Smart Audio – A Lucrative Platform… If You Figure Out How To Leverage It

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Neither Google nor Amazon offer ads on their platforms. Entrepreneurs who utilize a user-centric, thoughtful approach will ultimately gain the greatest benefit from smart audio platforms. However, the speed with which the technology is being adopted is astonishing.

Invested.in Looks To License Technology Platform

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the developer of a site which helps users raise money for projects and ideas, has launched an effort to provide a white label version of its platform. platform allows anyone to create their own, white-labeled crowd-funding sites, according to the company. s founder, said the new offering is aimed at both media companies and entrepreneurs who might be interested in licensing the platform for their own uses.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

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Skimlinks has proven effective for thousands of publishers (including, for a time, Pinterest), because its frictionless, self-serve platform automatically generates revenue from previously existing online content. Founded in 2007, GumGum has become the largest in-image ad platform.

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More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. However, despite the good news, Marks and his entrepreneurs all agreed that their work is far from over. Flying in the face of the typical lean startup methodology, the company appears determined to not only build a unique display advertising platform, but also manufacture custom computers and monitors to install into participating venues.

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3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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Many entrepreneurs who start technology companies are product people, technologists or savvy business people who worked previously for a larger company. Most start-up entrepreneurs have little or no sales experience. This is the easiest one for most entrepreneurs.

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CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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Together they envisioned a Match.com type of site for entrepreneurs to find each other and make things happen. In November 2011, they launched the CoFoundersLab.com platform. He has noticed a lot of newcomers setting up shop to be opportunistic to entrepreneurs.

How Entrepreneurs Can Win With Big Data

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Entrepreneurs and startups operate within a David versus Goliath environment. In fact, improvements in technology, like big data as a service, mean there are options for all companies regardless if they’re massive corporations or fledgling startups. Entrepreneurs and Flexibility.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot

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This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. VCs often tell entrepreneurs that they want to see “traction&# before they’re ready to invest.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. Let me start with the obvious baseline that most people probably know instinctively: Los Angeles is the 3rd largest technology startup ecosystem in the US.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

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Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers. Skimlinks has proven effective for thousands of publishers (including, for a time, Pinterest), because its frictionless, self-serve platform automatically generates revenue from previously existing online content. The functionality and reach of Coull’s platform has already won over a number of big brand advertisers, including Puma, Sears, Unilever and American Express. Founded in 2007, GumGum has become the largest in-image ad platform.

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How This Entrepreneur Went From Poverty To CEO Of A Dead Sexy Startup

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Don began by explaining that his impoverished childhood drove him to a life as an entrepreneur. ". I had never thought about being an entrepreneur. So… I ate a piece of humble pie… (and) I started ingesting information about how to run a technology startup.

Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

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Equally, I encouraged entrepreneurs to spend time getting to know their future VCs early because getting a feel for your chemistry is far more important than how the VC is ranked in some survey. I felt the exact same way when I was an entrepreneur.

How Connectifier Is Applying Search Technology To Recruiting, With John Jersin

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The company recently announced a funding round, led by True Ventures, so we thought we'd talk with John about what the company is doing, and why he believes search technology is so important to apply to recruiting. Recruiters can access that search technology in one of two ways.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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He has a really interesting background as a product manager and now an entrepreneur. to work on an entertainment-related technology project and have stayed ever since. We are creating a platform that enables users to play instant games and apps directly on the computer desktop.

Backed by LG, AmazeVR is hoping to resurrect virtual reality’s consumer dreams

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For over 100 years entrepreneurs have come to Hollywood to try their luck in the dream factory and build an empire in the business of storytelling. Propelled by new technologies, new businessmen have been landing in Los Angeles since the invention of the nickelodeon to create a studio that would dominate popular entertainment. Hardware makers have invested billions to improve the technology, and they’d like that money to not go to waste.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

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Tech entrepreneurs are likely considering how hospitable the new leadership might be to their specific industry sectors. Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene. We have many seasoned entrepreneurs who have built successful companies here and made a lot of money for investors and themselves. Los Angeles.

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

TechCrunch LA

Based in Los Angeles, AppOnboard sees itself as one of a new breed of LA startup that’s steeping itself in the local ecosystem and trying to be one of the cornerstone’s for a new technology hub in the southern California region.

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How Eusoh Wants To Fix Insurance With Technology, With Allen Kamrava

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The insurance industry is an old industry, with a lot of contradictions--it's one where the more claims insurers pay to help customers, the less money the insurers make--and it's also one that hasn't been disrupted much yet by technology. Is it possible to use technology to replace the age-old system currently in use in insurance? Allen Kamrava: It's technology which is a true alternative to the insurance market, the first ever.

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

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Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren also wanted regulation in place that would block companies making over $25 billion that operate as social media or search platforms or marketplaces from owning companies that also sell services on those marketplaces.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Expect The “Million Dollar Question”

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Entrepreneurs who experience promising initial success also play a similar game. Nearly every successful entrepreneur is offered a relatively modest amount of money for their adVenture during its early days. Entrepreneur The Fringe Venture Capital

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Expect The “Million Dollar Question”

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Entrepreneurs who experience promising initial success also play a similar game. Nearly every successful entrepreneur is offered a relatively modest amount of money for their adVenture during its early days. Tags: Entrepreneur The Fringe Venture Capital

Why Hopscotch Is Behind Your Favorite Mobile Sports App, with Laurence Sotsky

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We've built an open architecture, so we can pull in the latest and greatest technology. Combining that with my previous experience, which was in the platform and SaaS market, and sports, was really a home run. I wound down my old company, and spun up Hopscotch, to build a better platform that could be used by not just the biggest operators, but everyone. What's the biggest lesson you've learned here so far as an entrepreneur?

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Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

TechCrunch LA

The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility.

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Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. We caught up with Mike last week to hear from him why he thinks Science has managed to get some good success out of its companies, the importance of having a multi-year outlook for any startup, especially an early one, and the most important traits he thinks entrepreneurs need.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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Despite a growing technology industry here in Southern California, local investors and entrepreneurs tell us there''s still a shortage of local, venture capital. We saw an extraordinary opportunity, in general, and in LA in particular, to really focus in on technology in Los Angeles.

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Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

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It's the biggest portion of our revenues at our company, and our clients include the Buffalo News, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, JDate, Spark network, and many entrepreneurs. They are using DealCurrent as the deal platform for all of their clients.

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

TechCrunch LA

The company’s technology works as a middleware including an SDK and a contract notification and monitoring service. ” Contracts could also be disputed if their execution was triggered accidentally or due to the actions of attackers trying to hack a platform.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs. Technology.

4 Entrepreneurs Explain The Latest Advancements In Machine Learning

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One one hand, this opens a door for greater possibilities for the innovators of new advanced technologies. Technology has driven great change throughout history, it has shaped the working world, and replaced jobs and even whole industries.

Why Warner Bros. Is Tapping Into The World Of Technology Startups

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These companies were each offering a product or platform that really addressed one of those areas. warner bros media camp mediacamp technology startup content hollywood accelerator incubator interview

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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A quarterly event series seeking to dive deep into what comes next in technology, and giving you the opportunity to experience it first hand with the gadgets on site. Scot has been an entrepreneur and executive responsible for the launch of several interactive entertainment ventures.

TZ & GR Present REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

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A quarterly event series seeking to dive deep into what comes next in technology, and giving you the opportunity to experience it first hand with the gadgets on site. Scot has been an entrepreneur and executive responsible for the launch of several interactive entertainment ventures.

Non-Profits Telling Stories Through Technology

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Soon into college he realized that a career as a professional athlete is not what he wanted and instead quickly caught the entrepreneur/startup bug. Loaded with his technology and merchandise background, GoodThreads was born.