SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. As part of the expansion to Santa Monica, the firm said it has added Ivan Nikkhoo as Venture Partner; Nikkhoo was previously at Siemer and Associates.

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VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. Chakalos was most recently SVP Global Distribution at Cognitive Networks, and also served at Catch Media Inc., videoamp santa monica growth programmatic advertising media television streaming video executive

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SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. As part of the expansion to Santa Monica, the firm said it has added Ivan Nikkhoo as Venture Partner; Nikkhoo was previously at Siemer and Associates.

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Santa Monica Media Leaders Networking

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 -- Santa Monica Media Leaders Networking Event. Mingle and chat about all things tech, marketing and advertisin. See [link] (more

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At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

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In Santa Monica, Hackathon first-timers and veterans all gathered at CrossCampus to hack almost 30 products within 24 hours. Winning teams from the eleven worldwide competitions will receive six weeks of mentorship before being flown to Silicon Valley to showcase their work to investors and media, visit top tech companies, and go to VIP dinners and parties with the creme-de-la creme of Silicon Valley. angelhack santa monica startup demo hackathon

BusinessWeek: Santa Monica, Irvine Top Cities For Startups

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An article in this month's BusinessWeek names Santa Monica number three, and Irvine number four, on its list of top 10 cities for startups. The article cites Santa Monica's density of technology and digital media companies, and Irvine's workforce, University of California campus, and office parks in its rankings. Tags: businessweek santa monica irvine startup jobs

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Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Media Leaders Santa Monica Bootcamp. An interactive presentation by Josh Ochs that will show you how to utilize Twitter and Facebook for your business. See [link] (more

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TechZulu Final Friday at ROC Santa Monica (#TZFF)

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Santa Monica, CA 90401. Santa Monica Parking Powered by ParkMe. During TechZulu events you will connect with developers, designers, investors, media, potential new hires, and more. The post TechZulu Final Friday at ROC Santa Monica (#TZFF) appeared first on TechZulu. This month TechZulu is taking Final Fridays to Silicon Beach!

Tagger Media Raises $9 Million for Influencer Marketing Service

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Tagger Media, the Santa Monica-based developer of a software platform for influencer-based marketing campaigns, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding

Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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Light Emotion Data) to the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series. Utilizing technological innovations spun out of the renowned MIT Media Labs and visual artistry by GMUNK , TrueCar is melding the company’s data analysis and visualization abilities with new, entertainment technology. ” “TrueCar is truly taking the Twilight Concert Series to the next level,” said Jay Farrand, Executive Director and Administrator, at Santa Monica Pier.

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Otter Media Sold to AT&T

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8 that it sold Santa Monica entertainment conglomerate Otter Media Inc. Holding company Chernin Group announced Aug. to AT&T Inc

Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report

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Yahoo's editorial team remains in Santa Monica. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica. Tags: yahoo news taiwan overseas media santa monica The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning.

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Entravision Buys Pulpo Media

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Santa Monica-based Spanish language media company Entravision Communications --which owns television, radio, and online media focused on the Latino market--said earlier this week that it has acquired online advertising company Pulpo Media. Pulpo Media is an online, digital advertising products and technology company focused on Hispanics in the U.S. Siemer & Associates said it advised Pulpo Media in the deal.

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Fuisz Media Raises $10M

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Santa Monica-based Fuisz Media , which develops interactive video technology, has raised $10M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Evolution Media Partners. Ross Levinsohn and Ian Doddy have both joined Fuisz Media's board with the funding. Fuisz Media develops software which automatically identifies objects and people in a video, and links those objects and people to purchases and other links.

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Anonymous Social Media App Nets $550,000

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Santa Monica-based Trill Project, founded by four high-schoolers who want to make social media safer, received on Aug. 15 a total $550,000 in a seed round led by Founders Bootcamp. Founders Bootcamp is a venture studio focused solely on high school entrepreneurs and run out of the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Cross-Campus space

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Demand Media's Rosenblatt Resigns

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In a surprise move, Santa Monica-based Demand Media said late Monday that founder, Chairman, and CEO Richard Rosenblatt has resigned from the company. Demand Media said that it has appointed Shawn Colo as interim President and interim CEO, effective immediately, with James Quandt taking the Chairman position. Demand Media said it will begin a search for a permanent CEO shortly. demand media richard rosenblatt executive chairman

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Vurbl Wants to Outdo Spotify. Can It Become the YouTube of Audio?

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There’s no shortage of audio streaming apps, but Santa Monica-based startup Vurbl Media Inc. is betting that its newly launched player can compete with established platforms like Spotify

Demand Media, Buddy Media Link

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has inked a deal with Buddy Media , developer of a Facebook management system for advertisers, on a new version of Pluck. Pluck is Demand Media's social media application. demand media buddy facebook community forum pluck brand advertiser

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Demand Media Acquires LEAFtv

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is bolstering its efforts to reach out towards millennial women, and has acquired LEAFtv. Demand Media also said it has hired Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer, the founders of LEAFtv, and will expand the LEAFtv brand. According to Demand Media, Hirsch and Falconer will be expanding the LEAFtv brand as Executive Editor and General Manager of LEAFtv, a move which will help it enhance its position in the categories of home, food, and fashion.

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Religion of Sports Raises $10M For Sports Media

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Santa Monica-based Religion of Sports , a startup created by quarterback Tom Brady, said on Thursday that it has raised $10M in a funding round for its sports media efforts. religion sports venture capital media brady quarterbackThe funding came from Elysian Park, Advancit, Courtside Ventures, LinkinFirm, and others. The company is best known for podcasts and feature films like Tom vs. Time, Stphen vs. The Game, Greatness Code, and Shut Up and Dribble.

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Demand Media Names Accounting Head

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday afternoon that it has named Wendy Voong as the company's new Chief Accounting Officer. Demand Media said Voong was responsible for Activision's SEC reporting and quarterly close cycle. demand media executive finane accounting wendy voong activisionVoong was most recently Senior Director, North America Accounting and Reporting for Activision, and also has served at Ernst & Young.

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Jukin Media Names CFO, CPO

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Los Angeles-based Jukin Media , which owns such social video properties that includes FailArmy, People Are Awesome, The Pet Collective, and JukinVideo--and provides a whole host of services related to viral and social video for brands, publishers, and media networks--said on Thursday that it has named both a Chief Financial Office and Chief Product Officer. jukin media mike demartino anton reut viral video content licensing

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Demand Media Shuffles Execs

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has had another shuffle in its executive ranks, saying late Thursday that it has named Brian Pike, currently its Chief Technology Officer, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Demand Media said that Julie Campistron, who had been Executive Vice President, Media, will step down from the company, with Scott Boecker, Executive Vice President, Marketplaces, also leaving the company.

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H Code Launches Digital Marketing, Media Product

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Santa Monica-based H Code , which provides digital advertising services around reaching the U.S. According to H Code, the new product offers up a "fully integrated" digital marekting and media solution to connect brands and agencies with U.S. The company said Tastemakers is a "multi-platform" offering which includes digital advertising, social media, and branded content, including content creation, production, talent vetting and management, and more.

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Adconion Media Buys Smartclip

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Adconion Media Group , the European advertising network firm which as significant operations in Los Angeles, said today that it has acquired smartclip , a European digital video advertising firm. According to Adconion, it will use the acquisition to help solidify its video advertising business, Joost, which is headquartered in Santa Monica. adconion media merger acquisition smartclip advertising network joost

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Demand Media Buys Name.com

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced this morning that it has acquired domain registrar Name.com. Demand Media said that Name.com will help the firm as it prepares for the released of new top level domains (TLDs) this year. Demand Media said that Name.com is known for its strog retail footprint. demand media name.com namecom domain domainer registration merger acquisition

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MomentFeed Enhances Paid Media Management Tools

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Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software used by multi-location brands to manage consumer experience interacting with their locations, has enhanced its Paid Media Manager software. momentfeed paid media management snapchat filter geofilter native advertisingAccording to MomentFeed, it has added a new native ad platform to the product, allowing brands to manage native ad campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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Demand Media Names New CFO

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Thursday that it has named a new CFO, appointing Rachel Glaser to the position. The announcement came as part of Demand Media''s quarterly results announcement, where the company reported 2014 revenues of $172.4M. Sean Moriarty, who is now heading up Demand Media, said the company saw strong growth in its marketplace businesses, including Society6 and Saatchi Art. demand media executive

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Demand Media Spins Off Rightside

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has completed its spinoff of Rightside Group , its domain name registration business, as a tax-free distribution this morning. According to Demand Media, the two companies now will trade as separate, publicly traded companies--with Demand Media on the NYSE as DMD, and Rightside trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market as NAME. Demand Media has been in the midst of spinning off Rightside Group for over a year.

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Demand Media Sells Creativebug, CoveritLive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said Monday that it has sold both its Creativebug. Demand Media said it sold Creativebug its online video business focused on arts and crafts, to Other Media , a new joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group, Separately, the compay said it sold CoveritLiveto Canadian firm ScribbleLive. demand media creativebug coveritlive othermedia scribblelive

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Demand Media Names Two Execs

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media announced late Thursday that it has named two new executives. demand media executive rache glaser tawn albrightDemand said it has named Rachel Glaser as its new CFO, and Tawn Albright as its EVP of Corporate Development. Glaser was most recently CFO of Move, Inc., and also served as COO and CFO of MyLife.com, in addition to serving at Yahoo and The Walt Disney Company.

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Manalto Gets $1M For Social Media Content Management

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Santa Monica-based Manalto has raised $1M in a seed funding round, for the company''s social media content management software. The company splits its operations between Santa Monica and Australia. manalto venture capital social media content managment software facebook australia According to Manalto, the funding came from Europlay Capital Adivsors, Raven Capital, as well as high net worth individuals from Australia.

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TechZulu Final Friday at Coloft (#TZFF)

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This month TechZulu is heading to Coloft in Santa Monica! The Deets: Where: Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401. During TechZulu events you will connect with developers, designers, investors, media, potential new hires, and more. Entrepreneurship Events TechZulu TZFF Coloft entrepreneur Final Friday innovation LA Tech Santa Monica Silicon Beach social Startups

Demand Media Acquires The Other Art Fair

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media said on Friday that it has acquired UK-based The Other Art Fair , an art fair for emerging artists. According to Demand Media, the acquisition will complements its online art gallery marketplace, Saatchi Art, allowing Demand Media's buyers the the ability to purchase art from emerging artists from across the globe. Demand Media is led by Sean Moriarty. demand media merger acquisition theotherartfair fair marketplace artis

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Demand Media Unloads Cracked For $39M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has sold Cracked , its online humor site, to the E.W. According to Demand Media, the move will give it a "more focused portfolio of businesses", and also "significantly" strengthen its balance sheet. Demand Media acquired Cracked in 2007. The sale comes as Demand Media has been seeing a steep drop in revenues from its content businesses. demand media cracked online humor merger acquisition ewscripps

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Demand Media Opens TypeF

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has opened up access to its new fashion and beauty website, TypeF.com , which it has partnered with Tyra Banks to develop, the firm said today. According to Demand Media, the new site will "empower women of all shapes, sizes and styles" to discover their unique look. Demand Media and Bankable, Tyra Banks' development firm, announced the deal to create TypeF in February. typef demand media fashion beauty tyra banks celebrity

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Demand Media Loses Chief Revenue Officer

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has lost its Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Dossett, to startup Porch.com , only eight months after Dossett was named to the position after the loss of former Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Bradford. porch jeff dossett chief revenue officer demand media executive everest

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It’s A Launch! It’s A Tech Crawl! It’s Silicon Beach! | PromoJam 2.0 Launch at ROC

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Beta Invite, take the TechZulu Tech Crawl Tour of ROC Santa Monica to meet the hottest start-ups on the westside, and more. Entrepreneurship Events Marketing Social Media Tech Crawl Digital LA Los Angeles PromoJam Real Office Centers Santa Monica Silicon Beach The ROCThat’s right beacher’s! What better way to start of the new year then with a joyous celebration. TechZulu his helping PromoJam Launch their all new 2.0 Platform.

EdgeCast Networks Wins Atlantic Media

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Santa Monica-based content delivery network provider EdgeCast Networks said Thursday that it is providing its services to publisher Atlantic Media. edgecast networks atlantic media content delivery network publishing Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. EdgeCast said The Atlantic is specifically using EdgeCast due to the ability to quickly replace or update content on its edge servers around the world, due to changing news and breaking stories. READ MORE>>.

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Demand Media Names New Content Marketing Executive

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media is building out its executive team today, saying that it has named Scott Lehr as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager of Content Solutions. Demand Media said Lehr wlil focus on growing its content marketing practice. content marketing demand media demandmedia executive newcred scottlehr scott lehr

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Demand Media Emerges As Leaf Group

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media --in what looks to be a tumultuous day to for the stock market--said this morning that it will begin trading its common stock today on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol, LFGR. demand media lfgr leaf group marketplace ecommerce

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PK4 Media Buys Prosperio

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El Segundo-based Pk4 Media , which develops adveriting technology, said this morning that it has acquired Santa Monica-based Prosperio , a developer of a programmatic direct platform for the display and video ad market. Pk4 Media said it has acquired Prosperio''s programmatic direct platform, and will make that platform available later this year.

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