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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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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.

Ranker Hits 11.5M Uniques In December

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Los Angeles-based ranking and polling website Ranker , the startup led by Clark Benson and backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Lowercase Capital, BullPen Capital, Data Collective, TenOneTen Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, and Pasadena Angels, said today that it hit 11.5

Crowdfunder Raises $3.5M

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The funding came from Tim Draper (DFJ), Bill Quigley (Clearstone, Crypto Currency Partners), Bridge 37 Ventures, Ideas & Capital Venture Capital, Maura O''Neill, Capital Nuts, Marcus Segal (Zynga), Mark Rampolla (ZICO Coconut Water), David Wilner (Windriver Systems), and others. Los Angeles-based crowdfunding site Crowdfunder.com , the equity crowdfunding site led by Chance Barnett, has raised $3.5M in a Series A funding, the company said late Tuesday evening.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 For Coupon Search Engine

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The startup--led by Brian Nickerson--said the funding came from both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley angels, including Richard Chino (GoTo.com, Smart.com); Dan Murray (Machinima), Derek Draper (Wildfire), Nikhil Srivastava (KKR), Andrew Schwartz, and others. Los Angeles-based Chippmunk said this morning that it has raised $750,000, for the company''s shopping search engine--which helps users with comparison shopping, finding coupons, and with expert shopping recommendations.

Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M

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Favor--which is based in Austin, Texas--said it raised $13M in a Series A funding, from S3 Ventures, Silverton Partners, Tim Draper, and other angels, specifically for the expansion move. Favor , a on-demand, mobile delivery app developer, said today that it will be expanding into San Diego in the coming months, thanks to a new, $13M funding round.

TicketSauce Takes $2.5M For Live Event Management Software

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The funding was led by Draper Frontier Opp & Tech Fund. ticketsauce live event management software private label venture capital draper frontierSan Diego-based TicketSauce , a developer of private label event management software, has raised $2.5M in a Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The company said the funding goes towards sales and marketing. TicketSace is led by Travis Fisher, who serves as President and CEO of the company.

StackSocial Expands Into Health And Fitness

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StackSocial is backed by 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, EchoVC Partners, Amplify LA, as well as angels Paige Craig, Tim Draper, Penny Black, Jim Pallotta, Rick Merrill, Josh Resnick, Mark Schwartz, and Jeff Lapin. Los Angeles-based StackSocial , which offers up online technology sales and deals on software and other products, is in a major expansion, saying yesterday that it has launched a new Health & Fitness category.

Women's Entrepreneurship Pitch Deadline Approaches

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Judges for the event include such tech luminaries as Kelsey Doorey (Vow to be Chic), Jamie Kantrowitz (MESA Ventures), Susan Feldman (One King's Lane), Jesse Draper (The Valley Girl Show), and Therese Tucker (Blackline Systems), among others. Women entrepreneurs interested in pitching their startups to local investors have until tomorrow, July 15th, to apply for the Women Founder's Network fast pitch, the group said Tuesday.

The Bouqs Company Finds $12M For Flower Delivery

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The Bouqs said the funding came from Quest Venture Partners, Azure Capital Partners and KEC Ventures, along with Enspire Capital and Draper Associates. Venice, California-based The Bouqs Company , the direct, cut-to-order flower delivery provider led by John Tabis, is announcing today that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding. The funding brings the company's total raised to $20M.

Forbes Midas List Gives Cold Shoulder To SoCal VCs

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The latest annual ranking of venture capitalists by Forbes has given a cold shoulder to Southern California venture capitalists. The Forbes Midas List , which was published Wednesday, did not name a single, Southern California investor.

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Mogreet Gets $4.1M More

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The round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, and also included DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the provider of mobile video marketing services which is run by James Citron, said this morning that it has raised $4.1M in a strategic investment round. The company said the new round brings its total raised to $14.1M. Mogreet said the funds will go towards launching mobile sharing service moShare.

Prolacta Links With National Milk Bank

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Prolacta is venture backed by Alta Partners, Arcturus Capital, DFJ Frontier, DFJ Mercury Venture Partners, Draper Associates, Draper Richards, Funk Ventures, Gideon Hixon Fund, and Philip Capital.

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.

Ranker Finds More Funding

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The funding came from Siemer Venture Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, Draper Associates, the Tech Coast Angels, and the Pasadena Angels, according to CEO Clark Benson. Los Angeles-based Ranker , the online rankings website where consumers can rank anything they like, has scored a new round of funding, in an inside round. Size of the round was not disclosed.

Report: Dmitry Shapiro To Head Up Google Plus

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AnyBeat had raised funding from Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. A report today says that Dmitry Shapiro , the former founder of Veoh and head of MySpace Music, and currently founder of alternative social networking site Anybeat , may be heading to Google to head up its Google+ efforts.

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Enevate Expands Battery Efforts In Irvine

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The venture backed firm, which has investments from Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is tripling its office space to 22,000 square feet, according to the Orange County Register. Irvine-based Enevate , a developer of rechargeable battery technology, is expanding in Irvine, according to reports today.

SpaceX Sets Satellite Launches

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SpaceX is backed by venture firms the Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies , the commercial rocket firm of Elon Musk, has set the schedule for two upcoming satellite launches, the company announced this morning.

Mogreet Opens Midwest Sales Office

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in a new round, from Black Diamond Ventures, DFJ Frontier, Ascend Ventures, Bryant Park Ventures and Draper Associates. Los Angeles-based Mogreet , coming off a new round of venture funding, is in expansion mode, saying that it has opened up a new Midwest sales office for the company. Mogreet said it has opened up a new office headed by Joshua Pyne, who the firm snagged from ChaCha, the mobile questions and answers service. Mogreet recently raised $4.1M

Invested.in Turns Attention Towards Funding Companies

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The firm is launching BoostFunder , an online startup marketplace, with Adam Draper, which will allow startups to raise up to a million dollars from accredited investors. Adam Draper is the founder of Xpert Financial. Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online crowdfunding service headed by Alon Goren, is shifting its focus towards helping companies raise money from accredited investors.

EdeniQ Links With German Firm

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EdeniQ is backed by Element partners, Cyrus Capital, Angeleno Group, Morgan Stanley, The Westly Group, Draper Fisher Jurveston, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Edeniq Acquired By Aemetis

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Edeniq had raised around $100M from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Angeleno Group, The Westly Group, I2BF Global Ventures, along with US Department of Energy (DOE) grant funding. Edeniq , a cellulosic biofuels technology developer which had spun out of now defunct, Los Angeles-based Altra Biofuels, has been acquired by Silicon Valley biofuels developer Aemetis , the two said late last week.

Facebook Competitor Altly Becomes Anybeat

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AnyBeat is backed by Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, Arthur Bilger, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Howard Lindzon, Tom Anderson, Alex Bard, Alex Karelin, Kenny Van Zant, and Francis Costello. Altly , the startup headed by Dmitry Shapiro which is developing an alternative to Facebook, said Monday that it has renamed the firm to AnyBeat.com. The new name was not a surprise, as Shapiro had said the company would be renaming itself before launch.

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CapLinked Adds $1M, New Investors In Funding Round

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The company''s platform includes document sharing, collaboration, and other features, and it counts such clients as Thomson Reuters, Sun Capital, NextView Ventures, Edwards Lifesciences, Draper and Kramer, and Proprietary Capital. Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the developer of business transaction and deal management software-as-a-service, said today that it has raised $1M in an expansion round for the company.

Qualcomm Backs Video Chat Service Tango

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According to Tango, it has raised $40M in a Series C funding round, led by Qualcomm Incorporate, and also including Access Industries, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Michael Birch, Andy Bechtolsheim, Bill Hambrecht, and others. San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing a developer of mobile video chat services, Tango , via its Qualcomm Ventures arm, the two companies announced today.

Altly Reveals Seed Investors

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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.

Altra Biofuels Spinout Gets $30M More

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EdenIQ , the spinout of San Diego-based Altra Biofuels , the developer of biofuels processing technology, has scored $30M in new venture capital funding, the company said today.

Sensay Snags $4.5M For Chatbot Technology

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The funding was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and also included Greycroft Partners, Sweet Capital, NHN, Draper Associates and other. Los Angeles-based Sensay , a developer of chatbot technology, has raised $4.5M in a seed funding round, according to the company. The startup says it has created a "peer-to-peer chat bot" which helps connect people across SMS, Slack, Kik, Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Ariel Jalali is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sensay. READ MORE>>.