CapLinked Adds Startup Funding Docs

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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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ContractSafe Launches New Cloud Storage Service For Legal Docs

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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

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

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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 (www.contractsafe.com), 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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Telehealth Firm AristaMD Adds $24M to Link Primary Docs With Specialists

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Telemedicine isn’t just another way to connect patients with doctors. AristaMD has carved out a niche in connecting doctors with, well, other doctors.

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Interview with Jim Belanger, Gamer Doc

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One of those retailers -- Gamer Doc (www.gamerdoc.com) 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

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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 Overdrive.com. 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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ClickUp Wins The San Diego Padres

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ClickUp said that the Padres will use its platform to organize, manage and track all team tasks, goals, docs, communications and more. San Diego-based workplace productivity software developer ClickUp reported this morning that it has been selected by the San Diego Padres, to power the team's IT operations. Financial details of the win were not announced. ClickUp is led by founder and CEO Zeb Evans.

ClickUp Connects With $100M

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ClikUp offers up a range of corporate apps, including project management, chat, docs, time management, wikis, goal tracking, dashboards, and more. San Diego-based software developer ClickUp , which develop workplace apps, says it has raised $100M in its Series B funding round. The funding was led by Georgian, and also included Craft Ventures. ClickUp says it has now raised $135M in total.

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A Quick Hack for Speeding up Term Sheet and other Negotiations

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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. Now we move to definitive documents (long-form legal docs) and the whole freakin process starts again. He would prefer to turn the docs at 1am between other stuff he was working on.

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

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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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Heal Acquires Doctors on Call

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Los Angeles-based Heal , which provides on-demand, in-home doctor's house calls, has acquired Doctors on Call (DOC), a New York-based medical house call service for the elderly. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Heal, the acquisition will help it expand its services to New York City. Heal said that Doctors on Call averaged 42,000 house calls to seniors in NYC in 2018.

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Hulu Inks Deal For Disney Junior Content

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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. Santa Monica-based online streaming television provider Hulu , along with Disney-ABC Television Group , said this morning they have inked a deal to bring Disney Junior''s content to Hulu. Financial details of the deal between the companies wer enot disclosed.

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Aspiration Gets $47M For Online Banking Efforts

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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

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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 *Paper.li - 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.

Stay Focused on Your Goals Not Your Critics

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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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FloQast Delivers New Document Management Features

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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.

How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

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You can expressly mention that the governing docs are only valid for the period of the loan but I believe this may open you up to the SBA second guessing the validity of your loan on a “look back basis” (meaning in the future they come back and state that you violated the rules).

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Codeita Powers Collaboration For Web Developers

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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.

Citrix Links Podio Into Cloud Storage

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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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Bad Notes on Venture Capital

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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?

BetterWorks Adds Catering

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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…

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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 the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever get I’m about to offer you some fund-raising advice that flies directly in the face of what most conventional wisdom will tell you. If you stick through to the end I’m guessing I can persuade most of you. Let me start out with my premise: “Data rooms are where fund-raising processes go to die.”

MeLLmo Launches Business App

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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 Salesforce.com 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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Kingston Digital Targets iPad, iPhone Market With Storage Device

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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. Fountain Valley-based Kingston Digital , the flash memory unit of Kington Technology, is targeting the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch storage market today, saying it will be rolling out a new, wireless portable storage product specifically aimed at the popular devices.

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

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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. I have attention deficit disorder, it is a real condition , I have been diagnosed including having radioactive isotopes through my brain to map my development and yet I’m a leader, I have accomplished much, I did well in school and went on to earn a master’s degree and I can actually concentrate when I want to.

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Chideo Creates Advisory Board

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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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AeroVironment Gets EV Win In Hawaii

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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. The $820,000 contract comes from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program. The deployment will be in locations in Oaho, on the island of Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai.

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

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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. I get sucked up in “Do” mode. Startups Are for Doers. Now, I’m pretty on the record that being an entrepreneur is about being great at The Do. With an emphasis on the “D” in JFDI.

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

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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.” In 1961, after 70-years, professional baseball created its first expansion teams – the Angels and Twins. Naysayers harshly criticized the growth of the league, fearing that new teams would dilute the talent pool and ultimately lower the quality of game play.

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

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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. The title was “The Jerk,” which is a reference to both the Steve Martin film but more precisely to Robert Scoble’s interpretation of Steve Jobs having just read his biography.

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Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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It would be like if Microsoft undermined it’s Office franchise by aggressively pursuing a Google Docs like strategy. By now you probably know that Netflix is splitting its business into two parts: its digital streaming business (retains the name Netflix) and its DVD mailing business, which was its original business (to be called Qwikster).

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

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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. If you want a very quick primer on all the stuff nobody ever tells you about raising venture capital check out this video where Mark Jeffrey & I break it down on This Week in VC. A summary of what we discussed is below: Not 100% in order of the video, but close.

Diving Into Google Drive

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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. If you want the application to only sync certain sections of your Google Docs / Drive, specify that in the box below. Collaboration and sharing still exists on Google Drive, as it does in Google Docs.

Diving Into Google Drive

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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. If you want the application to only sync certain sections of your Google Docs / Drive, specify that in the box below. Collaboration and sharing still exists on Google Drive, as it does in Google Docs.

Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round

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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. The round is led by Subtraction Capital, and includes investments from PayPal co­founder Peter Thiel , Indicator Ventures, and venture debt lender Western Technology Investment (WTI). The California-based team plans to use the new round to grow their team, marketing efforts, and further grow the company.

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Docstoc Launches Document Marketplace

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The firm said the new DocStore is an "iTunes for documents" and will include documents from such partners as Legal Zoom, Real Deal Docs, Ready Built Forms, Write My Essay, Home Business Forms, Spreadhseet Zone, Small Business Forms, 4Expertise, Podium Notes, and Peak Strategy.

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How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

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There is no reason to part with your cap table or legal docs until you’re convinced that they’re actually committed to doing work with you in due diligence. This is a hot topic I’ve been asked a lot about recently. You’re on a first date with a VC – how much should you tell them? You’re heading into a full partner meeting and you’ve been asked for a full data pack before – should you give it? When is it appropriate for a VC to call your customers?

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Docstoc's New Twitter Design!

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You will be the first to hear about world breaking news and have fast and easy access to our users documents and be able to purchase forms and reports from such established publishers as Legal Zoom , Real Deal Docs , WriteMyEssay.com , Zacks Investment Research , BarnesReports , Career Press , TechCrunch Reports , and many more! 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!

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Don’t Cede Control: Why You Need to Cut out Middle Men in Negotiations

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But as it goes to the legal docs naturally 20 issues arise the require negotiations. Middle Men. Middle People? They exist in all forms of work and life. They’re essential in helping us get our jobs done because they specialize in something we do not. They do a routine task over-and-over again all year long that we do only periodically. Lawyers. Recruiters. Bankers. Real Estate professionals. PR firms. You name it. And yes, VC’s, too. We need them all.

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The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand

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With the many “series seed” documents that exist now you can often get a law firm to do your docs for $5k – even when it’s equity. This article initially appeared on TechCrunch - with a minor update highlighted in red below. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again. This time by the efforts of Adeo Ressi to introduce a new kind of structure called “ convertible equity.”

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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I don’t like going against Google Docs or against 37Signals for project management. Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles. It’s always fun debating companies with Dana because she’s always so knowledgeable on deals – particularly those in the digital media, ad-tech and eCommerce spaces. When the show has been processed it will be available here (estimated 8pm PDT).

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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I’d send them their email and point out the docs were late. I’d send them their email and point out the docs were late. A reminder that it is important for all entrepreneurs is to remember to be careful about “deal drift.” I think the perfect saying to have as a reminder is “time is the enemy of all deals,” or as my wife is all too tired of hearing me say, “Don’t pop the champagne until the ink is dry on the contract and the money is in the bank.”.