L.A. Startups Received $369 Million in Seed Funding in 2016

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Seed-stage companies in Los Angeles received a total of $369 million in funding in 2016, according to report from Venice tech accelerator Amplify.LA.

Visage Finds $2.15M In Seed Funding


Irvine-based Visage , which offers up a service aimed at online marketers to help create infographics, said this morning that it has raised $2.15M in a seed funding. The funding was led by Venture51, and also included K5 Ventures and Kima Ventures, along with angels Robin Pimentel and Dan Martell. visage seed funding venture capital infographic data graphics marketing

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Silicon Beach Report April 20: L.A. Seed Funding Falls Sharply in First Quarter

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seed funding falls sharply in first quarter, Brian Lee and Ron Burkle-backed medical apparel Startup Jaanuu raises $5 million from retail execs, and Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s dramatic biopic releases Friday on Netflix

ForwardMetrics Gets $1M In Seed Funding


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.

AmplifyLA: Dramatic Drop In Seed Funding In LA In Q1


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

MySocialNightlife.com Gets Seed Funding


Los Angeles-based MySocialNightLife.com , an online site focused on the nightclub scene, said Tuesday that it has landed a seed round of funding. The funding came from an un-named angel investor. The firm said it is providing a way for nightclub venues, to help promote their offerings in a social networking environment. The firm is headed by Danny Chasan, Ben Farrell, and Artin Nazarian.

eGood Gets $3M In Seed Funding


Glendora-based eGood , a startup developing a social giving platform, said today that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Wolfgang Buehler, and angel investor. According to eGood, it is using the funding to develop its mobile and in-store check-in platform. egood venture capital angel funding social charity cause mobile checkin

Kixer Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Connect App Makers, Publishers


Los Angeles-based Kixer , which was founded by Keith Bonnici, Jake Moilanen, and Omar Nicola, has raised $1M in a seed funding, for the company''s native advertising platform. B The funding came from TenOne Ten Ventures, Lowercase Capital, as well as angels, including Clark Landry and other local investors.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding


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.

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


Among those funds is TYLT Lab (www.tyltlab.com), which recently announced a new, $20M early stage investment fund specifically focused on companies here. Our investments tend to be more seed to A round investments.

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

Network Optix Snags $750K In Seed Funding


Burbank-based Network Optix , a startup developing video transport, management, and display technology, said this morning that it has raised $750,000 in a seed funding. transport video funding angel capital venture optix network

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 15: Fika Ventures Raises $40 Million Seed Fund

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Fika Ventures raises $40 million seed fund, Musk posts tweet opposing Muslim ban, then deletes it, Imax opens flagship virtual reality center on Fairfax, and more

Pixoto Raises Seed Funding For Photo Site


Pixoto , a new startup focused on sharing and voting on photographic images which is headed by former Pictage founder Jason Kiefer, has just scored a seed funding worth $360,000, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Based on the funding, it appears the company is working on a $500,000 seed funding round. kiefer jason pictage seed capital venture startup sharing voting photo pixoto

AdQuick Finds $1.1M In Seed Funding


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>>.

PayDragon Reveals $1.35M Seed Funding For Mobile Payments


Los Angeles-based PayDragon has raised $1.35M in its seed funding, the firm disclosed Friday. The firm--which had earlier disclosed the seed roudn , but without dollar amounts--said the funding included Rustic Canyon Ventures, SV Angel, and Y Combinator, as well as Yuri Milner and Mark Schwartz. paydragon venture capital seed funding ycombinator mobile payments financial

Illumina Accelerator Sees ‘Huge Impact in Genomics’ in New Startups


Genomics startups are increasing in number and quality, so much so that three-year-old Illumina Accelerator has expanded with its latest class to accommodate five of them. Xconomy got an early look at the specialty accelerator’s sixth cohort, which includes a company named for a butterfly and the accelerator’s first digital health startup.

Invested.in Gets $830K More In Seed Funding


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.

Cover Raises $1.6 Million to Build Prefab Structures for Homes

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million in seed funding, according to a statement released Tuesday Cover Technologies Inc., a prefab building company that designs and manufactures backyard studios, has raised $1.6

GrollTex Gets Seed Funding


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.

ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation


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 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.

Unmute Picks Up $2.2M In Seed Funding


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

Yapert Closes $1.2M Seed Funding

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in seed funding. The company intends to use the funds for continued platform expansion and sales & marketing efforts. Blog Fundraising Mobile News Funding Internet Slider Yapert, a San Diego, CA-based interactive mobile magazine, raised $1.2m

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.

3TEN8 Gets $250K


3TEN8 , a company which is developing software to help mobile network operators visualize and manage their network performance, and which was part of both LaunchpadLA and the SAM Precellerator Programs in Los Angeles, has raised $250,000 in funding. The seed funding came from the Citrix Startup Accelerator Seed Program. 3ten8 software mobile network operator venture capital seed funding citrix communications wireless

Mave Finds Seed Funding For Personal Concierge Startup


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.

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App


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.

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding


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


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

Service Finds $3.1M In Seed Funding


in a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by the Founders Fund, and also included Menlo Ventures, Maveron, Eight Ventures, Arena Ventures, Alex Bard, Tikhon Bernstam, Brenden Mulligan and Robin Chan. Los Angeles-based startup Service , a new, on-demand startup looking to channel the frustration and anger of customers not happy with their customer service from other companies, has raised $3.1M

Heal Finds $5M For On Demand Doctor's Housecalls


Santa Monica-based Heal , an on-demand startup offering up access to house calls from doctors via smartphone, has raised $5M in a seed funding round, the company announced this morning. The funding came from Slow Ventures, March Capital and Pritzker Capital, along with angels Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm); James Lassiter (Overbrook Entertainment); Stephen Rader (Clarity Partners); Jamie McCourt; Lionel Richie; and Mike Wortsman (Univision).

Gridtest Systems Gets Seeded


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. The firm, which was founded by Neal Roche, said the funds go to accelerate launch of its first product. A recently regulatory filing by the firm indicates it recently raised $675,916 as part of an ongoing $1.14M funding round.

HipSwap Reveals Funding From Greycroft, Founders Fund


in a seed funding round from the Founders Fund and Greycroft Partners. It's unclear when the funding was raised by the company. fashion local marketplace seed funding greycroft capital venture hipswapLos Angeles-based HipSwap , the online, fashion focused marketplace which launched earlier in March, has revealed that it has raised $1.1M