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

Both Sides of the Table

” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I think there is also no denying the role that Richard Rosenblatt has played in building the LA tech ecosystem and spawning great entrepreneurs who followed in his footsteps.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. In one year of Airbnb Tracy netted more than $28,000. Sam is the managing director of Launchpad LA and we were about to pick our 2012 class of entrepreneurs.

Boomers Lead and Drive the New Wave of Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most surprisingly, according to a report from the Kauffman Foundation , the highest rate of entrepreneurship in America has already shifted to the 55–64 age group, with people over 55 almost twice as likely to found successful companies than those between 20 and 34.

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

Xconomy

I started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list. Within the realm of “most-promising,” these are companies with the elements that tech investors and mentors look for—innovative technology, an outstanding team, and/or an impressive business plan. I widened my net this year.

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

InfoChachkie

Randy Churchill and his team at PricewaterhouseCoopers meticulously prepare a quarterly report detailing the venture landscape, called Shaking The Money Tree. I guess no one told him about the medical startups that were purchased by Medtronic, Linvatec, Storz, Mentor, etc.,

Lean on Your Networks When Making Early Hires

Tech.Co

Below we’ll outline how to squeeze those last drops of talent out of your own social circles, how to incentivize current employees to lure in potential candidates in their networks, and how to entice “superconnectors” to recruit through their own far-reaching nets.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.

Raising Seed Capital Now: 10 Tips

Tech Coast Venture Network

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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Boomers are Looking for Another Bite at the Apple

Startup Professionals Musings

News & World Report , people over 40 were key players in 86.6% How can you beat finding someone who has been there and done that, able to mentor Gen-Y, has lots of connections to people in your industry, and is often willing to work for equity alone?