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Quest Software Loses CEO


Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said Tuesday afternoon that CEO and President Doug Garn has stepped down. Smith had served as CEO of Quest from 1997 to 2008. Quest is a developer of IT management software for the enterprise. garn doug executive software questQuest said that Smith will remain Chairman of the company.

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


A few weeks ago, Los Angeles-based enterprise expense reporting software maker Chrome River ( took a significant venture funding round--worth $100M--to help expand the company's growth in the enterprise software market. What does Chrome River's software do? Dave Terry: We've been very fortune. Thanks!

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


We came out in 2008, and raised a convertible round from Slater, and did a Series A round from Javelin Ventures at the end of 2011. Thanks!

MSC Software In Play


Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software maker MSC Software is reportedly in play, with current private equity owners Elliott Associates and Symphony Technology Group potentially selling the company to CVC Capital Partners, according to a report. MSC Software went private back in 2008. READ MORE>>.

Day Software Hires Marketing Head


Cochrane has also served at Interwoven, where he was the fourth employee, Day Software said. READ MORE

Guidance Software Signs SEC


Pasadena-based Guidance Software, which makes software used for digital forensics, has signed on the Securies and Exchange Comission (SEC) for a renewal, the firm announced Monday. Guidance said that the SEC is using the firm's EnCase Enterprise and Encase Forensic software. Financial impact of the renewal was not disclosed

Guidance Software Signs Verizon


Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of digital forensics software, announced Monday that the firm's products have been selected by Verizon. According to Guidance, Verizon will use its EnCase eDiscovery software on a pay-per-use basis. Financial impact of the customer win was not disclosed. READ MORE

Guidance Software Signs Customer


Pasadena-based Guidance Software, which develops software used for computer forensics, announced Wednesday that it has signed on Koch Industries, Inc. According to Guidance, Koch will use the firm's EnCase eDiscovery software on a pay-per-use basis. as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE

Guidance Software Gets Win


Marina Del Rey-based Guidance Solutions said Monday that the firm has signed on Caltech's Industrial Relations Center as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Guidance, which provides services for building ecommerce web sites, said that Caltech's IRC. READ MORE

Pringo Upgrades Social Networking Software


Los Angeles-based Pringo, which develops white label social networking software for enterprises, said earlier this week that it has launched a beta of its latest version. Pringo's software is used by companies to develop their own online communities. READ MORE

Quest Software Buys NetPro Computing


Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software has acquired a Phoenix, Arizona-based software firm which develops Microsoft management tools. Quest is develops enterprise management software used for monitoring and managing IT systems. Quest said late last week that would pay approximately $78.7M READ MORE

Kyriba Enhances Cash Management Software


San Diego-based Kyriba Corporation, a venture-backed provider of software-as-a-service used for treasury cash management, said this morning that the firm has rolled out an enhancement to its offerings. Accordng to the firm, its software now connects to SWIFT, which is a financial messaging network used by banks to exchange secure messages.

High Tower Software Shuts Down


Aliso Viejo-based High Tower Software, a venture-backed developer of security, compliance, and log management software, has shut down. A spokesperson at the firm told socalTECH that the shutdown occurred yesterday, and that the firm is now in the process of looking for buyers of its technology.

Quest Software Settles With SEC


Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software, a developer of system management software, said today that it has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission into the firm's stock option practices. According to Quest, it has agreed to settle with the SEC, without admitting or denying the allegations in the SEC's compliant.

Sometrics Rolls Ad Optimization Software


Sometrics said the software creates custom traffic reports and allows publishers to target inventory based on user demographics and social interests. The software has been available in beta since the beginning of June. Sometrics is venture backed by The mail Room Fund, AT&T, and Greycroft Partners. READ MORE

Pragmatic Solutions Upgrades Game Software


Army's "America's Army" video game, said Thursday that the firm has rolled out a new software distribution system. Army, the new software uses peer-to-peer protocol for more efficient download of the software, a first-person "shooter" style game used as a recruiting tool for the U.S. According to Pragmatic Solutions and the U.S.

ESET Ships Antivirus Software For Smartphones


San Diego-based ESET, a developer of antivirus software, has set its sight on the mobile market, and has begun shipping a new software product aimed at smart phone users. According to ESET, it has begun shipping a new software product to protect against malware and SMS threats for Windows Mobile devices, ESET Mobile Antivirus.

Murano Software Takes On Google Android


Agoura Hills-based Murano Software, a provider of outsourced software development, is branching out into Google Android application development. Murano Software maintains four offshore development centers in Russia. The firm said it will create both iPhone and Android applications for its clients.

Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies. Many companies understand how to creating a software product or service. Learn from our panel of experts how best to approach the problem and succeed in building a successful software business. Techbizconnection.

Guidance Software Hires New Marketing VP


Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of digital forensics software, said Friday that it has hired on Grant Johnson as the firm's new Vice President of Marketing. Johnson joins the firm from FileNet, where he also served as VP of marketing. Johnson has also served at Frontbridge and Symantec.

LeisureLink Offers New Travel Booking Software


Pasadena-based LeisureLink, which markets vacation lodging through online travel sites, said Wednesday that the firm has rolled out its own specialty lodging booking software for travel companies. The firm said that the software, which helps consumers find and book rentals, is now available for private labeling by its clients.

Quest Software Promotes Garn to CEO


Quest Software Inc., a publisher of enterprise systems management applications, reported Thursday that its board of directors has promoted Doug Garn to chief executive officer. Garn, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based based company said, also joins the board as a director and will retain his preexisting role as president. READ MORE

iQstor Bundles Software With Data Storage Products


Newbury Park-based iQstor Networks, a developer of storage area networking and data storage hardware, said this week that it has added a new software bundle to its products. The storage features being bundled into iQstor's storage hardware have typically been sold by software firms for a steep premium on top of existing hardware.

Docstoc Ties Into Firefox Browser Software


Santa Monica-based Docstoc is tying into a Firefox browser extension, saying Wednesday that it has tied into MashLogic, which analyzes web pages and gives users more information about sites they are visiting. According to Docstoc, its documents will be used to provide another layer of information in the MashLogic browser extension. READ MORE

SAIC Gets $300M Software Development Contract


According to the firm, it will provide software development services for developing applications for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a provider of federal and government-guaranteed funding for students. Department of Education. SAIC has approximately 44,000 employees serving both the Federal Government and some commercial customers

Boeing Buys San Diego Software Services Firm


Tapestry Solutions, a San Diego-based provider of services and software for tracking equipment and spare parts for the U.S. Department of Defense, has been acquired by The Boeing Company, Boeing said late last week. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Army, other parts of the U.S.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus


Tealium , founded in 2008, has raised close to $113 million since its inception, according to Crunchbase , although that number includes both debt and equity deals. Omniture acquired San Diego-based WebSideStory in 2008 (after the company had rebranded itself as Visual Sciences), and Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE ) acquired Omniture in 2009.

Choosing Internet Platforms


Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. Now up: Craig Ogg Co-Founder Freshly Grated Software former VP of R&D, Have had to make choices about platforms many times. It's funny.

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VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced. We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year. Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors! Jeff Carmody,

D2 Technologies Gets Design Win


D2 said its vPort software is being used as part of U4EA's Horizon HG1100 Home Office Gateway, which shipped last month. READ MORE

FatTail Names Product Management VP


FatTail is developing advertising optimization software to help publishers automate the process of buying and selling online advertising.

iRise Targets Ecommerce Sites


According to iRise, it has made pre-configured, business software visualization templates for the firm's products available to ecommerce retailers.

OpenCandy Raises $3.5M


San Diego-based OpenCandy , a new startup focused on software recommendations and downloads, said this morning that it has raised $3.5M

Mojix Expands RFID Line


Separately, the firm said it has rolled out its Mojix eLocation software into field trials in the U.S. READ MORE

iRise Signs GM


El Segundo-based iRise has signed on automotive giant General Motors as a customer for its application simulation software, the firm said Tuesday.

Zag Adds Another AAA Group


Santa Monica-based Zag, which is developing software for auto buying programs, has signed on another AAA group as a customer. million members.

RealGifts Gets Facebook Funding


Facebook's fbFund is a $10M fund focused on identifying talent and funding entrepreneurs developing Facebook software applications. READ MORE

Zag Makes Exec Hires, Promotions


Santa Monica-based Zag, a venture-backed developer of online car buying software, said this morning that it has made. READ MORE

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Ask the Angels

We can see this situation occurring often in software applications where a new module can be sold back into an existing customer base and then add incremental value to new sales. In fact, this relationship accounted for much of the small software firm acquisitions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. pre-money valuation.

ToutVirtual Extends Support To Microsoft


Carlsbad-based ToutVirtual, which develops software used to manage virtualized servers, said Monday that the firm has extended its tools and now supports Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization software. Previously, the firm supported the popular VMware virtualization environment. READ MORE