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Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups


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Moonfrye Gets $2.5M For Kids Activities


According to Suster, Moonfrye ''s CEO is Kary Nortman, who formerly ran Citysearch and UrbanSpoon for IAC. READ MORE>>.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? What Next?

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena


So, I thought I''d see if there was an interest here to active a community in town. What is Innovate Pasadena? I got a resounding yes.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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Let me not bury the lede. I first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. “No choice at all!”

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Demand Media Buys Saatchi Art, Appoints Sean Moriarty As CEO


Moriarty is an active advisor in the Los Angeles technology startup community, and serves on the board of Eventbrite, Metacloud, and TuneIn. He also has served at IAC/Citysearch, prior to headin gup Ticketmaster. to $1M per quarter to the company. READ MORE>>. demand media saatchi sean moriarty executive merger acquisition

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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I meet with Bay Area entrepreneurs all the time and am actively looking to make investments there. Let me use LA as an example. Los Angeles.

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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We have all of the 2nd-time entrepreneurs from Overture, CitySearch, MySpace, etc. This article originally ran on TechCrunch. No Dave S. =

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Female Founders and CEOs | Valerie Brennan of Three Day Rule

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We both had different types and interests in men and thought it would be great if there was a Citysearch for women based upon types.

GRP Partners Raises New $200M Fund, Becomes Upfront Ventures


GRP Partners--which has invested in such successes as Overture, CitySearch, BillMeLater, DealerTrack, and others, and is currently an investor in Maker Studios, TrueCar, Burstly, and others--said it decided to change its branding as venture capital has changed. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


GRP has just recently closed on a new $200M fund, and Mark has been one of the more active venture capitalists in the Los Angeles area in recent months. billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies.

Interview with Michael Barton, Startup Exchange


The firm has relationships with DFJ Gotham, Idealab, and others. We spoke with Michael Barton , Managing Director and CEO of the fund. You mention VCs.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Los Angeles is a hotbed of creative activity, and not always in the traditional sense. It filed for an IPO on August 6th. LowerMyBills, Inc.