Wed.May 11, 2022

7 Metaphors That Every Aspiring Leader Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers.

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BLAZE Acquires Greenline


Newport Beach-based cannabis software developer BLAZE Solutions said on Tuesday that it has acquired a Canadian software compaany, Greenline. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Greenline is based in Vancouver, and builds point-of-sale (POS) software for dispenaries. BLAZE said the acquisition will help it to better serve its international clients, while also enabling the Company to gain experience operating in Canada's federally regulated marketplace.

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OStream Gets With With Department Of Defense


Lake Forest-based OStream. ostream department defense artificial intelligence vision recognition port hueneme

Report: Canoo May Not Have Enough Money To Stay In Business


Canoo, the pie-in-the-sky electric vehicle startup which fled Los Angeles for Arkansas in June of 2021, apparently "may not have enough money to stay in business", according to a report. The report, from TechCrunch, says Canoo has been burning through cash and has no near-term revenue, and is currently grappling with the exit of its co-founders, legal issues, an SEC investigation and production delays. deadpool bentonville cleantech arkansas factory vehicle electric canoo

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.

Prismpop Picks Up $5M For Social Shopping


Pasadena-based Prismpop announced this morning that it has raised $5M in seed funding, which was led by Female Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Revolution Capital, Plum Ventures, Mucker Capital and Uphonest Capital, including an earlier seed funding from Unshackled Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Sequoia Capital (Scout Fund), Plug and Play, and others. The startup is led by CEO and founder, Peggie Li. The company said it was originally incubated at Mucker Capital.

Faye Finds $8M For Travel Insurance


A new, Los Angeles-based travel startup, Faye announced this morning that it has raised $8M in its seed funding, led by Viola Ventures and F2 Venture Capital. The startup says it is providing travel insurance via an app. According to the company, it is providing "whole-trip" insurance that covers trips, health, belongings, and even pets. The company is led by co-founder and CEO Elad Schaffer, along with co-founder and CTO Daniel Green. faye travel insurance startup viola ventures

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