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Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters


As crazy as this scenario sounds, it is very similar to the “scoring process” companies engage in when they track Net Promoter Scores. However, rather than obsessing on a single metric, entrepreneurs should focus on improving their Net Profit Score.

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market. ” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. Isn’t the Overall Market Just Booming Now? .

Are You an Entrepreneur?


Hint: He was an entrepreneur. The same is true of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is so highly valued in the Western World that some people try to convince themselves that they are an entrepreneur, when in fact they would be better off at a Big Dumb Company (“BDC”). These would-be entrepreneurs are best classified as Wantrepreneurs, as discussed in Entrepreneurial Enterviewing. Most of these instant entrepreneurs were in it for one reason – quick money.

Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017


Other companies also demonstrated why they made our 2016 list of companies to watch: Classy recently raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits run crowdfunding campaigns and raise donations online; Seismic raised $40 million in May to advance its software for updated corporate sales and marketing material; GovX, with revenue up nearly 40 percent over last year, raised $3.8 I widened my net this year.

What’s the minimum information to give your investors?


On the other side, entrepreneurs and CEO’s usually have a natural fear of giving too much information to us investors after the initial investment is received. This could include the need for audited financials, monthly financial and narrative reporting and more.

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How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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Live, right there in front of us, he opened his private admin dashboard with the stats from AppSumo and revealed what marketing campaigns failed, how much those cost as well as which ones succeeded and how much revenue those brought in. I am a raving fan of

Another personal story: Timing is everything in a sale.


After presenting a “state of the company” report at a national meeting of resellers for a company where I sat on the board, I was approached by one of the audience members, complimenting my presentation and stating, “I have a problem. Our entrepreneur balked at the boldness of that statement.

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What’s Really Going on in the VC Industry? What Does it Mean for Startups?

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But VC is an “illiquid asset&# so funds didn’t disappear quickly - In 2000/01 the stock market quickly adjusted punishing investors in the NASDAQ and in individual public technology stocks. What accelerated this was the collapse of the public stock markets.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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Gross Burn vs. Net Burn. Burn rate in case you don’t know is the amount of money a company is either spending (gross) or losing (net) per month. (it by Michael Woolf that is worth any startup founder reading to get a sense of perspective on the reality warp that is startup world during a frothy market such as 1997-1999, 2005-2007 or 2012-2014. Net burn is the amount of money you are losing per month. The answer is more complex than just Gross vs. Net Burn.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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The speaks to the continued confidence in the venture capital markets and as I had predicted some time ago the VC markets right now are a great place to invest – especially relative to other places to put one’s money.

Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?


In his premier film appearance in the blaxploitation send-up “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” Chris Rock inadvertently addresses a key pricing challenge faced by most entrepreneurs. Experienced entrepreneurs know this is simply not true.

This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

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It was especially fun for me because we got the chance to talk about the VC industry and how entrepreneurs should think about the VC industry in addition to discussing deals. the funding and market coverage. But LivingSocial is reportedly doing around $180,000 per day in gross revenue.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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TrueCar, an LA-based company, sells more cars now than any physical dealer in the country and recently went public and has a $1 billion market cap. While the costs of starting a tech company have plummeted it still does take money to hire a team, launch products and market oneself.

Timing is everything in a sale of a business.


After presenting a “state of the company” report at a national meeting of resellers for a company where I sat on the board, I was approached by one of the audience members, complimenting my presentation and stating, “I have a problem.

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Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

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Investors and entrepreneurs who won at the fundraising game during and after the Great Recession offer advice on landing equity money. Last year, venture capitalists and angels who co-invested with them placed $7 billion into seed and early-stage deals, an 11 percent increase from 2009, according to the most recent PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report. Meet angels via the entrepreneurs they’ve funded.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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is the second largest designated market area (DMA) in the country, so youre starting with a natural talent pool of very interesting people, and also, a market from which to sell your goods and services into. before which is second-time entrepreneurs.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Loading… Markets. Markets. Loading… Market Data. Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area. In March of last year, Matt Jacobson, head of market development at Facebook, paid $10.9

Interview with Wil Schroter, Fundable


That's the idea behind a new startup, Fundable , headed by serial entrepreneur Wil Schroter , which allows you to use rewards -- product, company schwag, an even equity -- as a tool to get your startup to the next stage.

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