In April 2018, I attended my very first TED conference. I had been to several TEDx events, but these events don’t even begin to compare to the “real thing”. My mind was of course blown by many amazing talks, including Frances Frei’s talk about creating trust, Dylan Marron’s talk about turning online hate into positive […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 6/19/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
Most companies today claim they are embarked on a transformation to ensure their long-term survival in this era of disruption and rapid change. But in their day-to-day practices, many of their leaders and employees blindly follow the same practices they always have. The results include a rising tide of fading stalwarts, including Sears, Toys R […]
The best part of being an entrepreneur is having the independence to make your own decisions, the flexibility for a better work/life balance, and personal satisfaction from driving change. But nobody said it would be easy. The road to business success is filled with guidance on how to build and maintain the traction needed to […]
With so much going on in the thriving LA tech and startup ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the news in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in LA Tech news for the week of 6/10/18-6/16/18 including the LA startup fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 6/18/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
Too many entrepreneurs tell me they are looking for an investor, and can’t differentiate between venture capital (VC) investors versus accredited angel investors. They argue that the color of the money is the same from either source. They fail to realize that the considerations are quite different for each, which can make or break their […]
Back in the ancient tech times, when phone signals traveled over wires and TV signals traveled through the air, the limitations of then-existing hardware and software compelled a layered, flexible approach toward getting any information from Point A to Point B. The most elegant and powerful solution to this situation was the TCP/IP stack, which […]
Imagine a company that marketed dentures to college students. Or baby bottles to the retirement community. Sounds ridiculous, right? Of course, it does. Marketing like this would be a total waste of time and money. While these are drastic examples, many entrepreneurs, especially in startups, can’t identify their target audience. As a business, being clueless […]
Subscriptions have been around forever and increasing in popularity, especially in the Los Angeles market. OceanX is the subscription commerce technology platform that recognizes the lucrative potential behind brand management and subscription services. Specializing in business intelligence for brands and retailers that are looking to execute large-scale subscription programs, the company is an off-shoot of the […]
Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers even before the concept is fully cooked. They have enough confidence in their ability to deliver that they don’t worry about someone stealing the idea to get there first, and they don’t forget to listen carefully to critical feedback. They become walking public relations machines for […]