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The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Channel Love Story. Nevermind.

CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

And from my perspective as an engaged seed stage venture investor, this makes them unfundable. Lack of confidence? Camaraderie? Perhaps all of the above. Knowing a lot of CTO founders, I can tell you that Roger is fairly accurate in his assessment of the desire of CTOs to find the right cofounder to be the business side.

Twitter in Plain English

Eric Greenspan

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Social Networking

Tech Coast Venture Network

Manal Richa Social networking is not about technology or what you had for lunch. And it definitely is not about wasting time! While creating a major shift in messaging and communication, social networking is literarily changing the way we look at the world. Keep in mind though that social networking is a two-way street. Two-way conversation.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

Both Sides of the Table

So, where does this all come from and how can you apply it in practice? Let me start with a story. We ended up agreeing a term sheet for $16.5

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Interview with Jeff Kupietzky, Oversee.net

socalTECH

We talked with Jeff Kupietzky, CEO of Oversee. What businesses is Oversee.net now in? and expanding overseas. Are there any good ones left? Thanks!

Hands-On: IOGEAR Solar Bluetooth Car Kit

Tech Zulu Event

Guest Post by Jeremiah Abraham of Twiistup. Multi-tasking drivers can breathe a small sigh of relief. It's risky, but your hectic life demands it.

Twitter Spam in Mentions, Replies and DM: Here’s Why YOU Send Them

Eric Greenspan

Curious how you get so many spam messages in Twitter? It’s not rocket science. just got this one: “hi, i’m 24/female/horny… i have to get off here but message me on my windows live messenger name…&# You probably did too. know @mayhemstudios, @marshacollier and @TopBrokerOC did (thanks you three!). Now you know why.

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Three Keys to Business Success

Tech Coast Venture Network

Tom Miller What does it take to be successful? It is not necessarily a great product; more often than not, it is the ability to marshal the resources of the business and to plan and execute an effective strategy in an efficient manner. There are three key resources that businesses need in order to compete and win: People , Money , and Time. People.

Novatel Test WiMAX MiFi Prototype, Links with Qualcomm

socalTECH

Qualcomm said the deal will enable development of very small form factor devices. Financial details of that deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu Partners with Social Media Club, Heads to SXSW

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is pleased to announce we are now an official media and production partner for Social Media Club.

Sell Documents in Docstoc Docstore

Jason Nazar

You can now Sell Your Documents in our Docstoc Docstore , the premier marketplace to buy and sell professional documents. 

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Engaging Your Network Online

Tech Coast Venture Network

Manal Richa Technology is progressing quickly providing us with multiple alternatives to traditional communication. And like many companies and brands out there, yours has probably shifted its efforts to online marketing. Social media and email marketing act separately as great marketing tools. Do it passively and as a reminder once in a while.

Equipois Takes TCA LA Fast Pitch

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The annual Fast Pitch competition pitted 10 companies against each other in 90-second, elevator pitches to a panel of 10 judges. READ MORE>>.

SMCLA Takes On Google Analytics LIve

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu will be streaming SMCLA: Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics, live from the Mahalo Office in Santa Monica.  Click here to Register.

Fight the Resistance

Daradiction

The past two months has been a blur. wake up early, at my desk by 7am. It’s back to back meetings till really late at night. Highlights: We’ve closed significant funding for CitySourced/FreedomSpeaks. We’ve been nominated to Davos. We were selected to the Finals of the Knight Foundation grant. Today I had a cool breakthrough.

Financing in 2010

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 4, 2010 -- Financing in 2010: Yes, there is Money for Technology Companies. TCOSC. Now that the US economy appears to be emerging from a recession that featured a severe credit crunch, is financing more readily available for early to growth stage technology companies in Southern California? See [link] (more

Hulu To Debut Online Show From American Idol Creator

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Hulu said the new show--If I Can Dream--will follow the lives of five "aspiring young artists" in Hollywood. READ MORE>>.

President Obama Health Care Proposal

Alon Schwartz

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New idea or product? Don’t rest until you test!

Berkonomics

     So you have a great new product or service that you and your associates love.  Early adopters should climb all over each other for a look.  But what have you done to test the concept against the realities of the marketplace?   Will you have to be both the evangelist for the product and for its marketplace as well? 

FIRSTY- First Thursday Networking Event

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 4, 2010 -- FIRSTY- First Thursday Networking Event. OCTANe. See [link] (more

Biddees.com Claims Success In Grocery Discounts

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Biddees is run by the former team behind Shoes.com, and combines bidding on gift cards with microdonations to nonprofits. READ MORE>>.

President Obama Health Care Proposal

Alon Schwartz

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Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business

SoCal Delicious

Home About Press IA Capital Partners Archives After 17 years in M&A, Derivatives and Trading, Im spending my time with young entrepreneurs in and around financial technology and digital media. Vaultive « Are Derivatives the Real Problem? And from my perspective as an engaged seed stage venture investor, this makes them unfundable. Camaraderie?

Inspired Ethonomics

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 4, 2010 -- Inspired EthonomicsJoin Fast Company for a spirited conversation about the state of sustainability in entertainment, media and technology. Speakers Peter Glatzer, Producer Alter Eco, Planet Green Amy Skoczlas Cole, Director of eBay Green Team, eBay Dan Satterthwaite, HR Director, DreamWorks.

iRise Signs Callidus

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El Segundo-based iRise , a developer of visualization software, reported Monday that Callidus Software is using the firm's software. READ MORE>>.

Advertising Wants to be Measurable – An Investment Thesis

Both Sides of the Table

One of the investment themes I’ve been focused on in the past 3 years has been Performance-Based Marketing. Thus, we click! Perfect. Yahoo!

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DTS Backs USC Entertainment Technology Center

socalTECH

The center and DTS said the deal will allow DTS to participate in a number of its research, project, meetings, and other activities. READ MORE>>.

AeroVironment Gets $37.9M In Orders

socalTECH

Monrovia-based AeroVironment has scored $37.9M in orders for the firm's unmanned aircraft systems, the firm announced today. Army and Marine Corps.

VIZIO Trumpets LCD HDTV Shipments

socalTECH

Irvine-based Vizio , which manufactures HDTVs, said Monday that the firm was the number 1 shipper of LCD TVs in 2009. percent, a growth of 92.1

LeisureLink Boots Up Travel Report

socalTECH

The firm is usings its LeisureLink Demand Index to show the demand for the firm's own category of travel listings. READ MORE>>.

lynda.com Rolls iPhone App

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Carpinteria-based lynda.com , an online site providing training for computer skills, particularly in the area of creative software like Adobe Photoshop, Flash, and other graphical design tools, said Friday that it has released its first iPhone appM.

Green Dot Files For IPO

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Monrovia-based Green Dot , a provider of pre-paid VISA and Mastercard cards, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise up to $150M in an IPO on the NYSE. The firm's IPO is being undewritten by J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Piper Jaffray, and UBS Investment Bank. Green Dot is headed by Steven Streit.

ReachLocal Buys SMB:LIVE

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal announced Friday that it has acquired SMB:LIVE , a developer of digital presence and reputation management products for the small and medium sized business market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.