EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging


Los Angeles-based EV Connect , a new startup which helps install, manage, and integrate electric vehicle charging stations for the commercial and government market, announced an initial round of funding this morning. The firm said the funding came from 37 Technology Ventures, Jackrel Ventures , Tech Coast Angels , Maverick Angels , Keiretsu Forum , and other angels. The company said the new funding will go towards sales, marketing, and software development.

AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product


AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. AnyMeeting--which is based in Huntington Beach--is venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum.

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AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting


The boast and challenge is a big one for the small startup, which only launched its services a few years ago, and only recently started focusing primarily on the small business web conferencing market. The startup said it is launching an "aggressive campaign" to directly take on WebEx and GoToMeeting in the small business market, saying it's about half the cost of most enterprise solutions.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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A few years later they announced $150 million in a funding round at $1 billion+ valuation and are ramping up jobs to secure their market-leading position. But my conversations with countless Chicago entrepreneurs suggests it has similar issues to all non-Silicon Valley centers: not enough venture capital, too few tech angel investors, not enough talent for product management or engineering, not enough local tech powerhouses to drive local biz dev / keiretsu.

It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

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I had been working on marketing & strategy initiatives for European telcos for the past several years helping them to think through and design Internet offerings.

7 Strategies To Reduce The Cost Of Finding Investors

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The right investor will have specific feedback on pricing models, distribution and market positioning to improve scalability. Other well-positioned groups outside the ACA, such as Keiretsu Forum in Silicon Valley , charge up to $1,500.