Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

L.A. Business Journal

After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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QLess Software Helps Businesses Cut the Line

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is poised to help businesses reduce in-person queues With social distancing and masks likely to remain a reality for a while longer, Pasadena-based QLess Inc.

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Sootchy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

L.A. Business Journal

The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Soochy App Helps Parents Crowdfund College Costs

L.A. Business Journal

The downtown-based startup wants to help parents leverage their friends and family networks to help cover college costs

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

is repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing Covid-19 regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

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IDrive Takes On Remote Help Desk Services

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Los Angeles-based IDrive Online Backup , which provides cloud backup and storage services, has launched a new, remote help desk service, which it is offering up to MSPs and IT specialists. remotepc idrive help desk services software saas cloudAccording to IDrive its new remote access solution, RemotePC HelpDesk, provides on-demate remote support, letting IT administrators manage and monitor all service requests and manage their technicians from a single dashboard.

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Fintech Finli Helps Small Businesses Find Customers

L.A. Business Journal

a downtown-based fintech startup, is adapting to the Covid-19 crisis by helping its customers adapt Finli Inc.,

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Gemist Helps Consumers Create Customized Jewelry

L.A. Business Journal

Gemist Inc. wants to bring the bling direct to consumers

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7 Entrepreneur Stages Help You Assess Your Progress

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The road to becoming an entrepreneur is a journey , and it’s not a short trip. In my efforts of assist aspiring business owners like you, I find that too many see it as a short sprint to get over that one hurdle, like finding that innovative idea, or attracting an investor.

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Post-Breakup Apps Help Women Move On

L.A. Business Journal

After going through a difficult breakup, Elle Huerta created what she thought she and others in her situation needed: an app for women who had recently split from their partners

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Tinder Helps Match Group Beat Earnings Expectations

L.A. Business Journal

Dating app owner Match Group Inc. beat analyst expectations for the second quarter thanks to strong user growth at Tinder, the company’s highest performing subsidiary

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How Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Hesitate To Seek Help

Startup Professionals Musings

While starting a new business always involves tackling many new challenges, I’ve personally found myself reluctant to ask for help. Thus, in my consulting with entrepreneurs, I always encourage them to get more comfortable asking for help. Of course, there are good ways and bad ways to ask for help. Here are five concrete tips on doing it right, which I am paraphrasing from the author: Do your homework first, and ask for help on specifics.

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SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

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During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub for tech talent and venture dollars on par with New York and Boston.

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Semtech Gets Win Helping Australian Avocado Farms

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Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech has scored another design win, this time with a developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) products used to monitor avocado farms. According to Semtech, ICT International , which develops IoT solutions for environment applications, and Definium Technologies , a developer and manufacturer of IoT gateways and devices, are using Semtech's LoRa wireless networking technology to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations.

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Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light

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Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. It then displays a speed recommendation intended to help drivers pass traffic lights on green. This helps reduce emissions and boosts fuel savings. The tech, called GLOSA or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory, is part of the automaker’s built-in traffic light-reading technology.

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How Equity Crowdfunding helps achieve Success

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Monday, July 20, 2020 -- How Equity Crowdfunding helps achieve Success. Join JJ Richa in a fireside chat with Bruce Virga to discuss how funding platforms connect everyday investors to growth-focused businesses, helping both parties to achieve success. We will further dive into what entrepreneurs need to know before embarking on a capital raise via equity crowdfunding and, conversely, best investment practices.

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

is adapting to the pandemic by repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

TechCrunch LA

According to Business Insider , it has worked with Uber in the past to help deep-pocketed Coachella attendees fly to and from the Van Nuys Airport to Palm Springs, renting out six-seat helicopters for more than $4,000 a pop. One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite.

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Deposit Defender Launches To Help Renters Save Their Security Deposits

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San Diego-based Deposit Defender says it has launched a new app, which helps renters photo-document rental property inspections, in order to prevent future loss of their security deposits. Are you a renter, tired of landlords always claiming damages and never returning your security deposit?

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eTailPet Helps Small Stores Boost Their Online Presence

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based eTail Pet Inc. is giving small pet stores a longer leash in the digital space

myRight Helps Answer Legal Questions, Online

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A new, Los Angeles startup, myRight , is hoping to help users with some basic legal questions, through a new service geared around asking users questions-and-answers about their legal questions. The startup, part of the StartEngine accelerator, asks users a series of questions around different topics -- things like security deposits, wills, gun control -- helping users to learn more about different topics, and also referring them to more detailed information sources and lawyers.

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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there is a nascent industry to try and help you with this, too. Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. ” They want technical sales to help with customer objections. Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do they exist in the investors of early-stage companies.

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Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. I had a bunch of topics teed up now that I’m back in LA after 2 weeks of constant travel. I felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. But no words would come out this weekend.

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How TuesdayNights is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Connect With Capital

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So, to help other female entrepreneurs, they founded TuesdayNights (www.tuesdaynights.org), a group in LA which helps female entrepreneurs connect with capital and each other to improve their access to capital. Justine Lassoff: Melinda and I founded TuesdayNights to help women connect and to impact change through networking events and infinite gatherings. That's something that TuesdayNights provides, which is connecting women with other women that can help him.

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Slingshot Aerospace Creates Online Mapping Tool For Food Help

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Los Angeles-based Slingshot Aerospace , a startup which normally develops situational intelligence software, is helping to address some of the major issues to emerge out of the global COVID-19 pandemic, by helping to create an online mapping tool for finding food help.

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How the New Shopify-TikTok Partnership Helps Small Businesses

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The post How the New Shopify-TikTok Partnership Helps Small Businesses appeared first on Tech.co. A just-announced partnership between the social giant TikTok and the ecommerce giant Shopify could mint a brand-new class of TikTok-friendly ecommerce stores. The two platforms are both huge in their respective markets: By connecting TikTok's audience with small businesses online everywhere, this team-up could offer a lifeline to business owners amid a rocky economy. How the Partnership Works.

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AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions

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SEO consists of multiple strategies,… The post AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions appeared first on AllTopStartups. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) increases both the quantity and quality of traffic to a website. It provides businesses with the visibility they need to attract customers. Enterprise STARTUPS SEO

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. How the website works, is the client goes to the website, and indicates what they need help with. If you think about finding legal help, it''s not like you''re buying a t-shirt. marketplace help legal startup interview lawkick chasin michael It''s never a great time: you figure out you have a legal problem, and need to find a lawyer. But, how do you start?

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Cuddly Connects With $4M To Help Save Animals

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Seal Beach-based Cuddly , a new startup which helps raise money for animal welfare organizations, says it has raised $4M in a Series A funding. The funding was led by Lead Edge Capital. According to Cuddly, the new funding will go towards accelerating growth. Cuddly is led by CEO John Hussey. The company's service allows animal shelters and rescue organizations to create product wishlists and fundraising campaigns, and connects them with donors.

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Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. assistance highway call roadside investment investor angel capital venture brundage corey help honk

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Chipotle Taps Online Promotions To Help Raise Money For Students

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Newport Beach-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says it is launching an online effort and promotions, to help support under-resource students who are returning to school, in a shift from the company's usual nonprofit fundraising effort. According to the company, it is launching a digital fundraising program--its first--to help with fundraisers, with an effort to donate laptops to students in need.

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Popbase helps YouTube stars build closer relationships with their fans

TechCrunch LA

A new startup is seizing on an opportunity to help up-and-coming online entertainers take a leaf out of that book and grow their relationships with fans. While the primary goal is to help grow the fan-creator relationship, Popbase is also aimed at enabling YouTubers to monetize their brand through in-app purchases and advertising around content. Entertainment has changed.

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Helping the World Buzz, Ride and Scoot

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles consumer tech companies and the executives who launched them have been at the forefront of some of the most successful — and ubiquitous — products and services of the past decade

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Substance abuse affects about 15% of American employees, Path wants to ensure they get help

TechCrunch LA

People looking for treatment simply don’t know where to go to get the most effective and affordable help. Not only can Path help to roll out access to treatment at scale, but the company can also reduce healthcare costs for companies, according to Bruno. America has an addiction problem. It’s a problem that serial entrepreneur Josh Bruno has seen first hand.

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Valence Launches To Help Black Professionals With Social Networking

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In a move to help make Black professionals easier to connect, Los Angeles-based Valence said on Thursday that it has launched a new, social networking service, with backing from investments from Upfront Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Accel. As part of the launch, the company said it has appointed Guy Primus as its CEO; Upfront's investment in the company was led by General Partner Kobie Fuller, who helped to co-found the new company.

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”

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Over the years I have heard many stories from entrepreneurs, students, news reporters, even my children, all telling me that they could not get someone’s attention they wanted or needed until they used the words, “Help me.” The simple request is disarming, enlarging the object of the request to a status of importance in respect to the questioner that is difficult to ignore. There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out.

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FixUp Launches To Help Users Consult Experts Via iPhone

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How do you get help with that plumbing project you're working, or some minor assistance with that auto repair? A new, iPhone app-- FixUp --debuted today to try to help users with those kinds of questions, saying it will connect users to a network of skilled, service professionals via iPhone video. StartupMinds said it has previously helped accelerate such firms as Telesign and Ringadoc. fixup iphone expert help advice household

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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

TechCrunch LA

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?), the new AtGames portable consoles will either excite you to no end or cause deep disappointment. These crazy little consoles contain dozens […]. Gadgets Gaming TC Atari atgames computing Los Angeles Nintendo nintendo entertainment system player sega genesis Software tim

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Two new handhelds will help you relive the golden age of gaming

TechCrunch LA

Whether you’re an older gamer who remembers the Atari 2600 and Sega Genesis with great fondness or a doting grandparent who doesn’t remember exactly what the grandkids wanted (the Nintendo Swamp or something?), the new AtGames portable consoles will either excite you to no end or cause deep disappointment. These crazy little consoles contain dozens of Atari or Genesis games. The… Read More.

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Why You Need Help Rather Than Helpers In A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Even worse, when they figure out that they really need help, the first place they look is for an intern or untrained helpers. business help vs helpers smarter than you startupAs an advisor to startups, and a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m still surprised at the number who are determined to go it alone. They don’t realize that these only increase their workload, due to training and management, rather than offloading real work.

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Can Robots Help Humans Get in Gear?

L.A. Business Journal

Embodied engineers robots to help human patients get with their health programs

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A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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Aside from wanting to help out a colleague and decent person – I also can imagine how hard it must be for somebody in our society to be public about something as traumatic as sexual abuse. If decent people like Matt can be brave enough to come forward and confront wrongdoers then the least I can do is help lend a voice to their cause. If you want to know how you can help Matt Lauzon he left some details on his page, which I copied below. **.

Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis

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Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency? 911--to provide help. guardian circle help panic button smartphoneMarina Del Rey-based Guardian Circle says it has the app for you--a new app which lets you connect with your own personal network of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others, who can get you out of a bind.