What I Learned In 2015: Richard Wolpert

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2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. The post 2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast appeared first on TechZulu.

Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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Who are the top 50 people to watch in Southern California? We've attempted to do that for the last three years, trying to ferret out exactly who the people--not companies--are to watch in the region's technology industry.

What I Learned In 2015: Richard Wolpert, HelloTech

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What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Jeb Spencer: For TVC, closing on our new $115 million software focused growth equity fund at the end of last year made for an exciting 2015. Who or what do you think had the biggest impact on the technology industry in 2015? spencer capital venture private equity reflections 2015

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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billion across the region in Q3 of 2015, according to the latest numbers released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers/NVCA MoneyTree survey, based on data from Thomson Reuters. billion invested across Southern California for all of 2015.

What I Learned In 2015: Arteen Arabshahi, Karlin Ventures

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Arteen Arabshahi: While Karlin Ventures has had an excellent first few years as a firm seeing over 6 exits and making 40+ investments within 3 years, what was most exciting in 2015 was the addition of our third team member, Erin Shipley.

What I Learned In 2015: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund

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Who or what do you think had the biggest impact on the technology industry in 2015?

CES 2015 | A Look At Some of The Big Boys

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Here is a look back on some of the biggest booths at CES 2015. New business solutions mirror and talking Android were do-not-miss highlights of CES 2015. CES 2015 turned out to be CES 2014.5. The post CES 2015 | A Look At Some of The Big Boys appeared first on TechZulu.

LA Tech Rising at LA Tech Summit 2015

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Checkout out latest coverage from the LA Tech Summit 2015 conference. The post LA Tech Rising at LA Tech Summit 2015 appeared first on TechZulu.

Sexism Still Exists in Tech | Blatant Trolling at DeveloperWeek 2015

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I received a press pass to DeveloperWeek 2015 last week in order to attend the “Advice to Live by from Women Developers” career panel moderated by the lead of Dice’s engineering team, Jennifer Petersen.

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Grandparents Day 2015 Gets a Boost from Entrepreneurs

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The post Grandparents Day 2015 Gets a Boost from Entrepreneurs appeared first on TechZulu. Young entrepreneurs are modernizing senior care for the better and creating more reliable ways to support the aging generation.

CES 2015 | The Fun (and Strange) Side of the Show

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Here are some of the fun and the weird highlights found at CES 2015. The post CES 2015 | The Fun (and Strange) Side of the Show appeared first on TechZulu. CES Events 2015 America Express bitcoin BMW Samsung

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What I Learned In 2015: Hamet Watt, Upfront Ventures

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Over the last week or so, we've featured the reflections of our readers on 2015 and what it has meant for Southern California's technology industry. Who or what do you think had the biggest impact on the technology industry in 2015?

socalTECH 50 Open Now! Nominate 2015's Up-And-Comers!

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Who do you think are the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry this year? For the third year in a row, we are looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way. If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we've just started collecting your nominations online.

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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Who or what do you think had the biggest impact on the technology industry in 2015? Editor's note: Over the holidays we publish contributions from some of the movers and shakers in the community, with their reflections on the past year and their thoughts on the upcoming year.

Flipagram: More Than 1,000 Verified Musicians Added In 2015

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Los Angeles-based video story app developer Flipagram said Wednesday that it added more than 1,000 signed, musical artists to its "Flipagram Verified" platform, letting those artists make their music available to Flipagram's users. Flipagram--which develops an app which lets users create musical slideshows using mainstream, popular music acts as their soundtrack--said over 800 of those artists joined in the second half of the year.

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

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Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available! It has been a little less than a year since the previous round and in that time, approximately 133 contributors have made 2,835 git commits.

That’s A Wrap! | Silicon Beach Fest 2015

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Silicon Beach Fest 2015 appeared first on TechZulu. Silicon Beach Fest has sadly come to an end, however Elvina Beck hit the marina for this year’s SBF getting some insightful tidbits of information from SBF attendees. So sit back, experience and enjoy what SBF had to offer.

Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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The post Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier appeared first on TechZulu. Truly a sight to see, TrueCar brings L.E.D. Light Emotion Data) to the Santa Monica Twilight Concert Series. L.E.D.

Silicon Beach Tech Summit 2015 presented by Google [ LOS ANGELES ]

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This 2015 event features 2 full days of compelling presentations, panels, workshops & mixers, with some of the industry’s most innovative and successful leaders. Come meet some of LA’s most cutting‐edge industry leaders in this year’s 2nd annual and only FREEMIUM Tech Summit. From hands‐on interactive workshops to amazing networking mixers, this will be THE summit to attend this year.

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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Techstars Disney Accelerator class of 2015 was announced yesterday. Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015 appeared first on TechZulu.

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Pasadena Angels Release 2015 Investment Totals

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The Pasadena Angels investment group released its investment totals for 2015 this week, saying that it has invested $4.9M across 27 deals in 2015, bringing its total invested since the group was started to over $65M in over 175 companies. The group also counted the IPO of Mindbody Software, and the acquisition of Bluebeam Software among its exits during 2015. The total number of deals in 2015 was up from just 17 investments in 2014.

What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

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With the 2015 holiday shopping season now upon us, it’s “go time” for retailers across the country — an opportunity to put their carefully crafted holiday plans into action and deliver on their bottom-line expectations. The post What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

socalTECH 50: Nominate 2015's Up-And-Comers In SoCal's Tech Industry!

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Who do you think are the top 50 up-and-coming individuals in Southern California's technology industry this year? For the third year in a row, we are looking to identify the individuals here in the technology industry, across all sectors, who are most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the industry in a significant way. If you'd like to nominate an individual (not company) for this award, we've just started collecting your nominations online.

Framework Benchmarks Round 11

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Round 11 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! We'll keep this blog entry short and sweet. The highlights for Round 11. Three new languages are represented in Round 11: Crystal , D , and Rust. Meanwhile, the total number of frameworks has increased by 26.

The best advice startups will never follow

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Let me tell you a few short hair-raising stories of entrepreneurs who have raised money and regretted it later. Here are some rules that entrepreneurs almost always ignore to their future peril.

Venture Outlook 2016

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But when you fast-forward 1 year to 2015 5 out of 7 were down rounds. There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.

Good, cheap, fast. Pick any two.

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This one is attributed to Rod Adair, the famous oil and gas fire suppressing expert. And boy, does it apply to most of us and our offerings.

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

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Mark Suster (@msuster) July 19, 2015.

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What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

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VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles.

3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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Overall, according to Gartner, the SaaS market will top $22 billion by 2015. SaaS is bringing sexy back, in 2015 and beyond. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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BERKONOMICS CELEBRATES 6TH ANNIVERSARY WITH OVER 100,000 CIRCULATION

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September 21st, 2015 marks the sixth anniversary of publication for BERKONOMICS , the blog containing insights for business management, entrepreneurs, and investors.

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Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

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Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard.

Nail it; then scale it.

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So your business has begun to take off. You’ve figured out your channels of distribution, pricing model and how to support your growing list of customers. Don’t be alarmed by this next statement. That’s relatively easy.

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