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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.

Lean-Agile: Case Studies from Amazon.com and Profitline

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, September 26, 2008 -- "Lean-Agile: Case Studies from Amazon.com and Profitline" SDSIC. But so far most of these initiatives have been driven by technical teams based on technical benefits. There hasn't been a lot of good information on what adopting Lean-Agile does for the business. See [link] (more

Value and Meetups - SEO / SEM

SoCal CTO

The meeting had a decent case study and some pretty good discussion around the room of different tools that you might consider using. I went to a meetup yesterday that was on the topic of Internet Marketing / SEO / SEM. Then the organizer went into a 20 minute sales pitch around his new training/coaching offering. Yikes.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

Xconomy

The Phase 1b study also determined a preferred dose for the next stage in the study. and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. Carmine Stengone.

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Interview with Dr. Ramin Sadr, Mojix

socalTECH

We did market studies, talked to customers, and launched a prototype in 2006, launching the company in 2008. Thanks! READ MORE

Study: U.S. E-Commerce Drops In Q4

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According to comScore, which tracks e-commerce spending, Q4 of 2008 was the first quarter of negative growth since it started tracking spending in 2001. The drop follows double digit gains throughout 2007 and the first half of 2008 in year-to-year ecommerce sales.

Shaking the MoneyTree

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Shaking the MoneyTree. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q2 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. See [link] (more

Going

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Going "Green": Why should you care? James will be giving on overview of "Green" Perspectives, touching on Key External Drivers, how Going "Green" will enhance stakeholder value, discuss potential pitfalls and share with us a Case Study in Going "Green". AccessEN. Presented by James C. See [link] (more

Transitioning to Lean-Agile: Changing the Organization

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 -- Transitioning to Lean-Agile: Changing the Organization. Join us for a panel presentation and discussion of real-world case studies about the organizational change in roles and responsibilities that occurred at two of San Diego’s premier companies on the way to becoming more lean and agile. SDSIC.

3rd Annual Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, November 7, 2008 -- 3rd Annual Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa. This one-day event will include sessions among top researchers from the consortium (UCSD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Scripps Research Insitute) along with several biotechnology companies from the region.

Essentials of Company Formation

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 6, 2008 -- So you want to start a company. Favorito will present a business case study on QuantumSphere, and you'll get to hear first-hand from Maloney about starting and growing a company. Essentials of Company Formation. OCTANe. If you've ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur, this program is for you.

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Interview with Eric Bjorndahl, TravBuddy.com

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Eric Bjorndahl: My personal experience, is I studied in Rome in my senior year in college. Photo: David on the left, Eric on the right). Thanks!

RFID Hands on Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- RFID Hands on Workshop. Industrially relevant RFID case studies and their results will also be presented. WINMEC. Faculty and researchers from UCLA-WINMEC RFID Lab who have been working on RFID for several years, will address these and other issues that arise in the process of using RFID for the enterprise.

Sensory Medical Finds $2.5M

socalTECH

According to Sensory Medical, the funding will go towards launching an FDA clinical study on its devices for treatment of RLS. San Clemente-based Sensory Medical, a medical device firm focused on Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), said Wednesday that it has raised $2.5M in a Series A funding.

KidZui Adds Social Networking, Homework Help

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In addition, KidZui rolled out a homework help tool which allows kids to find information about subjects they are studying at school. San Diego-based KidZui, a venture-backed startup which develops a kid-safe Internet browser, said Monday that it has added new social networking features and homework help to the firm's suite of services.

Interview with Cramster.com

socalTECH

Pasadena-based Cramster (www.cramster.com) recently announced $3M in a large angel round for the firm's online study communities. Cramster is looking to create online study groups, to help high school and college students study math, science, and other topics. What we're trying to emulate is the face-to-face study group.

Corporate Social Responsibility

AeA Los Angeles Council

Our discussion included case study examples to answer the following questions: What are the different roles of innovation? I was invited to speak to an elite Los Angeles group of high powered CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers) about innovation and corporate social responsibility. Does being ethical pay? When does a great CSR initiative go bad?

eHarmony: More Than 542 People Married Every Day Through Site

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Pasadena-based eHarmony , the online dating site, said today that it has run a study which determined that on average, there are 542 people married every day in the U.S. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive for eHarmony. due to the web site. percent of all new marriages in the country. READ MORE>>.

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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A study of the venture capital deal flow in Southern California conducted by socalTECH shows that venture capital deals dropped for Q3, to around $720M in deals, in a market dominated by clean technology firms. invested in Q3 of 2007, and down slightly from venture numbers in Q2, when there was approximately $966M in venture deals.

PR for Start-up Businesses

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Innovative products sold into specialized target markets can benefit from pitching customer case studies to the media read by their target market. Products sold into an existing market should focus on being included in "roundup" articles, directories, and lists, as well as pitch high-profile customer case studies.

PR for Start-up Businesses

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Innovative products sold into specialized target markets can benefit from pitching customer case studies to the media read by their target market. Products sold into an existing market should focus on being included in "roundup" articles, directories, and lists, as well as pitch high-profile customer case studies.

Venture Investors Gain Confidence

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A new study released last night finds that Silicon Valley venture capitalists have gained significant confidence from last quarter. The index has been rising more or less steadily since a low in Q4 of 2008. The report said confidence ranked at 3.91 out of a 5 point scale, up from 3.75 in last quarter.

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Greening the Workplace with TELEWORK

AeA Los Angeles Council

study by the Telework Coaltion surveyed 13 organizations that collectively had more than 77,000 teleworkers. Check this out: We could save 1.35-billion gallons of fuel and $4.5-billion dollars (at the current price of $3.33) if everyone with the potential to telework did so just 1.6 days a week. One-third listed it as the best way.

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WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF GOING GREEN?

AeA Los Angeles Council

Environmental Protection Agency to study trends in data-center energy use. While different decision makers want different rewards, they still want their green to turn to gold. CSR has begun to shape the culture of firms across the country. When a company is not in compliance, it looses its ability to sell in certain markets. www.koodooz.com

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

Key slides showed that world growth was dictated much more by China than US since 2008 and therefore is China catches a cold we all get sick.

The Future of Couponing | How Social-Local-Mobile has Changed the Game

Tech Zulu Event

Statistics from 2008 show that digital couponing has rapidly grown but has yet to outpace paper coupons. Paul Breummer, Search Engine Land.

Green Jobs Growth Surges In California, Says Report

socalTECH

The report, based on data from January 2008 to 2009, found the Los Angeles Area had 23 percent of green employment in the state, and 22 percent of green businesses. New jobs data released today by nonpartisan research foundation Next 10 , finds that green job growth surged in California over the lsat few years, despite the economic crisis.

Why I’m Standing Today with My African American Friends, Family & Colleagues

Both Sides of the Table

“It stops today.” could not. barely slept last night. Please re-watch the video. Remind yourself of the circumstances and the injustice.

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Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

Tech Zulu Event

Co-founded DigiSynd, which was acquired by Disney in 2008. Early 20s: Studied EE and went to business school at age 23. We did it folks!

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age

socalTECH

We came together in 2008, to focus on digital content. What's the right strategy for reaching your audience? Tell us about Render Media? and $3.0

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

socalTECH

studied cognitive science, the study of the brain, as an undergraduate. What does Anti-AgingGames do? This is my third company. Thanks!

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NeuroVigil Gets Funding

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NeuroVigil's technology is based on research from the Salk Instutute for Biological Studies. NeuroVigil has previously raised seed funding from DFJ Frontier, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Zone Ventures, which invested $250K in the firm when it won the 2008 DFJ Venture Challenge. Amount of the funding, and source, was not disclosed.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

Both Sides of the Table

It’s true this was much bigger in the dot com era but I’ve studied the data and know that over the past decade these numbers are right.

Interview with Michael Witz, Mob Science

socalTECH

Michael Witz: We've been building smaller, lightweight games on the Facebook platform since early 2008. That's really our focus. Good luck!

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NeuroVigil Finds More Funding

socalTECH

The startup is led by Dr. Philip Low, who founded NeuroVigil based on research he did as a graduate student at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The company raised its seed funding round in 2008 as part of the DFJ Venture Challenge. Size of the funding was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Pausing To Reflect: Veteran’s Day | Interview with Veteran and Tech Enthusiast Dustan Batton

Tech Zulu Event

DB:  My service was up in August of 2008, and I moved back to the U.S. MM:   What did you study? Monday is Veterans Day. 11th happened.

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

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Post 2008, LPs abhor illiquidity. What is the investment focus for this fund? All of that represents opportunity, as well. That's a sea change.

Interview with Jennifer Sargent, HitFix

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It was the fall of 2008, when Lehman Bros. What's the story behind HitFix and where do you fit in the entertainment news landscape?

Shaking the MoneyTree

SoCal Tech Calendar

Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters. See [link] (more

California Tech Exports Down In 2009

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billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. The study said California's largest export areas were in semiconductors ($10.4 California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion) and computers and peripherals ($9.7 billion). The U.S. California's leading tech export partners were Mexico ($5.3