Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

TechCrunch LA

Sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers and the Boston Celtics also invested, though Freeletics founder and chief executive officer Daniel Sobhani declined to comment on any partnerships that may be in the works between the startup and the athletes.

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Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, April 29, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch.

Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch.

15Five Lands $8M To Expand Use of Its Coaching Software for Managers


San Francisco-based performance management startup 15Five , whose mission is to torpedo annual performance reviews for workers and replace them with supportive weekly coaching by managers, announced today it raised $8 million in a Series A funding round.

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Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. There are people who tell startups that they should hire the most senior people that they can find. Bringing in a senior person who’s “done it all before&# is often a mistake in a startup.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

Both Sides of the Table

We all like to think of startups as “non hierarchic&# organizations and to some extent that should be true. I see two common mistakes in companies (not just in startups, in fact). Let information flow up but direct your staff and execute through hierarchy.

Online Training, Coaching and Instruction

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 17, 2011 -- Online Training, Coaching and Instruction. LA Web Ventures.Several members of the group have an exciting startup project involving computer assisted instruction. Come and participate in a group brainstorm where you can share your ideas to shape this product and even join the team (they're recruiting). See [link] (more

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Don’t be a Grin Fucker

Both Sides of the Table

I grew up in the US but lived in England for so long I can never remember from which country my slang comes. But then I started to see it happening internally. So we (and by we I mean “they&# ) at Accenture decided to come up with our own bull shit. All startups are hard.

Do you think you are flexible and coachable?


Those relationships would be impressive but worthless if the entrepreneur was not coachable, open to suggestion and criticism from those who have experience enough to surface the issues unspoken but obvious to the coach. Starting up

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How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

Most early stage startups having monthly board meetings. A prominent startup CEO in NYC wrote me a private message telling me that this was an issue he was struggling with. I ran board meetings as a startup CEO for more than 8 years. Running the “Agile&# Board.

Choose Your VC Investor Carefully

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series Startup Advice. In these many exchanges similar questions crop up. Either you’re not a good leader and he shouldn’t be investing at all, or he has no clue what it takes to build a startup.&#. They speak up on every topic.

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel


That''s what Los Angeles-based FieldLevel ( has been working on, making it easier for coaches to network and exchange information on athletes. What makes it really different, is our platform empowers coaches. It''s exclusive only to verified coaches.

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Raise cash from trusted, close resources first.


My very first investment as a professional angel was in a small startup where the entrepreneur’s vision fueled my imagination in the audio market niche where I had run a business in an earlier life. I was so enthusiastic that I coached the entrepreneur to approach his mother, who invested $50,000 under the same terms as my investment. Starting up Raising money

GoodLooks Launches Lifestyle Expert Marketplace


Los Angeles-based GoodLooks , a new startup focused on connecting people with "lifestyle experts", said it has launched a new online marketplace to find career and life coaches, personal trainers, fashion stylists and dietitians. According to the startup, it was created to help "successful people" look, feel, and be their best. goodlooks lifestyle expert market marketplace career coach fashion

5 Reasons a Startup Mentor Need Not Be Your Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach. A mentor’s aim is to teach you what to do and how, in specific situations, unlike a coach who helps you develop your generic skills for deciding what to do and how. entrepreneur startup mentor coach business

Takehollywood Links With Mobli


Los Angeles-based Takehollywood , a new startup offering up online short form videos around different topics about acting, said Wednesday that it has linked with Venice-based Mobli , the developer of a social sharing app. The two said the move will help offer up Takehollywood''s content library to Mobli''s users. takehollywood mobli short form video acting instruction coach hollywood actor teaching mobile sharing

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13 Ecosystem Builders That Are Boosting Startup Growth


Fortunately, the Startup of the Year program aims to make it easier for founders to connect with resources. In 2006, a passion to help startups grew into Tech Cocktail , a company whose mission was to showcased burgeoning companies in bars around the country. Start Co.

Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

Tech Zulu Event

On Saturday teams were coached a mentored by a number of successful entrepreneurs. The winners of Startup Weekend San Diego: Veterans & Military Families. The post Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families appeared first on TechZulu.

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

Tech Zulu Event

As you all know TechZulu is a huge supporter of Startup Weekend, and when we had the chance to be part of the very first Orange County (my home town) Startup Weekend we jumped on board. Tonights Startup Weekend presentations are being judged by the following: Maneesh Goyal.

Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Many startups these days are started by young, technical or product founders who are in the idealistic phase of their lives and careers. And it’s why many early-stage companies blow up. Trust me – ignore startup politics at your peril. Startup Advice

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator


Other Disney startups such as Atom Ticket , a new movie ticketing app, partnered with the next Star Wars movie and will continue to work with Walt Disney Studios on major film releases. Meet the 11 startups for 2017: Ambidio. Read more about startups in the Los Angeles area at TechCo.

The Importance of Realism in Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I made many classic first-time mistakes which serves both as my warning signal of which teams to avoid funding (if I perceive they will make critical mistakes often led by hubris) and also as my source for coaching others. They are only one aspect of the startup experience.

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The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

Both Sides of the Table

We’ve grown accustomed to a professionalism where we know when a work issue comes up we can count on each other for a quick Sunday call between family time. And speaking of coaching, if you haven’t read Googled by Ken Auletta you should. EXECUTIVE COACHES.

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Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups


If you are starting a virtual company with your employees working from home locations, as many startups do, it should be the location of the founder. We’ve spoken of financing a young company through friends and family, known as “inside angels.”

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Embrace Losing

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series on Start-up Lessons that I learned from founding two companies. It is never as rewarding when you’re the coach (but coaching has many other benefits ;-). But first I’d like to start with a story. They had a team trained up in Documentum and we certainly had enemies from the inside. I immediately put a full team on contract management and another on drawing up an implementation plan.

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Startup Lessons

New Accelerator Aims At International Startups In LA


A new, startup accelerator, aimed at startups and small-and-medium-sized businesses looking to go global, says it is launching this summer in Los Angeles. The International Business Accelerator said it is running its first program in Los Angeles from June 26th to July 7th, with workshops aimed at aspects of exporting, one-on-one coaching, and a demo day in October. The startup accelerator said it is hosted by the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.

Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates


Like Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and Larry Ellison, he is one of the few startup Founders who remained at the helm of their respective companies throughout their entire maturation process. Great Startup Ideas Come From Everywhere. "At One Of The Most Important Startup Skills. "The

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. My first startup was no different. ” So I did want any rational person who wants to improve does – I hired a coach. Here’s what I learned in running my first startup.

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$150,000 Investment from Make in LA for hardware Startups | Batch 2 Application Open

Tech Zulu Event

A great opportunity for any early stage hardware startup. Make in LA makes hardware less hard, working with 5 promising start-ups at a time. Perks include office space, prototype lab, production facilities, mentoring, and investments up to $150,000 in the first 4 months.

7 Ways College Degrees Can Expedite Startup Success

Startup Professionals Musings

In my view, the most effective entrepreneurs are those with a background of an array of real-life experiences, both positive and negative, as well as good academic and coaching activities. Starting a business is not rocket science. college degree entrepreneur startup success

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UK-based women’s networking and private club, AllBright, raises $18.8 million as it expands into the US

TechCrunch LA

The largest club, in Mayfair, has five floors and boasts more than 12,000 square feet and features rooftop terraces, a dedicated space for coaching and mentoring, a small restaurant and a bar. Diversity Recent Funding Social Startups TC AllBright Cain International finance Hillary Clinton House of Lords London Los Angeles Love Home Swap New York real estate investment United States washington

Don’t Let Your Startup O.D. On Cash


Raising too much cash, too early, can kill your startup. Startups should only spend their money on initiatives that deliver a discernible, measurable return on investment. For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach.

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Reflections On 2018: Matt Stodder, Startup Boost LA


My biggest takeaway this year was truly understanding the strength and cohesion of the Los Angeles startup community. With Startup Boost, we had dozens of investors, service providers, successful entrepreneurs, and major industry leaders (including Microsoft, Google, Softbank, REME, and TechStars) coalesce around our initiative to help early stage companies get to the next level. matt stodder startup boost angeles reflections2018 predictions newyear feature

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VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup


VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs, has selected a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students to receive funding and training. Read about more emerging startups in the Maine ecosystem on TechCo .