Imagine having a hoodie that also doubles as a stuffed animal. Cubcoats is the children’s brand behind the 2-in-1 stuffed animals that transform into premium hoodies. The hoodies are a fan favorite among both children and parents with stars like Will Smith and Hilary Duff have having invested in the company. Cubcoats’ products truly transcend the […]
The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 11/13/18 featuring funding details for Lumi, WeRecover, and SyncOnSet.
If you’re thinking about investing in non-traditional asset classes, fine art should be high on your list of options to explore. Over a span of several decades, fine art’s favorable investment characteristics, such as its ability to act as a store of wealth to hedge against inflation and currency devaluation, have made it an increasingly […]
One of the questions we get asked most frequently by our portfolio company CEOs is: How can I recruit great sales talent? Twice a year, we host teaching sessions for our companies on the fundamentals of startup sales management. At those sessions, we offer this advice on recruiting world-class revenuers: The biggest predictor of success […]
There is only one chance in 562,400 that a person in today’s world will win a medal in the summer Olympic Games. Depending upon the sport and event, the chances of winning a gold medal range from 1 in 3.5 million to 1 in 9 million. I was fortunate to train several track and field […]
Every technical entrepreneur is an early adopter of technology, so naturally, they build things with people like themselves in mind. Unfortunately, for most solution markets, early adopters represent only 10 to 15 percent of the total opportunity, so it’s easy to get mislead on the real requirements of mainstream customers. Psychologists call this the confirmation bias. […]
Notable US startup fundings for the week ending 11/10/18 featuring funding details fo Engineer.ai, RapidSOS, Mayvenn, Woven, RealtimeBoard, Turvo, and Coder.
If you actually want to feel satisfied when you end your workday then incorporate these easy and healthy habits into your routine.
I always get excited when founders pitch their new innovation as “disruptive,” meaning that it is so unique that it will create a new market and disrupt the existing value network, displacing established products and markets. Unfortunately, I have learned that investors and customers are wary that big changes will take a long time, and cost more mone
NYC-based micro-learning content platform Grovo has been acquired by Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, a publicly traded learning and human capital management software company for $24M in an all-cash deal. “The acquisition of Grovo helps fulfill the vision we had on day one for Cornerstone to improve access to education on a global basis. As leaders […]