CLBR Guests in the News – Winter 2017


Jon Ferrara’s Nimble Announces $9 million Series A Round

The round was led by Imagen Capital Partners with participation from Mark Cuban’s Radical Investments and  Indicator Ventures along with individual angel investors including Jason Calacanis, Howard Lindzon and Don Dodge. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $12.5 million.

John participated in our 2016 Thanksgiving Show and launched our 2015 season.



Ann Ravel Leaves FEC With a Parting Shot

A 25-page missive entitled, “Dysfunction and Deadlock: The Enforcement Crisis at the Federal Election Commission Reveals the Unlikelihood of Draining the Swamp,” in which she derides her GOP colleagues as “a bloc of three commissioners [that] routinely thwarts, obstructs and delays action on the very campaign finance laws its members were appointed to administer.”

Ravel appeared on CLBR in 2012 when she was still Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission.


Craig Newmark Donates $1M to Investigative Journalism Non-Profit Pro Publica

“A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy,” Newmark said in the donation release. “As citizens we can only make informed decisions when we have news we can trust. Independent investigative reporting is essential to shoot down false claims and expose bad actors. ProPublica is a leader in that kind of journalism, and we need more of it.”

Craig talked about his campaign to fight harassment at Wikipedia last month.


Erik Huberman Introduces the Nest: Hawke Media’s Co-Retail Space

Online shopping is fast, convenient, and—let’s be honest—fun to do from the comfort of your couch while drinking a glass of wine. But sometimes you want to see the product in person. That’s why we’re introducing The Nest—a temporary co-retail space from Hawke Media.

The Nest will house 10 of the coolest online brands—offline—in the heart of Abbot Kinney at the House of Wylie, 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice from March 3rd to March 31st.

Huberman also was named one of 50 Inspirational Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Erik appeared on CLBR in October 2015.