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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Los Angeles. Los Angeles.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu. Make sure to tune in for all the live action. Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. Thanks to our Sponsors!

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu. Make sure to tune in for all the live action. Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. Thanks to our Sponsors!

Here are More Signs that LA Tech is Moving to the Next Level

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This was 2005 when I had no exits under my belt, no blogs … nobody was looking. At GRP Partners we’re all in on Los Angeles having written about $35 million in early-stage venture capital investments in this market alone in the past six months. Los Angeles Startup AdviceIt was very widely read.

SOA Software Becomes Akana

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in March of 2005 from its original name, Digital Evolution. READ MORE>>.

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PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based PeerStreet said this morning that it has launched a brand new, online real estate loan marketplace, which is aimed at accredited investors interested in real estate investments. The company said it already has funded more than $35M in real estate loans, across 78 properties, during its pre-launch phase. READ MORE>>.

Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy

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Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency , which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. Harrison previously founded FasTV, and headed up iFILM, which he sold to Viacom back in 2005. READ MORE>>.

Shopzilla Sold To Symphony Technology Group

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Los Angeles-based Shopzilla , the online comparison shopping site owned by Scripps Networks Interactive , has been sold to private equity firm Symphony Technology Group. Scripps bought Shopzilla in 2005 for $525M. The firms said that Symphony Technology Group would continue and accelerate the growth of Shopzilla. READ MORE>>.

FamilyFinds Launches DailyFinds Email

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Matt Coffin sold his last firm, LowerMyBills.com, to Experian back in 2005 for over $330M. READ MORE>>.

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Cheers Looks to Spread Love Around the World

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Mohit sold Shopzilla in 2005 for $569M. Cheers is based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

FamilyFinds Buys Chicago Daily Deals Site

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Los Angeles-based FamilyFinds.com , the daily coupon and deals site run by Matt Coffin, said today that it has acquired Mamaloot , an online daily deal site located in Chicago. Mamaloot was started by two mothers, Bo Johnson and Lindsay Cohen, who met while working at Orbitz. READ MORE>>.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. 24 7pm at  The ROC  in Santa Monica.

EcoSense Lighting Buys Journee Lighting

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Los Angeles-based LED lighting manufacturer EcoSense Lighting has acquired fellow LED lighting developer Journee , according to EcoSense. Journee was founded by Clayton Alexander in 2005. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. EcoSense Lighting is led by Mark Reynoso. READ MORE>>.

Former LA VC Gets Backing For Enterprise Alerting, Micro Apps Startup

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Fouad ElNaggar , a former venture capitalist who had been responsible for the Los Angeles office of Redpoint Ventures, has scored funding for a new startup, Sapho. ElNaggar was in Redpoint's LA offices from 2005 until 2011, and had stints on the boards of Machinima and Hark, among other companies. Sapho is in Silicon Valley.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Well, they’re all wrong, and Los Angeles is about to prove it. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content.

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TeleSign Gets Patent

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the provider of phone-based authentication and verification services which is headed by former FrontBridge and Vantage Media CEO Steve Jillings, said today that it has scored a U.S. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. Patent. According to the firm, it was awarded U.S. READ MORE>>.

Cheers App Launches | Adding Cheers to your Day [Exclusive Video With Farhad Mohit]

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As the Los Angeles tech scene continues to grow, we “cheers” to another major launch. It’s super fun and addictive.

Microsoft Buys Telesign Competitor

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Microsoft has just acquired PhoneFactor , a competitor of Los Angeles-based, two-factor authentication provider TeleSign. Jillings sold one of his last companies, FrontBridge, to Microsoft back in 2005. READ MORE>>. microsoft phonefactor telesign factor security multifactor authentication login

Stickam Shuts Down

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The Los Angeles-based company said that it "did everything we could to keep this dream alive", but was "sad to have to say goodbye." Stickam had been founded in 2005. Stickam , the live video streaming service, announced on its web site Thursday that it would be shutting down its services, effective 11:59PM PST. READ MORE>>.

FastSpring Gets Funding From Pylon

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FastSpring , the fast growing Santa Barbara-based e-commerce payment services provider headed by Dan Engel, said today it has scored a funding round from Pylon Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm. The investment is the first, outside investment in the company since it was founded in 2005. READ MORE>>.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. jumped off, and at that point, I thought I'd retired.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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One company which has been working on solving the Flash problem is Los Angeles-based Addroid (www.addroid.com). Thanks! READ MORE>>.

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList. Events. Books.

TrueCar's Painter To Step Down As CEO

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Scott Painter , the CEO of Los Angeles-based auto purchasing service TrueCar , said Thursday that he will be stepping down as CEO of the company by the end of the year. Painter has been CEO of the company since he founded TrueCar in 2005. READ MORE>>. truecar scott painter auto buying purchase

RealD Exec Departing Firm

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Los Angeles-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection technology, said Wednesday that Joe Peixoto, the company''s President, Worldwide Cinema, is retiring in March. Peixoto has been in the position since 2005, having previously been President and CEO of United Cinemas International. READ MORE>>.

Brighter.com Dangles Free Braces In FamilyFinds Promo

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Coffin sold his last company, LowerMyBills, in 2005 for $330M; Winebaum sold Business.com for $345M in 2007. READ MORE>>.

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort

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Search engine giant Google said over the weekend that the firm has been developing technology for self driving cars, driving automated cars across California, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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And then, in 2003 I retired, and I became an angel investor. That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so. What is Upstart.la?

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Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics

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Pasadena, CA – April 23, 2012 –There couldn’t be a better example of putting the unique founding principles of The Pasadena Angels into practice than the story of their investment in Wasatch Microfluidics.  Mr. Eckman came to the Pasadena Angels well prepared about their technology, competition, customer, market and the value proposition.

Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

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The geography between New York and Los Angeles is very different. Thanks for the time today. How do you figure out when things are slow?

SOA Software: Profitable, Double Digit Growth

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software , the developer of software used by companies to manage the interface between their various enterprise software packages and APIs, said today that it had a profitable 2013 and double digit revenue growth. The privately held company, however, did not disclose any details on those profits or revenues.

Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands , which operates a suite of online, advertising driven websites across a wide range of verticals, said Monday that it would go private in a $640M, private equity deal, bucking the trend of Southern California companies filing to get to the public markets. READ MORE>>.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Local Angel Community / Recycled Capital. There is a long tradition of these and it’s what formed the original angel network groups.

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Student of Fortune Acquired By Chegg

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Student of Fortune was founded in 2005. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

How NinjaThat Taps The Power Of Students For Business Tasks, with Atif Siddiqi

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Atif Siddiqi: We've been operating in the college space since 2005. What is Ninjathat? How does the service work, and can people use it yet?

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Interview with Elizabeth Amini, Anti-Aging Games

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Elizabeth Amini: I actually ran into him in 2005, when he was a keynote speaker at a conference. What does Anti-AgingGames do? Thanks!

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How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business

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Without our headquarters in Los Angeles, Guatemala would have been impossible, because it''s super easy to get to Guatemala from Los Angeles.

Core Innovation Capital's Quest To Find Finance Innovation, With Arjan Schutte

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Los Angeles has recently become the hotbed for financial startups--from Green Dot, to Blackline Systems, to Wallaby and ZestCash. Thanks!

Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII

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Scott Lahman is co-founder of Los Angeles-based GOGII (www.gogii.com), the developer of group text messaging application textPlus.

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