Rustic Canyon, Steamboat Get Exit At MerchantCircle

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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! 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.

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

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Fulcrum BioEnergy , a Pleasanton, California-based producer of biofuels from municipal solid waste, filed for an IPO Thursday. Fulcrum's primary backers are two, Southern California venture capital firms, U.S. Renewables Group , and Rustic Canyon Partners. percent of Fulcrum; Rustic Canyon Partners owns 23.4 fulcrum bioenergy biofuel cleantech clean energy solid waste power merger acquisition rustic usrg canyon

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What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech communityk. Today, we're featuring the thoughts of John Babcock , a venture capitalist at Rustic Canyon Partners.

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

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David Travers, Rustic Canyon Partners , Partner. Silicon Beach Fest will bring together the best in tech in southern california. Things are starting to heat up and not just weather wise here in the LA Tech scene.

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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).

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.

Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century. Finally, theyll talk about the new industries that could define SoCal over the coming decades.

Silicon Beach Heads To The White House To Discuss Jobs, Innovation

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A group of high tech executives from Los Angeles and the Silicon Beach ecosystem spent some time early this week talking with senior Obama Administration officials in Washington, D.C., to talk about job creation, the economy, and innovation.

LA Startups Gather At Twiistup

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There is an optimism in the room about what's happening in the whole Internet ecosystem, and the talent pool here in LA, and the belief that there is not just one, but many great companies here," according to David Travers, a venture capitalist at Rustic Canyon.

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

Report: Southern California Venture Capital Totals $464M In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California in Q3 totaled to $464.18M, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA Money Tree Report this evening, based on data from Thomson Reuters. The biggest investments in Southern California for the quarter were for San Diego's SkinIt , a maker of customized "skins" for electronic devices, with $60.0M

Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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Most sectors saw drops in investment during the year, with the exception of few--including a couple of sectors where Southern California has a significant presence, in Clean Technology and Media & Entertainment.

Eleven of Southern California's Firms In The Alternative Vehicle Market

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Many are looking towards Silicon Valley for ideas, however, socalTECH has identified a substantial number of Southern California companies--both public and private--that are also trying to take advantage of the nascent market for electric and other alternative vehicles and related markets, both from the side of developing their own cars, as well as powering the technology behind those vehicles.

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors! Jim Andelman, Rincon Venture Partners John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners. The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced. 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,

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

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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There simply are NOT enough venture capital firms in the Southern California. This dispersed geography prevents entrepreneurs from easily meeting up for both formal functions and the informal drinks/dinner that so often lead to great ideas and partnerships.

Three Epic Startup Battles With SoCal Players

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Here are three, Southern California startup firms--and their competitors--who are engaged in head to head battles to dominate their industry. Backers: Rustic Canyon Partners, Scott Walcheck, Brett Brewer, Robin Richards, Matt Coffin. Backers: ACME Group, Google, Idealab, NRG, Oak Investment Partners, The Quercus Trust of California.

Investment in Digital Media

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PANELISTS: Jon Funk, Managing Director, Ocean Road Partners (former Managing Partner, Allegis Capital) Stephen Hughes, Senior Relationship Manager, Silicon Valley Bank Stephen Royer, President and CEO, Shamrock Capital David Travers, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners David Young, Head of Southern California Corporate and Finance Practice, DLA Piper LLP. Tuesday, May 3, 2011 -- Investment in Digital Media.

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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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. We last shared the thoughts of John Babcock at Rustic Canyon Partners.

LAVA Annual Venture Capital Panel

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Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Moderators: Alan Spatz, Attorney, TroyGould PC; Matt Crowley, Attorney, Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy; Current Confirmed Panelists: Dana Settle, Partner, Greycroft LLC; Leo Spiegel, Managing Partner, Mission Ventures; Jim Andelman, Managing Partner, Rincon Venture Partners; Neal Hansch, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners; Moninca Dodi, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Women's Venture Capital Fund.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.

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Demo Day III - The Launchpad for Cleantech

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OnGreen.com is seeking green tech start-ups to exhibit at Demo Day III on February 15, 2010, in Los Angeles, California OnGreen.com is a LA based start-up building a global cleantech community of entrepreneurs, investors, academic institutions, government industries, and business and technical experts. Past attendees include Morgan Stanley, Rustic Canyon Partners, Pasadena Angels, Siemens Renewable Energy, SoCal Edison and City of Los Angeles.

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com). SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies.

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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. So we're focused on technology, and financial services. We're also looking at technology in the retail sector, or which touch the retail supply chain--things like out of home advertising, software to optimize the retail supply chain, and other related areas because we know the retail sector so well. We'd like to be one of the most prominent investors in Southern California.

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Rustic Canyon Partners (www.rusticcanyon.com). Everyone involved in the technology industry should plan to attend and celebrate the best Southern California has to offer.

Factual Launches Geo-Coded Business Dataset

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Elbaz became an engineering director at Google, and helped established Google's Southern California operations, before embarking on Factual and other ventures.

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