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A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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used to write personal posts on these pages and I mentioned earlier in the year I would do so from time-to-time. Why do I feel compelled to write about this? The post A Hard Post to Write. I was contacted today by Matt Lauzon, the founder of Dunwello , who I had met previously when he was running his startup Gemvara.

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Report: Fidelity Writes Down Investment in Snapchat


snapchat fidelity writedown investment write down finance messaging instant disappearing unicornA report Tuesday in the Financial Times said that investment giant Fidelity has written its investment in Los Angeles-based Snapchat by 25 percent, citing data from a Morningstar report. READ MORE>>.

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101


write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Future of Quora?

Border Stylo Lands $3.5M


Los Angeles-based Border Stylo , the developer of Write On Glass , software which allows you to share comments on any web page, chat with friends, and others all through Firefox and Chrome browsers, has scored $3.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. READ MORE>>.

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write; Attract Customers, Generate Leads and Increase the Bottom Line. Join Barbara as her special guest Dr. Flora Brown - author, speaker and entrepreneur - shares her secrets on the importance of expanding your business world and life through writing. Tech Coast Angels.

The #1 Question to Ask Before Starting Any Case Study


Share: Case studies in the sales process Case study writing customer case studies Customer success stories Writing Customer Stories

The Lunch Awards | The Nominees Are In! Cast Your Vote!

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Arts & Entertainment Blogging Events Review Social Media Social News Awards Lunch Awards Read Write Wed Reviews RWWThe Lunch Awards are just around the corner and its now time for you to select the winners of this year Golden Thumb Award. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Insights and Opinions: How I Got Investors to Write Checks this Year


He recently landed a round of funding, and shares his experience here: Before you start bitching about investors not writing checks in this economy let me just say this  bullshit. just finished our capital raise for our new company, and can tell you first hand that I've never seen more people eager to write checks.

Eric Kuhn: 'I'm Developing An App' Is The New 'I'm Writing A Script'

The Huffington Post

Technology accelerators and incubators have sprung up around L.A., making it easier for a new entrepreneurs and seasoned Hollywood executives alike to quit their jobs and pursue the startup dream.

Local Angels Back


scripted venture capital funding writer blog writing marketplace scrippedA number of Southern California angel investors, including Jody Mulkey , the CIO of Shopzilla, have backed , a new online marketplace for freelance writers. READ MORE>>.

Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year


Jason Calacanis, the high profile founder of Santa Monica-based search engine Mahalo , claims that it now has a number of writers who are making over $20,000 a year writing freelance articles for the site. Tags: mahalo calacanis jason search engine online writers freelance writing google adsense READ MORE>>.

14 of the biggest misconceptions 20-somethings have about success

Jason Nazar

Comparably  CEO Jason Nazar writes that the only way for people in their 20s to get ahead at work is by taking initiative and doing things that need to get done, even if those tasks haven’t been explicitly assigned to them. Read at Business Insider. Press

Press 32 Buys Compilr


Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to, it will use the acquisition to expand its programming learning tools.

How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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On my most important ones I spend as much time figuring out what to cut out as I do putting into the writing of it. We all get a lot of email.

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Tongal | Create Together & Earn Cash

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The best part about Tongal is anyone who wants to write, act, direct, and/or animate videos can join for free.  That’s where Tongal comes in. 

Killer Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises > $41,000


It''s my first potato salad." At the time I am writing this, he has enticed nearly 6,000 backers to commit over $49,500, and counting. Period.

Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing


Wpromote said that entrants will be asked to write a blog post on any topic of their choice about the field of digital marketing, which will determine the winners of those three scholarships; the winners will be featured on Wpromote's digital marketing blog. Wpromote is led by CEO Mike Mothner. READ MORE>>.

Final Draft Acquired By Cast & Crew Entertainment


writing script hollywood break bigbreak silverlake castcrew acquisition merger software screenwriter screenwriting draft finalCalabasas-based software developer Final Draft , which develops screenwriting software, has been acquired by Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Read Write Web Video Interview with Kurt Daradics: CitySourced Brings Real-Time Tech to Enterprise & Government


My good friend and Roadtwip compani0n Jolie O’Dell took some time to interview me at the Read Write Web Real Time Summit a few weeks ago in Mountain View. It’s a good overview of what we’re doing with CitySourced. -. CitySourced Brings Real-Time Tech to Enterprise & Government. Click here to view the embedded video

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack


Writing / English / Public Speaking. Writ 105PS     Writing for Public Speaking. Writ 107B       Business and Administrative Writing., Backed By LA Investors, Finds $9M More


scripted scripped writing marketplace content writers venture capital funding ucla , which operates an online marketplace for professionally written content--which was originally backed by LA investors--has raised $9M more in a funding. The company is now in San Francisco. READ MORE>>.

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. Did you? should know. Headlines matter.

Blogging for the Hell of It, Not Blogging to Stay Relevant

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There were days where I could write about what I was thinking about Apple or Twitter or Facebook. Or I could just write about life. can only point to three examples in the last 10 years of writing where I know that what I specifically said made somebody resent me. I used to love blogging. For me it was always a creative outlet.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

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It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” hope to publish that deck and a full write up in the next 10 days in partnership with Dan Primack at Fortune (if my write up doesn’t suck, I guess ;-)).

Avril Lavigne Taps For Crowdfunding Effort


Lavigne said that her fans and others can join the Rockstar Room to help raise money for children with serious illnesses and disabilities, including funding efforts by those kids to write, perform, and record their own unique song, and to help provide them with guitar picks and toys. READ MORE>>.

Paige Craig Ventures Into Scripted


scripted paige craig venture capital freelance writing content marketplace Los Angeles-based angel investor Paige Craig is one of the investors in , the online marketplace for freelance writers headed by Sunil Rajaraman. Craig has been one of the most prolific angels in Silicon Beach. READ MORE>>.

Lunch With Mark Suster - Witnessing A Sense Of Purpose


I had lunch earlier yesterday with Mark Suster, General Partner at GRP Partners, blogger extraordinaire and overall cool dude. I am writing this entry at 4:00 AM. Mark’s kindness and insights moved me to roll out of bed, fire up. Entrepreneur Launching Venture The Fringe

Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media


But, they could not write, and did not know what to write from the travel perspective. What is Demand Media doing nowadays? eHow Spark!

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Ebyline Launches New Service For Publishers


ebyline news freelance author publisher content writingLos Angeles-based Ebyline , the online marketplace which connects publishers with freelance journalists, has rolled out a new offering today, which it says can help publishers produce their own, custom news feeds. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7


Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community. Thanks!

Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

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” She gave me a special one-time permission to write about her in a blog post so I could publish the advice she gave our friend.

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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As leaders we intuitively know that while basic skills in math, science, reading & writing are necessary — they are not sufficient.

SBIR Source Launches New Research Tool


The company said its data can be used by startups and small tech companies looking for R&D grants, to write more targeted proposals and to understand the competition and needs of Federal agencies. READ MORE>>. sbir source grantiq database small business innovation research grant funding

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Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This post originally ran on TechCrunch.

eByline Gets $1.5M


Tags: ebyline startup marketplace freelance publishing writing writers freelancer venture capital scripps newspaper

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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will add to this as I write more in the coming weeks on the topic. Is Funding a Worthy Announcement? Benefits. But trust me on this. Timing.

Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

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As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. Lawsuits are on the rise. For what?

What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet?

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This isn’t Dave McClure secretly taking over Mark’s blog. I’m just writing verbatim what I wrote in a Quora response years ago.

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

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Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets. We try to look at the sources of capital, the valuations, exits and trends. VC Industry

The Pivot You Need to Read About

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GOAT just announced it raised $5 million in venture capital led by our friends at Matrix Partners. But this isn’t just any funding.