Rights management and SoundCloud distribution platform Repost Network is being acquired by SoundCloud. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Stephen Hawking was emphatic AI is an existential risk for humanity. Elon Musk repeatedly warns: “We’re summoning the demon”. These demonstrably brilliant men are on the inside and know that skewed incentives are at play.”
While I focus on crypto, I’ve written a lot about Facebook over the years. I was the original Facebook bull following the publication of the first Wall Street style research report on Facebook in March of 2010. In April of 2017, I started writing about “The Profound Implications of Five Increasingly Dominant Tech Companies” (Facebook, […]
Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early. Most entrepreneurs I know admit […]
Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision are touching upon our lives in increasing ways. But more often then not, there hasn’t been significant consumer-facing applications. Pearl is the real-world integration of these meaningful technologies solution that will power the future of dentistry. Spun out of LA startup GumGum, which has already successfully used its […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 5/22/2019 featuring funding details for SimplyAfterschool and much more. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
What do some of the biggest, most talked-about companies today—including Uber, Weibo, and Lyft—have in common? They don’t make any money. Last year, 83% of U.S.-listed IPOs were unprofitable
To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs have that something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on like Ryan Seacrest is searching for on American Idol. But the entrepreneurs that have it, including Elon Musk and Richard Branson, seem […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 5/21/2019 featuring funding details for BUCKiTDREAM.
Near the end of World War II, Adm. William “Bull” Halsey of the famed Third Fleet steered directly into a typhoon, losing 790 crewmen and 146 aircraft in the Pacific. Dr. Eric Daimler, formerly an innovation fellow with the Obama White House, shared this story with me in 2017 as an illustration of the importance of trusting data. It […]
It’s time for more entrepreneurs to reset their focus, and shift their thinking to completely different ways of doing things. Everyone talks about innovation, but the majority of business plans I see still reflect linear thinking.