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F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

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.

Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level.

Acting CTO Role in a Start-up

SoCal CTO

If there aren't existing documents, then it means more time to extract the information. I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant. Great question. I also found this interesting graphic of the changing needs around the CTO role in different size/type companies that somewhat echoes my experience.

Networking to a Job - Practical Advice

SoCal CTO

I read the first three pieces of information and was trying to think of how I could help him. For some reason over the past week, I've been asked by three different people I know about job opportunities that might fit them. Since, I've given them the same advice, I thought it was worth putting in my blog. I personally believe that the best way to hire, find partners, and find a job is through a network. So the key question is: How can I leverage my network?

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

SoCal CTO

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. LinkedIn has been great to keep track of people I know and their current contact information. Bill Austin March 22, 2007 11:08 AM Dennis McDonald in Alexandria, Virginia USA said.

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

Frank Addante

If Im a publisher using Google, they already have my customer list, advertising data and revenue information anyway.

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

Both Sides of the Table

In 2007 I started using Twitter and most of my friends & colleagues wondered why people would care what I ate for lunch. It was a break from information overload of Facebook. In 2006 I started using Facebook and most of my friends & colleagues thought I was strange.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

https://medium.com/media/cc969482e7abf6b75d3c0958c8ee409d/href I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and as a VC who had built his career as a programmer, database designer, program manager, CEO then VP Products at Salesforce, I wanted to build a portfolio of software investments. BuzzFeed.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

InfoChachkie

Such solutions combine the power of a video’s capacity to inform with a direct response ad’s ability to facilitate a desired action. I know Coull intimately, as it recently purchased RevUpNet , an online media agency which I Co-Founded with Ben Kiblinger in 2007.

How Surfing Made Me A Better Investor

InfoChachkie

This results in a more stable capital pool for the company and a Board with a greater diversity of backgrounds, which leads to more informed decisions. It wasn't until 2007 that the iPhone finally cracked the code and made handheld Internet surfing a reality.

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

The industry did that in 2007. With perfect information and too much competition you pay up or they walk right down the street and get it from somebody else.” VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

We shared information about building sales teams. If you’re reading this you’ll now likely know that I became a VC in 2007 with what is now called Upfront Ventures.

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Fandango Claims Record Sales In May

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Fandango , the movie ticketing and information service, said today that it has had the best ever number in May for traffic and ticket sales, for the company's entire 12-year history. Fandango is owned by Comcast, which acquired the movie site back in 2007.

Edmunds.com's Anwyl Retires

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based online car shopping and auto information site Edmunds.com said Friday that Vice Chairman Jeremy Anwyl has retired from the company. Anwyl had been at Edmunds.com since January of 2000, and was CEO of the company starting in 2007 until a couple of years ago. edmunds automotive information publishing content anwyl executive

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

socalTECH

building Fine Art America in 2006 as a part time project, and launched the web site in 2007. I grew it from 2007 through. days, and it's all fully integrated back into our system which ships, tracks the information, and sends out an email.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

socalTECH

Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007. So, in September of 2007, I got back into it, and we got a group of people going on a new startup, DotSpots. It would allow anyone to connect into information and add annotations anywhere.

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

Both Sides of the Table

When I was an entrepreneur there was no public information about how term sheets worked or how investors thought. You’ll see here that in 2007 people were willing to pay 7.7x

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

I started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). When they really start working you have asymmetric information and can “lean on your winners,” which is an inviable investment position to be in. I was having dinner with a friend last night and we were chatting about venture capital and a bit about what I’ve learned.

Invest 101

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

socalTECH

We started the company in the fall of 2006, launched in 2007, and have been offering our services to all kinds of mission critical websites since then.

Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits

socalTECH

He was also the founder of Wallstrip, which he sold to CBS back in 2007, is an investor in a significant number of web and social media companies. I think the financial vertical offers lots of native ideas, that aren't just display advertised based, because of all of our information and data.

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Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed

socalTECH

Rob Reed: I was doing social media strategy consulting from 2007 until 2009, what I would really characterize as Social Media 1.0. How difficult has it been to sort through all that information, and what have you learned in the process?

Better Business Bureau? For who?

Eric Greenspan

Our reporting system relies on an algorithm that takes into account a variety of business factors including complaint and other business information. Remember that incomplete or inaccurate information can affect your company’s rating. 2007 Closed Complaints – 2.

Want To Be A TechStar? Read Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s New Book: Venture Deals

InfoChachkie

Of the 80 companies that have completed the program since its 2007 inception, 49 have received funding, 8 have been acquired and 8 have ceased operations. I recently reviewed Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s book Venture Deals , in THIS ENTRY.

Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

socalTECH

One of the biggest forces that has emerged in the Internet in recent years has been crowdsourcing, the way the web has empowered users to drive the creation of content and information online. It actually closed on New Year's Day, 2007.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

socalTECH

Steve Jillings has a long track record of running successful startups in Southern California, ranging from such companies as FrontBridge Technologies (sold to Microsoft in 2005 for over $200M) and Vantage Media (acquired in 2007).

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

dealing with how digital or analog signals are actually transmitted for point A to point B), the network layer in the middle that deals with routing packets of information, to the presentation and application layer at the top end. What about financial services information?

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

Both Sides of the Table

When I first got into the industry it was 2007. And while I cannot tell you for sure what was going on in VC partner meetings across the world today – I’m a data point of exactly one – I think I have a pretty informed guess.

Business.com Acquired By Purch

socalTECH

Carlsbad-based Business.com , the online business directory and information site which was most recently in the hands of JMI Equity, has been sold to New York-based content publisher Purch , the two said Wednesday afternoon. Donnelly in 2007 by Jake Winebaum, turned over to Dex.com after the sale, and eventually shut down, but restarted after a purchase by JMI Equity and Resource Nation in 2011.

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

socalTECH

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. 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

How RxVantage's IT Software Aims To Automate A $20B Market

socalTECH

We spoke with Dan Gilman , President and co-founder of the company, to learn more about the company, it''s market, and why healthcare information technology is such an interesting area for investors. That was back in 2007, when we started.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Loren Bendele joined Savings.com in January 2007 as the CEO. The company is the provider of the cloud-based collaboration software Central Desktop, which revolutionizes how people connect and share information to drive profitable business results.

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

socalTECH

After we left the company we were working for, Elite Information Systems--which was later acquired by Thompson, Alan and I formed Chrome River. We formed the company in 2007, came out with our first product in late 2008, and began selling in earnest in 2009.

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Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

Both Sides of the Table

In this particular case I wasn’t convinced it was a good idea from the limited information I had. I was watching Meet the Press this morning and they put a big screen behind the guests with TweetDeck open and showing the constant stream of information about Egypt. It was 2007.

Interview with Josh Resnick, ntro

socalTECH

We grew that to about five hundred people here at our studio in LA, as well as in Australia, and then we partnered with Bioware, the maker of role playing games in Canada, and then sold to Electronic Arts in 2007.

15desks Launches Academic Software

socalTECH

The firm said its product will allow educators, students, parents, administrators as well as others share resources, get information about grades, and other educational information. The firm said it is privately funded, and first launched in 2007 at the University of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara-based 15desks , a developer of software-as-a-service for educators, said this morning that the firm has launched a new product for course management.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?

Xconomy

In the spirit of informed debate, I’ve assembled a point-by-point comparison below. Democrats: Clinton said back in 2007 that the U.S. With the Republican National Convention behind us and the Democratic convention in full swing, it seems like a good moment to ask how a Donald Trump presidency or a Hillary Clinton presidency might affect the prospects for high-tech entrepreneurship and business growth in the United States.

Funding Clean Tech Venture

SoCal Tech Calendar

Panel providing the latest information about where Cleantech investors are making investments and the relative state of the market compared with recent periods. Market conditions have changed since the heyday of the first half of 2007 but funding in this sector continues. Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- Funding Clean Tech Venture.

Local.com Gets Patent On Local Shopping Search

socalTECH

The patent covers a system for providing consumers with information sold by local retailers, using location-based information. Local.com's new patent was filed in April of 2007; inventors named on the patent are Roger B.

Peter Coffee's Annual Technology Forecast

SoCal Tech Calendar

One of the best-informed, and entertaining, technologists is Peter Coffee. He joined the company in January of 2007 after spending 18 years as a technology analyst and columnist at the industry magazines eWEEK and PC Week. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 -- Peter Coffee's Annual Technology Forecast.

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash

socalTECH

Erick Laubach: Originally, I started a travel startup in 2007 called Driftr. As I was gathering information, I was taking photos, doing UX and product work, and building the concept.