Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 1/19/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
By make money, I mean money-over-over, they got back more than they put in. Seriously ask any of your friends who invest if they actually know someone and they’ll most likely have to think about it and get back to you. So why am I saying thing about the industry I’m in and have devoted […]
What do potato chips, Post-It Notes, pacemakers, penicillin and Silly Putty all have in common? They were all created by making mistakes. In fact, in each case, the inventor was attempting to create something completely different and thought that he had failed with the final product. Of course, as decades have gone by and profits […]
After the ball drops, after your team comes back from travel or hibernation, after you have your first leadership team meeting, it can feel like the new year is far behind. Yes, you did some planning for the first quarter and yes you will have a kick-off meeting. To capture the real advantage of the […]
As an advisor to new business owners, and an occasional angel investor, I see new business proposals daily, many seeking investors to fund early research and development (R&D) of a new product idea. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs don’t realize that the words “research” and “development” are red flags to investors, and all such proposals are routinely […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 1/18/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
You have heard me preach over and over again how great teams build great businesses. That I would rather invest in an A+ team with a B+ idea, than a B+ team with an A+ idea. Well now, you can learn exactly how to recruit and retain rockstar talent for your business. My close colleague Jeff […]
Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. In simple terms this means taking control of your life, going after something you love to do, and […]
Ah, the alternately celebrated (or possibly dreaded) company retreat. I have planned three company retreats for my team at Cirrus Insight. Our last two retreats were in Nashville and Atlanta, and this September we’re going to Chicago. On these retreats, my team and I have had a lot of fun and laughs while getting a lot of work done, too. So what […]
Over the course of 2017 we tracked 172 investments totaling $1.55 billion Today, we take a look at the state of Los Angeles venture capital and angel funding during 2017 for startups. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Angel/Seed, Series […]
With the current strong economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough angel investors and VCs to go around. Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowdfunding, or going public through the side door as a reverse […]