GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Bettinelli

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GRP Partners , the Los Angeles venture capital investment firm, said Tuesday morning that it has added former HauteLook CMO Greg Bettinelli as a Partner at the firm. partners hautelook bettinelli executive partner venture capital

Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Speaker: Mark Suster, GRP Partners. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 -- Paley Center For Media. See [link].

GRP Partners Backs DataSift

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners said today that it has made another investment in the Twitter ecosystem, and has led a $6M, Series A investment in Datasift. GRP was joined by IA Ventures in the investment. Mark Suster, who led the investment for GRP Partners, explained that he is "doubling down" on the Twitter ecosystem via the investment. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly.

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

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That’s why I’m proud to announce today that HealthDataInsights (founded by Victor Chaltiel), where GRP Partners was a 30% owner, has been acquired for $400 million. These are industries in which our partners have focused for the past 15-20 years.

GRP Partners Hits $148.6M In New Fund, GRP IV

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GRP Partners , the venture capital firm managed by Steven Dietz, Brian McLoughlin, Yves Sisteron, and Mark Suster, seems to be making good progress on its newest fund, GRP IV, according to a regulatory filing from the firm filed Wednesday. partners venture capital fund funding

GRP Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its firms this morning, mobile banking and payment provider mFoundry. mFoundry has been founded in 2004, and was venture backed by Apax Partners, Bank of America, GRP Partners, Ignition Partners, Intel Capital, MasterCard, Motorola, NCR, and Paypal, in addition to FIS. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we're featuring Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners , founder of LaunchpadLA , the startup accelerator, not to mention well read blogger and highly watched host of This Week In Venture Capital.

GRP Partners Gets IPO At Qualys

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has just chalked up an IPO for its portfolio, with the IPO this morning of Redwood City-based Qualys. GRP Partners owns 8.3% GRP's investment in Qualys is overseen by Yves Sisteron. qualys cloud security software merger acquisition exit grpvc partnersQualys priced its IPO last night at $12.00 per share, and was slightly up in morning trading.

GRP Partners Leads Investment In Awe.sm

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Los Angeles-based GRP Partners is one of the lead investors in a developer of social media analytics software, Awe.sm , Awe.sm has raised $4M in a round which was led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners, and which also included Neu Venture Capital and kps+p Ventures. did not announce who at GRP led the investment. partners software developer sharing analytics media social capital venture awesm

GRP Partners Raises New $200M Fund, Becomes Upfront Ventures

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor GRP Partners announced this morning that it has raised a fourth fund, worth $200M, and also renamed the firm Upfront Ventures. GRP Partners--which has invested in such successes as Overture, CitySearch, BillMeLater, DealerTrack, and others, and is currently an investor in Maker Studios, TrueCar, Burstly, and others--said it decided to change its branding as venture capital has changed.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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Today, we spoke with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners. year review mark suster partners venture capitalFor the next couple of weeks, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com). GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. It looks like GRP has been making lots of early stage investments lately--can you talk a little bit about your investment preferences and what you are looking at nowadays?

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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million led by GRP Partners, with participation from Baroda Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Daher Capital, Double M Capital, Karlin Ventures, Clark Landry, Andy Rankin, and Launchpad LA.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners and Launchpad was confirmed to keynote along with Nely Galan of Galan Entertainment, the first Latina president of Telemundo. Media Partners. Current media partners include Los Angeles Times, PandoDaily, TechZulu, SoCalTech and VentureBeat.

ChowNow Raises $3M to Level the Online Food Ordering Field for Small Biz

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Funds were contributed by returning investor GRP Partners along with Double M Capitol, Karlin Ventures, LaunchPad LA and Daher Capitol, all local investors. Steven Dietz, Partner at GRP said, “GRP works with entrepreneurs solving important challenges for many people.

LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

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According to sources there are several funds and firms participating in the investment of the startups including, Rincon Ventures , Idealab , Baroda Ventures , GRP Partners , David Cohen , David Tisch , DLA Piper and Stubbs Alderton.

LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

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According to sources there are several funds and firms participating in the investment of the startups including, Rincon Ventures , Idealab , Baroda Ventures , GRP Partners , David Cohen , David Tisch , DLA Piper and Stubbs Alderton.

Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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Mark Suster , the highly visible venture capitalist blogger at GRP Partners, has invested in UK-based TreeHouse , an online, video-focused site for helping users learn web design and development.

Lunch With Mark Suster - Witnessing A Sense Of Purpose

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I had lunch earlier yesterday with Mark Suster, General Partner at GRP Partners, blogger extraordinaire and overall cool dude. I am writing this entry at 4:00 AM. Mark’s kindness and insights moved me to roll out of bed, fire up. Entrepreneur Launching Venture The Fringe

Maker Studios, Co-Founder In Legal Battle

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Danny Zappin, one of the founders of Maker Studios , is not happy with his ouster.

NuORDER Nabs $3M For Fashion E-Commerce

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NuORDER , a developer of e-commerce software for fashion brands and retailers, has scored a round of funding led by GRP Partners, the company said this morning. The Los Angeles software provider said the $3M, Series A financing round was led by GRP Partners, and also included Greycroft Partners, Aileen Lee, David Tisch, Creative Artists Agency, Brian Spaly, Mortimer Singer and Rachel Zoe Inc.

GRP Gets Exit At HealthDataInsights

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, Las Vegas-based HealthDataInsights. GRP Partners owned 30% of HealthDataInsights. GRP's investment in HealthDataInsights was overseen by Yves Sisteron.

Aircam Picks Up $6.5M For Instant, Pro Photo Sharing

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Upfront Ventures--formerly known as GRP Partners--was the lead investor in Burstly. Santa Monica-based Aircam , founded by serial entrepreneurs Evan and Ryan Rifkin, has raised $6.5M in a funding round, to offer up a new service giving attendees at events instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers. According to Aircam, the funding was led by Upfront Ventures, and also included Comcast Ventures. The Rifkins previously founded Burstly/Testflight.

Ad.ly Finds $2M More

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more in funding, from GRP Partners and Siemer Ventures. adly celebrity advertising partners venture capital social media twitter Los Angeles-based celebrity advertising firm Ad.ly disclosed Thursday that it has raised $2.0M

Apple Opens TestFlight Beta

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Apple''s TestFlight service comes courtesy the acquisition earlier this year of Los Angeles-based Burstly , which was venture backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, SoftBank Capital, and Founder Collective.

Report: Pop Up Pantry Shuts Down

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in a funding round from GRP Partners and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based Pop Up Pantry , the LaunchpadLA incubated gourmet food delivery startup, is shutting down, according to a report. The report, from PandoDaily, said that the company shut down due to the high costs of delivering food anywhere in the country. The shutdown comes a mere seven months after the firm raised $1.7M READ MORE>>. popup pantry shutdown deadpool food delivery gourmet fresh

Burstly Raises $5.5M More

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The round came from GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank. Los Angeles-based Burstly , the mobile advertising startup headed by Evan Rifkin, has raised $5.5M in a Series B round, according to reports.

YieldMetrics Harvests $1.7M For Ad Analytics

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in funding, which was led by GRP Partners, and also included Baroda Ventures , Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments , Daher Capital , Double M Capital , Karlin Ventures , Launchpad LA, as well as angels. Online advertising firm YieldMetrics said Thursday morning that it has raised $1.7M

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.

DailyLook Uncovers $2.5M For Fast Fashion

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in a funding round, from GRP Partners, RRE Ventures, SV Angel, Novel TMT Ventures, Matt Coffin , Thomas Mclnerney, and Rachel Zoe. Are you a fashion startup?

GRP Backs Payment Card Provider Wave Crest

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Los Angeles-based venture firm GRP Partners is backing a prepaid card firm, Wave Crest Holdings Limited , based in Gibraltar. in a Series B funding round led by GRP Partners, which also included Park Ventures. As part of the funding, Brian McLoughlin of GRP Partners joins the firm's board of directors. According to Wave Crest today, it raised $8.5M The firm develops prepaid cards and electronic wallet products as well as other related payment products.

Upfront Ventures Promotes Hudson To Principal

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Upfront Ventures was previously known as GRP Partners. Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Upfront Ventures has promoted Jordan Hudson to Principal, the firm said Wednesday. Hudson has previously served at such firms as Fox Filmed Entertainment and GCA Savvian. Upfront said that Hudson will work on deal sourcing, deal screening, deal support, portfolio analysis, and other similar activities. Hudson had previously been an Associate at the firm.

GRP Adds Sam Rosen As EIR

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Los Angeles-based venture firm GRP Partners announced Wednesday that it has hired a new, entrepreneur-in-residence for the company, Sam Rosen, who was formerly the founder of SpeakerGram in New York City, was involved in 500Startups in San Francisco, and also has been involved with ScoreBig.

ZestCash Gets $19M For Lending Startup

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The equity came from Lightspeed Venture Partners and GRP Partners. Hollywood-based ZestCash , a startup offering up short-term, consumer loans online, has scored $19M in funding today, including $11M in a Series A equity round plus $8M in venture debt.

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Grubwithus Gets $5M

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The round was led by GRP Partners, and also included Michel Daher, a Lebanese entrepreneur. The firm said that Mark Suster of GRP Partners will join the company's board along with the funding. Venice-based Grubwithus , which operates a service which helps connect people in real life with others over meals and food, said this week that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round.