Monday, November 12, 2012
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LAVA Breakfast Panel: Beyond the "A" Round!
Venture industry professionals discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and successes of post "A" round venture funded companies. The three panelists- Peter Trepp, past CFO, Service Mesh; Kim Kovacs, CEO, OptionEase and Jason Beck, VP - Vicente Capital Partners will share their experiences during the panel discussion. Moderated by Alan Spatz, Member, TroyGould.

http://www.lava.org/events/event_details.asp?id=267608

What Does Google's New YouTube Strategy Mean For SoCal Startups?
It looks like Google's YouTube intends to pull at least 60 percent of its programming deals for online content providers, a move that may have a huge impact on Southern California's emerging video content startups. In a report, AllThingsD said that YouTube intends to re-invest in up to 40 percent of the original channels being funded through its program, but the rest--who haven't met its expectations on engageent and viewing time--will most likely not get new deals and will have to fend for them (More info...)

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RightScale Expands In Australia
Santa Barbara-based cloud computing software developer RightScale has expanded into Australia, the firm said last week. RightScale said it has set up operations in Sydney, which will provide local sales, support and professional services for its platform in that country. RightScale is a provider of software used to manage the configuration, monitoring, and other aspects of both private and public cloud computing. The company said it has tapped Giri Fox, who has formerly served for companies such (More info...)

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Insights and Opinions: A Primer On Anti-Dilution

For our Insights and Opinions section on a quiet holiday Monday, we're featuring some background on the concepts behind anti-dilution and how it's used by venture capital firms in fundings. This piece comes from Louis Wharton, Partner with Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.



Prudent investors often request some protection against the risks associated with a decrease in the value of a company in which they have invested (referred to herein as the issuer). This protection is typically effec (More info...)


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XIFIN Wins Life Technologies
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j2 Global Buys Ziff Davis
In a surprise move, Los Angeles-based cloud communications provider j2 Global said this morning that it has acquired technology publishing firm Ziff Davis. j2 Global said it paid $167M for j2, out of cash on hand, for Ziff Davis, which owns PCMag.com, ComputerShopper, ExtremeTech, Toolbox.com and Geek.com, among other properties. j2 Global, which is run by Hemi Zucker, said the buy is the 40th acquisition of the company, and that it plans to expand Ziff Davis through a combination of internal gr (More info...)

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LAVA Breakfast Panel: Beyond the "A" Round!
Venture industry professionals discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and successes of post "A" round venture funded companies. The three panelists- Peter Trepp, past CFO, Service Mesh; Kim Kovacs, CEO, OptionEase and Jason Beck, VP - Vicente Capital Partners will share their experiences during the panel discussion. Moderated by Alan Spatz, Member, TroyGould.

http://www.lava.org/events/event_details.asp?id=267608

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