Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Redpoint Ventures is one of the venture capital firms which has straddled both Northern California and Southern California, with offices in both locations. It would be interesting to hear about where your interests are nowdays, there was a rumor Redpoint had backed off activity here lately.

Gravity Debuts Content Personalization API

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The firm's tools allow web publishers to recommend content to users, while also inserting "sponsored stories" in those recommendations from advertisers. Gravity is backed by GRP Partners, Redpoint Ventures and August Capital, having most recently raise d$10.6M

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Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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SE, Axel Springer SE, The Madison Square Garden Company plus Google Ventures, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sky and SV Angel. jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capitalJaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding.

Victorious Gets $25M For YouTube Celebrity Apps

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The funding came from Marker Ventures, Dentsu Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, and Redpoint Ventures. victoroius mobile venture capital rogoway creator youtube youtuber content hollywood smartphone

Machinima.com Raises $9M for Entertainment Content

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Los Angeles-based Machinima.com , an online entertainment site focused on video gamers, has raised $9M in a investment from Redpoint Ventures, the firm said this week. As part of the investment, Geoff Yang of Redpoint will join the firm's board. Tags: machinima videogame content video game venture capital The firm said the Series B funding round will go towards accelerating further growth at the company.

Clicker Acquired By CBS Interactive

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Clicker was venture backed by Benchmark Capital, JAFCO, Redpoint Ventures, and Blake Krikorian, and had raised around $21M in funding. guide streaming video hollywood content acquisition merger interactive clicker

Topspin Adds Discounts For Multiple Accounts

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Topspin is headed by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, and backed by Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures. label artist musician content ecommerce online marketing music media topspinLos Angeles-based Topspin , the developer of online marketing and commerce software for musicians and music labels, announced this morning that it is now providing discounted, multiple account software for record labels, marketing agencies, and others.

Machinima, Lionsgate Renew Deal

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Machinima, which is headed by Allen DeBevoise, creates original content focused on video gamers, and is now one of the biggest provider of original content on YouTube. The company is venture backed by MK Capital and Redpoint Ventures. machinima lionsgate content entertainment zombie biteme bite studio youtube

Topspin Releases Ticket App To App Store

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Topspin--which is backed by the Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures--develops software which helps artists market their music, and is headed by Ian Rogers, the former GM of Yahoo Music. iphone application mobile software marketing music media topspin contentVenice, California-based Topspin Media , the venture backed developer of music marketing software and applications, has released its venue ticketing software to the Apple App store.

Topspin Preps Updated iPhone Ticket App

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Topspin is venture backed by the Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures, and Ian Rogers is the former GM of Yahoo Music. application mobile iphone software marketing music content media topspinVenice, California-based Topspin , the online music marketing software firm headed by Ian Rogers, said today that it is prepping an update to the firm's iPhone application for ticketing. The software is used by Topspin's customers to scan tickets sold through Topspin's software.

Machinima Raises $3.4M

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Los Angeles-based Machinima , which operates a video entertainment network for video gamers and develops associated animated content tools, has raised $3.4M Machinma is venture backed by Redpoint Ventures, MK Capital, and others. as part of an ongoing, $5.0M fundraising round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm. Source of the new funds have not yet been announced by the company. READ MORE>>. machinima venture capital videogame video game fundraising fund

Chill Links Into Hulu

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The site already allows users to interact while viewing content from VEVO, YouTube, Vimeo, and other services. Chill is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Atlas Venture, and CrunchFund. Los Angeles-based Chill , the social chat startup headed by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, said today that it has launched a major integration of its site with Hulu.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. 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.

Chill Debuts Premium Video Service, Chill Direct

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The new service gives artists ability to control their own sales, making their content available for purchase, giving them real time analytics tools, and much more. That content also includes content which was produced by Chill itself.

Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization

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The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. Gravity develops real-time, personalized web pages based on what consumers are most interested in, serving up personalized content on everything from iPad apps to web pages.

Chill Adds Private Chat, Social Game Features

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Los Angeles-based Chill , the social video startup which allows users to chat while watching video content, announced today that it has added a number of features to the service.

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Shopping Site

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The round came from new investor Rustic Canyon Partners, and also included prior investors Blumberg Capital and Redpoint Ventures. A key part of Mertado's service is video content, whre it has syndicated content from Food Network, Fine Living, and Better TV to promote home an dkitchen products in its catalog. Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon is the lead investor in a round of funding from a social shopping site out of Y Combinator.

Jaunt VR Debuts In China

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Jaunt , the venture-backed producer and publisher of cinematic, virtual reality (VR) content, said this week that it has officially launched in China, with a Chinese version of its Jaunt VR app. Jaunt has its content studios in Los Angeles, although its headquarters are in Silicon Valley. jauntvr jaunt content virtual reality xiaomi headset hollywood international china

Los Angeles Startup Community

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It brings together events and content for Los Angeles. 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.

Immortals Gets Strategic Investment From AEG

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AEG joins an ownership group led by Clinton Foy of Crosscut Ventures, and which also includes Lionsgate, Lionsgate's Peter Levin; Michael Milken; Memphis Grizzlies co-owner Steve Kaplan; Gregory Milken of March Capital Partners; Allen DeBevoise; Brad Jones of Redpoint Ventures; Greg Deutch, formerly of Activision; the band Linkin Park (via Machine Shop, their venture capital arm); Greg Bettenelli of Upfront Ventures, and Brian Lee of Honest Company.

Universal In Licensing Deal With Hark

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Hark is based in Seattle but also is active in Los Angeles in business development; ElNaggar might be familiar to Los Angeles entrepreneurs for his short stint sourcing venture deals for Redpoint Ventures in Los Angeles. hark universal sound clip hollywood studio content movies movie soundclipHark , the online service which lets users share sound bites from movies and films with their friends, and Universal are in a licensing deal, Hark said Thursday.

Machinima Raises $35M

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The round was led by Google, along with prior investors Redpoint Ventures and MK Capital. Machinima said the new funding will go towards content and global sales operations, international expansion, distribution strategies, and product and technology initiatives. Machinima is led by Allen DeBevoise, and provides original content on YouTube and elsewhere focused on videogames.

Chill Launches Livestreaming Lounge

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Chill also said it would be creating branded versions of the lounge feature for content providers, beginning next week. Chill is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Atlas Venture, Paul Kedrosky, and Michael Arrington. Los Angeles-based Chill , the social video streaming service created by Brian Norgard and Dan Gould, said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched a new feature around its "Chill Lounge".

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

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In the quest to own the world of Internet content, there has been a huge amount of focus given to the world of consumer Internet content. Los Angeles-based Aggregage (www.aggregage.com) is looking to help aggregate the content across multiple blog publishing sites, and curate that information into specific, B2B niche vertical web sites. For that reason, more and more content is going online. Our model is we don't just scrape their content.

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Tastemade Raises $40M

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Santa Monica-based food content and programming startup Tastemade has raised $40M in a Series D funding, the company announced this morning, to further expand its content channels. Tastemade said the funding was led by Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division, and also included Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media, Scripps Networks Interactive, and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

Tastemade, Jaunt Tap Ryan Seacrest, Conan O'Brien For Tour Through LA

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Santa Monica-based virtual reality content developre Jaunt , and Santa Monica-based online food and travel lifestyle content provider Tastemade said today that the two have tied together for a new, virtual-reality trip through Los Angeles, featuring Ryan Seacrest and Conan O'Brien, along with a host of others. tastemade virtual reality content food travel hollywood olympics celebrity jauntvr

Gravity Acquired By AOL For $83M

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Gravity was venture backed by August Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and Upfront Ventures, and had raised around $20.6M gravity merger acquisition content personalization software exit

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. billion in 2005, and also currently represents Rdio, Beats Electronics, Riot Games, Ad.ly, Redpoint Ventures, and several other prominent private and publicly traded clients. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu.

Clicker.com Adds Blake Krikorian To Board, Investors

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Clicker is venture backed by Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and was founded by former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone. Kirkorian joins Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital and Geoff Yang of Redpoint on Clicker's board.

Scripted.com, Backed By LA Investors, Finds $9M More

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Scripted.com , which operates an online marketplace for professionally written content--which was originally backed by LA investors--has raised $9M more in a funding. The new funding came from Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures, and also included angels Gil Penchina, Auren Hoffman (LiveRamp) and Justin Moore (Axcient). The company now offers up a marketplace to find content--blog posts, white papers, tweets, Facebook posts, and more--from freelance writers.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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We also put together the Series B with Redpoint for Machinima. I'm not suggesting that it's content, I'm suggesting it is the journey and the experience related to consumer activity.

Tastemade Gets $10M More For YouTube Food Channels

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Santa Monica-based YouTube food show producer Tastemade has raised $10M in new funding, the firm said Thursday, led by Raine Ventures and also including Redpoint Ventures. tastemade youtube food network content hollywood venture capital foodie channel Tastemade is the producer of a number of online, Youtube food and cooking shows, which had been founded by former Demand Media executives. The company''s founders are Larry Fitzgibbon, Steven Kydd and Jose Perez.

Report: Machinima Looking For A Mega Funding Round

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Machinima last raised funding in May of last year, raising $35M from such backers as Google, Redpoint Ventures, and MK Capital. machinima venture capital content youtube network Is Los Angeles-based YouTube network Machinima looking for a big round of funding? A report from AllThingsD says so , saying that Machinima is looking for an investment of more than $70M. Machinima has not said anything about its fundraising plans in public.