Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! He is also an active investor with stakes in companies like Hipmunk, GroupMe, Facebook, Zynga (acquisition stock), and SV Angels.

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

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night. So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall 2011 Judges! Mike Jones , Investor and Advisor Located In Los Angeles.

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Shervin Talieh | The Force Behind a Rising Tech Scene

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Shervin Talieh, founder and CEO of Drumbi , an OC-based startup, is one of the bright tech stars in Orange County who is disrupting telephony through the creation of an innovative communications platform. Many consider him to be the godfather of the burgeoning tech scene in the region.

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. It’s a gathering of friends and tech enthusiasts of all stripes. Join TechZulu as we celebrate LA’s most exciting tech creations of the moment with the brightest digital minds and engineering talents this side of Fresno. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Coming hot off the coat tail of earlier this year’s Startup Weekend LA where Zaarly launched, this LASW was nothing less than amazing and as someone put, one of the best tech events in LA they had ever been to. What a weekend!

Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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Mike Jones is an Internet executive, investor and advisor located in Los Angeles. Please join TechZulu as well as Los Angeles tech savvy elite comprised of VC’s, Angels investors, startups and your fellow entrepreneurs, as we celebrate LA’s most exciting tech creations of the moment with the brightest digital minds and engineering talents this side of Fresno. Demeter Interactive is a digital marketing and communications firm based in Los Angeles, California.

Vokle Gets New Investment

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Irvine-based Vokle , which operates an online, live web streaming and broadcasting service, has scored $767,000 in a new round of funding, according to lead investor the Tech Coast Angels. vokle venture capital video sharing webcast live streaming seed tech coast angels

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Meet the Graduates: · Connectifier, which connects recruiters to potential job candidates, consists of 4 ex-Google employees and local angel investor, Terrence Yang, has dubbed Connectifier one of the best startups of 2012.

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USC Startup Weekend | Complete Breakdown

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We had MBAs, undergrads, engineers, designers, and visitors from all throughout the LA tech scene participate in the event. A mobile and web platform that lets our users give and receive text messaging advice in a anonymous social community. 54 hours. 70+ students. 8 business ideas.

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features. AnyMeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and is backed by both the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

AnyMeeting Integrates With Zimbra

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and online meeting software, said this week that it has integrated its products with VMware's Zimbra Collaboration Software. AnyMeeting is venture backed by the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

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

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

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

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

AnyMeeting Rolls YouTube Feature, Hits 200K Users

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which develops free web conferencing and online meeting software, reported this morning that it has released a new feature which lets users share any YouTube video into their meeting, and has also hit a milestone of 200,000 registered users. AnyMeeting, headed by Costin Tuculescu, is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, and the Maverick Angels.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S. A Fire Side Chat with San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels.

Freebinar Becomes AnyMeeting

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Hungtington Beach-based Freebinar , the free web conferencing and webcasting service headed by Costin Tuculescu , has renamed itself AnyMeeting , the firm said this morning. AnyMeeting provides a free, ad-supported service which allows users to run web conferences and webcasts. The angel-backed company has raised funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting

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Online web conferencing provider AnyMeeting has a challenge: it believes its services are better suited for small business than both WebEx and GoToMeeting, the incumbents in the web conferencing space. The boast and challenge is a big one for the small startup, which only launched its services a few years ago, and only recently started focusing primarily on the small business web conferencing market.

AnyMeeting Targets Network Marketing Firms

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , which provides free web conferencing and online meeting services, is announcing this morning that it is aiming at large "network marketing" firms with a new program. The company, which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, said its new "Quick Start" program will provide those network marketers with a free, company-branded web conferencing tool, which can be made available to all of those firms' distributors at no cost.

LaunchFEST Demo Night

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Angel Launch, a new event for startups and investors, is producing a networking venture pitch, networking dinner and party the night before E3 Expo in LA for digital media, mobile and tech startups. PROGRAM: Track One: Attracting Funding and Strategic Investors for Startups followed by Panel Market; Track Two: Attracting Funding and Strategic Investors for Startups and Panel: Digital Media, Web Services, Apps, Mobile, Social Media, Games, Consumer Services, Consumer Electronics.

Vokle Powers Al Gore Town Meeting

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Los Angeles-based Vokle , a provider of an online platform to host interactive broadcasting and discussions, is powering an online town hall meeting hosted by former Vice President Al Gore for Time Warner Cable, according to the firm's investors, the Tech Coast Angels. Vokle's web site allows users to broadcast themselves to a virtual audience of viewers, and allow those viewers to interact with the speaker.

AnyMeeting Links Into Comcast Business Marketplace

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AnyMeeting , the small business web conferencing service which is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, has linked with Comcast Business, the company said Thursday.

LendAmend Gets $750K

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Los Angeles-based LendAmend , a developer of online software for managing the amendment of leveraged loans, has raised $750,000 in a Series A funding round. The round came from the Tech Coast Angels. LendAmend's web-based software is used for workflow automation in the lending industry, for CLO managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, asset managers, mutual funds, and other institutional investors in the syndicated bank loan market.

TCA Stresses Mixers, New Website

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The Tech Coast Angels is stressing its mixer program, seed investment efforts, and a new website, as it kicks off a 2010 program, according to the angel investing group. According to the Tech Coast Angels' Richard Sudek, Chairman of the TCA, the group is looking to hold bi-monthly mixers which will help entrepreneurs connect with its angel investors, after a successful mixer in late 2009.

eGuardian Partners With Education Firm

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Irvine-based eGuardian , a provider of service aimed at protecting children on the web, has partnered with safety education firm i-SAFE, according to investor the Tech Coast Angels. eGuardian develops technology for verifying the age, gender, and location of children on web sites. Tags: eguardian safety tech coast angels angel investment isafe

AnyMeeting Adds Ad-Free Option

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Huntington Beach-based Anymeeting , the free web conferencing and webinar service headed by Costin Tuculescu, and backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels, reports today that it has added a new, ad-free version of the software aimed at small business users. AnyMeeting said the new version comes on the request of some of its users, who were interested in seeing its web conferencing service available but without advertisements.

Freebinar Looks To Fill Webcasting Hole Left By DimDim

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Huntington Beach-based Freebinar , a provider of free, web conferencing services, is looking to fill the new hole left by free web conferencing service Dimdim , with its own ad-supported service. Bolstering Freebinar's efforts is new funding from the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

YouMail Ups Funding To $12.5M

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The funding came from VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels. YouMail offers up a third party, enhanced voicemail service, along with mobile applications for BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Web OS, Windows Phone 7 and Windows 6.5. Irvine-based YouMail , the provider of third party voicemail and other cloud-based communications services run by Alex Quilici , disclosed this morning that it has upped its total funding to $12.5M.

AnyMeeting Launches Instant Meeting Service, AnyMeeting Now

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The newly launched feature allows users to instantly start a free web conference session, even without creating an account on the service. AnyMeeting said the new service--available via a "Start A Meeting Now" button on its home page--is aimed at encouraging new users to experience its free web meeting service. AnyMeeting is venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels and Maverick Angels.

AnyMeeting Makes Webinars Pay

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the free, online web conferencing and webinar service run by Costin Tuculescu, has launched a new feature which allows anyone to sell tickets to their webinars. AnyMeeting, which was previously known as Freebinar, is angel backed by the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Maneesh has more than nine years of product development and operational experience in the high tech industry. He also helped accelerate growth at Eventbrite, Socialcast, Webs, World Golf Tour, WordPress.com and Songkick in hands-on marketing advisory roles.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle.

AnyMeeting Names VP

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the developer of a free web conferencing and webinar services, is announcing today that it has named David Gerken as Vice President of Business Development. Anymeeting is headed by Costin Tuculescu, and offers up free online meetings; the firm is angel backed by the Pasadena Angels and the Tech Coast Angels.

Make It Work Expands Into Web Services

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Santa Barbara-based Make It Work , the in-home computer and electronics service and help firm headed by Eric David Greenspan, said this week that it has launched a new web and social media services arm. Make It Work is known both for its ubiquitous red Mini Cooper service vehicles, as well as its radio shows on KNX1070 in Los Angeles and radio show in KSFO 560 in San Francisco. The firm is backed by The Tech Coast Angels, Frontera Capital, Somera Ventures, and others.