ARMORWAY Spins Out Of USC
MARCH 15, 2013
A new, Los Angeles startup, ARMORWAY , has spun out of the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation announced THursday. According to USC, ARMORWAY has been issued an exclusive license to commercialize software to intelligently plan randomized, security patrols for security agencies. READ MORE>>.
USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition
APRIL 27, 2012
According to USC Marshall, it awarded $15,000 in seed funding for two first place winners, and four $5,000 seed prizes to companies.
Algorithmia, Co-Founded By USC Grad Student, Gets $2.4M
AUGUST 18, 2014
A new startup, Algorithmia , which was co-founded by a USC PhD student, said today that it has raised $2.4M in a seed funding round, to go towards its online marketplace for computer software algorithms. The funding came from Madrona Venture Group, Rakuten Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and angels. Algorithmia is based in Seattle.
USC Stevens Institute Funds Seven Projects
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
In a bid to help research from the University of Southern California reach the market, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation said Wednesday afternoon that it is awarding $439,000 in gap funding to seven projects from USC, which have a high potential to spin out of the school. READ MORE>>.
USC Students Show Off Their Innovations at 2013 Innovator Showcase
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 28, 2013
He closed by saying, “We want USC to be a place where students and faculty come, and startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged.”.
USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University
JANUARY 21, 2010
USC also reported that it owns equity in 32 startups, though none of those startups were identified. READ MORE>>.
USC Team Heads To Rice Business Plan Competition
MARCH 24, 2011
The competition--which is one of the largest in the world--also includes a new $100,000 prize from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, focused on clean technology. The USC team, Somatis Technologies , has not detailed its plans publicly. rice university kpcb business plan southern california
Beauty Noted, Founded By USC Student, Gets $2.2M In Funding
MAY 7, 2014
Beauty Noted , an online beauty and cosmetics social discovery site founded by USC student Sarah Kortschak, said Tuesday that it has raised $2.2M in a funding round. The startup--which is based in San Francisco--said the funding came from Kortschak Investments, as well as IDG Ventures and Crosslink capital. READ MORE>>.
Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage
APRIL 8, 2013
They were interested in boosting companies coming out of USC. Why USC? What''s the mission behind the new startup incubator? Thanks!
USC Stevens Taps VCs To Spur Spinouts
JUNE 7, 2010
USC Stevens Institute , the effort at the University of Southern California to spur innovation within the school, has tapped a number of venture capitalists to help guide a new mentorship and funding program, the institute said this morning. Steven is a USC Trustee and General Partner at Sequoia; Klein is also a USC Trustee.
New Leader at Intel Capital Adjusts Strategy as Global Summit Opens
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Intel Capital has invested $38 million in 12 technology startups since July, highlighting its venture investment focus on innovations in self-driving cars and machine vision, the Internet of Things, sports and health, drones, and virtual reality.
TONIGHT! #Bitcoin: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Payment Systems
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 23, 2014
Micah Winkelspecht, USC alumni and CEO of Bitvault. Damian Greco, founder of Promenade Capital Partners. See you tonight!
What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital
DECEMBER 30, 2010
This morning, we're sharing the insights of Greg Martin , a venture capitalist at Archer Venture Capital. 1. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.
Silicon Beach @ USC
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012 -- Silicon Beach @ USC. SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is undeniably the creative capital. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum. See [link].
Silicon Beach @ USC
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 -- Silicon Beach @ USC. SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is undeniably the creative capital. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum.
USC Stevens' Krisztina Holly Departs
JULY 16, 2012
The founding Executive Director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation , Krisztina Holly , is leaving the center to pursue other interests, USC said late Friday. According to the university, Holly decided to leave USC this month to pursue other opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation. READ MORE>>.
Jaunt, USC Link On Virtual Reality Lab
JANUARY 20, 2016
According to the two, the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts is opening up a new virtual reality incubator called the Jaunt Cinematic Virtual Reality Lab. The new lab will be powered by VR cameras donated by Jaunt, and also will include future research, development projects, and internships for students. READ MORE>>.
USC Viterbi Launches Startup Accelerator
MARCH 26, 2013
The startup accelerator is behind headed by Ashish Soni. Last a pilot middle school at the L.A. READ MORE>>.
USC's Startup Accelerator Targets 10 Companies, Starts In May
MARCH 26, 2013
The startup accelerator will actually based based at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey. READ MORE>>.
UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The UTA has already been very active in approaching the startup commmunity, most recently backing the USC Viterbi Startup Garage with Kleiner Perkins.
USC Stevens Appoints Two Directors
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation , the group at the University of Southern California run by Krisztina Holly, and which was kick started by a major donation from Sand Hill road venture capitalist and USC trustee Mark Stevens, said Wednesday that it has appointed two directors to the institute. READ MORE>>.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Stevens Gives $50M To USC For Brain Research
MARCH 25, 2015
Mark Stevens --who made his name as a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital --along with his wife Mary, have given $50M in a gift to the University of Southern California , to go towards an institute focused on brain rsearch. Stevens had previously funded the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. READ MORE>>.
2tor Finds $32.5M
MARCH 15, 2011
New York-based 2tor , the online education startup which powers online degree programs from the University of Southern California (USC) and others, has raised $32.5M in a Series C funding. Greg Martin, of Los Angeles-based Archer Venture Capital, sits on 2tor's board. 2tor also has operations near USC. READ MORE>>.
Audyssey Gets Funding From Intel Capital
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Los Angeles-based audio processing technology developer Audyssey and Intel Capital said Tuesday morning that Intel Capital has made an investment in Audyssey. The announcement came in conjunction with the announcement of investments in sixteen companies by Intel Capital, the venture arm of Intel. READ MORE>>.
USC Launches Annual, $50K Entrepreneurship Prize For Engineers
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Maseeh told socalTECH that the prize was modeled after a similar, schoolwide competition at MIT, where he received his Ph.D. READ MORE>>.
LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program
MAY 2, 2014
The first two EIRs at the city are Krisztina "Z" Holly and Amir Tehrani. Young Presidents Organization (YPO). READ MORE>>.
USC Stevens On Tech Transfer: Understand Venture Capitalists
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
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From Football, to Private Equity, and Back Again: Haden In At USC
JULY 21, 2010
Haden was a former quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, and quarterback at USC, but since 1987 had been at RLH. Along with is appointment as Athletic Director, USC said that Haden will receive a joint appointment in the USC Marshall School of Business, and with the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism.
Mobile Security Firms With Roots at USC Gets $5.5M
DECEMBER 21, 2009
Lookout , a firm developing security software for mobile phones and started by two recent USC graduates, has raised $5.5M in a funding , according to the New York Times this morning. Tags: mobile security venture capital lookout flexilis According to the Times, the firm raised the new round of funding this month from Khosla Ventures.
HypeMarks Gets $350K
JUNE 19, 2012
HypeMarks was part of the StartEngine accelerator Q1 class; the company originally grew out of Sae Koo's business class at USC. idealab networking discovery social capital venture hypemarksAccording to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. READ MORE>>.
Online Learning Firm With Links To USC Gets Funded
JUNE 22, 2009
2tor said it raised $10M in a Series A financing from Redpoint Ventures, along with Novak Biddle Venture Partnres and City Light Capital, for its service, which helps universities create online degree programs. 2tor also has offices just North of USC on Figueroa Street. Redpoint's Martin is based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.
Accelerator Crazy In Southern California
OCTOBER 20, 2011
LA Cleantech Incubator , officially launched last week, and was created by Los Angeles Cleantech Alliance, a group supported by Mayor's Office, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Community Redevelopment Agency for Los Angeles, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, UCLA, USC, CalTech, and Arts Center College of Design.
Applied Proteomics Raises $22.5M
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
The funding came from Domain Associates, Vulcan Capital, and angel investors. Applied Proteomics was co-founded by David Agus, who is director of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine and the USC Westside Cancer Center. Daniel Hillis of Applied Minds, and who is also a professor at USC's Keck School of Medicine.
Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Ashish Soni , USC (Los Angeles, incubator/university). There are also many movers and shakers here in the industry -- Jason Nazar at.
Maverick Angels Names New SoCal President
AUGUST 16, 2011
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Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel
APRIL 4, 2013
When we arrived at USC, we began to talk about how we struggled during the recruiting process. What''s the idea behind FieldLevel? Thanks!
2tor Gets $10M Line Of Credit
APRIL 18, 2012
2tor--which maintains an office in Los Angeles near USC--is venture backed by The Hillman Company, SVB Capital, WestRiver Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and City Light Capital. READ MORE>>.
Response Genetics Gets $7.8M In PIPE
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Response Genetics is developing technology to extract and analyze genetic information from tumors, to help in cancer diagnostics; the firm's technology is based on research originally developed at USC. molecular test diagnostic lifescience pipe capital venture cancer genetics responseThe firm said it sold approximately 5.3M Bologna.
2tor Gets $26M More
APRIL 2, 2012
The round was led by The Hillman Company, and also included SVB Capital, WestRiver Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and City Light Capital. 2tor has an office up the street from USC near the Staples Center. READ MORE>>.
Car Sharing Firm Zipcar Heading To Los Angeles
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Zipcar is venture backed by Benchmark Capital, Boston Community Ventures, Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital, and Pinnacle Ventures. It also looks as if ZipCar apparently has been quitely running programs on the USC and UCLA campuses, limited to faculty, staff, and students. READ MORE>>.