Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners and Launchpad was confirmed to keynote along with Nely Galan of Galan Entertainment, the first Latina president of Telemundo. Opening Party hosted by Demand Media with KCRW at the Viceroy. Media Partners.

ChowNow Raises $3M to Level the Online Food Ordering Field for Small Biz

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Funds were contributed by returning investor GRP Partners along with Double M Capitol, Karlin Ventures, LaunchPad LA and Daher Capitol, all local investors. Steven Dietz, Partner at GRP said, “GRP works with entrepreneurs solving important challenges for many people.

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YieldMetrics Becomes Adomic


The startup, which is backed by Upfront Ventures (which also just went through a renaming effort, from GRP Partners), did not say exactly why it decided to rename itself. Grossman was previously at Demand Media and Scripps Networks Interactive, and was founder of mobile advertising firm Sidebar. Santa Monica-based online advertising firm YieldMetrics has renamed itself Adomic , as part of a rebranding effort, the firm said today.

Gradient X Finds $3.75M For New Mobile Ad Play


GradientX, led by Brian Baumgart and co-founded by Julie Mattern and Michael Lum, said the new funding round came from Rincon Venture Partners, GRP Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Walter Kortschak, Jim Willenborg, Clark Landry, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Siemer Ventures and Baroda Ventures.

Mobile 164 Raises $5M


The round comes from GRP Partners, Greycroft Ventures, and Matt Coffin, the founder of LowerMyBills. Sean Rad, founder of, told socalTECH that the company will be using the new funding round to scale its business, and field the impressive demand the firm has been seeing.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I’m super excited to announce that GRP Partners led the investment in Ethan Anderson’s new company MyTime (link has LA-based merchants but will give you a good feel for the product). Let me not bury the lede.

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This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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He eventually applied his lessons learned in these experiences when he founded Zag, a company that helps consumers buy cars over the Internet at pre-negotiated prices with nearly 4,000 dealers across the country [disclosure: my firm GRP Partners is an investor in Zag].

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RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel


But to be successful, what’s worked for us is a laser-like focus on ease of use and building trusted relationships with our partners. Many advertisers and publishers use our services across multiple network partners and love the interface and the consistency of the experience across networks.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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I know it’s not single-handed as he has both fantastic partners at Foundry Group and many other community leaders. But as I look at the GRP Partners returns we’ve made a lot of money investing in companies in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Arizona and Seattle.

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Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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Today I’m announcing that GRP Partners is doubling down on the Twitter ecosystem by investing in DataSift , a company who provides a real-time data platform and tools to third-party developers and corporations.

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Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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First, if the VC does 15-20 of these under one partner then it is certain he can’t spend any time with these investments. They were grateful for the extra money as their launch was overwhelmingly successful and they had to rapidly hire staff to support customer demand.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Mark Suster, a partner at GRP Partners in Los Angeles, spoke with about what makes L.A.s RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in.

TechZulu Live from StartupDemo

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For those of you who may not know about StartupDemo, it is an event that TechZulu and Schmoozd have partnered up to bring you some of the hottest startups around. Mark Suster , GRP Partners. Click here to watch live on Wednesday Sept. 22 @ 5:30pm PT.

StartupDemo Was a Huge Success!

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Mark Suster , GRP Partners. Demand Media is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day. Founded in 2006, Demand Media is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA with offices in Bellevue, WA, Austin, TX, New York, NY and London, UK.