Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Technology Fast 500 Call for nominations

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Deadline to submit: June 28, 2013

Submit your nomination for Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500, 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 2008 to 2012.

For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.fast500.com or contact the Fast 500 team at fast500@deloitte.com.

We look forward to your participation!

San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report
Two, Southern California markets--San Diego and Irvine--are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today. According to jobs listings site Monster.com, San Diego was number four in the nation (behind Houston, San Jose, and Chicago), and Irvine was number eight, for the number of job listing for engineers posted over the last 120 days. Monster ranked the top engineering job opportunities by location and type of engineering positions. Top on the national list was Houst (More info...)

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AnyMeeting Gives Gentle Nudge Towards Pro Plans
It's always a challenge with freemium services--how much do you give away, and how much do you charge for? For online web conferencing provider AnyMeeting, it looks like it's moving one of its features--the ability to record webinars--into the charge category. AnyMeeting told its free users today that, starting June 1st, the recording feature of its service will only be available to its "Pro" plan users. AnyMeeting, which is based in Huntington Beach, has slowly been ramping its premium offering (More info...)

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Enervee Starts Integrating Amazon Information
Santa Monica-based Enervee, the online energy-efficiency and product shopping service, which makes it easy for consumers to compare the energy usage of consumer electronics products and household appliances while shopping, has started integrating Amazon product offers. The company said it has started with televisions, but will be integrating the Amazon product API into the rest of its categories over the next few weeks. The tie into Amazon expands the depth of information on the site, and also a (More info...)

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Burstly Opens Skyrocket To All App Developers

Santa Monica-based app testing and anlytics developer Burstly has opened up access to its mobile monetization platform, extending access to its SkyRocket product via a self-serve offering. Burstly announced the move this morning, in addition to reorganizing its corporate structure around its multiple mobile app services.

SkyRocket--formerly known as the Burstly monetization platform--helps application developers cross promote their new applications, encourage in-app purchases, and other re (More info...)

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WePlay Acquired By TeamSnap
Los Angeles-based online sports site WePlay has been acquired by online amateur sports team management provider TeamSnap, TeamSnap announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. WePlay, which had raised $15M in funding, offered up online sports community, team management, and social components aimed at amateur youth sports teams. TeamSnap said it has acquired Weplay's customers, technology, and online coaching resources and extensive video content as part of the b (More info...)

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How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale
One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets. How did what was a staid publisher of phone books become a hotbed of online talent? We caught up with Darren Clark, the CTO of YP--and a veteran of Spotrunner, Overture, and Yahoo--to hear the story of how the company spun out of AT&T last year, and has now become one of the biggest, online advertising companies out there, and how it's been (More info...)

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ParkMe Launches Android App
Santa Monica-based parking information app developer ParkMe has officially released its Android application, allowing users to tap into the company's wealth of parking information. The app, which is free, allows users to find nearby parking spaces, get details on parking availability, pricing, and more. The new app requires Android 2.2 and up. ParkMe had launched an early version of the app in April.

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Uncovet Gets $1.3M For Fashion Recommendations
Los Angeles-based Uncovet, the online fashion deals and discovery site backed by Science, Inc., said it has raised $1.3M this morning. The new funding came from Javelin Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and Paige Craig. Uncovet, which was started by Heather Lipner, offers up fashion accessories, home decor, and more, and recommends and offers up products to users based on their Facebook activity.

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MaxCDN Starts Accepting Bitcoin
Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider NetDNA announced this morning that its MaxCDN content delivery network has started to accept Bitcoin as payment. Bitcoin is an electronic currency which it not governed by any nation or central authority, and which is based off a open source exchange protocol. According to NetDNA, it starts accepting payment via Bitcoin today to meet the needs of developers. Bitcoin has suddenly risen into prominence, as the currency has caught the imagination (More info...)

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ServiceNow Wins Tommy Bahama
San Diego-based enterprise IT software developer ServiceNow reported a win today with Tommy Bahama. According to ServiceNow, Tommy Bahama is using its software-as-a-service to consolidate multiple IT systems. Financial impact of the customer win was not announced. Tommy Bahama is a men's and women's sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear, and home furnishing retailer, with over 100 stores.

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GumGum Snags Media Exec For Advisory Board
Los Angeles-based GumGum has snagged a media agency network executive as an advisor, the firm is announcing today, for its in-image advertising platform. GumGum said it has appointed Carl Fremont, the Global Chief Digital Officer at MEC, which it says is one of the world's largest media agency networks, to its advisory board. GumGum's advisory board also include David Sacks, the CEO of Yammer; Michael Jones, the former CEO of MySpace, and Vince Thompson, the Managing partner at Middleshift. The (More info...)

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Ignyta Buys Actagene Oncology
San Diego-based biotechnology developer Ignyta has acquired fellow, San Diego biotechnology developer Actagene, a developer of personalized medicines based on cancer genome mining and sequencing. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Ignyta said that Actagene Oncology had been founded in February of this year. The company has brought on a significant base of talent with the acquisition, including hiring Patrick O'Connor, CEO of Actagene, who becomes Chief Scientific Officer an (More info...)

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Splash LA - May 30th - Hollywood Roosevelt
Calling all entrepreneurs and investors: Vator Splash LA is being held on
the evening of May 30 at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt.

So save the date. Use "Socal15" on any of the tiers. You can register
here: http://vatorsplashla2013.eventbrite.com/

What do Peter Thiel, Mark Pincus (Zynga), Aaron Levie (Box), Brian
Sharples (Home Away), Tim Westergren (Pandora),Dick Costolo (Twitter)
have in common? They've all spoken at Vator Splash, sharing their advice on
what it takes to build a startup. Vator Splash is the only event dedicated to helping entrepreneurs learn from seasoned and successful entrepreneurs so you can learn from their mistakes and be energized by their determination and will to succeed. It is an event that inspires.

Vator is href="http://vator.tv/competition/vator-splash-la-may-2013">now taking
applications to find promising startups (must have not
raised more than $2M in financing). It's free to enter. Even if you're
not raising funds, it's a great stage to get exposure and access to an
incredibly high-profile group of investors and entrepreneurs. There's
also $25k-plus in prizes and sit-down meetings with top VCs.

Register today!

VC in the OC - May 22 - Hyatt Regency Irvine
One of the largest investor and entrepreneur gathering in Southern California. This year's advanced registrations are ahead of 2012's record attendee pace. Don't miss it.

Keynotes from Vinny Smith (sold Quest Software to Dell for $2.4B), Mark Suster (GRP Partners), and Brendan Iribe (CEO, Oculus VR. One of Southern California' hottest startups).

Investment presentations from 16 Series A to Series D tech, life science, and cleantech companies.

All entrepreneurs in attendance can participate in VC/Investor Speed Dating.

Learn from and engage with the discussion panels on Crowdfunding, Private Equity, Big Data, and Medical Devices.

Showcase displays from over 80 startups.

See all the details and register today: www.VCintheOC2013.com

A Virtual Hangout with Brad Feld @ the ATI - May 24th
Don't miss it!

A Virtual Hangout with Brad Feld @ the ATI

WHERE: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 258
at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita 91355

Don't miss Brad Feld at the ATI on Friday, May 24th as he talks about startups, entrepreneurship, and what it takes to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mr. Feld is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, co-founder of Foundry Group and TechStars, and a successful investor in such companies as FeedBurner (acq. by GOOG), NetGenesis (NTGX), and Zynga (ZNGA). Come at 2:30 to network with investors, start-ups, and our sponsors from Silicon Valley Bank. Be one of the first 100 to register and attend and receive a FREE copy of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City!

See http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7bj4a6g2fcab190&llr=maf8aicab

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