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The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) will hold its 11th Annual Venture Awards Dinner to recognize Southern California’s best venture-backed companies, and to celebrate the induction of a special guest into the LAVA Hall of Fame. The awards dinner will be attended by over 300 leaders in the Venture Capital community, including CEOs and founders of successful emerging companies.

When: Thursday, 3/13/2014
5:30pm - 10pm
Where: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, California  90401
United States
Contact: Len Lanzi

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LAVA 11th Annual Venture Awards Dinner

Celebrating 30 years of service to the Los Angeles Entrepreneurial Community

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

101 Wilshire Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90401

5:30pm – 9pm

Tickets $200 for  LAVA Members $250 for Non-Members

Tables - $2500

 Parking Hosted by:

Featuring Frank Mottek, KNX1070 Business Hour Host as Master of Ceremonies

2014 Hall of Fame Honoree - Robert Kibble, Mission Ventures

Robert Kibble is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of Mission Ventures, a Southern California venture capital firm investing regionally in early-stage information technology companies. He has over 30 years of venture capital investing experience.

Prior to Mission Ventures, Robert served for thirteen years as a founding General Partner of Paragon Venture Partners, a successful venture capital firm operating in Silicon Valley, focused on investing in information technology companies. His early career included investment banking on Wall Street as well as Vice President of Citicorp’s Merchant Banking Group in Malaysia and Brazil before becoming a Vice President of Citicorp Venture Capital.

Robert has a Bachelor's degree, with honors, in Natural Sciences from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia. He is a former Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and he currently sits on the Board of Eveo, Nexiant, and SodaHead. Robert represented Mission's leadership role in prior portfolio investments in Sandpiper Networks (subsequently becoming Digital Island) and Shopzilla.

Past Lifetime Achievement honoree induction:

2013 William Woodward

2012 Jonathan Funk

2011 Richard Riordan

2010 Jake Winebaum

2009 Ted Meisel

2008 Bill Gross

2007 Alfred Mann

2006 Bob Hoff

2005 Jim Gauer

2004 Brad Jones

The dinner's new onsite voting system is generously sponsored by:



Natalie Do representing Women in LAVA (Strategic Interest Group) Steering Committee

Best M&A Exit Nominees


Service Mesh

Awesomeness TV


Best Seed/Early Stage Funding <$3mm Nominee




Best A Round Funding Nominees





Best B Round plus Funding Nominees


Dollar Shave Club


Hottest New Company Funding Nominees



Leonard Lanzi,
LAVA Executive Director

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