Notable startup fundings for the week ending 8/18/18 featuring funding details for ClearCompany, Exabeam, DoorDash, Axoni, and more.
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 8/17/18 featuring funding details for MyLabBox.
Contrary to popular opinion, viral marketing has not eliminated the need for old-fashioned lead generation to bring customers to a startup. Indeed, while the rules and technologies for lead generation have changed, Forrester and other experts still see it as the most effective way for businesses with limited budgets to maximize their return on marketing investment (ROMI). […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 8/16/18 featuring funding details for SFOX, Verses, and Cargomatic.
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of July. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, a brief description of the company, and total equity funding raised for the company to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled startups, […]
When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting, there are always alternatives, like pivoting the business model or merging with new partners for support. Either could improve the statistic that […]
In 2018, it was estimated that around $1B in value was lost in smart contracts. Thankfully Sagewise is the smart contract safety net that is helping to prevent big losses through its highly adaptive SDK. Its SDK provides the tools and infrastructure to handle smart contract disputes at any stage in development and execution, which […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 8/15/18 featuring funding details for Audit Board and Mitch Jacob’s (Founder OnDeck, IPO 2014) latest startup Fanbank.
I have often said that entrepreneurism is a socially acceptable form of mania. By that, I meant that entrepreneurs, by definition, see themselves as standing apart from the crowd. They take on risks that cause other to quail, drive themselves and their teams to peak levels of performance, and sometimes over believe in themselves and […]
When the chips are down and your business isn’t moving inventory, it can be incredibly frustrating and confusing. It’s tempting to look at flashy marketing efforts, gimmicks, “growth hacks” or other quick fixes and feel like your business isn’t harnessing the newest marketing tools available. Being the founder of a digital marketing agency with more 100 clients […]
The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical organizational model.