Honest Company Cuts 80 Employees
DECEMBER 8, 2016
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.
Productivity in Your Pocket
AUGUST 11, 2016
In 2012, along with Paper, several innovative productivity apps launched including Wunderlist, Notability, Haiku Deck, and many more.
The Honest Company Gets $70M
AUGUST 26, 2014
The funding brings the company''s total raised to $122M. Goldman Sachs served as placement agent in the funding, according to the company.
Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
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.
Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. in a strategic growth funding.
VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo
JULY 7, 2016
The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. You’re the first one I’ve met who didn’t want to see our product.”
Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
businesses and points of interests; products; and much more, plus an extensive set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to. Factual.
DataPop Launches New Ad Product
OCTOBER 23, 2014
Los Angeles-based DataPop , the product advertising technology developer headed by Jason Lehmbeck, has launched a new product aimed at retailers. According to DataPop, its new OmniAds product uses a retailer''s merchandise catalog to drive advertising on such sites as Google, Bing, Pinterest, Polyvore, Ebay, and Amazon.
Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period
OCTOBER 28, 2013
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?
What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
In 2015 in the US there were $77 billion written into startup tech companies. I better roll up my sleeves and help my companies get funded.”
Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?
JANUARY 5, 2015
A recurring entrepreneurial challenge is to determine the optimal price of a new product, especially absent a directly competitive alternative.
What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Burn rate in case you don’t know is the amount of money a company is either spending (gross) or losing (net) per month. (it Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. Gross Burn vs. Net Burn.
Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?
APRIL 2, 2012
The problem is you don't yet have product/market fit, and until you do, you don't really know what to build. Far from it. They are very early.
Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product
OCTOBER 16, 2014
Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.
The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created
Both Sides of the Table
NOVEMBER 15, 2014
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.
No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
And while independent freelancers offer alternatives, it’s still a bit too expensive and time consuming for startup companies.
Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 25, 2015
The law of large numbers, platforms that can make your company blow up unexpectedly and the trendy nature of tech markets can be deceiving. This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? Success for many is ephemeral.
Pelican Products Buys UK Company
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Torrance-based Pelican Products , which is best known for its protective cases and flashlights and other lighting systems, said late Monday that it has acquired UK-based Cool Logistics , a developer of temperature controlled packaging products. Pelican Products is owned by private equity firm Behrman Capital. READ MORE>>.
Build a company – not just a product.
JANUARY 23, 2014
She stated that she had rejected the investment being discussed, because in her mind the entire company was “just a button, on a feature, in an app.” Far too many companies have been created around a button on a feature, and not upon a solution to a need in answer to a void in the market. Email readers, continue here.]
Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool
JUNE 2, 2015
San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. READ MORE>>.
CraveOnline Sets Up Its Own Production Studio
MAY 3, 2013
The company said it has opened up a new, 4,000 square foot studio at its Los Angeles headquarters specifically to create original video. The company said the studio includes a green screen, "numerous" sets, and state-of-the-art equipment. CraveOnline said it has a new production team of 10 people behind the studio. READ MORE>>.
YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product. YP said it has launched ypSearch , a new product aimed at small business owners, which both provides search ads on YP''s properties, as well as on major search engines. READ MORE>>.
CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company
APRIL 7, 2016
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>>.
10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn
OCTOBER 24, 2011
As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Thomas J.
AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product
JANUARY 30, 2014
AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. The company said those plans start at $480 per year for three employees, and up to $7,200 per year for up to 50 employees.
Building Products for Mass Adoption
Both Sides of the Table
JANUARY 25, 2010
They use products because the products solve a need they have. It’s even harder to get them to use your product. Bollocks.
Jessica Alba's The Honest Company Scores $27M
MARCH 26, 2012
According to The Honest Company, the funding will go towards accelerating growth and developing its products and brand. READ MORE>>.
Return on Productivity (ROP) – How Do You Measure the Success of Your Company Culture?
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
At Rubicon Project, we manage culture just like a product. The Return on Productivity metrics will be directly tied to business value (e.g.
Build a Product-Driven Company
JULY 20, 2012
If you want to manage a hyper-growth company, start with a great product. The best product wins. Here’s how. Period.
Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market
MAY 19, 2011
Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. The new service puts Google into the same space as such local companies as LeadPoint , LowerMyBills , Oversee's Low.com , and others. READ MORE>>.
How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
So what happens when production is reduced by 99% and distribution bends to infinity? The best companies look at data to know what time to post.
Ixia Rolls Out New Network Security Product
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Calabasas-based Ixia said this morning that it is expanding out its lineup of products for the cybersecurity market, with a new product called ThreatARMOR. Ixia said the new product lists at $19,995 plus $2,995 for a subscription to application and threat intelligence data. READ MORE>>.
Spireon Launches New GPS Vehicle Tracking Product For Subprime Market
MARCH 28, 2016
Irvine-based Spireon , a developer of telematics products for vehicle and fleet tracking, said late last week that it has launched a new GPS vehicle tracking system, specificdally aimed at the subprime auto financing market. READ MORE>>. spireon buyherepayhere vehicle credit reposession auto finance financing telematics tracking
A Day in the Life of a Product Manager
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen. Jen Robinson , Head of Product Manager, Bigframe. Making ideas reality : dependency.
The Crowd Has Spoken: Check Out The Coolest US Tech Companies
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
What American tech company is the coolest? As such, a reputation as a cool company is a competitive advantage to be cultivated and coveted.
Rent.com Snags Product Head From ReachLocal
JANUARY 12, 2012
Santa Monica-based Rent.com , which is now part of eBay, has hired on a new Head of Product. According to recruiting firm NeoHire, Amanda McConnell has been hired as Head of Product for Rent.com, joining the company from ReachLocal, where she was Director of User Experience and Product Management. READ MORE>>.
Cynvenio Spins Out BioMolded Products
FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Westlake Village-based Cynvenio Biosystems , the developer of molecular diagnostics systems for cancer, has spun out a new subsidiary, BioMolded Products , focused on blow molded plastic parts for the biopharmaceutical and life science industries this week. plastic manufacturing medical lifescience cynvenio products biomolded
RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
The company said the new software is aimed at all types of small businesses, and helps local businesses to respond faster to customer inquiries, track online and offline advertising, and reply more effectively to calls, emails, and social media inquiries. RealPractice is headed by Carey Ransom. READ MORE>>.
Kofax Launches New Product
JANUARY 3, 2012
Irvine-based Kofax , the developer of business process management and document capture software, reported this morning that it has launched a new product. The company said the new product connects into its existing platform. Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>. kofax document capture software
Anametrix Names Product Management VP
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
San Diego-based real-time marketing analytics software developer Anametrix said Wednesday that it has named Barry Parshall as its new SVP of Product Management. Parshall was most recently at iJento, where he also served at SVP of Product Management. Parshall will head up product strategy for the company. READ MORE>>.