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.

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.

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

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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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.

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

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.

Shamrock Capital Backs Pixellot In $30M Funding

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Shamrock Capital reports this morning that it has led a $30M investment in Pixellot , an Israeli firm developing automatic, artificial intelligence-driven software for producing streaming sports video. shamrock capital pixellot venture artificial intelligence sports video editing automated

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.

Shamrock Capital Sells RBmedia To KKR

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Shamrock Capital announced on Friday that it has sold one of its portfolio companies, RBmedia , to another private equity company, KKR. shamrock capital rbmedia merger acquisition streaming audio books audiobooks content private equityFinancial details of the deal were not announced. RBmedia is a publisher of audiobooks, and is based in Landover, Maryland.

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

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.

Toba Capital Leads Investment In Skupos

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Toba Capital , the investment firm founded by former Quest Software founder Vinny Smith, is the lead investor in a $6.4M, Series A funding for San Francisco-based Skupos. Skupos said its Series A was led by Toba Capital, and also included Dynamo Fund, Loup Ventures, and other existing investors. Toba Capital's investment in Skupos was led by Patrick Mathieson. Toba Capital is based in Newport Beach. smith vinny capital venture skupos toba

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.

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MTech Capital Raises $75M Insurance Technology Fund

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Los Angeles- and London-based MTech Capital , a brand new venture capital fund focused on the insurance technology, or "InsureTech" market, says it has raised a new, $75M venture capital fund. According to MTech Capital, the new fund has three anchor investors, including CNA Financial Corporation, NN Group, and a top-3 global insurance company. mtech capital insurance technology insuretech investment fintech venture fund finance

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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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

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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

Versant Ventures, MPM Capital Launch Gene Therapy Startup, CODA Biotherapeutics

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San Diego-based biotech investor Versant Ventures , along with MPM Capital , said today that they have launched a new startup, CODA Biotherapeutics. lifescience biotech ventures versant capital venture biotherapeutics codaThe companies said they invested $19M in the Series A funding for CODA Biotherapeutics, along with Astellas Venture Management and Novartis.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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.

Clearlake Capital Buys Syncsort

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group announced htis morning that it is buying Syncsort , a new Jersey-based developer of big data, data migration, and other tools. Behdad Eghbali, Prashant Mehrotra, and Paul Huber, all of Clearlake Capital, join Synsort's board of directors in the deal. clearlake capital merger acquisition syncsort data hadoop

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? ’ But do you want to start a relationship with your most important supplier – that of capital to fuel your business – by avoiding talking about his or her expectations in terms of rights or privileges? How about you close your first capital (say $500,000) and put in the docs that you have up to [90] days to raise an additional $1 million at the same price at your discretion. This week.

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.