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Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. The funding brings Southern California's total 2012 investments to $3.2 southern california venture capital funding totals moneytree thompson reuters investment 2012

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

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5

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?

SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters. Southern California's biggest investment sectors in the quarter were. The largest investments for the quarter in Southern California were for Fisker Automotive , which raised $115M in the quarter; and Cameron Health , which raised $107M in funding.

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.

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

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report finds that companies here in Southern California raised $695.4M The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5

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. billion was invested in Southern California start-ups with 220 new companies launching in Los Angeles. Media Partners.

What Mattered in 2012: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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For the last week of the year, we're featuring the thoughts and reflections of some of the movers and shakers of Southern California's high tech community. The most significant news for GRP Partners in 2012 was the first close of our 4th venture fund.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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Southern California's Most Popular Tech Stories. It's a new year and it's time to get back to work.

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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Southern California Investments On Uptick, Totals $686.5M For Q1

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Southern California venture capital investments totaled $686.5M According to the report, released today, Southern California investments totaled $686.5M Southern California's investment totals bucked the national trend, which found that there was a 9 percent drop in dollars to $4.7 For Southern California, Orange County actually had the most dollars invested, with $239.6M Clean technology in Southern California represented $230.0M

Special Report: Who's Funding What, Really?

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There's been a lot of talk about the boom in Southern California's startup world. and angel investment deals in Southern California to reveal who really, is funding companies, so that local startups are armed with the best knowledge and intelligence to optimize their changes of.

GRP's Suster Ranks Number Two On Most Respected VC List

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Mark Suster of GRP Partners has ranked number two on a list of "Most Respected Venture Capitalists". The rankings came out Thursday from Seeking Omega, which said it used technology from Lithium, review of entrepreneurs on TheFunded, and individual surveys to rank the VCs.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California''s tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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Investments by venture capitalists in Southern California were up, both in terms of deals and dollars in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). According to the latest MoneyTree report from the two, using data provided by Thomson Reuters, Southern California saw $857.3M The numbers released by PwC and the NVCA seem to back that statement, showing that so far this year, $1.48

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Previously known as GRP Partners, Upfront Ventures has focused on early stage investments since 1996. Silicon Valley? Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 37 Percent In 2009

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invested in Southern California in Q4. was invested in Southern California, as well as Q4 of last year, when $508.2M By industry, Southern California saw its biggest investments in Biotechnology, with $195.6M In terms of venture firm activity, the report found that DFJ Frontier was the most active in the quarter, with five deals; GRP Partners , Mission Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures all had four deals each in the quarter.

VC Invest $587M In SoCal In Q4, But National Investments Drop 47 Percent In 2009

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invested in Southern California in Q4. was invested in Southern California, as well as Q4 of last year, when $508.2M By industry, Southern California saw its biggest investments in Biotechnology, with $195.6M In terms of venture firm activity, the report found that DFJ Frontier was the most active in the quarter, with five deals; GRP Partners , Mission Ventures , and Redpoint Ventures all had four deals each in the quarter.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I’m super excited to announce that GRP Partners led the investment in Ethan Anderson’s new company MyTime (link has LA-based merchants but will give you a good feel for the product). ” So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video.

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Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around

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Hosted by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc), it will be an open and frank townhall conversation with some of Southern California's most successful CEOs. Panel includes Ryan Scott, Causecast; Gil Elbaz, Factual; Mark Suster, GRP Partners, and others. Thursday, August 18, 2011 -- Startups Uncensored #22 - Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around. This months Startups Uncensored will be on Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around."

Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around

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Hosted by Jason Nazar (CEO, Docstoc), it will be an open and frank townhall conversation with some of Southern California's most successful CEOs. Panel includes Ryan Scott, Causecast; Gil Elbaz, Factual; Mark Suster, GRP Partners, and others. Thursday, August 18, 2011 -- Startups Uncensored #22 - Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around. This months Startups Uncensored will be on Building Bigger Businesses the Second Time Around."

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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so I feel I have an unbiased appreciation for BOTH Californias. But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. Never say never – GRP Partners is actually looking very closely at a company in its A round that is raising a large sum of money.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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The VC partner, somebody I greatly respect said, “Yeah, we like Gil and what they’re doing. So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. So it’s always a trade-off.

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StartupSD: Mark Suster

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He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com. Come hear him talk about about SoCal startups, entrepreneurship and the investment scene. Thursday, March 31, 2011 -- startupSD: Mark Suster from Both Sides of the Table. Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He focuses on early-stage technology companies. Mark is a UCSD graduate and writes one of the best startup blogs on the Internet.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was: Layoffs And this is definitely a sign of the times.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The Southern California locale benefits from its easy proximity to Silicon Valley, just an hours flight away, as well as from the many universities in the area, including Cal Tech, where Intel founder Gordon Moore went to school. startup scene so hot.

GRP's Suster Ranks Among Top In VC Bloggers List

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Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners , has made the top 10 in an annual ranking of venture capitalist bloggers, the only Southern California venture capitalist to make the listing. According to the list, put together by Larry Cheng and based on Compete traffic numbers, Suster was ranked number 3, with 53,655 monthly unique visitors to his blog, Both Sides of the Table.

Mark Suster on Influence and Persuasion

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Noted entrepreneurial blogger and respected Venture Capitalist, Mark Suster , who is also a Partner at GRP Partners, recently published a great post related to influence and persuasion, which is excerpted below: ———————————————-. Any SoCal entrepreneur raising early-stage money should put Rincon on their short list.

Raising Capital Today

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Come hear from some of Southern California's leading active investors. Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners * Quinn Li, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures * Ralph Mayer, Past President of Tech Coast Angels * Mike Krenn, Managing Director, DLA Venture Pipeline. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 -- Raising Capital Today. SDSIC. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a round of capital in today's market?

LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast

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Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Moderators: Stephen Hughes, Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank; Scott Alderton, Partner, Stubbs Alderton, and Markiles LLP. Tuesday, August 10, 2010 -- LAVA's Annual VC Breakfast. Find out what they are looking to invest in. Find out what does it take to secure Venture Capital for your company. Learn about the hottest trends and the mistakes NOT to make.

Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures

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Despite the increase in startup activity in Southern California, local venture capital funds are still few and far between, and a large chunk of the funding here is still from Sand Hill Road. All of our partners are based here. GRP stood for Global Retail Partners.

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Raising the First Round of Capital

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Come hear from some of Southern California's leading active investors. Mark Suster, Partner, GRP Partners * Ralph Mayer, Past President of Tech Coast Angels * Quinn Li, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures * Mike Krenn, Managing Director, DLA Venture Pipeline. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 -- Raising the First Round of Capital. SDSIC. What does it take for a San Diego company to raise a Seed or Series A round? With 2009 finally behind us, what can we expect in 2010?

I Just Invested in @Burstly, a Mobile Ad Management Company

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I’m very pleased today to announce that I invested, on behalf of GRP Partners, in Burstly alongside Rincon Venture Partners , an early stage VC in Southern California whith whom we love to work (and were our co-investors on RingRevenue ). It isn’t written by them or any marketing department – so please take it for what it is. So on the 70% criterion – team – I was already anxious to see what they would build.

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Epoxy Tunes Into $2M to Enable YouTube, Video Publishing

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One of the hottest sectors in Southern California's high tech world in the last couple of years has been video--namely, Internet video and content creation. The new round was led by GRP Partners, which adds Mark Suster to Epoxy's board of directors. Other investors in the funding include Greycroft Partners , Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments , Advancit Capital, Allen DeBevoise, Ynon Kreiz , among others.

Ad.ly Expands To Twitter Apps

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Looking to reduce its dependence on Twitter's fickle advertising policy, Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , the Twitter advertising startup backed by Greycroft Partners and GRP Partners, said earlier this week that it has extended its platform to applications and websites.

MySpace, Ad.ly Link On In-Stream Advertising

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helps celebrities, musicians, and other social influencers monetize their Twitter and other activity streams with advertising; the firm is backed by GRP Partners, Greycroft Partners, and LowerMyBills' Matt Coffin. squarely into a multi-way intersection of who's who in Southern California's blog and technology world. is an investment of GRP's Mark Suster, who hosts This Week in Venture Capital along with Mahalo's Jason Calacanis.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Armstrong, Clearstone Ventures

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We've been sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community all week, and will also do so next week. Yesterday, we spoke with Mark Suster of GRP Partners.

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. Below, we collect the thoughts of Jim Andelman , a venture capitalist at Rincon Venture Partners.