When was the last time you changed how you communicate to your team and to your customers? The way you deliver your message is key to maximizing its impact or even reaching the intended audience. Don’t count on people reading your Annual Report for breaking news. Your team needs to hear from you on a regular […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 6/25/2019 featuring funding details for Metropolis, Super League Gaming, and much more
How do new things occur? New ideas? New words? New choices? Scientists have been studying this question for years. And now, through the work of a team of mathematicians in Rome, they may have found equations for innovation that describe the emergence of the new in the real world for the first time. For a […]
Entrepreneurs are usually highly creative and innovative, but many innovative people are not entrepreneurs. Since it takes a team of people to build a great company, the challenge is to find that small percentage of innovative people and then nurture the tendency, rather than stifle it. A few years ago I read a classic book […]
Recently, I was on the phone with a large multinational corporate investor discussing the applications for robotics in the energy market. He expressed his frustration about the lack of products to inspect and repair active oil and gas pipelines, citing too many catastrophic accidents. His point was further endorsed by a Huffington Post article that reported in […]
Have you noticed that more companies beg you to participate in their business today? It started with an email survey on your last stay at their hotel, but now includes requests for online product reviews, to social media input on the design of future products. They do it because engaged customers become loyal advocates and […]
Notable startup fundings for the week ending 6/22/19 featuring funding details for Expel, SmartRent, Bubble, and much much more.
By definition, most entrepreneurs are thought leaders. They have the ability to recognize a market need, the skills to design and implement a solution, and the drive to start a business from that solution. It all comes from within themselves. A business leader does the same thing and more, through the people around them. Most […]
We’ve made it — the last installment of our primer on startup investing for the non-startup-investor. We’ve covered the [b]asic plumbing, and we’ve covered [c]onstrained focus. That means we’ve earned the right to press our advantage with the most powerful force in private-market investing, [a]lignment. It ain’t Over till it’s Over First, we meet. Then we invest. And […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 6/20/2019 featuring funding details for Ryde, RealtyMogul, and much more.