Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. Factual. Inktank.
Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm--which already has offices in Santa Monica and Washington D.C., said the acquisition will add its presence with an office in Boston.
SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.
MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software
JANUARY 10, 2017
Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfunding
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
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.
Guidance Software Shuffles Executives
JANUARY 15, 2016
Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.
Blackline surges 40% in software IPO
OCTOBER 28, 2016
Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday.
Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
“You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.”
Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals
JANUARY 28, 2014
If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it''s almost been entirely enterprise software. READ MORE>>.
Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company
MAY 9, 2016
Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. lieberman software canada expansion cybersecurity securityAikya serves the utility and financial industries. READ MORE>>.
The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 12, 2016
In all my time investing I have never seen such a senior revenue officer join a company at this stage. Why Invest? Why Invest?
Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak
JANUARY 27, 2016
Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
BlackLine Software Prices IPO
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 per share. The company had originally set an estimated IPO range of between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. and J.P.
SOA Software Becomes Akana
MARCH 10, 2015
Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in March of 2005 from its original name, Digital Evolution. READ MORE>>.
Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Software Secretaries. The post Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture appeared first on John Greathouse
Renovate America Acquires CakeSystems For Energy Auditing, Modeling Software
AUGUST 3, 2016
San Diego-based Renovate America , the provider of residential clean energy financing programs, said this morning that it has acquired CakeSystems , a developer of home energy modeling and auditing software. renovate america cakesystems energy auditing modeling software merger acquisitionFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
Yardi Acquires German Software Company
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Systems has acquired a German company, iMS Immobilien Management Systeme GmbH , a developer of commercial property management software, the companies said very late last night. Financial terms ofthe acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 21, 2013
deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.
CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company
APRIL 7, 2016
Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London. READ MORE>>.
MSC Software Acquired For $834M
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software developer MSC Software is being acquired by Stockholm, Switzerland-based Hexagon AB , in a deal worth $834M, Hexagon announced this morning. MSC Software develops computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software
JULY 1, 2015
San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. The company is led by Scott Chisolm. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyREAD MORE>>.
MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce
AUGUST 31, 2016
Santa Monica-based startup MindSpark announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts to provide enterprise level, software testing, tapping into a workforce of employees who are specifically on the autism spectrum. mindspark autism autistic software testing consultancyREAD MORE>>.
Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments
JUNE 23, 2016
Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. Financial details of the link between the two companies was not announced. READ MORE>>.
What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. often see companies burning $100,000 per month (net) looking to raise $6-8 million. ” I highly recommend reading it. Let’s set up a framework. Here’s
FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to the company. According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. The company was founded by Michael Whitmire, Cullen Zandstra and Chris Sluty.
Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software
APRIL 21, 2015
Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.
CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE
MAY 11, 2016
CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. Narayanaswami is a serial entrepreneur, and had founded CSAR Corporation, which he sold to MSC Software in 1999.
Flatirons Solutions Acquires Software Line From TechPubs
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Irvine-based Flatirons Solutions , a developer of technical information management software for the aviation, shipping, rail, and other industries, has acquired the TechSuite software line from TechPubs Inc. TechPubs' TechSuite software is used for Flight Operations and company manuals in the aviation industry.
Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Three, Los Angeles area companies have been selected for a accelerator being run by Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard, the companies announced this morning. Domuso is developing payment financing software for renters; Earny is a personal assistant which provides money back on purchases; and Papaya develops mobile bill payment apps.
Anchore Gets $5M For Software Container Security
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Anchore , which is developing security software aimed at the "container" market, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company disclosed this morning. anchore venture capital container software security virtualization saas said ziouani ansible eucalpytusREAD MORE>>.
How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 2, 2014
There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.
Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlioThe funding came from L Squared Capital Partners. Edlio is led by CEO Ali Arsan.
Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant productREAD MORE>>.
LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm
MARCH 29, 2011
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Procore Raises $50M More For Cloud Software
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Carpinteria-based construction software developer Procore , which is led by Tooey Cortemanche, announced late Thursday that it has raised $50M in a new funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. The company's cloud-based construction software is used to manage construction projects. READ MORE>>.
Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M deal, the companies said this week. The company's offices were split between Huntington Beach and Hayward, California. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.
Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry
APRIL 4, 2014
It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. growth investment industry software diego swarm READ MORE>>.
DreamHost Planning Software Spinout
MARCH 2, 2012
Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost , the provider of web hosting and managed hosting services, is planning a new, open source software spinout, the firm revealed this week, as it looks to leverage its work on the Ceph open source project for distributed storage. READ MORE>>.
TVC Capital Raises $115M Software Fund
JANUARY 14, 2015
San Diego-based TVC Capital , the software-focused, growth equity investment firm founded by Jeb Spencer and Steve Hamerslag has raised a big, $115M software fund, the company said Wednesday. The new fund will remain focused on investments and acquisition of software companies, who are generating more than $2.5
FloQast Finds $6.5M For Accounting Software
MARCH 16, 2016
Los Angeles-based FloQast , a new software startup developing month-end closing software for accountants, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding, the company said today. Gary Swart of Polaris joins the company's board as part of the funding. floqast accounting software close venture capital wavemaker amplify polaris tob