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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.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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This is my sole objective for January of 2010. 2008 Closed Complaints – 2. How many BBB logos are there? Not too shabby IMHO!

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars - Steve Blank , November 24, 2010 When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. This post isn’t going to be popular.  I’m sure of that. never hire job hoppers. Never.

Want to Raise Venture Capital More Easily? Clean Up Your Own Shite First

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It is 2010. Many companies that are raising B or C venture capital rounds right now raised their initial money in 2005-2008. Good luck. Happens.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! You could just outspend. It is to out friend. Solution.

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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting. Enjoy.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago).  raise money now to weather any storms). VCs get paid to “put money to work.&#.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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And more to the point – if you hit a major economic down cycle (like September 2008) you’ll have tough times with all investors.

Why Gay Marriage Needs to Legitimized

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Most issues are really nuanced.  I accept that on many issues there is no “right&# answer and rational people can disagree. Obviously.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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History repeated itself in September 2008 with that market crash. History repeated itself in September 2008 with that market crash.

What is the Right Amount of Money to Raise at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing series on Raising Venture Capital. It’s a tricky question with no clear answer. There are trade offs. Fail fast?

Interview with Jason Howe, CEO of Awarepoint

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think that there might be cash toward the end of 2010 or 2011, where IPOs might be reasonable. Congrats on funding. million square feet.

Interview with J.R. Johnson, Lunch.com

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We sold it in July of 2008, to Expedia. Johnson , founder of Lunch.com, is an experience entrepreneur, who sold his last firm, VirtualTourist.com , to Expedia. Johnson's latest effort is Lunch.com (www.lunch.com), a web site which takes the concepts behind VirtualTourist.com beyond travel, and into lots of other subjects. That's obvious.

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.

Ask the Angels

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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. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

DATAllegro Acquisition Completes

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Microsoft said that DATAllegro's technology will show up in Microsoft SQL Server through community technology previews (CTPs) within the next 12 months, with full product availability scheduled for the first half of 2010. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. READ MORE

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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. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

NextWave Wireless Gets $100M In Debt, Cuts Staff, Hires Banker

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NextWave said that the debt will go towards funding its operations into 2010. San Diego-based wireless broadband technology firm NextWave Wireless said today that it has scored a new, $100M debt financing for the firm's business, and made cuts in its staff, along with hiring an investment banker. READ MORE

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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. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

Ask the Angels

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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. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$

Interview with Ian Swanson, Sometrics

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There are more and more brands doing test campaigns, and we think we'll see some real budgets being thrown at it by mid 2009, or especially 2010. As companies figure out a way to monetize social media, one of the areas which has been lacking is a way to measure the impact and effectiveness of social media advertising. Thanks

Interview with Sometrics, Ian Swanson

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There are more and more brands doing test campaigns, and we think we'll see some real budgets being thrown at it by mid 2009, or especially 2010. As companies figure out a way to monetize social media, one of the areas which has been lacking is a way to measure the impact and effectiveness of social media advertising. Thanks

DONE Ventures Gets Trial Date In NBC Suit

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had sued NBC over a failed domain name sale back in May of 2010, after it said NBC Universal agreed to sell the company Women.com and Women.net in via domain name broker Sedo. Padnos sold BetterPPC in September of 2008 to Tsavo Media, the startup which was started by current MySpace president Michael Jones. Los Angeles-based DONE!

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Four SoCal Startups That Thrived Despite--or Because Of--Economic Downturns

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Perry Wallack, the CFO of Cornerstone OnDemand, recently talked at the Recurring Revenue Conference, describing how the company was looking for funding in the worst possible market--after the downturn in 2008--and struggled trying to find an investor, finally raising a round in March of 2009. billion. >. Let us know! READ MORE>>.

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How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess

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Copyright © 2008 by Christopher Heng. It will appear on your page as: How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess Copyright © 2008 by Christopher Heng. Last updated: 23 August 2008. Preliminary Information What are bots? Examples of bots include those used by the search engines. Who is this article for?

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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About 18 months ago in early 2008 we hired an analyst (pre-MBA), but wanted to wait until after Summer to hire a post-MBA associate. And cheap.

What I *Would Have* Said at TechCrunch Disrupt

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But I wrote about one other point that I wrote back in March 2010 so it’s clear I didn’t just dream this up after today’s panel.

Algae Biotechnology

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -- Algae Biotechnology: Transforming Fuel, Food and Medicine. CONNECT. See [link] (more

j2 Global Reports Results

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versus $59.6M in Q4 of 2008. The provider of Internet FAX and voice messaging services said it is expecting growth of 5%, with a range between 3% and 7%, for its fiscal 2010. The firm is now sitting on a substantial $244M in cash and investments, up significantly from the $162M it had in December of 2008. READ MORE>>.

Blizzard: World of Warcraft Cataclysm Sells 3.3M Copies In 24 Hours

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million copies of its November 2008 release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. million copies through its first 24 hours of release.

California Tech Exports Down In 2009

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billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. According to the Trade in the Cyberstates 2010 report released by the TechAmerica Foundation, however, California still had the most number of high-tech exports of any state--$41.3M. California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion). The U.S.

AeroVironment Lands $35.3M Order

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The firm said its Puma UAS was selected in 2008 by USSOCOM. Monrovia-based AeroVironment said Tuesday that it has received a $35.2M READ MORE>>.

H2O Audio is Learning to Swim

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 -- Waterproofing a new business model: H2O Audio is Learning to Swim within its Means. By 2008, H2O Audio had hit the wall. It was over capitalized and had overspent, never fully achieving profitability. MIT Enterprise Forum SD. See [link] (more

United Sample Becomes uSamp

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Dusig and Lavin started United Sample in 2008, a few years after selling goZing to Greenfield Online in 2005. READ MORE>>.

Burstly Adds SoftBank, Founder Collective

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Rifkin was the founder of TagWorld/Flux, which he sold to MTVN in 2008. Size of the additional investment was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Altra Biofuels Spinoff EdenIQ Gets $12.4M

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EdenIQ was spun out of Altra Biofuels in April of 2008. venture funding round. READ MORE>>.

Qlogic Names New CEO, As Desai Shifts To Executive Chairman

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Biddiscombe is currently Qlogic's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April of 2008. READ MORE>>.

Cytomx Gets $30M, But Plans Move North

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CytomX was started in 2008, based on research out of UC Santa Barbara. CytomX is headed by Nancy Stagliano. READ MORE>>.

Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 -- Partners in Discovery: Creating the Future of Medicine The Caltech-City of Hope Biomedical Research Initiative. Scientists from two of the nations premier research institutions have joined forces to answer fundamental questions of science and improve cancer and diabetes treatment for the future.