RingRevenue Secures Growth Capital

RingRevenue has raised an additional $3.25 million in growth capital led by existing investors GRP Partners and Rincon Venture Partners. RingRevenue is a developer of call marketing automation solutions.

Investors Dish Out $5M to Social Dining Startup Grubwithus

Grubwithus has raised $5 million in Series A funding from GRP Partners and Lebanese entrepreneur Michel Daher, known for Daher Foods. The Y Combinator funded company previously raised about $1.6 million in seed stage funding from actor Ashton Kutcher, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Start Fund, SV Angel and individual entrepreneurs Yuri Milner, Matt […]

DataSift Raises $7.2M From IA Ventures, GRP Partners

DataSift said it raised $7.2 million in Series A funding from existing investors GRP Partners and IA Ventures. The social data platform company, which will move into new offices in San Francisco’s SOMA district, will use the money to increase growth. PRESS RELEASE Social Data Platform Company DataSift Secures $7.2 Million in Funding Funds will […]

TestFlight Live is Born Via Start-Up Merger

Burstly has acquired TestFlight and the start-ups are joining forces to launch TestFlight Live. TestFlight Live is a real-time dashboard that highlights actions and revenue for iOS apps. Burstly’s backers include SoftBank Capital, Founder Collective, Rincon Venture Partners and GRP Partners. PRESS RELEASE We are excited to announce that Burstly has acquired TestFlight, and we […]

LittleBlackBag Rings Up $2.75M Round For Lucky Bag Service

They could’ve named it fukubukuro. Fortunately for everyone, they didn’t. And now the executives of LittleBlackBag.com have more than their good name to work with: GRP Partners has led a $2.75 million Series A round in the personalized shopping site that lets users shop for themselves and also shops for them, as well. LittleBlackBag, which […]

awe.sm Closes on $4M

San Francisco-based awe.sm has closed on $4 million in venture capital led by Foundry Group and GRP Partners. The company’s software is designed to allow developers to add social-media performance tracking to their websites and online applications.

GRP Partners Fund IV Wraps First Close En Route to $250M Vehicle

GRP Partners is at it again. The VC—which seems to continually be bagging early-stage hits—is raising a fourth fund with a bigger target than the one it closed in just 2008. GRP has already completed a first close, and will likely do a second before the end of 2011, four sources confirm to peHUB. A […]

HMS Holdings to Buy HDI

HMS Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire privately held HealthDataInsights (HDI) for approximately $400 million. The transaction is not contingent upon financing and is expected to close by December 31, 2011, subject to regulatory approvals. HDI has received backing in the past from investors GRP Partners, Ticonderoga Capital and Redhills Ventures. PRESS RELEASE HMS […]

Pose Inks $3M Series A for Shopping App

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Pose has raised $3 million in Series A financing from GRP Partners, True Ventures and Mousse Partners. The company – which makes a mobile social platform for fashion and shopping – will use the infusion for development and engineering. The Pose app is available on the iPhone and Andoid operating systems.

Mark Suster Has Internet TV on the Brain. Should You?

For VCs in search of the next hot investing trend, Mark Suster has two words: Internet TV.

Not that anyone has been paying much attention to him, Suster told a crowd at the Venture Alpha conference held yesterday in San Francisco. “I’ve walked up and down Sand Hill Road and not a single person agrees with me.”

Suster thinks this “means I’m on to something.” But it’s easy to see why others might not agree, beginning with the enduring popularity of good old-fashioned TV. According to the Nielsen Company, Americans watch 5.3 hours of television every single day, and every year, they watch just a tiny bit more than the year before. Indeed, in its latest report….

Micro-lender Zestcash Nabs VC Backing

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 (Reuters) – The economy has consumers in a stranglehold, and some tech entrepreneurs — and well-heeled venture-capitalists — are taking notice. Los Angeles-based ZestCash is the latest in a string of short-term consumer-loan companies to win VC backing, landing $11 million in Series A equity financing from a group led by […]

Top 10 Hub Posts this Week Focus on Shindig Pics, CalPERS’ IRRs, Zynga and Striking Similarities Between KP and A16Z

Catch up with what your peers found most interesting on peHUB this week. The top 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from June 27 to July 1 include GRP Partner Mark Suster’s take on how changes in the software industry will impact venture investing, a giant slideshow of photos from our Chicago Shindig, IRRs from CalPERS, the uncanny similarities between Andreessen Horowitz (aka A16Z) and Kleiner Perkins and the biggest owners of Zynga (which filed to go public today).

1. Slideshow: Chicago Shindig Photos — Lots of ‘em, by Lawrence Aragon
2. Slideshow: IRRs From CalPERS’ Brand Name Venture Funds Underwhelm (Part I), by Mark Boslet
3. Slideshow: CalPERS’ Recent Vintage Brand Name Venture Funds Show Promising IRRs, Largely (Part II), by Mark Boslet
4. Slideshow: Top 10 PE-backed Deals This Year, by Luisa Beltran
5. Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz: Separated at Birth?, by Connie Loizos
6. Understanding the Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries, by Mark Suster, general partner with GRP Partners
7. Slideshow: Who Are Zynga’s Biggest Shareholders?, by Lawrence Aragon
8. Slideshow: 10 Largest Pending Q2 LBOs, by Bernard Vaughan
9. Here Comes the Deal That Will Save Kleiner Perkins’ Bacon, by Connie Loizos
10. Slideshow: Accel-erating Returns at the Top-Tier VC, by Jonathan Marino (subscribers only)

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