Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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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.

India’s Haptik acqui-hires Los Angeles startup Convrg in international expansion push

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On Tuesday, Haptik announced it has acqui-hired Convrg, a Los Angeles-based startup that develops chatbots, to serve customers in North America. Mumbai-based Haptik, which operates a conversational AI platform , has already won several high profile clients in India.

SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

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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.

Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

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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.

Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and the Israel Aerospace Industries company, Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching an accelerator focused on the space industry in Los Angeles. With the help of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, the U.S.

A new Tesla Model S can now drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a single charge

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Tesla has announced that it has extended the range of its Model S vehicle to 370 miles and Model X to 325 miles on a single charge — extending the range of its flagship car to make the trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a single charge. .

Google Cloud will launch its Los Angeles region in July

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It’s no secret that Google has long planned to open a cloud region in Los Angeles. But as Google announced today , the new Los Angeles cloud region will go live in July, making it the company’s fifth region in the U.S.

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

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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.

Verizon names Los Angeles as the second of four cities to receive 5G rollout before 2019

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My boss’ boss’ boss was on CNBC this morning touting Verizon ‘s new 5G services and naming Los Angeles as the second city in America to be treated to a commercial rollout of the new networking technology. TC 5g Los Angeles Verizon

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. The local non-profit was instrumental in setting up the PledgeLA initiative, which grew out of discussions that the institute fostered among the Los Angeles venture community.

Finding The Right Angel Investor For Your New Venture

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If your startup is looking for an angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. The challenge is to find the right angel for you, and for your situation. Angel investors are people too.

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

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

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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.

OnRobot Sets Up Office In Los Angeles

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OnRobot , a manufacturer of grippers, force and torque sensors, and other products that are installed on the end of industrial robots, says it has set up a new office in Los Angeles, after its acquisition of another company, Perception Robotics. onrobot perception robotics robot expansion angeles culver city electronics mechanical international nasa jobs

Techstars Los Angeles Launches 2019 Class

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Techstars Los Angeles , one of the startup accelerators run by Techstars in Los Angeles, has announced its 2019 class. Techstars Los Angeles said that eight of the ten companies are based in the greater Los Angeles area; the effort in LA is led by Anna Barber. techstars angeles startup accelerator incubator 2019According to Techstars, ten companies were selected for the startup accelerator, which kicked off this week.

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TECHSPO Los Angeles 2019

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -- TECHSPO Los Angeles Technology Expo - June 12-13, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA. See [link] (more

Angeles Equity Partners Buys APCT

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Angeles Equity Partners announced this morning that it has acquired printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer APCT, Inc. angeles equity partners apct merger acquisition electronicsFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced by the companies. APCT is a manufacturer of quick-turn printed circuit board (PCB) prototypes.

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Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Forum. Angel investor event. Monday, May 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum. See [link] (more

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

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million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation. . ” Recent Funding Robotics Startups TC Elementary Robotics Los AngelesElementary Robotics has raised $3.6

With $12 million more in the bag, the furniture subscription service Feather heads to Los Angeles

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Furniture subscription rental service, Feather , is heading to Los Angeles and Orange County, California with $12 million in new funding and “thousands” of customers in New York and San Francisco.

Tech Coast Angels-San Diego Sees Big Growth In Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels San Diego (TCA-SD) angel investment network, the San Diego arm of the Tech Coast Angels, has seen a big growth in the number of angel investors who are members of the group this year, the group said this week. tech coast angels diego angel investment venture capital sandiego

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

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Shopify , the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. TC Apple apple store business Chief Operating Officer e-commerce economy Los Angeles Marketing online shopping Shopify toronto vend

Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit

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Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations. Transportation arriva chicago Los Angeles Lyft New York public transport transport Uber United Kingdom via Washington D.C.

Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum Los Angeles. Angel investment meeting. See [link] (more

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

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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.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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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 .

Los Angeles Dodgers, Postmates Link On Dodger Stadium Orders

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and delivery service Postmates said today that the two are in a new partnership, which will let users order items from Dodgers concession from their seats, and then pick up those orders at special "Postmates Pickup" locations. postmates angeles dodgers ondemand ordering food concession sports baseball

Angel Investing 101 Workshop

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -- Angel Investing 101. Tech Coast Angels. It turns out that angel investing is more than art - it's also very much a science. On April 3rd, 2019 we're pleased to offer you another round of the popular "Angel Investing 101" workshop. It is run by legendary angel investor, co-founder of TCA-SD and former Kauffman Foundation EIR, Bill Payne. How do we know?

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6 Actions To Find The Perfect Angel For Your Startup

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A while back, I outlined “ The 10 Best Sources of Cash to Start Your Business ” for startups, listing angel investors as alternative six. By definition, an angel investor is not an “institutional investor.” If you need more, you need VCs or a flock of angels.

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What Los Angeles Is Missing

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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

Tech Coast Angels Hails Exit At CaseStack

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The Tech Coast Angels said this morning that its members said a 16x return from their investment in CaseStack , the logistics and supply chain company led by Dan Sanker, after its acquisition last year for $255M. According to the Tech Coast Angels, this is the company's sixth highest ever. The Tech Coast Angels were investors in CaseStackf or nearly 15 years. The Tech Coast Angels' Bill Collins was co-deal lead on the investment, along with the late Bill Hahn.

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

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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.

Tech Coast Angels Number Two In Angel Investments Report

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The Tech Coast Angels , Southern California''s largest angel investment group, is ranked number two in the nation this year in terms of the number of deals the group did, according to the latest 2012 Halo Report.

Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Screening

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

Tech Coast Angels Backed 53 Companies In 2018, $10.8M Invested

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest organized angel investment group both in Southern California as well as across the venture ecosystem, says it backed a total of 53 companies in all of 2018, putting in a total of $10.8M The TCA said the biggest area of investment for the angel network was life sciences and software, followed by internet and apps; cleantech/industrial; hardware; financial; and consumer and business.