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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. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Elements of Sustainable Companies

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

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

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Just Say What it Is

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2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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. ► October (1) New Video!

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. ► October (1) New Video!

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. ► October (1) New Video!

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

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2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. No two companies are alike.

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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. ► October (1) New Video!

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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.

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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. San Diego-based software growth equity investor TVC Capital has backed Celigo , a developer of software to integrate cloud-based applications.

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. The site--which is led by Harrison Tang--said the growth compaes as it saw 159 percent revenue growth between 2012 and 2014. READ MORE>>.

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. READ MORE>>.

Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

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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. The firm said it has hired Patrick Cardon as Director of Sales for Southern Europe as part of the expansion. READ MORE>>.

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. 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. According to the U.S. Pang and Zhang both received their Ph.D.s READ MORE>>.

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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. in a Series D funding round. BAT said it has now raised $34M in funding. READ MORE>>.

NantWorks Buys Alcatel-Lucent's Digital Multimedia Solutions Business

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Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>. nantworks alcatel lucent digital multimedia solutions meger acquisition

Rebranding Should Be Driven By Growth, Not Desperation

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Companies typically rebrand themselves for two distinct reasons. percent of the domestic market in 2006 but watched that slip to 8.4

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QLogic Sells InfiniBand Products To Intel For $125M

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The company also said the sale will provide a "greater investment stream" to its InfiniBand customers and partners. READ MORE>>.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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I was building a document management company and he was building a document signature company. Jason sold his company to Adobe.

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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.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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We will also have some of the top companies present that each of the panelist has invested in. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. in 2008.

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. READ MORE>>. surgical systems rfid surgery sponge tracking medical lifescience venture capital

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

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For now, he’s working with venture capitalist colleagues on some new companies that have yet to be officially launched. No longer.

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. Those cases resulted in a big push by MySpace on educating its users on safe online practices.

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

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We, on the other hand, operate as a fantasy sports company, similar to DraftKings and FanDuel. Fantasy Pollster. Roy Wood Jr., Well done.

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

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In a recent interview, Certona CEO Meyar Sheik said the company has taken a measured approach since he founded Certona in 2004 with CTO Geoffrey Hueter. The company now has about 130 employees, and counts Petco, Advance Auto Parts, Pier 1 Imports, and Charlotte Russe among its 500-plus retailer customers in over 70 countries. billion.

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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. Kaboodle announced the acquisition late Friday. READ MORE>>.