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.
Working with Developers
APRIL 28, 2014
There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.
APRIL 23, 2010
I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.
Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
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. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfundingThe funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. MobileCause is led by CEO Sean MacNeill.
Insights: 10 Common Interviewing Mistakes Often Made By Developers
MAY 15, 2014
Think being a developer is all you need to do to get a job at a company? And you would be wrong. Be arrogant (Continued.). READ MORE>>.
Document Your MVP for a Developer
DECEMBER 19, 2012
He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product.
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.
Startup CTO or Developer
JANUARY 26, 2010
What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. Gap closed, right? Accounting?
Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
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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. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. Some founders are taken aback. Partners?
The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Consumer product companies have to be “user centric” to survive and yet most enterprise software companies fall short on this front. Why Invest?
Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup
JULY 23, 2012
I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? Accounting? Reporting?
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. saas software accounting acquisition merger blacklineearlier this week. and J.P. READ MORE>>.
LA Transportation Agency Dangles Prizes For Software Developers
MARCH 29, 2011
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has quitely launched a major contest looking to spur development of mobile application that utilize information about the Los Angeles area's public transit. angeles county metro developer challenge software mobile develop mashupREAD MORE>>.
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. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website.
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 acquisitionREAD MORE>>.
SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
San Diego-based SweetLabs , the startup formerly known as OpenCandy, said today that it has launched a $50,000 contest which will reward web developers for creating desktop applications for its Pokki desktop app environment. sweetlabs pokki developer software contest award applicationREAD MORE>>.
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. READ MORE>>.
BetterWorks Dangles Prizes For Developers
AUGUST 12, 2011
employment jobs recruiting startup enterprise software benefits employee developer betterworks coloftThe event is being held Sunday.
MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook''s program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site.
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>>.
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. software merger acquisition rumor private equity elliott symphony technology hexagon metrology switzerlandREAD 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>>.
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>>.
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>>.
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.
32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder
AUGUST 4, 2011
Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation. Comps?
At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups
AUGUST 22, 2016
In April, a study released by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. million square feet of office space. John “J.T.” ” Turner.
AT&T Developers Summit at CES 2014
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 13, 2014
AT&T held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. link] ). More here: AT&T Sponsored Data.
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.
uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK
MAY 20, 2013
Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit.
Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs
MAY 21, 2013
I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. Common Signals I''ve written previously about Symptoms of a Weak Development Team. Rogue developers with their own agenda. One of your better developers leaves.
STEC Opens Development Center In India
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
Santa Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products. READ MORE>>.
Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers
JANUARY 23, 2013
In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. READ MORE>>.
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. The deal is split between $8.3M in cash and $8.3M in Guidance Software common stock.
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 said it would use the funding to grow its organization and further develop its mobile apps.