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. The startup is led by Founder and CEO Bere Giannini. etailpet venture capital seed funding petstore ecommerce moonshot

eTailPet Finds $800K 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. The seed funding was worth $800K, and led by Moonshots Capital, and also included individual angels from the pet industry. The startup is led by Founder and CEO Bere Giannini. According to eTailPet, the funding will go to accelerate its business.

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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Los Angeles-based startup AdQuick has raised $1.1M 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 advertisingAdQuick is led by Matthew O'Conoor. The company help companies buy and measure outdoor billboard advertising. READ MORE>>.

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.

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. According to the report from Amplify, 23 LA startups raised a total of $52.9M 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.

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. The startup offers up an online, peer-to-peer lending platform which lets users invest and borrow money to invest in commercial real estate deals.

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

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.

AmplifyLA: Dramatic Drop In Seed Funding In LA In Q1

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Venice, California-based startup accelerator Amplify.LA 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.

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

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.

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. GroGuru is part of San Diego- and Irvine's EvoNexus startup incubator, and develops a precision soil and irrigation monitoring system. According to Western Growers and Radicle Growth, the new funding will help GroGuru advance its automation technology.

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. The new startup was founded by Emily White, a former executive of Snapchat and Instagram. 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 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.

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

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

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El Segundo-based Toast Labs , a new startup led by The Honest Co. 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.

Kutcher's Sound Ventures Backs LearnLux in Seed Funding

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Sound Ventures , the Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm of Ashton Kutcher, is one of the lead investors in a funding round for LearnLux , a startup which develops software that helps employees of companies with financial wellness. The $2M seed fudning round came from Sound Ventures, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, and Adam Nash, the former CEO of Wealthfront.

Service Finds $3.1M In Seed Funding

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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 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.

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.

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. The startup is led by Zack Swire. 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

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.

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. The company offers up a weekly set of meals from local chefs, to customers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. crossfit health healthy restaurant chefs menus funding seed fitness food supply power

Indi Molecular Picks Up $300K More In $1.8M Seed Funding

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Culver City-based Indi Molecular , a developer of synthetic replacements for antibodies, announced Tuesday that it has raised $300,000 more in its seed funding, bringing the total raised in the round to $1.8M. lifescience capital venture startup biology synthetic molecular indi indidx

Fika Ventures Launches New, $40M Seed Fund In LA

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Fika Ventures , a new startup venture fund led by venture capitalists Tx Zhuo, Eva Ho, and Arteen Arabshahi, has officially launched this morning, saying that it is investing in startups focused on data, related AI-enabled technologies, and automation. The new seed stage fund says it is looking to invest in "founders solving meaningful, systemic problems" in those areas.

Pixoto Raises Seed Funding For Photo Site

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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

Indpenda Gets Seed Funding, Launches

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San Diego-based Independa , a startup developing products to help senior citizens live independently longer via technology, said this week that it has received a second round of seed funding, and launched its products. Amount and source of the funding was not disclosed.

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

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There seems to a perpetual shortage of local venture capital investors in the region, despite the huge growth in startup activity here, particularly along Silicon Beach. Our investments tend to be more seed to A round investments. How did you guys end up working together on investments?

Independa Gets Seed Funding, Launches

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San Diego-based Independa , a startup developing products to help senior citizens live independently longer via technology, said this week that it has received a second round of seed funding, and launched its products. Amount and source of the funding was not disclosed.

Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development

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Savings search engine Chippmunk , that helps consumers to instantly find great deals online has raised $750,000 seed round as the peak holiday shopping season intensifies. The post Chippmunk Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding for Scaling & Product Development appeared first on TechZulu.

Verge Genomics, Founded By UCLA Scientists, Raises $4M In Seed Funding

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Verge Genomics , a biopharmaceuticals startup founded by scientists out of UCLA, said Tuesday that it has raised $4M in a seed financing round. The funding was led by IA Ventures, and also included Two Sigma Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks VC, Slow Ventures, Karlin Venture, Elad Gil and David Lee.

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L.A.’s Social Collaboration Work Tool ‘Incentive’ Raises $3.5M Total Seed Funding

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Often companies start small and siloed teams choose a tool that works for them, but as the company scales, adopting to one unified tool for collaboration is often painful. The startup is gaining momentum with $3.5 million in seed round funding and clients that include NATO.