Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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in venture capital in Q1, according to the latest MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Southern California venture totals were down significantly from the $1.38

Startup Weekend Ventura County Winner Gets $10,000

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Camarillo-based Semtech , which manufactures analog and mixed-sginal semiconductors, says the winner of the recent Startup Weekend Ventura County event, which was held in Camarillo last weekend, has been awarded $10,000 in seed funding. startup weekend ventura county seed funding venture capital wireless lora technology semtech hardware

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Coverhound Raises $14M To Ramp Hiring In Westlake Village

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The company said this morning that it has raised $14M in a Series B fun ding, with new funding from LA''s Core Innovation Capital, along with Thomas Lehrman, Tugboat Ventures, Route 66 Ventures and American Family Ventures, the venture capital arm of American Family Insurance, plus its existing investors, which include RRE Ventures, Blumberg Capital and Bullpen Capital.

NetPlenish Launches, Lands $1.9M

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ventura-based NetPlenish , the mobile shopping service startup headed by Dave Compton , said today that it has launched with $1.9M in a seed funding round, and has started offering up its service to automatically replenish everyday items for users from e-commerce sites.The funding came from 500 Startups, the investment fun of Dave McClure, Gold Hill Capital , BHV Capital, TEEC Angel Fund, Ludlow Ventures , as well as others.

Connexity Gets $2M In Credit Line

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Ventura-based Connexity , a developer of Internet advertising and targeting technology, announced today that it has secured $2M in a debt financing. Connexity said the line will go towards additional working capital, to accelerate its growth. connexity venture capital internet advertising targeting fastclickThe financing came from Silicon Valley Bank.

Ebyline Raises $5.0M

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Ebyline was founded by Bill Momary, a former Advertising VP at the Ventura County Star, and Allen Narcisse, who has previously served at the LA Times, among other companies. ebyline venture capital publishing press newspaper freelancer software journalistSherman Oaks-based Ebyline , a startup developing an online marketplace to connect professional journalists with online publishers, has raised $5.0M

NetPlenish Gets Funding From 500Startups

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Ventura-based NetPlenish , a startup which is developing a service which will provide automated replenishment of items, combined with an automatic price comparison engine, has quietly raised funding from 500 Startups. NetPlenish is part of the Ventura Ventures Technology Center. netplenish 500startups startup incubator venture capital replenish ecommerce

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Alon Goren , Invested.in (Los Angeles/Ventura, crowdfunding). Rob Reed , MomentFeed (Los Angeles/Ventura, analytics). TX Zhuo , Karlin Ventures (Los Angeles, investor).

The Trade Desk Quietly Pushes Past $200M In Revenues

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Ventura, California--despite a number of growing high tech startups--has not been known for buildling multi-million dollar Internet companies. 5000 rankings--is backed by Double M Partners, Founder Collective, Hermes Growth Partners, IA Ventures, and Wider Wake Networks. trade desk venture capital advertising software revenues growth 100m ranking

CoverHound Raises $33.3M

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CoverHound , which has offices in Westlake Village, and is also one of the portfolio firms of Los Angeles-based venture investor Core Innovation Capital , has raised $33.3M more in a Series C funding, in a funding led by ACE Group, and also including RRE Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Core Innovation Capital, Route 66 Ventures and American Family Ventures.

The Trade Desk Raises $125M In Credit Facility

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Ventura, California-based The Trade Desk , the advertising technology developer led by Jeff Green, has raised $125M in a credit facility, according to the company. The companysaid that it will use the new funding for global expansion initiatives and for working capital. tradedesk trade desk credit facility venture capital growth expansion advertising adtech technology software

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel

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They were very small shcools--he went to Cate, which is inland from Ventura in the Santa Barbara area, and I went to The Thacher School, and we both ended up at the University of Southern California. Form there, we got interest from incubators, angel investors, and venture capital.

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Lottay Raises $200K

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Ventura-based Lottay , an online social gifting firm, has raised $200K more, according to a regulatory filing by the firm last week. Tags: lottay online social gifts facebook gifting media venture capital

Patagonia Invests In AeonClad Coatings

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Ventura, California-based outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia said Monday that it has made an investment in Teas-based AeonClad Coatings , a developer of water-repellent coatings and other specialty coatings technology. patagonia aeonclad coatings surface chemistry plastic outdoor clothing venture capital

eByline Gets $1.5M

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eByline's founders are Bill Momary and Allen Narcisse, who have had experience both at the Los Angeles Times and the Ventura County Star. Tags: ebyline startup marketplace freelance publishing writing writers freelancer venture capital scripps newspaper Los Angeles-based eByline , a startup developing a marketplace for journalists and freelance writers, said today that it has raised $1.5M in a first round of funding. The round came from E.W. Scripps Company.

Maverick Angels Expands Network

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According to a note from John Dilts, the angel group's founder and President, the move comes due to the increase in entrepreneurs coming to angel groups, given the retracting availability of funding from banks and venture capital firms.

Vivometrics Gets $19.9M

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Ventura-based Vivometrics, maker of medical monitoring technology, has raised $19.917M in funding, according to numbers released by this week's PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA venture capital report. Details of the funding were not disclosed. Vivometrics makes the "LifeShirt," a medical device which monitors such things as breathing patterns, cardiopulmonary information, and other medical data on ambulatory patients via a wireless connection

Insights and Opinions: The New Angel Paradigm

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For today's Insights and Opinions piece, we have an article from John Dilts , founder of the Maverick Angels and one of the co-founders of The BioTech Forum , the effort to jump start biotech startup activity in Ventura County. For the past 20 years, I have had a front row seat in watching the evolution of the angel and venture capital sector from both the legal and venture finance perspectives.

Aquea Scientific Gets $10.95M

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Ventura-based Aquea Scientific, which develops a UVA/UVB sunscreen which can be washed on or applied in the shower, has quietly raised $10.955M in funding. The funding was first disclosed in the PricewaterhouseCOopers/NVCA MoneyTree venture capital report over the weekend. No details of the funding have been released by the company, however, the firm is listed as a portfolio holding of the Hawaii Angels and McGovern Capital.

Critical Factors to Consider When Advising Early Stage and Emerging Companies

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Friday, October 17, 2008 -- "Critical Factors to Consider When Advising Early Stage and Emerging Companies" Ventura County CPA/Law Society. It will include discussions relating to choice of entity, capital structure, equity incentive plans and protecting intellectual property rights and trade secrets. This presentation will provide essential information necessary for any lawyer or CPA involved in advising early stage and rapidly growing companies.