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What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

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Apple is opening a store in downtown LA’s nearly 100-year-old Tower Theatre

TechCrunch LA

This Thursday, Apple will mark the opening of a new store in downtown Los Angeles. The space occupies the newly renovated Tower Theatre, which opened in DTLA’s Broadway Theater District in 1927.

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Mythical Games raises $75M to build an NFT game engine

TechCrunch LA

Even as NFT sales dip below their most speculative highs, startups aiming to tap into their potential are still scoring big funding rounds from investors who believe there’s much more to crypto collectibles than the past few months of hype.

Three qualities of a great leader

Berkonomics

There are lots of ways to measure a great leader. Here are three that should resonate with you as leader and with those who follow you.

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.

Triller Looks Toward IPO in July

L.A. Business Journal

Century City-based TrillerNet, the owner of short-form video platform Triller, is preparing to file a confidential direct listing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July that values the company at more than $5 billion, according to a source familiar with the plans

8 Reasons To Initiate A Startup While Career Probing

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the many professionals still trapped between jobs by circumstances outside your control, or are about to dump the loser job you have now, you should be actively defining and starting your own business, in parallel with looking for that ideal job.

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Hit the hardest issues first!

Berkonomics

Reorder your priorities for maximum impact. There are two reasons to consider reordering your priorities to attack your most critical issues first, before the easiest ones to knock off the list.

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LiveXLive Acquires Artist Development Firm Gramophone Media

L.A. Business Journal

Beverly Hills-based livestreaming platform LiveXLive Media Inc. will acquire New York-based artist development company Gramophone Media Inc. by the end of June

5 Ways To Turn Business Connections Into New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

I often hear the popular notion that successful entrepreneurs are built from a single heroic insight or a single innovation. This is just plain wrong. The business world is a symphony of players and elements that only works when everything interconnects harmoniously.

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Donut Bites Down On $2M In Funding

socalTECH

A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Donut, said today that it has raised $2M in a funding round. The funding came from Redalpine, Inventures, angel Robert Leshner (Compound), Entrepreneur First, and theowners of the Washington Nationals baseball team. According to the company, the new round brings its total raised to $3.8M. Donut is working on decentralized finance tools, including a set of banking tools built on the Ethereum. The company's founder is Neel Popat.

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Long Beach Small Business Online Networking Event

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -- Long Beach Small Business Online Networking Event. The Long Beach SBDC is hosting a virtual networking event on Tues. 29/6/2021 at 4:30pm PDT for business owners interested in exchanging ideas. See [link].

Can you stretch the truth to make your point?

Berkonomics

How easily it happens…. Sometimes it is easy for someone to make a statement that, in the enthusiasm of the moment or to make a point, crosses the line between fact and fiction. Sometimes it seems to you to be just an unimportant little stretch of the facts.

VR Company Specular Theory Lands $4.5 Million Air Force Contract

L.A. Business Journal

Venice-based virtual reality software company Specular Theory Inc. secured a $4.5 million contract with the Defense Department to expand development of its training products for the Air Force

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7 Essential Steps From A Lone Entrepreneur To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. You need to have business relationships with team members, investors, customers, and a myriad of other support people. That doesn’t mean you have to be a social butterfly to succeed, or introverts need not apply.

Phonexa Debuts New Products

socalTECH

Glendale-based software company Phonexa said this morning that it has launched a new suite of software which provides click tracking, suppression list management, and cloud phone services. According to the company, the additional software complements its existing call tracking and distribution, lead tracking and distribution, email and SMS marketing, and automated accounting products. Phonexa says it offers up all of its software beginning at $100 a month.

PayPal Pumps Up Processing Fees

Tech.Co

PayPal has announced price hikes for some of its merchant fees. The new changes, which take effect in August, will see fees rise from 2.9% to as much as 3.49% for some PayPal Digital Payments. These changes could have big impacts on some small businesses.

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Viterbi Startup Garage: Oceanside Chat: CleantViterbi Startup Garage: Oceanside Chat: Cleantech 2.0ech 2.0

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -- Viterbi Startup Garage: Oceanside Chat: Cleantech 2.0: What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know. Who: Aaron Fyke (Founder and Managing Partner of Thin Line Capital). What: Energy/Sustainability, Greentech, Cleantech, Climatetech - these are all names attempting to group together the multi-trillion dollar opportunities that deal with our energy system, our built infrastructure, and our global economy, as it moves to a low-carbon and more sustainable future.

StoryFile Raises $4 Million

L.A. Business Journal

West Hollywood-based StoryFile has raised $4 million to scale its storytelling app

Entrepreneurs Are Needed To Make Web Searches Smarter

Startup Professionals Musings

Soon you should be able to ask your browser or smart phone context-specific questions like "Where should I take my wife for a good movie and dinner?"

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VideoAmp Names Chief Product Officer

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based VideoAmp, which provides video measurement software for the advertising industry, said today that it has named Cameron Meierhoefer as Chief Product Officer. Meierhoefer was previously CEO of SignalFrame, and also had been COO of Comscore, where he spent more than 17 years.

Shopify Plots Amazon Affiliate Marketing Attack

Tech.Co

Shopify is planning to strike a blow at Amazon by entering the affiliate marketing space. An ecommerce giant with huge clout in bricks-and-mortar store retail, too, Shopify can boast to having more than one million retailers using its platform.

Long Beach Economic Partnership Quarterly Forum

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 17, 2021 --.

K1 Invests $21 Million in Eltropy

L.A. Business Journal

Manhattan Beach-based private equity firm K1 Investment Management is making a $21 million investment in software company Eltropy Inc

5 Keys To Ethical Solutions To Tough Business Issues

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference.

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Looks Towards Freight Tunnels

socalTECH

Elon Musk and his tunnel drilling company, The Boring Company, appears to be pitching the idea of using its tunnels for freight, according to pitch materials leaked from the company. According to Bloomberg, The Boring Company is now pitching wide tunnels, 21 feet across, which would be able to move two shipping containers side-by-side, with battery-powered freight carriers.

Fintech giant Klarna raises $639M at a $45.6B valuation amid ‘massive momentum’ in the US

TechCrunch

Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million at a staggering post-money valuation of $45.6 billion. Rumors swirled in recent weeks that Klarna had raised more money at a valuation north of $40 billion. But the Swedish buy now, pay later behemoth and upstart bank declined to comment until now.

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Viterbi Startup Garage: Oceanside Chat: Thriving in Midst of Startup Uncertainty. Christopher Yang

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 --.

Heliogen Raises $108 Million for Solar Energy Technology

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena-based energy technology company Heliogen Inc. has raised a total of $108 million in two funding rounds to help develop its industrial solar energy technology, the company announced June 15

7 Keys To The Best Internet Name For Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once by not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium?

MuckerLab Opens 2021 Accelerator Program Applications

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based startup accelerator and investor MuckerLab has opened up programs for its 2021 program, according to the accelerator. According to MuckerLab, applications for its Summer program are due by Tuesday, July 6th at 11:59pm. MuckerLab says it invests between $100,000 and $200,000 in companies in its accelerator program, with follow-on capital available over the lifespan of its investment.

Understanding How WiFi Networks Actually Work in Practice

AllTopStartups

Not that long ago, “WiFi” was a funny sound that tech professionals would throw around that no one else would understand.

DigiMarCon West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference and Exhibition

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 --.

Boring Co.’s Las Vegas Tunnel Opens to Public

L.A. Business Journal

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is about to get its first real-world test as its 4-mile, $52.5 million tunnel loop opens to the public this week underneath the huge Las Vegas Convention Center campus

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10 Hints That Now May Be The Time For A New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Many budding entrepreneurs struggle mightily with that first step – out of their comfort zone and into the unknown. They keep asking people like me whether the time is right, and the truth is that there’s never an ideal time to start your own business.

CalAmp Powers Telematics For SERES 3 Electric Car

socalTECH

Irvine-based asset tracking technology developer CalAmp--which owns the LoJack brand--says it is powering a new mobile telematics feature for the new SERES 3 electric SUV being distributed in Italy by the Koelliker Group. The company said all SERES 3 C-SUV electric vehicles, recently launched by Koelliker, will be pre-installed with LoJack Connect cutting-edge connected car intelligence and services. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

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Which Enterprise-Level Managed Network Services Best Address Connectivity Challenges?

Southern California Edison Blog

Enterprises rely heavily on their networks to support day-to-day operations as they continue to innovate and grow their business. As they expand, they require a network with the necessary capacity, speed, security, and scalability to support their short and long-term objectives.