Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development
JUNE 26, 2012
They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.
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>>.
Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software
AUGUST 29, 2016
Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. cloud saas growth expansion capital venture software procurement vrooziThe funding was led by Ally Holdings. READ MORE>>.
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>>.
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.
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>>.
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.
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>>.
The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 28, 2016
During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.
Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software
JUNE 16, 2015
Orange County-based Connectifier , a sttup founded by ex-Googlers, and which is developing search-powered recruiting software, has raised $6M in a Series A. Connetifier is developing tools which use search software and artifial intelligence to better help recruiers find and locate talent. READ 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. paladin software tipalti content payment fintech financial currency processingREAD MORE>>.
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. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. READ MORE>>.
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>>.
FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. startup capital venture software close financial floqast Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to the company. READ MORE>>.
Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software
JANUARY 21, 2015
San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.
Yardi Buys Software Firm
JANUARY 5, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Yarsi , which develops software for property management, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired ALMSA Corporation , a provider of software for the assisted living industry. yardi almsa merger acquisition electronic health records software lifescienceFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
Procore Technologies Finds $30M For Construction Project Management Software
APRIL 16, 2015
Carpinteria-based Procore , the developer of construction project management software led by Craig "Tooey" Courtemanche, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth funding round. Procore develops cloud-based software which is used to manage large construction projects, using both the web and mobile phones. READ MORE>>.
Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 28, 2011
million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.
Guidance Software Acquires CaseCentral
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics and e-discovery software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CaseCentral , a developer of electronic discovery software. Guidance Software said it will pay $17.1M for CaseCentral, with up to $33M in earn out.
Sonos Updates Software
JULY 14, 2015
sonos music streaming hardware electronics software update google tuneineSanta Barbara-based whole home music system manufacturer Sonos said Monday that it has rolled out a nuber of minor updates to its streaming music systems. Sonos said the updates had rolled out earlier to beta users, and are now available to all users. READ MORE>>.
Malauzai Software Gets $6.5M More For Banking Apps
MAY 23, 2014
Malauzai Software , a developer mobile banking apps for community financial institutions which has a number of its top executives located in Los Angeles, said this week that it has raised $6.5M in a Series C funding ronud. malauzai business banking software mobile bank community financial vons credit union creditunion venture capital
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.
Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.
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. CSM Software's U.S.
Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. The remaining 10%, takes the other 90% of the time. It's currently in beta. used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done.
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 pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.
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. FloQast says it has developed software which works alongside Excel to help accountants do their monthly close of books. READ MORE>>.
LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm
MARCH 29, 2011
specialty lodging software distribution travel leisurelinkREAD 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 READ MORE>>.
Evisions Buys Education Software Firm
JANUARY 18, 2012
Irvine-based Evisions , a developer of software for higher education institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Cayuse , a developer of web-based software for grant proposal development. cayuse evisions merger acquisition higher education grant saas softwareFinancial details of the deal were not announced. 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 Others involved in the effort include investor Brant Cooper, and Cooley''s Eric Otterson.
Tritech Software Buys The Omega Group From Trimble
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
San Diego-based Tritech Software , a developer of software for the law enforcement, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) industries, has acquired The Omega Group , a developer of cloud-based mapping and analytics software for the market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. 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>>.
Epicor Acquires Auto Parts Software Firm
APRIL 6, 2012
Epicor Software , the developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software which has major operations in Irvine, said Thursday that it has acquired Internet AutoParts (IAP), a developer of business-to-business e-commerce software for the automotive replacements parts distribution market. READ MORE>>.
HID Acquires Software Firm
JANUARY 3, 2012
easylobby lobby registration identification software acquisition mergerFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Netki Gets $3.5M For Blockchain Identity Software
JULY 6, 2016
Los Angeles-based Netki , a startup which is developing blockchain identity management software, has raised $3.5M in a seed funding round. netki venture capital blockchain identity management software funding fintech financial bitcoinNetki's CEO is Justin Newton. 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>>.
Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything
DECEMBER 9, 2009
I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.
SodaHead Upgrades Polling Software For WordPress
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the developer of online polling services and software, has just launched a major upgrade to the company''s polling software for WordPress. The new software is available through WordPress , and competes directly against such tools as Wp-Poll and Polldaddy. READ MORE>>.
Hulu Updates Roku Software
APRIL 1, 2011
Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.