Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. The company handles all the infrastructure required for text messaging, voice.

Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend

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Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm, led by Ryan Costello, offers up invitation, guest registration, and digital activation software specifically aimed at brands and their events, with a suite of analytics software specifically aimed at seeing how those events have impacted ROI.

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SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. The company said it offers up loans from between $250,000 to $3 million and terms ranging from 12 months to 36 months.

MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfunding

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. Although it's impossible to include all the companies suggested to us (there were dozens and dozens), here's some of the ones that stood out: 1.

j2 Global Buys Six More Companies

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Los Angeles-based J2 Global , the Internet services provider led by Hemi Zucker, has gobbled up six more companies, the company announced today. The company said the financial impact of the acquisition was not expected to be material. j2global merger acquisition callstream vaultlogix votta280 mailout interactive backup software

Countering Cybersecurity Turnover: 57 Companies That Do It Best

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Challenging work, ongoing training, an opportunity to advance without having to become a manager, and a talented peer group all help companies recruit and retain these sought-after “ninjas”—the individuals who can do what artificial intelligence security tools can’t.

California’s Surf Air Acquires Dallas-Based Airline Company Rise

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See below. ] Dallas —Dallas-based aviation startup Rise has been acquired by Surf Air, a California airline membership company. Rise founder Nick Kennedy will remain with the company as president of the Texas region. [ Updated 6/7/17 12:21 pm.

Accruent Buys Two Companies

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Real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent , which has operations in Santa Monica, said today that it has acquired two software companies, Four Rivers Software Systems , and SiteFM , both developers of healthcare facilities management software. Accruent--which is led by Mark Friedman--said the buy will help the company enter the healthcare industry. accruent real estate facilities management software expansion merger acquisition

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Put simply Chuck is amongst the smartest and most knowledgeable leaders in the CRM industry and in the components I consider the future of enterprise software — voice driving input/output, chat-based computing and mobile-first design. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.

Belgium Telecom Company BICS to Buy TeleSign for $230 Million.

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of Marina del Rey, a developer of user authentication software, announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to be acquired for $230 million in cash by telecommunications company BICS of Belgium TeleSign Corp.

Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software

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Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. cloud saas growth expansion capital venture software procurement vrooziThe funding was led by Ally Holdings. The startup, led by Steve Olds, said the funding will go towards growing its sales organization, as well as for development efforts. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Software Shuffles Executives

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Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. As part of the shuffle, the company said that its Chief Revenue OFficer, Jay Ackerman, and its Chief Technology Officer, Shawn McCreight, have both "separated from the company". Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales.

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it''s almost been entirely enterprise software. for its cloud-based medical offices software. Why the sudden interest in cloud-based, enterprise software?

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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On a micro level, you can do your part to fix tech's gender problem by recruiting people with diverse backgrounds and place them in a company culture that rewards those who challenge the status quo. Software Secretaries. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Raken Gets $2M For Construction Reporting Software

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San Diego-based Raken has raised $2M in a funding round, for the company's construction reporting and compliance software. The company develops cloud-based software used to help monitor construction project progress and compliance, and was founded in 2013. raken venture capital construction reporting softwareThe funding was led by Rincon Venture Partners , and also included Eniac Ventures and Spider Capital.

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Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. lieberman software canada expansion cybersecurity securityThe two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. Aikya serves the utility and financial industries. READ MORE>>.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

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deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs. You don’t want to run the risk that having a PS business that takes your eye of off the ball of growing a large software business.

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak

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Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. Hollywood Software's products are installed at such studios as 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate, according to the companies, with its digital cinema management software being used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Burn rate in case you don’t know is the amount of money a company is either spending (gross) or losing (net) per month. (it Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. I often see companies burning $100,000 per month (net) looking to raise $6-8 million. Ask other portfolio companies how your VC acted when / if they got in a cash pinch.

SOA Software Becomes Akana

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. According the company, which is led by Paul Gigg, the name change comes as the company has expanded beyond its roots in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services, and now addresses API management, cloud integration, DevOps, and other enterprise software areas. devops rename cloud enterprise software akana

BlackLine Software Prices IPO

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 The company had originally set an estimated IPO range of between $13.00 The company is led by Therese Tucker. saas software accounting acquisition merger blackline

Renovate America Acquires CakeSystems For Energy Auditing, Modeling Software

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San Diego-based Renovate America , the provider of residential clean energy financing programs, said this morning that it has acquired CakeSystems , a developer of home energy modeling and auditing software. The companies said that Renovate America acquired both the codebase and intellectual property assets of CakeSystems, which it said has the "most accurate, fastest, and easiest" energy auditing tools on the market.

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Yardi Acquires German Software Company

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Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Systems has acquired a German company, iMS Immobilien Management Systeme GmbH , a developer of commercial property management software, the companies said very late last night. Yardi said that iMS will become its new head office for Germany.YArdi's software is used for investment and property management by real estate investors and managers.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. The company is led by Scott Chisolm. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. Classy was founded in 2006 as StayClassy, and also counts Bullpen Capital and Venture51 as backers.

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company

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Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London. The company said it will use the funding to re-launch the company and for future product enhancements.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” If you’ve been involved with a number of software projects you already have an intuitive sense for this.

MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce

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Santa Monica-based startup MindSpark announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts to provide enterprise level, software testing, tapping into a workforce of employees who are specifically on the autism spectrum. According to MindSpark, it specifically hires analysis who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, saying those employees have better detail orientation, pattern recognition and sustained focus, which are particularly useful in the software testing area.

FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software

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in a funding round, according to the company. According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. The company was founded by Michael Whitmire, Cullen Zandstra and Chris Sluty. The company said their tool automates reconciliations for accountants. startup capital venture software close financial floqast Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M

Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments

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Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. Paladin--which offers up software to manage contracts and payments for multi-channel networks (MCNs)--said it is using Tipalti's technology to streamline payment processing in a creator's local currency.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. The company said its Kareo Medical Billing now supports both web and mobile applications, adds customized reports, includes secure messaging, and many other features. kareo medical office software billing cloud update

CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE

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CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. Narayanaswami is a serial entrepreneur, and had founded CSAR Corporation, which he sold to MSC Software in 1999. CSM Software's U.S. software solize merger acquisition outsourcing engineering international india japan

Flatirons Solutions Acquires Software Line From TechPubs

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Irvine-based Flatirons Solutions , a developer of technical information management software for the aviation, shipping, rail, and other industries, has acquired the TechSuite software line from TechPubs Inc. TechPubs' TechSuite software is used for Flight Operations and company manuals in the aviation industry. Flatirons said the deal will extend its existing CORENA Suite of software to provide comprehensive coverage of aviation technical publishing.