Many experts are certain that successful entrepreneurs are the ones with the most inspiration (passion and dream), while others will assert that it’s about more perspiration (working harder). In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. There are no “can’t fail” shortcuts or “get rich quick” scenarios. That’s why all those so-called million […]
We base our funds around deep research and evaluating lots of new companies. As a result, we can discern trends in tech and human behavior, sometimes long before they become widely recognized. Here are some of the most impactful trends we see right now: Merchant prince and media king: One person. In the past, media and […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 5/15/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
Even though we all know that success in business means taking risks on new and unproven innovations, we are still creatures of habit, programmed by evolution to favor the safe and familiar. Thus following your natural instincts and intuition in growing your business is often the worst thing you can do. Yet training yourself and […]
There was a time when a company’s brand meant everything, and founders/employees were simply a byproduct of that brand. But with the explosion of social media over the past decade, real-time networking has brought personal brands to the forefront. To achieve ultimate success, personal brand building should be a daily exercise for not only founders […]
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.
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 5/14/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
In 2017, digital ad spend has surpassed television ad spend. Brands are switching their ad spend focus from TV, radio and print to digital. If we want to get our message in front of the right audience, entrepreneurs and businesses have to course correct their marketing strategy to include digital. Facebook now has over 2 […]
Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality. These things outside your control do happen, but based on my years of experience as a startup advisor and angel investor, I still see too many strategies […]
One of the biggest reasons that a startup’s marketing initiative fails is because they aren’t treating potential customers like people. It’s an easy mistake to make. When you have target KPIs to meet, you need to be thinking in terms of numbers and metrics. But if you start seeing the world merely through the lens of numbers […]
As women, we can often feel guilty when we take the time to do something for ourselves. The nurturing aspect of our DNA seems to be set to constant concern regarding our family and those around us. When it comes to the decision of running our own businesses, I have seen female entrepreneurs worry how […]