Three Good Snags Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based employee wellness and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Three Good announced that it has raised a seed funding round. in that funding. According to the company, notable pre-seed investors and partners include impact investor Pete De Mare and Guitar Hero founder Charles Huang and industry leaders from Cisco, Dell, Riot Games, and HTC. threegood three good seed funding venture capital

APX Platform Scores Seed Funding

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Beverly Hills-based APX Platform, a developer of cloud-based software for the aesthetic industry, says it has raised what it calls an "oversubscribed seed round" for its company. Size of the seed funding was not announced. saas software funding seed aesthetics apxplatform platformAccording to the company, it is developing a "disruptive alternative to the traditional option of a practice management consultant" for the aesthetic practice industry.

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eTailPet Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Moonshots Capital. etailpet venture capital seed funding petstore ecommerce moonshot

Three Good Snags Pre-Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based employee wellness and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Three Good announced that it has raised a seed funding round. The company says it has raised $700K in that pre-funding. According to the company, notable pre-seed investors and partners include impact investor Pete De Mare and Guitar Hero founder Charles Huang and industry leaders from Cisco, Dell, Riot Games, and HTC. in seed funding.

Mica Energies Gets Seed Funding

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Irvine-based Mica Energies announced Wednesday afternoon that it has received a seed funding, and says it is working on a "proof of concept" for ite technology, focused on harvesting radio frequencies from the environment. Source and amount of that seed funding was not announced. The company claimed that the seed funding values the company at $39M. mica energies seed funding venture capital radio frequency

Mapped Snags Second Seed Funding

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a second seed funding. The funding came from MetaProp and Allegion Ventures, plus Singtel Innov8, Greycroft, and ANIMO Ventures. The company said the seed II fund brings its total raised to $9.5M, including a $3M funding round in February of 2020. mapped venture capital seed industrial internet thingsLos Angeles-based Mapped, a developer of artificial intelligence-powered software used for industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT), has raised $6.5M

Luxury Travel Hackers Gets Seed Funding For Travel Technology

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Santa Monica-based Luxury Travel Hackers said today that it has launched a new company, focused on helping the "mobile millennial" book "influencer-curated" trips via social media, with a seed funding. Size of the funding was not announced. According to Luxury Travel Hackers, the funding was led by Thomas B. luxury travel hackers seed funding venture capital millennial socialmedia influener social media

Emerged Gets Seed Funding Round

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San Diego-based Emerged, a new startup which provides qualified leads to healthcare organizations, says it has raised a seed round of funding. The funding came from Round One Capital. Emerged said the new funding will go to scale its software platform and for sales and marketing. Size of the investment was not announced. According to Emerged, Jay Love, the co-founder of Round One Capital, will join its board of directors.

Villiger Raises Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Villiger , a startup developing a mobile app to help parents book tutors, baby sitters, and other services, has raised a seed round of funding, the company said this week. Size of that funding round was not announced. The company said the funding came from Mangrove Capital, Nir Zohar (President and COO, WIX), and Stephen Stokols (CEO, FreedomPop). villiger venture capital mobile mangrove seed funding smartphone parents parenting children kids

Blacksmith Medicines Gets Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Blacksmith Medicines, a new biotechnology company focused on creating medicines for immuno-oncology and inflammatory diseases by targeting human metalloenzymes, has raised a round of seed funding, and announced a research deal with Lilly. Financial details of that seed funding were not announced. The new funding comes on top of existing investments in Blacksmith by Evotec A.G.,

ENTITY Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based ENTITY , a new media company focused on women, has raised a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Susan Rockefeller. entity seed funding venture capital media content women genz millennial nextgen female mentorshipAccording to ENTITY, it is creating a new "experiential media" company focused on "empowering and educating NextGen women".

NXCR, Led By Scott Painter, Scores $30M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based NXCR, a new, subscription car startup led by automotive startup veteran Scott Painter, has raised $30M in a seed funding, based on an internal employee email obtained by socaltech. According to the email from Painter, the funding is the company's first external equity financing. The funding came from such investors as Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus, per the leaked email.

Lassogen Snags $4.5M Seed Funding

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in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Playground Global with participation from Better Ventures, First In Ventures, Tsingyuan Ventures, as well as others. in total funding. San Diego-based Lassogen , a startup developing therapeutics for disease treatment, said yesterday that it has raised $4.5M The comapny says it has now raised $5.1M

PocketList Raises $2.8M In Seed Funding For Rental Info

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in a seed funding round, and officially launched. The company said the funding was led by Craft Ventures, the venture firm founded by David Sacks, and also included Abstract VC and Wonder Ventures, as well as other angels, including Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff. pocketlist venture capital seed funding property rental market marketplace

MaC Venture Capital Launches $103M Seed Fund

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Los Angeles- and Palo Alto-based MaC Venture Capital has launched a new, $103M seed stage investment fund today, saying it plans to invest in technology startups across the fintech, e-commerce and marketplaces, interactive media, connectivity, enterprise SaaS, space and aerospace, logistics, and other sectors.

Whatnot Collects $4M In Seed Funding Round

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Whatnot , which operates a online live stream shopping service and marketplace for collectors, said late Thursday that it had raised $4M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Scribble Ventures, Wonder Ventures, Operator Partners, Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Twenty Two Ventures, and others.

Halla AI Platform for Ecommerce Raises $1.4M Seed Funding

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million in seed funding led by New York-based E&A Venture Capital Burbank-based Shag Enterprises Inc, an artificial intelligence company that’s created a predictive platform for online ordering, announced on May 15 it raised $1.4

Robin Games Gets $7M In Seed Funding For Lifestyle Games

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Venice, California-based Robin Games , a startup that is developing mobile lifestyle games aimed at women and others, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by LVP, and also included 1Up Ventures, Alpha Edison, Everblue Management, firstminute Capital, Greycroft Tracker Fund, Hearst Ventures and Third Kind Venture Capital. robin games women mobile seed funding venture capital lifestyle

Grow Credit Gets $2M In Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based Grow Credit , a startup which helps people establish credit by paying for subscriptions to services such as Netflix, Disney Plus, and Spotify, has raised $2M in a seed funding round, the company said on Tuesday. The funding came from Mucker Labs. The company said that the funding also included angels Jason Robins (DraftKings), Ronnie Lott (former NFL player), and Sebastien Deguy (Adobe).

Boulevard Books Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based Boulevard a developer of cloud-based software used by salons and other appointment-based businesses to automate the process of booking appointments, has raised a seed round of funding, according to one of its investors. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The funding was led by Santa Monica-based Bonfire Ventures, and also included Ludlow Ventures and Box Group.

Geenee Sees $7M In Seed Funding For AR Software

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Los Angeles-based Geenee , a company developing mobile software that allows physical objects to trigger mobile, augmented reality (AR) experiences, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Tuesday morning. The company said the funding was led by IDI Partners. The funding will go towards the company's go-to-market strategy and for additional products, according to the company.

Swoop Snags $3.2M In Seed Funding

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in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Signia Venture Partners, South Park Commons, and angels. software saas limo transportation limousine capital venture funding seed swoopLos Angeles-based Swoop , a new startup which develops software for limousine, party bus, and other transportation providers, has raised $3.2M

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>>.

Syndio Solutions Scores $650K Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Syndio Solutions , a developer of web-based software to help companies ensure compliance with state and federal equal pay for equal work laws, has raised $650,000 in its seed funding round, according to the company. The funding was led by Frontier Ventures. According to Syndio Solutions, Robert Perille of Frontier Ventures joins the company's board with the funding.

MedAnswers Gets $5M In Seed Funding For Fertility Info

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Los Angeles-based MedAnswers , a startup which runs FertilityAnswers , an app and website which provides a resource to help match people to fertility services, as well as access to clinically and scientifically validated fertility information, has raised $5M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Special Situations' Life Sciences Innovation (LSI) Fund, managed by David Sable, and also included Viking Capital.

GrollTex Gets Seed Funding

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San Diego-based GrollTex , a new startup spinning out of the University of California, San Diego, has scored a seed funding round. The funding came from The Triton Fund and the Tech Coast Angels. Size of the funding was not disclosed. According to The Triton Fund, GrollTex will use the funding to accelerate commercialization of the company's technology.

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

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

Vesica Snags $2.1M Seed Funding For Trading Tools

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in a seed funding. The funding came from Mercury Digital Assets and Miami International Holdings, Inc. Los Angeles-based fintech startup Vesica Technologies, a developer of a product which provides information on financial markets, including daily market movements, volatility, and major trades, has raised $2.1M MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Exchange Group. Vesica's founder and CEO is Saad Hussain. The company targets financial traders with its software.

Unmute Picks Up $2.2M In Seed Funding

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in a seed funding, the company said Friday. The funding came from Greycroft Partners, and also included Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, as well as the NBA's David Stern and Robert Kirkman of "The Walking Dead". unmute seed funding venture capital phone call voicemail social networking sharing live celebrityLos Angeles-based Unmute , which develops mobile apps to let people share and interact in live phone calls, has raised $2.2M

VY Esports Gets Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based VY Esports , a new startup focused on connecting esports, brands, and media companies, said on Thursday that it has raised a seed funding round. Size of the funding was not announced. VY Esports said the seed funding was led by Raine Ventures, and also included Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, and others. Blair Ford of Raine Ventures joins the company's board as part of the funding.

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. The funding came from the Tech Coast Angels, Taner Halicioglu of Keshif Ventures, and others. Portfolium is based in EvoNexus, which said this newest funding brings the total raised by its startups to $573M.

Sanguine BioSciences Finds Seed Funding

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Valencia-based Sanguine Biosciences , a startup developing a service around blood sample collection for research and development, said Thursday that it has closed on a seed financing round. The funding was led by INVENT Ventures and Heliant Ventures. sanguine biosciences seed funding research blood lifescience venture capital

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.

Robin Games Gets $7M In Seed Funding For Women's Games

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Venice, California-based Robin Games , a startup that is developing mobile games aimed at women, has raised $7M in a seed funding round, the company said on Thursday. The funding was led by LVP, and also included 1Up Ventures, Alpha Edison, Everblue Management, firstminute Capital, Greycroft Tracker Fund, Hearst Ventures and Third Kind Venture Capital. lifestyle capital venture funding seed mobile women games robin

Q1 Seed Funding Deals Up From Last Year, Says Amplify LA

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Seed stage investments in Los Angeles area startups was up, year-to-year, according to the Q1 2018 LA Seed Deal Report from investor Amplify LA. in seed funding in Q1, which was up 2.5 The most active area for LA area seed investments was in media, entertainment, and gaming, with software-as-a-service businesses also bringing in significant seed funding. amplifyla amplify angeles technology seed funding startups

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

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. The company said the new funding from JPMorgan Chase will go towards accelerating product development and for new customer engagements. Morgan, according to the company. Size of the investment round was not announced.

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding

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Encinitas-based ForwardMetrics has just taken $1M in a seed funding round, to help companies better conduct their strategic planning. The startup said that the new funding round brings its total raised to $1.75M. Source of the seed funding was not announced.

USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition

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Six companies started by students at the University of Southern California's Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC Marshall have been awarded a total of $50,000 in seed funding, after competing in the center's New Venture Seed Competition held this week. According to USC Marshall, it awarded $15,000 in seed funding for two first place winners, and four $5,000 seed prizes to companies.

GroGuru Gets $250K In Seed Funding

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GroGuru , a startup developing irrigation automation technology for the agriculture industry, has raise $250,000 in a seed funding from Western Growers and Radicle Growth. The funding was part of the Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition which focused on technology to improve on-farm efficiencies in the light of a severe labor shortage in the agricultural market. groguru agriculture agtech venture captial seed angel funding farm farming evonexus

Mave Finds Seed Funding For Personal Concierge Startup

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Santa Monica-based Mave has raised seed funding, for a yet-to-be-launched personal concierge startup, according to Fortune this morning. Details on the funding have yet to be announced, and the company's site consists of a waitlist and no other details on the service. mave seed funding venture capital snapchat instagramThe new startup was founded by Emily White, a former executive of Snapchat and Instagram.

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. Because as a potential A round investor I’m thinking to myself, “if the large VC seed investor has been in the company for 9 months and isn’t leading the round then something must be wrong. They have a large-ish fund.