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Recognize your five critical business risks.

Berkonomics

If you could predict a crisis within your business before its occurrence, wouldn’t you move to prevent or reduce its impact? Making such predictions is a skill that can be developed, and here’s one method of doing so. First let’s eliminate external risks for this conversation.

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6 Reasons Your Business Needs A Web Presence To Start

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors.

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Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck Shares Why He Keeps Things Complex

L.A. Business Journal

Peter Beck realized space flight was his dream while looking at the night sky as a toddler with his dad

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Density & the Future of Real Estate

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly six years ago, I was thrilled to invest in Andrew Farah and the team at Density when they had a vision for building anonymous tracking of how people use office buildings, rentals and other public spaces.

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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.

10 Disciplines Every Entrepreneur Needs To Practice

Startup Professionals Musings

Innovation is the key to long-term business success, both in startups as well as established organizations. Yet every business and every entrepreneur I know struggles with this challenge, focused on hiring the right people and implementing the right process.

eyko Raises $2.5M For Data Software

socalTECH

Santa Barbara-based Eyko, a new startup focused on "data preparation, blending, and streaming", says it has raised $2.5M in a Seed funding round, the company announced this morning. The company said the funding came from InReach Ventures and Taggia Investments, the personal investment vehicle of former Balderton Capital founder Barry Maloney. The startup is led by co-founder and CEO Paul Yarwood.

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What can go wrong with your business growth?

Berkonomics

So, your business has begun to take off. You’ve figured out your channels of distribution, pricing model and how to support your growing list of customers. Don’t be alarmed by this next statement. That’s relatively easy.

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Inside the Realms of Ruin

TechCrunch LA

“The Ruin stirs, and the Five Realms rumble,” a now-archived web announcement read on Thursday morning.

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How And Where To Connect To The Entrepreneur Universe

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. But what if you are an introvert, or new to this game, and don’t know where or how to start?

Huckleberry Connects With $12.5M For Baby Sleep Advice App

socalTECH

Irvine-based Huckleberry, a developer of an artificial intelligence-driven app which helps parents with pediatric sleep advice, says it has raised $12.5M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Morningside Ventures and also included Spero Ventures and Tamarisc VC. The company says the round brings its total raised to $16M. Huckleberry's app provides advice to new parents on how to manage the sleep patterns for newborns and even older children.

GoGuardian Leads Edtech Growth, Industry to Reach $80B by 2028

L.A. Business Journal

In grade school, Advait Shinde never felt he was truly learning

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Premature scaling can kill your business.

Berkonomics

Here’s a lesson from experience. Venture capitalists sometimes make an error in directing their portfolio company CEOs to push resources to the limit and scale the business to immense size quickly, all to seize market share.

Latest Post-COVID Trends in the Telecom Sector

Southern California Edison Blog

Although the bulk of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, lingering effects in the form of ongoing remote work and network usage will continue to influence how telecom operators operate.

6 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Must Acquire

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting and building a company is all about leadership – formulating an idea, building a unique plan based on vision and experience, and forging a path over and through all obstacles.

Assembly Acquires Pacvue

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based e-commerce software developer Assembly said this morning that it has acquired e-commerce advertising software developer Pacvue. Financial details of the buy were not announced. Pacvue is based in Seattle. Assembly s is led by co-founder and CEO Sandeep Kella. Assembly says it is now worth more than $1 billion following its investment last month which was led by Advent International. assembly pacvue ecommerce software merger acquisition analytics

Coco Delivers Big Results With Small Robots

L.A. Business Journal

Last summer, Cyan Robotics Inc., better known as Coco, was just Brad Squicciarini, Zach Rash and a robot on the streets of Santa Monica

Five ways to make and execute a great plan

Berkonomics

It is all about execution. Waiting over a year to see results is too long, since your chance of mid-course correction is greatly reduced. To make the point, Harvard’s Robert Kaplan believes that less than 10% of corporate strategies are effectively executed. If that is true, we are tolerant bunch.

Precellerator Program Virtual Demo Day

SoCal Tech Calendar

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5 Ways Emotional Decisions Can Endanger Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure we have all seen entrepreneurs with high levels of passion and confidence touting an idea that seems to make very little sense to us.

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Activision Blizzard's Kotick: Zero Tolerance, $250M For Diversity

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard is on the defensive after facing a number of lawsuits and investigations of the company for discrimination and sexual harassment, saying in a letter to employees released by the company to the public that it will have zero tolerance for harassment reported to the firm.

United Airlines Opens $352 Million Hangar Facility at LAX

L.A. Business Journal

A lot of focus on the $14 billion makeover of Los Angeles International Airport has been on improvements that passengers will see, but new facilities are also emerging behind the scenes

How big is your ocean? A lesson in TAM, SAM & SOM

Berkonomics

Is this a problem or an opportunity? This insight is like a Hans Christian Anderson parable, but aimed at you and your business… There are big fish and small fish, potential customers, all swimming in the sea that is your potential marketplace.

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Addressing Cyber Security Threats in the Telecom Industry

Southern California Edison Blog

Telecom operators face a variety of security-related vulnerabilities stemming from the overall complexity of their infrastructure, supply chain problems, network misconfigurations, and privacy concerns.

8 Expectations To Check Your Entrepreneur Motivation

Startup Professionals Musings

Until the recession a decade ago, market research indicated that as many as 90 percent of the roughly 20 million American small business owners were motivated more by lifestyle than growth and money.

ClickUp Collects $400M

socalTECH

San Diego-based productivity software developer ClickUp said this morning that it has raised a huge, $400M Series C funding round, which gives it a valuation of $4 billion. The Series C funding was co-led by co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and Tiger Global, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Meritech Capital Partners. ClickUp is led by Founder and CEO Zeb Evans.

Open Blends Mindfulness With Tech

L.A. Business Journal

After years of working with major companies and startups in the busy tech ecosystem of San Francisco, Raed Khawaja needed to take a deep breath

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is in development for Oculus Quest 2

TechCrunch VR

During its big VR and AR-focused event Thursday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new title headed to its VR platform that should turn a few heads. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is on the way to the Oculus Quest 2.

AKUA lands $3.2M to turn kelp into burgers

TechCrunch

The global meat substitute market was valued at $4.51 billion two years ago and is expected to double by 2027, attracting startups, like alternative meat food tech company AKUA , that aim to solidify a prominent place in the up-and-coming industry.

10 Tips On Due Diligence On Any Startup Funding Offer

Startup Professionals Musings

Some aspiring entrepreneurs are so desperate for funding, or naïve, that they ignore the obvious signs of scams and rip-offs on the Internet, praying for a windfall. One would think that with all the sad stories and tools published over the past twenty years, this problem would be behind us.

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Model Medicines Takes $4.1M

socalTECH

San Diego-based Model Medicines, a company that is developing artificial intelligence and machine learning software for the drug discovery and development process, has raised $4.1M in a funding round. The funding came from 8VC, Irving Investors, Particle X and Nex Cubed. According to the company, it will use the funding to develop its therapeutic pipeline.

$588M Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project Passes Key Milestone

L.A. Business Journal

It may be the largest construction project in Los Angeles history, but until recently, construction work related to the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement bridge had mainly been a local affair, rarely intruding on Angelenos’ larger consciousness

Tech And Remote Work: Four Things You Need To Know About Tech Salaries

AllTopStartups

In 2021, the new normal has forced organizations to implement new strategies and policies. Tech professionals are in-demand and have helped organizations to survive.

OneRoof raises $1.25M to build a hyper-localized Nextdoor

TechCrunch

As urban rental markets recover and people flock back to cities, people are once again finding themselves with plenty of new neighbors in communities which are trying to embrace a renewed vibrancy of post-lockdown life. OneRoof is building a social network for residential buildings.

6 Ways To Expand Your Thinking To The Next Big Thing

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the startup investors I know are disappointed that so few of the startup ideas they see are really innovative or disruptive. Most of us are incremental or linear thinkers , and we miss the really big opportunities, like the next smartphone or space travel.

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ZmBIZI Launches Smartphone, Telecom Service Aimed At Small Businesses

socalTECH

A new, Santa Monica-based startup, ZmBIZI is launching a new, smartphone aimed at small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs. According to the company, it is launching a smartphone with a built-in point of sale (POS) terminal, aimed at helping small business owners, and tied into a merchant account. The startup says its phone service allows its users to accept payments by physically tapping their contactless enabled cards or Apple Pay and Google pay wallets on the back of its smartphone.

Whatnot Sees Livestream Success

L.A. Business Journal

When Roger Caneda discovered Whatnot Inc. in January, selling trading cards was just a side hustle

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