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StyleMint Opens Early Access

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StyleMint , the newest celebrity-and-ecommerce site from BeachMint , the startup headed by MySpace founder Josh Berman and Diego Berdakin, has opened up early access to select supporters of the site.

BeachMint Looks To Groupon For JewelMint Promo

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Santa Monica-based BeachMint , the new startup from MySpace co-founder Josh Berman, is looking to drum up interest for its jewelry site, JewelMint , via a Groupon deal in LA. BeachMint is backed by Trinity Ventures, Stanford University, New Enterprise Associates, and Anthem Ventures.

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MySpace Startups: Startups From MySpace Vets

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Los Angeles-based MySpace has been among the most visible of Southern California's Internet era success stories, although the site--now owned by News Corporation--has had its own share of ups-and-downs, as well as questions about its future.

Cocodot Gets $4.25M More

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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 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. cocodot venture capital myspace online invitations evite electronic printed wedding baby shower

BeachMint Launches Jewelry Site, JewelMint

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Los Angeles-based BeachMint , the stealth e-commerce startup headed by former MySpace exec Josh Berman and backed by Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and others, has rolled out a new, fashion e-commerce site, JewelMint. Tags: jewelmint ecommerce myspace berman josh kate bosworth cher coulter jewelry celebrity startup

Cocodot Links With DKNY

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Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitations site run by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said this week that it has partnered with DKNY , for a collection of fashion cards and invites. Gold was SVP Marketing and Content at MySpace, and Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Tags: cocodot dkny online invitations myspace fashion invitation card evite

Cocodot Rolls Out Printed Cards

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Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitation card site headed by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, has rolled out new, printed invitation cards, according to the firm's website. Cocodot is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, the Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners. Tags: cocodot invitation printing content evite invite party printed myspace

BUZZMEDIA Further Boosts Sales Team

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and Excite@Home; Dufour joins from MySpace, where he was Executive Director, Integrated and Strategic Marketing, and also served at Brgaman Nyman Cafarelli. and Michael was most recently at Fanscape, and also had been at MySpace. BUZZMEDIA is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Focus Ventures, Interscope, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Universal Music Group.

Intercasting Acquired By Good Technology

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Intercasting was backed by Venrock, Avalon, and Masthead; its flagship software is ANTHEM, which connected mobile users to social networking sites like MySpace, and was sold by telecom carriers. San Diego-based Interacasting Corporation , a provider of mobile social networking software, has been acquired by Good Technology, the firms said this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Cocodot.com Ties With Lilly Pulitzer

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Hollywood-based Cocodot , the online invitation and greetings site headed by former MySpace exec Shawn Gold, said today that it has unveiled a new invitation and greeting collection along with women's fashion retailer Lilly Pulitzer. Cocodot is backed by Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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Derrick Oien: We have a platform we develop, called ANTHEM. ANTHEM is referred to, depending on what segment you're looking at, as either a community gateway or social networking gateway. But, with Intercasting and our ANTHEM version of MySpace, it's a client integrated into the device. You can do additional things like access the camera, upload photos directly to MySpace, go to your address book on the phone and send direct message to friends.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Web-based client for user stream data including Twitter (original focus), FaceBook, MySpace, Google Buzz, FourSquare and many others. Founded by Shawn Gold (ex-MySpace CMO).

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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So my guess is that Tweetup needs to go “multi-stream&# (as in Facebook, MySpace, etc.). That said, Photobucket was a “crack filler&# that exited for $250 million to MySpace. 2.6mm in Series A : Canaan , Anthem.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Founded in April/May 2010 by Diego Berdakin (Ex-Slingshot Labs) and Josh Berman (Ex-Slingshot Labs, MySpace Co-founder) in Santa Monica, CA. Current round: $5.0mm in Series A by NEA and Anthem Venture Partners. To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link.

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