SignOn Radio #36 – Oct 22, 2008

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Hold ’em or fold ’em? What’s next for small business owners?

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The “mind reading” of analytics technology

 
Segment 1: Guest co-host Joe Davidson, chair of the Corporate Practice group at Allen Matkins, joins Barbara to discuss the mindset of venture capitalists and other early stage investors in the midst of the financial markets’ turmoil. They offer advice to cash-starved entrepreneurs and, for those considering selling a company, Joe points out the pitfalls to avoid and provides an update on current merger and acquisition trends.

Segment 2: Have you ever been turned down for a credit card or contacted regarding possible fraudulent activity on your account? Meet Robert Hecht-Nielsen, co-founder of HNC Software and the science entrepreneur behind analytics software technology. Bob Slapin, executive director of the San Diego Software Industry Council, joins the show to talk about San Diego’s leadership position in the fast growing analytics industry which will soon transform medicine, marketing and finance.