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.

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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. The lead investor on GRP's investment in MongoLab was not disclosed.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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. Details on the funding have not yet been announced by the company.

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. The firm said the move comes as it needed to accommodate new team members. The firm said it added four new team members so far this month, and has a number of other positions open at the company.

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.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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The event--the third iteration of Silicon Beach Fest, which had its debut in June of last year--is a celebration of the technology industry''s rise in Los Angeles, with keynotes from Mark Suster of GRP Partners/LaunchpadLA and Nely Galan of Galan Entertainment/Telemundo.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

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Gradient X , the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire.

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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. RingRevenue, which is headed by Jason Spievak, said it has seeing traction with affiliates in the financial services area.

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. RingRevenue is venture backed by GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners, and is run by Jason Spievak.

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., GRP last closed on a fund--GRP III, L.P.--in GRP's investments include TrueCar, GOGII, Ad.ly, GumGum, among others.

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

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In terms of venture capital, the most active investors in Southern California companies were the Pasadena Angels with 8 deals, Siemer Ventures (7 deals); Versant Ventures (5 deals); and GRP Partners (5 deals).

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. Winders was most recently running his own consulting practice, serving such clients as Rocket Fuel, Fraser Communications, Causecast, Fanzila, Momentfeed and LuxeYard.

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.

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. Gumgum has been hinting at the round at local conferences for the past months, but had been mum about details. 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. In addition to the new funding, the company also said it has acquired Los Angeles-based Jarvus , which develops an app to people capture and share experiences, events and moments together.

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.”

Los Angeles Startup Community

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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. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. 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. Are you a fashion startup?