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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.

HopSkipDrive Expands To Orange County

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Los Angeles-based on-demand, ride service for kids, HopSkipDrive said this morning that it has expanded its service into Orange County. Orange County is the second market for the service, which background checks and fingerprints all of its drivers. The service previously was only available in Los Angeles.

Orange County Gets New Incubators

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The moves are sure to be welcome news to Orange County entrepeneurs, who have not had as many options as companies in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, in terms of incubation/acceleration programs. orange county incubator accelerator startup entrepreneur

Los Angeles Startup Events

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since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.

Andre Bourque: All Monetization, No 'Ums' at Orange County's Startup Weekend

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Five teams competed in Orange County this past weekend. Read more: Slidepollajax , Hackathon , Startups , Tech Startups , Los-Angeles-Tech , Startup Weekend , Orange County , Los Angeles News Teams were here to build a product to sell, not merely to produce an idea without a market.

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Flywheel Expands Into Orange County

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Flywheel , one of a number of mobile app developers offering up smartphone-driven, transportation-on-demand in Southern California, said this week that it has now expanded to Orange County. flywheel taxi rideshare uber lyft sidecar orange county irvine transportation smartphone mobile market READ MORE>>.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. TechBizConnection – Orange County monthly events. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple.

Groupon Now Hits The OC

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Daily deals giant Groupon said Thursday that it has expanded its real-time, deal venture, Groupon Now, into Orange County. READ MORE>>.

Brighter Expands Dental Care Marketplace Into Orange County

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Brighter.com , the online marketplace for dentists which is looking to bring upfront pricing to the dental market, said Thursday that it has expanded beyond Los Angeles and into Orange County. Brighter said the expansion adds about 350 dentists in Orange County to the service. READ MORE>>.

Whole Foods, Instacart Plan Expansion Into Orange County

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Natural and organic goods supermarket Whole Foods Market and sam day delivery service Instacart announce today that they will be expanding into Orange County, one of the first markets in a national expansion which will allow consumers to order groceries from Whole Foods Market for same day delivery. READ MORE>>.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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The wide range of startups is great and creates more opportunities for new talent and entrepreneurs to join the Los Angeles area.

ZUM: On-Demand Rides and Child Care for Busy Parents

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ZUM is already operational in seven counties in California (Bay Area and Orange County) and will be coming soon to Los Angeles. Some of them are Lyft investors as well as the Stanford Angels and entrepreneurs. Narayan was working for eBay when she caught the entrepreneurial bug. million seed round.

Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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Los Angeles had $399.1M in funds invested, across 47 deals; Orange County had $158M invested across 15 deals; and San Diego had $253.5M

Uber, DogVacay Tie To Help Animal Shelters

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DogVacay said that the $5 for each ride--taken in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Central LA--will go towards the nonprofit group STARTrescue.

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4

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The PwC/NVCA MoneyTree report, which uses data from Thomson Reuters, tallied $693.17M in deals in the Los Angeles region; $276.1M in Orange County, and $334.0M in San Diego. Think there is a technology investment slowdown? That's definitely not the case in Southern California, which saw a massive, $1.3 The $1.3

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Los Angeles led the region, with $693.0M Orange County saw $340.3M There has now been $4.93 raised in 15 companies.

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

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The investments were a drop from Q4 of 2012, $711.8M was invested in the region. There were 84 venture capital deals for the quarter. For Q4, $8.4

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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We are in Orange County, but we're also focused more largely on Southern California. But, Orange County is a wonderful place to live.

Energous Sets Up Engineering Office In Costa Mesa

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The company said the new location in Orange County will help it tap into the talent residing in southern Los Angeles, Orange County and northern San Diego Counties. energous engineering office jobs employment wireless charging electronics orange county expansion growthRizzone.

Heal Expands Into Back To School Physicals, Stitches

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The startup--led by Dr. Renee Dua--is targeting families with the service, which currently is available in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. Heal said the service will conduct in-home, back-to-school physicals, along with such other services and tests and rapid testing, ingrown toenail removal, and much more.

Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego

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Amazon said its new Prime Now service will run from 8am to 10pm seven days a week, with one hour delivery costing $7.99 and two hour deliveries for free; Amazon.com had launched Prime Now in both Los Angeles and Orange County back in September. READ MORE>>.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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K5Launch , which was announced yesterday, is headed up by Amir Banafatemi, Ray Chan, David Cheng, and Kai Tao, four Southern California angel investors. Similarly, the firm is using a Y-Combinator/TechStars model to startups, and covers Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. It looks to be startup accelerators.

Hulu Halts Use Of Kissmetrics On Security Report

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A report, published Friday by Wired, says that Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu has cut its use of web analytics service Kissmetrics -- a startup founded by former Orange County entrepreneur Neil Patel -- after U.C. Berkeley security researchers detected the use of undetectable cookie code by Kissmetrics.

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4

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billion in investments in Los Angeles, near $125M in Orange County, and $106.6M in investments in San Diego. READ MORE>>.

Girls Scouts Go High Tech with iPhone Cookie Sale App

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Unfortunately for Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, San Diego, and other area residents, all of those Girl Scout cookie sale events recent ended.

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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According to the report, there was $472.15M invested in Los Angeles, $222.4M invested in San Diego, and $66.53M invested in Orange County during the period. The numbers are based on data provided to the two by Thomson Reuters. True Ventures and Redpoint Ventures both had 3 investments each. Nationally, there was $13.0

TaskRabbit Lets You Outsource Tasks To The Community

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Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

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The Founder Institute , the business incubation and mentoring program started by TheFunded's Adeo Ressi , is expanding into the Los Angeles area, and is accepting applications for entrepreneurs for a Spring session, the group said late last week. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski.

AllSay Looks To Combine News, Opinion, Action

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cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. The startup said it has opened up in a select number of U.S.

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter.  Here are quick links to the feature articles in this issue: Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels. 10 Invisible Threats To Every Business. Member Spotlight:

K5Launch Launches Venture Accelerator

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Los Angeles Among Top Areas For Green Jobs

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finds that the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County metro is number two on the list of geographies with the most clean-tech job activity. Tags: angeles clean technology cleantech green jobs A report released this week from analyst firm Clean Edge, Inc., San Diego ranked at number 11.

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

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Los Angeles had a total of $311.25M in deals for the quarter, followed by Orange County with $197.8M, then San Diego, with $174.6M in funding.

Surf Air Takes Flight, Starts All-You-Can-Fly Shuttles To Silicon Valley

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The service arguably makes Silicon Valley closer for those in Los Angeles, timewise, than even a drive between Los Angeles and Orange County during rush hour, in part by reducing the long time spent at airline terminals before a flight. READ MORE>>.

LifeCrowd Expands, Launches Out Of MuckerLab

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Santa Monica-based LifeCrowd , the social activity discovery site headed by Bong Koh, said Friday that it has expanded into three new regions, and launched officially out of Los Angeles accelerator MucherLab. LifeCrowd has been offering up its service in Los Angeles since September. MuckerLab is headed by Erik Rannala.

Southern California Firms Raise $762.88M in Q1

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Carlsbad-based Luxtera raised $37.38M in its funding round. Nationally, venture capitalists invested $9.5 Image courtesy Bigstock. READ MORE>>.

Southern California Firms Raise $738M In Q4 2011

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In Southern California, San Diego County took the lead in investment totals, raising $262.1M in venture funding. Orange County--boosted in a large part by a funding for Fisker Automotive--racked up $242.45M in funding. Los Angeles had $226.75M invested in companies. The amount is up from $528.0M

Clearwire Expands Coverage In LA

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Broadband wireless service provider Clearwire said this week that it has expanded its coverage in the Los Angeles area. According to the firm, its Los Angeles service area now covers more than 1,900 square miles. broadband angeles clear wirelessClearwire has been providing 4G in LA since November. READ MORE>>.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Los Angeles received $260.0M in investment in Q3, followed by $201.8M in San Diego, and $141.4M invested in Orange County. In Orange County, the largest deals were for Aliso Viejo's GaiKai , which raised $30.0M, Anaheim-based Fisker Automotive , with $25.0M invested, and Medical Devices, with $63.6M. deals.