Chatmeter Finds Private Equity Funding

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San Diego-based Chatmeter , a provider of local search marketing and reputation management services for multi-location businesses, has raised a round of investment from private equity investor Providence Strategic Growth (PSG). Providence Strategic Growth is the growth equity fund of Providence Equity Partners. chatmeter private equity funding venture capital local search marketing reputation management

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Some Good Startups Don’t Qualify For Equity Investors

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Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. What options do they have available to them, since they can’t sell a share of the company (no equity investment)? There is no discussion of equity, or return on investment.

TPx Communications Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Los Angeles-based TPx Communications , a provider of unified communications services, including call center, contact center, managed WAN, managed Office 365, and other similar services, has been acquired by private equity investor Siris. was previously owned by another set of private equity investors, including affiliates of Investcorp and Clarity Partners. communications private equity call center contact managed office365 merger acquisition investcorp clarity

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Angeles Equity Partners Buys APCT

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners announced this morning that it has acquired printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer APCT, Inc. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronicsFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. APCT is a manufacturer of quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes.

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MediaAlpha Gets Private Equity Injection

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Los Angeles-based programmatic advertising software developer MediaAlpha announced Monday afternoon that it has raised a new, strategic investment, from private equity investor Insignia Capital Group. will remain a "significant equity holder" in the company, according to MediaAlpha, with 42 percent ownership interest in the company after the investment. mediaalpha venture capital programmatic advertising software merger acquisition private equity insignia

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Careful about equity and options in early stage businesses

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For those negotiating equity allocations it covers some of the most complex issues to address in the process. Equity is divided between the founders and the business begun. Close. This post is longer than usual.

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RLH Equity Backs Utegration

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Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners (RLH Equity), the private equity investor founded by former LA mayor Richard Riordan and former USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, along with J. Christopher Lewis, have made a private equity investment in Utegration , a provider of SAP consulting and implementation services. Christopher Lewis is still active among RLH Equity's namesakes, which is managed by a large team which has offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, and Illinois.

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JMI Equity Promotes Two

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity announced this morning that it has made two promotions. Chang is in San Diego, and has been at JMI Equity since 2013. equity executive larry controlla paul chang private investmentThe company said it has named Larry Contrella as Principal at the company, and named Paul Chang as Vice President. Contrella is based in Baltimore, and has been at the firm since 2010.

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JMI Equity Backs Jvion's Healthcare AI Software

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead backer of a developer of artificial intelligence software for the healthcare industry this morning. Jvion , a developer of clinical decision support software, said on Thursday that it received a "significant" growth equity investment for the startup, to expand its healthcare AI and prescriptive analytics platform. equity private capital venture software intelligence artificial healthcare jvion

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Equity Investment Platform Preparation Best Practices

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the thousands of entrepreneurs who need equity funding to get your startup going (no loans to repay), you are probably overwhelmed at the prospect of finding, contacting and pitching to the huge number of qualified angels and investment groups around the country.

Clubspeed Acquired By Private Equity Investor Nadavon

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , which develops software used to manage go karting tracks, race tracks, trampoline parks, and family entertainment centers, has been acquired by private equity investor Nadavon Capital Partners , the two said over the weekend. clubspeed nadavon equity merger acquisition saas software business management tools entertainment center

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JMI Equity Leads $35M Investment In Lytics

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead investor in Lytics , a developer of marketing personalization software, in a $35M, Series C investment announced by Lytics on Thursday. Lytics--which is based in Portland, Oregon--said the funding was led by JMI Equity, and also included existing investors Comcast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. data customer equity software personalization capital venture lytics

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Platinum Equity Names New Executive

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity announced this morning that it has added Michael Fabiano, to head up a new credit investing division. Fabiano had been at GSO Capital Partners for more than a decade, according to Platinum Equity. Platinum Equity manages more than $13 billion in assets. platinum equity executive michael fabiano capital finance blackstone

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CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation

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I was just asked about a particular startup situation (seed stage, CMO hire, non-founder) and particularly what compensation and equity is appropriate.

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Marlin Equity's AdvancedMD Acquires NueMD

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AdvancedMD , a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity , said this week that it has completed the acquisition of Marietta, Georgia-based Nuesoft Technologies. Marlin Equity acquired AdvancedMD in September of 2015. marlin equity private investment nuemd advancedmd merger acquisition practice management billing medical lifescience software

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Shift Media Acquired By Marlin Equity Partners

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Los Angeles- and Boston-based Shift Media Holdings , a developer of software tools used for collaboration by entertainment enterprises, brands and agencies, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. shift collaboration merger acquisition marlin equity recap recapitalization media content software

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Platinum Equity Buys Fischer Tech

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said last week that it is buying Singapore-based Fischer Tech Ltd. , The two said that Platinum Equity would pay S$3.02 Platinum Equity is merging Fischer Tech with Chinese company Ying Sing Enterprises Limited , which it acquired in 2015. platinum equity fischer tech singapore plastic manufacturing merger acquisition

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Black Mountain Systems Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

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San Diego-based Black Mountain Systems , a developer of software for credit investors and alternative asset managers, has been acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Black Mountain Systems was previously owned by another, private equity investor, Stone Point Capital LLC , which acquired Black Mountain in 2015. black mountain systems vista equity merger acquisition software fintech financial saas cloud

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Marlin Equity Backs Elenion Technologies

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners unveiled a new company, Elenion Technologies , focused on silicon photonics. According to Marlin Equity Partners, Elenion has been in existence since 2014, and has been operating in stealth mode. Marlin Equity said that it has named Larry Schwerin, former CEO of Silicon Lightwave Services and Capella Intelligent Subsystems, as CEO of the company.

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Marlin Equity Buys Logi Analytics

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity Partners has acquired business intelligence and analytics software developer Logi Analytics , the two said Thursday morning. Marlin Equity has more than $6.7 logi analytics marlin equity merger acquisition private software business intelligence

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Platinum Equity Sells Mactac Americas

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Equity said this morning that it has sold Mactac Americas LLC , a manufacturer and distributor of pressure sensitive labels, to LINTEC Corporation , in a deal worth approximately $375M. Platinum Equity acquired Mactac in November of 2014, from Bemis Company. The sale is the second by Platinum Equity from that acquisition; it also sold the European business of Mactac to Avery Dennison in August.

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Acuant Acquired By Audax Private Equity

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Los Angeles-based Acuant , a developer of identity verification software, has been acquired by private equity investor Audax Private Equity. acuant identity verification software merger acquisition private equityFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced. Acuant was owned by Insight Venture Partners, Lightview Capital and Egis Capital Partners. Audax said it acquired a controlling interest in Acuant in the deal.

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5 Criteria For Splitting Equity In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

So the first question I usually get is what percent of the company or equity is that person worth? Just because it was your idea doesn’t mean you “deserve” 90% of the equity. The value in a startup is all about tangible results, so I see no equity value in the idea alone.

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Marlin Equity Acquires Inkling Systems

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Marlin Equity has acquired San Francisco-based Inkling Systems , a developer of enterprise software for field workforce operations management. marlin equity inkling systems enterprise field workforce software operationsFinancial details of the buy were not announced. The companies said Inkling will continue to operate from its headquarters in San Francisco with its existing executive leadership team.

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Kyriba Finds $160M In Majority Private Equity Funding

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San Diego-based treasury and finance software developer Kyriba announced late Wednesday that it has raised $160M in a growth funding round, from private equity investor Bridgepoint. The company thanked its prior investors, which include Sumeru Equity Partners (SEP), Bpifrance, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, BRED Banque Populaire and Upfront Ventures.

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Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups

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There are three classes of equity investors for early stage businesses that we have not yet considered. We’ve spoken of financing a young company through friends and family, known as “inside angels.”

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StartEngine Plans New Equity Crowdfunding Campaign, For Itself

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , the equity crowdfunding site led by serial entrepreneur Howard Marks, told its supporters on Friday that it is planning to launch a new, equity crowdfunding effort: for itself. According to StartEngine, in an email to investors in earlier equity crowdfunding efforts on its site, that in the coming weeks, StartEngine will be offering its own shares to investors. startengine equity crowdfunding howard marks venture capital incubator accelerator

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JMI Equity Promotes Two In San Diego

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity announced a number of promotions this morning, including promoting two individuals in San Diego. According to JMI Equity, it has promoted Sureel Sheth to Principal and Chase Thomet to Vice President in San Diego, in addition to naming a number of new partners and principals out of its Baltimore office. JMI Equity makes growth equity investments in software companies.

Angeles Equity Partners Finds $360M For First Private Equity Fund

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Los Angeles-based Angeles Equity Partners , a new private equity investor, said this morning that it has raised $360M in its first private equity fund. The fund, Angeles Equity Partners I, L.P., Angeles Equity said it is looking to make investments in closely held or family-owned businesses, in non-core subsidiaries of larger companies, and "build and buy" opportunities with proven executives. erppower investment private partners equity angeles

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ChiroTouch Gets Private Equity Investment

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San Diego-based ChiroTouch , a developer of electronic health records and practice management software for the chiropractic market, has raised a round of private equity funding. chirotouch private equity health records practice management venture capital lifescience softwareThe funding came from Waud Capital Partners. Size of the funding was not announced.

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JMI Equity Backs AtTask

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead in a $38M funding for project management software developer AtTask. According to AtTask, it raised $38M in the Series D growth funding for its project management software, and will add JMI Equity''s Peter Arrowsmith to its board. attask venture capital equity project management software cloud

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Marlin Equity's AppRiver Buys Roaring Penguin

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AppRiver , a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity software and services which is owned by Los Angeles private equity investor Marlin Equity , has acquired Ottawa, Canada-based Roaring Penguin , the companies said this week. AppRiver, which is based in Florida, was acquired by Marlin Equity in October of 2017. appriver roaring penguin cybersecurity software mergeracquisition private equity email security

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GoGuardian Acquired by Sumeru Equity Partners

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Los Angeles-based GoGuardian , a startup which develops Chromebook management software for schools, disclosed last week that it has raised a majority round of private equity from Sumeru Equity Partners. The company said that George Kadifa, Sanjeet Mitra and Sean Kendra--all of Sumeru Equity Partners--have joined the company's board with the majority investment.

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IQMS Finds Private Equity Funding

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Paso Robles-based IQMS , a 25 year old developer of manufacturing ERP software, said Tuesday that it has raised a strategic growth equity investment from Technology Crossover Ventures and Banneker Partners. equity growth software manufacturing capital venture iqms

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Caltius Equity Partners Backs Health Payment Systems

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Caltius Equity Partners said late Wednesday that it has made a "significant" investment in Health Payment Systems , a developer of healthcare technology and services. health payment systems private equity caltius venture capitalSize of that investment was not announed. HPS is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and helps health care providers and health insurance companies with healthcare billings and payments. READ MORE>>.

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