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.

FactoryFour Raises $5M in Venture Capital Funding

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Manufacturing software maker FactoryFour, which recently opened a new Culver City office, received a $5 million round of funding led by Menlo Park, Calif.-based based venture capital firm August Capital, with participation from Refactor Capital

CUJO AI Gets Funding Injection

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According to CUJO AI, the new funding will go towards expanding and accelerating its international growth. El Segundo-based CUJO AI , a developer of artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity software for telecom network operators, has raised a round of growth capital from KPN Ventures, the company said this morning. Size of the investment, which was part of a larger Series B investment, was not announced.

Boulevard Books Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based Boulevard a developer of cloud-based software used by salons and other appointment-based businesses to automate the process of booking appointments, has raised a seed round of funding, according to one of its investors. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The funding was led by Santa Monica-based Bonfire Ventures, and also included Ludlow Ventures and Box Group.

Tala Finds New Funding From PayPal

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Santa Monica-based Tala , which provides financial services for underserved consumers using their mobile phones, has scored new funding, from PayPal, the company disclosed this week. Size of the new funding was not announced. Tala is led by CEO Shivani Siroya, and previously raised funding from Revolution Growth, IVP, Data Collective, Lowercase Capital, Ribbit Capital, and Female Founders Fund.

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".

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.

TherOx Finds Debt Funding

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According to ThereOx, the proceeds of the funding will go towards the U.S. lifescience biotech capital venture kasei asahi zoll infarction myocardial acute device medical funding debt theroxIrvine-based medical device company TherOx , which is developing medical devices to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI), recently announced it has received a debt financing. The financing came from its existing investors, ZOLL Medical Corporation, which is owned by Asahi Kasei Group.

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed.

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Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed.

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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

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.

Lindora Finds Growth Funding

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Lindora said the funding came from Montage Capital, along with Solis Capital Partners and Innovate Partners. According to Lindora, the new funding will go towards expansion of clinic locations and extend its line of naturally flavored, gluten free, clean-label food products. lindora growth funding medical weight loss wellness venture capital lifescience

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?

Fisker Finds Funding For Battery Technology

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According to Fisker the funding will go towards the development of its solid state battery technology. Los Angeles-based Fisker , the new developer of electric vehicle and solid state battery technology which was crated by Fisker Automotive founder's Henrik Fisker, has received a strategic investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital. Caterpillar Venture Capital is the investment arm of industrial equipment and vehicle maker Catepillar. Size of the strategic investment was not announced.

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

Zebit Snags Up To $75M In Debt Funding

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Zebit said it will use the debt funding to expand its reach. zebit debt funding venture capital ecommerce lending underserved consumer fintechSan Diego-based e-commerce marketplace operator Zebit --which lets underserved consumers buy items on credit through its marketplace--said this morning that it has received a commitment for up to $75M in debt financing, from Route 66 Ventures.

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.

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.

Details of Upfront Ventures New $400 Million Fund

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I am so proud and humbled to be able to formally announce that Upfront Ventures has raised its 6th venture capital fund in the past 21 years. Upfront VI is our latest core fund and is $400 million to invest in early stage entrepreneurs.

Some Advice Before You Hit the Fund Raising Trail

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Fund raising. But it’s critical for your business, for you as a leader and people who excel at fund raising have an extreme advantage over those who do not. As a VC I also have to fund raise every three years and these posts 100% apply to VCs raising money, too.

Planning Your Fund Raising — “Measure Twice, Cut Once”

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The benefits you will receive from doing even some basic planning before you hit the fund raising trail are enormous. Many points will seem obvious but since I observe many fund-raising processes as a VC I can tell you that most people get even the basics wrong.

A Chat With Kelly Perdew: Moonshots Capital And Its First Dedicated Fund

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This morning, Moonshots Capital (www.moonshotscapital.com), led by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings , announced its first formal fund, a $19M seed stage fund. We sat down with Kelly ahead of the announcement to chat about the new fund, why they think military veterans are particularly well suited as startup entrepreneurs, why the two went from organizing individual deals for funding to a formal fund, and more. So you mention your thesis as a fund.

Moonshots Capital Announced First Seed Stage Fund

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Los Angeles-based Moonshots Capital , the venture capital investment firm led by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings, has raised its first official fund, a $19M seed stage venture fund. The firm--which has been making investments even before raising the official fund, announced today--has already made four investments out of the new fund. Moonshots said the new fund will focus on seed stage deals, holding reserve capital for follow-on pro rata.

Scratchpay Lands $6.4M in Series A Funding

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million in series A funding. Underwriting for this round of funding was provided by Companion Fund, a $100 million pet-centered venture capital fund, as well as Struck Capital, TTV Capital and SWS Venture Capital Eagle Rock’s Scratch Financial Inc., doing business as Scratchpay, announced June 19 that it received $6.4

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.

MTech Capital Raises $75M Insurance Technology Fund

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Los Angeles- and London-based MTech Capital , a brand new venture capital fund focused on the insurance technology, or "InsureTech" market, says it has raised a new, $75M venture capital fund. According to MTech Capital, the new fund has three anchor investors, including CNA Financial Corporation, NN Group, and a top-3 global insurance company. mtech capital insurance technology insuretech investment fintech venture fund finance

Enevate Finds Funding From South Korea's LG Chem

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According to Enevate, LG Chem participated in its recently anounced funding round. According to Enevate, the new funding will help accelerate the development of its fast charge Li-ion battery technology for the electric vehicle market. Irvine-based Enevate , which develops lithium-ion battery technology, said today that it has added South Korean battery manufacturer LG Chem as an investor. Size of the investment by LG Chem was not announced.

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Bonfire Ventures Aims To Raise New, $20M Fund, Bonfire Ventures Select I

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Bonfire Ventures , the venture capital fund led by SoCal VC veterans Jim Andelman and Mark Mullen, has launched a fundraising effort for a new fund, Bonfire Ventures Select I , according to a regulatory filing from the firm this week. Details on the new fund have not been announced by the investment fund. The regulatory filing indicates the first sale in the fund has yet to occur.

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Kazuhm Gets Funding For Distributed Computing Software

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San Diego-based Kazuhm , a startup developing a distributed computing workload platform, has received a funding round from Analytics Ventures, Analytics said this week. Size of the investment was not announced. Kazuhm says it is developing a platform which allows organizations to optimize its computing resources across the desktop, server, and cloud, tapping into unused processing power on all of those assets.

GroGuru Gets $250K In Seed Funding

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GroGuru , a startup developing irrigation automation technology for the agriculture industry, has raise $250,000 in a seed funding from Western Growers and Radicle Growth. The funding was part of the Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition which focused on technology to improve on-farm efficiencies in the light of a severe labor shortage in the agricultural market. groguru agriculture agtech venture captial seed angel funding farm farming evonexus

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 2: Science Closes $75 Million Fund

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Science closes $75 million fund; Elon Musk’s Boring Co. sells all its flamethrowers; and Snapchat is selling hats and sweatshirts inside its app

Moving Analytics Finds Funding

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Marina Del Rey-based Moving Analytics , a developer of software and programs to help cardiac patients complete their rehab at home, has raised a funding round from OCA Ventures. Size of the funding was not announced. moving analytics venture capital software funding ventures lifescience healthcare health cardiac rehab rehabilitation program

SoCal's Big New Crop Of Venture Investors And Funds

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It's turning out to be a great time for entrepreneurs looking for funding in the region, with not only high profile exits of such companies as Snap Inc., but a bunch of new, early stage investors looking to seed or fund the next big tech success story. Fund size: $40M.

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Westlake Village BioPartners, Led By Amgen Vets, Launches $320M Fund

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Westlake Village BioPartners , a brand new venture capital fund focused on the life sciences, said on Wednesday that it has launched a new, $320 investment fund aimed at early stage companies. According to the new venture fund, it was founded by Beth Seidenberg, M.D., westlake village biopartners amgen venture capital fund healthcare lifescience pharma pharmaceutical biotech