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The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

Both Sides of the Table

As a VC I regularly meet with companies and listen to their plans. ” Every company is built by a team and every team member matters.

Amplify’s Guide to Crafting a Pitch Deck | Entrepreneur Resources

Tech Zulu Event

While this time for a business can be exciting one must be prepared with the resources to take the next step. pitch deck startup resources

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

Both Sides of the Table

If I’m wrong – at least you’ll have more data to decide how you raise & spend your company’s money. Mostly, no.

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. As CEO of Rubicon Project, a lot of people ask me what defines the culture of our company. Here’s my take on a few things effective company culture is about…and a few things it’s not about: 1.

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If Apple Were My Company, I’d…

Eric Greenspan

Apple is a remarkable company. Apple was a remarkable company. Something has to happen to keep this company going and growing. If Apple were my company, here’s what I would do: 1. Well, here’s the real future and where I’d spend most of my resources. Wait, retract. Then again. Innovation. Over it.

Build a Product-Driven Company

Frank Addante

If you want to manage a hyper-growth company, start with a great product. That is, a company that focuses all functions on the product.

Launching An International Tech Startup: The Challenges And Benefits

Tech Zulu Event

140,000 new startup companies are reportedly launched every day. travellers with inter-city bus companies in Latin America. customers.

Who’s to Blame for Inflated Health Insurance Costs?

Xconomy

For example, if a person has multiple medical problems or is not consistent with her medical treatment, she might consciously or subconsciously select a better health plan, anticipating high health expenses. Companies insuring their employees should also heed the findings of this paper. For insurers, the relevance is obvious.

Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company

InfoChachkie

It requires you to expend your two most valuable resources, your time and your money. An example of design patent is shown at left.

Interview with Mike Hopkins, ICE Energy

socalTECH

Mike Hopkins: The simplest example, is where part of their grid has become congested so much, because they have too much demand for the infrastructure.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

Both Sides of the Table

This is final part of  a series  that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too.

Hire for talent. Rent for experience.

Berkonomics

Think like a startup, with little resources, a limited window of time, and few dollars to spend on expensive experts.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

If i is the average outcome for the company with the addition of some new person, then they're worth n such that i = 1/(1 - n). million.

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Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

Tech.Co

For examples, our sponsor, Microsoft Accelerator , will have team members on the floor to take stock of all the budding startups and genius ideas that this showcase will no doubt present. It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. And for those L.A. This isn’t just a showcase for the sake of a showcase.

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

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

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Application performance can be directly mapped to hosting dollars, and for a start-up company in its infancy, hosting costs can be a pain point.

How Zadara Is Putting The Enterprise In The Storage Cloud

socalTECH

Many of our customers are software-as-a-service companies, and don''t know upfront how many customers they will have. It''s a huge difference.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Wrong.

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

socalTECH

We'll be publishing these between now and the new year. KeyInfo has also been a big sponsor for socaltech over the years). When we returned to the U.S.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

Ask the Angels

For example, many of our members are also members of the Tech Coast Angels. The app industry is a good example of low barriers to entry.

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

Examples of VC platform services include: recruiting, marketing, design support, inside sales reps, consulting, accounting services and so forth.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

Application performance can be directly mapped to hosting dollars, and for a start-up company in its infancy, hosting costs can be a pain point.

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

Both Sides of the Table

Simply put: We never intended to build a business on one company’s platform and despite market perceptions – we never did ! Still.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

InfoChachkie

The TMP is an example of lean academia. Because of Hope - The TMP does not solely focus on the creation of tech companies. Techpreneurs.

Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr

socalTECH

Vinny Jindal: There are many different things, but I think it's been a combination of resource acquisition, capital, and engineers. Thanks!

How Tengia Wants To Help You Tap Into The Rich Experience Of Older Professionals

socalTECH

Tengia is a new website focused on helping companies take advantage of that deep talent and lifetime of accumulated experience, by matching them with older individuals with the skills they need. Sulgatti tells us how she hopes her service will help both those older individuals, as well as companies, connect. What is Tengia? Thanks!

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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

Xconomy

Among other things, they get an opportunity to pitch to investors and industry representatives at Plug and Play’s quarterly “expo” event.

The Long Economic Case for Snapchat

Both Sides of the Table

Today I want to talk briefly about why I believe Snapchat is an important media company. And they also are great for sports events (I watch the Eagles pregame videos from fans aggregated in one place, for example). 3. We’ve seen portfolio companies like GumGum become enormous by riding this trend. Reach. Immediacy.

Three qualities of a great leader

Berkonomics

Every organization has limited resources, especially money and time. By Dave Berkus. There are lots of ways to measure a great leader. 

IT Software Companies Are Looking For Military Trained Hackers Now

Tech Zulu Event

The worst thing that can happen to any company is waking up one morning and finding out all the data has either been stolen or tampered with.

Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

Here’s my view: I support a “mobile first” strategy for many companies. recognize there is an issue with resource scarcity.

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Did You Just Fail The Partnerhip Idiot Test?

InfoChachkie

If your company has said "Yes" to any of the following requests, you have effectively failed the partnership idiot test. Exclusivity.

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

SoCal Tech Calendar

We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (www.eventfarm.com), on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. Ryan Costello: We're a software company. How did you start the company? For example, we have said not to QR codes. Thanks!

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Marketing Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Only Make Once

InfoChachkie

This approach allows your venture to "fail in the small" and make course corrections before spending significant marketing resources.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com

socalTECH

That one thing, in the case of Los Angeles-based FamousBirthdays.com , is creating an online resource all about--you guessed it--famous birthdays.

The Impact Matrix: Prioritize Your 2013 Initiatives Using This Startup Ninja Tool

InfoChachkie

For instance, how much money will the proposed idea save the company or how much revenue will the potential opportunity generate?

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Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems

InfoChachkie

According to Marten, “We enable companies to run, within their own firewall, a cloud that behaves exactly like the public clouds, exactly like Amazon.

Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly all of the mistakes I made at my first company I fixed by the time of my second company. This leads to suboptimal results for all.

The Biggest Reason Most Sales Campaigns Don’t Close

Both Sides of the Table

It’s true that some solutions are really hard to quantify and the most obvious example people point to is email. question. Maybe they don’t?

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Mini-ventures Build Entrepreneurial Muscle (And Can Lead To Big Businesses)

InfoChachkie

Three additional examples of mini-ventures carried out by me and my fellow Wharton classmates are described below. Fashion Show.

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