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Comparably Snags eHarmony Vet As CMO

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Santa Monica-based Comparably , the startup which helps employees and employers track compensation and company culture data, has snagged a high profile hire this morning, hiring on eHarmony veteran Armen Avedissian as its new Chief Marketing Officer. comparably eharmony jason nazar armen avedissian executive chief marketing officer

eHarmony In Advertising Push, As Warren Revamps Firm

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Santa Monica-based online matchmaking site eHarmony is planning a big advertising push, as the firm said it has revamped its management team under founder Dr. Neil Clark Warren. According to eHarmony, it is launching a brand new, marketing and television campaign which will feature Dr. Warren in what it says are "new, humorous situations."

eHarmony's Waldorf Joins Accel Partners

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Greg Waldorf , the former CEO of Pasadena-based eHarmony , is joining venture capital firm Accel Partners as CEO-in-Residence, the firm said Monday evening. Waldorf left eHarmony on January 19th, as the firm has been rumored to be in process of an IPO. eharmony accel partners entrepreneur residence

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.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. And as a result we have bred a culture of companies that have been quite innovative on making money.

Interview: Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse Media

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Former Vice President of Technology at eHarmony and Vice President of Engineering at the Rubicon Project. Entrepreneur Interview The Fringe

Entreprenuer Network

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level.

Interview with Rich Rygg, HipGeo

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Rich Rygg is a co-founder of the company, who explains to us what exactly HipGeo is, and what they're hoping to do. Explain what HipGeo does?

Interview with Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng, TripTrotting

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One of our advisors is Galen Buckwalter, the former Chief Scientist at eHarmony. What's the story on how the company came about? Thanks!

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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We have amazing large companies that are an important part of the future of the Internet such as Disney, Warner, Fox, Universal, etc.

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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Because of that, I formally reached out to Caltech, Idealab, the Art Center College of Design, and all the CEOs I knew running tech companies out here.

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky. They are quite happy with a business that will turn into a profitable $20M company and dont necessarily need an obvious exit strategy. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events.

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Start-up Advisors

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He recommends that early stage companies get input from people who know the funding process, know the vertical, etc. Like Christian Gammil (who I recommend as an advisor) working with entrepreneurs is something I really enjoy. eHarmony for start-up / advisor relationships That's great advice.

Matching Algorithm

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Because I was the Acting CTO for eHarmony at it's start, I quite often get introduced to people who have an idea for a startup company that is based on some kind of matching algorithm. They describe the company as the eHarmony of careers, clothes, jobs, college, tutoring services, doctors, service companies, investments, etc.

Map of VC Investments

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Launchpad LA – More Details Revealed

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Full press release with more details is here.  We will be selecting 10 startup companies to participate. Today we  announced Launchpad LA V2.

Innovation and Geography

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Ive personally been involved in the start-up world in Los Angeles for about 15 years, and have had the opportunity to work on many early-stage companies (e.g., He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 and Ph.D.

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MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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Having worked on eHarmony where the intake is 2 hours and was completely counter to the prevailing trend, I think the analyst missed the point. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 really think MyShape has a great concept.

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Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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And, yes, I realize that Im a service provider, but I also am a CTO for several companies. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 First - let me say what I consider to be a good audience - interesting people. and Ph.D.

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Google Maps Mobile

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise.

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Challenge of Predicting Winners

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Part of the discussion around this is the talk about the founder who only got $83M (as compared to $3xxM for the other founders) who bailed out early and choose to go back to school. and Ph.D.

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Interesting Model for University President

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It.

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About this Blog

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Thanks Ben. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Where LinkedIn Works for Me

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Im sure that many of you have read Guys article Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn. Sometimes, Ill use LinkedIn to contact my network, but mostly I still just go to their profile and email them.

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. and Ph.D.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

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Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. This includes MySpace, CitySearch, Ticketmaster, eHarmony, and thousands of lesser known technology companies. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. This includes MySpace, CitySearch, Ticketmaster, eHarmony, and thousands of lesser known technology companies. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

Keeping Up with Tech in Southern California

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Southern California is a hotbed of technology companies that are leaders in their sector. This includes MySpace, CitySearch, Ticketmaster, eHarmony, and thousands of lesser known technology companies. There are several journalistic Web sites that do a great job of covering the news about SoCal companies.

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. He echoed the sentiment of DFJ Frontier's David Cremin, who said the industry here has grown quite a bit since he started 11 years ago.

F2F Still Matters

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0

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Open Source Business Model

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However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models. understand his frustration. and Ph.D.

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Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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He tells us: If you’re starting a new internet company, its important to know who your audience is, and to make sure that you don’t let your own experience and that of other Time Poor people guide you wrong. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Its certainly something to keep in mind. and Ph.D.

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. and Ph.D.

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8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Glad you liked the post. Thanks! He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

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Interview with Nikhil Jain, Clean Green Guy

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So the concept is we're building companies with a very low budget, around $25,000 for each company. What is the site all about? Thanks!

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. See Five Things Meme as an example. as an example. and Ph.D.

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

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AOL was controlled by one company and the Internet was distributed. Was it massively better software, better companies, better markets?

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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What are some examples of successful companies that were started here? Why should a startup thinking about moving to a new place choose LA?