SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. The company said it offers up loans from between $250,000 to $3 million and terms ranging from 12 months to 36 months.

SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. The company said it offers up loans from between $250,000 to $3 million and terms ranging from 12 months to 36 months.

PhoenixET Finds Funding For Smart Building Management Software

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Aliso Viejo-based PhoenixET , a developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) products for the smart building market, has raised a round of funding in what it says is a growth capital funding. The funding was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners and Energy Innovation Capital (EIC), and also included existing shareholder Duke Energy. The size of the investment round was not announced by the company.

Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

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Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. Cloud Fundings & Exits blackline wifi IPOs iconiq capital Los Angeles cloudmarkets Friday. After pricing at $17 per share, the stock closed at $23.70.

New VC Firm Blueprint Equity Puts $6M into Florida Software Company

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A new venture capital firm, which in November marked its launch by raising a $53 million-plus fund to invest in startups, has made its first investment.

Kazuhm Gets Funding For Distributed Computing Software

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San Diego-based Kazuhm , a startup developing a distributed computing workload platform, has received a funding round from Analytics Ventures, Analytics said this week. The company says its software platform currently works both on Windows and Linux operating systems, utilizing used processing power on those systems to minimize use of cloud computing costs. datacenter data intuit distributed desktop software computing capital venture kazuhm

Udacity Achieves 50,000 Nanodegree Grads Amid Company Reorganization

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Udacity , a pioneer in the online teaching of IT skills, is celebrating a milestone today—50,000 students have now graduated from one of its revenue-generating “Nanodegree” programs.

Led by LA-based March Capital, Astound raises $15.5 million for employee help desk automation services

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Astound , a company selling automated employee help desk services, has raised a new round of $15.5 Previous investors Vertex Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Moment Ventures and the Slack Fund also participated in the funding, which brings Astound’s total capital raised to $27 million.

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Specright Picks Up $8.8M For Specifications Software

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Irvine-based Specright , a developer of specification data management software, has raised $8.8M in a Series A funding, according to the company. The startup said the funding was led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital (PGVC), and also included Okapi Venture Capital, Fika Ventures, and Mucker Capital. Gabe Greenbaum of Pritzker Group Venture Capital will join the company's board alongside the funding.

Vicente Capital Invests In Wireless Software Company

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Vicente Capital Partners announced MOnday that it has invested in iBwave Solutions , a Canadian company providing in-building wireless design software. Vicente Capital said that its Growth Equity Fund, jointly with Farol Asset Management, acquired a "significant" equity interest in iBwave, which is based in Montreal, Canada. The company''s software and associated services are used in the in-building wireless network design market.

Curtail, Fresh Off $3.25M Funding, Names VPs

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Santa Barbara-based Curtail , a new cybersecurity startup which recently landed $3.25M in funding, said this morning that it has named two VPs. According to the startup, Deborah Scanlon will serve as vice president of strategic sales, and Nigel Quinnin will take on the role of vice president of development at the company. Curtail recently raised $3.25M in a seed funding round from Tarus Capital.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

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deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs. You don’t want to run the risk that having a PS business that takes your eye of off the ball of growing a large software business.

WAYV Picks Up $5M For Cannabis Software

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Los Angeles-based WAYV , a startup that says it is developing cannabis e-commerce software, has raised $5M in a seed funding round, the company said on Monday. The funding was led by Craft Ventures, the venture investment fund of David Sacks. According to WAYV, it is developing e-commerce software which enables licensed cannabis companies to manage next day delivery and manage the supply chain for retailers and brands.

sensemetrics Gets $10M For IoT Sensor Software

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San Diego-based sensemetrics , a startup developing software to digest the vast amount of industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensor data in the areas of mining, dams, energy and the industrial machine sectors, said on Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a financing round. The Series A funding was led by German inestor X2 I Equity, and also included Mooring Ventures and Three Curve Capital. sensemetrics sensor software industrial venture capital funding

Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

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The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure. Instructure (NYSE: INST ) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.

Big tech companies are looking at Hollywood as the next stage in their play for the cloud

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Keeping the focus squarely on tools for artists and designers the company talked up its tools like Zync Render, which Google acquired back in 2014 , and Anvato, a video streaming and monetization platform it acquired in 2016.

Eyeing Future IPO, A Rarity for SD Software Firms, Tealium Adds $55M

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San Diego has had plenty of businesses go public in recent years, but most have been life sciences companies. Now software startup Tealium, which has about 215 employees at its San Diego headquarters, announced Wednesday it has added $55 million in a Series F financing. Eleven-year-old Tealium has now hauled in more than $160 million in venture capital, and is prepping to become one of the region’s first big tech companies to go public in over five years.

Calibrate Ventures Raises $80M Investment Fund

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Pasadena-based Calibrate Ventures , a brand new venture capital firm founded by Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler, announced on Tuesday morning that it has raised $80M in its very first venture capital fund, Calibrate Ventures, L.P. According to the newly created venture capital firm, it will focus on early revenue startups, focused on companies across both the consumer and enterprise sectors.

Arrowroot Capital Raises $177M Fund For Software Investments

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Santa Monica-based Arrowroot Capital Management announced today that it has raised a $177M, third fund, Arrowroot Capital II, L.P. , to invest in growth equity for enterprise software companies. According to the firm, led by founder and managing partner Matthew Safaii, it is focused on growth capital for healthy, recurring revenue enterprise software companies in the lower-middle market. Arrowroot Capital said the fund was oversubscribed.

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RealtyMogul Sells Loan Underwriting Software Technology

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Los Angeles-based real estate crowdfunding site RealtyMogul says it has sold some technology it has developed at its research and development lab, to another company. According to RealtyMogul, it has sold the proprietary loan underwriting software it developed in its labs to Hunt Real Estate Capital , in an all-cash transaction. Realty Mogul said that Hunt Real Estate Capital plans to deploy the company's tool across its commercial real estate lending business.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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I live in LA and fund startups. “You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.” There’s a reason that Maker pulled away while most online video companies did not.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Put simply Chuck is amongst the smartest and most knowledgeable leaders in the CRM industry and in the components I consider the future of enterprise software — voice driving input/output, chat-based computing and mobile-first design. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.

PetDesk Finds $12M For Veterinary Software

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San Diego-based PetDesk , a developer of software used by veterinarians, announced Friday morning that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from PeakSpan Capital. PetDesk develops online software used to manage veterinary practices. According to PetDesk, the new funding will help the company in an expansion push into the pet grooming industry. petdesk veterinary software grooming grommers venture capital saas cloud manageent

VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

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Companies raised only $9.66 If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men. Venture firms sent $32.6

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it''s almost been entirely enterprise software. Yesterday, TigerText , a developer of enterprise, secure texting tools, raised a big $21M funding and last week, the big funding round was for Kareo , which raised $29.5M

Kyriba Raises $45M More For Treasury Management Software

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Kyriba , the financial software developer which got its start in San Diego, where it still has major operations, said today that it has raised $45M more in a funding round, led by Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP). The funding also included Bpifrance, Iris Capital, Daher Capital and HSBC. Kyle Ryland, Managing Partners at SEP, joins the company's board as part of the funding. Kyriba is a developer of cloud-based, treasury and financial management software.

Cirrus Insight Finds Growth Funding

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Irvine-based Cirrus Insight , a developer of software used to help sales people with managing their email inbox and calendar, has received what it says is a "significant" growth equity investment. The funding came from private equity investor Clovis Point Capital. Size of the funding was not announced. Cirrus Insight's software integrates directly with Gmail and Outlook, helping users manage the Salesforce sales process directly from their email inbox.

BlockFraud Finds $5M For Anti-Fraud Software

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Santa Monica-based BlockFraud , a developer of machine learning and artificial intelligence software used for detecting mobile fraud, has reportedly raised $5M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed on Wednesday. The funding was led by Palisades Venture Capital. blockfraud antifraud software artificial intelligence machine learning venture capital

MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board. MobileCause said the new funding will go towards "aggressive" product innovation and expansion in the US and internationally.

Arrowroot Backs ParkHub In $13M Funding

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Arrowroot Capital is the lead investor in a funding round for parking technology developer ParkHub , in ParkHub's first instituional funding. ParkHub said it raised $13M in a series B funding round, which was led by ArrowRoot Capital, and which will go towards sales and marketing, plus product development. According to the company, the funding is its first institutional funding round.

Raken Gets $2M For Construction Reporting Software

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San Diego-based Raken has raised $2M in a funding round, for the company's construction reporting and compliance software. The funding was led by Rincon Venture Partners , and also included Eniac Ventures and Spider Capital. The company develops cloud-based software used to help monitor construction project progress and compliance, and was founded in 2013. raken venture capital construction reporting software

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Truepic Finds $8M For Photo Verification Software

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San Diego-based startup Truepic , a developer of software which "notarizes" digital photos for authenticity, has raised $8M in a Series A funding, the company announced on Thursday. The funding came from Dowling Capital Partners; Jeffrey Parker (co-founder of FirstCall & former CEO of Thomson Financial); Andrew "Flip" Filipowski (Founder and CEO of Platinum Technology and SilkRoad Technology); and William Sahlman, along with others.

VideoAmp Pulls In $70M Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based advertising startup VideoAmp said on Wednesday that it has raised a big $70M funding round, led by the Raine Group, and also included Ankona Capital, Mediaocean, and RTL Group. The company, which develops cross-platform advertising, said it will use the funding to build out its team, as well as for acquisition. As part of the funding, Peter Liguori (former CEO of Tribune Media) joins the company's board of directors.

PatientPop Raises New Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based PatientPop , which develops healthcare practice management software, has raised a new round of funding, the company said this morning. The new funding brings its total raised to $75M. According to PatientPop, the funding was led by Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP). As part of the funding, Todd Cozzens, Managing Partner and co-founder of Leerink Transformation Partners joins the company's board of directors.

AuditBoard Find $40M For Risk, Compliance Software

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Los Angeles-based AuditBoard , a developer of risk and compliance software used to help auditors streamline their work, has raised $40M in a funding round, the company disclosed this morning. The funding was led by Battery Ventures. Michael Brown of Battery Ventures joins the company's board with the funding. The company was formerly known as SOXHUB, but renamed itself to AuditBoard in November of last year.