Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. Funk initiated the study last fall to create an historical statistical analysis of the financial outcomes for the region's venture-backed information technology companies.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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I recently saw him Tweet this so I thought it would be a great title for my post on his spectacular early success in building his VC profile and bona fides. I know it will be hard for you to believe in 2015 but in 2006 Palo Alto (where I lived) was kind of dead.

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He joined Miramar in 2006. Maneesh focuses on the medical information technology markets. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Southern California and his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management where he was a Deutschman Venture Fellow.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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And do so in real life, too. So, yeah, I would like LA to be LA. So many had names of partners (Kleiner Perkins) or local favorite identifiers like trees (Sequoia). So his Twitter handle is @infoarbitrage and his excellent (must read) blog is Information Arbitrage.

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I then went to Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated in 2006 with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. So, we both turned down job offers to create a new kind of practice – we are true “advocates.” What networking events in Los Angeles or Southern California do you go to?

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. Their first fund was a $75 million fund raised in 2006 and they very recently announced a brand new $130 million fund.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies

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But, even so, those passwords tend to have lots of similarities--they're easy passwords. You can also dial in the level of security, so you can have a 5 by 5 grid, or less if you want to secure a known user. But, it was important that was in Southern California.

Off To SXSW, Our Schedule, And A Special Thanks

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Interview with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson, Okapi Ventures

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So you weren't actually looking for the firm to be acquired at the time? So what's going on with the fund nowadays? We actually went and calculated our returns, and lo and behold, according to Cambridge and Associates, we're in the top decile for the 2006 vintage of venture funds. We've got a number of companies which have now received subsequent financing and up-rounds, so we're now firing on all cylinders. Southern California is a great place to be an entrepreneur.

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IngBoo is an online marketplace for information updates-where consumers receive timely updates on relevant topics and web publishers compete effectively for consumer attention. Demand Media is a leading online media company that informs, entertains and connects millions of people every day.