Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep. Venture Capital is a people business.

Clearlake Capital Buys symplr

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Houston, Texas-based symplr , a provider of healthcare governance, risk, and compliance software. Clearlake acquired symplr from its existing set of private equity investors, Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. SkyKnight Capital co-invested in the transaction with Clearlake, which financed the deal via Antares Capital, Bain Capital Credit and Golub Capital.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with Investors: Angels, VCs, High Net Worths, Strategic Partners and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, videos, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00am sharp! See p://www.GCC2000.org.

FactoryFour Raises $5M in Venture Capital Funding

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based venture capital firm August Capital, with participation from Refactor Capital Manufacturing software maker FactoryFour, which recently opened a new Culver City office, received a $5 million round of funding led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based

Reflections on 2018: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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As we close out our contributions for the end of 2018, here's Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital. 2018 was a great year for TVC Capital and we were able to get our fourth growth equity fund closed, taking our assets under management to close to $400 million. Jeb Spencer is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TVC Capital , a growth equity firm focused on the investment in and acquisition of business critical software companies. reflections2018 spencer capital venture prediction

Atar Capital Buys Canadian Technology Distributor Microcel

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Atar Capital said this morning that it has acquired Canadian technology distributor Microcel. Atar Capital is led by founder and Managing Partner Cyrus Nikou. atar capital microcel merger acquisition technology distributor electronics canada international

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Casa Verde Capital Raises $45M Investment Fund

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West Hollywood-based Casa Verde Capital said this week that it has raised $45M in its debut, investment fund, which will specifically invest in the "ancillary cannabis" industry. The venture capital firm--whose founders include Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg)--said it will specifically invest in agtech, health & wellness, financial services, technology, media, compliance and laboratory technology related to the legal cannabis industry.

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brunchwork w/ Netflix and Backstage Capital

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 -- brunchwork w/ Netflix and Backstage Capital. You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Netflix Originals Launch Strategy, Product Innovation Victoria Young and Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton. Enjoy a fireside chat with Victoria and Arlan curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off. over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. See [link] (more

Reflections on 2018: Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital

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This morning's reflections are from Kelly Perdew , managing general partner of at Moonshots Capital (www.moonshotscapital.com). Kelly Perdew is the managing general partner of at Moonshots Capital , a $20M committed fund, and has previously invested over $12.5M kelly perdew moonshots capital venture investment military reflections2018 reflections 2018

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. Be thoughtful about from whom you raise capital.

Lowercase Capital

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At Lowercase Capital, we invest in startups, acquire later stage companies, and advise businesses and funds of all sizes on strategy and execution.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 -- Network with capital sources: Angels,VCs,High Net Worths,advisors and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. See [link] (more

Core Innovation Capital Announces $100M In Second Venture Capital Fund

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital announced this morning that it has closed its second fund, which is at $100M so far. Core Innovation Capital says it has also invested in a couple of yet-unannounced companies, which are in stealth mode. The venture capital investor says it currently is hiring a full time intern for the Summer, to work at the company either in San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Core Innovation Capital Backs SynapseFi

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the lead investors in SynapseFi , a developer of APIs and other tools for connecting into banking services. SynapseFi said it raised a $17M Series A--which actually closed at the end of last year--which was led by Trinity Ventures and Core Innovation Capital, along with others. software capital venture financial fintech innovation core synpasefi

Clearlake Capital Backs Diligent

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. According to the companies, Clearlake Capital Group made a strategic minority investment in Diligent, which is owned by another private equity investment firm, Insight Venture Partners. strategic capital venture board cloud software ventures insight equity private diligent clearlakehas made an investment in New York-based Diligent , a developer of enterprise governance management software.

Moonshots Capital Announced First Seed Stage Fund

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Los Angeles-based Moonshots Capital , the venture capital investment firm led by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings, has raised its first official fund, a $19M seed stage venture fund. Moonshots said the new fund will focus on seed stage deals, holding reserve capital for follow-on pro rata. startup entrepreneur financial investment army cummings craig military perdew kelly venture capital moonshots

Clearlake Capital Acquires Provation

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group said this morning that it has acquired Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Provation Medical , a developer of software for the healthcare documentation and coding market. documentation healthcare software acquisition merger investor investment equity private capital clearlake provation

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

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It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them. billion in venture capital funds with one A-round fund and one late-stage fund. startup venture-capital

March Capital Leads $13.6M Round In ioTium

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor March Capital is the lead investor in a Series B funding round for software-defined, converged infrastructure startup ioTium. in a Series B funding, which it says was led by March Capital Partners, and also included Honeywell Ventures, John Chambers' JC2 Ventures and Hanna Ventures plus GE Ventures and Juniper Ventures. March Capital Partners' investment in ioTium was led by Managing Director Sumant Mandal.

OpenGate Capital Acquires Mersive

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital has acquired Denver-based collaboration software developer Mersive , OpenGate said this mroning. opengate capital mersive merger acquisition collaboration meeting software display monitorFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced. Mersive develops software used for collaboration and meetings, based on both laptops and mobile devices as well as immersive in-room displays.

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAY showcases growing firms needing capital and counse. View products, videos, online demos. See [link] (more

Diversis Capital Sells Portfolio Firm

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Diversis Capital said this morning that it has sold one of its portfolio companies, BLUE Software , to software company Esko. diversis capital blue merger acquisition esko private equityFinancial details of the sale were not announced. BLUE Software is a developer of label and artwork management software, and is based in Chicago. Esko is owned by Danaher, and develops software and hardware for package design.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Decent

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the investors in a new startup, which is combining healthcare software with crytocurrency tools. core innovation capital decent fintech financial blockchain crpto cryptocurrency

Clearlake Capital's Perforce Buys Perfecto Mobile

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One of the portfolio companies of Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group , Minneapolis-based Perforce Software , has acquired cloud testing software developer Perfecto Mobile. Perforce Software is a developer of software tools used by development teams to manage source code and development efforts; Clearlake Capital acquired Perforce Software in January, from another private equity investor, Summit Partners.

Michael Jordan, Declaration Capital Invest in Axiomatic

L.A. Business Journal

Former Chicago Bulls star and owner of NBA team the Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan invested in Axiomatic E-sports alongside Declaration Capital, the investing office of Washington, D.C.-based based Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein

Growth Capital Conference

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAY showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, online demos. See [link] (more

Reflections on 2018: Peter Cowen, Sutton Capital Partners

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As we close out our contributions for the end of 2018, we have a contribution from investor and investment banker Peter Cowen of Sutton Capital Partners. Sutton Capital Partners is a technology investment banking firm and we are, investors in local SaaS/subscription companies and is well known as the host of the annual Recurring Revenue Conference, which we co-host every year. partners capital sutton cowen peter reflections2018

Reflections on 2018: Marc Averitt, Okapi Venture Capital

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Here's Marc Averitt of Okapi Venture Capital (www.okapivc.com). The biggest news this year for Okapi, Southern Californias original seed stage venture capital fund, is that we ramped up the deployment of our 3rd fund and saw its portfolio grow by another 10 companies! Marc Averitt co-founded Okapi Venture Capital in 2005 and is a Managing Director of all three of Okapis funds and responsible for their technology investments.

Mucker Capital

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Mucker Capital invests in seed and “pre-seed” stage companies building defensible and scalable businesses in Internet software, services and media

Venture Capital Q&A Session

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We received so much positive feedback from our This Week in Venture Capital show walking through valuation calculations & term sheets that we decided to do a Q&A show this week to address topics that entrepreneurs want to learn about.

Vereco Acquired By Stella Point Capital

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Laguna Niguel-based Vereco , a hospital and healthcare document management provider and outsourcer, has been acquired by private equity investor Stella Point Capital. The acquisition was financed by a senior credit facility from Monroe Capital LLC. vereco stella point capital healthcare hospital document management private equity health lifescience outsourcing

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

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Recently Upfront Ventures published its outlook for the technology startup world and venture capital overall titled it “ WTF Happened to Winter ?” venture-capital startup

Clearlake Capital Acquires NetDocuments

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group announced this morning that it has acquired NetDocuments , a provider of cloud-based document management, email management, and collaboration software for law firms and corporate legal and compliance customers. Clearlake Capital said the company will continue to be led by Matt Duncan, CEO, and Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO. clearlake capital netdocuments merger acquisition document cloud management legal

ServiceTitan Secures $165M From Venture Capital Group to Expand

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has secured $165 million in funding from a venture capital group to build out its home services software firm through acquisitions and moves into new markets Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc.

UCLA Pulls Commitments From Binary Capital

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UCLA , a limited partner in venture capital investment fund Binary Capital , has pulled its committment to the venture fund over the weekend, after Managing Director Justin Caldbeck was accused of unwanted advances towards women. UCLA had been one of the venture capital fund's first investors. ucla binary capital limited partner venture sexual harassment

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