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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. NewTek Inc.  is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools. Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. The NewTek Inc.

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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. NewTek Inc.  is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools. Justine Ezarik (a.k.a. The NewTek Inc.

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

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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. One, is you need to simplify the product.

Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

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With our product, what they see on our site is seen across many different places. Thanks for the time today. It's more or less predictable.

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?

3-D Image Firm Gets Flattened

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From the Los Angeles Business Journal. Imaging3’s then-bright promise was based on one product – a medical scanner that was supposed to create 3-D images of the human body. Its argument to the FDA was that several existing similar products by competitors were classified that way, but the FDA didn’t buy the reasoning.

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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He listed all of the product releases that were up coming, the customers that were in the pipeline and where he saw his competition moving.

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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Interview with Scott Saunders, Payoff.com

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The firm is backed by a notable list of angel investors, and based in Los Angeles. There are three main components of the product.

Interview with Jamie Siminoff, Unsubscribe.com

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Unsubscribe.com is backed by $2.1M in funding from Charles River Ventures, First Round Capital, DFJ Frontier, and angel investors. We raised $2.1M

Interview with Howard Marks, Gamzee

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returned to the gaming industry in 2005, when I started Acclaim Games, which we then sold to Playdom. What is Gamzee all about? Thanks!

Interview with Cody Simms, Techstars LA

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This morning, Techstars (www.techstars.org), the startup accelerator which has had great success in spreading its approach to helping to get startups to the next stage of their life�usually, funding�announced it has opened up its third accelerator in Los Angeles, Techstars LA. Cody Simms: We have two new programs in Los Angeles.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

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Los Angeles-based Aggregage (www.aggregage.com) is looking to help aggregate the content across multiple blog publishing sites, and curate that information into specific, B2B niche vertical web sites. In 2005, YouTube exploded onto the scene, and I took the ideas we had been working on and started--along with J.D. at that time.

Morph Labs Takes On Private Clouds

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Los Angeles-based Morph Labs , the latest startup of Gluecode Software founder Winston Damarillo, has launched a new product focused on private cloud management, the firm announced today. Damarillo founded GlueCode Software, which he sold to IBM in 2005. READ MORE>>.

RealD Upgrades El Capitan

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Los Angeles-based RealD , which develops 3D movie projection hardware, disclosed this morning that it has installed an upgraded cinema systems at the El Capitan. The El Capitan has been using the firm's 3D technology since 2005, and according to RealD is the highest attended RealD 3D theatre in the world. READ MORE>>.

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.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Social networking sites and microblogs are used not only to build company brands, but to foster productivity; social media tools help build communities around the question, "What are you working on?" Formerly, he was Managing Director of both Product Management and of Business Development at Los Angeles Times Interactive.

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!

Stamps.com Completes Market Test

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com , which provides online postage and personalized postage, announced this morning that the firm has successfully completed its market test of PhotoStamps. The firm said that the product is no longer in market test status, which it has been operating under since getting an approval from the U.S.

Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav

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For today's profile, we decided to talk with Taher Scherzay , Founder of FavRav (www.FavRav.com), a Los Angeles-based firm which has created a Facebook application to help small businesses find customers through social media, and also allow consumers to better tap the referral network of their friends. How far is the product?

How Kixer Is Connecting Mobile Web Users To Apps

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Right now, half of Facebook''s revenues comes from app developers getting users to install their products. What is Kixer? How did that happen?

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This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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New funding will be applied toward user acquisition and to expand into new product categories (gourmet food, wine and new services). Trazzler.

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

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Real time bidding allows advertisers to bid on users in a particular market, who are likely to be purchasing that company''s product.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's 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. One, is you need to simplify the product.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Los Angeles offers a great deal, both in terms of business opportunities and lifestyle awesomeness. It filed for an IPO on August 6th.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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He then invested in about twenty companies, almost all of them in Los Angeles or Southern California. He was basically active investing until 2004 and 2005, and then started getting much more involved in the non-profit space. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Los Angeles venture capital market.

Interview with Jose daVeiga, KlickSports

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When we got funded, we worked harder to put together a product which was longer lasting, and not just a beta attempt like what we had done before.

Interview with Adam Lieber, Webtide

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One of the big, open source successes in both Southern California and the software world was Gluecode Software , which was based in Los Angeles and acquired by IBM in 2005. Our open source powers Hadoop, Jetty powers Google--if you look at our community site, the list of products that use use is exhaustive. Thanks!

INNOVATION - A Scientist's Perspective

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With Dr. Drapeau's permission, the AeA Los Angeles Council is furnishing this insightful speech below: I'm sure that all of you understand that what I'm going to talk about today is my own informed opinion, and not the official position nor policy of the U.S. government. And what is the Department of Education doing? Maybe. New ideas?