Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model


I was then brought into a fund as an EIR, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Epic Ventures. At the same time, it also uses the investment side, which I have lots of experience with, having invested in 24 companies as an angel, and having been on the board of advisors of thirteen.

Catching Up With Eli Portnoy, Sense360


For this morning's interview, we had a chat with Eli Portnoy , the CEO and founder of Culver City-based Sense360 (www.sense360.com), which is developing analytics software which leverages mobile phones for data on customers. Portnoy is a serial entrepreneur, having previously founded ThinkNear, a startup which went from the Techstars startup accelerator to an exit in only 14 months.

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Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

If I were to think about branding our great city I don’t think I would chose the Silicon Beach moniker myself. Let my try those for Los Angeles as an example: Second largest city in America with 13 million people. I know that I call them often to co-invest.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

SoCal Delicious

Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area. Andrew Frame, a 30-something entrepreneur who founded Internet-telephone company Ooma, bought a contemporary four bedroom in Bel Air for $5.5 MSN Money Investing.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

Be Great recognizes seven main startup points in Los Angeles: “Silicon Beach”, West LA, Culver City, Pasadena, Orange County, South Bay, and Downtown LA. The wide range of startups is great and creates more opportunities for new talent and entrepreneurs to join the Los Angeles area.

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