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Interesting Model for University President

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It. Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups.

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Networking to a Job - Practical Advice

SoCal CTO

I'm sure other folks have ideas on this topic. For some reason over the past week, I've been asked by three different people I know about job opportunities that might fit them. Since, I've given them the same advice, I thought it was worth putting in my blog. So the key question is: How can I leverage my network? It was an in-person meeting.

Kevin Federline Search Engine

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. Take a look at other sites: [link] But the overall idea is to provide branded search in order to get merchandise from your artist, star, etc. and Ph.D.

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Challenge of Predicting Winners

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). But even if you came to me with that idea, Im not sure I would have bought it. The poor guy. What a bad $200M decision. Why did YouTube win?

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? If anyone has ideas on how to reach into to find candidates or other ways to find good people, I would love to hear it. Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

What to do when hit by a tidal wave?

Frank Addante

We expected positive results, however, we had no idea that we would get slammed with the number of sign-ups that we. My blackberry broke. Salesforce.com maxed out. 1500 emails flooded my inbox. On Monday, we announced our private beta invitation site. We spent the entire weekend putting the finishing touches on the site.

What to do when hit by a tidal wave?

Frank Addante

We expected positive results, however, we had no idea that we would get slammed with the number of sign-ups that we My blackberry broke. Salesforce.com maxed out. 1500 emails flooded my inbox. On Monday, we announced our private beta invitation site. We spent the entire weekend putting the finishing touches on the site.

10 Essential Branding Maxims

InfoChachkie

Every brand expression is meant to help our customers shape a persona for our company, product or idea. Find out what they think. million times.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re reading this you’ll now likely know that I became a VC in 2007 with what is now called Upfront Ventures. Jason M. First.

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Why We Think B2B Crowdsourced Logistics Will Be a Big Hit

Both Sides of the Table

Six months ago Upfront Ventures announced its first Partner hire since 2007 – Greg Bettinelli. wrote about him here. Startup Advice

How Deka Sounds Is Using 3D Printing For Your Next Bluetooth Headset

socalTECH

Where''d the idea for the company come from? For fifteen years, I owned four dry cleaners in Irvine, and sold those in 2007. READ MORE>>.

We Need to Have Sympathy for Those With Depression. It is an Illness

Both Sides of the Table

Nobody that I’ve spoke with who had seen Jody recently has even an inkling of a idea. didn’t set out that way. It just happened.

Introducing Snapstorms.com. Why, oh, why Snapchat?

Both Sides of the Table

Not since the initial popularity of Twitter in 2007 has a product so befuddled people. Today I’ve made all of them available on Snapstorms.com.

Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

There are too many deals to look at, too many seed funds or angels asking you to look at deals and weekly “demo days” with manicured and monocultural presentations crafted by experienced story tellers to help even the mundane idea sound like it will. We are experiencing a frenetic time. For investors life is no different. Do less.

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

In many ways this was the precursor to the MVP philosophy our era espoused by Steve Blank  and the ideas we discuss around product/market fit.

Silicon Beach Fest: Two Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Frank Addante

have always forced myself to ask three very basic, but very important questions before moving forward with any idea. Lastly, in the find out phase be open to ideas that come to the surface that you may not have thought of before. Who else is in the market? Do they have a solution? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now? Product.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

socalTECH

Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007. It was too head of its time. Cheerful Inc.

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

socalTECH

Since the iPhone in 2007, we are seeing that mobile is taking over, and what we were doing was not as relevant. It certainly has challenges.

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Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits

socalTECH

He was also the founder of Wallstrip, which he sold to CBS back in 2007, is an investor in a significant number of web and social media companies.

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Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

Both Sides of the Table

SXSW is where Twitter broke out in 2007. It’s February now. What strategies to use, how to get attention, how to become “hot.”

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

Both Sides of the Table

just need to break you of the idea that Snapchat is for one thing – it is not. Thus begins Snapchat and why you don’t get it. P.P.S.

Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

Tech Zulu Event

I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe , an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County.  The company brought on retailers Circuit City, Sears and Kmart in 2006 followed by mega retailer Walmart in 2007. All this success in less than five years.  Cables.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). I was telling him that it was much easier when I started because there were fewer deals, life was less public and somehow the world seemed to be spinning more slowly. Oh, the conferences.

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Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

socalTECH

building Fine Art America in 2006 as a part time project, and launched the web site in 2007. grew it from 2007 through. customers?

Interview: Clark Benson of Founder & CEO of Ranker.com - Dicusses Playing Nice With Google

InfoChachkie

Prior to Ranker, Clark founded four other successful companies, including eCrush, which he sold to the Hearst Corporation in 2007.

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Interview with Paige Craig, Betterworks

socalTECH

Part of being an investor is questioning the ideas of founders. Paige Craig: In 2007, I stepped back from a company called the Lincoln Group.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

Xconomy

This idea has the virtue of being true—though macroeconomist Robert Gordon has argued with some merit that innovation is gradually losing its mojo —and it’s embraced by both of the candidates, in their speeches, and both of the parties, in their platforms. Democrats: Clinton said back in 2007 that the U.S. support Clinton.

Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

Both Sides of the Table

In this particular case I wasn’t convinced it was a good idea from the limited information I had. But they don’t have a great idea.

Want To Be A TechStar? Read Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s New Book: Venture Deals

InfoChachkie

Jason came up with the idea to do a music video to promote the book. You can watch my interview with Brad below or on YouTube here: [link].

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

Frank Addante

Ive noticed that a lot of people are afraid of getting their ideas out into the public. That is how I decided how popular an idea would be.

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Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

socalTECH

Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007. It was too head of its time. Cheerful Inc.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

socalTECH

Few people have heard of TeleSign, but odds are you have used some of the services the company provides in the last week--or even this morning.

Triptrotting Lets You Experience Your Travel Adventure With Locals

Tech Zulu Event

On a 2007 trip to Bangkok, the pair quickly tired of standard tourist locations and typical tourist activities. Ready to get started?

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Idea Mensch. Loren Bendele  joined Savings.com in January 2007 as the CEO. We highly recommend.CO  for your next ideas URL. About.

The BIL 2010 Conference Live

Tech Zulu Event

The idea was to simply get a group of people to make the pilgrimage and hang around the area the TED’sters would be schmoozing at night.

This 28 Year Old Woman Co-Founded One Of The Most Successful YouTube Networks

InfoChachkie

In 2007, Sarah joined Current TV. During her tenure, "A director came into our offices and pitched us a web-series idea. That video is.

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Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

socalTECH

It actually closed on New Year's Day, 2007. The idea, is to take what has been unstructured data, and add structure to it. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans

socalTECH

ended up switching to selling on Stubhub in 2007, after eBay made it much more difficult to search for tickets. It's Priceline meets Stubhub.

Interview with Josh Resnick, ntro

socalTECH

What's the idea behind the ntro? That kind of opens up the door, and makes people more comfortable with the idea. more) READ MORE>>.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

Tech Zulu Event

The evening will consist of a series of live stage demonstrations guaranteed to impress and inspire new ideas among all in attendance. GumGum was founded in 2007 when a team of seasoned Internet entrepreneurs realized web site publishers were missing out on valuable revenue by not monetizing their image-based content. Join Us.

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