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. Mark Suster, who led the investment for GRP Partners, explained that he is "doubling down" on the Twitter ecosystem via the investment. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly.

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. The lead investor on GRP's investment in MongoLab was not disclosed.

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HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

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That’s why I’m proud to announce today that HealthDataInsights (founded by Victor Chaltiel), where GRP Partners was a 30% owner, has been acquired for $400 million. These are industries in which our partners have focused for the past 15-20 years.

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. partners software developer sharing analytics media social capital venture awesm

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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million led by GRP Partners, with participation from Baroda Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Daher Capital, Double M Capital, Karlin Ventures, Clark Landry, Andy Rankin, and Launchpad LA.

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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. mFoundry has been founded in 2004, and was venture backed by Apax Partners, Bank of America, GRP Partners, Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, MasterCard, Motorola, NCR, and Paypal, in addition to FIS. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors.

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

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GRP Partners , the venture capital firm managed by Steven Dietz, Brian McLoughlin, Yves Sisteron, and Mark Suster, seems to be making good progress on its newest fund, GRP IV, according to a regulatory filing from the firm filed Wednesday.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we're featuring Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners , founder of LaunchpadLA , the startup accelerator, not to mention well read blogger and highly watched host of This Week In Venture Capital.

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 Partners--which has invested in such successes as Overture, CitySearch, BillMeLater, DealerTrack, and others, and is currently an investor in Maker Studios, TrueCar, Burstly, and others--said it decided to change its branding as venture capital has changed.

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 capitalFor the next couple of weeks, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community.

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. venture capital southern california moneytree thomson angeles diego orange funding pricewaterhousecoopers economy

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Yesterday I wrote Part 1 of the series on the changes to the software industry over the past decade that has led to changes in the venture capital industry itself. I would put my firm, GRP Partners in with the group working with teams in different ways.

Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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Mark Suster , the highly visible venture capitalist blogger at GRP Partners, has invested in UK-based TreeHouse , an online, video-focused site for helping users learn web design and development. mark suster treehouse graphic design development content venture capital

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 Los Angeles-based mobile food ordering startup ChowNow has raised $708,414 as part of a new funding round, according to regulatory filing by the firm this week. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company.

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

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M billion has been invested in the region via venture capital.

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., GRP last closed on a fund--GRP III, L.P.--in GRP's investments include TrueCar, GOGII, Ad.ly, GumGum, among others.

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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Gradient X , the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire.

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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report were released today, finding that a total of $683.7M billion in venture capital. southern california venture capital funding totals moneytree thompson reuters investment 2012

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 , the maker of the popular texting application by the same name, said today that it has raised $18M in a new funding round, led by The Raine Group.

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. It's unclear if prior investor Crosscut Ventures participated in this funding.

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 muncheryA Silicon Valley startup is looking to take on Pop Up Pantry in its home market of Los Angeles, saying today that it has raised a funding round which will go towards expanding in Los Angeles, as well as Seattle and New York City.

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". Suster has gained a significant following since launching into blogging and hosting This Week in Venture Capital, and was also named in a listing of top VC bloggers earlier this month.

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. Winders was most recently running his own consulting practice, serving such clients as Rocket Fuel, Fraser Communications, Causecast, Fanzila, Momentfeed and LuxeYard.

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. dailylook venture capital fast fashion fashionable ecommerceAre you a fashion startup?

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.

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. Gravity said the new funds will help it expand its operations in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, as well as scale its publishing partners and deploy its platform.

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. Fisker Automotive actually topped the nation as the biggest, venture capital funding in the quarter. totals thomson pricewaterhousecoopers capital venture

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. GRP Partners owned 30% of HealthDataInsights. GRP's investment in HealthDataInsights was overseen by Yves Sisteron.

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Last year, the humbly brilliant and veteran entrepreneur (I totally signed up for www.MoviePass.com the second I saw it), joined Upfront, as a venture partner. Business Culture Entrepreneurship Investment behavioral health Hamet Watt innovation Technology Upfront Ventures Venture Capital

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around – Startups Uncensored #22

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These industry heavyweights discussed everything from humble beginnings, to operating with limited capital, to scaling billion dollar businesses. Last month’s startups uncensored was about “Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around.”

Gradient X Finds $3.75M For New Mobile Ad Play

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GradientX, led by Brian Baumgart and co-founded by Julie Mattern and Michael Lum, said the new funding round came from Rincon Venture Partners, GRP Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Walter Kortschak, Jim Willenborg, Clark Landry, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Siemer Ventures and Baroda Ventures.

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. capital venture prescribe drugstore comparison pricing startup drug prescription goodrx