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Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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Unless people feel a certain level of appeal towards what you are doing, they are less likely to want to help you. The site is now a lot faster. 

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How Deepak Chopra Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Your Health

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Now, virtual reality is being used as a therapeutic meditation tool to help people find their zen and reduce stress-related health issues.

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Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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Brett and I both grew up in Southern California. So, what is PeerStreet? Photo: Brew Johnson on left, Brett Crosby on right.

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

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Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in this southern California city can be too much for some fans to bear. You’ll be able to rub elbows with people that can help you get where you need to go.

How Epoxy Is Helping Content Creators Make Their Video More Social

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Los Angeles-based Epoxy (www.epoxy.tv) launched yesterday to help content creators do just that. Are you a content creator for the web? Thanks!

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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But of course all of these things are intertwined. So spending time thinking about what your leadership style is, whether it’s effective and what you could do to improve it can yield dividends. In fact, 50% of our investments are in Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. So he picked up Murray.

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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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The firm has now become one of the largest technology companies in Southern California, and one which is committed to the region.

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Bring Gaming to the Physical World | Doozy

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The University of Southern California (USC), is famous for its games program. And video games have become a HOT topic. Black Ops.

Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

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In 2003 or 2004, I moved to California, and decided to change from running an engineering company into running a hedge fund. My Ph.D.

Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC

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We've made some investments here and there, and are now building a team, and making a lot of investments in SoCal tech companies. So, now, as a VC, I swore I'd never treat entrepreneurs like those VCs treated me. Of course, not all VCs are like that, and I've started some good relationships with them, but others are complete a**holes.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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Home of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), which helps put rockets into space. And of course a place of idyllic weather, culture and a lifestyle.

How TVC Aims At Acquisitions, Not IPOs, with Jeb Spencer

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You've just raised a new fund, very rare nowadays here in Southern California, can you talk about why you have been able to do so?

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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So many people I now know were there. I had just moved back from a decade in London and knew nobody. I was Johnny NoMates. Jason M. First.

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Hack This: How Edmunds.com's Hackathons Are Inspiring Outside Innovation

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We may even take part of this to Detroit, which is a very different marketplace than here in Southern California. It was a great event.

Clinton Foy: Why We Bought Our Own E-Sports Team, the Immortals

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It's something that has been increasing year of year for the last ten years or so. That's bigger than the NBA finals. They are fans for life.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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Louis, South Bend, Austin, Houston, and so forth. So, yes, it’s hard. We raised $280 million. Was it hard to raise the fund?

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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Either way, it’s natural that buyers “shop around” so expect it as a healthy part of the process. So we took a stand. We knew that all buyers would be concerned about security, privacy, back-ups, data protection and so forth. So our pitch went. And so on. Why Buy Anything ? 2. Why Buy Me? 3.

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Interview with Lane Soelberg, WePlay

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We were at Business.com together. I got involved with Steve, to help them figure out gamification. How did WePlay come about? Thanks!

Lessons Learned From The Accelerator Trenches: MuckerLab's Erik Rannala

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That is, once you invest in a company, you''re a shareholder, and you help that company for the course of its life. That''s the minimum.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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And of course I’ve sat on the other side of the table: As a VC. I now observes the fund raising process as a profession. And so on.

Launchpad LA – 10 Startup Companies to Watch

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And of course we had, TheMan. AwesomeBox :  AwesomeBox is currently in stealth mode so I’ll respect that. Watch this space.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video. So I asked Ethan to build his product first and then we would fund.

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HipTraveler | Taking Startup Competitions by Storm

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The University of Southern California is home to many innovative students and companies. Apps & Software Entrepreneurship Startups

If You Don’t Define Your Personal Brand the Market Will

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One day I’m the business weenie and the next day I’m the technical geek simply because a piece of paper and a process says so.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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But I digress… So the first challenge was weeding out the designers from the long list of Los Angeles Web Developers. So my flip suggestion was actually not all that helpful. There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use. In fact, after a bit he gave up.

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Find Egg-breakers: People With Influence & Authority and Are Unafraid to Use Them

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And each analyst or associate may have different levels of influence with different partners.  So how could you find all this out?

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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This is stuff I tell people verbally at least twice / month so I’m glad to finally get it into written format. 1. the link is here.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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So can you really build a great tech firm outside of Silicon Valley? But LA is not Silicon Valley and we don’t need to aspire to be so. 1.

USC Students Show Off Their Innovations at 2013 Innovator Showcase

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The University of Southern California has developed a reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship over the years.

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Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

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" Typically, this requires quite a bit more information for me to be able to respond and provide real help. Get to know the developers.

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Changing the Face of Digital Signage: Nanxi Liu of Enplug

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They hold a strong presence in Southern California, with locations in 30 cities. Meet Nanxi Liu, CEO and a cofounder of Enplug.

Changing the Face of Digital Signage: Nanxi Liu of Enplug

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They hold a strong presence in Southern California, with locations in 30 cities. Meet Nanxi Liu, CEO and a cofounder of Enplug.

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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DatAllegro was one of the first companies in what is now the "big data" industry, and helped to pioneer the entire segment. It's been great.

Interview with Scott Sangster, Tech Coast Angels

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So, are angel investors making investments, and if so, is the bar higher to get an investment? How is deal flow quality so far this year?

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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And of course there was the F-bomb count that Cathy Brooks and I were keeping on Dave … by the end of the panel we had counted 8.

Interview with Yan Hui, AirHop

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One of the largest areas of Southern California's technology base is in the wireless and communications market. Back then, it was only 3.6

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Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

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know that I always make room and certainly would do so for Tom.  In fact, HAVE done so. lessons learned from his days as an entrepreneur.

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Online Learning Firm With Links To USC Gets Funded

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A New York-based online learning firm with links to the University of Southern California has scored a round of funding, and added Redpoint's Greg Martin to its board, the firm said this morning. The firm currently only offers one online program, from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.

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Digital Health Becoming a Reality

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So as I contemplated the kick off to 2010 I thought again about Weight Watchers. Was so easy and quick including adding an image.

USC Launches Annual, $50K Entrepreneurship Prize For Engineers

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The University of Southern California has been very visible in recent years for encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. READ MORE>>.

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