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.”

TeleSign Gets Patent

socalTECH

That technology provides information like phone type, geographic location, and other data as part of two-factor authentication processes. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the provider of phone-based authentication and verification services which is headed by former FrontBridge and Vantage Media CEO Steve Jillings, said today that it has scored a U.S. Patent. According to the firm, it was awarded U.S.

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Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information technology companies. The report also tallied six companies having IPOs, the most since 2005; those firms included RealD, Cornerstone OnDemand, Demand Media, ReachLocal and Inphi Corp. The report used information from Dow Jones VentureSource, socalTECH.com, private data and public filings to tabluate the exits for over 800 Southern California information technology companies.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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MindTouch, which was founded by Steve Bjorg and Aaron Fulkerson back in 2005, said the funding will go to increase its integration with software such as Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle, and grow its marketing, business development, sales, and engineering teams. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users.

Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook

Both Sides of the Table

Others had very few connections and they used it to share personal information. I signed up for Facebook before many – in 2005 – when I first moved back to the US. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did. So I thought it was worth explaining why. And I’m going to cross post this entire post on Facebook as an experiment rather than just posting a link on FB and trying to drive people to my blog.

Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

InfoChachkie

Utilize quantitative analysis to guide and inform your decisions but do not allow the numbers to dilute your passion. He used this term so often that it eventually became the title of his 2005 book on business advice. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series.

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Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

socalTECH

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.

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

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Funk initiated the study last fall to create an historical statistical analysis of the financial outcomes for the region's venture-backed information technology companies. 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).

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

socalTECH

Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. DotSpots was organized around distributed objects, and organizing ths thoughts of people all over the world, in all the newspapers, and organizing the semantic blocks of information around those thoughts.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

Both Sides of the Table

We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. I hate when companies publish too much information about the total stock option allocations, the company valuations, the dilution faced in every round, etc. CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

Tech Zulu Event

TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005. Developers can take the program information and integrate it into the app they are creating to offer interactive features.

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

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dealing with how digital or analog signals are actually transmitted for point A to point B), the network layer in the middle that deals with routing packets of information, to the presentation and application layer at the top end. What about financial services information?

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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. The actual depth information is detected and placed in a lot of the areas of the scene.

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

Both Sides of the Table

I first met Ethan in 2005. And I certainly didn’t want him having to trapse up-and-down Sand Hill Road informing every VC of his next idea. Let me not bury the lede.

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Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

socalTECH

What that means, is we monitor, algorithmically, how busy or how slow a merchant is in real time, and use that information to create discounts and mobile marketing campaigns.

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. You’re meeting people who can give you market insights and information. REAL information. Know how much information you’re going to give.

Former LA VC Gets Backing For Enterprise Alerting, Micro Apps Startup

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Sapho develops software which helps pull together information across hundreds of enterprise apps, and presents them to employees as "micro apps". ElNaggar was in Redpoint's LA offices from 2005 until 2011, and had stints on the boards of Machinima and Hark, among other companies. Fouad ElNaggar , a former venture capitalist who had been responsible for the Los Angeles office of Redpoint Ventures, has scored funding for a new startup, Sapho. According to Sapho, it has raised $9.5M

Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99?

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The bigger aha was using the information from the social graph to drive marketing. In 2005 they realized that this business was going to evaporate over night with the introduction of YouTube.

Interview with Scott Saunders, Payoff.com

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Scott Saunders: I spent nearly my entire career on the investment side, and in 2005 switched over to the entrepreneurial side of the world. Those profiles don't have detailed information about our finances, but it does have your dreams, your goals, and the badges you have earned.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

Tech Zulu Event

According to Eichner, Google Mini has been an important part of Google’s Enterprise Search offering since its introduction in 2005 and was helpful however it will be discontinued on July 31, 2012. Another service, iGoogle launched in 2005 will be switched off on 1 st November 2013.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

He previously led business development for Affiliate Fuel, leading to its acquisition by Experian in 2005. The company is the provider of the cloud-based collaboration software Central Desktop, which revolutionizes how people connect and share information to drive profitable business results.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

socalTECH

However, one area has mostly been ignored, which is vertically focus, business-to-business information. Los Angeles-based Aggregage (www.aggregage.com) is looking to help aggregate the content across multiple blog publishing sites, and curate that information into specific, B2B niche vertical web sites. In 2005, YouTube exploded onto the scene, and I took the ideas we had been working on and started--along with J.D.

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Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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With Huddle, you can manage people, projects and information inside and outside your company, securely.&#. 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

Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

Tech Zulu Event

has provided a platform since 2005 for indie producers, distributors and advertisers to provide viewers with this kind of content. They could provide more detailed information about the content producers or the shows.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

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What we’re doing at Meebo is trying to socially enable websites by allowing them to immediately get not only the social graph information but to do useful stuff with it. In 2005, Meebo started connected users across other websites.

Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav

socalTECH

That way, you can start filtering back that information, and you're not just getting a random recommendation, you're getting that from people who are truly your friend or who you've chosen to follow. 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.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

InfoChachkie

Although this option was not attractive to the management team, it was a viable alternative circa 2005 and it would have allowed our institutional investors to liquidate their investments.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I’d call from time to time but I had more informative and productive conversations with my hedges than anyone at Countrywide or hokey loan mod company.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I’d call from time to time but I had more informative and productive conversations with my hedges than anyone at Countrywide or hokey loan mod company. It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month.

How I got a Countrywide Loan Modification from BofA

Eric Greenspan

When I bought house, this was a non-issue as the value had increased a tremendous percentage from when I bought back it in 2005. I’d call from time to time but I had more informative and productive conversations with my hedges than anyone at Countrywide or hokey loan mod company. It was 2008. My home had peaked at value and my business was slowing. My mortgage payment was $14,400/month.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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billion in 554 deals, invested -- the lowest quarter since 2005. Among the few bright spots for Southern California as a whole was the Information Technology industry, which was up both quarter-to-quarter and year-to-year at $222.4M, up from $184.4M Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource.

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

socalTECH

Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. DotSpots was organized around distributed objects, and organizing ths thoughts of people all over the world, in all the newspapers, and organizing the semantic blocks of information around those thoughts.

How Kixer Is Connecting Mobile Web Users To Apps

socalTECH

What we saw back in 2005, was that everyone was making a ton of money on desktop ads, because that''s where the users were. However, I really like algorithmic content recommendation, using machine learning and other crazy geek tech stuff to help provide information to consumers.