On Funding?—?Shots on Goal

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On Funding?—?Shots When you’ve been playing the game a bit longer or when you have responsibilities at the fund level you start thinking more about “portfolio construction.” billion When Ring started, even the folks at Shark Tank wouldn’t fund it. per fund.

On Funding?—?The Denominator Effect

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On Funding?—?The The Denominator Effect I recently wrote a post about funding for investors to think about having a diversified portfolio , which I called “shots on goal.” If you funded 30–40 deals perhaps just 1 or 2 would drive the lion’s shares of returns.

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Wavemaker Launches Climate, Sustainability Fund

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Wavemaker Partners, the investment firm which has oeprations both in Los Angeles as well as Singapore, has launched a new climate and sustainability fund, Wavemaker Impact. According to the new fund, it is currently raising $25M for its new fund, which will focus on startups which are looking at climate technology and sustainability. The new fund is based in Singapore, and is led by Quentin Vaquette, Doug Parker, Marie Cheong, Paul Santos, and Steve Melhuish.

Lead Edge Capital Raises $150M Fund

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Santa Barbara- and New York-based Lead Edge Capital, a private equity investor which focuses on growth stage investments in technology companies, said on Wednesday that it has raised $150M in a new fund. According to the company, the new fund will be used for public equity investments. Lead Edge Capital said the new fund brings the company's total capital under management to over $3 billion. Lead Edge Capital said the new fund came from both new and existing limited partners.

VRYNT Gets $1.5M In Seed Funding

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in an initial funding. The company said the funding came from Jaycen Joshua (owner of Canton House Studios), and Steve Miller, (co-founder of Anomaly Create). vrynt seed funding binance metaverseLos Angeles-based VYRNT, a startup developing an e-commerce platform for NTFs, says it has raised $1.5M The company said it is working on a "next-generation e-Commerce platform for NFTs focused on the Metaverse".

Up.Partners Launches $230 Million Fund

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Santa Monica-based early stage venture fund UP.Partners launched its inaugural $230 million fund focused on mobility technology, the company announced on Oct.

5 Venture People To Avoid While Funding Your Startup

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Every entrepreneur seeking funding loves the challenge of getting customers and investors excited, but dreads the thought of negotiating the terms of a deal with potential investors. Brad Feld negotiating style startup funding venture capital

Three Good Snags Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based employee wellness and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Three Good announced that it has raised a seed funding round. in that funding. threegood three good seed funding venture capitalThe company says it is raising $2.5M According to the company, notable pre-seed investors and partners include impact investor Pete De Mare and Guitar Hero founder Charles Huang and industry leaders from Cisco, Dell, Riot Games, and HTC.

APX Platform Scores Seed Funding

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Size of the seed funding was not announced. saas software funding seed aesthetics apxplatform platformBeverly Hills-based APX Platform, a developer of cloud-based software for the aesthetic industry, says it has raised what it calls an "oversubscribed seed round" for its company. According to the company, it is developing a "disruptive alternative to the traditional option of a practice management consultant" for the aesthetic practice industry.

LIT Method Finds Funding

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Los Angeles-based LIT Method, which offers fitness equipment and programs, said today that it has raised a round of funding. The funding came from Marcy Venture Partners (MVP), the venture capitalist firm co-founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Jay Brown, and Larry Marcus, as well an investment from former Los Angeles Dodger Adrian Gonzalez. method funding venture capital fitness equipment

Perch Gets Funding From Citi Impact Fund

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Los Angeles-based Perch, a startup which operates a service that lets users build their credit by paying for Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, and other services on credit, has scored an investment from financial giant Citi, via Citi's new Citi Impact Fund. Citi also announced funding in six other companies, including Clerkie, KETOS, MedHaul, Shift, Superpedestrian, and Vyv. perch citi impact fund financial venture capital fintech finance credit unbanked

SoLo Funds Snags $10M

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Los Angeles-based SoLo Funds, a startup which operates an online crowd-lending marketplace, letting users lend and borrow funds from each other, has raised $10M in a Series A round. The funding was led by ACME Capital, and also included Impact America Fund, Techstars, Endeavor Catalyst, CEAS Investments and others. The company says it has now raised a total of $12M in funding. solo funds venture capital lending borrowing financial fintech finance

10 Tips On Due Diligence On Any Startup Funding Offer

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Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall. Phantom fund investors. Work at home to fund your startup. Cash transfer assistance funding.

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Diversis Capital Raises $675M Fund

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Diversis Capital Management said this morning that it has raised a new, $675M fund. The company said its new fund, Diversis Capital Partners II, exceeded its target of $500M. The new fund will primarily in businesses based in North America, and selectively in Europe and Australia, and is focused on focused control private equity investments in lower middle-market companies.

Ascent Funding Targets Coding Bootcamps With Skills Fund Acquisition

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San Diego-based Ascent Funding, a provider of student loans, says it is targeting the coding bootcamp market, with a new set of loans for those programs. As part of the move into the market, the company says it has acquired the Skills Fund, a firm which has provided over $200M in tuition funding for bootcamps for over 16,000 students. ascent funding coding bootcamp skills fund merger acquisition financial fintech loan student studentloan

Vida Ventures Raises $825M Fund

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SpaceX Inks $850M Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed a $850M fundraising in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, in an equity funding round which included 69 investors. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflightThe fundraising had been rumored to have been in process for the last month or so. The filing said the effort started on February 16th. The round reportedly values the company at $74 billion.

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6 Obligations That Come With Startup External Funding

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Every funding term sheet is followed by a set of milestone commitments, which should not be considered optional suggestions. Funding can be pulled, and future distributions withheld, if objectives are not met. bootstrapping burden funding lessons startup

7 Reasons That Investors Won’t Fund Inventions Alone

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business plan early-stage funding market million dollar inventionEvery inventor seems to think their invention is worth a million dollars, but I haven’t seen anyone pay that much for one yet.

Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

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I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in the room. So I wrote a brand new deck outlining some Upfront views on what we may see in the funding markets ahead.

Dexcom Launches Venture Capital Fund

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San Diego-based Dexcom, which develops equipment for continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, has launched its own venture capital fund, Dexcom Ventures. According to Dexcom, the new fund will seek to identify and invest in opportunities to supplement growth in its core business and advance the development of adjacent technologies for the future. dexcom venture capital fund glucose monitoring lifescience diabetes finance

Three Good Snags Pre-Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based employee wellness and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Three Good announced that it has raised a seed funding round. The company says it has raised $700K in that pre-funding. in seed funding. Editor's note: an earlier version of this article included a funding target, rather than actual funding raised.). seed capital venture funding good three threegood

Dozuki Lands Strategic Funding

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The funding came from Marlin Equity Partners. According to Dozuki, it will use the funding to further its position in the manufacturing software market. San Luis Obispo-based Dozuki, a developer of software that provides training to the manufacturing workforce, has raised a strategic growth investment round, the company said today. Size of the investment was not announced. Dozuki was founded by co-founder and CEO Eric Doster. The company said it was advised by Vista Point Advisors.

Ankona Capital Raises $66M For New Venture Capital Fund

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Newport Beach-based Ankona Capital, a new, venture capital company founded by Josh Harmsen, Brian Mesic, Newth Morris, and Jared Smith, has raised $66M in its first, venture capital fund. ankona capital venture investment fund financial startup harmsen mesicThe company says it invests between $5M to $10M in early, growth-stage B2B software companies which are already generating $5M to $15M in recurring revenues.

Opy USA Secures $271.4M In Debt Funding

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in a debt funding round, which came from Goldman Sachs and Atalaya Capital Management. The two, who provide "buy now pay later" financial products, said the funding will help it with expansion in the the U.S. opyusa debt funding venture international goldman sachsSan Diego-based Opy USA and its parent company, Openpay Group Ltd., announced this week that the two have raised $271.4M

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

Hawke Ventures Raises $5.6M Investment Fund

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Hawke Ventures, a new, venture capital fund that is part of marketing company Hawke Media, said Friday that it has raised $5.6M for its first, venture capital fund. The new fund is being managed by Erik Huberman, Tony Delmercado, and Managing Partner Drew Leahy, along with angel investor Paige Craig. hawke ventures investment fund funding marketing market paigecraig

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FreightPOP Find Funding

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Lake Forest-based FreightPOP a developer of cloud-based logistics and transportation management software, has raised a new funding round, the company said Thursday. According to the company, it raised a round of funding led by Mercato Partners, and also included un-named, existing investors. As part of the funding, the company has named Davis Warnock of Mercato to its board. The funding came out of Mercato Partners' Prelude venture fund.

mPulse Mobile Acquires HealthCrowd, Finds New Funding

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Details of that funding were not announced by the company. Los Angeles-based mPulse Mobile, which develops conversational AI software for the healthcare industry, says it has acquired HealthCrowd, a provider of healthcare communications services for the Medicaid market. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

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6 New Venture Realities To Target Your Funding Effort

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Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). angel funding crowdfunding David S.

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

10 Alternative Funding Sources For Your New Venture

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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.

JAM Fund, Led By Tinder's Mateen, Raises $247.5M

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A new, Los Angeles-based venture capital fund, JAM Fund, led by Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen, has raised $247.5M for what appears to be its second fund, JAM Fund 2, L.P. The funding was detailed in a regulatory filing this week. The filing indicates that the firm has 15 limited partners in the fund. Mateen is the only General Partner listed on the fund. fund venture capital justin mateen tinder hookup

Draper Goren Holm Raises $25M Blockchain Fund

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Los Angeles-based Draper Goren Holm , a new venture capital fund founded by Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $25M in its very first fund. According to the firm, its Fund 1 will make seed and Series A investments in the fintech and blockchain startup world. The fund was announced at the LA Blockchain Summit, which is virtual this year. bitcoin blockchain startup investment fund finance capital venture holm goren draper

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Revolution Prep Gets Growth Funding From Apax

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Santa Monica-based Revolution Prep, an academic testing and tutoring preparation company, has scored private equity funding from Apax Digital Fund. Size of the funding was not announced. According to Apax Digital, the new funding will go to expand Revolution Prep's offering and to increase access to its online tutoring services.

Scopely Scores $340M Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Scopely announced this morning that it has raised a huge, $340M Series E funding round. Scopely said the new funding will go towards supporting its M&A strategy as well as expansion into new product categories. games mobile investment content videogame unicorn funding capital venture scopely

Section 32 Raises $740M For Fourth Venture Fund

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San Diego-based venture capital investment firm Section 32, led by former Google Ventures founder Bill Maris, has raised $740M in its fourth venture capital fund, the company said this morning. According to Section 32, the new fund included investors from philanthropic and non-profit organizations, educational endowments and foundations, and leaders from the technology and healthcare sectors. section32 venture capital fund bill maris google ventures investment financial

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").

Impervious.ai Finds Funding

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Size of the funding was not announced. Los Angeles-based Impervios Technologies, a developer of a software layer built on Bitcoin to enable "cryptographically secure, streaming, and censorship-resistant applications", said on Friday that it has raised a pre-seed financing. The round was led by Trammell Venture partners, and also included Strategic Cyber Ventures, Ten-31, Deflation.vc, and Mike Doniger, Former Director of Research at Citadel Fundamental Strategies.

RepairSmith Pulls Up WIth $42M Funding For Mobile Auto Repair

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Los Angeles-based mobile automotive repair startup RepairSmith, led by Joel Milne, has raised $42M in a new funding round, the company announced this morning. The Series B funding came from TI Capitl, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche Ventures, and Spring Mountain Capital. According to the company, the funding will go towards rapid expansion of its service. repairsmith mobile auto automotive repair venture capitl funding

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New Game Studio Theorycraft Announces $37.5 Million In Funding

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million to fund development of its first title Fledgling video game studio Theorycraft Games Inc. announced March 4 that it had hauled in an impressive $37.5

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.

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