VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which operates a programmatic video advertising platform, said this morning that it has raised $2.2M in a funding round, from Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners and ZenShin Capital.

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.

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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.

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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. Anthem's Brian Mesic and Samit Varma oversee the firm's investment in Viewdle.

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This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 2

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I talked about the platform moves of Twitter and why it should be expected. Message of the week (from Fred Wilson) – “don’t fill cracks&# but innovate in new ways with the platform. TweetPhoto - Real-time photo sharing platform. It’s core platform stuff.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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Current round: $5.0mm in Series A by NEA and Anthem Venture Partners. iAd platform was formally launches in July 2010 as part of iOS 4. To see the video of This Week in VC click on this link.

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. As social media becomes a platform for online extremists, valid questions regarding freedom of speech, monitoring and censorship have arisen.

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. Derrick Oien: We launched Rabble in June of 2005, and we launched the first version of ANTHEM in September of 2007.

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Interview with Kelly Tompkins, AdventureLink

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners and the Mail Room Fund. The underlying technology has two and a half years, and four and a half million dollars put into the platform. Last week, Altadena-based AdventureLink (www.adventurelink.com) announced that it raised a Series A funding round, for the firm's adventure travel reservation network. We caught up with Kelly Tompkins, the firm's founder and CEO, to hear more about the firm. Thanks for the interview.