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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2 Ears and 1 Mouth: There's a Reason

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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. ► 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: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

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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: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

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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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TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. Celigo said the funding will go to expand sales, marketing, and product development. part of the funding, TVC Capital's Steven J. Hammerslag joins the company's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Nasty Gal Gains $9M For Online Fashion

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Nasty Gal is led by Sophia Amoruso, who started the company selling vintage clothing on eBay in 2006; the company says its now had over $28M in revenues in 2011, with revenues increasing around 500 percent each year. The brand says 35 percent of its sales occur outside of the US, and that it now has over 150,000 customers in 50 countries.

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Robert Scoble interviewed me in 2006 about my startup, Koral. Robert’s article is worth reading. Total waste. 2. They’re human.

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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. Here’s how he did it. Jason M.

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Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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My House Is Not For Sale. Our response was that there was no “price” as our company was not for sale. We were not rude nor indignant.

LightPointe Wireless Expands In Europe

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The firm said it has hired Patrick Cardon as Director of Sales for Southern Europe as part of the expansion. 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. READ MORE>>.

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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TVC Gets Big Exit In Accordent

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The sale this morning of El Segundo-based Accordent Technologies was a big win for San Diego investment firm TVC Capital. TVC invested $4M in Accordent in 2006--the only investment round the firm raised over its lifetime. TVC was the sold institutional investor in Accordent, which sold to Polycom for $50M. READ MORE>>.

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

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For instance, in the High Tech Sales class, we discussed the necessity of tracking ad performance. Fantasy Pollster. Cardenas: Well, it isn’t.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

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LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. LendingClub stumbled earlier this year, however, when an internal investigation found improprieties in the sale of $22 million in loans. million in 2012 to more than $59 million in 2015.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

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Fine Art America handles all of the details of fulfilling sales for images. customers? all of that for more than a 100,000 members. online.

MomentFeed Snags Facebook Vet

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According to the startup, it has added former Facebook sales director Rob Lissner as Special Advisor to the CEO, to help shape the firm's product and sales strategy. MomentFeed said that Lissner will help in product development, recruiting, and building a sales team; Lissner has also joined the company's board. READ MORE>>.

Internet Brands Buys Two Women's Sites From eHarmony

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Weddingbee is an online blog focused on the wedding industry, brides, and wedding planning, and was launched in 2006. Internet Brands and eHarmony said that eHarmony had been operating the two sites for "several years" before the sale. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

When Does Venture Debt Make Sense For Your Startup? - The Other Green Money

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During the summer of 2006, I joined RedMojo as an Advisor. The sale resulted in a nice return for the Founders, employees and creditors.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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Anyhow, I replied and asked who pays who here and found that First Data pays Chad a commission for his sales. 2006 Closed Complaints – 1.

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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This states how the proceeds from a sale or dissolution of the company will be distributed. Those were the dog days of entrepreneurship. Normal.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. LendingClub stumbled earlier this year, however, when an internal investigation found improprieties in the sale of $22 million in loans. million in 2012 to more than $59 million in 2015.

Amgen Sells Fremont Facility

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Financial details of the sale were not announced. Amgen acquired the facility in 2006 when it acquired Abgenix. According to Amgen, it currently has 360 employees and 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the facility. The facility and employees will become part of Boehringer Ingelheim and its contract manufacturing business.

Zadara Storage Raises $3M From Toshiba

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Zadara Storage said the funding will go towards sales, support, and engineering. Nahum had headed StoreAge when it was acquired by LSI Corporation in 2006. Irvine-based Zadara Storage , which develops cloud connected, block and file-based storage devices for the enterprise, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said today.

Events.com: Creating A New Events Management Software Giant, with Gregg Parise

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think the youngest is probably Eventbrite, which was created in 2006. Is the world ready for another event management software provider? Thanks!

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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This is akin in the US to having sales staff in NY, SF & LA with your HQ in one of these locations. Both are basically people businesses.

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Shutup And Sell: Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Discuss Religion, Politics Or Sex(ual Orientation)

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In particular, the Chick-fil-A Monday counter-protest resulted in a one-day sales record for the franchise. Stakeholder Responsibility.

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Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Around the 2006 timeframe, they hit $3M, and we saw the unique position that they could occupy in the industry. Jeb, thanks for the time today.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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Nothing was more heart warming than the photo of David Karp hugging Bijan Sabet after the sale to Yahoo! But VC is like congress. rest my case.

Okapi Ventures Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts

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Okapi is an investor in such companies as PathCentral, My Damn Channel, OrthAlign, RF Nano, and others; the firm's first exit was the sale of Carslbad-based Helixis in July of last year for $105M, which the firm previously had disclosed was more than a six times return on invested capital. The filing indicates Okapi Ventures II, L.P.

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

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Because we want to get into production, marketing, and sales, right now we're listing on Fundable.com. Tell us about your project? Thanks!

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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In 2006, Steven Dietz, a partner at my firm, GRP Partners, had given me $500,000 in a seed in convertible debt when I started my second company, Koral.

Electro Rent CFO Retires

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Van Nuys-based Electro Rent , which provides rental, leasing, and sales of electronics test and other equipment, said today that its CFo, Craig Jones, is retiring from the company. Electro Rent said that it has named Allen Sciarillo, its Vice President of Finance, as acting CFO; Sciarillo has been at the company since 2006.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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We started with a small, high school, Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and broadcast their football games, the whole season, in 2006.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 craze.  wares.  portfolios.  RIP 2.0.  Here’s why. 

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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TechCrunch ran my article yesterday as a guest post but I wanted to have a copy here for anybody who missed it and for future readers of this blog.

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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Your sales team is pounding the table because engineering won’t ship new features fast enough. They dither on decision-making.

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Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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Shani Higgins   joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. Jim Farley is Ford Motor Company’s group vice president, global marketing, sales and service. In Make sure to tune in for all the live action.

TrueCar Cuts Ties With AutoNation

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percent of its total revenues in the first quarter of 2015, and that it estimates that its users supplied 7 percent of AutoNation's Q1 2015 new vehicle sales. TrueCar and AutoNation had been working together since 2006. TrueCar said that AutoNation had represented 3.1 READ MORE>>.