Sat.Apr 07, 2012 - Fri.Apr 13, 2012

Postcard on the Run Links With Hotel Group

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Los Angeles-based Postcard on the Run , the mobile app startup which allows users to take a photo on their smartphone and turn that into a real, physical postcard, has inked a partnership with a hotel and resort operator.

Flowtab | Your Mobile Bartender

Tech Zulu Event

Have you ever found yourself standing in a crowded bar during happy hour, waiting for what seems like hours to get a drink or food? Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there before. You stand around hoping to catch the bartenders attention.

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Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion, Not A Choice

InfoChachkie

This entry originally appeared at Live Your Legend. “It It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.”. Eugene Kleiner, Co-founder Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. A small percentage of people in each free-market society generate the jobs for everyone else.

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2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- 2012 SoCalBio Workforce Summit. See [link] (more

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Something Ventured

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- SDVG Presents. Join us for the film, "Something Ventured," the story of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. Told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happenTom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others.

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Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. The report, which used data from the Startup Genome's benchmarking tool to rank startup performance, found that Silicon Valley topped the list, followed by New York City, London, Toronto, and Tel Aviv. Los Angeles beat other startup hubs such as Seattle, Boston, and Mumbai in the rankings.

UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

Tech Zulu Event

This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. UCLA 48hr Startup brings together people with technical, design or business background to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups.

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The Popularization of Analytics via the Cloud: Theme of Cloud Analytics Summit, April 25

Technology Council

By Jeffrey M. Kaplan As a follow-up to Greg Sikes’ blogpost entitled, “Deep Analytics Become More Relevant In Daily Life”, on March 21, I’d like to suggest that the pervasive nature of today’s powerful new forms of analytics can be found everywhere in our day-to-day lives, ranging from fantasy sports teams to smartphone apps which [.]. Software analytics software THINKstrategies

Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- Semiconductor Technologies and Medical Devices. OCTANe. Today's medical devices are more than just advanced materials and exotic metals. Semiconductor technology is now found in many of the cutting-edge medical devices that are being developed or entering the market. This OCTANe Innovation Series program will feature representatives from many of the companies that are aggressively pushing the high-tech innovations in the future of medical devices. See [link] (more

H.Bloom, Backed By Brian Lee, Gets More Funding

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New York-based online subscription flower delivery service H.Bloom , whose backers include Los Angeles entrepreneur Brian Lee , who founded ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom, has scored another round of funding, the firm said Thursday.

Interesting Interview Of Phil Libin, CEO Evernote

CEO Flow

Adam Bryan published a really interesting interview in the NYT of Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, who has some interesting culture practices. Read on! So tell me something about your culture. We recently implemented something called Evernote Officer Training. I got this idea from a friend who served on a Trident nuclear submarine. He said

Making a Little Noise On SocalTech

Steve Reich

SocalTech, my favorite source of news on the local community, gave me a little coverage. You can see it here: [link

These Companies Rock! Music+Tech+Entrepreneurship

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -- The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast presents: These Companies Rock! Music+Tech+Entrepreneurship= Success. On Wednesday, April 18, the MIT Central Coast Enterprise Forum will feature a panel of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses around their passion for music and technology.

Inogen Secures $20M For Oxygen Therapy Devices

socalTECH

Santa Barbara-based Inogen , a provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, said Thursday that it has scored a $20M, equity funding round. The round was led by Novo A/S. Inogen, which is led by Raymond Huggenberger, said the new funds will go to support growth. Inogen is a developer of oxygen therapy products, including home oxygen generators, which are supplied to patients with pulmonary diseases such as COPD.

Flowtab | Your Mobile Bartender

Tech Zulu Event

Have you ever found yourself standing in a crowded bar during happy hour, waiting for what seems like hours to get a drink or food? Don’t feel bad, we’ve all been there before. You stand around hoping to catch the bartenders attention.

Google Analytics for Hiring?

Steve Reich

You are fanatical about metrics for your online business. You A-B test everything. You study metrics and user behavior. The consumer’s every move across your site, your mobile ap, and your marketing campaigns is tracked and analyzed. Can you say the same for hiring? If you are like most of us, the answer is no. We use headhunters. We ask friends and colleagues. Metrics? A year after the hire, we review the candidate. Too little, too late.

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2012

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -- Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2012 will bring together over 150 solar experts to discuss the latest on utility scale solar, large-scale project updates on Solana, Mojave, Genesis, Ivanpah and Crescent Dunesfrom the project developers themselves, the value of thermal storage at all stages of implementation and the latest technological advances. See [link].

Givit: FlipShare Deadline Approaches

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Do you have a Flip video camera? Storing all of your videos on FlipShare and want to move them elsewhere for safety? San Diego-based Givit has one word for you: hurry. Givit, which inked a deal last month to help users migrate their videos from FlipShare over to its own, video sharing and storage service, says that--despite Cisco's plans to shut down FlipShare until December 31, 2013--a change coming to FlipShare on tax day will likely result in stored videos being deleted much earlier.

Insights and Opinions: The Key to Success with Angel Investors

socalTECH

What's the best way to connect with an angel investor, and how do you get them to pay attention to your company? Steve Reich , a Southern California entrepreneur and investor, says it's all about one thing: respecting their culture.

Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. The firm said the new software helps local merchants gain insights into customer purchasing behavior, and the ability to push offers to consumers' smart phones via its app. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed.

Klout Dangles Free Volt Loan To LA Residents

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In a marketing campaign to get people drivin the Chevrolet Volt , online "influencer" site Klout said yesterday that it has kicked off a campaign which will give influential social media users a free, three day loan on a Volt.

Mention Mobile Gets More Funding From Mark Cuban

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Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Mention Mobile , a developer of social gaming applications, reported today that it has scored a second round of funding from Mark Cuban. Size of the new investment in the company was not announced.

WaveTec Vision Gets $16.5M For Cataract Surgery

socalTECH

Aliso Viejo-based WaveTec Vision , which is developing diagnostic devices for cataract surgery, said monday that it has raised $16.5M more in funding.

Kuapay Takes On Mobile Payments, Loyalty With $2M

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Santa Monica-based Kuapay , a new startup aiming at the mobile payments and loyalty markets, has scored $2M in funding, the firm has disclosed. The startup is headed by Joaquin Ayuso de Paul, one of the angel investors in Border Stylo and co-founder of Spanish social network Tuenti.com (acquired by Telefonica).

Tioga Pharmaceuticals Gets $10M

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San Diego-based Tioga Pharmaceuticals , a developer of biopharmaceuticals for treating irritable bowel syndrome, said today that it has raised $10M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Thomas, McNerney & Partners, which also included Genesys Capital Partners. Tioga said Thomas, NcNerney & Partners' Jason Brown takes a seat on its board with the funding.

PayDragon Takes On Mobile Payments

socalTECH

Looking to make it easier to pay for local items using their mobile phone, Los Angeles-based PayDragon said today that it has launched its mobile purchasing app in Los Angeles.

Boingo Wireless Powers WiFi At U.S. Cellular Field

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless is heading to the U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox, the company announced today, after signing a deal to manage and operate that field's public Wi-Fi service. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

SkuRun Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based SkuRun , a startup developer of mobile software used to manage sales, marketing, and other collateral, said Thursday that it has raised a seed round of funding. Size of the round was not announced. The firm said the funding was led by Luke Weil, along with other private investors. SkuRun is led by Ralph Acosta. READ MORE>>. software mobile investor angel capital venture skurun

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