Startup CTO Resources


Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. I've tried to collect them together here as a starting point for this topic.

Civic Resource Group Gets $300K


Los Angeles-based Civic Resource Group , which develops cloud, mobile, and other software for government and other civic organizations, has raised $300,000 in a debt funding round, the company said this morning. Civic Resource Group is led by Gregory G. civic resource group venture capital debt funding cloud government mobile software

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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I always tell teams I meet with, “The scarcest resource in your company is management bandwidth. When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement.

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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link] And I think we’re all rooting for the Rebecca’s of the world to develop platforms to help us evolve our world and deal with the kind of resource-constrained systems we will likely encounter.

Consider all resources before seeking investment.


There are so many resources for early money to validate an idea, turn it into a product and increase the value of the company before professional investors come into the picture. Starting with credit card debt or a personal loan and working through money from friends or family, or simply consulting to earn money for investment, entrepreneurs should consider early resources for capital to produce a prototype, do market research or start to build a team.

Planetary Resources Taps NASA JPL Talent


Planetary Resources , the space asteroid mining venture co-founded by Peter Diamandis, has quietly been tapping talent from Pasadena's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, according to an email from Diamandis sent to backers of the company. Planetary Resources launched in April, saying it would look to capture asteroids and mine them for valuable minerals, metals, and other resources. mining space curiosity nasa resources planetary

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models.

Epicor Buys Human Resources Software Firm


Irvine-based Epicor said Monday that it is buying a maker of human resources software, SPECTRUM Human Resource Systems Corporation. resources human software acquisition merger epicorEpicor said it is paying approximately $16M in cash for Spectrum, which is based in Denver, Colorado. Epicor said that Spectrum has approximately 100 employees, over 430 direct customers, and another 1800 customers via OEM relationships.

The Scarcest Resource at a Startup is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. Startup Advice

Raise cash from trusted, close resources first.


So how does the statement above fit into this sandwich of alternatives? Trusted, close resources include sophisticated relatives, friends and business associates who know how to structure a deal as a win-win for you and for them, while allowing you to retain control over your vision and execution. Take money from close resources, but treat it as if the responsibility is even greater to protect the investors and their money than from a professional. Acquired By Resource Nation, With JMI Backing


San Diego-based Resource Nation , an online business-to-business marketing provider, has acquired the brand name, domain, and assets of , the firm announced today. JMI Equity General Partner Peter Arrowsmith and Vice President David Greenberg have joined Resource Nation's board as part of the acquisition. Resource Nation said that it would retain a number of current and former sales and account managers, as well as other key employees as part of the buy.

SoCalBio Human Resources Conference

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- The 3rd SoCalBio Human Resources Conference.Organized annually by the Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio), this HR conference provides a forum for information sharing among HR executives in device and biotech companies, HR service providers, bio-recruiters, educators, and workforce training professionals to address human capital and employment needs of Southern California's life-science industry.

BioTech Resource Roundup

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- The BioTech Forum's BioTech Resource Roundup. This very timely BioTech Forum event will provide valuable information to the life science/ biotech industry in the form of resources available in the region. The event will include panel discussions, as well as a group of life science/ biotech industry Exhibitors, who will present their valuable products and services to attendees. See [link] (more

Black Lotus Expands DDoS Resources In Virginia, Amsterdam


Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based Black Lotus Communications , which offers up distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services to SMB and enterprise clients, said this week that it has opened up two new centers in Ashburn, Virginia, and Amsterdan, Netherlands. The company helps companies mitigate DDoS attacks, which are becoming all too common an issue for companies to deal with, and recently have been used to extort companies to restore service to their web sites.

Think of your exit as you commit your resources along the way.


Each decision you make to commit resources affects the future value of the business to some degree. But each commitment of resources of any substantial size for acquisition of new products, talent, even new companies, changes the value of your enterprise perhaps to a great degree. Let’s analyze the effect of a potential acquisition upon the value of your company.

All In One Place: A New Immuno-Oncology Trial Resource


So we’ve begun this project: a cancer immunotherapy resource that will grow as the data pool grows. More than 100 years ago, New York bone surgeon William Coley began to suspect that bacterial infections might be improving the outlook for patients also suffering from cancer.

Framework Benchmarks


In all of our tests, the database server (MySQL or MongoDB) used very little CPU time; and WeigHTTP was not starved of CPU resource. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013.

IMS Company Buys Flight Deck Resources


Brea-based IMS Company , a manufacturer of in-flight portable entertainment players and related products, said Friday that it has acquired Flight Deck Resources, a provider of hardware for flight deck management on airplanes. According to IMS, Flight Deck Resources will become a new division, which will be known as IMS Flight Deck. Tags: company electronics aviation aircraft airplane merger acquisition flight deck resources

Amplify’s Guide to Crafting a Pitch Deck | Entrepreneur Resources

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As we turn our ideas for the future into the latest startups and companies of today, there’s always a need for resources to help guide one through the process of it all. While this time for a business can be exciting one must be prepared with the resources to take the next step.

Building a Life Science Company with Cost- Saving Flexible Resources

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 -- Navigating the Path with Sure Footing: Building a Life Science Company with Cost- Saving Flexible Resources. With the continued resource constraints life science companies at all stages face, utilizing flexible external resources and/or virtual teams offer companies an attractive business model.

The Xconomy Immuno-Oncology Resource: A Mid-ASH T Cell Update


We’ve taken those results, and much more released this weekend at the annual American Society of Hematology meeting, to update our cancer immunotherapy trial resource.

Cornerstone OnDemand Names Chief Marketing Officer


cornerstone ondemand human resource learning systems heidi spirgiSanta Monica-base Cornerstone OnDemand said late Thursday that it has named a Heidi Spirgi as the company's new Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, to head up the firm's marketing functions.

CareerArc Grows In LA, Names New VPs


recruitment recruiting peakequity software enterprise resources human careerarcBurbank-based CareerArc , which develops social recruiting and outplacement. technology and services, says it is in the midst of a big expansion in Los Angeles, and has added about 20 percent to its headcount over the last three months.

CareerArc, Led By Longtime Technology Vet, Connects With $30M


Los Angeles-based human resources (HR) technology developer CareerArc --part of an ever growing number of Los Angeles area enterprise software companies--said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth equity funding. capital venture equity private peakequity software enterprise docstoc resources human richards robin careerarc

A Look At Useful Sites for Entrepreneurs

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General Resources Startup entrepreneurs links resources sites Wally Eater, one of our esteemed and longtime Executive Committee members, brought this Wall Street Journal article to my attention. It presents some excellent sites for entrepreneurs and is well worth a look. link].

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Cornerstone OnDemand Aims At SMBs With Free Trial Offer


cornerstone ondemand trial offer learning human resources onboarding training cloud softwareSanta Monica-based cloud-based learning and human capital management provider Cornerstone OnDemand is looking to attract more small business customers, as it extends from its core enterprise market, by offering up a free trial to those businesses.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Names HR VP


Irvine-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has named Paul Bae as the company's new Vice President of Human Resources. Bae will report to Kathy McGinley, Aerie's Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services. aerie pharmaceuticals human resources executive lifescience pharma glaucomaThe pharmaceuticals company, which is focused on developing therapies for treating glaucoma and other eye diseases, said Bae was previously at St. Jude Medical.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Names European HR Head


Irvine-based pharmaceuticals developer Aerie Pharmaceuticals has named Ann Keevans as its new Director of Human Resources - Europe. aerie pharmaceuticals glaucoma disease pharma executive human resourceKeevans previously served at Zeltiq Aesthetics and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Aerie Pharmaceuticals is a developer of treatments for glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. READ MORE>>.

Forge Technologies Buys ShiftMe, Moves To LA


forge technologies hourly worker shift swapping human resources software saas mobileForge Technologies , a developer of software used for managing hourly employees, said this morning that it has acquired Los Angeles-based ShiftMe , a developer of "shift-swapping" apps. As part of the acquisition, Forge Technologies said it is moving its headquarters to Los Angeles. Financial terms of the acquisition wer enot announced.

Netflix Steals Back HR Exec From Scopely


Online movie streaming service Netflix has stolen back an executive from Los Angeles-based Scopely, to head up its human resources and talent management efforts. Netflix said on Thursday that it has named Jessica Neal as Chief Talent Officer of the company, to head up the company's group responsible for culture, human resources, recruiting, and coaching its team, according to the company. netflix human resources scopely executive jessica neal

Paycom Software Sets Up Sales Office In San Diego


Paycom, which is based in Oklahoma, develops payroll and human resources software used for everything from recruiting to retirement. paycom software cloud human resources diego employmentPaycom Software , a publicly traded developer of cloud-based human capital management software, has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said on Monday afternoon.

Cornerstone OnDemand Wins Sylvan Learning


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of cloud-based employee learning, talent management, and human resources management software, has signed up Sylvan Learning as a customer. cornerstone ondemand sylvan learning human resources training cloud saas softwareAccording to Cornerstone OnDemand, it will offer up learning communities, discussion boards and peer-to-peer learning and development to Sylvan Learning across more than 750 retail locations.

Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Insurance Brokerage


cornerstone ondemand learning insurance customer human resources software cloudSanta Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , which develops human capital management and learning software, said this morning that it has signed on a large insurance brokerage firm as a customer. According to Cornerstone, it has signed on Assurance to use the company's software for recruiting, learning, and performance areas. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity


It’s also open to learners from anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented access to educational resources some may never have dreamed they’d be able to attain. Education access to education Art art courses Creativity Dr. Ajay Kapur Dr. Perry Cook Kadenze Los Angeles online courses online education ResourcesI don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”. It doesn’t make me mad, but that’s my least favorite phrase in the world because I think it’s a cop out.

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TrueCar Names HR Chief, Plans Recruiting Boost


Santa Monica-based TrueCar has named a new Chief Human Resources Officer, in an effort to bolster recruiting at the firm. TrueCar said it has named Don Robertson as Executive Vice President, People and Chief Human Resource Officer, as part of a stepped up talent search for the company. truecar executive human resource recruiting people jobs expansion robertson