Brentwood Associates Invests in Credentials Solutions

L.A. Business Journal

Middle-market private equity firm Brentwood Associates in Sawtelle announced on Feb. 6 an investment in Credentials Solutions, a technology company that provides business services to the higher education sector. The amount invested was not disclosed

Brentwood Associates Invests In Credentials Solutions

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Brentwood Associates announced this morning that it has made an investment in Credentials Solutions , a provider of software-enabled transcript, verification and parking services to the higher education market. According to Brentwood, Credentials Solutions will continue to be led by Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tom McKechney, and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Geldermann.

Brentwood Associates Buys Sundance Holdings

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates , which manages around $650M in capital and focuses on consumer-focused, middle market growth firms, said today that it has acquired a majority stake in Sundance Holdings Group. Brentwood said it was represented by Greenberg Traurig LLP in the deal; Sundance was advised by Lazard Middle Market and Kaye Scholer LLP. sundance retailer acquisition merger equity private associates brentwood

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 21: Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

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Steve Bannon returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News, CNN launches daily Snapchat news show and SpaceX to unveil spacesuits next week

Elon Musk's Boring Company Abandons Plans for West LA Tunnel

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In a statement, the Boring Company said the change in plans came as a result of a lawsuit filed by the Brentwood Residents Coalition, Sunset Coalition, and Wendy-Sue Rosen against the City of Los Angeles and the Boring Company, which came as a result of the bypass of LA's typical environmental review process for the tunnel. elon musk boring company west angeles sepulveda lawsuit legal brentwood

Andelman and Mullin, VC Vets, Announce New Venture

L.A. Business Journal

venture capitalists have formed Bonfire Ventures, a Brentwood VC firm focused on software for businesses Two veteran L.A.

Naki Laundry Expands Into San Jose, Eyes San Francisco

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The startup--which currently offers services in Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, and a number of other locations, also said it plans to expand services shortly to Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills and West LA. Naki Laundry , the smartphone driven startup which has been offering up pickup, cleaning, and delivery of laundry, has expanded into San Jose, and is looking to expand to San Francisco next month, according to the company.

Apriso Lands Cummins

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Apriso's others customers include GM, Volvo, Honeywell, and others; the firm is venture backed by Brentwood Venture Capital, CMEA, LogiSpring, SAP Ventures, and WallStreet Technology Partners. Long Beach-based Apriso said Monday that it has landed manufacturer Cummins Inc. as a customer. Financial details of the win were not announced, however, Apriso said that Cummins has standardized on the firm's FlexNet software as its enterprise manufacturing execution system.

Vetted Finds $3.47M For In-Home, On-Demand Pet Care In LA

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Vetted says it is currently offering its services in Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Venice, and Westwood. Venice, California-based Vetted , a new startup offering up on-demand, veterinary services at your home, has raised $3.47M in seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Foundation Capital, Amplify LA, Sterling.VC, and ReImagined Ventures.

Wheels, Started By Founders of Wag, Comes To LA

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The company--which has offices in both LA and San Diego--said it is launching in Venice, Hollywood, Brentwood, West LA, Westwood, Miracle Mile, Mid City and other local LA markets. Need a way to get around Los Angeles, but just can't handle those scooters? Wheels , a new startup from the co-founders of Wag , announced this morning that the company has started offering up access to its electric powered, two wheel bicycles in Los Angeles, as it expands from its base in San Diego.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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The company--which launched a pilot program in Santa Monica in August--said it now is offering up its service in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West LA, Westchester and Westwood. Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles.

LAVA's Annual Private Equity Breakfast

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Panelists include: Steve Moore, Partner, Brentwood Associates; Mark Rosenbaum, Partner, Aurora Capital Group; Michael LaSalle, Vice President, Shamrock Capital Advisors; Alain Rothstein, Principal, Vicente Capital Partners. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 -- LAVA's Annual Private Equity Breakfast. Meet panelists from some of Los Angeles' leading Private Equity firms and find out how the economy has impacted the Private Equity business. Moderated by Laurie A. Allen, Royse Law Firm.

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Rinse Opens On-Demand Dry Cleaning In LA

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Rinse said this week that it will let users of its iOS and Android apps request dry cleaning, laundering, leather care, clothing repairs, and more in Los Angeles, serving the Palms, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Culver West, Venice, Santa Monica, Baldwin Hills, Pico-Roberts/Beverlywood, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, Mid-Wilshire, and West Hollywood neighborhoods.

Prometheus Laboratories Acquired by Nestle

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Prometheus was founded in 1995, and was venture backed by DLJ Merchant Bacnking Partners, SPVC (managed by Split Rock), Sprout Group /New Leaf, Apax Partners , Pamlico Capital, and Brentwood Venture Capital. San Diego-based Prometheus Laboratories , a specialty pharmaceuticals and diagnostics firm, has been acquired by Nestle Health Sciences S.A. , a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Apriso Wins Boston-Power

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Apriso is funded by Brentwood Venture Capital, CMEA Capital, LogiSpring, SAP Ventures and Wall Street Technology Partners LP. Long Beach-based Apriso , a developer of software used for managing manufacturing operations, reported today that it has been selected by Boston-Power. The firm said that Boston-Power is using its FlexNet software to enhance its manufacturing operations and quality assurance program. Financial details of the win were not disclosed.

Zillow CEO Buys House In LA

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Spencer Rascoff , the CEO of real estate site Zillow , is heading to Los Angeles, after buying a $20M mansion in Brentwood. According to a note sent to employees in May, Rascoff will split his time between Seattle and Los Angeles. Rascoff said that LA is where he and his wife grew up, and where their parents live, and the move is for "personal family reasons."

Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

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I’ve been to his house and he did build a little putting green atop his patio deck in the hills above Brentwood that has spectacular views. It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that we have added Greg Bettinelli as a partner at GRP Partners.

Apriso: Strong Growth From Cleantech, Recovery of Economy

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Apriso is venture backed by Brentwood Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, LogiSpring Investment Fund SA, SAP Ventures, and Wall Street Technology Partners, although the firm has not publicly announced any kind of investment activity since 2006. Long Beach-based Apriso , a privately held firm developing manufacturing software, said today that it saw "strong customer growth" in the quarter from manufacturers in the solar, fuel cell, and battery industries.

George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun

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So Craig trailered half a Cadillac he had cut up for an art project over to the concrete cul de sac my parents lived on in Brentwood, late in the afternoon. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. George Powell is proof that you can do well by having fun.

Apriso Claims Record 2009 Revenues

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Apriso is venture backed by Brentwood Venture Capital, CMEA Ventures, LogiSpring Investment Fund SA, SAP Ventures, and Wall Street Technology Partners. Long Beach-based Apriso , a developer of planning and control software for the manufacturing industry, reported Thursday that the firm had record revenues in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials.

TCVN Workshop LA

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The process and methodologies to be outlined by Mr. Ochtel have been used to raise over $50M in early stage funding from such venture capitalists as Sequoia Capital, Brentwood Associates, Oak Investment Partners, ATandT Ventures, and Intel Corporation. Thursday, February 12, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop LA. This workshop is specifically designed to address key issues in the formation, organization and execution of any early stage company.

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TCVN Workshop Orange County

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The process and methodologies to be outlined by Mr. Ochtel have been used to raise over $50M in early stage funding from such venture capitalists as Sequoia Capital, Brentwood Associates, Oak Investment Partners, ATandT Ventures, and Intel Corporation. Thursday, February 5, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop Orange County. This workshop is specifically designed to address key issues in the formation, organization and execution of any early stage company.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

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I own an iPod Touch (not an iPhone – my house in Brentwood gets literally ZERO AT&T bars). Want an iPhone but live in Brentwood like Mark Suster does? Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely.

Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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But before you think of moving out of SoCal, our 19th deal also closed in 2016, and this was a growth equity investment in Brentwood based Docupace Technologies. All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem. Here, we have the thoughts of Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital (www.tvccapital.com), a software focused growth equity fund, and has had some great success in the market.

sales vs marketing

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His client side experience includes senior management positions at Brentwood Medical Products, Inquiry handling Service, Stac, Inc., Having been both a marketing & sales executive, I have seen first-hand how silos between these two departments can exist while products (or the sale of services) still "succeed" despite the rivalry. But there's a high price to pay when you consider that it affects the well-being of your company culture.

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Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We've made over 30 investments in Southern California, and that's just in Redpoint, and doesn't include all of the investment we made as Brentwood Venture Capital since the late 70's.

Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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I essentially build the company out of the bedroom I was renting from him in Brentwood, on Goshen. Our interview this morning is with Jonathan Zweig , the CEO of Los Angeles-based AppOnboard (www.apponboard.com), which has created software which allows mobile app developers--and in particular, mobile game developers--to create demos of those games which can be played without having to download and install those apps.