Heal Joins List of Silicon Beach Notables to Address Provisors’ Silicon Beach 2

I am the Assistant Group Leader and Program Chair of Provisors’ Silicon Beach 2 group. Provisors is a networking organization of trusted advisers that has regional and industry tailored groups across California and elsewhere.  The Silicon Beach 2 group is made up of service providers focused on serving technology companies particularly in Silicon Beach. Meetings are…

Snapchat Soars in IPO, So What Exactly is It?

What is Snapchat?   Snapchat History Snapchat begain in 2011 when co-founder Evan Spiegel floated the idea as a final project for a product design class at Stanford University.  In its first blog post, Siegel explained Snapchat isn’t about capturing the traditional Kodak moment. It’s about communicating with the full range of human emotion—not just what…

Silicon Beach Unites in Opposition to Muslim Travel Ban

More than 300 Silicon Beach business leaders have signed a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind his controversial executive order temporarily barring entry to travelers from seven predominately Muslim countries. The letter was initiated by a group of female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles including VCs Dana Settle, co-founder and partner at Greycroft Partners,…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…

Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate

    Highlights from Silicon Beach Congressional Debate May 22, 2014  (Link) Four of the leading candidates to replace the retiring Henry Waxman in California’s 33rd Congressional District discussed their views on tech issues with me on Cyber Law and Business Report: (i) Elan Carr (R) – a gang prosecutor with the LA County District Attorney’s Office; …

Silicon Beach Congressional Debate Gaining Traction

Silicon Beach Debate Gaining Traction In Henry Waxman’s first term, Microsoft and Apple were founded and the Internet was just a research project.  As the legendary Congressman steps down, his district is now home to the third-largest technological hub in the nation known as Silicon Beach.Historically, the tech community has had little interest in the political…

Congratulations to Team Rubicon on a Successful IPO

CROSSING THE HUDSON, RUBICON PROJECT HAS SUCCESSFUL IPO On Tuesday, the Rubicon Project (NYS: RUBI) raised approximately $!00 million with its initial public offering that was seen as not only a validation for the company and its founder Frank Addante, but also for the ad tech industry as a whole. Rubicon’s success begins with its founder, who…

Ocean Ave: Latest Buzz on Silicon Beach

The Latest Buzz on Silicon Beach Silicon Beach continues to get a lot of buzz both locally and across the country. The third Silicon Beach Fest has been set for June 18-21, 2014.  Below is the promo for SB2. L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm According to Built in Los Angeles,…

Silicon Beach Fest: Startups and Celebs

Silicon Beach Fest, the four-day tech and entertainment festival, promoting the fast-growing entrepreneurial community in the greater Los Angeles area, got into full gear today.  One panel of note was the discussion of Start Ups and Celebrities which outlined the number of ways celebrities can boost a startup from credibility, followers and capital.  This comes…