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…

Startups Can’t Afford To Ignore Government

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_contributor_byline slug=”clara-brenner”][tc_contributor_byline slug=”julie-lein”] Last week, California threatened Uber with license suspension for failing to comply with state laws. Last month, Santa Monica banned Airbnb vacation rentals. But in spite of regulatory challenges faced by companies like Airbnb and Uber, entrepreneurs still act like government isn’t an issue. After all, startups are disruptors, and government…

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…

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley (in HuffPost)

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley   June 11, 2012 As in past years, the Sixth Tech Policy Summit held in serene Napa Valley highlights the very Silicon Valley-Washington divide which it seeks to bridge. While the SOPA fight, the passage of the CROWDFUND Act and greater tech engagement on Capitol Hill are…