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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.”

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.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture


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

Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period


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

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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.

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.

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company


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


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.


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.

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?

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


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

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


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

The Honest Company Gets $70M


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


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>>.

j2 Global Acquires Four More Companies


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>>.

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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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.

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!

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


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

Oculus VR Sued By Hawaiian Company


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

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


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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Southern California Companies Raise $2.49 Billion In VC In Q2


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.

Report: Unilever Eyes The Honest Company


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>>.

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company


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>>.

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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SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office


SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels.

Three LA Companies Pursuing Gawker Media


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.

Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator


Three, Los Angeles area companies have been selected for a accelerator being run by Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard, the companies announced this morning. Domuso is developing payment financing software for renters; Earny is a personal assistant which provides money back on purchases; and Papaya develops mobile bill payment apps.

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?

ServiceNow Wins Israeli Telecom Company


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>>.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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So I ask you – if you’re being reactive to somebody else’s emails are you really being as productive in your company as you could be?

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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.

Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company

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Feature, not a company. Whether something is a feature or a company is clearly subjective. It has always stood out in my mind. Why? 1.

Remember The Phone Company? It’s Back And It’s Called Facebook


Quick - name a phone company. Yep, Facebook is a phone company. The post Remember The Phone Company? AT&T? Verizon?

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.

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups


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The Bouqs Company Finds $12M For Flower Delivery


Venice, California-based The Bouqs Company , the direct, cut-to-order flower delivery provider led by John Tabis, is announcing today that it has raised $12M in a Series B funding. The funding brings the company's total raised to $20M. according to CEO Tabis. READ MORE>>.

Oculus VR Buys Two Computer Vision Companies


Nimble VR was formerly known as 3Gear Systems, and was founded by Rob Wang, Chris Twigg, and Kenrick Kin, and develops skeletal hand tracking technology that uses machine learning and computer vision techniques. 13th Lab''s technology is used to acquire 3D models of the real world. READ MORE>>.