Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs

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San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures has backed a team from former portfolio firm Greenplum , in a new venture round. in a Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporate Equity Asia. Mission's investment in Alpine Data was led by Leo Spiegel. mission ventures greenplum venture capital alpine data labs analytics insight mining

Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits

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Last month, San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures (www.missionventures.com) sold its portfolio firm, Carlsbad-based 3E , just the latest in a string of exits for the firm, which also included an IPO in Maxlinear earlier in the year.

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Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. Alpine Data Labs said Friday that it has raised $16M in a Series B funding, which came from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH.

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. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $7.5M The most active investors in Southern California companies were Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Versant Ventures , with four deals each.

ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock

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San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today.

Active Storage Names Engineering VP

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Active Storage is backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage systems aimed at the Apple and creative industry, said this morning that it has named Venkat Ramakrishnan as its new Vice President of Engineering. Ramakrishnan was most recently at Promise Technology, and also has served at Cisco and IBM.

Ortiva Wireless Adds $2.0M

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The firm--which is backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, among others--indicated it had raised $2.0M ortiva wireless venture capital debt fundingLa Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless has added another $2.0M in what looks like an inside, convertible debt round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week.

Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features

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Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

LAVA Annual Venture Capital Panel

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 -- Annual Venture Capital Panel. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make.

Enevate Finds $30M For Battery Technology

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The funding came from Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures along with Presidio Ventures. enevate battery technology energy lithium liion venture capital materials chemistryIrvine-based Enevate , which is developing Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a Series B funding.

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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The new funding comes from existing investors Mission Ventures and Costella Kirsch. kidzui venture capital original video hollywood content kidsSan Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a service which provides kid-safe content via a search engine and browser, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in new funding, and will start creating its own, original video content.

Fastpoint Games Acquired By Weplay

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Fastpoint Games was venture backed by Allen & Co., Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide, but had begun shopping around its assets in October. Santa Monica-based Fastpoint Games , the developer of virtual fantasy sports games which was headed by Kelly Perdew, has been sold to Los Angeles-based WePlay , Weplay announced Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

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Los Angeles Startup Community

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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. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Ortiva Wireless Acquired By Allot Communications

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Ortiva Wireless was venture backed by Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital, and others, and had raised somewhere north of $40M for its efforts. La Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless , a developer of wireless video optimization and streaming hardware and software, has been acquired by Allot Communications Ltd. , a provider of products for the fixed and mobile data network market, Allot announced this morning.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. data raid apple capital venture storage activeTorrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday.

Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 -- Obamanomics: What it means for Venture Capital. Featured speakers include four of the nation's top public policy experts in the venture community: Mark Heesen, Washington, D.C.-based based president of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA); Mitchell Kertzman, managing director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a leading Bay Area venture capitalist and former chair of the American Electronics Assn.;

Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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I have a vast network of friends in San Diego and Mexico City who are serial investors,” said Cohen, who is a principal at Walket Capital and affiliated with LM Advisors, a San Diego investment firm with over $1.3

Insights and Opinions: What's going on in venture capital in San Diego?

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What's going on in venture capital in San Diego? And how will the changing venture economy affect angel investors? Mission Ventures' Dave Ryan talks with Frank Peters, and offers advice for angel investors. Tags: ventures interview podcast venture peters capital ryan show mission insights dave frank

Nirvanix Gets $25M In Series C

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The round was led by Khosla Ventures , and also included Valhalla Partners , Intel Capital , Mission Ventures and Windward Ventures, all existing investors in the company. Nirvanix said it has now raised $70M in total capital. khosla saas storage cloud capital venture nirvanix

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested in 780 venture capital deals for Q3. Silicon Valley had the lion's share of the venture funding dollars in Q3, with $1.75 For the quarter, San Diego County garnered the most venture capital, with $231.3M

Active Storage Adds Exec

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Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Lowe is the former managing director for Media & Broadcast Technology at NASCAR Media Group. Lowe also previously was at Apple for nearly a decade.

Nexiant Plans Major Upgrade

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Nexiant is venture backed by The Argentum Group, InnoCal Venture Capital, Inverness Graham Investments and Mission Ventures. Lake Forest-based Nexiant , the developer of software-as-a-service for materials management (MRO), said this morning that it is planning a major software release.

Ortiva Wireless Raises $2.5M

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Representatives from Artiman Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Comcast Interactive Capital continue to have seats on the company's board of directors. ortiva wireless venture capil funding video encoding telecomLa Jolla-based Ortiva Wireless , which develops wireless video optimization and streaming hardware and software for wireless operators, has raised $2.5M in a convertible debt funding round, according to a filing from the firm Friday.

LAVA hosts PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree

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Please join LAVA, PwC and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2010 PwC/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 -- LAVA hosts PwC's Shaking the MoneyTree.

Enevate Names CFO

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Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures/Sumitomo, and CEC Capital. Irvine-based Enevate , which is developing advanced Lithium-ion batteries, said this morning that it has named Sameer V. Rao as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rao was previously at MaxLinear, serving as an executive in the finance area, and also has served at Broadcom and PRTM.

Enevate Names CFO

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Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, and CEC Capital, and is targeting its Lithium ion battery technology at the smartphone and mobile device market. Irvine-based battery technology developer Enevate announced this morning that it has appointed John B. Kennedy as its new Chief Financial Officer.

KidZui Gets $4M

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The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports.

Enevate Names Qualcomm Vet Altman To Advisory Board

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Enevate is venture backed by Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures. Irvine-based Lithium-ion battery developer Enevate announced this morning that it has named Steve Altman, former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, to its advisory board. Enevate said that Altman had been at Qualcomm since 1989, and served as General Counsel, President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), President of Qualcomm and Vice Chairman.

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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of a product up and running in a few months weeks getting thousands of users for next to no capital, in Los Angeles many folks will take over a year and spend a million dollars just to get a beta product ready. Challenge #3 – There Needs to Be More Institutional Capital in Los Angeles.

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , a provider of Internet-based storage services, has raised $5M out of a $6M venture capital funding round, according to a regulatory filing. Tags: nirvanix storage venture capital

LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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LeisureLink has previously raised funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Group RCI, Kodiak Ventures LP, Mission Ventures, Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: leisurelink vacation rental travel venture capital

Enevate Announces Battery Technology

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Irvine-based Enevate , a venture-backed battery technology startup focused on advanced, rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, said this morning that it has rolled out some new battery technology.