October, 2012

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How To Become a VC

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The inquiry is common because being a VC is (to an entrepreneur, at least) a sexy job.

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10 Apps & Tools for Maximizing Personal Efficiency

Frank Addante

Tips:  Trust it.  Check @SaneLater twice a day, @SaneBulk whenever you feel like reading newsletters, promotions, etc. link]. 2.  link]. link]. link].

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Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

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Children that have iPads, and a need for great content to interact with on those iPads that meet the tough standards of Gregg and Evan Spiridellis.

Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next

Both Sides of the Table

It all started in 2010 with Klout. Nobody had any sound logic on why Klout would be successful. – and why it would become a powerhouse. Smart.

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TCVN Dangles $25,000 Cash in Survivor Pitch Contest

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TCVN has been running its Survivor events for a number of years, with the last event being held in 2010. READ MORE>>.

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UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

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“Great presentation. It was good to see someone else who actively thinks about the world from the user’s perspective.” budgets.

Recruiting Star Talent? Do This First

Frank Addante

When it comes to top hires, the questions people ask tell you far more than the answers they give. When I interview, I don’t ask many questions.

Use your board’s “golden contacts.”

Berkonomics

Boards of directors have a number of important functions, both legal and structural.  Boards provide or see to it that there are resources for the company (especially money) to operate.  The board selects, monitors, helps, and oversees compensation for the CEO.  The board can replace an underperforming CEO. 

Startup Thought Leaders With The Most Authentic Twitter Followers

InfoChachkie

This article previously appeared in Forbes. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles!

Storytelling and Startup Fundraising

Steve Reich

Every startup has an elevator pitch, but what comes next?  Do potential investors’ eyes glaze over when you get beyond the quick, punchy one liner and try to REALLY describe your company?  Successful fundraisers tell a complete, engaging story and close the deal. Malauzai is an example of a company that tells its’ story well.  The bigger story? 

The Search Agency Unveils New Offering

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Los angeles-based online search marketing provider The Search Agency said it has released a new offering today, which it is calling h(SEO).

TZ Tech Crawl | Hollywood Edition

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to the Hollywood Tech Scene! 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome. The Deets.

My latest venture

Eric Greenspan

Announcing the formation of Greenspan Consulting, helping startups startup. For more information, visit www.greenspanconsulting.com. Eric Greenspan

No negative surprises! Be first to warn of shortfalls.

Berkonomics

In past insights, we’ve explored data gathering and dashboards for tracking the most important information to manage your company.

Celebrities With The Most (Allegedly) Fake Twitter Followers

InfoChachkie

million are bogus. If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly Infochachkie articles! The results were surprising. promise.

Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk:

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, November 5, 2012 -- Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk. SCV Meetup. Immediately following will be a QandA to answer all our Startup questions. See [link] (more

Startups' Gangnam Style Parody: Workin' Startup Style

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It had to happen sooner or later -- the startup world has its own parody of the hit song Gangnam Style. READ MORE>>.

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Coincident.TV Is “CREATE”-ing Second Screen Transmedia Producers Out Of Everyone [Beta Invites]

Tech Zulu Event

The implications of what types of new interactive experiences can be made utilizing this technology are phenomenal. Cool, right? WOW, right? Concident.TV

To Infinity And Beyond: Buzz Lightyear, T-Pain, Hot Chocolate And Technology

TechCrunch LA

I’m at the #BoxWorks conference in San Francisco this week, which is an odd place for me to be at first glance. Why odd?

Can you just tell little business lies?

Berkonomics

“He’s not in right now.”  “I am going to the doctor at that time.”  “I paid only two dollars a unit to your competitor.”  Right? Is there any harm? 

Five Trick Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer Before Asking For Money

InfoChachkie

From a venture capitalist’s point of view, there are no “trick” questions. However, certain questions can be tricky for an entrepreneur to answer.

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Family Day at the Beall

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, November 3, 2012 -- Family Day at the Beall. Children and families of all ages are invited to enjoy free, hands-on art and science activities at UC Irvine?s Family Day at the Beall. The event offers a ?kid-friendly? kid-friendly? introduction to new media art relating to the Beall Center?s current exhibit, ?DataViz: See [link] (more

Arborbridge Helps International Students With Test Prep

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Hoping to help foreign students better prepare themselves to get into U.S. colleges, a new, Santa Monica startup, ArborBridge , has recently begun to ramp up its online tutoring service for the standardized SAT and ACT tests. READ MORE>>. arborbridge international test prep testing standardized college university admissions

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CHNL – Social Network For All | Interview With John Wander, Co-founder & CEO

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Inspired by the vast amounts of data from videos, photos, music, websites and blogs shared by the many friends and people they follow online and seeing how much time it takes to check all the content across many platforms, friends set out to come up with a solution and CHNL was born. TechZulu caught up with John Wander , Co founder and CEO of CHNL.

LED Lighting Manufacturer Sets Up Shop In Anaheim

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A Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of LED lighting products, Lunera Lighting has set up shop in Anaheim, and will manufacture its products there.

How Tradesy Makes Selling Women's Clothing Simple, with Tracy DiNunzio

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If you're a woman with unwanted--but fashionable--clothing in your closet, which you wish you could sell, what's the easiest way to sell it?

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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In terms of deals, the quarter was actually down from last year, with 79 deals completed in Q3 of this year, versus 91 in Q3 of 2011. raised.

StoryBots Brings Edutainment to Second Screens | Delighting Kids

Tech Zulu Event

Children that have iPads, and a need for great content to interact with on those iPads that meet the tough standards of Gregg and Evan Spiridellis.

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textPlus Lands $18M, Buys Jarvus

socalTECH

textPlus , the maker of the popular texting application by the same name, said today that it has raised $18M in a new funding round, led by The Raine Group. Prior investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Matrix Partners and GRP Partners also participated in the funding. READ MORE>>.

The Guts, The Glory, and The (Virtual) Gold of Bragstr, with Jon Knarreborg

socalTECH

Sports fans: how do you prove you're the master of sports knowledge and sports predictions? How about an online game? It's all completely fun. Thanks!

How TVC Aims At Acquisitions, Not IPOs, with Jeb Spencer

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One issue has been a difficulty by indigenous funds to raise their own capital from their limited partners. Take the Accordent deal. more) READ MORE>>.

Enervee Ranks Appliance, Electronics On Energy Use

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How energy efficient is that new television you just bought for your house, and how can you be sure? A new, Santa Monica-based startup, Enervee , has recently rolled out a new tool to help people estimate how much energy their television--and soon, other appliances--are consuming. READ MORE>>. enervee electronics television energy startup

Connecting with People and High Level Communication (A TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Experience)

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Every conference is different. The format, the layout, the presentation, the venue, the motives of people attending and presenting. Obnoxious, right?

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