When your car inevitably gets dirty you have two options; either waste time driving to the car wash and waiting for the car wash, or take the time out of your day to wash it yourself, provided you have all the cleaning supplies needed. Now, thanks to Washos, there is a third option. The Washos […]
He built a $15M business from a van. Are you willing to bootstrap like this?
Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company’s market is the same. The only change might be a […]
In recent years, we’ve seen a massive surge in digital identity theft, hacking and online fraud. The bad news is that these practices will not go away, but instead will become even more prevalent. Hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, gaining inroads into election results, company databases and individual bank accounts. They use algorithms and so-called […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 10/10/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
At the recent CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, I sat through the presentations of two successful entrepreneurs that both built companies worth over $1BN (unicorn level valuations). The first was by Doug Lebda, founder & CEO at LendingTree, the marketplace for finding loans, now a publicly-traded company with a market capitalization of approximately $3BN. The second was […]
Outsourcing a software development project can be a miracle that helps you avoid delayed delivery, reduce costs, tap into new technology and scale significantly faster than if you’d relied on local, in-house resources. It can also be a complete disaster that leads to project failure and an overblown budget. These are two drastically different outcomes […]
Out of all the difficult jobs in the world, being a parent definitely ranks up amongst the top 5. And being just a parent, which as mentioned above, is the least herculean of all the tasks that come with parenthood. Being a responsible, competent parent is a completely different ballgame altogether. Considering the rate […]
When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can […]
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 […]
One thing that has struck me as interesting for quite some time, and especially over the last several months, is the hesitation that exists within us all to reveal uncomfortable information. Whether it has to do with an everyday company decision or a compounding, lingering strategic issue, leaders often refrain from shining a bright light […]