Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
That''s true of many Southern California ad-tech companies. That''s why the IPO markets coming back is so critical. Thanks!
SoCal VC's Scarce On Top VC List
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
This week's release of a list of their "Top 100" venture capitalists by AlwaysOn -- based roughly on number and dollar amount of successful M&A and IPO deals between October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2009--seems to have skipped local Southern California venture capitalists, with only one Southern California VCs listed.
Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. The report also tallied six companies having IPOs, the most since 2005; those firms included RealD, Cornerstone OnDemand, Demand Media, ReachLocal and Inphi Corp. angeles california southern exit acquisition merger exits capital venture
Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms
MARCH 10, 2010
A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. Tags: results investment exit california southern acquisition merger capital venture
Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Brett and I both grew up in Southern California. So, what is PeerStreet? Photo: Brew Johnson on left, Brett Crosby on right.
Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
SoCal native and graduate of both UCLA and USC, Richard Rosenblatt led the growth of MySpace from an unknown to a household name. Main menu.
Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA
JUNE 6, 2011
So I got started in the tech and internet world very early stage. moved to Southern California in 1992, when Microsoft transferred me to here.
Brighter.com Dangles Free Braces In FamilyFinds Promo
OCTOBER 10, 2011
The offer puts together two of Southern California's most watched entrepreneurs--FamilyFinds.com is. READ MORE>>.
Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
How have you managed to get so many of them to use your services? They started in January of 2005. It's been unbelievable.
TCVN names new Chairman and President
Tech Coast Venture Network
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Along with a newly invigorated executive team, Mr. Greenberg as Chair Emeritus and our new President, Kevin McDonald, I plan to build upon the excellent foundation already in place and elevate TCVN to even greater prominence as a resource for entrepreneurs in Southern California.”. He is currently CEO of PitchMeTV. Kevin B. in Irvine.
TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast
Tech Zulu Event
DECEMBER 17, 2012
The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. 24 7pm at The ROC in Santa Monica.
Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 6, 2015
Either way, it’s natural that buyers “shop around” so expect it as a healthy part of the process. So we took a stand. We knew that all buyers would be concerned about security, privacy, back-ups, data protection and so forth. So our pitch went. And so on. Why Buy Anything ? 2. Why Buy Me? 3.
Interview with Scott Saunders, Payoff.com
JUNE 27, 2011
Scott Saunders: I spent nearly my entire career on the investment side, and in 2005 switched over to the entrepreneurial side of the world.
Tekelec Acquired By Oracle
MARCH 25, 2013
Tekelec , a developer of telecommunications switching equipment which had its roots in Southern California, has been acquired by Oracle , Oracle announced this morning. Tekelec had started in Southern California back in 1978, and had been a onetime technology darling when it had its IPO back in 1986. READ MORE>>.
Reflections on 2016: Rob Freelen, Silicon Valley Bank
DECEMBER 30, 2016
All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem. Since joining SVB in 2005, Rob has led debt transactions for more than 100 public and private companies. Here, we have the thoughts of Rob Freelen of Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com).
Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. So there you have it. Nice sweep!
Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles
MARCH 1, 2010
And thats not even counting MySpace, which Rupert Murdoch famously paid $580 million for in 2005. startup scene so hot. What makes L.A.
It's Official: Ross Levinsohn Out At Yahoo
JULY 30, 2012
Ross Levinsohn , who has been heading up Yahoo as Interim CEO, is officially leaving the firm tomorrow, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo.
Yahoo Axes Upcoming.org
APRIL 22, 2013
Upcoming.org , an online service which was started in Los Angeles, and acquired by Yahoo in 2005, is shutting down, according to Yahoo in an announcement over the weekend. Deals, SMS alerts, Yahoo Kids, and more. Upcoming.org''s founder posted a long diatribe on Yahoo''s shutdown of his creation Friday. READ MORE>>.
Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara
DECEMBER 26, 2016
This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on the year from Southern California's technology community. John Greathouse: We opened up our practice in San Diego by investing in Zingle and Raken. I am very excited with the prospects of the San Diego market, as it reminds me of Santa Barbara circa 2005. READ MORE>>.
How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 16, 2012
raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. And so on. Not so much.
LowerMyBills' Coffin Joins Venture Firm
FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Matt Coffin , the founder of Los Angeles-based LowerMyBills and an active angel investor in Southern California, has joined venture capital firm Split Rock Partners as a Venture Advisor, the venture firm said this week. Split Rock was an investor in LowerMyBills, which Coffin sold to Experian in 2005 for $380M.
News Corp. In Repeat With Sale To Local Tech Firm
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
spends hundreds of millions of dollars on a media property, runs it for about seven years, and then decides to unload that same property for a fraction of the price it paid to a Southern California technology--not media--company. acquired IGN in September of 2005, for $650M. Does this sound familiar? News Corp. MySpace?
Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica
JULY 30, 2012
The move--which doesn't apply to Yahoo's employees in Santa Monica or elsewhere in Southern California--looks to be the first attempt to shift the culture at Yahoo, which has been battling a lengthy death spiral after a series of CEOs. READ MORE>>. yahoo santa monica employees free lunch marissa meyer
Cheers Gains $2.5M To Spread Happiness, Joy
MARCH 5, 2013
Mohit is one of the pioneers of the Southern California high tech industry, having founded Bizrate back in 1995, based on his thesis at Wharton.
ElephantDrive Targets Xdrive Users
DECEMBER 4, 2008
Xdrive itself was actually a Southern California startup, and was acquired by AOL in 2005. Los Angeles-based ElephantDrive is targeting users of AOL's Xdrive service, the online data storage service that AOL said it is closing in January. READ MORE
Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures
MAY 27, 2009
A few months ago, Peter Lee --a venture local capitalist who has served at firms such as Prism Ventures and Clearstone Ventures Partners--joined a relatively unknown venture firm here in Southern California, Baroda Ventures (www.barodaventures.com). He made a lot of money from those deals, so in 1999 he set up Baroda Ventures.
63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of
MAY 6, 2012
Twelve years ago, Laura, a hairstylist from California, was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly.
DailyD Gets $5.0M
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Coffin's last startup, LowerMyBills, was sold to Experian Interactive in 2005 for $330M plus earnout; he is also an active angel investor in Southern California, with stakes in ThisWeekIn, Ad.ly, Rubicon Project, Docstoc, and other prominent local Internet firms. Split Rock was the venture firm which backed LowerMyBills.
Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”
Both Sides of the Table
MAY 22, 2010
So Skype was ubiquitous. “Huddle helps businesses connect, share and work better together. But then I saw something really nutty. Really?
Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands , which operates a suite of online, advertising driven websites across a wide range of verticals, said Monday that it would go private in a $640M, private equity deal, bucking the trend of Southern California companies filing to get to the public markets. READ MORE>>.
Interview with Brian Garrett, Crosscut Ventures
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
The fund--started by Brian Garrett and Rick Smith --has been focused on digital media investments, and so far has made investments in six companies.
Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav
OCTOBER 1, 2010
Taher tells us about his journey from Silicon Valley to Southern California, the inspiration behind the site, and where he hopes to take the business next. All of our friends also were having kids, and so we started calling friends about their recommendations. What's the idea behind FavRav? How did you start the business?
Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics
Ask the Angels
APRIL 23, 2012
Founded in 2000, the Pasadena Angels is a group of leading private investors that provides long-term intellectual and financial capital to help build successful companies throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. Wasatch Microfluidics was founded in Salt Lake City, in 2005 by Josh Eckman, Bruce Gale and Jim Smith.
Interview with Jerry Fitch, Teridian Semiconductor
APRIL 22, 2010
Jerry Fitch: The business management team at Golden Gate Capital bought Teridian in 2005. Thanks for the time. Thanks! READ MORE>>.
Interview with Winston Damarillo, Morphlabs
JULY 20, 2010
One of Southern California's successful, serial entrepreneurs is Winston Damarillo , who founded Gluecode, which he sold to IBM in 2005.
Interview with John Nahm, PhoneVite
MARCH 12, 2009
Those organizations have larger calling needs--maybe calling five hundred, or a thousand people--so they end up buying our premium service. So, that generates significant revenue for us. Dialpad was acquired by Yahoo in 2005, and became the voice engine for Yahoo's VoIP services. Explain what Phonevite is? It's 5 cents per call.
Social Networking and Business Value
MAY 15, 2009
In 2005, Majid coauthored "Data Strategy" a book designed to help streamline information management within organizations. He is a former chairman of the Business Software Alliance, and currently is Chair of the LA Chapter of the Technology Council of Southern California. What are the risks and rewards? and Ph.D.
Guide to the LA Startup Community
AUGUST 23, 2010
It was acquired by Experian in 2005 for $330M. It also was acquired by Experian in 2005. It filed for an IPO on August 6th. CoLoft !
Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies
APRIL 30, 2010
But, even so, those passwords tend to have lots of similarities--they're easy passwords. But, it was important that was in Southern California.