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

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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. How far from shipping product are you? It also needs to be designed like a consumer product.

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.

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

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Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab. Alex is a member of the New Venture Group at Idealab, headed by Allen Morgan.

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash

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How did you end up working with Idealab? Number two, the biggest thing Idealab has is a great shared resources pool. What is Crash?

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

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Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at  Idealab. Alex is a member of the New Venture Group at Idealab, headed by Allen Morgan.

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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>>.

Aptera Considering Production Move Out Of State

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Aptera is backed by Idealab, Google, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Harris joins the company from j2 Global, where he had been Vice President, Products. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. Guidance Software said Harris will lead all global marketing and product marketing for the company. READ MORE>>.

Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators

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angeles incubator accelerator startup infographic begreat startengine laci science idealab We''ve reprinted it below. READ MORE>>.

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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You’ve taken care of the 1) product, 2) marketing, 3) overall experience (to garner positive reviews), but then what?

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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google technologies desktop search idealabGoogle's service shuts down on September 14th. Google shut down a long list of projects late Friday.

REACH NeXT Is Live! Startup Submissions & Tickets Now Open!

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Who should apply? Anyone. No seriously, anyone…with a startup ;). And not just software. We want hardware startups as well. View More.

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. Andy Steuer: It's actually out of Idealab proper. Thanks!

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.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Everything happens in the browser (no software to download) and the finished product looks amazing on large screens! Bill Gross founded  Idealab  in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. Mobile Web America, Inc.

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. 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>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Winter | Recap, Videos, and Thank You!

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Great for looking up Facebook and traffic statistics, Leftronic’s product offering definitely has the Startup client in mind.

Evolution Robotics Acquired By iRobot

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Pasadena-based Evolution Robotics , the Idealab robotics technology firm headed by Paolo Pirjanian, has been acquired by iRobot. Evolution Robotics said the purchase will be in cash, and will provide it with intellectual property, engineering talent and new products. READ MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Deploys In Amazon Cloud

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Pasadena-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. Both firms are backed by Idealab. Pricing on the new software was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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

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. 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 Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the Idealab-backed electronic discovery firm split out from X1, said today that it has shipped its first product, X1 Social Discovery. data collect facebook twitter enterprise software idealab media social discoveryREAD MORE>>.

X1 Technologies Names Exec

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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.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery, Analysis

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The firm said it is targeting law enforcement, law firms, consultants, corporations and government entities with its product. discovery x1discovery idealab electronic discover legal ediscovery linkedin twitter facebook social mediaREAD MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Hits The Cloud

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the electronic discovery offshoot of X1 and Idealab, reported Tuesday that it has launched a fully cloud-deployable version of its software. The firm said the new X1 Rapid Discovery search product can be deployed anywhere in the cloud "within minutes", including deploying through Amazon Web Services.

UberMedia's New Product Ties Your Ad Views To Your Local Shopping

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Pasadena-based mobile ad measurement platform developer UberMedia , one of the companies out of Idealab, has released a new, mobile attribution product that tracks cross-media advertisement and correlates that to foot traffic in stores. READ MORE>>.

New Matter Gets $6.5M For 3D Printing

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The funding was led by Alsop Louie Partners, and also included Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures. New Matter said the funding will go towards accelerating product development efforts. READ MORE>>.

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 3

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could immediately see the value of their product based on my own, direct experience. What do you look for in a startup? RC: Precisely.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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All attendees really did such an amazing job building out their products, talking to customers and putting on a great show of presentations.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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X1 is one of firms that is part of Idealab. Tags: technologies desktop search software mobile iphone apple ipad ipod idealab READ MORE>>.

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

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Panelists advised attendees to “Just Do It”: Go out and start your company, focusing on the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) to launch.

Aptera Pushes Back Electric Car Production

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Aptera raised $24M in a Series C investment from Google, Idealab, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust back in July.

New Matter Starts Shipping Low Cost, Consumer 3D Printer

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Pasadena-based New Matter , the Idealab-backed startup developing affordable, consumer 3D printers, has begun shipping production units of its devices, the company said this morning. The company says its Mod-t 3D printers are now in production, and have a retail price of $399. READ MORE>>.

How Thrively Wants To Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

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Having been part of Idealab for awhile, anything you learned in particular from that experience? Tell me about your new company? Thanks!

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

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Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. Parking In Motion  (PIM) is a provider of dynamic and real-time parking data.

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

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Idealab  continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. Parking In Motion  (PIM) is a provider of dynamic and real-time parking data.

Punchcard Links With Local Marketing Group

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Punchcard said the agreement authorizes the agency--one of the largest in the U.S.--to sell, manage, and promote Punchcard's products. The firm is backed by Idealab. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. KDA helps its clients drive local leads for their brands. READ MORE>>.

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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The new product is specifically aimed at providers of subscription services. Engel has some prior success in the Internet area, having been VP of Marketing at Picasa when it was acquired by Google, as well as being involved in GoToMyPC and Idealab. Engel said that the service is aimed at SaaS and Web 2.0 READ MORE>>.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences. What was the day-to-day experience like?