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Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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David Travers, Rustic Canyon Partners , Partner. Come join us and get some work done over at Coloft in Santa Monica. Press.

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

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33:15  Have you noticed a change from 2003 to now in the “serendipity factor” of Santa Monica? Not bad, hey? agree with him.

Rustic Canyon Boosts InSync

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Santa Monica-based venture firm Rustic Canyon , along with Intel Capital, has put more into Silicon Valley-based InSync Software , a developer of software for the RFID and supply chain tracking business. Tags: rustic canyon venture capital rfid software supply chain Both had invested in InSync in 2006.

Rustic Canyon Adds Associate

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners is announcing later today that it has added Ed Fu as an Associate at the firm. According to Rustic Canyon, Fu will support the firm's investments in Internet and Clean Technology. READ MORE>>.

Rustic Canyon Boosts Social Gaming Firm PlayFirst

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Rustic Canyon Partners has upped its investment in social games firm PlayFirst , which is based in San Francisco. Rustic's Mark Menell and Nate Redmond are involved in PlayFirst, according to Rustic Canyon's web site.

Docstoc Acquired By Intuit

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , which is led by Jason Nazar, has been acquired by Intuit, the companies said this morning. Financial details of the buy were not announced, however, the buy apparently was worth around $50M, according to various reports and sources. READ MORE>>. documents business acquisition merger intuit docstoc

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

LA Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti to Keynote Inaugural Silicon Beach Fest

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The moniker Silicon Beach refers to the technology scene in Los Angeles concentrated around the areas of Santa Monica and Venice.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.

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Docstoc Rolls iPad App

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the document sharing site run by Jason Nazar, said Thursday that it has launched an iPad version of its service. The firm is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. The new app, Docstoc Premium, allows users to access both free and premium versions of documents on the site. READ MORE>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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These days it’s Santa Monica and Venice. In LA the VC shift is clearly to Santa Monica / Venice, home of Rustic Canyon, Greycroft, Anthem and just about every incubator (Amplify, Launchpad, Mucker, Science). Palo Also is about 35 miles south of San Francisco. Palo Alto is home to Stanford. And Facebook.

Jason Nazar On Startups, Execution, and Hiring

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Jason Nazar is CEO of Santa Monica-based Docstoc (www.docstoc.com), the online document sharing site, and a fixture at Los Angeles technology events.

Science, Headed by Mike Jones, To Launch Digital Startups

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> Science, Inc. , a new, Santa Monica based company headed by former Myspace CEO Mike Jones , announced this morning that it has scored capital and funding, and is building a "technology studio" to develop new businesses, provide them with advice, and provide them with funding. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Connects To Twitter, Facebook

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the venture funded web-document sharing firm run by Jason Nazar, has connected the firm's document sharing service with Facebook and Twitter updates. Docstoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, along with local angel investors. READ MORE>>.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. Thursday Night Fashion Party at Santa Monica Place.

How to Raise Venture Capital – Startups Uncensored #17

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The event is free and is followed by a reception and mixer at the Docstoc Offices in Santa Monica by the 3rd Street Promenade.

Kin Lands $12M For Women's Lifestyle Channels

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Santa Monica-based KIN , which operates a female-focused lifestyle YouTube network, has raised $12M in a funding round, the company said last week.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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There’s Santa Monica, Westside, Hollywood, Downtown LA, the Valley, and Pasadena. Past Startups Uncensored LA Tech Events. link].

Factual Launches Geo-Coded Business Dataset

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businesses. Factual said its geo-coded data also includes local business information for companies in the UK, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, and Australia.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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Tonight starting at 7:00pm PST we will be streaming and bringing you all the action live from Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Sponsors.

The Perfect Pitch 2009

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Monday, October 26, 2009 -- The Perfect Pitch 2009. See [link] (more

Total Beauty Buys LimeLife

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Santa Monica-based Total Beauty Media , the online fashion content site run by Emrah Kovacoglu, said this morning that it has acquired LimeLife.com , a female lifestyle and celebrity news site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. LimeLife was founded by Kristin McDonnell. READ MORE>>.

Factual Gains Funding, Names Investors

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Factual is developing an online platform which allows anyone to share and mash open data. READ MORE>>.

DECA Raises $10M More

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Santa Monica-based DECA has raised $10M in a new round of funding worth $10M, according to a regulatory filing. READ MORE>>.

US Renewables Group Launches Wind Power Firm

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Santa Monica-based US Renewables Group , a private equity firm focused on renewable power, biofuels, and clean technology, said this morning it has created a new company, Westerly Wind LLC , to provide capital and expertise to developers of wind power systems. US Renewables Group did not say how it has capitalized Westerly Wind.

DocStoc Releases Collections

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Santa Monica-based DocStoc , the online document sharing site run by Jason Nazar, just released a new feature Thursday afternoon, DocStoc Collections , which allows users to create their own groupings of documents by topic. DocStoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Exits Beta, Adds Rev Share

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the document sharing site run by Jason Nazar, said this afternoon that it has officially come out of its public beta. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Adds Preview Feature

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc rolled out a new feature for the firm's web-based document sharing service Thursday, which allows users to embed preview links into their web pages of documents on the site. The feature is only available to users registered with the Docstoc site. The firm is headed by Jason Nazar. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Ties Into Firefox Browser Software

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc is tying into a Firefox browser extension, saying Wednesday that it has tied into MashLogic, which analyzes web pages and gives users more information about sites they are visiting. Docstoc is backed by Rustic Canyon Ventures; MashLogic is backed by Bessemer Venture Partners, and is based in Menlo Park.

Factual Partners With Newsweek

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Gil Elbaz, who was most recently at Google, was one of the founders of Applied Semantics, a Santa Monica firm which developed Google's AdSense product.

Docstoc Hires Two Execs

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Santa Monica-based business document sharing site Docstoc.com has made two executives hires, saying Wednesday that it has hired Robyn Ward as Vice President of Business Development, and Serena Ehrlich as Director of Marketing. Docstoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Ventures. READ MORE

Eleven of Southern California's Firms In The Alternative Vehicle Market

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On the heels of the much heralded IPO of Silicon Valley electric car darling Tesla Motors today on the NASDAQ, investors are now looking to what other firms might benefit from the electric vehicle market--and what appears to be a growing appetite for IPOs. number of companies providing systems and infrastructure for the industry are also here.

Docstoc Launches Marketplace, Rev Share Effort

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online document sharing site run by Jason Nazar , is launching a new marketplace this morning which will allow users to sell their own content on the firm's site. According to the firm, its new Docstore will allow users to sell their professional documents from the site, splitting revenues with Docstoc.

Three Epic Startup Battles With SoCal Players

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DocStoc, based in Santa Monica, is headed by Jason Nazar , and offers a way for people to share and purchase professional documents. Backers: Rustic Canyon Partners, Scott Walcheck, Brett Brewer, Robin Richards, Matt Coffin. DocStoc vs. Scribd. DocStoc - Profile. Funding: Around $4.0M. Funding: $12.8M. Funding: $50.0M.

Docstoc's Jason Nazar Talks About DocStore

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Recently, Santa Monica-based Docstoc (www.docstoc.com) launched a new marketplace on its site, for anyone interested in selling professional documents.