Adam Callinan

Adam Callinan

Entrepreneur and Venture Investor
Adam Callinan is a founding partner of Beachwood Ventures, a Los Angeles based early-stage venture capital firm at the intersection of technology and entertainment. As an entrepreneur, Callinan spent nearly a decade building small businesses in and around technology, medical devices and consumer products, which most recently includes an exit in 2013. Callinan lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Katie and remains active as a founder of BottleKeeper.
Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing These 10 Things, Right Now
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing These 10 Things, Right Now

There are a number of behaviors that founders often find themselves entangled in that, without question, make starting a business harder.
The 3 Common Numbers That Startups Hide Behind
Startup Basics

The 3 Common Numbers That Startups Hide Behind

You're not doing yourself any favors by justifying your business with these statistics.
Master the Concept of Leverage to Get What You Want in Business and Life
Success Strategies

Master the Concept of Leverage to Get What You Want in Business and Life

Leverage has the unique ability to dramatically change the outcome of nearly any daily situation.
Social Enterprises Can Raise Serious Funding, If the Product Is Great
Social Entrepreneurs

Social Enterprises Can Raise Serious Funding, If the Product Is Great

A headphones company with a cause shows that dedicating a portion of profits to charity is only part of the process.
Embrace True Transparency, and You'll Experience More Success
Transparency

Embrace True Transparency, and You'll Experience More Success

Of course, you want to create a winning perception of your business, but there are instances where it's vital to be honest.
5 Signs That You Need to Split From Your Partner
Partnerships

5 Signs That You Need to Split From Your Partner

It can be hard to identify issues until you're in action and knee deep in executing on the business.
Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.
Alcohol

Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.

Saucey provides technology that connects liquor stores to thirsty consumers.
What Your Flaky Behavior Is Really Telling People
Problem Behaviors

What Your Flaky Behavior Is Really Telling People

It's important to effectively manage your time and schedule, at least if you don't want to burn dozens of bridges.
Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips
Startup Basics

Create a Winning Perception of Your Startup With These 3 Tips

You know what they say: perception is reality. Use this to your advantage by making your company appear larger than it is.
For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers
Startup Basics

For Your Startup to Thrive, You Need to Build Value for More Than Just Customers

Aim to provide substantial value to multiple other parties involved in the life cycle of your business.
Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.
Co-founders

Thinking of Going Solo? 7 Reasons You Need a Co-Founder.

There are few decisions in business that are more important than deciding whether you'll 'go it alone' or team up.
We Quintupled Our Online Sales in Two Months With These Steps, and So Can You
Sales Strategies

We Quintupled Our Online Sales in Two Months With These Steps, and So Can You

A product startup eliminated checkout steps on its website, used pop-up ads to get visitors' attention and launched a Facebook ad campaign to increase sales five fold.
Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?
Starting a Business

Is Your Startup Idea a Killer, or Should It Be Killed?

Follow these four steps to determine whether you have a good business, or just a smudge on a cocktail napkin.
Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips
Networking

Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips

There are few things in the world of business that are more valuable than connections with helpful people.
How Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Achieved Brand Success
Celebrities

How Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Achieved Brand Success

The former star of The Real Housewives of New York City slowly built up a name that she now uses for many products.