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GRP Partners Backs DataSift

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners said today that it has made another investment in the Twitter ecosystem, and has led a $6M, Series A investment in Datasift. GRP was joined by IA Ventures in the investment. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly. Datasift is based in the UK. READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Backs Cloud Database Firm

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has backed a provider of cloud-based databases, MongoLab , in its Series A funding. MongoLab said it has raised $3M in a Series A funding led by The Foundry Group, and including Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital and Bullet Time Ventures.

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GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm

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Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software, Awe.sm , Awe.sm has raised $4M in a round which was led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners, and which also included Neu Venture Capital and kps+p Ventures. did not announce who at GRP led the investment.

GRP Partners Gets IPO At Qualys

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has just chalked up an IPO for its portfolio, with the IPO this morning of Redwood City-based Qualys. GRP Partners owns 8.3% GRP's investment in Qualys is overseen by Yves Sisteron. qualys cloud security software merger acquisition exit grpvc partners

GRP Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its firms this morning, mobile banking and payment provider mFoundry. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors. mfoundry partners merger acquisition mobile financial software paymentREAD MORE>>.

GRP Partners Hits $148.6M In New Fund, GRP IV

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The regulatory filing indicates GRP has raised $148.6M partners venture capital fund fundingREAD MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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The most significant news for GRP Partners in 2012 was the first close of our 4th venture fund. American consumers watch 5.3 READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Raises New $200M Fund, Becomes Upfront Ventures

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners announced this morning that it has raised a fourth fund, worth $200M, and also renamed the firm Upfront Ventures. GRP has been quite active in the local technology industry, having founded accelerator LaunchpadLA. READ MORE>>.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. year review mark suster partners venture capital

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Venture Partners , Domain Associates , and New Enterprise Associates , all with three investments each.

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Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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Suster, in announcing the deal on his blog, did not say if his firm, GRP Partners, participated in the round. READ MORE>>.

ChowNow Gets $708K

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ChowNow has previously raised funding from Daher Capital, Double M Partners, GRP Partners, Karlin Ventures and Velos Partners, and was part of LaunchpadLA. chownow venture capital food ordering launchpadla mobile tablet Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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billion has been invested in the region via venture capital. in funding in Q3, up in terms of dollars from Q3 of last year, when $670.9M raised.

GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P., in 2009.

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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing

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textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus

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Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. gogii android iphone mobile texting free capital venture acquisition merger jarvus textplustextPlus was founded and is headed by Scott Lahman, who also founded JAMDAT Mobile. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Adds $7M

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The firm has raised $7M in funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. gumgum advertising venture capital celebritySanta Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising firm led by Ophir Tanz, has finally disclosed its funding round. READ MORE>>.

Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion

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Pop-Up Pantry is backed by GRP Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Adam Goldenberg (JustFab), and Michel Daher (of Daher Foods). capital venture foodie gourmet frozen eating service delivery food pantry popup muncheryMunchery said it raised $4M in a Series A from e.ventures for the effort. READ MORE>>.

GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". mark suster venture capital rankin

GumGum Names Winders Marketing VP

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GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising technology, said this morning that it has named Tony Winders as its Senior Vice President of Marketing. GumGum is venture backed by. READ MORE>>.

DailyLook Uncovers $2.5M For Fast Fashion

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in a funding round, from GRP Partners, RRE Ventures, SV Angel, Novel TMT Ventures, Matt Coffin , Thomas Mclnerney, and Rachel Zoe.

GumGum Expands To Canada In First International Deal

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GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising services which is backed by GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures, has signed a deal with a Canadian firm, in its first deal out of the country, according to the company Wednesday. READ MORE>>.

Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization

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The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.

Q2 Venture Funding Drifts Downward In Southern California

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The latest MoneyTree Survey, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters, tabulated. According to the report, which tracks venture capital activity nationwide, there were 89 deals in the quarter, the same as in Q1, but less than the 97 deals in the same quarter of last year. 837.3M raised.

GRP Gets Exit At HealthDataInsights

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, Las Vegas-based HealthDataInsights.

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Gradient X Finds $3.75M For New Mobile Ad Play

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GoodRx Gets Funding, Launches Drug Comparison Site

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Santa Monica-based GoodRx , a new startup backed by Founders Fund, GRP Partners, Highland Capital, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Dawn Lepore (drugstore.com), and Mike Ovitz, has launched its services, saying that it will allow users to compare pricing from pharmacies nationwide via its service and iPhone app. READ MORE>>.

Gumgum Names Sales VP

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Gumgum recently raised $7M in a funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. READ MORE>>. gumgum sales executive advertising

Pose Lands $3M For Mobile Style and Shopping

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The round came from GRP Partners, True Ventures, and Mousse Partners. GRP's investment in the firm was led by Mark Suster. pose venture capital shopping style social mobile iphone androidPose develops both iPhone and Android apps which lets people share their style and shopping efforts with friends and followers.

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API

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Gravity is backed by GRP Partners, Redpoint Ventures and August Capital, having most recently raise d$10.6M READ MORE>>.

ZestCash Gets $19M For Lending Startup

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The equity came from Lightspeed Venture Partners and GRP Partners. zestcash venture capital loan lending financial startup googl

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Southern California Firms Gets $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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billion has been invested in the region via venture capital. in funding in Q3, up in terms of dollars from Q3 of last year, when $670.9M raised.

GOGII Raises $15M

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The funding was led by GRP Partners and Mark Suster, and also included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Matrix Partners. gogii textplus social messaging venture capital funding mobile text iphone ipad androidThe app runs on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. READ MORE>>.

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GRP Portfolio Firm Qualys Files For IPO

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One of the portfolio companies of Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has filed for an IPO, according to a filing with the SEC late Friday. GRP Partners owns around 10.94 percent of Qualys before the IPO; the firm's other co-investor in the company, Trident Capital, owns 27.41 percent.