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USC Students Show Off Their Innovations at 2013 Innovator Showcase

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He closed by saying, “We want USC to be a place where students and faculty come, and startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged.”.

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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>>.

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USC Marshall Awards $50K In Seed Funding Competition


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


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.

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TCVN is proud to support the HBS/USC-Marshall BGC this year with a special TCVN code for attendees. Rothenberg, Principal Executive Officer, Chairman, and Director at Capital Research and Management Company; and. News TCVN News entrepreneurship event networking partner usbgc usc Enjoy!

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage


They were interested in boosting companies coming out of USC. Why USC? What''s the mission behind the new startup incubator? Thanks!

USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University


USC also reported that it owns equity in 32 startups, though none of those startups were identified. READ MORE>>.

USC Stevens Taps VCs To Spur Spinouts


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.

TONIGHT! #Bitcoin: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Payment Systems

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Micah Winkelspecht, USC alumni and CEO of Bitvault. Damian Greco, founder of Promenade Capital Partners. See you tonight!

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Jaunt, USC Link On Virtual Reality Lab


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


The startup accelerator is behind headed by Ashish Soni. Last a pilot middle school at the L.A. READ MORE>>.

Beauty Noted, Founded By USC Student, Gets $2.2M In Funding


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>>.

USC Team Heads To Rice Business Plan Competition


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

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital


This morning, we're sharing the insights of Greg Martin , a venture capitalist at Archer Venture Capital. 1. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.

USC's Startup Accelerator Targets 10 Companies, Starts In May


The startup accelerator will actually based based at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey. READ MORE>>.

USC Launches Annual, $50K Entrepreneurship Prize For Engineers


Maseeh told socalTECH that the prize was modeled after a similar, schoolwide competition at MIT, where he received his Ph.D. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Stevens Gives $50M To USC For Brain Research


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>>.

Silicon Beach @ USC

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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

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


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>>.

UTA Targets Early Stage Investments With New Hire


The UTA has already been very active in approaching the startup commmunity, most recently backing the USC Viterbi Startup Garage with Kleiner Perkins.

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Audyssey Gets Funding From Intel Capital


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 Stevens Appoints Two Directors


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>>.

2tor Finds $32.5M


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>>.


LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program


The first two EIRs at the city are Krisztina "Z" Holly and Amir Tehrani. Young Presidents Organization (YPO). READ MORE>>.

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USC Stevens On Tech Transfer: Understand Venture Capitalists


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From Football, to Private Equity, and Back Again: Haden In At USC


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


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.

Online Learning Firm With Links To USC Gets Funded


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>>.

2tor Gets $10M Line Of Credit


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>>.

HypeMarks Gets $350K


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>>.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


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.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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For example, Lookout is a mobile security company that was founded by three talented graduates of USC. Local capital matters. think government and community members need to understand that capital formation is an incredibly important part of economic revival. But talent with no capital is another word for migration.

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!

Streamlining The Sports Recruiting Process with FieldLevel


When we arrived at USC, we began to talk about how we struggled during the recruiting process. What''s the idea behind FieldLevel? Thanks!

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers


Ashish Soni , USC (Los Angeles, incubator/university). There are also many movers and shakers here in the industry -- Jason Nazar at.

Applied Proteomics Raises $22.5M


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.


Tilofy: Making Sense Of The World Around You Using Location Data


My degree is from USC in big data. As you probably know, Viterbi is the engineering school at USC. What is Tilofy about? Thanks!

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Local Angels Back


According to, it raised $700,000 in a seed financing round, which was led by Crosslink Capital, and also included Liveops founder Douglas Feirstein, Jody Mulkey, as well as other angels, including other Los Angeles area investors. scripted venture capital funding writer blog writing marketplace scrippedREAD MORE>>.


Behind the Scenes: Troy Carter’s SMASHD LABS with Suzy Ryoo


Up to seven companies will be selected for this year’s program, which launches right after Labor Day, and wraps in the middle of November.