Monday, April 25, 2005
TECH COAST ANGELS Fast Pitch Competition
Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition.

Attend the unique entrepreneur competition and networking
event of the year. Monday May 9th, 2005 at 6 PM at the Irvine
Hyatt Regency (Jamboree at Route 405). Network with hundreds
of investors and entrepreneurs. Enjoy a sumptuous walk-around
dinner. Watch the finalists in the competition present their
one-minute fast pitch for investor interest (their elevator
pitch) to a panel of expert judges, who give immediate
feedback. The Fast Pitch dinner and competition is open to
all entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals and
others interested in entrepreneurship for a fee of $65, $95
after April 30. For details and links to registration see

The Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs Conference is the
all-day event at the same location, and Fast Pitch is the
evening event. There is a special discount for attending both
events. For Entrepreneurs Conference details see

DoubleClick Goes Private
New York-based web advertising company DoubleClick said this morning that it has gone private in a $1.1B private equity deal. Hellman & Friedman LLC and San Diego-based JMI Equity will pay $8.50 per share to existing DoubleClick shareholders to acquire the entire interest in the firm. The two private equity firms have previously invested in Blackbaud, Mitchell International, and Vertafore. Kevin Ryan, current DoubleClick CEO will step down from the company following the acquisition. The mov (More info...)

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Userplane Links Into Friendster
Los Angeles-based Userplane this morning said that it has deployed its instant messaging tool on the popular social networking site Friendster. Userplane's Webmessenger tools is being integrated into Friendster's social networking tools, enabling members to converse through web-based chat. Webmessenger provides web-based chat tools based on Macromedia's Flash technology, and has geared its tools to the social networking space with the ability to add smilies, change text files, link to URLs, and (More info...)

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ValueClick Lands Customers
Westlake Village-based ValueClick announced today that it has signed, 1-800-Schedule, and newspaper publisher Guardian Unlimited as customers. The three publishers have signed representation agreements with ValueClick. ValueClick will market those companies to national advertisers and interactive agencies, and will also provide access to ValueClick's ad serving products for those publishers. GSN publishes online entertainment content; 1-800-Schedule is a yellow pages directory for consum (More info...)

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Fastclick Touts comScore Ranking
Santa Barbara-based Internet advertising firm FastClick is touting its ranking as number two in the comScore Media Metrix report for Ad Focus. The firm said that the latest comScore report shows FastClick has overtaken Yahoo! in unique audience reach, and is now reaching over 72 percent of unique U.S. Internet users. the comScore Ad Focus Ranking report ranks advertising-supported media brands and advertising networks.

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Micro Memory Unveils Signal Processing Design
Chatsworth-based Micro Memory announced this morning that it is now providing a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) which provides high speed Serial RapidIO, PCI-X, or PCI-Express access to DDR controller memory. The new device, based on Xilinx programmable Virtex gate array (FPGAs) is targeted at the signal processing market including synthetic aperture and phased array radar, software defined radio, signal intelligence, and semiconductor and medical imaging.

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Investment Capital Conference, April 27, Los Angeles
Investment Capital Conference
April 27, 2005
The prime meeting of capital providers and capital seekers

The Investment Capital Conference delivers in one day everything and
everyone executives from early-stage to middle-market companies need to
know to finance the growth of their companies successfully. Includes The
Capital Zone -- the turbo-charged networking event for entrepreneurs,
CEOs, CFOs and board members -- featuring 45 venture capital funds, PIPE
investors, private equity funds and other capital providers representing
billions of financing in one room and open for business!

Register today at

Attend The Venture Forum, May 25-26, Los Angeles
The Venture Forum
May 25-26, Wilshire Grand Hotel
Los Angeles, California

America's largest showcase
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2 days, 130 companies, 1000+ attendees

At the 11th annual Venture Forum, attendees will access one of the largest innovation pipelines in the nation. Companies will present in front of hundreds of investors, potential partners and customers. Register to attend today! socalTECH readers use coupon code BKDT358.

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