LA raised over $260M in December: Here are the top five rounds

by Patrick Hechinger
January 4, 2016

Despite no rounds after December 17th, Los Angeles was still able to muster up a strong month of funding before the holiday season thanks to a few big rounds. With over $260 million raised, here are LA's top five rounds of December 2015:

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, $22 million, December 12

Investors: Whitehart Ventures, Greycroft Partners

Bio: DataScience combines human intellect with machine-powered analysis to create simple, actionable insights from complex data to drive real business results.

News: The Culver City-based startup partnered with the city of Los Angeles to help prevent traffic-related deaths. 

 

4)

, $35 million, December 10

Investors: Altpoint Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Haystack Partners, Heritage Group, Index Ventures, Miramar Ventures, Tamarisk Global, and Upfront Ventures

Bio: Factual believes that data should be accessible to every developer, entrepreneur, business, or organization – anyone who needs it to build a better app, provide a better search result, or make smarter software.

News: Factual will use its latest funds to scale and enhance its core data engineering capabilities, its sales and marketing efforts, and to fuel international expansion.

 

3)

, $40 million, December 17

Investors: Goldman Sachs, Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Media, Scripps Networks Interactive, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation

Bio: Tastemade is a global, digital media creation and discovery company with a mission to connect the world through video. The Tastemade technology platform and community enable a new creative class of ‘Tastemakers’ to come together to connect, collaborate and create.

News: In accordance with the funding, Mark Midle of Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division joined Tastemade’s board of directors.

 

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SteelHouse is located in the diverse and historic town of Culver City. Our office is just off the LA River, and is only a metro ride from the beach.
, $49 million, December 10

Investors: Mercato Partners, Staley Capital and Silicon Valley Bank

Bio: A leader in advertising technology, SteelHouse created a marketing platform that includes every element needed to create a successful digital marketing campaign: creative development, audience segmentation, media placement and real-time reporting.

News: In conjunction with the funding, SteelHouse will be doubling the size of its team. The company also released a Post-Holiday Marketing Guide to advise companies on sustaining momentum from holiday sales.

 

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, $60 million, December 14

Investors: London’s Sapinda Group, Sallfort Privatbank of Switzerland

Bio: Azubu is a global entertainment network focused on eSports, providing unparalleled gaming, viewing, and interactive experiences for both broadcasters and the community. 

News: Azubu said they are targeting Brazil, India, China and the Philippines in order to capitalize on markets that their major competitor, Twitch, is neglecting. 

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