AdQuick Finds $1.1M In Seed Funding

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in a seed funding round, the company said over the weekend. The funding came from Initialized Capital, and also included VTF Capital and Haystack Ventures. adquick seed funding venture capital investment outdoor billboard advertisingLos Angeles-based startup AdQuick has raised $1.1M AdQuick is led by Matthew O'Conoor. The company help companies buy and measure outdoor billboard advertising. READ MORE>>.

Trovata Gets Seed Funding From J.P. Morgan

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San Diego-based Trovata , a company developing cash automation software for the treasury management market, has raised a round of seed funding, led by J.P. Size of the investment round was not announced. The company said the new funding from JPMorgan Chase will go towards accelerating product development and for new customer engagements.

Fika Ventures Launches $40M Seed Fund.

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Fika Ventures has raised a $40 million seed fund to invest in business-to-business companies developing software products for finance, online marketplaces, and healthcare

AssetAvenue Gets $3M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based peer-to-peer commercial real estate investment site AssetAvenue said Friday that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. According to the company, the funding was led by Matrix Partners and NetEase, with other investors, including Vectr Ventures, Russ Meyer (Grandpoint Capital); Bam Ventures; and LaunchpadLA. assetavenue venture capital seed funding real estate marketplace market reit realestate investment finance

SeqOnce Biosciences Finds $1M In Seed Funding

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Pasadena-based SeqOnce Biosciences , which is developing next generation sequencing technology, has raised $1M in a seed funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Pasadena-based Mount Wilson Ventures (MWV), a new venture capital investment fund led by longtime Pasadena biotechnology veteran Mike Giardello, Ph.D.

AmplifyLA: Dramatic Drop In Seed Funding In LA In Q1

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reports that seed funding in Q1 of 2017 dropped precipitously, falling 42.2 According to AmplifyLA , the number of seed deals dropped to 27 in the quarter, down from 32 from Q4, and--making a grim quarter even worse--the average seed size declined to only $1.9M AmplifyLA said it will be reporting quarterly on seed deals, a change from the annual reporting it did in 2016. amplifyla seed funding venture capital investment angel accelerator incubator

VC Seed Funding is Dead, Long Live VC Seed Funding!

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A few years ago it became fashionable for large VC’s to do seed funding. So they set up seed programs that allowed for rapid decisions for $500k or less, often done as convertible debt for both speed and cost reasons. They have a large-ish fund.

Kutcher's Sound Ventures Backs LearnLux in Seed Funding

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Sound Ventures , the Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm of Ashton Kutcher, is one of the lead investors in a funding round for LearnLux , a startup which develops software that helps employees of companies with financial wellness. The $2M seed fudning round came from Sound Ventures, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, and Adam Nash, the former CEO of Wealthfront. employee learning education wellness financial investment capital venture learnlux

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

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veteran Ashley King, said today that it has raised a seed round of funding, and launched its first app, Dysh. The startup said it recently closed a seed funding round from BAM Ventures, Chaotic Investments, John Bendheim Enterprises, and Suntoy Enterprises along with Courtney and Carter Reum, Jeff Stibel, and Matt Toledo, Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Financial details of the seed funding round was not announced.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding. Paul Ksller of Bristol Investment Fund joins the firm's board as part of the funding.

Understanding a VC’s Seed Funding Policy is Critical

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There has been much discussion about VCs doing seed funding in the past year. I’ve written about it myself (Is VC Seed Funding Dead?) and (Is There Really a Signaling Problem with VC Seed Funding?). Knowing What the Seed Funding Policy of your VC is.

L.A. Seed Funding Falls Sharply in First Quarter

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While venture capital investment in L.A. startups rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017, seed-stage investments went in the other direction

Tapiture Takes $2.25M In Seed Funding

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Venice, California-based social sharing site Tapiture said this morning that it has raised $2.25M in a seed funding round, which was led by JUMP Investors, along with angels Barry Sternlicht, Herb Simon, Brad Keywell (Lightbank), Brian Lee, Sam Bakhshandehpour, Dave Leyrer (Boulevard Capital), Happy Walters, Hilary Swank, Dwight Howard, and Amar''e Stoudemire. The company said the new funding includes $1.25M in new capital, plus a $1M convertible note from last year.

Chalk Digital Gets Seed Funding For Mobile Ad Technology

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San Diego-based Chalk Digital , a provider of location-based, mobile advertising technology aimed at local businesses, said today that it has raised a seed funding round. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding came from Composite Capital Partners, Kernal Capital Inc., chalk digital advertising mobile location smartphone venture capital angel investment seed

Fika Ventures Launches New, $40M Seed Fund In LA

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Fika Ventures , a new startup venture fund led by venture capitalists Tx Zhuo, Eva Ho, and Arteen Arabshahi, has officially launched this morning, saying that it is investing in startups focused on data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation. The new seed stage fund says it is looking to invest in "founders solving meaningful, systemic problems" in those areas.

Invested.in Gets $830K More In Seed Funding

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Invested.in , the developer of a web-based platform for crowdfunding which is part of AmplifyLA, is announcing today that it has raised $830,000 more in a seed funding round. pricegrabber finance financial funding crowd crowdfunding invested investedinThe round was led by Kamran Pourzanjani, the founder of PriceGrabber who is now head of Bestcovery.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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Among those funds is TYLT Lab (www.tyltlab.com), which recently announced a new, $20M early stage investment fund specifically focused on companies here. Tell us a little bit about your investments and firm? What are the parameters of the investments you make?

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

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Savings search engine Chippmunk , that helps consumers to instantly find great deals online has raised $750,000 seed round as the peak holiday shopping season intensifies. The post Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development appeared first on TechZulu.

How to Prepare for Seed Funding

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 -- How to Prepare for Seed Funding. In the current economic environment, founders and executives need to take steps to prepare their company for receiving outside investment long before approaching potential investors. In this workshop, Doug Giese, Vice President of Seed Track at Tech Coast Angels, will explain their Seed Track program. CONNECT.

PlaceVine Scores Seed Funding

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Los Angeles- and New York-based PlaceVine , which operates a web-based service to connect brands and agencies to product placement opportunities in film, television, and new media, said Wednesday that it has scored a round of seed financing from a New York-based angel fund, NYCSeed. Amount of the investment was not disclosed.

Ad.ly Gets $500K In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , which is developing an in-stream, advertising platform for Twitter, has raised $500,000 in a funding round. has performed very well," Suster told socalTECH, saying that the round was a seed round. Suster said that the seed investment for Ad.ly

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

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Seed investments are down by any measure (funds, deals, dollars) over the past 3 years in deals < $1 million AND in deals between $1–5 million. why the hell has seed financing declined so much in the past 3 years?? thus the rise of “pre seedinvesting).

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Amplify LA Backs Investment Startup Alto

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Los Angeles-based startup accelerator Amplify LA is one of the backers of a new startup Alto , which is allowing investors to invest in nontraditional assets--such as startups, real estate, and more. in its seed funding round, which it received from such investors as Foundation Capital, Sequoia Capital's Scout Fund, Amplify.LA, First Check Fund, Green D Funds, and Jack Gibson, the co-founder of NerdWallet.

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WAYV Picks Up $5M For Cannabis Software

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Los Angeles-based WAYV , a startup that says it is developing cannabis e-commerce software, has raised $5M in a seed funding round, the company said on Monday. The funding was led by Craft Ventures, the venture investment fund of David Sacks. wayv cannabis software ecommerce seed funding david sacks craft ventures marijuana legalized

Startup Boost Targets Los Angeles With Pre-Accelerator Program

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Do you have a startup idea, and a team, but no seed funding, and are even too early for an early stage startup accelerator? A new program in Los Angeles, Startup Boost / Los Angeles , says it is launching a "pre-accelerator" program which aims to help bridge the gap between a team with an "evolved" idea and seed investors and accelerator programs. startup boost angeles mentorship training accelerator seed funding venture capital

ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation

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Los Angeles-based ventureLab Growth Partners said Tuesday afternoon that it has launched a new "startup studio" to invest in and build early stage startups. According to ventureLab, it will provide seed funding, along with product, marketing, and opertional support to its companies. The company did not say how much funding it intends to provide to startups. venturelab startup incubator studio incubation incubate seed funding mike prasad

Moonshots Capital Ramps Investment Pace With Lead On Two Investments

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Los Angeles- and Austin-based Moonshots Capital , the venture capital fund led by serial entrepreneur Kelly Perdew, is ramping its investment pace, with the first two formal investments out of its new fund. The two investments, both announced in January, were cyber-defense firm Threatcare , and bot detection developer New Knowledge. seed funding in that firm. Moonshots also led the investment in New Knowledge.

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Greycroft Invests $20M In Freight Marketplace

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Los Angeles- and New York-based venture capital investment firm Greycroft Ventures is the lead investor in a new, online marketplace for the freight and trucking industry. According to Scottsdale, Arizona-based startup Emerge , it has raised $20M in a seed funding round, which was led by Greycroft, as well as other existing investors.

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Tinder's Mateen Makes Angel Investment In FOSSA

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Justin Mateen , the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Los Angeles-based Tinder , is one of the seed investors in FOSSA , a developer of open source license management software. in a seed funding round, which came from Bain Capital Ventures, along with angels Marc Benioff (Salesforce), Steve Chen (YouTube), Jaan Tallinn (Skype), Amr Awadallah (Cloudera), as well as Justin Mateen (Tinder). fossa angel investment tinder justin mateen venture capital software open sourc

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March Capital Partners Leads Investment In eSports Streaming Startup Genvid

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Los Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners , in a deal led by Gregory Milken, has lead a seed funding round in New York-based startup Genvid Technologies. in a seed funding round, which was led by March Capital Partners, and also included OCA Ventures. twitch videogame streaming esports sports investment venture partners capital march genvid

March Capital Partners Leads Series A Investment In Pensa

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Santa Monica-based venture capital investor March Capital Partners has made another investment, this time as the lead in data center automation software maker Pensa. Pensa said Thursday that it raised a Series A funding round and launched itself into the automation software market for virtual data centers. Size of the funding was not announced. March Capital Partners' investment in Pensa comes on top of an earlier, seed funding round from The Fabric.

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Qualcomm Names Venture Investment Prize Winner

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has named the winner of its annual, Qualcomm Ventures QPrize Venture Investment Competition, the company said this morning. Qualcomm said it has awarded $150,000 in convertible note funding to iOnRoad , and Israeli company which is developing apps to help drivers detect vehicles on the road and alerting them to danger. The company said it awarded over $1M in total seed funding as part of the event this year.

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VC Funding Surges in Fewer Deals in Third Quarter, and Top 10 Deals

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“More dollars, fewer deals” has been a prevailing trend in venture funding over the past couple of years, and it was evident again in the three months that ended September 30, according to the latest Venture Monitor report. Venture firms invested $21.5

Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Gridtest Systems , a developer of measurement tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market, said this morning that it has raised a seed round of funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Financial terms of the investment were not announced. The firm, which was founded by Neal Roche, said the funds go to accelerate launch of its first product. gridtest systems venture capital seed funding electric vehicle cleantech

Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Startup Uncovering Propaganda, Bot Farms

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Los Angeles-based Moonshots Capital is the lead investor in the seed round of a startup, New Knowledge , which developed the artificial intelligence software which uncovered a large-scale Russian effort to influence U.S. in a seed funding, which was led by Moonshots Capital, and also included participation from Haystack, GGV Capital, Geekdom Fund, Capital Factory and Spitfire Ventures.