Liz Gannes

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Upfront Ventures Is the New GRP Capital, With $200M More to Invest

GRP Capital is now Upfront Ventures, it announced today. (The longtime Los Angeles-based venture capital firm was originally “Global Retail Partners.”) Upfront — whose recent investments include Maker Studios, DataSift and ZestFinance — is also moving to Santa Monica, and has raised a new $200 million fund.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus