SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

TechCrunch LA

The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Harbor Commission must now approve the facility.

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

TechCrunch LA

Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIf you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora.

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

TechCrunch LA

Fundings & Exits Logistics Startups TC lumi Spark Capital Los Angeles packaging eCommerce online retail online shopping e-commerce forerunner ventures

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Column TC Transportation Los Angeles Hyperloop One self-driving cars faraday future TallyGoBack in the 1950s, any association with “stars” and “cars” would be the envy of any modern city.

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

TechCrunch LA

Fundings & Exits Logistics Startups TC e-commerce eCommerce forerunner ventures Los Angeles lumi online retail online shopping packaging Spark Capital

With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest

TechCrunch LA

CrossCut Ventures, a Los Angeles-based seed investment firm has just closed its fourth (and largest) fund with $125 million in new cash. It’s been a long road for the firm’s three co-founders, who have been investing in Los Angeles since 1997.

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

Ask the Angels

Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. April 6, 2015 — Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced that the group has invested a total of $4,163,000 in 17 deals during the year of 2014, making it the third consecutive year with over $4 million invested in deals. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

Tech.Co

Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Read more about the Los Angeles startup ecosystem here on Tech.Co .

Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Screening

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, May 11, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Screening. Must be a member or invited. See [link] (more

Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels Among Top Angel Groups In New Report

socalTECH

A new report, released by the Angel Resource Institute in the last week, has spotlighted the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels as among the top four angel groups in California, and the Tech Coast Angeles as number two in the nation in terms of the number of deals in 2016. The rankings were released in the Angel Resource Insitute's 2016 ARI HALO Report. The ARI did not release individual deal counts for the various angel groups.

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

Ask the Angels

Kuo from SocalTech.com recently interviewed Terry Kay about his new role as chairman of the Pasadena Angels, angel investing, and the role of angels in today’s entrepreneurial environment. Benjamin F.

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

TechCrunch LA

Events TC Job Fair Los Angeles TechFair LA2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc., coming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles.

What Los Angeles Is Missing

TechCrunch LA

tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Column Startups TC Venture Capital Los Angeles entrepreneurs

Galvanize Plans Expansion To Los Angeles

socalTECH

Galvanize , a company which operates a network of locations teaching software engineering skills--and which often serve as hubs of startup activity nationwide, offering up coworking for technology startups, events, and more--is planning to expand its efforts in Los Angeles, after raising $32M and buying another "coding bootcamp" operator, Hack Reactor. galvanize angeles expansion venture capital coding bootcamp hack reactor

Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

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Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund). CEO Andres Moran founded iKizmet after 10 years of the leadership at Mindbody, a Pasadena Angels portfolio company. The Pasadena Angels have previously invested $930K in iKizmet; this additional funding from The Fund will bring the total amount the Pasadena Angels invested in iKizmet to well over $1M.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launches Zero Emissions Transport Effort

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the non-profit which encourages clean technology startups in the City of Los Angeles, said it has launched a new effort to accelerate the electricification of regional transportation, in an effort to reach zero emissions in the area's movement of goods. angeles cleantech incubator zero emissions transportation utility vehicle electric

Los Angeles Digital Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -- Los Angeles Digital Summit. The Definitive Digital Marketing Gathering. See [link] (more

Los Angeles Digital Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- Los Angeles Digital Summit. The Definitive Digital Marketing Gathering. See [link] (more

BizBash Live: Los Angeles 2018

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -- BizBash Live Los Angeles. BizBash Live: Los Angeles returns to the California Market Center with the most important experience for event and meeting professionals. These event organizers will connect, collaborate, and cultivate new relationships with industry vendors from across Southern California and North America, and learn from the leading names in live experiences. See [link] (more

Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Dinner

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -- Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Dinner. Members Only. See [link] (more

Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Roundtable

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -- Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Roundtable. Interested in meeting and pitching to early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Los Angeles? FundingPost. Join FundingPost for our 400th Conference on Wednesday, September 27, 2017! See [link].

Los Angeles Dodgers Launch Venture Focused On Youth Sports

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The Los Angeles Dodgers , along with Elysian Park Ventures , the private investment firm created by the ownership group behind the Los Angeles Dodgers specifically for investments in entrepreneurs in the areas of sports, technology, and entertainment, have launched and funded a new venture called E|L1. The venture is supported by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Nomar Garciaparra and Elysian Park Ventures. angeles dodgers venture capital youth sports

Los Angeles Advertising Professionals [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

Platinum Parking 637 S Olive Los Angeles 90014 $6, or Metro exit 7th St With technology, the advertising industry is going under massive disruptions right now. Mix, mingle, and network with other advertising professionals. Find partners with advertisers, ad agencies, publishers, and ad tech companies. Free parking 3 hr validation w/ $10 purchase from the bar with the parking structure on 646 S. Olive St.,

Tech Coast Angels: We Have Higher Returns Than Angel Averages

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California's biggest angel investment group, says its performance record and returns on its investments are higher than the average angel, in nearly all categories, based on a new academic study. return on its investments, based on an analysis prepared by Dr. Rob Wiltbank and Professor Wade Brooks for Willamette University and the Angel Resource Institute (ARI). average of all angels.

Billionaire Peter Thiel Moving to Los Angeles

L.A. Business Journal

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly moving his residence, as well as his venture capital firm and non-profit, to Los Angeles after expressing frustration with what he sees as Silicon Valley’s overwhelming liberal politics and diminishing opportunities for tech investing

Counting Angels

Steve Reich

How many Angels do you want in your cap table? Mark Suster wrote a great piece in July giving his answer: “If all else fails, angel-load away! I often hear founders fretting about “too many Angels on the cap table.” The key to managing your Angels?

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Minkonet Raises $1M, Sets Up Headquarters In Los Angeles

socalTECH

Minkonet , a South Korean startup which is developing 3D video game capture technology, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a "Pre-Series A" investment round, and has set up a brand new headquarters in Los Angeles. According to Minkonet, the funding specifically goes towards its operations in Los Angeles, and expansion into North America. minkonet venture capital angeles videogame capture softwarecontent

The IT Summit Los Angeles

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- The IT Summit Los Angeles. The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Los Angeles for our twelfth annual event on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Southern California. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference.

Los Angeles Dodgers Win the World Series Social Media Battle

Tech.Co

Last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. According to data from Sprout Social, the Los Angeles Dodgers mirrored their Game 1 victory by generating almost three times as much buzz as the Houston Astros.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

What I’ve not written as much about is what to do if you are a CTO looking for your next opportunity – especially in Los Angeles. There are some really good executive recruiters here in Los Angeles that cover most of the CTO job searches especially for venture-backed startups.

Los Angeles Startup Events

SoCal CTO

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. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

TechCrunch LA

Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Gadgets Media Google google fiber Internet chicago Los AngelesYou know the drill.

Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, April 29, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Attend one or both of the coaching days and perform your 60-second pitch in front of Teach Coast Angels investors, receiving valuable feedback and coaching on how to enhance and perfect your pitch.