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.

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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: 2 Ears and 1 Mouth: There's a Reason

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: 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.

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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: 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.

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: 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.

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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: 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: 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.

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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.

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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. The marketing and the product itself should look simple.

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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.

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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. Go-to-Market 5.

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.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Welcome to FounderBlog!

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 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.

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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. It was just another step towards conquering our market.

Autobytel Buys Automotive Mobile Marketing Company

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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. Advanced Mobile was founded in 2006.

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Google Goggles In Marketing Experiment

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Google Goggles , the mobile visual recognition application being developed by search giant Google, said today that it has launched a new "marketing experiment" around Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile, and Delta Airlines. The new feature is a full circle from the technology behind Google Googles, which Google acquired by Santa Monica-based Neven Vision back in 2006. Tags: marketing brands advertising recognition vision neven goggles google

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Google Googles In Marketing Experiment

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Google Googles , the mobile visual recognition application being developed by search giant Google, said today that it has launched a new "marketing experiment" around Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile, and Delta Airlines. The new feature is a full circle from the technology behind Google Googles, which Google acquired by Santa Monica-based Neven Vision back in 2006. Tags: google goggles neven vision recognition advertising brands marketing

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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. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles.

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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).

The Big VC Thaw – Why The Market is Moving Again (part 2 of 3)

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In my previous post, The VC Ice Age is Thawing (for now) I wrote about the reasons why the VC market came to a screeching halt in September 2008 and remained largely shut until at least April 2009. – IPO-able in any normal market.

Digital Insight Targets Small Business Market

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Calabasas-based Digital Insight , which develops online financial software for banks and other financial institutions, said today that it has rolled out a new product focused on the small business market. Intuit acquired Digital Insight for $1.35B in 2006. According to Digital Insight, the new product--Small Business FinanceWorks--is aimed at helping financial institutions acquire low cost, small business deposits.

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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In 2006 I started using Facebook and most of my friends & colleagues thought I was strange. Startup Lessons Tech Market AnalysisThey thought it was like MySpace and why did I need a MySpace page?

MaxLinear Names CFO, Chief Corporate Strategy Officer

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Litchfield also served as Microsemi's Vice President, Analog and Mixed Signal Group from 2006 to 2009, as its Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development from 2003 to 2006, and as its Director, Business Development from 2001 to 2003. Carlsbad-based semiconductor maker MaxLinear announced this morning that it has named Steven Litchfield as the company's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer.

Why Has Seed Investing Declined? And What Does this Mean for the Future?

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As a result of the IPO window shifting we saw a massive inflow of public-market capital into the latest stages of venture. In this post I set out to explain why the seed market emerged as its own category in the first place and why it’s declined as of late. (

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When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. As the desk-based Internet emerged it was initially sold through telecom carriers (after players like AOL and EarthLink innovated the market). Sales Tech Market Analysis

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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They have seen one side of a market where many of us have seen the ebb and flow multiple times. Still, market amnesia by ordinarily rational actors always surprises me. I believe a bubble occurs when a market is willing to pay greater than intrinsic value for an asset class.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Venture capital is in the process of its own creative destruction with new market entrants and new models of innovation at the precise moment that our industry itself is contracting. million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software.

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

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IPO successes (as measured by the market capitalization at the close of the first day of trading) include Entropic ($500M IPO in 2007), Divx ($625M IPO in 2006), eToys ($7.8BM IPO in 1999) and Xylan ($2.3B 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.

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The 1/9/90 Rule of UGC & Why It’s OK to Have Lurkers

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If they did then they would run marketing campaigns to let users know that “it’s OK to turn up and just consume content. T-shirt can be ordered here: Tags: Startup Advice Tech Market Analysis Two days ago I wrote about Quora.

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

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By 2006 he had received proper authorization to move back to the US to join a company in the town I grew up in: Sacramento, California. In 2006 we sold the company to a French services company. Tags: Tech Market Analysis

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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File this under both Startup Adivce and Sales & Marketing Advice. Guy Kawasaki said it best (paraphrasing), “you can’t do great marketing with a bad product.&# Given a choice of your marketing person or talking to you (the founder) there’s no competition.

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Interlink Electronics Gets Approval To Move To NASDAQ

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Westlake Village-based electronics maker Interlink Electronics said Thursday afternoon, that its shares have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The listing on the NASDAQ returns Interlink back to the NASDAQ for the first time since 2006, when it slipped from that exchange. According to Interlink, it expects to start trading on the NASDAQ next week, on April 25th, using the symbol LINK.

Vitesse To Return To NASDAQ

socalTECH

In what has been a six year saga, Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor , the maker of networking and communications ICs, is returning to the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm announced the move this morning, saying that it has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market on March 2nd. Vitesse was delisted by the Nasdaq in 2006 after it--along with a slew of other technology firms--was caught up in a stock options backdating scandal.

MomentFeed Snags Facebook Vet

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Lissner joined Facebook as the firm's first Los Angeles salesperson in 2006, and also previously served at Yahoo, both in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles on Yahoo's entertainment efforts. facebook executive marketing analytics location momentfeedLocation-based analytics software firm MomentFeed , which is based in Santa Monica, has turned to a former Facebook executive for advice, the firm said today.

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Some Tips to Improve the Civility on Hacker News

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Paul explains the rationale behind HackerNews this way : “We wanted to try to recreate the way reddit felt back in 2006, when the users were mainly hackers. Tags: Tech Market Analysis

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

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Was it massively better software, better companies, better markets? It was: up-market, exclusive, urban, elite, aesthetically pleasing, ad-free and users were verified. Tech Market AnalysisThis blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch.

QLogic Completes Sale Of InfiniBand Assets To Intel

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Aliso Viejo-based QLogic , the manufacturer of networking adapters, switches, and ASICS for the storage networking market, said last night that it has completed its sale of its InfiniBand product lines and assets to Intel Corporation.

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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth

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In 2006, a passion to help startups grew into Tech Cocktail , a company whose mission was to showcased burgeoning companies in bars around the country. Indiegogo is a platform for ground breaking technology and where you can find interesting products that haven’t hit the mainstream market.