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One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. Entrepreneur Advice

The Entrepreneur Thesis

Both Sides of the Table

They will tell every other entrepreneur in town not to work for you. Presumably they are talented if they created a company worth $80 million.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

SoCal Delicious

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map. Iraq was about as tough of a place to build a company as can be. Main menu. Deals.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Weekly.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Hire Entrepreneurs!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Hire Entrepreneurs!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 4.0 – Wireless is the next big thing – hurry!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 3.0: Internet advertising is good. No, it’s bad. Oh wait… it IS good!

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Tear Down Your Firewalls

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: We're Not Saving Lives.

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Hire Entrepreneurs!

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

The investors of our competitor agreed to a merger and we were going to raise $15 million between the two companies. So the yo-yo continues.

Shutup And Sell: Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Discuss Religion, Politics Or Sex(ual Orientation)

InfoChachkie

Angry people are usually inspired to act against your company's interests. Stakeholder Responsibility. Be boring in public. Association Guilt.

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Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

socalTECH

more--or you can go online and use Fine Art America (www.fineartamerica.com), a Santa Monica company which is doing. customers? online. started.

When Does Venture Debt Make Sense For Your Startup? - The Other Green Money

InfoChachkie

As Fred points out, many entrepreneurs hear the word “debt” and promptly run the other direction. Go ahead, I will wait…. welcome back. million.

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

InfoChachkie

Towards the end of 2006 I realized that EC2 was transformative and that people needed help understanding it as well as tools to work it.

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Mr. Chow for 6 Please

Eric Greenspan

Back in 2006, my company was awarded Services Company of the Year by the Technology Council of Southern California.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

Both Sides of the Table

know it will be hard for you to believe in 2015 but in 2006 Palo Alto (where I lived) was kind of dead. Jason sold his company to Adobe.

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Map of VC Investments

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Most people pay attention to the first 5 companies. Maybe 10.  By company 22 it’s hard to remember what any of them did.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

We will also have some of the top companies present that each of the panelist has invested in. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. in 2004.

Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

socalTECH

Clark Benson: I'm a serial entrepreneur, and have had one prior Internet exit. What's the story behind Ranker? What is the business model here?

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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You invest across many funds just as VCs invest across many companies. Let’s look at some great companies. But VC is like congress.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

socalTECH

The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

Time is the Enemy of All Deals

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Many companies that were in the process of raising money did not.  It quickly became impossible to raise venture capital. Yes, this was stupid.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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We’ll work our asses off and build huge companies that will define the next generation of American’s lives.” LA should be LA.”

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

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Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Normal.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: FounderBlog’s 1 Year Anniversary! A BIG THANK YOU to 3,500 entrepreneurs in 50+ countries

Frank Addante

2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. ► October (1) New Video!

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Getting Your Internet Company Bought - Startups Uncensored #6

Jason Nazar

This month’s “Startups Uncensored” will be on “Getting Your Internet Company Bought”. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. 00pm on, Reception.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

socalTECH

The startup is headed by Robert Flynn --a former VC, and co-founder of Liquid Audio, and most recently head of Modern Feed, the company that is now Clicker--who talked with us about his new company. On the other side, we had about one third of our investments in early stage, technology driven companies. What is Aggregage?

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Vizio and the Story of the Sleeping Giant

Tech Zulu Event

Over 600 people came to this event to listen share and network, including entrepreneurs, VC’s and investors.  Analog TV’s were to be no longer supported by cable companies, but the cost of the conversion was staggering.  The company brought on retailers Circuit City, Sears and Kmart in 2006 followed by mega retailer Walmart in 2007.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

socalTECH

Now, a new breed of companies is finally making it out, which has had a huge impact on valuations. Exits usually come for great companies.

Interview with Cliff Boro, KidZui

socalTECH

The passion of the company has remained consistent, although the manner in how we do that has evolved. Give us an overview on KidZui.

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Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Fundable (www.fundable.com) is a newly launched, crowdfunding site which is headed by local entrepreneur Wil Shroter. Thanks!

Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica

Tech Zulu Event

In 2006, Douglas Campbell started Mindshare LA out of the downtown art colony The Brewery. What is cool that is happening with the ocean?

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

Both Sides of the Table

Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. Run great meetings (don’t be a productivity drain on the company).

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Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 Ajax was the new buzzword and many companies went overboard. 

Fulgent Genetics Files For IPO

socalTECH

Fulgent Genetics is developing genetic testing and laboratory testing technology, and is led by Ming Hsieh, who holds the majority shares in the company. Hsieh is a serial entrepreneur and billionaire, who founded and sold Cogent Systems to 3M. The IPO is being underwritten by Credit Suisse, Piper Jaffray, Raymond James, and BTIG.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

Both Sides of the Table

This was an audience of mostly first-time entrepreneurs. So here is what I have been telling entrepreneurs privately for the past 6 months. 1.