Rustic Canyon Backs UrbanSitter In New Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Rustic Canyon Partners is one of the returning investor in a new round for mobile, on-demand babysitting app and marketplace provider UrbanSitter. The funding was led by Advance Venture Partners, and also included Canaan Partners, Aspect Ventures, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures and Rustic Canyon Partners. Rustic Canyon was an existing investor in UrbanSitter, which is based in San Francisco.

Rustic Canyon Backs UrbanSitter In New Funding

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Rustic Canyon Partners is one of the return backers of online babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter , participating in UrbanSitter''s new $15M Series B funding. UrbanSitter said the new funding round was led by DBL Investors, and also included Match Group, Aspect Ventures, Canaan Partners, First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, in addition to Rustic Canyon Partners.

Rustic Canyon Re-Ups On Cancer Portal Developer

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Rustic Canyon Partners has re-upped on an investment in cancer portal developer Navigating Cancer , in a new, $10M investment. The round was led by Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and also included ORIX Healthcare Capital in addition to the investment by Rustic Canyon Partners. Rustic Canyon was a prior investor in Navigating Cancer.

Rustic Canyon Re-Ups On UrbanSitter

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An online marketplace for babysitters, UrbanSitter has just scored new funding Los Angeles-based venture investor Rustic Canyon Partners , as part of a Series A funding, UrbanSitter said this morning. UrbanSitter said it raised $6M in a Series A round, which was led by Canaan Partners, and also included existing investors First Round Capital, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and angels. urbansitter babysitter marketplace market venture capital rustic canyon

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Babysitting Service UrbanSitter

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Rustic Canyon Partners is backing the developer of a service which uses parents' social graphs to help connect them with babysitters. According to San Francisco-based UrbanSitter , it has raised $1.75M in a round, which was led by First Round Capital and also included Rustic Canyon Partners, Menlo Ventures, and angels. rustic canyon partners venture capital urbansittter babysitting social facebook

Rustic Canyon Gets Quick Exit At Mertado

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners has scored a quick exit at Redwood City-based Mertado , after Mertado said Friday that it has been acquired by daily deals site Groupon. in a round from Rustic canyon, Redpoint Ventures, Y Combinator, and Blumberg Capital. Rustic Canyon had led the September 2011 investment in Mertado. rustic canyon mertado merger acquisition venture capital social shopping cacebook

Rustic Canyon Boosts InSync

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Santa Monica-based venture firm Rustic Canyon , along with Intel Capital, has put more into Silicon Valley-based InSync Software , a developer of software for the RFID and supply chain tracking business. Tags: rustic canyon venture capital rfid software supply chain According to InSync, it has raised $4.7M in a Series B funding from the two investors. Both had invested in InSync in 2006.

Rustic Canyon Adds Associate

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners is announcing later today that it has added Ed Fu as an Associate at the firm. According to Rustic Canyon, Fu will support the firm's investments in Internet and Clean Technology. Tags: associate executive capital venture canyon rustic

Rustic Canyon Boosts Optical Switching Firm

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners has re-upped its investment in optical switching firm Capella Intelligent Subsystems. The new, oversubscribed round was led by Black Diamond Ventures, and also included SingTel Innov8, Levensohn Partners, Formative Ventures, Lucas Venture Group and Rustic Canyon Ventures. rustic canyon venture capital capella intelligence subsystems optical component electronics

Rustic Canyon Bolsters LoopNet

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Rustic Canyon Partners is part of a group investing $50M in private equity in San Francisco-based LoopNet, which operates an online marketplace for commercial real estate. According to LoopNet, Calera Capital, Trinity Ventures, and Rustic Canyon Partners are investing $50M in convertible preferred stock in the publicly held firm. Tags: rustic canyon venture capital loopnet realestate real estate

Rustic Canyon's Kim To Leave Firm

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Michael Kim , a partner at Santa Monica-based Rustic Canyon Partners , is departing the firm at the end of the year to startup up a new fund-of-funds, Cendana Capital. According to Kim, he will become an Advisory Partner to Rustic Canyon, and transfer his responsibilities at Rustic Canyon by the end of the year. Tags: rustic canyon venture capital michael executive cendana

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

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Nate Redmond is the managing partner of Rustic Canyon Partners – he’s probably one of the youngest managing partners of a major fund you’ll meet. Nate, tell us a bit about Rustic Canyon Venture Partners.

Rustic Canyon Backs Social Shopping Site

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Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon is the lead investor in a round of funding from a social shopping site out of Y Combinator. The round came from new investor Rustic Canyon Partners, and also included prior investors Blumberg Capital and Redpoint Ventures. According to Mertado , a social shopping service which links users with home and kitchen products via Facebook said Wednesday that it has raised $2.3M in a Series A round.

Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Get Exit At MerchantCircle

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Both Rustic Canyon Partners and Steamboat Ventures were venture backers of MerchantCircle, which Reply said it would acquire yesterday for $60M in cash and stock. Two Southern California venture capital firms have benefited from an acquisition yesterday of Mountain View-based MerchantCircle , an online local business advertising and networking site, by fellow online advertising firm Reply!

Report: Trion World, Backed By Rustic Canyon, Planning IPO

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One of the portfolio firms of Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon , Trion World Network , is reportedly prepping for an IPO, according to reports over the weekend. Rustic Canyon's investment in Trion World Network is managed by Nate Redmond; the firm also has part of its game studio in San Diego. Trion is venture backed by Act II Capital, Time Warner, Peacock Equity, Rustic Canyon, DCM and Trinity Ventures.

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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Today, we're featuring the thoughts of John Babcock , a venture capitalist at Rustic Canyon Partners. Under Nate's leadership, we have redoubled Rustic Canyon's focus on early stage companies working in Internet and Cleantech businesses.

From The Valley to The Beach | Interview with Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon

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TechZulu caught up with Nate Redmond managing partner of Rustic Canyon and he tells us what is happening in the LA Tech Scene. The post From The Valley to The Beach | Interview with Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon appeared first on TechZulu.

Rustic Canyon Sells Positions In Portfolio

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San Francisco-based investment firm Saints Capital , and Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners said Tuesday that they have formed a new fund, Saints Rustic Canyon, L.P., which has purchased the interest of nineteen different portfolio firms of Rustic Canyon Ventures, and a portion of eight other firms (note: Rustic Canyon is a sponsor of this publication, socalTECH.com).

Fulcrum BioEnergy, Backed By USRG and Rustic Canyon, Files For IPO

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Renewables Group , and Rustic Canyon Partners. percent of Fulcrum; Rustic Canyon Partners owns 23.4 Jim McDermott of USRG, the former founder of Stamps.com, Spoke Software, and Archive, sits on th eboard, as does Tom Unterman of Rustic Canyon Partners, Nate Redmond--also of Rustic Canyon--and Timothy Newell, of USRG. fulcrum bioenergy biofuel cleantech clean energy solid waste power merger acquisition rustic usrg canyon

Rincon Backs Rentlyics In $4M Round

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rentlytics venture capital rental real estate management software rentals apartme rustic canyon Santa Barbara-based venture capital investor Rincon Ventures is one of the leads on an investment in rental management software developer Rentlytics , on a new $4M funding round for the company. San Francisco-based Rentlytics disclosed today that the new funding was led by Trinity Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners. The company also counts Cue Ball and Daher Capital as investors.

Local Angels Back Technology Weight Loss Program Retrofit

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Those angels included Renee LaBran , a partner at local investor Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners, and Howard Lindzon , the founder of San Diego-based StockTwits. retrofit weight loss program rustic canyon renee labran howard stocktwits lindzon nutrition fitnessA number of local angels have backed a technology-driven, weight loss program operator called RETROFIT.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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David Travers, Rustic Canyon Partners , Partner. Events Silicon Beach Fest DocStoc engage:BDR Interscope Records io/LA Launchpad Live Namtion the GRAMMYs MuckerLab NBC Universal Rincon Ventures Rustic Canyon Partners TopSpin Viddy Pose

Can The Next Big Tech Company Be Built In LA?

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During Twiistup 8 a panel moderated by Jason Nazar (DocStoc) and joined by panelist David Travers (Rustic Canyon), Brian Norgard (Namesake), Fouad ElNaggar (Redpoint) and Demian Sellfors (Media Temple), spoke about if the next big tech company could be built in Los Angeles?

Intro to the LA Startup Scene

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Investor Nate Redmond from Rustic Canyon Partners spoke candidly to the audience about the faux pas in approaching investors. Guest article by Eva Hibnick with General Assembly LA.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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Investors attending included: Benchmark, New World Ventures, True Ventures, Anthem Venture Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, IdeaLab, GRP Partners, Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, and Maverick Angels.

MuckerLab Startup Accelerator Brings TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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The investors serving as mentors include Aileen Lee of Kleiner Perkins, Beau Laskey of Steamboat, Chris Farmer of General Catalyst, Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners, Dana Settle of Greycroft, David Travers of Rustic Canyon, Jeremy Liew of LightSpeed, and Jesse Jacobs of Chernin Group. Can you feel it folks? Cause I can. Excited to announce MuckerLab , a new startup accelerator and member of the TechStars Network, launched today in L.A.

Adhesive Games Gets $18M For Massively Multiplayer Game

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Adhesive Games , the Alhambra-based, independent game publishing studio which is part of Meteor Entertainment has just scored a big, $18M funding round from Rustic Canyon Partners , Chinese game publisher KongZhong, and others to help bring its first title to market, Hawken. According to Meteor Entertainment, the funding included Rustic Canyon, KonZhong, FirstMark Capital, and Benchmark Capital.

Kin Lands $12M For Women's Lifestyle Channels

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The funding came from Corus Entertainment, Emil Capital, Mayfield Fund, General Catalyst Partners and Rustic Canyon Partners. Santa Monica-based KIN , which operates a female-focused lifestyle YouTube network, has raised $12M in a funding round, the company said last week.

Lead360 Finds CFO

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Leads360 is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. Los Angeles-based Leads360 , the developer of sales lead management software, said today that it has named Darian Hong as its Chief Financial Officer. Hong was most recently CFO of AT&T Interactive. Hong also has served at Spirent Communications, Harris Corporation, and Eaton Corporation. READ MORE>>. leads360 executive finance

Transonic Combustion Takes $32M For Fuel Injection Technology

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Transonic Combusion is venture backed by Venrock, Khosla Ventures, Rustic Canyon and Saints Capital. Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion , which is developing high efficiency, fuel injection systems for internal combustion engines, said today that it has raised $32M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the round will go towards expanding development of its product and meeting customer commitments.

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners. The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced. Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors! We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year. Uri Blackman, GIDEON Informatics. Jeff Carmody,

FoodLink Online Names CEO

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The firm is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. Tom Unterman of Rustic Canyon Partners--the majority owner of Foodlink--site on the company's board. Torrance-based Foodlink Online , a provider of supply chain software for the perishable food market, said this week that it has named Eric Peters as the firm's new CEO. Peters replaces Vijay Yajnik, who remains as Chairman of the Board.

Raising Money for Startups in a Down Market

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with Jason Nazar, CEO of DocStoc and David Travers of Rustic Canyon Partners and other surprise guests. Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- "Raising Money for Startups in a Down Market" Dealmaker LA. See [link] (more

Leads360 Gets $15M For Sales Lead Software

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The round was led by Volition Capital, and also included Rustic Canyon Partners. Los Angeles-based Leads360 , the developer of leads management software headed by Nick Hedges, said this morning that it has raised $15M in new funding. According to the company, the new funding will go towards product offerings, strategic partnerships, and awareness of its platform. Leads360's software is used for managing and tracking sales leads. READ MORE>>.

TopFloor Takes $6M For Flash Fashion Sales

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Los Angeles-based TopFloor revealed today that it has raised $6M in a funding round, from Polaris Ventures, Google Ventures, Crosslink Ventures, and Rustic Canyon Partners. Science, Inc. , the startup incubator headed by Michael Jones, has debuted another fashion-related startup out of its incubation efforts this morning.