Business

Valuation. You know you need one. Annually. What you may not know is that it really does matter who performs your valuation. There are a lot of valuation companies out there, so I know many entrepreneurs are tempted to just shop around until they find the lowest price, but this is a mistake.

Peer-to-peer marketplace where locals offer experiences including tours, dining at local homes, and activities to travelers, Withlocals, is making its final preparations for the beta launch of local travel experiences for small groups of local hosts and travelers in South Asia, after raising $500,000 in funding from Greenhouse Group mid September.

Forget checks, ATMs and money transfer services, Square has introduced Square Cash; a service that allows users to send money in form of an email, a move set to make peer-to-peer money lending and eCommerce simpler for everyone.

Honestly fundraising can oftentimes feel like you’re navigating a minefield: one false step and the money blows up! That’s why you need to be clear on what you’re looking for, where to look for it, and what you need to get it.

Freelancing is a tough gig for many writers. Pitching stories and getting your name out to various companies and editors requires a lot of work. It is also a problem for editors who are looking for the right writer. This is where Assignmint comes in. Assignmint is a web-based platform to list freelancing work for employers and help writers find the right freelance job for them and standardizes the paperwork between the two parties. TechZulu catches up with the founder of Assignmint, Jeff Koyen, as he talks about Assignmint, freelance, and LA startups.

In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Fiber is a genius long-term strategic play. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. To understand that assertion, let’s observe how and when Google encroached on each layer of the technology value chain required to access any web service.

TechZulu is happy to announced that we will be bringing you all the action live from the GLAZED Conference Monday, September 30th starting at 9AM. A Glass and Wearable Platform Business Thought Leadership Symposium

“The Silicon Beach movement is the future of the Los Angeles tech area – tech, mobility, digital content, entrepreneurship, etc. I wanted to connect LA’s incredible entrepreneurs with the larger business community and with the resources of USC.”

Marketing your startup can be one of the most daunting tasks an entrepreneur faces on their journey to world domination. Let’s face it– between finalizing your product for launch and working with developers to get the site or app up (or maybe you are a developer yourself), a marketing strategy, big or small, can feel like a bad hangover the same morning you need to go into work. Just make it go away…

CallFire creates simple text and voice platforms for businesses to use to reach their customers. CallFire’s growth has been tremendous: surpassing the 200,000 user mark, reaching the 200 million campaign mark for executing calls and texts campaigns, and a 100% growth in the past 12 months. Born on the shores of Santa Monica, California, the company is taking its beta-tested Cv3 platform out into the public today.