Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Where I use the Discussion Group: * Ive not been very active in the discussion group on particular topics. There has certainly been a storm of activity over this question.

Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. For me, these are folks who are actively involved in wide variety of technology-enabled businesses.

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? I personally believe that there are lots and lots of good developers working inside of organizations who would love to work on the interesting projects that we work on all the time, yet they arent out actively looking, so its almost impossible to find them. Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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September 18th, 2008 at 8:00 am. Virtual Goods Summit 2008 + last week’s Twitter links » Add New Comment. Then over time you can add reports that will give you the CPA, activation rate, viral rates, retention rates, etc. Archives Select Month September 2008 (14).

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: FounderBlog’s 1 Year Anniversary! A BIG THANK YOU to 3,500 entrepreneurs in 50+ countries

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► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Setting up Shop - Picking an Office Space

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► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 6.0 - the Rubicon Project: Internet Advertising

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► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 4. Build a SWAT team

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► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

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► February (1) Building and Developing an A++ Team ► 2008 (14) ► December (1) Develop a Culture Roadmap ► November (2) Green Week - Save the Environment and Your Cash Creating a Culture of Innovation: Cultural Values.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 3. Virtual Location, Location, Location

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2. Under Process, Over Deliver

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: So, you need to develop a product?

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Study: Angel Investments Drop In 2008

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The Angel Capital Association reported this week that investing activity by angel investments groups dropped by nine percent between 2008 and 2007, and 40 percent of angel groups expect overall investment to decrease again this year. The group, which released its ACA Angel Group Confidence Report this week, also found that the average group investment per deal was $276,918 in 2008, with total invested by groups in 2008 averaging at $1.77M.

Venture Totals Drop In Southern California For Quarter

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invested in Q3 of 2007, and down slightly from venture numbers in Q2, when there was approximately $966M in venture deals. The most active investors for the quarter were the Tech Coast Angels, with 5 deals; the Pasadena Angels, with 3 deals; followed by Mission Ventures, First Round Capital, Venrock Associates, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the Founders Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Okapi Venture Capital, Draper Associates, Idealab, and Redpoint Ventures, all with 2 deals each.

How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

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I become a venture capitalist in September 2007 – exactly 6.5 I spent my first year developing proprietary deal flow and learning the business and then the Sept 2008 / Lehman Bros collapse / financial meltdown happened.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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But I promise you nobody I know is actively enjoying the correction in the way that some entrepreneurs seem to think VCs are. That was written in September 2008. You’ll see here that in 2007 people were willing to pay 7.7x

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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Pierce’s entrepreneurial activities are focused in the areas of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, games, gambling, ad tech and payments. in 2008. TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan.

Are we creating a vibrant future for California?

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They are creating a vibrant future for California.” (excerpt from a Teri Takai speech, 2008) California -- if it broke off from the United States and became its own country, would be the "sixth-largest economy" in the world, according to an oft-repeated phrase. Taki was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on December 6, 2007.

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Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

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But, with the economy turning south in 2008, lots of those customers went out of business. It looks like a lot of your execs have background at Active Network? Jimmy Hendricks: My background is I spent a year at Active.com in 2007 and 2008.

Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans

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I ended up switching to selling on Stubhub in 2007, after eBay made it much more difficult to search for tickets. The company was formed in 2008. But, what we've noticed, from activity on our site and sales--is it is getting very hot again.

Interview with Michael Witz, Mob Science

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Michael Witz: We've been building smaller, lightweight games on the Facebook platform since early 2008. At the time, in 2007, Facebook had just announced they were opening up their API to third party developers. What does it take to take a social gaming firm to the next level?

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Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

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When I first got into the industry it was 2007. By 2008 I had gotten more serious about championing companies through our investment process. It was September 2008. The following is a 2-week graph of the end-of-week price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in Autumn 2008.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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According to FLAG Capital there are 100 active VCs (as defined by making at least $1 million in VC per quarter for 4 consecutive quarters). So for argument’s sake let’s triple the number of active VCs and call it 300. 2008 App ecosystem on iOS = $0.

Venture Capital Fundraising Drops

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Venture capital fundraising activity dropped significantly in Q4, according to a report released Monday by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). The report, which tracks the fundraising activity of venture capital firms, found that there was $3.4 billion in forty-three venture capital funds raised in Q4 of 2008, down from $8.4 billion raised in Q4 of 2007.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Loren Bendele joined Savings.com in January 2007 as the CEO. Lauri Burns is the founder of The Teen Project , a non-profit organization founded in 2007, whose mission is to give every foster child an equal chance in life. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Red Bull gives wings to people who want to be mentally and physically active and have a zest for life.

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

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Southern California Venture Totals Drop in Q4

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) released their 2008 Q4 MoneyTree Report this evening, reporting that $28.3 billion was invested in 3,808 deals in the fourth quarter of 2008. billion and 407 deals in 2008. in 37 deals in 2007.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. In 2008, Mitch was named Canada’s Most Influential Male in Social Media, one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and was awarded the highly prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Red Bull gives wings to people who want to be mentally and physically active and have a zest for life.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. Mark has also been quite active mentoring entrepreneurs, We caught up with Mark to hear about what kinds of investments GRP is looking at nowadays, his view on the software-as-a-service market, and how best to approach him with a pitch. An A-round investment in the late 90's, or even in 2005/2006, or 2007, was a $5-8M check.

The Great VC Ice Age is Thawing (for now) – Part 1 of 3

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When venture capitalists scale back investing activities it can be very swift and leave many companies that are in the process of fund raising hung out to dry. They also make M&A activity more difficult and with lower outcomes. The deal was done in late 2007.

Interview with Zac Brandenberg, Meteor Games

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Zac Brandenberg: The company was founded in late 2007 by Adam and Donna Powell. They launched this business in 2007, with the concept of building another virtual world and large scale game.