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Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

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.

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

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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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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>>.

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.

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. 

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

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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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

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

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

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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

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?

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.

The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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Beware of Gym Salesman VC

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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.

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.

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.

CityGrid Buys Pay-Per-Phone Advertising Technology Firm

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Felix provides pay-per-action phone advertising to local businesses, and has been working with CityGrid since 2009. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to CityGrid, Felix will operate as another independent business under CityGrid, reporting to CityGrid CEO Jason Finger. READ MORE>>.

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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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?

VC Funding Season Ends Next Week

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Why I Don’t Like Board Observers

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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].

William H. Pickering Lecture at AIAA Space 2009

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 -- William H. Pickering Lecture at AIAA Space 2009. William H. Pickering Lecture honors the International Year of Astronomy and the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Galaxy Evolution Explorer missions. The lecture is named for former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director William H.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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