September, 2022

What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem looked like.

Kim Kardashian becomes a private equity dealmaker in collab with ex-Carlyle partner

TechCrunch LA

America’s favorite reality star is leveling up her repertoire and levering up businesses. Kim Kardashian, who passed the “baby bar” exam in preparation to become a lawyer last year, just added another job title to her lineup — private equity investor.

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Would you celebrate your mistakes?


Leading by example. How do you teach your work force that mistakes are OK as long as they learn and don’t repeat them? By being a visible example. A friend and fellow CEO states that he publishes each of his mistakes in his company internal blog along with the lesson he learned. “If

Beyond Meat COO Reportedly Arrested Over Biting Incident


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat has reportedly been arrested for biting a man's nose, according to Arkansas news reports. Doug Ramsey, was appointed COO of Beyond Meat in December of 2021, and previously had been an executive at Tyson Foods. beyond meat executive beyondmeat food arrest crime

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.

8 Reasons That Startups Need To Think Like An Invader

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.

12 Companies Selected for this Year’s Startup Incubator Program

Startup San Diego

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Learn processes from your employees at work


Empathy comes from experience. Over fifty years ago, I was CEO of a record manufacturing company in Hollywood.

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Careful with terminations. Don’t disparage.


It happens all the time when you’re a CEO or manager. . Somebody important leaves or is let go, and you worry over the impact upon remaining employees and customers.

Finding a strategic partner, investor or buyer


Get organized. Finding your strategic partner, investor or business buyer is not something you do haphazardly. There are many steps to take, each closer to assuring a success. Research is paramount, and sources are everywhere, especially for public companies and large investment firms.

Is ‘servant leadership’ too soft for you?


First, what is “servant leadership?”. It’s a term rooted in ancient philosophy. Robert Greenleaf may have been the first to resurrect the concept in his book published in 1970.

8 Tactics For Leading Your Business Through Adversity

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

8 Sure Signs That Your Leadership Style Needs Tuning

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have found from personal experience and mentoring that both of these are necessary, but not sufficient, for building a business.

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6 Ways To Learn The Realities For Starting A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school.

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DroneBase Adds Solar Power Plant Assessment


Santa Monica-based DroneBase, a provider of aerial imaging, says it is launching a specific product that rates the status of solar plant assets. According to the company, it has rolled out a new "Solar Scan" system which provides a three-letter asset rating system to solar assets. The company said that its surveys use aerial photography and thermal scans to provide a three-letter asset rating to solar site condition, by assessing power loss, module condition and cell temperature.

5 Key Initiatives Define The Ultimate Startup Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

10 Ways To Move From “Thinking Different” To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.”

10 Remote Staffing Blunders That Will Cost You Dearly

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done by full-time employees, in the office or at home. We are in the age of outsourcing, by any of many popular names, including subcontracting, freelancing, and virtual assistants.

10 Keys To Surviving Startup Cash Flow Requirements

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

6 Mistakes Often Made Positioning Against Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about your sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

6 Marketing Accelerators For Boosting Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

The days of “ if we build it, they will come ” are gone. Great marketing is required to generate revenue and grow every business, especially new businesses which have no brand recognition nor loyal customer base.

7 Strategies To Cultivate Next Generation Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Millennials have come a long way in business since I started writing about them over ten years ago. They started out as that spoiled generation of kids, born between about 1982 and 2004, who had everything, and could care less about business.

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7 First Impression Negatives Every Founder Must Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Relationships are the key to survival and success for entrepreneurs, and first impressions usually turn into lasting impressions.

5 Keys To Achieving Memorable Competitive Distinction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

7 Personal Priorities Reveal Your Business Readiness

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that.

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5 Strategies To Thrive Despite Information Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business leader I know is overloaded with data these days, with a wealth of new business tools, social media channels, and countless emails and text messages. Yet, ironically, they still feel they are always behind in recognizing the impact and need for change.

10 New Venture Myths To Avoid Despite The Temptations

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby.

7 Strategies To Prepare For Tough Business Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

Providing business leadership is a challenge under the best of circumstances, but it is especially difficult in times of market and customer crises.

6 Keys To Selecting The Right Business Future For You

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you business professionals that I know have at least thought about or talked about starting their own business, to get more control, make more money, or to get more satisfaction out of their life. The challenge is when and how to make the switch to the entrepreneur lifestyle.

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RemotePC Adds Linux Support


Los Angeles-based remote access service RemotePC, which is run by IDrive, says it has added new remote desktop access for Linux to its list of offerings. According to the company, its users can now connect to remote Linux machines from their desktop or from any web browser. The company said its service supports a wide range of machines, including a number of Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE, Mint, and Fedora versions. remotepc linux remote access idrive

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6 Risks For Taking A Side Door Into A Public Exchange

Startup Professionals Musings

With the current volatile economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough angel investors and VCs to go around.

RemotePC Adds Chromebook, Android Support


Los Angeles-based remote desktop service RemotePC, which is run by iDrive, said on Wednesday afternoon that it has added support for Chromebook and Android hosts. The company said RemotePC Host allows users to securely view and manage their Android devices or Chromebooks from any mobile device, desktop, or the web. The company said consumer plans for its service start at $19.50 per year, with small business plans starting at $79.50 for 10 computers. idrive remotepc chromebook android

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Google Boosts Two LA Venture Capital Firms


Google said today that it has backed two, Los Angeles area venture capital firms, as part of a bigger effort to invest in Black-led venture capital firms. According to Google, it has made investments in seven, Black-led venture capital firms, including two Los Angeles venture investors--Collide Capital and Share Ventures.

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Tango Names New VP


Los Angeles-based Tango, which develops browser extensions to provide "how-to" guides, has named a new VP. According to the company, it has appointed Nick Wentz as its first Head of Marketing. Wentz was most recently VP of Marketing at Clearbit. The company said Wentz will focus on expanding existing acquisition channels, and introduce new ones.

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BlackLine Rolls Out New Product


Los Angeles-based BlackLine said on Tuesday that it has launched a new capability to its software, to provide what it calls "hyperautomation" of taxes for intercompany financial management. The company said its new capabilities are designed to help multinational corporations navigate the complexities of transacting across multiple legal entities, billing routes and jurisdictional boundaries. The company did not say how much the new capabilities cost.

Jurny Aims Product At Boutique Hotels


Los Angeles-based software developer Jurny said this morning that it has launched a new product specifically for helping boutique hotels and short-term rental operators manage their operations. According to the company, it has rolled out what it calls an "all-in-one Management Operating System", which it says consolidates the tech stack and operations of boutique hotels and short term rentals. Jurny is backed with $12.5M in funding from Mucker Capital and Okapi Venture Capital.

Tetra Tech Acquires RPS Group


Pasadena-based consulting and engineering services provider Tetra Tech announced last week that it has agreed to acquire RPS Group plc, a UK-based company providing consulting services. Tetra Tech says it will pay 222 pence per share of RPS Group. Tetra Tech said the acquisition will "significantly expand" its water practice in the United Kingdom. tetra tech group consulting engineering merger acquisition international