Lessons from Alok Kejriwal

parking frenzy number one

One of our entrepreneurs, Alok Kejriwal, has had his most recent game, Parking Frenzy,

go to the #1 app in the apple app store.


Here he shares some tips on how he did this…

So, what were the key lessons that Games2win learnt as it achieved this significant milestone?

1. What works on the . . . → Read More: Lessons from Alok Kejriwal

Integrien Cheeseburgers


Sometimes, an off-handed remark, an analogy reached for in an effort to communicate, takes on a meaning and life of its own. So it is in the case of the Integrien Cheeseburger. Integrien was (and is) a great company. Founded in Orange County around the math oriented IP of Dr. Marvasti, Integrien set out with . . . → Read More: Integrien Cheeseburgers

SCV Startup — A new accelerator

SCV startup

SCV Startup — an important accelerator hits the market

Clearstone was excited to sponsor this event and to aid and abet the unchecked enthusiasm that is Erick Arndt in his quest to harness the talent around him into an accelerator program…




LAVA Awards I am on the board of LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) and they have increasing amounts of energy. I wanted to pass on the results of the LAVA Venture Awards…LOS ANGELES VENTURE ASSOCIATION 11301 Olympic Blvd. #376 Los Angeles, CA 90064 866-466-5282 info@lava.orgLOS ANGELES VENTURE ASSOCIATION 9th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER HONORS Venture Capitalist . . . → Read More: LAVA AWARDS

Never Suspend Your Judgement

At Clearstone, we were having a great discussion today around wisdom, and what it takes to make consistently better decisions. Decisions about life, about work, about investments. As is the case with many “big ideas”, the conclusion can me trace to a simple concept. Become aware if you are ever, in ANY way, suspending your . . . → Read More: Never Suspend Your Judgement

Steady as She Goes…

The business of venture backed internet companies is pretty hot these days with sky rocketing IPOs and a flurry of fundings. But finding the signal amidst the noise has never been harder. 60 days ago, a certain company was all the rage. At least half a dozen of the new pitches I took referenced the . . . → Read More: Steady as She Goes…

HomeAway IPO

There has been a lot written, most negative, about the valuation of the HomeAway IPO this week. Here are a few comments from a shareholder, who admits he has some bias, but I believe his comments are credible….

“So I’m totally biased (I’m a shareholder but not an insider) but IMO HomeAway deserves to be . . . → Read More: HomeAway IPO

Comments on Ryan Born

OK, Ryan Born posted the essay below (below my comments) and for some reason LinkedIn would not allow me to comment in length. My comments here and his post below.


OK, despite the obviously purposeful edgy tone, good post. And while I generally agree and give similar advice, here are three anecdotes or . . . → Read More: Comments on Ryan Born

The Problem with the Super Angels

There is a lot of talk these days about the growing number of angel funds and super angel funds, that is funds that quickly invest 250k to 2MM (roughly) into a company and remain very hands off. To be sure these super angel funds do indeed properly fit into the new trends around company creation. . . . → Read More: The Problem with the Super Angels

Luis Villalobos

As many are aware, a pioneering angel investor in our community, Luis Villalobos, recently passed away. I was just reading the comments section of Frank Peters’ blog (and related post) and I was touched. Comments came in from all corners of the large, diverse Southern California entrepreneurial community about Luis. This reaction and the consistency . . . → Read More: Luis Villalobos