Splitting Up California


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.

In Defense of Unreasonableness – Saving the California Coast

Steve Blank

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.

A Path Forward in California!


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.

USC Village is the largest development in the history of the University of Southern California

YFS Magazine

million-sf expansion to the University of Southern California campus and marks the largest development project in the university’s history. The recently completed USC Village brings a 15-acre, 1.25

Lightspeed Systems Moves Operations from California to Austin


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.

Surprise! Apple's First Self-Driving Car Is on the Road in California

Inc Startups

Apple uses a Lexus RX450h and off-the-shelf parts after abandoning plans to build a car from scratch. Innovate

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave. With this passage, California becomes the first state in the Union to require all employers, regardless of size, to offer sick leave to its employees. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR.

Legal Cannabis Entrepreneurs in California Get a Rude Awakening: A Thriving Black Market

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Recreational marijuana in California became legal on January 1, but entrepreneurs could be thwarted by its many illegal players.

California Fines Uber $7.3 Million

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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

Inc Startups

The Internet service is 100 times faster than existing web speeds

California Marijuana Legalization Would Cause 'Sea Change' in Capital for Cannabis Startups

Inc Startups

Should California legalize recreational marijuana use this election, it will cause a flood of capital to enter the market for cannabis startups

3 Electric Skateboard Startups Set to Cruise in California

Inc Startups

Here are three companies hell-bent on revolutionizing personal transportation

Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

Steve Blank

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.

Alphabet's Life Science Division Verily Is Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes in California

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The plan is to fight certain mosquito populations with bacteria-infected mosquitoes that won't bite humans. Technology

Startup Founders React to California's Proposed Drone Law

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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

Inc Startups

Each is a perfect reflection of his home state

Everyone Loves Tesla. Except California Car Dealers

Inc Startups

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

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No one was injured, according to an accident report the tech company wrote and submitted to the California Department of Motor Vehicles

LeakLink Raises $10 Million to Expand Wholesale Marijuana Platform to California

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LeafLink, a software platform that hosts marijuana sales, is expanding to California's regulated marijuana market as the state gears up for adult-use January 1, 2018.

California's Millionaire Tax Helps Those in Need, But For How Long?

Inc Startups

It may be in California's best interest build an ironclad case to keep its Mental Health Services Act

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

Steve Blank

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

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

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.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

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.

What California Firefighters Can Teach About Thwarting Crises

Inc Startups

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

Inc Startups

The largest annual event of the marijuana industry drew local backlash from elected officials in Colorado and is moving to California

California Dreamin'


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.

7 Ways to Thrive as a Startup Outside of California and New York

Inc Startups

You don''t have to live on the coasts to make it as an entrepreneur

Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia

Feld Thoughts

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

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Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Spearheads Pot Legalization Bid in California

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The tech entrepreneur and investor is backing ballot language to make the sale of recreational marijuana legal in the state

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


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.

Why California Represents the Future of US Growth Potential

Inc Startups

California's real economic performance over the last two years shows what is possible in modern America

Inside the California Tax Incentive That Could Save Both You (And Kevin Durant) Money

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Two California tech companies, in which Kevin Durant invests, are missing out on tax credits and incentives.

California Could Have Driverless Cars by the End of the Year

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The new set of rules allows companies to put their road-ready cars on the market

Walgreens Tells Theranos to Stop Using California Lab That's Under Scrutiny for Testing

Inc Startups

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

Inc Startups

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.

The California Software Company Powering Your Neighborhood Yoga Studio

Inc Startups

Mindbody is finding success by tapping the booming market of boutique fitness

[Video] TED Talk: Startups Aren’t Just For California


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

Inc Startups

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.

California's Medical Marijuana Industry Will Be Tax-Free Until 2018

Inc Startups

Thanks to a missing date in the amendment's proposed law, medical marijuana will not be taxed until 2018

New Rankings Reveal the Most Innovative States

Inc Startups

Sorry, California: You just missed the top spot