Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

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Morphlabs Raises $5M

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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. Morphlabs develops products used to manage the deployment of cloud-based infrastructure. The firm's flagship product, the mCLoud DCU, are hardware appliances which make it easy for data center providers to provide cloud-based computing to clients.

MaestroDev Names President

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Manhattan Beach-based MaestroDev , the developer of private cloud computing software, has officially named Doug Dennington as the firm's new President. MaestroDev develops software used to automate building and deploying applications to the private cloud, and is the latest startup of Winston Damarillo, the founder of Simula Labs, LogicBlaze, and Gluecode. Damarillo sold Gluecode in 2005 to IBM.

ELC Technologies Acquired By Pourzanjani, Rahmat

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ELC is known for its cloud computing applications development, and Ruby On Rails development. Pourzanjani founded PriceGrabber and sold it to Experian in 2005 for $485M, and is among one of the active angel investors in Los Angeles. Tags: technologies kamran pourzanjani bestcovery pricegrabber venture capital accel merger acquisition rubyonrails cloud computing

Morph Labs Takes On Private Clouds

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Los Angeles-based Morph Labs , the latest startup of Gluecode Software founder Winston Damarillo, has launched a new product focused on private cloud management, the firm announced today. Morph said it has launched Morph CloudServer, a set of software tools to manage and provision enterprise cloud computing. The firm said the software leverages Amazon's AWS API, and is looking to simplify and accelerate adoption of cloud computing.

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.

Morphlabs Raises $5.5M

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Morphlabs is developing a cloud-based computing appliance which is used to manage and deploy elastic computing clouds. Damarillo is best known for founding Gluecode, which he sold to IBM in 2005, and has since been starting up firms whose basis is open source software. El Segundo-based Morphlabs , the latest startup of Winston Damarillo, is announcing today that it has raised $5.5M in a Series B financing round.

Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara

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This contribution is from John Greathouse , a longtime venture capitalist and also a professor at UC Santa Barbara, who was instrumental in Computer Motion's initial public offering and the sale of GoToMeeting to Citrix. I am very excited with the prospects of the San Diego market, as it reminds me of Santa Barbara circa 2005. That said, I did enjoy this talk by a16z's Peter Levine regarding the future of cloud computing.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. We also benefitted economically from a move to “horizontal computing.&# These two trends had a major impact on the computing industry from 2000-2005 but the effects weren’t yet felt by the VC industry.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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billion (plus an earn out that could have totalled $4 billion but didn’t in the end) in 2005 before selling 65% of the company in 2009 for $1.9 I first noticed it while filming an episode of This Week in Cloud Computing. he was showing us what was on his computer).

Interview with Winston Damarillo, Morphlabs

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One of Southern California's successful, serial entrepreneurs is Winston Damarillo , who founded Gluecode, which he sold to IBM in 2005. It's nice to see us covering all of these cloud-enabling types of technologies in Southern California for a change.

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

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I believe that this is a major new area of growth & innovation for the Internet as Cloud Services start to form deeper & richer layers. Over the past 5 years the Internet Cloud has started to form into layers and this is a great thing for innovation. Cloud Data Platform.

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