Friday, August 5, 2011
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.

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PopTent Powers Crowdsourced Video Contest For HomeAway
Los Angeles-based Poptent, which operates an online site focused on crowdsourcing commercials and videos for brands and advertisers, is powering a new effort from home rentals marketplace HomeAway. HomeAway said this week that it is partnering with Poptent, to run a contest to create an advertisement for the firm. HomeAway is known for its Superbowl commercials, including a spoof on National Lampoon's Vacation, which included Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, and this year's Ministry of Detouris (More info...)

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D&B Credibility Builds Executive Powerhouse in Malibu
On a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, Internet veteran Jeff Stibel has quietly been assembling a powerhouse team of executives, gathered from his experience building companies like and United Online. His newest firm, D&B Credibility Corp., is taking a storied brand name--Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and William B. McKinley all once worked for the firm--and moving it into the Internet age. Just over a year ago, Stibel, with the backing of over $100 (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Continues Growth Trend
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, the developer of human resources and talent management software headed by Adam Miller, is continuing its growth trend, saying in its Q2 2011 financial results that the firm had a 65 percent, year-over-year increase in its gross revenues. The firm reported revenues of $17.4M in the quarter, the second quarter of reporting for the newly public firm. Cornerstone OnDemand hit the public markets in March. Cornerstone OnDemand's products are used for employee l (More info...)

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Cie Studios Powers Nitto Tires
Long Beach-based interactive applications developer Cie Studios, the developer of the Facebook game Car Town, reported this week that it has launched a new website and online experience for tire brand Nitto Tire. Cie Studios said the mobile-optimized site includes ways for customers to engage with the brand on Facebook and Twitter. Nitto apparently has been using the firm for the past 13 years. Financial details of the win were not announced.

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth: Winner of the ACG NY Champions Award
The M&A Advisor and ACG New York has awarded Stradling Yocca Carlson &
Rauth, along with Marlin & Associates, for Strategic Acquisition of
the Year, in the sale of iSuppli Corporation to IHS, Inc.

An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the
middle market industry, judged the finalists' deals, deal makers and

"The ACG New York Champion's Awards winners represent the best of M&A
in the New York area in 2011, and Stradling earned these honors by
distinguishing themselves in a group of very impressive finalists,"
said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of the M&A Advisor. "Despite the continued
challenging economic conditions, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth has
demonstrated that perseverance and performance lead to success in this

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Siemer & Associates Publishes Q2 2011 Exit Report - Download Today
Siemer & Associates, the merchant bank serving the digital media, software, and technology industry, has published its Q2 2011 Exit Report.

The report provides an in-depth review of M&A activity and public company
valuation metrics in the digital media and software industries during the second quarter of 2011.

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