3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation
JULY 5, 2016
The impact on in-state residents is huge, too: More than 56,500 people work at nearly 1,700 companies throughout Indiana in the sectors of medical care, drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, research and testing laboratories, and the like. Their first thoughts likely turn to agriculture and manufacturing. 30, 2015.
The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA
MARCH 22, 2011
But I thought I’d take some more time here to expand on what I think are the challenges, and opportunities, of starting a tech company in LA.
Last Exit Wall Street: 7 Considerations When Raising Venture Capital
From the Venture Trenches
MARCH 27, 2013
What is the company’s use of proceeds? What is your exit strategy? By this measure, Groupon was by no means your typical start-up. 2.
DFJ Frontier, Anthem Venture Into Portland Firm
DECEMBER 7, 2009
Two Los Angeles-based venture firms, DFJ Frontier and Anthem Venture Partners , have invested in a Portland software firm developing online identification and single-sign in software. Tags: software janrain portland capital venture ventures anthem frontier
What Startups Can Learn From The Pizza Business: Samit Varma
JANUARY 12, 2015
Pizza Studio is like any other technology company. What do you think technology companies could learn from the restaurant business?
Scopely Dangles Chance At Trip For Zynga Recruits
JUNE 4, 2013
Scopely is dangling a chance to win a free trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, to anyone who helps recruit Zynga developers to the company. Scopely is one of a large number of companies now eyeing former and current Zynga employees, on news that Zynga cut 520 employees yesterday. READ MORE>>. scopely videogame angeles jobs
CARD.com Raises $3M For Prepaid Debit Cards
DECEMBER 5, 2013
The Series A funding was led by QED Investors, and also included Resolute Ventures, Anthem Ventures, and angels such as Adam Press and Greg Steiner (BeachMint, eHarmony). The company said it has now raised $4.7M in funding. CARD.com is headed by Ben Katz, who formerly had worked for Green Dot and PayNearMe. READ MORE>>.
Surf Air Expands To Santa Barbara
JULY 10, 2013
The new flights make Santa Barbara as close to San Francisco as it is to Los Angeles, and could help bolster the area''s high tech companies. There are already a significant number of high tech companies--particularly, in online advertising--in the Santa Barbara region. READ MORE>>.
Los Angeles Startup Community
MAY 17, 2011
LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.
SolarFlare Raises $5.0M
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Details on the new funding have not been announced by the company. The firm has previously raised funding from Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital, and Miramar Venture Partners. READ MORE>>. solarflare venture capital funding gigabit ethernet 10gbe debt
Scopely Snags Another Zynga Exec
MAY 30, 2013
Scopely said Reed will head up the company''s product team. The company has been quite active in hiring away former Zynga executives, most recently hiring Andy Kleinman, another former Zynga GM, as its Chief Business Officer. READ MORE>>. content game video network videogame executive zynga scopely
Solarflare In Talks With Marvell, Say Sources
APRIL 20, 2011
Solarflare declined to comment on the rumor, saying that it was the company's policy not to comment on rumors or speculations. Marvell did not respond to inquires via email. READ MORE>>. solarflare marvell merger acquisition rumor
Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal
Both Sides of the Table
JULY 10, 2012
Further to the south are the legendary companies of Cisco, Apple, Intel, eBay, Yahoo!, Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Many “tech companies” now have green screens.
Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts
JANUARY 31, 2012
It's unclear when the shift happened, although the company just began emailing users about its various products today. READ MORE>>.
Scopely Raises $8.5M
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
It looks like all that bacon paid off. Scopely said it is developing mobile and social applications, including the Buddies franchise of multiplayer games. READ MORE>>. scopely venture capital social videogame video game content elbaz buddies
Scopely: Out With The Bacon, In With The Cash
MARCH 7, 2013
The new offer from Scopely comes a couple of years after the firm's last, recruitment push, which offered not just cash, but cash wrapped in bacon.
BeachMint Gets $23.5M
JUNE 17, 2011
Prior investors New Enterprise Associates, Trinity Ventures, and Anthem Ventures also participated in the new financing round. As part of the funding, Sharon Wienbar of Scale Venture Partners joins the company's board, with Lightbank receiving an observer seat. The round was led by Scale Venture Partners and Lightbank. READ MORE>>.
6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 26, 2016
The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The large U.S.
Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back
APRIL 7, 2014
For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron. READ MORE>>. investment investor capital venture angele
Don’t go on a phishing trip!
JUNE 16, 2016
Anthem Blue Cross for example could be a phishing loser. The attack is believed to have started with custom malware sent to Anthem IT staff.
Vator Makes A Splash In LA!
Tech Zulu Event
MAY 11, 2011
If have a company and are interested in being part of this event there is still time for you to enter the competition. You still have 2 days left! Go here to enter your company. Not ready to submit your company or just want to take part of this event? Vator is bringing its popular Splash event to LA. The TZ Hookups.
Wavestream Raises $7M
APRIL 3, 2009
Names of new investors in the firm were not disclosed, however, the firm has previously raised funding from companies such as Anthem Ventures, Digital Power Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Titan Corp., The filing listed Anthem Ventures' William Woodward as a current member of the firm's board.
Viewdle Gets $10M
OCTOBER 5, 2010
Viewdle , the developer of cross platform, facial recognition technology backed by Santa Monica-based Anthem Ventures, has scored another round of funding, worth $10M, according to Viewdle. The new round comes from Best Buy, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and Qualcomm, in addition to Anthem Ventures, which was the original investor in the company.
BeachMint Expands Product Line
OCTOBER 22, 2013
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VideoAmp Raises $2.2M For Video Advertising Platform
DECEMBER 11, 2014
Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , which operates a programmatic video advertising platform, said this morning that it has raised $2.2M in a funding round, from Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners and ZenShin Capital. READ MORE>>. videoamp video advertising venture capital ross mccray
Interview with Dale Quayle, FileTrek
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
We spoke with Dale Quayle , the firm's CEO, about the funding and company. Dale Quayle: The company was founded out of Ottawa, Canada.
VideoAmp Opens Offices In New York, Chicago, and Detroit
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
VideoAmp said the New York office will be led by Amy McGovern, who has been appointed VP of Strategic Sales, to head up the company's eastern region; McGovern was most recently Vice President of Digital Video Ad Sales at Fox Networks Group, and also had served at GroupM. VideoAmp also said it and expanding its current office in San Francisco.
BeachMint Merges With Conde Nast's Lucky
AUGUST 12, 2014
Los Angeles-based e-commerce website operator Beachmint is merging with Lucky , the shopping and fashion publication title owned by Conde Nast , creating a new company called The Lucky Group , the companies said Monday. The new company will be headed by Beachmint''s Josh Berman. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
SolarFlare Raises $22M More
JANUARY 3, 2013
No details have been announced by the company yet on the new funding. SolarFlare's current investors include Oak Investment Partners, Anthem Venture Partners, Acacia Capital Partners, and Miramar Venture Partners. SolarFlare , the developer of high speed networking devices, has raised a new, big $22.0M READ MORE>>.
ThisNext Gets $1.2M More
JANUARY 28, 2010
No details on the funding have been announced by the firm, however, the filing indicates that Clearstone Ventures Suman Mandal and Anthem Ventures' Bill Woodward remain on the company's board. The funding brings the company's total raised to around $9.7M in funding. READ MORE>>.
TrueCar Prices IPO
MAY 16, 2014
The pricing was below the company''s earlier, estimated IPO range of $12.00 to $14.00 per share. The company raised around $71.1M in the IPO offering. The company offers up online pricing of news cars as well as powers affiliate car buying programs. million shares of its stock at $9 per share. READ MORE>>.
Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 28, 2012
Panelists advised attendees to “Just Do It”: Go out and start your company, focusing on the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) to launch.
Surf Air Raises $73M, Orders 15 New Planes
AUGUST 11, 2014
The equity investors include Anthem Ventures, Velos Partners, Base Ventures as well as FF Ventures, Plus Capital, and others. The company said it now has over 900 members. The funding included $65M in debt from White Oak Global Advisors, and $8M from the both new and existing equity investors. READ MORE>>.
AwesomenessTV Acquires Big Frame
APRIL 3, 2014
Big Frame had been venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Daher Capital, DFJ Frontier, LaunchPad LA, New World Ventures, The Media Farm and Social Starts, and angels Diego Berdakin, Dave Goldberg, Peter Gotcher, Clark Landry, Adam Lilling and Dan Murray. The company had a $3.0M Series A funding back in 2012. READ MORE>>.
AdventureLink Raises $1.29M
MARCH 10, 2010
No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.
AdventureLink Gets $1.29M
MARCH 10, 2010
No details on the funding have been announced by the company. READ MORE>>.
Interview with Todd Jerry, Marmol Radziner
APRIL 7, 2011
Many local entrepreneurs might know Todd Jerry , formerly a venture capitalist at Anthem Venture Partners. It's been around for about 20 years.
Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009
FEBRUARY 4, 2009
Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. Here's the rest. Here’s how to do it.
Surf Air Raises $2.6M
DECEMBER 24, 2012
Santa Monica-based Surf Air , the startup airline headed by Wade Eyerly looking to create a subscription-based, all-you-can-fly airline between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, has raised around $2.6M, part of an ongoing funding round worth $7.0M, according to a recent regulatory filing by the company. READ MORE>>.
FileTrek Adds Reseller
JANUARY 29, 2013
FileTrek said its software allows companies to monitor their sensitive information, including the location of a file, who has worked on it, how it has been moved, and the genealogy relationships of files. FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds. READ MORE>>.