Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Investment Capital Conference 2006 - April 5th, Millennium Biltmore
April 5, 2006
Millennium Biltmore Hotel

The best meeting of capital sources and capital seekers. Features a rich
program, extensive networking and The Capital Zone, all designed to deliver in one day everything and everyone that executives from early-stage to middle-market companies need to know to finance their growth. The Capital Zone features 80 capital providers representing over $60 billion in equity and debt capital, all in one room and "open for business". Discounted passes for C-level executives seeking capital.

Register early. The conference will sell out.

Interview with Betsy Green, Media MatchMaker
Today I'm talking with Betsy Green, founder of Media MatchMaker
(, and Jim Mahoney, President of the company.
Media MatchMaker is an angel-backed firm that is creating an online
marketplace for product placements. I caught up with Betsy and Jim to get
a better idea of where the company is nowadays.

Ben Kuo: What's the idea behind Media MatchMaker?

Betsy Green: Jim and I go back about 10 years. Jim is an entertainment
attorney and former agent, and a TV and fil (More info...)

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Networks In Motion Raises $10M
Irvine-based Networks In Motion has raised $10M in a Series C funding round, the company said yesterday afternoon. The new round of funding was led by Sutter Hill Ventures, and also included prior investors Redpoint Ventures and Mission Ventures. Networks In Motion said that it would use the new funding to expand its research and development, as well as sales and marketing. Networks In Motion is developing location-based services based on GPS-enabled cellular phones.

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Accordent Raises $4M
Hermosa Beach-based Accordent Technologies has raised $4M in a Series A funding from TVC Ventures, the firm is announcing today. Accordent Technologies is developing presentation software for managing rich and streaming media for webcasts. As a part of the funding round, Steve Hamerslag and Jeb S. Spencer of TVC will join the firm's board. San Diego-based TVC was formerly known as Titan Investment Partners. Accordent said that it will use the funding to accelerate time to market for new products (More info...)

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Evite, Shutterfly Partner On Photo Sharing
West Hollywood-based has partnered with online photo site Shutterfly to tie together event photos with's event planning services. The two companies are working together to allow users to order prints and created customized gifts based on photos captured at events. said that the tie-in is part of a relaunch of the firm's web site. provides social event planning tools such as online invitation tracking and checklists, and is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp.

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Qualcomm Sues Broadcom, Again
San Diego-based Qualcomm has filed another patent infringement suit against Broadcom, the firm is reporting today. Qualcomm said today that it has filed a complaint against Broadcom for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement over development and marketing of WCDMA baseband integrated circuit products and the multimedia capabilities. Qualcomm said that it is seeking an injunction prohibiting Broadocm from continuing to use its intellectual property. The lawsuit is the third brought (More info...)

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Bid4Spots Gets Win With LPGA
Encino-based Bid4Spots, an online marketplace for unsold radio ad inventory, has scored a win with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The firm reported today that the LPGA will use its reverse auction services to promote its national telecast of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Bid4Spots competes against such systems as Newport Beach-based dMarc Broadcasting, which was purchased by Google earlier this year.

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Conexant Expands Fiber Optic Chip Line
Newport Beach-based Conexant has rolled out a new family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products tageted at passive optical networks. The firm said today that its new CX9520X "Xenon II" controllers are focused on fiber to the premises and multi-dwelling unit applications, used to connect up service providers with homes and businesses. The new chips support voice over Internet Protocl (VoIP), IP multicasting, and connect with Conexant's DSL chipsets.

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Public Relations Tips Via Podcast: The Manning Group

The Manning Group, Inc.
technology PR Specialist, is now
PRodcasting (PR + podcasting) with PR tips for tech execs.

New episode features Stephen Hardy of Lightwave
and Craig Matsumoto of Light Reading, discussing
what really annoys them about PR & marketing people
regarding news releases and trade shows.

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Win a ticket to the Investment Capital Conference!
Win a ticket to the Investment Capital Conference!

socalTECH readers: Didn't win the OMMA Expo pass? Don't despair, we are
now giving away a ticket to the upcoming Investment Capital Conference
from the Los Angeles Venture Association, coming up on April 5th.

To enter, send an email to with your name, company,
title, and zip code. As usual, newsletter readers get one entry; paid
members to socalTECH (who also have access to our venture database, job
posting services, networking, special discounts, and much more) get two
entries to win.

You can read more about the Investment Capital Conference at

Also, congratulations to Annie Van Bebber, and Andrew
Williamson of Alexander Dunham Capital Group, both of whom won tickets to
the OMMA Expo this week in Universal City.

ARC Investment Partners - New Hire
ARC Investment Partners - New Hire

Beverly Hills-based ARC Investment Partners, LLC, has hired Steve Magami as a Managing Director. Magami comes to ARC from Lovell Minnick Partners. In his role at ARC, Magami is responsible for originating, structuring and executing transactions as well as driving strategic initiatives within ARC's portfolio companies.

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