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.

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.

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 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.

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

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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.

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.

The IT Summit Los Angeles

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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 Digital Summit

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

Los Angeles Digital Summit

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

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

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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

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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 .

SocalTech interviews Terry Kay on Angel Investing

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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.

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: EXTREME Coaching

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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.

Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

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Saturday, April 28, 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.

Los Angeles VC and Angel Investor Roundtable

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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].

Tech Coast Angeles Los Angeles Dinner

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

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.

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

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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

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.

FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -- FundingPost Los Angeles VCs, Angels, Crypto and ICOs Event. We will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, hot sectors, sectors that these Angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

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

Startup Boost Targets Los Angeles With Pre-Accelerator Program

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A new program in Los Angeles, Startup Boost / Los Angeles , says it is launching a "pre-accelerator" program which aims to help bridge the gap between a team with an "evolved" idea and seed investors and accelerator programs. The program--which is taking applications here in Los Angeles until March 22nd--said it is looking for eight startups to include in a six week mentorship and training program.

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.

Los Angeles Makes Amazon's HQ2 List

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Los Angeles has made the short list for Amazon HQ2 , Amazon's effort to create a new, second headquarters in North America for the firm, as its outgrows its presence in Seattle, according to an announcement from Amazon this morning. Amazon said that it has selected 20, candidate locations for its headquarters, including Los Angeles, which it says it will evalate per an RFP it issued last year. amazon angeles headquarters jobs employment economy economic development

Los Angeles Advertising Professionals [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Cybersecure Los Angeles 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 -- Cybersecure Los Angeles 2017. SecureTheVillage joins UCLA Extension for its first cybersecurity conference: CYBERSECURE LOS ANGELES 2017. You'll LEARN FROM leading information security professionals and law enforcement, including: information security providers, cyber-insurance, financial services, law, the LA County District Attorney’s Office, and more.

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.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. Google did not specifically address Los Angeles, which is among a number of "potential Google Fiber" cities, where it had been conducting talks with local governments and other preliminary efforts.

Los Angeles Auto Show

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Los Angeles Auto Show

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EV Maker BYTON Sets Up New Los Angeles Lab

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BYTON , a startup electric vehicle maker backed by Harmony Auto, Auto Investments, League Automotive Technologies, Legend Capital, and Chengdu Group, says it has set up a new lab in Los Angeles, as it expands its global footprint. Byton did not say exactly where within Los Angeles the new lab will be located, however, said the lab will be located in LA a "global hub for automotive design and innovation". byton angeles auto automotive design electric vehicle china