Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government


Coaches and mentors from companies like Topspin Media, Citysearch, Beachbody, Lootsie, Datapop, and Carbon also are involved. hack4la hackathon civic data government topspin citysearch datapop community collaboration prize google scopely esri factual makerspace Can your software skills help make your local community a better place? Could doing some coding over a weekend help improve your local government?

How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Operating experience (Helped run parts of CitySearch & UrbanSpoon, tons of product management experience, Board of Hatch Labs which helped spawn Tinder). She is a coach and mentor to team members. Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.

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Bolstering the Partner Ranks at GRP

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He co-founded a prominent accelerator in Los Angeles called MuckerLab , that has produced a number of impressive companies and he mentored more than 20 of them. Natural mentors – a desire to help.

iChange Finds $500K More


MacFarlane is the former CEO of InsiderPages, which he sold to Citysearch in 2007. iChange has previously raised funding from business mentoring firm and incubator Momentum Ventures. El Segundo-based iChange , the online community site focused on nutrition counseling headed by Stuart MacFarlane, has raised another $500,000, as part of an ongoing $600,000 funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. Source of the new funding was not disclosed.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I acted as the occasional mentor, advisor and coach to Ethan. They decided early to only book very high quality vendors so they build a system that could pull in Yelp & CitySearch reviews and they set the standard that it had to be highly rated. Let me not bury the lede.

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

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The basic components are obvious: talented founders, great engineers, angel money, venture capital, access to larger corporates (for business, funding & talent), great education / research (for IP breakthroughs) and a sufficient ecosystem of mentors, advisors, executive coaches and mavens.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Citysearch is an online guide that offers information and recommendations regarding local businesses including restaurants, shops, bars, hotels, and others. Mark founded Launchpad LA, a program designed to help mentor LA’s most promising first-time startup CEO’s.

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Female Founders and CEOs | Talia Goldstein of Three Day Rule

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It was Citysearch for women to find guys. For a female entering this world you have to get mentors, ask people to coffee. So for those who are entering, find yourself some mentors and don’t be afraid to ask them for a coffee meeting because it will truly help you in the long run.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


Mark has also been quite active mentoring entrepreneurs, We caught up with Mark to hear about what kinds of investments GRP is looking at nowadays, his view on the software-as-a-service market, and how best to approach him with a pitch. billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called LastMinute.com, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies.

Female Founders and CEOs | Valerie Brennan of Three Day Rule

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We both had different types and interests in men and thought it would be great if there was a Citysearch for women based upon types. One woman’s success is another woman’s success – help, mentor, guide them, etc.