Rustic Canyon was the Series A investor in Leads360 in 2007. Since then, the company has grown impressively and we are pleased to welcome Volition Capital as the new Series B lead investor. TechCrunch article


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, has secured $1.75 million in seed funding. Led by First Round Capital, with participation from Rustic Canyon Partners, Menlo Ventures and several angel investors, the funds will further UrbanSitter’s mission to make booking a trusted sitter as easy as […]

12/2011 –

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) — Nate Redmond, Managing Partner at Rustic Canyon Partners, talks about the so-called “Silicon Beach,” and the outlook for the Los Angeles technology industry.     Redmond speaks with Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg

09/2011 –

* Says UBS Investment Bank to underwrite IPO * To list shares under ticker symbol ‘FLCM’ * To use proceeds to construct ethanol production facility Sept 22 (Reuters) – Biofuel producer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday to raise up to $115 million in an initial public offering of common stock. In […]

07/2011 – VentureBeat

Game-streaming startup Gaikai said today it has raised $30 million in a third round of funding. The Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company is one of the vendors of cloud gaming, where games are computed in servers and then video of games is delivered to users over high-speed internet connections. As a result, users can play high-end […]

06/2011 – Venture Beat

Game-streaming startup Gaikai has scored a major deal to stream high-quality video games for, the online division of the world’s biggest retailer, VentureBeat has learned. If the new way of selling games works out, it could mean a big step forward in digital game distribution.


SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Serious Materials announced today that it has changed its name to Serious Energy. The new name reflects the company’s suite of energy software services and advanced building products designed to increase the value of America’s buildings, for both owners and occupants. For building owners, the goal is to increase net operating income. For occupants, the […]


IDENTEC GROUP AG, the leading global RFID solutions provider, has acquired 100% of Hothead Technologies, Inc. In conjunction with the acquisition, Peter Linke, an industry veteran with a long track record of successfully growing high technology companies, was appointed President and CEO of Hothead.

06/2011 – socalTECH

Interest in technology IPOs appears to have hit a new high Thursday, as daily deals firm Groupon filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised up to $750M in an IPO.

05/2011 – TechCrunch

Ad network Reply has acquired online marketing network for small business owners MerchantCircle for $60 million in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q3 2011.