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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Thomas J.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Hulu: Nearly Half A Billion In Revenues in 2011

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Oculus VR Sued By Hawaiian Company

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Irvine-based Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey have been sued again, this time by a company in Hawaii called Total Recall Technologies.

OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011

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April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network (www.tcvn.org) is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro. REGISTER AT: [link]. About TCVN.

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Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company

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Feature, not a company. Whether something is a feature or a company is clearly subjective. It has always stood out in my mind. Why? 1.

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Local Companies Support Movember

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A number of local, high tech companies are putting their efforts behind Movember , a charity which helps raise funding and awareness for men's health, and particularly prostate cancer. READ MORE>>. movember cancer nonprofit charity awareness

Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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Some people are internally focused, and if they reach critical mass, they can tip the whole company.”. We are flexible on details….

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The Future Is Here Today | Augmented Reality Event 2011

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Luckily, there’s plenty of companies like these that are searching steadily for that answer. Science fiction stuff right? 

SoCalGas Invests In Company

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Southern California Gas Co. , the subsidiary of Sempra Energy which provides natural gas to the Southern California market, said today that it has invested in. Tecogen , a developer of natural gas heating and power products. Size of the investment were not disclosed. The investment will go to bring Tecogen's technology to market. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. Los Angeles had $226.75M invested in companies. The amount is up from $528.0M

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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What set of functionality would make your company launch-ready? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

Insights: Ten reasons to start a company; ten reasons not to

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Rich valuations and venture capitalists throwing money at early stage companies. Start up conferences and competitions. So not 2009. More.).

Insights and Opinions: New Grads, Save Yourself and Start A Company

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Read the rest of Frank's piece, Grads: Save Yourself, Start A Company. The genie was out of the bottle. More.). READ MORE>>.

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The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.

VC Exits Down In 2011, Says Report

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The report found that companies raised a median of $17M in venture financing before M&A or buyout, and took a median of 5.3 READ MORE>>.

The Spaceship Company Opens $8M Assembly Facility In Mojave

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The company said the 68,000 square foot vehicle will be used for testing and assembling vehicles, as well as for return-to-base vehicle maintenance.

2011 Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference

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Rothenberg, Principal Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director at Capital Research and Management Company; and. Please note that early registration ends April 30, 2011; afterward, prices will increase significantly. TCVN is proud to support the HBS/USC-Marshall BGC this year with a special TCVN code for attendees. Enjoy!

Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

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However, funny enough, I don't see the job search and showing you who you know at the company as being particularly well done.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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Exec Summary: Most companies (98+%) in the world (even tech startups) should be very profit focused. So which company is better run?

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company  CODA. ENGAGE.

Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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He is a great example of…building an enchanting company.”. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Steve’s Startup Tips.

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Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

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In October of 2011, the company announced a $4.5 We are a company that likes to take on the giants. Tweet this quote]. 10) Yes.

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Getting Started with a Two-Sided Market Business

SoCal CTO

This comes up a lot and if you are thinking about one of these kinds of startups, definitely take a look at Matching Algorithm. How long? B. Who pays?

Tech Coast Angels Fuels $45M In Deals In 2011

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The TCA said that the number of investments during 2011 was actually up almost 25 percent from 2010, and up nearly 50 percent over investments in 2009.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Several teams disassembled themselves, joining other teams as well as one new company surfaced off in the corner with no one seeming to notice.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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We're taking our cue from other companies like Yelp, and their Elite Yelpers program. What's the story on how you started the company?

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

Some places you can find programmers locally: In your company or other companies. So, please take this in the spirit intended. Game over.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice. What are related products/companies? However, there are lots of other people who help companies raise capital What Is This?

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The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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But one theme in pervasive in all my thinking about investing in Internet-based companies: Deflationary economics. Here’s what I mean.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital ventureinvested in Orange County.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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Throughout the 90′s the PC became much more popular in corporate environments, so companies began to replace dumb terminals with PCs.

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Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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He founded the company, raised a bunch of money, built the product and established a good reputation and market position. It happens. The doer.

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Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

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” Everybody knows that when you raise money at a startup your ownership percentage of the company goes down. Dilution. million at a $7.5

Never Ask a Busy Person to Lunch. Here’s Why:

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intro’d him to the COO of a growing tech company about maybe working together. That’s not the point. They had never met. Oy vey.

Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

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You should always have a steady stream of “friend of the firm&# hanging around your company. Hot company. 50 coffee meetings.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

What set of functionality would make your company launch-ready? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].