2014

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One million HTTP RPS without load balancing is easy

TechEmpower

As we and our collaborators prepare Round 9 of our Framework Benchmarks project, we had an epiphany: With high-performance software, a single modern server processes over 1 million HTTP requests per second. Five months ago, Google talked about load-balancing to achieve 1 million requests per second. Our project''s new hardware. Not cheap.

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Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

socalTECH

This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California''s technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task.

Want To Live Life With No Regrets? Follow These 43 Life Lessons

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. In the Fall of 1990, H. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore.

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Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.

The Silent Benefits of PR

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve been having this PR discussion with three separate portfolio companies at once so I thought I’d just publish my thoughts more broadly.

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DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

Ask the Angels

DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 million Series A funding in Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development. Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. Read more here.

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Rating your CEO leadership skills

John Morris

The post Rating your CEO leadership skills appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Sandler Sales Institute owner and trainer Chris Jennings recently presented a terrific best practice workshop for Sales and Sales Management for my CEO Advisory Board.

Silicon Beach Fest: Two Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Frank Addante

A month ago I spoke at the Silicon Beach Fest in Santa Monica in front of LA’s community of emerging entrepreneurs, innovators and disrupters. In speaking with Michael Carney, the West Coast editor of PandoDaily, who hosted my fireside chat, two things emerged—a strategy for how to build a company: the ‘find out’ and the ‘roll out’. Product.

Framework Benchmarks Round 9

TechEmpower

The latest round of our ongoing Framework Benchmarks project is now available! View Round 9 results now. Round 9 notes and observations. that of i7.

How OneStop Internet Is Powering Ecommerce For Brands

socalTECH

If e-commerce isn''t your main line of business, how do you get a handle on all of that? Who are your ideal customers and market? Thanks! READ MORE>>.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on  Forbes. native German speaker, he will soon graduate from University of Münster. Meeting Adam Cheyer.

What Startup Advisors Do I Need?

SoCal CTO

Bob Dorf just published a post Where are the Hackers? Solving the Founder-Tech Gap that came out of some fun conversations that Bob and I have been having. large part of this conversation is what kinds of advisors startups should be looking for. little while ago, I suggested that Every Web/Mobile Startup Should Have a Technical Advisor.

Here is How to Make Sense of Conflicting Startup Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Everybody has a blog these days and there is much advice to be had. What is a founder to do? And not a point-of-view I particularly believe in.

iOS 9 iPhone 7 Wish List

Eric Greenspan

iOS 9 iPhone 7 Wish List. My iOS 8 iPhone 6 Wish List is here. didn’t get what I wanted. Here is my iOS 9 wish list for 2015: 1. mean, why not?

15 Hacks to Raise the Most Money for Your Indiegogo Campaign

Tech Zulu Event

Indiegogo is no longer just for filmmakers. In this article we’ll get into how to effectively answer these questions. Blogger Outreach. It’s a science.

The “drop dead” question for a customer survey

Berkonomics

If more than forty percent of the respondents say they would be “very disappointed,” the product should go viral and be a great success. Growth!

Why Your Startup is More Likely to Succeed if You’re Authentic and Passionate

Both Sides of the Table

Yet along with “authenticity” they are two of the key attributes I look for when I meet with companies I may consider funding one day.

The Curse of a Modest Exit

Steve Reich

You hear about extreme outcomes all the time—the huge exit or a company shutting down. The impact on both the team and investors was illuminating.

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Nor do they exist in the investors of early-stage companies. Excuses.

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The Very First Startup Founder You Need to Invest in is You

Both Sides of the Table

In the comments section a clever question popped up about whether I would have invested in myself before I became an investor. Literally. often say.

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Latest Oculus Rift Idea: The Matrix, But For Chickens

socalTECH

However, the latest idea to make the rounds is an original one: to use the hardware to create what would essentially be "The Matrix", for chickens.

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Why You Should Hire A Gaggle Of Interns At Your Startup

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Although imperfect, these programs proved to be economical recruiting channels. It won''t.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry. Where are we today? billion). Mbps).

The Case for Optimism and Risk at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

What person hasn’t crouched at an airport to get 18% extra on one’s battery before boarding an airplane? ” **. Entrepreneurs. Bubkis.

10 Epic Ways to Save Money

Eric Greenspan

We all want to save money. Here’s some clever methods to do so: When signing up for a trial or a demo, NEVER buy right away. Ask for a discount.

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Batch 8 500 Startups Demo Day | Our Top Ten

Tech Zulu Event

Amphitheater seating, hundreds of investors. Stage lights above  four months of hustling behind you. marks the spot. You You have three minutes.

Three things you need to have when raising money.

Berkonomics

Here’s more advice from professional investors for aspiring entrepreneurs.  Come to think of it, these are good for challenging any business plan.

8 Leadership Skills

Alon Schwartz

Trying to define leadership is like defining music. Trying to improve your leadership skills is like trying to write a song. Pay attention to details.

2014 Was An Amazing Year for the Pasadena Angels

Steve Reich

2014 Pasadena Angels Performance. • 4 Exits, including Bluebeam for $100mm. • $4.7mm in new funding for portfolio companies. • 17 Deals closed, 10 new and 7 follow-on rounds. • 20 New Angels joined. have never seen such energy at the Pasadena Angels in my decade+ as a member. It’s hard to exaggerate the impact IP is having in Pasadena.

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Puking On The Emotional Startup Rollercoaster

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in  The Wall Street Journal. Draw Upon Your Inner Flight Attendant. Little Wins Add Up. Share and Enjoy.

Startups Must Embrace Their Unfair Rookie Advantage

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Note: This is the second installment in the Startup Advantage series. His homilies (e.g.,

How Jukin Media Is Turning Viral Video Into A Real Business

socalTECH

Viral videos are great -- attracting millions and millions of views, and spreading far and wide--but how do you monetize those viral videos?

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When Does Establishing a Good Startup Culture Outweigh Being Cheap?

Both Sides of the Table

But at want point do you need to flip from scrappy to “scale-y”? Um, well, that word choice doesn’t exactly work. Maslow. kitchen.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I just returned from 3 days in Cincinnati including attending the annual meeting of one of Upfront’s LPs – Cintrifuse. Why Now? What Next?