Venture Outlook 2016

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Fast forward 3 years and looking out into the 2016 horizon, what do I see? Final venture outlook 2016 from Mark Suster. So my outlook for 2016? I suspect this won’t pop until after 2016 when retail investors tire of the promise of easy money in tech.

Reflections on 2016: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted. Kevin Winston: Digital LA's biggest news of 2016 was celebrating our fifth annual Silicon Beach Fest, with more than 2,000 attendees at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Kevin Winston: Virtual Reality is my favorite innovation of 2016. 2016 reflections digitalla winston kevin reflect201

Reflections on 2016: Grant Hosford, codeSpark

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Grant Hosford: codeSpark's biggest news in 2016 was closing on $4.1M reflect2016 programming learning school education reflections 2016 codespark hosford grant

Reflections on 2016: Jaspar Weir, TaskUs

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. jaspar weir reflections thoughts 2016 reflect2016 taskus outsourcingToday's contribution is from Jaspar Weir , co-founder of TaskUs (www.taskus.com), which powers much of the back office and customer support behind some of the best known startups here in Southern California--not to mention the rest of the world, and for many established companies, too.

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Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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It’s a new year – 2016. 2016 is going to be a tough year. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead. The reality of most startups is about survival.

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Reflections on 2016: Greg Cohn, Burner

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Greg Cohn: In 2016 it became clear to me that self-driving cars are something that's going to happen and that's going to be massively disruptive. reflect2016 holiday2016 burner cohn greg 2016 reflections

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LA Tech Summit 2016

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- LA Tech Summit 2016. Meet the hottest companies in Los Angeles and learn what makes “LA Tech” the most innovative technology ecosystem in the nation. See [link].

The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

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Our last thoughts on the VC funding markets heading into 2016 was published here and I followed up with a little more context on the resetting of the venture industry , some thoughts on how startups are valued and how to think about burn rates at startups.

Splash LA October 2016

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 -- Vator Splash LA. What's behind LA's booming tech ecosystem? Speakers include Marc Cuban; Nick Green, CEO and Founder of Thrive Market, which has raised $149 million in financing. Brian Lee, CEO and Founder of The Honest Company, which has raised $222 million in VC funding. Adam Goldenberg, CEO and Founder of JustFab, an online subscription fashion that’s raised $249 million in financing.

Reflections on 2016: Michael Root, DogVacay

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. marketplace sitting 2016 reflections reflect2016 dogvacay root michaelToday's contribution is from Michael Root , the new CTO of DogVacay (www.dogvacay.com)--but longtime Los Angeles tech vet, having most recently been at Riot Games. DogVacay helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

Venture in LA 2016

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Monday, November 14, 2016 -- Venture in LA 2016. A one-week trade mission to show international startups that Los Angeles is the perfect gateway to entering the US Market. A full week of lectures, networking events, exhibition/pitch opportunities, and more! See [link] (more

Reflections on 2016: Josh Yguado, Jam City

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This holiday season, we are sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology community. You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted, up through the end of the year. Josh Yguado: 2016 was a big year for us. josh yguado jamcity city reflections 2016 founder startup reflect2016The first contribution we have is from Josh Yguado , the co-founder, President, and COO of mobile games maker JamCity.

Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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It may seem hard to believe, but even in 2016, there remain a number of successful consumer brands that are not sold online. Our second site will be launching in August 2016, followed by a third eCommerce site in Spring of 2017. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

SDVG Summer Social 2016

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -- SDVG Summer Social 2016. Join the party to end the summer with 400+ of your SDVG friends! Spend an afternoon at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum and join SDVG for our Summer Social Beer Bash! Sample some of San Diego's best craft brews, along with plenty of great food, wine, spirits, live band, and La Jolla sunset. See [link] (more

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Silicon Dragon LA 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- Silicon Dragon LA 2016. Exploring Hollywood-China Entertainment Deals, Investment and Innovations Featuring 30 speakers from Alibaba, Dalian Wanda, LeEco, Disney, River Studios, Machinima, Mattel, DMG, Variety, Wave and more Program: Panels and Chats with VCs, Innovators, Dealmakers, Startups, Strategists and Digital Entertainment Leaders. See https://silicondragonla2016.eventbrite.com.

Reflections on 2016: Joe Fernandez, Joymode

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Joe Fernandez: For the first part of 2016, we purposefully stayed under the radar in private beta. Joe Fernandez: Somehow I made it all the way to 2016 without ever using a cotton candy machine. fernandez joymode technology rental reflections 2016 startup

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What Do Industry Insiders Think Will Happen in VC in 2016?

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Of course sentiment can swing wildly with new information but I set out to take the pulse of the market as we enter 2016. And the outlook for 2016 shows 77% of VCs expect it to take even longer in the months ahead. Upfront vc analysis 2016 from Mark Suster.

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Reflections on 2016: Brad Brooks, TigerText

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. 2016 reflections whisper healthcare communications tigertext brooks bradToday's contribution is from Brad Brooks , the co-founder and CEO of TigerText , which provides clinical communication solutions for the healthcare industry, and also co-founder of anonymous social media app Whisper. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

Reflections on 2016: Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. stephen stokols freedompop reflect2016 telecom internet mobile phone smartphone 2016 reflectionsToday's contribution is from Stephen Stokols , founder and CEO of FreedomPop (www.freedompop.com), which offers up free, mobile Internet service. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. What's was biggest news from you or your‏ firm this year?

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Reflections on 2016: Michael Jones, Science, Inc.

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. reflections 2016 michael jones mike science myspace startup incubator entrepeneur reflect2016This reflection comes from Michael Jones of Science, Inc. www.science-inc.com), the startup studio which has been behind such companies as Dollar Shave Club, Famebit, HelloSociety, and many others. Jones is also the former CEO of MySpace.

Silicon Dragon LA 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- HOLLYWOOD MEETS CHINA MEETS TECH.

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Reflections on 2016: Richard Wolpert, HelloTech

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. richard wolpert 2016 predictions hellotech amplifyla incubatorToday's contribution is from Richard Wolpert , the co-founder of HelloTech (www.hellotech.com), an in-home, technology and IT support service.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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Final upfront lp survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. At the Upfront Summit in early February, we had a chance to have many off-the-record conversations with Limited Partners (LPs) who fund Venture Capital (VC) funds about their views of the market.

OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 -- OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum. Join OCBC for the 2016 Economic Development Forum, Innovating Businesses: The Sharing Economy. Are you ready for social solutions to economic challenges? And what is government’s role in the new economy? We’ll delve into the industries most affected by the rise of the sharing economy and understand how residents, local government, and traditional and non-traditional businesses can work together moving forward.

CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016

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If we tried to list all the connected, smart and automated home devices at CES 2016, we probably wouldn’t get around to talking about anything else. LG’s 2016 4K OLED TVs. The post CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016 appeared first on TechZulu.

RSVP July 26, 2016 - BSA

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- BioScience Alliance Backyard BBQ! Summer is here and since BSA’s goal is to stay connected with the community; we are planning a summer barbeque ("BSA Backyard BBQ"). See [link] (more

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The IT Summit Los Angeles 2016

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 -- The IT Summit Los Angeles 2016. Technology conference for executives from the government, education, and corporate sectors. produced by and for senior leaders to promote economic development, education, and the proliferation of information technology.See [link] (more

DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference. If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DIGIMARCON WEST 2016! DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and more.

DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DIGIMARCON WEST 2016! DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 Digital Marketing Conference will be held from June 15th to 16th, 2016 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA.

Disney Accelerator Names 2016 Class

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The Walt Disney Company has named its next class of startup participating in the Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator and mentoring company held on the company's Burbank campus.

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Reflections on 2016: Michael Terpin, Transform Group

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the Southern California's technology ecosystem. Here, we have the thoughts of Michael Terpin of Transform Group. Michael--despite a recent move to Puerto Rico--is a longtime fixture of the LA technology community, having founded Marketwired here, and is an expert on Bitcoin. He's also a very active angel investor. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

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Reflections on 2016: Alon Goren, Crowd Invest Summit and 805 Startups

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. reflect2016 reflections 2016 alon goren crowd invest summit startupsToday's contribution is from Alon Goren , the co-founder of Crowd Invest Summit and 805 Startups. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. What's was biggest news from you or your‏ firm this year?

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Startup Grind 2016 – “Make Friends, Not Contacts”

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My biggest take away from Startup Grind Conference 2016 is how genuinely the organization is committed to uniting and helping startups accelerate together on a global level. Overview video of Startup Grind 2016 thanks to attendee @goforwardfilms. Community.

Techstars Healthcare Accelerator Announces 2016 Class

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The Techstars Healthcare Accelerator at Cedars-Sinai announced its first class on Monday, saying that it has selected 11 companies to participate in the first accelerator to be held at the Cedars-Sinai campus for the next three months. Demo Day for the accelerator class is June 23rd.

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Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem. But before you think of moving out of SoCal, our 19th deal also closed in 2016, and this was a growth equity investment in Brentwood based Docupace Technologies. Another achievement in 2016 was the sale of our Irvine based portfolio company, Digital Map Solutions.