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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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SoCal Gets $739M In Venture Capital In Q2

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The report said that the investment level was the highest total in a single quarter since Q2 of 2008. Southern California companies raised $739M in venture capital in Q2 of 2011, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) based on data from Thomson Reuters.

Dorkbot SoCal

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Saturday, September 27, 2008 -- Dorkbot SoCal. See [link].

Blackstone Expands Student Entrepreneurship Program To SoCal

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Blackstone said it is supplying a $3.5M The new effort is open to students in any major. READ MORE>>.

Venture Conference Highlights SoCal Startups

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socalTECH was a media sponsor of the conference). READ MORE

SoCal Investments Totals Around $700M In Q1

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According to numbers derived from socalTECH's venture database, there was $717.96M invested in Southern California in the first quarter, up from only $465M in Q4 of 2008. However, venture funding totals were still well off the first quarter of 2008's nearly $1.2 billion in funding. Among the top deals for the quarter were an $86.6M

Happy Hour at The Edison

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Thursday, November 20, 2008 -- Happy Hour at The Edison. Join members and friends of SoCal AMA for "Happy Hour at The Edison". Your day is just around the corner! On Thursday November 20, you will have all those opportunities and more - at amazing prices. See [link] (more

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How Digital Cinema Made It Big

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 -- "How Digital Cinema Made It Big" SoCal AMA. Digital cinema is one of the most significant breakthroughs in the movie industry – find out how this new technology made it to the big screen. See [link] (more

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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. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on October 11 will feature some of the award-winning business incubators supporting the high tech industry in Greater Los Angeles. Would they do it again?

Organizational Lifecycles and Alliance Success:

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- "Organizational Lifecycles and Alliance Success" Lifecycles of organizations affect the behavior of managers and the success of their alliances. See https://www.strategic-alliances.org/chapter/chaptersv/socal_inaugural.

The New Age Of Innovation

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- "The New Age Of Innovation" TiE SoCal's Legends and Leaders Series – Professor C. K. Prahalad. Join the The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) of Southern California for an exciting and value-laden presentation by C.K. In his latest book, The New Age of Innovation, co-authored with M.S. Krishnan, C.K.

Interview with James Citron, Mogreet

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We've also got Black Diamon, a local SoCAl fund, which is also leading the round. That was the genesis of the business. READ MORE

Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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Love to hear more views!  . M&A Outlook for 2010 / 2011 – Tags: SoCal Stuff VC Industry LA SoCal startup technology vc venture capital

Welltok, Backed By Trio Of Socal Investors, Buys Mindbloom

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billion deal in 2008. Welltok , a developer of online applications to help employees improve their health--and also help companies manage their health programs--has acquired Mindbloom , a developer of mobile apps for improving your health. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Welltok is based in Denver, Mindbloom in Seattle.

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

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billion in 2009, a decline of 50% in terms of dollars from 2008. That compares with $1.2 Nationwide, U.S. READ MORE>>.

SoCal Venture Deals Up In Q2

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billion, the strongest quarter since the third quarter of 2008. Investments by venture capitalists in Southern California were up, both in terms of deals and dollars in Q2, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Nationally, venture deals in the U.S. totaled $6.5 raised.

Digital Family Reunion | Make New Friends, But Keep The Old

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It was 2008. Holiday event brings together LA’s top digital executives, honors Jim Jonassen. Two worlds, two times, but one community.

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March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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We are looking globally, and though I love SoCal, we're not a regional fund, which is important for that size conversation. That's a sea change.

Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

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

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers - SoCal CTO , November 1, 2010 I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit. I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

F2F Still Matters

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As an aside, I personally question that view. The challenge will be getting people used to this - hence the 25 years. Kathys on the money on this one.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Cox Communications - Orange County was recently ranked 2nd amongst Employers Group's, "California's Best Places to Work - 2008" in the Large Companies category. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Business.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors

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Cox Communications - Orange County was recently ranked 2nd amongst Employers Group's, "California's Best Places to Work - 2008" in the Large Companies category. SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. They include: Sponsors.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time). Its certainly something to keep in mind.

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. actually think this is a pretty innovative model. Disclosure: we helped build the system that is behind these.)

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Thanks!

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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“They’re probably a little ahead of their time,&# she said. Having worked on eHarmony where the intake is 2 hours and was completely counter to the prevailing trend, I think the analyst missed the point. Clothes are very personal and its really a pain to find stuff thats going to look good on you. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Open Source Business Model

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However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license. understand his frustration. You create something that has value and gets traction and yet youve created it in a way that the software is considered "free." and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Entreprenuer Network

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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. and Ph.D.

Google Maps Mobile

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing. and Ph.D.

Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf. Still it was gratifying to hear the numbers. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Challenge of Predicting Winners

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). The poor guy. What a bad $200M decision. Why did YouTube win? Why did MySpace win? Certainly MySpaces tie-in with music was a genius move. and Ph.D.

Interesting Model for University President

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It. Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups. and Ph.D.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. First - let me say what I consider to be a good audience - interesting people.

Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. eHarmongy) as an acting CTO. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.

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About this Blog

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. Thanks Ben. and Ph.D.

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky. and Ph.D.

Where LinkedIn Works for Me

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Where LinkedIn Works for Me Ive been a long time user of LinkedIn , but only recently have started getting the benefits I always expected. Im sure that many of you have read Guys article Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. and Ph.D.

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. About 18 months ago, the entire group began to mention that they were having more difficulty finding good developers. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.