Bio Roundup: Trump’s Rx Silence, PCSK9 News, Amgen’s Migraines & More

Xconomy

Speculation swirled this week around the incoming U.S. president’s intent to make good on his angry campaign rhetoric on drug prices, while the Associated Press reported that naming-and-shaming—that is, Congress hauling executives into hearings and penning angry letters—certainly hasn’t done the trick.

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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool

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MailCaddy provides personalized emails to reach out to prospects, using email templates. Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of leads management and sales software, has rolled out a new tool call SalesCaddy. According to Velocify, the new tool uses social and professional networks to help its users discover and convert potential buyers. Velocify said the tool includes two features--implemented as browser plugins--SocialCaddy and MailCaddy.

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Frameworks Round 4

TechEmpower

Additionally, we’ve added our fourth test called “Fortunes” which exercises server-side templates and collections. The new Fortunes test exercises server-side templates and collections.

Vitesse Targets Internet of Things

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Reference designs are used by hardware designers as templates for creating their own applications. Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor , which develops a range of networking semiconductors, said today that it has rolled out a new reference design specifically aimed at the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The company said it has rolled out new Gigabit Ethernet PHY reference designs for small form factor, IoT networking, to help power embedded networking for devices.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more. Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0".

Cirrus Insight Launches New App For Salesforce

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Cirris said its new app, called Cirrus Analytics, is aimed at helping such things as how many events with prospects a sales team had last week; what leads came from Gmail; how effective Salesforce email templates are; and more. Irvine-based Cirrus Insight , which develops apps which connect Salesforce with Gmail and other Google apps, has launched a new app, which it says helps companies monitor adoption of Salesforce, customer engagement, and email effectiveness.

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

Tech.Co

It offers a variety of conversion-optimized templates, which B2B firms, agencies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities can use. WordPress or Squarespace, for instance, provide templates that blend this feature seamlessly into your website’s overall design.

MobileCause Enhances Crowdfunding Software For Nonprofits

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According to the company, which is venture backed by Level Equity, said its software allows for use of dynamic templates, social sharing, and other features. Los Angeles-based MobileCause , which develops fundraising and communications software for nonprofits, has rolled out an enhanced crowdfunding software product. MobileCause is led by CEO Sean MacNeill. The company raised $15M in January. READ MORE>>. mobilecause nonprofit software mobile crowdfund crowdfunding

NationBuilder Adds Mac Editing Support

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The company said over the weekend that it has launched a new Mac app, which helps designers synchronize their templates with the Mac. Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , the operator of the online service to help manage political campaigns, nonprofits, government organizations, and business outreach, has bolstered its support for the Mac.

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

There is room to improve on our other more complex tests such as JSON serialization and Fortunes (which exercises database connectivity, data structures, encoding of unsafe text, and templating). Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here!

Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook

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Real World Executive Summary Template. Business Plans are dead. Most sophisticated investors ignore them, focusing their attention on an entrepreneur's pitch and presentation materials, financial forecast and executive summary.

Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters

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If the customer is reticent to share it, provide them with an email template they can readily forward. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky.

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GameSalad Launches Marketplace

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Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad , the developer of iPhone game creation software, has just updated its software, and launched a new "GameSalad Marketplace" which allows users to buy and sell artwork, audio, templates and other project assets to other users. GameSalad's software makes it easy for non-programmers to develop iPhone games, by tapping into templates and game actions.

GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software

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Beta version of the software includes such features as better performance and reliability, support for leaderboards in games, along with new game templates.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

InfoChachkie

However, if you attempt to apply this television fantasy as a template for your fundraising efforts, you will learn first-hand what the Producer of the reality show I worked on once told me. A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Framework Benchmarks

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Why doesnt your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks.

What Startup Advisors Do I Need?

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I recommend looking at the Founder’s Institute Founder Advisor Standard Template (FAST) Agreement as a template for this relationship. Bob Dorf just published a post Where are the Hackers? Solving the Founder-Tech Gap that came out of some fun conversations that Bob and I have been having. A large part of this conversation is what kinds of advisors startups should be looking for. A little while ago, I suggested that Every Web/Mobile Startup Should Have a Technical Advisor.

Be a Unicorn: The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Your Startup Like a Pro

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Find a designer or template that gives you a clean, non-pixelated look with a balanced feel. Pro tip: If you don’t have a developer and need to hack a template, be sure that the functionality is up to par.

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Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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This gave our new eCommerce team access to digital professionals they could learn from and a “website-building template” to replicate in-house for our next site. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

Why doesn''t your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks.

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

Xconomy

Under their watch, Celgene became known for its creative alliances, customizing deals with young biotechs to fit each specific situation, rather than following a standard template.

PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool

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The software allows teams within companies to schedule and create online, customized social marketing campaigns, complete with fancy graphical templates, one click deployment to social networks, and much more. If you are a millenial entering the workforce, what would you be most comfortable with -- a tool designed to work and look like a social network, or a tool built around an old fashioned corporate enterprise software UI?

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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

They offer leadership conferences, regular content articles on leadership, board pack templates and the like. In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

InfoChachkie

Examples – The book is filled with text excerpted from actual funding documents, rather than the generic templates usually found in academic textbooks.

The Biggest Reason Most Sales Campaigns Don’t Close

Both Sides of the Table

As your company grows the number of sales reps you have it is useful to build “ROI calculators” for them which are nothing more than spreadsheet templates where they can enter in variables and the spreadsheet will make a case for your product.

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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We do not have reams of templates in our software. In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers. How do you make those events happen? We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (www.eventfarm.com), on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. What, exactly, does Event Farm do?

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How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

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Relying on their customers'' penchant for design and good taste, the company announced on April 1st that it had created a new "Geo" template for Bootstrap, a leading web development tool. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Both Sides of the Table

The initial Apple/AT&T deal was of course limited to the geography in which AT&T operated and thus after its initial success Apple had a template for exclusivity agreements in other countries.

GRP Announces $200 Million Fund. Rebrands as Upfront Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

At any moment in time one of Upfront’s associates are likely to be working on: a pricing strategy, a market-expansion strategy, an M&A review, or helping build a company’s first board deck template.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Docstoc offers a repository of templates, research materials, processes, forms, legal documents, and much more, all designed to help small businesses overcome the many logistical roadblocks along the path to success. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

Tech Zulu Event

Whether it’s something as extensive as filing patents, more simple trademark registrations, and or putting appropriate documentation in place, don’t ignore this and don’t rely on boilerplate online templates.

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How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

Relying on their customers'' penchant for design and good taste, the company announced on April 1st that it had created a new "Geo" template for Bootstrap, a leading web development tool. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

Both Sides of the Table

A while back I wrote a bunch of posts on Sales & Marketing and have been meaning to get back to that theme for a while.

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