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Clearstone Portfolio Firm Cetas Acquired By VMware

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Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures has had another exit in its portfolio, this time with the acquisition of Cetas , a developer of cloud data analytics software, by VMware. Cetas was incubated in Clearstone's Palo Alto offices by Sudhakar Muddu, a Ph.D.

Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Apture had been backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Beau Vrolyk, Paul Maritz, and Steve Taylor. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. apture google merger acquisition software browsing clearstone venture capital exit

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , which develops travel distribution and management software for specialty lodging providers, said Tuesday that it has linked its product with software provider InnQuest Software. specialty lodging software distribution travel leisurelink

Clearstone Gets Another Win With Ankeena

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Santa Monica-based Clearstone Ventures appears to be on an exit roll this month, with the acquisition Thursday of Ankeena Networks , a supplier of software for content delivery networks. Juniper Networks said Thursday that it would pay something less than $100M for Ankeena, which was incubated by Clearstone Ventures, and also had gained funding from Trinity Ventures and the Mayfield Fund. Clearstone's Sumant Mandal sits on Ankeena's board of directors.

LeisureLink Acquired By VacationRoost

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software for the vacation rental market, has been acquired by VacationRoost , which operates an online vacation rental marketplace. LeisureLink was venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, and also had received a strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Clearstone''s Jim Armstrong joins VacationRoost''s Board of Directors as part of the deal.

March Capital Re-Ups On E8 Security

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Santa Monica-based venture investor March Capital Partners has re-upped on one of its portfolio companies, Redwood City-based E8 Security , which develops software used to analyze cybersecurity threats. security e8security venture capital cybersecurity sumant mandal clearstone marchcp march partners

LeisureLink Upgrades Vacation Rental Management Software

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LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental management software which is backed by Clearstone Venture partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, said Tuesday afternoon that it has upgraded its MarketSpan Guest Generation product. leisurelink vacation rental management software vbro booking

Integrien Introduces Capacity Management Software

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Irvine-based Integrien , the IT management firm backed by Clearstone, Acartha Group, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels, said today that it has rolled out a new automated capacity management software product called AliveRCM. According to Integrien, the new software package gives IT operations staff an understanding of capacity of IT operations. Tags: integrien capacity management software

March Capital Partners Backs E8 Security

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in a Series A funding, for its cyber security analytics software, used to help detect cyber attacks. security march capital partners venture clearstone mandal cybersecurity cyberattack software Santa Monica-based March Capital Partners , the venture capital investment firm led by Jim Armstrong, Sumant Mandal, Gregory Milkin, and Jamie Montgomery, is the lead investor in a new cyber security startup, E8 Security. E8 Security said Tuesday that it had raised $9.8M

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. 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. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date.

March Capital Partners Backs Appcito

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Appcito is working on cloud-native, subscription software to help developers deliver cloud applications, improving performance, security, and end-user experience in those cloud applications. appcito venture capital cloud application infrastructure software saas subscription sumant mandal clearstone marchcapital march partners investment

Six Degrees Partners For Moderation Software

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Marina Del Rey-based Six Degree Games , which runs the Action AllStars online virtual world for tweens and teens, said today that it is tapping a software product from Crisp Thinking to help moderate its online environment.

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He is currently a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange, Xfire, Playsino, ExpressCoin, GoCoin, FGL, Spicy Horse Games, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin China and the Mastercoin Foundation.

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. BetterWorks develops software and services focused on delivering fringe benefits to employees. Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the employee fringe benefits services provider headed by Paige Craig, has tapped LA technology advocate Nicole Jordan as its head of Communications.

Geodelic Ships Application With T-Mobile

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According to the venture backed firm, the new software for T-Mobile's myTouch 3G, learns a user's favorite locations and helps them find local retailers, restaurants, and attractions. in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners and Shasta Ventures.

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. 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. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date.

Xfire Raises $4M More

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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. Xfire operates an online service which lets videogamers chat and communicate with each other; the firm's instant messaging software allows users to communicate with their friends at the same time they are playing a videogame.

LeisureLink Targets Caribbean Resorts

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Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, said today that it is targeting Caribbean resorts. leisurelink vacation travel specialty lodging software

Mobile Wallet Solution Kuapay Unveils New Interface & Features For User Security

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Also proud of the move, Bill Elkus, Founder and Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners said Kuapay’s patent-pending distributed encryption keys are a game changer in security. Apps & Software iPad iPhone Joaquin Ayuso de Paul kuapay Mobile Payments QR Code

Rubicon Project Bolsters Executive Ranks

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Rubicon develops software which automatically optimizes the ads displayed on web publisher's web sites to increase revenues for those sites. 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.

LeisureLink Picks Up $17M More For Vacation Rental Booking

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LeisureLink which provides booking and distribution software for the vacation rental industry, announced today that it has raised $17M in a funding round. The funding came from Clearstone Ventures, Kinderhook Industries, and Escalate Capital Partners. The company--which has offices in Pasadena, but has its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah--said the funding will go towards scaling company operations. LeisureLink was became part of VacationRoost in 2014. READ MORE>>.

Integrien Raises $6.5M

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of enterprise, IT monitoring software, has raised $6.5M The firm, which has previously raised funding from Clearstone Ventures and the Acartha Group, continues to have Clearstone's Jim Armstrong and Acartha's Ameet Patel listed as board members. Tags: integrien venture capital software in a funding round, part of an ongoing $7.475M fundraising effort, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company.

Integrien Acquired By VMware

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of enterprise IT monitoring software, has been acquired by VMware , according to VMware this morning. The acquisition was a big win for Southern California's investors, particularly from Clearstone Venture Partners and the Tech Coast Angels. Integrien was venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Acartha Group, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Clearstone owned about half of the firm.

Geodelic Updates Mobile App

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Santa Monica-based Geodelic , a developer of location-based mobile networking software, told its users Wednesday that it has released version 2.0 of its Sherpa mobile software. Tags: geodelic location mobile networking software

Integrien Raises $8M

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of performance analytics software, said today that it has raised another $8.0M According to the firm, the round was led by Clearstone Venture Partners, and also included Acartha Group and Mariner Capital Ventures. The firm claimed that it had year-over-year top line growth of over 140 percent, and recently signed a number of seven-figure deals with Fortune 100 companies for its software.

Integrien Adds Lee Roberts To Board

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics annd management software, announced today that former FileNet CEO Lee Roberts is joining the firm's board of directors. Integrien is a developer of IT performance management software, and is backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: filenet roberts executive analytics performance software integriend

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Rexter Finds Funding To Help Professionals Manage Relationships

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A new, Altadena-based startup, Rexter , has scored some funding to help it build its software algorithms and tools to help manage a user's professional relationships. Rexter's advisors notably include Dr. Galen Buckwalter (founder of eHarmony), Kamran Pourzanjani (Pricegrabber), Jim Armstrong (Clearstone Ventures), Ted Meisel (Overture/Elevation Partners), Sean Moriarty (Mayfield/Ticketmaster), Paul Weiskopf (Adobe), Jarl Mohn (Liberty Digital), and Todd Tappin (Gores Group).

Rubicon Hires Two Execs

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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. Tags: rubicon project advertising publishing executive software Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is expanding its executive team today, saying that it has hired Ben Trenda as VP of U.S. Demand, and Eric Matza as Director of Product Marketing.

Integrien Gets Another Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT performance analytics software, announced this morning that it has received another patent on its technology. Integrien is venture backed by Clearstone Ventures and the Acartha Group. Tags: integrien patent software analytics The firm said that the patent is the second issued for the firm, which has another 11 additional patent applications. The patent is U.S.

Integrien Claims Record Growth

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics and performance measurement software, reported today that it had "record" quarterly bookings in Q3 of 2009. Integrien is venture backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: integrien software management The privately held firm said its bookings were up 238% year-over-year. Actual financials were not disclosed by the company.

LeisureLink Ties With Groupize.com

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LeisureLink is backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, and is headed by Erik Hovanec. groupize leisurelink travel booking hotel independent softwarePasadena-based LeisureLink , which operates an online system for connecting vacation rental properties with travel agents and web booking, has linked with a new automated group hotel booking engine, Groupize.com , the two said this morning.

Rubicon Project: 270 Percent Year over Year Growth

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The firm is backed by $42M in funding from Clearstone Ventures, Mayfield, IDG Venturs, and the GE/NBC Universal Peacock Equity Fund. Tags: rubicon project advertising publishing software 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. According to the firm, it served up more than 350 billion ads through its platform this year.

LeisureLink Signs Wholesale Travel Firm

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software and services, has added a new customer, the firm said Tuesday. LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, along with strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. LeisureLink said that Tourico Holidays, a global wholesale travel provider has established a partnership with the firm, to help expand the properties it distributes. Financial details of the link were not announced.

Integrien Gets Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien Corporation , a developer of IT performance analysis software, said today that it has received a third patent on its technology. The company is venture backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, Mariner Capital Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: integriend patent software performance analysis

Integrien Names Strategy VP

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of analytics software for IT operations, announced this morning that it has appointed Ian Dodd as the firm's Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. The firm, which is backed by Clearstone Ventures, Acartha Group, and the Tech Coast Angels, said that Dodd joins the firm from IBM, where he was ran Global Operations and Enterprise Automation supporting Kaiser Permanente.

Integrien Adds To Advisory Board

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT analytics software, announced today that it has added Carol Dingle, most recently VP Product Development and Shared Services at Digital Insight/Intuit, to its technology advisory board. Integrien is backed by Acartha Group, Clearstone Venture Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels.

Titan Gaming Taps Pierce, McCurdy For Board

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Rubicon Project Buys SiteScout

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization firm backed by Clearstone, Mayfield, IDG, and Peacock Equity Fund, announced this morning that it has acquired SiteScout , a Seattle-based firm providing malware security technology. Tags: advertising online software security acquisition merger sitescout project rubicon

LeisureLink Signs Florida Lodging Operator

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LeisureLink provides online travel booking software used by vacation rental and specialty lodging operators, and is venture backed by Mission Ventures and Clearstone Venture Partners.

Rubicon Projects Hires Investment Banker

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Rubicon has raised over $42M in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund. Tags: rubicon project merger acquisition investment banker advertising software technology server Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online ad optimization firm headed by Frank Addante , announced this morning that it has hired investment banker Allen & Company.