Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in.

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Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron. investment investor capital venture angeles

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

Rubicon Project Files For IPO

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing with the SEC that it is looking to sell up to $100M in its stock in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp.,

Rubicon Project Sets IPO Range

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer Rubicon Project set the pricing range for its initial public offering Thursday, saying that it hopes to offer 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at between $15.00 Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp.,

VC Outlook 2009 - Candid Talks with VCs in Los Angeles - GIVING AWAY A FREE TICKET

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My dear friend Debbie Landa, supreme queen of DealMaker Media is hosting another kick ass event in Los Angeles, and… I’M GIVING AWAY A TICKET TO THE EVENT (keep reading below). Jim Armstrong , Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners.

Sixgill Raises $6M For Proximity Sensing

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The startup also said the new funds will go towards sales, marketing, and accelerating product development at its new Los Angeles area office. Ressler was previously a venture investor at Clearstone Venture Partners.

BetterWorks Taps Nicole Jordan For Communications Head

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Jordan is well known for her work promoting the Los Angeles technology industry, and has previously served at such firms as Clearstone Venture Partners, Rubicon Project, ThisNext.com, and others. Craig is a well known angel investor and entrepreneur, and the firm's other co-founders include Zao Yang, creator of the popular FarmVille social game.

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

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In Los Angeles, near $324.2M In terms of venture capital, the most active investors in Southern California companies were the Pasadena Angels with 8 deals, Siemer Ventures (7 deals); Versant Ventures (5 deals); and GRP Partners (5 deals).

Rubicon Project Hails Growth, New Customers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project says today that it is one of the "fastest growing ad technology companies in history". Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, Mayfield, News Corp.,

Xfire Raises $4M More

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Los Angeles-based Xfire , the online community and chat service for gamers, announced Thursday that it has raised $4M in a new funding round. The firm said the round was led by Intel Capital, and also included Tomorrow Ventures, William Quigley and Jim Armstrong of Clearstone Ventures, Kamran Pourzanjani of PriceGrabber, and MP3.com founder Michael Robertson.

Rubicon Project Taps Barnum As New COO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization technology provider headed by Frank Addante, said this morning that it has named Brian Barnum as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, as well as appointed Mark Torres as Senior Vice President of People and Culture. The firm is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures Asia, Comcast Ventures and News Corporation.

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures. The company was incubated by Clearstone Ventures, which has been actively pulling together management teams and funding new startups in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks

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Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project is significantly boosting its executive ranks today, saying that it has named a new CTO, General Counsel, and SVP of Product Management to the firm. Rubicon Project is headed by serial entrepreneur Frank Addante, and venture backed by News Corporation, Clearstone Venture Partners, IDG Ventures Asia, Mayfield Fund, NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, along with others.

TONIGHT: Brock Pierce & GoCoin Host Oakland Mayoral Candidate, Bryan Parker

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Tonight bitcoin evangelist Brock Pierce is introducing Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker to the Los Angeles tech community during a fundraiser at the prestigious 41 Ocean Club in Santa Monica.

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

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I asked the panelists ( David Travers , Brian Norgard , Fouad ElNaggar , & Demian Sellfors ) about the specific challenges that we face down here in Los Angeles as opposed to Silicon Valley. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles.

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

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In Los Angeles, near $324.2M In terms of venture capital, the most active investors in Southern California companies were the Pasadena Angels with 8 deals, Siemer Ventures (7 deals); Versant Ventures (5 deals); and GRP Partners (5 deals).

Rubicon Project Names Three Execs

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Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project announced this morning that it has hired three new executives. Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures Asia, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund and News Corporation. According to the company, it has named Nick Hulse as Chief Revenue Officer, Bill Harries as Vice President of Sales Operations, and Bill McHargue as vice President of North American Sales.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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Last week, we asked with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone Ventures about his opinions, and today, we're featuring the thoughts of Bruce Hallett , a venture capitalist at Miramar Venture Partners.

Founders Institute Event

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Founder Institute is hosting an informational event in Los Angeles at the offices of Clearstone Venture Partners. Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- Founders Institute Event. Anyone interested in becoming a world-class founder is invited to learn how the Institute can help. Learn about the program, meet other applicants, and ask any questions. See [link] (more

Rubicon Project Prices IPO

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider Rubicon Project priced its IPO last night, saying that it is selling 6,770,995 shares of its common stock at $15.00 Rubicon Project is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures, News Corp., The IPO is the first, technology IPO out of Los Angeles since 2011.

At The Pool Courts Millennials With New Social Discovery App

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Los Angeles-based At The Pool , the social discovery service headed by Alex Capecelatro, has launched a brand new, mobile app it says is targeted at helping people to connect and interact. At The Pool is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Canyon Creek Capital, and angels.

Rubicon Raises $9M More

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which provides Internet advertising optimization services to publishers, announced today that it has raised $9M more. The Series C funding was led by the GE/NBCU Peakcock Equity Fund, and also included Clearstone Venture partners and Mayfield Fund. Rubicon said the new funding will go towards strategic acquisitoins and international expansion. The new funding brings the company's total raised to $42M. READ MORE>>.

LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast

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Current Confirmed Panelists: Sumant Mandal, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners; Kevin Jacques, Partner, Palomar Ventures; Jim Andelman, General Partner, Rincon Venture Partners; Mark Suster, Partner, Los Angeles, GRP Partners; Klaus Koch, Managing Partner, Vicente Capital Partners. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 -- LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast. Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking to invest in.

Rubicon Project: 25 Percent Growth In Ad Spending In Q1

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is reporting today that there was a 25 percent, year-over-year growth in online ad spending, according to the firm's Q1 2010 Online Advertising Market Report. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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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.

Rubicon Project Debuts New Product

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the developer of online advertising optimization tools funded by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and Peacock Equity Fund, said today that it has rolled out a new product called REVV for demand.

Rubicon Hires Two Execs

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is expanding its executive team today, saying that it has hired Ben Trenda as VP of U.S. Rubicon develops online advertising optimization software and related services, and is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and the Peacock Equity Fund. Demand, and Eric Matza as Director of Product Marketing.

Rubicon Project: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online ad optimization firm, said today that its analysis finds that online spending in Q4 of 2009 was up, resulting in an increase in CPMs by 34%. The firm is venture backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund.

Rubicon Project: 270 Percent Year over Year Growth

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization service firm headed by Frank Addante, is claiming this morning that the firm saw 270%, year over year growth in 2009. The firm is backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Ventures, Mayfield, IDG Venturs, and the GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity Fund.

Geodelic Confirms Verizon Relationship

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Geodelic has previously raised funding from Clearstone Ventures, Shasta Ventures and MK Capital, all of whom also participated in that June investment.

Rubicon Bolsters Certified Inventory Effort

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Los Angeles-based The Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity, said today that it has enhanced its "Certified Inventory" program with a partnership with AdSafe Media.