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

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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. Their first thoughts likely turn to agriculture and manufacturing. 30, 2015.

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

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link].

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. Tags: software janrain portland capital venture ventures anthem frontier

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Last Exit Wall Street: 7 Considerations When Raising Venture Capital

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What is the company’s use of proceeds? What is your exit strategy? By this measure, Groupon was by no means your typical start-up.

What Startups Can Learn From The Pizza Business: Samit Varma

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I was part of the startup Odyssey Labs, which was backed by Anthem Ventures, and did that for a few years before going over to the venture side.

CARD.com Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards

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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 According to CARD.com, it is offering up prepaid debit cards aimed at providing a mobile alternative to traditional banking.

Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara

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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. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

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. in a combination of debt and warrants, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesday.

Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec

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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. READ MORE>>. content game video network videogame executive zynga scopely

Solarflare In Talks With Marvell, Say Sources

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Solarflare declined to comment on the rumor, saying that it was the company's policy not to comment on rumors or speculations. Marvell did not respond to inquires via email. READ MORE>>. solarflare marvell merger acquisition rumor

Don’t go on a phishing trip!

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Anthem Blue Cross for example could be a phishing loser. The attack is believed to have started with custom malware sent to Anthem IT staff.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts

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It's unclear when the shift happened, although the company just began emailing users about its various products today. READ MORE>>.

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. Scopely said it is developing mobile and social applications, including the Buddies franchise of multiplayer games. READ MORE>>.

Scopely: Out With The Bacon, In With The Cash

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The new offer from Scopely comes a couple of years after the firm's last, recruitment push, which offered not just cash, but cash wrapped in bacon.

BeachMint Gets $23.5M

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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. in a new funding round. READ MORE>>.

Solarflare Raises $22.2M More

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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 READ MORE>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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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. Many “tech companies” now have green screens.

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron. READ MORE>>. investment investor capital venture angele

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The large U.S.

Wavestream Raises $7M

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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. of an $8.0M

Viewdle Gets $10M

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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.

BeachMint Expands Product Line

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VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform

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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. READ MORE>>. videoamp video advertising venture capital ross mccray

Interview with Dale Quayle, FileTrek

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We spoke with Dale Quayle , the firm's CEO, about the funding and company. Dale Quayle: The company was founded out of Ottawa, Canada.

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VideoAmp Opens Offices In New York, Chicago, and Detroit

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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 also said it and expanding its current office in San Francisco.

Vator Makes A Splash In LA!

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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? Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA. You still have 2 days left! The TZ Hookups.

BeachMint Merges With Conde Nast's Lucky

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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. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SolarFlare Raises $22M More

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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 out of an ongoing $23.8M

ThisNext Gets $1.2M More

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No details on the funding have been announced by the firm, however, the filing indicates that Clearstone Ventures Suman Mandal and Anthem Ventures' Bill Woodward remain on the company's board. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $9.7M in funding. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Prices IPO

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The pricing was below the company''s earlier, estimated IPO range of $12.00 The company raised around $71.1M TrueCar is venture backed by backed by USAA, Capricorn Investment Group, Upfront Ventures, Anthem Ventures, Vulcan Capital Growth Equity, Peppy Capital Partners, Arcturus Venture Capital, along with others. to $14.00

AdventureLink Raises $1.29M

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No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

AdventureLink Gets $1.29M

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No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Surf Air Raises $73M, Orders 15 New Planes

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The equity investors include Anthem Ventures, Velos Partners, Base Ventures as well as FF Ventures, Plus Capital, and others. The company said it now has over 900 members. The funding included $65M in debt from White Oak Global Advisors, and $8M from the both new and existing equity investors. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner

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Many local entrepreneurs might know Todd Jerry , formerly a venture capitalist at Anthem Venture Partners. It's been around for about 20 years.

AwesomenessTV Acquires Big Frame

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Big Frame had been venture backed by 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. The company had a $3.0M Series A funding back in 2012. READ MORE>>.

Surf Air Raises $2.6M

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Santa Monica-based Surf Air , the startup airline headed by Wade Eyerly looking to create a subscription-based, all-you-can-fly airline between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, has raised around $2.6M, part of an ongoing funding round worth $7.0M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company. READ MORE>>.

FileTrek Adds Reseller

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FileTrek said its software allows companies to monitor their sensitive information, including the location of a file, who has worked on it, how it has been moved, and the genealogy relationships of files. FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds. READ MORE>>.

ThisNext Buys Stylehive, Gains Funding

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ThisNext said the Series C funding round came from Clearstone Venture Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. As part of the acquisition and funding, ThisNext said it has created a new parent company, Curatemedia , to operate both Thisnext and Stylehive. READ MORE>>.