2017

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Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Don’t we know it. We love LA! startup venture-capital

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

Tech.Co

Smartphones are the primary tool used to engage with the digital world. Power Without Redundancy. This is where focused innovation is key.

Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

TechCrunch LA

2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc.,

Objective Sports: An Indicator Of Startup Success

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The post Objective Sports: An Indicator Of Startup Success appeared first on John Greathouse

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L.A. Startups Received $369 Million in Seed Funding in 2016

L.A. Business Journal

Seed-stage companies in Los Angeles received a total of $369 million in funding in 2016, according to report from Venice tech accelerator Amplify.LA.

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EnumSet and EnumMap

TechEmpower

This article discusses java.util.EnumSet. and java.util.EnumMap. from Java's standard libraries. What are they? When should they be used? Could the implementations be improved? Could the APIs be improved? Conclusion. What are they? EnumSet. and EnumMap are compact, efficient implementations of the Set and Map interfaces. Rejects null elements.

Pasadena Angels Fund 1 Invests in Repurpose

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (February 23, 2017) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the fourth investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). The Fund invested an additional $100K in Repurpose, a Los Angeles based consumer products company that makes plant based, 100% compostable tableware products. link]. Tweet Tweet.

A Talk With Chris Voss, Author of Never Split the Difference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -- A Talk With Chris Voss, Author of Never Split the Difference. General Assembly. Join author Chris Voss for a discussion on his latest book, Never Split the Difference , which offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. See [link] (more

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. 20 years ago there were 9,000 public companies.

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Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love

Tech.Co

And while this has been the standard for years, one startup is hoping to personalize the birthday wishes even more. How great is that?! The Star-Match.

Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-Meetup

TechCrunch LA

A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm.

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Why Skateboarders Suddenly Became Scary Good In The Mid-80’s

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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Snap Inc. Files for $3 Billion IPO; Discloses 158 Million Daily Active Users

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc., parent company of ephemeral photo-sharing and messaging app Snapchat, has made public its $3 billion initial public offering of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange

MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board. MobileCause is led by CEO Sean MacNeill.

Top Cybersecurity Lesson from 2016: Unchecked Insiders

Xconomy

And while hackers have many advantages, there are two that are contributing to a rampant spike in cyber breaches right now: 1.

You name the price; I’ll name the terms.

Berkonomics

I admit that my dad taught me this when I was just a fifteen–year old kid starting a business and negotiating with suppliers for the first time.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate.

Why 2017 Should be a Great Year to Raise Venture Capital

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Recently Upfront Ventures published its outlook for the technology startup world and venture capital overall titled it “ WTF Happened to Winter ?”

R.E.D Talks Hosts Leading Virtual Reality Developers

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -- R.E.D Talks Hosts Leading Virtual Reality Developers. Los Angeles is the fastest growing tech startup region, but it soon may acquire another moniker: Virtual Reality Hub. UCLA Extension presents “R.E.D on spearheading the growth in an emerging market. See [link] (more

Why the LP Outlook is Good for Venture and Startups in 2017–2020

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Note that all of these names were not started in Silicon Valley. link] So here are some details (please thank & follow! Will it last?

The Steps Farmgirl Flowers Took to Succeed in an Established Market

Tech.Co

Finding a business opportunity is a challenge for most entrepreneurs. We’re saturated with companies specializing in almost every business opportunity. For this reason, new entrepreneurs are left wondering how they can start up a business and compete with already established enterprises. Finding an Opportunity in the Flower Market.

Interview with Robert Blatt, MomentFeed

socalTECH

For today's interview, we thought we'd catch up with Robert Blatt , the CEO of Los Angeles-based MomentFeed (www.momentfeed.com), which recently announced a $16.3M funding led by Level Equity. It's been quite a few years since we spoke with the company. What is MomentFeed up to nowadays? How did you get involved with MomentFeed? Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Stay Stoked: Business Travel Doesn’t Have To Suck

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I made many mistakes when I was building my startups. Iconic Advice

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Silicon Beach Report Feb. 22: Global Eagle Stock Plunges After CEO and CFO Resign

L.A. Business Journal

Global Eagle stock plunges after CEO and CFO resign, AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins resigns, microfinance startup Tala raises $30 million, and more

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

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On the surface this person is losing efficiency but in the long-run the gains for direction setting are huge. They’re tasked with doing … marketing.

Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio

Xconomy

Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At this year’s J.P

Will you be happy at your finish line?

Berkonomics

Have you figured out what you want to have, or to be, when you reach the end of your personal run in this business life? It is a fair question.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

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This is a seriously well written & thoughtful article by @glennbeck - I have to say "hats off" https://t.co/LLfI9iHIJd Please watch.

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Virgin Galactic Spins off Satellite Launch Division

L.A. Business Journal

Virgin Galactic of Long Beach has spun off its small-satellite launch division into a new company called Virgin Orbit, according to a statement

Navigating the Modern Hiring Process

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- Navigating the Modern Hiring Process. This event will provide you with the tools and resources to get through the modern hiring process and learn more about the questions and tests that developers and engineers get these days. See [link] (more

Evite Moves Headquarters To Downtown LA

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite says it has moved its headquarters to downtown Los Angeles, doubling the size of its corporate office. The company, which previously had its headquarters in West Hollywood, said the move goes to accomodate rapid growth at the company. Evite is part of Liberty Interactive. Evite is led by Victor Cho.

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Soraa Deploys In UK Museum

socalTECH

Soraa , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED lighting technology, based on research out of UC Santa Barbara, has deployed its products at a museum in the United Kingdom. Soraa said its lighting systems are now being used at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, which the company says is the world's oldest public museum. READ MORE>>.

Correlation Ventures Raises $200M In New Investment Fund

socalTECH

Correlation Ventures , a venture capital investment firm with offices in San Diego, Palo Alto, and New York City, said this week that it has raised $200M in a new investment fund. The company said the second fund was oversubscribed, and brings its total assets under management to $366M. READ MORE>>.

My Lousy Presentation Allowed LogMeIn To Eclipse GoToMeeting

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.