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Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. Mike Jones: (chuckles) I think I get the feeling that Google chooses you, and you don't choose them, in a weird way.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology

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In the arms race of search technology, only the big guys -- Google, Microsoft -- seem to be able to keep up with all of the innovations in the space.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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Given how efficient markets are when a large market like LA starts to blossom it attracts capital pretty quickly. Yes, Google won. Booed.

SRCH2 Raises Funding, Targets Enterprise Search

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The world of search technology is constantly evolving, with new features like autosuggestion, "instant search", autocorrect, mobile support, and more constantly showing up in such services like Google. enterprise software technology google instant search capital venture srch2 Size of the funding round was not announced.

Venture Outlook 2016

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There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.

A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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The conference is run by Jamie Montgomery , one of the local industry's pioneers in venture capital and investment. Jamie is currently also co-founder of March Capital Partners, in addition to running the summit. One is the traditional buyer, the Microsofts, Oracles, Googles, and Ciscos of the world, with their cash.

Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M

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He then joined Picasa and was instrumental in its acquisition by Google. No venture capital.”. Two Virtual Organizations That Worked.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Other Deals.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. READ MORE>>.

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Payment ready consumers (Amazon, iTunes, PayPal) and businesses (Google AdWords, Square). Here’s what I mean. Why Deflationary Business Win.

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Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

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We discuss Googles plan to pay more to Verizon in order to be on a higher speed connection and get its mobile content to users faster. Awesome!

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Batch 8 500 Startups Demo Day | Our Top Ten

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Shippo is changing the game for e-commerce shipping. They’re going to be huge for private e-commerce retailers. X marks the spot.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures. E-Commerce: Nasty Gal. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Social Enterprise: Hub LA. B2B: Docstoc.

Moonfrye Gets $2.5M For Kids Activities

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in a funding round, led by GRP Partners and Mark Suster, and which also included Greycroft Partners , Daher Capital and Google Ventures.

EcoMom Ups Funding To $2.0M

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Los Angeles-based EcoMom , the online e-commerce site selling green products for mothers headed by Jody Sherman, has upped its Series A funding to $2.0M The additional funding reportedly came from Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya and Google's Don Dodge. ecommerce products baby green angel funding capital venture ecomom

Interview with Derek Norton, Watertower Ventures

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Earlier this week, Derek Norton , a long time advisor to the media, Internet, and technology industry in Los Angeles, announced a brand new venture capital fund called Watertower Ventures (www.watertowerventures.com). That's the first time organized, institutional, managed capital is coming into a company, right after friends and family.

How Honey Offers A Shortcut To Savings, with Ryan Hudson

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When you get to checkout and there's that coupon code and promo code box, everyone knows to go to Google and look for those codes. Thanks!

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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We have a regional focus here, and the market is underserved in venture capital, yet it's the second largest metropolis and DMA in the country. Outside of Google, they've been one of the most successful companies over the last five or six years, in my opinion. We invested in Overture, which was sold for $1.2 We're taking it seriously.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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Elbaz sold Applied Semantics to Google in 2003, for pre-IPO stock, reaping first round investors more than a 100x return on their investment.

From The Valley to The Beach | Interview with Nate Redmond of Rustic Canyon

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Google, Zynga). LA is the capital of middle market companies. More capital being invested in LA by the strongest firms in Silicon Valley.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

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I sure hope that Apple is working with Google to make this work. Thus we see lots of movement from Google, Verizon, HTC, Dell, HP and others.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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ask microsoft, aol/time warner & google]. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 They have more page views than even Google. Yahoo!

Interview with Shivani Siroya, Tala

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In emerging markets and the developing world, access to banking, capital, and financial resources is fare more difficult than here in the U.S., We can see marchan transactions, and if they are making e-commerce transactions, if they are paying things at small kiosks. Explain what Tala is, and how it works? It took me 2.5 I love LA now.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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There is a reason that companies like Google and Apple are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to communicating their product strategy and roadmap.

The Master Checklist of EVERYTHING You Need to Start a Business

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Check Google , Yellow Pages , and local directories to ensure your business name is not taken. Ideation & Protecting Ideas. Mandatory.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene.

Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

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but businesses spend 18 trillion a year, but very few companies are trying to facilitate that kind of commerce. What's the idea behind Zubican?

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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ask microsoft, aol/time warner & google]. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 They have more page views than even Google. Yahoo!

Digiday Mobile: The Future Of Mobile Media Live

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After recent announcements by Google and Apple, the mobile advertising ecosystem is abuzz with optimism and flush with venture capital.

The Startup Guide To SXSW Panel Picking

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Jason Cohen, Capital Thought. Everybody is Selling Something: The Arrival of "Me-Commerce". Shop Blind No More: E-Commerce Re-Invented.