PR Is A Passion Play That Cannot Be Outsourced


Rather than directly explaining their value proposition with all the passion and heartfelt stridency that only an entrepreneur can deliver, they outsource this communication to a Public Relations (PR) firm. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D


The company, which operates a network of online markets for outsourcing biomedical research services and supplies, has raised $24 million in a new round of venture funding.

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Zumbox In Deal With Outsourcer


Westlake Village-based Zumbox , the provider of paperless billing and delivery systems run by John Payne, has inked a deal with 3i Infotech , a business process outsourcing firm focused on billing and payment handling. According to 3i Infotech, it has partnered with Zumbox to allow 3i's clients to send electronic bills and other customer communications via Zumbox's system. Financial details of the partnership were not announced.


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Thursday, January 27, 2011 -- LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs and Founders, presents Outsourcing. Everything you wanted to know about outsourcing. The ins and outs, pitfalls to avoid, how to be successful. Our featured speaker is Oded Noy. link] (more

TaskUs Tops 5,000 Employees


Santa Monica-based TaskUs , the outsourcing firm founded by Jaspar Weir and Bryce Maddock, said today that it has just passed up 5,000 employees. The company--which had just over 1,000 employees in 2014, and started with a mere 5 employees in 2011--says it now has five outsourcing centers in the Philippines. taskus growth jobs employment philippines back office outsourcing

Reflections on 2016: Jaspar Weir, TaskUs


jaspar weir reflections thoughts 2016 reflect2016 taskus outsourcingThis holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Today's contribution is from Jaspar Weir , co-founder of TaskUs (, which powers much of the back office and customer support behind some of the best known startups here in Southern California--not to mention the rest of the world, and for many established companies, too.

Aligned TeleHealth Gets Angel Funding


lifescience capital venture telemedicine overseas remote consulting health physician outsourcing telehealth aligned Agoura Hills-based Aligned TeleHealth , a provider of telemedicine services and technology, said today that it has raised a round of private financing from two individuals. Size of the funding was not announced. The company said the funding came from Deepak Chopra, the CEO and founder of OSI Systems, and Hector Sulaiman, CEO of Controles Graficos.

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom


With globalization, and the rise of technology, we believed that you were going to see more and more individuals looking to outsource tasks. angeles startup taskus outsourcing phillippines growth bryce maddock entrepreneur

CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE


CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. software solize merger acquisition outsourcing engineering international india japanFinancial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Ziptask Takes On Project Outsourcing


Can you outsource your outsourcing? Anaheim-based Ziptask said today that it has launched a new, online platform which helps offload the management of freelancers and outsourcing, helping businesses via an online, dedicated virtual project manager. ziptask project outsourcing freelancer freelance

TaskRabbit Lets You Outsource Tasks To The Community

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Taskrabbit aims to help “individuals and small businesses in a community outsource their tasks and deliveries.&#. TaskRabbit makes it easy for individuals to keep with their busy lives or businesses to save some money by outsourcing simple tasks.

American Industrial Systems Sells Majority Stake To Foxconn


things internet industial manufacturing contract outsourcing acquisition merger ennoconn foxconn systems industrial americanIrvine-based American Industrial Systems , a provider of engineering services and products for the Interet-of-Things, oil and gas, industrial automation, and other markets, has sold a 60 percent stake of the company to Ennoconn. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. Ennoconn is a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group.

Outsourcing: Build vs Buy

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Sometimes the function being outsourced is just across the street. So what do you outsource: Core or Context or both? Wednesday, April 21, 2010 -- Build vs Buy. TechbizConnection. With every new project comes the big question: Should you develop a solution from scratch or buy something off the shelf? With offshoring, custom solutions became much more cost effective, but at the expense of increased management or sometimes increased project failure risk.

Alorica Pays $275M For BPO Business, Tops 48,000 Employees


Irvine-based customer service outsourcing provider Alorica said Wednesday afternoon that it has paid $275M for the agent services businesses of West Corporation. alorica business process outsourcing west corporation merger acquisition customer service nearshoring offshoring Alorica said that those businesses represented approximately $580M in revenues for West in 2014.

TaskUs Hires More Than 5,300 In 2016, Now At 7,000 Employees


Santa Monica-baseed digital outsourcing provider TaskUs , led by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, said Tuesday evening that it hired over 5,300 employees in 2016, and now has more than 7,000 total employees spread across eleven different offices. The outsourcer, which provides back office services to many, major Internet services, app developers, and others, says it has increased its revenue by 410 percent over the last 2 years. taskus outsourcing growth employee jobs

STEC Opens Development Center In India


stec solid state disk drive india software development outsourcing employment jobs data storageSanta Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products.

Driving Efficiencies thru Outsourcing Partnerships

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 -- Driving Efficiencies thru Outsourcing Partnerships. Raj will discuss the shift in companys mindsets in this economic downturn and how IT and Business Process outsourcing is playing a major role in helping firms achieve their financial objectives and drive shareholder value. AccessEN. Speaker: Raj Krishnan, Industry VP, Fujitsu America. Many companies are hiring temporary and contract workers in the U.S.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 5. Outsourcing

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Outsourcing ► April (1) GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register? Outsourcing By Frank Addante (Part 5 of a 5 part series: " So, you need to develop a product? ") Outsourcing has become a popular topic and practice these days. I am still a big fan of outsourcing.

Disney Cancels Tech Layoffs In Burbank


Disney/ABC Television , which had planned to replace about 35 information technology workers split between its New York and Burbank offices with imported H-1B workers from an outsourcer, has abruptly cancelled those plans. Disney had told its workers in May that it would be replacing them with workers--imported from India--from outsourcer Cognizant.

Yahoo Outsources Yahoo Shopping To PriceGrabber


Yahoo said Monday that it is dropping its outsource most of Yahoo Shopping, its comparison shopping to Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber , the firm told its developers Monday. Yahoo Shopping is a comparison shopping site which displays products and prices for different products, including consumer electronics, computer, and related items. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed by Yahoo.

ISWest Strengthens Ties With Outsourcing Firm


Agoura Hills-based ISWest , a provider of high speed Internet access, colocation, and server hosting, and Los Angeles-based IT outsourcing firm Cal Net, said Thursday that the firms have expanded an alliance to help clients move servers off-site to save money on managing their IT.

ADP Setting Up Technology Center In Pasadena With 350 Employees


Human resources outsourcing provider ADP is launching a new location in Pasadena, looking to tap into the wealth of technical talent with a new Innovation Center on Lake Avenue. ADP offers up payrolls services and other human resources outsourcing. According to ADP, the new Innovation Center will bring 350 employees to the new center, which will give it a West Coast location for its international business.

CBRE Buys Environmental Systems Inc.


cbre environmental systems cleantech merger acquisition realestate energy management outsourced services Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services and investor CBRE said this morning that it has acquired Environmental Systems, Inc. ESI), a system integrator and provider of energy management services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Alorica In Major Employee Expansion


Irvine-based business process outsourcing firm Alorica said today that it is in a big expansion, and plans to hire 200 new team members in the next two months. alorica business process outsourcing hiring jobs employment The firm--which already has 20,000 employees--said that most of those positions are located at its Colorado Springs, Colorado site. Alorica offers up BPO services across a number of industries, and says it serves the Fortune 1000 market.

Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses - Startups Uncensored #7

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This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Outsourcing Web Development & Businesses”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation revealing the best practices and methodologies for building your web-based company through outsourcing.

Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing – Startup Uncensored #7

Alon Schwartz

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation discussing topics such as: Outsourcing best practices. Do’s and don’ts of outsourcing. Top mistakes people do when outsourcing.

Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing – Startup Uncensored #7

Alon Schwartz

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Navigating the Challenges of Effective Outsourcing”. It will be an open and frank town-hall conversation discussing topics such as: Outsourcing best practices. Do’s and don’ts of outsourcing. Top mistakes people do when outsourcing. Launches New Compliance Feature


San Diego-based , which operates a marketplace for outsourced scientific services, said this morning that it has launched a new feature to ensure ethical sourcing of human biosamples. scientist compliance outsourced ethical sourcing human biosample tracing supplier biotech lifescience

Startup Development


I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Wyle Acquired By KBR For $570M


El Segundo-based Wyle , the provider of outsourced engineering and scientific services to the Federal Government, has completed its acquisition of fellow professional services provider KBR. The deal was worth $570M in total. The two companies said they willl combined under the brand "KBRwyle", and continue to service Wyle's existing customers. The deal had been announced earlier in May. The two said that Wyle will become business unit within KBR's Government Services business segment. Gets $24M


San Diego-based , a startup which operates a marketplace for outsourced research, has raised $24M in a funding round, the company announced Monday morning. The company's marketplace helps to connect large pharmaceuticals firms with smaller companies willing to offer up outsourcing of pharmaceutical research efforts. scientist outsourced market marketplace research venture capital lifescience biopharma pharmaceutical

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software


Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. The company said its Kareo Medical Billing now supports both web and mobile applications, adds customized reports, includes secure messaging, and many other features. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

TaskUs Takes $15M In Funding


The startup outsources all kinds of of the back office tasks required by high tech companies like, Expensify, Groupon, Uber, Tinder, and many others. taskus venture capital phillipines outsourcing startup uber groupon outsourceSanta Monica-based TaskUs , the startup led by Bryce Maddock which is the secret weapon behind the rising tide of on-demand and Internet startups, has raised $15M in a funding round, the company disclosed today.