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What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners


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.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners


Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? year review mark suster partners venture capital

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Los Angeles LA Tech 101: The Company We Keep A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA Los Angeles Startup Networking Here are some guides to many of the different networking events around startups, technology, etc.: It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. Venture Capital As long as I'm pulling this together, here are some venture capital firms in Los Angeles that can help get you wired in.

textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus


Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. In addition to the new funding, the company also said it has acquired Los Angeles-based Jarvus , which develops an app to people capture and share experiences, events and moments together. gogii android iphone mobile texting free capital venture acquisition merger jarvus textplus

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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To give visibility to these companies to: Sources of funding (angels / VCs), business development partners, mentors who have themselves built successful companies, the press and potential employees to hire. TechForward – Raises $7 million from NEA & First Round Capital.

Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level

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They scooped up none other than David Hernand who will join the practice as managing partner. Also coming from DLA Piper is another partner – Christopher Shoff. And a fourth partner – Jennifer Massey – will join from an entertainment background. At GRP Partners we’re all in on Los Angeles having written about $35 million in early-stage venture capital investments in this market alone in the past six months.

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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I know it’s not single-handed as he has both fantastic partners at Foundry Group and many other community leaders. When you think about the success that is Silicon Valley, the unfair advantage is not just the huge amounts of available venture capital. Venture Capital.

GumGum Bolsters Advisors


Platinum Rye Entertainment books celebrity talent, models, recording artists, sports figures and other celebrities for ad campaigns and PR events. GumGum is venture backed by NEA, GRP Partners (now Upfront Ventures), First Round Capital and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based GumGum , which provides an in-image advertising platform for publishers, said Friday that it has added Ryan Schinman, CEO of Platinum Rye Entertainment, to its advisory board.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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I guess that makes USV, Spark Capital, Foundry Group, Accel, Benchmark, Revolution (along with several others) pretty happy right now. source: Capital IQ. source: Capital IQ. It’s what I love about entrepreneurship and about venture capital.

A Conversation with Ben Satterfield, Burstly


Burstly is headed by Evan Rifkin, and backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, SoftBank Capital, and Founder Collective. We were tracking music across the country, and reporting on what was going on in a city and providing recommendation and lists of events.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Mark Suster, a partner at GRP Partners in Los Angeles, spoke with about what makes L.A.s RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in.

The Workshop: Get Funded in One Day (Dealmaker LA)

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Brought to you by the team who produces Startonomics and Dealmaker LA, this hands-on "workshop-style" event will allow entrepreneurs to drill down on the key issues we face when laying the foundation to build and fund their company. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- The Workshop: Get Funded in One Day (Dealmaker LA).

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009


Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Ventures


Yesterday, we spoke with Mark Suster of GRP Partners. For today's contribution, we spoke with Jim Armstrong , a venture capitalist at Clearstone Venture Partners. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010?

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures


Earlier today, we talked with Greg Martin at Archer Venture Capital. Below, we collect the thoughts of Jim Andelman , a venture capitalist at Rincon Venture Partners. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010?

Steven Blank Kills It at Greycroft CEO Summit

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Greycroft is Alan’s venture capital firm that recently raised its second fund ($130 million) with offices in both New York and LA. I’ve been to similar events with First Round Capital and True Ventures. My action item – I will soon announce the GRP Partners CEO Summit.

Open Angel Forum San Fran – Team Calacanis Raises the Bar

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Jason Calacanis started this initiative in response to the pay-to-play network of angel events that he despised. The first event was a big success and brought out many of LA’s angel elite. The second event was in Boulder.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Southern California companies are second to only Silicon Valley in raising venture capital , there are three major universities to recruit talent – UCLA, Caltech, and USC – and a thriving startup community to mingle with. What are the best startup events in LA?

TechZulu Live from StartupDemo

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For those of you who may not know about StartupDemo, it is an event that TechZulu and Schmoozd have partnered up to bring you some of the hottest startups around. Mark Suster , GRP Partners. Event Details: When: Wednesday, Sept 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 p.m.

StartupDemo Was a Huge Success!

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One of which I saw was taking startup after startup meetings at a booth during the event until he was literally told the event was over. Mark Suster , GRP Partners. Organizing even simple events like dinner or drinks is a time consuming and frustrating experience.