Startup Mentors in Los Angeles

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Phillip Lanos

Podcast Professional | Co-Host of an Entrepreneur Magazine featured Podcast
Over 6 years of experience as an editor a producer and strategist for podcasting. From initial concept to MVP and a final launch - each stage I have gone through many a time. I believe I can help.

Anne Chatpra

SaaS Product Manager, Marketing and Branding Strategist
I help entrepreneurs in health & wellness take an idea to the next stage of growth. Current Product Manager for Healthtech SaaS software. Branding & Marketing expert, and e-commerce enthusiast.

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Step 1. Browse mentors

Browse through our list of mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.

Step 2. Send session request

Found the perfect mentor for you? Awesome, time to request a call. Tell them a bit about your situation, choose a time, and get it set on your calendar.

Step 3. Get on 1:1 call

Time for the call, yay! Make sure you show up on time and prepared to make the most out of it. Pro tip: Ask your mentor if it’s ok to record the screen so you can take notes later.

Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem

LA is home to the USA’s third-largest startup ecosystem, with nearly 4,000 VC-backed companies. 

As VCs move into town, the city is starting to catch up with San Francisco and New York’s startup scenes. There was a 182% increase in the number of VC investments in LA startups in 2021, and StartupBlink reported that LA had the 4th best startup ecosystem in the world in 2021. 

The industries making waves in the Los Angels startup scene include blockchain companies, consumer-facing businesses, FinTech, logistics, and industrial tech. 

Virtual avatar company Genies raised $65 million last year, and Slingshot Aerospace secured a $2 million contract to work on an analytics program with the US Space Force. 

Other notable LA-based startups on the trajectory towards national and global domination include vehicle subscription company Autonomy, supply chain GPS service Dray Alliance, and gaming company Hidden Leaf Games. 

There are numerous seed-stage accelerators in Los Angeles, such as Amplify, Curious Minds, and Fastlane Accelerator, helping early-stage startups get off the ground. Angel investor groups and VC firms are also easy to come by in the city. 

Los Angeles County offers various tax incentives to help small and medium-sized businesses. They particularly incentivize R&D as they aim to attract more tech talent to the city. 

Reach out to one of our LA-based mentors to get more insight into the LA ecosystem.

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Here are some tips.

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