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WaiveCar Launches Ad Supported Car Sharing In Santa Monica, Venice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bombd Sets Up Shop In Venice, Aims At Social Networking

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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

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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

Snap Inc. Files for IPO

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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.

TZ Tech Crawl Silicon Beach Fest Edition! | Venice Beach

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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

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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

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Findmypast.com Sets Up Shop In Venice

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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

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Monday, April 26, 2010 -- Digital LA - Venice Cocktails @ Hotel Erwin. See [link] (more

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Shyp Confirms $50M Raise, Launches Beta Service In Los Angeles

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Report: Snapchat Raises $175M More

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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.

Snapchat Names Former Pandora CTO As VP

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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>>.

Moviepilot Sets Up Office In Venice, Hires Two Execs

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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>>.

Crexi Collects $4.3M For Commercial Real Estate Marketplace

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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>>.

Three SoCal Startups That Beat Snapchat To $100M In Revenues

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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>>.

Report: Snapchat Only Had $3M In Revenues Between January and November of 2014

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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>>.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

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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

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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>>.

srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming

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ZEFR Names New VPs

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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.

Snapchat Taps Former Facebook Exec For Ad Efforts

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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>>.

Recargo Launches EV Road Trip

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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>>.

Report: Snapchat Nearing 1 Billion In Ad Revenues

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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

Headspace Gets $34M For Meditation App

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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>>.

Amplify.LA Raises $8M More For Incubator Investments

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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.

Report: Snapchat Looking To Raise $4 Billion In IPO

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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>>.

Snapchat: 35 Employees, Great Place To Work

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In the video, Snapchat''s employees -- of which there are 35 -- talk about working at Snapchat and in Venice. video embedded below).

Snapchat Selects Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs To Lead IPO, Says Report

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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>>.

Snapchat Reportedly Near Acquisition Of Vurb For $110M

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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

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA

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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 Seeking $500M In New Funding, Valued At $19 Billion

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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>>.

ZEFR Launches New Product

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ZEFR said its new BrandID Suite is aimed at brands, to help them better understand and harness the power of YouTube. READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Opening Office In Seattle

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Venice, California-based social messaging service Snapchat is opening up an office in Seattle, and plans to hire at least 50 staffers in the Rain City. According to a report , Snapchat has leased 8,000 square feet in the city, part of a quest to find more technical talent for the company. READ MORE>>.

Bitium Raises $2.4M

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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>>.

PromoJam Launches New Social Marketing Tool

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Venice, California-based PromoJam , the social marketing startup headed by Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, said this week that it has launched a new tool for launching social, direct, and mobile marketing campaigns. The company said the new offering starts at $29.99. READ MORE>>. tool software marketing social promojam