Author Archive: Espree Devora

TechZulu is excited to invite you on July 18, 2013 at 7pm, to a fireside chat with Krishna Gupta, Partner/CEO of Sortfolio, which he recently acquired from 37Signals. Krishna will be interviewed by our very own Espree Devora, known as “the Girl who Gets it Done” and creator of SaveBusinessTime. Krishna will share his experience on “What Makes a Startup Attractive for Acquisition”

Article after article points out that Los Angeles is on its way to becoming one of the most robust startup communities in the United States. We have seen this growth first hand, and are always impressed by the community’s appetite for learning new age technical skills. A class we produce here at General Assembly called “Intro to the LA Startup Community”, has turned into a series, each time presented by a different prominent person in the startup ecosystem providing a unique perspective on the tech scene in LA.

For about 50 years, (…cough M)Ad Men, or marketing and sales individuals, have been the kings of organizational hierarchy … and then came the Internet of things and engineers took over the throne. Yet, winter is always coming for a startup and thus a new breed has arisen from the ashes and honed a new set of skills, the Growth Hacker.

Excellent customer service isn’t just something that happens from company to consumer. Customer service starts within a company. We all know about Zappos customer culture and their willingness to stay on a call with a customer for up to 10 hours. This article is to shine a digital light on a few other companies who have “WOWED” me and their secret sauce to create long term impact that makes at least my day a little bit easier, making me excited to share these companies with everyone I know.

TechZulu is excited to invite you on April 24, 2013 at 7pm, to a fireside chat with Cameron Olthuis, VP of Search and Social Strategies at CBS Interactive. Cameron will be interviewed by our very own Espree Devora, known as “the Girl who Gets it Done” and creator of SaveBusinessTime. Cameron will share his experience on Search and Social Strategies for Start ups.

Clay Collins is the Co-Founder of LeadBrite, a profitable and bootstrapped SAAS startup that’s doubled in revenue almost every month since its inception in May of 2012. Clay is known for preselling his company’s software products before developing them, making the presold product profitable long before a cent is invested in development.

Gimme – Local businesses can offer exclusive deals on their receipts

Ever looked at a grocery store receipt and saw a coupon? We all have. But how often have we actually used those coupons? Probably never. Most times the discounted products have nothing to do with our interests.

After developing a website, web application or software the last thing we want is for our golden users that were so tough to attract in the first place to have a sluggish experience. GraphDat helps streamline the process of maintaining quick and reliable server performance.

Being an entrepreneur is scary. Every day we have to make decisions we don’t know are right or wrong and most times we just do our best to trust our gut. Then people like Kevin Winston storm into a city like Superman to save the day and make all our lives just a little bit easier. That’s what Kevin’s conference, Silicon Beach Fest (SBF), did for Los Angeles entrepreneurs.

Many people in business think they need to cheat and lie to gain wealth. They call it negotiations, marketing, positioning… Call it what you will, but it has forever been against my moral integrity to be anything other than transparent and forthright. Being a top business woman has been my dream since I was a child watching my parents grow their own businesses. It’s sad that several times I’ve felt forced to question my moral integrity wondering if being this way would hold me back from truly being ‘successful’.