Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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Google and Yahoo aren''t going to buy them, AOL has already made its bet, and your only real path to an exit is an IPO for any kind of liquidity. The large acquirers, the Microsoft and Yahoo''s of the world, were buying 20-40 companies a year.

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Yahoo Extends Free Food Perk In New York: Whither SoCal?

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Internet portal Yahoo is continuing its makeover back into a Silicon Valley style workplace, and apparently has extended its free food offer to employees at two of the company's New York locations, according to reports today. However, it looks like--so far--that revolution has skipped Yahoo's Southern California operations. Yahoo has operations in Santa Monica, San Diego, and Burbank, which among them show a few dozen job openings.

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CapLinked Raise $1.6m Series A Round & Appoint Adam Sroka As VP Technology

Tech Zulu Event

Sroka earlier worked at Industrial Logic,where he developed programs in test-driven development, refactoring, and object-oriented design for HP, Yahoo!, He helped develop an airline tracking system for Homeland Security and is an organizer of the Agile Open SoCal conference.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Yahoo. Mayer on her first 100 days at Yahoo: ‘This job was tailor-made for me’ 1 day ago. The great NorCal vs. SoCal debate is a longstanding, undeniable rivalry between the stereotypical surfer dudes of the south and environmental geeks to the north.

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Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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We had software executives from Google, Yahoo!, DataPop : DataPop was founded by performance marketing veterans from Yahoo!, Tags: SoCal Stuff Thursday night was the unveiling of the newest batch of Launchpad LA companies.

Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence & Authority and Are Unafraid to Use Them

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My friend and fellow SoCal venture capitalist Peter Lee wrote a post about the different roles within a VC and spent much time on the role of an associate.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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You don’t have the founders of eBay, LinkedIn, Salesforce.com and Yahoo. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Launchpad LA SoCal Stuff Start-up Advice Startup Advice Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown.

Bringing The Benefit Of Managed Cloud To Enterprises, With Metacloud

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Steve Curry: I had been at Yahoo managing their storage operations. After I left Yahoo, I spent a couple of years with Forsythe Solutions Group, as a liaison with account executives.

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Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds.

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Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

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They had a prominent NorCal investor already so I thought a SoCal lead would make sense – that I could help them in a more hands-on way. This is an updated post from my ongoing series on Startup Advice that I learned from founding two companies. . I HATE LOSING. I hate it.

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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called LastMinute.com, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. You've got lots of experience in the SaaS market with Salesforce.com, what's your opinion on where that market is today--and how do SoCal's Software startups stack up? This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com).

Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

Both Sides of the Table

They had a prominent NorCal investor already so I thought a SoCal lead would make sense – that I could help them in a more hands-on way. This is an updated post from my ongoing series on Startup Advice that I learned from founding two companies. . I HATE LOSING. I hate it.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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David founded Geocities back in 1994, took it public in 1998, and in 1999 Yahoo bought the firm as a public company. Peter Lee: Essentially, we are Southern California focused, through we will be looking at out of SoCal investments--we're not closing our doors to those, but our interest is really in focusing down here.

Interview with Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media

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Csathy was the former CEO of SightSpeed, which he sold to Logitech last year, and also served as COO of MusicMatch, which was sold to Yahoo in 2004. We have a major expansion not only to SoCal, but also at our offices in Salt Lake City, and will be taking a more aggressive stance than what we are doing today to help harness the power of video through the Internet.

Interview with Eric Hovanec and Steve Reich, LeisureLink

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I became an angel investor after Overture was acquired by Yahoo. Lots of angels are passive, but we were in a position where as angels we knew the company didn't have the management, but had a wonderful idea and promise, that we had some leading SoCal VCs interested, and what we concluded collectively was that the company needed to add management capability. Yesterday, Pasadena-based LeisureLink (www.leisurelink.com) announced a $6.2M

Embrace Losing

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There are other great VC’s in SoCal and there is always the allure of the NorCal guys flying down and talking about how they invested in Google, Facebook, Yahoo! This is part of my ongoing series on Start-up Lessons that I learned from founding two companies. I HATE LOSING. I hate it. I really, really, really hate it. It chaps my hide. It rips at my core. I don’t get over it easily. I lose sleep. I fucking hate losing. I think about it for months, often years.