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Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIt’s quite possible that Snapchat could do the same for L.A.

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

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Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Read More.

Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

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Events TC Job Fair Los Angeles TechFair LAcoming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles.

What Los Angeles Is Missing

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tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Read More.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team. And for those L.A. and Celebrate conference.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

Los Angeles to Donate Rent-Free Space to Manufacturing Institute.

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The city of Los Angeles is planning to donate rent-free space to the recently launched Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles.

Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. You know the drill. A lengthy one. Checklists.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

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The crowd of more than 1,500 spilled out into hallways, and would-be investors were turned away from the doors, as a crush of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, and others looked to be part of the surge of startups emerging in Los Angeles. At the event, the enthusiasm for startups was palpable.

500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles

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Venture capital investor 500 Startups appears to be extending its presence in the Los Angeles area, with the appointment of Jess Erickson as LA Program Director at the firm. The move was first noted by Fortune. READ MORE>>. startups 500startups venture capital investor accelerator jess erickson

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. google fiber fibre angeles wireless telecom high speedREAD MORE>>.

Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals

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Partner Gabe Greenbaum and Vice President Peter Liu have relocated from the firm’s Chicago office to Los Angeles. Pritzker Group Venture Capital has expanded the number of personnel in its L.A. office in order to purse more early-stage investments in local tech companies.

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. angeles economy growth unicorn startup technology research valuationREAD MORE>>.

Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles

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Ocho , a New York-based developer of a mobile video messaging app which lets users share 8-second videos with each other, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Los Angeles. ocho angeles short form video sharing social messaging message The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. READ MORE>>.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. SE, Axel Springer SE, The Madison Square Garden Company plus Google Ventures, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sky and SV Angel.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave

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rideshare taxi angeles government legal technology smartphone ridesharing sidecar lyft uber According to letters from Thomas M. READ MORE>>.

“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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the online community for the Los Angeles startup scene, soft launched in January with the help of community leaders, including mega VC Tony Pritzker.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

AmazonLocal Launches In Los Angeles

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According to AmazonLocal's web site, it now is offering deals in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and on the Westside/South Bay.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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Our second measure was of the number of funding events (angel, venture capital, other funding) associated with companies out of the region.

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale , a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle. Arivale raised $36M in 2015 from Maveron, ARCH Venture Partners and Polaris Partners. READ MORE>>.

H.Bloom Expands Into Los Angeles

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H.Bloom , the luxury, subscription floral and gift delivery service backed by Shoedazzle''s Brian Lee, is expanding into Los Angeles today, saying that it will begin offering its services starting today. gifts flowers floral luxury expansion angeles hbloom Lee was a seed investor in H.Bloom. READ MORE>>.

Amazon.com Plans Grocery Delivery In Los Angeles

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E-commerce giant Amazon.com is getting ready to start providing fresh grocery delivery in Los Angeles, according to reports Tuesday. In a report, Reuters said that Amazon plans to offer up its grocery business in Los Angeles as early as this week. amazonfresh fresh angeles delivery grocery amazon READ MORE>>.

Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros.

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica.

Silicon Beach Report Jan. 12: Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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Venture capital investment in Los Angeles drops, Honest Co. recalls baby powder, Snap Inc. sued for alleged patent infringement, and more

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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DeveloperAuction Targets Los Angeles With Job Auctions

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DeveloperAuction , a Bay Area startup which is looking to let employers bid for engineers on an auction basis, has expanded into Los Angeles, beyond an initial launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston. developer auction employment angeles silicon beach jobsREAD MORE>>.

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. Yesterday, I met with someone at the early stage of a startup. In fact, after a bit he gave up.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. On Sept. 3 startup ecosystem in the world, with L.A.

Thrive Market raises $111 million for its online organic grocery store

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That’s the mantra of Los Angeles-based Thrive Market, which has raised a significant $111 million Series B funding round, led by Invus.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies.