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San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

Xconomy

In a statement released yesterday, Goldin said the company founded in 2005 as Intellisis and now known as KnuEdge set out “to create technologies that will in essence alter how humans interact with machines, and enable next-generation computing capabilities.”

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.

Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor

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Microsoft said it is buying PhoneFactor, which provides phone-based multi-factor authentication, and will be integrating that technology with key Microsoft technologies like Active Directory, Windows Azure Active Directory and Office 365. Jillings sold one of his last companies, FrontBridge, to Microsoft back in 2005. Microsoft has just acquired PhoneFactor , a competitor of Los Angeles-based, two-factor authentication provider TeleSign.

Kerri Pollard Discloses Commission Junction’s Secret Weapon: Humble Confidence And A Healthy Dose Of Passionate Conviction

InfoChachkie

Over the course of 2004 and 2005, we actually merged Be Free and Commission Junction together. . Kerri's second story involves her relentless pursuit of activities intended to spark her young daughter's passions. This article originally appeared on Forbes HERE.

Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

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Throughout the 1990’s, Wardog and Deb financed their water sport activities by testing surfing products and selling their unique Wardog surf fins. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab

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We also have an activity center, when parents can download printables. Gregg Spiridellis: We were producing viral video hits in 2005. What would Sesame Street look like, if it was created in the world of smartphones, tablets, and YouTube?

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

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We don''t spend a lot of time there, except that we''re active investors and bankers who are affected by what''s happening in the IPO market. This might be self serving, because we have a bias and a number of global offices, but international buyers in Asia are far more active now.

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Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

Xconomy

Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. million of a new financing round intended to bring in $62.8 million, according to a recent regulatory filing.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Every startup I knew in 2005 (when I started my second company) was using this. These funds were active back in 2006 when I was raising money for my second company.

StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiradellis, JibJab

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We also have an activity center, when parents can download printables. Gregg Spiradellis: We were producing viral video hits in 2005. What would Sesame Street look like, if it was created in the world of smartphones, tablets, and YouTube?

Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D

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By late 2005 and 2006, we saw the return of 3D movies, made possible by the digital projectors. Gene Dolgoff: We're actively looking for investors now that will allow us to get into production, and we're hoping we can make our first production prototypes by Christmas.

Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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We felt we'd have more impact over time, if we instead focused on people who are one generation younger, still working, and are active. Elizabeth Amini: I actually ran into him in 2005, when he was a keynote speaker at a conference.

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I first met Ethan in 2005. ” When merchants sign up MyTime then helps them with marketing activities through marketing automation tools they’ve build across SEM, social, and email. Let me not bury the lede.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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I raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. It’s just a part of your ongoing activities as a founder. Raising money is hard.

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

Tech Zulu Event

Wilson is the President/COO of Paltalk, a profitable leading live social interest/topic & content based video and chat community, with millions of active users a month, cross platforms. From 1997 through 2005, Robin was a marketing executive and general manager at PepsiCo.

Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

From the Venture Trenches

Charlie eventually sold those shares for $26 million when he left the business in 2005, which meant he earned $4.3 According to a report by Ernst & Young ”Although VC-backed activity increased, (in 2010) the median time from initial VC financing to an IPO exit remains long.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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When I saw what BuddyTV is working on and how long they’ve been the market (since 2005) I realized that this has huge potential to help disrupt the television market. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. I’m in Seattle this week.

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Equity Compensation: A 6 Point Primer on Creative Service Fees

From the Venture Trenches

Charlie eventually sold those shares for $26 million when he left the business in 2005, which meant he earned $4.3 According to a report by Ernst & Young ”Although VC-backed activity increased, (in 2010) the median time from initial VC financing to an IPO exit remains long.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

Tech Zulu Event

Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Red Bull gives wings to people who want to be mentally and physically active and have a zest for life. 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.

LowerMyBills' Coffin Joins Venture Firm

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Matt Coffin , the founder of Los Angeles-based LowerMyBills and an active angel investor in Southern California, has joined venture capital firm Split Rock Partners as a Venture Advisor, the venture firm said this week. Split Rock was an investor in LowerMyBills, which Coffin sold to Experian in 2005 for $380M.

ACG Los Angeles Business Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Now in its 12th year, the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference is the premier West Coast event focusing on corporate finance and MandA activity for middle-market companies. Keynote speakers will include Paul Volcker, Chairman of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. Wednesday, September 16, 2009 -- ACG Los Angeles Business Conference.

ACG Los Angeles Business Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Now in its 12th year, the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference is the premier West Coast event focusing on corporate finance and MandA activity for middle-market companies. Keynote speakers will include Paul Volcker, Chairman of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- ACG Los Angeles Business Conference.

EA Mobile Targets Amazon's Kindle

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According to Amazon.com, it is launching an effort to allow developers to create their own, active content on the electronic reader, including games, Internet-linked content, word games, and puzzles. EA Mobile came out of EA's acquisition of Los Angeles based Jamdat in 2005.

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. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch. where entrepreneurs share their stories. About. Events. Contact. Subscribe to RSS. Subscribe to RSS.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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In 2005, Meebo started connected users across other websites. Currently 35% of time spent online is using social communication the other 65% is spent doing non-social activities.

Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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In 2004 / 2005 I was starting to get intrigued with user-generated content. Brad Feld is a fountain of knowledge & wisdom. I had the chance to sit down with him for an hour and ask him loads of questions that I thought you’d enjoy hearing.

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DailyD Gets $5.0M

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Coffin's last startup, LowerMyBills, was sold to Experian Interactive in 2005 for $330M plus earnout; he is also an active angel investor in Southern California, with stakes in ThisWeekIn, Ad.ly, Rubicon Project, Docstoc, and other prominent local Internet firms. Santa Monica-based DailyD , an online operator of a daily, local deals site, has raised $5.0M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm.

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. 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 Resolves SnapNames Lawsuits

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Los Angeles-based Oversee.net , the operator of Internet marketing and domain monetization services, said today with subsidiary SnapNames that they have resolved two lawsuits filed as a result of a former employee's improper bidding activity. Financial terms of that settlement were not disclosed, however, the firm said the financial penalty of the settlment was "appropriate" considering the seriousness of the activity.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

Tech Zulu Event

Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Red Bull gives wings to people who want to be mentally and physically active and have a zest for life. 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.

Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav

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One of the previous companies I worked on we sold to Microsoft in 2005, and I then spent some time at Microsoft to get that company integrated. That's what we're going forward with for the next few months, and then will actively go about raising venture capital.

Interview with Jerry Fitch, Teridian Semiconductor

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Jerry Fitch: The business management team at Golden Gate Capital bought Teridian in 2005. There was legislation moving through in 2004, which ultimately came out in 2005, which was a starting point for the smart meter discussion. There's similar activity internationally.

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.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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billion in 554 deals, invested -- the lowest quarter since 2005. For the quarter, the most active industries after IT were Healthcare, with $96.11M in investments in the quarter; followed by Industrial Goods and Materials, with $36.49M in investment; closely followed by Business and Financial Services, with $32.0M Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource.

Core Innovation Capital's Quest To Find Finance Innovation, With Arjan Schutte

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Thanks to that activity, a new, venture investor has moved into town, Core Innovation Capital (www.corevc.com) , to specifically take advantage of those opportunities. How active do you think you''ll be, in terms of number of investments?

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

SoCal CTO

prefer instead to divide it according to the mindset of users: whether or not they are actively looking to purchase something (i.e. Unexpected Startup Lesson #1: Quitting the day job - Currently Obsessed , May 10, 2010 This post is the first of a series on “unexpected lessons&# learned through my experience as co-founder and CEO of Snapvine , a venture-backed mobile social networking service founded in 2005 and acquired by WhitePages in June of 2008.

Interview with Zac Brandenberg, Meteor Games

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They created Neopets, brought it to the US, helped it grow, and eventually sold it to Viacom in 2005. What that means, is that essentially, when you play the game, you collect gold when you farm or engage in any activity.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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He was basically active investing until 2004 and 2005, and then started getting much more involved in the non-profit space. In the last couple of weeks, we've started to ramp up, and are actively looking at new investments. In a market where there's a general downturn, as well as a lot of LA-based venture capitalists who don't seem to be as active right now, it's been a benefit to us. LA VC's haven't been quite as active.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

SoCal Delicious

It was acquired by Experian in 2005 for $330M. It also was acquired by Experian in 2005. In July 2005 News Corporation bought MySpace parent company eUniverse for $580 M, of which approximately $327 M was the valuation of MySpace.

Does the Size of a VC Fund Matter?

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If a VC fund you’re talking to raised a fund in 2005 or early and hasn’t yet raised a new fund they certainly will be thinking about it and trying to figure out how and when to raise a fund. This is part of my series on Understanding Venture Capital.