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Ordermark Raises $9.5 million Series A led by Nosara Capital, with participation from Vertical Venture Partners, Techstars Ventures, RiverPark Ventures and Matchstick Ventures

Alex Canter knows the restaurant business. The scion of Los Angeles’ famous first family of the deli business — the owners of the eponymous Canters restaurant — Canter has been in the food business longer than many seasoned restauranteurs twice his age. While some people had a Bar Mitzvah party, the thirteen year old Canter

Sep. 6, 2018 |

Chuck Wallace, Co-founder, Esurance and an Independent Director & Company Advisor Focused on Innovative Insurance, Mobility & Financial Services Companies joins Vertical Venture Partners Strategic Advisory Board.

Mr. Wallace is CEO, Co-founder of HDVI, and is a board member, advisor and consultant/contractor with early and later stage high-growth companies. Chuck is a business and operations leader, independent director / board member, and company advisor focused on both early and later stage high-growth companies. He helped create and build Esurance into a market leader as

Sep. 1, 2018 |

SOCi Ranks 60 on INC 5000

SOCi, Inc., the leader in social media and reputation management for multi-location brands, today announced it ranked 60th on Inc. Magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000. In addition to its inaugural place among the top 100 on the list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, SOCi was also recently honored by two of the top peer

Aug. 30, 2018 |

Intabio Awarded $2.3 Million SBIR Fast Track Grant to Support Commercial Development of a Novel Microchip-based Solution for Biopharmaceutical Analysis

NEWARK, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Intabio, Inc., announced today the receipt of a Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will provide $2.3 million in funding for advancing Intabio’s commercial development of Intabio’s Blaze™ system, which utilizes a proprietary microchip

Aug. 15, 2018 |

Embroker Launches First Ever Fully Digital Directors and Officers Policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Embroker, the leading digital commercial insurance brokerage, today announced the first ever fully digital directors and officers (D&O) insurance policy, specifically designed for venture capital (VC) backed tech startups. The D&O policy is part of Embroker’s new digital Startup Program, which also includes Employment Practices Liability (EPLI), and Fiduciary Liability

Aug. 8, 2018 |

Russ Sach, Sr. Executive Corp. Development, Expedia and Executive, Northwest Airlines, joins Vertical Venture Partners Strategic Advisory Board.

Mr. Sach is a senior leader in all aspects of corporate strategies, deal management, corporate acquisitions, financial analysis, and executive coaching / mentoring.  He has over 10 years in highly complex corporate software, M and A and IP licensing deals.  He  has deep financial acumen and the ability to determine viability of acquisitions, investments and corporate strategies. Mr.

Aug. 1, 2018 |

Vertical Venture Partners Announces the Second Closing of VVP II

VVP II completes a $50M second close at more than 60% of target August 1, 2018 – Menlo Park, CA – Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP”) announced the second closing of Vertical Venture Partners II, L.P. (“VVP II”), reaching $50M of capital commitments.  VVP II is the firm’s second fund, following the $52M inaugural fund closed

Aug. 1, 2018 |

JASK Attacks Splunk in $6B Cyberthreat Data Market

Splunk is facing some serious competition from a startup that just raised $25 million from Kleiner Perkins and others. The upstart is San Francisco and Austin, Tex.-based JASK, maker of a service that helps organizations analyze threats to their IT operations. And according to its CEO, JASK recently won a multi-million contract in a competition with Splunk

Jul. 6, 2018 |

JASK Announces $25M Series B Financing Led by Kleiner Perkins to Advance Security Operations Beyond SIEM

SAN FRANCISCO & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JASK, the provider of the industry’s first Autonomous Security Operations Center (ASOC) platform, today announced that it raised $25M in Series B funding. Led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from early investors, including Battery Ventures, Dell Technologies Capital, TenEleven Ventures and Vertical Venture Partners, the round brings JASK’s total funding

Jun. 28, 2018 |