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MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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A traffic jam of expensive cars lined up to pull into the packed parking lot of MuckerLab for its second graduating class demo day.

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Disney Accelerator Shows Off First Class Of Startups


The Disney Accelerator said that Smart Toy was acquired by Los Angeles-based children''s product firm Cartwheel Kids, and that SnowShoe raised $2.2M in its seed funding round. Disney offered up up to $120K in investment capital, access to entrepreneurs and executives at Disney, and other resources to its startups. READ MORE>>.

Make In LA Names Second Hardware Accelerator Class


Make In LA , a hardware-focused startup accelerator and mentorship program, said this week that it has selected a second class of startup for its four month accelerator program. The participants all receive $150,000 in investment capital, mentoring, and access to a prototype lab. This next class has its Demo Day on June 28th.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. On Sept. startup ecosystem in the world, with L.A. link].

Disney Accelerator Names First Class


The Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator backed by Disney and being run by TechStars in Los Angeles, announced its inagural class today, naming eleven companies--including three Los Angeles companies--to participate in the three month program. READ MORE>>.

The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

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The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content.


Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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He is also an active investor with stakes in companies like Hipmunk, GroupMe, Facebook, Zynga (acquisition stock), and SV Angels. SuperDemo.

Angels and VCs: Don’t be greedy even if you can.


Promissory notes come before any equity, and most late equity investments come before early equity investments, even of the same class of security. 

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LA Dodgers Opens Door On First Accelerator Program


At least three of the companies are originally from Los Angeles, including FieldLevel, Appetize, and Focus in Motion. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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Mike Jones , Investor and Advisor Located In Los Angeles. Scott Sangster, President of  Tech Coast Angels  (Los Angeles)/CEO at  OrganicStartup.

LaunchpadLA Opens Spring Applications, Bumps Investment Dollars


Santa Monica-based startup accelerator LaunchpadLA has just opened up its spring 2013 class applications, and bumped the amount it invests in startups. The amount invested per startup is double what LaunchpadLA was previously offering to startups in the program. launchpadla accelerator angeles venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

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The dinner parties now are filled with self-righteous angel investors bragging about how many deals they are in on. For now. That is conformity.

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Crowdfunding SEO Advice From AngelList

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I was lucky enough to be at LaunchPad LA last night to hear Dustin Dolginow from Atlas Ventures/  coach the incoming class on how best to use AngelList to fund their companies. Much of the advice was basic–have your elevator pitch down, raise enough $$ for 18 months runway, etc.  Simply outstanding.

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Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class


What do you get when you combine a technology investment demo day with a Hollywood-style story pitch session? READ MORE>>.

Investor Insights and Highlights | An Unscientific Process as Dating

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The bottom line though, is they want to believe in your capability to pull off whatever they’re investing in. Are you honest?

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area. MSN Money Investing.

TX Zhuo Talks About LA's Newest Venture Fund, Karlin Ventures


One of the biggest complaints that local entrepreneurs have with Los Angeles has been a dearth of local sources of venture capital. Thanks!

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation


Several world-class research institutions are located in the state, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. In fact, Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan calls for a $300 million investment program called Grand Challenges that focuses on large-scale problems facing humanity.

White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire


The White House has named Los Angeles as one of 21 communities around the nation which are part of a new technology job and training effort called TechHire , the administration announced Monday. techhire white house jobs employment california angeles technology recruiting training school education READ MORE>>.

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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This is class four for Launchpad LA. Over 500 startups applied last quarter to Launchpad LA’s accelerator, but only eight were chosen.

Club W Doubles Down On Accelerators With Investment From 500Startups


500Startups said that ClubW--founded by Xander Oxman, Mark Lynn, Geoff McFarlane--was selected as part of its fifth class of accelerator companies.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Greg has led Series A investments in tech-based enterprises. We did it folks! The 1st annual  REACH NeXT event was a great success! Records.

Launchpad LA Starts Accepting Fall 2013 Applications


Launchpad LA , one of the more high profile startup accelerators in Los Angeles, has opened up applications for its next class. The accelerator has been accepting applications since last week for its Class 6, which will run from mid-September to mid-January. launchpadla launchpad fall incubator accelerator investment seed

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom


Los Angeles has been in the midst of a technology boom over the last few years, with many of high profile startups growing in the area. Thanks!

Next Gen CrowdInvesting | Chance Barnett (CEO) of Crowdfunder

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This all, circling around 2008, a shy year for startup investments. There’s also a diferent fluency in people who invest.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future


We saw an extraordinary opportunity, in general, and in LA in particular, to really focus in on technology in Los Angeles. David Waxman.:

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


When is your first class, and how many companies are you going to include? What is K5Launch? All of our mentors are investors as well.

Yet Another LA Incubator Opens: Io/LA


If the Los Angeles accelerator/incubator market is not yet crowded enough, Hollywood-based io/LA opened its doors over the weekend, looking to recruit a class of five to six companies in a three month mentorship program. accelerate accelerator incubate investment iola capital venture incubatorREAD MORE>>.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

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Our last fund we raised was in 2012 and we began investing it in April of 2012. Why do they invest in venture capital? Foundations. 3.

Interview with Bryan Burkhart, H.Bloom


H.Bloom is one of the companies backed by Los Angeles technology entrepreneur and investor Brian Lee (Shoedazzle, Legalzoom). What is H.Bloom?

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Chris Dumler , Co-Founder of Los Angeles Startup Foundation. Tech Coast Angels  is actively seeking great startups to fund. to 10:00 p.m.

The One Video Every Silicon Valley Investor Should Watch

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So he put up half the money to bring movie theaters to inner-city Los Angeles and showed that he could deliver profitable chains.

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2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators. to 10 p.m. YouTube, Microsoft and SyFy.

Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition


Mike Bonin , Council Member, City of Los Angeles. Congratulations to our third class of the socalTECH 50! Who are the top 50 people to watch in Southern California? We've attempted to do that for the last three years, trying to ferret out exactly who the people--not companies--are to watch in the region's technology industry.

The Authoritative Guide to Prorata Rights

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They often create the biggest tensions between investors who are investing at different stages in the business. These tensions seep out in some angels or seed funds publicly or semi-privately deriding later-stage VCs for their “bad” behavior. would you want to give up the right to invest in subsequent rounds? 2.

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Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.


Science is looking to incubate its own set of companies, make investments, and otherwise work to create the next successful startups.

How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

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At the time I pointed out: “If I had realized exits almost certainly it would be because I invested in a company that failed. years ago.

In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen

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His class reading lists could be a primer for any entrepreneur, not just MBAs. Some money out of every investment. Apple. Freemium.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

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Lower costs to start a business (95% reduction), many more companies created & funded by angels / seed. Where are we today? billion). Mbps).

GRP Excited to add Sam Rosen to Its Ranks. How Did He Get the Role? Hustle. Here’s the Story.

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At the time of that investment I had exchanged notes with Dave McClure who also invested. Jordan Hudson. Kevin Zhang. Not for me. Loved.