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

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In 2015 in the US there were $77 billion written into startup tech companies. I better roll up my sleeves and help my companies get funded.”

Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking

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However, there's a Facebook group, a few presenter companies, that you can look through. I've never been able to walk into a large group of people and feel like I can "work the room." Sure, I've read various articles on this stuff, but honestly, I still struggle with meeting interesting people. What do I do? A few notes on this: 1.

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. billion for companies, which is 123 percent increase in volume and a 49 percent increase in volume compared with numbers last year. billion.

Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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Of those 500, there were at least 60 Southern California companies in the rankings. READ MORE>>.

Venture Net 2008 Winners

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13 of the hottest early stage technology companies in Southern California joined us yesterday for the 13th Annual Venture Net. Presenting companies included: •

2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference

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Sunday, October 26, 2008 -- 2008 BIOCOM Investor Conference. Highlighting investment opportunities, over 60 of these leading life science companies will present to principal institutional and private equity investors. See [link] (more

CommNexus GadgetFest 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- CommNexus GadgetFest 2008. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget." See [link] (more

OC Innovation 2008

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities.

OC Innovation 2008

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities.

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

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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According to the MoneyTree Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters, Los Angeles companies led the region with $385.6M invested. invested.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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September 18th, 2008 at 8:00 am. Virtual Goods Summit 2008 + last week’s Twitter links » Add New Comment. August 2008 (19).

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Essentials of Company Formation

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- So you want to start a company. Essentials of Company Formation. Kaye Schoonhoven, UCI professor of organization and management, will discuss "Essential Steps in Company Formation,” focusing on the corporate and management team perspective. OCTANe. Also on the panel are Carolyn A.

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Driving Company-Changing Innovation

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- "Driving Company-Changing Innovation: Lessons from Startups to Global Companies" Orange County PDMA. Join the Southern California Chapter of PDMA for a look at small and large company innovation from the perspective of Ken Ouimet, CEO of MyWorld Investing. See [link] (more

Successful Companies Through Incubation

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 -- "Successful Companies Through Incubation: SoCal Incubators Serve the High Tech Industry" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. What type of entrepreneurial companies benefit from those incubators? Why do entrepreneurs apply? Do they think it was worthwhile after they graduate? Would they do it again?

Funding Early Stage Tech Companies

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- Funding Early Stage Tech Companies. How will the stock market and possible recession impact early-stage company financing? What companies and deals are most attractive to investors? Pasadena Angels. What are the metrics investors look for today? Learn more. See [link].

Leads360 Targets Small Companies

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Los Angeles-based Leads360, which develops leads management software, has launched a new product specifically targeting small companies. Leads360 said it has just launched its Leads360 Express product, which is targeted at managing sales leads for small companies in any industry. Leads360 is backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. READ MOR

Building a Virtually Integrated Life Sciences Company

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Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- "Building a Virtually Integrated Life Sciences Company" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. How, and when, does the fledgling company develop relationships with other companies with complementary strengths? What is the essential core of a life sciences business? See [link] (more

Resonant Buys Swiss Company

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Goleta-based radio frequency filtering technology developer Resonant has acquired a Swiss company, GVR Trade SA , which provides design and consultation on Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) devices. The company said it paid $1.1M in stock and cash for GVR Trade, which was owned by Dr. Victor Plessky. READ MORE>>.

Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies. Many companies understand how to creating a software product or service. Techbizconnection. However, building a profitable and sustainable business is more challenging. See [link] (more

Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 -- Leveraging High-Tech Assets For Your Company's Growth. CONNECT. How can you protect the high-tech assets that you bring to the table? Who owns improvements to your high-tech assets and the related rights? See [link] (more

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced. Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors! We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year. Jeff Carmody,

Ask the Angels

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As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$ I recently evaluated a software company which ticked all the normal boxes.

Critical Factors to Consider When Advising Early Stage and Emerging Companies

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Friday, October 17, 2008 -- "Critical Factors to Consider When Advising Early Stage and Emerging Companies" Ventura County CPA/Law Society. This presentation will provide essential information necessary for any lawyer or CPA involved in advising early stage and rapidly growing companies. Email cpalaw@hemming.com.

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

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.

Technology Space: The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara?

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: Technology Space - The Final Frontier for Growth of Companies in Santa Barbara? Are you thinking about starting a company and want to know about facilities in the area? See [link] (more

Choosing Internet Platforms

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The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? VRM - his company - goal is to provide a Level 4 platform. First company built on top of EMC, Unix servers, field sales to large clients. Compared cost there vs. second company that raised $500K and used S3 and other platforms. It's funny. Whoops. Really?

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Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter. Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels.

Hot Off The Press - August SCribe Newsletter

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Top articles include: Valuing Your Company For Success by Doug Hayes, executive committee, Tech Coast Angels Winning Approach To PR by Julia Zamorka, senior account executive, RuderFinn/West Member Check out the newly released August edition of the SCribe Newsletter.

Start-up Advisors

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He recommends that early stage companies get input from people who know the funding process, know the vertical, etc. Andrew Warner from Mixergy posted - Before Looking for Funding, Get an Advisor. That's great advice. Of course, it's sometimes hard to find advisors. eHarmony for start-up / advisor relationships

September SCribe Is Here

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Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible. VentureNet tickets will sell out soon - so don’t wait to secure your seats!

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Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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My main points were: Social Everywhere - I work with a lot of different shapes and sizes of companies and it's interesting how each one has opportunities to leverage its users to form different kinds of communities, create connections, encourage contribution, etc. Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event.

LINC BizDev

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 -- LINC BizDev - Lunch Networking for Business Development Representatives. Increase your referrals and introductions by networking with bizdev people from interactive companies. See [link] (more

Mixergy Meetup

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- Mixergy Meetup. Varien, the company behind Magento, is inviting their community from across the country for a meetup at their office. See [link] (more

Ask the Angels

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As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$ I recently evaluated a software company which ticked all the normal boxes.

Looking For Investors? Be A VentureNet Capital Presenter

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Only 12 companies will have the chance to convince the biggest gathering of technology investors to be assembled in Southern California this year that theirs is the company that deserves to be funded. Angels, private equity investors, investment bankers, and, of course, a who’s who of the VC community will be on hand to see

Top Five Best Uses of an Entrepreneur’s Legal Dollars

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So you’ve just started your company, and as with most entrepreneurs, you have very limited money for service providers of any sort. That said, you have heard in the past that it is always best to get a lawyer involved in the company sooner rather than later, especially if you’re looking to raise capital in the near future.Â

Ask the Angels

Ask the Angels

As you prepare your company for exit and seek strategic value investments, you should focus on high growth potential products. VIEW/ADD COMMENTS (0) | POSTED IN Company Creation/Operation , General SUBSCRIBE TO THIS FEED April 15th, 2010 How Do Those @#$%!$ I recently evaluated a software company which ticked all the normal boxes.