12/2013 – All Things D

Intuit has acquired Docstoc, the electronic document service aimed at the sale and storage of a wide variety of documents for businesses. While the well-known Silicon Valley-based business-software company did not disclose the price it paid for the Los Angeles-area company, sources close to the situation said that it could reach $50 million, although it’s […]


STUDIO SPOTLIGHT by VINCENT CARRELLA on JULY 9, 2013   Strangely, PlayFirst has been largely forgotten. As the earth shifted beneath the tectonic plates that was the upward thrust of the mobile revolution, many PC publisher/developers have bitten the dust – especially the early casual game pioneers. Remember them? Remember when PC downloads and try-before-you-buy was the disrupting force in […]


“Owner vs. CEO Management” article by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc There’s a distinctly different management philosophy between owners and CEOs.  I grew up watching my father singlehandedly run our family business and for the last 6 years I’ve had the counsel of board members who’ve recruited and employed CEOs of hyper-fast growth companies.  Sometimes their […]


BY MICHAEL CARNEY   Since launching into private beta a year ago and landing the house band of “American Idol” as an early client, music practice and performance platformChromatik has been punching above its weight class. The company continued this trend when itlanded Grammy-winning artist Bruno Mars, Virgin Records co-chairman Jeff Ayeroff, and other music industry heavyweights as investors […]

11/2012 – Forbes

Jeff Bercovici, Forbes Staff Forbes    11/26/2012 @ 10:01AM On a sprawling soundstage on the outskirts of Toronto, Kevin Murphy is giving a tour of the alien world he’s helping bring to life. As silver-eyed humanoids stroll silently past, Murphy, the executive producer of the new Syfy channel series “Defiance,” points out terra-formed mountain ranges, gleaming […]

11/2012 – Leads360

Leads360 Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Attributes 296 Percent Revenue Growth to Foresight, Innovation in Lead Management LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2011 – Leads360, the industry leader in lead management software, today announced it ranked 287 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, ranking of the 500 fastest […]


Transonic Combustion Closes $32M Series D To Advance Car Tech Yuliya Chernova November 07, 2012 (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. With $32 million in Series D funds, Transonic Combustion Inc. is heading down the long road to getting a new technology into a mass-produced car. The Camarillo, Calif.-based company has developed a fuel injection […]


ANTHONY HA via TechCrunch Dollar Shave Club, the startup offering a subscription razor service that costs as little as $1 per month (plus shipping), has raised $9.8 million in Series A funding. RCP participated in this round. Co-founder and CEO Michael Dubin said the new round, which was led by Venrock, will allow the company […]


October 29, 2012 6:00 AM Dean Takahashi Meteor Entertainment, the publisher of the highly anticipated free-to-play online multiplayer mech combat game Hawken, has raised $18 million in a second round of funding. The new investors show that Meteor continues to gain support from the financial community for its potentially disruptive game from Pasadena, Calif.-based Adhesive […]


October 19, 2012 FoodLink, the buying platform that connects fresh food retailers and wholesalers to a network of over 2,000 supplier companies, announced a definitive agreement to acquire TRUETRAC, a leading provider of mobile traceability solutions to growers, harvesters, packers and shippers of fresh produce. The combined company will be the food industry’s first integrated […]