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Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters

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Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. That’s Ok.  They raised $5 million in their B round.  125,000. So let’s go CRAZY!  Not bad.

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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The technology team disagrees on direction and wants resolutions.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. They move the ball forward every day. 

Save Your Spin for Someone Who Cares

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Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, the investment firms that anchored Tealium’s $30.7

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

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3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience.  I know I didn’t.  Why Buy Anything?

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Should Your Startup Have an Advisory Board?

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Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

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Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 In recent years, however, the company seems to be more focused on advancing its virtual reality display technology. million of a new financing round intended to bring in $62.8

How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

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Your CTO and leading technology visionary has just announced he’s quitting. Skeletons in the Closet are these types of issues. 

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Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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Beware of Gym Salesman VC

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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 did not detail specific IPOs, however, Southern California's technology industry has seen its own share of IPOs this year, including RealD, Inphi, and Green Dot.

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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BCG, Bain, LEK – they’re all great), a few years at a start-up or a few years somewhere like Microsoft, Google, Amazon or Apple. 

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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Secure Technology Company Sold To Benchmark Electronics For $230M

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Santa Ana-based Secure Technology Company , a developer of ruggedized computers for the military and other markets, has been sold to Benchmark Electronics in a deal worth $230M in cash. Secure Technology's computers and other electronics are sold into the highly regulated industrial, aerospace and defense markets. READ MORE>>.

Do you need a Powerpoint deck for a VC meeting?

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Startup Founders Should Flip Burgers

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This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice.  This is a story of one of the risks of venture capital. This is what happened to me. Burger?

Technology Industry Awards 2009

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- Technology Industry Awards 2009. The Technology Industry Awards is celebrating its 15th year of recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant, superior contributions to Southern California's technology industry. TCOSC. This event has sold out for the past nine years.

Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 -- Technology Forum 2009 - Southern California. The 'must attend' TECH event of the year, immerse yourself in business changing technology for the day with professionals from across the industry. See [link] (more

VC Funding Season Ends Next Week

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VentureNet 2009

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 -- VentureNet 2009. One chance to see the most innovative emerging technology companies in the entire Southern California region strut their stuff. One day. One event. See [link] (more

Why I Don’t Like Board Observers

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SoTeC 2009

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Saturday, October 17, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels.

SoTeC 2009

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, October 16, 2009 -- SoTeC 2009. Join a large, diversified group of individuals who are committed to achieving their goals by attending the best technology event in Southern California. Be the value add that is so vital in today's market and learn the skills and techniques that will enable you to excel to new levels.

GadgetFest 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- GadgetFest 2009. The 9th annual GadgetFest is fast approaching, and tech companies in the San Diego region and beyond are preparing to showcase their newest, most innovative technologies for this years competition. Register now and secure your place in this years biggest event! See [link] (more

Kingston Technology Hits $6.5 Billion In Revenues

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Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology , the provider of computer memory products, reported today that it has hit a record, $6.5 billion increase in its sales over 2009. kingston technology memory flash computer revenuesbillion in revenues in 2010. The firm said the amount is the highest ever in company history, and was a $2.4

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !

The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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VentureNet – Great annual event by the Technology Council. Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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They attended property management association meetings in Oregon outside of the technology echo chamber of California to get a sense for people’s daily problems. Why wouldn’t we start with our technology teams actually living “a day in the life&# of their customers to understand their working environments and needs.

Fallbrook Technologies Taps Ford Exec For President

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies has tapped a Ford Motor Company veteran for its President, the company announced this morning.

Qualcomm Town Hall 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 -- Qualcomm Town Hall 2009. As 3G takes off all over the world  offering advanced services from networks and devices providing multi-megabit speeds  wireless communications is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium. CommNexus. How will these systems and services evolve?

UCLA Anderson Gets $11M For New Technology Center

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UCLA's Anderson School of Business has launched a new research center, called the Easton Technology Management Center , thanks to an $11M gift from James L. According to UCLA, the new center will focus on innovative research and scholarship in technology management, and will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus.

Los Angeles Technology Connector – Kurt Daradics

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He is well known in the Southern California Technology scene for his work producing the Digital Family event series, along with the MOTM (Meeting of the Minds) series. Besides Tony Karrer for technology, who are some of your go to people in Los Angeles? " Kurt has a great background in sales and marketing.

Pour And Stir I – In Pursuit Of The Ideal Business Model

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competitors, customers, costs, technology, etc.). Note: This is Part I in a three-part series on The Perfect Business Model. Click here for Part II , and Part III. Authentic, hand-crafted Persian rugs always include intentional imperfections. They are said to be, “Perfectly Imperfect, and Precisely Imprecise.” Ideal Business Model Attributes.