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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.

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?

Networking to a Job - Practical Advice


I 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. It was an in-person meeting.

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.

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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. I love it.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate.

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.

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.

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. by SA. blog here ). Same as I felt.

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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Fandango Claims Record Sales In May


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

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. I grew it from 2007 through. customers?

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.

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.

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

I 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%). When they really start working you have asymmetric information and can “lean on your winners,” which is an inviable investment position to be in. Oh, the conferences.

Invest 101

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.

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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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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

What about financial services information? Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics. Let me explain.

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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 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.

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. IPO in 1996).

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!

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.

Chrome River: Building An Enterprise Software Leader In LA, with Dave Terry


After we left the company we were working for, Elite Information Systems--which was later acquired by Thompson, Alan and I formed Chrome River. We formed the company in 2007, came out with our first product in late 2008, and began selling in earnest in 2009. What does Chrome River's software do? Dave Terry: We've been very fortune.

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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. It was 2007. It’s addicting.

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?

15desks Launches Academic Software


The firm said its product will allow educators, students, parents, administrators as well as others share resources, get information about grades, and other educational information. The firm said it is privately funded, and first launched in 2007 at the University of Santa Barbara.

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. But first, since this is an opinion column, let me be blunt about my own beliefs.

Funding Clean Tech Venture

SoCal Tech Calendar

Panel providing the latest information about where Cleantech investors are making investments and the relative state of the market compared with recent periods. Market conditions have changed since the heyday of the first half of 2007 but funding in this sector continues. Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- Funding Clean Tech Venture. Gets Patent On Local Shopping Search


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

Peter Coffee's Annual Technology Forecast

SoCal Tech Calendar

One of the best-informed, and entertaining, technologists is Peter Coffee. He joined the company in January of 2007 after spending 18 years as a technology analyst and columnist at the industry magazines eWEEK and PC Week. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- Peter Coffee's Annual Technology Forecast. Don't miss the pre-meeting roundtable.