ConsejoSano Gets Impact Funding

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North Hollywood-based ConsejoSano , a developer of patient experience and engagement software, aimed at payers, providers, and health care systems, has scored a round of "impact" funding, the company said this week. Tyson Impact Fund, which is administered by the American Heart Association. Tyson Impact Fund invests in organizations that operate in under-resourced communities, providing capital to help organizations improve health equity.

LA's Newest Venture Fund, Mantis, Raises $35M

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A new, Los Angeles-based venture capital fund-- Mantis --announced on Tuesday that it has raised $35M in commitments for its debut fund, Mantis Capital Fund I, LP. The new fund--created by Alex Pall and Drew Taggart of the musical group The Chainsmokers , says its limited partners include Mark Cuban, Keith Rabois, Jim Coulter, and Ron Conway. mantis venture capital fund music musician alex pall drew taggard chainsmokers thechainsmokers

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Dorian Debuts With $3.25M Funding

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Los Angeles-based Dorian , a startup developing a way for writers and storytellers to create their own games, without coding, has raised $3.25M in a seed funding round, the company disclosed on Monday. The funding was led by March Capital Partners, and also included VGames, Konvoy Ventures, London Venture Partners, Andover Ventures, Night Media, as well as angel Michael Chow (of the Twitch series "Artificial").

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For example, professional investors put great priority on your previous experience in building a business, and they expect to own a portion of the business equity and control for the funds they do provide. This is the primary source of non-personal funds for very early-stage startups.

Electric charging gets more juice as Soros Fund Management makes a bet on Amply Power

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Soros Fund Management, the financial investment vehicle led by famed investor George Soros, is placing a small, $13.2 Despite slowdowns, Shao said that his business is relatively recession proof, because of its availability to government funds and the status of public transportation as a vital part of a city’s infrastructure.

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. Funding Startups TC Venture Capital gwyneth paltrow Los Angeles Mark Suster Travis VanderZanden U.S. Upfront Ventures , a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has filed paperwork with the U.S.

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

VertueLab Launches Climate Impact Fund With Donation From LA Philanthropists

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A new, climate-focused investment fund--the VertueLab Climate Impact Fund --said it launched yesterday afternoon, fueled by a donation from a couple of Los Angeles area philanthropists. Portland-based VertueLab said it launched its $5M, Climate Impact Fund with the first close of $525,000 from the Woka Foundation, ImpactAssets, Vanguard Charitable and a number of individuals. vertuelab climate impact fund cleantech venture capital

Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health Launches New Fund

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Pasadena-based Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health , a healthcare innovation fund led by Jay Goss and Dr. John Nackel, says it has launched a new venture capital fund, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health Fund II. Size of the new fund was not announced. According to Wavemaker 360, the fund focuses on healthcare start-ups seeking seed-stage investment, and importantly avoids biotech.

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.” Revolution, the parent company of Revolution Ventures , the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund and Revolution Growth , has evangelized its approach to backing companies in emerging markets, helping promote entrepreneurialism in geographies often overlooked by Silicon Valley’s Patagonia vest-wearing venture capitalists.

Kayne Anderson Launches Renewable Infrastructure Fund

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, LP says it has launched a new, renewable energy fund, the Kayne Anderson Renewable infrastructure Fund (KARIX). Kayne Anderson said it launched the fund as the global push to reduce carbon emissions is expected to have a profound impact on the energy and infrastructure sectors in the coming decades. kayne anderson renewable investment fund finance mutual

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

Mica Energies Gets Seed Funding

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Irvine-based Mica Energies announced Wednesday afternoon that it has received a seed funding, and says it is working on a "proof of concept" for ite technology, focused on harvesting radio frequencies from the environment. Source and amount of that seed funding was not announced. The company claimed that the seed funding values the company at $39M. mica energies seed funding venture capital radio frequency

As it adds Jeremy Milken to the partnership, Watertower Ventures nears $50 million close for its new fund

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Milken is taking the plunge into institutional investing, joining Norton as a partner in Watertower Ventures just as the firm prepares to close on a $50 million new fund. The plan, even at the time, was always to raise a larger fund.

MemComputing Finds New Funding

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San Diego-based MemComputing , a developer of high performance computing technology, has raised a round of funding, the company said on Tuesday, from two investors. According to MemComputing, the funding came from Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, along with IT-Farm. MemComputing says it has now raised over $3M in total funding.

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Swoop Snags $3.2M In Seed Funding

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in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Signia Venture Partners, South Park Commons, and angels. software saas limo transportation limousine capital venture funding seed swoopLos Angeles-based Swoop , a new startup which develops software for limousine, party bus, and other transportation providers, has raised $3.2M

Thin Line Capital Launches New Energy, Sustainability Fund

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Pasadena-based Thin Line Capital announced this morning that it has launched a brand new, energey and sustainability fund, which will invest in cleantech investing. The new firm, led by serial entrepnd investor Aaron Fyke, said its seed stage fund has had its first close of over $5 million. Thin Line Capital is linked with venture capital firm Wavemaker, which is partnering with Thin Line Capital to establish the new fund.

Greycroft Backs Chartable In $2.25M Funding

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Los Angeles-based venture investment firm Greycroft Partners is one of the backers in a $2.25M funding round for Chartable , an online service which provides statistics for podcast downloads. According to Chartable, it raised $2.25M in its seed funding, which was led by Initialized Capital, and also included Naval Ravikant, Greycroft Partners, The Fund, Weekend Fund, Jim Young and Lukas Biewald.

Bonfire Ventures Closes Second Fund, Bonfire II

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Los Angeles-based Bonfire Ventures has closed its second fund, Bonfire Ventures II , at $100M. According to the firm, the new fund was oversubscribed. The fund is a boost from the firm's last fund, which closed in January of 2017 at $63M. The firm said the larger fund size will go towards a slightly larger initial investment and a slightly higher percentage reserved for follow-ons.

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.

ProSciento Finds Funding For Clinical Research

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San Diego-based ProSciento , a clinical research organization (CRO) which focuses on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic diseases, has raised a round of funding, the company said this week. Size of the funding was not announced. The company says it the funds raised will support further expansion of the company's CRO operations and continued growth.

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Adds $53M In Funding

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San Diego-based Amplyx Pharmaceuticals has raised $53M in a Series C extension funding, bringing its Series C funding to over $90M, the comapny announced this morning. the company said the funding will go towards advancing clinical development of two innovative product candidates for the treatment of life-threatening diseases affecting patients with compromised immune systems. immune lifescience biotech funding capital venture pharmaceuticals amplyx

LegalMation Lands Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based LegalMation , a startup which develops artificial intelligence and machine learning-based software for litigation and law practices, has raised a round of funding, according to the company. Size of the funding was not announced. litigation legal software learning machine intelligence artificial funding capital venture legalmation

YAPI Finds Funding For Dental Software

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According to YAPI, it will use the new funding to build out its account management, customer success, and R&D teams, plus bolster existing sales and marketing. North Hollywood-based Yapi , a provider of paperless communications and account management software for dental practices, says it has raised a round of growth investment from M33 Growth. Financial details of that investment were not announced.

JenaValve Finds $50M Funding

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The funding was led by Bain Capital Life Sciences, and also included existing investors Andera Partners, Gimv, Legend Capital, NeoMed Management, RMM, Valiance Life Sciences and VI Partners. As part of the funding, Bain Capital's Andrew Hack, MD, Ph.D., The company said the new funding will supports it ongoing clinical program. Irvine-based JenaValve Technology , which develops aortic valve replacements, said last week that it has raised $50M in a financing round.

Clarify Medical Gets $18M Funding

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San Diego-based Clarify Medical , a developer of light-based systems for treating chronic skin conditions, has raised $18M in a new funding, according to investor H.I.G. Biohealth Partners said it was the co-lead on the funding, which it called a "commercialization round" for Clarify Medical. therapy light home commercialization funding capital venture medical clarify

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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Miramar Digital Ventures Targets New $100M Fund

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Corona Del Mar-based Miramar Digital Ventures is in the midst of raising a new, $100M venture capital fund, according to a filing from the firm this week. According to the regulatory filing, the firm has raised $68.75M from 14 investors as part of an ongoing fundraising for the firm's second fund, Miramar Digital Ventures II, L.P. , in what appears to be the first close on the fund. No details on the fund have yet been released by the venture capital investment firm.

Music Platform Stem Secures $10 Million in Funding

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has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Slow Ventures with follow on investment from Santa Monica-based Upfront Ventures and Aspect Ventures West Hollywood-based Stem Disintermedia Inc.

Pathnostics Finds Strategic Funding

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Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over twice as many companies, according the Crunchbase. funding sources super angels trends venture capital

PocketList Raises $2.8M In Seed Funding For Rental Info

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in a seed funding round, and officially launched. The company said the funding was led by Craft Ventures, the venture firm founded by David Sacks, and also included Abstract VC and Wonder Ventures, as well as other angels, including Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff. pocketlist venture capital seed funding property rental market marketplace

UpKeep Technologies Hits $49 Million in Funding

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the Westwood-based work-order management software developer, said it has raised $36 million in a Series B, bringing the company’s total funding to $48.8 UpKeep Technologies Inc.,

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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Robin Games Gets $7M In Seed Funding For Women's Games

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Venice, California-based Robin Games , a startup that is developing mobile games aimed at women, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by LVP, and also included 1Up Ventures, Alpha Edison, Everblue Management, firstminute Capital, Greycroft Tracker Fund, Hearst Ventures and Third Kind Venture Capital. lifestyle capital venture funding seed mobile women games robin

DermTech Raises $10M In Series C Funding

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La Jolla-based molecular dermatology startup DermTech announced today that it has raised $10M in its Series C funding round, part of an ongoing $15M financing effort by the company. The startup, which is developing precision medicine technology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, inflammatory diseases, and other skin diseases, said the funding included investments by RTW Investments, along with other private investors.

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

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

Kairos Venture Partners Raising New, $250M Fund

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Beverly Hills-based Kairos Venture Partners , which is led by General Manager James Demetriades, is looking to raise $250M in its third fund, Kairos Venture Partners III, L.P. According to the filing, the fund has yet to make its first sale in the new fund. kairos ventures venture capital fund technology transfer scientific advancement

Reveleer Finds New Funding

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The company said the funding was led by Boston Millenia Partners, and also included existing investor Upfront Ventures. Glendale-based Reveleer , a developer of cloud-based software used for managing medical data, has raised a Series C found of financing, the company said this week. Reveleer provides its software to healthcare payers, such as health plans and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), helping them to manage their risk quality and quality improvement programs.

Tech Coast Angels Los Angeles Launches New Members Only Fund

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The Tech Coast Angels says it has launched a new, annual fund, and is continuing to invest--despite the pandemic. According to the group's Los Angeles chapter, the Tech Coast Angeles-Los Angeles (TCA-LA), it is launching a new annual fund which will provide "new and diverse opportunities for investors and an additional source of startup capital for entrepreneurs." tech coast angels annual fund venture capital investment

Avidity Biosciences Finds $100M In New Funding

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La Jolla-based biotechnology developer Avidity Biosciences , which is developing treatments for rare muscle disorders and other diseases, has raised $100M in a Series C funding, according to the company this morning. Avidity Biosciences said that Eli Lilly and Company also particpated in the funding, contributing $15M in connection with a research collaboration between the two companies. As part of the funding, RTW Investments managing partner Roderick T.