2015

Framework Benchmarks Round 10

TechEmpower

Round 10 of the Framework Benchmarks project is now available! It has been a little less than a year since the previous round and in that time, approximately 133 contributors have made 2,835 git commits.

What The Heck Are My Startup Options Worth?

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. When joining a startup, there are seven important questions you should ask in order to answer the question: “What the heck are my stock options worth?”. You just received a job offer from a startup which includes 50,000 stock options.

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What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

Both Sides of the Table

VC funding. Our perspectives on the topic wax and wane with market cycles.

9 Wi-Fi Speed Hacks for L.A. Dwellers (and beyond!)

Tech.Co

Living under the sunny skies of Los Angeles comes with many perks, but fast Wi-Fi isn’t always one of them. You’d think in a town where heavy hitters like Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft have a base of operations, the Wi-Fi speeds would be better than ever. Unfortunately, L.A.’s s large population makes the competition for Wi-Fi signals and channels fierce. If your Wi-Fi isn’t as fast as you’d like it to be, there are some things you can do to cut through the crowd and boost your speeds.

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Sexism Still Exists in Tech | Blatant Trolling at DeveloperWeek 2015

Tech Zulu Event

I received a press pass to DeveloperWeek 2015 last week in order to attend the “Advice to Live by from Women Developers” career panel moderated by the lead of Dice’s engineering team, Jennifer Petersen.

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Chapter 8: My 9 Lives, 6 Companies, 3 Wives, 7 dogs, 4 Homes, 4 Boats, 160 cars and 2 Kids Story

Eric Greenspan

I call this story Chapter 8, I’ll explain later. In 1987 I arrived in Santa Barbara with a bike, $3,000 and a chip on my shoulder, tons of passion and something to prove. I was unstoppable and I achieved much.

Community Banks Take the Lead with Apple Watch

Steve Reich

Five community banks and credit unions will immediately launch Malauzai Apple Watch Apps, joined by some less notable financial institutions/platforms such as Citibank, Fidelity, and Mint.com. Why are small institutions taking the lead with the Apple watch?

Andre Bourque: There's a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles

The Huffington Post

Tech has many facets that could infuse the entertainment industry taking interestings ideas from Seed to rapid growth stage. Read more: Thunderstruck Competition , Los Angeles , Los-Angeles-Tech , Los Angeles News

Framework Benchmarks Round 11

TechEmpower

Round 11 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is now available! We'll keep this blog entry short and sweet. The highlights for Round 11. Three new languages are represented in Round 11: Crystal , D , and Rust. Meanwhile, the total number of frameworks has increased by 26.

Past Is Prologue: 13 Startup Lessons From How We Got To Now

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. In 1862, Charles Darwin predicted that an insect with an extraordinary tongue must exist by observing an orchid which stores its nectar at bottom of long stem.

Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

Both Sides of the Table

Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard.

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

Tech.Co

There’s just no getting around it: part of building any strong startup means cultivating a robust online presence that reaches directly to today’s tech savvy market.

Kixer's Co-Founders On Mobile Ads and Early Exits

socalTECH

It's not all that often that you hear of a local startup being acquired after only raising less than $1M in funding, because the company was growing so fast, rather than because an idea didn't pan out.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

Ask the Angels

Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment. He has been serving on the Board of ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and C2FO, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Chippmunk.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

TechCrunch LA

You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. A lengthy one. Checklists. The whole nine yards. Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles.

Marketing Crushes Customer Experience through Data. DUN dun dun!

Tech Zulu Event

As a first-timer at Oracle OpenWorld , I’ve been quite impressed by the sheer number of people thronging Howard Street, Moscone Center and the local San Francisco area in business-suits and professional attire.

Money motivates.

Berkonomics

What a title. Of course money motivates. But there is more to it then this. Salaries or hourly wages must be within reasonable limits set by the industry and matched by the competition, both regionally and for the same job classification.

True Believers and Hired Guns

Steve Reich

There is a conflict in many startups that no one seems to write about–the clash that can occur between the founder and the professionals they bring in to help build their companies.

The Most Misunderstood Facts About Building a Business on YouTube

Both Sides of the Table

Any reader of this blog for a period of time will know that I’ve been long YouTube for years.

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Venture Outlook 2016

Both Sides of the Table

There is a lot of uncertainty about the state of the private, high-growth technology markets and the venture capital markets that underpin them.

You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Despite the fact that I teach entrepreneurship at UC Santa Barbara , I do not believe that entrepreneurs are created in classrooms.

What is The Best Way to Explain Your Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

Anybody who reads the blog regularly will know that I’m long video. I’ve made 5 investments in the sector and I hope to make 5 more. Between the US & Europe alone the video sector is worth around $500 billion.

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

Tech.Co

We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations? That’s right, I’m referring to high school students.

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

socalTECH

Southern California saw a staggering $1.9 billion in investments in Q1 of 2015, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

Both Sides of the Table

I live in LA and fund startups. So you can imagine that I see a lot of video startups. Most will fail. I repeat the same mantra to every one I see. “You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.”

HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR

TechCrunch LA

HTC is planning to release its extremely well-received virtual reality headset Vive to consumers later this year, possibly in November. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company is busy building out its VR ecosystem.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

Tech Zulu Event

TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Dethrone Base Camp in Santa Monica.

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

We come to the end of this cycle of insights with a thought about how you might view your successful exit from the company you have spent so much effort to build.