Sat.Mar 24, 2012 - Fri.Mar 30, 2012

Trending Sources

More Startup Tips From The Beatles

InfoChachkie

This part two of a series; you can access part one HERE. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

Tips 67

Interview with Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, PromoJam

socalTECH

What's the best way to get the word out about your brand on social media? What is PromoJam? How did you two start the company? Amanda MacNaughton: No.

Next Generation Hardware | Miselu Presents Musical Democracy at SXSW

Tech Zulu Event

Press, Pause, Play ‘s message of mediocrity is one that musical hardware device maker of this year’s SXSW, Miselu , plans to overcome.

Press 32

Microsoft Windows 8. Is it Game Changer?

Alon Schwartz

Like all of us, I’ve been using Microsoft Windows forever, thank to Bill Gates, Windows became a fact of life. Now, that is a nice market to have.

Doc 24

The Berkus Method: Valuing an Early Stage Investment.

Berkonomics

For those of us who’ve invested in early stage companies, especially technology startups, we have confronted a universal problem.  There are many ways to project the value of a company for purposes of pricing an investment, but all rely upon the revenue and profit projections of the entrepreneur as a starting point.  Email readers, continue here.]

More Trending

How to Integrate a Company You Acquire: 6 Steps

Frank Addante

Merging a business into your own is like rebuilding a plane while in flight. Here’s how to keep flying. Define your top three goals.  Set expectations. 

Report: UCLA Among Top Schools For Googlers

socalTECH

That giant sucking sound you hear? READ MORE>>. student education students hiring employee angeles jobs employment ucla google

OCTANe Firsty

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 5, 2012 -- OCTANe Firsty. Firsty is heading towards the South Pacific.South Orange County/Pacific Ocean that is! Join OCTANe, CHI, OCRA on April 5th for a night of dynamic networking in the Dana Point Harbor at the Wind and Sea. Although this Firsty will be biomedical-industry focused, all industries are welcome. See [link] (more

A Taste of the LaunchPadLA Experience with inLife

Steve Reich

Tuesday, I joined Charles Buhler and Matt Nishiguchi, the founders of inLife ( www.inLife.co ), for a quick tour of the LaunchPad accelerator and a visit with Sam Teller.  The quick takeaways… the space is very cool, and Sam has more energy than any other 3 people I know. First, the space.  The team went away smiling, but thoughtful. .

Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.

Berkonomics

Guest post by Sara Mackey. Dave’s Note:  This is the first time we’ve had a guest author on the BERKONOMICS site.  Sara focuses upon another side of small business financing not typically considered in the angel and venture world, financing from sources for companies that will probably never be attractive to those niches. .

Fandango Breaks Record With The Hunger Games Ticket Sales

socalTECH

The company said that the sales represent the largest share of sales for any movie in its 12-year history. READ MORE>>.

LA CEOs

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 5, 2012 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs presents: Protecting Brand and Image: Reputational Risk Management While todays business climate presents an array of challenges for corporations, the risk of damage to the companys good name and reputation is one of the most difficult risk areas to minimize.

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

Ask the Angels

Pioneer of test and measurement systems for electric vehicle charging systems prepares to roll out technology that enables R&D labs and installers of charging systems to reduce time to market. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. The nascent electric vehicle market requires a dependable charging infrastructure. billion by 2017.

Synergy Incubator in Santa Barbara

Steve Reich

The MIT event mentioned in my last post was held at the beautiful new Synergy Business Technology Center ( www.synergybtc.com ) in Santa Barbara.  Michael Holliday, architect who conceived the incubator and designed the space has built one of the most inspired environments I have seen in a very long time. An incubator 2 blocks from the beach? 

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company Scores $27M

socalTECH

The funding was led by General Catalyst, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). READ MORE>>.

TEDxAFC

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 5, 2012 -- TEDxAFC will be presenting an evening simulcast of TEDxChange 2012. This is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. See [link] (more

Set Achievable Goals; You’ll Win

Frank Addante

Here’s why, if you want to get to $500 million, you should set your goal at $450 million. have a non-standard philosophy on goal setting.  I believe that if you hire the right people (winners), they naturally want to succeed.  Goals themselves are not motivators.  Create a culture of winning :  Winning is contagious. Set achievable goals.

Mobile Roadie Powers New Madonna iPad App

socalTECH

Another high profile, celebrity app has rolled out from Los Angeles mobile app developer Mobile Roadie today--this time, from Madonna. READ MORE>>.

News 18

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

socalTECH

Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Partners With SeatGeek

socalTECH

Looking to connect its users with concerts, sports, and entertainment events, Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the comparisons startup headed by Kevin O'Connor, the former founder of DoubleCLick, said Tuesday that it has partnered with seat search engine SeatGeek. READ MORE>>. findthebest seatgeek tickets comparison search

Quarterly Gets $1.25M

socalTECH

The funding was first disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. The funding included True Ventures and Collaborative Fund. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng, TripTrotting

socalTECH

Have you ever traveled to a foreign country, and wish you had a local friend who could show you around? Anywhere you go, you have a local friend.

TeleSign Partners For Improved Security

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the developer of two-factor, phone authentication services which are used by Internet retailers and web sites to protect against online fraud, has linked with a provider of device identification and fraud prevention serviecs. Financial details of the link between the firms were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Web 12

DFJ Frontier Gets Exit At ClearAccess

socalTECH

Los Angeles- and Santa Barbara-based DFJ Frontier , the venture capital firm founded by David Cremin and Scott Lenet, has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, ClearAccess. According to networking giant Cisco , it has acquired ClearAccess to bolster its network management capabilities for the service provider market. READ MORE>>.

Disney Links With Japanese Social Games Firm DeNA

socalTECH

Financial details of the deal between the two companies were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. disney walt social japan japanese dena gaming

eHow Launches Technology Channel

socalTECH

eHow said the new channel will provide user-friendly, reliable advice about consumer technology and tech-related tasks and projects. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Swizzles Android UI

socalTECH

Hulu said that the new app includes a new design featuring horizontal "trays" to swipe through to browse through TVs and movies. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Bolsters Dealer Outreach With New VP

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based TrueCar said Friday that it has hired a new Vice President, Dealer Development, to bolster its efforts to retain and grow its network of dealer partners. The firm said it has hired Ken Potter, most recently VP and General Manager at Automotive for Internet Brands, to the new position. READ MORE>>.

TrueCar Tops 500,000 Cars Sold

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the online automotive purchasing program and technology developer, has just topped 500,000 cars sold on its platform, the firm reported this morning. The numbers reflect some momentum to the firm's services, which took five years to sell the first 100,000 vehicles. READ MORE>>.

Skype Co-founder Backs FreedomPop

socalTECH

A new, Los Angeles startup, FreedomPop , has recently emerged, looking to provide free, high speed 4G wireless access to iPhone users--and has the backing of one of the co-founders of Skype, Niklas Zennstrom. FreedomPop is planning on using the 4G, mobile broadband network being operated by Clearwire to power the service. READ MORE>>.

Lifecrowd Taps Former Googler For Product Management

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Lifecrowd , the online site which helps people find local, social activities which is headed by Bong Koh, said this week that it has hired former Google business product manager Jacquie Phillips as Co-founder and Head of Product at the company. Phillips had served as a product manager for Google Offers and Boutiques.com.

Telogis Buys Maptuit

socalTECH

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis , the provider of telematics products, said late THursday that it has acquired the assets of Maptuit , a provider of connected navigation products for the commercial fleet market. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Maptuit's technology will go to bolster the Telogis platform. READ MORE>>.

Praedicat Raises $8.0M, Spins Out Of RAND

socalTECH

The new company--which was announced by the RAND Corporation and Risk Management Solutions, Inc. READ MORE>>.

My Damn Channel Going Live Today With YouTube Show

socalTECH

The show--headed by host Beth Hoyt--had been announced by the company last week in conjunction with YouTube. READ MORE>>.