Crain’s LA spotlights EOY Greater Los Angeles finalists and their Venice experience

Two EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Los Angeles finalist companies, inMarket and StackCommerce, sat down with Crain’s to share their unique experiences establishing headquarters in the eclectic and diverse LA neighborhood known as “Silicon Beach.” In 2011, Venice was known more for skateboards than startups and Snapchat. But, that year, Google leased 100,000 square feet of space in Venice to relocate from Santa Monica. Dollar Shave Club would soon begin shipping razors from a Venice garage.

 
“Venice brought us The Doors in the ’60s, and in the early 1900s Venice was like Disneyland. It’s always been a place for new things, entrepreneurs who are pushing forward, rulebreakers rather than rule followers,” said Todd Dipaola, CEO of inMarket. “That’s always attracted me to Venice.”

Read the full article: Venice’s laid-back vibes still draw startups to the beach (Crain’s LA)

Todd Dipaola, CEO of inMarket.

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |

EY’s Scott Porter’s “If I Knew Then” featured in Crain’s

EY’s Scott Porter is a partner and the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director in Los Angeles. As an advisory partner, Scott Porter works with public and privately-held companies in the media, entertainment and technology sectors. In the latest “If I Knew Then” feature from Crain’s, Porter talks about the lesson that had the most impact on his professional life.

“Early on, I thought networking should happen overnight, and I didn’t really understand that those relationships take time. And time is my most valuable asset, as well as the most valuable asset of others. It’s not just me who is having to invest my time in getting to know somebody and building that relationship. I didn’t recognize that I was asking the other side to do the same thing—to invest their time, which is scarce, in building a relationship with me.”

Read the full article: If I Knew Then… Scott Porter (Crain’s)

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Built in LA highlights TaskUs as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Winners in this week’s Tech Roundup

TaskUs, the leader in business processing outsourcing, was recently announced as a winner in the business services category at the 31st Annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards in the Greater Los Angeles region. Winners were announced in a black-tie event on June 15th at the Beverly Hilton.

“It’s been an honor to be recognized among so many of LA’s inspiring business leaders,” said Jaspar Weir, Co-Founder and President of TaskUs. “Our vision was to bring the appeal and opportunity associated with tech companies to the backend staff. This award solidifies our belief that businesses will do good by doing good.”

Read the full article: Tech roundup: EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners announced and more. (Built in LA)

EY announces its Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winners for the Greater Los Angeles region

EY has announced its eight winners for the 31st annual Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. The event took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Greater Los Angeles Region Award recipients are:

24Hr HomeCare | David Allerby, Co‐Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Ryan Iwamoto, Co‐Founder and Chief Marketing Officer; and Tyner Brenneman‐Slay, Co‐Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Direct Relief | Thomas Tighe, President and Chief Executive Officer
HATCHBEAUTY Products | Tracy Holland, Co‐Founder and Chief Executive Officer
KabaFusion | Dr. Sohail Masood, President and Chief Executive Officer
TaskUs | Bryce Maddock, Co‐Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Jaspar Weir, Co‐Founder and President
TrackR | Chris Herbert, Co‐Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Christian Johan Smith, Co‐Founder and President
Xencor | Bassil Dahiyat, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President
Yamibuy | Alex Zhou, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

These entrepreneurs now join the ranks of 31 years of winners. As a group, the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Region award winners have made a significant mark on innovation and the economy. Collectively, this year’s award recipients employ more than 14,000 people and earned annual revenues of $1.3 billion.

Read the full announcement: EY Announces Winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Greater Los Angeles Region Awards

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |