How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

Both Sides of the Table

By the time a partner shows you some interest and has take 2 or more meetings they are probably beginning to ask you for more information. The only real benefit of their having this information is in preparation for a term sheet. This is a hot topic I’ve been asked a lot about recently.

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The Convergence of Information Technology and the Life Sciences


We are at an incredible inflection point in the traditionally distinct fields of information technology and the life sciences. The gene is the atomic level of biology that encodes the information that gives us.

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Why You Don’t Want to Give Financial Information to All of Your Investors

Both Sides of the Table

I have blogged about some of the downside consequences of the changes and the private information I have says the consequences are much worse than is reported in the press since few people publicly talk about. There’s another issue I can add to your list of things to be aware of – information rights. He informed the investor that this was a violation of confidentiality clauses and we now have our company counsel reviewing the situation.

LA Launches New Business Information Portal


The City of Los Angeles is reaching out new and small businesses, aimed at providing information to those businesses on everything from negotiating leases to securing business loans--plus dealing with city paperwork on registering a new business. The new L.A.

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Key Information Systems Ties With Hewlett Packard On OpenStack


Agoura Hills-based Key Information Systems said Wednesday that it has tied into Hewlett Packard, and become part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Partner Ready Program for Service Providers. Key Information Systems will support the HPE Helion OpenStack software, HP's version of the OpenStack cloud computing project, which is tied into its ProLiant Server and 3PAR storage systems. helion openstack services cloud keyinfo systems information

Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co. Invests $179 Million in Newegg Inc.

L.A. Business Journal

A Chinese tech company announced Tuesday that it would invest more than $179 million to increase its stake in online electronics retailer Newegg Inc. to almost 94 percent from 55.7 percent, according to Bloomberg

Int'l Business Accelerator Information

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, June 19, 2017 -- Int'l Business Accelerator (Last Week to Apply!) QandA Info Session. Learn how the International Business Accelerator can boost your business' revenue and profitability via international sales. Monday from 6-7pm at LAX Coworking / LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce. See [link] (more

Enervee Starts Integrating Amazon Information


The tie into Amazon expands the depth of information on the site, and also allows Enervee to include Amazon customer reviews and sales information. Santa Monica-based Enervee , the online energy-efficiency and product shopping service, which makes it easy for consumers to compare the energy usage of consumer electronics products and household appliances while shopping, has started integrating Amazon product offers.

TrueCar Buys Automotive Information Firm ALG


ALG is a provider of automotive residual value information. TrueCar operates an online information site providing actual automotive sale data to both customers and dealers. truecar merger acquisition automotive information lease residual value data pricing dealertrackSanta Monica-based TrueCar , the online publisher of new and used vehicle pricing that is headed by Scott Painter, said Tuesday that it has acquired ALG, Inc. , a subsidiary of DealerTrack Holdings.

Alexa Accelerator Information Session

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- Alexa Accelerator Information Session. Please join us for an evening of networking and an info session on the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Speaking about the program will be Techstars Managing Director Aviel Ginzburg and Rodrigo Prudencio of Amazon's Aexa Fund along with current Techstars Music founder Betsy McHugh of Hurdl. See [link] (more

Uh Oh: The personal information in our database has been breached

Technology Council

By Richard E. Neff There is so much in the news about cyber-security. Much of the focus is on cyber war as a new and inevitable weapon, Stuxnet and the vulnerability of our national infrastructure. Some of the news is about use of computers to steal US technology and trade secrets, with culprits—if traceable—often located in China or [.]. Guest Article database security

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Pharaoh Information Systems Acquired by Hyphen Solutions


Irvine-based Pharaoh Information Services , a developer of residential construction-related software, has been acquired by Hyphen Solutions , a developer of cloud-based construction management software. pharaoh information systems hyphen solutions construction management software merger acquisition

How much information do you give to investors?


There is a natural fear of giving too much information to investors after the initial investment is received. CEO’s worry that investors will not keep the information confidential and that financial data will find its way into competitors’ hands. But the question that is most often asked is: “How much financial information must be divulged?” Good relations with investors can be maintained only by keeping current with information between the company and the investors.

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mind the information gap

Tech Coast Venture Network

Jeff Monday watch "mind the information gap" on vimeo. It's called Information Gap Theory. A hexagon is not very different from anything you've previously experienced, so a small gap in your information is formed. You quickly close the information gap and move on.

Factual Extends Hotel Information


Los Angeles-based Factual said Tuesday that it has extended outs its information about hotels, expanding its dataset from 98,000 hotels to a total of 145,000 hotels. According to Factual, the move also is "perfectly synchronized" with the company''s US Places data, the company''s giant database of geolocation and business information. factual hotel information database data places geolocation

Key Information Systems Gets HIPAA Cert


Agoura Hills-based cloud infrastructure and service provider Key Information Systems said today that it has completed an independent examination of its data center and services for HIPAA and HITECH compliance. The company said the exam indciates that it meets the requirements for both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Factual Adds Nutrition Information


Los Angeles data startup Factual has expanded its big database in the sky to include nutrition information, including ingredient lists and nutrition attributes for consumer packaged goods. The nutrition information is part of its Global Products dataset, which also is tied into UPC codes. factual nutrition information database query software

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Key Information Systems Buys ISWest


Woodland Hills-based Key Information Systems said Friday morning that it has acquired IT colocation and hosting company ISWest. Key Information Systems is a major, IT systems integrator focused on business continuity, virtualization, security, storage, and other related areas. As part of the acquisition, Key Information Systems said it is moving its corporate headquarters from Woodland Hills to ISWest''s corporate and data center facility in Agoura Hills.

CoreLogic Promotes COO To CEO Post After CEO's Sudden Death


Irvine-based property information and data provider CoreLogic announced this morning that it has named Frank Martell, most recently Chief Operating Officer of the company, to the role of CEO, following the sudden loss of its CEO, Anand Nallathambi. He previously also had served at Western Institutional Review Board, Advantage Sales and Marketing and Information Services Group, Inc, along with ACNielsen Corporation.

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Taming The Information Beast

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011 -- Taming The Information Beast. ExecTec. See [link] (more


Tinder Adds Link to STD Testing Information


Los Angeles-based dating and hookup app developer Tinder has added a new Health and Safety section on its website, after relentless pressure by a local AIDs health organization, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). The AHF is the group behind the billboards that had been putting Tinder--along with fellow, Los Angeles dating app developer Grindr--up with sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.


Surfline's Collins Dies


sean collins surfline obit surfing information websiteSean Collins , the founder of Huntington Beach-based Surfline , has died, according to the company.

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Esri Takes On Connected Car Market


esri connected mapping information systems autonomous vehicle drivingRedlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri is dipping its toes into the connected car market, saying that it is showing off use in the connected car market at CES. Esri said on Tuesday that its mapping and spatial anlytics technology will be shown off at an automated driving demonstration in conjunction with Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV, Cubic Telecom, and Swiss Re.

Famous Birthdays Sees Traffic Growth


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.

SharesPost Expands Research Information


Santa Monica-based SharesPost , which operates a secondary marketplace for privately held company shares, is expanding the amount of third party research on its market. According to the firm, it has added Blueshift Research and Liquid Scenarios as providers of private company research and data to its subscribers. SharesPost's site features in-depth analysis of privately held firms such as Facebook, Twitter, Tesla Motors, eHarmony, and other popular privately held firms.

Everbridge Expands To IT Alerts


Glendale-based emergency communications and alert provider Everbridge said late Wednesday that it has launched a new product, aimed at the information technology industry. everbridge alerting mass notification information technology sysadmin administrator operations communications According to Everbridge, it has launched IT Alerting, a new product which is aimed at automatically alerting IT personnel about issues and automatically handling escalation of issues for organizations.

UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

Tech Zulu Event

He is the author of various best selling books including Practical Information Architecture, Web Dogma ’06 and Usable Usability. For additional information and registration information, please go to: Usable Usability — Lean UX starts right here. “Great presentation.

Information Technology Bucks Downward LA Employment Trend


Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March 2010 employment numbers today, showing that the information sector was one of the only employment sectors to buck a further decline in employment in the region in March. For Los Angeles, the information sector saw a 6.5 Information's gain in the LA area also countered an overall, national decline in Information sector jobs, down by 4.7 Tags: information technology employment jobs satistics The U.S.

ISSA-LA 4th Annual Information Security Summit

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -- ISSA-LA 4th Annual Information Security Summit. ISSA-LAs Information Security Summit provides business leaders, technology leaders and information systems security leaders with concentrated, thought-provoking, valuable information on the latest cyber threats, providing actionable insights on protecting their organizations.

Information Superbrand Names Tal Golan CEO


Irvine-based Information Superbrand , an Internet marketing firm, is announcing this morning that it has named Tal Golan as the firm's CEO. Tags: sendio golan executive superbrand information Golan was most recently founder of Sendio, and has founded OpticNerve, as well as serving at the Multimedia and Digital Video Laboratory at Pixel Multimedia in Tel Aviv. The firm said that Golan remains on the board of directors of Sendio.

Cubic Transportation Systems Buys NextBus


San Diego-based Cubic Transportation Systems , which provides payment and information technology and services for the transit industry, said last week that it has acquired NextBus , a provider of real-time passenger information systems for more than 100 transit agencies in the United States. nextbus cubic transportation systems information merger acquisition transit


Converging Technologies for Health Information

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 -- Converging Technologies for Health Information: A New Venture Frontier / Entrepreneurial Opportunities: the $40 Billion Stimulus and Beyond. More is being directed into Health Information Exchanges to provide a means for EHRs to communicate. How can entrepreneurs create value with the explosion of technologies for medical information and the evolving generation, management, and use of electronic medical data?

Fandango Powers New Samsung Smart TV Service


Los Angeles-based Fandango , the provider of movie information and ticketing services, has inked a deal today with Samsung to launch a new, movie trailer and ticketing service on Samsung''s smart TV line.