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

Xconomy

The impact on in-state residents is huge, too: More than 56,500 people work at nearly 1,700 companies throughout Indiana in the sectors of medical care, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, research and testing laboratories, and the like. 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.

IP 23

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. I have some pretty specific thoughts on the differences between companies in the two cities, as I wrote about in my previous post A Tale of Two Tech Cities.

Trending Sources

DFJ Frontier, Anthem Venture Into Portland Firm

socalTECH

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

Web 2

Last Exit Wall Street: 7 Considerations When Raising Venture Capital

From the Venture Trenches

Investment capital shortens the time it takes to build a business and can give a company much needed credibility and even publicity, however, a founder should carefully weigh these seven considerations before bringing on outside investors. What is the company’s use of proceeds?

Ankona Capital Joins New Pack Of LA Venture Investors

socalTECH

Bauch and Mesic--who were previously at Anthem Venture Partners--apparently are aiming at early growth capital investment in software companies. ankona capital angeles venture investment fund early stage seed anthem anthemvpjon bauch brian mesicA new, venture capital firm, founded by Jon Bauch and Brian Mesic, has emerged in Los Angeles, called Ankona Capital.

Scopely Dangles Chance At Trip For Zynga Recruits

socalTECH

Scopely is dangling a chance to win a free trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, to anyone who helps recruit Zynga developers to the company. Scopely is one of a large number of companies now eyeing former and current Zynga employees, on news that Zynga cut 520 employees yesterday. Scopely, which is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), develops mobile games.

CARD.com Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards

socalTECH

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). The company said it has now raised $4.7M The company has partnerships with such partners as Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Care Bears and the National Autism Association.

Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara

socalTECH

The new flights make Santa Barbara as close to San Francisco as it is to Los Angeles, and could help bolster the area''s high tech companies. There are already a significant number of high tech companies--particularly, in online advertising--in the Santa Barbara region. The company said that Santa Barbara is part of a planned expansion of routes throughout California.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles LA Tech 101: The Company We Keep A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA Los Angeles Startup Networking Here are some guides to many of the different networking events around startups, technology, etc.:

SolarFlare Raises $5.0M

socalTECH

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. Irvine-based SolarFlare , the developer of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) semiconductors and adapters, has raised $5.0M in a combination of debt and warrants, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday.

Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec

socalTECH

Scopely said Reed will head up the company''s product team. The company has been quite active in hiring away former Zynga executives, most recently hiring Andy Kleinman, another former Zynga GM, as its Chief Business Officer. Scopely is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, The Chernin Group, Greycroft Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

Solarflare In Talks With Marvell, Say Sources

socalTECH

Solarflare declined to comment on the rumor, saying that it was the company's policy not to comment on rumors or speculations. Solarflare, which is headed by Russell Stern, is venture backed by Acacia Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Anthem Ventures, Foundation Capital, IDG Ventures, Intel Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Sequoia Capital and Windward Ventures.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles LA Tech 101: The Company We Keep A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA Los Angeles Startup Networking Here are some guides to many of the different networking events around startups, technology, etc.:

Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts

socalTECH

It's unclear when the shift happened, although the company just began emailing users about its various products today. Cocodot has previously gotten funding from Anthem Ventures, Mailroom Fund, and Rincon Venture Partners.

Scopely Raises $8.5M

socalTECH

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

Don’t go on a phishing trip!

Berkonomics

Phishing, a play on the word “fishing,” is a dangerous form of executive or CEO email fraud, and is negatively impacting individuals and companies worldwide. Anthem Blue Cross for example could be a phishing loser.

Scopely: Out With The Bacon, In With The Cash

socalTECH

Scopely , the Los Angeles developer of game monetization services, told its supporters today that it will pay $5,000 in cash to anyone who refers job candidates that result in a hire for the company.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M

socalTECH

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 in a new funding round.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Further to the south are the legendary companies of Cisco, Apple, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. It’s becoming harder to distinguish tech companies from media companies. Many “tech companies” now have green screens.

StackIQ Acquired By Teradata

socalTECH

StackIQ was venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Grayhawk Capital, Avalon Ventures, and crowdfunding site OurCrowd. According to Teradata, the deal also includes StackIQ's team of engineers, who will join the company's R&D organization. San Diego-based StackIQ , a developer of "bare metal" provisioning software, has been acquired by Teradata , Teradata said on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Solarflare Raises $22.2M More

socalTECH

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 more in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

socalTECH

Now, it looks like that day has finally come, as the thaw has come to locally backed companies, with a rash of exits--many of them backed by local investors. For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

Tech Zulu Event

The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The global online audience currently stands at some 3.2 billion connected individuals, according the U.N.

Surf Air Acquires Rise, Backed By New Funding

socalTECH

Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. 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.

Wavestream Raises $7M

socalTECH

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 funding round, according to a regulatory filing.

Viewdle Gets $10M

socalTECH

Viewdle , the developer of cross platform, facial recognition technology backed by Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures, has scored another round of funding, worth $10M, according to Viewdle. The new round comes from Best Buy, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm, in addition to Anthem Ventures, which was the original investor in the company. As part of the investment, Best Buy's Kuk Yi and Blackberry Partners Funds' John Albright have joined the company's board.

BeachMint Expands Product Line

socalTECH

The company--which runs JewelMint, StyleMint, ShoeMint and intiMINT--said the new products are part of the "JewelMint Studio Series Collection", where it is providing jewelry collections from award winning designers, at its accessible price points.

VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform

socalTECH

in a funding round, from Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners and ZenShin Capital. The company says it already has more than 20 engineers in its Los Angeles offices. Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which operates a programmatic video advertising platform, said this morning that it has raised $2.2M

Interview with Dale Quayle, FileTrek

socalTECH

We spoke with Dale Quayle , the firm's CEO, about the funding and company. Companies who might find that interesting are in the life sciences, financial services, anyone who needs version recognition and tracking would be a good fit for our solution.

SaaS 21

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

Tech Zulu Event

If have a company and are interested in being part of this event there is still time for you to enter the competition. Go here to enter your company. Not ready to submit your company or just want to take part of this event? Ten companies selected by their peers and vetted by VC judges will get a chance to present onstage with a 3-minute presentation. Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA.

VideoAmp Opens Offices In New York, Chicago, and Detroit

socalTECH

VideoAmp said the New York office will be led by Amy McGovern, who has been appointed VP of Strategic Sales, to head up the company's eastern region; McGovern was most recently Vice President of Digital Video Ad Sales at Fox Networks Group, and also had served at GroupM. VideoAmp is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, and ZenShin Capital.

BeachMint Merges With Conde Nast's Lucky

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based e-commerce website operator Beachmint is merging with Lucky , the shopping and fashion publication title owned by Conde Nast , creating a new company called The Lucky Group , the companies said Monday. The new company will be headed by Beachmint''s Josh Berman.

SolarFlare Raises $22M More

socalTECH

No details have been announced by the company yet on the new funding. SolarFlare's current investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners. SolarFlare , the developer of high speed networking devices, has raised a new, big $22.0M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. According to the filing, the firm has raised $22.0M out of an ongoing $23.8M funding round, which opened December 21st.