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The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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As a VC I regularly meet with companies and listen to their plans. Every team I fund comes across as laser focused on their core mission.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


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

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

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As that idea grows into a business there may come a time where the need for outside funding in necessary to further grow and scale.

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

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

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


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

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Fund raising is bloody hard.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals


They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. He founded MaxIT Healthcare in 2001.

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The Challenges of Milestone Funding

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knows, I am a huge, huge fan of milestone funding. Identify your short-term goals and what resources you will need to achieve them.

Why We’re Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning

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If you’re funding the same stuff as everybody else and if you started your activities when the clues were obvious you’re much less likely to drive enormous returns. When Fred Wilson funded Twitter I guarantee you it wasn’t obvious that it was a billion dollar idea. Venture Capital is a tricky industry. Far from it.

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How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

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So when I meet with GRP portfolio companies that do enterprise sales I try to emphasize the following: 1. training. rollout support. Whatever.

Civic Resource Group Gets $300K


Los Angeles-based Civic Resource Group , which develops cloud, mobile, and other software for government and other civic organizations, has raised $300,000 in a debt funding round, the company said this morning. The funding came from Lighter Capital, and came in the form of a revenue-based, debt funding round.

Founders from MIT With a Plan to Change How We Grow and Eat Food

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In our industry we always talk about funding big ideas or funding things with more meaning. Startup CompaniesWe loved the idea.

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Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Pasadena, Calif. Ron Cohen.

Local Companies Support Movember


A number of local, high tech companies are putting their efforts behind Movember , a charity which helps raise funding and awareness for men's health, and particularly prostate cancer. READ MORE>>. movember cancer nonprofit charity awareness

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company  CODA. ENGAGE.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing  help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies.

March Capital Partners' Jim Armstrong On A New, $240M Venture Fund


What is the investment focus for this fund? So, you will see March participating in the early stage with consumer companies. READ MORE>>.

BetterWorks Shutting Down On May 31st


According to an email from Craig, the company decided to close down the BettterWorks perk platform, and will not longer be active after next Thursday. BetterWorks--and Paige Craig--have been one of the companies driving the growth in Santa Monica's Silicon Beach. BetterWorks had raised $10M in funding from Redpoint Ventures.

Startups and VCs Should Avoid “Pier” Funding

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They also trust VC’s to determine the right price to pay for the company securities that they buy. And it adds up.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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After months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Companies: Spotlight Companies. Tech Coast Angels  is actively seeking great startups to fund.


Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology


The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. The company currently has just under 30 employees.

ReachLocal Names Two Executives


Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Monday that it has named two new executives, hiring Paras Maniar as the company''s new Chief Strategy Officer, and Megan Opp as the company''s new Chief People Officer. Opp was previously Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Conversant. READ MORE>>.

Modern Meadow Collects $40M for Real Leather With ‘No Cow Involved’


Modern Meadow, a New York-based company that has developed a method of turning living cells into materials used to make leather that mimics animal hide, has received a $40 million Series B funding to begin manufacturing and commercializing its leather products. Eventually, the company will manufacture lower-cost versions, he says.

8 Tips for Making Real VC Connections

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If you’re looking for funding, you don’t just want to “meet” investors, shake their hands and give them your quick pitch. So how do you do this?

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Cornerstone OnDemand Opens Up Incubator, Investment Fund


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources management software, is boosting its efforts to support the Los Angeles technology ecosystem, through the launch of its own incubator and investment fund. cornerstone ondemand enterprise software incubator accelerator investment fund

Online Learning Company Ties With UCLA Extension, CAA


A new, venture backed online education company, Encore Career Institute , headed by Steve Poizner, said today that it has linked with the UCLA Extension to offer up professional certificates and career counseling online. The firm said it has raised $15M in a Series A venture capital funding from InterWest Partners and Granite Ventures.

Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Raises Funding To $247M


Laguna Nigel-based Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals , a developer of treatments for hemophilia, has raised its latest funding to $247.6M, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Details on the funding have not been announced by the company. The filing indicates the current fundraising effort is targeted at $371.6M.

Karlin Ventures Announces New Karlin Fellowship Program

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million per company. The program is open to companies in Karlin’s portfolio as well as others in LA’s tech community.

Simplifying Startup Investments: Ryan Feit (CEO) of SeedInvest

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But you can’t secure the funding needed to scale. . Finding a better way for entrepreneurs to raise funds. Introducing SeedInvest.

The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

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Hire professionals to handle the details of company formation paperwork when you first start up. And relying on NDAs is not the answer.

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GreenNurture: Help Make Your Company More Sustainable

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It provides a forum for whole staffs to make recommendations for how to reduce energy costs and limit company carbon footprints.

Start Engine Creates $15M Fund, Adds Governor Gray Davis As Advisor


Los Angeles-based Start Engine , the business accelerator being spearheaded by Activision co-founder Howard Marks, said today that it has created a new, $15M investment fund for its portfolio of startups, and added former Governor Gray Davis as an advisor. Start Engine did not provide deals on the structure of its new $15M investment fund.

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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General Assembly Raises $35M In Funding Round


General Assembly , which conducts classes on web development, Photoshop, Javascript, digital marketing, and all kinds of other topics through its location in Los Angeles, has just scored a $35M funding round, a Series C for the company. IVP''s Todd Chaffee joins the company''s board. READ MORE>>.

5 Financially Damaging Startup Myths

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It also gives you greater control over your company and allows you to scale at your own pace. 2. The “truths” that guide entrepreneurs.

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MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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Okuno has been investing in Los Angeles startups for the past three years after selling his own company E-Z Data. Or maybe a goldmine.

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3 Questions Every Small Business Should Ask Their Accountant

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How can I improve the financial health of my company? With the proper tax planning, your company can greatly benefit from tax write-offs.

JumpStartFund Launches First Ever Crowd-Powered Portal For Startups

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Get feedback, collaborate and get funded. Social network for investors. How its online incubation works. Social capital rewarded.

OneRoof Energy Gets $2M In Debt Funding


The company said the funding came from New Resource Bank. OneRoof said the financing will go to lower its cost of funds on a pool of existing projects, and will free up additional working capital for the company. Terms of the debt funding were not announced. READ MORE>>.