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IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 billion. IPO market to generate liquidity for their investors.

VC Outlook 2009

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Thursday, December 4, 2008 -- VC Outlook 2009. Dealmaker LA. See [link] (more

Breakout Companies of 2008

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Breakout Companies of 2008. Amidst many of the financial challenges of 2008, several San Diego companies achieved successful milestones, financial growth, or other accomplishments that set them apart from the pack. San Diego Venture Group. See [link] (more

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Marketing Trend #5: Increased use of analytics tools (e.g.,

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Marketing Trend #5: Increased use of analytics tools (e.g.,

VC Outlook 2009 - Candid Talks with VCs in Los Angeles - GIVING AWAY A FREE TICKET

Jason Nazar

VC Outlook 2009: If You Need Funding You’re Fuc%ed ( or are you ) - Candid Talks with VCs in Los Angeles. DECEMBER 2, 2008.

President Obama’s 2008 Tax Return

Jason Nazar

Click “Full Screen&# to see President Barack Obama 2008 Tax Return in your full browser. Barack Obama 2008 Tax Return - Free Legal FormsTax day has come and gone, and even the United States President has to answer to Uncle Sam. 

Layoffs Take Big Toll In California In 2009

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The BLS said that 2009 was the worst year since 2002 for California, the last time layoffs surpassed 500,000 employees. READ MORE>>.

Study: Angel Investments Drop In 2008

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The Angel Capital Association reported this week that investing activity by angel investments groups dropped by nine percent between 2008 and 2007, and 40 percent of angel groups expect overall investment to decrease again this year. Individual group totals were not broken out.

Cleantech Investments Hit $4.7B In 2008

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billion, across 186 financing deals in 2008, according to a new analysis by Ernst & Young released Tuesday. According to the analysis, based on data from Dow Jones Venture Source, there was a 68% increase in capital invested in the industry in 2008. Clean technology investments reached a record $4.7

[Sales Machine] The Fatal Mistake Boards & VP Sales Will Make In 2009 Planning

CEO Flow

Unfortunately it bears reposting again before 2009. Note: I first published this post exactly one year ago. have a feeling this same post will be relevant for another few years until the conventional wisdom evolves. Also, I’ve published an overview of my new Sales Advisory Program at www.CEOFlow.com/advisory. Or just fails. Wrong.

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. Each solved a difficult problem in their sectors and each had reasonably strong competitive advantages. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. Each solved a difficult problem in their sectors and each had reasonably strong competitive advantages. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. Each solved a difficult problem in their sectors and each had reasonably strong competitive advantages. Post money valuation = $2m. 

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

June 17th, 2010 Creating Incremental Strategic Value Creating Incremental Strategic Value | | POSTED BY: Tom McKaskill We can easily overlook the level of demand pull when we are assessing strategic value. Each solved a difficult problem in their sectors and each had reasonably strong competitive advantages. Post money valuation = $2m. 

California Tech Exports Down In 2009

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California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. as a whole exported $188 billion in high tech goods in 2009, according to the report. The study said California's largest export areas were in semiconductors ($10.4 billion). The U.S.

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

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billion invested in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, and $295.6M in Q4. billion in 2009, a decline of 50% in terms of dollars from 2008.

Los Angeles Speaking Series #3: “Mistakes People Make Before Starting a New Business”

Jason Nazar

As planned, I’ll be hosting monthly presentations/conversations each month throughout 2009 on different topics for entrepreneurs.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. We have thirteen-plus companies which have gone from inception to selling for North of a billion dollars, including the last company we sold, in October of 2008, BillMeLater, which we sold to eBay for a billion dollars. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 more).

LA Year-End Digital Media Review and MixerLA Year-End Digital Media Review and Mixer

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008 -- LA Year-End Digital Media Review and Mixer. The event will feature two sessions—a QandA and panel—discussing the state of the industry and what's expected in 2009. Paidcontent. One of our trademark mixers will follow. See [link] (more

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Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

Xconomy

Tealium , founded in 2008, has raised close to $113 million since its inception, according to Crunchbase , although that number includes both debt and equity deals. Omniture acquired San Diego-based WebSideStory in 2008 (after the company had rebranded itself as Visual Sciences), and Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE ) acquired Omniture in 2009.

Venture Exits Drop in 2009, But See Q4 Uptick

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A newly released report by Dow Jones VentureSource today finds that 2009, venture-liquidity was down 34 percent in 2009, to $17.1 billion in exits in 2008. However, Dow Jones found that forty-four percent of 2009's liquidity came in the fourth quarter, when there were 86 acquisition worth a total of $7.3 billion.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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There were no unicorns in sight on April 14th, 2008 when Kevin O'Connor, my Partner Jim Andelman and I met Twilio's Founder and CEO, Jeff Lawson.

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Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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Surprisingly, the numbers--based on information gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are approximately the same as numbers in Q2 of 2008, which total around $955M, according to our own data. PwC/NVCA officialy reported $950M invested in Q2 of 2008.

X Prize Foundation Launches Healthcare Competition

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No parameters behind the competition have yet been announced; the foundation said it expects rules and guidelines to be finalized in early 2009.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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Tsien told Xconomy in a 2008 interview that he moved on to other areas of interest after developing some new applications for GFP in molecular biology.

Digital Family Reunion

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 -- Digital Family Reunion. The DFR will reignite old relationships, spark new ones, and set the stage to kick off 2009 with a bright new start. Connecting 1.0 + 2.0. so far! See [link] (more

Interview with Bruno Uzzan, CEO of Total Immersion

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Our interview this morning is with Bruno Uzzan, CEO of Total Immersion (www.t-immersion.com), Let's start off with a little bit about Total Immersion.

Venture Capital Hits 12 Year Low

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invested in Q4 of last year, and was almost one third the $892.4M in deals from Q1 of 2008. Tags: 2009 county orange diego angeles california southern capital venture The two, quarterly capital reports both found that venture volume dropped in the first quarter, with PwC/NVCA reporting $3.0 billion across 477 deals.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Yammer was launched on stage at TechCrunch 50 on September 8, 2008 and won Best in Show.

How I got my mortgage company to lower my payments by $10k/month

Eric Greenspan

Home Sweet Home In October of 2008, I was sitting in front of Quicken about to make my mortgage payment. Why did Countrywide do the deal? Whew!!

Ardea Biosciences Gets $8M Loan

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The firm said the financing will go towards funding operations in the second half of 2009

Axesstel Shuffles Board

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According to the firm, Min is resigning for personal reasons, and will be replaced in early 2009. San Diego-based Axesstel, a developer of fixed wireless and broadband data products, said Monday afternoon that the firm's Chairman, Bryan B. Min, is resigning.

Tickets.com Goes Mobile

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Tickets.com also said it will be offering the technology to its clients in early 2009. Costa Mesa-based Tickets.com, a provider of ticketing products and software, has expanded its service into the mobile market. The firm said today that it has launched ProvenueMobile, a mobile version of the firm's consumer-facing website.

Transpera In Win With Ford Motor Co.

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According to Transpera, it will run an ad campaign for Ford's new 2009 Lincoln MKS, across mobile content sites. Santa Monica-based Transpera, a venture-backed provider of mobile phone video advertising, said Monday that the firm has scored a win with a new mobile video ad campaign from Ford Motor Co. READ MORE

YouMail Inks Deal With Montana Wireless Firm

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YouMail said SmartCall will launch its voice and data services at the first quarter of 2009. Aliso Viejo-based YouMail has inked a relationship with a Montana-based wireless firm, SmartCall LLC, the firm disclosed Thursday. Financial details of the agreement was not disclosed. READ MORE

RealD Inks Digital Cinema Deal

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RealD said that the 3D capabilities will be available on all new Doremi servers beginning in March of 2009, with retrofits of existing installations at the same time. Los Angeles-based 3D technology provider RealD has inked a deal with a digital cinema server firm, the company said Wednesday. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed.

magnify360 Gets Win With Virtual World

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The firms said that the virtual world is set for launch in winter of 2009. Los Angeles-based magnify360, a provider of software for personalizing and optimizing web content, has scored a win with virtual world provider ICYou. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed by the companies. READ MORE

SoCal Firms In X PRIZE Auto Contest

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The X PRIZE competition will begin in 2009, with winners awarded in 2010 Los Angeles-based X Prize Foundation said today that it has signed up 22 teams in the firm's Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, including two Southern California teams.

RealD Inks Deal With LEGOLAND

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The technology is expected to roll out in 2009. Beverly Hills-based RealD, a developer of 3D projection technology for the movie industry, said today that it has inked an agreement with LEGOLAND California for a new feature. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE