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Riot Games Buys Radiant

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games has acquired videogame developer Radiant Entertainment , the two companies said today. Radiant Games had been working on its first title, Stonehearth, a town building simulation game played with friends. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Riot Games Acquired By Tencent

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The firms said that Riot Games will continue to maintain its headquarters in Los Angeles, and has plans to "hire aggressively" in 2011.

Riot Games: $160,000 Raised For Japan Relief

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Riot Games donated all of its proceeds from player purchases of certain items to the American Red Cross from March 21st to March 27th.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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Riot Games Raises $8M

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a developer of online video games, announced today that it has raised a new, $8M round of financing.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Don’t we know it. We love LA! startup venture-capital

Riot's League Of Legends Hits 11M Active Players

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million monthly active players, with over 30 million registered players on the game. Riot said the numbers are double what they were in July.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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think you know Riot Games, where we put together their first institutional money. Those are two big gaming companies. Thanks!

Clinton Foy: Why We Bought Our Own E-Sports Team, the Immortals

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Clinton Foy: E-sports is, fundamentally, one of the biggest trends and one of the hottest areas in video games and the interactive space right now.

Reflections on 2016: Michael Root, DogVacay

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Today's contribution is from Michael Root , the new CTO of DogVacay (www.dogvacay.com)--but longtime Los Angeles tech vet, having most recently been at Riot Games. CTO of DogVacay and was previous Director of Engineering of Riot Games. DogVacay helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers. READ MORE>>.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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Among other major 2011 exits listed were Riot Games ($400 million) and HauteLook ($270 million). A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. The exit was the eighth highest in the database, according to Ocean Road Partners.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Brandon Beck – Riot Games. They raised some money, stole some guys from Blizzard, and released the game for free. Main menu.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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Many people are too cautious in sales processes and as a result when they present their solutions they end up sounding milquetoast and undifferentiated from anybody else in the market. In this post I advocate taking a harder stand on where your product or solution differentiates in the market – even if it means you lose some deals as a result.

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Tongal Ramps Up Hiring

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Walsh was previously Director of Global Digital Marketing and Content at Hasbro; Gergis has previously served at The Reformation and Riot Games; and Reid led his own start-up film and television company, Dundee Entertainment, LLC. READ MORE>>. tongal content market crowdsource crowdsourcing hollywood executive vice president

Super League Gaming Launches League Of Legends Tournaments

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Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming , the startup which takes over movie theaters and allows video gamers to participate in head-to-head competitions on the big screen, said it is launching a new League of Legends competition to movie theaters across the United States. READ MORE>>.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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The numbers are promising and even with some problems arising in LA’s startup community, LA has found ways to keep pushing through. With Yahoo!,

Battlefy Finds $1.3M

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The company--now based in Vancouver, BC--helps organizers of professional video game tournaments and leagues. battlefy venture capital amplifyla amplify angeles accelerator videogame video game gaming The company is led by Jason Xu. Amplify LA just announce READ MORE>>.

Nix Hydra Gets $5M For Video Games

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Nix Hydra develops video games aimed at young women, including Egg Baby and Hot Guy Alarm Clock. READ MORE>>.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, January 26, 2013 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. See [link] (more

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. General Assembly.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, October 13, 2012 -- Intro to the LA Startup Community. See [link] (more

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Beach Games: Surfing, volleyball, basketball and more. Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. June 20 – 21).

CEOs Talk Startups

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Moderated by Greg Martin, Partner, Redpoint Ventures and John Morris, Managing Director, GKM Ventures; Panelists include Brandon Beck, CEO, Riot Games; Kurt Johnson, CEO, Socialvibe; Andreas Haas, CEO, Axiotron; Jake Winebaum, President, RHD Interactive. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- CEOs Talk Startups. See [link] (more

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

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each Games. SBF attendees took a break from panels to bond at the beach playing games, cuz well, it’s the Silicon Beach Fest after all!

How Do I Feel About the Snap IPO Given I Didn’t Invest?

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The story is Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy and the amazing team that supports them. We did know about Snapchat as early as anybody. Mostly kidding.

Why I’m Now Long NPR

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EVP of MTV, President of Liberty Digital and on the boards of CNET, Scripps, comScore, Riot Games and Rubicon Project to name a few.

LA TECH SUMMIT Celebrates Los Angeles’s Phenomenal Growth

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Speakers included Mayor Eric Garcetti , Snapchat influencer Jake Paul (fresh off his 60 Minutes appearance), Loot Crate cofounder Chris Davis (whose company just topped the Inc 5000), and early Snapchat & Riot Games / SF-based investor Peter Lasky. LA Tech has arrived. — LATech Digest (@LATechDigest) October 25, 2016.

Twiistup 007: Date, Speakers, Early Bird Special

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Rick has led and sits on the board of 4 FirstMark portfolio companies, including Clickable, Weplay, Live Gamer and Riot Games.

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming(Waite Group Press, 1996). Richard Rosenblatt. Eric Ries.