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San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech


—LambdaFabric, computer processor technology based on neurobiological principles that is intended to accelerate neural computing technology.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology


Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 In recent years, however, the company seems to be more focused on advancing its virtual reality display technology. million, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Shopzilla Sold To Symphony Technology Group


Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Scripps Networks Interactive , has been sold to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. The firms said that Symphony Technology Group would continue and accelerate the growth of Shopzilla. Scripps bought Shopzilla in 2005 for $525M. READ MORE>>.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry


Privately held Synthetic Genomics was founded in 2005 by the human genome pioneer J. coli as a host organism. Scientists have used E.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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On October 24th tech enthusiast will come together to discuss the latest in Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming. Sponsors.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

WebVisible Acquires Adapt Technologies


Irvine-based WebVisible announced today that it has acquired Pasadena-based Adapt Technologies, a developer of search engine marketing tools. Adapt Technologies was venture backed by Concept2company, Emergence Capital Partners, and Mohr, Davidow Ventures; the firm had raised $9.8M in 2005. READ MORE

Local Corporation Names Sawtell President


Sawtell is a vet, having been president and COO of the firm between 2000 and 2005. Sawtell has been COO since May. READ MORE>>.

Enevate Gets $24M For Battery Technology


The firm says its technology "dramatically" increase energy density over conventional battery technology. The company said the funds will go to bring its first products to market and to accelerate commercialization of its technology. The firm said it was advised by Pantek Partners for a portion of the funding. READ MORE>>.

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation


Well, it had to happen.  But a lot of time has passed since then. Today, for me, that hurdle number is $20 million. The Method should allow for this.

ELC Technologies Acquired By Pourzanjani, Rahmat


Kamran Pourzanjani , the former CEO and founder of, and Omid Rahmat , the former CEO of Tom's Hardware, have acquired Portland- and Santa Barbara-based ELC Technologies , the development firm founded by Jonathan Siegel. According to ELC Technologies, Rahmat takes the helm of ELC. He currently heads up

KnuEdge, Backed By $100M, Launches Voice Recognition Software

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San Diego-based KnuEdge , a startup which was founded by former NASA administrator Dan Goldin, said this morning that it has unveiled its voice recognition and authentication technology--which it has developed with $100M in funding. READ MORE>>. knuedge voice recognition software startup nasa goldin neural processing parallel

TCVN names new Chairman and President

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TCVN, a nonprofit technology group, was founded in 1984 to educate and assist entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in Orange County and to connect them with money, advice and other resources to help their businesses grow. He is the founding Chairman of the Sheriff/Coroner’s Community Technology Advisory Council. Kevin B.


TeleSign Gets Patent


Patent 7,945,034 for the technology behind its PhoneID verification technology. That technology provides information like phone type, geographic location, and other data as part of two-factor authentication processes. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. Patent. According to the firm, it was awarded U.S.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement


He is credited with pioneering the Lean Startup Movement in 2005 via the publication of his bestselling, Four Steps To The Epiphany.

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Materia, BASF In Technology Licensing Deal


Pasadena-based Materia , the advanced chemical technology firm spun out of Caltech, said Tuesday that it has licensed its metathesis technology to specialty chemical firm BASF. According to Materia, BASF will use the technology in research and development of certain specialty chemicals. Materia is headed by Michael Giardello.

SRS Labs Names Accounting Head


Santa Ana-based SRS Labs , the developer of surround sound and other audio technology, said this morning that it has named Maria Oppegard its Chief Accounting Officer. Oppegard was previously Corporate Controller at the company, and has been at the firm since 2005. READ MORE>>. labs executive accounting

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies


What does Confident Technologies do? The Confident authentication suite of software, which also includes out of band technology.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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United Kingdom, and France, and has over 30 years of experience as a veteran of the technology industry. 24 7pm at  The ROC  in Santa Monica.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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Fast forward to my second company.  I founded it in 2005 at the age of 37.  I had just moved back to the US from living in Europe for 11 years.  We had never purchased a house in Europe because we always knew we’d move home at some point. Tags: Pitching VCs Start-up Advice VC Industry startup technology vc venture capital

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Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor


Microsoft said it is buying PhoneFactor, which provides phone-based multi-factor authentication, and will be integrating that technology with key Microsoft technologies like Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory and Office 365. Jillings sold one of his last companies, FrontBridge, to Microsoft back in 2005.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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We have strong theses in key technology areas. There was a meme that started going around LPs around 2005 that “I’m not sure LA is really its own venture market” and some LPs actually believed that. recently wrote about the three rules of sales. 1. Why Buy Anything ? 2. Why Buy Me? 3. Why Buy Now? Why Buy Me? Us, too.

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Will Cyber Monday Make Black Friday Obsolete?

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Black Friday is an important holiday for retailers who see huge numbers of consumers shopping for the holiday season. The Argument for Black Friday.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005.

Why A Cellular Carrier Did Not Buy Skype - Watching A Big Dumb Company Fail In Real Time


billion caused me to recall an awkward meeting I had in 2005 with a particularly clueless group of cellular executives. doubt it.

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Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011


The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information technology companies. Green Dot's backers included Sequoia Capital, Total Technology Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in liquidity was generated in the sector.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper


All of digital advertising today uses Flash as a foundation technology. started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005.


Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level

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This was 2005 when I had no exits under my belt, no blogs … nobody was looking. And he’ll be heading the Business & Technology Group. I wrote a blog post on how to work with lawyers at a startup  nearly two-and-a-half years ago. It was very widely read. In that post I talked about how to select a law-firm for a startup.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. Have the breakthrough technology. CEO transparency. It Right? Right?!? Of course not.

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Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign


They started in January of 2005. To learn more, we caught up with Steve. For those folks, can you describe what TeleSign does?

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses


remember, telling my friends and family in 2005 that I was working on a 3D printer, and their eyes would glaze over. Only if I talked to another engineer, would they understand what the technology was about. Talk about what New Matter is working on? Steve Schell: New Mater is aiming to make 3D printing accessible to everyone. Thanks!

FastSpring Gets Funding From Pylon


The investment is the first, outside investment in the company since it was founded in 2005. FastSpring said that last year, its company revenue surpassed $95M; the firm has been ranked very highly in the last few years on the Deloitte & Touch Technology Fast 500, ranking #13 in North America in 2011. READ MORE>>.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms


Funk initiated the study last fall to create an historical statistical analysis of the financial outcomes for the region's venture-backed information technology companies. Funk then focused the analysis on the 731 documented exits for the period 1995-2009.

5 Reasons Why Businesses Still Love Microsoft

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All we have to do is look at the data, though: Since its launch in 2005, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has sold 66 million copies worldwide.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab


Gregg Spiridellis: We were producing viral video hits in 2005. Gregg Spiridellis: Four years ago, we saw an opportunity to reinvent e-cards.

Morphlabs Raises $5M


Damarillo is known for founding GlueCode, which he sold to IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, which he sold to Iona Technologies in 2007, and for founding Webtide, which was sold to Intalio in 2009. According to Morphlabs, the round was led by Japanese strategic partner BBT, as well as a private, Indonesia-based investor group. READ MORE>>.

Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D


Gene Dolgoff: After years of research and development, we have developed technology which converts two dimensional video to 3D. Thanks!

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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And thats not even counting MySpace, which Rupert Murdoch famously paid $580 million for in 2005. Well, that technology came from an L.A.