Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 12/15/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
When I stepped into a front desk role, I never imagined I would be an owner by age 25. I often get asked if I knew I wanted to be a business owner and entrepreneur. The truth is, I didn’t. It never occurred to me until much later in my career. I kept working hard […]
Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I’m always amazed that, in my role as a business advisor, bad customers somehow seem to gang up on certain businesses. I long ago learned that […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 12/14/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
As the holiday season approaches, with its associations toward the year past and the years ahead, my mind takes a religious turn. And so, let us now consider the deadly sins that may wipe some startups from the Earth by this time next year: Gluttony. Startups often pile too much up on their plates. They take […]
What’s one smart way to vet a potential investor before sealing the deal?
Email marketing is one of the most effective facets of digital marketing, and yet it often remains overlooked. While it may not be very flashy or technologically impressive compared to other features of the internet, when leveraged correctly, email marketing can accomplish more than nearly any other online marketing technique. This is especially true as […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 12/13/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
I was joined by legendary investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Ray Dalio to discuss his new book “Principles” including his many formulas for success and the concepts and ideas which define our work and life. We dissect the core principles he used to build the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, along with my blueprint for […]
As an angel investor and business advisor on new ventures, I expect to see five-year financial projections from every entrepreneur. Yet I get more pushback on this request than almost any other issue. Founders point to the great number of financial unknowns in any new business, and are reluctant to “commit” to any numbers which […]
While choosing to forego outside investment can leave your business more susceptible to the ups and downs of the market, it can also be exhilarating to be in complete control of your professional destiny. Your ascent into the upper ranks of your industry may be slower than if you were bolstered by outside funds, but […]