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.

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.

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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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.

Clearlake Capital Sells Pomeroy To Getronics

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that it has sold one of its portfolio companies, Pomeroy Group Holdings , to an affiliate of Getronics Group. clearlake capital pomeroy getronics merger acquisition private equity investmentFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced. Clearlake has owned Pomeroy Group Holdings for the last five years.

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.

The Minority Venture Capital Opportunity

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This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the historic billion-dollar leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, put together by African-American business pioneer Reginald Lewis.

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.

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.

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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

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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Thursday, July 27, 2017 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, videos, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00 AM sharp! See [link] (more

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

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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

Clearlake Capital's NetDocuments Acquires ThreadKM

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital and portfolio firm NetDocuments said today they have acquired ThreadKM , a developer of project management and collaboration software. Clearlake Capital acquired NetDocuments in March. netdocuments threadkm clearlake capital private equity

Clearlake Capital Buys Perforce Software

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that it has acquired Perforce Software , a developer of version control software. clearlake capital perforce merger acquisition private equity software summit sourceFinancial details of the buy were not announced. Perforce was based in Minneapolis, MN, and had previously been owned by another private equity company, Summit Partners.

Arrowroot Capital Invests $38M In ClickFox

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Arrowroot Capital has invested $38M in big data and analytics software developer ClickFox , according to a regulatory filing from ClickFox this week. Arrowroot Capital is led by Founder and Managing Partner Matthew Safaii; Arrowroot says it invests in business-to-business software companies. clickfox venture capital data analytics software bigdata arrowroot private equity

Clearlake Capital Acquires LANDESK

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group L.P. management software heat bravo thoma equity private acquisition merger landesk capital clearlakeannounced this morning that it has agreed to acquire LANDESK , a developer of IT management software, from private equity investor Thoma Bravo. Financial details of the deal were not announced. As part of the acquisition, LANDESK said it will merge its existing portfolio company, HEAT Software, with LANDESK.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. View products, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00 AM sharp! See [link] (more

TVC Capital Backs BitTitan

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San Diego-based growth and private equity investor TVC Capital is the lead backer of cloud services company BitTitan , which announced a $15M, Series A financing this morning. According to BitTitan, the funding was led by TVC Capital, and also included Tao Capital Partners, and was the company's first funding since it was foundedi n 2007. Steve Hamerslag of TVC Capital will join BitTitan's board as part of the funding.

Clearlake Capital Sells Calero Software

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital announced today that it has sold off one of its portfolio firms, Calero Software , to private equity investor Riverside Partners. clearlake capital calero software merger acquisition private equityFinancial terms of the sale were not announced. Clearlake created Calero in 2013, when it rolled up three companies--Veramark Technologies, PINNACLE, and Movero--into a single entity.

March Capital Partners Backs SpyCloud

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Los Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners is one of the investors in SpyCloud , a new startup in the cybersecurity market, focused on protecting businesses from data breaches. in a seed funding from Silverton Partners and March Capital Partners. The investment is one of several in the cybersecurity space for March Capital Partners, including investments in Crowdstrike and E8. spycloud venture capital march partners investment data breach

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 -- Growth Capital Conference. Network with capital sources, advisors, deal makers and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital. See [link] (more

Palisades Venture Capital Mystery Solved

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A number of Los Angeles area insiders were attempting to figure out what the mysterious "Palisades Venture Capital Group" was from. There is an existing, unrelated Palisades Venture Capital, which now goes by Palisades Growth Capital. The "new" Palisades Venture Capital, which is actually GameMine's CEO, Daniel Starr, had posted a mysterious website which was plagiarized from the existing website of Spark Capital.

Aviron Capital Acquires Stake In Kino Industries

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Beverly Hills-based Aviron Capital , a consortium of financiers with primary backing from by private equity investor BlackRock, said this morning that it has acquired a "substantial equity stake" in Kino Industries , the developer of an interactive movie technology called CtrlMovie. Aviron Capital said that Kino Industries' CtrlMovie allows users to influence the storyline of a movie by using their cell phones to vote on what characters should do at key points in a movie's narrative.

Interview with Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital

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Our interview this morning is with Kelly Perdew of Moonshots Capital , a Los Angeles based investment firm that makes seed stage investments in early stage companies�and in particular, for this Veterans Day, in companies founded by military veterans. I decided to found Moonshots Capital as an angel syndicate through our network of accredited angels, basically as a single purpose vehicle. Kelly Perdew: We're seeing 100 plus deals a month, and we can be contacted at Moonshots Capital.

Bonfire Ventures Launches $60M Venture Capital Fund

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investor volger leah mullen mark andelman investment capital venture ventures bonfireLos Angeles-based Bonfire Ventures said this morning that it has officially launched with its first fund, a new $60M fund aimed at early stage startups. The fund was founded by longtime Southern California technology investors Jim Andelman and Mark Mullen, who are joined by Leah Volger, formerly of Google and Santander InnoVentures.

Miva Gets Growth Capital Injection

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San Diego-based Miva , the developer of e-commerce shopping cart software, has received a growth capital funding from private equity investor Bison Capital Partners, the companies said this week. Miva said that the investment is the first time in its history that it has accepted growth capital funding. capital venture equity private bison cart shopping ecommerce miva

Illumina Ventures Raises $230M Venture Capital Fund

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Illumina Ventures , the early-stage venture capital investor which was founded by San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina , says it has raised $230M for its first fund. The venture capital investment fund said it is focused on genomics, and will invest in companies in the areas of life science research, clinical diagnostics, novel therapeutic platforms, and other technologies impacting human health.

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications. Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. A part of the funding, TVC Capital's Steven J. celigo capital venture software growth equity

Is Venture Capital A Path To Riches?

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Currently, carry proceeds are taxed at the long-term capital gains rate of 20%. However, most investors are unlikely to make a drastic career change based on losing 20% of their future capital returns. The post Is Venture Capital A Path To Riches?