Momentum Venture Management, LLC

Great ideas don't get funded. Great business do.

"The team from MVM helped me transform Academy123 from a nascent technology to a well-funded, significant business in 9 months."
Maury Friedman,
Chairman & Founder,
Academy 123

MVM News

May 11, 2011 :: SoCalTech.com
Momentum Ventures Winding Down, Says Report (link)

October 11, 2010 :: MVM Press Release
LA-Based Green Technology Company Cyber-Rain Completes Series B Funding (pdf)

February 9, 2010 :: Daily Vista
iChange appoints a new CEO, raises funding (pdf)

February 4, 2010 :: SoCalTech.com
Interview with Stuart MacFarlane, iChange (link)

February 3, 2010 :: Vator.tv
iChange raises angel funding (link)

February 3, 2010 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management one of four Southern California VCs named in TheFunded's "Most-Loved Venture Capitalists" (pdf)

February 1, 2010 :: MVM Press Release
iChange Names Stuart MacFarlane as CEO (pdf)

November 25, 2009 :: Frank Peters Show
Andy Wilson on the Frank Peters Show (link)

October 10, 2009 :: CalTech
Successful Entrepreneurial Leaders: From Scrappy Founders to Polished Professional Managers Entrepreneurial (link)

Sept 21, 2009 :: Perfect Business
Stuart MacFarlane interviewed for Perfect Business (link)

Sept 21, 2009 :: Perfect Business
Matt Ridenour interviewed for Perfect Business (link)

Sept 1, 2009 :: Perfect Business
Andy Wilson interviewed for Perfect Business (link)

Aug 17, 2009 :: San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Always Following Technology (link)

Aug 3, 2009 :: Los Angeles Business Journal
Outside Venture Firms Fill Local Funding Holes (pdf)

April 14, 2009 :: Perfect Business
Interview with Andy Wilson (link)

Feb 1, 2009 :: Our January Newsletter (link)

Jan 21, 2009 :: The Frank Peters Show
Interview with Matt Ridenour (link)

Jan 21, 2009 :: Interview with Jay Maharjan of 4entrepreneur.net: "A Venture Capitalist's Perspective"

Dec 11, 2008 :: About.com: Markets
PhoenixESG Receives Venture Capital Investment (link)

Dec 9, 2008 :: LAVA : Funding Cleantech Venture
MVM Partner, Matt Ridenour, Moderates Panel (link)

October 27, 2008 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management Announces Series A Funding for Digital Performance Inc. (pdf)

October 23, 2008 :: Dow Jones VentureWire
Digital Performance Revs Up Series A Funding (pdf)

Sept 9, 2008 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management: Funding Gap Threatens Southern California Competitiveness (pdf)

August 3, 2008 :: MVM Press Release
Whole Foods Market Joins Brown Bag Naturals to Sponsor L.A. Alliance Public Charter School's Lunch Program (pdf)

February 25, 2008 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management Makes Investment in Brown Bag Naturals (pdf)

February 22, 2008 :: Investors Business Daily
Networking Groups Aim To Turn L.A. Into Technology Star (link)

February 21, 2008 :: SocalTech
Momentum Ventures Funds Brown Bag Naturals (pdf)

February 20, 2008 :: MVM Press Release
VantageILM Inc. Announces Investment by Momentum Venture Management (pdf)

February 20, 2008 :: Dow Jones Venturewire
Momentum Venture Management Makes Two Investments (pdf)

February 3, 2008 :: The Funded
Entrepreneurs Praise MVM Approach, Value (pdf)

January 30, 2008 :: The Frank Peters Show
Audio Interview With Matt Ridenour(mp3)

January 28, 2008 :: Los Angeles Business Journal
Brown Bag Getting in the Sack With Stretch Island Fruit (pdf)

January 23, 2008 :: Vator.tv
Momentum With Matt Ridenour (link)

January 21, 2008 :: Los Angeles Business Journal
Yard Monitor (pdf)

January 12, 2008 :: Caltech
Don't Miss the Next Enterprise Forum, Jan. 12th on Social Networking Ventures (link)

November 8, 2007 :: Technology Council
MVM's MacFarlane Talks Marketing at SoCal Tech Forum (link)

October 19, 2007 :: Small Biz
Smart Money is on MVM

October 12, 2007 :: Tech Confidential
"The Deal" Readers Talk About MVM

October 8, 2007 :: Wall Street Journal Dow Jones
When VC's Won't Budge, 'Mentor Capitalists' Step In (pdf)

July 26, 2007 :: MVM Press Release
Business Plans Don't Raise Money....What Does?

July 09, 2007 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management Announces Investment in GaimTheory™ (pdf)

June 25, 2007 :: Los Angeles Business Journal
Cyber-Rain Funding
(pdf)

June 18, 2007 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management Announces Investment in Cyber-Rain; Partner to
Take Reins as CEO
(pdf)

May 03 , 2007 :: American Venture Magazine
5 Pitfalls Tech Start-Ups Must Avoid (link)

April 15, 2007 :: SocalTech
Think Like An Investor: Developing the Right Mindset for Successful Fundraising(link)

Mar 12, 2007 :: American Venture Magazine
Audio Interview with Matt Ridenour, Managing Director, Momentum Venture Management (mp3)

Mar 5, 2007 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Venture Management Names Stuart MacFarlane Managing Director (pdf)

Feb 19, 2007 :: MVM Press Release
KH Growth Equity Fund & MVM Announce $4 Million Series A Investment in Sendio (pdf)

Feb 12, 2007 :: Investor's Business Daily
Investors Bypassing Budding Ventures (pdf)

Jan 08, 2007 :: The Frank Peters Show
Matt Ridenour Interview: The Frank Peters Show(mp3)

April 15, 2007 :: SocalTech
The Value of Leadership: Why Start-Up Ventures Need a Steady Hand at the Helm(link)

Dec 4, 2006 :: SocalTech
Interview with Andy Wilson, Momentum Venture Partners
(link)

Nov 21, 2006 :: SocalTech
The Road to Funding: Three basic steps to attract early investors (link)

July 27, 2006 :: TCVN Forum
TCVN Forum: Business Plans Don’t Raise Money...What Does? (pdf)

July 21, 2006 :: American Venture Magazine
Tech Coast Venture Network Teaches Entrepreneurs How to Raise Money (link)

July 19, 2006 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum to Present at Tech Coast Venture Network (pdf)

May 1, 2006 :: SocalTech
Socaltech.com – Interview with Matt Ridenour (pdf)

November 22, 2005 :: SiliconValley.com
Getting the ball rolling(pdf)

November 8, 2005 :: MVM Press Release
Momentum Celebrates First Year Anniversary (pdf)

October 26, 2005 :: SiliconValley.com
Angel Investors Shifting Away From Start-ups/Silicon Valley News (pdf)