Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. Citrix politely approached us, told us they had an interest in acquiring our company and then asked us, “How much?”. Our response was that there was no “price” as our company was not for sale.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Elements of Sustainable Companies

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Companies often focus too much on their competition.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. The company eventually failed.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Venture Capital - What's the rush?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Hire Entrepreneurs!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Today, the company is in high growth mode.

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

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Or is each company a better version of the previous.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: I'm 30, now will you take me seriously?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. No two companies are alike.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Move Fast. Be Agile. Stay Focused.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. Most companies can answer #2 (Why do I need yours?)

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you.

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Autobytel Buys Automotive Mobile Marketing Company

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Advanced Mobile was founded in 2006. Irvine-based online auto information and leads site Autobytel has expanded into the mobile communications market, with the acquisition of Advanced Mobile, LLC , a provider of mobile apps, mobile websites, text messaging, and other mobile communications services for automotive manufacturers and dealers. Autobytel said it would pay $2.5M in cash, plus up to $1.5M in earn out based on revenues and profits for Advanced Mobile.

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. Web Development & Marketing Technology) Exit: evolved into L90 (next company) Lesson: What you dont know cant stop you. So, I started a new company, ReaXions, Inc.

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Carpe Data Finds $6.6M

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According to the company, the new funding will go towards sales and product development. Drucker was previously co-founder of Social Intelligence, and also co-founded Steel Card, an enterprise software company focused on software, which was sold to ChoicePoint in August of 2006. Santa Barbara-based Carpe Data , a new startup developing predictive data software for the insurance industry, has raised $6.6M in a Series A funding round.

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. Hammerslag joins the company's board of directors. TVC Capital has over $325M under management, and invests in and acquires software companies, and has a reputation for particularly capital efficient investments and exits.

Spokeo Hits 150 Employees, Reports Growth

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Pasadena-based people search engine provider Spokeo is up to 150 employees in its Pasadena headquarters, almost double the number of employees it had in 2012, the company said today. Spokeo, which has been around since 2006, lets users search for people using their name, phone number, email address, or usernames; the company says its service is aimed at helping people reconnect with friends and family they have lost touch with.

New App, JobFlare, Looks To Sharpen Your Brain--And Maybe Get You A Job

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According to Criteria, which has been offering up pre-employment testing services to employers since 2006, its new cam allows job seekers to play a set of six, 90-second brain games, which it says are "scientifically crafted" to test key talents and cognitive abilities. The company said its game lets users show off their potential, and also helps employers find people who have abilities that its says predict long-term job performance--but can't be gleaned from a resume.

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

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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).

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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Classy was founded in 2006 as StayClassy, and also counts Bullpen Capital and Venture51 as backers. The company is led by Scott Chisolm. 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.

With GreatCall Deal, GTCR Looks to Expand Healthtech for Boomers

Xconomy

The company, founded in 2006, began by selling easy-to-use “Jitterbug” mobile phones, and expanded its offerings to include a variety of welfare and safety-related services. With this week’s buyout of GreatCall , the Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR just placed a big bet that healthtech for the aging wave of baby boomers will be a big business.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Some very interesting graphics including this heat map: Very cool visualization tool!

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LightPointe Wireless Expands In Europe

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LightPointe is owned by Berg & Berg Enterprises, which acquired the company in 2006. LightPointe had originally been venture backed, and was acquired after a Chaper 11 bankruptcy back in 2006. San Diego-based LightPointe Wireless , a developer free-space optical networking equipment, said Tuesday that it has expanded in Europe, and opened up a new office in France. The firm said it has hired Patrick Cardon as Director of Sales for Southern Europe as part of the expansion.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses. It reminds me a lot of how TechCrunch felt in 2006. I started by launching a portfolio company’s product on Product Hunt. Product Hunt.

Fulgent Genetics Files For IPO

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Fulgent Genetics is developing genetic testing and laboratory testing technology, and is led by Ming Hsieh, who holds the majority shares in the company. Hsieh gave $35M to the University of Southern California in 2006, which renamed its Electrical Engineering Department as the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering.

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $7.5M

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BAT said the new round was led by Matthew Pritzker Company , and also included existing investors Miramar Venture Partners , Newport Coast Investments , RimLight, LLC, Fulcrum Venture Capital , and ad pepper media International. 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).

USC At Center Of Alleged Chinese Espionage Ring

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in 2006; Zhang received his a masters in 2006. The DOJ said those trade secrets were transferred to universities and companies controlled by the PRC government.

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NantWorks Buys Alcatel-Lucent's Digital Multimedia Solutions Business

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Los Angeles-based NantWorks , the investment and umbrella company for the projects of billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, announced a deal today with Alcatel-Lucent , where Nantworks will acquire Alcatel-Lucent''s Digital Multimedia Solutions business unit.