The inspiration behind FactoryFour was the byproduct of the innovation from a non-profit that was manufacturing orthopedic treatment in the foothills of Himalayas. Drawing on the founder’s experience, FactoryFour streamlines archaic manufacturing processes by replacing legacy, fragemented software and spreadsheets with a unifying, real-time system of record that is easy to use, highly customizable, and […]
Today, I take a look at the state of venture capital and seed funding during the month of August nationally. Analyzing some publicly available data from our friends at CrunchBase, we break down the aggregate statistics for all funding deals by stage of funding (Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C+) including mention of notable rounds. 30 Second […]
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest LA startup funding rounds during the month for October 2018. I have included some additional information as well such as industry and brief funding description, to further the analysis for the state of venture capital in LA. For the purposes of this analysis only completed […]
We recently had our mid-year internal review of our funds. In going through our many investments, one factor that emerged was that we have three fundamental “flavors” of investments. We found that we actually use slightly different language when we discuss each of these investment flavors, because our perspective and expectations of the companies are distinctly different.
The US container industry is estimated to be ~$10B but it still operates utilizing archaic, outdated methods. LA startup Dray Alliance changes that by digitizing the container industry with its on-demand platform that allows shippers to instantaneously find drivers for freight shipments. Integrated with AI functionalities, Dray Alliance provides full transparency and information so that drivers can […]
Have you ever been waiting for your order at a restaurant and all the sudden mayhem erupts behind the counter as takeout orders pour in from apps like Grubhub and Seamless? It’s a chaotic sight, to say the least. LA startup Ordermark tackles this challenge for restaurant owners by directing all incoming orders onto a […]
According to CEO and cofounder of EV Connect Jordan Ramer, it is estimated that by 2030 there will be roughly 5M to 15M publicly accessible commercial charging ports for electric vehicles, and this is a global estimation. EV Connect has been on the forefront of the electronic vehicle (EV) industry since its inception. This cloud-based software platform […]
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Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the 17 LA startup largest rounds during the second quarter of 2018. I have included some additional information as well such as industry, location, date of funding, total reported equity funding raised, and brief a description to further the analysis. For the purposes […]