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".

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Visage Finds $2.15M In Seed Funding

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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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Silicon Beach Report April 12: L.A. Seed Funding up from Q1 2017

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seed funding up from Q1 2017; Amazon drops price of Ring Doorbell; Former Sony CEO Andrew House joins KEYPR’s advisory board

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.

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.

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

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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.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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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.

Service Finds $3.1M In Seed Funding

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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

iZSearch Gets Seed Funding, Launches Internet Search Site

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Carlsbad-based iZSearch said this morning that it has raised a round of seed funding, and also launched its web-based Internet search site. According to iZSearch, the company recently closed a seed funding round from the Tech Coast Angels and Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI). Size of that funding round was not announced. crawler crawl search capital venture funding seed izsearch

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. They have a large-ish fund.

MySocialNightlife.com Gets Seed Funding

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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.

SightCine Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based SightCine , a developer of digital overlay projection technology, told socalTECH today that the firm has raised an initial round of seed funding. Amount of the funding and source was not disclosed. Tags: funding seed capital venture subtitle theater content movie sightcine According to the firm, its initial product allows movie theaters to display subtitles in multiple languages on a single screen.

PayDragon Reveals $1.35M Seed Funding For Mobile Payments

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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

L.A. Seed Funding Falls Sharply in First Quarter

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startups rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017, seed-stage investments went in the other direction While venture capital investment in L.A.

eGood Gets $3M In Seed Funding

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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

Network Optix Snags $750K In Seed Funding

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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

Power Supply Scoops Up $5M In Seed Funding

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Power Supply , a food startup which provides weekly menus from chefs to local customers for pickup at local locations and gyms, has raised $5M in a seed funding, the company disclosed Wednesday. The funding came from Upfront Ventures. crossfit health healthy restaurant chefs menus funding seed fitness food supply power

Tapiture Takes $2.25M In Seed Funding

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Venice, California-based social sharing site Tapiture said this morning that it has raised $2.25M in a seed funding round, which was led by JUMP Investors, along with angels Barry Sternlicht, Herb Simon, Brad Keywell (Lightbank), Brian Lee, Sam Bakhshandehpour, Dave Leyrer (Boulevard Capital), Happy Walters, Hilary Swank, Dwight Howard, and Amar''e Stoudemire. The company said the new funding includes $1.25M in new capital, plus a $1M convertible note from last year.