CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners - a go to resource here in LA for recruiting C-level positions at startups - was nice enough to compile some data again this year (see last year's Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data ). You can also enter salary and equity data to see where you stand.

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Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches


This includes links to CTO Salary and Equity Trends, Technology Roles in Startups , Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor , Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup , Hiring a CTO for Your Startup and many others.

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How Startups are Disrupting Financial Technology

David Teten

It was very worthwhile, a chance to connect primarily with other investors (mostly public markets/private equity), and a range of other people (media, tech, academics, etc.) I definitely recommend attending if you have the chance. Financial Services Los Angeles

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup


Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I have a great network of fellow CTOs, especially in the Los Angeles area.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup


Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I have a great network of fellow CTOs, especially in the Los Angeles area.

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American Apparel rejects takeover bid from Hagan - Silver Creek


Earlier this week, the Los Angeles-based company received a $300 million bid from a group of investors who are backing the return of Dov Charney. Hagan Capital Group and Silver Creek Capital Partners said their proposal included $90 million of new equity and a $40 million term loan, and backs a business plan from Charney, who was fired as chief executive in December 2014.

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup


The bad news is that Finding Developers is Tough Here in Los Angeles and even people willing to pay have a hard time finding Web Development in Los Angeles. I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup.

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The Top 10 Sources of Early-Stage Money

Inc Startups

There are credit cards and home equity loans. And, when you’re ready for it, there’s angel funding. Tech Coast Angels Another sign of Los Angeles''s increasingly impressive startup scene. Central Texas Angel Network It was fourth last year as well.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

I think that’s in part due to market conditions being favorable to venture capital and in part it’s due to the significant uptick in Los Angeles as a major tech hub in the US.

Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next

Both Sides of the Table

I had been hanging around Klout for a year and many of my friends had angel funded the company and were champions. So I was delighted that he was recently in Los Angeles and I had a chance to have one of our typical private meetings but this time we did it with a camera on.

Accelerator vs. Incubator: What’s the Difference?

Inc Startups

I asked Paul Bricault, cofounder of Amplify , a Los Angeles-based accelerator, to define them. “An accelerator takes single-digit chunks of equity in externally developed ideas in return for small amounts of capital and mentorship.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


His goal was to find a programmer who would come in as an early partner and work as an Equity-Only Developer. At that point, you can't really just try to find someone to build it on the side, do equity only, etc.

Fresh Lawsuit: American Apparel (From WWD)


The filing is timely as the local market reels from last week’s mass layoffs at American Apparel that involved 2,400 jobs cut at the Los Angeles firm. The lender committee combined holds 80 percent of American Apparel’s debt, more than 90 percent of the equity and controls American Apparel’s board. The firm said it challenged why the Los Angeles factory remained open, pointing out weekly losses.

Zachary Bogue And Matt Ocko Launch Data Collective, An Early Stage Fund For Big Data Startups


She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, majoring in Writing and Art, and moved to New York City shortly after graduation to work in the Media industry. After four years of living in New York and attending courses at New York University, she returned to Los Angeles in. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets. Digital Cameras. Laptops. Headphones.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

There’s a guy in Los Angeles that I met at several tech networking events. He wanted to know how to get started and “Could I intro him to a couple of local angels?&# One night after a DealMaker Media event we got 20 minutes together after the event ended.

How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

Got a question for one of the angel investors mentioned below? Today is Ask an Angel day! Tips from real angel investors about how to impress them and stand out from the crowd. Many angels are entrepreneurs themselves, or executives and business or community leaders.

PitchU Through Online Video With VenCorps And Kauffman Foundation


Monthly winners walk away with the cash without any catch – no equity is expected. You can check them out in New York, Boston, Tampa, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


His goal was to find a programmer who would come in as an early partner and work as an Equity-Only Developer. At that point, you can't really just try to find someone to build it on the side, do equity only, etc.

Case Study: Tea of a Kind

Inc Startups

That's what Don Park kept asking himself during his flight back to Los Angeles from Germany. He also brought on three consultants to head business development and finance; they agreed to work for free in exchange for the opportunity to earn equity.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

We’re a national venture capital investment firm but with our roots firmly in Los Angeles. You don’t have unlimited equity to dole out. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead.

27 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


million+ company, with 60+ team members doing tours in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles.”. We do home equity funds without interest or monthly payments in exchange for sharing in the future upside/downside of home values. Each business has a story.

8 Tips To Get the Most Out of Your Investors and Board

Both Sides of the Table

In addition to helping manage the board Chris also helps represent the interests of the angel investors / common stock holders. Oh, and did I mention: Roger – NYC, Rob/Rory – NorCal, Nick/Chris – London & me – Los Angeles.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – February 2012

VC Cafe

through its GE Healthymagination Fund, an equity fund of GE Capital and GE Healthcare.

How To Launch a Startup and Avoid Ending-up in Jail

Scott Edward Walker

As I discussed in my recent post “ How To Hire a Superstar Engineer for Your Startup ,” startups may not give employees “sweat equity” in lieu of any ongoing cash payment/salary; nor may startups defer wages and other compensation.

How to Convince a Big Brand to Partner With You

Inc Startups

We''ve actually identified influencers in an industry that we want to go after and then ask them to help us and we incentivize them in some capacity with a business deal with us and we give up a small piece of equity or some kind of commission on sales," he says.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

Both Sides of the Table

In Los Angeles we don’t have “patron technology companies&# that are big enough to matter – we’re still hoping to see them emerge. Local Angel Community / Recycled Capital. Perhaps somebody needs to organize it a bit better to go into more angel deals.

4 Ways to Get a Celebrity Endorsement

Inc Startups

Offer Equity Barc, a line of male skincare products, reached a deal with star NFL running back Reggie Bush this March in which he agreed to be the face of the brand for an undisclosed stake in the company. In 2001, Uri Minkoff and his wife were at a party in Los Angeles.

Statement By Dov Charney Regarding American Apparel Bankruptcy Ruling


LOS ANGELES, Jan. Since relocating American Apparel to Los Angeles in the late 1990's from South Carolina I was bucking conventional wisdom by trying to preserve American manufacturing jobs and keep apparel manufacturing in the United States. In December 2014, a private equity firm offered $1.30-$1.40

What's Really Going on With Crowdfunding

Inc Startups

Released by Massolution, a Los-Angeles based business that does crowd-sourcing for enterprises, the research was quite bullish about the future of the crowdfunding model: "This indicates a maturing of the market, especially as the crowdfunding models are picking up traction among start-ups."

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Mike Michalowicz’s Net Worth

Mike Michalowicz

I sold the first company I founded, a computer technology integrator, to private equity in 2002. The Angel of Death. I called myself an angel investor. That’s when I realized I sucked at being an angel investor. That’s when I knew I was really the angel of death.

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The Impending Explosion of the Internet

Inc Startups

The Back Story The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit private organization that took the onerous task of managing the Internet over from the U.S.

Breaking Free of No Man’s Land

Growthink Blog

I had the great fortune recently to lead a change management assignment for a large, urban hospital here in Los Angeles where Mr. Charlie Munger - Warren Buffet''s famed partner at Berkshire Hathaway – is Executive Chairman. And, as they do, companies break free of No Man’s Land and recapture the promise and excitement of the business'' earliest days, but now with the cash flows and equity value that makes all of the hard work worthwhile.

[Event][Singapore] 2015 Battlehack


Launched in January this year, individual Battlehack competitions will be held in cities like Melbourne, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Berlin and many others, and developers can enter as individuals or as a team – or even team up randomly onsite – to compete in the 24-hour event.

How to Land a Celebrity Co-founder

Inc Startups

Mastering the pitch When Mehta started 12Society, he was very much a Los Angeles outsider, so he knew it'd be even harder to get his message across to celebrity agents. True as that might be, all is not lost for entrepreneurs outside Los Angeles, Lee says.

Mandatory Redeemable Preferred - Equity Not Debt, According to IRS

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Press of K&L Gates LLP Original Title: IRS Issues Private Letter Ruling on Debt/Equity Treatment Under Liberalized Ruling Procedures Introduction. The classification of a financial instrument as debt or equity is a fundamental, recurring question under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").?On It was crucial to the Fund's operation as a RIC, because dividends with respect to equity issued by a RIC?-?as By Thomas F. Joyce and Theodore L.

The 10 Best Real Estate Schools Compared: Meet the Winner!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

University of Southern California Los Angeles, California $50,210 The university has a 91% 6 year graduation rate. The Center also has the REIT fund which is a student managed investment fund allowing students to gain real life experience in the real estate trust equity services.

Kiosked Raises €5.2 Million as they begin Pushing 'Smart Content' into Mobile Advertising


The round of funding was led by Kevin Wall of Craton Equity Partners, who will also join Kiosked’s Board of Directors, and John Lindfors, Partner at Digital Sky Technologies. Kiosked now has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Singapore, and has tripled in the last twelve months.

Don't Run Out of Cash: 3 Growth-Company Case Studies

Inc Startups

He hired salespeople, who, in turn, added cities quickly, including Orlando, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City. When the light turns yellow, Phunware turns to a working capital line of credit, asset-backed loans, bridge financing, or equity funding.

Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

The most interesting company to present was The Coop , a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in Los Angeles. As O’Leary said, this isn’t an equity investment.

Shout Out to Seth Levine, or the In-N-Out burger startup

Scalable Startup

Currently Los Angeles is in what could be a startup renaissance or an apocalypse, dependent on how long the hype goes on. Shout Out to Seth Levine – Seth Levine’s VC Adventure – “I’m getting sick of the bull$%!^” ” [link].