Splitting Up California
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
I am a partial hater of California. The truth is Christmas in San Diego would seem about as standard as a nightmare, and I have traveled far too much to consider Southern California anything special. From the activist site SixCalifornias.com - "California needs a refresh.
A Path Forward in California!
AUGUST 23, 2016
A Path Forward in California! I’m even more thrilled today to announce the launch of a Path Forward program in California with six top tech companies — Go Daddy , Demandbase , CloudFlare , Coursera , Instacart and Zendesk.
In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast
JUNE 28, 2013
Last night Alison and I along with others were honored for environmental leadership by the California League of Conservation Voters. —— Alison and I both grew up on the East Coast but we’ve been fortunate to live in California for 30 years.
Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin
JUNE 22, 2016
The Bakersfield Californian reports Lightspeed has about 80 employees and most of […] The post Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Lightspeed Systems, which makes education software, announced plans to relocate all of its operations and employees from Bakersfield, Calif. to Austin.
Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California
How to Change the World
MAY 18, 2015
The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki. Cool Stuff Life Photos
California Marijuana Legalization Would Cause 'Sea Change' in Capital for Cannabis Startups
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Should California legalize recreational marijuana use this election, it will cause a flood of capital to enter the market for cannabis startups
California Fines Uber $7.3 Million
JULY 15, 2015
A judge ruled Wednesday that the ride-hailing company must pay for refusing to disclose certain information about its business practices
Google Fiber May Expand to Southern California and Kentucky Next
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
The Internet service is 100 times faster than existing web speeds
3 Electric Skateboard Startups Set to Cruise in California
OCTOBER 19, 2015
Here are three companies hell-bent on revolutionizing personal transportation
Startup Founders React to California's Proposed Drone Law
AUGUST 28, 2015
The law could have serious implications for drone operators and other startups hoping to use the unmanned vehicles for delivery purposes
Steve Jobs Was From California. Bill Gates Is From Washington. Here's how You Can Tell
MAY 7, 2016
Each is a perfect reflection of his home state
California's Millionaire Tax Helps Those in Need, But For How Long?
DECEMBER 21, 2016
It may be in California's best interest build an ironclad case to keep its Mental Health Services Act
Everyone Loves Tesla. Except California Car Dealers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
A California trade association complains, saying Tesla''s ads understate the price of the new Model S. CNCDA represents 1,100 new car and truck dealers in California. California lets manufacturers sell their own cars directly.
Google Self-Driving Car Crashes Into Bus on California Street
MARCH 1, 2016
No one was injured, according to an accident report the tech company wrote and submitted to the California Department of Motor Vehicles
California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado
Seth Levine's VC Adventure
MAY 1, 2012
California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.
Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1
JUNE 10, 2014
Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. That’s why developers on the California coast love farming.
What California Firefighters Can Teach About Thwarting Crises
AUGUST 5, 2015
You can learn a lot about preventing complex situations from spinning out of control by watching how teams of firefighters handle wildfires
High Times Moves Cannabis Cup to California After Troubles in Denver
MARCH 15, 2016
The largest annual event of the marijuana industry drew local backlash from elected officials in Colorado and is moving to California
JANUARY 27, 2011
In late February, I’m going to be moving to San Francisco to work in Bessemer’s Menlo Park office. Having lived in NYC for most of my life, the move is really bittersweet. On the bitter (read: sad) side, my life is in NYC.
California Could Have Driverless Cars by the End of the Year
MARCH 10, 2017
The new set of rules allows companies to put their road-ready cars on the market
Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine
APRIL 9, 2015
Like Douglas McGray , the CEO and EIC of California Sunday Magazine , a newly launched multiplatform magazine. Hunter Walk: So a few months back this amazing magazine called California Sunday started showing up monthly. How do you describe California Sunday to people and why does it exist? The California Sunday Magazine tells stories about people and culture and ideas in California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience.
7 Ways to Thrive as a Startup Outside of California and New York
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
You don''t have to live on the coasts to make it as an entrepreneur
Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2
JUNE 17, 2014
For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission. The California coast is a panorama of open farm fields and hundreds of miles of undeveloped land. Filed under: California Coastal Commission. California Coastal Commission
Why California Represents the Future of US Growth Potential
JANUARY 19, 2017
California's real economic performance over the last two years shows what is possible in modern America
Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Spearheads Pot Legalization Bid in California
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
The tech entrepreneur and investor is backing ballot language to make the sale of recreational marijuana legal in the state
Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia
APRIL 15, 2011
If you support the Startup Visa and are in the congressional district for Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), Darrell Issa (CA-49), or Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) I’d like to talk to you – please drop me an email. Startup Visa
Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California
OCTOBER 6, 2009
He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.
The California Software Company Powering Your Neighborhood Yoga Studio
MARCH 30, 2016
Mindbody is finding success by tapping the booming market of boutique fitness
California's Medical Marijuana Industry Will Be Tax-Free Until 2018
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Thanks to a missing date in the amendment's proposed law, medical marijuana will not be taxed until 2018
Walgreens Tells Theranos to Stop Using California Lab That's Under Scrutiny for Testing
JANUARY 28, 2016
The nation's largest drug store chain told the blood-testing startup on Thursday to only send tests to a certified lab in Phoenix that Theranos runs, or to an accredited third-party lab
Texas Wants California to Pass the Sriracha
APRIL 25, 2014
The hot sauce business is booming, but the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is resisting offers to lure the company away from its California home. Texas is trying to lure Huy Fong Foods, the Irwindale, California company that makes Sriracha hot sauce, but CEO David Tran isn''t budging.
[Video] TED Talk: Startups Aren’t Just For California
JUNE 15, 2012
Elizabeth Edwards, author of “ Startup: The Complete Handbook for Launching a Company for Less ” ( our review of the book here ), recently presented a talk at TEDxXavierUniversity about startups and venture funding.
California Protects User Names and Passwords
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Two California bills prohibit employers and universities from retrieving social media user names and passwords. California employers and universities can no longer request access to individual's social network accounts, as California's governor Jerry Brown signed into law yesterday.
New Rankings Reveal the Most Innovative States
JANUARY 7, 2016
Sorry, California: You just missed the top spot
California teen recognized with $10,000 scholarship for Zshred: Miniature skateboard business
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog
JULY 8, 2011
June 21, 2011 – In recognition of his work in becoming a leading seller of custom miniature skateboards in the United States, Dillon Morgan of Westlake Village, California, has been named the 2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation. In recognition of his achievements, Morgan has been awarded a $10,000 educational scholarship that will help defray the cost of his tuition at the University of Southern California.
Is California Next for the Legal Weed Industry?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
An advocacy group has begun efforts to bring legal marijuana to the Golden State by 2016
A Win for California's Chef Entrepreneurs
JANUARY 9, 2013
California's new Homemade Food Act went into effect this month, making it legal for entrepreneurs to sell food made at home. Looks like "foodpreneurs" in California got a huge boost from the state government.
Is California Losing Start-ups to Other States?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
A new study suggests the California dream may be starting to fade: The number of start-ups raising money in the state has been on the decline for years. But a recent report suggests that California might be losing its edge.
Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too)
MARCH 17, 2017
Suit alleges Google's confidentiality agreements and waivers are illegal in California
Tim Draper Wants to Break California Into Six States
DECEMBER 20, 2013
The venture capitalist plans to present a initiative to the California Attorney General to break the nation''s most populous state into six smaller ones--including a state of Silicon Valley. Think you could wrap your head around six different Californias?