Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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If you want the full SlideShare deck with many slides not in either post it’s in this link –> The LA Tech Market. ” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. They estimate that high-tech work contributes $108.3

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal

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One complaint we sometimes hear from venture capitalists visiting Southern California for the first time, is the difficulty of finding experienced entrepreneurs and executives. Have we missed a repeat entrepreneur or company you think ought to be watched?

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The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

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There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs “assume” they need funding, and don’t even consider a plan for “bootstrapping,” or self-financing their startup. bootstrap business entrepreneur startup

Entrepreneurs Court New Super-Angel Investors

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Twenty years ago, it cost $5 million to really launch a high-tech startup, when the same thing can be done today for $500 thousand. This means smaller amounts given to more entrepreneurs who get a chance to prove that they can build great businesses.

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Most Entrepreneurs Should Never Bring On Investors

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There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs “assume” they need funding, and don’t even consider a plan for “bootstrapping,” or self-financing their startup. entrepreneurs reasons founders investors business

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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My advice to entrepreneurs was and is “ when the hors d’oeuvres tray is being passed take two ” (e.g. So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs. What does this mean if you’re an entrepreneur?

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg

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Ignorance is not bliss in business, but it does allow entrepreneurs to face the unknown with a measure of confidence. No 19-year old understands business at the level of a seasoned, serial entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Iconic Advice

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NewEgg's Quest Against A Patent Troll

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Most high tech executives in Southern California might not be aware that Newegg , the online electronics and technology products retailer, is based here in the City of Industry.

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LA's Innovators Get Spotlight, But Investors Cautious

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All schmoozing and networking aside, what are investors, entrepreneurs, and others in the industry thinking about? and who, as Sky Dayton aptly states --know that the one trait that all entrepreneurs must have: perseverance.

Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products

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So, because I’m a dad, a customer service enthusiast, product evaluator and entrepreneur, I’ve decided to build a business around it. I will demand and police honest and ethical reviews, whether good or bad.

Don’t Let Too Many Features Ruin Your Next Product

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“Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more new business solutions than any other, especially high-tech ones, and yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening. business entrepreneur feature creep scope creep startup

More Features Kill More Startups Than Lack of Money

Startup Professionals Musings

“Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more good startups than any other, especially high-tech ones, and yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening. entrepreneur startup funding product features business

Startups are the Place to Find and Use Baby Boomers

Startup Professionals Musings

The buzz from startup executives, especially high-tech ones, has long been that startups are no place for Baby-Boomers (1946-1964) – you must have the high energy and crazy determination to work 20-hour days to succeed. High-travel sales and buyer positions.

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Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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Watertower has been involved in a number of high visibility exits and fundings in recent months, including Riot Games (rumored to be $400M+), Machinima, and ExtendMedia. Norton spent some time talking about his vision of where LA's future in high tech lies.

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We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Need office or Tech Space? Funding great entrepreneurs. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Thanks to all of our sponsors, who make our coverage of Southern California's. technology industry possible: Sponsors.

Spooky thought: Where would we be without our supporters?

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Without all of you, we wouldn't be able to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Need office or Tech Space? An on-line community for entrepreneurs. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP.

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How To Begin Using Social Media In Your Business

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Social media demands two-way communication, rather than outbound only. So print it off and deliver it to a friend who is not so high-tech. entrepreneur get started small business social media

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. source for executive talent -- serving emerging growth company clients in the high. tech, new media, entertainment and consumer industries.

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

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Social media demands two-way communication, rather than outbound only. So print it off and deliver it to a friend who is not so high-tech. entrepreneur tools startup social media marketing small business

Don’t Look For Investors for All the Wrong Reasons

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There is so much written these days about how to attract investors that most entrepreneurs “assume” they need funding, and don’t even consider a plan for “bootstrapping,” or self-financing their startup. entrepreneur startup funding bootstrapping business

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What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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All this week, we are sharing the opinions of some of the top influencers in Southern California's high tech community. Today, successful entrepreneurs aren't buying big boats or building villas in Cabo after successful exits.

Five Rules to Prevent Startup Project Scope Creep

Startup Professionals Musings

“Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more good startups than any other, especially high-tech ones, and yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening. entrepreneur startup feature creep project management scope creep business

Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers

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Once again, we'd like to thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Need office or Tech Space?

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Looking to reach Southern California's high tech executives and. socalTECH.com offers up continuous coverage of Southern California's growing high. tech economy, with interview with the movers and shakers in the industry, coverage of. It's the source for keeping a pulse on the dynamic world of technology, reaching venture capitalists, angel investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, social media. Funding great entrepreneurs. Need office or Tech Space?

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Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Need office or Tech Space? www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP.

Too Busy for Social Media Marketing Could Be Fatal

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media demands two-way communication, rather than outbound only. So print it off and deliver it to a friend who is not so high-tech. entrepreneurs business success startups social media marketing

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Need office or Tech Space? An on-line community for entrepreneurs. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. Looking for office or tech space? They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com).

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Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. An on-line community for entrepreneurs. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Need office or Tech Space? An on-line community for entrepreneurs. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. www.socalip.com) Focused on high tech's unique need - Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management - U.S.

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Watch Out For This Insidious Startup Project Malady

Startup Professionals Musings

“Scope creep” (or feature creep) is an insidious disease that kills more good startups than any other, especially high-tech ones, and yet most founders (who may be the cause) never even see it happening. entrepreneur startup feature creep project management scope creep business

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Need office or Tech Space? An on-line community for entrepreneurs. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Helping entrepreneurs succeed. We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies. Need office or Tech Space? An on-line community for entrepreneurs. PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision To Reality Program for Emerging Tech Companies. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Yarnell Design (www.masonyarnell.com/tech). Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch - February 24th - UCLA.

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