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.
3 Occasions Where Patience Is Key
Patience

3 Occasions Where Patience Is Key

There are those people that can't seem to wait for anything, and on the surface, seem to get an insane amount done. But there's a hidden strategy below the surface.
3 Signs That You Need a Vacation, Now
Vacations

3 Signs That You Need a Vacation, Now

A living glob of stress won't lead your company to that next needed milestone. Do everyone a favor and go away for a little while.
3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself
Compensation and benefits

3 Considerations in Deciding How Much to Pay Yourself

It's a question every entrepreneur faces at some point.
For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced
Partnerships

For Your Partnership to Succeed, It Needs to Be Balanced

Several core agreements need to take place before work can begin.
4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member
Family

4 Reasons You Should Never Hire a Family Member

When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
Don't Waste Money on These 4 Types of Marketing
Marketing

Don't Waste Money on These 4 Types of Marketing

You would think that scoring a cameo or placing your product on the news would move the needle. You'd be wrong.
How We Doubled Our Instagram Followers in Less Than 8 Hours
Social Media

How We Doubled Our Instagram Followers in Less Than 8 Hours

The uptick was due to three easy steps that won't cost you much at all.
Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas
Entrepreneurs

Make Your Life Better By Saying 'No' More Often in These 3 Areas

You know the cliches: Life is short, time is precious and there are only so many hours in a day.
Hey, You! Try These 5 Ideas to Stay Focused While Working Online.
Focus

Hey, You! Try These 5 Ideas to Stay Focused While Working Online.

Even in the most quiet of places our own technology seems to be working against us.
4 Podcasts I Live By
Podcasts

4 Podcasts I Live By

These recommendations bring business and entertainment directly to our ears.
What Determines the Winners and Losers in Entrepreneurship?
Success Strategies

What Determines the Winners and Losers in Entrepreneurship?

For the most part, it's not an outside factor, and it's something early stage investors always look for.
You're Not IT, So Stop Pretending to Be
Technology

You're Not IT, So Stop Pretending to Be

When your company has grown and technology is beyond your means, it's time to get help. Here are three signs.
Use Design to Promote an Epic Office Culture
Office Space

Use Design to Promote an Epic Office Culture

Even with a startup budget, you can make changes that will make employees happy.
Should a Startup Ever Splurge on Logo Design?
Branding

Should a Startup Ever Splurge on Logo Design?

Let's follow that question up with two more: How much money do you have in the bank, and how developed is your brand?
Keep Your Friends While Starting Up With These 4 Tips
Friends and Family

Keep Your Friends While Starting Up With These 4 Tips

You may be thrilled about your new venture, while those closest to you wish you would just stop talking about it.