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Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

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Gravity, the content personalization startup founded by a team of former MySpace executives, just announced that it has raised $10.6 million in Series B funding. When Gravity launched in 2009, it offered some content recommendation products for consumers, but its real goal was to offer its “interest graph” technology to...
Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners
Twice Sets Up Online Clothing Exchange in the Heart of San Francisco (Video)

Soleil Moon Frye Raises $2.5M for DIY Parenting App and Products

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Moonfrye, a new company co-founded by “Punky Brewster” actress Soleil Moon Frye and former IAC executive Kara Nortman, launches today. The startup has raised $2.5 million from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital and Google Ventures, but it doesn’t have any products yet. Frye and Nortman said they hope to encourage...
Soleil Moon Frye Raises $2.5M for DIY Parenting App and Products

Another Big YouTube Bet: Time Warner Leads $40 Million Maker Studios Round

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Here comes more money for YouTube videos. But these dollars don’t come from YouTube: Time Warner is leading a big round of financing for Maker Studios, a startup that specializes in creating and distributing clips for the video giant. The media conglomerate, via its Time Warner Investments arm, is leading...
Another Big YouTube Bet: Time Warner Leads $40 Million Maker Studios Round

GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Greg Bettinelli

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Greg Bettinelli, the chief marketing officer at flash-sale site HauteLook, is joining GRP Partners as a venture partner. It’s the first time the Los Angeles-based firm has expanded its ranks in six years. Prior to HauteLook, Bettinelli had worked at Live Nation and eBay....
GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Greg Bettinelli

Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table By now many of you know the Harlem Shake. It is a YouTube phenomenon that in just two weeks has gone from...
Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

ChowNow Raises $3M To Provide A Facebook And Mobile Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants

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ChowNow is an online ordering platform built for mobile and Facebook, has raised $3 million from GRP Partners with Daher Capital, Double M Capital, and Velos Partners participating. With ChowNow’s offering, restaurants can individually customize and brand their ordering apps on Facebook and mobile. Via the startup’s Facebook Ordering App,...
ChowNow Raises $3M To Provide A Facebook And Mobile Food Ordering Platform For Restaurants
Pop-Up Pantry, A New Subscription Club For Food Lovers, Lands $1.7M From GRP, Crosscut

7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog, BothSidesoftheTable. I recently wrote a blog post in which I pointed out that many investors and advisors discourage enterprise startups from having a professional services (PS) business and...
7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So we...
Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

FIS enters mobile payment space with $165M mFoundry acquisition

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Competition in the mobile payments space has continued to ratchet up. Those with leading technology are vying for market share, while legacy companies stuck on the outside are looking for ways to get in. For many, this will likely mean warming up the M&A machine and going shopping. In...
FIS enters mobile payment space with $165M mFoundry acquisition

Epoxy Raises $2 Million From GRP Partners And Others To Help YouTubers Grow And Engage With Their Audiences

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YouTube is becoming an increasingly important platform for the next generation of video entertainment. As the site has grown, a number of new multichannel networks, like Machinima and Maker Studios, have grown with it. But to date, while it provides massive reach and huge audiences for video content, YouTube hasn’t...
Epoxy Raises $2 Million From GRP Partners And Others To Help YouTubers Grow And Engage With Their Audiences

HOW TO: Create a Successful Company Blog

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Mark Suster is a Partner at GRP Partners, a Venture Capital firm in Los Angeles. He blogs at Both Sides of the Table and can be found on Twitter at @msuster.I’m often asked by entrepreneurs and business owners whether it is worth blogging, and if so, what they should...
HOW TO: Create a Successful Company Blog

Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

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Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. The new funding came from previous backer GRP Partners and new investor Siemer Ventures. Adly has now raised a total of $7.5 million. The company also launched...
Adly Raises $2M More As It Expands Tools For Social Media Celebrity Endorsements

TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April

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Beyond the magic of the latest photo sharing app and angry hippos social game, smartphones are first and foremost communication devices. Users rely on them for messaging and voice calling, and the war to deliver alternatives to standard carrier services is intensifying. TextPlus, one of the largest and fastest growing...
TextPlus raises $18M as daily usage grows 350% since April
The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Punky Brewster's New Family-Focused, Interactive Crafting Startup Moonfrye Raises $2.5M From GRP, Google Ventures And Others

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Soleil Moon Frye (a.k.a. the actress that played Punky Brewster in the hit TV show from the Eighties) and former IAC exec Kara Nortman have raised new funding for Moonfrye, a startup aimed at bringing creative, DIY and interactive experiences to families and parents. The startup is announcing $2.5 million...
Punky Brewster's New Family-Focused, Interactive Crafting Startup Moonfrye Raises $2.5M From GRP, Google Ventures And Others
From pedicures to pet grooming, MyTime wants to be your online booking solution
It pays to know you: Interest graph master Gravity gets $10.6M
To Go: ChowNow cooks up $3M Series A for restaurant mobile and facebook ordering platform
Grubwithus buys The Social Feed, expands dining network to Canada

Gravity to improve its personalization platform engine with new Series B funding

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It was two years ago that three MySpace executives left the company to create their own startup–a social network called Gravity. Not much else has been heard about them since that time, until now. Today, Gravity has announced it has raised $10.6 million in Series B financing in a round...
Gravity to improve its personalization platform engine with new Series B funding
Launchpad LA adds former MySpace exec Jamie Kantrowitz as partner

How to handle a firehose: An interview with DataSift's CTO

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DataSift, best known as one of the two companies with full access to Twitter’s firehose of streaming data, has raised $15 million in Series B. The new money, which comes from Scale Ventures — along with GRP Partners, IA Ventures Northgate Capital and Daher Capital — adds to the $14.7...
How to handle a firehose: An interview with DataSift's CTO
Social net sifter DataSift adds $7.2M to its war chest
Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life

NextGen Conference May 19th – new batch of tickets released!

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This sponsored post is produced by the NextGen Conference. The NextGen Conference takes place on May 19th at the Parc 55 Hotel in Downtown San Francisco. This conference brings together young aspiring entrepreneurs and young rock star entrepreneurs with more experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Cory Levy, co-founder of One...
NextGen Conference May 19th – new batch of tickets released!

Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round

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The YouTube ecosystem is has never been healthier, with more high quality content being produced and larger audiences tuning in that ever before. At the same time, there’s a class warfare developing. On one end of the spectrum are the peons who, with limited production and distribution resources, submit...
Maker Studios casts Time Warner Investments as the lead in its $36M Series C round

Mark Suster Talks Founder CEOs, The Acqui-Hire Frenzy, And Much More [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517782963"] Mark Suster of Los Angeles’ GRP Partners is known for his unique insights on the tech and digital media worlds, having famously had success on “both sides of the table” as a repeat entrepreneur turned investor over more than a decade in the industry. And he hit headlines...
Mark Suster Talks Founder CEOs, The Acqui-Hire Frenzy, And Much More [TCTV]
Gravity Gets a $10.6 Million Vote of Confidence in its Web Personalization Technology
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