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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Thomas J.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Hulu: Nearly Half A Billion In Revenues in 2011

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READ MORE>>. hulu digital video streaming content hollywood

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

If i is the average outcome for the company with the addition of some new person, then they're worth n such that i = 1/(1 - n). million.

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Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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A mis-hire at the outset of your company can irreversibly alter the trajectory of your corporate culture. Be Stubborn And Flexible. “We

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Oculus VR Sued By Hawaiian Company

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Irvine-based Oculus VR and co-founder Palmer Luckey have been sued again, this time by a company in Hawaii called Total Recall Technologies.

The Future Is Here Today | Augmented Reality Event 2011

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Luckily, there’s plenty of companies like these that are searching steadily for that answer. Science fiction stuff right?

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

What set of functionality would make your company launch-ready? I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link].

2011 Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference

Tech Coast Venture Network

Rothenberg, Principal Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director at Capital Research and Management Company; and. Please note that early registration ends April 30, 2011; afterward, prices will increase significantly. TCVN is proud to support the HBS/USC-Marshall BGC this year with a special TCVN code for attendees. Enjoy!

Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

SoCal CTO

However, funny enough, I don't see the job search and showing you who you know at the company as being particularly well done.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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Exec Summary: Most companies (98+%) in the world (even tech startups) should be very profit focused. So which company is better run?

Insights and Opinions: A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

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Markets will stay irrational longer than companies stay solvent. Someone will found another content delivery company. More.).

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company CODA. ENGAGE.

Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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He is a great example of…building an enchanting company.”. Big Dumb Companies Are Often Just That. “So free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

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In October of 2011, the company announced a $4.5 We are a company that likes to take on the giants. Richard’s Startup Tips.

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Getting Started with a Two-Sided Market Business

SoCal CTO

This comes up a lot and if you are thinking about one of these kinds of startups, definitely take a look at Matching Algorithm. How long? Who pays?

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

Tech Zulu Event

Several teams disassembled themselves, joining other teams as well as one new company surfaced off in the corner with no one seeming to notice.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

Some places you can find programmers locally: In your company or other companies. So, please take this in the spirit intended. Game over.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice. What are related products/companies? However, there are lots of other people who help companies raise capital What Is This?

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

I'm a little surprised that CTO Founders with growth capital funding only have 15% of their companies. He was a great presenter to our group.

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The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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But one theme in pervasive in all my thinking about investing in Internet-based companies: Deflationary economics. Here’s what I mean.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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Throughout the 90′s the PC became much more popular in corporate environments, so companies began to replace dumb terminals with PCs.

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Local Companies Support Movember

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A number of local, high tech companies are putting their efforts behind Movember , a charity which helps raise funding and awareness for men's health, and particularly prostate cancer. READ MORE>>. movember cancer nonprofit charity awareness

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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He founded the company, raised a bunch of money, built the product and established a good reputation and market position. It happens. The doer.

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Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

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” Everybody knows that when you raise money at a startup your ownership percentage of the company goes down. Dilution. million at a $7.5

Never Ask a Busy Person to Lunch. Here’s Why:

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I intro’d him to the COO of a growing tech company about maybe working together. That’s not the point. I’ll keep it short.

Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

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You should always have a steady stream of “friend of the firm&# hanging around your company. Hot company. 50 coffee meetings.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

What set of functionality would make your company launch-ready? I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

InfoChachkie

Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. It wasn’t the Guy fan base. link].

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

InfoChachkie

When hiring ATM Operators at a Big Dumb Company (BDC), assessing each candidate’s ability to execute predictable tasks is of paramount importance.

SoCalGas Invests In Company

socalTECH

Southern California Gas Co. , the subsidiary of Sempra Energy which provides natural gas to the Southern California market, said today that it has invested in. Tecogen , a developer of natural gas heating and power products. Size of the investment were not disclosed. The investment will go to bring Tecogen's technology to market. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture capital Association MoneyTree survey, which is based on data from Thomson Reuters, tallies $738.34M invested in Southern California in Q4 of 2011. Los Angeles had $226.75M invested in companies. The amount is up from $528.0M in venture funding.

Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

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A tale of two pitches (I eventually invested in the first company that pitched). It’s not going to make a bad company, good.

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Insights: Ten reasons to start a company; ten reasons not to

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Rich valuations and venture capitalists throwing money at early stage companies. Start up conferences and competitions. So not 2009. More.).

Insights and Opinions: New Grads, Save Yourself and Start A Company

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Read the rest of Frank's piece, Grads: Save Yourself, Start A Company. Is it still hard to find a job?" The genie was out of the bottle. More.).

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

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Individuals don’t build great companies, teams do. The company with the best team on the field will win. Startups. Overrated? Cliché?

Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou

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As noted in Competitive Sleuthing , some partners routinely share information about the companies with whom they are working. . Shocking HP.

Future of TV: The Quick Version

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The first two companies to realize this en mass were Machinima & Maker Studios (where I am an investor. Sorry for speaking so quickly.