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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners ( 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. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 We're taking it seriously.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX


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

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DataPop Gets $1.7M


Los Angeles-based DataPop , a new paid search ad management firm started by a pair of Overture/Yahoo Search Marketing veterans, has raised $1.7M DataPop was founded Jason Lehmbeck and John Zimmerman, both of whom have been at Overture and Yahoo! Tags: datapop venture capital search marketing advertising overture yahoo

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

Both Sides of the Table

The VC partner, somebody I greatly respect said, “Yeah, we like Gil and what they’re doing. Let me use LA as an example. Good luck.

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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I know it’s not single-handed as he has both fantastic partners at Foundry Group and many other community leaders. Of course I have.

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Want to Work in VC? Here’s How

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GRP Partners is looking to hire two analysts (maybe even three) to join our practice in Los Angeles. Are we elitist? Yesterday. Naw.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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First, if the VC does 15-20 of these under one partner then it is certain he can’t spend any time with these investments. I do not.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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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.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur.

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

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My firm GRP Partners recently funded a young LA based company named Ad.Ly Advertising has driven the majority of Internet innovation.

This Week in VC – Scott Painter, CEO of Zag & TrueCar

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Rumored to have turned down acquisition offers from Yahoo and Facebook. Just in case here’s the link to this week’s episode. Vopium.

Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

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My firm, GRP Partners, invested in the company that innovated this entire category – Overture (formerly known as Yahoo!