Mitoo’s Playbook: Guiding Principles for 50%/Month Growth

Andrew Crump, CEO and Co-Founder of VegasTechFund-backed Mitoo, shared his team’s guiding principles that ultimately drive Mitoo’s over 50%/month growth in his latest post on Medium. “For the last 18 months at Mitoo we have have been putting together an internal guide to help steer the team on the path to growth and success. We call it our … Continued

9 Lessons Learned in Creating VegasTechFund-backed AdEspresso

Armando Biondi, cofounder of VegasTechFund-backed AdEspresso‌, shares his experience with fellow entrepreneurs in his latest piece “From 0 to $1.2M RunRate (and profitability!) in just 5 quarters. 9 lessons learned in creating an impossible company.” “AdEspresso has been since the beginning one of the companies in the space with the least funding, and it’s clearly impossible … Continued

Las Vegas-based Influential Featured on Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com contributor John Rampton featured Las Vegas-based tech startup Influential in his piece “Enterprise Tech Takes the Guess Work Out of Influencer Marketing.” Rampton reports that enterprise technology has made its way into the social media influencer marketing space and it is making the medium more powerful than ever.  In the past, influencer marketing was … Continued

Vegas SEVEN’s Best of the City 2015 Recognizes #VegasTech

Vegas SEVEN, a weekly publication about life in Las Vegas, released their sixth annual tribute to all that’s great about Las Vegas in their Best of the City 2015 piece. Check out a few of the mentions of #VegasTech community members and organizations:     BEST HOPE FOR DOWNTOWN PROJECT’S FUTURE: Mark Rowland Downtown Project Ventures is an … Continued

VegasTechFund-backed littleBits Raises $44.2 Million

littleBits, innovative maker of electronic components, announced the company raised $44.2 million in Series B funding led by DFJ Growth, with managing director Barry Schuler joining the board. Morgan Stanley, Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics and Wamda Capital also joined the round, along with earlier backers Foundry Group, True Ventures, VegasTechFund, Two Sigma Ventures and Khosla … Continued

Las Vegas Ranks 11 in List of US Cities with the Most Startup Activity

The 2015 Kauffman Index data was recently released and Tech.co published the results here. The Kauffman Index is an annual look at startup activity across US cities and states by the entrepreneurship-focused Kauffman Foundation. In her piece, Tech.co’s Kira M. Newman outlines how Kauffman defines various terms mentioned in the report: Startup: A business than is younger … Continued

Fennemore Craig Helps VegasTech Entrepreneurs Avoid Rookie Mistakes

In late 2013, Fennemore Craig launched a venture accelerator program and emerging businesses and technologies department, designed to help entrepreneurs avoid common rookie mistakes and steer clear of pitfalls throughout the startup process. Run by attorneys who specialize in startups, the venture accelerator program offers legal advice and tailors its approach to need. Topics for … Continued

Switch Announces Investment in Downtown Reno Innevation Center

Switch announced they are funding a half-million-dollar interior build-out of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Innevation Center in downtown Reno. The space will create a hub of innovation and commercialization. It will be a collaborative environment for the entire northern Nevada community, where University students, faculty members and researchers will engage with entrepreneurs, investors, commercialization experts and community leaders. … Continued

Cimarron-Memorial High’s Robotics Team Wins World Honor

Las Vegas’ own Cimarron-Memorial High’s robotics team, the High Rollers, took second place this year at the Robotic World Championship held in St. Louis, Mo. The competition attracted more than 600 teams from 23 countries. Cimarron-Memorial High’s robotics team was created in 2002. The program immerses its 80 members (equally female and male) in engineering design, math and science. This engineering classroom … Continued