An Insider’s Guide to Bridging the Biotech Gender Gap

Xconomy

As an executive recruiter focused solely on life sciences, I’m among the first to acknowledge the industry’s gender gap. Of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies around the world, only one has a woman at the helm—and GSK named Emma Natasha Walmsley as CEO less than five months ago.

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The Authoritative Guide to Prorata Rights

Both Sides of the Table

Prorata rights are one of the most important rights of a private market technology investors and yet are seldom fully understood. They often create the biggest tensions between investors who are investing at different stages in the business. These tensions seep out in some angels or seed funds publicly or semi-privately deriding later-stage VCs for their “bad” behavior. I have seen bad behavior from later-stage VCs, believe me.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

InfoChachkie

To help guide the students’ evaluation of the feasibility and merit of each idea, I require them to complete a one-page form, as specified in Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

So, instead he was really looking for two people: (1) someone with experience who could spend an hour here and there guiding development, (2) an up-and-comer who wanted to get into mobile development. This post is admittedly the outcome of a conversation with a few people over some beers.

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Broke Girl's Guide Gets Funding

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Broke Girl's Guide , a startup focusing in on daily deals and information for women, has scored a small debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Broke Girl's Guide runs a daily deal newsletter with offers, online promos, and sales information. broke girls guide venture capital angel investment funding daily deals retail advertising coupon myspace

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Amp Launches Sustainability Guide Into Beta

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sustainability service guide directory green cleantech startup Santa Monica startup Amp , led by Sarah McKinney, has launched its service into beta, saying that it is looking to help students and professionals find information on sustainability resources.

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Amplify’s Guide to Crafting a Pitch Deck | Entrepreneur Resources

Tech Zulu Event

As we turn our ideas for the future into the latest startups and companies of today, there’s always a need for resources to help guide one through the process of it all.

WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s. Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks. Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to [.].

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WTF is Traction? A 6-Step Relationship Guide to VC

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Pitching a VC&# – the outline is here. You’ve pitched several angels and VC’s. Everybody seems to like you but nobody seems to be getting out their checkbooks. Most of them are telling you that they just need to see a bit of traction before they’d be prepared to invest. Your friends and advisers tell you that this means you need revenue because in this economy VC’s will only fund businesses with revenue.

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Be a Unicorn: The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Startup Like a Pro

Tech Zulu Event

The post Be a Unicorn: The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Startup Like a Pro appeared first on TechZulu. Marketing your startup can be one of the most daunting tasks an entrepreneur faces on their journey to world domination.

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Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

Xconomy

Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S. and abroad.

HipGeo, Rough Guides Launch Travel App

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Fullerton-based mobile app developer HipGeo has tied with Rough Guides , the travel guide publisher, for a set of iPhone and iPad apps, the companies said yesterday. Business details between Rough Guides and HipGeo were not announced.

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Geeks Guide To The Fourth of July

Tech Zulu Event

So America’s birthday is right around the corner and most of us will be outside enjoying the summer weather, barbecuing and spending time with our friends and family. Here are some geeky websites, apps and gadgets that should come in useful this holiday weekend. Beach/Outdoor. Surfline.

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Bizzy Updates Apps, Turns To Guides

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The new iOS 5 compatible app adds "Guides", users who are specifically being features for their use of the service and knowledge of food, as well as new sharing features. Bizzy looks to be turning towards a network of knowledgeable users--rather than just the overall crowd--in the move to anoint Guides for specific local areas; the company also indicated that it is looking for additional guides in a blog post announcing the updates.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part III

socalTECH

In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond.

SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

Tech Zulu Event

Its that time again! The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW.

Edmunds.com Bolsters Content With Technology Guide

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com , the online car information site, said this morning that it has bolstered the content on its site, by launching a new online guide to shopping for in-car technology. edmunds technology guide infotainment electronics bluetoothThe firm said the new "Car Technology 101" section features articles on electronic infotainment, including features such as Bluetooth, in-dash navigation, and music integration systems.

TeleSign Launches Step-By-Step Two Factor Security Guide

socalTECH

The company--whose two-factor authentication is used by websites to add another layer of verification to user logins--released step-by-step guides for turning on two-factor authentication for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Apple, and many, many others. Concerned about security of your passwords?

A Beginner’s Launch Guide to Periscope

Tech Zulu Event

The post A Beginner’s Launch Guide to Periscope appeared first on TechZulu. Following up on our first week impressions of Meerkat , we jumped in the water with Periscope (the official Twitter app) to see what the secret hype was all about.

Veritable Guide For Traditional Stores Turning Digital

Tech Zulu Event

The post Veritable Guide For Traditional Stores Turning Digital appeared first on TechZulu. It is easy to understand why some traditional stores, those little shops around the corner, shirk and dodge the eventuality of turning digital.

Pluto.TV Inks Deals For Content From Hulu, Jukin, Others

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pluto streaming television hulu jukin content hollywood movies guide channelLos Angeles-based streaming media site Pluto TV has inked a deal to stream free content from Hulu, Jukin Media, and a number of others , to bolster the content lineup for the service. Financial details of the various deals were not announced. Pluto.tv operates an online and mobile service which provides curated access to video streaming content, and is venture backed by U.S.

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How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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guide directory software team technical yelllopages interview clark darren One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP (www.yp.com) -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets.

Oversee.net Buys Crash City Guides

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Oversee.net has acquired Pasadena-based Crashworks , the developer of the photo-based city guides. oversee crashworks crash city guides photo merger acquisition idealab

How To Meerkat: A Visual Guide to Twitter Streaming

Tech Zulu Event

The post How To Meerkat: A Visual Guide to Twitter Streaming appeared first on TechZulu. Like every great startup, Meerkat exploded out of nowhere to catch the imagination of mobile video technofiles worldwide.

FindTheBest Takes On Smartphone Comparisons

socalTECH

FindTheBest said it has launched a Smartphone Buyer's Guide section, which allows users to compare smartphones based on price, specs, cell phone plans, monthly access rates, plans, and more. findthebest smartphone phone comparison shopping guide

How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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darren clark interview yelllopages technical team software directory guide One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets.

Famous Birthdays Sees Traffic Growth

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famous birthdays famousbirthdays traffic internet profile guide information data Famous Birthdays , the Santa Monica-based startup which features exactly that--the details on the birthdays of famous people--said today that its traffic has now grown to over 3 million uniques and 11 million page views a month. The company-- led by Evan Britton --also said that about 43 percent of its traffic is now coming from smartphones.

SheKnows Launches City Guides

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the unit of AtomicOnline focused on creating online sites for women, said today that it has expanded into city guides. According to SheKnows, the new site--the SheKnows City Guide --will provide information on destinations and attractions for active women and mothers. The new city guide feature will initially focus on 30 cities, including such areas as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, Baltimore.

Oversee.net To Merge Crash City Guides Into WanderWe

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Los Angeles-based Oversee.net said it plans to integrate Crash City Guides , the online travel discovery app for the iPhone, into its WanderWe travel site this morning. Crash City Guides had been backed by Idealab, and was founded by Erick Laubach.

MeFeedia Hits iPhone, Android

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Burbank-based MeFeedia , the online video guide site headed by Frank Sinton, said today that it has launched both iPhone and Android apps. mefeedia video guide mobile android iphone ipod

A Guide to Using Authority & Social Proof in Fund Raising

Both Sides of the Table

The book is a layman’s guide to understanding how we as humans make decisions and is underpinned by data-oriented studies to prove his claims. Social proof is defined as “looking for others to guide our decision&# and it can be both explicit and implicit.

Insights: The Cryptic VC's Guide to Saying No On Investments

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You can read the full article at The Cryptic VC's Guide to Saying "No" On Investments in our Insights and Opinions section. Read the whole article, The Cryptic VC's Guide to Saying "No". For this morning's Insights and Opinions section, where we feature the contributions of our readers, we have an article from Wiliam Hsu , co-founder and managing partner of Mucker Capital (www.muckercapital.com). He explains all the ways VCs say "no" without actually using the word "no".

Citysearch Debuts Visual Guide Site, New iPhone App

socalTECH

West Hollywood-based Citysearch has launched two new products today, including both a visual city guide, and a new iPhone app. Citysearch said its new Guides by Citysearch service is aimed at helping users easily find new places in major cities around the country, in a photo-centric way.