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Business - No accountant likes the month-end-close, and while many attempts have been made to address this pain point, no one is helping you close faster and more reliably than FloQast. FloQast, the SaaS providers made for accountants and...
Angel/Seed - No one wants a dispute to end up in court –  it's expensive and time consuming but sometimes people just feel that it’s necessary. So where do you turn to resolve a disagreement without going to court? FairClaims provides the...
Accelerators - Techstars LA announced its 2017 class for its inaugural program in the city under the general Techstars brand.  Led by Managing Director Anna Barber, these 10 companies will spend the next four months building their businesses before...
Angel/Seed - If you feel that all of your texting conversations have morphed into emoji conversations, you are not alone. But if you are feeling that emjoi experience should be deeper, then Mojiit is calling your name. The company brings your...
Funded in LA - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during the all of June, both in Los Angeles and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
Funded in LA - Today, I take a look at the 10 LA Startup Largest Funding Rounds of the second quarter of 2017 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.  To further the analysis, I have included the funding round, industry of the company,...
Funding - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest rounds in the US during the month of June.  I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, location of the startup,...
Advice - We have previously talked about How to Set Your Mergers & Acquisitions Goals.  But, once those goals have been set, and targets have been identified, how exactly do you fund those transactions?  As you will read, financing...
Funded in LA - Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 10 largest startup funding rounds in LA during the month of June.   I have included some additional information as well such as industry, date of funding, and...
Funded in LA - Video gaming often gets lumped together with other un-social activities, when in fact gaming has shifted and is consistently bringing people together. At the head of this charge is Super League Gaming, the global community platform...
Advice -   After 8 years, Docstoc co-Founder Jason Nazar decided to embark on the acquisition process. Reflecting on the moment he read the words 'Docstoc Acquired by Intuit'—a wave of relief washed over him.  TL;DR: Finalizing the...
AI - Tech has made incredible medical advances in recent years, not because of fancy medical practices or new surgical methods, rather, because of better analysis. Being able to analyze on larger scales and volumes of data with new metrics...
Cool Tech - It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition...
Funded in LA - People are taking far more photographs than ever before - 1.2 trillion estimated in 2017 alone and likewise; the market has shifted to appease the casual photography fan, leaving the dedicated and professionals behind. Thankfully...
#NYCTech - Applications open for Dreamit UrbanTech until June 23rd – Apply Now!Dreamit Ventures, a renowned accelerator program topping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is expanding its successful accelerator with a new program focused on...
Exits - As a bootstrapper, I had a complicated relationship with the topic of acquisitions. I rejected the idea that an exit strategy was an important part of running a great business.First, I believe that entrepreneurs are conditioned by...

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