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

SpaceX Seeks $750M In Debt Funding

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The debt funding effort is apparently the company's first time it has attempted to tap into the institutional debt market. spacex commercial space exploration elon musk loan debt funding aerospaceHawthorne, California-based SpaceX , the commercial space exploration firm run by Elon Musk, is looking to raised $750M in a leveraged loan offering, according to a report on Tuesday. The loan effort is being led by BofA Merrill Lynch.

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ListReports Gets $555,000 In Debt Funding

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Orange, California-based ListReports , a startup developing real estate marketing products for realtors and mortgage loan officers, has raised $555,000 in a debt funding round, from lender Lighter Capital. According to Lighter Capital, its investments in ListReports now exceeds $2M, as it has increased its funding limit for the startup to $3M. Terms of the debt funding were not announced. listreports debt funding realtor mortgage loan real estate marketing materials

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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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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

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

PatientPop Raises New Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based PatientPop , which develops healthcare practice management software, has raised a new round of funding, the company said this morning. The new funding brings its total raised to $75M. According to PatientPop, the funding was led by Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP). As part of the funding, Todd Cozzens, Managing Partner and co-founder of Leerink Transformation Partners joins the company's board of directors.

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.

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.

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

Trovata Gets Seed Funding From J.P. Morgan

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San Diego-based Trovata , a company developing cash automation software for the treasury management market, has raised a round of seed funding, led by J.P. The company said the new funding from JPMorgan Chase will go towards accelerating product development and for new customer engagements. Morgan, according to the company. Size of the investment round was not announced.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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Ad.ly Confirms Funding

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Los Angeles-based social, celebrity advertising startup Adly confirmed the company''s recent $2M funding round today, officially announcing the funding from GRP Partners and Siemer Ventures. The firm disclosed the funding last week.

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

Upfront Ventures Leads $14M MetaCX Funding Round

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Early-stage venture capital investor Upfront Ventures, based in Santa Monica, led a $14 million investment round for MetaCx, an Indianapolis-headquartered developer of e-commerce management software

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

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

Illumina Ventures Raises $230M Venture Capital Fund

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Illumina Ventures , the early-stage venture capital investor which was founded by San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina , says it has raised $230M for its first fund. The venture capital investment fund said it is focused on genomics, and will invest in companies in the areas of life science research, clinical diagnostics, novel therapeutic platforms, and other technologies impacting human health. The fund launched in summer of 2016 with $100M from Illumina.

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