ContractSafe Launches New Cloud Storage Service For Legal Docs


Los Angeles-based ContractSafe is taking on the online, legal documents storage market, and has launched a new online legal document storage service. The startup says its service is already being used by California Pizza Kitchen, Living Spaces and Ross Organics. ContractSafe is led by Ken Button; the company says its founders have previously worked at Intuit, Winston & Strawn, O'Melveny & Myers, and Verengo Solar, and is backed by BearTree Partners LLC. READ MORE>>.

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Financial Doc Management Firm Docupace Raises $16.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Docupace Technologies, which develops financial document management software, has raised a $16.5 million round of capital from Palisades Growth Capital and TVC Capital

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CapLinked Adds Startup Funding Docs


Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the developer of a software-as-a-service tool for managing venture capital and angel fundraising efforts for companies, said today that it has launched a free library of document templates covering the startup process. The firm said the templates provide a start to such things as incorporating, conducting good corporate governance, and raising capital. CapLinked, which is headed by PayPal alum Eric M.

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How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button


For a lot of companies�and their management and legal teams-- managing the reams of paperwork involved with legal contracts is a big, disorganized mess. To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (, a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud.

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Interview with Jim Belanger, Gamer Doc


One of those retailers -- Gamer Doc ( is based in Newport Beach, and we caught up with Jim Belanger, the firm's President, to dig deeper into why video game retailers seem to be doing slightly better than others. Unlike most of the firms we talk to, Gamer Doc operates as a franchise, and we also talked with Jim about that business. Treating them with respect is a big, important part at Gamer Doc.

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Docstoc Adds 100K Books, 150K Docs To Marketplace


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online professional document sharing site run by Jason Nazar , is announcing this morning that it has added around 100,000 books and 150,000 documents to the site, as part of a deal with According to Docstoc, the books include titles from McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press, John Wiley & Sons, Random House, Simon & Shuster, Barnes & Noble World Digital Library, Cambridge University Press, Barron's, Elsevier, Sourcebooks, Pearson, and others.

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Bio Roundup: BIO Diversity, Allogene IPO, CRISPR In Utero & More


Nearly four years after investors snapped up new shares of Juno Therapeutics in a $265 million IPO, cancer immunotherapy remains a hot ticket. Like Juno, Allogene Therapeutics just pulled in a massive IPO haul, nearly $300 million. And like Juno, Allogene is working with a live immune-cell treatment called CAR-T, but it is harvesting cells from anonymous donors instead of from the same patients slated to receive the therapy, which is Juno’s method.

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A Quick Hack for Speeding up Term Sheet and other Negotiations

Both Sides of the Table

The very first time I ever negotiated a term sheet (and then legal docs for closing the round) I found the experience very frustrating. The other law firm gets the docs. He concedes on one point and sends over our doc re-marked up. We ask the lawyers to mock up the docs.

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Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content


The two said they are starting with and exclusive on two animated series, Doc McStuffins and Bunnytown , along with a non-exclusive deal to Handy Manny.

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FloQast Delivers New Document Management Features


According to FloQast, its new Perm Docs capability is built into its software, and allows for centralizing of storage of important, supporting documentation needed for accounting close or audits. Los Angeles-based FloQast , the develop of cloud management software aimed at accountants, has rolled out a new document management feature for its software.

Codeita Powers Collaboration For Web Developers

Tech Zulu Event

Remember the first time you used Google Docs? Magical, right? Well, Kyle Ellicott (serial entrepreneur and FIDM web lead) and Brian Robinson (founder of ndmweb) thought that web developers should get a taste of that collaboration innovation as well. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Aspiration Gets $47M For Online Banking Efforts


The funding lase led by Social Impact Finance, and also included Allen and Company, Omidyar Network, Alpha Edison, AGO Partners, Reyl & Cie, and Capricorn Investments, plus actor Orlando Bloom, Los Angeles Clippers coach "Doc" Rivers, former Citigroup Chief Operations and Technology Officer Deborah Hopkins, Bad Robot President Brian Weinstein, Rustic Canyon Partners founding partner Tom Unterman, and others.

Social Media School - Intermediate

SoCal Tech Calendar

Google Docs - Sharing Documents and project collaboration. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 -- Social Media School - Intermediate. Continued Education about all things social. Topics Include: *Skype - Hidden secrets from Skype. Ifttt-How to automate your entire internet life * - How to create daily content from people you follow. Dropbox - How to create your own virtual hard drive. Aggregators - The importance of a good social media aggregator.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?


In 2009 Jed created a Google doc to track the seed accelerators. By mid-2011 he noted, “As seed accelerators have exploded in number world-wide, it’s become nearly impossible to keep this (Google Doc) working.”

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Citrix Links Podio Into Cloud Storage


According to Citrix, Podio--used for secure content sharing, signatures, and access--is now integrated with ShareFile, SugarSync, Microsoft SkyDrive, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Google Docs and YouSendIt. The Santa Barbara, online division of Citrix has tied in its work collaboration sofwtare Citrix Podio , into cloud storage service YouSendit , bringing the firm's service to a chunk of the cloud storage services market.

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Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round


We have clients that will upload 10K docs at a time. CapLinked , a secure enterprise sharing and storage provider, today has announced a new round of funding totaling $3.5 million.

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Stay Focused on Your Goals Not Your Critics

Both Sides of the Table

Doers : Those more inclined to pick up spreadsheets, code, marketing docs, product designs or even the telephone or hop on a plane to solve a problem vs somebody who tells you all the things wrong with the world. I came off of a few tough weeks at work. In part that’s why you’ve heard less from me recently. I had some good days and bad days like most of you. I had a very big negative surprise which I’ve mostly worked through but will take time.

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Diving Into Google Drive

Tech Zulu Event

The “Advanced” option in the installation process allows you to change the Folder Location where the sync will occur, meaning – it is going to create that folder on your local computer, and will pull down whatever you have in Google Docs / Drive, into that folder.

Kingston Digital Targets iPad, iPhone Market With Storage Device


Kingston said its new device allows users to load files via a USB connection from a Mac or PC, and then access those docs via Wi-Fi after downloading Kingston's wireless access software from the Apple App Store.

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BetterWorks Adds Catering


One of BetterWorks existing customers--fellow Santa Monica startup Docstoc, the online doc professional doc sharing firm headed by Jason Nazar--said it has been testing the catering feature prior to official launch, as it orders office-wide meals at least twice a week for its 30 employees.

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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

Sending the docs via email is less friction than making people come to a data room. Why you should never have a data room?—?the

Diving Into Google Drive

Tech Zulu Event

The “Advanced” option in the installation process allows you to change the Folder Location where the sync will occur, meaning – it is going to create that folder on your local computer, and will pull down whatever you have in Google Docs / Drive, into that folder.

AeroVironment Gets EV Win In Hawaii


According to the announcement, the State has selected the company to deploy up to 320, public electric vehicle charging docs statewide. Monrovia-based AeroVironment has scored an electrical vehicle win in the State of Hawaii, according to an announcement from Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz.

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MeLLmo Launches Business App


The firm said the iPhone application, which costs $99 per user per year, allows users to connect with applications such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, and via their phones. San Diego-based MeLLmo , a developer of iPhone applications for viewing business information, announced this morning that it has launched a "pro" version of its service, Roambi Pro.

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Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Me: Then why don’t you take that same Series Seed doc and stick a price in it. How about you close your first capital (say $500,000) and put in the docs that you have up to [90] days to raise an additional $1 million at the same price at your discretion. This week. On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? Him: Yeah. We raised a seed round. About $1 million. Me: At what price? Him: It wasn’t priced. We raised a convertible note. Me: With a cap?

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

If I’ve said I’ll review your legal doc or Excel spreadsheet I will – even if you have to chase me. Let me start the post with three statements.

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Chideo Creates Advisory Board


The advisory board also includes: Jerry Inzerillo (IMG Artists); Mark Lieberman (Artists Den); Doc McGhee (McGhee Entertainment); Kirk Posmantur (Axcess Worldwide); Jane Rosenthal (TriBeCa Film Festival); Peter Samuelson (Starlight Children''s Foundation) and Roxanne Spillett (Boys & Girls Clubs of America).

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Docstoc's New Twitter Design!

Jason Nazar

We’re proud to announce the new Docstoc Twitter Design! Docstoc’s New Twitter Design. Follow us and you’ll receive up-to-date tweets!

How Tony Hawk And The Bones Brigade Broke The Rules & Owned The Market


Doing the BB doc was a real ice breaker for all of us, and I think it was the real beginning of our reforming of a partnership to promote skateboarding again. Powell: I think that point is best covered by what Lance says himself in Stacy’s BB doc.

Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

Both Sides of the Table

And I get flooded with legal docs, end-of-quarter financial administration, recruiting, whatever. Every so often I find myself caught up in a really hectic 3-4 week schedule where it seems like I float endlessly betweens meetings. Pitches. Intros. Board Meetings. Conferences.

Why I’d Rather Err on the Side of Direct Feedback Than Pleasantries

Both Sides of the Table

I then asked for editing rights to his Google Doc and I rewrote a version of it. A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post by MG Siegler that really struck a chord.

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Docstoc DocShots: A Better Way to Preview Documents Online

Jason Nazar

I think this is an awesome way to preview documents online, instead of having to open or download.pdf,doc,ppt, or.xls files from websites just to preview them. Docshots has been a feature we have had in our “que&# for months now and finally got out.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

Both Sides of the Table

It would be like if Microsoft undermined it’s Office franchise by aggressively pursuing a Google Docs like strategy.

Going to Raise VC? Here’s a Primer on Process, People, Deck

Both Sides of the Table

If they say yes you get a term sheet and once this is signed it is usually 3-6 weeks until your legal docs get signed and you’re funded.

Microsoft Windows 8. Is it Game Changer?

Alon Schwartz

Google is coming fast from behind with Google Docs and Spreadsheets, conquering the Microsoft Office market share and not just on the consumer space, but also in Microsoft’s backyard, the Enterprise space.

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