Kurtzman Carson Consultants Acquired By Computershare

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Los Angeles-based Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC , a provider of administrative-support services and technology to companies undergoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy or corporate restructuring, has been acquired. Tags: technology merger kurtzman acquisition carson consultants Computershare Limited, a provider of proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communication services, was the acquirer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Avetta Merges With BROWZ

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Avetta is owned by private equity investor Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. The companies said the merger was financed through Avetta's major shareholders, which include Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV); and, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). avetta browz merger acquisition private equity supply chain software consulting services welsh carson anderson stowe

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Lytx Acquired For $500M In Private Equity Acquisition

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Lytx--which was originally named DriveCam--was most recently in the hands of private equity investor Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. lytx merger acquisition gtcr welsh carson anderson stowe driver safety camera systems fleet telematicsSan Diego-based automotive telematics provider Lytx has been acquired by private equity investor GTCR , in a deal worth more than $500M in cash, the two said this morning.

Dynavax Co-founder Takes Long View on Vaccine Development

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For Dennis Carson, however, the FDA announcement represented the culmination of a scientific odyssey that took 21 years.

The Boss’ first posthhhhhhzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Boss is Carson’s son, our next VP of Finance. ujx ch vh,lzh. He wrote this all by himself and he’s only one year old! Goes to show you that the younger they are, the better they are with technology. Posted in Uncategorized

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Spotlight Ticket Management Adds Home Depot Center

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Calabasas-based Spotlight Ticket Management , the developer of ticket management software for helping corporate suite holders manage their tickets, announced today that the Home Depot Center in Carson is offering up its products to its corporate suite holders.

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RETHINK GREEN

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Rachelle Carson Begley, Lisa Ling, Anna Getty, MTV's Buried Life Crew, Heroes James Kyson Lee and others. Saturday, November 6, 2010 -- RETHINK GREEN ART EXHIBITION. Hosted by Ed Begley Jr., Please join us for a night to celebrate, educate, collaborate and RETHINK: GREEN for the future of our environment. See [link] (more

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DriveCam Rebrands Itself Lytx

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DriveCa is backed by Chopra Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Integral Capital Partners, JMI Equity, Leader Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, Triangle Peak Partners, Volvo Group, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

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DriveCam Opens Office In The UK

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The firm is backed by such companies as JMI Equity, Insight Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. San Diego-based DriveCam , the developer of monitoring technology for driving fleets, said today that it has opened up a new office in London. The firm said the new office will be headed by Paul Jones, who was previously led Client Services at its San Diego headquarters.

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Active Network Launches Meeting Management Tools

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Active Network explained that it has partnered with Carson Wagonlit Travel for the technology and database behind the new tool. San Diego-based Active Network said this week that it has launched a new tool aimed at meeting planners and travel managers. The firm said the tool helps those users choose destinations for business events, by recommending options based on historical airfare and room rates, carbon emissions, and other factors.

Boingo Powers Home Depot Center, Citizen's Business Bank Arena

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Santa Monica-based Boingo Wireless , which operates a network of Wi-Fi access points, said Wednesday that it has partnered with AEG to power retail wireless service at the Home Depot Center in Carson and Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

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DriveCam Raises $85M, Acquires Firm

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The funding came from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P. San Diego-based DriveCam , a provider of video-based products used for monitoring driver safety, announced today that it has raised $85M in a funding from a private equity firm, and also acquired a company, RAIR Technologies. DriveCam said the funding wlil go towards the acquisition of RAIR Technologies, which provides regulatory compliance products for DOT-regulated fleet operators.

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DriveCam Hits $100M In Revenues

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DriveCam is privately held, and has received venture backing from Chopra Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Integral Capital Partners, JMI Equity, Leader Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Tech Coast Angels, Triangle Peak Partners, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. DriveCam , the San Diego startup developing technology which analyzes and tracks the performance of commercial fleet drivers, reported this morning that it has just reached over $100M in 2012 sales.

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Creating the Next Generation of US Employees. My Investment in Treehouse

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I’ve just completed an investment in Ryan Carson’s new company, TreeHouse. One of the most graceful ones on the market was called DropSend and was built by … Ryan Carson. It meets everyone of my criteria so I thought I’d elaborate.

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23 Million Views – Startup Content Goes Mainstream

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He became the agent for a number of celebrities, including: Jerry Garcia, Dr. Drew, Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Tom Green, Dick Clark, Keanu Reeves and Ryan Seacrest. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Xirrus Lands Colorado School District

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Xirrus said that Fountain Fort Carson School District Eight, based in Fountain, Colorado, has replaced their existing Cisco wireless network with equipment from Xirrus. Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , the developer of Wi-Fi equipment headed by Dirk Gates, said yesterday that it has signed a school district in Colorado as a customer.

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Should You Really Sit on Other Boards When You’re a Startup Founder?

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Ryan Carson made me promise not to do it. I recently read Brad Feld’s thought provoking piece encouraging founders to sit on the board of another startup company.

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Getting to Know Maker Studios

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I’ll leave that to Carson Daly who interviews Danny, Lise & Ben for Last Call in this great piece that describes what they do and why I’m privileged to watch them continue to build out their vision.

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U.S. Auto Parts Buys AutoMD.com

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Carson, California-based U.S. Auto Parts, a online retailer of aftermarket auto parts and accessories, announced today that it has acquired the assets of AutoMD.com, an online auto diagnosis and repair web site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to U.S. Auto Parts, AutoMD.com helps customers understand what is ailing their vehicles and guides them to solutions to those problems. AutoMD is based in San Jose.

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Startups Are Tribal – Are You A Shaman Or A Hunter?

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Photo Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Startups, much like ancient tribes, are comprised of a small number of people who band together to battle a cruel, hostile world.

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A Surprising Entrepreneurial Journey To The Pinnacle Of Hollywood

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Leveraging this new strategy, John signed a number of radio personalities whom he helped launch significant television careers, including: Dr. Drew, Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, Tom Green and Ryan Seacrest. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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Carson Four Rivers Center, where they discussed ways in which culture and creativity shape a city’s identity. If you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand.