SCribe Newsletter October 2008

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The October SCribe Newsletter has arrived. Check out the feature articles and the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Magnify360 Wins VentureNet Best Of Show 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Startup “Out Of The Box” PR Tactics. Offshore Outsourcing is Dying…Long Live Hybrid Nearshore. 4 Rules For Email Design In

GeekChicDaily Launches LA Newsletter


Los Angeles-based GeekChicDaily , the pop culture newsletter publisher founded by Peter Y. Levin, Mandalay Entertainment Group CEO, former Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Peter Guber and Wizard World founder Gareb Shamus, said Thursday that it is launching a new, regional edition of its newsletter focused on Los Angeles. geekchicdaily publishing content publish newsletter angeles culture

JasonNation Becomes The LAUNCH Newsletter


Jason Calacanis , the CEO of Santa Monica-based, told his personal email newsletter readers Friday that he has renamed the newsletter from JasonNation, to the LAUNCH Newsletter. As part of that effort, Calacanis has begun profiling startups in his newsletter, in a combined effort with a number of writers and editors. jasonnation launch newsletter startups entrepreneurs

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off


John Lusk, along with his Co-Author Kyle Harrison, leveraged their humble company''s newsletter into The MouseDriver Chronicles , a New York Times bestselling book. The company''s newsletter was initially created to share their entrepreneurial journey with their family and friends.

Halogen Ventures Backs TheSkimm


Santa Monica-based Halogen Ventures , the female-focused venture capital fund run by Jesse Draper, has made an investment in email newsletter and millennial women's news source TheSkimm. theskimm halogen ventures female newsletter news millennial

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NewsCrafted Raises $1.1M


Los Angeles-based NewsCrafted , a company which provides elementary and middle schools with professionally designed, high quality newsletters -- including content, has raised $1.1M NewsCrafted publishes professionally printed newsletters which combines custom content and localized advertising and distributes it to individual elementary and middle schools--all based on a custom software publishing tool developed by the company.

Publisher's Message: Get socalTECH By Email


You can get our free, daily email newsletter (sent out around 6am every day) by going to: our email subscription page. socaltech email subscribe newsletterWish you could get socalTECH's news coverage on Southern California's high tech companies in your inbox every day? READ MORE>>.

Aggregage Gets $1M


El Segundo-based Aggregage , which develops software driven B2B websites and newsletters which aggregate blog and news postings for specific industries, has raised $1M in a convertible note, the company said today. aggregage venture capital newsletter software automated content analysis aggregation publishing news blog angel tech coast angels

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter. Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule. Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels. 10 Invisible Threats To Every Business. Member Spotlight:

September SCribe Is Here

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Check out the latest edition of the SCribe Newsletter. Catch up on the latest news, see our upcoming event schedule, or visit the Websites of the sponsors that make this all possible. VentureNet tickets will sell out soon - so don’t wait to secure your seats! Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Term Sheet

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Stocktwits' Lindzon Leads Round In DailyWorth


The newsletter was founded by Amanda Steinberg. dailyworth howard lindzon angel personal finance women email newsletterHoward Lindzon , the prolific angel investor who runs San Diego-based Stocktwits , has led a round in personal finance email According to DailyWorth, it raised $2M from angels, led by Lindzon and Joanne Wilson, and also including 500 Startups' Dave McClure, David Cohen of TechStars, and Eric Schmidt. The firm has now raised over $3M in funding.

GeekChicDaily Gets New Funding


Los Angeles-based GeekChicDaily , a newsletter publisher focused on pop culture, said today that it has scored a strategic investment round. geekchicdaily newsletter publisher content hollywood culture venture capital funding revolutionThe round came from Revolution Studios' Joe Roth, Seattle investor Mike Slade, as well as Gamespy founder Mark Surfas, Legendary Digital President Kathy Vrabeck and Machinima Chairman/CEO Allen DeBevoise.

Interview with Jamie Siminoff,


To start off the year, we are publishing our first interview for the season with Jamie Siminoff , the CEO of Los Angeles-based , an online service which helps you unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters and email lists.

GumGum Jumps Into Publishing With New Site


GumGum said it will publish original and curated content, a newsletter, awards and more focused on artificial intelligence and computer vision. Santa Monica-based GumGum , the developer of computer vision and artificial intelligence software focused on the advertising industry, has jumped into the online publishing business, saying it has started a new online publication call The Visionary.

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Will Packer Media Buys xoNecole


Will Packer Media said it will accelerate growth of xoNecole, adding video, social and mobile offerings, plus a newsletter and event series. Los Angeles-based production and content firm Will Packer Media said on Thursday that it has acquired women's lifestyle site xoNecole , a lifestyle site aimed at "urban millenial women". Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

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Engaging Your Network Online

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The best way to do this is to refer to content posted on social media sites in your newsletter. Use your social media presence to announce the release of a new newsletter , for example, while encouraging your followers and fans to subscribe to your newsletter. Manal Richa Technology is progressing quickly providing us with multiple alternatives to traditional communication.

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup


” In a recent e-mail newsletter, Hush founding CEO Daniel “Ewok” Lee announced the acquisition, writing, “Some huge news to share – we’ve been acquired by Bose Corporation!”

StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions


I also personally like the format of the new newsletter. Aggregage , the platform that powers StartupRoar has added a powerful personalization engine. That means that the site now allows users to sign-up and have their content personalized based on their interests.

Data Scientist Team Share Lessons Learned From Competition


Check out the Galvanize Newsletter , bringing you the best content from The Learning Community for Technology. When you’re in a competition and on the spot, answering questions to industry experts can be a nerve-wrecking process.

Report: Crosscut Ventures Launching Fourth Venture Investment Fund


The report, from the Pro Rata newsletter, said there's "a chance" that the new fund will be double in size of the last fund. Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Crosscut Ventures has reportedly started approaching limited partners (LPs) for investments in a new fund, its fourth. Crosscut's last fund, Crosscut Ventures 3, was worth $75M. Crosscut has not yet filed regulatory details on the new fund.

LA Dangles Stuffed Bear For Social Media Love


Los Angeles-based top level domain extension.LA , which has been marketing a top level domain which celebrates the association with Los Angeles, said it will be giving away stuffed bears at random to users who promote the domain on social media, like its Facebook page, or subscribe to its email newsletter.

SodaHead Signs Slurpee


SodaHead did not disclose details of the win, but said the campaign includes a poll question, skinned homepage, email newsletter and banner ads. Sherman Oaks-based SodaHead , the online polling and questions and answer site, said today that it has launched an integrated campaign with the Slurpee brand. SodaHead is venture backed by Mission Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures, and was founded by former MySpace exec Jason Feffer and friend Michael Glazer. READ MORE>>.

Broke Girl's Guide Gets Funding


Broke Girl's Guide runs a daily deal newsletter with offers, online promos, and sales information. Santa Monica-based Broke Girl's Guide , a startup focusing in on daily deals and information for women, has scored a small debt funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. The firm--started by Erin Bunch, Michelle Vick, and Rita Ravindra--notably lists former MySpace SVP International Marketing and MySpace Music SVP Jamie Kantrowitz as an advisor.

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Cocodot Adds Free Electronic Invites


The site also looks to be expanding its horizons, after funding and a new CEO, saying on the site that it will be launching a new newsletter called "Celebrate Style" which will feature news and tips from "renowned tastemakers". No other details on that newsletter were announced, however, the site indicates the effort will launch sometime this month.

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

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Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


Make sure to keep up with all the tech news happening in Los Angeles through our newsletter ! It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in this southern California city can be too much for some fans to bear. And for those L.A.

Userplane: We're Not Dead Yet


The firm--which hasn't sent a monthly newsletter in awhile--sent out an email Thursday afternoon saying that the firm is "still comprised of forward-thinking, talented individuals who work hard to keep Userplane in demand and relevant in our industry." The newsletter blast came after high visibility coverage in the last couple of months from TechCrunch and VentureBeat, speculating that the firm had been "mothballed" by AOL.

ThisNext Powers Facebook App For Neiman Marcus


ThisNext said it will also be distributing weekly newsletter to app users, providing "shoe shopping inspiration" from the company's editors and Neiman Marcus staff. Los Angeles-based ThisNext and retailer Neiman Marcus said this week that ThisNext is powering a new Facebook app, ShoeDish. The new app allows women to share shoes with others, and will also feature a catalog of shoes from Neiman Marcus throughout the application. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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Examples activities: Newsletters – one of the goals of newsletters is to keep your company & its products on the consciousness of your “suspects” or future buyers. C deals go in the newsletter bucket and should be identified as C newsletter companies.

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Four ways to find new business in the new year


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