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Are you willing to hire slowly but fire fast?

Berkonomics

Here’s a test of your patience and your willingness to suppress your tendency to avoid conflict or confrontation – all in the same insight.

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Investors Give Lift to Pet Care Company Front of the Pack

L.A. Business Journal

Christopher Wilkinson noticed that over the past few years dogs were going from “shed to bed” as more people started treating their pups like members of the family

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Retina AI Raises $8 Million in Series A

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based analytics company Retina AI Inc. has raised $8 million in Series A funding for its artificial intelligence platform for consumer insights

5 Strategies For Recognizing Early The Need To Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see breakthrough changes coming even before they really happen, and are able to turn them into huge new opportunities.

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.

Richie Knows Launching Social Network For Gamers In LA

socalTECH

A new startup, Richie Knows, says it is launching new, social network targeted at gamers, in Los Angeles. According to the company, the startup is looking to match up players with new friends and competitors as they travel. The company said it is launching a four-week Alpha test in the San Fernando Valley, as it attempts to help gamers build friendships and connect with fellow players in their local community. The startup was founded by Rich Melcombe.

SIGGRAPH 2021

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, August 1, 2021 --.

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ServiceTitan Acquires Aspire, Raises $200 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc., a developer of management software for home services contractors, has acquired St. Louis-based Aspire Software, a technology provider for commercial landscaping businesses

10 Startup Execution Steps Highlight The Finish Line

Startup Professionals Musings

Businesses always seem to take longer to succeed than an entrepreneur expects. Seth Godin once said that overnight success in startups takes about six years, and Seth is an optimist. Thus we all look for shortcuts.

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Cubic Wins USAF Contract

socalTECH

San Diego-based defense contractor Cubic says this morning it has scored a new, U.S. Air Force contract, focused on Software Defined Radio (SDR). Cubic said the deal is worth over $10M. The Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio Phase 2 award is part of the United States Air Force (USAF) Data Links Enterprise (DLE) project.

Datacon LA Startup Showcase Deadline

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, July 30, 2021 -- Datacon LA Startup Showcase Deadline. Data Con LA, in partnership with TenOneTen Ventures, invites you to submit your startup pitch at our 2021 virtual Startup Showcase. Prizes awarded! The deadline for submission is July 30th. See [link].

Can you be an adaptive business leader?

Berkonomics

The title of this insight happens to be the name of a CEO roundtable organization I belong to and have been a member since 1989 (Adaptive Business Leader Organization – or ABL).

8 Keys To Maximizing Your Confidence and Self-Esteem

Startup Professionals Musings

Confidence and self-esteem are critical to your success as an entrepreneur, or any business role. As a mentor, I’m regularly frustrated by people who try to cover their lack of confidence with ego and arrogance , rather than working on the base issue.

HyperX Extends Deal With JuJu Smith-Schuster

socalTECH

Fountain Valley-based gaming peripherals maker HyperX--now part of HP Inc.--says says it has extended its ambassadorship deal with football star JuJu Smith-Schuster. Financial details of the deal were not announced. According to HyperX, the multi-year renewal deal calls for HyperX to continue to be the Official Gaming and Audio Partner of Smith-Schuster and is now also the Official Peripheral Partner of his esports organization, Team Diverge.

Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, July 29, 2021 --.

Abodu raises $20M to build prefabricated backyard homes

TechCrunch

The need for more affordable housing has never been more urgent as a shortage in the U.S. housing market persists. Startups attempting to help address the shortage in a variety of ways abound.

After Fast Start, Social App Poparazzi Sees Slowdown

L.A. Business Journal

Poparazzi, a photo sharing app developed by Marina del Rey-based TTYL Inc., is among this year’s most hyped social media startups

6 Obligations That Come With Startup External Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor to startups, I’m still surprised to find entrepreneurs who expect investors to give them money, and assume no strings attached. Would you do that if it was your money?

Jam City Abandons SPAC Effort

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City and special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) DPCM Capital said late Friday that the two comapnies are terminating their efforts, where DPCM Capital would acquire Jam City in a SPAC deal. The two companies cited "current market conditions" for calling off the deal. The two said calaling off the deal is the "best path forward for the parties and their respective stockholders."

DigiMarCon America 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 --.

WINNING CO. USES APP TO HELP LGBTQ COMMUNITY UCSD Students Win Pitch Competition

Startup San Diego

The post WINNING CO. USES APP TO HELP LGBTQ COMMUNITY UCSD Students Win Pitch Competition appeared first on Startup San Diego. Startup News

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Numerade Labs Raises $26 Million for AI Ed Tech

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based education technology platform Numerade Labs Inc. raised $26 million in Series A funding for its artificial intelligence-driven tutoring platform

6 Keys To Getting Beyond Basic Incremental Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the business ironies that many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way in the past is that ideas which are truly disruptive carry the highest risk of failure, take the longest to gain traction, and thus are the least likely to get external funding.

Moonshots Capital Raises $36M In Second Fund

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor Moonshots Capital announced on Tuesday morning that it has raised $36M in its second fund, Moonshots Fund II. The venture investment firm--led by Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings--said the new fund will continue to go to late Seed and Series A investments.

FlyMachine raises $21 million to build a virtual concerts platform for a post-pandemic world

TechCrunch

As concerts and live events return to the physical world stateside, many in the tech industry have wondered whether some of the pandemic-era opportunities around virtualizing these events are lost for the time being.

Snap Earnings Surge in Second Quarter

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc. continues to post impressive financial gains, logging a record 116% increase in year-over-year revenue for the second quarter

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Advertisers Stick With GumGum’s AI Technology

L.A. Business Journal

After more than 15 years working in the advertising industry, Charlotte Cochrane understands the power of a well-placed ad to boost a brand’s sales

Endgame Raises $17 Million For Sales Strategy Software

L.A. Business Journal

Software company Endgame Labs Inc. raised more than $17 million across two funding rounds

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AR Combat Training Company Red 6 Moves To Miami

L.A. Business Journal

Red Six Aerospace, which creates AR combat training for the military, has moved it headquarters to Miami

Tripp Melds Meditation and Virtual Reality

L.A. Business Journal

Meditation has helped Nanea Reeves through some of the most difficult points in her life, including the loss of her sister and husband

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Demand Surges for Local Data Centers

L.A. Business Journal

Demand for data centers is growing in Los Angeles

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LA Techstar Class Includes Local Startups

L.A. Business Journal

Several local startups are among the 2021 class for Techstars' Los Angeles Accelerator

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Scopely Invests $50 Million in European Gaming Studios

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City-based mobile gaming company Scopely Inc. invested a combined $50 million in three boutique European game studios, the company announced July 19

General Motors Invests $71 Million to Launch Pasadena Campus

L.A. Business Journal

Detroit-based General Motors Co. will invest more than $71 million in a 149,000 square-foot campus in Pasadena, the automotive giant announced July 13

Stamps.com to Be Acquired for $7 Billion

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo-based ecommerce postage company Stamps.com Inc. will be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a Chicago-based private equity firm, for $6.6 billion in cash, the companies announced July 9

EVgo Acquires Recargo for $25 Million

L.A. Business Journal

EVgo has acquired Recargo, creator of the Plugshare app that helps people locate EV charging stations, for $25 million

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EVgo Shares Post Decline Following Market Debut

L.A. Business Journal

EVgo Inc., a supplier of charging stations for electric vehicles, saw its share price and trading volume decline in the company’s first week of trading on the Nasdaq