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.

21 Recent Stories

No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick
Grow Your Business

No Matter What You're Selling, This Strategy Should Do the Trick

Selling has very little to do with what you sell and everything to do with how you sell yourself.
Whether Inside or Out, the 4 New Realities of Closing Sales
Grow Your Business

Whether Inside or Out, the 4 New Realities of Closing Sales

Advice on developing a culture and strategy that breeds revenue from the chief revenue officer of Hubspot, which pulled in $77 million last year.
The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder
The 'Treps

The Parallels Between Entrepreneurship and Bipolar Disorder

Product company founder and venture capitalist discusses how his sister's struggles with mental illness reflect on his experiences with developing businesses.
Don't Underestimate the Casual Meeting
The 'Treps

Don't Underestimate the Casual Meeting

With every person you meet, there is the potential for a golden opportunity.
Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing
Grow Your Business

Forget Customer Service, Think Customer Wowing

If you want to create life-long clients, you need to impress people right from the start.
Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps
Starting a Business

Test Your Idea With These Simple and Inexpensive Steps

Before you spend big money on bringing your product to market, make sure there is actually a market for your product.
These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup
Starting a Business

These 4 Pitfalls Could Crush Your Startup

If you're launching a product, avoid these business-derailing mistakes.
Knock That Startup Interview Out of the Park
The 'Treps

Knock That Startup Interview Out of the Park

Unlike big companies, hiring the wrong person can be very damaging to a startup, so make sure you're a good fit.
Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?
Grow Your Business

Are You Cut Out for a Sales Gig at a Startup?

If you want to get a job selling, would you be a better fit at a smaller or a larger company?
Surprisingly (or Not), You Can Get a Lot Done Working From Across the Globe
The 'Treps

Surprisingly (or Not), You Can Get a Lot Done Working From Across the Globe

If you've been pushing off those big travel plans, don't wait any longer -- you can still work effectively even from another country.
Is Your Business Built to Survive Your Absence?
Grow Your Business

Is Your Business Built to Survive Your Absence?

When starting a business, it's wise to build automation into your processes so everything doesn't fall apart with you.
Find an Attorney Who Will Be in Your Corner With These 3 Tips
Grow Your Business

Find an Attorney Who Will Be in Your Corner With These 3 Tips

Startups should seek good legal counsel for a multitude of questions and issues. It's obviously important to trust your lawyer.
Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.
The 'Treps

Working From Home? Avoid These Not-So-Obvious Distractions.

You need to structure your environment in such a way that you can maintain your focus on your work.
3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees
Grow Your Business

3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

Your attorney's billable hours can stack up fast, so here are some tips that can lower your bill.
What's That Behind You! Why Paranoia is Good for Business.
Grow Your Business

What's That Behind You! Why Paranoia is Good for Business.

As you launch projects or make changes, it's vital to think about ways things can go wrong.
Is There Such a Thing as Good Greed?
Grow Your Business

Is There Such a Thing as Good Greed?

Although you'd assume greed is always a bad thing, it can be used so everyone wins.
Reality Check: 3 Steps to Bring Egomaniacs Back to Earth
The 'Treps

Reality Check: 3 Steps to Bring Egomaniacs Back to Earth

When an employee thinks they're more valuable than they truly are, it can create problems.
When Ego Is the Enemy
Leadership

When Ego Is the Enemy

Overconfident big mouths are not just bores at parties; they can harm your business
When It's Time to Fire the Productive
Leadership

When It's Time to Fire the Productive

It is not only the unproductive, slack offs that deserve the axe. Sometimes companies have to let go of their star performer.
Want to Hire Killer Salespeople? Follow These Steps.
Hiring Center

Want to Hire Killer Salespeople? Follow These Steps.

When interviewing candidates, first make it casual, then turn up the heat.
To Outsource or Not? That Is the Question.
Management & Operations

To Outsource or Not? That Is the Question.

While outsourcing services and tasks may help a startup save a few bucks, it can also cause many challenges. Here are a few instances when outsourcing could be a viable choice.