Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community

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With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. I first met Brad in the Fall of 2010, when he and TechStars co-founder David Cohen came to San Diego as part of their Do More Faster book tour.

San Diego Startups — ShowUHow

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(52nd in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego ShowUHow startupsShowUHow. ShowUHow offers manufacturers and retailers a series of web and mobile video product guides for every stage of the customer lifecycle, including pre-sales, installation, feedback and retention. Led by Founder and CEO Kim Folsom , ShowUHow has raised $3M from Syncom Venture Partners. Crunchbase entry.

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San Diego Startups — ShowUHow

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(52nd in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego ShowUHow startupsShowUHow. ShowUHow offers manufacturers and retailers a series of web and mobile video product guides for every stage of the customer lifecycle, including pre-sales, installation, feedback and retention. Led by Founder and CEO Kim Folsom , ShowUHow has raised $3M from Syncom Venture Partners. Crunchbase entry.

SofttechVC’s Charles Hudson at San Diego Tech Founders

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San Diego Tech Founder Chris Hoover was kind enough to produce these fantastic notes on Charles Hudson''s talk from April 23, 2014. Blog San Diego Startup Community Charles Hudson San Diego Tech Founders SoftTech Venture Capital Thanks, Chris! Edited for clarity.) Charles Hudson (Bay Area VC SoftTech) discussed perspectives on funding and current funding activity. They''re positioned between angels and big VCs. SoftTech operates $85m fund.

Dog Lovers: You Have to See Petco's San Diego Headquarters

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At Petco, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day

San Diego Startups — Independa

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(20th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Independa San Diego startupsIndependa. Independa Independa helps your aging parents remember important events like birthdays, doctor’s appointments, social engagements — and when to take their medications. Lead byCEO Kian Sanei , Independa has closed two seed rounds of investment. Crunchbase Entry.

San Diego Startups — Zambig

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(27th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups ZambigZambig. Zambig lets users interact with radio; not just by customizing listening, but actually creating and sharing interactions with DJs and other on air personalities. Zambig was founded by Blair Giesen and Cordell Giesen and is self-funded. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — Snappfire

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(37th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego Snappfire startupsSnappfire. Snappfire is a mobile app development platform for magazines, newspapers and publishers. Snappfire is currently self-funded and was founded by Marc Hermsmeyer and Dustin Hunter. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — DealHamper

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(36th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 DealHamper San Diego startupsDealHamper. DealHamper is an online deal aggregator for local daily deals, including Groupon and LivingSocial, organized by city. DealHamper is self funded and was founded by Cartic Natraj. CrunchBase Entry. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — Zurple

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(35th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups ZurpleZurple. Zurple is a comprehensive real estate marketing system designed for agents. Zurple was co-founded by Ryan Owen Tom Owen and is headed-up by CEO Robert Schulte. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — VerifyFast

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(30th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego Statups VerifyFastVerifyFast. VerifyFast enables HR executives to automate and outsource external requests to verify historical employment and salary information. Craig Giangregorio is Founder and CEO of this self-funded startup. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — Hookit

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(17th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Hookit San Diego startupsHookit. Hookit is a social network for lifestyle sports, bringing together action sports, community, brands and deals. Founded and run by Scott Tilton , Hookit (formerly Loopd’d) received funding from Tech Coast Angels. CrunchBase entry. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startup — uME

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(41sh in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Uncategorized San Diego startups uMEuME (pronounced “you-mee&# ) seeks to be your last “business card.&# uME is a mobile app that helps you exchange contact information with people you meet in person, as well as remember why they are important. The company was founded by Jeff Axup and Scott Buchanan and is bootstrapped.

San Diego Startups — Deal Current

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(26th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Deal Current San Diego startupsDeal Current. Deal Current provides online media publishers a Groupon-like “Daily Deal&# platform. Founded by Jimmy Hendricks and Patrick Dillon , Deal Current is self-funded. CrunchBase Entry. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — BigSho

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(34th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 BigSho San Diego startupsBigSho. BigSho is an online game show which lets people compete live against each other to win prizes. The alpha will be available soon. They’re also giving away an iPad2 to the winner of the alpha period (aka “Season 1″).

There’s No Bubble in San Diego

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San Diego’s Avalon Ventures is the only VC with an active fund. There are about a dozen San Diego angels on Angel List , most of whom have no San Diego investments. This circumstance not only represents a failure to support San Diego’s economy, but also serves to increase the pressure on the Silicon Valley bubble, er boom. Economic downturn San Diego Startups angels bubble economy leanstartups startups VCs

San Diego Startups — StayClassy

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(43rd in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups StayClassyStayClassy. StayClassy provides charities, foundations and other non-profits a fundraising platform and donor relationship management. StayClassy was founded by Scot Chisolm , Marshall Peden and Pat Walsh. They completed a $1.25 million convertible debt-funding round led by 15 angel investors.

San Diego Startups — Climber.com

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(18th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Climber San Diego startupsClimber.com. Climber.com is a jobs site that not only connects job seekers with hiring managers and select recruiters, but markets them. Climber.com is run by Michael O’Brien. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — Anametrix

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(10th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Anametrix San Diego startupsAnametrix. Anametrix provides real time business analytics for marketing intelligence. Founded by WebSideStory veterans, Blaise Barralet and Anders Olsson. Anametrix has raised money from several individual investors. Contact me: brant@ marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — TapHunter

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(33rd in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups TapHunterTapHunter. TapHunter is an online craft beer-lover community, providing, among other things, the ability for people to find places serving their favorite craft beers. My kind of startup! TapHunter was founded by Melani Gordon and Jeff Gordon. They are self-funded. CrunchBase Entry.

San Diego Startups — Podclass

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(29th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Podclass San Diego startupsPodclass. Podclass is an marketplace for online teaching and classroom services. Bringing together those who have skill or expertise and those who have the desire to learn, Podclass provides video podcasts and collaboration tools to create online classrooms.

San Diego Startups — Antengo

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(13th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Antengo San Diego startupsAntengo. Antengo does real-time, location-based, classifieds. It’s a mobile app that facilitates real-time, location-based, person-to-person exchanges. Antengo was founded by Hunter Jensen and Marcus Wandell and has raised seed investment from Dr. Michael Wandell. CrunchBase Entry.

San Diego Startups — Plixi

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(7th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego Startups PlixiPlixi. Plixi , formerly TweetPhoto, is both a consumer service for sharing photos through social streams and a platform for developers to add media sharing capabilities to apps running on popular social networking sites. Plixi was founded and is run by Sean Callahan and Rodney Rumford.

San Diego Startups — StockTwits

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(Startup #5 in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego Startups StockTwitsStockTwits. StockTwits is a social, stock micro-blogging service. Moreover, it is an open, community-powered idea and information service for investments. Howard Lindzon is Founder and CEO. StockTwits is backed by several angel investors, as well as True Ventures and the Foundry Group. CrunchBase Profile.

San Diego Startups: Xpenser

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(Startup 4 in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Xpenser San DiegoXpenser. Xpenser provides an easy way to track your business expenses. Designed to work within your normal workflow, you can email, sms, Tweet, IM, etc., your expenses w/o logging on to their system. You can even photograph your receipt with your iphone and send it off to Xpenser the way you see fit.

San Diego Startups — TV Mate

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(28th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups TV MateTV Mate. TV Mate adds game mechanics and socialization to your TV viewing experience. Founded by Magnus Berggren , TV Mate is self-funded. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

everyStory of San Diego Acquires StoryPress of Austin

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San Diego-based everyStory, a cloud-based story sharing mobile app and platform, announced it has acquired StoryPress of Austin. The company […] The post everyStory of San Diego Acquires StoryPress of Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mike Davis, CEO of StoryPress, launched the website in 2013 and a year later completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised $500,000 in seed stage capital.

San Diego Startup — SecureConcierge

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(40th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego SecureConcierge startupsSecureConcierge. SecureConcierge is an online concierge solution combining the best of web technology with the latest advertising innovations linking residents, concierges and property managers. SecureConcierge was founded Steven Picanza and Bryant Walker and has received strategic funding.

San Diego Startups — Attachmore

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(44th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Attachmore San Diego startupsAttachmore. Attachmore www.attachmore.com is a large file delivery solution that assists computer users in transferring files that are too large for email. Attachmore bridges the gap between email attachment limitations and complicated FTP or complex online storage solutions.

San Diego Startups — Chumby

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(14th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). The company is backed by San Diego’s Avalon ventures and others. Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Chumby San Diego startupsChumby. Chumby is both a consumer Internet device and a platform for delivering the Internet experience to 3rd party consumer electronics.

San Diego Startups — Extrabux

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(16th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Extrabux San Diego startupsExtrabux. Extrabux is the comparison shopping and coupon site that pays you back. Founded by Jeff Nobbs and Noah Auerhahn , Extrabux is currently run by interim CEO Bob Nascenzi. Extrabux is self-funded. CrunchBase Entry. Contact me: brant at marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — eSub

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(11th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 eSub San Diego startupseSub provides specialized project management and document control software for construction sub-contractors. Self-funded eSub was Founded and is run by Wendy Swift-Rogers. Contact me: brant@ marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — CloudCanvas

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(Startup #6 in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego Startups CloudCanvasCloudCanvas. CloudCanvas is a SaaS-based graphic design toolkit. Think PhotoShop in a browser, without Flash or plugins. CloudCanvas was founded in 2009 by experienced entrepreneur Chance Roth and is currently self-funded. Contact me: brant@ marketbynumbers.).

San Diego Startups — InsideUp

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(39th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 InsideUp San Diego startupsInsideUp. InsideUp is an online marketplace for business service providers and their customers. They use “business-matching and prospect-profiling technologies&# to connect businesses in search or services and those that provide those services. InsideUp was founded and is run by Asad Haroon.

San Diego Startups — Yontoo

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(22nd in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 San Diego startups YontooYontoo. Yontoo is a browser extension that adds “layers&# to web sites you visit, allowing you to have a “personalized&# experience with any web site. Web developers create layers (apps) that enhance Internet browsers’ web experiences.

Steve Blank at San Diego Tech Founders

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Steve Blank speaks to San Diego Tech Founders from Brant Cooper on Vimeo. Be sure to come check out entrepreneur turned investor Mark Suster talk to San Diego Tech Founders March 31. => Startups RSVP here. => Investors, Service Providers, Professionals RSVP here.

San Diego Startups — Oceanhouse Media

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(49th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 Oceanhouse Media San Diego startupsOceanhouse Media. Oceanhouse Media develops mobile apps that “uplift, educate and inspire”, primarily through licensing popular children’s content providers, such as Dr. Seuss, Chronicle Books and the Hay House.

Ryan Mack Encourages Young Entrepreneurs To Head To San Diego

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Entrepreneur and marketing mogul Ryan Mack says that San Diego is the perfect place for a young entrepreneur to start business. San Diego, a city of 1.3 Others San Diego starting a business startup ecosystem

San Diego Startups — E-Band

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(38th in a series introducing San Diego high tech Startups.). E-band was founded by Sam Smookler and Saul Umbrasas and has received financing from both strategic investors and VCs, including San Diego based Avalon Ventures and Express Ventures. Founder of a San Diego-based Startup? SanDiegoStartups2011 E-Band San Diego startupsE-Band Communications.

See Why These Entrepreneurs Call San Diego 'America's Finest City'

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From sunglasses to a gold refinery, these companies are staking their claim in this California city