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Advice - When starting a new business, an entrepreneur has to take a “hands-on” role. Because there are so many unknowns and things happen so fast, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions. That...
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Advice - “I eventually had to rebuild the entire app again.” “I cannot launch because our developers are taking too much time.” “People will hate our company because of our app.” If this sounds like you, you are not alone. You...
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#NYCTech - According to IDC research, global spending on smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technology will rise to $1.7 trillion in 2020 - making it one of the fastest growing markets in the nation. With these numbers, it’s no wonder...
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Advice - I do a lot of public speaking, and there’s no arguing that I’m pretty good at it. I hit the stage as a 30-something sometime in 2006 and it was instantaneous: I loved the stage and the stage loved me back. It came naturally to...
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Advice - It is still popular these days for startup founders to operate in stealth mode, meaning no details about the idea or progress are shared with anyone until the big reveal and rollout. The common reason given is that this prevents any...
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Advertising - As I was beginning to describe what clients should expect from their social media partner, I realized that everything I was writing sounded a lot like being in a long-term relationship. There’s the components of trust, of...
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Advice - Have you noticed that the Fortune 500 is trying to become more innovative? Recently, there has been a proliferation of innovation centers worldwide representing corporations from every industry sector, including Barclays, Ford,...
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Fashion - “Enabling technologies” is a term that people rarely use when attempting to tell a grand and seductive story in the fashion world. Companies that create these lower level tech products, also known as General Purpose Technologies...
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Tech - In college, a summer retail job seemed like easy work with little commitment where I could punch in, punch out, earn some money, and spend the rest of my time doing what I loved. When it seemed like only retail jobs were available...
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Funded in LA - Telemedicine has been growing for some time and is only now reaching its full potential. While it is generally used for physical medical needs, Aligned Telehealth is bringing it to the psychiatry ward as well. The company that serves...
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Advice - As an advisor to many early-stage entrepreneur clients over the years, I have experienced the excitement of witnessing venture capital funded startups blossom into thriving mature companies. I have also seen seemingly well-deserving...
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AI - The moment that humanity is forced to take the threat of artificial intelligence might be fast approaching, according to futurist and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.In an interview with CNBC's "The Future of Us," Kaku drew...
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AI - Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to have been put on hold a bit, as fears of a major crash have thankfully not materialized, at least for now.Instead another discussion has emerged, one...
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Advice - Everyone is talking about the economic downturn and exuberant valuations in private markets. Bill Gurley predicted this back in early 2015, and I wrote about it last August.So, here it finally is – everyone said this and...
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Advice - There are plenty of different ways to go about building a startup. Some are carried entirely by their founders’ ideas; some are egalitarian and billed as “collectives” rather than businesses (job titles, in these cases, are...
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LA Tech Week in Review - 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...
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Advice - Deals often go sour without us even knowing why. Maybe the deal mysteriously goes quiet right after the demo.  Perhaps there are wild demands that emerge suddenly at the negotiating table. Or your champions go M.I.A. at the...

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