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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. Gravity--headed by former MySpace COO Amit Kapur--developer software which presents, in real time, personalized web pages.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

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Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

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There''s been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to help entrepreneurs start and fund their companies.

Southern California Internet Sites In Top 50 In March

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A number of Southern California ranked in the top 50 most visited Internet sites in March, according to the latest, March 2011 numbers released by comScore today. comScore shows Santa Monica-based Demand Media as the highest rank Southern California firm, with 76.5M Fox Interactive Media , which includes MySpace , was ranked at 19 with 55.9 buzzmedia buzz breakmedia media break myspace demand visitors unique usage internet comscore

Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?

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It's been a banner year for acquisitions and IPOs in Southern California--with such acquisitions as the $2 billion acquisition of Vizio in June; the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club in February; and the IPO of The Trade Desk last week.

Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. The study found that the greatest values for Southern California venture-backed firms were created by companies operating in Online Services (51%), followed by Communications and Networking (15%), Software (10%) and Semiconductors (9%).

Dollar Shave Club Acquired For $1 Billion By Unilever

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In another, stunning exit for Southern California's technology startup community, Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club has been acquired from a reported $1 billion by Unilever. The deal is a huge win for Southern California's e-commerce and subscription market. led by former MySpace CEo Mike Jones, which seeded Dollar Shave CLub back in 2012.

What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace

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This week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. Today, we're sharing the thoughts of Mike Jones , CEO of Myspace. The third one, of course, is Myspace! mike jones myspace year thoughts 2010 2011 newyear

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall 2011 Judges! A serial Internet entrepreneur, Mike has founded and sold numerous businesses, including agency PBJ Digital, application platform Userplane, which he led from startup to its acquisition by AOL, Tsavo Media and Myspace.

SoCal Racks Up Another Successful IPO

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Southern California appears to be on a IPO roll this month, with the pricing of Monrovia-based Green Dot 's IPO last night and expected trading today, following the successful IPO of Beverly Hills-based RealD last Friday. In recent months, Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal and Carlsbad-based MaxLinear also have managed to reach the markets via an IPO, and there are at least seven other Southern California companies waiting in the wings for the public markets.

MySpace, Ad.ly Link On In-Stream Advertising

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Los Angeles-based MySpace and startup Ad.ly , also based in LA, said today that they have linked in an in-stream advertising deal. According to MySpace, it will use Ad.ly to enable content creators to reach fans in the MySpace stream. MySpace said that beginning today, publishers on the site can create a profile and control what messages they would like to insert into their activity stream. The link with MySpace pulls Ad.ly Tags: myspace adly ad.ly

VCs: Southern California Startups Not Just Content

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Southern California's venture capital industry isn't just content and media, but is gaining a reputation for companies who "actually know how to make money,"--or so says Highland Capital's Richard de Silva. Speaking on a panel on Venture Capital in Hollywood at AlwaysOn's OnHollywood conference yesterday, de Silva said he's now seeing repeat entrepeneurs coming out of Southern California who are just as good, if not savvier about real businesses, as Silicon Valley.

MySpace Names Jones, Hirschhorn To Exec Team

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News Corporation said a few minutes ago that it has added two new executives at MySpace , and is tapping Tsavo Media's Michael Jones as Chief Operating Officer and Sling Media's Jason Hirschhorn as Chief Product Officer. Jones is best known in Southern California's technology community for his success at Userplane, which he founded and sold to AOL. The two new appointments follow the recently appointment of Owen Van Natta as CEO at MySpace.

Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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The Los Angeles area has seen a surge in the last month in companies and organizations looking to bolster entrepreneurial activity and startups in Southern California. www.science-inc.com), headed by Mike Jones , the former CEO of Myspace.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Former CEO of Myspace. Most recently Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Carter was a co-founder/partner at Amplify.LA, and also was founder of Vertical Technologies, Thoughtstar, and S5 Wireless'' Hurff was formerly the EVP of Engineering at MySpace, and also was an EIR at Science Inc. David Carter: In my case, I really enjoy the culture of Southern California.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part II

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. In an attempt to help people navigate the landscape of accelerators and incubators, we've come up with a (hopefully) comprehensive list of Southern California's various startup accelerators and incubators. Notes: Digital studio/incubator of Mike Jones, former CEO of MySpace.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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One complaint we sometimes hear from venture capitalists visiting Southern California for the first time, is the difficulty of finding experienced entrepreneurs and executives.

Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration

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The accelerator is one of nearly a dozen startup accelerators in some stage of formation in the Southern California region to emerge in recent months. Among the mentors involved are Josh Berman (co-founder of Myspace and CEO of Beachmint), Vince Broady (founder and CEO of thisMoment), Jay Herratti (CEO of CityGrid Media), David Hughes (CEO of Search Agency), Fred Krueger (CEO of Shoe Privee), and Ken Ramberg (founder of JOBTRAK and co-founder and president of GoodSearch).

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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” Residents of Northern California (everyone north of Bakersfield) don’t understand how we do it, constantly touting Palo Alto’s tech scene. A SoCal native and graduate of both UCLA and USC, Richard Rosenblatt led the growth of MySpace from an unknown to a household name.

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Reflections on 2016: Michael Jones, Science, Inc.

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Jones is also the former CEO of MySpace. reflections 2016 michael jones mike science myspace startup incubator entrepeneur reflect2016This reflection comes from Michael Jones of Science, Inc. www.science-inc.com), the startup studio which has been behind such companies as Dollar Shave Club, Famebit, HelloSociety, and many others.

Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd

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It's a tough problem to solve, that experience of trying to find and discover new activities, especially in a market like Los Angeles and Southern California where there is so much to do outdoors, and there are so many types of facilities.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without our fireside chat with Mike Jones , serial entrepreneur and former CEO of MySpace. Thank you all for your continued support in highlighting the many innovative technologies emerging in Southern California!

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Of course, the evening wouldn’t have been complete without our fireside chat with Mike Jones , serial entrepreneur and former CEO of MySpace. Thank you all for your continued support in highlighting the many innovative technologies emerging in Southern California!

socaltech: Last day for Nominations for the Socaltech 100!

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We''re trying to identify the top 100 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California''s technology industry! We''re looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way--the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders across all of Southern California.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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So I got started in the tech and internet world very early stage. I've also worked with startups in Southern California, including TouchCommerce, and I was with them when they were on their first round of funding. That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so.

Demand Media Up 32 Percent In IPO

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The IPO marks another huge success for Rosenblatt, who headed up Intermix Media when it sold MySpace to News Corp., and also is the latest in a string of successful IPOs from Southern California, venture backed companies in the last year. Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing network run by Richard Rosenblatt, had a huge reception in the public markets Wednesday, closing up 32 percent in its initial public offering.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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Silicon Beach Fest will bring together the best in tech in southern california. MySpace Alumni, 10a-12p @ Hotel Erwin. Things are starting to heat up and not just weather wise here in the LA Tech scene.

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Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Redpoint Ventures is one of the venture capital firms which has straddled both Northern California and Southern California, with offices in both locations. Our partners tend to be on five to eight boards, so when we get involved with a company, we get involved with a company.

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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So, we created this bar crawl, where we could meet new people. So we thought, why don't we name the pub crawl Classy. Eventually, we got so big, we had thousands of people coming to our events. So how did this go from a pub crawl to a software company?

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Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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so I feel I have an unbiased appreciation for BOTH Californias. But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. So it’s always a trade-off. A great team from MySpace has created Gravity. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it.

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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Commission Junction, MySpace, TicketMaster and many more. AwesomeBox : AwesomeBox is currently in stealth mode so I’ll respect that. Walk into any Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Southern California and you can’t miss their digital screens.

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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If you never raise another round of venture capital (a big if) and if your company is sold for the normal venture exit ($50 million on average for 200 or so annually that get sold) then what is your stake? In California that averages around 42.5% So let’s go CRAZY!

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