63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Los Angeles.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But lets face it, when you think of Los Angeles, Internet startups are not the first things that spring to mind. Be extra productive.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. is a world wide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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The panel is comprised of Southern California’s Top VC’s, Angels, and Startup Accelerator founders. Before Harrison Metal, Erik was most recently vice president of product management and strategy at TripAdvisor, the largest travel community site on the Web.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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One company which has been working on solving the Flash problem is Los Angeles-based Addroid (www.addroid.com). Matt Cooper: It was a classic, scratch-your-own-itch product. I started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Products. If a person from outside Los Angeles is a fan of the city, dig a little and you’ll probably find that they like it for the celebrities, Hollywood not LA. Well, they’re all wrong, and Los Angeles is about to prove it. Follow PandoDaily: Search.

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Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

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With our product, what they see on our site is seen across many different places. The geography between New York and Los Angeles is very different. Eli Portnoy: Our solution is a very mobile solution, but it is different between New York and Los Angeles.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram (www.flipagram.com) has created a potent and wildly viral mobile app, which combines photos, music, and video to create addictive, engaging mini slideshows of your life. Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

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Although Los Angeles has become a hub for the high tech startup world, Surprisingly, one of the things which hasn't happened in the Los Angeles area is any huge, successful venture acceleration programs. And then, in 2003 I retired, and I became an angel investor.

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

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Products. billion in 2005, and also currently represents Rdio, Beats Electronics, Riot Games, Ad.ly, Redpoint Ventures, and several other prominent private and publicly traded clients. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals.

Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII

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Scott Lahman is co-founder of Los Angeles-based GOGII (www.gogii.com), the developer of group text messaging application textPlus. We literally had 5,000 to 10,000 SKUs to get our products out worldwide. We're really competing with the product that came with your phone.

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3-D Image Firm Gets Flattened

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From the Los Angeles Business Journal. Imaging3’s then-bright promise was based on one product – a medical scanner that was supposed to create 3-D images of the human body. Imaging3 went public in 2005 on the OTC Bulletin Board, touting a breakthrough in medical technology that could produce 3-D images of a patient’s body in real time to be used in everything from cardiology to sports medicine. Los Angeles Business Journal. Los Angeles , CA 90036.

Interview with Scott Saunders, Payoff.com

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The firm is backed by a notable list of angel investors, and based in Los Angeles. Scott Saunders: I spent nearly my entire career on the investment side, and in 2005 switched over to the entrepreneurial side of the world. There are three main components of the product.

Interview with Jamie Siminoff, Unsubscribe.com

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To start off the year, we are publishing our first interview for the season with Jamie Siminoff , the CEO of Los Angeles-based Unsubscribe.com , an online service which helps you unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters and email lists. It's to build a better product.

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A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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He listed all of the product releases that were up coming, the customers that were in the pipeline and where he saw his competition moving. They haven’t launched their next gen product – watch this space. Local Angel Community / Recycled Capital.

Interview with Howard Marks, Gamzee

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Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based Gamzee (www.gamzee.com), a new game company founded by Howard Marks, the co-founder of Activision and Acclaim Games, announced a seed round of funding.

Interview with Robert Flynn, Aggregage

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Los Angeles-based Aggregage (www.aggregage.com) is looking to help aggregate the content across multiple blog publishing sites, and curate that information into specific, B2B niche vertical web sites. Unfortunately, these were not located in LA--it did not have much of a technology startup culture at that point in time--but, every one of our companies had a product or service they sold into the media or entertainment space.

Morph Labs Takes On Private Clouds

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Los Angeles-based Morph Labs , the latest startup of Gluecode Software founder Winston Damarillo, has launched a new product focused on private cloud management, the firm announced today. Damarillo founded GlueCode Software, which he sold to IBM in 2005. Morph said it has launched Morph CloudServer, a set of software tools to manage and provision enterprise cloud computing.

RealD Upgrades El Capitan

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Los Angeles-based RealD , which develops 3D movie projection hardware, disclosed this morning that it has installed an upgraded cinema systems at the El Capitan. The El Capitan has been using the firm's 3D technology since 2005, and according to RealD is the highest attended RealD 3D theatre in the world. width supported by the firm's original product.

Why the Former President of Nickelodeon Joined mitú as CEO.

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Hint: 60 million US Latinos driving US growth engine) I am beyond excited to announce the Herb Scannell has agreed to move from NYC to Los Angeles to take on the role of CEO at mitú, the fast growing Latino digital media company, serving more than 100 million monthly unique viewers.

Interview with Cody Simms, Techstars LA

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This morning, Techstars (www.techstars.org), the startup accelerator which has had great success in spreading its approach to helping to get startups to the next stage of their life�usually, funding�announced it has opened up its third accelerator in Los Angeles, Techstars LA. Tell us about this new program you have running in Los Angeles? Cody Simms: We have two new programs in Los Angeles.

Core Innovation Capital's Quest To Find Finance Innovation, With Arjan Schutte

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Los Angeles has recently become the hotbed for financial startups--from Green Dot, to Blackline Systems, to Wallaby and ZestCash. How did you end up in Los Angeles? The Los Angeles examples which you might know about, though not in our portfolio, is Green Dot.

Stamps.com Completes Market Test

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com , which provides online postage and personalized postage, announced this morning that the firm has successfully completed its market test of PhotoStamps. The firm said that the product is no longer in market test status, which it has been operating under since getting an approval from the U.S. The firm said it shipped more than 70 million PhotoStamps to customers since 2005.

Interview with Taher Scherzay, FavRav

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For today's profile, we decided to talk with Taher Scherzay , Founder of FavRav (www.FavRav.com), a Los Angeles-based firm which has created a Facebook application to help small businesses find customers through social media, and also allow consumers to better tap the referral network of their friends. I've actually gone to four startup, so far, taking them from prototype to production, when they are able to sell the company or have it run on its own. How far is the product?

Pasadena Angels Invest in a $475,000 Series B Investment in Wasatch Microfluidics

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Pasadena, CA – April 23, 2012 –There couldn’t be a better example of putting the unique founding principles of The Pasadena Angels into practice than the story of their investment in Wasatch Microfluidics. The Pasadena Angels have just finished a $475,000 Series B investment in Wasatch Microfluidics, a company that sells protein analysis equipment for drug discovery research. says Dr. Kevin Scanlon, the Chairman of the Pasadena Angel and leader of this investment round. “It

How Kixer Is Connecting Mobile Web Users To Apps

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Los Angeles-based Kixer (www.kixer.com) has figured out one way--which is to connect those mobile users with ads from app developers, who have the opposite problem of trying to boost their user base. We''ve built a product to solve both problems.

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Social Networking and Business Value

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Social networking sites and microblogs are used not only to build company brands, but to foster productivity; social media tools help build communities around the question, "What are you working on?" Formerly, he was Managing Director of both Product Management and of Business Development at Los Angeles Times Interactive. an enterprise social networking platform provider located in Los Angeles, CA.

How A Pivot Turned Vantage Media Into A $100M Plus Business

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More specifically, we are a real time bidding platform which enables marketplaces to be set up, where an advertiser can bid on consumers who are in the process of buying a particular product. We had great technology to build from, and started to build our product.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music's To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Los Angeles-based Flipagram (www.flipagram.com) has created a potent and wildly viral mobile app, which combines photos, music, and video to create addictive, engaging mini slideshows of your life. Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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Spark Capital is relatively new to VC (founded in 2005) yet has become one of the hottest new VCs having invested in Twitter, Tumblr, AdMeld, Boxee, KickApps and many more companies. Launched in 2007 in Los Angeles by Adam Bernhard and Konstantin Glasmacher.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Los Angeles offers a great deal, both in terms of business opportunities and lifestyle awesomeness. It was acquired by Experian in 2005 for $330M. It also was acquired by Experian in 2005. became a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL in November of 2005.

Interview with Peter Lee, Baroda Ventures

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He then invested in about twenty companies, almost all of them in Los Angeles or Southern California. He was basically active investing until 2004 and 2005, and then started getting much more involved in the non-profit space. In terms of sectors, it's going to be Internet, Consumer Internet, Software-as-a-Service--though in that area, not enterprise as a Salesforce, but along the lines of business productivity tools and customer acquisition--and also digital media.