From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. The company''s newsletter was initially created to share their entrepreneurial journey with their family and friends.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

InfoChachkie

John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. The company''s newsletter was initially created to share their entrepreneurial journey with their family and friends.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

Xconomy

Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

NewsCrafted Raises $1.1M

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Los Angeles-based NewsCrafted , a company which provides elementary and middle schools with professionally designed, high quality newsletters -- including content, has raised $1.1M NewsCrafted publishes professionally printed newsletters which combines custom content and localized advertising and distributes it to individual elementary and middle schools--all based on a custom software publishing tool developed by the company.

Aggregage Gets $1M

socalTECH

El Segundo-based Aggregage , which develops software driven B2B websites and newsletters which aggregate blog and news postings for specific industries, has raised $1M in a convertible note, the company said today. aggregage venture capital newsletter software automated content analysis aggregation publishing news blog angel tech coast angels

Startups Weekly: VCs are drunk on beverage startups

TechCrunch LA

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week’s most noteworthy venture deals, fundraises, M&A transactions and trends. Takeaways from KubeCon; the latest on Kubernetes and cloud-native development .

K1 Investment Management Buys Digital Pharmacist

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based private equity investor K1 Investment Management has acquired Digital Pharmacist , a software development firm which helps pharmacists manage refill reminders and other marketing. According to Digital Pharmacist and K1, K1 is investing over $100M in Digital Pharmacist to help it with accelerating growth and product development.

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Today, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) published its updated economic forecast for LA and the Southern California region. Can the race to build roads in Southeast Asia avoid development gridlock?

How Sendgrid Makes Sure Those App Emails Go Through, With Jim Franklin

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If you're an application developer, sending emails through your application can be a chore. Jim Franklin: Web developers are good at building web applications. It's not something a 26 year old developer usually wants to think about.

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How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

Both Sides of the Table

We developed this at our first company and called it PUCCKA – the overall methodology is described here. Examples activities: Newsletters – one of the goals of newsletters is to keep your company & its products on the consciousness of your “suspects” or future buyers.

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Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

Xconomy

First came Inception Sciences , a holding company for spinning out biotech startups established by Versant Ventures and Peppi Prasit, the veteran San Diego drug developer. We really have a development focus,” Martin told me. “We

Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – A’s, B’s & C’s

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As your company develops multiple offices, hires a larger number of sales people or increases product complexity over time this kind of tacit knowledge doesn’t scale. C deals go in the newsletter bucket and should be identified as C newsletter companies.

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Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition

Tech.Co

Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Interested in entrepreneurship, web development, or data science? Check out the Galvanize Newsletter , bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology.

Here is The Best Data You’ll Find on the LA Tech Market

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Most importantly – this should encourage LP funds to back more local firms and I would hope to see more indigenous funds to develop. I would be super grateful if you would visit the site and sign up for a newsletter if you felt so inclined. As an active investor in the Los Angeles technology market we’re always seeking to better understand the data and trends of why our market has grown so rapidly since 2009.

And These Are Few Of My Favorite Apps

Eric Greenspan

Apple’s Powerpoint competitor on the Mac is my preferred presentation application and when combined with the iPhone/iPad apps, it makes the developing and delivering of presentations slick and easy. If you send e-newsletters, this is the solution for you. We all love great apps.

Some Perspective on Twitter vs. Meerkat

Both Sides of the Table

But it is just the top end of my user funnel and I need to convince audiences who visit my blog to sign up for my newsletter to have a “direct” relationship with them. In fact, you can sign up right below for my newsletter if you haven’t – just click the link please! It’s not ok if you’re going to be a third-party developer. So what should a startup developer do? love Twitter. I’m loving Meerkat so far.

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How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

Both Sides of the Table

If you are aware you may have some issues or if you are constantly getting feedback that you may have issues then it’s a smart strategy for you to develop a set of talking points to get in front of the issue when asked.

How to Solve the Biggest Frustration Marketers Have With Social

Both Sides of the Table

What you really want to know is which campaigns drove “bottom of funnel activities” such as: Purchases, newsletter signups, subscribers, comments and so forth in the same way you’d be tracking this on Google Analytics for your SEO / SEM campaigns, direct referrals, etc.

Userplane: We're Not Dead Yet

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Userplane , which develops web widgets used by other online community sites, including chat and other collaboration applications, told its users today in an email that the firm's future "remains bright." The firm--which hasn't sent a monthly newsletter in awhile--sent out an email Thursday afternoon saying that the firm is "still comprised of forward-thinking, talented individuals who work hard to keep Userplane in demand and relevant in our industry."

CapLinked Worldwide Pitch Competition | Submit Your Startup

Tech Zulu Event

The first, second, and third place winners will be announced on CapLinked’s website and interviewed for our newsletter, as well as profiled in a national press release. Business Development Entrepreneurship News Social News Startup Actarus Funds Alex Maleki Caplinked Chris Yeh Eric M.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

socalTECH

If you're a web publisher, or even a brand developing your own outreach to customers through a newsletter or microsite, how do you efficiently gather and curate all of the news and information out there?

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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

InfoChachkie

According to financial columnist Daniel Solin, “One large study looked at more than 15,000 predictions by 237 market timing newsletters over a 12-year period. of the newsletters went bust.”.

Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

There’s too much PR and too many tech blogs and too many newsletters and aggregators and Twitter summarizers to even try to catch everything that’s going on and equally there’s so much noise that it becomes harder to be heard. Everyone is a rock star developers, every company is crushing it and when they’re not crushing it they’re killing it. Do fewer business development deals but make the ones you do have more impact.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

SoCal Delicious

Before that, she was a contributing editor for Electronic News, the semiconductor industry trade newsletter. Balderdash Developers Log(n) Consultants RelayStrategy Developers Smartsourcing Global Services Epsilon Concepts - LA Web Design Company Developers. Startups.

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SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing

socalTECH

Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. The firm is offering up newsletter design templates, analytics, and more in its email marketing offering. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail.

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Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com

Tech Zulu Event

Microsoft says that though inbox size is not in itself an issue inboxes are getting filled up with spam and unwanted newsletters. The developers also say it has no space wasting search boxes.

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

Both Sides of the Table

So you developed a product for the mommy community? Do you have an application that helps mobile developers build HTML5 apps? A large number of readers on my site get it from Feedburner or newsletter feed. This post originally ran on TechCrunch. Blogs.

My Professional Advice for 20 Years Olds

Jason Nazar

Subscribe Now: Forbes Entrepreneurs Newsletter. Meet and stay connected to lots of folks, and invest your time developing as many of those relationships as possible. This piece originally appeared in Forbes: [link].

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

SoCal Delicious

Newsletters. Huge news: Millions of PHP developers can now build mobile apps for iOS and Android — in PHP. Developers. While real estate and tourism continue to be strong economic drivers, there is also a thriving business climate developing life-changing technologies.

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Create An Industry Alliance Entrepreneurs: Need Friends On The Startup Playground

InfoChachkie

Validation – The reflected glory of our high-profile associations gave us significant visibility in the medical device community, which enhanced our sales, business development and fundraising efforts.

Pacific Coast Business Times - Hall of Fame Announced

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Green Coast Multimedia E-mail newsletter Events Registration Job Openings Legal Notices Community Partners Reprints Biz Question of the Week Columns Recovery may mean the old is new again Meet the new economy.

V.360 | A Camera that Views What’s Around You

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I call it ‘the Franken picture’, it looks like Frankenstein stitched together, says Matt Gordon, VP of development at VSN Mobil. “No VSN Mobil is releasing the V.360 in October 2014 and offers a discount code to those signed up for their newsletter.

Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

Direct Response Email and Newsletters – Although rightfully vilified due to the irresponsible actions of Spammers, targeted, opt-in email lists can be lucrative sources of customers. In many cases, editorial content in an email newsletter is an effective manner of acquiring customers.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Developments Blog. In March of last year, Matt Jacobson, head of market development at Facebook, paid $10.9 The arrival of techies has also had a profound effect on the rental market, brokers and real-estate developers say. Developers are scrambling to cater to the influx.

TechZulu Heads to CES 2012! And Your Chance to Win A Kindle Fire!

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