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A Lesson: It’s what you ask, not what you know.

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A true story with a moral for all of us. A friend recently told me a story that had nothing to do with business, but unintentionally had a great lesson for all of us.

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8 Key Business Growth Burdens You May Not Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur who has not spent years in corporate life has the advantage of an unbiased look at business opportunities, but at the same time has the disadvantage of missing critical business experiences that can cost them dearly in their first startup venture.

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10 Mindset Elements That Tag You As An Entrepreneur

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As a startup advisor and investor, I’ve met many aspiring entrepreneurs, and I often get asked the question, “I have a great idea for a startup – do you agree that it real potential?”

RemotePC Upgrades Help Desk Product

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Los Angeles-based RemotePC, the remote help desk service run by IDrive, said it launched a new version of its product last week. According to the company, the new version of its software simplifies its user interface, provides enhanced performance, and also includes logs of activities performed within its app. The company's software allows IT administrators to connect to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android devices for remote IT support.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

5 Ways to Support Startup San Diego for #GivingTuesday 2022

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The post 5 Ways to Support Startup San Diego for #GivingTuesday 2022 appeared first on Startup San Diego. Startup News

TikTok Hopes Startups Can Breathe Life Into Its Shopping Struggles

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TikTok is struggling to make a dent in the world of US and European ecommerce , and has now enlisted the help of a number of startups to try and reverse that trend and bring the Live Shopping craze sweeping Asia to other markets.

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Los Angeles Rams Adds In-Stadium Augmented Reality

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The Los Angeles Rams have teamed up with a company to provide in-stadium augmented reality (AR) at SoFi Stadium, in a deal with an AR company called ARound. According to Around, it provides "3D spatial computing" to provide localized content to SoFi's stadiums 70,000 attendees, offering up real-time 3D effects and other features on the field.

What do you wish you’d known yesterday?

Berkonomics

Here’s the question: Wouldn’t it be great if there were no more digital or printed reports to tell us what happened in the past? I know. We need financial data for comparison, and to a degree – for planning.

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5 Keys To Breaking Through Success Barriers At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

After many years working in business and investing in startups, I’m convinced that the primary reason for new business and career failures is NOT a lack of skill or money, but people giving up too quickly on their dreams and goals.

7 Team Building Principles For Connected Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startup ideas begin in the mind of an individual, but an idea is not a business. It takes a team, with effective leadership, to build a business. Many aspiring entrepreneurs default to team leadership by domination and control.

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8 People And Process Skills Required In Any Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an investor in startups, I most often see entrepreneurs who are technologists, or at least have a real passion for a specific product.

7 Steps To Creating An Effective Personal Brand Today

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s been happening for some time, but business changes, accelerated by the recent pandemic, have highlighted the need for all of us to review our positions, image, and satisfaction at work.

8 Negative Reactions To New Ideas And How To Prevail

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the complaints I often hear from engaged business professionals is that their new ideas, innovations, and change recommendations are unfairly criticized or dismissed without analysis.

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8 Strategies To Create A High Team Engagement Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

With today’s interactive social media and the real-time Internet, both customers and employees see inside your company easily, so you can’t hide your real company culture. At the same time relationship perceptions have become the biggest drivers to customer loyalty and employee engagement.

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7 Challenges For Good Businesses To Achieve Longevity

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new venture that survives the first five years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity.

7 Staffing Strategies That May Cost You Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Business success is all about having the best team, yet the average entrepreneur has little prior experience with hiring people and building top-notch teams. It’s no wonder that 45 percent fail in the first five years, and an even smaller percentage ever see a return for their years of effort.

7 Startup Costs That You Assume With Outside Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the myths I often hear as an advisor to many entrepreneurs is that their lifestyle would somehow be better if they could more easily find other people’s money to build their startup.

10 Business Model Components Required In Every Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t succeed in business without an operational model that delivers value to customers at a reasonable price, with an underlying cost that allows you to make a profit.

Crypto SIM Scammer Faces Up To 18 Months In Prison

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A crypto scammer--who stole $22M from blockchain advisor Michael Terpin--is now facing up to 18 months in prison for his role in a 2018 SIM-swapping incident. 25-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who resides in New York, was just one of a larger criminal group that apparently targeted Terpin. Terpin is a longtime backer of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Disclaimer: Terpin has been a frequent contributor to socalTECH). Terpin was previously very active in the Los Angeles startup and technology industry.

7 Realities Related To Customer Value Disrupt Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see too many entrepreneurs get distracted by technology or their favorite cause, and then wonder why they can’t find an investor, attract customers, or build a long-term business.

7 Winning Strategies For Utilizing Startup Advisors

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as an angel investor to startups, I’m struck by the broad variety of advisor strategies I see in investor presentations and business plans that cross my desk. Some entrepreneurs are “lone rangers,” never mentioning any outside guidance, while others tout dozens of advisors.

6 Hurdles To Deep Relationships With Business Clients

Startup Professionals Musings

Selling services has always been about relationships, but the challenges of building relationships with services clients have exploded.

TuSimple, Navistar Terminate Joint Development Deal

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San Diego-based autonomous trucking technology developer TuSimple and truck and diesel engine manufacturer Navistar said Monday that the two companies have ended their co-development deal. The two had signed the joint development deal in 2020. Reason for the parting of ways was not given; according to the companies, "The decision to end the development agreement does not preclude the companies from working together in the future."

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AtlasJobs Wins Healthcare Operator

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Los Angeles-based AtlasJobs, a developer of a white-label web and mobile app for talent acquisition, said it has signed up healthcare operator PAM Health as a customer. Financial details of the win were not announced. AtlasJobs said that PAM Health has a network of over 100 specialty hospitals and outpatient clinics across the United States. AtlasJobs is led by Dr. Jo Webber. atlasjobs healthcare health talent saas hospital outpatient

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ThreatHunter.ai Claims Bump In Cyber Attacks

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Brea-based cybersecurity software developer ThreatHunter.ai says it has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cyber-attacks targeting organizations over the last 12 months. The company--which develops artificial intelligence (AI) powered cybersecurity products says its customers have seen a "dramatic increase" in attack attempts over the past year. The Orange County-based company did not provide any numbers of metrics to back its statement, however.

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Slingshot Aerospace Picks Up $40.85M More For Space Tracking Systems

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El Segundo, California and Austin, Texas-based Slingshot Aerospace announced this morning that it has raised $40.85M in a funding round, a Series A2 funding. The company--which develops orbital space tracking systems--said the funding was led by Sway Ventures and included participation from others, including C16 Ventures, ATX Venture Partners, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, and Draper Associates.

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The Senior Team Aims Marketplace At Seniors

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Los Angeles-based The Senior Team said on Thursday that it is launching into the Los Angeles marketplace, providing a tech platform aimed at the aging adult population. The company said it helps senior connect with businesses, professionals, and specialists; the company is aiming at people who are 55 years old and older. The company says it is looking at 42 other markets across the United States after its initial beta testing. theseniorteam your senior team aging market marketplace

Bionaut Labs Gets $43M For Micro Robotics

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Los Angeles-based Bionaut Labs, a company developing microscale robots for treating central nervous system (CNS) diseases and disorders, said this week that it has raised $43.2M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Khosla Ventures, and also included Deep Insight, OurCrowd, PSPRS, Sixty Degree Capital, Dolby Family Ventures, GISEV Family Ventures, What if Ventures, Tintah Grace and Gaingels, plus Upfront Ventures, BOLD Capital Partners, Revolution VC, and Compound.

Web3 Working Group Launches Nonprofit

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San Luis Obispo-based Web3 Working Group said it has launched a new, 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on educating people on web3 infrastructure. According to the nonprofit, it has received $2M from donors and partners like Arweave, The Graph, Livepeer, and Akash for its efforts. The nonprofit said it was co-founded by creators of Open Index Protocol, Amy and Devon James.

Midnight Lights Up With $7.5M

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Los Angeles-based gaming startup Midnight announced this morning that it has raised $7.5M in its seed funding round. The funding came from Shima Capital, blockchain platform Forte, gaming community SNACKCLUB, guild and mod platform Overwolf, plus the founders of gaming companies Illuvium and investors Woodstock Fund, FJ Labs, Bixin Ventures, among others.

Greycroft Backs FrankieOne

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Greycroft Ventures is backing a Melbourne, Australia-based startup, FrankieOne. According to FrankieOne, it has raised $15.4M (US) in its Series A+ round, which was led by Greycroft and AirTree Ventures, and also included Reinventure, Tidal Ventures, Apex Capital Partners, Binance Labs and Kraken Ventures. The company develops an API platform for identity verification and fraud detection.

Pogo Health Aims At Chronic Pain

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Los Angeles-based Pogo Health said today that it is aiming to address chronic pain through a new virtual healthcare service. According to the company, it has begun offering up three different programs to help people manage chronic pain, by providing virtual health coaches, pain physicians, and mental health therapists. The company is led by CEO Dr. Hunter Vincent. The company did not say how it is backed or funded. pogo health healthcare chronic pain lifesciences startup

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Study Ranks LA As Among Top Cities Prepared For Future

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A study--from company PropTechOS--has ranked Los Angeles as among the top U.S. cities "prepared for the future". According to the company, Los Angeles finished second behind Austin for US cities, based on "11 indicators of how adapted a city is to emerging technologies".

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LAUSD Ransomware Attack A Wake Up Call, Says Report

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A ransomware attack earlier this year at the Los Angeles Unified School District is a wake-up call about threats to the nation from cyberattacks, according to a story today from VentureBeat. The attack affected more than 650,000 students and 75,000 employees earlier this year. angeles losangeles school education cybersecurity cyberattacks lausd

Autonomy Dangles Cyber Monday Deals On Tesla Subscriptions

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Santa Monica-based electric vehicle subscription company Autonomy said today that it is dangling up a "limited-time offer" to get people to subscribe to its Tesla Model 3's. According to the company, it will let people pay $3,000 down and $450 a month for the first 12 months for the Tesla EV, in its "Cyber Monday" sale. It's unusual to see a car offered up in those online sales. The company said the price is its lowest price ever.

Hyperion Motors Aims At Hydrogen Fuel Cell Refueling

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Los Angeles-based Hyperion Motors says it is taking aim at the hydrogen fuel cell refueling market, with the launch of a product to provide both hydrogen refueling and battery charging. According to the company, it has developed something called the Hyper:Fuel Mobile Station, a mobile station for providing refueling and recharging infrastructure. The company said it expects to start rollout of those products in 2023. hyperion motors hydrogen fuel cell refueling

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