Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

And more recently he has turned that into a fund called CrossCulture VC such that many in Silicon Valley and beyond now know Troy as well. I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital.

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Entrepreneur Mentoring Session

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 -- Entrepreneur Mentoring Session. Entretech is launching Nitro a new program designed to "Get more companies funded in Greater Los Angeles." Nitro will help strengthen the region's eco-system for successful entrepreneurship by providing startup entrepreneurs with access to powerful mentoring and executive in residence (EIR) resources. NITRO.

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Kauffman Fellows Take On VC Sexual Harassment, Bench Mentor McClure

Xconomy

It provides a two-year mentoring and education program, and then lifelong membership in a global network where members have been screened for integrity and other character traits. (A If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the recent flurry of news stories about sexual harassment and gender bias in the tech sector, the Kauffman Fellows program isn’t a bad place to start.

Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

Tech Zulu Event

Huddlewoo a live video platform set to launch early 2013 to give people the ability to access extraordinary people for one-on-one conversations and mentoring. Any funding yet? We have received seed funding from a friend and it is personally funded.

Agtech Accelerator Radicle Recruits Industry Vets to Mentor Startups

Xconomy

Former Sapphire Energy CEO Jason Pyle is one of four agricultural technology veterans who have agreed to advise the startups taking root at Radicle, the San Diego-based accelerator focused on agricultural and food tech ventures. Radicle named Pyle, who is now the CEO of BaseHealth, a Silicon Valley healthtech developer of analytic software, as a venture partner in a statement released last week.

How I Got Funded

SoCal Tech Calendar

A successful start-up requires funding, mentoring, and smart connections. Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- Join us for an evening celebrating entrepreneurship at Expert Dojo, Santa Monica CA. Presented by the Pasadena Angels in partnership with LAVA and Expert Dojo Launching a successful start-up requires more than grit, caffeine and an innovative idea.

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Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester

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The Los Angeles chapter of the Founder Insitute , the startup incubation program run locally by Ken Rutkowski, is gearing up for its Spring Semester, saying that it has added a number of new mentors for the semester.

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Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund

Tech Zulu Event

Los Angeles-based cloud-based talent management software solutions firm with over 13 million users, Cornerstone OnDemand has launched Cornerstone Innovation Fund , to invest in disruptive LA-based cloud startups building cutting-edge solutions for organizations.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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Those programs--epitomized by YCombinator in the Bay Area, and TechStars in Boulder, Colorado--attract newly minted entrepreneurs with a mixture of cash and mentoring, and a program which rapidly takes ideas and turns them into viable, executing businesses. Do you have mentors lined up?

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Oversee.Net's Lawrence Ng Sets Up Startup Incubation Fund

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Lawrence Ng , the co-founder of Oversee.net, said this morning that it has launched a new, startup fund called the OnRamp Fund , a $10M, international incubation fund that invests in early stage startups. OnRamp Fund said it will offer up access to mentoring and advisors, funding, and cross-border support for its startups, particularly with those looking to reach across the United States, Taiwan, and China.

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

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It was standing room only at StartEngine 's Demo Day Wednesday afternoon, held at Santa Monica's Cross Campus , as the startup accelerator launched eight of its latest startups into the world, after a 90 day process of mentoring, honing their business model, and heads down development.

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The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles

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The The Stage Fund , a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin , as a new Managing Partner in Los Angeles. According to the fund, Tamkin will be setting up a West Coast office for the fund, which is based in Denver, Colorado. Tamkin is also a mentor at the Techstars Mobility startup accelerator. stage fund tamkin unified dispatch angeles investment finance financial

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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We have significant VC commitments (listed below) – every entering company will get $50,000 in funding, mentorship from top VCs and successful entrepreneurs plus free office space. One senior mentor to Launchpad LA recently said, “I got more out of Launchpad LA than I even put in.

San Diego Founder Institute Deadline Nears

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One of the groups trying to help local startups in their efforts to find funding and get to the next leve, the Founder Institute , said this morning that its early deadline for its Spring 2013, San Diego session is this Sunday. classes mentoring startups diego institute founder

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

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Transitions do happen in VC funds but many fail to make the move in a timely fashion and lose key younger personnel who break off and do their own funds or else the strong personalities of senior partners make it harder for new partners to flourish.

Want to Know How to Join One of the Country’s Most Successful VC Fund?

Both Sides of the Table

By now most of you know that Chris Sacca invested in what is now thought to be one of the best performing VC funds of all time having invested an $8.4 million fund in: Uber, Instagram, Docker and Twitter, amongst others. We spoke at length about seeking out mentors and how to get the most out of them. I recently interviewed Matt Mazzeo of Lowercase Capital.

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator

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The accelerator said that it is aiming at helping entrepreneurs--particularly in the social and mobile technology space--in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County with pre-seed funding and mentoring.

USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects

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In a bid to help research from the University of Southern California reach the market, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday afternoon that it is awarding $439,000 in gap funding to seven projects from USC, which have a high potential to spin out of the school. USC Stevens said that the Ideas Empowered program was funded by James C. stevens institute venture capital funding commercialization research southern california education

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How We Won $50,000 Award in SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Contest

Xconomy

Small Business Administration as a Growth Accelerator Fund Competition winner. The mystartupXX accelerator is focused on providing mentorship, education, and funding to female-led technology-based startups at UC San Diego.

Three Factors Which Intoxicate Venture Capitalists - Why Your Startup Will (Probably) Not Raise Venture Capital Funding

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The Three Enthralling Factors Of Venture Funding. Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks, details a variety of factors that influence your chances of raising venture funding in this informative interview.

LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

Tech Zulu Event

Today marks another great day for the LA startup community as one of the city’s prominent mentoring programs , Launchpad LA, received VC funding – for each startup.

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

Both Sides of the Table

Once off the ground she could attract mentors from her industry. Tracy DiNunzio isn’t your typical Silicon Valley startup founder. She’s a painter and a self-proclaimed Bohemian. She did her first tech startup after the age of 30.

Launchpad LA Opens Apps For Second Class

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Launchpad LA , the business incubation and mentoring effort started by GRP's Mark Suster , said today that it has opened up applications for its second class of companies. The effort--which pulls together a number of venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs, who closely mentor startup founders--said it is looking for 10 companies to participate in its second year class. The effort's mentors include Mike Jones, Keith Richman, and Adam Bain.

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LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

Tech Zulu Event

Today marks another great day for the LA startup community as one of the city’s prominent mentoring programs , Launchpad LA, received VC funding – for each startup.

LaunchpadLA Names Second Class

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Los Angeles-based Launchpad LA , the startup mentoring effort spearheaded by GRP Partners' Mark Suster, is announcing this afternoon that it has selected 10 startups for the second season of the program. The firms get one-on-one mentoring from experience entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and the program was open only to companies who had not not already raised institutional venture capital, and were located in or are willing to relocate to Los Angeles.

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Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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K5Launch (www.k5launch.com) is modeled after the successful Y-Combinator and TechStars acceleration programs, and invests equity, provides mentors, and runs a three month program to get very early stage startups off the ground. All of our mentors are investors as well.

New Group Looks To Bridge Gap Between Research, Companies

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According to Koffler and Morris, the new group--which also includes a network of other members--is hoping to help bridge the gap between research projects, technology, and inventors and commercially viable companies, by connecting researchers with mentors, CEOs, and other resources. Tags: startups university research mentoring network tech

Start Engine Creates $15M Fund, Adds Governor Gray Davis As Advisor

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Los Angeles-based Start Engine , the business accelerator being spearheaded by Activision co-founder Howard Marks, said today that it has created a new, $15M investment fund for its portfolio of startups, and added former Governor Gray Davis as an advisor. Start Engine did not provide deals on the structure of its new $15M investment fund.

Launchpad LA Adds Funding, Office Space For Startups

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Los Angeles-based Launchpad LA , the business acceleration program headed up by Mark Suster of GRP Partners, said today that it has expanded the program, and added $50,000 in funding for startups in the program, plus actual physical office space.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

Xconomy

Radicle, a new accelerator fund focused on agricultural ventures, is launching today with plans to seed and nurture the next generation of agtech companies addressing global farming problems.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Amplify Mentor Panel in full swing. Amplify’s close mentoring is by design. Like good mentors Paul, Jeff, Richard, Oded and David as well as Chris and Kris create an atmosphere in which the motivated founders can take advantage of the knowledge base to which they are exposed.

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Disney Launches New LA Startup Accelerator

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According to Disney, it will provide $120,000 in investment capital to startups to help them develp their ideas, and also provide mentoring from Disney executives. disney startup accelerator walt angeles entertainment consumer funding venture capital

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Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

Our wide-ranging conversation covered the progression of MIT’s entrepreneurship curriculum and campus resources , the rise of the Boston-Cambridge area as a high-tech industry powerhouse, the prospects for an MIT venture fund , the challenges for university tech transfer offices, the roots of today’s startup culture, and more. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ].

The Workshop: Get Funded in One Day (Dealmaker LA)

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- The Workshop: Get Funded in One Day (Dealmaker LA). Brought to you by the team who produces Startonomics and Dealmaker LA, this hands-on "workshop-style" event will allow entrepreneurs to drill down on the key issues we face when laying the foundation to build and fund their company. MENTORS INCLUDE: Charles Halloran, Attorney, KPPB Dan Gould, VP Technology, Fox Interactive Media Dave McClure, Founders Fund Daniel C.

The Breakthrough Presentation that Stole the Upfront Summit

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We’ve known each other for nearly a decade and he’s been a friend, a co-investor in startups and a mentor to many startups with whom I’ve worked. So of course when Cham wanted to build his own startup I was first in line asking to fund him.

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