RingRevenue Powers Education Marketer


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider headed by Jason Spievak, has been powering a pay-per-call system for education marketer CUnet. CUNet is a higher education marketer based in Paramus, NJ. RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. ringrevenue education call paypercall telephone

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. Panels: Developer, Arts/Education; Green, Good and Government. Media Partners.

RingRevenue Ties With DoublePositive


Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , which provides pay-per-call tracking technology, has partnered with marketing and lead generation firm DoublePositive Marketing Group , the firms said today. According to the two, they will partner to deliver live voice leads to national lead buyers in higher education, insurance, and financial services. RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners, and is led by Jason Spievak.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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To give visibility to these companies to: Sources of funding (angels / VCs), business development partners, mentors who have themselves built successful companies, the press and potential employees to hire. The first two years of the program focused on education & mentorship.

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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Even more interesting is that at GRP Partners (the VC firm where I’m a partner) our two most successful returns from our previous fund [which is ranked as the top performing fund in the country for its 2000 vintage according to Prequin] were both run by women!

Techclusive: Launchpad LA Opens Their Doors To TechZulu

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On top of the mentorship that these budding startup CEOs receive, Launchpad LA has begun putting together a series of educational meetings and discussions designed to share experiences between serial entrepreneurs and newer CEOs. Click here to watch live on August 11, 2010 at 5:30pm PST.

Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures


However, one, longtime local fund-- GRP Partners --appears to have found the right formula for venture success, and has just raised a brand new, $200 million fund. All of our partners are based here. GRP stood for Global Retail Partners.

RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel


This is especially true for companies with expensive and complex products or services that are more consultative in nature, like insurance, financial services, home services, education and travel, etc. They want to partner with publishers who deliver results and weed out the ones who don’t.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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I just completed an exercise where I went out to hire a new associate for my VC firm, GRP Partners. But there are plenty of partners and successful entrepreneurs who don’t have MBAs. I am a very big believer in education and especially higher education.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

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Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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My firm, GRP Partners, invested in the company that innovated this entire category – Overture (formerly known as GoTo.com). One of the investment themes I’ve been focused on in the past 3 years has been Performance-Based Marketing.