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Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. A version of this article previously appeared in  Forbes.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Elements of Sustainable Companies

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. The company eventually failed.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Venture Capital - What's the rush?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Just Say What it Is

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: I'm 30, now will you take me seriously?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. No two companies are alike.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Move Fast. Be Agile. Stay Focused.

Frank Addante

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 2.0: The Internet is Coming! How will we make money?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Autobytel Buys Automotive Mobile Marketing Company

socalTECH

Advanced Mobile was founded in 2006. Irvine-based online auto information and leads site Autobytel has expanded into the mobile communications market, with the acquisition of Advanced Mobile, LLC , a provider of mobile apps, mobile websites, text messaging, and other mobile communications services for automotive manufacturers and dealers.

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

socalTECH

Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. Hammerslag joins the company's board of directors. San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications.

Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth

socalTECH

Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. The site--which is led by Harrison Tang--said the growth compaes as it saw 159 percent revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE>>.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

socalTECH

Classy was founded in 2006 as StayClassy, and also counts Bullpen Capital and Venture51 as backers. The company is led by Scott Chisolm. San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. READ MORE>>.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

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How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses. Product Hunt.

Rebranding Should Be Driven By Growth, Not Desperation

InfoChachkie

Companies typically rebrand themselves for two distinct reasons. percent of the domestic market in 2006 but watched that slip to 8.4

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One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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know it will be hard for you to believe in 2015 but in 2006 Palo Alto (where I lived) was kind of dead. Jason sold his company to Adobe.

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LightPointe Wireless Expands In Europe

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LightPointe is owned by Berg & Berg Enterprises, which acquired the company in 2006. LightPointe had originally been venture backed, and was acquired after a Chaper 11 bankruptcy back in 2006. The firm said it has hired Patrick Cardon as Director of Sales for Southern Europe as part of the expansion. READ MORE>>.

USC At Center Of Alleged Chinese Espionage Ring

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Pang and Zhang both received their Ph.D.s in 2006; Zhang received his a masters in 2006. According to the U.S. READ MORE>>.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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We will also have some of the top companies present that each of the panelist has invested in. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. in 2004.

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $7.5M

socalTECH

BAT said the new round was led by Matthew Pritzker Company , and also included existing investors Miramar Venture Partners , Newport Coast Investments , RimLight, LLC, Fulcrum Venture Capital , and ad pepper media International. BAT said it has now raised $34M in funding. READ MORE>>.

NantWorks Buys Alcatel-Lucent's Digital Multimedia Solutions Business

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Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>. nantworks alcatel lucent digital multimedia solutions meger acquisition

Student-Founded Fantasy Pollster Is Hoping To Pick The Next President

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We, on the other hand, operate as a fantasy sports company, similar to DraftKings and FanDuel. Fantasy Pollster. Cardenas: Well, it isn’t.

QLogic Sells InfiniBand Products To Intel For $125M

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The company also said the sale will provide a "greater investment stream" to its InfiniBand customers and partners. READ MORE>>.

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The Responsibilities of Directors Before and After Company Insolvency — Some Practical Considerations

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Corporate directors of a financially healthy and solvent company have a fiduciary responsibility solely to the corporation and its stockholders and do not have a duty to creditors beyond the contractual duty owed by the company. Generally, the fiduciary duties of a director are the duty of care and the duty of loyalty.  2007). 

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

Xconomy

With a cloud lingering over the peer-to-peer lending industry, privately held National Funding is disclosing new details today about its operations, in a bid to step into the light and differentiate itself as a fintech company and alternative lender. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Getting Your Internet Company Bought - Startups Uncensored #6

Jason Nazar

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Getting Your Internet Company Bought”. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. 00pm on, Reception.

RF Surgical Systems Gets $12M

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The company's RFID-based systems are used to track surgical sponges, to prevent issues with losing those sponges within patients. The firm's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington, and it has been supplying its systems since 2006. READ MORE>>. surgical systems rfid surgery sponge tracking medical lifescience venture capital

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Both Sides of the Table

So that we’re speaking the same language I would define “exclusive” as a period in which your company is prohibited from doing business with certain customers or business partners, which is why many incorrectly assume this is necessarily bad. need to give credit for the topic to PR Malloy who Tweeted me this question.

Snapchat Message Linked To Teen Murder

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The issue of crime linked to new Internet and mobile services is not a new one for local companies. Most notably, MySpace faced several high profile cases in 2005 and 2006 where predators had used the service to find underage victims. Those cases resulted in a big push by MySpace on educating its users on safe online practices.