Report: Fidelity Writes Down Investment in Snapchat

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A report Tuesday in the Financial Times said that investment giant Fidelity has written its investment in Los Angeles-based Snapchat by 25 percent, citing data from a Morningstar report. snapchat fidelity writedown investment write down finance messaging instant disappearing unicornSnapchat--arguably, the most visible "unicorn" startup in Southern California--had been valued at $15 billion in its last fundraising round.

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

TechCrunch LA

If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan Spiegel

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write; Attract Customers, Generate Leads and Increase the Bottom Line. Tech Coast Angels. Join Barbara as her special guest Dr. Flora Brown - author, speaker and entrepreneur - shares her secrets on the importance of expanding your business world and life through writing. Dr. Flora Brown believes that every entrepreneur has a story or a process to share.

Los Angeles Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 28, 2019 -- Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? At our next event, the panel of Investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! Register for the FundingPost event on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. FundingPost has hosted 400 sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 17 years.

Local Angels Back Scripted.com

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A number of Southern California angel investors, including Jody Mulkey , the CIO of Shopzilla, have backed Scripted.com , a new online marketplace for freelance writers. According to Scripted.com, it raised $700,000 in a seed financing round, which was led by Crosslink Capital, and also included Liveops founder Douglas Feirstein, Jody Mulkey, as well as other angels, including other Los Angeles area investors.

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Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. return on its investments, based on an analysis prepared by Dr. Rob Wiltbank and Professor Wade Brooks for Willamette University and the Angel Resource Institute (ARI). average of all angels.

FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -- FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. At our next event the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing (VCs and Angel investors), and a fireside chat about ICO basics: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

Orange County Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -- Orange County Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? At our next event, the panel of Investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -- FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. At our next event the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing and a fireside chat about ICO basics: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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Lee Schneider is the author of a new book, Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles , which delves into the people and reasons on why Los Angeles has become one of the epicenters of the startup and technology industry. Why did you decide to write the book?

Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Roundtable [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Los Angeles? At the LA Angel Investor Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on February 4th, 2016 at 2:00pm. FundingPost has hosted 300+ sold-out venture events in 23 cities over the past 14 years.

San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 -- San Diego Fundingpost VC and Angel Investor Conference. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Southern California? At our next event, the panel of Investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

Eric Kuhn: 'I'm Developing An App' Is The New 'I'm Writing A Script'

The Huffington Post

Read more: Los Angeles Startups , La Tech Incubators , La Startups , Los Angeles Tech , Venture Capitalists , Tech Accelerators , Tech Incubators , Venture Capital , Slideexpand , Silicon Valley , Los Angeles News Technology accelerators and incubators have sprung up around L.A., making it easier for a new entrepreneurs and seasoned Hollywood executives alike to quit their jobs and pursue the startup dream.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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That includes the launch of its Los Angeles cloud region last year, as well as its acquisition of the Zync cloud renderer back in 2014. Cloud Developer cloud computing cloud platform computer graphics Google Los Angeles sony pictures entertainment special effects Zync

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FundingPost Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -- FundingPost Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Conference. Join us for this intimate VC and Angel Investor Conference. At our OC Angel Investor Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in LA? Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on April 5th, 2017 at 2:00pm.

Angel Funding Advice

Both Sides of the Table

Last night I attended a DealMaker Media (whom I love because they always host such great discussions) panel on raising angel money moderated by Dan Gould and with panelists Rob Hayes (First Round Capital, more seed or A round than angel), Scot Sangster (with OrganicStartup and the best spokesperson for Tech Coast Angels that I have met to date), Tom McInerney (TGM) and Jarl Mohn (who invests on his own “account&# and whose track record is truly humbling).

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Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 -- Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Orange County? At our next event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! FundingPost.

Extracting More Than Cash From Your Angel Investors

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In order to extract value beyond your Angel investors' cash, you must first assess three important parameters: (i) the relative strength of their personal brand, (ii) their ability to add operational value, and (iii) the amount of care and feeding they will demand from you.

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Angel Investing: Skill 3 – Relationships with VCs

Both Sides of the Table

This is the third article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). But while I prefer a certain naive optimism in founders I can’t see the logic that this extends to angel investors.

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FundingPost Orange County VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- FundingPost Orange County VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. At our next Orange County FundingPost event at the Eureka Building in Irvine, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing (VCs and Angel investors), and a fireside chat about ICO basics: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

TechCrunch LA

Let AI write the script. ” The Beijing and Los Angeles-based startup isn’t content with just making the software. The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace.

Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

Both Sides of the Table

This is the second article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). And we all know that Ron Conway is considered the savviest of angel investors and yet by definition not all of his investments succeed.

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Inaugural Open Angel Forum Was a Success

Both Sides of the Table

Last night I attended the inaugural Open Angel Forum event started by Jason Calacanis , a fellow LA resident. Jason started the Open Angel Forum in response to his frustration that entrepreneurs were being charged by some angel organizations to present at their events.

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How Many Angels is the Right Amount for a Startup to Have?

Both Sides of the Table

If you follow the Twittersphere you may have noticed several people weighing in on this recent piece by Mike Isaac of the NY Times, asking “ How Many Angels is Too Many? I myself coined the term ENIFA (everyone now is a f **g angel) in 2011 but it didn’t stick as well as the term Unicorn did. I actually think a strong lead with some well-placed and experienced angels is the right mix. Is it “How Many Angels is too Many?”

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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

Harris writes: “The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is willing to spend freely, even recklessly, to get there. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is getting ready for a widespread deployment of scooters.

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. We get at least a dozen at the TC offices every week, which is why we write about books so often around here these days. The Extra Crunch Daily Venture Capital Ajay Royan infrastructure Los Angeles mithril capital

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

Both Sides of the Table

What is wonderful about this interview is that I got Tom on the record on: what angels look for and how they work? This is one reason I always suggest getting talented angels involved in deals – whether it’s exclusively an angel round or whether you combine them with VCs.

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Orange County VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 -- Orange County VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. At our next event the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing and a fireside chat about ICO basics: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

Making The Pasadena Angels Relevant To Today's Startups, With Terry Kay

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In a world with a rash of startup incubators and accelerators, super angels, crowdfunding sites, and more, what''s the relevance of organized angel investments groups? First off, for those not familiar with the Pasadena Angels, talk about the group?

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

Both Sides of the Table

The dinner parties now are filled with self-righteous angel investors bragging about how many deals they are in on. Logic tells me the following: It is hard to make money angel investing. But I’ll judge the angel class of 2009/2010 on a 7-10 year time horizon.

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Los Angeles VC and Angel Event

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 -- Los Angeles VC and Angel Event. At our next Los Angeles event, the panel of investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing - how to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check - Especially in this economy! FundingPost.

Raising Money from “Super Angels”

Steve Reich

The stories are everywhere…VCs and Angel groups are passe’–the cool kids are raising money from “Super Angels” Just go talk to a friendly millionaire, and he/she will simply write a check to finance your “A” round. Their story illustrates a key point–there are not many people who will write a multi-million dollar check for a Dot Com-era company launch. “Super Angels” come in all shapes and sizes.

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FundingPost Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -- FundingPost Orange County VC and Angel Investor Conference. Join us for this intimate VC and Angel Investor Conference. At our OC Angel Investor Roundtable, the panel of investors will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! Interested in meeting early-stage accredited investors in Orange County? Then register for the FundingPost Investor RoundTable on April 4th, 2017 at 5:00pm.

Angel Investing: Skill 3 – Relationships with VCs

Both Sides of the Table

This is the third article in a series on what it takes to be a great angel investor (and why this should matter to entrepreneurs). But I prefer a certain naive optimism in founders but I can’t see that this extends to angel investors.

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

TechCrunch LA

Hoping to beat back the tide of bad contracts, bad code and bad actors, Sagewise , a new Los Angeles-based startup has raised $1.25 If a dispute cannot be self-resolved, parties then graduate to a dispute resolution marketplace of third party vendors,” Wan writes.