2015

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Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available! Between Round 9 and Round 10, we saw an average of 7 commits per day. versus 1.05M).

What The Heck Are My Startup Options Worth?

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. You just received a job offer from a startup which includes 50,000 stock options.

What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles. blog here ). They enter the industry knowing that they know nothing. Right?

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

socalTECH

New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company, which focuses on native, brand-safe video ad placements, serves such clients as Chevrolet, McDonald's, Purina, Microsoft, and others. READ MORE>>.

9 Wi-Fi Speed Hacks for L.A. Dwellers (and beyond!)

Tech.Co

Living under the sunny skies of Los Angeles comes with many perks, but fast Wi-Fi isn’t always one of them. You’d think in a town where heavy hitters like Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have a base of operations, the Wi-Fi speeds would be better than ever. Unfortunately, L.A.’s Here are nine Wi-Fi speed hacks to help you go from sluggish to swift. 1.

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Sexism Still Exists in Tech | Blatant Trolling at DeveloperWeek 2015

Tech Zulu Event

recurring theme I noticed was believing in oneself, gaining the confidence to speak up in an industry so heavily dominated by their male counterparts.

Money motivates.

Berkonomics

What a title.  Of course money motivates. But there is more to it then this. Next, some form of rewards should be designed to be immediate. 

Community Banks Take the Lead with Apple Watch

Steve Reich

Why are small institutions taking the lead with the Apple watch? Here’s what they have to say in their own words:  [link]. What’s next?

Framework Benchmarks Round 11

TechEmpower

Round 11 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! We'll keep this blog entry short and sweet. The highlights for Round 11.

Past Is Prologue: 13 Startup Lessons From How We Got To Now

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. 130-years later, scientists discovered X. Innovations Evolve From Industrial To Consumer Uses.

Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

Both Sides of the Table

Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard. Opening is easier than closing. Step one: Be proactive. Start, sure.

Kixer's Co-Founders On Mobile Ads and Early Exits

socalTECH

Kixer develops mobile advertising software which helps publishers and connects mobile web users with apps. We did $100,000 in profits in August alone.

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

Tech.Co

recent post on Marketing Land  shows that more than 120 different ad agencies have increased their digital advertisement outreach via videos 88.6

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

Ask the Angels

Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. What attracted you to becoming an angel investor? loved it from the first day.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

TechCrunch LA

You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through.

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Andre Bourque: There's a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles

The Huffington Post

Tech has many facets that could infuse the entertainment industry taking interestings ideas from Seed to rapid growth stage. Read more: Thunderstruck Competition , Los Angeles , Los-Angeles-Tech , Los Angeles News

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Marketing Crushes Customer Experience through Data. DUN dun dun!

Tech Zulu Event

As tech conferences go, I have certain friends that might refer to such an event as “ Salaryman Con.” But that’s irrelevant.

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

And to celebrate for yourself, for making it all the way to the finish line. Many fail multiple times.  Some fail in the first year of the attempt. 

True Believers and Hired Guns

Steve Reich

The ultimate goal is shared–building a successful company. The motivations, though, can be very different. Listen. They might even be right.

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The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

Any reader of this blog for a period of time will know that I’ve been long YouTube for years. That is YouTube today. But think of this.

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How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Tell me what you think of it.”. Wise And Feld To The Rescue. Thus, while still helpful (e.g.,

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Venture Outlook 2016

Both Sides of the Table

There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

socalTECH

Southern California saw a staggering $1.9 billion was invested in the region at the tail end of the dot com boom. invested in SmartDrive Systems.

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

Tech.Co

We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations? That’s right, I’m referring to high school students.

What is The Best Way to Explain Your Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

Anybody who reads the blog regularly will know that I’m long video. I’ve made 5 investments in the sector and I hope to make 5 more. Sight.

HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

TechCrunch LA

HTC is planning to release its extremely well-received virtual reality headset Vive to consumers later this year, possibly in November. Read More.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

Both Sides of the Table

I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail. repeat the same mantra to every one I see.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Amplify.

Premature scaling kills businesses.

Berkonomics

But beware. Many, many companies accepting venture capital lost it all following this instruction.  Angel investors are more tolerant of this than VCs.  

The Story Behind Malauzai’s Apple Watch

Steve Reich

Here’s how the Malauzai team lauched a watch app in 40 days! Entrepreneurs Malauzai mobile apps entrepreneurs Erick Arndt

Making Sense of the Stock Market Drops in Relation to Venture Financing

Both Sides of the Table

It was a nerve racking morning. My favorite Tweet of the morning came from Hunter Walk. And I said so publicly. That’s the thing. Neither do I.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. treat each of my classes as a product that the students are paying a lot of money to consume.

How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

Both Sides of the Table

I noticed this post today from Ezra Galston titled “ Dear Brad, Fred & Mark: How The Hell Do You Do It? answered. I get asked all the time.

SpringRole: Making Hiring Work Better, Through Referrals

socalTECH

However, you quickly tap out available referrals your employee base. How do you get that same quality of hires and keep those referrals coming? Thanks!