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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. Suster also led GRP's investment in Ad.ly. Datasift is based in the UK. READ MORE>>.

GRP Partners Backs Cloud Database Firm

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners has backed a provider of cloud-based databases, MongoLab , in its Series A funding. MongoLab said it has raised $3M in a Series A funding led by The Foundry Group, and including Baseline Ventures, GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital and Bullet Time Ventures. READ MORE>>.

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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.

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 partners

GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Bettinelli

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

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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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Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Launchpad LA was founded by prominent VC Mark Suster of GRP Partners in 2009, and invests in each company that is accepted into the program.

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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. Brian McLoughlin of GRP was on mFoundry's board of directors. mfoundry partners merger acquisition mobile financial software paymentREAD MORE>>.

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

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The regulatory filing indicates GRP has raised $148.6M partners venture capital fund fundingREAD MORE>>.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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The most significant news for GRP Partners in 2012 was the first close of our 4th venture fund. American consumers watch 5.3 READ MORE>>.

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 has been quite active in the local technology industry, having founded accelerator LaunchpadLA. READ MORE>>.

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 capital

Mark Suster Invests In Treehouse

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Suster, in announcing the deal on his blog, did not say if his firm, GRP Partners, participated in the round. READ MORE>>.

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

ChowNow Gets $708K

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ChowNow has previously raised funding from Daher Capital, Double M Partners, GRP Partners, Karlin Ventures and Velos Partners, and was part of LaunchpadLA. Los Angeles-based mobile food ordering startup ChowNow has raised $708,414 as part of a new funding round, according to regulatory filing by the firm this week.

RingRevenue Expands Into New Offices, Ramps Hiring

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RingRevenue is backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the developer of pay-per-call technology for the affiliate marketing industry, told its customers Friday that it has moved into a new space on East Figueroa Street in Santa Barbara. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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Overall, the event organizers say there are 150 speakers participating in over 30 panels. READ MORE>>.

Burstly Raises $5.5M More

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The round came from GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank. in a Series B round, according to reports. READ MORE>>.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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He was at Overture before it was acquired by Yahoo. READ MORE>>. gradient openx executive advertising bidding mobile marketing

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RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services

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RingRevenue is venture backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. READ MORE>>.

RingRevenue Signs Mobile Ad Network Tapjoy

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Santa Barbara-based RinvRevenue , the provider of pay-per-call marketing technology, said today that it has partnered with mobile ad network firm Tapjoy. Tapjoy is backed by J.P.Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, and D.E. Shaw Ventures. READ MORE>>.

GRP Targets $250M In New Fund, GRP IV

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm GRP Partners is looking to raised $250M in its newest fund, GRP IV L.P., in 2009.

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Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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in funding in Q3, up in terms of dollars from Q3 of last year, when $670.9M was raised. billion has been invested in the region via venture capital.

GumGum Names Winders Marketing VP

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GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures. Los Angeles-based GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising technology, said this morning that it has named Tony Winders as its Senior Vice President of Marketing. GumGum is venture backed by. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Expands To Canada In First International Deal

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GumGum , the provider of in-image advertising services which is backed by GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures, has signed a deal with a Canadian firm, in its first deal out of the country, according to the company Wednesday. READ MORE>>. gumgum canada international advertising image

GumGum Adds $7M

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The firm has raised $7M in funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising firm led by Ophir Tanz, has finally disclosed its funding round. It's unclear if prior investor Crosscut Ventures participated in this funding. READ MORE>>.

textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus

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Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. textPlus , the maker of the popular texting application by the same name, said today that it has raised $18M in a new funding round, led by The Raine Group. READ MORE>>.

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around – Startups Uncensored #22

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Last month’s startups uncensored was about “Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around.” Check out the whole video here

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. I will do my best to keep this up to date.

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.

RingRevenue Ties With DoublePositive

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , which provides pay-per-call tracking technology, has partnered with marketing and lead generation firm DoublePositive Marketing Group , the firms said today. According to the two, they will partner to deliver live voice leads to national lead buyers in higher education, insurance, and financial services.

Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion

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Pop-Up Pantry is backed by GRP Partners, CrossCut Ventures, Adam Goldenberg (JustFab), and Michel Daher (of Daher Foods). Munchery , which features new menus from local chefs, and delivers those to users for between $10 and $15 a meal, with the user finishing off those meals at home or work in a microwave or oven. READ MORE>>.

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.

Gravity Gets $10.6M More For Real Time Personalization

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The funding was led by GRP Partners, and also included Redpoint Ventures and August Capital. READ MORE>>.

Burstly Buys TestFlight

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Burstly is backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, and SoftBank, and announced a $5.5M funding round in November.

Gumgum Names Sales VP

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Gumgum recently raised $7M in a funding from New Enterprise Associates, GRP Partners, and First Round Capital. Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. READ MORE>>. gumgum sales executive advertising

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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The conference also said it has added some "pre-events" from June 14-18th, which stretch the conference out to more than a week. READ MORE>>.