Debajyoti Ray, Co-founder of Pasadena Labs

Debajyoti Ray, Co-founder of Pasadena Labs

Pasadena Labs is an analytic company, whose first product, Pr1ce, is a mobile app that predicts the sale price of a unique product for the auction industry. So far the company has aggregated over 9.5 million live auction transactions in its dataset, and is currently handling over $1M of transaction per month through its beta testers.

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David Siemer, Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures

David Siemer, Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures

David Siemer is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures, one of the most active VC firm in Southern California. The firm investment focus is on early staged technology companies, with 18 new investments this year. Siemer is also a partner at WaveMaker Labs, one of eight approved technology incubators by Singaporean government’s National Research Foundation. Based in Singapore, WaveMaker Labs is a launchpad for startups from around the world.

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Startup Chile

Startup Chile

Startup Chile is a program by Chile government to attract startup entrepreneurs from around the world to accelerate their businesses in Chile. Each startup is given $40K in grant (equity free), co-working space and 1 year Chilean visa. The 6-month program provides workshops and a network of mentors and industry partners from around the world. Started less than 2 years ago, alums of the program have gone on to 500Startups, TechStars, or raised over $1M each in VC funding.

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Brandon Bruce, Co-founder of CirrusPath

Brandon Bruce, Co-founder of CirrusPath

Brandon Bruce is the Co-founder of CirrusPath, a company that produces Cirrus Insight as an advanced integration tool for Salesforce and Gmail. Cirrus Insight shows Salesforce leads and contacts inside Gmail inbox. Data such as contact information, activity history, cases and sales opportunities are exchanged and full integrated across both platforms. In this interview, Brandon shares with us their journey, since the idea inception in less than a year ago, to becoming one of the top apps in the Salesforce AppExchange.

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Brad Feld, Managing Partner of Foundry Group

Brad Feld, Managing Partner of Foundry Group

Brad Feld is one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. He is also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner.

Foundry Group recently raised their third fund of $235M. In this interview, we discussed his investment philosophy, how to reach him, his books and his personal life.

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Brad Keywell, Managing Partner of Lightbank Ventures

Brad Keywell, Managing Partner of Lightbank Ventures

Brad Keywell is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses. He is the co-founder and Director of Groupon. Here is a recording of Brad’s keynote talk at Social Media Week, a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media happened in 14 cities around the globe. 

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“Father of the internet” Vint Cerf’s talk at Google LA Office

“Father of the internet” Vint Cerf’s talk at Google LA Office
Vinton Gray “Vint” Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist, is often referred to as one of the father’s of the internet. He has received multiple honorary degrees and awards, two of the highest being the National Medal of Technology and National Medal of Freedom. Most significantly he co-designed the DoD TCP/IP with Bob Kahn at Stanford University.  This is the summary of Cerf’s talk on his visit to Google LA office this week.  This summary was written by Oszie Tarula.
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MobileCampLA Keynote Talk & Photos

MobileCampLA Keynote Talk & Photos

MobileCampLA brought together mobile developers, enthusiasts, explorers and professionals to share the current state and their visions for the future direction of mobile technology. Here is the live recording of the keynote talk by Greg Wilson (Adobe Director of Evangelism) and some photos of the event.

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Eric Reiss’ workshop: “Usable Usability”

Eric Reiss’ workshop: “Usable Usability”

Eric Reiss is the celebrated author of three books, including the recently published Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better. He is the CEO of The FatDUX Group, an international user-experience design company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are some notes and photos from his workshop.

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So Cal Code Camp 2012

So Cal Code Camp 2012

SoCalCodeCamp is a community driven event for developers from all platforms, programming languages and discriplines to come and learn from their peers. SoCalCodeCamp 2012 just happened this weekend. Here are the slides of one of the talk at the event and some photos, capturing this great gathering of the geeks.

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Ship Mate Mobile App

Ship Mate Mobile App

Ship Mate (shipmateapp.com) is the most popular mobile app for individuals going on a cruise. It’s available for the iPhone and Android and has the largest and most active user base of any existing mobile, cruise-community. Features include Cruise Chat, Countdown, Ship & Port Info, Excursions, Postcards, Web Cams, Ship Tracking, Packing Checklist, Budget, Image Gallery, and much more!

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App-On-Tap mixer

App-On-Tap mixer

Apps on Tap is a community of App Developers, App UX Designers as well as Business and Entrepreneurs looking to get information on building apps.

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TCD.LA panel: The CEO & CTO relationship in a #startup

TCD.LA panel: The CEO & CTO relationship in a #startup

Here is a recording of Tech Co-Founder Dating (TCD.LA) panel on the topic of the CEO and CTO relationship.   The panel speakers are  proven CEOs and CTOs who run some of the most incredible companies in LA.

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DigitalLA speaker panel: “We got funded” featuring founders who recently raised $1M-$1.5M

DigitalLA speaker panel: “We got funded” featuring founders who recently raised $1M-$1.5M

This is the video recording of Kevin Winston’s fourth Digital LA – RealTech Startup Showcase: We Got Funded! panel with LA startup founders who shared how they recently got funded – and give 5-minute pitches of their winning fund-raising presentations they pitched to investors.  Founders described their road to funding, including meeting with the right investors, angels, VCs, negotiating deal terms, determining rounds and series levels, and more.

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Interview of Will Von Bernuth of AppMyWorld

Interview of Will Von Bernuth of AppMyWorld

Will Von Bernuth is the founder of AppMyWorld (AppMyWorld.com), a review aggregation and ranking site for iOS apps.  AppMyWorld is a review aggregation site for iOS, iPhone and iPad from around the web.  It aggregates professional reviews and provide a ranking score for each app.

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Live streaming – TechCrunch Disrupt

Live streaming – TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year.   It reveals an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests, and more to the stage.  Don’t miss the fireside chat with Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook.

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Interview of Tim Sae Koo, Founder of HypeMarks

Interview of Tim Sae Koo, Founder of HypeMarks

Tim Sae Koo is the Founder of HypeMarks, a web discovery engine based on social relevancy. HypeMarks recently graduated from StartEngine first program. In this interview, Tim shares with us his vision for the site.

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Interview of Dan Martell, An Angel Investor

Interview of Dan Martell, An Angel Investor

Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor with a portfolio of about 15 tech startups.  This week, I interviewed Dan about his investment philosophy and his advices for entrepreneurs in raising money.

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DeKoven Ashley, Co-founder of ThrdPlace

DeKoven Ashley, Co-founder of ThrdPlace

ThrdPlace is a mobile and web platform for crowd source and crowd-funding community development projects. The platform allows people to connect based on shared community interests, share resources and improve community. The team partners with such organizations as Whole Foods Market to build community vegetable and fruit gardens; or CicLAvias to temporarily remove cars from LA streets to promote community walk, skating and bike ride. This is an interview of the Co-founder DeKoven Ashley.

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