Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

Scalable Startup

Southern California Angels on Twitter and Facebook. Are you a southern California angel (or do you know one) who’d like to be on our list? Angel Investor early stage founder Launch startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture angel investor CoFounder first revenue scalability software startups tom nora vc venture capitalClick here to add an angel. Jason Calacanis (Los Angeles). link]. link]. Sample Investments: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link].

Living The SoCal Chillax Life With Just Chill

YoungUpstarts

What’s better than chilling out on a Southern California beach? Chilling on a Southern California beach with a great drink in hand, believes The Chill Group. And according to the founders, the tropical-flavored beverage – which contains only 50 calories and 12 grams of sugar with no artificial flavoring – is a perfect blend of science and flavor. “We Ideaspotting Chill Group food & beverage Just Chill Southern California United States

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Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. "I'm looking for a partner / cofounder who can not only head the technical aspects and build a working model of the site, but someone with the connections to put a great development team together when we need it. Make sure you go through the 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder.

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Revolution co-founder talks Living Social, ZipCar, Steve Case & GroupOn Super Bowl Ads

Both Sides of the Table

The venture capital industry is so heavily skewed to Northern California, which the remains spilled over Boston, New York & Southern California. Revolution is a “stage agnostic&# fund (means they invest early or late) funded entirely by Steve Case , the founder of AOL and co-founded by two other individuals, Tige Savage (yes, pronounced like the golfer, minus the “r&# ) and Donn Davis.

Out of the Crisis #19: Revolution Foods co-founders on feeding kids and families, being parent-entrepreneurs, and scaling food security innovations

Startup Lessons Learned

Here's my conversation with the founders of Revolution Foods. I'm the co founder and Chief Impact Officer at Revolution Foods. I'm the co-founder and CEO of Revolution Foods. I co-founded Revolution Foods with Kirsten Tobey in 2006 to ensure quality food access for all children across the nation. I mean, number one, having a co-founder who has always held that space of look, we've got each other's back, and that has been absolutely key.

Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

Going Beyond Facial Recognition – Why The Future Of Security And Possibilities Lie In Video Analytics

YoungUpstarts

He previously cofounded Scintera, a fabless semiconductor company in 2001. A BS from IIT-Bombay and a PhD from University of Southern California, he has previously held key technical and management roles at Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Morphics. . by Abhijit Shanbag, CEO of Graymatics.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post.

Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

The articles I cited there around finding co-founders suggests that Ben is on the money. 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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Open Source Business Model

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Virtualitics

Austin Startup

One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020 , Virtualitics uses patented technology, based on a decade of research at the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Department of Defense, Nestle and University of Southern California.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Kevin Federline Search Engine

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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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Google Maps Mobile

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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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

SoCal CTO

Some items from the pod cast: 100,000 - babies born as a result of relationships started on eHarmony 15M registered 1% of marriages in US this year resulting from eHarmony I dont know if these are true, but still, the impact of the vision of the original founders Neil Clark Warren and Greg Forgatch is amazing. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Challenge of Predicting Winners

SoCal CTO

Part of the discussion around this is the talk about the founder who only got $83M (as compared to $3xxM for the other founders) who bailed out early and choose to go back to school. 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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Interesting Model for University President

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

About this Blog

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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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Where LinkedIn Works for Me

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

Hi. Hello. And Bye Bye Business Cards!

K9 Ventures

I co-founded CardMunch in 2009 to solve one side of this problem — taking the sea of business cards on the side of my desk and accurately and reliably converting them into digital contacts. I have a role at K9 Ventures, but I also am a co-founder of HiHello, and I am also a kid-parent, and I am also a dog-parent. This is why I’m excited to announce that I’ve co-founded a new company, HiHello , to solve this problem. Co-founder.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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We were talking about a company, Factual (disclosure my firm is an investor), which was founded by one of LA’s most talented Internet entrepreneurs, Gil Elbaz , who as co-founder of Applied Semantics (purchased by pre-IPO Google for $102 million and now Google AdSense) is responsible for a large portion of the Internet’s monetization. My fund – at $200 million – is the largest in Southern California.

500 Startups? How about 5000!

Scalable Startup

Southern California is going to reach the tipping point. Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized venture angel investor CEO CEO blog CoFounder first revenue googleA year ago I wasn’t so sure but now it’s getting crazy.

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Plantible Foods

Austin Startup

Tony Martens , Co-Founder at Plantible Foods , moved his company to San Diego from the Netherlands The Forrest Four-Cast: March 3, 2020 Plantible Foods wants to contribute to a more sustainable and responsible future while meeting the food needs of a hungry planet.

The Premiere Showcase of San Diego Startups

Business Plan Blog

Co-founder Giovanna Scheidler embodied the excitement with a big smile and not only took the judges, but the crowd as well, winning the audience award by a mile. We even met up with Dustin Bradley, a client and founder of FlipManager.com. Tech Coast Angels is the largest network of angel investors in the US and is the number one source of startup funding in Southern California.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

California Startup Gold – bring it here to scale it

Scalable Startup

Most of my 25 year career has been in California; about half of those in Silicon Valley. I’ve been involved with several amazing companies throughout Northern and Southern Cal; I have expanded, launched, M&A’d, relaunched, liquidated, succeeded and failed, you name it. The term Silicon Valley is now a misnomer – it has moved way beyond silicon and way beyond the original Santa Clara valley to spread all over California.

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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There were prominent founders of business like PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills and MyLife. The team has experience in building startups (Doug Ludlow was formerly a founder in a TechStars company) and have all worked at local Los Angeles based startups. Walk into any Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Southern California and you can’t miss their digital screens. DoubleClick and Amazon and is led by co-founders Jason Lehmbeck and John Zimmerman.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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Most founders have a strong sense of what they’re trying to achieve. They hire their initial co-founders and early employees and everybody has a sense of “mission.” In fact, 50% of our investments are in Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. We tend to stick by founders in tough times and often roll up our sleeves in the darkest hours.

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

and before that, Co-founder and Senior Vice-President at Clearview Networks, Inc. He is a former chairman of the Business Software Alliance, and currently is Chair of the LA Chapter of the Technology Council of Southern California. Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities.

Silicon Beach emerges as a tech hotbed

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He has hired engineers from Loyola Marymount University , CalTech, University of Southern California and UCLA , he says. Ashish Soni, a professor at the University of Southern California School of Engineering, and the executive director of its Digital Innovation lab, says that in the past many of his graduates would have gone directly to Seattle or San Francisco, but now theyre staying put, getting hired by local start-ups. Skip to Main Content. USA TODAY. Subscribe.

Can You Create a Great App Without a Tech Background? One Entrepreneurial Mom Shows You How It’s Done

Up and Running

Jillian Darlington, right, the founder of the MomCo app, with her co-founder Beth Bryan. Initially, she cast a wide net, focusing on any angel investors who would meet with her locally in Southern California. She did just that, and connected with her hero Jessica Denay, the founder of popular site Hot Mom’s Club, by reaching out via Facebook and asking to pick her brain.

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups

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Alexia Tsotsis is the co-editor of TechCrunch. She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. San Francisco, California. Founder Stories) Aereos Chet Kanojia Urges Entrepreneurs To "Go For The Difficult Problems" [TCTV]. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama.

F2F Still Matters

SoCal CTO

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. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO? Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

I Just Invested in @Burstly, a Mobile Ad Management Company

Both Sides of the Table

I’m very pleased today to announce that I invested, on behalf of GRP Partners, in Burstly alongside Rincon Venture Partners , an early stage VC in Southern California whith whom we love to work (and were our co-investors on RingRevenue ). Both of his co-founders worked with him previously and both worked on ad management platforms.

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Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

SoCal CTO

From there, I became the first non-founder employee at an e-commerce startup called BITSource, which was the first electronic software distributor delivering electronic volume software licenses to corporations. Tell me a bit about the Founder's Institute. Founder Institute is the brain child of Adeo Ressi , a super passionate and successful serial entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, probably best known for founding TheFunded.com.

Be Audacious, like Sophia Amoruso.

Scalable Startup

Audacity is required to build an innovative startup, to invent something new, try to do things others say you cannot do, and Southern California needs many more audacious people in its tech and media startup ecosystem. In the history of Southern California, there has always been a large slice of creativity involved also. Southern California certainly has a history of audacious visionaries who did it – created something from nothing. Audacity.

Out of the Crisis #20: the founders of Bitwise on the role of technology in empowering people, spreading benefits to underserved communities, and the creation of OnwardUS

Startup Lessons Learned

Jake Soberal and Irma Olguin are the founders of a company called Bitwise. They created a program called Onward California in partnership with the State of California and with the support of governor Newsom. Their model in California was so successful they eventually created a new organization, Onward US, dedicated to putting American workers displaced by COVID-19 back to work. Here's my conversation with the founders of Bitwise.