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Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem.

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. Sound like crazy advice?

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built. Plan for past the initial MVP.

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Angels to the Rescue

Steve Reich

One of my favorite Dave Berkus quotes is: “Never, never, never run out of money.” ”  But inevitably, it happens to some startups.

Disrupt the Universe

Alon Schwartz

We just came back from our family retreat, which is part of Orit (my wife) school’s annual program ( NJCHS ). Very impressive and inspiring.

Frameworks Round 1


You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have left this first round intact as a historical record. Higher is better.

Frameworks Round 2


Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. The response was tremendous. Dedicated hardware.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital


venture capital deals per 100,000 people. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos was number 7, with $36.6M in deals and 3.3 deals per 100,000 people.

8 Fundraising Deal Breakers Inexperienced Entrepreneurs Routinely Create


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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action. It is simply unmanageable.

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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor


Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person?

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Better Business Bureau vs. the Mafia

Eric Greenspan

The Better Business Bureau was created by and for business. It’s not a government agency. It reminds me of another business model, the Mafia.

TZ Tech Crawl | Silicon Beach 2013

Tech Zulu Event

The TZ Tech Crawl is heading back to Santa Monica for the first time in 2013! 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome. Be featured on the Crawl!

Moving Out – and Up

Frank Addante

We moved into our new headquarters in June. We originally had this beautiful architectural design done for the new space. Rubicon Project

Everything about Java 8


The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. Interface improvements. Lambdas.

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Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7


Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community. Thanks!

Frameworks Round 4


We’ve posted Round 4 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of many web application frameworks and platforms. View Round 4 results now.

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale


How did what was a staid publisher of phone books become a hotbed of online talent? What''s your background and how did you end up at YP.com? Thanks!

Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs


A version of this article previously appeared on  Forbes. As I stated in my Quora answer, "hate" is the wrong word. Done. 5. Look For MBA Outliers.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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CEO transparency. It It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!? Of course not. It is not. Scary why?

Investors, MVPs and Evidence of Traction


It is almost never the case that you are building an MVP to "show" to an investor the product itself. Results of Algorithms. Bad News?

8th Talk at USC Marshall School: How My Failure at Make It Work can Benefit Geek Squad and Best Buy

Eric Greenspan

It’s been 10 months and I really need to move on. Make It Work was a truly remarkable company in its day. Then, something else happened. Failure.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

Tech Zulu Event

Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley. Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures.

Automated Advertising Next Generation of CRM?

Frank Addante

Is Automated Advertising the next-generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM)? Let’s start with the first form of CRM. Sound familiar?

How ReachLocal Wants To Own The Consumer Transaction


What's the idea behind the rollout of all these new products, and the expansion beyond the search marketing area? In a sense, it completes the funnel.

How to Nail a Group Presentation

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So I thought I’d write a piece on how not to suck when you give a presentation. 1. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Project your voice.

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A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

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I recently wrote a post about how to manage relationships when you’re at a startup or are busy executive. Get electronic access to his calendar.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 8


Merry Christmas web framework performance aficionados! We certainly can''t think of anything more festive. We have fruitcake and egg nog. Or maybe not.

Why You Need to Ring the Freaking Cash Register

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I work with a lot of startups. start to notice when bad behavior creeps into the system as a whole. Nobody seems to want to make money any more.

Test Your Entrepreneurial Skills With This Simple Test


A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. For instance, Alan Hall cataloged 27 entrepreneurial traits in THIS Forbes article. Fortitude.

Why Startups Need a Well Articulated Strategy (And How to Think About Yours)

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He then brought her to board meetings so nobody could accuse him of not having a business model. My take on his argument is this: 1. ” True.