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Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployed

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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We spoke with CEO Steve Schell on how Idealab believes its past experience with starting up a 3D printing company--and some new ideas on how to create a marketplace of 3D designs--are the key to making the leap from hobbyist to the mass market. Steve Schell: I glad you brought that up, Idealab and Desktop Factory. Thanks!

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. Where: Idealab. REGISTER HERE.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night. Still Time to Submit Your Company!

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Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale

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Pasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday. Energy Innovations is backed by both Idealab and Mohr Davidow Ventures. energy innovation idealab innovations solar photovoltaic cleantech green panel merger acquisition

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company  CODA. ENGAGE.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing  help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies.

Idealab Startup Aims At $149 3D Printer, Gets Funding

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A new, Pasadena-based startup out of Idealab , the startup incubator headed by Bill Gross, is hoping to bring 3D printing to the masses for $149. maker indiegogo gross bill desktopfactory printing 3dprinter printer hero idealab newmatter matter Financial details of the new funding for New Matter was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash

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How did the company start? How did you end up working with Idealab? decided to quit, and start this company. What is Crash?

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec. READ MORE>>.

Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators

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angeles incubator accelerator startup infographic begreat startengine laci science idealab We''ve reprinted it below. READ MORE>>.

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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Visit Punchcard ‘s company website to get a better look at their company. Value for all parties.

Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo

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GoPollGo had been backed by Ram Srinivasan, Phil Schaechter, CrunchFund, Chris Eppstein and Idealab. READ MORE>>.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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Representative companies: Look.io, Getbonkers, Invested.in, Tidepool, Stacksocial. Representative companies: Funding: No. Funding: Yes.

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Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Harris joins the company from j2 Global, where he had been Vice President, Products. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. Guidance Software said Harris will lead all global marketing and product marketing for the company. READ MORE>>.

Idealab Backs Top10

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Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup incubator run by Bill Gross, has made another external investment in a company, funding London-based Top10. Top10 said today that it raised $3.5M, in a round led by Accel Partners, which also included Idealab, Founder Collective, Forward Venture Partners, and Shakil Khan. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. Andy Steuer: It's actually out of Idealab proper. Thanks!

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses. The company has been initially ramping its program in its hometown of Pasadena, where it has a lengthy list of local restaurants and retailers using its loyalty app.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery

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Sharpening its focus on the electronic discovery market, Pasadena-based X1 , the enterprise search tools provider backed by Idealab, has split out a new company called X1 Discovery , headed by John Patzakis, the former President of eDiscovery at X1. discovery electronic ediscovery software forensics legal search idealab guidance

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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We’re looking for companies with new technology to demonstrate (or better yet, those with upcoming launches they wish to promote among savvy peers). TechZulu is ramping up to do it all again with an all new group of companies and a SuperDemo. Entries will be closed for company submissions at midnight of January  22nd, 2012.

PostUp Buys UberTwitter, Becomes UberMedia

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Pasadena-based PostUp , the Internet advertising firm spawned out of Idealab, said Friday afternoon that it has acquired UberTwitter , developer of a Twitter client that runs on the BlackBerry Platform. The acquisition of UberTwitter is third Twitter client acquisition for the company; it previously acquired Twidroid and Echofon.

Idealab Launches Feedback.com

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Pasadena-based Idealab 's newest company, Feedback.com , said today that it has launched an effort to help the gulf cleanup effort. Tags: feedback idealab brand business management service ecommerce In addition, Feedback.com said that any user adding feedback to the site will get a chance to win an Apple iPhone 4. READ MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Deploys In Amazon Cloud

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X1 Rapid Discovery is a tool which allows companies to manage their data for electronic discovery, legal, and regulatory purposes. Both firms are backed by Idealab. x1discovery discovery idealab cloud saas software electronic ediscovery legal amazon iaasPricing on the new software was not announced. READ MORE>>.

HypeMarks Gets $350K

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According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. HypeMarks was part of the StartEngine accelerator Q1 class; the company originally grew out of Sae Koo's business class at USC. READ MORE>>.

LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

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TweetUp Launches Out Of Idealab, Gets Funding

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Pasadena-based Idealab has launched a new company, TweetUp , which focused on showcasing Twitter users and helping them to grow an online following.

Spotlight: LA Tech Winter | Recap, Videos, and Thank You!

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After some pre-game mingling, we began our evening with demos from companies that had been picked from months of company submissions.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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After months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Companies: Spotlight Companies. Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

Aptera Shuts Down

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According to multiple sources , the firm is dissolving the company, after failing to find federal matching funds for its efforts. READ MORE>>.

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate The new group is launching at a private event Thursday. READ MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the Idealab-backed electronic discovery firm split out from X1, said today that it has shipped its first product, X1 Social Discovery. The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information.

Idealab Sells Off Domain For $1M

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A UK-based firm running an online price comparison shopping site said today that it has acquired the domain name Top10.com from Pasadena-based Idealab , in a deal worth over $1M. Top 10 said Idealab has received a 7 percent share in the company as part of the deal, and that Idealab's Bill Gross has joined the firm's advisory board.

Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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long-time entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful Internet company in college and since then, has founded, built and sold numerous online and mobile businesses. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focuses on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency resulting in many successful investor outcomes.

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LA’s Own Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding

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Aptera Finds $2.2M

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The filing indicates the company is in the midst of a $3.0M automotive auto cleantech clean vehicle electric capital venture idealab aptera

Interview with John Delacruz, Foodme

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We caught up with founder John Delacruz to hear more about what the company hopes to do as it expands beyond Pasadena. What is Foodme all about?

Caplinked Business Plan Competition Live Today

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Late last year we announced that local Southern California startup Caplinked was launching a worldwide pitch competition for entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to a panel of all-star judges from Idealab, Rincon, and Chris Yeh. Today is the day they make their final decision and you could be present and watch it all happen.

RayTracker Acquired By First Solar

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Pasadena-based RayTracker , a developer of solar tracking technology which is backed by Idealab, has been acquired by solar power module giant First Solar. RayTracker was venture backed by Idealab, The Quercus Trust and Phoenix Fire IV, LLC. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.