Software Firm Boosts Market
L.A. Business Journal
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal
The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software
Both Sides of the Table
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Consumer product companies have to be “user centric” to survive and yet most enterprise software companies fall short on this front. Why Invest?
Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development
JUNE 26, 2012
They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.
Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software
AUGUST 29, 2016
Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. cloud saas growth expansion capital venture software procurement vrooziThe funding was led by Ally Holdings. READ MORE>>.
Blackline surges 40% in software IPO
OCTOBER 28, 2016
Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday. She said the IPO, which raised… Read More.
How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time
Both Sides of the Table
APRIL 2, 2014
There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.
Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.
BlackLine Software Prices IPO
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 per share. saas software accounting acquisition merger blacklineearlier this week. and J.P. READ MORE>>.
Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak
JANUARY 27, 2016
Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Renovate America Acquires CakeSystems For Energy Auditing, Modeling Software
AUGUST 3, 2016
San Diego-based Renovate America , the provider of residential clean energy financing programs, said this morning that it has acquired CakeSystems , a developer of home energy modeling and auditing software. renovate america cakesystems energy auditing modeling software merger acquisitionFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
SOA Software Becomes Akana
MARCH 10, 2015
Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in March of 2005 from its original name, Digital Evolution. READ MORE>>.
Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm--which already has offices in Santa Monica and Washington D.C., said the acquisition will add its presence with an office in Boston. READ MORE>>.
The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 28, 2016
During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.
Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software
JUNE 16, 2015
Orange County-based Connectifier , a sttup founded by ex-Googlers, and which is developing search-powered recruiting software, has raised $6M in a Series A. Connetifier is developing tools which use search software and artifial intelligence to better help recruiers find and locate talent. READ MORE>>.
Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software
JULY 1, 2015
San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. READ MORE>>.
MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce
AUGUST 31, 2016
Santa Monica-based startup MindSpark announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts to provide enterprise level, software testing, tapping into a workforce of employees who are specifically on the autism spectrum. mindspark autism autistic software testing consultancyREAD MORE>>.
Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments
JUNE 23, 2016
Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. paladin software tipalti content payment fintech financial currency processingREAD MORE>>.
Flatirons Solutions Acquires Software Line From TechPubs
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Irvine-based Flatirons Solutions , a developer of technical information management software for the aviation, shipping, rail, and other industries, has acquired the TechSuite software line from TechPubs Inc. TechPubs' TechSuite software is used for Flight Operations and company manuals in the aviation industry. READ MORE>>.
SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.
Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software
APRIL 21, 2015
Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.
CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE
MAY 11, 2016
CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. Narayanaswami is a serial entrepreneur, and had founded CSAR Corporation, which he sold to MSC Software in 1999. CSM Software's U.S.
FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. startup capital venture software close financial floqast Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to the company. READ MORE>>.
Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software
JANUARY 21, 2015
San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.
Yardi Buys Software Firm
JANUARY 5, 2012
Santa Barbara-based Yarsi , which develops software for property management, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired ALMSA Corporation , a provider of software for the assisted living industry. yardi almsa merger acquisition electronic health records software lifescienceFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
Procore Technologies Finds $30M For Construction Project Management Software
APRIL 16, 2015
Carpinteria-based Procore , the developer of construction project management software led by Craig "Tooey" Courtemanche, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth funding round. Procore develops cloud-based software which is used to manage large construction projects, using both the web and mobile phones. READ MORE>>.
Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 28, 2011
million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.
Guidance Software Acquires CaseCentral
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics and e-discovery software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CaseCentral , a developer of electronic discovery software. Guidance Software said it will pay $17.1M for CaseCentral, with up to $33M in earn out.
Anchore Gets $5M For Software Container Security
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Santa Barbara-based Anchore , which is developing security software aimed at the "container" market, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company disclosed this morning. anchore venture capital container software security virtualization saas said ziouani ansible eucalpytusREAD MORE>>.
Sonos Updates Software
JULY 14, 2015
sonos music streaming hardware electronics software update google tuneineSanta Barbara-based whole home music system manufacturer Sonos said Monday that it has rolled out a nuber of minor updates to its streaming music systems. Sonos said the updates had rolled out earlier to beta users, and are now available to all users. READ MORE>>.
Malauzai Software Gets $6.5M More For Banking Apps
MAY 23, 2014
Malauzai Software , a developer mobile banking apps for community financial institutions which has a number of its top executives located in Los Angeles, said this week that it has raised $6.5M in a Series C funding ronud. malauzai business banking software mobile bank community financial vons credit union creditunion venture capital
Procore Raises $50M More For Cloud Software
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Carpinteria-based construction software developer Procore , which is led by Tooey Cortemanche, announced late Thursday that it has raised $50M in a new funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. The company's cloud-based construction software is used to manage construction projects. READ MORE>>.
Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant productREAD MORE>>.
How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 21, 2013
deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.
Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlioThe funding came from L Squared Capital Partners. Edlio is led by CEO Ali Arsan.
Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. The remaining 10%, takes the other 90% of the time. It's currently in beta. used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done.
Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.
LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm
MARCH 29, 2011
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Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.
Evisions Buys Education Software Firm
JANUARY 18, 2012
Irvine-based Evisions , a developer of software for higher education institutions, said this morning that it has acquired Cayuse , a developer of web-based software for grant proposal development. cayuse evisions merger acquisition higher education grant saas softwareFinancial details of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.
DreamHost Planning Software Spinout
MARCH 2, 2012
Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost , the provider of web hosting and managed hosting services, is planning a new, open source software spinout, the firm revealed this week, as it looks to leverage its work on the Ceph open source project for distributed storage. READ MORE>>.