Scientist.com Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D

Xconomy

San Diego’s Scientist.com set out in 2006 to disrupt part of the pharmaceutical business by providing an Amazon-like approach to the business of hiring contract research organizations (CROs).

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

Xconomy

After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. We’ve been fairly capital-efficient in this fast-growth e-commerce space,” Sheik said. “It In contrast, San Francisco-based RichRelevance, founded in 2006, has raised nearly $102 million from 11 investors through nine funding rounds, according to CrunchBase.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

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

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: The Kool-Aid Test: “Why do I need anything? Why do I need yours? Why do I need it now?"

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. I need to send marketing, e-commerce or e-statements emails to my customers to drive revenue or reduce costs.

How Liferay Grew To More Than $100M After Starting In A Church Basement

socalTECH

The people who started with us in 2005 and 2006 are still with us, and there is a lot of longevity in the company, and familiarity and teamwork that comes from working together for so long that you don't find at other companies. There's a huge convergence in our market, between content management portals and e-commerce technology, and I think we're one of the leaders in the space, with the opportunity to break out to larger markets than the ones we've been playing in.

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. E-commerce is a great example. But, there have really been very few e-commerce exits.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Founded in London in 2006, the Hub is a global network of social enterprises with each individual chapter acting as a gathering place for innovation, technology, creativity, and positive change. E-Commerce: Nasty Gal. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir

socalTECH

One of the most original, subscription startups to come out of Southern California's tech accelerator boom emerged last week, looking to disrupt not just another retail sector or e-commerce category, but something else entirely: the airline industry.

Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

socalTECH

I sold that company, eCRUSH, which operated espin.com, to Hearst at the end of 2006. We also make some e-commerce revenue, because some people are ranking products, so we can make affiliate revenue or lead revenue on clicks on things like cars.

Decoding the Secret of iPhone Game Popularity, With William Volk, Playscreen

socalTECH

We started in the mobile area in 2003 and 2004, and in 2006 we formed a company, MyNumo LLC, which initially started as a portal for artists to publish their ringtones, mobile videos, and more. It's almost as much running an e-commerce site, as you are running a game.

TeleSign Names VP

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TeleSign provides phone-based verification systems, which are used as an additional layer of security for web-based logon, e-commerce, and other functionality, by many major Internet services. The firm reported 15,558% revenue growth between 2006 and 2010 at those awards. Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the provider of phone authentication services used to reduce fraud and spam with web services, said Tuesday that it has named Max Powers as its Vice President, Client Services.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

socalTECH

Liquid Audio was at the forefront of the digital music scene, and we built the first, software infrastructure for legal distribution and commerce of music. We successfully built up that firm, and in late 2006 we sold it to Tandberg Television. In the quest to own the world of Internet content, there has been a huge amount of focus given to the world of consumer Internet content. However, one area has mostly been ignored, which is vertically focus, business-to-business information.

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This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Their first fund was a $75 million fund raised in 2006 and they very recently announced a brand new $130 million fund. Competes with HauteLook , RueLaLa (sub of GSI Commerce) , Billion Dollar Babes , ideeli , Glam List.

Interview with Albert Ko, DealPerk.com

socalTECH

Albert Ko: I started at Cornell University in the Class of 2006, with a degree in material science engineering and a masters in management engineering. One of the types of startups we see most of nowadays, are private sale, limited time bargain, and local group buying startups.

Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

socalTECH

but businesses spend 18 trillion a year, but very few companies are trying to facilitate that kind of commerce. It was the third week of December 2006, and I was involved with a biodiesel company.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

socalTECH

It was funded in 2006 with about $8M in investments, and we were fortunate to have the benefit of that investment in the development of the intellectual property. retailmarket is done through e-commerce.

The Startup Guide To SXSW Panel Picking

Tech Zulu Event

I first attended SxSW in 2006, and was blown away. Everybody is Selling Something: The Arrival of "Me-Commerce". The "old school" models of e-commerce, as dominated by bulky hosted storefron. Entrepreneurism / Monetization e-commerce, monetization, Selling. .

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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We were looking for what I call the “6 C’s of Social Networking&# – Communications, connectedness, common experiences, content, commerce & cool experiences (fun!). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch.