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.

How to Be Smarter than Your Investors – Continuous Customer Discovery

Steve Blank

As a bonus it meant the 1,400 aerial applicator companies could be a potential distribution channel partner. We’re now piloting our application with Tree Farmers in California and working with crop specialists at U.C.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 28: Magdalena Yesil and Michael Mondavi

Steve Blank

Michael Mondavi , founder and coach of Folio Fine Wine Partners. In Silicon Valley for three decades, spent eight years as a partner at US Venture Partners. In 2004, he launched Folio Fine Wine Partners with his wife Isabel and their children, Rob, Jr.

Why The Next Generation of Online Video Companies Will be Vertical

Both Sides of the Table

In the online world the ecosystem is being fragmented into those that primarily produce content (Mitu, Vice, BuzzFeed) and those who primarily distribute it: YouTube, Amazon, Netflix, Yahoo!,

Take Advantage of a New Trend: Big Business Looks to Small to Innovate

Up and Running

One recent development has been that larger companies are now looking at small innovative companies in a new light — as potential partners in developing new products, processes and services. Sometimes it’s the smaller business that has more freedom to innovate.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

billion by Cisco and the only winter that can be found is at the ski resorts following California’s epic snowy and rainy January.

A new field guide for entrepreneurs of all stripes

Startup Lessons Learned

Differences in how people are reached, their expectations of the buying process, how their trust is earned, the price point they’ll accept, what distribution methods are most efficient, the messaging that attracts them -- all these factors (and more) may represent different sub-segments.

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4 Steps to Making Your Next Great Idea a Reality

Up and Running

They collaborated with Haloplate, a parking lot management company based in California. After a product is designed and ready to be manufactured, it still takes a lot of time and money before it can be distributed and sold.”. Image credit: Yvonne Martinez. Congratulations!

LinkedIn Wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Inc Startups

Co-founder and executive chairman Hoffman, who is also a partner at Greylock Partners, the venture capital firm that led a $10 million funding round in LinkedIn in 2004, started the company in 2002 in his living room.

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How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees

The part that I’d like to zero in on is when you’ve got a high growth company what are some of the best practices out there to distribute equity to the founders, advisors, and employees? Below is an example of how some companies may approach distributing equity to employees.

Welcome to SBA Ventures LLC.

Inc Startups

The first licensee is Hatteras Venture Partners, of Durham, North Carolina. And nearly 70 percent of that money went to companies in just three states: California, Massachusetts, and New York.

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7 Tips for Building Your Lean Team

Startup Lessons Learned

and Union College found that what they label the “c factor” (another term for collective intelligence) is correlated with “the average social sensitivity of group members, the equality in distribution of conversational turn-taking, and the proportion of females in the group.” This is an idea that Courtney Hemphill, partner at Carbon Five, calls reversible risk. Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Think big. Start small. Scale fast.”

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Meet the Grand Prize Entrepreneurs of the BEC Boost

Up and Running

” Michelle and her business partner Andrew Ekelem are the founders of Chariot Mobility, a company dedicated to updating the manual wheelchair to a low-profile, efficient and ergonomic chair that better serves the needs of its users.

The Small Business Content Marketing Paradox

crowdSPRING Blog

If we zoom even further, we see that the strongest interest in content marketing is found in two major startup markets – the East Coast and California. create a strategy and implement tactics to distribute and promote your content. from Velocity Partners.

Ecosystem for success: the key ingredients to attract an early-stage investor

The Startup Magazine

I therefore value business partners who share my values and vision, and who don’t just see me as an investor, but as a member of the team. Only one in ten startups succeed.

Mike Michalowicz’s Net Worth

Mike Michalowicz

With a partner, I built and sold my second company to a Fortune 500 in about two and a half years. The money from the sale went into a temporary bank account my partner and I set up. (We We then wrote out our distributions from there, on the bank starter checks.

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35 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


I sat down with my partner and we brainstormed the name for our business. Instead, my producing partner suggester Corner Piece, Because we’re the piece you need to get everything started. My business partner Isaac and I came up with the name Baby K’tan.

Who Wins ARPA-E Grants?

Secret Formula

Grant winners may be a single organization (like “GE Research”) or, more commonly, a consortium with a single prime contractor and one or more subcontractors (like “Applied Materials partnered with A123Systems and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab”).

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Startup Resources

free, distributed source code control management system. Mark Suster GRP Partners Advice. Philippe Botteri, Bessemer Venture Partners. Their Partners all come from industry, where each has held senior level executive positions delivering industry-leading products.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit When youve bootstrapped a business where youre not drawing a salary and depleting whatever savings you have, thats one of the very difficult things to do," says Toby Stuart, a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. California. California. Facebook.

What Do Microsoft, Tim Ferriss, Donald Trump and Katy Perry Have In Common? by Yaro Starak

Now, if you think about it, Microsoft did a joint venture with IBM, and leveraged their mass distribution and deep market penetration to reach the entire industry while getting paid for it. Today, Microsoft is Microsoft not because of some marketing campaigns, but only because of their ability to command the distribution through multiple mediums in multiple markets consistently. Her first music video for this album, “California Gurls”, featured Snoop Dogg.

How to Start a Farm: Your Complete Guide to Success

Up and Running

What if, as you’re getting ready to harvest your first batch, you then find out that all the demand for passion fruit is centered in Southern California, and not in Miami like you thought? Your day begins before the sun has even risen.

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

Over time, though, military spending wound down and many large aerospace and military companies left Southern California. For the last couple of years, I’ve been investing in startups as a partner at Mucker, while spending a lot of time in the Valley working with potential co-investors and partners. My partner Erik Rannala has had a similar experience, having worked as a VC at Harrison Metal before moving down to LA to co-found our seed stage venture firm.

Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

In this case, a simple distribution of overall search traffic and the amount that is coming via paid search. For each category, you need to partner with your creative teams on ad content, with your marketing team for ad targeting. It shows Traffic Share and distribution of the share.

Why Do Entrepreneurs Love Boulder?

Inc Startups

In 2010, the city had six times more high-tech start-ups per capita than the nation''s average, according to an August 2013 study by the Kauffman Foundation--and twice as many per capita as runner-up San Jose-Sunnyvale in California. Answer: clean air, clean living and lots of cash to invest.

Finding Innovation in One of the World's Oldest Businesses

Inc Startups

This year Erenzo estimates Tuthilltown will sell close to 60,000 bottles of whiskey and make $3 million in sales through its onsite shop, farmers’ markets, and a distribution network.

Fast Growth in a Slow Economy: 5 Case Studies

Inc Startups

It's a very painful and difficult thing to do," says Curnutte, whose firm, Tortola Partners, acquired a stake in Allen Printing. So Barrett Distribution hired an outside company to survey its customers. Koulopoulos tries to mitigate that by carefully vetting would-be partners.

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 8: Key Resources, Activities and Expense Model

Steve Blank

This week they were testing their hypotheses about Partners. Partners are the external companies whose product or service combines with your Value Proposition to create a complete customer solution or “whole product&# to satisfy customers.

The Quest to Be the Biggest Little Hometown Brewery

Inc Startups

Generally speaking, that happened because many entrepreneurs were hobbyists who didn''t have the sales distribution background to know how to get their beer into the market. Volume requires distribution. L.A.''s s Golden Road Brewing Company makes wildly successful brews.

Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Reality Check

Inc Startups

He has a personal assistant in California handling his day-to-day affairs, and he alerted the founders of the companies he advises that he would be unreachable. His co-investors include Digg founder Kevin Rose (now a partner at Google Ventures),

Business Strategy Plan: How to Tilt the Game in Your Favor

Growthink Blog

As an example, I pretty much love all the beers created by Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma, California. Often this is done through alliances with strategic partners and other opportunities for synergy.

Book Review: But What If We’re Wrong?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

There is no centralized information, so every idea has the same potential for distribution and acceptance. A man had attacked a female police officer with a hammer and was shot by the policewoman’s partner.

Startup Tools

Blogs (VC): Antonio Rodriguez [link] – A very technical VC at Matrix partners who can actually code.

How Tender Greens Turns Top Chefs Into Fast-Food Cooks

Inc Startups

Tender Greens Culber City, California -1977Company founded -$10The approximate price Carpenter''s first Snurfer, a surfboard made for the snow -845Number of employees worldwide, 348 of them in the U.S. -35%Burton Oberholtzer and his partners teach them how to be entrepreneurs.

How to Be Smarter Than Your Investors: Continuous Customer Discovery

Inc Startups

As a bonus it meant the 1,400 aerial applicator companies could be a potential distribution channel partner. We’re now piloting our application with tree farmers in California and working with crop specialists at U.C.

Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times

Inc Startups

Our distribution centers are in California, and we could distribute from Mexico, but the security issues in Mexico" outweighed the value of outsourcing there, Kline says. Managing an international supply chain is getting riskier.

The GoPro Army

Inc Startups

Nick Woodman and I are strapped into the cockpit of a vintage racecar on a winding, narrow road in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, taking cliff-side turns at 60 miles per hour and rocketing up to 100 on the straightaways. Broadcast is the distribution of that content to an audience.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

The round, which was participated in by Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Accolade Partners, among others, brings the company’s total financing to date to $68.5 Chill Direct: Direct to fan content distribution. Pando Daily. PandoMonthly. Video. PandoDigest. About. Search.

TV & Video Are Hooking Up

Inc Startups

Wood's company, Roku, which is based in Saratoga, California, sells set-top boxes that stream online movies and shows to customers' TV sets. Roku players now include some 550 free and premium video, music, and game channels from partners such as HBO, Disney, Pandora, and Major League Baseball.