Aggregate statistics for all LA funding deals by stage of funding (Early, Series A, Series B, and Late) including mention of notable rounds for December 2019.
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 […]
As the amount of data we produce increases, we tend to think the solution is to go big…but if you ask this company they have a different answer – go fast. Introducing Fastdata.io, the company that uses real time stream processing to combine CPU with GPU software allowing you to process data thousands of times […]
If you check out the multi-vitamin selection at your nearest pharmacy you’ll notice very little selection. If you want a multi-vitamin tailored to your specific body concerns you are out of luck…until now. HUM Nutrition, thanks to their ultra specific formula, provides custom-made vitamins made to keep your skin body feeling fresh. Affecting mind, body […]
New advancements in AR and VR are revolutionizing entertainment, but as consumers we need to ask ourselves if we are willing to invest thousands in a new AR headset only to have it become obsolete a few weeks later when something new is introduced. If the answer is no, then you need a more viable […]
Sense360, founded by Eli Portnoy, is a sensor-intelligence company that helps restaurants and retailers behaviorally understand the entire customer journey.
Have you ever bought something expensive and not used it? This is how many investors feel.
Venture capital (VC) funding is booming, and it has been since 2012. Yet it is not without its problems – it has often received criticism for its excessive investment in companies that failed to solve real issues. These critiques of venture capitalists are valid but paint an incomplete picture of VCs. Since the beginning, VCs […]
Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money. Second, the risk is very high, since as […]
I had lunch with a friend a few weeks ago and we were talking about some of the companies we were seeing in the market and how our portfolios were doing. Generally when this happens you break out in hyperboles and metaphors — baseball season was about to start so we started to make analogies. Based on […]
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work, consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their […]