Gottlieb Reportedly On Tap to Lead FDA, and Biopharma Exhales

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The 44-year-old Gottlieb is a physician, a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates, and was also the deputy commissioner of medical and scientific affairs at the FDA between 2005 and 2007, during George W.

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How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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Let me take you back just 10 years ago to 2005 in Silicon Valley where I returned after 11 years of living in Europe. But back in 2005 there were a few people who spotted the trend before others and one of the true pioneers was (and continues to be) Jeff Clavier who founded SoftTech VC.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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https://medium.com/media/cc969482e7abf6b75d3c0958c8ee409d/href I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and as a VC who had built his career as a programmer, database designer, program manager, CEO then VP Products at Salesforce, I wanted to build a portfolio of software investments. BuzzFeed.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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I started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005. Since the iPhone in 2007, we are seeing that mobile is taking over, and what we were doing was not as relevant.

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Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

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Steve Jillings has a long track record of running successful startups in Southern California, ranging from such companies as FrontBridge Technologies (sold to Microsoft in 2005 for over $200M) and Vantage Media (acquired in 2007). They started in January of 2005.

Morphlabs Raises $5M

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Damarillo is known for founding GlueCode, which he sold to IBM in 2005, Logicblaze, which he sold to Iona Technologies in 2007, and for founding Webtide, which was sold to Intalio in 2009. Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud computing products headed by Winston Damarillo, announced this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series C funding round.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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Among the highest acquisition values were MySpace ($580M in 2005), Shopzilla ($560M in 2005), Rent.com ($430M in 2004), Lowermybills ($330M in 2005) and Sandpiper Networks ($630M in 1999). IPO successes (as measured by the market capitalization at the close of the first day of trading) include Entropic ($500M IPO in 2007), Divx ($625M IPO in 2006), eToys ($7.8BM IPO in 1999) and Xylan ($2.3B

Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

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In 2003, Vizio launched in Costco and then in Sams Club in 2005. The company brought on retailers Circuit City, Sears and Kmart in 2006 followed by mega retailer Walmart in 2007. Due to the addition of Walmart as a retailer, 2007 was the first year Vizio became the #1 HDTV manufacturer in the world. I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe , an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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If you rate the market on a one to ten scale, with one being 2002 and ten being 2007, we''re probably at around five or six. If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal.

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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort

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Google did not say how it expects to apply the technology, but did say it hired at least two of the engineers from winning teams of DARPA's Grand Challenge, including the technical team leader from Carnegie Mellon University on the 2007 Urban Challenge winning team, and the software lead for Stanford's team in the 2005 Grand Challenge.

Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII

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Around 2005, those of us at JAMDAT thought Apple would disrupt the application space, so we approached Apple. By 2007, when we started GOGII, we really wanted to break out of the mobile ecosystem, and we were one of the first five companies funded by the Kleiner Perkins iFund.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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When I started my second company in 2005 we decided to do everything differently. Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics. Today Factual announced that it raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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So they skipped over those steps of the value chain, and purchased Android in 2005 (launched in 2008) to backwards integrate to the OS layer. In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Fiber is a genius long-term strategic play.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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He previously led business development for Affiliate Fuel, leading to its acquisition by Experian in 2005. Loren Bendele joined Savings.com in January 2007 as the CEO. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch. where entrepreneurs share their stories. About. Events.

lynda.com Hires Content VP

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Ninness was formerly Lynda.com's Director of COntent from 2005 to 2007, and has also served at Microsoft and Extensis. Carpinteria-based lynda.com , which operates an online training and education site for computer skills, announced Thurday that it has added Michael Ninness as the firm's Vice President of Content. Ninness re-joins the company from Adobe, where he was a Group Product Manager.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Phonevite Lands In LA

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The firm, which offers both free and premium mass notification systems, was started in San Jose in 2007 by Nahm and co-founder Kalvin Kim. Both Nahm and Kim were at voice-over-IP firm Dialpad, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Phonevite , a startup which operates a service that allows groups such as schools and clubs to make mass phone calls to many people at once, has quietly relocated to Los Angeles from Silicon Valley, according to the firm's CEO and co-founder, John Nahm.

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Smith Micro Scores Compression Patent

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According to the USPTO, Smith Micro filed for the patent in February of 2007, using Craig M. Smith Micro purchased Allume, the maker of StuffIt, in 2005; the software was originally developed by then-high school student Raymond Lau in 1987 for the Mac. Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, for compression technology in its StuffIt software line.

Should Founders Be Allowed to Take Money off the Table?

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He’s been at it since 2005. I founded it in 2005 at the age of 37. By then I was still on the board of my first company but it hadn’t yet sold (it ended up selling in 2007 to a publicly traded French company). This is part of my ongoing series “ Start Up Advice &# but I’d really like to call this post, “VC Advice.&#.

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ELC Technologies Acquired By Pourzanjani, Rahmat

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Pourzanjani founded PriceGrabber and sold it to Experian in 2005 for $485M, and is among one of the active angel investors in Los Angeles. Rahmat was CEO of Tom's Hardware, which he sold to BestofMedia in 2007. Kamran Pourzanjani , the former CEO and founder of PriceGrabber.com, and Omid Rahmat , the former CEO of Tom's Hardware, have acquired Portland- and Santa Barbara-based ELC Technologies , the development firm founded by Jonathan Siegel.

Oversee's SnapNames Hit By Domain Bid Scandal

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According to SnapNames, it discovered the shill bidding by that employee in October, finding that the bids had gone on since March of 2005--well before Oversee.net bought SnapNames, in June of 2007. Los Angeles-based Oversee.net is in the midst of a major scandal today, as the firm revealed to customers that its SnapNames unit was the victim of a shill bidding scheme by a former employee.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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The firm changed its name to Internet Brands in June of 2005, and hit the markets with its IPO in November of 2007. Los Angeles-based Internet Brands , which operates a suite of online, advertising driven websites across a wide range of verticals, said Monday that it would go private in a $640M, private equity deal, bucking the trend of Southern California companies filing to get to the public markets. Internet Brands had gone public just three years ago.

Interview with Cody Simms, Techstars LA

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We started in Boulder, Colorado, all the way back in 2007, with just ten companies. Cody Simms: Obviously, I live here in LA, and I have been since 2005. This morning, Techstars (www.techstars.org), the startup accelerator which has had great success in spreading its approach to helping to get startups to the next stage of their life�usually, funding�announced it has opened up its third accelerator in Los Angeles, Techstars LA.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007.

3-D Image Firm Gets Flattened

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Imaging3 went public in 2005 on the OTC Bulletin Board, touting a breakthrough in medical technology that could produce 3-D images of a patient’s body in real time to be used in everything from cardiology to sports medicine. In 2007, it constructed the first prototype of its 3-D device, the Dominion Volumetric Imaging Scanner, and announced it had filed for FDA approval. Since 2007, the company’s annual revenues have totaled $6.7 From the Los Angeles Business Journal.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Spark Capital is relatively new to VC (founded in 2005) yet has become one of the hottest new VCs having invested in Twitter, Tumblr, AdMeld, Boxee, KickApps and many more companies. Launched in 2007 in Los Angeles by Adam Bernhard and Konstantin Glasmacher.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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billion in 554 deals, invested -- the lowest quarter since 2005. billion, down 8 percent from 2007, when $31.4 Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. According to the report, Southern California's venture capital totals slipped for the first time since 2003, down more than 18 percent annually, to $3.2

Interview with Zac Brandenberg, Meteor Games

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Zac Brandenberg: The company was founded in late 2007 by Adam and Donna Powell. They created Neopets, brought it to the US, helped it grow, and eventually sold it to Viacom in 2005.

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Sebastian’s Pamphlets If you’ve read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here.

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Interview with Kevin O'Connor, FindTheBest.com

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billion in 2005, and finally sold again to Google in 2007 for $3.1 Kevin O'Connor is the co-founder of DoubleClick , which he took from startup to IPO on the Nasdaq in 1998, sold it to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for around $1.2