FIGS Sets Product, Sustainability Officer

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Santa Monica-based healthcare apparel company FIGS announced this morning that it has named Jami Pinto as its new Chief Global Product and Sustainability Officer. FIGS said that Pinto had been Senior Vice President, Global Product Supply, and also had served or fourteen years at Abercrombie & Fitch brands. figs clothing healthcare apaprel executive jami pinto sustainability global product

TrueCar Sets Product Head

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar, which operates an online marketplace for autos, said that it has named Rich DiStefano to Senior Vice President of Product. marketplace automotive distefano rich heat product truecarDiStefano previously has served at such companies as Walmart, Hilton, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and Match.com. The company said that DiStefano will report to President and CEO Mike Darrow.

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TigerConnect Expands Product Line

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Santa Monica-based TigerConnect, which develops communications tools for the healthcare industry, says it has launched an expanded product suite. According to the company, it has rolled out a suite of new and enhanced products, including clinical collaboration tools, alarm management and event notifications, patient engagement tools, physician scheduling, and more. tigerconnect healthcare product expansion lifescience electronics

Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

Both Sides of the Table

As a VC, one of the key things I’m looking for in any new investor is “product-founder fit” e.g. does this founder have an insight or advantage that makes them uniquely suited to successfully build this product and business?

7 Keys To Creating A Productive Business Team Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Relationships are key to happiness and productivity. purpose team culture team productivity valuesIn my experience, the right team culture is critical to every business and startup success, so every business leader wants to know how to create it.

Boost Office Productivity with these 5 Techniques

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Productive offices get more done—their workers complete projects faster and bring in more revenue for their organizations. Below you will find several techniques managers can use to encourage office productivity: . Team relationships play a large role in workplace productivity.

7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

Startup Professionals Musings

Studies of software teams, for example, show differences as great as ten to one in productivity between working team members. The result should also be fewer total hours at work, improved health, as well as improved productivity and attitude. Distractions are the enemy of productivity.

MarketCast Sets New Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based research and analytics provider MarketCast says it has appointed its very first Chief Product Officer, naming Carmen Palmer to the role. Palmer was previously at NBCUniversal, on NBC's Content Distribution Digital Products team. marketcast chief product officer carmen palmer content hollywood analyticsThe company said Palmer also spend nearly a decade at Yahoo! previously.

10 Strategies For Boosting Your Productivity At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Dr. Jan Yager, a recognized expert on the subject of time management, addressed this issue in the classic edition of her book, “ Work Less, Do More: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover.”

Classy Launches New Product Enhancements

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San Diego-based Classy, which develops software to help nonprofits connect with supporters, says it has launched a number of new product enhancements. The company said it has integrated its payment option, Classy Pay, with Venmo, in addition to current support for PayPal, credit card, ACH bank transfer, and digital wallets; added modal checkouts; campaign templates; Google Analytics, and more. classy nonprofit charity fundraising software saas cloud

ChowNow Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based online ordering technology developer ChowNow says it has launched a new product, called the Order Better Network. According to the company, the new product helps connect restaurants to over a dozen channels for delivery and takeout. ChowNow said its new products helps restaurants set up digital storefronts on those partner platforms. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

InvestCloud Launches New Products

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Los Angeles-based InvestCloud, a developer of fintech software, said it has launched a new product called InvestCloud X. The company said the new product includes a digital communications platform for advisors to interact with clients; a digital planning platform for providing the " simplest to the most sophisticated needs of all investors" as well as a digital shopping platform for financial products. The company did not announce pricing on the product.

Seismic Names Chief Product Officer

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San Diego-based sales enablement and marketing software developer Seismic said this week that it has named a new Chief Product Officer. Seismic said it has named Krish Mantipragada as its new Chief Product Officer, joining the company from Medallia, where he also was Chief Product Officer and an Executive Vice President. seismic chief product officer executive sales enablement cloud saas marketing

6 Keys To Aiming Your Product To Mainstream Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that early adopters are never reluctant to sign up as beta customers and will provide you early feedback on product quality. business opportunity crossing the chasm Geoffrey Moore product features

Citadel Defense Expands Products

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According to the company, the expanded set of products--which is is selling under the brand name "Titan"--will offer up solutions from emerging requirements from the U.S. Citadel Defense says it uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for its products to deal with identifying, tracking, and defeating drone threats. San Diego-based Citadel Defense, which develops systems to defend against drones, said it has launched a new set of counter drone offerings.

10 Key Business Plan Elements Not In A Product Spec

Startup Professionals Musings

For the rest of us, we need a business plan, as well as a product plan. Some of you may be convinced that your product specification communicates the product message even better than a business plan, so why be redundant? business plan funding idea product plan

Kajabi Taps TikTok Exec As President, Chief Product Officer

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Irvine-based Kajabi, which develops online tools that helps entrepreneurs and creators with marketing and selling their products and services, says it has tapped Sean Kim, the former Head of Product at TikTok as its new President and Chief Product Officer. Kajabi said that Kim set the strategic direction and led teams responsible for developing and growing TikTok's product, and also had served at Global Head of Proudct at Amazon Prime.

Netflix To Require Vaccination For Production

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In a sign of growing concern over lagging vaccination rates driving a new surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, Netflix said this week that it will now require actors and others on productions to be vaccinaed. netflix production hollywood vaccines pandemic vaccine entertainment content

Phonexa Debuts New Products

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According to the company, the additional software complements its existing call tracking and distribution, lead tracking and distribution, email and SMS marketing, and automated accounting products. Glendale-based software company Phonexa said this morning that it has launched a new suite of software which provides click tracking, suppression list management, and cloud phone services.

Can you build a company, not just a product?

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And rarely do we see a plan for a single product that is not part of a larger vision and remain interested long enough to ask for more information. The famously popular iPad throw-away app, “Draw It,” might at first seem an exception, until you dig deeper to find a dense plan around a series of social engagement products planned to follow. Can you extend your product into a planned series? The post Can you build a company, not just a product?

7 Principles for Keeping Work Discussions Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

I agree with her principles, and outline them here, for approaching any conversation at work, especially difficult ones, and making them positive and productive, rather than emotional and confrontational: Confidence - trusting yourself and the other party.

Enevate Inks New Battery Production Licensing Deal

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Irvine-based battery developer Enevate announced on Tuesday that it has inked a new, production licensing agreement, with EnerTech International. enevate battery production licensing power cleantechAccording to the company, EnerTech International will commercialize its battery technology in the transportation, mobility, and reserve power markets. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Miso Robotics Rolls Out Robotic Coffee Product

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Miso Robotics said the new product is an artificial intelligence-powered system which monitors key coffee metrics such as volume, temperature and time data, and helps Panera associates brew a new batch of coffee at "precisely the right time". Pasadena-based cooking robot developer Miso Robotics has rolled out a new line of robots, this time, an automated coffee system.

LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer

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Replicated , the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75 billion-valued programming giant GitLab as its new chief product officer. .

PacketFabric Launches New Product

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Culver City-based PacketFabric, a network connectivity provider backed by NantWorks and Digital Alpha Advisors, said it has launched a new product called Cloud router. The company said its new product is aimed at enterprises and small businesses, and provides connectivity to multiple cloud providers. The company says its product can be used for data transfer, disaster recovery, distributed cloud applications and managed Layer 3 connectivity.

Inseego Names Product Management VP

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San Diego-based 5G device maker Inseego said this morning that it has named Adam Gould as Senior Vice President, Product Management, IoT & Mobile solutions. Inseego said that Gould will lead the company's efforts on 5G and its IIoT product line. inseego product management executive quantalrf adam gouldGould was most recently CEO of QuantalRF, a developer of low-power, high sensitivity RF technology.

Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

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How do you make your product go viral? What are the elements needed to focus upon in making the attempt to take a product viral? Sometimes, it is just the right idea to brand your product inside that of a known presence. The post Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

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Klio Studio Aims At Production Management

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Hollywood-based Klio Studio , a new startup founded by a former US Navy officer-turned talk show host and film producer, has launched its software on Microsoft Azure, saying it has created a new, cloud-based production management solution, purpose built for film, television, and commercial productions. Klio Studio said that its cloud-based software is particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it allows staff to work remotely on multiple productions at once.

Klio Studio Launches Cloud Production Management Software

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Hollywood-based Klio Studio , a new startup, said this week that it has launched a new, cloud-based production management solution aimed at the film, television, and commercial production market. The company--led by Adrienne Lunson--said it has developed a system to handle such aspects of production as development, fundraising, pre-production, production, post-production and even release.

Cornerstone Names New Chief Product Officer

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand said on Wednesday that it has named Ajay Awatramani as its new Chief Product Officer. Awatramani has previously served at such companies as Adobe, Marketo, Oracle, and Siebel, and was most recently Head of Product and GTM at Adobe; he had joined Adobe after the company acquired Marketo in 2018. Cornerstone said that Awatramani will lead its product strategy, management, and design.

Invoca Releases Updated Product

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According to the company, its summer 2020 product release includes simplified and automated call tracking for multi-location businesses, expanded technology integrations, and other features. Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which develops call tracking and analytics tools, says it has released a new version of its software.

Create a great product – the three-step dance method

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Can you create a product in a vacuum? Creating a new product in a relative vacuum is an exercise in complete trust that you know what’s best for the customer, perhaps even without interaction with such a customer.

OpenX Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based OpenX said this week that it has launched a new product, Apollo, which it says helps publishers maximize their programmatic revenue. The company said the new tool integrates with the open source Prebid offering, allowing such features as configuration management and a/b testing capabilities. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. OpenX develops software for online publishers, helping them to manage online advertising on their properties. READ MORE>>.

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7 Ways To Maximize Team Motivation And Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

There are many ways to add levity to a tough challenge, and engaging the team occasionally in some fun activities will work wonders for your team’s productivity and motivation. Investors have long agreed that you invest in the team, more than the product.

6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, some totally avoid it, assuming their product or solution will speak for itself later. A positive personal brand will give your product instant credibility. Yet I assure you that your personal impact, and future product success, can be severely impacted by this lack of focus.

Evite Appoints Head Of Product

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Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite announced this morning that it has named Yun Woo as its new Head of Product, to oversee development of the company's product. Woo was most recently Head of Product at Whalerock Industries, where Evite said he had been leading the product team that launched the Kardashian/Jenner family native apps and sites across iOS and Android. evite executive head product

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Darkstore launches FastAF app for same-day product delivery

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FastAF is built on top of Darkstore, which already has relationships with a number of brands that store their products in Darkstores for same-day delivery. ” FastAF features items like masks, hand sanitizer and soap, but also sneakers, sunglasses and other products.

LiveXLive Names Head of Product

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West Hollywood-based a href="[link] , which provides a number of live streaming and other products focused on live entertainment--and also runs Slacker Radio--has named Tad Ro as Head of Product. LiveXLive said Ro will lead product management and expand its product offerings. He was most recently Director of Product Management at Verizon Digital Media Services. livexlive exeutive product

5 Tips To Keep Your Startup Productive, Not Just Busy

Startup Professionals Musings

Remember the concept of minimum viable product (MVP), which is designed to test viability and interest before you burn through too much of your energy and resources. In my experience as an angel investor, it was an accepted axiom that we invested in people, even more than the product.

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Products I Love to Use

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I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. But this is just a reflection midway in June 2015 of the some of the products I love, enjoy or use frequently, and am not an investor in. They even have a “you’re buying this product on Amazon, why not donate one to a classroom” feature kind of like Tom’s Shoes pioneered.

Ways2H Gets Investment For Renewable Hydrogen Production

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The company said it is already developing two, commercial waste-to-hydrogen production facilities in Japan, and has a third project planned in Pune, India. ways2h venture capital hydrogen production renewable waste thermochemical cleantech energy powerLong Beach-based Way2H , a startup developing technology to convert waste into clean hydrogen fuel, has scored a strategic investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, the company announced this morning.

Bird Launches New Products At Target

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Santa Monica-based micromobility services provider Bird is offering up several new, retail products at Target, saying it has launched three new retail vehicles. The company said the new line of products are aimed at users interested in owning their own "micromobility device". The company said it has launched the electric Bird Bike, the Bird Flex e-scooter and Birdie Glow, a "children's kick scooter with light-up wheels!".

5 Modern Ways To Make Your Product Uniquely Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.