Sat.Dec 21, 2019 - Fri.Dec 27, 2019

Rivian, With Offices In SoCal, Finds $1.3 Billion

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Rivian , the electric truck maker which has offices in both Irvine and Carson, California, has raised a huge, $1.3 billion funding round, the company said on Monday. The funding was a fourth round for the company, which has now raised a total of more than $2.85 billion in funding. The new funding was led by T. Rowe Price, and also included Amazon, Ford Motor Company, and BlackRock.

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7 Ways To Jeopardize Key Startup People Relationships

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

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Are you a consensus leader or dictator?

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It’s a good bet that you’ve been exposed to articles, courses and lectures about various styles of management, and how each is appropriate for some companies and for some levels of organization and at various times. When should the dictator in you emerge?

Reflections on 2019: Greg Monterrosa, Startup Community Leader

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Every year, at the end of the year, we share some reflections on the past year from our readers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sponsors, and others in the local technology community. Today, we share the thoughts of Greg Monterrosa ,a startup community leader who is currently Startup Weekend organizer, facilitator, and mentor and was a former Founder of MyLLC.com and Hub101. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year? The continued growth of startup communities in Los Angeles.

Reflections on 2019: Scott Alderton, Preccelerator

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Every year, at the end of the year, we share some reflections on the past year from our readers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sponsors, and others in the local technology community. Today, we share the thoughts of Scott Alderton , Managing Partner of Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP (www.stubbsalderton.com), which also runs the Preccelerator (www.preccelerator.com) startup incubator. Stubbs Aldertson & Markiles LLP also has been a longtime sponsor of this publication.

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Reflections on 2019: Anthony Citrano, Acquicient

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Every year, at the end of the year, we share some reflections on the past year from our readers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sponsors, and others in the local technology community. Today, we share the thoughts of Anthony Citrano , the founder and CEO of Acquicient (www.acquicient.com). We'll be featuring contributions all through the holiday season. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year? The birth of our company!

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Reflections on 2019: Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital

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Every year, at the end of the year, we share some reflections on the past year from our readers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sponsors, and others in the local technology community. Today, we share the thoughts of Kelly Perdew , the founder and Managing Director of Moonshots Capital (www.moonshotscapital.com). We'll be featuring contributions all through the holiday season. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year?

Reflections on 2019: Aaron Fyke, Thin Line Capital

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Every year, at the end of the year, we share some reflections on the past year from our readers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, sponsors, and others in the local technology community. Today, we share the thoughts of Aaron Fyke , the founder and Managing Director of Thin Line Capital (www.thinlinecapital.com), a venture capital firm in the energy and sustainability space. We'll be featuring contributions all through the holiday season. What was the biggest news for you/your company this year?

6 Building Blocks Make Amazon A Global Market Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business dreams of growing from a startup to a global market leader in a few years, like Amazon.com, but that goal is elusive. As a mentor to entrepreneurs, I often get asked for the magic that has made Amazon the world's most valuable brand , from a total unknown only twenty years ago.

6 Tips On How To Really Prepare For Your New Venture

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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8 Steps To Making Good Decisions In Life And Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite many years of advising aspiring entrepreneurs and people in business, I continue to be surprised by the number of people who wait for decisions to be made by default, or allow others to make decisions for them.

8 Clues That You Need More Focus On Human Leadership

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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