INVST Targets Institutional Investments, Signs New Clients

INVST, a Westlake Village-based startup which offers up an online platform to help alternative investment funds find accredited investors, has signed up three new clients for its service, the company said this week. The startup--founded and led by Alon Goren--said it has signed up Sperry Van Ness, DealPoint Merrill; Canyon Creek Capital; and Benhamou Global Ventures as clients of the company. Sperry Van Ness, DealPoint Merrill is an operator and owner of retail shopping centers and self-storage facilities; Canyon Creek Capital is a LA venture capital firm led by Buck Jordan and Ken Hayes; and Benhamou Global Ventures is the venture capital firm led by Eric Benhamou, who was CEO of 3Com and Palm. INVST offers up relationship, tracking and deal management tools for fund managers, third-party marketers and investors.