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,…

Exodus From Silicon Valley?

Exodus From Silicon Valley? A report from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on Silicon Valley competitiveness has caused quite a stir despite a number of positive findings for the region: Innovation industry jobs increased by 7 percent in 2014, with Silicon Valley leading the way as 25 percent of its total jobs are in innovation industries – the…

Business Insider Lists Hot LA, SF and NY Startups

Business Insider Lists Hot  LA, SF and NY Startups Business Insider recently published its list of Hot Startups in Silicon Beach (LA), Silicon Valley (SF) and Silicon Alley (New York).  I was glad to see that the list include Tapiture whose CEO John Ellis is a former colleague of mine from ValueClick. Among the Startups were: Acorns…

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…