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. Some very interesting graphics including this heat map: Very cool visualization tool!

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F2F Still Matters

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video. And in fact all our globally-connecting-social-networking tools are making face-to-face more, not less desirable.

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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. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group.

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

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This likely means something like Google Analytics , although there is a very large universe of equivalent tools out there as well. September 18th, 2008 at 8:00 am. Virtual Goods Summit 2008 + last week’s Twitter links » Add New Comment. August 2008 (19).

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Interview with Paige Craig, Betterworks

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I spend about twelve months before starting BetterWorks thinking about the SMB space, and the lack of tools and software for companies. I wanted to give companies a tool to recruit, retain, and optimize their existing workforce.

Chrome River: Building An Enterprise Software Leader In LA, with Dave Terry

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We formed the company in 2007, came out with our first product in late 2008, and began selling in earnest in 2009. There are man other systems, such as Expensely, ExpenseWire, ExpenseWatch, Expenser, and on and on, but they've all been lower end tools. They're nice tools, but they just don't meet the needs of global, high end companies, with multiple hundred and often thousands of employees around the globe.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Loren Bendele joined Savings.com in January 2007 as the CEO. Shivani Siroya is the CEO and Founder of InVenture , which helps to expand small businesses around the world by providing access to growth capital and business tracking tools via the Internet and mobile technology.

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. is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools.

Demand Media: $56.3M for Pluck, $5.0M For The Daily Plate

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for Pluck, a developer of social media tools, and paid $5.0M The firm also revealed that it acquired Pagewise , a provider of how-to videos and text articles, for $15.8M, back in June of 2007. Demand Acquired Pluck in March of 2008, and The Daily Plate in January of 2008. The price of two of Demand Media's acquisitions, Pluck , and The Daily Plate , have both been made public with the firm's IPO filing Friday evening. According to the S-1, Demand paid $56.3M

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. is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools.

This 28 Year Old Woman Co-Founded One Of The Most Successful YouTube Networks

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In 2007, Sarah joined Current TV. in 2007 (and) 2008 (and I realized) there is all this online video being consumed and it''s not being consumed on Current. these guys, even in 2007, had tens of millions of views. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Mo was graduated from Wharton, worked in investment banking, spent 6 years at IAC (including in an operational role for Connected Ventures which includes College Humor, Busted T’s and Vimeo) before joining Spark Capital in 2008. Google Analytics vs. Facebook’s new analytics tool.

Interview with Eric Golden, Equipois

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Brown was approached by a manufacturer, who asked if his technology could hold tools for an assembly line. Eric Golden: The first use is for holding tools for manufacturers. Most manufacturers these days have workers that have to use tools, that can weigh from six pounds to up to 30 or 40 pounds. What Zero-G does for them, is if those tools are weightless, it has two main benefits.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Founded in November 2007 in New York City by Alexis Maybank and Kevin Ryan (co-founder of DoubleClick); CEO is Susan Lyne (ex-CEO Marta Stewart Living Omnimedia) Revenue estimates: $50mm in 2008; $170mm in 2009 (versus budget of $150mm); $450mm forecasted for 2010. Founded in 2007.

CallFire Bootstraps 50,000 Signups and Hires Former NetZero CEO

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CallFire simplifies telephony, making sophisticated, expensive carrier-class telecom capabilities available through an easy-to-use GUI and API platform, which the company pioneered in 2007.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

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Provides publishers innovative site-search tools that enhance user engagement ( icanhazcheeseburger.com and Fred Wilson’s blog avc.com use Lijit as does Feld.com [but he's an investor]). Founded 2007 in Boulder, CO. Spun off from Freewebs in 2008, based in Palo Alto.

Interview with Mark Cromack, Cogi

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That company was sold in 2007. It's a powerful, visual tool for a subscriber to understand what's going on. Mark Cromack: We launched the service with a modest amount of PR in December of 2008. The company was founded in March of 2007, so we'd been developing the software and putting together the infrastructure for delivering the service since that time.

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

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Founded in 2007 by Oxford Univ. Is a super-simple online management and admin tool for real-world groups. Revenue of ~$160mm in 2008. Google wants to use the data to create new flight search tools.

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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For example Twitter , where gazillions of bots [type A] follow other equally superfluous but nevertheless very busy bots [type B] that automatically generate 27% valuable content (links to penis enlargement tools) and 73% not exactly exciting girly chatter (breeding demand for cheap viagra).

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How to cleverly integrate your own URI shortener

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Sebastian’s Pamphlets If you’ve read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here. Shortcut: sebastian-x.com Blog About Blogroll Links How to cleverly integrate your own URI shortener Posted on 30 December, 2009 This pamphlet is somewhat geeky.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Mark Suster – GRP Partners Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 after having worked with GRP for nearly 8 years as a two-time entrepreneur. Ian Rogers – Topspin Media Ian Rogers was the GM of Yahoo Music before heading to Topspin Media in April 2008 as CEO.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 2 Ears and 1 Mouth: There's a Reason

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

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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.