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Angel/Seed - The average American holds 10 jobs before reaching the age of 40. If this tells us one thing, it’s that we don’t know what we want from our job. But what if we could try our jobs before committing to the position? With Betagig you...
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Angel/Seed - Whether you are decorating a new home or just feel like renovating, it is often helpful to get as many second opinions as you can to make sure the room gives off the vibe you want. You may ask your mother and a few friends what they...
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Angel/Seed - Today, we take a look at the state of venture capital and angel funding during 2016, both in Los Angeles and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate...
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Angel/Seed - Everyone seems to know that learning to code is one of those things that will help your career in the modern era, but few people are actually doing it. Codesmith is changing that. The 12-week program empowers people from a variety of...
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Angel/Seed - Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the all of October, both in Los Angeles and nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the national...
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Angel/Seed - Most people, even if they aren’t taking a daily vitamin know that they should be taking one to improve their overall health. But how can you trust what’s inside the pills manufactured by conglomerates? Are these multivitamins...
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Angel/Seed - Each Angel investor develops their own criteria for how they evaluate a startup for investment...or even whether they will even spend any time referring the firm to others...or advising the firm. The Angel's criteria develops over...
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Angel/Seed - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can hurt your health, quality of life, as well as the lives of the people around you. While classical treatments are inconvenient and uncomfortable, there is a new company that is taking a modern approach...
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Advice - When you’re building a business, capital and customers are the lifeblood of your enterprise. Because capital is typically needed to generate consumer interest for many (let’s be real: most) businesses, it’s tempting to accept...
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Advice - I had lunch with a friend a few weeks ago and we were talking about some of the companies we were seeing in the market and how our portfolios were doing. Generally when this happens you break out in hyperboles and...
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Angel/Seed - Live conversations you ask? As we have become addicted to our phones, live conversations have all but been lost and instead replaced with texts and Emojis combined with scores of people who are heads down in their phones, rarely even...
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#NYCTech -In a provocative post last fall, Caterina Fake called out the coming Age of the Cockroach. A period in which only the toughest, meanest unicorn startups would survive as funding oxygen at the highest high altitudes of start up...
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Angel/Seed - Ask any small business owner, it’s tough to start a business. You simply need initial money in order to start making money. While most banks are wary of giving out loans willy-nilly, there is one company stepping up to the plate...
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Advice - Quantity, quality, and size of early-stage seed financing has recently given rise to speculation about a seed funding bubble. Ex-founders, Hollywood personalities, the rich and the powerful, the smart and the cool, all seem to be...
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Advice - What is the "right size" for my raise and why do I get so many conflicting opinions from investors on it? What am I missing and what am I doing/saying wrong? Having had many conversations with early stage startup entrepreneurs along...
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Advice - I was honored to talk to the latest cohort at Ari Horie’s Women’s Startup Lab accelerator in Menlo Park recently. As we closed a discussion of early stage investing I offered up three high level pieces of advice on achieving...

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