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

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

Pathnostics Finds Strategic Funding

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LA's AET Fund Raises $50M For Entertainment Technology Investment

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A new, Los Angeles venture capital fund, AET Fund said on Wednesday that it has raised $50M to make investments in entertainment technology, and hired someone to head up its U.S. AET Fund--short for Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund--said it has hired Mark Linao as Principal, responsible for managing the company's $50M fund and its operations in United States. fund akatsuki entertainment technology ventura investment augmented reality

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

Fifth Wall Ventures Gets More Funding in Fund II Aims To Raise $500M

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Venice, California-based venture capital investment fund Fifth Wall Ventures , has just received a sizeable commit into its second fund, Fifth Wall Ventures II , according to a regulatory filing by the company. raised out of a $500M targeted fund size, up from an earlier $100M in raised for the fund in June of 2018. Southern California--and in particular, the Los Angeles area--has been seeing a huge surge in venture capital firms raising funds to invest in startups.

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SpaceX Seeking $510M In New Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is looking to raise another $510M in funding--the second time the firm has gone out for funding this year-- according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The funding will bring SpaceX's total raised to more than $2.75 The new funding came to light after another, successful launch for the company--the first, commercial flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket on Thursday.

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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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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.

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?

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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".

Urovant Sciences Gets $100M In Debt Funding

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According to the company, the new funding will go towards ongoing development of its lead compound vibegron, for business development opportunities, and for general corporate purposes. urovant sciences debt funding urology biotech lifescience venture capitalIrvine-based Urovant Sciences , which is developing biopharmaceuticals for treating urologic conditions, said late Friday afternoon that it has entered into a deal for up to $100M in debt financing, from Hercules Cpaital.

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.

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.

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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March Capital Partners Raises Second Fund, Worth $300M

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Santa Monica-based venture investor March Capital Partners said on Thursday afternoon that it has raised a second fund, worth $300M. According to March, its new Fund II includes both existing and new investors. The fund is larger than the firm's first fund, which was worth $240M. march capital partners venture fund funding investment financial

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Venture Funding

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Venture Funding. The Los Angeles Tech and Venture Scene 2019 / Anatomy of a Successful Seed Round. Our program keynote will debut the 2019 Amplify.LA presentation which offers a comprehensive overview of the Los Angeles tech and venture landscape. It includes a look back on 2018, and covers all the players, investors, history and emerging players in LA tech.

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

With a new CEO and fresh funding from Upfront, healthy prepared food delivery service Territory looks to grow

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With a new chief executive officer and $4 million in fresh funding from investors including the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Upfront Ventures, Territory Foods is poised for growth.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

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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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

Science Inc. Eyes New Venture Capital Fund

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founded by Michael Jones, Peter Pham, Gregory Gilman, and Tom Dare, appears to be launching efforts to raise a new fund. The firm already has an existing venture capital fund which invests in its portfolio companies. Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reveal Biosciences Finds Funding From Intel Capital

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San Diego-based Reveal Biosciences , a startup applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to pathology, has received a round of funding from Intel Capital , the corporate venturing arm of microprocessor giant Intel. The details on the funding came as part of an announcement by Intel Capital of its investments in 14 startups, worth a total of $117M.