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 […]
TL;DR: What you won’t know your first day as an entrepreneur — as well as all the blunders you will inevitably crash into along the way— can become some of the most invaluable training and can lead you to success. Entrepreneurship demands more grit than glamour. As any professional on the other side of the uphill […]
Brands are people first. Customers are people too, so customers tend to take their relationship with a brand personally. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that people praise their favorite smartphone brand, cringe over the thought of their cable company or even hate the mention of a particular bank. Startups, as well as every existing business, […]
There’s a difference between managing multiple tasks and multitasking. Every business owner knows the importance of being productive and developing good time management skills. As the founder of several companies in multiple industries, one of my biggest challenges has been maintaining my focus and not spreading myself too thin. Not that long ago, multitasking was […]
The man with the jackhammer looked back seeing his power to stop traffic for nearly thirty minutes, and proudly smiled. “Can’t they do this at five in the morning?,” my exacerbated Uber driver complained to me. I thought about for a second, and replied, “Why do they (humans) have to do it at all?” My […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]