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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Venture Capital is a people business. I don’t think this is the job.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. This article originally ran on PEHub.

Business.com Acquired By Resource Nation, With JMI Backing

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San Diego-based Resource Nation , an online business-to-business marketing provider, has acquired the brand name, domain, and assets of Business.com , the firm announced today. JMI Equity General Partner Peter Arrowsmith and Vice President David Greenberg have joined Resource Nation's board as part of the acquisition. READ MORE>>.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different. Enter Amazon.

Civic Resource Group Gets $300K

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Los Angeles-based Civic Resource Group , which develops cloud, mobile, and other software for government and other civic organizations, has raised $300,000 in a debt funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lighter Capital, and came in the form of a revenue-based, debt funding round. Curtin, Ph.D.

Frost Data Capital, Symantec Link On Cyber Security Startups

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San Juan Capistrano-based Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator led by security veteran Stuart Frost, has inked a major deal with Symantec , to launch and fund security and analytics startups. frost data capital cyber security startup incubator analytics cybersecurity incubate symantecREAD MORE>>.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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There's also a great network effect happening in the area of industry clouds, and network capitalism, which is not just marketing poof.

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Cornerstone OnDemand Buys Evolv

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Evolv was venture backed by VantagePoint, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and developed software-as-a-service aimed at the human resources and employee management market, which helps employers better match job applicants to positions. Cornerstone will pay approximately $42.5M READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Up Nearly 47 Percent In IPO

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources software headed by Adam Miller, were up nearly 47 percent Thursday in its initial public offering. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Buys New Zealand Firm

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of human resources and talent management software-as-a-service, said today that it has agreed to acquire Auckland, New Zealand-based Sonar Limited (Sonar6). cornerstone ondemand talent management software human resources merger acquisition zealand sonar6 sonarREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Expected To IPO Thursday

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Cornerstone onDemand is a provider of human resources and talent management software. Barclays Capital, William Blair & Company, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray, and JMP Securities. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasand $11.00 per share. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Links With Deloitte

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Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said today along with Deloitte , that the two are in a new, strategic global relationship with Deloitte''s human capital management consulting practice. cornerstone ondemand enterprise software deloitte consulting training talent management human resources

Vinny Smith's Toba Capital Backs Restless Bandit

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Vinny Smith , the founder of Irvine's Quest Software, has put his backing behind a San Francisco developers of human resources software, Restless Bandit. Restless Bandit said today that it has raised $10M in a funding round, which came from both GGV Capital and Toba Capital, the investment arm of Quest's Smith. billion.

Cornerstone OnDemand Jumps In IPO Debut

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The firm, headed by Adam Miller, develops software-as-a-service for human resources and talent management. Cornerstone OnDemand was venture backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. csod cornerstone ondemand saas software merger acquisition exit human resources nasdaqafter its IPO debut a $13.00

Bevo Media Acquired By Vize Capital

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San Diego-based Bevo Media , an online ad exchange and ad tracking platform developer, has been acquired by private equity investor Vize Capital. bevo media vize capital performance advertising exchange merger acqusition ryan bukevzBevo Media was founded in 2010, and plays in the performance marketing area. READ MORE>>.

TerrAvion’s Eye in the Sky For Growers, And Now, Ranchers

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Two growing Seattle-area satellite companies are focusing on agriculture: Planetary Resources and Spaceflight Industries, which just launched the first of its BlackSky imaging satellites and plans to have 60 circling the globe by 2020. It’s the same performance at one-twentieth the price,” Morris says.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity. Pasadena Angels members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. Pasadena, Calif. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas. JuliePantiskas@gmail.com.

CampusExplorer Gets $5M

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Santa Monica-based Campus Explorer , which provides an online resource on universities, colleges, student loans, housing, and more to students, has raised $5M in a Series C funding round, according to a source near the firm. The funding came from Vicente Capital Partners, OCA Venture Partners, and Origin Ventures. READ MORE>>.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. ADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. READ MORE>>. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lake

Cornerstone OnDemand IPO Prices At $13 Per Share

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The firm, which develops software-as-a-service for the human resources and employee talent management sector, is venture backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. saas software resources human exit nasdaq csod acquisition merger ondemand cornerstoneand $11.00 per share, raising $136.5M READ MORE>>.

Frost Data Capital, GE Launch Industrial Internet Incubator

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Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator firm led by Stuart Frost, has tied with GE to launch a new, startup incubator aimed at industrial Internet startups, the two said Wednesday. The two said they have started Frost I3 , which will provide funding, resources, and expertise aimed at companies focused on industrial technologies.

Wiser Capital Gets $1.25M For Renewable Energy Efforts

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Santa Barbara-based Wiser Capital has raised $1.25M in a funding round, to go towards its online platform for sourcing and funding commercial solar projects. The company said the funding came from private investors, and will go towards adding personnel and resources to the company. Wiser Capital is led by Nathan Homan.

Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Italian Fashion Brand

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Santa Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has signed on Italian luxury menswear brand Canali as its newest customers. csod cornerstone ondemand italy italian canali saas software human resources capital managementFinancial impact of the customer win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Capitalists Shut Out Of Midas List

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Forbes Magazine has just published its annual Midas List , its annual ranking of the top 100 venture capitalists, and -- despite a record number of IPOs and exits last year from southern California technology companies -- Southern California's venture capital community was shut out of the list entirely. READ MORE>>.

Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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An obvious place to look for help is the venture community—Bruce Booth of Atlas Ventures pointed out in a recent blog that venture capital is doing well, and is positioned to do even better in the future. Losses in over-capitalized “vintage years” over the last two decades have left institutional investors (e.g.

Test Your Entrepreneurial Skills With This Simple Test

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This perpetual resource deficit requires creative and frugal solutions that are often counter intuitive and never obvious. Fortitude.

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To ensure sustainability of the business, an entrepreneur must have access to capital, one of the essential factors of production.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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Interview with Richard Yen, Saban Capital

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For those not familiar with Saban Capital, tell us about the fund? Richard Yen: Saban Ventures kicked off early this year. where he is Chairman.

Altra Biofuels Spinout Gets $30M More

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edeniq venture capital biomaterials biomass cellulosic biofuels altra altrabiofuelsEdenIQ is based in Visalia. READ MORE>>.

Campus Steps Gets $3M

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The company says it is looking to help students who aren''t getting sufficient college and career guidance, by providing content, on-demand counselors, and other resources to help students develop a path to college and a career. campus steps campussteps venture capital college counseling high school student startup READ MORE>>.

Insights: How The Subscription Economy is Changing Business

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He is also the organizer of the upcoming Recurring Revenue Conference. Read the rest of Peter''s essay on the growth of the subscription economy.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Other Deals.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. So why would raising venture capital be any different. Lobby.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.

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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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Specifically targeted at clean techonlogy firms, the group has more of a traditional incubator program, offering up office space for 6-8 companies, along with support, resources, and mentorship. venture accelerator incubator capital techstars incubate startup mentorship entrepreneurshipIt looks to be startup accelerators.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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Yes, income inequality exists and yes it’s a natural consequence of capitalism and other forms of government are decidedly worse than capitalism because they inefficiently create and allocate resources. To me it favors people like me with capital over those that are purely labor. Founders start companies. I dunno.