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How To Become a VC

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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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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.

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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My latest venture

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

SoCal Microsoft Tech User Group

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 -- SoCal Microsoft Tech User Group. Have you noticed the buzz around Microsoft Lync? Are you curious as to why so many are incorporating this tool? Do you have a set of final questions you need answered before making the final commitment? We have just the event for you! See [link] (more

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Poly Founders Host

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 -- Poly Founders Host. Join Poly Founders as we host Keith Gibson and Matthew Austin, the co-founder of Falcon for a night of stories, questions, and networking. See [link] (more

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

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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!

ProfileTree | LinkedIn For Services, Advertisers & The Unemployed

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At the moment, Conolly heads the startups social media team in Egypt while Turdubaev looks after Russian countries and translation of the site.

Goldstar Integrates With Apple's Passbook

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Users of Apple's new iPhone 5 and iOS 6 have another vendor supporting Apple's new wallet feature, Passbook today, as Goldstar , the Pasadena-based provider of half price live entertainment tickets announced integration with the feature. Passbook is Apple's new "digital wallet" for iOS devices. READ MORE>>.

AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and online meeting software, said this week that it has integrated its products with VMware's Zimbra Collaboration Software. AnyMeeting said its new AnyMeeting Zimlet product allows Zimbra users to schedule, launch, and manage AnyMeeting online meetings from within Zimbra.

Catching Up With Jeffrey Stibel of D&B Credibility

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Jeffrey Stibel has been quietly building a technology powerhouse in Malibu, leveraging the D&B brand at D&B Credibility Corp. Thanks!

GraphEffect Launches New Social Marketing, Collaboration Platform

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Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has launched a new product effort today, saying it has launched SHIFT.com , a new platform which connects people across and within organizations. GraphEffect said its new platform also includes and API and connections into third party app provider, including Lettuce, Gradient X, HYFN, Kenshoo, and The Resumator.

ThinkNear Acquired By TeleNav

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Los Angeles-based ThinkNear , the developer of hyper-local mobile advertising technology headed by Eli Portnoy, has been acquired by TeleNav , TeleNav said this morning. TeleNav said it would pay $22.5M, consisting of $18.5M in cash plus restricted stock and assumed options for ThinkNear. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Gets $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.

Quest Software Founders Next Move? Energy Independence

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Vinny Smith , the co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , has donated $1M in an effort to spur energy independence in the U.S., Smith said this week. Smith said he is making a $1M donation to the Fuel Freedom Foundation, which says it is a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to "breaking America's oil addiction".

Avalon Ventures Backs Selectable Media

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San Diego-based venture investor Avalon Ventures has backed a developer of video advertising products, Selectable Media , to the tune of $2M.

Silicon Beach Popularity Drives Up Rent, Says Report

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Photo of Amplify's building in Venice, courtesy of Amplify. READ MORE>>. silicon beach real estate startup property commercial

Report: Fisker Delays Plug-In Sedan Until 2014

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News of the delay came at a news conference Monday. Fisker had originally said it would start shipping the Atlantic (formerly Project Nina) in 2012.

Helix Medical Buys MedVenture Technology

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Carpinteria-based Helix Medical , a manufacturer for the medical device and healthcare industry, has acquired MedVenture Technology Corp. , a medical device design, development, and manufacturing company. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MedVenture is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, and has offices in Indiana and Minnesota.

DocStoc's License123.com Makes Business Licenses Easier, In LA

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License123 , the business licensing information site operated by Docstoc.com , is looking to make it easier for businesses in the City of Los Angeles to apply for the city, county, and state permitting paperwork for various kinds of businesses. License123 offers its business license information for cities around the country. is open for business."

Mobile Camp Los Angeles | Mobilizing L.A. Tech Community

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There are about 300 people registered for this event! To get more information on additional speakers and register please visit Mobile Camp LA.

Fisker Battery Supplier A123 Files For Bankruptcy

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Fisker Automotive was the flagship customer for A123. A123--which is based in Waltham, Mass.--said READ MORE>>.

Gyft Wants Us To Give Up Our Plastic Gift Cards For Good | Interview With CEO Vinny Lingham

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The merchants can drive customer acquisition, increase shopper interaction and drive social engagement. Gyft   works simply. What do you do?

SoCal's Cloud Dreams Surface At OpenStack Summit

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READ MORE>>. southern california cloud computing openstack clouds software startup

Getaround Wants To Make Chicago Bike Friendly

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After a $13.9 Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Service. Make Chicago Bike Friendly. Getaround chose Chicago for a number of reasons. Over 200 Cars Signed Up.

Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy

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Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro said Monday that it has acquired BrightPoint , a distributor of products for the wireless market. READ MORE>>.

Media Temple Launches OpenStack Cloud

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Media Temple said its new Helix private cloud service--powered by Morphlabs and Dell--lets businesses run their own private clouds. READ MORE>>.

AeroVironment Debuts New Home Electric Vehicle Chargers

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Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment said Monday that it has rolled out a new home electric vehicle charging station product, the EVSE-RS Plug-In.

Esri Buys Geoloqi

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Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Geoloqi was based in Portland. READ MORE>>.

ExactTarget Acquires Pardot and iGoDigital to Redefine its Marketing Platform

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Over 100million in Cash. ExactTarget  ,founded in  2000 and headquartered in Indianapolis injected $95.5 million for Pardot,  $85.5

LA Ad Tech Mixer

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 -- LA Ad Tech Mixer. If you geek out over the Ad Tech, OMMA and Digiday conferences, this is for you. If you print LUMA Partners' lumascapes to hang on your wall, this is for you. If you hang on Mary Meeker's every word, this is for you. If you just want to grab a drink with digital advertising peeps, this is for you.

Irvine Global Innovation Summit

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 -- Irvine Global Innovation Summit. Israel has been a successful hub of innovation in technology, entrepreneurship, and biological sciences. The Irvine Global Innovation Group will launch an international conference ? ?Irvine Irvine Global Innovation Summit? See [link] (more

Digital LA - Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 -- Digital LA - Oktoberfest @ Alpine Village. Join us in celebrating Oktoberfest at Alpine Village, the authentic village and beer garden in Torrance which hosts the biggest Oktoberfest in SoCal. See [link].

Oktoberfest! Fermentation Seminar and Open House

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Friday, October 19, 2012 -- Oktoberfest! Fermentation Seminar and Open House. Ventura BioCenter. See [link] (more