AutoVitals Gets Private Equity Investment

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Goleta-based AutoVitals , which develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for the automotive repair and maintenance software business, has raised a round of private equity, the company recently announced, from private equity investor Tritium Partners. According to AutoVitals, the strategic growth investment will go to expand and enhance its offerings. As part of the investment, the company said it named a new CEO, Jon Belmonte, to lead the company.

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SmartBug Media Gets Private Equity Investment

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Irvine-based SmartBug Media , a marketing agency which helps businesses with lead generation, has received a private equity investment from American Discovery Capital (ADC). Financial details of that investment were not announced. work remote agency marketing capital venture equity private media smartbug

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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.

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.

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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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Apposite Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based Apposite Technologies , a developer of enterprise network simulation software and test tools, has raised a round of growth investment from private equity investor Ranch Creek Partners. Ranch Creek typically takes controlling positions in the companies it invests in. apposite private equity venture capital enterprise network simulation testing test tool steve fazio

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JMI Equity Invests In Arena Solutions

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San Diego-based private equity investor JMI Equity has made an investment in Foster City, California-based Arena Solutions , the two said this morning. Size of thee investment was not announced. Arena said the strategic growth equity investment will further its growth. Brian Hersman, General Partner at JMI, as well as Suken Vakil, Principal at JMI, will join Arena's Board of Directors as a result of the investment.

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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). Financial details of the investment were not announced. 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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Kopari Beauty Gets Private Equity Investment

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San Diego-based e-commerce beauty brand Kopari Beauty said this week that it has received a private equity investment from LCatterton, along with celebrities Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell, Hilary Duff, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher. capital venture ecommerce fashion beauty kunis mila kloss karlie kutchton ashton lcatterton investment equity private kopari

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Prime Focus Technologies Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based Prime Focus Technologies , a developer of ERP software for the media industry, says it has received its first round of funding from private equity investor Ambit Pragma. Size of the investment was not announced. prime focus technologies venture capital private equity ambit software hollywood content

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JMI Equity Invests $35M In Cosential's Construction Proposal Software

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La Jolla-based private equity investor JMI Equity has made a $35M strategic growth investment in Cosential , a developer of customer relationship management (CRM) and proposal automation software for the architecture and engineering market. Cosential announced on Wednesday that it has raised $35M in the strategic growth investment, which came from private equity investor JMI Equity. cosential venture capital construction proposal software equity

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Vision Internet Gets Private Equity Investment

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The funding came from Caltius Equity Partners. Size of the investment was not disclosed. Nachman is the former Chief Business Officer of Velocify, and also served at Marlin Equity Partners, Phoenix Energy Technologies, McKinsey and Company, and Kidder, Peabody & Company. vision internet private equity government venture capital services development executive velocify

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Fair Raises $100M In Debt Facility, Equity Investment

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Santa Monica-based Fair , which operates a vehicle subscription service that lets users subscribe to gain access to cars without the restrictions of a traditional lease, has raised $100M in a combined debt facility and equity investment, the company said this morning. Details on the equity portion were not announced.

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Kajabi Gets Funding From Spectrum Equity

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Irvine-based Kajabi , which develops a platform that helps both individuals, as well as small- and mid-sized businesses monetize online courses, training materials, and other content, has receive an investment from private equity investor Spectrum Equity. Financial details of the minority growth investment were not announced. As part of the funding, Spectrum Equity's John Connolly and Steve LeSieur will join the company's board.

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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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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. According to the two companies, the investment in APCT will go towards accelerating profitable growth at APCT, including for "bolt-on" acquisitions and expanding global production capabilities. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronics

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Incipio Snags Private Equity Investment

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Irvine-based mobile accessory maker Incipio has scored an investment from private equity investor Goode Partners, the company announced this morning, via a minority investment. Incipio did not disclose the size of the investment. Incipio said it will use the new funding to further carry out its business, including identifying and executing future acquisitions of companies.

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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. Exact size of the investment was not announced, however, MediaAlpha said the recapitalization transaction values the company at approximately $350M. mediaalpha venture capital programmatic advertising software merger acquisition private equity insignia

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gen-E Scores Private Equity Investment

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San Clemente-based Gen-E , a developer of IT process automation software, said Monday that it has received a private equity investment from Solis Capital Partners. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

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SurePrep Gets Growth Investment

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Irvine-based SurePrep , a developer of tax automation software and services for the professional tax return preparation market, has received what it calls a "significant" minority growth investment. The investment came from private equity investor Bregal Sagemount. According to SurePrep, the new investment will help it accelerate its development roadmap, plus strengthen its technology and processes, grow its client base, and expand into new product categories.

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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. Size of that investment was not announced. utegration equity richard riordan consulting implementation private

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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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Motion Solutions Gets Private Equity Investment

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Aliso Viejo--based Motion Solutions , a developer of linear motion and motion control hardware used in the semiconductor fabrication equipment, medical equipment, aerospace, and robotics industry, has received a private equity funding from North Branch Capital. motion solutions semiconductor fabrication medical aerospace robotics private equity

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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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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.

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LAC Group Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based LAC Group , a provider of outsourced library, information, and knowledge management services, said today that it has received a private equity investment from TZP Growth Partners I. Size of the investment was not announced. equity private outsourcing management library group

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JMI Equity Invests In PointClickCare

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity firm JMI Equity has invested in PointClickCare , a developer of electronic health records software for the long-term care industry. PointClickCare said the minority strategic investment will go towards organic and inorganic growth. JMI Equity Founder and Managing General Partner Harry Gruner joins PointClickCare's board as part of the funding.

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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 was most recently Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners LP, which is part of Blackstone, and also has served as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Fabiano had been at GSO Capital Partners for more than a decade, according to Platinum Equity.

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Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

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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.

Clearlake's NetDocuments Gets New Investment

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NetDocuments , the developer of a cloud-based platform for managing the documents of law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments which is backed by Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital , has scored a new, strategic funding. According to NetDocuments, it has received a "significant" new equity investment from another private equity investor, Cove Hill Partners. Size and terms of that investment was not announced by the companies.

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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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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.

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DealerSocket Gets Investment From Vista Equity Partners

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San Clemente-based DealerSocket , a developer of software-as-a-service for the automotive industry, said Tuesday that it has entered into a strategic investment partnership with private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. DealerSocket said that it will use the investment to accelerate growth and invest in products, services, and operational scale at the company.

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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. First, angel investment groups come in all sizes from a few organized angels to large groups of three hundred or more.

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