November, 2020

Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. Yet none knows exactly

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London and SF have become Impact Tech hubs, with 280% increase in VC in 5 years

TechCrunch LA

New research has found that San Francisco and London have become two of the world’s leading hubs for VC investment into tech solutions that address one or more of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), more commonly referred to as “Impact Tech” They are followed by Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Shanghai and Beijing.

Tech Companies Continue to Bulk Up in LA, Driving Job Growth

L.A. Business Journal

Tech jobs are growing at a rapid clip in Los Angeles, fueled by an increasing appetite from local companies as well as industry leaders that are expanding their presence here

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.

6 Observations On Key Challenges Facing Every Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

When entrepreneurs introduce new products to the market, their passion and conviction often leads them to assume that every potential customer will see the immediate need and value, and will quickly adopt the solution.

Boingo To Provide Cellular Network For San Diego State Stadium

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Boingo says it has been selected to provide the cellular network infrastructure for the new, San Diego State Aztec Stadium. According to Boingo, it has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain a 5G-ready, neutral host cellular DAS network for the new stadium. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The new stadium is expected to be complete for the 2022 NCAA football season.

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TechTainment 6.0

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Beyond Meat unveils two new versions of its Beyond Burgers

TechCrunch LA

Beyond Meat has launched two new versions of its Beyond Burgers, the company announced today. The two new options will be available on store shelves in 2021, but will be on offer at a two-day pop up event in Los Angeles for folks to try.

LA Companies Play Leading Role in Rising AR, VR Industry

L.A. Business Journal

It may seem redundant to say that a company focused on creating virtual reality experiences is ahead of the curve, but that’s precisely the case for West Adams-based Survios Inc

6 Tips For Combining Passion And Purpose To Stand Out

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful personal purpose that is also a business opportunity.

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Snap Launches TikTok Rival, Spotlight

socalTECH

Venice-based Snapchat launched a new feature on Monday morning, called Spotlight/a> , which encourages its users to share their own, user-created videos.

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Create a great product – the three-step dance method

Berkonomics

Can you create a product in a vacuum? Creating a new product in a relative vacuum is an exercise in complete trust that you know what’s best for the customer, perhaps even without interaction with such a customer.

TechTainment 6.0

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Venture firm M13 names former Techstars LA managing director, Anna Barber, as its newest partner

TechCrunch LA

The Los Angeles and New York-based venture firm M13 has managed to nab former Techstars LA managing director, Anna Barber, as its newest partner and the head of its internal venture studio, Launchpad.

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Vurbl Wants to Outdo Spotify. Can It Become the YouTube of Audio?

L.A. Business Journal

There’s no shortage of audio streaming apps, but Santa Monica-based startup Vurbl Media Inc. is betting that its newly launched player can compete with established platforms like Spotify

8 Tips For Getting Your Startup Right The First Time

Startup Professionals Musings

In my view, starting a new business has never been easier, and according to reports from the Kauffman Foundation , the numbers are here to show it. The rate of new entrepreneurs increased between 2013 and 2019, from 280 out of 100,000 to 310 out of 100,000 of the adult population.

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OnSite Waste Technologies Signs Supplier To Senior Living Industry

socalTECH

Newport Beach-based startup OnSite Waste Technologies , which is developing counter-top, on-site medical waste sterilization products, says it has signed on a supplier of products for the senior living industry. The company said that Direct Supply, based in Milwaukee, is offering the company's OnSite TE-5000 product to its customers.

Ready, fire, aim. Really?

Berkonomics

You’ve surely heard the variations on this theme. Ready, fire aim” was popular in the 1990’s, accredited to any of several authors.

TechTainment 6.0

SoCal Tech Calendar

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LA-based Boulevard raises $27 million for its spa management software

TechCrunch

Boulevard , a spa management and payment platform, has raised $27 million in a new round of funding despite a business slowdown caused by the COVID0-19 pandemic.

For SpaceX, Latest Launch Is a Big Leap

L.A. Business Journal

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched one of the highest-profile missions in the company’s nearly two-decade history on Nov. 15, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station

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6 Tips To Avoid Being Blindsided By A New Competitor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur and business executive knows that continuous innovation is required to survive, but most struggle with this more than any other challenge they face.

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Interview with Joe Bayen, Grow Credit

socalTECH

For today's interview, we spoke with Joe Bayen , the CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based Grow Credit (www.growcredit.com), which runs a fintech startup which allows you to pay your subscriptions through a free Mastercard, as a way to boost your credit score. The company's venture backers include Mucker Capital and Commerce Capital, as well as angel investor Minal Hasan, of K2 Global Ventures. For those not familiar with Grow Credit, talk about what your service does?

How to Prepare for 5G

Southern California Edison Blog

The fifth generation of mobile wireless communications brings many exciting benefits for consumers and telecom carriers ranging from lower latency to faster download speeds.

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SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 19, 2020 --.

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Mov gives you a chance to win your favorite athlete’s game day attire — sweat, tears and all

TechCrunch

“If it smells, that’s how they’re going to receive it.”. While that claim would likely make most D2C founders cringe, for founder Chris Alston, it’s part of the magic of his company, Mov.

Tech Companies Continue to Bulk Up in LA, Driving Job Growth

L.A. Business Journal

Tech jobs are growing at a rapid clip in Los Angeles, fueled by an increasing appetite from local companies as well as industry leaders that are expanding their presence here

6 Reasons To Ease Into The Entrepreneur Startup Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

There has long been a big debate about the best approach to starting a new business.

Interview with Jo Webber, Pod.io

socalTECH

Today's interview is with Jo Webber , the CEO and founder of Pod.io , a startup which has developed an app to help people connect with others over shared interests. Jo told us why, in a world full of social networking apps, why Pod.io is necessary, how it's different, and how the company is approaching a launch during a global pandemic. What is Pod.io?

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How to Promote School Network Scalability

Southern California Edison Blog

School network scalability is essential for ensuring that schools have a reliable network. As student and staff populations grow, teachers rely more heavily on internet-intensive learning tools, and schools should embrace cloud technologies for data storage and access.

Chief Technology Officers on Emerging Technologies

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 19, 2020 --.

COVID-19 Safety Guide For Reopening Businesses in LA

AllTopStartups

With cases of Covid-19 reaching the 1 million mark milestone in California and showing no signs of slowing, businesses which have remained closed during the pandemic may be looking to… The post COVID-19 Safety Guide For Reopening Businesses in LA appeared first on AllTopStartups.

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Relativity Space Raises $500 Million, Plans to Launch 3D-Printed Rockets Next Year

L.A. Business Journal

The short five-year history of Relativity Space Inc. is like something out of a startup storybook

5 Equity Crowdfunding Reflections Before You Sign Up

Startup Professionals Musings

With the advent and growth of crowdfunding over the past few years, many entrepreneurs have predicted the demise of those demanding angel investment groups and venture capital organizations.

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RemotePC Boosts Performance

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based remote access provider RemotePC --which is owned by iDrive--says it has boosted the performance for its service, which allows remote access to business PCs. The company says it now supports 4K streaming and display, and other "general perfmrance improvements". The company said the better performance should help support processing and display intensive applications such as CAD/CAM.

Addressing Top Network Challenges of the Telecom Industry

Southern California Edison Blog

The telecommunications industry is undergoing a transformational period as customers are expecting more reliable connectivity with more features as new technology rolls out, such as with 5G.