Thursday, September 4, 2008
VentureNet - September 12 - Costa Mesa
VentureNet. Your one-day conference pass to the future of Southern California technology. One chance to see the most innovative emerging technology companies and entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles and Orange County region strut their stuff for venture capital and angel investors.

VentureNet is Southern California's top technology financing conference. Join us to mingle with the region's most promising companies, entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and business leaders from around the country.

Keynotes by:

Jason Calacanis, CEO of
John Suh, CEO of

Register today at: Launches Job Aggregation Site
Los Angeles-based, a new web site focused on aggregating job board listings, said Wednesday evening that it has launched its service, focused on finding startup related jobs. The firm's web site features listings from Dice, TechIt, Monster, Jobster, and other job boards. The firm said it is focused on filtering startup related jobs into a single, easy-to-use, and searchable site. The company was founded by John Diep, and is hosted by MediaTemple.

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Docstoc Launches Synchronization, Personal Doc Storage
Beverly Hills-based Docstoc, a venture backed startup which runs an online document sharing web site, said today that the firm has launched two new features. Docstoc said that it has added a new feature, Docstoc MyDocs, which allows users to store personal documents online. In addition, the firm said it has created a new, download application that will automatically synchronize documents from a user's computer to the site. The new sync software runs on both PCs and Macs; the new document storage (More info...)

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Microfabrica Scores $22.5M
Van Nuys-based Microfabrica, which micro-fabricates three dimensional micro-devices, said Thursday that the firm has raised $22.5M in a Series B funding. The round was co-led by Versant Ventures and Interwest Partners, and also included prior investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DynaFund Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Partech International. The firm said the funding will go to expand its products and capabilities in the minimally invasive medical device area. The company will also use (More info...)

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Quantum Fuel Systems Consolidates Facilities
Irvine-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, which develops powertrain and other energy-related technology, said Thursday that it has consolidated its two California operational facilities into a Lake Forest campus. The firm--which is behind the hybrid powertrain being used in plug-in hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive--said the new location gives it approximately 100,000 square feet, for its product development, engineering, advanced research, and other facilities. Quantum Fuel Systems owns (More info...)

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Interview with David Wong, D2 Technologies
Our interview this morning is with David Wong, Chairman and CEO of Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies (, a firm which has a very interesting history of developing Voice-over-IP technology. Wong has a long and noted career in the area -- in the 1970's he was on the ARPA team that completed the first phone call over ARPAnet, the predecessor to today's Internet--and he also co-founded Spectron Microsystems, which developed the first DSP (digital signal processor) and was acquired by (More info...)

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Fonality Dials Up $12M
Los Angeles-based Fonality, which develops open source PBX software and communications systems, said late Wednesday evening that it has raised $12M in a financing round. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund, and also included prior investor Intel Capital. Fonality said it will use the new capital to expand its market share. Randy Glein of DFJ Growth Fund has joined the firm's board of directors along with the funding. Fonality develops open source PBX software, which it sells (More info...)

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Qualcomm Names New Enterprise Exec
San Diego-based Qualcomm has hired on a new executive for the firm's Qualcomm Enterprise Services division, the company said Tuesday. Qualcomm said that it has appointed Robert Walton as Senior Vice President and Division President of the unit. Walton has been at Qualcomm since May of 2007, and has also previously served at Compaq Computer, PIXAR Animation Studios, NeXT Computer and Northern Telecom Electronics (now Nortel Networks), among others. Qualcomm's Enterprise Service division focuses o (More info...)

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Roger Bevan of High Street Partners presents an overview of international
VAT matters, focusing on 'case studies' and client participation. The
seminar is excellent for learning more about VAT matters that US Companies
face when expanding into the UK and other countries.

Two dates:
September 10, 2008 / COSTA MESA / 7-9:30 am
Costa Mesa Hilton, SEMINAR ROOM, 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

September 11, 2008 / LA JOLLA / 7-9:30am
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA

Our breakfast meetings with be participatory in nature. Seating is
limited and reservations are required.

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