Idealab Ramps Job Hiring
OCTOBER 3, 2011
In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployedREAD MORE>>.
Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 20, 2012
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
MARCH 9, 2015
We spoke with CEO Steve Schell on how Idealab believes its past experience with starting up a 3D printing company--and some new ideas on how to create a marketplace of 3D designs--are the key to making the leap from hobbyist to the mass market. Steve Schell: I glad you brought that up, Idealab and Desktop Factory. Thanks! READ MORE>>.
Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 4, 2011
That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. Where: Idealab. REGISTER HERE. The Deets. 130 W.
Idealab Adds Lin As EIR
MAY 12, 2011
Pasadena-based Idealab is adding Harry Lin , the past CEO and President of Taaz, as an Executive In Residence. executive entrepreneur idealabLin said the move came to allow him to be closer to his family, due to the long commute from LA to San Diego. READ MORE>>.
Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft
Tech Zulu Event
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab. Alex is a member of the New Venture Group at Idealab, headed by Allen Morgan.
GoPollGo, With Idealab Backing, Launches Twitter Polling Service
JULY 27, 2011
Pasadena-based Idealab has made another investment in a Twitter-related service, in GoPollGo , which said today that it has launched an online polling service based on Twitter. The firm said it recently closed a seed funding from Idealab. gopollgo venture capital idealab twitter polling micro message survey startupREAD MORE>>.
Idealab Backs Clean Power Technology Firm
JULY 21, 2011
Pasadena-based Idealab announced today that it has invested in a developer of clean energy generation technology. coolenergy funding venture capital stirling engine cleantech clean energy idealabFinancial details of the funding were not announced. READ MORE>>.
Energy Cache Eyes Smart Grid, With Backing Of Idealab
MARCH 2, 2011
Los Angeles-based Energy Cache , a new startup backed by Idealab, is eyeing the energy storage and smart grid market with its technology. capital venture utility power grid smart green cleantech clean idealab cache energyThe firm beat out around 170 other entrants to gain the title of "Best Investment Opportunity". READ MORE>>.
StyleSpot, Backed by Idealab, Merges With Kaboodle
OCTOBER 3, 2011
StyleSpot was venture backed by Idealab, and had been founded in 2009. hearst fashion ecommerce idealab shopping social acquisition merger kaboodle stylespotKaboodle announced the acquisition late Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Mayfield's Allen Morgan was on StyleSpot's board of directors. READ MORE>>.
Foodme Gets Funding From Idealab
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
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
Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Pasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday. Energy Innovations is backed by both Idealab and Mohr Davidow Ventures. energy innovation idealab innovations solar photovoltaic cleantech green panel merger acquisition
OpenX Names Idealab's McPherson As Chief Legal Officer
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has appointed Douglas McPherson, the former General Counsel of Idealab, as its new Chief Legal Officer. OpenX said that McPherson has joined the board of directors of Idealab as part of the move. READ MORE>>.
Idealab Funds Mingly
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Pasadena-based Idealab has led a round into LA-spawned Mingly , a developer of software which connects Gmail with a user's social networks. Mingly said it raised $500,000 in a seed round of financing from Idealab, Allen Morgan, Alex Karelin, and other angels Wednesday. mingly idealab venture capital software gmail contacts
Idealab Startup Aims At $149 3D Printer, Gets Funding
MAY 28, 2014
A new, Pasadena-based startup out of Idealab , the startup incubator headed by Bill Gross, is hoping to bring 3D printing to the masses for $149. maker indiegogo gross bill desktopfactory printing 3dprinter printer hero idealab newmatter matter Financial details of the new funding for New Matter was not announced. READ MORE>>.
Crash, Backed By Idealab, Debuts App For Finding Tourist Attractions
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Newly funded and launched startup Crash --backed by Idealab--said today that it has launched its iOS-based attraction discovery app and website.
Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
How did you end up working with Idealab? Number two, the biggest thing Idealab has is a great shared resources pool. What is Crash?
The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab
JUNE 26, 2013
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
Ask the Angels
JANUARY 15, 2015
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.
Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators
AUGUST 23, 2013
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Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo
MAY 9, 2013
GoPollGo had been backed by Ram Srinivasan, Phil Schaechter, CrunchFund, Chris Eppstein and Idealab. READ MORE>>.
X1 Loses Competitor: Google
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
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Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives
Tech Zulu Event
APRIL 14, 2012
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Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet
APRIL 20, 2015
Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. READ MORE>>.
The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Up next: Part II, The in-house incubators/studios, including Idealab, Science, Brighthouse, Nantworks, Originate Labs. Funding: Yes. K5Launch.
Idealab Backs Top10
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup incubator run by Bill Gross, has made another external investment in a company, funding London-based Top10. Top10 said today that it raised $3.5M, in a round led by Accel Partners, which also included Idealab, Founder Collective, Forward Venture Partners, and Shakil Khan. READ MORE>>.
UberMedia Launches Branded Channels
APRIL 6, 2011
Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Twitter client software firm out of Idealab, said this morning that it has launched a new set of branded channels from a set of content providers. UberMedia is headed by Idealab's Bill Gross. ubermedia twitter client twidroyd software idealab mashable usatoday publishingREAD MORE>>.
Punchcard Raises $1M
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Pasadena-based Punchcard , the newly launched startup developing mobile, loyalty programs for retailers, said this morning that it has raised $1M from Idealab. punchcard venture capital mobile loyalty retailer iphone android idealabREAD MORE>>.
Idealab Job Fair
SoCal Tech Calendar
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 -- Idealab Job Fair. Come explore a variety of tech opportunities and network with some of LA's top startups at the offices of Idealab, the Pasadena-based technology incubator. See [link] (more
Foodme.com | I am Hungry and Want a Deal NOW!
Tech Zulu Event
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Events Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Startup Video applications coupons Deals foodme.com groupon idealab john delacruz TwiistupJohn Delacruz and his startup Foodme.com presented a Twiistup 8 and was almost as impressive as the mini cupcakes at their booth. Visit TechZulu for full story.
Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
MARCH 28, 2012
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. READ MORE>>.
Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard
MARCH 1, 2012
The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. Andy Steuer: It's actually out of Idealab proper. Thanks!
X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery
OCTOBER 5, 2011
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
UberMedia Powers Ashton Kutcher Twitter App
MAY 23, 2011
Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab startup which develops Twitter applications, is powering a new app around celebrity Ashton Kutcher.
Idealab Launches Feedback.com
JUNE 24, 2010
Pasadena-based Idealab 's newest company, Feedback.com , said today that it has launched an effort to help the gulf cleanup effort. Tags: feedback idealab brand business management service ecommerce In addition, Feedback.com said that any user adding feedback to the site will get a chance to win an Apple iPhone 4. READ MORE>>.
Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 30, 2012
Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. The time has finally arrived! Join Us.
UberMedia Planning Twitter Competitor, Says Report
APRIL 14, 2011
It looks like executives at Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Twitter client application provider started by Idealab's Bill Gross, may finally be fed up with the firm's constant battles with Twitter. ubermedia twitter client software idealab twidroid twidroydThe news comes via a report last night from CNN. READ MORE>>.
PostUp Buys UberTwitter, Becomes UberMedia
JANUARY 21, 2011
Pasadena-based PostUp , the Internet advertising firm spawned out of Idealab, said Friday afternoon that it has acquired UberTwitter , developer of a Twitter client that runs on the BlackBerry Platform. postup ubertwitter ubermedia idealab twitter client advertising bill grossFinancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter
Tech Zulu Event
DECEMBER 20, 2011
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. TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. If you’d like to present, APPLY HERE.
X1 Discovery Deploys In Amazon Cloud
MAY 15, 2012
Both firms are backed by Idealab. x1discovery discovery idealab cloud saas software electronic ediscovery legal amazon iaasPasadena-based X1 Discovery , the enterprise, e-discovery spinout of X1, announced this morning that its X1 Rapid Discovery product is now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Provider program.