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.

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

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

JibJab Acquired By Catapult Capital

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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.

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.

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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].

A Deep Dive into What Has Really Changed in Venture Capital

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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.

Report: Backstage Capital Shifting To Accelerator Model After Fundraising Issues

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West Hollywood-based venture investment firm Backstage Capital is shifting entirely to an accelerator model, according to reports today, after failing to raise a new, $36M venture capital fund. Backstage Capital focuses on focuses on minorities, including women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Backstage Capital is led by Arlan Hamilton. backstage capital startup accelerator angeles minority venture investment diversity

March Capital Backed SpyCloud Adds $21M

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SpyCloud , a startup which develops cybersecurity products used to prevent account takeovers and which is backed by Santa Monica-based March Capital Partners , has raised $21M more in a Series B funding round, the company announced this morning. March Capital Partners co-led the Series A funding round for SpyCloud in 2018. Ted Ross is CEO and co-founder of SpyCloud, which is based in Austin, another market where March Capital Partners is fairly active.

Vincente Capital Partners Sells Intellectual Technology, Inc.

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Vincente Capital Partners announced on Tuesday that it has sold Carlsbad-based Intellectual Technology, Inc. , a developer of software for motor vehicle agencies (DMVs), to Arlington Capital Partners. Vincente Capital acquired ITI in November of 2012. According to Vincente Capital, it has retained a minority interest in Intellectual Technology.

Clearlake Capital's Symplr Buys API Healthcare

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Symplr , a healthcare risk and governance software developer which is owned by Los Angeles-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital , has acquired API Healthcare , a provider of healthcare human capital management software. API Healthcare was owned by another private equity investor, Veritas Capital. According to Clearlake Capital, the buy will help it create a large-scale provider of governance, risk and compliance and human capital management software solutions.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Backstage Capital Launches New Startup Accelerator In LA

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West Hollywood-based Backstage Capital , a venture capital investor which focuses on minorities--including women, People of Color, and LGBT founders, said recently that it has launched the Backstage Accelerator , a three month, startup accelerator which will provide in-person resources and support to its portfolio of companies. Backstage Capital says it received over 1000 applications for the 25 spots at its accelerator. backstage capital startup accelerator angeles minorit

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

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

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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.

OpenGate Capital Acquires Sargent and Greenleaf

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor OpenGate Capital has acquired Sargent and Greenleaf , a maker of a wide range of both electric and traditional mechanical locks, from Stanley Black & Decker. According to OpenGate Capital, it expects the acquisition to be complete in Q1 of 2019. decker black stanley capital opengate equity private acquisitino merger bluetooth lock greenleaf sargent

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.

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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HeyTutor Finds $1M From ScOp Venture Capital

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Los Angeles-based HeyTutor , an online marketplace for finding tutors, has raised $1M in its Series A funding, the company announced on Tuesday, from Santa Barbara-based ScOp Venture Capital, the venture investment firm led by serial entrepreneur and investor Kevin O'Connor. ScOp Venture Capital was previously known as O'Connor Ventures. education school tuturing tutor marketplace market online capital venture scop heytutor

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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

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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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

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: 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

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.

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

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