AmpliPhi Biosciences Nets $9.1M From IPO

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The company trades as APHB on the NYSE Small Cap Market. ampliphy biosciences merger acquisition biotech lifescience therapy bacterial infection bacteriophageSan Diego-based AmpliPhy Biosciences , a developer of therapies for treating drug-resistant bacterial infections using bacteriophage technology, said it raised $9.1M for the company in its IPO. The $9.1M

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A Startup’s Net Profit Score Is More Important Than Its Net Promoter Score

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As crazy as this scenario sounds, it is very similar to the “scoring process” companies engage in when they track Net Promoter Scores. Net Promoter Scores (NPS) are the darling of many Big Dumb Company (BDC) product marketing and customer support executives.

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A Startup’s Net Profit Score Is More Important Than Its Net Promoter Score

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As crazy as this scenario sounds, it is very similar to the “scoring process” companies engage in when they track Net Promoter Scores. Net Promoter Scores (NPS) are the darling of many Big Dumb Company (BDC) product marketing and customer support executives.

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Demand Media Nets $77.2M From IPO

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in net proceeds from the firm's IPO last week. The firm, which debuted on the NYSE as DMD, said it will use the new funding for investments in content, international expansion, working capital, product development, sales and marketing activities, general and administrative matters and capital expenditures. demand media exit merger acquisitionSanta Monica-based Demand Media said this morning that it received approximately $77.2M

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Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions

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Last week El Segundo-based Wpromote acquired fellow marketing agency Standing Dog, in a deal which brings the company to 260 employees, and continues to grow the company. Mike Mothner: The business today, is we are a digital agency focused on customer acquisition and growth for businesses of all types. We have a strong focus on ROI, and the high growth, mid-market companies are the backbone of our growth.

Dot Hill Completes Cloverleaf Acquisition

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Carlsbad-based Dot Hill Systems said today that it has completed its acquisition of Cloverleaf Communications , a developer of storage virtualization and management software. Dot Hill said it expects the buy to help it expand beyond the storage array market, into the higher margin storage software market. Tags: hill data storage merger acquisition cloverleaf virtualization communications

Cogent In $943M Acquisition By 3M

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per share, worth approximately $943M, or $430M net of cash acquired. The firms said the deal would help Cogent accelerate its growth and reach in the market. Tags: cogent biometrics security merger acquisition Pasadena-based Cogent , the developer of fingerprint and other biometric readers, is being acquired by 3M , the two companies announced today. According to 3M and Cogent, 3M is acquiring Cogent for $10.50

How to Measure & Track Marketing

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Customer Acquisition Cost / Cost Per Acquisition . The customer acquisition cost or cost per acquisition is the basic marketing cost to acquire a customer. See what other startup mentors have to say about marketing tactics. In these cases, your marketing efforts are meaningfully multiplied by the margin those customers will provide. Net Promoter Score.

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How to Measure & Track Marketing

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Customer Acquisition Cost / Cost Per Acquisition . The customer acquisition cost or cost per acquisition is the basic marketing cost to acquire a customer. See what other startup mentors have to say about marketing tactics. In these cases, your marketing efforts are meaningfully multiplied by the margin those customers will provide. Net Promoter Score.

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Inhibrx Files For IPO

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La Jolla-based biopharmaceuticals startup Inhibrx has just filed for an IPO, saying in an S-1 filing that it is looking to raise up to $74.75M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Market. The company reported a net loss of $31.02M in 2018 on revenues of $8.5M; the company's current revenue stream includes both license fees and grants. inhibrx biopharmaceuticals biopharma protein engineering merger acquisition viking global lifescience biotech

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Super League Gaming Heads For IPO

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Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming , which operates its own e-sports competition site and community, is headed for the public markets, hoping to raise as much as $31.36M for the company, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. The company--which hopes to list as SLGG on the Nasdaq Capital Company--said it had a net loss of $20.62M for the year ended December 31, 2018, on sales of $1.04M. super league gaming merger acquisition esports community

YP Holdings Acquired By Dex Media

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Los Angeles-based YP.com , the provider online directories and services to help businesses get their companies online which has been remade by a number of technology executives into a provider of local business marketing and automation software, has been acquired by competing directory provider Dex Media. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced, however, DexYP says the combined company will have pro forma net revenues of more than $2 billion in 2017.

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Alorica Completes $275M West Corporation Buy

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Irvine-based business process outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday that it has completed its $275M acquisition of West Corporation. Alorica said the acquisition makes it the largest business process outsourcing provider in the U.S., with a net worth of $1.2 Alorica said the buy expands its product offerings and market reach, and gives it approximately 48,000 employees worldwide. alorica merger acquisition west corporation outsourcing

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ResMed Buys MatrixCare

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San Diego-based ResMed , a developer of software for the healthcare market, has acquired MatrixCare , a developer of long-term post-acute care software. MatrixCare is epxected to have pro forma net revenue of approximately $122M, and pro forma EBITDA of approximately $30M. lifescience health acquisition merger term long software healthcare matrixcare resmed

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TubeMogul Acquired By Adobe For $540M

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TubeMogul , a video advertising company which has offices in Los Angeles, has been acquired by Adobe in a deal worth $540M net of debt and cash. Adobe said that TubeMogul becomes part of its Digital Marketing business. tubemogul adobe merger acquisition content streaming video advertisingAccording to Adobe, it will pay $14.00 per share for TubeMogul.

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AutoGenomics Files For IPO

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Vista-based AutoGenomics has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $65M in a public offering on the NASDAQ Global Market. AutoGenomics said it had net income of $459,000 on net revenues of $8.69M for the first six months of 2012.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market. Has it begun to mature or is it just better marketed than in was say 5 years ago? Isn’t the Overall Market Just Booming Now? .

Sonos Files For IPO

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos , which develops very easy to use, connected whole-home speaker systems, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing on Friday that it is looking to raise up to $100M in an offering on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Allen & Company, RBC Capital Markets, Jeffries, KKR, Raymond James, and Stifel. The company had a net loss of $14.2M

AutoGenomics Sets IPO Pricing Range

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The company filed earlier to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as AGMX. The offering would net the company around $56.0M on the public markets. autogenomics molecular diagnostics lifescience exit merger acquisition agmx genetic Vista, California-based AutoGenomics , which manufactures molecular diagnostics systems, has set its estimated initial public offering range, saying it expects to sell 3.75 million shares of its common stock at between $11.00 and $13.00

Super League Gaming Sees IPO, But Drops In Debut

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Super League Gaming's IPO was underwritten by Northland Capital Markets, Lake Street, and National Securities Corporation. The company reported in its S-1 that it had a net loss of $20.62M for the year ended December 31, 2018, on sales of $1.04M. super league gaming merger acquisition esports communitySanta Monica-based Super League Gaming had its IPO on Tuesday, debuting at $11.00 in its initial trading, but falling more than 22 percent during the day to close down at $8.50

Alorica Completes $275M West Corporation Unit Buy

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Irvine-based business process outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday that it has completed its $275M acquisition of the agent services business unit of West Corporation. Alorica said the acquisition makes it the largest business process outsourcing provider in the U.S., with a net worth of $1.2 Alorica said the buy expands its product offerings and market reach, and gives it approximately 48,000 employees worldwide.

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Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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When they look at buying your company they often think in terms of “how long will it take until I earn back the profits to pay for my acquisition price?” If you have a market lead then raising capital and making investments now will help you as others enter the market.

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Snap Sets Initial Estimated IPO Range, Seeks Up To $3.6 Billion In IPO

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Snap said it is planning to sell as many as 230,000,000 shares of its stock, which would net it around $3.68 billion on the public markets. snapchat snap merger acquisition nyse social mediaVenice, California-based Snap Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has set its estimated initial IPO pricing, saying this morning in a filing that it estimates its initial public offering price at betwen $14.00 and $16.00 per share.

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Vizio Files For IPO

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The IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, Citigroup, BMO Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray, Wells Fargo Securities, and Roth Capital Partners. Vizio reported net income of $44.9M billion in net sales for 2014. vizio television consumer electronics merger acquisition exitIrvine-based consumer electronics giant Vizio has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing Friday that it is looking to raise up to $172.5M in a public offering.

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Media Temple Parent GoDaddy Files For IPO

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Morgan, Citigroup, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets, KKR Capital Markets, and Stifel. The company reported a net loss of $131M for 2013, on revenues of $1.13 godaddy mediatemple merger acquisition exit hosting premium GoDaddy , the parent company of Los Angeles premium website hosting service Media Temple , has filed for an IPO--in the process, showing that the company paid $94.48M in cash for Media Temple.

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ReachLocal Grows Revenues By 47 Percent

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, reported its results Tuesday, saying that it had $77.1M The firm reported a net loss of $2.8M, compared with net income of $14.9M The firm's net income last year in Q3 was boosted by a one-time gain related to the acquisition of its Australian subsidiary. Tags: reachlocal rloc online marketing internet advertising small business

Broadcom Buys Provigent For $313M

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Irvine-based Broadcom said today that it has acquired Provigent , a developer of high performance mixed signal semiconductors for the microwave backhaul systems market. Broadcom said it will pay approximately $313M, net of cash assumed, to acquire Provigent.

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Veritone Raises $33M In IPO

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in net proceeds related to the IPO. The IPO was managed by Wunderlich, along with Craig-Hallum Capital Group and Northland Capital Markets. veritone merger acquisition chad ryan steelberg dmarc broadcasting veri exit acaciares acacia researchNewport Beach-based Veritone , a developer of artificial intelligence and analyics software, has raised $33.0M in is IPO on the NASDAQ.

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Qualstar Continues To Look At Strategic Options

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The company reported a net loss of $1.2 The company says it has been seeing competition in the data storage industry which has "create pressure" on maintaining market share, saying that "market headwinds" have been challenging the company. qualstar merger acquisition layoff jobs storage power hardware electronics

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Boingo Wireless Files For IPO

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According to Boingo, it intends to apply to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as WIFI. The firm reported it had net income of $1.4M on revenues of $65.715M for 2009, and net income of $5.67M on revenues of $59.0M communications telecom wifi acquisition merger wireless boingo

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LegalZoom Files For IPO

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The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, William Blair, and Montgomery & Co. LegalZoom reported net income of $12.1M legalzoom merger acquisition exitGlendale-based online legal documents marketplace LegalZoom filed for an IPO Friday, saying that it is looking to raise up to $120M on the New York Stock Exchange as "LGZ".

Obalon Sets IPO Pricing Range

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The company is selling 5,000,000 shares of its common stock, which would net it $92.0M Obalon is looking to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as OBLN. The company has not yet set an anticipated IPO date, in what has been a busy exits and acquisition year for Southern California's technology companies. obalon therapeutics biotech merger acquisition obln weight loss medical device lifescience okapi

Boingo Wireless Reports Quarterly Results

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The firm reported a net loss of $329,000, versus a net loss of $127,000 for Q1 last year. Boingo Wireless debuted on the market on May 3rd as WIFI on the Nasdaq Global Market. boingo wireless network wifi quarterly result merger acquisition

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THQ Seeks Buyer As Sales Slip

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THQ said it has hired an investment banker to help it consider "strategic alternatives", in hopes of raising additional capital to bring a number of titles to market. The announcement came as the firm announced net sales of $107.4M The firm also reported a net loss of $21.0M. merger acquisition videogame gaming contentAgoura Hills-based videogame maker THQ is looking for a buyer, after reporting less-than-stellar results on Monday afternoon.

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Western Digital Buys Virident For $685M

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Irvine-based Western Digital is making a big acquisition this morning, saying that it is paying approximately $685M in cash to acquire flash storage maker Virident. WD said it was advised by RBC Capital Markets in the deal, with Virident advised by BofA Merrill Lynch. WD said the deal is worth $645 million in enterprise value, net of Virident''s estimated cash balance at closing. hgst data pcie storage flash exit acquisition merger digital western

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Broadcom Buys Percello

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Broadcom said it would pay $86M net of cash to acquire Percello, in a combination of cash plus employee stock options. The firm said the acquisition will help it accelerate its time to market for femtocell technology. Irvine-based Broadcom has acquired Percello Ltd. ,

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NantHealth Files For IPO

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NantHealth said it intends to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as NH. NantHealth reported a net loss of $71.6M nanthealth merger acquisition software health healthcareCulver City-based NantHealth , one of the companies out of billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong's collection of NantWorks companies, has filed for an IPO, saying this morning that it is looking to raise up to $92.0M in a public offering.

Peregrine Semiconductor Updates IPO Filing

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San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , the developer of CMOS RF integrated circuits, updated its S-1 filings Friday, saying that it had a net loss of $1.0M That compares with net income of $1.0M Peregrine Semiconductor has filed for an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as PSMI. Pacific Crest Securities , and RBC Capital Market. peregrine semiconductor merger acquisition earnings

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Broadcom Buys Dune Networks

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Irvine-based semiconductor giant Broadcom is making another acquisition, saying Monday afternoon that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquired Dune Networks , a developer of switching fabric products for the data center networking market.

Kythera Files For IPO

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Calabasas-based KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals , a developer of biopharmaceuticals for the aesthetic medicine market, has filed for an IPO. According to the firm's S-1 filing, Kythera is looking to raise up to $86.25M on the NASDAQ Global Market as KYTH. Leerink Swann, and Lazard Capital Markets. The firm reported a net loss of $11.1M kythera biopharmaceuticals biotech medicine reduction merger acquisition exit

Active Network Files For IPO

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The firm's IPO is being underwritten by BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi, Allen & Company LLC, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, RBC Capital Markets, ThinkEquity LLC, and WR Hambrecht+Co. The firm said it had a net loss of 37.8M in 2009, and a net loss of $18.18M on revenues of $188.5M espn community online registration sports acquisition merger network activeSan Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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Gross Burn vs. Net Burn. Burn rate in case you don’t know is the amount of money a company is either spending (gross) or losing (net) per month. (it by Michael Woolf that is worth any startup founder reading to get a sense of perspective on the reality warp that is startup world during a frothy market such as 1997-1999, 2005-2007 or 2012-2014. Net burn is the amount of money you are losing per month. The answer is more complex than just Gross vs. Net Burn.

Nexsan Updates S-1

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The provider of data storage equipment reported that it had net income of $0.5M in net income of $19.28M in revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2010. on the NASDAQ Global Market as NXSN. The firm is a developer of storage arrays used by the enterprise market. nexsan data storage merger acquisition nxsn