Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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!


LifeProof Acquired By Otterbox
San Diego-based electronics protective case and accessory maker LifeProof (TreeFrog Development Inc.) has been acquired by protective case maker Otterbox, the two companies announced late Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not announced by the companies. According to the two companies, OtterBox will incorporate LifeProof's brand into OtterBox's family of products, and will also add the approximately 250 employees of LifeProof to the company. OtterBox said that LifeProof's employes will r (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Fullscreen Bolsters Media Cred With New Engineering VP
Los Angeles-based YouTube network Fullscreen has bolstered its team--and media credibility--with a new hire, the company said Wednesday. Fullscreen said it has hired Tim Mohn, the co-creator of the HBO GO app, and former Vice President of Technology for NBCUniversal/Comcast as its new Senior Vice President of Engineering. Fullscreen, which is headed by George Strompolos, said that the move will help it push Fullscreen's technological innovation to the "next level". Fullscreen's Strompolos has be (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

SRCH2 Bolsters Enterprise Search With Broad Language Support
Search engine technology provider SRCH2 has bolstered its enterprise search tools with the addition support for 40 languages, the company said today. The company, which is headed by Dev Bhatia and backed by such investors as TenOneTen Ventures, Data Collective, and others, said its latest release even supports both simplified and traditional Chinese.

SRCH2 is looking to bring much of the search sophistication and features of Google to enterprise users, particularly in the area of "instant sea (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors
Qualaroo, a developer of website conversion and analytics software which helps web businesses improve the experience and conversion of their visitors, has launched a new product. The company--founded by Sean Ellis, Eugene Mandel, Alex Sherstinsky, and Jason Meresman--said today that it has launched a new "Convert" product which helps website owners convert a higher percentage of their website visitors to customers. The company--which is backed by $5.5M in funding from Polaris Ventures, True Ven (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Nimble Makes Major Updates To CRM Software
Los Angeles-based Nimble has made a major update to its social, customer relationship management software, adding a pile of new features and enhancements to the software. The startup--headed by Jon Ferrara, who also founded one of the original leaders in the CRM software space, Goldmine--said that its new Nimble 3.0 release includes a new dashboard feature called the "Today Page" with key dates and milestones (birthdays, job changes) with contacts; better search tools; automated contact reminder (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Docstoc's ExpertCircle Looks To Become The Yelp For Business Services
Online business resource site Docstoc is in a big expansion of its services today, with the launch of a brand new service to help businesses connect with products and vendors. The Santa Monica site, which is led by Jason Nazar, said it has launched ExpertCircle, an online platform which lets businesses find recommended products and vendors, based on endorsements, critiques, and reviews around everything from business insurance to productivity software.

The new service is a big expansion for D (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Insights: Will Bitcoin Spark a Wave as Big as the Internet?
For today's Insights and Opinions section this morning, we have an interesting piece from Michael Terpin, who asks--is Bitcoin the next wave?

not often that you run across something that Bill Gates calls "a
techno tour de force" and Warren Buffet's partner Charley
Munger calls "rat poison" -- in the same interview.
Imagine a financial service that blows away Paypal for speed and
efficiency in transferring funds (at a third of the fees if exchanged
into dollars -- and generall (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

EdgeCast Courts ECommerce Companies With Dedicated CDN Service
In a move to attract e-commerce companies to its content delivery network, Santa Monica-based EdgeCast announced today that it has launched a new, PCI-compliant product specifically aimed at online retailers. EdgeCast said its new, Commerce Acceleration Network, EdgeCast Transact, is specifically designed for e-commerce sites, and is a separate network based on its existing CDN technology. Among special features of the CDN include secure session establishment; PCI compliance; redundancy and fail (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

Xirrus Wins Healthcare Provider
Thousand Oaks-based wireless equipment provider Xirrus said Tuesday that it has scored a win with American Addition Centers, a provider of a national network of treatment centers. Xirrus said the treatment center has equipped its 70,000 square foot facility in Las Vegas with its Wi-Fi arrays. Xirrus said its products are being used to provide wireless Internet service to patients, as well as access to electronic medical records for its clinical staff. Financial impact of the win was not announce (More info...)

posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013(Full story)

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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.

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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:

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

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="">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!

TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies
TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
consulting services for technology companies, has announced it is opening
a new office to serve Greater Los Angeles, including greater Santa
Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The firm has tapped veteran operational and financial expert Paul Meyer
to be the managing partner for TechCXO’s efforts here.Paul Meyer is an
experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior
finance roles at start-up and Fortune 500 technology companies in
Southern California. For the past six years, he has run a successful CFO
consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology
companies in the greater Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. Most
recently, he has been the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early
stage medical device company. He was also Interim General Manager of
their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC.

To learn more about TechCXO and Paul Meyer, go to:

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