Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Deloitte Fast 500 Nominations Deadline June 4
Connect. Grow. Inspire.
Deadline to submit: June 4, 2011

Submit your nomination for the Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500. The Fast 500 is 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 2006 to 2010.

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

For more information, visit our Web site or contact lafast500@deloitte.com.

We look forward to your participation!

See: http://bit.ly/heUIxn

SocialCast Acquired By VMware
Socialcast, a developer of enterprise social networking tools which had started in Orange County but was later moved to San Francisco, has been acquired by VMware. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Socialcast< had started in Irvine, but was poached to the Bay Area after getting a Series A funding from Bay Area venture firms, including Baseline Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and True Ventures. Socialcast was previously known as Event Robot.

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011(Full story)

Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding
Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group, a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding. The firm, which provides online video creation for such firms as SodaHead, Fox, SPIKE, and others, said the funding came from angel investor Michael Wolper. Financial details of the funding were not disclosed.

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (More)(Full story)

Schmoozd Unveils Startup Presenters
Los Angeles-based Schmoozd, the startup networking event run by John Diep, said that it has selected twelve startups to present at its upcoming Startup to Startup event Wednesday. The event said that Cravist, SignNow, Paperlinks, BetterWorks, Bevvy.com, Betacandy, CitySourced, NeoHire.com, The VP Contest, keShot, SimpleEvents, and Glass will all show off their services at the event. Diep has been organizing his Schmoozd and StartupToStartup events as a way to bring startups, entrepreneurs, and t (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011(Full story)

Mad Catz Launches Game Studio
San Diego-based Mad Catz Interactive announced this morning that it has launched a new, game studio, ThunderHawk Studios, which will focus on massively multiplayer, online, flight simulation games. The new studio, also based in San Diego, is expected to launch its first game in 2012. Mad Catz has been making some moves in the flight simulation area recently, having acquired flight simulation and accessory developer V Max Simulation in February. Mad Catz said the new studio will help it expand it (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011(Full story)

Six Degree Games Raises $4.0M
Marina Del Rey-based Six Degree Games, the developer of online virtual worlds for children, has raised another $4.0M in funding, according to a regulatory filing from the firm late Friday. No details on the funding have yet been announced by the company, which is run by Minard Hamilton. The firm has previously raised funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Prism VentureWorks, and Time Warner. Six Degree Games runs the online virtual world Action Allstars. The new funding would bring the compan (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (More)(Full story)

OpenX Gets $20M From SAP, Others
Los Angeles-based OpenX Technologies, the developer of online advertising serving software, announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series D funding round. The round was led by SAP Ventures, and also included new investors AOL Ventures, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, Inc., and Presidio Ventures, along with prior investors Accel Partners, Index Ventures and DAG Ventures. As part of the funding SAP Ventures will join the company's board. The firm said the new funding will go to accel (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (More)(Full story)

Savings.com Hires Two
Santa Monica-based Savings.com, the online coupon site run by Loren Bendele, announced this morning that it has named Brian Lee as Head of Consumer Experience, and Meghan Stuyvenberg as head of Public Relations and Community Management. The firm said Lee joins from BabyCenter.com, where he was Director of Product Management, and that Stuyvenberg joins from Hill & Knowlton Australia. Savings.com operates an online site where consumers can search for coupons and discount codes. The company said it (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011(Full story)

Local.com Boosts Management Team
Irvine-based Local.com has bolstered its executive ranks this morning, saying that it has named Rob Luskey as Vice President of Business Development, and Steven Dong as Vice President of Finance. Laskey was most recently Local.com's Senior Director, Business Development, and DOng joins the firm from Rovion, the firm recently acquired by Local.com. Luskey has previously served at United Yellow Pages and Go2 Systems; Dong has previously served at DigitalPost Interactive, Taitron Components, and Co (More info...)

posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011(Full story)

We Helped Twitter With Their Office Space, We Can Help You
We Helped Twitter With Their Office Space, We Can Help You

"PMI Properties was very accommodating to us as our landlord for our first large office space and understands the needs of rapidly growing tech companies like us" - Twitter Facilities Manager

PMI specializes in housing digital technology, software and media companies. We've hosted such companies as Twitter, Google, Scribd, Orbitz, Savings.com, Yammer, Eventbrite, and Razor Sharp. We know what resources startups need to succeed.

We currently have suites ranging from 1,000 to 31,000 square feet in Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and Culver City. Please contact us to see our digital tech-friendly creative office spaces.

Call us at 310.476.1703

Are you hiring?
Today's secret weapon for hiring the right talent faster, at a lower cost
is social recruiting.

See how you can maximize social networks to build a great talent pool,
improve applicant tracking and candidate relationship management efforts
and gain better recruiting analytics.

Watch the free product tour > http://bit.ly/j56keb

Jobvite is the only recruiting software platform that delivers real-time
recruiting intelligence with innovative technology for the evolving social

CheckAlt Payment Solutions
CheckAlt Payment Solutions is a payment processing company providing Check21 services allowing businesses nationwide to utilize its eCheck and patented Remote Desktop Capture (RDC) systems to improve their top and bottom lines. The CheckAlt eCheck is the "email a check" solution that allows businesses from merchants and property managers to universities and non-profits to maximize cash flow and accounting accuracy.

Learn more about CheckAlt at their website, www.checkalt.com

Costello and Sons Technology Insurance Brokers
Insuring Innovation.

Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) - Business Incubator
The Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) is a high-tech business incubator located in downtown Ventura, CA. V2TC offers a creative environment where high-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs can network, brainstorm, and grow their business. Work-spaces are affordable, flexible and scalable in order to allow companies the ability to manage their growth effectively and efficiently.

Learn more at http://www.v2tc.com

Binary Pulse Technology Marketing. We Create Demand.
Binary Pulse Technology Marketing
We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies

For more than ten years, dozens of Southern California's industry-leading
tech firms have turned to Binary Pulse for their demand-generating
strategies and programs.

Our services include:

-- Demand Generation Planning and Execution
-- Channel Program Development
-- Lead Capture and Management
-- Web Site Development & Search Engine Marketing
-- Corporate and Product Branding
-- Online Integration Strategies
-- Reseller Recruitment
-- Multimedia Presentations
-- Social Media Marketing

Please visit us at http://www.binarypulse.com
to learn more or give us a call at 949-336-7400.

Sponsored By


Recent Interviews

Browse Issues