LA gets a big SaaS exit as Fastly nabs the Culver City-based Signal Sciences for $775M

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Los Angeles was always more than a one-industry town, even when it comes to technology startups, as media and entertainment (and social networking) were always the big draws in Tinseltown.

Pipe Picks Up $60M For SaaS Financing

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pipe saas financing venture capital fintech softwareLos Angeles-based Pipe Technologies , which is developing a subscription financing platform to help software companies finance their businesses without debt or dilution, has raised $60M in a funding round, the company said on Wednesday.

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Pipe Picks Up $6M For SaaS Financing

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pipe venture capital saas financing fintech subscription paypal david sacks craftA new, Los Angeles-based fintech startup, Pipe , said this morning that it has raised $6M in its seed funding round, to launch a new platform which offers up financing to subscription-based, software-as-a-service companies. The funding was led by Craft Ventures, and also included Fika Ventures, MaC Ventures, Naval Ravikant, WorkLife Ventures, Liquid2 and The Weekend Fund.

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Why SaaS is Exploding: A whitepaper

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Dave Key and Technology Council of Southern California Virtually everyone agrees the SaaS market is growing incredibly quickly; Gartner predicted cloud growth would be 21% in 2011. IDC predicts SaaS growth at 25.3% Forester predicts SaaS will account for 26% of the package software market by 2016, while Deloitte forecasts that only [.]. saas cloud cloud strategies Dave Key report SaaS software

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SaaS Is Dead, Long Live Software

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It’s high time we kill the term Software As A Service (SaaS) and call it what it is – software. You’re not a SaaS company, you’re a software company. You’re not a SaaS investor, you’re a software investor. You’re not a SaaS entrepreneur, you’re a software entrepreneur. ASP To SaaS To Software. By the time we launched GoToMeeting, the term ASP had largely been replaced with Software as a Service (SaaS) and the software subscription model was firmly established.

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Why SaaS is Exploding: A whitepaper

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Dave Key and Technology Council of Southern California Virtually everyone agrees the SaaS market is growing incredibly quickly; Gartner predicted cloud growth would be 21% in 2011. IDC predicts SaaS growth at 25.3% Forester predicts SaaS will account for 26% of the package software market by 2016, while Deloitte forecasts that only […]. saas cloud cloud strategies Dave Key report SaaS software

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SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer. saas funding santa monica debt financing finance venture capital software investment

Servoy Upgrades SaaS Software

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SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office

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SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer. saas funding santa monica debt financing finance venture capital software investment

3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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Even entrepreneurs that already sold on SaaS should stake note of new research from the SalientGroup : SaaS gets funded - Nearly 50% of SaaS-based startups are getting successfully funded—a rate of funding success no other sector can match. SaaS-based companies grow - The SaaS market is growing 3x faster than the software market (20% vs. 7%), and this rate is expected to continue through 2020. This is where SaaS gets sexy.

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SaaS Subcriptions Are Great – TranSaaSional Pricing Is Better

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Software as a service (SaaS) is a popular business model because it facilitates the delivery of incremental value to customers, while allowing the vendor to adjust their prices over time. A hybrid of the SaaS model is emerging. It combines transaction pricing with a standard SaaS subscription price. In addition to a SaaS subscription fee, Vitrue and Sideqik both base their pricing on the size of the digital audiences served by their respective solutions.

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Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

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During the early 2000’s, my team grew the company to one of the largest SaaS businesses of its day, with sales of $70 million. At approximately $600 million in recurring, annual revenue, the new GoTo Company will rank as one of the largest pure SaaS companies on the planet. Although there are a handful of successful SaaS vendors within the leading affiliate marketplaces, most of the traffic is now comprised of low-quality, coupon seekers of consumer products.

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SaaS/Software Revenue Workshop

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Thursday, June 17, 2010 -- SaaS/Software Revenue Workshop. SDSIC. If you are a Software, Cloud-Computing or technology company and want to grow your revenue predictably and profitably, you should attend our 5 hour Revenue Acceleration Workshop. This Workshop is designed for executives who are looking for a proven and capital efficient way to consistently grow their revenue without costly marketing and sales experimentation.

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Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools

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Corent CEO Feyzi Fatehi confirmed the round, saying that the firm is seeing lots of traction from firms looking to "SaaS"-ify their software. corent saas software service venture capitalAliso Viejo-based Corent , which develops software tools to more easily port traditional software to the software-as-a-service model, has raised $3.2M in a funding round.

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Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 -- Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days! How do you turn your software application into a fully operational, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), without investing a lot of time, programming resources, and money into the effort? Corent Technology, the emerging leader in Software to SaaS transformation is offering a complimentary and informative breakfast session hosted by IBM at IBM La Jolla office on Nov.

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Parallax Capital Partners Buys SaaS Firm Daptiv

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Laguna Hills-based Parallax Capital Partners , an investment group which acquires and operates software companies, said today that it has acquired Seattle-based Daptiv , a provider of online software-as-a-service for project and portfolio management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Parallax said that Daptiv operates a profitable business with recurring revenues of nearly $20M.

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Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days! How do you turn your software application into a fully operational, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), without investing a lot of time, programming resources, and money into the effort? Corent Technology, the emerging leader in Software to SaaS transformation is offering a complimentary and informative breakfast session hosted by IBM at IBM La Jolla office on Nov.

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What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

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We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). The software itself is hosted by a third party, SAAS service provider, which is responsible for maintaining software or hardware associated with the application. Overall, there are three main players in the SAAS network: the service provider, the software developer and end-customers using the software. Collaboration among these parties often exposes SAAS networks to greater risks.

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Four Innovative SaaS To Get Excited About

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SaaS – or Software as a Service – platforms are all the rage. Essentially a business model where software is licensed and distributed from a central location, SaaS companies can now be found in telecoms, human resources, and more. Founded by Amit Rathmore in California, Quintype delivers modern-day media operations via this cloud-based SaaS service. RelinkLabs is a pioneering HR SaaS tool based in Scandinavia.

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Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT

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Join us for a special evening with InfoWorld’s Dave Linthicum as he delves into global enterprise software trends with some of LA’s most successful SaaS and cloud computing companies. The opportunities cloud computing and SaaS afford management. Paths to SaaS and cloud computing that will work for your enterprise. The post Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT appeared first on TechZulu.

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Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 -- Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) $160 Billion Market Opportunity. software as a service", "SaaS" or "on-demand") is a popular way to access, use and pay for business support software and provides a viable business model in this emerging field of cloud computing. MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast. Cloud computing is estimated to be a $160 billion market opportunity by 2011 (Merrill Lynch).

CallFire Extends Its Leadership in Cloud Telephony With Launch of Next-Gen SaaS Communications Platform

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Built from the ground up using technologies leveraged by Internet giants like Facebook, and the feedback of hundreds of customers over a five-year period, the new CallFire is a cross-datacenter SaaS platform with no single point of failure. The post CallFire Extends Its Leadership in Cloud Telephony With Launch of Next-Gen SaaS Communications Platform appeared first on TechZulu. Apps & Software Government Marketing analytics CallFire communication Dinesh Ravishanker Saas

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ClickUp Connects With $100M

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clickup remote work collaboration software venture capital georgian workplace saas cloudSan Diego-based software developer ClickUp , which develop workplace apps, says it has raised $100M in its Series B funding round. The funding was led by Georgian, and also included Craft Ventures. ClickUp says it has now raised $135M in total. ClikUp offers up a range of corporate apps, including project management, chat, docs, time management, wikis, goal tracking, dashboards, and more.

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Boulevard Partners For Salon Waste Reduction Effort

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boulevard salon saas cloud fashion sustainability cleantech green recycling beautyLos Angeles-based Boulevard , a startup which is developing business management software for salons and spas, says it has partnered with Green Circle Salons on a waste reduction effort. Green Circle Salons offers up recycling, recovering, and repurposing beauty waste from salons and spas. Boulevard said it will help increase the visibility of the Green Circle Salons initiative.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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technology computing algorithm saas softwareSouthern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. However, that's not always the case.

Classy Powers $37.9M In Giving Tuesday Donations

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classy giving tuesday nonprofit charity saas software cloudSan Diego-based online nonprofit fundraising software developer Classy reports that nonprofits on the service raised $37.9M on Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, the highest amount raised on a single day on its platform. The company said the amount raised through the platform came from 261,000 donors, and was an increase of more than $18M over totals collected last year on the platform.

Seismic Acquires Grapevine6

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seismic merger acquisition grapevine6 sales software marketing saas cloudSan Diego-based Seismic , which develops sales enablement and marketing software, has acquired Grapevien6 , a social and digital sales software developer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Seismic said the buy will power a new integrated offering it is calling Seismic LiveSocial, which will use the artificial intelligence (AI) engine created by Grapveine6.

Boulevard Finds $27M More For Salon Software

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boulevard salon software venture capital saas cloud fashionLos Angeles-based Boulevard , which develops software to help salons manage their business operations, has raised $27M more in a Series B funding, the company announced on Monday. The funding was co-led by Index Ventures and Toba Capital, and also include VMG Partners, Bonfire Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, and BoxGroup. According to Boulevard, it will use the funding to expand its team and platform.

Central Desktop Gets $5.0M In Credit Line

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line of credit from SaaS Capital, SaaS Capital said Thursday morning. Saas Capital provides alternative financing to SaaS businesses. central desktop saas cloud collaboration software venture capital lending credit Pasadena-based Central Desktop , which develops cloud-based collaboration software, has scored a $5.0M

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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” It finances (or part financies) the deployment of its sensors on the vehicles of fleet partners — with Aclima’s business model focused on monetizing the interpretation of the data provided by its SaaS platform. Automotive Fundings & Exits GreenTech Health SaaS aclima air pollution air quality california climate change emerson collective Google Google Street View Google-Earth Kapor Capital Los Angeles San Francisco Schmidt Family Foundation Streetview

MomentFeed Rolls Out New Proximity Search Dashboard

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momentfeed proximity search brands location software saas optimization advertising localSanta Monica-based MomentFeed , which develops software to help multi-location brands manage their reviews, location listings, and much more, says it has rolled out a new product. According to MomentFeed, its new Proximity Search Optimization Dashboard allows multi-location brands to easily monitor and manage how well their local marketing efforts are performing.

Greenfield Groves Buys Telehealth Software Platform

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greenfield groves telehealth merger acquisition health wellness cloud software saasIrvine-based Greenfield Groves ,, a telehealth and wellness company, said it is acquiring a proprietary telehealth software platform developed by Healthcare Technologies LLC. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to Greenfield Groves, it will use the acquisition to help accelerate its speed to market.

ThinkIQ Connects With $11.6M

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cloud saas quality manufacturing software capital venture thinkiqAliso Viejo-based software developer ThinkIQ , which is developing software for the manufacturing industry, said today that it has raised $11.6M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF), and also included Hitachi Ventures and ArcTern Ventures.

Klio Studio Aims At Production Management

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klio studio production management cloud software startup hollywood content workflow saasHollywood-based Klio Studio , a new startup founded by a former US Navy officer-turned talk show host and film producer, has launched its software on Microsoft Azure, saying it has created a new, cloud-based production management solution, purpose built for film, television, and commercial productions.

Seismic Names Chief Product Officer

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seismic chief product officer executive sales enablement cloud saas marketingSan Diego-based sales enablement and marketing software developer Seismic said this week that it has named a new Chief Product Officer. Seismic said it has named Krish Mantipragada as its new Chief Product Officer, joining the company from Medallia, where he also was Chief Product Officer and an Executive Vice President. Mantipragada also previously served at First Data and SAP.

AutoVitals Gets Private Equity Investment

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Goleta-based AutoVitals , which develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for the automotive repair and maintenance software business, has raised a round of private equity, the company recently announced, from private equity investor Tritium Partners. autovitals private equity investment auto automotive software saas growth strategic belmonte executive

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Givsum Gets Funding, Support From Two Accelerators

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givsum venture cpaital startup accelerator charity software saas cloudCosta Mesa-based Givsum , which develops online software to help charitable organizations with their operations and fundraising, says it has received both new funding, as well as support, from two accelerators. Givsum said that has received capital investments from both SteelBridge Labs and OC4 Venture Studios, but did not say how much it raised from those efforts. Givsum is led by co-founder and CEO Shawn Wehan.

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Scalefast Adds $22M For eCommerce Tools

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brands retailer retail cloud saas software store online commerce ecommerce capital venture scalefastLos Angeles-based Scalefast , a developer of direct-to-consumer, e-commerce software, has raised $22M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from Xplorer Capital, Stereo Capital, FJLabs, Benhamou Global Venture and Credit Mutuel Equity. According to Scalefast, it will use the new funding to expand its team, footprint, and product offering.

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ServiceTitan Links With HVAC Giant Carrier

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servicetitan hvac carrier conditioning software saas cloudLos Angeles-based software developer ServiceTitan , which is led by Ara Mahdessian, has linked with heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration giant Carrier. According to ServiceTitan, it has been. been designated the preferred field service contractor software vendor for the Carrier and Bryant HVAC brands in the U.S.

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Clearlake's Symplyr Acquires Another Firm, TractManager

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symplr acquisition merger clearlake capital private equity healthcare saas cloud risk management compliance softwareOne of the portfolio companies of Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group is on an acquisition roll, acquiring yet another company.

Swoop Snags $3.2M In Seed Funding

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software saas limo transportation limousine capital venture funding seed swoopLos Angeles-based Swoop , a new startup which develops software for limousine, party bus, and other transportation providers, has raised $3.2M in a seed funding round. The funding was led by Signia Venture Partners, South Park Commons, and angels.

Nomad Homes, With Team In LA, Gets $4M

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nomad homes venture capital homebuying software saas peerstreetNomad Homes , a startup developing a marketplace for finding and buying a home--which has operations in Los Angeles--has raised $4M in seed funding, the company said on Wednesday. The funding was led by Comcast Ventures, and also included Abstract Ventures, Partech, Precursor Ventures, WndrCo, and Class 5 Global. The company is based in Palo Alto, California.

Impact Acquires ACTIVATE

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brand cloud saas software marketing acquisition merger influencer social activate impactSanta Barbara-based Impact , which develops partnership management software, said this morning that it has acquired ACTIVATE , an influencer marketing platform which provides influencer discovery, program workflow, measurement, and analytics. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Impact said the acquisition will bolster "influencer capabilities" within its cloud-based software.