John Diep

John Diep

Founder, Editor-In-Chief // A native Angeleno. John studied engineering at UCLA; founded Schmoozd, an offline social tech networking event in LA with 30,000 subs; ran a startup accelerator (StartEngine). Worked for several major brands like Toyota, DIRECTV, Hitachi, ICANN, and Raytheon. A mentor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Entrepreneur School, Dr. David Choi. And advises a dozen local LA startups building amazing tech in various industries; and invested in some. // Let's Connect: [email protected]

Yardi Relaunches Popular CRE Marketplace CommercialSearch.com

Yardi continues to enhance its suite of commercial real estate data and marketing services with the acquisition and rebranding of CommercialSearch.com, a popular online marketing platform for brokers and tenants. The redesigned website offers a free-to-list and free-to-search commercial property search engine that features more than 175,000 listings nationwide across multiple verticals, including office, retail, multifamily, and industrial. The intuitive platform is designed to provide an efficient and streamlined experience for...

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21 Best Burger Restaurants in Los Angeles You Absolutely Have to Try

Hamburgers are pretty much the global definition of American cuisine so why should you settle for anything less than stellar? Here are twenty-one top-notch places in LA so you can always get the tastiest options around. When you think about it, burgers seem so simple. They’re practically just sandwiches but with some rounded bread and beef patties. Surprisingly, it’s also very easy to get them wrong so not all burgers...

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How To Find The Right Veterinarian For Your Pet

Just like us humans, our pets do have preferences too, some pets may be comfortable with one thing and others may not. And finding the right veterinarian for your pet is just one of those things that could make or break your relationship with them. Your pet’s vet is what would keep them in tip-top shape, and you really should make sure you tick all the right boxes before you...

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10 Ways to Show Customers You Appreciate Them

Gratitude is always a great thing to show, especially if you’re a small business owner that has been seeing a great response from your target market. Here are some ways to show your customers that you’re thankful and that you care about them. Oprah Winfrey once said, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.” This embodies the concept of giving to the universe what you want...

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Glassdoor’s New Feature Will Let Employees Review Their Company’s Diversity and Inclusion Situations

In the midst of America’s racial turmoil, Glassdoor introduced a very timely addition to their platform. Glassdoor has always been one of the most valuable websites for job seekers who are not just looking for employment but are also after professional fulfillment, growth, and satisfaction. By being a great source of employer reviews, they are able to paint a unique picture of businesses which can be very different from how...

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40 Health Tech Startups Seeded by Y Combinator in 2020

While the desire to monitor one's health and fitness has always been important, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the world even more conscious of their health. Thanks to new wearable technology and instant result monitors, this has paved the path for the establishment of various healthcare startups around the world.  Statistics suggest that 15% of users (age 18-29) and 8% of users (age 30-49) use a health application.  These ranges anywhere...

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15 Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles – Revealed 

Los Angeles' Koreatown is the pinnacle of Korean cookery in the United States, without any doubt. The food offered is astonishingly delightful, making even the most obsessive foodies from Seoul awestruck at both its quality and quantity. It’s the perfect setup since this vibrant neighborhood has a lot of neon lights and stay open until late at night. Most diners limit their Korean food offerings to all-you-can-eat barbecues. The good...

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From The Trenches: Interview with Audra Gold, CEO at Vurbl

Vurbl, is reimagining an all-in-one audio platform, where content creators can upload, grow their audience, and monetize their audio creations. Vurbl provides listeners looking to connect with voices and information of all types with new and personalized playlists and stations so they can easily put in their earbuds, click play, lean back and enjoy. With audio snippets, listeners and creators alike can take their favorite part of any of the...

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How To Foster a Team Culture When Working Remotely

Not because your colleagues are not physically with you while you work does it mean that company culture is already a thing of the past. There’s no doubt that we’re living in some of the most unprecedented times. Technology is a major help as it makes it possible for most workplaces to operate remotely, easing the risks and dangers for a good portion of the population. However, there are still...

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Can This New Earthquake App Save Lives When the Big One Hits?

If you live in LA—or anywhere in California for that matter—you know about the risk of earthquakes. There are 15,700 known faults in the state, and at least 500 are active. The majority of Californians live within 30 miles of an active fault. There’s a 99% chance of a 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurring within the next 30 years.  That’s basically a sure thing, so what are you going to do about...

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ExpertDojo Funded 25 New Startups Amidst the Pandemic

When you say "Los Angeles", many people think of Hollywood and the movie industry. What many people don't know, at least not yet, is that LA has emerged as one of the largest challengers to Silicon Valley's startup scene. It's home to some of the world’s most influential unicorns such as Honey, SnapChat, SpaceX, and ServiceTitan. LA is unique in that it is not only are people attracted to the...

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Booming Industries in the Time of COVID-19

The current health crisis has devastated not just the lives of the people but the economy as well. Lots of businesses folded within the first half of the year, unable to survive the new ways of life folks were forced into in order to curb the spread of the virus. However, as the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” Some businesses may have had to close up shop...

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Don’t Do This When You’re Interviewing With a Startup

You’ve graduated from a reputable college with a tech degree and top grades, so you think to get a tech job at a startup is a cinch, right? You couldn’t be more wrong, especially if you have to first go through an interview. Regardless of your tech skills, your interview may be the hurdle that keeps you from getting your dream job. Plenty of otherwise capable tech graduates fails at...

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10 Tips for Choosing a Pet Sitter

Your pet is a part of your family, and they must go everywhere you go, what that is possible most of the time, because places and establishments become more pet friendly, there are just instances when you go somewhere, and you can’t bring your pet friend with you. There are several options that you have on where you want to leave your pet, you can leave them in a pet...

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Acre Launches a Marketplace for Gold

It would be hard to argue against the reliability of gold as a form of investment. The qualities of this precious metal make it one of the most coveted in the world which also helps it maintain its value. As a result, it continues to make sense in investing in it as a way of saving and growing one’s wealth. Unfortunately, traditionally, you need a significant amount of money to...

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60 Great Companies Hiring in SoCal Amid Coronavirus Economic Slowdown

Looking for a job? We got you covered. We have curated a list of great companies in Southern California who are still hiring amid the Coronavirus economic slowdown. Technology Jobs The RAND Corporation's reputation is built on quality and objectivity. RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Job openings Weedmaps is the world's first marijuana technology and media...

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Meet 30 Early-Stage Startups From Top Research Institutions in Southern California

The First Look SoCal Innovation, an annual event put on by The Alliance for Southern California Innovation, highlighted 30 early-stage startups. This event, held September 15, 2020, identified these companies as the best early-stage teams commercializing tech and life science breakthroughs from the top research institutions in Southern California. We have unpacked all 30 early-stage startups who pitched at the event: California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Cellaccura Biosciences, Inc. develops...

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6 Best Pet Insurance Companies of 2020

For most of us, our pet is not just an animal we have bought for fun, like a toy, and not only for security, it is in many ways, part of our family. So just like any member of our family, our pets also deserve the best medical care. Medical costs for pets are rising, and it doesn't matter which kind of pet you've got, it is very important for...

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Apple Music or Spotify? Which Music Streaming Service to Choose

Both Spotify and Apple Music are both terrific music streaming services. But if you have to choose just one, which will it be? The real truth is that when it comes to picking a music streaming service, you have several excellent options. These include Google Play Music and Amazon Music, along with Tidal or even Pandora if you’re in the US. Now there’s even a new one called Qobuz. But...

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