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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.

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.

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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: Just Say What it Is

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 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.

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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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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.

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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?)

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

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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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).

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.

Rebranding Should Be Driven By Growth, Not Desperation

InfoChachkie

Companies typically rebrand themselves for two distinct reasons. Such attempts are seldom successful, as rebranding typically does not address the systemic issues causing the company to fail. RIM''s management made the brilliant decision to change the company''s name to BlackBerry, Ltd.

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QLogic Sells InfiniBand Products To Intel For $125M

socalTECH

According to QLogic, the sale will allow the company to provide a greater focus to growth opportunities in the converged networking, enterprise Ethernet, and storage area networking products.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

In 2006 when I was a budding entrepreneur building my second startup I ran into a young (ish) enthusiastic founder of an electronic signature company called EchoSign. I was building a document management company and he was building a document signature company.

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Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area. In the private award event, Deloitte announced the local companies who made the national list of fastest growing companies.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Topics of discussion will be Wearables Technology, Bitcoin, SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, Gaming, Social Markets, what surprises are coming for 2014, creating value with your company, hiring problem solvers, and building a sensible businesses.

RF Surgical Systems Gets $12M

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The company's RFID-based systems are used to track surgical sponges, to prevent issues with losing those sponges within patients. The firm's headquarters are in Bellevue, Washington, and it has been supplying its systems since 2006. 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.

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

Xconomy

For now, he’s working with venture capitalist colleagues on some new companies that have yet to be officially launched. Daniel joined Celgene in 2006. We never had the big company hubris about our collaborators,” Daniel says.

Snapchat Message Linked To Teen Murder

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The issue of crime linked to new Internet and mobile services is not a new one for local companies. Most notably, MySpace faced several high profile cases in 2005 and 2006 where predators had used the service to find underage victims. Venice-based instant messaging app developer Snapchat is at the center of a murder investigation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, after a teen allegedly stabbed and killed his girlfriend over a message sent via the service.

Student-Founded Fantasy Pollster Is Hoping To Pick The Next President

InfoChachkie

We, on the other hand, operate as a fantasy sports company, similar to DraftKings and FanDuel. As I alluded to earlier, we are legally a “fantasy sports company.” If they were to reclassify themselves as a fantasy sports company, they would essentially be starting from scratch.

StyleSpot, Backed by Idealab, Merges With Kaboodle

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According to Kaboodle, Gordon and Amin will continue as co-CEOs of the company, operating as an individual website. Gordon and Amin's prior company was Baseline Research, which they sold to the New York Times Company in 2006. Los Angeles-based StyleSpot , an online fashion and social shopping site founded by Rafi Gordon and Alex Amin, has been acquired by Kaboodle , the online social shopping site owned by Hearst Corp. Kaboodle announced the acquisition late Friday.

Nasty Gal Gains $9M For Online Fashion

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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. 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. The round came from Index Ventures.