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

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Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups. 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. “We see Big Data as the same rich and long-term opportunity that ‘IT’ was broadly in the 1970s and early 1980s when great VC funds (e.g, San Francisco, California.

Southern California #Angels and Their Investments

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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].

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Software Development Companies in Southern California

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In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? size of company (startup to very large), stage (early stage to established firms) vary widely.

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.

Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouhi

SoCal CTO

She is a go to person for me when I have questions around technology or early stage marketing and branding. We do a lot of B2B and also have an "Early Stage Branding" practice for technology startups. I've known Farida for quite a while. Maybe ten years.

How to Find the Top VCs for the Investment You Need

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Madrona focuses its efforts on funding early-stage companies, especially ones that they determine to have the potential to innovate and disrupt markets. Southern California. They are the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in the region.

Co-Founder of Akamai to Speak at Happy Hour on Thursday!

Texas Startup Blog

We’re happy to announce that our guest speaker will be Preetish Nijhawan, Managing Director of Cervin Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on B2B companies. Preetish earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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Founded it as a California LLC but your potential VC wants a Delaware C-Corp? Forget to get around to setting up that Employee Stock Option Plan and want to be able to give the early guys their options at a low strike price? They want to lock in future clients at an early stage.

Early Growth Financial Services Welcomes Two New CFOs to Support SoCal Expansion

Early Growth Financial Services

PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), an accounting and financial services firm that specializes in providing outsourced support to early-stage companies, announced today the hires of Katherine Gaffney and Tim Maher as new Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) for the company’s Los Angeles office. This announcement comes on the heels of EGFS’s recent Southern California expansion into San Diego.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

Today he is the founder of M34 Capital , a seed capital fund that focuses on early-stage projects being spun out of academic and corporate research labs.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

If we’re correct, we can compress the time for commercializing scientific breakthroughs and reduce the early stage risks of these new ventures. Principal Investigator: Ellis Meng University of Southern California.

Giant Media founder: How I turned $7,000 into $8 million in three years

The Next Web

He had no doubt that had he started the company in Silicon Valley, he would have received funding, but the paying customers are all in Southern California — a lot of car manufacturers are based in LA and that makes up a good chunk of his clientele. So what does Segura have to say to those entrepreneurs in Southern California who are trying to make it and become the next Facebook or Twitter?

Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

Yesterday, I met with someone at the early stage of a startup. There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use. Especially for an early-stage startup? He has a great concept with some complexity to it. He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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You could argue that choosing the name “first round” paints them into a corner in case they want to ever do a late stage fund, but I suspect they named it FRC precisely because they wanted to excel at early-stage investing.

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

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If you are entering a field that you are less familiar with, not only will doing plenty of research make you feel more prepared, but it could potentially stop you from being taken advantage of in the early stages of developing your app or product.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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And because running a company requires money to fuel staff and offices and acquire customers and the like, much of the time spent in early days at a start feels like a constant struggle to raise money, convince others to join your company when they can get offers from companies that have more money and convince existing staff to stick with you despite the hours and stresses and set-backs. They hire their initial co-founders and early employees and everybody has a sense of “mission.”

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

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In Silicon Valley you have mega venture capital funds who have a history of giving $20 million to early-stage technology companies hoping to swing for the fences and become the next Google, Facebook or Twitter. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

Fred is not a fan and argues that evaluating and aiding early-stage companies is not a core competency of government organizations. California. o Southern California Innovation Project. o California Conservation Innovation Grant Program.

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.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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As with any sales campaign you need to: Qualify your buyers early so you focus your scarce resources on people likely to buy your product. Right for my stage? And trust me, if you’re early stage you DO want to meet Bryce. Meet early. Raising money is hard.

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

Over time, though, military spending wound down and many large aerospace and military companies left Southern California. My partner Erik Rannala has had a similar experience, having worked as a VC at Harrison Metal before moving down to LA to co-found our seed stage venture firm. It’s probably not too controversial to say that the median level of sophistication of early stage entrepreneurs in Los Angeles is lower than that of Bay Area.

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

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For funding, you’ll see a loose affiliation of early stage investors, something will start slow, and then gain momentum to eventually close the deal.

Your Worst Enemy? You (& That's a Good Thing)

Inc Startups

When I was a young man, I joined a couple of early stage start-ups. I was a sales executive in southern California at the time and the only jobs I could find were in marketing in Silicon Valley.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

Cornerstone OnDemand CEO Adam Miller shares how he built a $2 billion cloud startup from LA

The Next Web

The difficulty that Cornerstone had in raising money in the early 2000s turned out to be a boon for the startup, as Miller believes that the limited access to capital served to foster a culture of efficiency within the company.

Rustic Canyon Speaks out on GaiKai Exit, Changing Nature of VC, LA Tech & More

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We sat down for an hour to talk about why what GaiKai built was able to overcome its much better funded rival and to dispel the myth that great engineering teams don’t exist in Southern California.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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.

Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

Ive personally been involved in the start-up world in Los Angeles for about 15 years, and have had the opportunity to work on many early-stage companies (e.g., LA is a vibrant community with a rich network of angels that fund early stage companies, lots of VCs, easy access to big media, lots of innovation in media, mobile content, games, green, health care, and many, many others. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound.

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Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

There are quite a few other Software Development Companies in Southern California working on open source and/or freemium business models. 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. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

INVESTOR SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS 7 TOP-TIERED ANGEL GROUPS FROM SANTA BARBARA TO SAN DIEGO TO COLLABORATE ON PROMISING START-UPS

Ask the Angels

Maverick Spearheads First-In-History Southern California Angel Summit on May 16, Sheppard Mullin Title Sponsor. Maverick Angels, an International Angel Group with locations in Southern California, Utah and Europe, today announced the “First Annual Southern California Angel Summit” which took place on May 16, 2012, at USC.

Pasadena Angels Fund 1 Invests in Repurpose

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Pasadena, California (February 23, 2017) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the fourth investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). About the Pasadena Angels: The Pasadena Angels was founded in 2000 and is one of the longest running angel groups in Southern California. The Fund invested an additional $100K in Repurpose, a Los Angeles based consumer products company that makes plant based, 100% compostable tableware products.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

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Kevin Federline Search Engine

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

Entreprenuer Network

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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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.

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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh. skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo.

Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

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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. Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound. Early Stage Marketing and Branding – Farida Fotouh.