Wed.Apr 18, 2012

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

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Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners - a go to resource here in LA for recruiting C-level positions at startups - was nice enough to compile some data again this year (see last year's Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data ).

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uSamp Raises $6.0M

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Encino-based uSamp , the online panel and sampling firm founded by Matthew Dusig and Gregg Lavin, has raised $6.0M as part of a new funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. According to the filing, the funding is part of an ongoing, $7.0M

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Join Us At Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit

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You all remember that one summit, you know the one where Kate Middleton and Prince William attended. Yup That’s the one! TechZulu is proud to announce that we are a sponsor of the Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit and will be there in full force bringing you all the action.

The Search Agency Opens Office In San Francisco

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Search optimization and marketing firm The Search Agency , which is based in Los Angeles, said todsay that it has expanded its operations and has opened up a new San Francisco client service office. The company said the new office will help support its Bay Area client base, plus provide it with local access to agency representatives at Google and Yahoo. The Search Agency is a provider of search marketing services to clients, providing paid search, SEO, and other services to help its clients.

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iRise Adds iPad, Android Emulation To Prototyping Software

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El Segundo-based iRise , which develops enterprise prototyping software, used to help business users mock up visual software prototypes of applications, said Wednesday that it has added new support for iPads and Android phones. The company--which is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and Deutsche Bank--said its software now can create "ultra-realistic" visual simulations of apps running on the iPad an Android.

Join Us At Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit

Tech Zulu Event

You all remember that one summit, you know the one where Kate Middleton and Prince William attended. Yup That’s the one! TechZulu is proud to announce that we are a sponsor of the Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit and will be there in full force bringing you all the action.

OptionEase In Alliance With Stock Plan Administration Firm

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Mission Viejo-based OptionEase , the developer of software-as-a-service applications which are used to track stock options accounting for companies, reported today that it has linked with a provider of stock plan administration and management services. The firm said that it is in a strategic alliance with Stock & Option Solutions (SOS), which provides its clients and partners with stock plan management services.

OptionEase In Alliance With Stock Plan Administraiton Firm

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Mission Viejo-based OptionEase , the developer of software-as-a-service applications which are used to track stock options accounting for companies, reported today that it has linked with a provider of stock plan administration and management services. The firm said that it is in a strategic alliance with Stock & Option Solutions (SOS), which provides its clients and partners with stock plan management services.

CapLinked Adds Team Accounts

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the developer of an online service to help companies manage their fundraising efforts, said this morning that it has launched a new type of account on the service. The company said its new TEAM subscription accounts are aimed at teams of people working together in an organization to handle deals, investor relations, and networking with private investors. The new account costs $199 per month.

Slacker Integrates With Bing Bar

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San Diego-based streaming radio and music service Slacker has linked its service with MIcrosoft's Bing Bar , the company said Tuesday.

2tor Gets $10M Line Of Credit

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2tor , the provider of online, graduate program and courses which has strong links to the University of Southern California , has scored a $10M revolving line of credit, the firm said today. According to 2tor, the credit line comes from Comerica Bank, and will be used to fund growth and its strategic initiatives.

THQ Raises Q4 Outlook

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Agoura Hills-based THQ , the embattled videogame maker, is finally seeing some good news, reporting today that it is expecting to report non-GAAP net sales of $160 million to $170 million, above its previous outlook of $130 million to $150 million. The publicly held videogame maker said the results were boosted by strong net sales of its Saints Row: The Third title, plus slightly higher sales of its UFC Undisputed 3 title.

Insights: Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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In our Insights and Opinions section, we try to feature interesting thoughts, opinions, advice, and more from the local community.

Nirvanix Boosts Cloud Storage in Texas

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San Diego-based Nirvanix reports today that it has doubled the amount of cloud storage capacity it has in its Dallas data center, through an agreement with data center colocation provider CyrusOne.

Insights and Opinions: How to Decide if You Have a Business Or Just an Idea

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Do you have a real business in front of you, or just an idea? That's the topic of today's Insights and Opinions article, from Matt Crowley , a Los Angeles author and business attorney, who shares an extract from his new book, Getting Into The Game. The Right Question.