2016

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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.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Even Stephen Curry Needs To Practice. Entrepreneurship is a contact sport. Unknown. Great.

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.

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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TechEmpower Benchmarks and the Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0 Performance Story

SoCal CTO

I’ve had lots of conversations with fellow CTOs about the TechEmpower Web Framework Benchmarks. Frankly, those two statements are often correlated.

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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?”

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.

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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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

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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.

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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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.

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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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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Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members.  Tweet Tweet.

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.

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.

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.

Accruent Founder Friedman Steps Away From CEO Role, Shifts To Chairman

socalTECH

Real estate management software developer Accruent , which was founded 20 years ago in Los Angeles by Mark Friedman, said today a that Friedman--its CEO for nearly 20 years--is shifting to become Chairman of the board. John Borgerding becomes CEO of the company. Accruent was founded in 1995. READ MORE>>.

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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Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

Xconomy

They also queried 15 VC firms. To do that, big ag companies will need to source more of their innovations from outside of their own labs.

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.

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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.

Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

Jason Nazar

The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the topic, Comparably does so anonymously and privately. Read at Lifehacker. Press

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The 5 Biggest Tech Trends for Healthcare in 2016

Tech Zulu Event

Staying on top of the newest innovations in the healthcare field can be extremely time-consuming. The Cloud. Wearable Patient Technology. 3-D Printing.

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

Berkonomics

Well, it had to happen.  But a lot of time has passed since then. Today, for me, that hurdle number is $20 million. The Method should allow for this.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal. It is also an inspirational alter call to entrepreneurship. Share and Enjoy.

How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? And Lyft? Twitter was a podcasting company.

Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta

Tech.Co

From Evernote to Asana , each platform and offering has their own unique set of features that make it appealing.