Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 4/24/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
As a former IBM executive, I used to think that big-company executives would be ideally skilled and experienced in business to run a small company or a startup. Yet that rarely happens, and when it does, like John Sculley moving from Pepsi to Apple, the results don’t turn out so positive. I see this as […]
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 this week including the fundings, exits, and events. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN LA TECH LAST WEEK […]
We at Rented.com recently learned about Founders for Change and the great work they’re doing to shed more light on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. We too feel these are important issues, but saying you care about something and actually doing something proactive to demonstrate you care and are willing to change your own behavior […]
Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their idea of a new technology or required service. These idea and developer skills are necessary, but not sufficient, to build a business. A real business requires leadership – thought leadership to attract customers and mind share, as well as people leadership around […]
If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the […]
I judged Viet Challenge, a startup competition of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs, last weekend. The featured speaker was Tri Tran, who came to the US as a boat person after the Vietnam War and has had great success here as a startup executive. As Tran noted, he has been part of startups at every phase. His […]
As the amount of data we produce increases, we tend to think the solution is to go big…but if you ask this company they have a different answer – go fast. Introducing Fastdata.io, the company that uses real time stream processing to combine CPU with GPU software allowing you to process data thousands of times […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 4/18/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
The average length of a funding pitch to angel investors is ten minutes. Even if you have booked an hour with a VC, you should plan to talk only for the first fifteen minutes. The biggest complaint I hear from fellow investors is that startup founders often talk way too long, and neglect to cover […]
In a basement of New York University in 2013, Dr. Sergei Lupashin wowed the room of one hundred leading technology enthusiasts with one of the first indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstrations. During his presentation, Dr. Lupashin of ETH Zurich attached a dog leash to an aerial drone while declaring to the audience, “there has to be […]