Biz

My love for business stems from an entrepreneurial spirit within—from taking a simple idea to making it soar, I delight in the process of all things business. I have a deep desire to create and build a product from scratch, to take it to the moon and back. It’s quite an elegant feat, to get it right.

10% Happier

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

I am living an amazing life. Oh sure, I have my ups-and-downs, who doesn’t? That’s the nature of existence; living. My viewpoint? I am…

How Do You Make Decisions?

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

I subscribe to Jason Hirschhorn’s curated news lists: @MediaREDEF (music + tech + pop interest remix) and @FashionREDEF (fashion + business + culture +…

New Website is Live!

Biz By Sean Stopnik

Welcome to the new look of kathleenblackwell.com! New record, ELECTRICO, and full update coming soon…

What Can ASE’s Learn from “Popping Tags”?

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Thrift Shop” has undeniably been one of the biggest, in-your-face hits of 2013 to date. I admit, even I…

Extreme Takedown: YouTube Edition

Biz By Steve Byrd

Many times, videos posted on YouTube are removed whenever anyone from a record label to a TV network to the National Football League can…

Interview with David Siemer on M&A, Venture Cap Trends & LA Tech Scene

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

Let’s check in with David Siemer, Managing Director of Siemer & Associates LLC, a global boutique merchant bank, and Managing Partner of Siemer Ventures, its early-stage investment…

5 Bytes of Newness at CES

Biz By Steve Byrd

While Microsoft decided to make their presence at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas their last, and Apple chose not to exhibit at…

Kathleen Blackwell

40 VC Meetings + 40 VC Rejections = Google Funding

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

Last Thursday night, I attended the second installment of one *badass* Meetup event: Tech Cofounder Dating L.A. featuring Google AND Justin Timberlake funded “Miso…

Kathleen Blackwell

Golden Nuggets of Wisdom for Startups by VC Mark Suster from The Startup Conference LA – #startupconf – Plus 5 Cofounder Mistakes

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

By Kathleen Blackwell Last Tuesday I attended The Startup Conference LA as an entrepreneur looking to continue my learning curve and carve a local…

Kathleen Blackwell

Millionaire Matchmaker Meets (her) Match…

Biz By Kathleen Blackwell

By Kathleen Blackwell Move over Pattie Stanger, there is a new matchmaker in town. Scratch that…a new “matchmaking group” in town. Last Wednesday night…