Wed.Aug 05, 2020

7 Ways Every Entrepreneur Should Evaluate A New Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to entrepreneurs, one of the most common requests I get is for an evaluation of a next startup idea.

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Jobot Aims Job Recruiting At Mortgage Industry

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Irvine-based Jobot , the AI-powered recruiting and staffing company led by Heidi Golledge, says it has expanded into the mortgage industry, saying it has been hiring for remote job openings for mortgage underwriters, loan processors and closers as well as management and loan officer positions. The company said it is using a blend of AI technology and people to match people to job openings.

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Off Day Trainer Links With Mindbody

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San Luis Obispo-based software company Off Day Trainer , which operates a remote training and communications software platform for fitness professionals to communicate with their clients, has linked with fellow San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody , the company announced this morning. According to Off Day Trainer, the partnership makes it the first beta integration partner on Mindbody's new Partner Store. Mindbody offers up booking and other tools for the fitness, wellness, and beauty industry.

Giftz Gets Additional Funding From Draper Goren Holm

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Los Angeles-based Giftz , a startup that offers up a mobile wallet and marketplace for points, miles, and gift cards, has received an investment from LA's Draper Goren Holm , the two said on Wednesday. Size of the investment was not announced. According to Draper Goren Holm, the follow on investment goes towards supporting both Giftz as well as its COVID-19 Humanitarian & Economic Recovery initiative. Draper Goren Holm is the venture studio run by Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm.

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Milken Insitute Shifts Conference Online

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The Milken Institute Global Conference , one of Southern California's highest profile conferences of interest to the business and finance industry, says it is going fully virtual this year, with plans for a virtual conference running from October 12th through the 21st. The conference looks to be one of the highest profile events in the area which have decided to shift online, rather than entirely cancelling for the year.

Clearlake Boosts Investment In Diligent

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. , as well as funds from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, have increased their investment in New York-based Diligent , a developer of portal software for corporate boards. Financial details of that investment were not announced. Diligent's biggest investor is Insight Partners. According to Diligent, it now has more than 19,000 clients.

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