Tesla Opens World's Largest Battery Plant in California

Inc Startups

Tesla's Powerpack project is partnering with the Southern California electricity utility to bring renewable energy into the home

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Venture Summit: Connecting with Silicon Valley Venture Capital

The Startup Magazine

Event Details: The event will be held March 13th-14th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Shan Aggarwal | Greycroft Partners. Shawn Ahdout | Alsop Louie Partners. Venture Partners. Kris Bjornerud | Wavemaker Partners.

Project Kairos Helps Startups with Funding

The Startup Magazine

Kairos (??????) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). Project Kairos is the umbrella brand for Informa’s community built for startups, and in particular connecting investors with startups.

The Joys & Pains of Partnering With Apple

Inc Startups

Sena, based in Irvine, California, has taken off thanks to the popularity of its cases for the iPad and iPhone. Even though we are one of Apple's best partners, we don't get any advance notice about the products they are going to release.

Startup firms partnering with government? Really?

Austin Startup

Cities that are currently participating in the Startups in Residence program include the California cities of Oakland, San Leandro and San Francisco, and Washington D.C. With a startup partner, the city was able to develop a platform to extract data from all available city information repositories, track trends, handle registrations and alert citizens to upcoming programs of interest. selected five startup companies to partner with for a 12-week program.

These Major Apple Investors Want to Know If iPhones Are Harmful to Children

Inc Startups

Jana Partners and the California State Teacher's Retirement System (CalSTRS) control about $2 billion worth of shares between them. Technology

Huge Round for Waze, Raises $25 Million for Social GPS

VC Cafe

The proceeds of this round will be used to scale operations, continue building its platform for real-time location data and move its headquarters from Israel to Palo Alto, California, according to the CEO’s post on the company blog, By The Waze.

When (& How) to Dump Your Partner

Inc Startups

She was my original partner, but we battled constantly over strategy and the business plan. A lot of bonding goes on when you're stuck at a tollbooth with a highway full of honking cars and no change because we don't have toll roads in California.

Early Growth Financial Services Announces New Partner and VP of Sales

Early Growth Financial Services

New VP of Sales to lead EGFS business development efforts in California San Francisco, CA Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an outsource accounting, finance, and tax support firm that provides on-demand services to early-stage companies, has just announced a new partner to their leadership team. Originally published in PRWeb.

Education Start-up Adds 12 New University Partners

Inc Startups

Koller and Ng's online education platform, Coursera--founded in fall 2011--has signed on a dozen new university partners in its goal to democratize education. Cal Tech and Penn also invest $3.7 million in Coursera, bringing the company's total funding to $22 million.

Qwilt Raises $24M to Reduce Data Load of Video by Up to 80%

VC Cafe

Qwilt has offices in Hod Hasharon, Israel and Redwood City, California. Crescendo Networks Qwilt video accel partners B2B Cisco content crescendo networks Crescent Point hod hasharon israel juniper landline networks Load Redpoint Ventures redwood city california rob glaser Startup stealth mode trafficQwilt is on the hot on the heels of something big in high-data video delivery.

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Carl Icahn 2014 Would Look Askance at Carl Icahn 1985?s Choice of Business Partner

Marc Andreessen

You’d be my partner,” Boesky said, as odious a prospect as Davis could imagine. Copies may also be obtained by contacting eBay Investor Relations by mail at 2065 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125 or by telephone at 866-696-3229. Excerpts from James B.

Mentoring With LivePlan: Success Story

Up and Running

David Calderon, a teacher at the Villa Park High School in Villa Park City, California, participated in the BEC Boost with his students, and was the mentor to two of the competition’s grand prize winners. How did you hear about the California BEC Boost business plan competition?

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 2

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Generally, a FoFs has greater leverage in scrutinizing a venture firm's financial reporting, its partner expertise relative to market sector focus resulting in a better risk-return ratio than direct investments. By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC.

Investing in Venture Capital - Limited Partner or Fund of Funds? - Part 1

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Billion represents a significant liquidity window for Venture Capitalists and their Limited Partner investors. The author, Igor Sill , is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Geneva Venture Partners. By Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Venture Management LLC.

Late-stage comeback: Acton Capital Partners in 150M final close of new fund

Fred Destin

Great news for European entrepreneurs of the later stage variety: Acton Capital Partners closes on a EUR 150M maiden fund , the so-called Heureka Growth Fund, presumably named after the discovery of gold in California rather than Archimedes running naked through the streets of Syracuse.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

[Infographic] Basing Your Startup In Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Well, finding a place in Silicon Valley to call home is not the easiest thing to do, but this infographic from Riviera Partners may help. This infographic was first posted on Riviera Partners ‘ blog.

Three Bitcoin Billionaires Share Their Story of How They Moved Early into the Asset Class

Both Sides of the Table

At the recent Upfront Summit my partner Stuart Lander had the opportunity to show some California Love and interview three of the wealthiest Bitcoin owners, each of whom were some of the earliest owners in the asset class and who haven’t sold any of their holdings.

Rocket Science 4: The Press is Our Best Product

Steve Blank

The positive effect of the tidal wave of press was as a door opener for us to raise money from corporate partners.

Hiring A Key Executive – Tips For The Hands-On CEO

YoungUpstarts

By Ali Behnam, co-founder of Riviera Partners. Prior to co-founding Riviera Partners , Ali Behnam co-founded and acted as EVP, Operations & Services at PeopleMover. Ali is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a BA in Economics.

ACTIVE Venture Partners Appoints two New Team Members after Busiest month to date

ArcticStartup

However, for venture capital firm ACTIVE Venture Partners , last month has been more than just recharging batteries. The announcement comes after a month of heavy investing, during which Active Venture Partners has led funding rounds for Spanish startups Traity ( $4.7

3 Things You Need For Seeking Investors

Up and Running

About the team: ‘Do not come to me by yourself,’ says Mike Scanlin, a longtime venture capitalist and CEO of Born to Sell , an investment tool company based in Los Altos, California. ‘A

Next move: RTP Ventures

Passionate Intensity

So, a new fund, Ru-Net Technology Partners (and our U.S. Though I will be based in New York City, many of our investments will happen elsewhere: California, Seattle, Austin, Boulder – anywhere smart entrepreneurs are solving tough problems. Tweet.

A Low-Volume, High-Conviction, High-Support Investor

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

My friend Mark Mullen and his partner Jim Andelman are announcing a new VC firm in Southern California today. Bonfire is based in Southern California, one of the hottest venture capital regions right now, and is focused on “B2B” companies, a sector that Mark and Jim have focused on for the last decade. They call themselves Bonfire Ventures. I love how they describe themselves as “a low-volume, high-conviction, high-support investor.”

SoCal Stunners: Why Homebrew Has Gone South

Hunter Walker

This can be based in the founders (strong hiring relationships locally), the local industry (access to customers, partners, talent) or academic hubs (research, talent).

Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News Silverton Partners and Floodgate’s new partnership with Capital Factory is offering the incubator’s startups a chance to take their companies to the next level, according to Mike Maples Jr., Floodgate’s managing partner. When I moved to California, one of the things I noticed was that the cost […] The post Capital Factory’s New Partnership: Growing the Pie appeared first on SiliconHills.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early

Allen's Blog

A long time ago (“last century”, as my teenage kids delight in saying), I took the California Bar exam -- along with 3,000 – 4,000 other applicants (as a probably not very good sign, last year over 8,000 applicants took it). funny thing was this Partner ended up asking the same entrepreneur for a favor indirectly 2 weeks later and did not seem to realize it was the same person). Allens Blog. « Commandment #4: Know Your Audience | Main. Intermission » January 16, 2005.

ITSEF III– Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Our Innovation Ecosystem Are Both Matters of National Security

Pascal's View

Mark Weatherford, the Chief Information Security Officer at the State of California , posted on his blog, Securing GovSpace, about his experience as a panelist at the third annual IT Security Entrepreneurs Forum.  Share and Enjoy: Adult Education Entrepreneur Foreign Policy Leadership Profiles Levensohn Venture Partners Science Venture Capital Web/Tech

Kvamme: Get the word out

EIN News

He's also a California venture capitalist. Since 1999, he's been a partner at. Coastal venture capital firms are starting to learn of Ohio's. economic development efforts. 35 percent of venture capital in the U.S. Last year, there was just $150 million

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. Southern California - my primary location - looks to be about the middle of the pack

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

The Maker Movement Is A New Mecca For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Back in the early 2000s, the Maker Movement took hold in California, based on the emergence of such do-it-yourself (DIY) tools as 3-D printers, Google''s SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop, with all the tools you need to make almost anything.

How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit

YoungUpstarts

They spend a lot of time, effort and resources on developing a business plan, and even more time and effort on raising capital, finding the right people and developing strategic partners. Millias is the managing partner and co-founder of OUM & Co. by Chris S.

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