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Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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“You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.”

Honest Company Cuts 80 Employees

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Los Angeles-based Honest Company , the online provider of eco-friendly baby, personal care, and other household goods led by Brian Lee and co-founded by Jessica Alba, has quietly let go of 80 employees --or nearly 14% of the company--in what the company has billed as a "growth positioning". The report was first detailed by WWD.

Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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Thus, the "best" place for you to start your company is the community you want to live in. Period. Don''t believe the hype. Want to surf?

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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McKinsey & Company studies find that top-performing companies have the greatest number of women in top management positions and serving on Boards.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company

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If you are networking to assist a startup you are advising, you can substitute the company’s pitch for your personal pitch. Unknown. Great.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. often see companies burning $100,000 per month (net) looking to raise $6-8 million. ” I highly recommend reading it. Let’s set up a framework. Here’s

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company

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Is another, Los Angeles consumer startup-- The Honest Company --about to be acquired by Unilever ? An unconfirmed report Thursday afternoon, from TechCrunch, says that Unilever is in early talks to acquire the company, founded by Jessica Alba and SoCal serial entrepreneur Brian Lee. READ MORE>>.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. It’s not the great companies you build, it’s the silent killer of those that should have been build locally and weren’t. Klout was an LA company – sold for $200 million to Lithium.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

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Mitu Network is the largest digital media company for Latinos in the US and also targeting Mexico and South America. AOL and the like. Scripted.

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

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And while independent freelancers offer alternatives, it’s still a bit too expensive and time consuming for startup companies.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

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However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. A version of this article previously appeared in  Forbes.

j2 Global Buys Six More Companies

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Los Angeles-based J2 Global , the Internet services provider led by Hemi Zucker, has gobbled up six more companies, the company announced today. The company said the financial impact of the acquisition was not expected to be material. Financial details of those acquisitions were not announced. READ MORE>>.

J2 Global Inc. Acquires Another Six Companies in Q2

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gobbled up another slate of companies. The Hollywood-based internet services company acquired six small companies for an undisclosed amount in the second quarter. As it does every quarter, J2 Global Inc.

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10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Thomas J.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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The company handles all the infrastructure required for text messaging, voice. The company's software is being included in the Linux.

Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?

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This is the reason many view Uber as a company that specializes in big data. The post Uber: Transportation Service or Big Data Company?

Domain Registry Company XYZ Gets Permission to Sell Domains in China

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Domain registry company XYZ Inc. has been granted permission by the Chinese government to sell its dot-xyz domain suffix in China, potentially opening up a huge market to the Santa Monica startup. XYZ has sold more than 6 million dot-xyz domains globally. The firm has exclusive rights from Internet Corp.

The Honest Company Gets $70M

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The funding brings the company''s total raised to $122M. Goldman Sachs served as placement agent in the funding, according to the company.

Accruent Buys Two Companies

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Real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent , which has operations in Santa Monica, said today that it has acquired two software companies, Four Rivers Software Systems , and SiteFM , both developers of healthcare facilities management software. Financial terms fo the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Trump Slams Drug Companies, Says Medicare “Bidding” Is Coming

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He said drug companies are “getting away with murder” because of the prices they charge. Oh, the power of a Donald Trump sound bite. On the campaign trail and as president-elect he has made occasional noises about drug pricing—giving the U.S. This morning, in his first press conference, Trump went further.

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j2 Global Acquires Four More Companies

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Los Angeles-based J2 Global , the Internet services provider and publisher, has gobbled up four more companies, as it continues to have a ravenous appetite for acquisitions. J2 Global said the acquisition bring its total number of acquisition during its Fiscal 2015 to a total of 24. j2 is led by Hemi Zucker. READ MORE>>.

Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend

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Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm--which already has offices in Santa Monica and Washington D.C., said the acquisition will add its presence with an office in Boston. READ MORE>>.

This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar

Where does your compensation rank you in your company? How much money do you make? Is your salary significantly lower than the industry average? Uncomfortable yet? That’s the point. Nazar, 37, says compensation is one of the most taboo topics of conversations in society. Read at Fortune. Press

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How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

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Finally, if you want to build a successful online video company you must have some formats that are independent of talent altogether. But wait!

What I Hate About Selling Companies

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Teams that I’ve backed have sold their companies to Disney, Apple and AOL for substantive amounts of money. But the truth is that selling a company doesn’t always feel like a celebration as a VC. The more I’ve internalized things I’ve come to see selling a company like graduating high school or college.

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

The Crowd Has Spoken: Check Out The Coolest US Tech Companies

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What American tech company is the coolest? As such, a reputation as a cool company is a competitive advantage to be cultivated and coveted.

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Oculus VR Sued By Hawaiian Company

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Irvine-based Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey have been sued again, this time by a company in Hawaii called Total Recall Technologies.

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46 raised in 15 companies.

j2 Global Acquires Four More Companies

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Los Angeles-based Internet services and online publishing giant j2 Global says it has acquired four more companies, all completed in the third quarter of 2016. The company said all four acquisition will help it grow its global customer base, provide access to new markets and expand its lineup. READ MORE>>.

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company

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Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2

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Southern California companies raised $2.49 billion in venture capital in Q2 of 2016, according to the latest numbers from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association, and Thomson Reuters. The boost in funding came despite a lower overall deal count, with 89 funding deals in Q2, versus 97 in Q1.

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. If it were my company apple iOS iPad iPhone macbook OSX Steve jobs Wait, retract. Then again. Innovation. But is this enough?

Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Entrepreneurs often lament big companies, but most of us hope we’ll create just that. But that doesn’t mean that they have it all figured out.

ServiceNow Wins Israeli Telecom Company

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San Diego-based enterprise IT management provider ServiceNow reported a win today with Israeli telecommunications provider Partner Communications Company Ltd. Financial details of the win were not announced. Partner Communications service more than 3 million cellular subscribers in Israel, under the Orange brand. READ MORE>>.

Three LA Companies Pursuing Gawker Media

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Three, Los Angeles area media companies-- Univision , Ziff Davis (a unit of J2 Global) and Penske Media --have all been named as possible bidders on bankrupt, Silicon Valley publication Gawker Media , according to reports today, which say Ziff Davis has submitted a $90M bid for the company. Penske is the owner of Deadline and Variety.

j2 Global Buys Six More Companies

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , which is by far Southern California's most active acquirer of technology companies, announced this morning that it has acquired six more companies. The terms of the remainder of the acquisition were not announced by the company. Abaxio is a cloud backup provider, and GreenFax a cloud FAX service.