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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team.

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. Investments were up in terms of deals compared to 2009, when the group invested in 24 deals. READ MORE>>.

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.

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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This is my sole objective for January of 2010. 2009 Closed Complaints – 4. How many BBB logos are there? Not too shabby IMHO!

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. We last shared the thoughts of John Babcock at Rustic Canyon Partners. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. " 8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup - Instigator Blog , June 18, 2010 Job interviews are meant to be conversations. Now I have. Twice.

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.

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.&#.

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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CoreLogic said it would retain the remainder of First Advantage Corporation, which it acquired in November of 2009. READ MORE>>.

Launch to the Moon 2010, MIW style!

Eric Greenspan

Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future.

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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As 2010 approaches, a whole new year of exciting start-ups, tech news, gadgets, and much more is ahead. Advertise and get noticed with us!

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>>.

How WebVisible Survived 2009

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 -- How WebVisible Survived 2009. Kirsten Mangers, CEO of WebVisible will share with us WebVisible's experience surviving 2009 and raising additional capital in 2010! See [link] (more

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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The Best of 2009: Interviews: Interview with Microsoft's First Blogger: Don Box. CellFrog Announces Embeddable Conference Calling. Who Are You?

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures

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2010 was very good to us. number of companies in the portfolio delivered very strong operating results in 2010, which is exciting.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Red Herring Global 2009

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Red Herring Global 2009

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. See [link].

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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billion (plus an earn out that could have totalled $4 billion but didn’t in the end) in 2005 before selling 65% of the company in 2009 for $1.9

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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We could do more in 2010 with more VC investment; the doubling assumes only ratable increase in marketing spend to achieve profitability. This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#. Only then are you truly aligned. Let me start with a couple of stories.

BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010 Update

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What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

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Next post: two “4-Hour Workweek&# like hacks I started in 2009 to try and take back control of my life that are saving me hours. After 3.5

Everbridge Claims Record 2009 Growth

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Los Angeles-based Everbridge , a provider of incident notification systems, said Thursday that the firm had record growth in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials, or break out 2009's growth numbers, however, it said it had an average annual growth rate of over 130 percent over the last three years.

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. 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. billion).

SOA Software Touts 2009 Results, Growth

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The firm said the firm was also profitable for the full year, though it did not disclose any actual financials. READ MORE>>.

Investor Outlook 2010

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 -- Investor Outlook 2010: Startup Funding Forecast from Angels and VCs. 2009 put startup valuations on a diet, bootstrapping and revenue models were back in the spotlight; and Angel investors made a comeback. Or are mobile and cloud computing still in for 2010? Dealmaker LA. Green tech?

Financing in 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 -- Financing in 2010: Yes, there is Money for Technology Companies. TCOSC. Now that the US economy appears to be emerging from a recession that featured a severe credit crunch, is financing more readily available for early to growth stage technology companies in Southern California? See [link] (more

Hulu Expects $240M In Revenues In 2010

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Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu expects to make $240M in 2010, according to Jason Kilar, the firm's CEO. READ MORE>>.

OneClickPolitics Takes On Connecting With Elected Officials

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Ryan was the CEO and founder of DoneRight, which was sold to tree.com in 2009, and also served as CTO at Overture Services. Los Angeles-based OneClickPolitics , a new startup headed by former DoneRight founder Paul Ryan, has surfaced, focusing on helping users connect with elected officials. READ MORE>>.

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Apriso Claims Record 2009 Revenues

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Long Beach-based Apriso , a developer of planning and control software for the manufacturing industry, reported Thursday that the firm had record revenues in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials. The firm did not disclose overall growth rates. READ MORE>>.

GameFly Yearly Revenues Hit $101.5M

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Los Angeles-based GameFly , the videogame rental service which is waiting in the IPO wings, revealed Thursday afternoon that its yearly revenues have hit $101.5M in its fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. GameFly is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tenaya Capital, and others, with Sequoia owing 51% of the firm. GameFly filed for an IPO in February.

Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 -- Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

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.

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Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M in acquisitions, earnout, and holdbacks during 2009, as part of its 2009 fiscal results release. In addition to those details, Internet Brands said it is now seeing a monthly average of 50 million total monthly unique visitors to its collection of web sites, with a total of 56.5

First Quarter IPOs Beat All Of 2009

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IPOs in the first three months of the year handily beat all of 2009, as eight U.S., According to Dow Jones, those eight IPOs matched the same number of IPOs throughout all of 2009, and made it the most active quarter for venture-backed company IPOs since Q4 of 2007. billion.

Cornerstone On Demand Updates S-1

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The revenues are up from the first nine months of 2009, when the firm had $21.2M in revenues. Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , which recently filed for an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as CSOD, has updated its IPO filings documents with the SEC. Cornerstone OnDemand filed for an IPO in September. READ MORE>>.

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 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, from $26.1 billion in exits in 2008.

Central Desktop Sees Growth, Boosts Hires In 2009

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Pasadena-based software-as-a-service developer Central Desktop reported today that the firm had 44 percent, year-over-year growth, and boosted its staff by 50 percent in 2009, as a result of demand for the firm's online project collaboration tools. The firm said its customers now include such companies as Netflix, U.S. READ MORE>>.

Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 -- Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Pease join us as Dr. Joel Kallich discusses "Health Information Technology and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009". IEEE EMBS. See [link] (more