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Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. Money: In 2014, Los Angeles startups received more than $3 billion in funding.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles.

What Los Angeles Is Missing

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tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Read More.

Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals

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Pritzker Group Venture Capital has expanded the number of personnel in its L.A. Partner Gabe Greenbaum and Vice President Peter Liu have relocated from the firm’s Chicago office to Los Angeles. office in order to purse more early-stage investments in local tech companies.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

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.

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale , a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle. Arivale raised $36M in 2015 from Maveron, ARCH Venture Partners and Polaris Partners. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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But, how are those accelerators doing so far in terms of attracting capital and attention to Southern California startups? READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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Infographic: Over $1B Raised in 2013 by Los Angeles Startups

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The latest Built In LA report shows nice trends in the continued growth of Los Angeles’ equity economy and entrepreneurial culture.”

Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. mediacamp venture capital startup accelerator incubator entertainment content hollywood videoEntertainment. According to Warner Bros., According to Warner Bros., READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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From your core first hires and building a board of advisors to raising angel and seed capital, team and community makes a world of difference.

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Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. READ MORE>>.

Report: Los Angeles, New York Better For Female Founders

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A report, issued earlier this week by venture firm the Female Founders Fund , says that Los Angeles, and New York, are better markets than Silicon Valley to find funding for female founders. female founders investment entrepreneur founded venture capitalREAD MORE>>.

Report: Los Angeles Ranks Sixth In Active Startup Ecosystems

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A new report this week from the Startup Genome Project has ranked Los Angeles as number six in a list of the world's most active startup ecosystems. Los Angeles beat other startup hubs such as Seattle, Boston, and Mumbai in the rankings. startup genome ranking ecosystem angelesREAD MORE>>.

Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

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Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

Karlin Ventures Takes Aim At Los Angeles Startup Investments

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Los Angeles has a new, well funded, investment firm in town, with big plans for local investments: Karlin Ventures. Zhou recently moved to Los Angeles, after a stint at Innovations Endeavors, the venture fund of Eric Schmidt. karlin ventures startup angeles investment family officeKarlin Asset Management has $1.4

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. “We are founders, just like the… Read More.

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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.

inLA Looks To Galvanize Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Investors

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The group says it hopes to help spur company and job creation in the innovation economy here in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Fonality Leaves Los Angeles, Heads to Texas

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In a loss to the Los Angeles technology industry, Voice over IP software developer Fonality has relocated its headquarters to Texas, the firm said today. According to Fonality, it has moved its headquarters to Plano, Texas from Los Angeles. READ MORE>>. texas jobs employment relocation fonality

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Car Sharing Firm Zipcar Heading To Los Angeles

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It looks like Los Angeles is set to get access to peer-to-peer car sharing service Zipcar , as it plans to open an office in Hollywood tomorrow. City Council President Eric Garcetti, to mark its entry into Los Angeles, the 16th market covered by the company. zipcar angeles sharing ride peer rideshareREAD MORE>>.

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Los Angeles Investor Backs DoughMain

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A new, financial education and family organization website, DoughMain , said yetserday that it has raised funding from a private equity fund managed out of Los Angeles and Boston. doughmain financial education literacy software saas iacocca venture capitalDoughMain is based in Princeton, New Jersey. READ MORE>>.

ModCloth Gets $25M To Expand In Los Angeles

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ModCloth , an online retailer of vintage fashion and decor, and which revolves around a community of independent designers, said today that it has raised $25M, in part to grow its operations in Los Angeles. The San Francisco company did not details its expansion plans in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Venture Investors Get Their Mojo Back

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For several years, the phrase "Los Angeles Venture Capitalist" had almost become an oxymoron. READ MORE>>.

Pritzker Group Boosts Focus On Los Angeles Startups, Moves Partner To LA

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Chicago-based venture capital investor Pritzker Group Venture Capital announced this morning that it is expanding its efforts to invest in early stage companies in Los Angeles, and has moved partner Gabe Greenbaum to Los Angeles. pritzker group angeles venture capital investment finance

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. Facebook.

Assembled Capital: FinTech [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Join Crowdfunder and General Assembly for a night of panels and networking where we’ll discuss emerging trends in the fintech industry, which is now a $4.7 Trillion market. They will also dive into the implications for both the entrepreneur and investor as the industry continues to grow at an exponential rate

Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. The company said it now has over 50 people split between its Berlin and London offices, and is actively hiring in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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venture capital deals per 100,000 people. venture capital deals per 100,000 people. deals per 100,000 people. Boulder, Colorado; 4.

Mucker Capital Raises $45M Fund, Mucker III

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Los Angeles-based Mucker Capital said this week that it has closed on a new, $45M fund, Mucker III. Mucker Capital started fundraising for that new fund in May of last year. mucker capital muckerlab venture investor acceleratorREAD MORE>>.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

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What I’ve not written as much about is what to do if you are a CTO looking for your next opportunity – especially in Los Angeles.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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If that’s news to you, here are eleven of Los Angles’ best and brightest. Venture Capital: Upfront Ventures. Silicon Valley?

Core Innovation Capital Backs Mosaic's $220M Funding

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Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the backers in a big, $220M equity funding for solar power financing provider Mosaic. Core Innovation Capital is very active nationally in fintech investments, and raised a big fund in 2015. The company is based in Oakland. READ MORE>>.

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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It’s spectacular and I want one here in Los Angeles. image EPA/Andrew Gombert. They said, “He’s gracious”. vc ,  Liam Martin with Staff.

Triton Digital Acquired By Vector Capital

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the provider of software for the digital audio streaming market, has been acquired by private equity firm Vector Capital , the companies said today. Triton Digital was advised by Macquarie Capital in the deal. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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GumGum is led by founder and Los Angeles native wunderkind, Ophir Tanz. Think about how many images are on the web. and M.S. Much bigger.

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

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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. And I’m delighted to see a bold move by Cooley in getting behind Los Angeles as well. Los Angeles Startup AdviceBut wait!