Calacanis Takes A Bite Of Ramen's Crowdfunding Site


No, Jason Calacanis , the Santa Monica angel investor, and CEO and founder of Mahalo , isn''t bootstrapping a new company and reverting to the hungry''s entrepreneur diet. ramen software crowdfunding finance project development jason calacanis mahalo launch conference

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Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc


Percival was most recently at Docstoc, where he was Content Manager, and has also previously headed up social media and search engine marketing at Mahalo. Santa Monica-based Tsavo Media, the online media startup headed by former Userplane founder Michael Jones, said today that it has hired on Sean Percival as Director of Content at the firm.

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12 Golden Rules to Marketing and Publicity for Startups

Jason Nazar

Last evening I gave a presentation on Marketing and Publicity for Startups at the Founders Institute at their 2010 San Diego session. If you’re in the internet startup space and want to learn from the masters of Marketing and Publicity you should be following folks like Michael Arrington of TechCrunch , Jason Calacanis of Mahalo , Peter Pham of BillShrink , and Philip Kaplan of Blippy and Mark Suster of GRP Venture Capital. Marketing and Publicity for Startups

Wittlebee's Percival Surfaces At Topix


Sean Percival , the founder of Wittlebee and former MySpace, Tsavo Media, Docstoc, and Mahalo executive, has surfaced at hyperlocal news site Topix as VP of Marketing.

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Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

Both Sides of the Table

I was recently over at the Mahalo offices in Santa Monica and I noticed that they had a great big screen TV with Chartbeat displaying their traffic data. Tags: Tech Market Analysis What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common?

Lalawag, LA's Technology Gossip Blog, Shuts Site


Sean is currently VP of Online Marketing at MySpace, which he joined at the beginning of the year, and had previously been at Tsavo Media and Mahalo.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal


They've acquired CAPTCHA security tools originally developed by Vidoop, and looking to market that technology to e-commerce web sites, social networking sites, and others looking to reduce spam and fraud. His latest startup, Factual, is aimed at the data mashup and open data market.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

SoCal Delicious

The CitizenNet platform helps you measure, analyze, and automate social media marketing and engagement. Jason Calacanis – Mahalo Jason Calacanis was CEO and co-founder of Weblogs, Inc., As of June 2008 Jason is now CEO and Founder of Mahalo, Inc. ,

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Causecast Launches Social Causes Site


The founder, Ryan Scott, was co-founder and CTO of email marketing firm NetCreations, which had an IPO in 1999; Scott is also an angel investor, and lists himself on LinkedIn as an investor in Tesla Motors, Mahalo, Dipity, and a number of other startups. Los Angeles-based Causecast, a new startup focused on promoting causes and non-profits, launched this week at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


Docstoc, Ken Rutkowski of MeTAL, Mark Suster of Upfront, Jason Calacanis of Mahalo--but we had to pass them up, too, in favor of some of the new folks to the scene. Josef Gorowitz , Swagbucks (Torrance, online marketing/rewards).

Twiistup 6 Highlights

Both Sides of the Table

In SoCal we are also leaders in affiliate marketing (Commission Junction), Internet video (Hulu) and bringing local businesses online (ReachLocal). We are also home to DemandMedia (Richard Rosenblatt) and Mahalo (Jason Calacanis). ExpenseBay Wins Showoff.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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But truthfully both Dana and I are more aligned with the lean startup principles and believe you only go FAT when you’ve really proved out your product / market fit. If I were a number 3-5 players I’d be looking to exit early while there’s still a lot of enthusiasm for this hot market.

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Plus the market has moved in his favor and he’s in a great position to crush it. Mahalo (Mark Jeffrey and the gang are super cool and I dig that they made a custom page for me, ha!).

SMCLA Takes On Google Analytics LIve

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TechZulu will be streaming SMCLA: Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics, live from the Mahalo Office in Santa Monica. Erica Forrette, Online Marketing / E-commerce with a stealth startup (moderator) .

Raising $$ on AngelList? Working w/ McClure? Ask Jody Sherman

Both Sides of the Table

He was raising money initially in the worst market in a decade (we met in 2008), he’s in his mid-40′s, is doing a mom’s site (he has no kids) and he has a JewFro. Oh, and of course I shoot all of my videos at the ThisWeekIn studios which are located in the Mahalo offices.

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How to Save MySpace

Jason Nazar

This could also be done by leveraging a partnership (or buyout) of a site like Mahalo. Leverage a worldwide community to enable a perfect market for outsourcing activities like online research, writing, & content review. I wouldn’t bet against MySpace.

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SMCLA: Google Analytics Recap and Video

Tech Zulu Event

The Google Analytics panel was a big success with a great turnout of over 150 people at the Mahalo office in Santa Monica. Erica Forrette, Online Marketing / E-commerce with a stealth startup (moderator)

Interview with Jason Kiesel and Kurt Daradics, FreedomSpeaks


We met first through Tyler Crowley at Mahalo, and I invited Jason to speak at MOTM. We spoke to him, and he had the sense that the market was right for us. Jason Kiesel: We have a great technology, and decided that there is a market for organizations that perhaps want to lobby Congress, the Senate, or state governments. We're hitting the market, and enrolling folks to resell the product. We have a whole go-to-market strategy around that.

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