Tue.Jun 22, 2021

What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

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Apple is opening a store in downtown LA’s nearly 100-year-old Tower Theatre

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This Thursday, Apple will mark the opening of a new store in downtown Los Angeles. The space occupies the newly renovated Tower Theatre, which opened in DTLA’s Broadway Theater District in 1927.


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Shopify Plots Amazon Affiliate Marketing Attack


Shopify is planning to strike a blow at Amazon by entering the affiliate marketing space. An ecommerce giant with huge clout in bricks-and-mortar store retail, too, Shopify can boast to having more than one million retailers using its platform.

Apple Launches Apple Creative Studios In LA


Apple said on Tuesday afternoon that it is launching a new effort in Los Angeles called Apple Creative Studios, which will help provide career-building mentorship, professional industry skills training, creative resources, and access to Apple's full product lineup of iPhone, iPad, and Macs to underrepresented communities. According to Apple, the new program will include eight to 12 weeks of programming and access to mentors.

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.

PayPal Pumps Up Processing Fees


PayPal has announced price hikes for some of its merchant fees. The new changes, which take effect in August, will see fees rise from 2.9% to as much as 3.49% for some PayPal Digital Payments. These changes could have big impacts on some small businesses.

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Donut Bites Down On $2M In Funding


A new, Los Angeles-based startup, Donut, said today that it has raised $2M in a funding round. The funding came from Redalpine, Inventures, angel Robert Leshner (Compound), Entrepreneur First, and theowners of the Washington Nationals baseball team. According to the company, the new round brings its total raised to $3.8M. Donut is working on decentralized finance tools, including a set of banking tools built on the Ethereum. The company's founder is Neel Popat.

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VideoAmp Names Chief Product Officer


Los Angeles-based VideoAmp, which provides video measurement software for the advertising industry, said today that it has named Cameron Meierhoefer as Chief Product Officer. Meierhoefer was previously CEO of SignalFrame, and also had been COO of Comscore, where he spent more than 17 years.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Looks Towards Freight Tunnels


Elon Musk and his tunnel drilling company, The Boring Company, appears to be pitching the idea of using its tunnels for freight, according to pitch materials leaked from the company. According to Bloomberg, The Boring Company is now pitching wide tunnels, 21 feet across, which would be able to move two shipping containers side-by-side, with battery-powered freight carriers.