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

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.

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

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And if you want more goodness like this don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter and follow Jess on Twitter. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.”

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.

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.

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>>.

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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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>>.

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.

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

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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Please don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you get the deck next week when I publish it! It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” ” The most recent was 18 months ago or so called The Kauffman Report.

MediaPass Wins New Publisher, RightWisconsin


According to MediaPass, RightWisconsin--which started as a free daily newsletter--will start offering exclusive political news and analysis to subscribers, with the site intending to cover roughly 85 percent of the site's content available only to those subscribers. One of the hottest area for online publishers, has been the move back towards paid subscription paywalls for content.

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.

Some Perspective on Twitter vs. Meerkat

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But it is just the top end of my user funnel and I need to convince audiences who visit my blog to sign up for my newsletter to have a “direct” relationship with them. In fact, you can sign up right below for my newsletter if you haven’t – just click the link please! love Twitter. I’m loving Meerkat so far. It’s brand new but the enthusiasm we’ve seen for such an early product is truly awesome.

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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

Spam’s Cousin | Graymail and How Hotmail Is Conquering It

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With our tight grip loosened we started signing up to get the latest deal, the all-access newsletter, and every social update we could get making sure we stayed one step away from stalker status. Newsletters can now be found placed in the “Newsletters” tab.

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Why I’ve Shifted More Attention to Facebook

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and want to subscribe to my newsletter you can click here. For me, the most sustainable are newsletter subscribers because I can deliver it right to your email box. I’ve been spending a lot more time on Facebook as a blogger than I ever did. So I thought it was worth explaining why. And I’m going to cross post this entire post on Facebook as an experiment rather than just posting a link on FB and trying to drive people to my blog.

Quarterly and Science Inc.: Making Sense of Influencer Marketing and Ecommerce


They are the influencers where people are obviously reading every blog post, every newsletter and every Twitter entry, and looking to that influencer for advice and recommendations on how to live their life.

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.

Here is The Best Data You’ll Find on the LA Tech Market

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I would be super grateful if you would visit the site and sign up for a newsletter if you felt so inclined. As an active investor in the Los Angeles technology market we’re always seeking to better understand the data and trends of why our market has grown so rapidly since 2009. We look for pockets of excellence where we may have skills that aren’t native in other markets or where our home town may have some unique skills or talents.

Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs


In an interview last July with the industry e-mail newsletter BioWorld , Powell said that Sofinnova had provided enough funding to take DP1038 through proof-of-concept studies in endocrine cancer, using the 505(b)(2) pathway to FDA approval.

Do Less. More.

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There’s too much PR and too many tech blogs and too many newsletters and aggregators and Twitter summarizers to even try to catch everything that’s going on and equally there’s so much noise that it becomes harder to be heard. We are experiencing a frenetic time. I rarely talk to any startup entrepreneur or VC who doesn’t feel it and somehow long for simpler times despite the benefits we all enjoy from increased enthusiasm for our sector.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


According to financial columnist Daniel Solin, “One large study looked at more than 15,000 predictions by 237 market timing newsletters over a 12-year period. of the newsletters went bust.”.