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Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Even Stephen Curry Needs To Practice. Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. Unknown. Great.

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

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Amongst the most often asked questions I get from founders is, “How much money should I raise?” have this “How much should I raise?”

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


“It was running fine.” User experience is suffering and it’s the worst possible time with the product taking off. So, why does this happen?

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Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round


CapLinked , a secure enterprise sharing and storage provider, today has announced a new round of funding totaling $3.5 million. We are more like vault.

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TechEmpower Benchmarks and the Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0 Performance Story


I’ve had lots of conversations with fellow CTOs about the TechEmpower Web Framework Benchmarks. Frankly, those two statements are often correlated.

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Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor for salary data

Jason Nazar

Most people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at TechCrunch. Press

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The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

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We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs. As the economy gets tighter, these businesses will start to disappear. Salesmanship.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

TechCrunch LA

It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo


A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. It happens during nearly every fundraising pitch meeting. Don’t Demo Me Bro. Share and Enjoy.

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

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When I publicly Tweeted that all companies should be gross margin positive many people pointed out that Amazon wasn’t profitable for many years.

Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator


CAMERON KASHANI is the Godmother of Silicon Beach, having cofounded LA’s first coworking space, Coloft, in 2010. What is a Human Accelerator?

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Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta


From Evernote to Asana , each platform and offering has their own unique set of features that make it appealing.

What are the Technical Performance Requirements for your Startup?


By far the most popular post on this blog is 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder. Requests. Compute. Response. API Usage?

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Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

L.A. Business Journal

Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry


But that picture is outdated. That means that every item is guaranteed to be built perfectly, every time. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.  Tweet Tweet.

Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

Jason Nazar

The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the topic, Comparably does so anonymously and privately. Read at Lifehacker. Press

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rhubarb studios Raises $1 Million in Financing to Accelerate Growth

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rhubarb studios is constantly recruiting engineers, UX designers and product managers to work on multidisciplinary teams creating innovative companies.

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Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store

TechCrunch LA

Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price.

Confessions Of A VC: Crap – Why I Passed On Uber’s Seed Round


A version of this article previously appeared on Entrepreneur.com. Did I passed on Uber’s seed round? It’s worse than that. Nope, that’s not a typo.

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What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

What is the True Sentiment of VCs? ” and you can see that the balance of caution vs. optimism is 82% to 18%. There is reason for despondency.

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team


Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. According to TigerText, it has named Kirk Kirman as President of Client Organization, heading up sales and customer support; and Kelli Castellano as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company's marketing strategies. READ MORE>>.

Turn Yourself Into a Hologram with HOLLAGRAM


About a year ago we introduced you to VNTANA , an Los Angeles, CA-based startup that wanted to leverage hologram technology to help celebrities and brands use holograms to entertain and engage their followers and fans. VNTANA was founded in 2012 and has since become a leader in social augmented reality.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers. How do you make those events happen? What, exactly, does Event Farm do? Ryan Costello: We're a software company. We provide an event and experiential marketing platform. It's a marketing experience.

SolarReserve to Build $5B Thermal Solar Project in Nevada

L.A. Business Journal

SolarReserve announced on Tuesday that it would build ten solar thermal plants on a Nye County site about 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas for $5 billion

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New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration


For the cybersecurity industry, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of alliances. CyberArk—based in Israel, with U.S.

3 Ways to Create a High Performance Company Culture

Frank Addante

Great company culture isn’t just about ping pong tables, free lunches, bouncy ball chairs and free gummy bears. In fact, it’s not about that at all. It’s about creating an environment that facilitates and fosters a high performance culture of winning. As CEO of Rubicon Project, a lot of people ask me what defines the culture of our company.

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15 interesting startups to watch in 2016

Jason Nazar

What will be the next big thing that everyone talks about? I’ve been asking around and looking at companies, trends, and what else is going on to put together the following list of startups worth watching in 2016. Read at Venture Beat. Press

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The 5 Biggest Tech Trends for Healthcare in 2016

Tech Zulu Event

Staying on top of the newest innovations in the healthcare field can be extremely time-consuming. The Cloud. Wearable Patient Technology. 3-D Printing.

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Read More.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone


A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal. It is also an inspirational alter call to entrepreneurship. Share and Enjoy.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

After a decade on the job I’ve started to speak more openly when newer industry colleagues now ask me what I’ve learned. Nothing fancier.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups


One of those accelerators�focused exclusively on hardware�is Make In LA (www.makeinla.com). What exactly is a hardware accelerator? percent equity.

Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO


Coding bootcamps have proven to the cure for a workforce that isn’t qualified to handle the complicated technologies that rule the business world today. They are relatively short, they are taught by experts, and they provide an avenue to employment after graduation. That’s right, LA-based Codesmith has just raised a $1.1