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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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 Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles. angeles city citylink free wireless government broadband

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.

New Alternative Restaurant Delivery App Launches in Los Angeles.

L.A. Business Journal

Some local restaurants are trying a new alternative to delivery to bring in customers with an app that launched in Los Angeles County Tuesday

City of Los Angeles Launches Cyberattack Warning Center

L.A. Business Journal

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced the launch of the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, a public-private data-sharing center for alerting local businesses and residents to cyberattacks

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team. Make sure to keep up with all the tech news happening in Los Angeles through our newsletter ! Announcements entrepreneurs founders Los Angeles Showcase Startups

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. While the initiative is still new and growing, it’s a symbol of why Los Angeles’s startup scene is poised for long-term, sustainable growth. for a reason: Los Angeles offers the best access to seasoned executives and creative talent.

Entrepreneurs Look to Angels and Micro-VCs for Cash

Xconomy

Praying for relief and looking to the heavens—for angels, Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS. You don’t need me to tell you it’s a rough world out there for startups.

Angels to the Rescue

Steve Reich

The one group of investors you can count on to support you in a crisis are your Angels, and I saw two examples over the Holidays. Over a few short weeks during the Holidays, groups of Angels, one led by Dave Berkus, raised enough money to secure the futures of these companies.

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Maersk Halts Operations at Port of Los Angeles After Cyberattack

L.A. Business Journal

Moller-Maersk shut down its operations at the Port of Los Angeles’ largest terminal Tuesday morning after a cyberattack hobbled its computer systems worldwide Shipping giant A.P.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer. The company, which focuses on native, brand-safe video ad placements, serves such clients as Chevrolet, McDonald's, Purina, Microsoft, and others.

DFJ, Pasadena Angels lead $1.4M funding in Edufii

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DFJ Frontier and Pasadena Angels have led a $1.4 Other participants in the funding round include the Gideon Hixon Fund, Tech Coast Angels, SLO Seed Ventures and coaching industry private investors including Tiger Woods’ first coach Rudy Duran. Blog Company Creation/Operation Fundraising General News Angel Capital Angel Investing Company Sale Exit Strategies Pasadena Angels Startups Valuation VC million Series A funding in Edufii Inc.,

Tech Coast Angels Leads National Angel Investments

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Southern California's largest angel investment group, the Tech Coast Angels , looks to be one of the lead investors nationally in angel-backed companies, according to a report released Monday by the Angel Resource institute. The group, along with Silicon valley Bank and CB Insights, released the 1Q 2012 Halo Report , which summarized Q1 angel investments. halo report tech coast angels angel investment venture capital

Bluebeam Nets Local Angel Groups 20X Return

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Local angel groups have hit the jackpot again with an investment, this time with the October acquisition of Pasadena-based Bluebeam in a $100M deal by German software company Nemetschek AG. The Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels revealed today that their return on Bluebeam was 20x for angels who participated in funding Bluebeam. pasadena angels exits venture capital angel investment bluebeam tech coast investors greendot gdot

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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.

TechFair LA [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

“ Please join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar , for one of the City’s largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. The day will feature a variety of expert speakers, access to the best t ech c ompanies in Los Angeles , and k eynotes from high profile CEOs and figures in the LA tech community.

How More Women Are Becoming Angel Investors, with Eva Yazhari

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Venture and angel investing has long been considered a man''s world--with domination of the industry, executives, financiers, and others by men, with only a few exceptions. Eva Helene Yazhari: It''s a program for budding angel investors, and female angel investors.

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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.

Scopely Gets Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Scopely , a stealth mode firm headed by former Applied Semantics co-founder Eytan Elbaz , has raised a round of seed funding. angel media social finance elbaz eytan google semantics applied capital venture scopelyThe funding came from Terry Semel , Lerer Ventures , Howard Lindzon (StockTwits), Gil Elbaz (Factual), David Cohen (TechStars), Dave Tisch (TechStars), the Collaborative Fund , Evan Rifkin ( Burstly ), and Clark Landry (GraphEffect).

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. According to USC Marshall, it tallied up the numebr of startup companies with $1 billion valuations, as a measure of business activity, and found that Silicon Valley had 39 percent of Unicorns, followed by New York (9%), Beijing (6%), Los Angeles (5%), Boston (4%) and Shanghai (3%).

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Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Pasadena Angels Form $1.3M Investment Fund

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Pasadena, California (June 1, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the formation of their first investment fund at $1.3 The Fund will specialize in seed and early stage investments and will co-invest exclusively in deals that are subscribed by Pasadena Angels members. The Pasadena Angels’ 100 plus members invest individually and directly, without any legal pooling of financial resources.

Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles

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Ocho , a New York-based developer of a mobile video messaging app which lets users share 8-second videos with each other, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Los Angeles. ocho angeles short form video sharing social messaging message The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. Schuon was most recently Chief Digital Officer at Ticketmaster/Live Nationa, and also had served as president of CBS Radio, and GM of Warner Bros.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

SoCal CTO

The crowd of more than 1,500 spilled out into hallways, and would-be investors were turned away from the doors, as a crush of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, and others looked to be part of the surge of startups emerging in Los Angeles. Certainly it feels like there's been a recent surge in Startup activity here in Los Angeles and as well nationally. Ben Kuo just posted on SoCalTech: Are the good times for startups back?

Tech Coast Angels Launches Angel Network

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The Tech Coast Angels , the largest angel investment group in Southern California, as well as the United States, said today that it has launched a new network which will syndicate deals between the firm and other angels. The angel group said the new Angel Syndication Network ties together the Tech Coast Angels, Golden Seeds, and the Band of Angels, and will make it easier for entrepreneurs to get funding.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave

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The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.

Greentoe Lands Angel Funding

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Los Angeles-based Greentoe.com , which operates an online marketplace which lets people name their own price for electronics and other items, has raised a round of angel funding, the firm said today. greentoe venture capital angel ecommerce retail retailer seed The funding came from Parker Thompson from 500 Startups/Dave McClure. Size of the funding was not announced.

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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.