Indeed Prime On Why Los Angeles Is A Hot Technology Jobs Market

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Most of the insiders and hiring executives in Los Angeles know how hard it is to find technical talent in Los Angeles�but not all realize it's not because of lack of talent, but because of very high demand. Last week, job search service Indeed launched a new service in Los Angeles, called Indeed Prime , hoping to jump into the market for finding talent here to address that issue. Why did you pick Los Angeles for the new job service?

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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To prove that point, tonight I had the privilege of hearing him speak at Lean LA , a Los Angeles group that helps high tech start-ups build great companies on a budget. He told us how important it is to empower our team to make decisions that will help achieve company goals.

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Ninja Metrics Ties With Mobile Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics , the social analytics software developer led by Dmitri Williams, said this week that it has tied with mobile analytics company TUNE. The two said that they will integrate Ninja Metrics'' Katana Social Analytics Engine into TUNE''s own MobileAppTracking product, which the two said will help app developers and marketers with the value of their advertising. ninja metrics mobile analytics social integration tracking developer

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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PowderKeg was a huge endeavor for Matt to pull off, but he is so passionate about his city he couldn’t help, but undertake the huge financial, emotional and timely risk to host this conference, the first in the city to highlight local start ups.

Online Business Networking Los Angeles

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Great by Cliff Allen Business Networking Online who I had blogged about previously in Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. Cliff's feedback: Your idea of "Visible Networking" can help people take the "glad to meet you" networking to the next level -- "glad to know you" relationships. obnla … Online Business Networking Los Angeles) and then bring together posts that include that hashtag.

UX | An Old Dog With New Tricks

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Last week, I attended an event hosted by The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. The problem now older people tend to think that they need to bring in young kids to help them with technology, particularly the internet and social media.

How Gigmor Is Looking To Connect Musicians With Gigs, with David Baird

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Our goal was to reduce the inefficiency and friction in music, helping musicians to find each other. Two months ago, we extended into a two sided marketplace, to help talent seekers and people looking to hire musicians. The new site is focused entirely on creating a more efficient, online marketplace, that helps bot sides help each other. We knew that, along the way, achieving a critical mass of talent would help us implement the marketplace.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston aim to help new filmmakers find a crew and collaborate on projects. To have a dedicated place to help people showcase their talents. We narrowed it down to key-metrics. Los Angeles is going to be our home base.

Porter: Mobile Chores | The Constant Hustle and LA Tech, Interview with CEO Matt Lucido

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Matt Lucido wanted to help with everyone’s daily life by creating a service app called Porter. Over the last two months, the other three that were helping me build Porter, got even more passionate about working full-time.

Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M The startup, led by Dmitri Williams, and helps mobile, online, and social game developers better monetize their properties. The company's other backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. ninjametrics ninja metrics venture capital funding regulatory filing game videogame online mobile social analytics

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty.

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M in funding came from the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games.

Interview with Mike Starkenburg, Image Metrics

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Los Angeles-based Image Metrics (www.image-metrics.com) recently landed a $6.5M, Series B funding round for the firm's facial animation products. We're now waiting to help people learn that they can now do this, and use it to tell a better story. After I left Sprout, I worked with a dozen venture capital firms to help them grow their startups and figure out what to do with technology. Editor's note: you can see Image Metrics "Emily" demo on their web site ).

Dollar Shave's TV Push Powered By Convertro

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Fans of Los Angeles subscription razor firm Dollar Shave Club might have noticed a lot of the firm recently on television. The reason why, is the firm has been running ads since January to help get the word out about its service and products.

Gatsby: Tackling Shopping Cart Abandonment With Social Sharing

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How do you help online brand owners both reduce the abandonment of a shopping cart by online shoppers�and also get the word out about their brands? To help them convert more visitors, we allow brands to give visitors a discount, and we make that discount intelligent.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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What metrics are going to be the key startup metrics and how do we get those metrics without too much cost? Unlike some larger, more mature organizations, most startups don't spend much time or effort helping grow their employees beyond the immediate needs of the startup. Here in Los Angeles, it's the LA CTO Forum - a private, invite only group of 250+. I believe you will find lots of CTOs quite willing to help you as a mentor.

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Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. years there has been an initiative in Los Angeles called Launchpad LA.

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

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MakeSpace (as he named it) would help you get your excess goods into low-cost warehouses. Throughout the first year we made many fixes and saw our revenue base in these markets accelerate so we felt we were ready to attack Los Angeles, amongst the most important storage markets in the country.

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When the Good Guys in Venture Change Roles

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I’ve worked very closely with Matt over the past four years as we share an investment in a company in Los Angeles called NextPlus and we sat on a board together for years. Here is some help for the young ones if you don’t follow my old school reference ;-)).

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SocialVibe Aims Product At Politics

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Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , the online advertising firm run by Jay Samit, said today that it has launched a new, political advertising solution ahead of the 2012 elections. The firm--which sells online ads based on engagement metrics, rather than the usual clicks and views--said it is applying its model to the political landscape, looking to help campaigns get their word out on social networking sites like Facebook.

8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

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Understanding where your VC partner sits in their respective fund and where their fund is in the cycle of its investment lifecycle will help you understand your VCs behavior. Each of your angels or seed investors may have 20-30 investments. Ask for help reviewing your press release.

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Interview with Michael Wong, MergeLocal

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That's what Los Angeles-based MergeLocal (www.mergelocal.com) is looking to find out, by offering up points which can be converted to real cash, when users check into local businesses. Are users willing to check into local businesses with another, mobile check-in product?

Entreprenuer Network

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. What I mentioned in Events and Networking in Los Angeles was that its somewhat hard in LA to count on networking events to build networks.

Interview with Matthias Galica, ShareSquare

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For this morning's company profile, we thought we'd connect with ShareSquare (www.getsharesquare.com), a newly funded Los Angeles startup focused on QR barcodes -- 3D barcodes -- focused on musicians and entertainers. In that market, there are literally no ROI metrics.

Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare

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For our Friday interview, we thought we'd catch up with Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the Elevation Partners-backed software provider, to hear where the firm is nowadays.

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How The Promise Of Social Media Advertising Is Measuring Up For Adly

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Four years ago, Los Angeles-based Adly (www.adly.com) launched to much fanfare as one of the first local startups to tie into the brand-new, Twitter micro messaging platform. It depends on what a brand is trying to achieve, which helps us focus on efforts and the right platforms.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. We make it trivial to quickly aggregate and monitor your key metrics in real-time! Start Engine is a rapid accelerator focused on helping Los Angeles-based technology startups build a solid foundation for success in 90 days. Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund.

Lessons Learned From The Accelerator Trenches: MuckerLab's Erik Rannala

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Over the last few years, there''s been an explosion in startup accelerators in Southern California, and in particular along "Silicon Beach" on the Los Angeles westside. That is, once you invest in a company, you''re a shareholder, and you help that company for the course of its life.

Clinton Foy: Why We Bought Our Own E-Sports Team, the Immortals

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To get some insight into the growing world and business of e-sports, we caught up with Clinton Foy , a local venture capital investor at Crosscut Ventures in Los Angeles.

CurbStand Buys Curby To Expand Valet Parking Efforts

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Los Angeles-based valet parking app developer CurbStand said this morning that it has acquired another, parking app developer, Curby , and will integrate Curby''s technology platform into its software. Curby develops software for valet parking operators, including reporting, metrics, and other enterprise features. CurbStand said the acquisition will help it expand into new customer categories, including lodging chains, healthcare institutions and municipalities.

Evolve Media Partners With Viewability Audit Firm

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media , the parent company of CraveOnline and TotallyHer, said late last night that it is in a partnership with Moat , where Moat will help to audit the viewability of all of its properties. Moat will provide Evolve Media with information on brand metrics for display and video ads, as well as information on viewability, to Evolve.

Interview with Julie Novack, PartySlate

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She told us about why so many Los Angeles investors are supporting the company and gave us an overview of what PartySlate is all about. We're focused on larger scale events, not do-it-yourself type events, and we're really for people planning large scale events, looking for ideas, and who are looking for a professional to help them. How is it you have so many Los Angeles investors? Don't be enamored with vanity metrics like for us, growth of photos.