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TX Zhuo adds VC perspective to Mobile LAVA Event: Starting Your Mobile Start-up

TX ZhuoTianxiang Zhuo is the Managing Partner of Karlin Ventures and has been involved in the startup space since his college days. TX started an online textbook retail company while in college, served as the CFO for an electric vehicle startup, Lit Motors, and worked for Innovation Endeavors, a seed stage venture fund backed by Eric Schmidt. Prior to Innovation Endeavors, TX worked for McKinsey & Co in their London office where he was part of their financial institutions and consumer goods practices. TX received a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics (summa cum laude) from Wesleyan University. TX is also an Associate of Chartered Accountants (U.K.) affiliate.

TX will be joined by Matt Sandler (Chromatik), Hank Leber (GonnaBe),  Mark G. Sogomian, (Ernst & Young), Louie Wharton (Stubbs Alderton) and moderator Lori Kozlowski (Forbes). The program will examine some of the practical, nuts-and-bolts components of building a new business in the mobile and online spaces. Entrepreneurs are naturally infused with passion, ideas, and a desire to attract people to their passion and ideas.  Often, however, the practical realities of starting a business can get lost in the midst of an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, and easily avoidable mistakes can result in huge headaches down the road, or worse — business failure.

Where:  Real Office Centers – Santa Monica

When:  Thursday, May 30th, 6:30 PM

How much:  LAVA members Free; all others $35

Pre-Registration is required:  Mobile LAVA – Starting Your Mobile Startup

Mobile LAVA and the Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Ernst & Young and Gumiyo.  Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring the rapidly expanding universe of mobile business, technology and economics.


Save the Date – Mobile LAVA at ROC, Feb 28, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Matthias GalicaWhat a way to start the year!  We’ve given the keys to the asylum to one of the denizens.  And he is pulling in a remarkable cast of local entrepreneurs and an investor to provide the fundamental truths for entrepreneurs, founders, the process of growing a start-up and the need for them to be on message all the time.   A heads-up – the pictures that will emerge from this exposition will not be the usual saccharine soporific.  The moderator, Matthias Galica of BEASTMODE.FM has a gift for music, entrepreneurship and for engaging an audience with strong opinions and keen insights.  It will be a stimulating evening.

Registration is open; details forthcoming at lava.org.

Mobile LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on the emergence and significance of ubiquitous computing.  The SIG and Mobile LAVA events are generously sponsored by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.