WHERE THE VEN­TURE CASH CAME FROM

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In Min­nesota, John Rogers had a his­tory of busi­ness fail­ure, law­suits and ar­rests. But in San Fran­cisco, he man­aged to raise $340 mil­lion for his high-tech startup, Pay By Touch, from some of the city’s savvi­est in­vestors. Here, from court records, are some in­vestors and cred­i­tors:

The Get­tys: Bil­lion­aire Gor­don Getty in­vested as much as $50 mil­lion through trusts, a source said. Other in­vestors in­cluded son Billy Getty, who had a con­tact with a Pay By Touch ex­ec­u­tive; re­tired ap­peals court Jus­tice William New­som, fa­ther of Mayor Gavin New­som and Getty trust ad­min­is­tra­tor, who served on Pay By Touch’s board; and Thomas E. Wood­house, a Getty trust ad­min­is­tra­tor and pres­i­dent of Fal­staff Man­age­ment Group, the mayor’s busi­ness cor­po­ra­tion.

Ron Burkle: The South­ern Cal­i­for­nia su­per­mar­ket mag­nate and Demo­cratic Party mega-donor in­vested in 2005.

John Bur­ton: The lawyer and re­tired San Fran­cisco law­maker in

vested in 2006. Stock­bro­ker James Hal­li­gan, Bur­ton’s long­time friend, also in­vested, as did San Fran­cisco in­vest­ment banker Gary She­mano.

NFL play­ers: In­vestors so­licited by UBS Se­cu­ri­ties in­cluded re­tired quar­ter­backs Drew Bled­soe (New Eng­land, Buf­falo, Dal­las), Rick Mirer (San Fran­cisco, Oak­land, three other teams), Kelly Hol­comb (Cleve­land and four other teams), Craig Nall (Green Bay) and Alex Van Pelt (Buf­falo); Mark Camp­bell, New Orleans tight end; and re­tired cen­ter Jon Doren­bos (Buf­falo). For­mer 49ers line­man Har­ris Bar­ton’s ven­ture cap­i­tal firm, Eleven Rings LLC, is also a cred­i­tor.

Hedge funds: The OZ Mas­ter Fund of New York’s Och-Ziff Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment ($62 mil­lion); Con­necti­cut-based Plain­field As­set Man­age­ment ($67.5 mil­lion); De­nar­ius Touch, a unit of Thomas Steyer’s San Fran­cisco-based Far­al­lon Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment, ($45.1 mil­lion).

Las Ve­gas in­ter­ests: In­vestors in­cluded Man­dalay Bay casino’s co-founder Clyde Turner; Bel­lag­gio’s chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, Robert Bald­win; Sam Boyd, grand­son and name­sake of the founder of Boyd Gam­ing, own­ers of the Fre­mont Ho­tel and 15 other casi­nos in six states; and for­mer Elvis Pres­ley im­per­son­ator Tony Ciaglia.

Ma­jor cred­i­tors: Whorl LLC, a bio­met­rics firm ac­quired by Pay By Touch, claims it is owed $67 mil­lion. Ac­cen­ture LLP busi­ness con­sul­tants, where Pay By Touch was in­cu­bated, claims $7 mil­lion; the Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency, whose CEO, Kevin Roberts, was on Pay By Touch’s board, claims $2.93 mil­lion.

Other cred­i­tors: PKV Racing, now known as KV Racing, which op­er­ated an IndyCar racer Pay By Touch spon­sored; heirs to the S&H Green Stamps for­tune; 1960s pop trum­peter Herb Alpert; Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly; San Fran­cisco sports-car deal­er­ship Cars Dawydiak; the Milken In­sti­tute, founded by 1980s junkbond fi­nancier Michael Milken; a golf tour­na­ment to ben­e­fit a hospi­tal for crip­pled chil­dren in Brownsvill­e, Texas; the IRS and tax col­lec­tors in Cal­i­for­nia and 29 other states.

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Re­tired Jus­tice Wil­liam New­som (left), fa­ther of S.F. Mayor Gavin New­som John Bur­ton, for­mer state se­na­tor

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Drew Bled­soe, for­mer NFL quar­ter­back Ron Burkle, gro­cery store mag­nate

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Bil­lion­aire Gor­don Getty, with wife Ann Getty

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