2016

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Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

TechCrunch LA

If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Read More.

L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc

Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

When I publicly Tweeted that all companies should be gross margin positive many people pointed out that Amazon wasn’t profitable for many years.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

“It was running fine.” User experience is suffering and it’s the worst possible time with the product taking off. So, why does this happen?

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How Deepak Chopra Is Using Virtual Reality To Improve Your Health

Tech.Co

In addition to being a tool for burgeoning startups and lucrative companies, virtual reality is also a great way to escape the stress of everyday life.

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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

SoCal Tech Calendar

In the corporate world, events are more than just an event�they are opportunity to connect with your customers and turn potential customers into buyers. How do you make those events happen? What, exactly, does Event Farm do? Ryan Costello: We're a software company. We provide an event and experiential marketing platform. It's a marketing experience.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Wrong.

Make It Work, Now Belongs To Geek Squad

Eric Greenspan

In 1995, I sat on my couch with an IBM Thinkpad 720C, Coreldraw, Microsoft Word and created Make It Work. It was flattering. Then another.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

TechCrunch LA

It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

L.A. Business Journal

Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Amongst the most often asked questions I get from founders is, “How much money should I raise?” have this “How much should I raise?”

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! Yes, that Qt. What a great time to be building web apps! Good fortunes.

Floravere Delivers Luxury Wedding Gowns to Your Doorstep

Tech.Co

Molly Kang, the founder of Floravere, started her company out of her own frustration of finding her wedding dress. Photo: Floravere.

VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. It happens during nearly every fundraising pitch meeting. Don’t Demo Me Bro. Share and Enjoy.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

socalTECH

One of those accelerators�focused exclusively on hardware�is Make In LA (www.makeinla.com). What exactly is a hardware accelerator? percent equity.

What are the Technical Performance Requirements for your Startup?

SoCal CTO

By far the most popular post on this blog is 32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder. Requests. Compute. Response. API Usage?

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Report: Gender Gap In Tech Worst For 18-25 Year Olds

SoCal Tech Calendar

Santa Monica-based salary comparison startup Comparably , which is led by startup veteran Jasaon Nazar, has run a survey of over 10,000 technology employers, to help break down some information about the pay gap between men and women. The startup's survey found that the pay gap is worst for women in the 18 to 25 year old age bracket. READ MORE>>.

The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

Xconomy

To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

15 interesting startups to watch in 2016

Jason Nazar

What will be the next big thing that everyone talks about? I’ve been asking around and looking at companies, trends, and what else is going on to put together the following list of startups worth watching in 2016. Read at Venture Beat. Press

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Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store

TechCrunch LA

Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price.

SolarReserve to Build $5B Thermal Solar Project in Nevada

L.A. Business Journal

SolarReserve announced on Tuesday that it would build ten solar thermal plants on a Nye County site about 225 miles northwest of Las Vegas for $5 billion

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What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

What is the True Sentiment of VCs? ” and you can see that the balance of caution vs. optimism is 82% to 18%. There is reason for despondency.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?

Tech Zulu Event

We have just lived through the greatest era of fake entrepreneurs. As the economy gets tighter, these businesses will start to disappear. Salesmanship.

Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round

Tech.Co

CapLinked , a secure enterprise sharing and storage provider, today has announced a new round of funding totaling $3.5 million. We are more like vault.

Confessions Of A VC: Crap – Why I Passed On Uber’s Seed Round

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on Entrepreneur.com. Did I passed on Uber’s seed round? It’s worse than that. Nope, that’s not a typo.

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based TigerText has hired on two new healthcare veterans to its executive team, the company said this week. According to TigerText, it has named Kirk Kirman as President of Client Organization, heading up sales and customer support; and Kelli Castellano as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company's marketing strategies. READ MORE>>.

Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator

LATechDigest

CAMERON KASHANI is the Godmother of Silicon Beach, having cofounded LA’s first coworking space, Coloft, in 2010. What is a Human Accelerator?

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Zadara Rolls Out New Enterprise Cloud Storage Offering

SoCal Tech Calendar

Irvine-based Zadara Storage , which develops enterprise storage-as-a-service hardware, software, and services, said this week that it has launched a new product called the Zadara Cube. According to the company, the new product is based on its existing VPSA Storage Array technology, and connects customers into Amazon Web Services. READ MORE>>.

What Is Causing Startups to Go Bankrupt?

Xconomy

Many startups have a great product that’s viable, marketable, and ripe with potential. So what are some of these pitfalls to avoid? Failures.

Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor for salary data

Jason Nazar

Most people want to know if they’re being paid fairly or if they should be commanding higher pay, but don’t know how to find out. Nazar’s new company, Comparably, is launching Thursday to bring transparency to not only pay, but also culture in the workplace. Read at TechCrunch. Press

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Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

TechCrunch LA

Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday. She said the IPO, which raised… Read More.

Rubicon Project Tests Tool to Block, Snooze, or Like Ads

L.A. Business Journal

Fatigue from relentless targeted online advertising has spurred a growing share of internet users to download ad blockers – browser extensions that remove digital ads from websites. In fact, more than one in four U.S. internet users removed digital ads from Web pages with an ad blocker this year, according to a report by eMarketer

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Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

After a decade on the job I’ve started to speak more openly when newer industry colleagues now ask me what I’ve learned. Nothing fancier.

rhubarb studios Raises $1 Million in Financing to Accelerate Growth

Tech Zulu Event

rhubarb studios is constantly recruiting engineers, UX designers and product managers to work on multidisciplinary teams creating innovative companies.

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