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.

Inseego Names Product Management VP


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.

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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.

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production


Being intentionally productive is something we all strive for, but often fail to achieve. Routine work is the worst enemy of productivity. Happy teams are productive teams. Read more about building a productive team at TechCo.

Customer-Centric Strategies Win Over Product-Centric

Startup Professionals Musings

Is your marketing focus product-centric or customer-centric ? If you only sell products, it’s time to realize that times have changed. With a wealth of products now available, customers look for the most memorable experience , not just the best product.

Evite Appoints Head Of Product


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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LiveXLive Names Head of Product


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

Esportz Entertainment Eyes Esports Production, Content


esportz entertainment production content videogame streamingIrvine-based Esports Entertainment announced this morning that it plans to start covering e-sports news, and offer up live and pre-recorded, streaming content for the esports industry, with a plan to open up what it calls a "Southern California Esports Broadcast Center".

ZEFR Names Product Head


Venice, California-based ZEFR , the content monetization and protection provider, said this morning that it has named Tom Furukawa as its new Head of Product. zefr product management monetization

Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

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Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand — and not just because it began in the midst of global upheaval caused by COVID-19, a disease that stems from the coronavirus.

LA-based Maslo pivots to professional services, launching an AI product for executive coaching

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When the Los Angeles-based startup Maslo launched its first product in early 2018 , the company was focused on a direct-to-consumer tool designed to encourage mindfulness and self-awareness through a machine learning enabled avatar that would respond to individual’s inputs.

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5 Elements Of Innovation That Are Not Product Related

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors and others look for evidence of the virtuous cycle of innovation leadership – a lofty vision attracts better talent, producing better products and memorable customer experiences, attracting key customers, building a stronger brand, which attracts the best talent.

Digital Map Products Names New Board Member


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , which provides map-based, real estate applications, said this week that it has named a new member to its board of directors. According to Digital Map Products, it has appointed Dave Cozzens to its board, to help guide the company around strategic growth and positioning. Digital Map Products is backed by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners. digital products real estate mapping location

5 Modern Ways To Make Your Product Uniquely Memorable

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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.

Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

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We’re partnering with Bev because we’re comfortable buying the product ourselves and telling our friends to buy it,” said Sarah Foster in a statement.

Phyn Expands Water Monitoring Products


Torrance-based Phyn , the Belkin spinoff which develops very advanced hardware used to monitor the usage of water in the home, has expanded its portfolio of products, the company said over the weekend at CES. According to the company, it has added two new products to its XL series of products, the Phyxl XL 1.5"

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HyperX Ships New Product, ChargePlay Clutch for Mobile


Fountain Valley-based HyperX , the gaming product division of Kingston Technology, says it has shipped a new product, the ChargePlay Clutch for mobile. HyperX said the new product is available for $59.99 The gaming controller uses the Qi wireless cahrging standard and a detachable battery pack. MSRP, through both its own online store as well as Amazon. The company said the new gaming controller also support USB charging, and fits most smart phones. READ MORE>>.

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Tinder Names New Chief Product Offier


Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder has named a new Chief Product Officer, the company announced today, saying that it has appointed Ravi Mehta to the position. Mehta was most precently Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook, where he was involved in the launch of short-form video app Lasso, Facebook Polls, and M&A. Tinder's last Chief Product Officer, Brian Norgard, left the company in November saying he'd like to get back to working on startups.

SHO Products Raises $3.6M For Cannabis Accessories


Los Angeles-based SHO Products , which is a manufacturer and distributor of products for the growing cannabis (legal marijuana) market, said today that it has raised $3.6M SHO Products is led co-founders Samuel Jurist (CEO) and Vincent D'Accolti (COO). products cannabis accessory venture capital angel investment tenenbaum

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.

Emburse Rolls Out New AP Automation Product


Los Angeles-based Emburse , which develops expense and accounts payable automation software, says it has launched a new product, specifically aimed at helping companies automate their non-employee expenses. According to the company, its new product, Abacus Reach, allows non-employee travelers to capture and submit travel expenses via a mobile app, all while ensuring travel policy compliance.

Honest Co. To Reformulate Products


Los Angeles-based eco-friendly products company The Hoenst Company says it is reformulating its products, to remove the use of sodium laurel sulfate , an ingredient that the company had pledged to avoid, but had managed to be used in a number of its products. s products in a investigative report earlier this year. honest company jessica alba friendly products sodium laurel sulfate

Framework Benchmarks


Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

Tinder's Chief Product Officer Back To Startups


Brian Norgard, who was Chief Product Officer at Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder , has left the company, and will be starting up a new company, Norgard said today. tinder chief product officer brian norgard executive startupNorgard had been founder of messaging startup Chill, the maker of Tappy, which was acquired by Tinder in 2014. Norgard has been a longtime Los Angeles startup entrepreneur. READ MORE>>.

5 Market Obstacles That Kill Even Compelling Products

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Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow. Product is “disruptive technology” or a “paradigm shift.”

ZipRecruiter Expands Product Suite


Santa Monica-based hiring software developer ZipRecruiter , which is led by Ian Siegel, has expanded its product suite, with a new onboarding software for new employees. ZipRecruiter said its new product, ZipHire, helps manage electronic offer letters, employment agreements, and other new hire paperwork. Pricing on the new product was not announced. ziprecruiter product employee recruiting software onboarding

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M


Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. Silversmith said it was advised by Choat Hall & Stewart int he deal; Digital Map Products was advised by both Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and Pagemill Partners.

ZEFR Launches New Product


Venice, California-based ZEFR , which develops technology for helping movie studios, music labels, and others identify, claim, and manage content on YouTube, said today that it has launched a new product.

CapLinked Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the developer of secure document sharing software led by Eric Jackson, said this morning that it has released a new set of Information Security (InfoSec) tools, aimed at helping companies to protect information they are sharing with external parties. The company said the new software, which is based on software application programming interface (API), let enterprises develop their own, custom software to manage and track access to files send to external parties.

HireRight Names Marketing, Product VP


Irvine-based HireRight , which provides global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify services, said Monday that it has named Kathleen Delaney as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. hireright marketing product employment background check screening kathleen delaney executive drug health

SlimSurveys Launches New Product


SlimSurveys , the new startup headed by former TweetPhoto founder Sean Callahan, has launched a new product, aimed at collecting data from website visitors.

Cool Planet Energy Launches Commercial Production


Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems , which develops technology to capture CO2 and turn it into a soil amendment, said late Thursday that it has begun commercial production of its product, CoolTerra.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses. I strong showing on TechCrunch created initial product demand and if you could sustain that it led to buzz overall in the tech community.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP


Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Kondal previously as Director of Product Management at OpenX, and also had served at Amazon, Radialpoint, Verint Video Solutions Inc., Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Factual Rolls Out New Data Product


Los Angeles-based location data provider Factual rolled out a new product, Data Enrichment , which the company said allows businesses to "enrich first-party customer data" with its own, real-world visitation data. According to Factual, the product will help businesses to better understand their customers, and to improve audience modeling based on real-world behavior. Pricing on the new product was not announced.