Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

 It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco … Continue Reading →


Why did Unilever pay $1B for Dollar Shave Club?  

 Personal care; food; beverages — in category after category, the pattern is the same. We are seeing the systematic outsourcing of R&D to new retail and consumer brands just launching … Continue Reading →


Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin on Unilever Acquisition

 Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the … Continue Reading →


Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin on the Unilever acquisition

 Michael Dubin took improv classes early in his career, and humor has long played a role in the culture of DSC. He’s even adapted some lessons from improv to the … Continue Reading →


Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for reported $1B value

 Unilever creates and captures a unicorn with its plans to acquire Dollar Shave Club. Announced this evening, the $130 billion dollar multinational consumer goods company is speculated to be paying … Continue Reading →