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TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


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Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights

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You can always learn, find people to help you, and create a minimal viable product to prove something works which can grow or die accordingly.

Digest 5/9-15: Hyperloop One’s Big Week; uBeam Accusations; Snapchat Moves into Santa Monica


SNAPCHAT Expands into New Offices at Santa Monica Airport ( link ). CORNERSTONE ON DEMAND Launches New Products ( link ). SMNT HH.

TECHSPO LA 2016 Technology Expo [ SANTA MONICA ]


Are you an early adopter of tech products? TECHSPO LA is a four day technology expo taking place June 13 – 16, 2016 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California in the heart of Silicon Beach. WHERE BUSINESS, TECH AND INNOVATION COLLIDE IN LA. Looking for a job at a startup?

TechZulu Final Friday at ROC Santa Monica (#TZFF)

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Santa Monica, CA 90401. Santa Monica Parking Powered by ParkMe. Startups Apply Here. When: June 28, 2013 8pm – 11:00pm. Snags Product Head From ReachLocal


Santa Monica-based , which is now part of eBay, has hired on a new Head of Product. According to recruiting firm NeoHire, Amanda McConnell has been hired as Head of Product for, joining the company from ReachLocal, where she was Director of User Experience and Product Management. READ MORE>>.

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So I thought now would be a sensible time – with six months on either side of the holidays. I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. It’s such a great product and such a shame they decided to make private lists public. love it. Haters gonna hate.

How Enervee Is Making Shopping For Products Energy Smart, with Matthias Kurwig


We are using algorithms to identify the products that are relatively energy efficient. How did you end up in Santa Monica? Thanks! Launches Product Discovery Site, Backed By $1M In Funding


Santa Monica-based , a new startup founded by Jake Gold and Steven Fruchter, has launched, looking to help users make product purchase decisions. offers up an online site where people can search for and read reviews on products, including electronics, automotive products, beauty, and more.

Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products


Cornerstone View. Cornerstone Planning. Users can easily create, manage and execute accurate headcount plans through a simple and intuitive design.

Druva Raises Funding, Heads to Santa Monica


Druva Software , a developer of continuous data protection and disaster recovery products, announced today that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round, and will be setting up its corporate headquarters in Santa Monica. According to Druva, the funding came from Sequoia Capital and the Indian Angel Network (IAN).

Hulu In Co-Production Deal With Lionsgate


Santa Monica-based Hulu , the online television streaming site, has inked a deal to co-produce a new original series with Lionsgate , the two said today. The two said they will product a 10-episode, half-hour series called "Deadbeat", which will be the first, co-production effort between the two companies. READ MORE>>.

FameBit Passes 300M Subscribers


Santa Monica-based FameBit , the developer of a self-serve, YouTube marketing marketplace that helps brands connect with YouTube celebrities, has just passed 300 million subcribers, according to the company. famebit subscribers youtube product placement marketing endorsement marketplace dollarshave scienceinc READ MORE>>.

Lifecrowd Taps Former Googler For Product Management


Santa Monica-based Lifecrowd , the online site which helps people find local, social activities which is headed by Bong Koh, said this week that it has hired former Google business product manager Jacquie Phillips as Co-founder and Head of Product at the company. READ MORE>>.

Honest, Founded by Jessica Alba, Takes On Baby Products


Details of the business and its relationship to ShoeDazzle have not been revealed. READ MORE>>. celebrity startup ecommerce alba jessica honest

CODA Automotive's First Vehicle Rolls Off Production Line


CODA said its first of its five passenger sedans will be sold in California to current reservation holders for its cars. READ MORE>>.

Amazon Santa Monica Shindig Likely To Revolve Around New Kindle Fire, Touch


The big announcement party that e-commerce giant has set for Santa Monica airport's Barker Hanger looks to be all about the Amazon Kindle Fire, and Amazon Kindle Touch, as the firm bragged this morning that it had "sold out" of its Kindle Fire. touch fire kindle announcement monica santa amazonREAD MORE>>.

Enervee Tops 50,000 Products


Enervee , the online energy efficiency and electronics comparison site headed by Matthias Kurwig, told its users today that it now has over 50,000 products listed on its site. The company said the expansion came due to increased coverage of its AC, dryer, and TV products, as well as other categories. READ MORE>>.

Image Metrics Spins Off Product Line


Santa Monica-based Image Metrics is announcing today that it is spinning off its FACEWARE product line to a new company, Faceware Technologies Inc. According to the firm, the spinout will enable each of the firms to focus on separate products and services to different markets. READ MORE>>.

TechZulu Final Friday at Coloft (#TZFF)

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This month TechZulu is heading to Coloft in Santa Monica! The Deets: Where: Coloft 920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Cornerstone OnDemand Plans New Cloud Products


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management software headed by Adam Miller, said today that it has launched a new set of products. The firm said that the cloud-based versions of the software will make it faster to deploy and easier to scale than on-premise systems. READ MORE>>.

Amos Content Group Gets Angel Funding


Santa Monica-based Amos Content Group , a provider of editorial and video content services, said today that it has scored a round of angel funding.

BlockBeacon Releases iPhone App For Local Deals


The startup--backed by said it is expanding beyond Santa Monica to include all of California. READ MORE>>.

TigerText Signs Chicago Customer


Santa Monica-based secure messaging app developer TigerText , which provides secured text messaging for the enterprise and healthcare markets, has signed up a customer in Chicago. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>. tigertext chicago secure messaging texting healthcare enterprise customer

Favrit Takes On Bookmarking Your Favorite Places


Santa Monica-based Favrit said this week that it has launched its new app, which helps people save, organize, and share their favorite places. The startup is led by Anke Audenaert, and said its team was behind JumpTime, a content optimization software product that was sold to OpenX in 2013. READ MORE>>.

PatientPop Raises $10M More


Santa Monica-based PatientPop has raised another $10M in its Series A funding, bringing the amount raised in its first round to $20M, the company said Monday. The company said the new funding will go towards product development and expanding integrations. The funding came from Toba Capital, athenahealth, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. video production content advice business small docstocDisclaimer: socalTECH has also contributed content to the new section.) READ MORE>>.

ZipRecruiter Expands Product Suite


Santa Monica-based hiring software developer ZipRecruiter , which is led by Ian Siegel, has expanded its product suite, with a new onboarding software for new employees. ZipRecruiter said its new product, ZipHire, helps manage electronic offer letters, employment agreements, and other new hire paperwork. READ MORE>>.

Ring Scores $61.2M Funding Round For Home Security Expansion


As part of the big funding round, Ring also said it has announced a new product, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. READ MORE>>.

Playsino Debuts Bingo World On Nook


They might just be playing a bingo game from Santa Monica-based Playsino. READ MORE>>.

Docstoc Bolstering Premium Business Courses


Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online small business resources site led by Jason Nazar, is looking to bolster its video content with more content around small business subjects. Docstoc already offers up a large library of business videos, which it offers to its Docstoc Premium members. READ MORE>>.

TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Site For YouTube Projects


Have a great idea for a online video project, but just need a little funding for equipment, actors, or editing? A new, Santa Monica-based startup TubeStart , said today that it has launched its crowdfunding platform specifically for YouTube video content creators. READ MORE>>.

Cornerstone OnDemand Extends Alliance With ADP


Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the provider of cloud-based talent management software for the enterprise, and human resources management outsourcer ADP , said today that they have expanded an existing strategic alliance between the companies to target small businesses. READ MORE>>.

TigerText Rolls Out New Communications, Workflow Product


Santa Monica-based TigerText , which is best known for its text messaging and communications tools for the healthcare industry, is expanding the reach of its software. The company said this morning that it has launched TigerFlow, a clinical communications platform, aimed at use by care teams. READ MORE>>.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (, on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. We're in Santa Monica, and sometime people think we're a venue or rental space for events, but what we are, is a 100 percent software company.

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Yahoo News Development Moved To Taiwan, Says Report


The product development team behind Yahoo's news site, Yahoo News , has reportedly been moved to Taiwan , AllThingsD reported this morning. Yahoo's editorial team remains in Santa Monica. The move is the second one for product development at Yahoo News, which was previously located at Yahoo's media operations in Santa Monica.

The Honest Company Raises $100M In Series D


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BeachMint Expands Product Line


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DogVacay Appoints Marketing, Product VPs


Santa Monica-based online petsitting marketplace DogVacay has bolstered its marketing and product team, saying this morning that it has named Kerry Bennett as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Jeanne Anderson as Senior Vice President of Product. dogvacay marketplace executive product marketing READ MORE>>.

CEO meeting in westside Los Angeles (Santa Monica), March 13th [Updated]

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It will be held at FinaVentures’ office in Santa Monica (3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050). 3340 Ocean Park , Suite 1050 Santa Monica, CA 90405. Eric Golden ( CEO of Equipois ) & I ( Aaron Ross bio ) are organizing a formal, facilitated CEO group here on the westside that will meet monthly. There’s no cost.