LA Tech news for the week of ending 11/10 including the LA startup fundings, exits, and events including news for Rael, Grovo, and Cornerstone OnDemand and more…
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.
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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 […]
Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of August. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, a brief description of the company, and total equity funding raised for the company to further the analysis. USE THE ARROWS BELOW TO NAVIGATE THE […]
A pitch deck is quite possibly the most important document a startup will ever produce. Businesses who get it right could generate millions of dollars worth of capital, generate new leads and expose their brand to a huge audience in one fell swoop. Businesses who get it wrong could jeopardize investment opportunities in the boardroom before they even get to the second slide. Here are some of the most common startup funding mistakes — and how new businesses can avoid them.
When business students look back at the first decade of this millennium, they’ll think of it as the age of digital transformation. It will widely be considered as the time when the vast majority of industrial sectors went completely digital. And they wouldn’t be wrong: Digital Transformation is a top priority for many large companies. […]