Halogen Ventures, Led By Jesse Draper, Find $10.4M For First Fund

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The fund was founded by Jesse Draper--the daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper--who has invested in such firms as Laurel & Wolf, Carbo38, Naya Health, HopSkipDrive, The Flex Comapny, and Sugarfina. halogen ventures jesse draper investment femaleSanta Monica-based Halogen Ventures , a brand new, female-focused venture capital fund which is focused on consumer technology, has raised $10.4M as part of its first fund, Halogen Ventures LP.

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Siemer Summit 2015 Announced, Tim Draper To Keynote

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According to Siemer & Associates, this year's conference, the Siemer Summit 2015, will be held from October 13th to 14th, and will feature Tim Draper as the keynote speaker.

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The Riskmaster, lyrics by Tim Draper of DFJ

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First, my thanks to Tim Draper for allowing me to use his song in my entrepreneur presentations at UCLA, Anderson School of Business and USC, Marshall School of Business. The Riskmaster, lyrics by Tim Draper. Even Draper will not fund! Tags: Crazy entrepreneur tricks eric david greenspan entrepreneur riskmaster tim draper

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Jesse Draper, Tech Investor and Creator and Host The Valley Girl Show

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -- Jesse Draper, Tech Investor and Creator and Host of Emmy Nominated Series, The Valley Girl Show. We have an exciting lineup starting with Jesse Draper, creator and host of the 2015 Emmy nominated television series, “The Valley Girl Show”, as well as General Partner of Halogen Ventures. Cal Lutheran Center for Entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur Speaker Series will be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning in September and runs through May 2017.

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2019 Blockchain Outlook — Reality Check

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After a breakout year in 2017, the blockchain sector suffered a series of blows in 2018, from crashing cryptocurrency prices to increased regulatory scrutiny of crypto ventures and deepening skepticism about whether the technology was actually useful. Now, the industry has entered a crucial phase where blockchain developers need to overcome the limitations of the technology and find use cases that will win widespread adoption by businesses and organizations.

Trust & Will Raises $2M to Advance Digitization of Estate Planning

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Qpex Biopharma Launches with $33M to Tackle Drug-Resistant Infections

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The Medicines Company exited the infectious disease business last year when it sold three bacteria-fighting products to Melinta Therapeutics. But Melinta didn’t get all of the company’s bug-fighting drugs, and what’s left has become a new company—Qpex Biopharma.

Manpacks. Yes, I Said Manpacks!

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Manpacks, a startup founded by Andrew Draper and Ken Johnson, is a subscription service for the essential items in a mans life. News Retail & Consumers Startup andrew draper bestspring ken johnson manpacksVisit TechZulu for full story.

Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo

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Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

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As usual, I started my presentation with the “ Riskmaster &# by Tim Draper. Tags: Eric Greenspan 140conf jeff pulver public speaking riskmaster tim draper The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High.

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Just Another Day in the “Assroom”

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As usual, I started my presentation with the “ Riskmaster &# by Tim Draper. Tags: Daily Diary Eric Greenspan 140conf jeff pulver public speaking riskmaster tim draper The "Assroom" at Dos Pueblos High.

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Graphcore Scores $200M to Scale Up A.I. Chip Production

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One of the leading contenders in the A.I. chip race, Graphcore , announced Thursday it pulled down $200 million in a Series D fundraising round that set its valuation at $1.7 billion.

Falling Out of Love with Your Startup

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My latest interview with tech entrepreneur Andrew Draper helped me realize what an important part passion plays in the whole tech entrepreneurial process. What If You Fall Out of Love with Your Startup?

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DFJ Mercury Promotes Venture Partner In San Diego

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DFJ Mercury , one of the affiliate venture firms of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said Tuesday that it has promoted a venture partner who will be splitting his time between La Jolla and Houston, its headquarters.

500 Startups Presents Bitcoinference

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Equidate, Re-Named Forge Global, Boosts Series B to $85M

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Equidate, one of the trading platforms that help employees sell their shares in pre-IPO unicorn companies, rolled out a new name today and announced a $35 million expansion of its $50 million funding round publicized in July.

DFJ Co-Founder Jurvetson Exits Firm Amid Harassment Charges

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Steve Jurvetson, co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), confirmed via a Twitter post Monday that he has left the Sand Hill Road firm, where he has long focused on emerging technologies, from genomics to space exploration.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

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The seed round was led by investments from Richard Chino, a key early member of GoTo.com and Smarter.com; Dan Murray, CFO of Machinima ; Derek Draper of Wildfire by Google; Nikhil Srivastava of KKR ; Angel Investor Andrew Schwartz and other angles from LA and Silicon Valley.

VC Confidence Holds Steady in Quarterly Survey, But Reasons Change

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Bio Roundup: Duchenne Data, Roche Buys Foundation, IPO Wave & More

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Biotech financing is a cyclical thing. Two years ago, the IPO window was unlatched but a number of companies ended up withdrawing their stock offerings. Others that pushed their IPOs through couldn’t sell shares at the price they wanted. This year, the IPO window is wide open. A total of 93 IPOs have priced as of Thursday, up 36.8 percent compared to the same time last year, according to Renaissance Capital. Healthcare leads all sectors, accounting for more than one-third of the IPOs this year.

CapLinked Announces New Investors, Signs Up New Clients & Builds New Features

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CapLinked didn’t just raise money but announced it had acquired several new clients, including Edwards Lifesciences, Draper and Kramer, and Proprietary Capital who join a growing and impressive roster of previously disclosed CapLinked clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital, and NextView Ventures. Business Entrepreneurship Startups AccessDNA Artesian Group Caplinked Chris Harris Conversion Capital Draper and Kramer Eric M.

The Startup Game ?? Then and Now!

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Join SDVG for the September keynote breakfast with Bill Draper and Tim Draper. The father-son duo of Bill Draper and Tim Draper will share their inter-generational viewpoints on the venture capital business. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 -- The Startup Game  Then and Now! The Startup Game  Then and Now! This is a unique event unlike any other you have attended!

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Halogen Ventures Backs TheSkimm

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Santa Monica-based Halogen Ventures , the female-focused venture capital fund run by Jesse Draper, has made an investment in email newsletter and millennial women's news source TheSkimm. The new Series C funding came from Willow Bay, dean of the USC Annenberg School; Jesse Draper of Halogen Ventures; Shonda Rhimes (GingerBread Capital); Linnea Roberts (ELY Capital); Hope Taitz; Goldman Sachs Group, and Michael Karsch (Juice Press).

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WaveMaker Partners Closing New $50M Fund, With Southeast Asia Focus

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The new fund is tied to Tim Draper's Draper Venture Network (DVN). Los Angeles- and Singapore-based WaveMaker Partners , the venture capital firm managed here in LA by Eric Manlunas and David Siemer, with Paul Santos in Sinagpore, said over the weekend that it is finalizing its new, $50M fund. The new fund has a new focus specifically on investing in companies in Southeast Asia. WaveMaker said the new fund has a specific focus on B2B, early stage startups in Indonesia.

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Lalawag Goes To Silicon Valley's Valley Girl

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a publication that is run by Jesse Draper, the daughter of venture capitalist Tim Draper. Jesse Draper's Valley Girl show is a web-based, talk show which has featured the CEOs of major corporations and startups, interviewed about their businesses on a very pink set.

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Cognition Raises $200K

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Cognition has previously raised funding from the Tech Coast Angels and Draper Associates, as well as Tim Draper and Scott Jarus. Culver City-based Cognition Technologies , the developer of natural language processing technology software, has raised $200,000, as part of an ongoing $500,000 funding round, according to a recent regulatory filing by the firm. No details on the funding have been announced. Source of the new funding was not disclosed.

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Crosscut Ventures Backs Blockchain Startup

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According to Fluent, which is based in Lexington, Kentucky, it raised $1.65M in a seed funding which came from Digital Currency Group, Crosscut Ventures, Draper Associates, Fenbushi Capital, Lindberg Tech Fund and the St. Los Angeles-based venture investor Crosscut Ventures is one of the backers of a new startup, Fluent , developing blockchain technology for the financial markets.

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NeuroVigil Finds More Funding

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According to the company, the round was led by Howard Morgan, and also included Elon Musk, Tim Draper, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Zone Ventures. La Jolla-based NeuroVigil , a developer of brain monitoring tools and technology, said it has received a second financing round. Size of the funding was not disclosed. The startup is led by Dr. Philip Low, who founded NeuroVigil based on research he did as a graduate student at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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Avinew Finds $5M For Self Driving Vehicle Insurance

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The funding was led by Crosscut Ventures, and also included American Family Ventures, Draper Frontier, and RPM Ventures. Westlake Village-based Avinew , a new startup looking at developing auto insurance for the autonomous vehicle market, has raised $5M in a seed funding round, according to the company.

MomentFeed Launches Local Landing Page Templates

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The company is venture backed by such investors as Daher Capital, DFJ Frontier, Double M Partners, Draper Nexus Ventures, Level Equity, Location3 Media, MI Ventures, Rockfish Brand Ventures, Signia Ventures, and many local angel investors. Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software tools that helps multi-location brands manage the customer experience of mobile consumers, says it is making it easier for its customers to build landing pages for their locations.

AuditFile, Started At UCLA, Raises $3M For Auditing Software

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The funding came from Banneker Ventures, Tim Draper, Nas Draper, as well as other angel investors. AuditFile , a developer of cloud-based auditing software for CPAs, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The company was founded by Kevin Bong, who started the company in his dorm room at UCLA as a senior. According to the company, his brother, Steven Bong, convinced him to turn down job offers and move back home to the Bay Area to work on the company full time.

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Enevate Finds Funding From South Korea's LG Chem

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The company's other investors include Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, CEC Capital, Samsung, and Lenovo, in addition to LG Chem. Irvine-based Enevate , which develops lithium-ion battery technology, said today that it has added South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem as an investor. According to Enevate, LG Chem participated in its recently anounced funding round.

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Qpex Biopharma Finds $33M For Antibiotics Development

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According to Qpex, the funding was led by New Enterprise Associates, and also included Adams Street Partners, LYZZ Capital, Hatteras Venture Partners and Stanford University Draper Fund. San Diego-based Qpex Biopharma announced this morning that it has raised $33M in a Series A funding round, to launch its efforts to battle drug-resistant infections.

Local Clean Energy Business Plan Contest Awards $160,000

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First Look West also said it provided $5,000 in a "Tansformational Idea Award" funded by Draper University, the entrepreneurial education program from venture capitalist Tim Draper. A local, clean energy business plan competition started by the California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has awarded $160,000 in prizes in its latest competition.

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Ranker Raises $1.3M

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The funding was led by Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson , and also included Rincon Venture Partners , Newport Coast Investments , Gil Elbax of Factual, the Pasadena Angels , and Siemer Venture Capital. Los Angeles-based Ranker , the startup headed by Clark Benson which allows users to rank anything they want in a list, has raised $1.3M in a Series A funding.

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