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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. As CEO, I spent 6 months on the road, full-time, trying to raise our Series B funding.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Venture Capital Funding 7. We used some of the proceeds from these consulting projects to fund the development of StrongMail, along with personal funds.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 2.0: The Internet is Coming! How will we make money?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. We were not venture-funded (in fact, at the time, I didnt even know what venture capital was).

TVC Capital Backs Celigo

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Celigo said this morning that it has raised $8M in an expansion capital round, its first institutional funding since it was founded in 2006. A part of the funding, TVC Capital's Steven J. Celigo said the funding will go to expand sales, marketing, and product development. San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. The funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. Classy was founded in 2006 as StayClassy, and also counts Bullpen Capital and Venture51 as backers.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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In contrast, San Francisco-based RichRelevance, founded in 2006, has raised nearly $102 million from 11 investors through nine funding rounds, according to CrunchBase. ExactTarget, another rival that was founded in 2000 in Indianapolis, IN, raised over $188 million in venture capital funding before going public in 2012—and getting acquired by Salesforce in a 2013 deal valued at $2.5

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

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With a cloud lingering over the peer-to-peer lending industry, privately held National Funding is disclosing new details today about its operations, in a bid to step into the light and differentiate itself as a fintech company and alternative lender. LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. Gilbert maintained that National Funding also stresses transparency. “We,

GOGII Raises $15M

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Marina del Rey-based GOGII , the social messaging firm headed by former JAMDAT founders Scott Lahman, Austin Murray, and Zack Norman, announced this morning that it has raised an additional $15M in a third round of funding. The funding was led by GRP Partners and Mark Suster, and also included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Matrix Partners. KPCB's funding came out of its Kleiner Perkins iFund.

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Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $7.5M

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in a Series D funding round. BAT said it has now raised $34M in funding. Ryan and Chad Steelberg are best known for selling their last big startup, dMarc Broadcasting, to Google in 2006 for what was then worth more than a billion dollars; the two also founded AdForce (sold to CMGi) and 2CAN Media (also sold to CMGi).

Malauzai Lands $1.3M For Mobile Banking

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in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. No details on the funding have been announced. The firm's board includes executives from Digital Insight, the local online banking software firm acquired in 2006 by Intuit. Calabasas-based Malauzai , a new startup focused on mobile banking applications, has raised $1.3M Malauzai is headed by Tom Shen, who was formerly EVP of Product, Engineering and Operations for Digital Insight.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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With a cloud lingering over the peer-to-peer lending industry, privately held National Funding is disclosing new details today about its operations, in a bid to step into the light and differentiate itself as a fintech company and alternative lender. LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. Gilbert maintained that National Funding also stresses transparency. “We,

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SOS Online Backup Gets $3M

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Los Angeles-based SOS Online Backup , a developer of cloud-based online backup and data protection services, said Thursday afternoon that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round. The firm said the funding brings its total raised since launch to $10M.

Bio Roundup: Clinical Shirkers, AMD Worriers, ASH Fallers & More

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—Boston startup creator Third Rock Ventures closed a $616 million fund , its largest to date, and also made former Eleven Biotherapeutics CEO Abbie Celniker the second female partner in its 10-year history. Since 2006, 45 percent of all trials registered on the U.S. Our previous roundup came out last week before news broke that Susan Lindquist, a highly decorated and thoughtful researcher into the inner workings of proteins, passed away. She was 67.

Anthony Batt Heads To Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst

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Batt co-founded BUZZmedia, originally known as Buzznet, out of his efforts photo blogging, scoring his first funding round back around 2006. Anthony Batt , the founder and Chief Creative Officer of BUZZmedia , has joined Katalyst , the digital media studio founded by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. Katalyst said that Batt will lead the Katalyst team as President, and will help create content, recruit talent, and serve its brand clients.

GOOD Gets Funding Round

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Los Angeles-based GOOD , a media firm which operates Reason Pictures, GOOD Magazine, and GOOD Digital, announced this week that it has raised a Series A funding round. Amount of the funding was not disclosed. Ben Goldhirsch founded GOOD in 2006, and prior to this round was funded by Goldhirsch himself, who told the New York Times in 2006 that he planned to invest $10M in the company over the next 5 years.

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $4.5M

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funding round, according to a filing from the firm this week. The firm has previously raised funding from ad pepper media international, CGI Opportunity Fund, Fulcrum Venture Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, Newport Coast Investments, and RimLight Capital. The Steelbergs are best known for selling dMarc Broadcasting to Google back in 2006, in a deal at the time worth over a billion dollars.

RF Surgical Systems Gets $12M

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RF Surgical Systems , a developer of systems used to keep track of surgical sponges during surgery procedures, announced Tuesday that it has raised $12M in funding. The firm's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington, and it has been supplying its systems since 2006. The firm--which has its R&D facilities in San Diego--said the round was led by Split Rock Partners, and also included prior investors Menlo Ventures and Stanford University.

First Round Funding Terms and Founder Vesting

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This is part of my ongoing series “ Pitching a VC “ There’s a great meme developing this morning on the need to simplify funding terms and documents. 2006 was the last time I went out to raise venture capital.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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He is currently a Managing Director of the Clearstone Global Gaming Fund and sits on the boards of IMI Exchange, Xfire, Playsino, ExpressCoin, GoCoin, FGL, Spicy Horse Games, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin China and the Mastercoin Foundation.

Internet Connectivity Group Ups Funding To $8.2M

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in funding, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. According to the filing, the funding includes equity, debt, and warrants received since July of 2006. No details on the funding have been announced by the company. Lake Forest-based Internet Connectivity Group , which is developing wireless equipment for connecting digital signage to the Internet, has now raised $8.2M

Nasty Gal Gains $9M For Online Fashion

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Los Angeles-based Nasty Gal , an online fashion retailer which focuses on vintage clothing, said Monday that it has raised $9M in a funding round. Nasty Gal is led by Sophia Amoruso, who started the company selling vintage clothing on eBay in 2006; the company says its now had over $28M in revenues in 2011, with revenues increasing around 500 percent each year. The firm said the funds will go towards technology, operations, creative curation, and editorial design.

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Can VC’s Invest Across Two Funds?

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In one of the posts I spoke about how the size and vintage of funds might affect you when you’re raising money. This led Roy Rodenstein (whose company Going.com was sold to AOL ) and others to discuss , what happens when VC’s need to invest across multiple funds.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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VC Funding Alternative. During late 2006 I helped the CEO of RedMojo sell his company to Novell. Our BATNA to a sale was to accept funding from venture capitalists. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

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Daniel joined Celgene in 2006. Celgene later did some things Daniel called unusual, such as helping set up opportunities for Agios to get more funding, he says.

Miven Venture Partners Gets IPO Exit At A10 Networks

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Miven had invested in A10 Networks way back in 2006, as part of a Series B funding round for the company.

Does the Size of a VC Fund Matter?

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I’m writing this post to explain to entrepreneurs what you should be thinking about in terms of the VC’s you approach and the size and stage of their funds. VC’s often talk about this term as in the total amount of funds EVER raised by that VC. What is a VC fund?

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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Brad Feld hadn’t written his seminal “ term sheet series &# and The Funded hadn’t yet been created. When I went to raise money in 2006 I thought I knew every term in a term sheet but somehow I still got a bit duped by the option pool shuffle.

Zadara Storage Raises $3M From Toshiba

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Irvine-based Zadara Storage , which develops cloud connected, block and file-based storage devices for the enterprise, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said today. Zadara said the funding came from Toshiba America Electronics Components. Zadara Storage said the funding will go towards sales, support, and engineering. Nahum had headed StoreAge when it was acquired by LSI Corporation in 2006.

Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Around the 2006 timeframe, they hit $3M, and we saw the unique position that they could occupy in the industry. We felt we could win against extremely well funded companies by just having the best product out there, which is what Accordent was able to do.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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We started the company in the fall of 2006, launched in 2007, and have been offering our services to all kinds of mission critical websites since then. James Segil: There's a couple of things to consider with growth, around what does it take to fund a company's growth.

When Does Venture Debt Make Sense For Your Startup? - The Other Green Money

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In the past, venture debt was often viewed as a funding vehicle of last resort. The nature of the company’s business model requires it to fund certain costs before it is paid by its customers. During the summer of 2006, I joined RedMojo as an Advisor.

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

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For the more questionable ones, ones with less sustainable differentiation, this time it''s a little tougher than a couple of years ago, and certainly much more so than 2006 and 2007. There''s tons of activity, and lots of companies getting funded.