Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Green Business BASE CAMP - May 31 to June 3rd, Los Angeles
Green Business BASE CAMP provides you with expertise in entrepreneurial
skill-building, industry-specific tools, strategic networking, expert
coaching and access to the most successful people in the green and
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Do you know entrepreneurs who could benefit from the BASE CAMP experience?

Picture this: 100 entrepreneurs will be surrounded for four enriching days by peers they respect, industry experts they admire, and investors they will want to impress. In addition to gaining critical tools, knowledge and personal advice, BASE CAMP attendees will walk away with the confidence they need to succeed and a clear sense of where to go next.

Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author will kick off the inaugural workshop activities with words of wisdom and inspiration. Paul is THE godfather of sustainable business (but you probably know that).

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GumGum Expands To Canada In First International Deal
GumGum, the provider of in-image advertising services which is backed by GRP Partners, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Crosscut Ventures, has signed a deal with a Canadian firm, in its first deal out of the country, according to the company Wednesday. GumGum, which is run by Ophir Tanz, said the deal with Oboxmedia will bring its in-image ads to more 40 websites in the online entertainment area targeted at Canadians. GumGum's technology targets and shows advertisements within (More info...)

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FindTheBest Partners With Lijit
Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest, the online comparisons site headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Conner, has inked another distribution deal, this time with ad network and widget provider Lijit. According to Lijit, which is part of Federated Media, it has linked with FindTheBest to provide customizable widgets and Wordpress plugins which allows blogs and other sites to embed comparisons of different products within those sites. Lijit said using the widgets also allows those blogs and ot (More info...)

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MomentFeed Integrates Instagram
Santa Monica-based MomentFeed, the developer of location analytics software for companies, said today that it has integrated with the popular photo sharing and social networking app Instagram. MomentFeed said that, in addition to tapping into analytics information about Instagram, it has released a new publishing tool to help brands aggregate and curate customer content from Instagram, Facebook, foursqaure, and elsewhere to their Facebook place pages. MomentFeed said its curation tools allow bra (More info...)

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TeleSign Powers Intel Security Effort
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, the provider of telephone-based, two-factor authentication services being used by major Internet services providers, has signed on another big customer today, Intel. TeleSign, which is led by repeat entrepreneur Steve Jillings, said that it is working with Intel Corporation to tie together security from the Intel Identity Protection Technology (Intel IPT) and TeleSign systems. The collaboration is expected to help increase security of logins via Intel Ultrabook and In (More info...)

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Adconion Rolls Joost Into Smartclip
Adconion Media Group, the online advertising network which has major operations in Los Angeles, said this morning that it has rebranded Joost Media into a its smartclip video advertising division. Smartclip, which Adconion acquired in November of last year, is a European digital video advertising provider. Adconion said the move will help launch smartclip into the U.S. Joost had been spun out of Adconion into a new, independent firm in Santa Monica in January of 2011. It's unclear how the move a (More info...)

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Altra Biofuels Spinout Gets $30M More
EdenIQ, the spinout of San Diego-based Altra Biofuels, the developer of biofuels processing technology, has scored $30M in new venture capital funding, the company said today. EdenIQ, which is taking biomaterials technology being applied to sustainable chemical and fuel production, said it has raised both equity and debt in the funding. The equity investment included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Cyrus Capital, The Westly Group, Angeleno Group, I2BF Global Ventures a (More info...)

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Sonos In Deal With Chinese Cloud Music Provider
Santa Barbara-based Sonos, the maker of the popular, user-friendly multi room music systems, has connected its devices into another cloud music provider--this time, in China. Sonos said it has partnered with Tencent's QQ Music to bring the cloud streaming music service to its customers in mainland China. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. Sonos said a "consumer preview" of QQ Music is now available to Sonos users in China, and that the two will be rolling out a personalized (More info...)

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Goodreads Catalogs 300 Million Books
Los Angeles-based book social networking and sharing site Goodreads, which is headed by Otis Chandler, reported today that it has cataloged its 300 millionth book on the site, as usage of the site continues to grow. The firm--which said it took three years to get to 100 million books, fourteen months to get to 200 million--said it took just seven months to hit the latest milestone. Goodreads said it now has more than 8 million members on the site, which allows users to rate and review books, com (More info...)

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Instacanvas Launches Online Instagram Art Marketplace
Los Angeles-based Instacanvas, the service which combines the popular photo sharing service Instagram with the ability to buy real, physical canvas art pieces, said today that it has launched its service broadly to the public. The firm--one of the companies unveiled in the last month from the Muckerlab business accelerator--allows Instagram users to offer up their artwork for sale to others, who are able to buy their art and photos as stretched canvas online. According to Matt Munson, the found (More info...)

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Demand Media Raises 2012 Guidance On Registrar Growth
Santa Monica-based Demand Media, the online publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, announced its first quarter 2012 results yesterday, and also raised its fiscal 2012 financial guidance. The firm said it had total revenues of $86.2M, an increase of 8 percent from the similar quarter last year. The firm was helped significantly in the quarter by growth in the firm's registrar business, which grew 17 percent year to year. Demand Media said it now expects full year 2012 revenues to be betwe (More info...)

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Myricom, Emulex Tie On High Performance Computing
Arcadia-based Myricom, the provider of low latency, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and other networking adapters specifically aimed at the high performance computing (HPC) market, and storage networking hardware provider Emulex, which is based in Costa Mesa, said today that they are in a strategic partnership. According to the two, Emulex will offer up a new line of High Performance Networking (HPN) products, which are based in Myricom's FastStack application acceleration software. The two said they will j (More info...)

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AeroVironment Names COO
Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment, the developer of unmanned aerial vehicles and electric vehicle charging systems, said late Tuesday that it has named Tom Herring as the firm's Chief Operating Officer. Herring was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of the firm's UAS division. AeroVironment said the newly create COO position was created to support its growth plans. Roy Minson, the firm's current Vice President and Deputy General Manager, UAS, becomes SVP and GM of the co (More info...)

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VC IN THE OC 2012 - May 15th
OCTANe will host the largest gathering of VCs in Orange
County this year on May 15, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. Over
45 VCs and investors will attend and participate in discussions focused on incubators, M&A, private investors, and much more.

John Balen of Caanan Partners, which recently closed a $600 million fund,
will give the VC Keynote with a “View from the Valley”
and top investment trends. Ted Schilowitz of RED Digital Cinema – the
maker of ultra high-resolution digital movie cameras used in virtually all major motion pictures – will deliver the OC Innovation keynote.

Attendees will also have access to six panel discussions, VC Speed-
dating, 14 investment presentations, a showcase of 100 innovative OC
companies, and top-tier networking with Southern California executives.

SDVG 10th Annual Venture Summit – June 6, 2012
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

Over 75 VCs, 25 Cool Companies and 2 Fantastic Speakers!

San Diego Venture Group presents its 10th Annual Venture Summit on June 6. This year featuring two fantastic keynote presentations: David Duncan, author of “The Experimental Man” and Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners. Join us as well for our panel with leading institutional L.P.s on the future of the small venture fund.

25 of San Diego’s Coolest Companies will be on display for you to meet. Come join the best networking event in Southern California. 75 VCs have already signed up to attend. Last year we sold out so don’t delay!

More information and registration here:

Siemer & Associates
Siemer & Associates LLC is the global merchant bank serving the digital
media, software and technology industry.

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