tools

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which says it is developing a "screen optimization platform" aimed at the TV and video ecosystem, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by European investor RTL Group, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, ZenShin Capital, and Startup Capital Ventures.

VideoAmp Raises $15M For TV And Video Tools

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which says it is developing a "screen optimization platform" aimed at the TV and video ecosystem, said today that it has raised $15M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by European investor RTL Group, and also included Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, ZenShin Capital, and Startup Capital Ventures.

Wavestream Raises $7M

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funding round, according to a regulatory filing. Names of new investors in the firm were not disclosed, however, the firm has previously raised funding from companies such as Anthem Ventures, Digital Power Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Titan Corp., The filing listed Anthem Ventures' William Woodward as a current member of the firm's board. San Dimas-based Wavestream , a developer of solid state, RF (radio frequency) amplifiers, has raised $7.0M of an $8.0M