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Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

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I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million. Not bad.

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An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based LifeCrowd (www.lifecrowd.com) unveiled its service to help connect people with real life activities. READ MORE>>.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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Email. Ah, email. ” I was lamenting it tonight when I saw the most brilliant response Tweet by Andrew Hyde . ” Brilliant! Is that OK?

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Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night.

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Startup Foundation | Prepare For A Boost In The Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem

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Over the next year At least 10 additional cities are expected to join the Startup Foundation.

Time does fly when you’re having fun. Lighten up for maximum lift.

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              Have you ever noticed how slow time passes when you are in a troubled environment?  Conversely, sometimes you look up at the end of a great day and wonder where the time went.  Those visits were wonderful times to recharge my batteries, and I was not even a part of the company.  What a lift that brings.

Geni.com Links with Archives.com, GenealogyBank.com

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Geni said it has made documents from the two sites available via links within those services. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Why Super Pro-rata Rights are Not a Good Deal for Entrepreneurs

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primer on “pro-rata” rights. Institutional investors will always insist on pro-rata rights. This is not something to be concerned about.

Increase Your RSVP Accuracy With tureRSVP

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Busy taking classes and studying all night? Have an idea for a startup but afraid you don’t have time to work on it?

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New Startup Boot Camp in SoCal

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Monday, October 3, 2011 -- The Official Unveiling of the New Startup Boot Camp in SoCal! Tech Coast Angels. oin Barbara and Angel Investors Amir Banifatemi and David Cheng as we break the news about the New 3 Month Startup Boot Camp in Southern California. And how they fill the void left by angel and VC investors. See [link] (more

Border Stylo Updates Retrollect

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Los Angeles-based Border Stylo , the mobile app developer headed by Diego Prats and Oscar Guido, has updated its Retrollect iPhone app, the firm said this week, completely re-coding the app, revamping its creation process, and improved sharing options on the software. Retrollect is free in the Apple iTunes store. READ MORE>>.

Livestrong.com Launches Redesign Of Site

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Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.com , the health and fitness site run by Demand Media, is launching a redesign of the site today, splitting content into verticals focused on men and women. As a result, Livestrong decided to create separate, gender-specific paths which help provide personalized tools and content for men and women. READ MORE>>.

Lockboxer | Get a Price. Make a list. Manage your stuff.

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I was recently tested a new service called Lockboxer. Lockboxer is a inventory and pricing service for your possessions. Absolutely.

Connexity Gets $2M In Credit Line

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Ventura-based Connexity , a developer of Internet advertising and targeting technology, announced today that it has secured $2M in a debt financing. The financing came from Silicon Valley Bank. Connexity said the line will go towards additional working capital, to accelerate its growth. READ MORE>>.

Soon-Shiong Endows Chair At USC Viterbi

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According to USC, the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, funded by Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele B. READ MORE>>.

Steelhouse Scores $3.8M For Behavioral Targeting

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Los Angeles-based Steelhouse , a provider of behavioral targeting technology for e-commerce sites, has raised $3.8M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Tuesday. The funding is a Series B, and was led by Rincon Venture Partners and Greycroft Partners. The company is run by Mark Douglas. READ MORE>>.

Illumina Launches Genomic Chip Aimed At Cattle

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Illumina said its new BovineLD (low density) BeadChip can be used for genomic selection, parentage, and traceability of cattle. READ MORE>>.

King.com Nabs Marketing Head

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Dale was previously at Microsoft, where he served as General Manager of its consumer and online services group in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mavenlink Raises $3.4M

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Irvine-based Mavenlink , which provides software-as-a-service tools for online project management, file sharing, invoicing software, expense tracking, and other business functions for users, has raised $3.4M out of an ongoing $3.9M funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the company today. READ MORE>>.

SpaceX Details Plans For Reusable Rocket

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to build a fully reuable, orbital booster, which the firm says will be able to be returned to earth for reuse, CEO Elon Musk said at a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. With the U.S. reusable rocket would dramatically reduce the cost of a rocket trip to space. READ MORE>>.

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Specific Media Pares Staff As It Digests MySpace

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Irvine-based Specific Media has cut a small amount of its staff, as it continues to absorb its buy of Los Angeles-based MySpace. Specific Media would not confirm the exact extent of its cuts, but reports say the cuts were less than 8 percent of the firm. with a pointer to a number of open positions at the company, including a few at MySpace itself.

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WeVideo | In The Cloud Collaborative Video Editing

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How would like to edit your videos from any device or browser? stated Svendsen.  In Europe, Creaza was focused on offering an education product.

AeroVironment Gets $6.9M Order

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Monrovia-based Aerovironment , the developer of unmanned aircraft systems, said today that it has received a nearly $6.9M order from the U.S.

Roambi Ties with Business Intelligence Software

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San Diego-based MellMo , the developer of the Roambi mobile business reporting application, has tied with an Italian developer of business intelligence software, the company said today. Tageik provides business intelligence, performance management, risk and compliance, and governance software for enterprises. READ MORE>>.

Breitbart Raises $10M

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Los Angeles-based Breitbart.com , the sometimes-controversial publisher of a network of online news sites, has raised $10M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm Tuesday. The filing did not indicate the source of funding, however, it did say that two investors were involved in the round. READ MORE>>.

Ebyline Raises $5.0M

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Sherman Oaks-based Ebyline , a startup developing an online marketplace to connect professional journalists with online publishers, has raised $5.0M in a new equity funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm today. According to the filing, a single investor participated in the funding. Scripps Company. READ MORE>>.

SmartSound Extends Online Soundtrack Service

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Northridge-based SmartSound Software , which develops an online software as well as PC-based software for creating royalty free soundtracks, said earlier this week that it has extended its service to allow users to customize and create tracks indefinitely, once purchased from the company. READ MORE>>.

Parking In Motion Raises Funding

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Santa Monica-based Parking In Motion , a developer of systems to help drivers find open parking space, said this morning that it has raised a Series A round of funding. Size of the funding round was not disclosed. The round was co-led by IDG Ventures and Fontinalis Partners. Parking In Motion is led by Sam Friedman. the great grandson of Henry Ford.

Enevate Expands Battery Efforts In Irvine

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Irvine-based Enevate , a developer of rechargeable battery technology, is expanding in Irvine, according to reports today. The venture backed firm, which has investments from Mission Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, is tripling its office space to 22,000 square feet, according to the Orange County Register. READ MORE>>.

VOKLE Boots Up Online Singing Competition

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In an interesting application of a live, streaming video site, Santa Monica-based Vokle , the online, interactive live events service headed by Robert Kiraz, announced today that it is hosting a live singing competition on its site. Vokle said it will feature ten finalists from around the country on a three part singing contest on the site.

RealD Eyed As Takeover Target

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Los Angeles-based RealD , the provider of 3D movie projection technology, was suggested as a takeover target Tuesday by Merriman Capital analyst Eric Wold Tuesday, sparking a jump in RealD's stock price. READ MORE>>. reald merger acquisition hollywood content takeover

Local.com Trumpets School, Nonprofit Donations

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Irvine-based Local.com is trumpeting today that it has donated more than $500,000 to schools and non-profits, via its Spreebird daily deals business. Local.com launched Spreebird in May. READ MORE>>. donation nonprofit ecommerce shopping discount coupon deals daily localcom local spreebird

SweetLabs Snags $13M

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San Diego-based SweetLabs , the company headed by Darrius Thompson, and which runs both the OpenCandy advertising network and the desktop Pokki app platform, said today that it has raised $13M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Intel Capital, and also included prior investors Google Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. READ MORE>>.