Map of VC Investments


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!

F2F Still Matters


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


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.

Networking to a Job - Practical Advice


One Page Networking Tool One of the best things I've seen done by a person doing a search was to provide folks he knew with a one pager that roughly contained: Background - two sentences Job Sought - two sentences Company Characteristics - geography, size, industry, etc. 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.

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. But how can you invest in technology unless you’re going to use the tools and understand them?

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers


Fortunately, several startups have devised tools which make it possible for content creators to maintain the entertainment integrity of their videos while embedding relevant calls-to-action. A number of startups have created compelling tools to enhance the monetization of online videos.

Nimble Ties Into Outlook, Apps


Nimble--which develops web-based, social contact management software--said the Outlook connection comes via Phi-solutions, which connects Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 contacts into rich social profiles on Nimble. Nimble said it now has integrated with nearly 40 software tools. Los Angeles-based Nimble announced a new link into Microsoft Outlook, as well as a number of other products, via new additions to the firm's App Marketplace.

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When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Both Sides of the Table

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. I would encourage you at least to have them in your tool kit for any negotiation and you simply need to be creative in how you structure them and weigh up the pros & cons of each trade.

Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems


Since its origin as an academic research project in 2007, Eucalyptus has become the dominant open source cloud solution, boasting over 25,000 clouds formed. RightScale is the management tool of the cloud.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America


building Fine Art America in 2006 as a part time project, and launched the web site in 2007. I grew it from 2007 through. We also provide lots of online sales and marketing tools for artists to promote themselves.

Why You Shouldn’t Launch Your Startup at a Major Tech Event

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SXSW is where Twitter broke out in 2007. It wasn’t an efficient tool for telling people which bar you were at or where you were eating lunch. It’s February now.

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


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.

Interview with Paige Craig, Betterworks


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.

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


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.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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Click on the top right tool button and you’ll see your settings with your user name, birth date, email account, etc. Stick with it the same way you “didn’t get” Twitter in 2007 when you signed up but by 2009 you were using it effortlessly.

Introducing Why, oh, why Snapchat?

Both Sides of the Table

Not since the initial popularity of Twitter in 2007 has a product so befuddled people. But for other people engagement has to happen on Twitter, where the engagement tools are easier.

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

Both Sides of the Table

While Amazon continues to move “up the stack&# and offer some of these services on their own, RightScale continues to innovate by creating better tools for deployment, monitoring and other functions. Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics.

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


I concluded that it is an effective tool for leveling the playing field between sophisticated investors and emerging entrepreneurs. 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.

Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed


Rob Reed: I was doing social media strategy consulting from 2007 until 2009, what I would really characterize as Social Media 1.0. There are tools and solutions needed to handle Social Media 1.0,

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


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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YouTube Introduces its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch | Google Adds Editing to the iOS Drive App

Tech Zulu Event

YouTube claims the new search tools also help users find videos faster as they give hints as one types the search and lets users sort through videos or channels, comments simultaneously as they watching another video.

Interview: Clark Benson of Founder & CEO of - Dicusses Playing Nice With Google


Prior to Ranker, Clark founded four other successful companies, including eCrush, which he sold to the Hearst Corporation in 2007. It does this by providing simple tools which facilitate crowed sourced lists. Boosts Analytics


Santa Monica-based , which provides online directories for B2B purchasing, announced today that the firm has launched a new tool to help advertisers access pay-per-click metrics on the site. According to the firm, the new Conversion Tracking tool has been in beta since March, and is now available to all of its advertisers. Donnelley back in 2007.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

Loren Bendele joined 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.

Cornerstone OnDemand Bolsters Board With Eloqua Vet


Payne had been CEO and a member of the baord of directors of Eloqua from January 2007 until it acquisition by Oracle in 2013; he als ohad served at Qualys, iDefense, eSecurity, eGrail and MicroStrategy Incorporated. Cornerstone OnDemand is a developer of software-as-a-service tools for enterprise, human resources and human capital management.

Clinton Versus Trump: Who’s Stronger on Innovation?


Democrats: Clinton said back in 2007 that the U.S. The platform adds that “because technology has become an essential tool of learning, it must be a key element in our efforts to provide every child equal access and opportunity.”.

Race 4 My Place Brings $200,000 Mortgage Payoff To Social Gaming

Tech Zulu Event

Being the smart and determined businessman that he is, Mike regrouped and really began to study the “Social Gaming” market that had been gaining significant traffic since 2007. Social games players have been playing for just bragging rights for a few years now.

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iRise Claims Big Revenue Gains


Privately held, software visualization tool firm iRise , which is based in El Segundo, is claiming this morning that it has seen its software revenues for Q1 triple over last year. The firm said the big revenue gains follow a fiscal Q4 where its revenues surpassed its total 2007 revenues. Actual financial results for the privately held firm were not disclosed.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

Tech Zulu Event

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. is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools. BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

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The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

We were immediately thrust into a globally competitive market for B2B collaboration tools. We had agreed to sell the company to and between the offer in December 2006 and the closing March 27th, 2007 I focused exclusively on the sale to

Intuit Expands Offerings


FinanceWorks, which provides users with tools for tracking cash flow and spending, credit card sites and other bank accounts, had previously only been available to credit unions and banks using Digital Insight's banking technology. Digital Insight became part of Intuit in 2007.

Guidance Software Sees Record Q4


in its fiscal fourth quarter, growth of over 22 percent versus its similar quarter in 2007. According to the firm--which develops electronic discovery and digital forensics tools--the revenue was a record for the firm, and brought its total yearly revenue to $91.5M, or a 16% increase over the firm's prior year revenues. Pasadena-based Guidance Software joins the list of Southern California firms who had a good quarter, saying Tuesday that it had revenues of $25.2M

Interview with Matt Munson, InstaCanvas


We make the process easy to do, and provide powerful tools for the experience. We also provide them with social tools to get the word out via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.