WaiveCar Launches Ad Supported Car Sharing In Santa Monica, Venice
JANUARY 11, 2016
The startup said the free car usage comes thanks to sponsors, who have plastered their advertising on the startup's automobiles. READ MORE>>.
TZ Tech Crawl Venice | So Nice We Are Doing It Twice
Tech Zulu Event
AUGUST 8, 2012
Where: Venice, CA (Silicon Beach!). View TZ Tech Crawl Venice in a larger map. 2012 TechZulu Tech Crawl – Technically Awesome. The Deets.
In Venice Beach, A Coming Out for Silicon Beach
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Set on the corner of Main street at Windward Circle, it positions itself in the heart of Venice. Something very, established about it.
Google Plans Expansion In Venice
JANUARY 26, 2011
Search engine giant Google is planning a major expansion in Venice, according to a report today in the LA Times. According to the report, Google has leased more than 100,000 square feet in the Binoculars Building in Venice, designed by Frank Gehry. google expansion venice california realestate hiring employment jobs search
ParkMe Expands Data In Hollywood, Venice
MARCH 25, 2015
Santa Monica-based parking information provider ParkMe said Tuesday that it has expanded the depth of its information in the Los Angeles area, by adding parking information in Hollywood and Venice. parkme hollywood venice angeles xerox parking data Financial details of the link were not announced. READ MORE>>.
LivnGiv.com Combines Dining Out, Charity In Venice Beach
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
A new, Venice-based startup, LivnGiv.com said Wednesday afternoon that it has launched a brand new service, which donates money to charity when you eat out at local restaurants. The company''s list of restaurants currently includes mostly local, Venice Beach restaurants, with other restaurants in Santa Monica and Hollywood.
Tech Crawl Redux: Silicon Beach Tour Hits Venice
AUGUST 8, 2012
tech crawl silicon beach venice tour beer networking startups techzuluWhat do you get when you combine beer and startups? READ MORE>>.
Bombd Sets Up Shop In Venice, Aims At Social Networking
APRIL 5, 2016
Bombd , a startup which develops a social networking and messaging app revolving around sharing instant photos with others, has set up shop in Venice Beach. The startup--originally started in Australia--said its team and founders have moved to Venice Beach to scale the app in the U.S., and that it has begun hiring a team here.
Digital LA - Venice Cocktails @ 31Ten
SoCal Tech Calendar
MAY 13, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012 -- Digital LA - Venice Cocktails @ 31Ten. West side design, creative and VFX houses, startups and new Googlers and more welcome to network by the fire pit. See [link] (more
Report: Snap Buys Ad Tech Firm Flite
DECEMBER 20, 2016
Venice-based Snap , the parent firm of Snapchat, has acquired San Francisco-based ad technology developer Flite , according to reports this morning. According to recode, the acquisition is an "acquihire", and Snap is using the buy to help bring in new ad technology talent, rather than any software developed by Flite. READ MORE>>.
TZ Tech Crawl Silicon Beach Fest Edition! | Venice Beach
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 2, 2014
And this time for a special Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) edition. We are officially kicking things off for SBF and getting Venice Tech community involved.
L.A. Girl Geek Dinner #1 ? Google Venice
SoCal Tech Calendar
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Google Venice. We are proud to announce that Google is hosting the very first Los Angeles Girl Geek Dinner at their awesome Venice office. Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- L.A. Girl Geek Dinner #1 ? This reception is a celebration of women in engineering. Nagin Cox is a Systems Engineer and Manager at NASA/JPL. See [link] (more
Findmypast.com Sets Up Shop In Venice
JULY 26, 2012
Findmypast.com , a British family history website, said today that it has launched--and has set up a new office in Venice, California, to run its U.S. Findmypast.com did not say how big of a team it will be hiring in Venice. operations. The firm said its goal is to become the "go-to" site for Americans of British and Irish ancestries.
Digital LA - Venice Cocktails @ Hotel Erwin
SoCal Tech Calendar
APRIL 20, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010 -- Digital LA - Venice Cocktails @ Hotel Erwin. See [link] (more
Snap Inc. Files for IPO
L.A. Business Journal
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
The Venice-based company would likely initiate its IPO in March, an offering which would value the company between $20 billion and $25 billion, according to sources cited by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Snap Inc., It was also reported last month that startup is seeking to raise up to $4 billion from its offering.
ZEFR Hires Two For Executive Team
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Venice, California-based ZEFR , which develops software to identify, filter, and organize content for brands and content owners on YouTube and other online video sites, said today that it has hired two new executives to its senior team. Atwood was most recently at DataXu, and also served at AOL. READ MORE>>.
Shyp Confirms $50M Raise, Launches Beta Service In Los Angeles
APRIL 21, 2015
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Report: Snapchat Raises $175M More
MARCH 4, 2016
Venice-based instant messaging app maker Snapchat has raised another $175M in funding , according to the WSJ this morning, from Fidelity Investments. According to the report, the new funding values Snapchat at $16 billion, the same valuation as the company's last funding injection. Snapchat has now raised more than $1.2 billion in funding.
Moviepilot Sets Up Office In Venice, Hires Two Execs
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Moviepilot , which operates an online movie discovery site, said last week that it has opened up an office on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, as part of its expansion into Los Angeles. Elkins joins the firm from MEC, where she had run interactive media campaigns for Paramount and Dreamworks. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat Names Former Pandora CTO As VP
MARCH 17, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat has named Tom Conrad, the former CTO of Pandora, as its new VP of Product, the company disclosed on Wednesday. Conrad--who is based in the Bay Area--was CTO at Pandora between 2004 and 2014. He also served at Kenamea, Pets.com, Documentum/Relevance, Berkeley Systems, and Apple Computer. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat Selects Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs To Lead IPO, Says Report
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat has selected two investments banks--Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs--to lead the company's much anticipated IPO, according to a report from Reuters Wednesday afternoon. The report--citing "a source familiar with the situation"--said the IPO would value Snapchat at $25 billion. READ MORE>>.
Crexi Collects $4.3M For Commercial Real Estate Marketplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Venice, California-based Crexi , a new startup which operates an online, commercial real estate marketplace, has raised $4.3M in a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding came from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Freestyle Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Founder Collective, Karlin Ventures, Leon Capital Group and angels. READ MORE>>.
Report: Snapchat Only Had $3M In Revenues Between January and November of 2014
AUGUST 20, 2015
Venice-based instant messaging startup Snapchat , arguably Southern California's highest visibility "unicorn" startups, had a mere $3M in revenues between January and November of 2014, according to leaked documents published on Gawker. Snapchat was most recently reported to have a valuation north of $16 billion. READ MORE>>.
Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat might be the darling of the technology startup scene, but there are at least three, privately held startups--and maybe, more--in Southern California who recently passed $100M in revenues, according to a look through recent announcements. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat Reportedly Near Acquisition Of Vurb For $110M
AUGUST 16, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat is reportedly near a $110M acquisition of mobile search startup Vurb , according to reports. Neither Snapchat nor Vurb have yet confirmed the deal, which apparently has yet to be signed. The original report cited a "person famliar with the deal". READ MORE>>. snapchat vurb merger acquisition search mobile discovery
Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji
JULY 19, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat has confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji, the developer of software which lets people create their own, personalized "emoji", which they can insert into Snapchat. The company--which announced the deal via a comic strip on Tuesday--said Bitmoji's team has joined Snapchat as part of the deal. READ MORE>>.
OpenMail Buys Infospace From Blucora
JULY 6, 2016
Venice, California-based OpenMail , a developer of data warehousing products used for marketing analytics and targeting, has acquired the Infospace business from owner Blucora. Blucora said that OpenMail is paying the company $45M in cash for Infospace. Blucora was advised by GCA Savvian Advisors in the sale. READ MORE>>.
ZEFR Names New VPs
APRIL 17, 2014
Venice-based ZEFR said Thursday that it has named a new set of VPs. ZEFR is venture backed by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), U.S.
srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
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Recargo Launches EV Road Trip
MARCH 31, 2014
In an effort to prove that the company''s mobile apps can help get electric vehicle owners all the way across the country, Venice, California-based startup Recargo said it has launched an effort to make an 18-day, 12,000 mile, battery powered trip entirely using an electric vehicle. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat Taps Former Facebook Exec For Ad Efforts
MARCH 1, 2016
Venice, California-based Snapchat has hired on Facebook executive Sriram Krishnan, who had headed up Facebook's ad network for the last few years, according to a report on Monday. Krishnan ran Facebook's Audience Network, its effort to sell display and video ad space on Facebook apps. READ MORE>>.
Report: Snapchat Nearing 1 Billion In Ad Revenues
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
A report, published by eMarketer on Tuesday, says that Venice, California-based Snapchat will earn an estimated $1 billion in ad revenues next year. The report predicted that Snapchat will represent 2 percent of social network ad dollars in the US next year. READ MORE>>. snapchat advertising social networking report estiate
Amplify.LA Raises $8M More For Incubator Investments
JANUARY 15, 2014
Venice, California-based startup incubator Amplify LA , the startup accelerator headed by Paul Bricault and Richard Wolpert, disclosed today that it has raised $8M in a second investment fund for its companies. The funding came from such companies as Accel, Greycroft, Siemer Ventures, Karlin Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and others.
Headspace Gets $34M For Meditation App
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Venice, California-based Headspace , the developer of a mobile app that helps people meditate, has raised $34M in a funding round, the company disclosed over the last few days. The funding came from The Chernin Group, and also included Advancit Capital, Allen & Co., LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also participated in the funding. READ MORE>>.
Snapchat: 35 Employees, Great Place To Work
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
In the video, Snapchat''s employees -- of which there are 35 -- talk about working at Snapchat and in Venice. video embedded below).
Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
The company--which launched a pilot program in Santa Monica in August--said it now is offering up its service in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West LA, Westchester and Westwood. READ MORE>>.
Report: Snapchat Looking To Raise $4 Billion In IPO
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Venice-based Snapchat is hoping to launch an IPO, which will raise the company an astounding $4 billion in capital--valuing the company at between $25 billion and $35 billion--according to a report on Wednesday from Bloomberg. The report cites "people familiar with the matter" for the information. READ MORE>>.
Report: Snapchat Seeking $500M In New Funding, Valued At $19 Billion
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Venice-based Snapchat is looking to raise at much as $500M in a new round of funding, currently valuing the company as high as $19 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg last night. The report cited a "person with knowledge of the matter", who said the valuation of the company would be between $16 billion to $19 billion. READ MORE>>.
Bitium Raises $2.4M
APRIL 17, 2013
Venice Beach-based Bitium , a new startup out of LA''s Amplify accelerator, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in a seed funding round. Kriz was formerly VP of Product at Fastpoint Games, and also was involved in software consultancy 5Desks and cloud DevOps firm One Cloud Systems. READ MORE>>.
ZEFR Launches New Product
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
ZEFR said its new BrandID Suite is aimed at brands, to help them better understand and harness the power of YouTube. READ MORE>>.