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Upfront Ventures draws VR, software investor Kobie Fuller from Silicon Valley

Upfront Ventures draws VR, software investor Kobie Fuller from Silicon Valley

Los Angeles’ largest venture capital fund has poached an investor from Silicon Valley with expertise in a pair of hot sectors locally: marketing software and virtual reality technology.

Upfront Ventures announced Thursday that Kobie Fuller plans to move with his family to Los Angeles and join the Santa Monica firm later this summer. He is leaving Accel Partners, where he has led investments in software start-ups such as UserTesting and EmergentVR since 2013. He also invested in Oculus VR before Facebook bought the virtual-reality headset maker for $2 billion.

The lengthy effort to persuade Fuller to leave a high-profile operation offers major validation...

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