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.

SodaHead Connects With Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead.com , an online site focused on a combination of news discussion and questions and answers, announced today that the firm has connected the site to Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo. The new integration allows users to automatically post questions from the site to a Twitter feed and Facebook status updates, or distribute them to Yahoo's contact lists. Tags: sodahead twitter facebook yahoo software integration news

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Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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What attracted you to becoming an angel investor? I was attracted to high tech and worked for a time at Silicon Graphics. During my seven years at the company, we went public, were acquired by Yahoo , and I continued at Yahoo for two more years.

Insights and Opinions: Angel and Venture Capital Shareholder Liquidity

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For today's Insights and Opinions section, where we feature insights and analysis from the local technology community, we have an article from Jeff Cohn , an entrepreneur and veteran of the angel and VC investment community here in Southern California. It has been a long 10 year drought of no IPOs and sub par M&A activity that has stifled the startup, venture capital and angel investment community throughout the US.

Interview with Matthew Graczyk, Zubican

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Matthew Graczyk is founder of angel-backed Zubican (www.zubican.com)--saw a problem, which was the difficulty of finding suppliers for products for businesses--and decided to solve the problem, with a site specifically targeted at helping B2B buyers and sellers connect.

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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Dave McClure is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, startup investor, and blogger. He currently works for Founders Fund and coordinates FF Angel LLC, a seed-stage investment program; as well as fbFund REV, a micro-seed incubator program for Facebook-related startups.