The latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 11/15/18 featuring funding details for Mitu, Italic, and Varius Solutions.
I’ve been going to CES with my dad for the last 10 years, seeing almost every gadget, gizmo and widget before they came mainstream. Wearables, VR and AR really only started to garner traction and attention a few years back and while it’s come a long way since, it still has a long way to […]
Isn’t it amazing that some people you know always seem to be working hard, but never seem to get anything done? As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people or hiring them into your startup. The challenge is to find people who get things done, as well as work hard. LinkedIn profiles […]
The debate around the “dangers of social media” is such a visceral topic. So many people are talking about how social media is damaging youth, how kids are getting “corrupted” by it, and even how it’s tearing down our democracy.
The cost of entry to the entrepreneur lifestyle is at an all-time low, but the challenge of winning and success is at an all-time high. Anyone can build a new website, or publish a smartphone app for a few thousand dollars, but getting market penetration requires a lot more. Customers have come to expect disruptive […]
As an advisor and mentor for many startups and small business founders, following my initial career in big business, I realize that the key strategies to achieve success in small businesses are often different from those that make larger businesses successful. The primary difference is the amount of time you have to spend working in the business […]
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 […]