Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. -

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. Investments were up in terms of deals compared to 2009, when the group invested in 24 deals.

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What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. Coming off a very successful exit with Networks in Motion at the end of 2009, 2010 has been a very exciting year for several of my companies, Socialvibe, 2tor, Leadpoint, Webvisible and Impact Radius.

IPO Market Surpasses 2008, 2009, According to Report

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A new report today released by PwC finds that the market for initial public offerings (IPOs) has jumped significantly in 2010, with volumes exceeding both 2008 and 2009 levels. PwC tallied up 154 IPOs completed this year so far, raising $37.5 billion for companies, which is 123 percent increase in volume and a 49 percent increase in volume compared with numbers last year.

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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CoreLogic said it would retain the remainder of First Advantage Corporation, which it acquired in November of 2009.

Layoffs Take Big Toll In California In 2009

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The latest number released from the United States Department of Labor finds that 2009 was an ugly year for Californians, as measured by the number of mass layoffs and jobs lost. Tags: layoffs jobs 2009 labor statistics employment employee economy

How WebVisible Survived 2009

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 -- How WebVisible Survived 2009. Kirsten Mangers, CEO of WebVisible will share with us WebVisible's experience surviving 2009 and raising additional capital in 2010! See [link] (more

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Here they are: How to Minimize Politics in Your Company - Ben's Blog , August 24, 2010 “Who the f@#k you think you f$&kin’ with. August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content. Dec 26, 2009).

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. 10 Ways To Be Your Own Boss - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , June 18, 2010 The folks at Behance and Cool Hunting asked me to talk at their 99% Conference a couple months ago. 37 Startup Insights - OnStartups , June 7, 2010 Earlier this year, I had a chance to attend SxSW.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. Kathy Sierra at Business of Software 2009 - Business of Software Blog , May 4, 2010 "In the old days, getting customers was easy. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi!

What Mattered in 2010: Jim Andelman, Rincon Ventures

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2010 was very good to us. A number of companies in the portfolio delivered very strong operating results in 2010, which is exciting. Also, we had an investment in a company that went public this year, BroadSoft, which is one of 2010's best-performing IPOs.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies.

Red Herring Global 2009

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 -- Red Herring Global 2009. On January 12-14, 2010, more than 500 industry professionals will connect in Laguna Niguel, California to honor the Top 100 private technology companies in the world. This is the third annual global conference in Red Herring history to commemorate the Top 100 worldwide influential companies.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago). VC funding is definitely back from the constipation that was 2009 replete with frothy valuations chasing dreams of the next Facebook, Groupon or Zynga.

2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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As 2010 approaches, a whole new year of exciting start-ups, tech news, gadgets, and much more is ahead. We already have a jammed packed schedule for 2010.

OneClickPolitics Takes On Connecting With Elected Officials

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Ryan was the CEO and founder of DoneRight, which was sold to tree.com in 2009, and also served as CTO at Overture Services. Los Angeles-based OneClickPolitics , a new startup headed by former DoneRight founder Paul Ryan, has surfaced, focusing on helping users connect with elected officials. According to OneClickPolitics, it is hoping to address a common complaint of citizens in the country, which is that it is difficult for average people to contact elected officials.

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SOA Software Touts 2009 Results, Growth

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software , a developer of software tools used by enterprises to connect various IT systems, said Tuesday that the firm had 55 percent annual revenue growth in 2009.

Everbridge Claims Record 2009 Growth

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Los Angeles-based Everbridge , a provider of incident notification systems, said Thursday that the firm had record growth in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials, or break out 2009's growth numbers, however, it said it had an average annual growth rate of over 130 percent over the last three years. The company said the emergency/mass notification market grew by 29 percent in 2009, according to numbers from Gartner.

California Tech Exports Down In 2009

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California's technology exports fell in 2009, dropping by $8.0 billion from 2008 to 2009, according to a report released this week. According to the Trade in the Cyberstates 2010 report released by the TechAmerica Foundation, however, California still had the most number of high-tech exports of any state--$41.3M. as a whole exported $188 billion in high tech goods in 2009, according to the report.

Investor Outlook 2010

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 -- Investor Outlook 2010: Startup Funding Forecast from Angels and VCs. 2009 put startup valuations on a diet, bootstrapping and revenue models were back in the spotlight; and Angel investors made a comeback. Or are mobile and cloud computing still in for 2010? Dealmaker LA. Despite the fears and outcries from some, startup funding didnt quite freeze into the nuclear winter many thought it would.

Financing in 2010

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 -- Financing in 2010: Yes, there is Money for Technology Companies. TCOSC. Now that the US economy appears to be emerging from a recession that featured a severe credit crunch, is financing more readily available for early to growth stage technology companies in Southern California? This blue ribbon Financing Panel will review the strong evidence that financing is increasingly available, and will focus on what companies are most likely to benefit.

Hulu Expects $240M In Revenues In 2010

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Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu expects to make $240M in 2010, according to Jason Kilar, the firm's CEO. Kilar, who revealed the numbers at today's NewTeeVee conference in San Francisco, also said the firm had $108M in revenues in 2009.

Apriso Claims Record 2009 Revenues

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Long Beach-based Apriso , a developer of planning and control software for the manufacturing industry, reported Thursday that the firm had record revenues in 2009. The privately held firm did not disclose actual financials. According to Apriso, the record revenue came due to growth from had software license revenue, which it said increased 26 percent year to year.

GameFly Yearly Revenues Hit $101.5M

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in its fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. GameFly also revealed that it now has over 422,000 subscribers, as of March 31st, up from the 380,000 subscribers it had as of December 31, 2009. Los Angeles-based GameFly , the videogame rental service which is waiting in the IPO wings, revealed Thursday afternoon that its yearly revenues have hit $101.5M

Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 -- Shaking the MoneyTree 2009 Q4 Review. Please join LAVA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and a distinguished panel of industry experts and local VCs for their insights on the results of the Q4 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

SoCal Second Place In 2009 Clean Technology Investments

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According to the analysis of 2009 venture capital, based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource, Southern California had annual investments of $329.5M in 2009 in the clean technology area, and Q4 investments of $30.5M. billion invested in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2009, and $295.6M

TechZulu's Best Of 2009

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Looking back at 2009 we had our ups and downs within the industry but the need to innovate, produce amazing content and the creation of great gadgets still remained. As we look forward to 2010 let us not forget what we have learned from the past and continue to succeed.

Cornerstone On Demand Updates S-1

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The revenues are up from the first nine months of 2009, when the firm had $21.2M Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , which recently filed for an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market as CSOD, has updated its IPO filings documents with the SEC. The firm's latest S-1 shows that the firm had revenues of $32.572M for the nine months ended September 30th, and had a net loss of $31.4M, due to an accounting charge of $24.0M

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Internet Brands 2009 Acquisition Total: $24.2M

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in acquisitions, earnout, and holdbacks during 2009, as part of its 2009 fiscal results release. Los Angeles-based Internet Brands revealed it spent $24.2M The firm--which just this morning said it bought seven consumer websites for its health and home verticals--also revealed that the most recent purchases announced today cost it $8.1M.

First Quarter IPOs Beat All Of 2009

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IPOs in the first three months of the year handily beat all of 2009, as eight U.S., According to Dow Jones, those eight IPOs matched the same number of IPOs throughout all of 2009, and made it the most active quarter for venture-backed company IPOs since Q4 of 2007. venture backed companies raised $711M in offerings, according to an analysis by Dow JOnes VentureSource today.

Launch to the Moon 2010, MIW style!

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Yesterday, Make It Work got together at our partner South Bay Mini’s offices to discuss our achievements, our challenges and our future. It was an amazing day! The team was energized.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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When I was looking through their company’s history I saw the following statement made in September 2009: “Takes on WebEx, launches web conferencing and announces its US expansion with 900 US resellers&#.