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Bonfire Ventures, the Santa Monica early-stage venture capital firm that has backed local business-to-business (B2B) software startups like ChowNow and Boulevard, has raised more than $230 million across two new funds, it announced Tuesday.

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Early-stage venture investor Bonfire Ventures is looking to up the ante with its newest fund.

The Santa Monica-based firm is aiming to raise $165 million for its third fund, according to a regulatory filing with the SEC. If it manages to raise that figure, the new fund would be 65% larger than Bonfire’s previous, $100 million core fund, which it closed in 2020.

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College was not Chris Webb's thing, so at 18 he took an internship at Oppenheimer and launched his career in finance.

While working Wall Street at investment bank Bear Stearns and then Lehman Brothers, he continually found himself drawn to the tech sector.

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