When Amazon announced its bid for Whole Foods, you could practically hear the screams coming from the C-suites at Kroger and Wal-Mart. When a giant like Amazon bites into your market, the chances of survival diminish—and the grocery industry is already famous for thin margins. Buying physical locations is an interesting strategy because most grocers […]
Lessons in REAL Encryption Apple’s Tim Cook versus the FBI is surely the top trending storyline in the cyber-security market. The first lesson is the near brilliant PR spin initiated by Apple. The international press coverage is making it seem that Apple is fighting the good fight and that the iPhone is so secure that […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 8/18/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
The emergency call usually comes in when a botched executive search has escalated to a crisis situation. The search has typically been going on for nine months or longer as a big brand search firm cycled through subpar candidates who were unemployed, available and convenient leftovers from previous searches. Or the search firm was sending […]
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I recently read this terrific blog post by David Skok, an expert on SaaS businesses and a General Partner at Matrix Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Boston. This post included a lot of terrific sales-related benchmarking metrics for SaaS businesses collected by David and The Bridge Group. David was kind enough to allow […]
Savvy entrepreneurs start testing their ideas on potential customers before the concept is even 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 […]
Staying health conscious takes more than just wanting to become healthier; it takes structure. You need to rely on organically sourced providers and have them shipped to you when you want. Luckily, whether you want locally sourced dairy, meat, bread or pantry items, Milk and Eggs has you covered. The ecommerce company that has partnered […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 8/16/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
I’ve met with hundreds of startup founders over the last two years, heard almost every idea possible, and whenever they ask what we invest in, my first response is generally “founders first,” then everything else. At the early seed stage when you generally have a well thought-out idea, maybe an MVP, and hopefully some initial […]
Too many entrepreneurs still believe that “if we build it, they will come.” With today’s overload of information from digital as well as conventional sources, even the best new solutions and services won’t get traction without real marketing. Digital marketing is the cost-effective place to start, utilizing the internet, mobile phones, display advertising, and other […]