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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.

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

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Pasadena-based New Matter (www.newmatter.com) is developing a 3D printer, the MOD-t, which it says will help bridge the world of 3D printing experimentation with the consumer. Steve Schell: The company is just over a year old, and was founded at Idealab, by Bill Gross, last January. Talk about what New Matter is working on? Thanks!

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

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To help curate and show off the best that LA has to offer we called in a few friends. Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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To help curate and show off the best that LA has to offer we called in a few friends. Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at  Idealab.

Foodme Gets Funding From Idealab

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Pasadena-based Foodme , a new startup looking to connect restaurants with diners, has scored new funding from Idealab's New Venture Group. Delacruz said that the firm is one of the first investments from a new effort at Idealab to invest in outside ideas. retail eating dining discount restaurant food capital venture idealab foodme

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>>.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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My best friend was at IdeaLab at that time, working on the GoTo.com project, and he approached me to join their team. That’s true. Tweet Tweet.

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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New product addition): To help businesses track their loyal customer base and proactively provide their own incentives. Value for all parties.

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

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Up next: Part II, The in-house incubators/studios, including Idealab, Science, Brighthouse, Nantworks, Originate Labs. Funding: Yes. K5Launch.

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Interview with Gladys Kong, UberMedia

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How do you make sense of all that data and actually help it to drive business decisions? Pasadena-based UberMedia (Www.ubermedia.com) is taking that data, and sorting through it to help businesses. idealab intelligence business data location smartphone mobile measurement media interview startup ubermediaThanks! READ MORE>>.

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. punchcard pasadena chamber commerce idealab loyalty mobile androidThose rewards include cash back, free meals, or other gifts from those retailers.

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

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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Last week, Pasadena-based Punchcard (www.punchcard.com) launched its mobile apps, which help local retailers provide rewards to loyal customers.

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. Bill Gross founded  Idealab  in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. The time has finally arrived! Bill received his B.S.

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. Feedback.com said it has launched an online platform to allow businesses to gain feedback from their customers, and help protect their reputation on the Internet. READ MORE>>.

HypeMarks Gets $350K

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Los Angeles-based HypeMarks , the developer of a service which helps users find new places to explore on the web, has raised $350,000 in a funding round, socalTECH has learned. According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. READ MORE>>.

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. New models for improving the search experience are at the core of several companies currently growing inside of Idealab. The brand promise is to service curiosity and to help provide a sense of belonging in one of America’s iconic cities. Diamond Sponsor.

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

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If you believe that you have a great idea that has a potential to sell and you need help in product development, we are here for your help.

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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To close off the evening we had an especially inspirational super demo from Idealab’s Bill Gross. Bill received his B.S.

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. To help bring some focus to the area, a new group, Innovate Pasadena , said this morning that it has launched to promote Pasadenas a leading center for innovation for technology and design. READ MORE>>.

Interview with John Delacruz, Foodme

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So, we can help them fill that table by allowing them to adjust their pricing. Tell us a bit about the involvement of Idealab here?

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

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We want to provide our audience with not only amazing presenting startups/newly released products (submissions still open Apply Here ) but also outstanding people that can help you grow as an entrepreneur and lead a successful business. Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. Diamond Sponsor. Community Sponsor.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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Tyler has helped coach dozens of companies through pitching and presenting at Launch Conf and formerly TechCrunch 50. Coffee is for closers!”

Julie Schoenfeld On Perfect Market's New Funding

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Julie Schoenfeld: When we talked last, we were focusing primarily on helping publisher monetize their archived content. Congrats on funding.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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“LA’s best chapter is about to be written,” said Eric Garcetti, LA City Council Member and Mayoral Candidate. Kindling’s: L.A.

Gem Gets $2M For Bitcoin API

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Gem has develops an API which helps developers build in Bitcoin support and security into their apps. Gem is led by Micah Winkelspecht.

Punchcard Links With Local Marketing Group

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KDA helps its clients drive local leads for their brands. The firm is backed by Idealab. Pasadena-based Punchcard , the developer of mobile loyalty applications which is headed by Andy Steuer, said today that it has signed an agreement with KDA Group , a local marketing agency. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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His impact has even helped a small country gain admission to the United Nations. IdeaLab. Summary notes, as always, provide below. eToys.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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We give you simple, plain-English suggestions that help you become a dangerously powerful social media wizard with zero effort. Panelist.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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And my company is hugely relevant to what they’re doing so having an advocate at senior levels there is certainly a help.” History.

Howard Morgan Steps Down At First Round Capital, Back To Angel Investing

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Howard Morgan , the venture capitalist who helped found Idealab back in 1996, and has since been Founding Partner at seed stage investment fund First Round Capital , is returning to angel investing and will not participate in First Round Capital's new fund. howard morgan first round capital angel investing investment fund idealab

Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. The firm's apps run on both Android and iPhone. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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In addition, Howard Marks unveiled Start Engine , a new LA incubator focused on helping entrepreneurs become successful in 90 days.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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In addition, Howard Marks unveiled Start Engine , a new LA incubator focused on helping entrepreneurs become successful in 90 days.

Metacloud Snags Google Exec

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Metacloud--which helps companies deploy enterprise scale, private clouds based on OpenStack--said that Grey will be responsible for heading up its scalability efforts and architecture. Earthlink, Digital Planey, USWeb, and Idealab. Metacloud said Grey had been at Google for the last decade, and also has served at Yahoo!, READ MORE>>.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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Chiefly, I look at companies that are doing things that are helpful. And sometimes I’m just someone that can help. RC: Precisely.

Triptrotting Looks To Connect Travelers, Locals

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Pasadena-based Triptrotting , a new startup funded by Idealab, is launching its service today, to help match travelers to like-minded local hosts. Triptrotting uses an algorithm to match travelers and locals, to help them on their trips. Triptrotting's founders are Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng. READ MORE>>.

Triptrotting Raises $1M

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Pasadena-based Triptrotting , which operates an online service to help connect travelers with local hosts, has raised $1M in a Series A funding, the firm said this morning.The funding came from Google Ventures, Mark Suster, 500 Startups, WI Harper, Bill Gross of Idealab, Safa Raschtchy, and Eric Chen. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Launches Pitch Competition

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According to the firm, the new competitoin is a way to help entrepreneurs get noticed and gain exposure for their companies, with the finalists invited to make a live, online "pitch-off" to a panel of judges. CapLinked was founded by Eric M. READ MORE>>. caplinked pitch business entrepreneur startup competition fundraising