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It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it.  This article originally ran on PEHub.

Business.com Acquired By Resource Nation, With JMI Backing

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San Diego-based Resource Nation , an online business-to-business marketing provider, has acquired the brand name, domain, and assets of Business.com , the firm announced today. JMI Equity General Partner Peter Arrowsmith and Vice President David Greenberg have joined Resource Nation's board as part of the acquisition. READ MORE>>.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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So it’s unsurprising that typical “A rounds&# of venture capital were $5-10 million. Rewind. These are very different. Enter Amazon.

Civic Resource Group Gets $300K

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Los Angeles-based Civic Resource Group , which develops cloud, mobile, and other software for government and other civic organizations, has raised $300,000 in a debt funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lighter Capital, and came in the form of a revenue-based, debt funding round. Curtin, Ph.D.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund

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There's also a great network effect happening in the area of industry clouds, and network capitalism, which is not just marketing poof.

How to Raise Venture Capital – Startups Uncensored #17

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More panelists may be added and there will be a large showing of the los angeles venture and angel community in attendance. 00pm on, Reception.

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Bevo Media Acquired By Vize Capital

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San Diego-based Bevo Media , an online ad exchange and ad tracking platform developer, has been acquired by private equity investor Vize Capital. bevo media vize capital performance advertising exchange merger acqusition ryan bukevzBevo Media was founded in 2010, and plays in the performance marketing area. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Buys Evolv

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Evolv was venture backed by VantagePoint, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and developed software-as-a-service aimed at the human resources and employee management market, which helps employers better match job applicants to positions. READ MORE>>.

CampusExplorer Gets $5M

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Santa Monica-based Campus Explorer , which provides an online resource on universities, colleges, student loans, housing, and more to students, has raised $5M in a Series C funding round, according to a source near the firm. The funding came from Vicente Capital Partners, OCA Venture Partners, and Origin Ventures. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Expected To IPO Thursday

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Cornerstone onDemand is a provider of human resources and talent management software. Barclays Capital, William Blair & Company, Pacific Crest Securities, Piper Jaffray, and JMP Securities. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Buys New Zealand Firm

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of human resources and talent management software-as-a-service, said today that it has agreed to acquire Auckland, New Zealand-based Sonar Limited (Sonar6). cornerstone ondemand talent management software human resources merger acquisition zealand sonar6 sonarREAD MORE>>.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels funded companies have gone on to raise over $500 million from additional funding sources such as venture capital and private equity. Pasadena Angels members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources. Pasadena, Calif. PR Contacts: Julie Pantiskas. JuliePantiskas@gmail.com.

Cornerstone OnDemand Links With Deloitte

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Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said today along with Deloitte , that the two are in a new, strategic global relationship with Deloitte''s human capital management consulting practice. cornerstone ondemand enterprise software deloitte consulting training talent management human resources

Cornerstone OnDemand Up Nearly 47 Percent In IPO

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources software headed by Adam Miller, were up nearly 47 percent Thursday in its initial public offering. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition csod nasdaq exit human resources software saasREAD MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Jumps In IPO Debut

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The firm, headed by Adam Miller, develops software-as-a-service for human resources and talent management. Cornerstone OnDemand was venture backed by Bay Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital. csod cornerstone ondemand saas software merger acquisition exit human resources nasdaqREAD MORE>>.

Frost Data Capital, GE Launch Industrial Internet Incubator

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Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator firm led by Stuart Frost, has tied with GE to launch a new, startup incubator aimed at industrial Internet startups, the two said Wednesday. The two said they have started Frost I3 , which will provide funding, resources, and expertise aimed at companies focused on industrial technologies.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.

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Wiser Capital Gets $1.25M For Renewable Energy Efforts

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Santa Barbara-based Wiser Capital has raised $1.25M in a funding round, to go towards its online platform for sourcing and funding commercial solar projects. The company said the funding came from private investors, and will go towards adding personnel and resources to the company. Wiser Capital is led by Nathan Homan.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources.  The Pasadena Angels are a great resource for the start-up community in Southern California, by providing capital as well as mentorship. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

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 !

Growth requires a different kind of capital.

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And it is often cheaper than the cost in dilution of issuing additional stock to obtain working capital.  Growth

Test Your Entrepreneurial Skills With This Simple Test

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This perpetual resource deficit requires creative and frugal solutions that are often counter intuitive and never obvious. Fortitude.

Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

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To ensure sustainability of the business, an entrepreneur must have access to capital, one of the essential  factors of production.

Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

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—Boston-based Zafgen (NASDAQ: ZFGN ) abandoned its lead drug, beloranib —an obesity treatment beset by safety problems—and will instead put its resources behind a follow-on preclinical obesity drug that it believes to be much safer. We’ve got all the details below. Shares of Zafgen fell more than 50 percent on the news.

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

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understand this instinct for more capital and I have two very different personal experiences: In my first company we raised an A-round of $16.5

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Their mission: to support a charity, savor the hot SoCal nightlife, and transform Los Angeles into the startup capital of the world. On Sept.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees

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Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. ADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. READ MORE>>. technology center employees growth jobs employment pasadena lake

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. and abroad.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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However, no one can deny the huge gender disparity in entrepreneurship and venture capital today. So she started a conference for girls.

Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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Yes, income inequality exists and yes it’s a natural consequence of capitalism and other forms of government are decidedly worse than capitalism because they inefficiently create and allocate resources. VCs also get capital gains tax rates on “carried interest,” which is what irritates the masses. dunno.

Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’

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The company is targeting what Forgacs says is a $100 billion leather products industry, saying it has an innovative solution that could address global resource challenges by reducing the materials and processes that conventional leather products require. Our process makes cow collagen, without touching a cow. There’s no cow involved.”.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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There is all sorts of advice on the Internet about how to raise capital. So why would raising venture capital be any different. Lobby.

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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Other firms like Google bring massive resources to design or engineering and as as corporate VC can offer things normal VC firms can’t offer.

TrueCar Names HR Chief, Plans Recruiting Boost

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar has named a new Chief Human Resources Officer, in an effort to bolster recruiting at the firm. TrueCar said it has named Don Robertson as Executive Vice President, People and Chief Human Resource Officer, as part of a stepped up talent search for the company. He also has served at GE Capital Corp.,

Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Respected More Than Loved

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But if you level up , raise capital and grow customers, revenue and staff – life changes. If you hire truly talented people you end up definitionally with a lot of competitive peers who will inevitably jockey for resources and control. Resource allocation is hard at a startup precisely because you have limited resources.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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cbinsights ranking report capital venture investment angel angels coast tech READ MORE>>.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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And with scarce resources it’s your job to decide which door this lead must go through – sales or marketing. Compelling Event.