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By Michael Carney On November 25, 2013 Gaming is a hits driven business. Which means investors should run screaming from it while entrepreneurs are meant to bang their heads against the wall for years, until hopefully stumbling on a big success. How…

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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By Michael Carney On July 12, 2012 What’s in a name? For embeddable online survey tool Wedgies, the name perfectly captures the irreverent yet divisive nature of the product. It was the only name founders Jimmy Jacobson and Porter Haney could ever…

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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By Michael Carney On November 22, 2013Jason Calacanis has established himself as a savvy angel investor, making early bets on companies including Uber, Tumblr, Evernote, and others. As the founder of the Launch festival and the host of the This Week…

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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By Michael Carney On September 30, 2013AngelList Syndicates are the best thing ever to happen to entrepreneurs and investors! AngelList Syndicates are the worst thing ever to happen to entrepreneurs and investors! Regardless of which of these statements…

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By Michael Carney On September 30, 2013Crowdfunding is not just about startups raising money. Even excluding rewards-based campaigns like those offered by Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so-called equity crowdfunding, the type that represents an investment…

Friday, September 6, 2013

Silicon Beach LA
WANTED: The 10 Top Startups in LA
Investors and the crowd are looking to identify the Top 10 Startups in Los Angeles. If you are one of them, you won’t want to miss this...

Crowdfunder has partnered with Social Media Week LA and Silicon Beach LA to host -- the second acceleration process for the local LA startup ecosystem, that engages investors and the crowd in identifying the Top Startups in Los Angeles.

How You Can Participate In 


Startup Founders: Submit Your Company
If your Startup is located in the greater Los Angeles area, it’s free and open to enter your Company into the CROWDFUNDxLA Contest.  -- Learn more about how it works and Submit your Startup now ---

Investors & Supporters: Vote & Attend the Live Pitch Event

If you’re an investor looking for promising startups to invest in, or someone who loves entrepreneurship… check out the Contestants then press the “Follow” button on your favorite company’s profile to “Vote” for the startups you think are best on Crowdfunder.

The live pitch event will take place at SMWLA on Startup, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Day onWednesday, September 25.  Stay tuned for more details and an invitation to the event soon.

How It Works
  1. CROWDFUNDxLA includes an online contest that starts on Tue, 08/13 and is open to startups in the greater Los Angeles region.
  2. The Contest culminates with the selection of 10 Finalists on Thu, 09/19.
  3. On Wed, 09/25, 10 Finalists will get to pitch in front of the LA community during SMWLA for a chance to get in LaunchpadLA’s accelerator and do a select Equity Crowdfunding raise with over 600 accredited investors and funds on Crowdfunder.
-- Submit Your Startup To CROWDFUNDxLA --
What’s In It For Startup Founders
Grand Prize -- Get Accelerated: You could be the startup to get the opportunity to be accepted into LaunchpadLA -- one of the top startup accelerators in the country, and get funding via an equity crowdfunding raise with over 600 accredited investors on Crowdfunder.com.
Visibility for your Company: Build a community of supporters around your Company from Crowdfunder's growing social network. If you’re selected as a Finalist, you’ll get to present in front of a live audience of top leaders in the LA entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Learn How To Crowdfund Your Business: Get free tools and educational resources on Crowdfunder.com, attend a class on equity crowdfunding with Crowdfunder’s CEO at General Assembly (coming soon), and get investor insights during a live panel at the pitch event.
Meet Investor and Leaders in LA: CROWDFUNDxLA brings together the LA entrepreneurial ecosystem including top entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders and people doing great things to support entrepreneurship and local businesses in Los Angeles both online and in person networking.
CROWDFUNDxLA Judges Include:
  • Dave Travers            Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners, Venture Capital
  • David Siemer            Founder & Managing Director, Siemer & Associates
  • Jamie Kantrowitz    Investor, Mentor, Growth Hacker, Launchpad LA
  • Jay Turo                   CEO, Growthink
  • Jonathan Teo          General Partner, General Catalyst Partners
  • Krisztina Holly        Chair, World Economic Forum, Global Council for Fostering
  • Mark Mullen             Managing Partner, Mull Capital LLC
  • Sam Teller               Managing Director, Launchpad LA. Co-Founder, Charlie Ventures
  • Kris Bjornerud        Investment Director, Amplify.la.  Sr. Associate, Crosscut Ventures
  • Drew Baldwin         Executive Director at Social Media Week Los Angeles

Share CROWDFUNDxLA With Your Network
Share this incredible opportunity with your network, Startup Founders and Investors in the LA region & beyond, who you know would be interested to participate and attend the live event.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Because being a self-employed, successful entrepreneur is easier to achieve than you think and attending Daymond John’s Free event is the most important first step!
Nearly one million Americans go through some sort of job change or job loss every single month and more and more people are looking to entrepreneurship as the answer to their otherwise uncertain future. Unemployment is sky-high and finding a job that pays you what you are really worth seems nearly impossible. The days of working for a great company with great benefits until you retire with a pension that you can actually live on seem to be over.
The answer: Be your own boss!
If you have ever thought about being your own boss, but weren’t sure how to start or what business to start, you should attend Daymond’s Free workshop. Just bring your motivation and desire to become your own boss and let Daymond and his team do the rest.

Who will benefit:

If you fit into one of the following 4 categories, You will benefit and should attend:
  1. You want to be a successful entrepreneur but don’t have an idea for a business.
    • If this is you, you’re not alone and may be better off than you think.
    • Daymond’s team carefully researched all the businesses that are performing well in todays economy. Once they compiled this list, they narrowed it down to just a handful of businesses they feel give you the best opportunity for success.
    • At his 3-day hands on training, you will be given actual business models that you can start regardless of your access to capital.
    • Businesses you can start for under $1,000
    • Businesses you can start for under $5,000
    • Businesses that can generate $10,000+ per month with less than 3 employees!
    • Businesses you can start for under $10,000 and franchise.
  2. You want to be a successful entrepreneur and already have an idea for a business.
    • Daymond’s team will examine your business idea, give you the step-by-step process to get started, and make recommendations to increase your chance at success.
  3. You have a business that is currently struggling.
    • Daymond’s team will do a complete “Business Diagnosis” to help you locate the problem areas and give you solutions to increase your profit.
  4. Your business is doing well, but you need help getting it to the next level.
    • Daymond’s team has franchised existing single location businesses
    • Helped entrepreneurs expand with new locations.
    • Helped entrepreneurs more than double their revenue.
    • They will diagnose your business and give you a growth plan to follow.
 for a Free Daymond John event to see how he can help you!
 on Daymonds live 3-day hands on entrepreneur training.
Professional Training For Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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