Mission Ventures Gets Exit, As TIBCO Acquires Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has seen an exit in its venture portfolio this morning, at data science and Hadoop software developer Alpine Data. Alpine Data was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Sierra Ventures, Sumitomo, and UMC Capital, and had raised somewhere around $23.5M alpine data tibco merger acquisition science hadoop apache mission ventures robert kibble

Mission Ventures Re-Ups On Alpine Data

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San Diego-based venture capital investor Mission Ventures has re-upped its investment in San Francisco-based Alpine Data Labs , a developer of Hadoop software for the big data market. Alpine Data Labs said Friday that it has raised $16M in a Series B funding, which came from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, UMC Capital, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH. mission ventures alpine data hadoop bigdata venture capital metapa greenplum

Mission Ventures Backs Ex-Greenplum Execs

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San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures has backed a team from former portfolio firm Greenplum , in a new venture round. in a Series A funding from Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, and Sumitomo Corporate Equity Asia. Mission's investment in Alpine Data was led by Leo Spiegel. mission ventures greenplum venture capital alpine data labs analytics insight mining

Mission Ventures' Lee Departs For Stealth Startup

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Jeff Lee , a senior associate at San Diego- and Los Angeles-based Mission Ventures , has quietly left the firm to head up a newly founded, stealth startup, according to Lee's LinkedIn profiles and bounced emails to his Mission Ventures address. Lee was helping to provide Mission Ventures with coverage of the Los Angeles area. Lee was involved in Mission's investments in SodaHead, Access 360 Media, and Active Storage, among other companies.

Dave Ryan of Mission Ventures On Exits

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Last month, San Diego-based venture capital firm Mission Ventures (www.missionventures.com) sold its portfolio firm, Carlsbad-based 3E , just the latest in a string of exits for the firm, which also included an IPO in Maxlinear earlier in the year.

MaxLinear Cashes Out Venture Capital Investors

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In an unusual move, Carlsbad-based MaxLinear said today that it has reached a private deal to repurchase a significant number of its shares from its venture capital investors. The publicly held firm said it will repurchase 1.65M shares of its own stock, including 1,152,338 shares of its Class C common stock from Mission Ventures, and 500,000 shares of Class B common stock from US Venture Partners. maxlinear venture capital mission ventures usvp cashout semiconductor

Zui Acquired By Saban Brands

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Zui was venture backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. San Diego-based Zui , the kids friendly Internet portal which runs KidZui, has been acquired by Saban Brands , Saban said this morning.

Enevate Names CFO

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Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures/Sumitomo, and CEC Capital. Irvine-based Enevate , which is developing advanced Lithium-ion batteries, said this morning that it has named Sameer V. Rao as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rao was previously at MaxLinear, serving as an executive in the finance area, and also has served at Broadcom and PRTM.

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Carbon Micro Battery Becomes Enovate

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Irvine-based Enovate Corporation , which is backed by Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said today that it has renamed itself from Carbon Micro Battery. in venture financing from such firms as Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson. The firm, which is developing rechargeable battery technology aimed at the smartphone market, said the name "better reflects" the firm's growth strategy in the energy storage space.

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After Long Road, Greenplum (Metapa) Acquired By EMC

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The acquisition is the end of a long road for Greenplum--originally based in Sherman Oaks--and its investors, which includes San Diego's Mission Ventures. The firm, which first appeared in Los Angeles in 2001 as Metapa, was backed by such firms as Dawntreader, EDF Ventures, Hudson Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, Mission Ventures, SAP Ventures, Sierra Ventures, and Sun Microsystems.

SodaHead Signs Slurpee

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SodaHead is venture backed by Mission Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures, and was founded by former MySpace exec Jason Feffer and friend Michael Glazer. Sherman Oaks-based SodaHead , the online polling and questions and answer site, said today that it has launched an integrated campaign with the Slurpee brand. SodaHead did not disclose details of the win, but said the campaign includes a poll question, skinned homepage, email newsletter and banner ads.

Swagbucks Buys Sodahead

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Prodege is venture backed by Technology Crossover Ventures. Sodahead was venture backed by Mission Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. Los Angeles-based prodege , the parent company of Swagbucks , said this morning that it has acquired Sodahead , the online polling and discussion platform founded by Jason Feffer. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Enevate Finds $30M For Battery Technology

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The funding came from Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures along with Presidio Ventures. enevate battery technology energy lithium liion venture capital materials chemistryIrvine-based Enevate , which is developing Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a Series B funding.

Transaction Wireless Acquired By First Data

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San Diego-based Transaction Wireless , the digital gift card startup backed by Mission Ventures and Okapi Ventures, has been acquired by First Data , First Data said this week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. First Data said the buy will help it offer up a fully integrated, comprehensive physical and digital gift card program. One of the company's investors said the acquisition represented a "very nice outcome" for the founders, employees, and investors.

Enevate Names CFO

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Enevate is venture backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, and CEC Capital, and is targeting its Lithium ion battery technology at the smartphone and mobile device market. Irvine-based battery technology developer Enevate announced this morning that it has appointed John B. Kennedy as its new Chief Financial Officer.

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Enevate Names Qualcomm Vet Altman To Advisory Board

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Enevate is venture backed by Infinite Potential Technologies, Tsing Capital and Mission Ventures. Irvine-based Lithium-ion battery developer Enevate announced this morning that it has named Steve Altman, former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, to its advisory board. Enevate said that Altman had been at Qualcomm since 1989, and served as General Counsel, President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), President of Qualcomm and Vice Chairman.

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LeisureLink Raises $3.5M

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LeisureLink has previously raised funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Group RCI, Kodiak Ventures LP, Mission Ventures, Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels. Tags: leisurelink vacation rental travel venture capital

Slacker Acquired By LiveXLive

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Slacker was founded in 2006, and was venture backed by Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Mission Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds. San Diego-based online radio station and music streaming service Slacker Radio has been acquired by LiveXLive , the two companies announced on Friday.

Enevate Announces Battery Technology

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Irvine-based Enevate , a venture-backed battery technology startup focused on advanced, rechargeable Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, said this morning that it has rolled out some new battery technology.

KidZui Gets $4M

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The round was led by new investor Mission Ventures, and also included prior backers First Round Capital, Emergence Capital Partners and Maveron. Tags: kidzui browser venture capital San Diego-based Kidzui , which develops a kid-friendly web browsers, has raised $4M in a funding, according to reports.

Enevate Rolls Out Super Fast Charging Technology For EVs

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Irvine-based Enevate , a startup backed by Mission Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Tsing Capital, Infinite Potential Technologies, Presidio Ventures, and CEC Capital--says it has rolled out new technology which allows for extremely fast, 5 minute charging of electric vehicles (EVs).

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KidZui Catches $2M, Launches New Service

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The firm said the funding included Mission Ventures, Maveron, and Emergence Capital. kidzui internet search children friendly safety parents venture capitalSan Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a kid-friendly Internet browser, said this week that it has raised another $2M in funding, and launched a new effort called ZUI.com. Zui.com is a new, search engine focused on kids aged 3 to 12 years old. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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The company is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners , Kodiak Ventures, Mission Ventures , the Pasadena Angels , the Tech Coast Angels , as well as others.

Enevate Expands Battery Efforts In Irvine

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The venture backed firm, which has investments from Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is tripling its office space to 22,000 square feet, according to the Orange County Register. Irvine-based Enevate , a developer of rechargeable battery technology, is expanding in Irvine, according to reports today.

LeisureLink Acquired By VacationRoost

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LeisureLink was venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, and also had received a strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software for the vacation rental market, has been acquired by VacationRoost , which operates an online vacation rental marketplace. Financial terms of the buy were not announced.

ProQuo Shuts Down

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La Jolla-based ProQuo , a venture-backed startup helping consumers manage and reduce junk mail, has quietly shut down, according to reports. ProQuo was venture backed by Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and had raised around $15M in funding. The shutdown was first noted by Xconomy. READ MORE>>.

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LeisureLink Gets $9M In Series C

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The round came from current investors, including Clearstone Venture Partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. Tags: travel capital venture rental vacation leisurelink

ID Analytics Acquired By LifeLock

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San Diego-based ID Analytics , the developer of risk and identification management services, which is venture backed by Canaan Partners, Investor Growth Capital, Mission Ventures, and Trinity Ventures, has been acquired by LifeLock , the firms said today.

Nexiant Names New CEO

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Nexiant is venture backed by InnoCal Venture Capital, Argentum Group, Forrest Binkley & Brown, Inverness Capital Partners, and Mission Ventures, among others. Lake Forest-based Nexiant , a provider of products for materials management and supply chain management software and hardware, said this week that it has named Bill Sickler as CEO of the firm. Sickler has previously served as Network Computing, Gadzoox Networks, Arzoon, Arcwave, and Ungermann-Bass.

Active Storage Raises $7.0M More

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Source of the new funding was not announced by the company, however, the firm's board continues to include representatives from Mission Ventures and Valhalla Partners. data raid apple capital venture storage activeTorrance-based Active Storage , the developer of RAID storage products for the Apple Macintosh, has raised $7.0M in a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday.

LeisureLink Upgrades Vacation Rental Management Software

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LeisureLink , the developer of vacation rental management software which is backed by Clearstone Venture partners, Mission Ventures, and Wyndham Worldwide, said Tuesday afternoon that it has upgraded its MarketSpan Guest Generation product.

Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features

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Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation.

Active Storage Adds Exec

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Active Storage is led by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners. Torrance-based Active Storage , which develops data storage products for the Apple and other markets, said Wednesday that it has named Jeff Lowe as Senior Director of Strategic Market Development. Lowe is the former managing director for Media & Broadcast Technology at NASCAR Media Group. Lowe also previously was at Apple for nearly a decade.

Slacker Expands Radio Service To Canada

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San Diego-based Slacker , the personalized Internet radio service backed by Mission Ventures, Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds, reported Thursday that it has expanded its service into Canada.

LeisureLink Signs Wholesale Travel Firm

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LeisureLink is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners and Mission Ventures, along with strategic investment from Wyndham Worldwide. Pasadena-based LeisureLink , the developer of travel booking software and services, has added a new customer, the firm said Tuesday. LeisureLink said that Tourico Holidays, a global wholesale travel provider has established a partnership with the firm, to help expand the properties it distributes.