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Accelerator Crazy In Southern California


What's the latest craze in startups in Southern Califonia? K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. It looks to be startup accelerators.

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013


For our first list, we tallied the venture capital raised by portfolio companies of. companies in the last year. Our analysis.

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


Representative companies:, Getbonkers,, Tidepool, Stacksocial. Representative companies: Funding: No. Funding: Yes.

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


Our mentors as we've built up this effort in LA are TechStars, Tech Wildcatters in Dallas, and Accelerator Labs in Chicago. What is

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors


It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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So she started a conference for girls. And I am not talking about starting a technology company. She didn’t stop there. It was crazy!

Southern California Entrepreneurs Eye London's Tech City


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Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Pasadena, Calif. Ron Cohen.

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. The time has finally arrived! SuperDemo: Bill Gross.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition


How to find a startup mentor. Southern California's Most Popular Tech Stories. It's a new year and it's time to get back to work.

Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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So, essentially Miigle matches interests and skillsets. So, we are presenting an alternative solution. You can also foster it.

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Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. So youve got the inside scoop on a story or topic that weve covered? Startups. Mobile. Gadgets.


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. It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. Join Us.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Fund expects to make investments of $50,000 – $100,000 per company across emerging companies being funded by the Pasadena Angels. million, PA Fund 1 (The Fund). Tweet Tweet.

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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The company’s CEO, Brendon McQueen, graduated from Columbia with 12 loans that totaled over $120,000. This is class four for Launchpad LA.

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Interview with Anna Barber, Techstars LA


Techstars recently appointed Anna Barber as its Managing Director, so we thought we'd sit down and get to know Anna better. Anna Barber: Before this, I hadn't been involved with Techstars as a mentor, however, I'd been an entrepreneur and mentored at other accelerators. How did you get involved with Techstars? That's exciting.

2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators. to 10 p.m. Silicon Valley Bank.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model


We sat down with David and Allen to learn more about how the company wants to change how startups are created. Only companies we are creating.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


The company quickly pivoted to create a SaaS solution and in less than two years later, it was acquired by Intuit for $30 million. Techpreneurs.

Insights and Opinions: The Odd Couple: Angels and Accelerators


At a recent accelerator event on the West Side, a friendly young founder told me that he had been coached by his mentor not to talk to Angel groups.

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Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

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Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). CEO Andres Moran founded iKizmet after 10 years of the leadership at Mindbody, a Pasadena Angels portfolio company. Members have invested over $65 million in over 175 companies.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Our Panelist Include.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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I was building a document management company and he was building a document signature company. So many people I now know were there.

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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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That’s so yesterday. Fun Fact: A team from OKCupid works out of the space, as well as a few of the best civic-focused tech companies in LA.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. What are the technologies, companies, or things we ought to watch in 2013?

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. Spotlight: LA Tech is part of a quarterly demo series that will highlight the finest technology entrepreneurship in Southern California. This could be your company’s chance to shine in the Spotlight. AGENDA.

Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC


He eventually founded and sold consumer health firm ViSalus to a public company and is now back making investments, in technology companies, as a venture capitalist here at Los Angeles-based HashtagOne ( After we sold it to that public company, I founded HashtagOne. So where is the fund now? Thanks!

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Start Engine Creates $15M Fund, Adds Governor Gray Davis As Advisor


The accelerator--just one of the many accelerators to emerge in Southern California in recent weeks--also said it has added John Maataa, the COO of the CW; Hayward D. Fisk, former VP and General Counsel of Computer Sciences Corporation; General Merrill A. McPeak; and Greg Suess of ROAR to its advisory board. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab


First and foremost, we're focused on making companies become successful. Erik, thanks for the time. We're focused on two things. Thanks!

Interview with Howard Marks, Start Engine


Are you an entrepreneur hoping to startup a company in the Los Angeles area? Are there specific kinds of companies who would apply?

Interview with Wade Eyerly, SurfAir


Those mentors and others have given us really tangible advice. So your first route is going to be Los Angeles to Palo Alto? government.

MuckerLab Links With Dreamhost


Dreamhost said that it is supporting MuckerLab's efforts, to help support the Southern California region. million domain names.

Interview with Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels


So do you think the environment still tough for startups? Investors are very focused on diligence, on business models that make sense, and those companies that have a definite competitive advantage and defensibility to what they're doing. So you don't see as many people looking for funding now? Interestnig. Thanks!

Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition


Then, I went and founded a company called Intelisense. I grew that for about nine years, and that company was sold in 2000. My Ph.D.

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. Event Details.

Story of a Startup Weekend Veteran | The Good, The Bad, and the UGLY!

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There are so many activities and events that have sprouted this year to support the thriving tech scene in Southern California.

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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!

Karlin Ventures Sets Up Community Office Hours


Karlin Ventures , one of the newest venture capital funds to emerge in the Los Angeles area, said today that it has launched a new "community hour" with Santa Monica's ROC, where the venture capital investment will help provide feedback on startup ideas and chat with companies. READ MORE>>. karlin ventures community office hours

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners


Mark has also been quite active mentoring entrepreneurs, We caught up with Mark to hear about what kinds of investments GRP is looking at nowadays, his view on the software-as-a-service market, and how best to approach him with a pitch. So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. That was quite a prominent exit for us.