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One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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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

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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

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

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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Zynga and others.  I wrote several of the characteristics when I did the Top 10 (11) Attributes of an Entrepreneur. Companies are the same.

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)

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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

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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)

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

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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.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

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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

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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

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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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One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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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

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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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Getting Your Internet Company Bought - Startups Uncensored #6

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

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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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.

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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Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

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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

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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.

How Nils Forsblom Is Reinventing Himself In Mobile With TenFarms

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Forsblom is now in Los Angeles and San Diego, and reinventing himself with a mobile application company called TenFarms (www.tenfarms.com).

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.

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.”

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!

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.

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

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

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

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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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Frequency Signs Deal With Chinese TV Manufacturer

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Frequency , the developer of mobile, web, smart TV, and other apps which let users find and view online video content, has inked a deal with a Chinese TV manufacturer, the company announced today at CES. Harrison is a serial entrepreneur, and co-founded IFILM, later selling it to Viacom in 2006. READ MORE>>.

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

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

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. 

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

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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.

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

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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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Interview with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson, Okapi Ventures

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In light of the recent success, we sat down with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson to talk about the recent exit, where they are with their fund nowadays, and what advice they have for entrepreneurs. We've got a number of companies which have now received subsequent financing and up-rounds, so we're now firing on all cylinders. Thanks!