DFR2014 and the socalTECH 50: SoCal's Tech Industry Celebrates The Holidays


Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for the Digital Family Reunion , where we celebrated this year''s socalTECH 50 , and awarded Belkin founder Chet Pipkin with DFR''s Outstanding Achievement Award. The panel was moderated by socalTECH''s own Benjamin Kuo.

socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights for November 4th, 2013


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socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Jobs at DreamHost, Telesign, Condusiv, and more!


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Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!


Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Cox Communications - Orange County - Looking for Product Marketing Manager. We are seeking a Product Marketing Manager, who plans, develops, and implements marketing programs designed to increase product penetration of commercial customers.

socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Startups Are Now Hiring!


Here are some of the positions recently posted to socalTECH''s community job board , which might just be your perfect next move. Product Marketing Manager , TigerText. Become a member of socalTECH and post all of your positions--posting of jobs is free for members.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!


Sign up today, and you'll get the chance to use the latest Microsoft design, development, and productivity tools for up to three years. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort


Disclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) video production content advice business small docstocSanta Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. In a new section on Docstoc's web site, the firm has been sharing dozens of video segments featureing business tips and advice from entrepreneurs from Southern California's technology community.

Sponsor Message: Find more customers with socalTECH


socalTECH's High Tech Company Database provides you with the tools to locate and research companies in Southern California -- and beyond -- who might be in the market for your products or services. In this kind of economy, it's more important than ever to find and locate customers. How do you find customers who are still going strong--and are expanding and hiring?

Silicon Beach Lines Up Big Group For SXSW Event


The group said its event, being held on March 10th in Austin, will celebrate the diversity of technology companies in Silicon Beach and Los Angeles, and feature a sample of companies from the region showing off their products. socalTECH is a media sponsor of the event).

What I Learned In 2015: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund


As is the tradition at socaltech, over the holidays we publish contributions from some of the movers and shakers in the community, with their reflections on the past year and their thoughts on the upcoming year.

DoubleBeam Buys GoPago


Pasadena-based payment services provider DoubleBeam said Friday that it has acquired GoPago , a provider of e-commerce solutions for merchants and mobile payment products. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. DoubleBeam said that the deal will help it deliver a turnkey mobile commerce platform that includes an integrated POS system. The deal comes after incorrect rumors that GoPago was being acquired by Amazon.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring


socalTECH's Job Board helps companies, and potential empoyees, connect. Sr Product Manager , West LA, Shopzilla. socalTECH is the best location for finding high tech savvy executives, marketers, engineers, and others. Slow job market? Not in Southern California's technology market!

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business


One of the companies at that intersection of video and e-commerce is IPSY (www.ipsy.com), a subscription beauty products company which uses video as a core piece of its monthly beauty products business. We continue to engage with them around the products we feature each month.

CapLinked Raises $525K From PayPal Mafia


Jackson said that the new funding will go to expand the firm's team, build out its technical side, continue product development, and scale up the business. I'm really thrilled to have such a great gorup of investors and excited about building out the product, to help entrepreneurs and investors," Jackson told socalTECH, continuing, "Our success will be measured by helping lots of companies get funded, so they can create jobs and build big businesses."

What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital


TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years. Frost & Sullivan just named MediaPlatform the product leader in enterprise video platforms. All this week, we're featuring reflections on the past year from movers and shakers in the community.

PA Portfolio Company ShipHawk Scores $5M For Shipping Marketplace

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Socaltech reports that Santa Barbara-based ShipHawk , the online developer of technology for helping connect users with shipping companies, has raised $5M in a funding round, the company said this morning. Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Product/Technology Angel Investing Board of Directors DN Capital Jeremy Bodenhamer Karlin Ventures Pasadena Angels Rothenberg Ventures SocalTECH.com Startup Companies Startups Wavemaker Partners

Dollar Shave Club Gets $1M To Disrupt The Razor Industry


Dubin told socalTECH that the new startup is aimed at reducing the hugely expensive cost of brand name razor blades, and will supply both men and women with its products. The startup is the third, monthly subscription service to come out of Science; the group also recently launched subscription baby products site Wittlebee, and subscription underwear service MeUndies. Michael Dubin has just one goal with his new startup: to totally disrupt the razor blade industry.

MarketShare Gets $32M From Elevation


According to MarketShare, the investment will go to support its organic growth, strategic acquisitions, Asia-Pacific and EMEA expansion, plus its products. A portion of the funding was uncovered by socalTECH earlier this month. Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the provider of marketing analytics software headed by Wes Nichols and Jon Vein, announced today that it has raised $32M in a follow on investment from private equity firm Elevation Partners.

Interview with Wil Schroter, Fundable


If you're a startup business owner, how do you get to the next step, and build your first product? The rewards component is based on offering a copy of the product, or something special from the company's founders, such as company swag.

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo


KeyInfo has also been a big sponsor for socaltech over the years). For Key Information Systems, it was building, productizing, and going-to-market with a complete set of data center services.

The Best Pasadena Tech Company You’ve Never Heard Of

Steve Reich

You can learn more about the products here: Bluebeam Products. They have achieved great success by building pioneering products that meet a real need. Only Ben Kuo from SoCalTech has noticed them. Why are there great tech companies in Pasadena that no one has heard of?

Interview with Brian Norgard, Namesake


Brian Norgard: It comes form a DNA that I want to create product experience that wows people. It takes a long time to build a great product. You never get it right on the first evolution of your product.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Software Engineer, Front End Games.com Mid-Senior Full Stack / Front-End Engineer (HTML5, CSS3, JS, Ruby) John McNeil Studio Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer Universum USA Product Manager - Local Business Products Yelp. socaltech socalctoStartups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video.


The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

In the bay area it’s quite common for the entrepreneurs starting a company to be developers or technologists who can build the first versions of their products. He just pounded out design and code for a few weeks and got Plancast up on the web and users adopting his product right away.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com


For example, if more people search for socaltech each month, and more users are liking your site, that''s an easy way for Google to see that a site has value. Instead, we build a very good product, get organic traffic, and those networks pay well.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

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Products. PuddleWorks – PuddleWorks is developing interactive mobile games and leveraging these products and capabilities to develop a powerful franchise. Think the new products are the only big things happening for Apple today? socaltech socalctoFollow PandoDaily: Search.


Stop Wondering and Start Learning About Social Media

SoCal Tech Calendar

Come take a deep dive into learning more about social media and how it can make you more productive. 149 for socaltech members. Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- Stop Wondering and Start Learning About Social Media. 4 hours of training. Email Amani@woodsidemediagroup.com.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital


TVC Capital has also been a big supporter and sponsor of socaltech over the years. You can have the best product, the most relevant strategy and the most defensible industry position, but whenever you have the wrong people in the wrong seats at your leadership table, you just simply can't and won't succeed. All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem.

Interview with Andrew Humphries, UK's Tech City


On the invitation of UK Trade and Investment, socalTECH Contributing Editor Travis Oberlander has traveled this week to London for us, to compare and contrast the efforts in the UK to establish their own technology center with our own efforts in Southern California.).

Circle Street Gets Funding From Crosscut Ventures


Nocifera told socalTECH in an interview this morning that the funding is going towards building out the firm's product, which is aimed at helping merchants to easily publish promotions to targeted audiences through such things as location-based mobile and social applications.