Interview with Jonathan Zweig, AppOnboard

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Our interview this morning is with Jonathan Zweig , the CEO of Los Angeles-based AppOnboard (www.apponboard.com), which has created software which allows mobile app developers--and in particular, mobile game developers--to create demos of those games which can be played without having to download and install those apps. I got super, super fortunate that early in my career, I was living with an entrepreneur, Randy Saaf, who was running a company called MediaDefender.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

Both Sides of the Table

But like lemmings, every company in the market rushed to proclaim they were launching WAP versions of their products. I own an iPod Touch (not an iPhone – my house in Brentwood gets literally ZERO AT&T bars). There’s that RIM company with the Blackberry.

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Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Here, we have the thoughts of Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital (www.tvccapital.com), a software focused growth equity fund, and has had some great success in the market. Jeb Spencer: We closed our nineteenth and twentieth software focused growth equity investments this year, a significant milestone for our firm. Our twentieth deal was a $15 million growth equity investment in Seattle based software firm BitTitan, currently rated the number one place to work in Seattle.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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We've made over 30 investments in Southern California, and that's just in Redpoint, and doesn't include all of the investment we made as Brentwood Venture Capital since the late 70's. It's difficult to add value to a portfolio company or entrepreneur.