With its third fund, Revolution Ventures stays true to its mission

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AOL co-founder and former chief executive officer Steve Case’s venture capital fund, Revolution , deploys capital to companies “outside of the hotbeds.” Today, Washington, DC-based Revolution is announcing its latest fund.

Bird investor Upfront Ventures eyes $250M growth fund

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Securities and Exchange Commission to raise its third growth-stage investment fund. One of the oldest VCs rooted in LA, Upfront previously closed on $400 million for its sixth flagship early-stage fund in 2017.

eTailPet Finds $800K Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. The seed funding was worth $800K, and led by Moonshots Capital, and also included individual angels from the pet industry. According to eTailPet, the funding will go to accelerate its business. moonshot ecommerce petstore funding seed capital venture etailpet

Vid Gets Strategic Funding

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capital venture social platform video funding strategicLos Angeles-based Vid , a startup developing a social video platform, announced late Monday that it has received a strategic investment from Ontology, a developer of blockchain technology. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. Vid--which has yet to launch its product--says it is developing a video journaling application, where data is secured through "zero-knowledge" encryption and which is powered by Blockchain.

M13 Raises $175M for Second Fund

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Virgin Group Richard Branson invests in M13’s $175 million fund

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eTailPet Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Moonshots Capital. etailpet venture capital seed funding petstore ecommerce moonshot

Chatmeter Finds Private Equity Funding

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Providence Strategic Growth is the growth equity fund of Providence Equity Partners. chatmeter private equity funding venture capital local search marketing reputation managementSan 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.

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SpaceX Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

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SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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SGI-DNA Finds $25M In Funding

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San Diego-based SGI-DNA , a biotech company which is developing synthetic genomics and dna data storage technology, announced this morning that it has raised $25M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Northpond Ventures, and also included Oxford Finance and BroadOak Capital partners. funding venture capital synthetic genomics syntheticgenomics analysis lifescience biotech biotechnology sequencing

Centercode Finds $4M In Ongoing Funding

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Laguna Hills-based Centercode , a developer of software used for managing product and customer testing efforts, has raised $4M as part of an ongoing, $6M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the company this week. Details on the funding have not yet been announced. hggc parallax capital venture testing customer product funding centercode

Upfront Ventures Leads $56 Million Invoca Funding Round

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a call center analytics firm, raised $56 million in a funding round led by Upfront Ventures Invoca Inc.,

Pathnostics Finds Strategic Funding

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healthcare lifescience testing diagnostic urology strategic equity private funding capital venture pathnosticsIrvine-based Pathnostics , which offers up diagnostics tests and services in for urology, women's health, gastroenterology and cancer, has received a strategic investment from Chicago-based private equity investor Water Street Healthcare Ventures, the companies said on Wednesday. Financial details of that investment were not announced.

Molecular Assemblies Finds $12.2M in Series A Funding

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in its Series A funding round, the company said this morning. According to the company, the financing was led by iSelect Fund, and also included Agilent Technologies, Alexandria Venture Investments, and Keshif Ventures, all existing investors in the company. Moecular Assemblies said the funding will go to help it advance its enzymatic DNA synthesis tools, for use in the life sciences and data storage markets.

Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

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The Los Angeles ecosystem is $76 million stronger today as Fika Ventures , a seed-stage venture capital firm, announces its sophomore investment fund. The timing is ripe for a fund like ours to capitalize on the opportunity.”

CrowdStrike Launches $20M, Early Stage Investment Fund

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CrowdStrike , the cloud-based cybersecurity software developer which has substantial operations in Orange County, said today that it has launched a new, early stage investment fund called the Falcon Fund. CrowdStrike said the new, $20M fund was created in partnership with venture capital firm Accel, and will invest in security startups which are building applications on its CrowdStrike Falcon platform.

HeyTutor Raises $1.0M In Funding

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in what looks like a convertible note funding, based on a regulatory filing by the company. Details on the funding round, which is likely a bridge into a full equity funding, have not been announced. The funding was disclosed on Friday in a publicly available filing. According to the filing, the funding came from a single investor. heytutor venture capital convertible note funding investment scop market marketplace seed

Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

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million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4

Thin Line Capital Raises First Fund, Backed by Wavemaker

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Pasadena-based Thin Line Capital raised a $5 million seed-stage fund to support clean technology and eco-friendly startups

Casa Verde Capital Raises $45M Investment Fund

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West Hollywood-based Casa Verde Capital said this week that it has raised $45M in its debut, investment fund, which will specifically invest in the "ancillary cannabis" industry. broadus calvin rapper snoop fund agtech cannabis investment venture capital verde casa

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MobLab Finds Funding For Personalized Learning

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Pasadena-based MobLab , a new startup which develops personalized learning software for the education market, has scored a round of funding, the company said today. The funding came from the Andrew Nikou Foundation (ANF), which is the foundation of entrepreneur Andrew Nikou. Nikou is the founder, managing partner, and CEO of private equity investment firm OpenGate Capital. Size of the investment in MobLab was not announced.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. Wait, didn’t you just raise a fund?

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

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VC funding. We love capital efficiency until we love land grabs until we abhor over funding until we get huge payouts and ring the bell for more funding until we attract every non-VC on the planet to invest in startups until it crashes and we start the cycle all over again none the wiser.

Goal Structured Solutions Buys Skills Fund

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San Diego-based Goal Structured Solutions , a consumer finance company that managed consumer and student loans, has acquired Skills Fund , a startup which offered up financing for students attending "coding bootcamps", the two said last week. According to the companies, all of Skills Fund's current employees will join Goal Structured Solutions. goal structured solutions skills fund coding bootcamp fintech finance merger acquisition

Curtail, Fresh Off $3.25M Funding, Names VPs

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Santa Barbara-based Curtail , a new cybersecurity startup which recently landed $3.25M in funding, said this morning that it has named two VPs. Curtail recently raised $3.25M in a seed funding round from Tarus Capital. cybersecurity quinnin nigel scanlon deborah executive funding capital venture curtail

Calibrate Ventures Raises $80M Investment Fund

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Pasadena-based Calibrate Ventures , a brand new venture capital firm founded by Kevin Dunlap and Jason Schoettler, announced on Tuesday morning that it has raised $80M in its very first venture capital fund, Calibrate Ventures, L.P. calibrate ventures investment venture capital fund finance software kevin dunlap jason schoettler caltech

ENTITY Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based ENTITY , a new media company focused on women, has raised a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Susan Rockefeller. entity seed funding venture capital media content women genz millennial nextgen female mentorshipAccording to ENTITY, it is creating a new "experiential media" company focused on "empowering and educating NextGen women".

Amazon Alexa Fund Backs USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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The USC Viterbi Startup Garage , the startup accelerator that is part of the University of Southern California, has scored backing from the Amazon Alexa Fund , the venture investment arm of Amazon that invests in startups using Amazon Alexa. Financial details of the investment by the Amazon Alexa Fund were not announced. amazon alexa fund viterbi startup garage incubator accelerator venture capital voice artificial intelligence software

Villiger Raises Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Villiger , a startup developing a mobile app to help parents book tutors, baby sitters, and other services, has raised a seed round of funding, the company said this week. Size of that funding round was not announced. The company said the funding came from Mangrove Capital, Nir Zohar (President and COO, WIX), and Stephen Stokols (CEO, FreedomPop). villiger venture capital mobile mangrove seed funding smartphone parents parenting children kids

Visionary Venture Fund Raises Funding For Opthalmic Investment Fund

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Aliso Viejo-based Visionary Venture Fund , a new venture capital firm specifically focused on only investing in opthalmology companies, has closed its first round of funding for a targeted $30M venture fund, the company announced on Tuesday. Visionary Venture Fund is partnered with technology and life sciences accelerator OCTANe. Jeffry Weinhuff is Managing Partner of the new fund. visionary venture capital fund opthalmology opthalmologic octane

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

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I was recently with an entrepreneur and talking with him about his fund raising process. She had emailed with a partner at a big VC fund and he had passed the request to a junior associate. But confidence is CRITICAL in fund raising.

Social Network Adds Funding

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TECH: Startup MeWe sees 30 million users by year end

Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

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The funding environment for tech startups is an ever shifting ground as we go through predictable shifts that go hand-in-hand with the slowing of the overall market. Explosion in Seed Funds. Now seed funding is conventional wisdom.

Invoca Takes $56M More In Funding

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Santa Barbara-based Invoca , the developer of call tracking and analytics tools, has raised another $56M in a new funding round, the company said on Wednesday. The new funding brings its total raised to $116M. According to Invoca, the new round was led by Upfront Ventures, and also included H.I.G. Growth Partners, Accel, and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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Understanding “The Funding Angle” I sit at enough board meetings to hear conflicting advice given to entrepreneurs about how to handle PR and announcements at startups. Is Funding a Worthy Announcement? ” Funding IS the story. Funding is news.

Cirrus Insight Finds Growth Funding

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The funding came from private equity investor Clovis Point Capital. Size of the funding was not announced. cirrus insight growth funding sales email inbox venture capital private equity salesforceIrvine-based Cirrus Insight , a developer of software used to help sales people with managing their email inbox and calendar, has received what it says is a "significant" growth equity investment.