5 LinkedIn Changes You Need to Make Today

In job-searching, making connections with business acquaintances, and following the steps industry leaders take to grow their brands, I’ve found myself spending more and more time on LinkedIn. Users on the site seem to fall into one of two clear categories: professionals who have created accounts on LinkedIn and professionals who actually use the accounts they have created – and you don’t want to be the former. Here are 5 LinkedIn changes you need to make to your profile today to show that you are active, ambitious, and have the skills and experience to back up that ambition.

1. Add a personal touch to your profile summary.

The first of the LinkedIn changes you need to make is to your profile summary. This is the section that appears right below your name, photograph, and job title. First impressions are tough, and, functioning as an opportunity to introduce oneself to potential recruiters or business partners, the majority of LinkedIn profile summaries are not taking full advantage of this opportunity. To put it frankly, most of these descriptions are flat, redundant, and boring.

This is your opportunity to present yourself professionally, while also giving profile viewers something to comment on when reaching out to you.  It’s important that you do include details on your professional experience, but make sure that you add a personal touch, as well. If you love to travel, include a line about the last place you visited. If you’re into Game of Thrones, throw in a reference. As an example: I’m a big reader, so my profile summary covers my business experience, business interests, and then a look at what I’m currently reading (right now, that’s Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis).

2. Actively add new business connections.

There are two ways to poorly manage connections on LinkedIn: 1) Add too many connections (the users who add, add, add… without knowing who most of the people are), and 2) fail to add enough people (the users who barely add anyone after opening their accounts). Your list of LinkedIn connections should be a list of people you know would be ready to work with you in some capacity when the time is right. Make sure to add colleagues as soon as, or soon after, meeting them, as the longer you wait, the less likely you are to add them (and the more awkward it gets).

3. Share updates.

Similar to other social platforms, if you want to stay relevant, you need to keep posting. This is especially important on LinkedIn because due to the way profiles are currently organized, any posts you have made or shared are difficult to discover on the profile page. If you want to be noticed by connections and mutual connections, you need to be actively sharing new content. This could be anything from sharing a post from another user that you found to be valuable, to writing an update on your current position or a project you are working on. Constantly sharing is one of the easiest ways to set yourself apart on LinkedIn.

4. Engage with posts from your connections.

As noted in tip #3, sharing content on LinkedIn is vital if your goal is to stand out from the crowd. However, LinkedIn is also about fostering a community of people who want to work with and support one another. You want to make it clear to people that you are interested in and supportive of their work – and this doesn’t have to be ingenuine (in fact, it shouldn’t be). If you are connected with the right people, then most of the content they share should be content you find value in. This could be articles, news updates, or job opportunities. When a LinkedIn connection posts something you find useful, let them know through a ‘like’ and/or a comment.

Another perk to this is that your comment will appear in the comment section of their post, familiarizing all of their connections with your name and face.

5. Download the app.

No, this isn’t a paid endorsement – but downloading the LinkedIn app will entirely change the way you interact with the platform. It’s old news that the majority of people online are spending more time on their mobile devices than on desktops. This means that just by keeping the LinkedIn app on your phone’s home screen, the likeliness you will use the app skyrockets. When you’re waiting in line for coffee, awaiting an Uber pickup, or laying in bed (delaying sleep), you can open the app and scroll through the content shared by people in your network. The more you use LinkedIn, the better you will become at utilizing the platform to grow and strengthen your professional network.

After implementing the LinkedIn changes you need to make, check out the LA Startups LinkedIn page to be some of the first to know when we share new content!

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5 Simple Habits to Grow a Positive Attitude at Work

4 Ways to Stop Overthinking And Start Doing

A positive mindset makes life (and work) a lot easier. You can cultivate this positive outlook through 5 ways you can practice every day.


Have you ever noticed that when you’re feeling optimistic and positive, challenges seem to be easier to face and problems are more easily solved? In contrast, when you’re glum or tense, you tend to get tired a lot more easily and problems seem more insurmountable.

So how do you maintain a positive mindset day in and day out? You can do this through practice, so you need to make a daily habit out of the following methods:

1 Maintain a Good Balance between “Input” and “Output”

The output mode is when you’re working, creating, and doing. If you’re in constant output mode, it’s exhausting and you’ll eventually run dry.

That’s why you need to reserve some time for some input mode time. This is when you replenish yourself. If your body is a car, then output mode is when you’re driving an input mode is when you’re filling up the gas tank and letting the engine cool.

Reading is one way of gaining input. So are activities like listening to music and watching a great movie. You can meditate. Sleeping is a particularly crucial input mode as well.

Input mode activities help you to relax and refresh your mind and spirit. They invigorate you and help you to feel fresher to meet all these challenges that everyday life brings. You can’t always be in output mode—you’ll just burn yourself out.

2 Be with People with Positive Outlooks

Didn’t your mom always say that “birds of the same feather flock together”? That’s why she didn’t want you to hang out with the “bad kids” when you were younger. There’s a grain of truth behind this saying because people do often tend to adopt the same mentality as the friends and people they’re most often with. That’s why your mom was worried when you hung out with drinkers and drug users—you’re more likely to drink and use drugs too.

That’s also why you should be with those positive people most of the time as well. Having a positive outlook then becomes your normal mode, since everyone you hang around with feels the same way.

3 Find a Mentor

Find someone you respect who already has a constant positive outlook. Ask how they do it, and chances are that they’ll tell you their secret.

4 Keep At It

All these small things to help you feel more optimistic—you should practice them regularly. Make them part of your daily routine. After all, practice makes perfect!

5 Read a Lot

You can start by reading the news in the morning. You can read articles, blogs, or anything online or on paper. Just read something. Reading offers new info and gives you new ideas. It exercises your brain, and by constantly reading it’s like you’re priming your brain to be ready for work at any time.

Check out these 4 Ways to Stop Overthinking And Start Doing

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A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

5 Mindful Ways Manage Workplace Email

5 Mindful Ways Manage Workplace Email

Email is helpful, but it can also be addictive. Here are some ways to be properly mindful of your work email so you’re free to do more important tasks.


It’s true that emails are extremely useful and practical means of communications. But it’s also true that it can actually be addictive. It’s possible that whenever you get an email message, your brain releases a dose of dopamine that makes you “feel good”. After a while, you get used to the sensation and not having that feeling can make you feel lousy.

Email addiction is so pervasive these days that an estimated 11 million people in the US suffer from this malady. Emails can take up a disproportionate amount of anyone’s time so that a person may not even have enough time for more important tasks.

However, this problem is treatable. You can adopt the following habits to help wean you from your email obsession so that you have enough time for more important tasks.

1 Don’t Do Emails as the First Task of the Morning

It’s very common for people to get to the office and then the first thing they do is check their email. On the face of it, this makes sense. Some messages may have come overnight and the information might be crucial. Others like to ease into their work schedule for the day, and dealing with emails is easy enough. It’s like driving a car—dealing with email is like getting on first gear.

The problem with this approach is that most people are more alert and focused during the first half of the morning. At this point, you’re at the very height of your concentration and creativity. So you waste all that potential by dealing with email, which in general aren’t all that crucial for the work ahead.

So when you get to the office, don’t open your email inbox right away. Instead, postpone it to about an hour after you arrive.

2 Turn Off All Email Notifications

One of the advantages of email notifications is that you’re immediately made aware when you get an email. If you’re waiting for an important message, then you’d certainly want to be notified right away.

However, it’s not as advantageous as it may seem at first glance. That’s because if certain messages are crucial enough, then there are other ways to get the message to you—like a phone call.

So instead, your work is constantly interrupted by generally unimportant chitchat. You get jarred from your work by the alarm or the popup, and then you waste time dealing with the message.

Then you waste more time trying to get back into the flow of your work. If you’re regularly bombarded with emails though, then getting into your proper mental workflow can be impossible.

So instead, turn off all your email notifications. Kill all the popups and alarms. More likely than not, you’ll be better able to concentrate on your work because your emails aren’t ruining your focus.

3 Schedule At least an Hour a Day for Focused Work

First, you need to identify the part of the day during which you’re at your peak when it comes to being focused. For most people, this is at the start of the workday early in the morning.

Now you need to schedule an hour or 90 minutes for this focused time period. During this time, you have to eliminate all distractions. Find an isolated place, or close your office door. Put your smartphone away. Avoid online chats and emails. Avoid internal distractions too, so stop thinking about what you’ll have for lunch.

Instead, clearly define what you want to do during this time. Pick the tasks you need to accomplish, and concentrate on them. Schedule such a time for all your work days and be disciplined about it.

4 Properly Set Your Email Schedule

What you need to understand about email is that you can’t just drop whatever you’re doing during the day just so you can check a new email message. This just leads to unfocused work with the work results to match.

So when should you deal with your email? Your best bet is to allocate a fixed time during the workday when you can deal with all your pending email messages at once. Of course, the time period, the length of time for this email period, and frequency will all depend on the nature of your work, the volume of emails you get, and your own personal preferences.

However, it’s best if you set aside maybe 2 or 3 blocks of time during the day for email. Perhaps you can set some time in the late morning, and another time during the afternoon for email.

Then you can estimate how much time you need to read these messages and to write replies. If you think you’ll spend about an hour and a half total and you plan on having 2 time periods for email, then each one will last about 45 minutes or so.

5 Work with Your Team on Proper Email Culture

All the work you do on proper email handling can get undone when your team or department members don’t take the same approach to email. You can start by informing your teammates about your approach, and encouraging them to adopt the same methods you use for handling email.

You can also inform them about your “focused work” period so that they would know not to bother you during this time. You can also perhaps set the same time for everyone to check their emails so that people will also know when to expect replies from you regarding the emails they sent.

All in all, emails are helpful—but only if you don’t allow them to take over your daily schedule. Emails have their own place during your workday, and these email messages can’t be allowed to disrupt your mental focus throughout the day. Free yourself from wasteful email practices, and you’ll find yourself a lot more productive in the end.

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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.
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LAStartups.com, Schmoozd.com
A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, and Raytheon. A mentor at LMU Entrepreneur School. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; also invested in some.

An Engineer’s Guide to Picking The Right Startup To Join

An Engineer's Guide to Picking The Right Startup To Join

Many engineers are lured by the growth potential of joining a startup. Not only will you get exciting and innovative projects to work on but you can also have the opportunity to create a trail-blazing product with high impact.

Working for a great startup can give you tremendous satisfaction and accelerate your career but joining a bad one can lead to burnout, frustration, and disenchantment.

Over the course of your career as an engineer, you’d likely work for just 7 to 10 companies. Even if all of them are startups, you only have limited opportunities to pick a winner that will make a mark.

However, given that as many as 90% of new startups fail, picking one that’s a good fit and have the potential to succeed is often quite challenging.

An Engineer's Guide to Picking The Right Startup To Join

 

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As a software engineer, how can you figure out the legitimacy of the tech company you are interviewing at? What signs of success should you look out for? How can you tell the “real deal” from the smoke and mirrors?

Here are some signals you should look out for:

The Leadership and the Culture

  • The startup should be founded on a vision and mission that are aligned with your values and interests. You’ll put in the hours and take on more risks so make sure the company is building something that you believe in and are excited about.
  • Consider the caliber and experience of the CEO, CTO, and VP of Engineering. Tenure, credibility, and past exits go a very very long way to a successful venture.
  • Most startups depend on VC investments to stay afloat and expand. The CEO should have the ability and track record of raising capital, help VCs see the company’s vision, and sell the product to the first customers.
  • The CEO of a startup has a substantial impact on the success of the company, so pay attention to whether he/she has the traits needed to take the startup off the ground. E.g., a CEO that’s dismissive of challenges is often a red flag.
  • Evaluate the caliber of everyone working at the company, not just the engineer department. Have they worked at other VC backed startups?  Did those startups have good engineering and culture?  You should even be appraising the sales team and/or customer acquisition strategy. If a company wants to solely use craigslist to find talent – that’s a bit of a red flag.

The Investors

  • The VC firms or investors funding a startup are good indicators of its potential. Of course, VCs can be wrong but they have done a lot of research on the founders, the technologies, and the market before whipping out their checkbooks.
  • Consider the names and history of the partners on a VC firm’s board to see if they have a good track record in picking startups that succeed. VCs are typically well connected and have either raised capital or sold companies, so they often have unique insights from their experiences and networks.
  • Look for a startup that gets repeated investment from reputable VC firms. For example, if a top-tier VC (e.g., Sequoia, Benchmark, or A16) invested in seed and then series A, then you could take that as a promising sign.
  • Ignore vanity signs that look good on paper but bring nothing substantial to the table. For example, “fancy advisors” that aren’t involved in the day-to-day operation or “big clients” who simply tested a free auxiliary product. If their corp site seems kind of fluffy, red flag.

Company Size and the Team

  • For a small startup (e.g., 10 employees), you’d likely be working directly with the leadership team instead of middle managers. Find out how the CEO views management to get a gauge on how the company is likely to evolve.
  • When evaluating a 100-person company, you’d probably be talking to a couple of managers during the interview process. Make sure to find out about the company’s approach to management and its priorities.
  • Observe the workplace environment and talk to those “in the trenches” – how employees act and interact in the workplace often tell you more about the company than management would in an interview. For example, do people seem cagey, sincere, controlling, result-oriented, narcissistic, driven, etc.?
  • Find out what “growth” looks like for the leadership team and if they’re approaching the company’s expansion thoughtfully. For instance, how’s the company handling mentorship and onboarding? What’s the growth projection for the team? Are they hiring in a well-orchestrated manner with a reasonable junior to senior employee ratio?

The Market, the Product, and the Path to Profits

  • Ultimately, a product needs buyers in order to be successful. Research the competitive dynamics of the market and the position of the company within the market to see if the product is likely to succeed.
  • Consider the current profitability of the company or if there are a clear path and timeline to becoming profitable.
  • Ask open-ended “big picture” questions at the strategic level, such as:
    • The source of funding and eventual exit strategy, if any.
    • The overall product or service direction.
    • The startup’s primary customers and competitors.
    • Short-term and long-term challenges to growth and survival.
    • Where you fit into their big picture (e.g., how they see you helping them succeed.)

Conclusion

The startup environment isn’t always easy to navigate but it offers exciting opportunities that are stimulating and potentially lucrative for engineers.

When evaluating a startup, consider both direct answers from the leadership and indirect answers (e.g., from your observation or informal conversations with other employees) to paint a picture of what you can expect life to be like at the company.

Since you’ll be working closely with everyone in the company, make sure to take your values and personalities into consideration so you can create an enriching experience for yourself while building a career.

Not everything is glossy and fun in a startup. In fact, if everything sounds too perfect, generic, polished, canned, or politically correct – that could be a red flag that you should dig deeper before getting onboard.


 

Cadre is a quality over quantity boutique recruiting shop specializing in all things software engineering, robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. Cadre is building a talent network utilizing AI and Machine Learning to help solve the tech talent crisis across their portfolio of 85 startups throughout California, Seattle, and Austin.

 

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Cadre Talent, Santa Monica, CA
Jason is the founder and CEO of Cadre; a talent agency, recruiting software incubator and Angel Investor. He has been recruiting in LA for 12 years across a portfolio of startups ranging from Pre-Series A to publicly traded tech companies and Venture Capitalists.
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Jason Stomel
Cadre Talent, Santa Monica, CA
Jason is the founder and CEO of Cadre; a talent agency, recruiting software incubator and Angel Investor. He has been recruiting in LA for 12 years across a portfolio of startups ranging from Pre-Series A to publicly traded tech companies and Venture Capitalists.

Living And Working in Los Angeles, California

Living And Working In Los Angeles, California

When it comes to the Los Angeles area, the key word here is “greater”. It encompasses a huge metropolitan area of almost 34 thousand square miles filled with a population of about 18.7 million people. It’s the 2nd-largest urban region in the whole US. The Los Angeles metropolitan area alone measures 4,850 square miles in area.

It includes 5 counties, with Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Its cities include Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Oxnard, Ontario, and Glendale.

Fun Things To Do

In this huge region, just about any type of entertainment is available, and your options will reach up to the hundreds or even thousands.

  • Looking for restaurants? Here you’ll find all types of cuisine, and creative chefs may define their own cuisine by fusing different types into a new creative cuisine. Formal establishments for fine dining are spread throughout the region, while it seems like every corner has a fast food joint ready to offer quick sustenance for the residents. Many of these fast food restaurants are open 24/7.
  • Pubs and bars are also plentiful, and here you’re like to find every brand of beer or liquor coming from all parts of the world. You’ll be able to finally taste every single malt whiskey from different Scottish regions (or even from countries like Japan) and your knowledge of beer brands will definitely improve.
  • These establishments can also offer all types of entertainment programs. Not only do you get live music of various genres, but you can also find comedians, poetry readings, theatrical shows, mimes, gymnasts, magicians, and many other performers.
  • Beaches are also available here. You can go to Santa Monica or visit Venice Beach. The boardwalks and promenades in these places offer eclectic goods, unique performers, and playing courts for various sports.
  • Does your family love to relax in parks? Just about every neighborhood has a nice park for picnics and for playgrounds. And the entire region is dotted with major California state parks.
  • For dedicated shoppers, you won’t run out of malls in the Greater Los Angeles area. The most prominent shopping areas include Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Abbott Kinney Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, Melrose Avenue, the Miracle Mile, the Fairfax District, Wilshire Boulevard, Robertson Boulevard, and Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
  • For the sports-inclined, just about every sport is played here as well. That includes less well-known sports such as rugby and even cricket. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim delight the baseball fans, basketball fans love the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, hockey fans have the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, and even soccer fans the Los Angeles Galaxy with the Los Angeles Football Club coming soon. And even football fans don’t have to wait anymore to watch NFL games live and in person, as the Los Angeles Rams have come to town.

Education

The Greater Los Angeles area has hundreds of colleges and universities, and its total student population number in the millions. Among the most prominent include University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California USC, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pepperdine University, Occidental College (Oxy), University of California – Irvine, Chapman University, and Pomona College.

Just about every major course can be studied in this region, ranging from the various art courses to every branch of the sciences.

Notable companies

It will require an entire book to list down all the notable companies in this huge region. Its economy has reached $770.6 billion. But it is perhaps most well-known as the hub of the largest entertainment industry in the world. It is here where the top-grossing films are produced, where the most popular TV shows are made, and where musical artists record their music. Los Angeles alone has 841 museums and art galleries with more than a thousand musical, theater, dance, and performing groups.

The area now boasts of the huge fashion industry, so much so that its workforce now outnumbers the workers in the New York fashion industry. Health services and the biomedical industry account for 700,000 jobs, while 190,000 more work for the aerospace and tech industry.

In fact, the area has now seen a steady influx of tech companies gobbling up office space in the area. And it’s now known as Silicon Beach, as a viable and more fun alternative to Silicon Valley. Hundreds of cutting-edge tech incubators and startups have come in, and they’ve joined the tech giants like Google and Facebook which have opened offices in the area. Check out these 50 Hottest LA Startups

Economic – why you want a JOB here

You’ll want a job here because the coolest jobs are here. They’re available in many of the most exciting tech industries, including the video game industry, social median special effects for TV and film, biotech, mobile apps and games, and a whole lot more.

And here you have every entertainment option right at your fingertips, with shopping districts, beaches, and state parks offering respite from work.

Check our Job page regularly for available opportunities that can match your background and qualifications. As you get a glimpse of what’s available in the area, you can now jumpstart your Los Angeles journey.

 

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10 Common Foods with Healing Powers in Your Fridge or Pantry

10 Common Pantry Foods with Healing Powers

In your pantry, you’ll find natural food remedies among your usual grocery items. From hiccups to heartburn, here are the pantry foods that can help


When you have minor ailments, it’s often a choice between going to the doctor (paying atrocious medical bills along the way) and enduring the discomfort. But there’s a third choice—just look in your pantry for food remedies that can surprisingly help.

  1. BroccoliDo you feel moody and irritable during your menstruation period? That may be because you have low blood calcium levels. Eat some broccoli and other leafy veggies so you can increase your calcium intake.
  2. ApplesThis is great for heartburn, especially when you munch on the golden delicious variety and other sweet versions.
  3. CucumbersDidn’t you ever wonder why some people have cold cucumber slices over their eyes when they relax in a spa? That’s because cucumber cools your skin and reduces the puffiness of your eyes.
  4. CranberriesThese are full of compounds that fight off E. coli, which causes UTIs. If you often have urinary tract infections, just drink a glass or tw0 of 20% pure cranberry juice to keep UTIs away.
  5. OatmealOatmeal works on your skin if you have problems with eczema and rashes. Grind into powder about ⅓ of a cup of plain oatmeal into powder, and then add it all into a lukewarm bath. Settle in and enjoy its soothing anti-inflammatory benefits.
  6. GingerThe latest studies have indicated this can work well as a pain reliever if you’re having pain during your period. You can improve blood flow by drinking a cup of ginger tea, while you also fight off cramps and muscle inflammation.
  7. Sea salt – Check your heels, knees, and elbows. Do you have rough patches of skin? You can deal with these skin issues by scrubbing them with sea salt. Just mix the sea salt with some light massage oil, though olive oil works too. Once you have a moist paste, use it to exfoliate the rough patches on your skin.
  8. PrunesDo you feel constipated? Eat some prunes to feel better. There are compounds in prunes that can work as a natural laxative. Prunes are also terrific sources of insoluble fiber, which bulks up your waste when you’re constipated.
  9. TurmericThis has curcumin compounds. As a result, turmeric works very well as an antioxidant and as an anti-inflammatory. You can then use it as an antibiotic ointment to treat various superficial wounds. You can just put in a bit of the powder into the cup and you’re good to go.
  10. SugarHiccups can be annoying, but you can get rid of this troublesome condition with sugar by fooling your stomach muscles. The key to this trick is to put a teaspoon of sugar right under your tongue. The sweetness causes your vagus nerve to react, and this affects your diaphragm so you don’t spasm with the hiccups anymore.
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LAStartups.com is a digital lifestyle publication that covers the culture of startups and technology companies in Los Angeles. It is the go-to site for people who want to keep up with what matters in Los Angeles’ tech and startups from those who know the city best.