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Native Advertising Pioneer MGID Takes on Ad Blocking by Protecting the User Experience

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Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company


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

Why Raising Too Much Money Can Harm Your Startup

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

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


“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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Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round


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.

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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.

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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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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.

15 LA-based companies named to Inc.'s 500 fastest-growing startups

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


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 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.

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.

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


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

What are the Technical Performance Requirements for your Startup?


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

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry


But that picture is outdated. That means that every item is guaranteed to be built perfectly, every time. Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Cameron Kashani Launches COACCEL, The Human Accelerator


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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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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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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LA pulled in over $300M in funding in June. Here are the top 5 rounds.

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: LA welcomed in the summer with yet another big month of funding. million.

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


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.

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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.

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

TechCrunch LA

Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price.

Turn Yourself Into a Hologram with HOLLAGRAM


About a year ago we introduced you to VNTANA , an Los Angeles, CA-based startup that wanted to leverage hologram technology to help celebrities and brands use holograms to entertain and engage their followers and fans. VNTANA was founded in 2012 and has since become a leader in social augmented reality.

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.

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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New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration


For the cybersecurity industry, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of alliances. CyberArk—based in Israel, with U.S.

TigerText Names Two Healthcare Vets To Exec Team


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>>.

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 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.

As California votes to legalize cannabis, these are the 14 local weed startups to watch

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Blog Thumbnail: As California inches toward legalizing recreational cannabis use, entrepreneurs are beginning to recognize the possibilities ahead.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone


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

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

Both Sides of the Table

Much has changed in the past four months of the technology startup world and how outsiders value the business. Why does this matter? Start early.

Hyperloop One plans to project Russians across Moscow

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TC Transportation hyperloop Elon Musk Los Angeles hyperloop transportation technologies TechMeme Hyperloop One