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Acting CTO Role in a Start-up


If there aren't existing documents, then it means more time to extract the information. I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant. Great question. So, what is my role as an acting CTO?

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F2F Still Matters


And because you are online, you will have access to all sorts of information about the people, what their interests are - it will be easily captured.


Entreprenuer Network


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level.


Networking to a Job - Practical Advice


read the first three pieces of information and was trying to think of how I could help him. 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. The experience was interesting for me.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.


Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

Frank Addante

If Im a publisher using Google, they already have my customer list, advertising data and revenue information anyway. ► March (1) Office 2.0:

From Attention to Action, its Conversions that Count

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Action - Making the purchase (calling the 800 number, clicking the Add to Cart button, etc), Each of these states requires the prospect to accept additional information and update their attitude toward your product. However, there are additional steps in the purchase process where the conversion funnel tool can be used.

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

Both Sides of the Table

In 2007 I started using Twitter and most of my friends & colleagues wondered why people would care what I ate for lunch. love it.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers


Such solutions combine the power of a video’s capacity to inform with a direct response ad’s ability to facilitate a desired action.

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

The industry did that in 2007. VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles. blog here ). Same as I felt. Promise.

How Surfing Made Me A Better Investor


This results in a more stable capital pool for the company and a Board with a greater diversity of backgrounds, which leads to more informed decisions.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

We shared information about building sales teams. What Jason has achieved in no time flat in VC is astounding. Here’s how he did it.

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Better Business Bureau? For who?

Eric Greenspan

Our reporting system relies on an algorithm that takes into account a variety of business factors including complaint and other business information

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

When I was an entrepreneur there was no public information about how term sheets worked or how investors thought. The Motive for Speaking Up.

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


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.'s Anwyl Retires


Santa Monica-based online car shopping and auto information site said Friday that Vice Chairman Jeremy Anwyl has retired from the company. Anwyl had been at since January of 2000, and was CEO of the company starting in 2007 until a couple of years ago. Anwyl will also provide strategic consulting to

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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Fandango Claims Record Sales In May


Fandango is owned by Comcast, which acquired the movie site back in 2007. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America


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

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

Both Sides of the Table

What about financial services information? Let me explain. Storage. million in our A round. Hardware ate just over 10% of the round. Processing.

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Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits


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


I recently reviewed Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s book Venture Deals , in THIS ENTRY. Writing a book is very different from writing a blog.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues


We started the company in the fall of 2006, launched in 2007, and have been offering our services to all kinds of mission critical websites since then.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?


In the spirit of informed debate, I’ve assembled a point-by-point comparison below. Democrats: Clinton said back in 2007 that the U.S. At this stage, both candidates have given major economic addresses, and both parties have published their platforms. That means there are 7.3 support Clinton. Here’s the rundown. Immigration.

Geni Connects With Facebook


According to Geni's Facebook page, the firm has been working on connecting the two services since November of 2007. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed


Rob Reed: I was doing social media strategy consulting from 2007 until 2009, what I would really characterize as Social Media 1.0. Thanks!

Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

When I first got into the industry it was 2007. This article was originally published on TechCrunch. Why is that? Who knows. Rewind. Web 2.0

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


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 RxVantage's IT Software Aims To Automate A $20B Market


That was back in 2007, when we started. Pharmaceutical companies spent $20 billion a year marketing their products to medical offices. Thanks!

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. The obvious answer is yes.  Long hours.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign


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.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Loren Bendele  joined in January 2007 as the CEO. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch. About. Events. Tweet. To Shut Down

socalTECH had been the latest success for Southern California entrepreneur Jake Weinbaum, who built the firm from a domain name into a firm with over $50M in revenues in 2007. The shutdown comes three years after Dex One paid $345M for Dex One--formerly known as R.H. Weinbaum eventually became president of R.H. READ MORE>>.

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash


Erick Laubach: Originally, I started a travel startup in 2007 called Driftr. What is Crash? Erick Laubach: Crash is an attraction discovery app.

Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker


It actually closed on New Year's Day, 2007. You can slice and dice information and pivot on almost anything, if that data is well-linked. Acquired By Purch


Carlsbad-based , the online business directory and information site which was most recently in the hands of JMI Equity, has been sold to New York-based content publisher Purch , the two said Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Purch said the deal would help it expand into the SMB market. Gets Patent On Local Shopping Search


The patent covers a system for providing consumers with information sold by local retailers, using location-based information.

Interview with Josh Resnick, ntro


Real quickly, since you're gathering location information, can you talk about privacy and how you address that? What's the idea behind the ntro?

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.

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

Tech Zulu Event

PIM offers comprehensive coverage in 500+ cities in the US, Canada, and Europe by providing rates, hours, entrance points, and occupancy information. 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.