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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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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.

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.

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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What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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And mid-course corrections are not bad things. It was refreshing to see my team make so much progress in my absence. READ MORE>>.

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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What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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We have added several well respected and experienced institutional investors who have helped us improve our thinking across many areas.

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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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.

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

socalTECH

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

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

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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.

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Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

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.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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

SoCal CTO

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

socalTECH

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?

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.

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

socalTECH

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.

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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.

Changing the Face of Digital Signage: Nanxi Liu of Enplug

Tech Zulu Event

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

Interview with Lane Soelberg, WePlay

socalTECH

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

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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.

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.

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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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.

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

socalTECH

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

socalTECH

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?

Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – Steve Gilison

SoCal CTO

Of course, I immediately gave him the whole spiel on Visible Networking and Steve was totally game to make our networking visible. Or maybe not.

Interview with Yan Hui, AirHop

socalTECH

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

Pt. 1 Conversations with Ananth Natarajan

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But we gave them an entirely new path on how they could approach their trials, and of course, the door remains open to them. Tweet Tweet.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

SoCal CTO

And it’s not just me, Ben Kuo just posted - Good news for developers (and jobs) We’ve been talking with a lot (and I mean a LOT) of people who are looking for developers in Southern California (Los Angeles and beyond). Update from original - just saw a follow-up post by Ben Kuo - Southern California Technology Jobs Surge.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 2

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It also helps us in terms of vetting the deal too. Also the term sheet has been already hammered out so it’s simpler on our end.