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Tasso Raises $6.1M to Bring Effortless Blood Collection into the Home

SEATTLE, WA – March 5, 2019 – Tasso, Inc. has completed a $6.1 million financing round led by Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP”), with participation from Techstars and Cedars-Sinai. This funding will help Tasso scale its first product Tasso OnDemand, which enables self-collection of blood samples, and grow the team to support significant commercial interest. Tasso

Mar. 5, 2019 |

Tasso Raises $6.1M to Bring Effortless Blood Collection into the Home

SEATTLE, WA – Tasso, Inc. has completed a $6.1 million financing round led by Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP”), with participation from Techstars and Cedars-Sinai. This funding will help Tasso scale its first product Tasso OnDemand, which enables self-collection of blood samples, and grow the team to support significant commercial interest. Tasso OnDemand will transform how

Mar. 5, 2019 |

Instructure Acquires Portfolium in $43 Million Deal

SAN DIEGO. FEB 21 2019. Vertical Venture Partners (VVP) and their affiliate, the UCSD based Triton Technology Fund, today announced the acquisition of their portfolio company Portfolium by Utah based EdTech leader Instructure (NYSE: INST) UCSD based Triton Technology Fund participated in the early seed stage financing of the company. Founded in 2014 by UCSD

Feb. 21, 2019 |

Manta Instruments acquired by HORIBA Instruments

January 24, 2019 – Menlo Park, CA – Vertical Venture Partners (“VVP)” and their affiliate the UCSD Triton Technology Fund announced today that Horiba Instruments Incorporated acquired all shares of their portfolio company, Manta Instruments, Inc.  Manta has earned a high reputation for its nanoparticle characterization technology by using a breakthrough multispectral nanoparticle tracking technique that was developed and patented

Jan. 24, 2019 |

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 |