Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

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.

Going long on LA, India, AI and tech infrastructure March Capital raises $300 million

TechCrunch LA

March Capital Partners , the Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has raised $300 million for its latest fund.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Wondering if venture capital is open for business? A new initiative has investors saying yes

TechCrunch LA

A new initiative from a Los Angeles investor is taking stock of venture firms and their ability to commit capital in an effort to match firms that are still open for business and cutting checks to startups that are fundraising in the age of COVID-19.

Growth Capital Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, January 30, 2020 -- Growth Capital Conference. Pitch to and 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 [link].

Skyview Capital Buys Fidelis Cybersecurity

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor Skyview Capital has acquired cybersecurity software developer Fidelis Cybersecurity a provider of network traffic analysis, digital forensics, and incident response software, the company said late Thursday. Skyview Capital says that Fidelis has over 250 employees. Skyview Capital says it acquires and manages companies in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services, and manufacturing.

Video Interview: Noramay Cadena, MiLA Capital

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with Noramay Cadena , a venture capitalist and partner at MiLA Capital , a seed and incubation stage investor based in Los Angeles. noramay cadena mila capital venture investment hardware electronics

OpenGate Capital Sells Power Partners

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital said this morning that it has sold one of its portfolio companies, Power Partners , to another private equity-backed company, Pioneer Transformers. Pioneer Transformers is backed by private equity investor Mill Point Capital. According to OpenGate Capital, it acquired Power Partners in January of 2016, via its first, institutional fund.

OpenGate Capital Buys CoreMedia AG

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital announced very late Monday evening that it has acquired the majority interest in CoreMedia AG , a developer of content management software. According to OpenGate Capital, it acquired CoreMedia AG from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners and a consortium of private investors. OpenGate Capital said the acquisition was out of its second, institutional fund, which is worth approximately $585M.

Atar Capital Buys Keypoint Intelligence

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor Atar Capital has acquired New Jersey-based Keypoint Intelligence , Atar Capital said on Thursday. Atar Capital said that Keypoint Intelligence is based in Fairfield, NJ, and also has offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan. Atar Capital says it makes investments in both performing and underperforming lower middle market businesses.

Arrowroot Capital Gets Exit At Evergage

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based investor Arrowroot Capital , headed by Matthew Safaii, has scored a win with the acquisition of one of its portfolio companies, Evergage , by Salesforce. and had raised $26M in funding from Arrowroot Capital, G20 Ventures, and Point Judith Ventures. arrowroot capital evergage merger acquisition exit personalization software saas

Led by LA-based March Capital, Astound raises $15.5 million for employee help desk automation services

TechCrunch LA

million from investors led by the Los Angeles investment firm March Capital Partners. Previous investors Vertex Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Moment Ventures and the Slack Fund also participated in the funding, which brings Astound’s total capital raised to $27 million.

Help 205

Meet Bespoke Financial, a lender for cannabis companies backed by Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital

TechCrunch LA

And it’s why the company has raised $7 million in financing led by Casa Verde Capital — the investment firm launched by legendary cannabis aficionado, Calvin Broadus (AKA Snoop Dogg). It’s backed by around $200 million in venture capital and debt financing. .

Growth Capital Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -- Pitch to and Network with Investors: Angels, VCs, High Net Worths, Strategic Partners and 100 entrepreneurs seeking capital and counsel. DEAL DISPLAYtm showcases growing firms needing capital and counsel. View products, videos, online demos. Hot Networking Breakfast at 7:00am sharp! See [link] (more

Clearlake Capital Buys symplr

socalTECH

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.

Core Innovation Capital Backs Digital Banking Startup One

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the lead investors in One , a digital banking startup which was founded by Bill Harris, the former CEO of both Intuit and PayPal. The funding was led by Foundation Capital, Core Innovation Capital, and Obvious Ventures. core innovation capital digital banking bank venture

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

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.

OpenGate Capital Acquires InRule Technology

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital announced this morning that it has acquired Chicago-based InRule Technology , a developer of decision management and business rules management software. According to OpenGate Capital, it obtained a majority interest in InRule, the fifth investment through its second institutional fund. management support decision software equity private acquisition merger technology inrule capital opengate

Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

TechCrunch LA

A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out.

Clearlake Capital Buys Dude Solutions

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Dude Solutions , a developer of operations management software, which was based in Cary, North Carolina. Clearlake Capital acquired Dude Solutions from another private equity firm, Warburg Pincus. Clearlake said the deal was financed by Monroe Capital, with participation from BlackRock, Owl Rock, and Vista Credit. clearlake capital operations management software merger acquisition dude solutions

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

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.

LA's Arrowroot Capital Leads $45M Funding In mParticle

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based investor Arrowroot Capital is the lead investor in a $45M funding round in New York-based mParticle , a developer of a platform used to manage customer data. mparticle arrowroot capital venture customer data protection managementThe funding--a Series D--brings the total investment in mParticle to more than $120M. Arrowroot's Mathew Safaii will join mParticle's board of directors as a part of the transaction. READ MORE>>.

Growth Capital Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -- Growth Capital Conference. Pitch to and 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. See [link].

Lowercase Capital

Tech.Co

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

OpenGate Capital Acquires Delaney Hardware Company

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital has made another acquisition this morning, via its portfolio company, Sargent and Greenleaf. According to OpenGate Capital, Sargent and Greenleaf, which develops high security locks, has acquired Delaney Hardware Company , a provider of security related hardware products. According to OpenGate Capital, the acquisition will help it drive greater scale for the combined businesses.

JibJab Acquired By Catapult Capital

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based JibJab , which provides animated, personalized greeting cards and other social content, has been acquired by private equity investor Catapult Capital LLC , Catapult Capital announced this morning. As part of the deal, Catapult Capital said that JibJab COO Paul Hanges has been promoted to CEO, and will lead the company under its new ownership. Cloud Capital, with Catapult being advised by Reed Smith LLP in the deal.

Mucker Capital Adds New General Partner

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based venture capital investor Mucker Capital has added a third general partner to the firm, Omar Hamoui , the company disclosed on Monday. Hamoui was previously a partner at Sequoia Capital. Hamoui joins existing General Partners Erik Rannala and William Hsu in managing the venture capital investment firm. Mucker Capital has a large portfolio of companies, and most recently saw a huge exit in Honey , which was recently acquired by PayPal for $4 billion.

Casa Verde Capital Raises $45M Investment Fund

socalTECH

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.

Invest 186

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

socalTECH

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.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

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 Partners Leads Action IQ Series C

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based venture investors March Capital Partners led a $32 million funding round for data startup ActionIQ

Clearlake Capital's Provation Medical Acquires MD-Reports

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that one of its portfolio companies, Provation Medical , has acquired MD-Reports , a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management (PM), and report writing software. clearlake capital provation medical private equity merger acquisition mdreports md-reports healthcare health

Report 100

Growth Capital Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

DroneBase raises capital and partners with FLIR Systems to train pilots on thermal imaging tech

TechCrunch LA

Publicly traded sensor technology developer, FLIR Systems , is investing in a strategic round of funding for the outsourced drone imaging company, DroneBase.

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve heard a lot of people question whether there is too much money in venture capital chasing too few great deals. “We’re Others believe that new business models are emerging that could replace venture capital all together.

Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Backtracks

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based venture investor Moonshots Capital is the lead investor in a new startup, Backtracks , a developer of podcast analytics software. in a seed funding round, which was led by Moonshots Capital, and also included Capital Factory, Sputnik ATX, Next Coast Ventures, Bull Creek Capital, and BNSG Capital. As a part of the funding round, Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital, will join the board at Backtracks.

Invest 122