How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

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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

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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.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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Right now the most important role to hire in Twitter would be a seasoned marketing professional who could proactively change the conversation about Twitter and educate people about its significance as an information sharing tool. Twitter is information discovery.

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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.

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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

Beachbody Snags CIO From Red Bull


Santa Monica-based health and fitness company Beachbody says it has named Bryan Muehlberger as the company's new Chief Information Officer. Muehlberger joins the company from Red Bull North America, where he was Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology. beachbody bull executive health fitness information technology

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.

Information Security Spooktactular

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 -- Information Security Spooktactular. Today more than ever, having a basic understandand#8203;ing of Information Security, its issues and threats is essential. WITI Los Angeles. Are you spooked every-time you hear of a Security Breach? Do the recent Hacks of Equifax and Target make you tremble in fear! Join us at this Halloween themed event and let a Panel of Industry experts to help us scare away your terrors! See [link] (more

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.

What’s the Business Model for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare?


These are heady times for using artificial intelligence to extract insights from healthcare data—in particular, from the tidal wave of information coming out of fields like genomics and medical imaging. This story is part of an ongoing Xconomy series on A.I. in healthcare.

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

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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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Int'l Business Accelerator Information

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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

Xavient Information Systems Acquired By TELUS For $250M


Simi Valley-based Xavient Information Systems , a provider of IT consulting and software services, has been acquired by TELUS International , the two said this morning. Xavient Information Systems has approximately 1,800 employees and has operations in both the United States and in India. xavient information systems telus merger acquisitio

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

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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Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)


Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?”

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

mind the information gap

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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.

Internet Brands Buys WebMD For $2.8 Billion


WebMD operates a popular online health information site. internet brands merger acquisition webmd health lifescience information contentEl Segundo-based Internet Brands , which is owned by private equity investor KKR, agreed this morning to acquire WebMD in a deal worth approximately $2.8 billion. According to WebMD, Internet Brands will pay $66.50 per share in cash for all of the outstanding shares of WebMD common stock. The deal is expected to close in Q4 of 2017.

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

Science Launches Its Own Financial Information Service Focused On ICOs


said Tuesday that it has launched its very own financial information service focused on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency. Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc. Science said the ICO Watchdog will offer up notifications on ICOs, and provide secure updates about blockchain-based currencies, notifying users of significant movements in price and volume, upcoming sales, and more.

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.

Taming The Information Beast

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


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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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.


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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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.