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Eric Manlunas divides time between offices in the U.S. and Asia.

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Making Waves

Eric Manlunas’ unique approach to venture capital is paying off

Eric Manlunas is the founder of one of Silicon Beach’s most unusual venture capital funds, Wavemaker Partners.

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Venture Capital: Firms will find opportunities exist amid uncertainty

Venture capitalists in Los Angeles see opportunities for the year ahead — regardless of the state of the economy.

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Wavemaker, Launch Back Seed Round for Balloon

Wavemaker Partners and Launch co-led a $2.1 million seed funding round for software company Balloon.

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Thin Line Capital Raises First Fund, Backed by Wavemaker

Pasadena-based Thin Line Capital raised a $5 million seed-stage fund to support clean technology and eco-friendly startups.

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For Some, It’s Not a Matter of Degrees

EDUCATION: Students, execs rethink need for college

Some in L.A.’s business community are rethinking the value of college degrees — both for themselves and their employees.

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