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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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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem.  So should we be standing up right now? HV:  Ideally we would be walking.

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

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.

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator


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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.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch


We are in Orange County, but we're also focused more largely on Southern California. All of our mentors are investors as well.

Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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You can be an entrepreneur and at the same time you can be a mentor or an investor to someone else’s project. The site is now a lot faster. 

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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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One Weird Trick to Build a Personal Brand

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We had just gotten over the dot com crash and return to normalcy where nobody seemed to give a s**t about tech companies any more. Jason M.

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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.

MuckerLab Links With Dreamhost


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

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.

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. We’re They will sell out quick so grab them while you can.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


When's the next one?" So we did a one-day fall Silicon Beach Fest at io/LA in Hollywood. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

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?

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>>.

MakerSquare Wants to Teach You to Become a Developer in Weeks

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Currently, Southern California still lacks in number of advanced coding schools to sustain the workforce demand of the region.

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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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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BuildOnline (the company I founded) has just announcement plans to be more aggressive in growing in the US. The company was called Red Beacon.

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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.

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.

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

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!

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!

The Stage Fund Sets Partner In Los Angeles


The The Stage Fund , a investment and acquisition firm focused on acquiring turnaround companies, has tapped a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, Dan Tamkin , as a new Managing Partner in Los Angeles. Tamkin is also a mentor at the Techstars Mobility startup accelerator. READ MORE>>.

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.

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!

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


They were interested in boosting companies coming out of USC. How do companies and entrepreneurs apply? How did the incubator come about?