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August 30, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ECompanies, the Santa Monica-based Internet business incubator formed in June by top executives from Walt Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group and EarthLink Network, is expected to announce today that it has raised more than $130 million for its first venture capital fund. ECompanies co-founders Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton said they initially planned to raise $100 million for their fund, but they lifted the cap because of intense interest from investors.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 1999 | JUAN HOVEY
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a strong signal for the Southern California economy, a record amount of money was invested in start-up firms here during the first three months of 1999, according to data expected to be released today. A total of $217 million was invested in Los Angeles-area businesses during the first quarter, more than double the $96.3 million invested during the same period of 1998, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Internet companies drove the increase.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Venture capital investments in Southern California surged to a record $289.7 million in the third quarter, up 47% from the second-quarter total of $197.2 million and 15% higher than $251.2 million a year earlier, PricewaterhouseCoopers reported. A total of 27 firms received financing in the latest quarter in the region, which encompasses Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The value of venture capital deals in Southern California doubled in the first quarter as the surging economy drew investors to promising communications, software, biotechnology, retail and Internet-related companies, a survey found. Venture capital firms invested $231.5 million in businesses in the Los Angeles-Orange counties region in the first three months of the year, up from $113.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The value of venture capital deals in Southern California doubled in the first quarter as the surging economy drew investors to promising communications, software, biotechnology, retail and Internet-related companies, a survey found. Venture capital firms invested $231.5 million in businesses in the Los Angeles and Orange County region in the first three months of the year, up from $113.
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