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The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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The 3rd-party tries to sell your software – they just need your help with tech assistance to close the deal. I always tell teams I meet with, “The scarcest resource in your company is management bandwidth.

All In One Place: A New Immuno-Oncology Trial Resource


Coley (pictured) would be gratified to see that in 2016 a growing array of immune-boosting cancer treatments are helping some patients in dire straits, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who fought off a life-threatening skin cancer with the help of a new immunotherapy drug.

How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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If you want to know more about her company you should read the above link because her presentation at the Upfront Summit was taking her vision several steps beyond the current scope of our next few years plans and talking about her hope of helping to develop systems to save humanity.

Amplify’s Guide to Crafting a Pitch Deck | Entrepreneur Resources

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As we turn our ideas for the future into the latest startups and companies of today, there’s always a need for resources to help guide one through the process of it all. While this time for a business can be exciting one must be prepared with the resources to take the next step.

How Tuition.IO Is Helping To Tame Student Debt, One Employee At A Time


Santa Monica-based Tuition.IO ( has s created a way for companies to both help their employees tackle that mound of student debt, as well as attract better and more loyal employees. It makes sense for employers to help their employees pay that years ahead of that, with this program.

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Black Lotus Expands DDoS Resources In Virginia, Amsterdam


The company helps companies mitigate DDoS attacks, which are becoming all too common an issue for companies to deal with, and recently have been used to extort companies to restore service to their web sites. Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based Black Lotus Communications , which offers up distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services to SMB and enterprise clients, said this week that it has opened up two new centers in Ashburn, Virginia, and Amsterdan, Netherlands.

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity


There’s a team of Los Angeles entrepreneurs who would agree with me on that, and they launched their platform Kadenze to help people tap their creativity. It’s also open to learners from anywhere in the world, giving unprecedented access to educational resources some may never have dreamed they’d be able to attain. Education access to education Art art courses Creativity Dr. Ajay Kapur Dr. Perry Cook Kadenze Los Angeles online courses online education Resources

8 Questions to Help Decide if You Should be Raising Money Now

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I think many entrepreneurs under-estimate the benefit that capital early helps in being able to produce product and differentiate yourself in a nascent marketplace. But if you’re on the precipice of a big market opportunity then having more capital & resources can be critical.

Helping Electric Vehicle Drivers Plug In Wherever They Are, With EV Connect


At the end of the day, we help anyone and everyone with a parking lot to become fueling provider of the future. We''re helping hotels and hotel chains, and individual owners/operators of hotels to deploy, and ultimately manage their charging infrastructure, using our technology.

Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World


Los Angeles-based Enrou ( thinks it has a way--by connecting people with products that also help support international development and causes, via its own online marketplace.

Google Brings Free WiFi In NYC To Help Its 7000+ Neighbors Stay Online

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This network will not only be a resource for the 2000+ residents of the Fulton Houses, it will also serve the 5,000+ student population of Chelsea as well as the hundreds of workers, retail customers and tourists who visit our neighborhood every day.”.

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Cornerstone OnDemand Buys Evolv


Evolv was venture backed by VantagePoint, GGV Capital, Khosla Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners, and developed software-as-a-service aimed at the human resources and employee management market, which helps employers better match job applicants to positions. cornerstone ondemand merger acquisition human resources evolv machine learning data bigdata

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”


There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out. And there should be an equal – if not stronger – bit of a student in each of us as well, allowing us to drop our egos a notch and actually ask for help when we need it.

Please Help Me Congratulate Jordan Hudson as @UpfrontVC’s Newest Investment Principal

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Please help me congratulate him by Re/Tweeting this post (and following him if you don’t already). Helping be the VC “presence” at key events. Smart founders use this extra resource to their advantage. Happy official New Year’s, all.

Qualcomm Agrees To Settle Gender Discrimination Suit For $19.5M


The law firm said the settlement came due to an "extensive pre-suit analysis" of Qualcomm's employment and payroll data, and that it hoped the settlement would help level the playing field for women in STEM, who the firm say face persistent discrimination in pay and promotions. jobs hiring resources human employment settlement technology legal lawsuit discrimination gender qualcommSan Diego-based Qualcomm Incorporated has agreed to pay $19.5M

Who’s to Blame for Inflated Health Insurance Costs?


In the health insurance marketplace set up as part of the Affordable Care Act, health plans are ranked as gold, silver, or bronze to help make the quality of the plan clearer. A company may wish to mitigate adverse selection by eliminating a bad insurance option so that its healthier employees help dilute the risk in the good insurance plan. Insurers, HR execs, and policymakers could help themselves out by reading Powell and Goldman’s paper.

9 Ways socalTECH Can Help You With Your New Year's Resolutions


We're here to help you in 2013, with our own set of ways we might be able to help you reach your goals for the coming year. Find a recruiter in our director to help you in your hiring efforts. Get some great advice and help from experts in our Insights section.

MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands


Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. MomentFeed said the new service helps brands by offering up localized published to Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare, along with a dedicated, community manager.

Pawn Shops Finally Go Digital, Helping Underbanked Find Quick Cash


The lack of technology and innovation in the pawn industry isn’t a deliberate choice, but comes from the large number of small, independent shops that lack the financial and technical resources to build a custom e-commerce platform.

QAD Buys French Supply Chain Planning Firm


Santa Barbara-based QAD , the provider of enterprise resource planning software, said this morning that it has acquired a French developer of supply chain planning software. THe firm said the move would help add talent and technology to the firm, as well as strengthen its current supply chain planning capabilities. europe enterprise resource planning software merger acquisition dynasys

Tech Coast Angels Help Boost California Angel Investments


The Tech Coast Angels , the organized Southern California angel investment group, helped boost California into the top states for angel investment deals, according to a new study released today.

Raise cash from trusted, close resources first.


So how does the statement above fit into this sandwich of alternatives? Trusted, close resources include sophisticated relatives, friends and business associates who know how to structure a deal as a win-win for you and for them, while allowing you to retain control over your vision and execution. Take money from close resources, but treat it as if the responsibility is even greater to protect the investors and their money than from a professional.

CampusExplorer Gets $5M


Santa Monica-based Campus Explorer , which provides an online resource on universities, colleges, student loans, housing, and more to students, has raised $5M in a Series C funding round, according to a source near the firm. CampusExplorer helps prospective college students find potential colleges, based on their interests, and also provides other college guides and information for prospective students.

rhubarb studios Raises $1 Million in Financing to Accelerate Growth

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rhubarb studios, the Los Angeles-based venture studio that helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life, announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding.

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The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers

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Nowhere is this more apparent than working in a startup where you are definitionally under-resourced and trying to make big accomplishments in compressed periods of time. It’s human nature to try and be helpful to others.

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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Other firms like Google bring massive resources to design or engineering and as as corporate VC can offer things normal VC firms can’t offer. We can help portfolio companies with announcements, PR strategies, crisis management and so forth.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

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We then help surround founders with other talent who want to join important causes but don’t have the startup idea themselves. We might help a management team deal with a vexing strategic question or a thorny negotiation but these are mostly tactical.

Report: ExpenseCloud Acquired By TriNet


Los Angeles-based expense management software and services developer ExpenseCloud , which was founded by Eric Sikola and Dan Fritcher, has been acquired by human resources provider Trinet , according to reports today. ExpenseCloud--which was formerly known as ExpenseBay--offered up an online application which helped users manage and submit expense reports. TriNet is a provider of outsource human resources services.

GreenNurture: Help Make Your Company More Sustainable

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GreenNurture is the maker of an application that helps employees contribute to the sustainability for their employers. Based on the popularity of rewards systems and social networking of late, GreenNurture gives people incentives to help save energy and precious resources.

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

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It helped make sure that we all thought about our sales campaigns in a uniform way and that we had a common language that would help us decide where to spend our limited resources. This article originally appeared on

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Amp Launches Sustainability Guide Into Beta


Santa Monica startup Amp , led by Sarah McKinney, has launched its service into beta, saying that it is looking to help students and professionals find information on sustainability resources.

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Overcoming the Cybersecurity Skills Gap


— Security teams need immediate help: The average organization needs to process more than 200,000 pieces of security event data per day. Build an organization-specific baseline by understanding the threat landscape and available resources. Explore Outside Help.

How the Government (Yes, the Government!) Can Help You Grow Your Business

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Can Help You Grow Your Business. What local resources can help you get started? Tuesday, February 21, 2012 -- How the Government (Yes, the Government!) Access OC. If you thought youve exhausted all sources of funding and investment for your business, think again. If your company is positioned in a science, technology, or education field, you may be well poised for a government grant to validate your idea, develop your product, and grow your business.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups


We invest time and money into helping them develop their ideas, and help develop those companies and the entrepreneurs as leaders. We work with them over a short period of four months, to help them grow their companies and accelerate their business.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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And with scarce resources it’s your job to decide which door this lead must go through – sales or marketing. If it is a current quarter opportunity you need to allocate the appropriate level of resources to getting your order finalized.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase


You’ll be able to rub elbows with people that can help you get where you need to go. We’ve also partnered with WeAreLATech , a startup resource that can help everyone from potential employees to budding founders to get acclimated to the LA ecosystem with job listings, event calendars, and startup profiles. Dude I Need a Truck – connects dudes with trucks to people who need help moving their things.

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder


Ways to Make Your MVP More Minimum We spent quite a bit of time talking about a complexity scale and the kinds of resources you can viably use at different levels of complexity. If you do not break it down into small pieces, its hard to make progress with part-time resources, freelancers, etc.

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DoubleBeam Takes On Mobile Rebates


The company said the new product includes a mobile SDK and other resources. Doublebeam''s technology helps retailers, e-commerce sites, and others support payment by e-check, which generally have much lower transaction costs than credit and debit cards. Pasadena-based DoubleBeam , the provider of mobile payment and related technology led by Ted Tekippe, said last week that it has launched a new mobile rebate product for retailers.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Respected More Than Loved

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You help them prioritize their objectives and review the results. If you hire truly talented people you end up definitionally with a lot of competitive peers who will inevitably jockey for resources and control. They want to help the organization determine what must be built and when. Resource allocation is hard at a startup precisely because you have limited resources. Great leaders promote people who achieve great things and allocate more resources their way.

Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator


SVB and Mastercard said it selected six startups for its Commerce.Innovated virtual accelerator, which is aimed at helping commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses, including Santa Monica's Domuso , Santa Monica-based Earny , and Burbank-based Papaya. Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard said the startups will go through a four-month virtual program that provides resources to help refine and enhance their business ideas.