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February 9, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Jean-Francois Theodore, chairman of the Paris Stock Exchange, was enthusiastic during a recent visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco. France was organizing a special stock market for small high-tech companies, he said. The aim was to emulate California, with its economy of "entrepreneurs and high-tech companies," Theodore said. The momentum of economic change is picking up in Europe, he added.
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January 20, 2000
IndX Software Corp., a young Aliso Viejo software developer, said Wednesday that it has attracted $10 million in venture capital, the company's third round of venture funding. Investors in the latest round include Marwit Capital, Excalibur Partners, Sanders Morris Mundy and First Analysis Venture Capital, a participant in a previous round. IndX makes Internet-based software to track a company's manufacturing and supply process.
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BUSINESS
January 20, 2000
IndX Software Corp., a young Aliso Viejo software developer, said Wednesday that it has attracted $10 million in venture capital, the company's third round of venture funding. Investors in the latest round include Marwit Capital, Excalibur Partners, Sanders Morris Mundy and First Analysis Venture Capital, a participant in a previous round. IndX makes Internet-based software to track a company's manufacturing and supply process.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Redpoint Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm formed two months ago by principals at Brentwood Venture Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, is expected to announce today that it has raised $600 million in its first fund. The fund, which will invest in companies developing technologies for the Internet, electronic commerce, broadband communications and digital television, is the largest first fund of its type ever formed, according to Venture Economics, a data firm.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The founder of one of the hottest online retailers has joined forces with one of the world's biggest Internet investment companies to form a venture capital firm in Dana Point that initially will invest $220 million in Internet start-up companies. ThinkTank.com is the product of Scott Blum, the founder of Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com Inc., and Japanese investment giant Softbank Corp. Blum chipped in $20 million, while Softbank has committed to providing $200 million. ThinkTank.
BUSINESS
November 8, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Redpoint Ventures, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm formed two months ago by principals at Brentwood Venture Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, is expected to announce today that it has raised $600 million in its first fund. The fund, which will invest in companies developing technologies for the Internet, electronic commerce, broadband communications and digital television, is the largest first fund of its type ever formed, according to Venture Economics, a data firm.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1999 | Jonathan Gaw
The founder of one of the hottest online retailers has joined forces with one of the world's biggest Internet investment companies to form a venture capital firm in Dana Point that initially will invest $220 million in Internet start-up companies. ThinkTank.com is the product of Scott Blum, the founder of Aliso-based Buy.com Inc., and Japanese investment giant Softbank Corp. Blum chipped in $20 million, while Softbank has committed to providing $200 million. ThinkTank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2000
E-ppraisal Inc. of Westlake Village announced the closing of a private placement of stock in excess of $1 million. Participating institutional investors included Golden Eight Ventura Capital LP and ECICS Management Ptd. E-ppraisal Inc., a start-up Internet-based company, provides automated valuation services for the residential real estate industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991 | KIRSTEN LEE SWARTZ
Construction of the first major department store in Moorpark is expected to bring 150 new jobs to the city next year and hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales tax revenue. Officials say construction should begin within four months on the K mart at Mission Bell Plaza on Los Angeles Avenue. It should generate $15 million annually in sales, said Neno Spondello, a co-partner in Ventura Pacific Capital Co., the center's developer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
Ventura will pour as much as $6.4 million into repairing and upgrading its largest reservoir, the Power Reservoir, located at the city's filtration plant on North Ventura Avenue. City Council members authorized the city staff Monday night to send the project out to bid, with $6.4 million being the staff's estimated cost for the project. The city built the Power Reservoir in the early 1930s and added a metal roof in 1939.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1999 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The founder of one of the hottest online retailers has joined forces with one of the world's biggest Internet investment companies to form a venture capital firm in Dana Point that initially will invest $220 million in Internet start-up companies. ThinkTank.com is the product of Scott Blum, the founder of Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com Inc., and Japanese investment giant Softbank Corp. Blum chipped in $20 million, while Softbank has committed to providing $200 million. ThinkTank.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1999 | Jonathan Gaw
The founder of one of the hottest online retailers has joined forces with one of the world's biggest Internet investment companies to form a venture capital firm in Dana Point that initially will invest $220 million in Internet start-up companies. ThinkTank.com is the product of Scott Blum, the founder of Aliso-based Buy.com Inc., and Japanese investment giant Softbank Corp. Blum chipped in $20 million, while Softbank has committed to providing $200 million. ThinkTank.
BUSINESS
February 9, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Jean-Francois Theodore, chairman of the Paris Stock Exchange, was enthusiastic during a recent visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco. France was organizing a special stock market for small high-tech companies, he said. The aim was to emulate California, with its economy of "entrepreneurs and high-tech companies," Theodore said. The momentum of economic change is picking up in Europe, he added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
The Ventura City Council, which doubles as the city's Redevelopment Agency, is set to discuss the escalating costs of a proposed downtown parking structure during its meeting Monday night. Along with looking at how the project's estimated cost has jumped about 33%, the council will analyze whether it can continue to add to its list of redevelopment projects. The structure will be just one of several items to be discussed during a question-and-answer session.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1997 | JUAN HOVEY
It may soon get easier to find venture capital in Southern California. Four new venture capital funds--with about $155 million to invest--expect to begin financing businesses here by the end of the year. At least one other such fund is forming in the region.
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