Post by Steven Cox.
Needing to raise a Series A round for your startup? Join me at the San Diego Venture Group panel next Thursday: http://www.sdvg.org/seriesa/ September 19, 2013 7:00-9:00 am Hyatt La Jolla Much has been written about the “Series A crunch”. Yet entrepreneurs continue to bring home the cash. (Just follow the SDVG tweets for some examples!) Come […]
I caught this picture this evening as the sun cut through the clouds over the San Diego bay. The contrast between the overhanging clouds and the light was powerful for me. It reminded me that, in life, we have a choice of what to focus on. We can choose to focus on the dark […]
I closed my eyes like she asked me to, and held out my hands. She came over, kissed my cheek, and placed something at my fingertips. I felt thick, velvety paper, rolled up like a scroll. I opened my eyes to see a hand-made valentines card, complete with a ribbon and adorned with heart-felt thoughts […]
I was talking to a friend last night who was introducing me to a friend of his. Here’s how he described him: “Mike is an incredible human being. I want to be around him because he tries to add value to every interaction and to every person he can. I always feel better when I […]
Once a week, I send a fun question to everyone in the company to help us get to know each other. It’s part of building a great culture. Last week, we asked, “Do you have any great recipes you want to share with your teammates?” An here are all the answers. Enjoy these great recipes […]
When the fear of “things staying the same” exceeds the fear of “failure,” that’s when the magical stuff happens.
This month is an incredibly busy month for the team at TakeLessons. You can feel the added focus and pressure to get out a major software release on time. Here’s a note I sent to my peeps today. I thought it might encourage you to raise your game as well… Can you feel it? This […]
A friend of mine asked me to watch a presentation that he needed to give to 50-60 people on a business topic and give him some feedback. While he did good, I had a couple nuggets I’ve learned along the way that I was able to share with him. Here’s the write up of my […]
UCSD students – come hear a few stories and get some advice on building your own company. Hosted by Brant Cooper. Yours truly will also be participating. The mission of the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge is to foster community involvement and technological innovation by bringing multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and business-minded students together with […]
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple years, it’s how critical it is to get the right team in place. The right team is more costly, takes longer to attract, but it pays for itself in spades by a quicker velocity and overall growth. As we shift into a faster growth mode […]
Zach Sobiech is a 17yr old musician from Lakeland, MN that was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Through surgeries, therapies, and biopsies, and months of chemo, Zach has used music to stay strong. He wrote and performed this song as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. — […]
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Launchpad LA is coming to SD. Launchpad LA is ranked the #5 accelerator in the United States by Forbes, has the highest median funding rate of any accelerator in the world according to Seed-DB, and is described by PandoDaily as “the top accelerator in Southern California”. Graduates of the LaunchPad program have raised over $110M […]
I had a wonderful conversation a couple weeks ago with a good friend who is about 1,000 times more enlighted than I am. We spoke about life, love, joy, fear, and forgiveness. As we started speaking of forgiveness, I realized that I had some work to do here. There was parts of me that were […]
I heard a great quote today from Tim O’Reilly: “Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.”
My grandfather once told me,”Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, then it’s not the end. So keep moving.” Today, if things appear to be tough – an uphill battle – remember that the journey is long and filled with ups and downs. Things will be OK.