Friday, May 14, 2010
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - Call for Nominations!

Submit your nomination for the Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500, a
list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications,
life sciences, and clean technology companies in the United States and
Canada based on percentage revenue growth from 2005 to 2009.

Your placement on the Technology Fast 500 means increased recognition
from business and financial communities, positive media coverage and the
opportunity to celebrate your company's fast growth. Companies from the
Southern California area that make the Fast 500 list will be honored at
an awards event in the fall.

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Clicker Adds People Pages
Los Angeles-based, the online video programming startup backed by JAFCO Ventures, Benchmark, and Redpoint, said Thursday afternoon that it has added a new "People Page" feature to the site. The firm said the feature allows users of the site to discover programs related to actors, writers, producers, and directors in searches. Clicker said it is featuring over 75,000 people through the new feature. Clicker is headed by former CEO Jim Lanzone.

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Interview with Matthew Jenusaitis, OCTANe
It's been just about a year since Matthew Jenusaitis took the reins at OCTANE (, the Orange County-based organization which has been looking to spur the high technology industry in the area, so we thought we'd talk Matthew about how that year has gone, the group's recent merger with the Orange County Venture Group (OCVG) and the upcoming VC in the OC conference, and what Orange County's biggest challenges are in the high tech area.

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Confident Technologies Unveils CAPTCHA Tool
San Diego-based Confident Technologies, the new startup which is using image authentication technology originally developed by Vidoop, has rolled out its image-based CAPTCHA tools, the firm said this week. The company--which is headed by Curtis Staker--said its image-based CAPTCHA alternative greatly increases website security and user experience. The firm said the tool is targeted for use by e-commerce sites, blogs, social networking sites, and Web-based email, as well as other web services. Th (More info...)

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CyberDefender Sees Bump In Revenues
Los Angeles-based CyberDefender, the developer of anti-spyware and anti-virus software headed by Gary Guseinov, reported its results Thursday afternoon, saying that its revenues jumped to $9.5M in Q1, up significantly from the $3.2M in revenues from Q1 of last year. The company also reported gross sales of $11.8M, up from $6.2M in Q1 of last year. The firm splits its gross sales and revenue numbers, due to the subscription nature of its products. CyberDefender is backed by Guthy Renker, and is l (More info...)

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Register for Shaking The Money Tree - May 19th - Westlake Village
The MoneyTree Report is a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States. As a collaboration between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based upon data from Thomson Reuters, it is the only industry-endorsed research of its kind. The study is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide. The quarterly conference is hosted by the Los Angeles Venture Association in venues throughout southern California. The first quarter review of venture capital investments will be held at the Westlake Hyatt Plaza, May 19, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Panel includes David Cremin, Managing Director, DFJ Frontier; Samit Varma Partner, Anthem Venture Partners; Jeff Carmody, Chief Operating Officer, Agility Capital; and Ivan Nikkhoo, Managing Director, Siemer & Associates.

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