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HypeMarks Gets $350K
Los Angeles-based HypeMarks, the developer of a service which helps users find new places to explore on the web, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, socalTECH has learned. According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. HypeMarks was part of the StartEngine accelerator Q1 class; the company originally grew out of Sae Koo's business class at USC. HypeMarks said it is expecting to launch its services to the (More info...)

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MealswithMentors.com Connects People With Mentors
How do you find someone to help mentor you with your goals, career, or other aspirations? Los Angeles-based Mealswithmentors.com has one way: let you take those mentors out to lunch. The startup, headed by Evan Aaronson, said this week that its site will help connect people with mentors, by taking those mentors out to coffee or lunch at the mentor's favorite restaurant. Both mentors and mentees can sign up for the site, providing their location, expertise, and other details; other users then req (More info...)

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Eucalyptus Revs Software, Targets Enterprise Deployment
Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software maker Eucalyptus Systems, which is run by Marten Mickos, said Tuesday that it has launched a new version of its products, which includes a number of enterprise deployment features. The firm said the new product includes a feature to provide users with a self-service way to get up an running with the Eucalyptus IaaS cloud in under 20 minutes. Eucalyptus also said that it has also released the complete source code for its product, Eucalpytus 3.1, on Git (More info...)

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CapLinked Launches Deal Browsing Feature
Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked, the developer of software used by companies to manage their fundraising process, said today that it recently released a new feature, which allows accredited investors and advisors to preview and request access to deals in its system. The company--headed by Eric Jackson and Christopher Grey--said that companies have full control over whether or not their deals will be available for browsing, and that the move would allow investors to quickly preview "hundreds" of (More info...)

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Factual Adds Third Party Deals and Coupons, Hotel Data
Los Angeles-based Factual, the developer of APIs and a dataset of geo-located information about businesses and other locations, said today that it has launched a new API, which aggregates and geo-index third party deals, ads, coupons, and offers. According to Factual, the new Monetize APIs lets developers pull up deals for a business location, from companies like Groupon, LivingSocial, GrubHub, and Signpost. The new API lets developers pull up ads--in image format--for nearby locations, and give (More info...)

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ServiceNow Sets IPO Pricing Range
San Diego-based ServiceNow has set the pricing range for its IPO, saying today that it anticipates an initial public offering price for the firm at between $15.00 and $17.00 per share. ServiceNow, which is aiming to trade on the New York Stock Exchange AS NOW, provides software-as-a-service used for enterprise IT management. The firm is backed by JMI Equity and Sequoia Capital.

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Reports: ServiceNow To Pitch IPO In Roadshow This Week
Reports this morning say that San Diego-based ServiceNow is planning to start its IPO roadshow this week, as the firm looks to brave a post-Facebook-IPO market. According to reports, the firm expects to price its IPO as late June. ServiceNow is a developer of cloud-based services which allows companies to manage enterprise information technology (IT) operations. The firm is venture backed by JMI Equity and Sequoia Capital. ServiceNow filed for its IPO in March. The last successful, venture-backe (More info...)

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Boingo In Major Deal With SK Telecom
Los Angeles-based mobile Wi-Fi network operator Boingo Wireless has made a major expansion of its network of Wi-Fi access points in South Korea, after signing a network access agreement with SK Telecom. Boingo said this morning that a deal will add 75,000 hotspots in South Korea, located in airports, hotels, convention centers, restaurants and office locations. Financial details of the agreement were not announced. Boingo said the new deal also provides its various roaming partners with access t (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: Learning How to Meet Investors
How do you go about meeting investors? One key are is learning how to network. In our Insights and Opinions section this morning, Matt Crowley, a startup attorney and author of Getting in the Game: Guiding Your Startup Through the World of Venture Capital and Angel Investors, talks about networking skills.

Networking skills aren't obvious

Networking for business is a real challenge for most of us. As an experienced lawyer working closely with startups, I probably spend at least a (More info...)

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Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet In Hollywood
What was that gigantic gathering of tech journalists in Hollywood last night? Just a product announcement event for Microsoft. Microsoft picked Hollywood's Milk Studios as the location of a super stealthy, invitation-only event to announced its Surface tablet computer. Microsoft announced its new computer at the event Monday evening, saying that the device will feature a 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD display, a built in keyboard, built in web camera, among other features. The new device was announce (More info...)

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Autobytel Launches Mobile Site
Irvine-based Autobytel is enhancing its mobile website for users, the firm said today, including adding a title sponsorship from auto maker Subaru. Autobytel said it has created a new mobile website "developed from the ground up" to access the firm's automotive information, find local dealers, and more. Autobytel explained that Subaru of America will be the sponsor of the site during its launch, and will be the only advertiser on the new website until September. Financial details of the sponsors (More info...)

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CallFire Adds NetZero's Burr As Chief Revenue Officer
Santa Monica-based CallFire, the developer of telephony APIs and VoIP services, said this morning that it has named former NetZero co-founder Ron Burr as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Burr also has previously served as CEO of WebVisible, as Chief Product Officer at LRN, and in positions at Jambo, Layer2 Networks, IMPACT Software, IBM, Vault Corporation, and other firms. The company said Burr will oversee sales and marketing. CallFire's platform enables voice and text messaging campaigns to bus (More info...)

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