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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.

#140conf LA Meetup #2 at the Comedy Store (brought to you by Make It Work)

Eric Greenspan

140conf LA Meetup hosted by Jeff Pulver and Eric Greenspan. Hello again! We had a blast together in December at our first #140conf LA Meetup at Yahoo!

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Build Your Brand/Product Management Skills With ProductCamp SoCal

Tech Zulu Event

Join us tomorrow as we stream the ProductCamp Socal event Live starting at 9:00am PST. What is ProductCamp? ProductCamp is

Equipois Takes TCA LA Fast Pitch

socalTECH

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

V-Vehicle Benefits From $11.55M Louisiana Bond

socalTECH

Stealthy San Diego-based V-Vehicle -- which is working on an alternative energy vehicle -- is the beneficiary of a $11.55M bong issue from the Ouachita Parish in Louisiana, as part of the firm's effort to build a plant in the state, according to reports. Boone Pickens.

MAN OVERBOARD: Mayday - Mayday - Mayday

Tech Coast Venture Network

Jeff Blanton This past weekend I was racing in the annual Mid-Winter Regatta out of Long Beach. During the last race of five, we had just rounded the final mark with our spinnaker up and heading for the finish line. We were well ahead of the rest of the fleet when the skipper announces, “Be conservative and just finish the race.&# Of course.

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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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

ReachLocal Buys SMB:LIVE

socalTECH

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>>.

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.

President Obama Health Care Proposal

Alon Schwartz

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FIRSTY- First Thursday Networking Event

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

Citysourced Links With Microsoft, Eyes Award

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based CitySourced , the developer of a mobile tool for helping involve citizens in local government headed by Jason Kiesel and Kurt Daradics, has linked up with Microsoft and its Windows Azure platform, the firms said Tuesday. The firm is using Microsoft Windows Azure for its application infrastructure. READ MORE>>.

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.

President Obama Health Care Proposal

Alon Schwartz

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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.

Broadcom Links With $3.5B Intel Jobs Effort

socalTECH

Irvine-based Broadcom is backing a $3.5 billion effort by microprocessor giant Intel , to invest in U.S. companies and spur new hiring at local companies. According to Intel, it has created a new group--the Invest in America Alliance which will look to invest $3.5

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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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? 

HOW TO BUILD A REMARKABLE COMPANY (aka: How Not to Be Boring)

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 -- HOW TO BUILD A REMARKABLE COMPANY (aka: How Not to Be Boring). DealMaker. Don't be boring, be remarkable. Seems easy, right? It's not. Just think of how many Twitter and Facebook clones are clogging up the Intertubes. At this special event, we're thinking out of the box, so you can too. Join us to find out!

V-Vehicle Benefits From $11.55M From Louisiana Bond

socalTECH

Stealthy San Diego-based V-Vehicle -- which is working on an alternative energy vehicle -- is the beneficiary of a $11.55M bong issue from the Ouachita Parish in Louisiana, as part of the firm's effort to build a plant in the state, according to reports. Boone Pickens.

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?

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>>.

Hulu To Debut Online Show From American Idol Creator

socalTECH

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

Biddees.com Claims Success In Grocery Discounts

socalTECH

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

iRise Signs Callidus

socalTECH

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