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Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

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Commerce.Innovated--which is run by Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard--is a "virtual accelerator" aimed at helping startups in the commerce area.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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The company operates the Ipsy Open Studios based in Los Angeles, which specifically caters to content creators in the beauty area. What is IPSY?

Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity

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The company highlighted some of its result in an infographic (reproduced below). READ MORE>>.

inVia Robotics Launches Robotics System Aimed At E-Commerce Warehouses

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A new, Los Angeles startup, inVia Robotics , said today that it has launched a brand new robotics system, specifically aimed at fulfillment and material handling operations of e-commerce providers and warehouses. READ MORE>>. invia robotics ecommerce warehouse pick place hardware startup

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. READ MORE>>.

Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator

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Three, Los Angeles area companies have been selected for a accelerator being run by Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard, the companies announced this morning. silicon valley bank commerce innovation accelerator startup incubator mastercard fintech financial software saasREAD MORE>>.

Tealium Links Into IBM Commerce

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Los Angeles-based NantBiosciences , one of the group of companies created by billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, has raised $100M in San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise "tag" management software led by Jeff Lunsford, said today that it has connected its software into IBM Commerce. READ MORE>>.

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Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock.

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The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. It’s not the great companies you build, it’s the silent killer of those that should have been build locally and weren’t. Klout was an LA company – sold for $200 million to Lithium.

Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups

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NetDNA Launches CDN Service For E-commerce Sites

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is targeting e-commerce site owners this morning with a new product, the company said. The company said the new service is integrated with the latest version of e-commerce storefront software PrestaShop, which has more than 120,000 deployed storefronts.

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Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World

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What''s the story behind the company? They were doing great work, but they had no e-commerce or marketing team to get them out there.

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company Scores $27M

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According to The Honest Company, the funding will go towards accelerating growth and developing its products and brand. READ MORE>>.

SteelHouse Gets Funding, Launches E-Commerce Technology Firm

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Los Angeles-based SteelHouse , a developer of e-commerce technology based on consumer behavior, said Wednesday that it has scored a round of funding and launched its "behavioral commerce technology" to boost e-commerce conversion. Details on the funding round were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Chirpify Hires LA Music Executive For Twitter Commerce

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The Portland startup said it has hired Rory Felton as its new Vice President of Business Development-Music for the company. Felton has co-founded his own record company, served as an executive producer, created a joint publishing venture with BMG Music Publishing, and produced a long list of music videos, the firm said. READ MORE>>.

UK Company Boohoo To Acquire Nasty Gal For $20M

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Los Angeles-based fashion brand and e-commerce provider Nasty Gal is being acquired by UK fashion brand Boohoo.com plc , Boohoo said it a financial filing today, inn a deal worth $20M. It's unclear if that proposal includes Nasty Gal's current e-commerce business. READ MORE>>.

Jet Launches Amid High Expectations

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The considerable hype that Jet.com received prior to its launch created high hopes for the subscription shopping program.

Why Sidevision Is Tying Content, E-Commerce Together, with Justin Wu

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We recently spoke with co-founder and CEO, Justin Wu to learn more about the company, which so far has received a small seed funding from Warner Bros.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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The company has provided about $1.4 The winners are: — Life Sciences: BioLegend CEO Gene Lay. billion.

What Amazon Hopes to Achieve with Prime Day

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Prime Day’s larger purpose is to help integrate the company into as many people’s lives as it can, in every possible way it can.

Report: Honest Company Seeking CPG CEO

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Los Angeles-based e-commerce provider Honest Company , which sells organic baby and beauty products, is looking to replace CEO Brian Lee with a veteran of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, according to a report. honest company employment consumer product goodsREAD MORE>>.

CPO Commerce Acquired By United Stationers

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Pasadena-based CPO Commerce , an e-commerce company focused on tools, equipment, outdoor and yard equipment, and other related products, has been acquired by United Stationers. United Stationers said the move would help bolster its e-commerce expertise. CPO was founded by Rob Tolleson. READ MORE>>.

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TechZulu will guide groups through some of the hottest tech companies in Santa Monica: Hawke Media, NeoHire, Zuma Ventures and others.

Hello Music Upgrades Social Commerce Service

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Los Angeles-based Hello Music , the social commerce marketplace run by Rick Camino, has updated its site, with a brand new design and features.

Provide Commerce Buys Mobile Gifting Firm Sincerely

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San Diego-based Provide Commerce , the company which owns such brands as ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Gifts.com, and other e-commerce sites, announced this morning that it has purchase mobile gifting startup Sincerely, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Sincerely had been based in San Francisco. READ MORE>>.

Local Hardware Companies Out In Force At CES

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Who says that Southern California's high tech industry is all about Hollywood and e-commerce? The region's large stable of high tech hardware companies are out in force this week at CES, with San Diego-based Qualcomm leading the charge and the keynote; Irvine-based Broadcom announced a new chip aimed at UltraHD TV Home gateways, MoCA 2.0

Clearance.co Generates $2.1 Million In Revenue

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Silicon Beach has been known in part for fostering and revolutionizing high revenue generating e-commerce startups. 2.1M In Less Than A Year.

Loot Crate Launches New Fan Commerce Site, Loot Vault

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Los Angeles-based Loot Crate , which delivers monthly bundles of pop culture, gaming, and entertainment products to fans, launched a new fan commerce site, Loot Vault on Tuesday. The new site lets fans of the service snag some of the company's prior "crates", as well as special products. READ MORE>>.

Edmunds.com Jumps On Daily Deal Bandwagon

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Edmunds is tapping Group Commerce Inc. The company is starting the program in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, and said it will be adding more markets later this summer. edmunds daily deals ecommerce automotive auto deal social commercefor the social buying technology behind the service. READ MORE>>.

GovX Gets $11.5M For E-Commerce Efforts

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San Diego-based GovX , which operates an online, e-commerce site specifically serving active, reserve and veteran U.S. The company says it has now raised $21M in funding. Military, law enforcement, fire, emergency rescue, and government employees, has raised $11.5M in combined Series A and B funding. The funding was led by Alestra Ltd.

Provide Commerce Buys Personal Creations

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San Diego-based Provide Commerce , the parent firm of ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Cherry Moon, and other ecommerce operations, announced this morning that it has acquired personalized gifts company Personalized Creations. Provide Commerce is headed by Bill Strauss, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media.

Zaarly, Started From LA Startup Weekend, Goes Live

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The company had launched a test at SXSW, but this is the first time they are going live nationwide. zaarly startup weekend mobile marketplace buyers sellers commerceA startup which was spawned out of the LA Startup Weekend in February has gone live, according to the founders of LA Startup Weekend. READ MORE>>.

PC Mall Expands Into Deals Of The Day

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Cocodot Shifts Into Jewelry, Gifts

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It's unclear when the shift happened, although the company just began emailing users about its various products today. READ MORE>>.

Epicor Buys ShopVisible For Cloud E-commerce, Ordering

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Epicor , the enterprise software developer which has major operations in Orange County, said this week that it has acquired a cloud-based developer of management and e-commerce software called ShopVisible. ShopVisible is the second, retail e-commerce software company Epicor has acquired in the last two month. READ MORE>>.

SEKUR.me Looks To Connect With Mobile Commerce Firms

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Santa Ana-based SEKUR.me , a startup developing multi-factor, mobile authentication and payment technology, said today that it has launched a new Strategic Alliance program to help enable mobile e-commerce payments. The company said its product helps enable secure, mobile payments on iOS and Android. READ MORE>>.

NuORDER Nabs $3M For Fashion E-Commerce

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NuORDER , a developer of e-commerce software for fashion brands and retailers, has scored a round of funding led by GRP Partners, the company said this morning. The company was founded by Heath Wells and Olivia Skuza. READ MORE>>. nuorder fashion ecommerce venture capital brands wholesale saas

The Honest Company Launches Designer Products

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The company said it is tapping specially curated artisans, entrepreneurs, and brands to supply the products to the company. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Backs Indian E-commerce Firm

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has backed an online e-commerce company in India, Big Shoe Bazaar India Pvt Ltd. According to Big Shoe, it has raised INR 100 Cr. approximately $1.8M US) in a Series C funding round, which was led by Fidelity Growth Partners India, and Qualcomm, via Qualcomm Ventures. READ MORE>>.