MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

Tech Zulu Event

A traffic jam of expensive cars lined up to pull into the packed parking lot of MuckerLab for its second graduating class demo day. Tech Coast Angel investor Dale Okuno came out because he believes that MuckerLab attracts better talent because they keep their class size small and focused.

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Codesmith Raised $1.1 Million Funding Round Lead by Test Prep CEO

Tech.Co

And one well-known coding bootcamp has made an effort to focus on engineering thanks to a huge investment from a Malibu CEO. The investment will help to add more online classes to their already impressive offerings. round of investment to bring their unique coding education focused on technical excellence, communication and community to new students in Los Angeles,” read the funding announcement.

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Disney Accelerator Shows Off First Class Of Startups

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The other companies in the class included ChoreMonster , which develops a system for managing kids in their family chores; Codarica , which develops games which also teach kids to code; Jogg , focused on mobile video; Naritiv , a developer of marketing and analytics software for Snapchat; Sidelines , a sports focused content marketing platform; Sphero , which develops smartphone controlled robots; Twigtale , a storytelling app; and TYFFON , a developer of entertainment apps.

Why The LA Dodgers Accelerator Is Combining Sports, Investment and Startups

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Tucker Kain: In 2012, when the current ownership group bought the Dodgers, the group they pulled together was pretty heavily investment focused. They all had come from backgrounds as investment professionals, which is how they had built their own businesses.

The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

SoCal Delicious

The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns. The rest of the audience for this afternoon’s pitch fest will be an invitation-only group of angel investors, VC’s, experienced entrepreneurs, and local government officials assembled largely from Jadon’s rolodex.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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He is also an active investor with stakes in companies like Hipmunk, GroupMe, Facebook, Zynga (acquisition stock), and SV Angels. Scott Sangster, President of Tech Coast Angels (Los Angeles)/CEO at OrganicStartup. Xavor invest through our dependable consulting services.

Disney Accelerator Names First Class

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The Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator backed by Disney and being run by TechStars in Los Angeles, announced its inagural class today, naming eleven companies--including three Los Angeles companies--to participate in the three month program. Disney is providing $120,000 in investment capital to startups to help them develop their ideas, and also provide mentoring from Disney executives.

LA Dodgers Opens Door On First Accelerator Program

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The LA Dodgers has opened the doors on its first, startup accelerator program class this morning, unveiling the 10 companies included in the first LA Dodgers Sports & Entertainment Accelerator. dodgers startup accelerator entertainment sports venture capital baseball demo class incubator

LaunchpadLA Opens Spring Applications, Bumps Investment Dollars

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Santa Monica-based startup accelerator LaunchpadLA has just opened up its spring 2013 class applications, and bumped the amount it invests in startups. As part of the new class, the group said it is now offering up $100,000 in investments along with free office space for four months, as well as connections to mentors, investors, and advisors. The amount invested per startup is double what LaunchpadLA was previously offering to startups in the program.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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Mike Jones , Investor and Advisor Located In Los Angeles. Scott Sangster, President of Tech Coast Angels (Los Angeles)/CEO at OrganicStartup. Mike Jones is an Internet executive, investor and advisor located in Los Angeles.

Make In LA Names Second Hardware Accelerator Class

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Make In LA , a hardware-focused startup accelerator and mentorship program, said this week that it has selected a second class of startup for its four month accelerator program. The participants all receive $150,000 in investment capital, mentoring, and access to a prototype lab. This next class has its Demo Day on June 28th. makeinla make angeles hardware accelerator incubator

Warner Media Camp Graduates Second Class

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What do you get when you combine a technology investment demo day with a Hollywood-style story pitch session? It might look a little like Demo Day for Warner Media Camp , the startup incubator program being run out of Los Angeles by Turner/Warner Bros.

Crowdfunding SEO Advice From AngelList

Steve Reich

I was lucky enough to be at LaunchPad LA last night to hear Dustin Dolginow from Atlas Ventures/ AngelList.co coach the incoming class on how best to use AngelList to fund their companies. We learned the details of how to interact with networks of Angels, target key influencers, make your company attractive to your audience, and a long list of other tips.

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Angels and VCs: Don’t be greedy even if you can.

Berkonomics

Especially when outside investors, venture capitalists or angels have put in substantial money, and the sales price is not enough to give them a reasonable return for the time and money invested, these investors can be – in a word – greedy.

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White House Targets Tech Training, Jobs In LA With TechHire

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The White House has named Los Angeles as one of 21 communities around the nation which are part of a new technology job and training effort called TechHire , the administration announced Monday. According to President Obama, the new initiative will help to provide a "pathway to the middle class" for workers, by helping to train them to meet the needs for well paying technology jobs.

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

SoCal Delicious

SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Tech entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley are moving south and buying up luxury homes in the Los Angeles area.

How TaskUs Is Powering LA's Technology Startup Boom

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Los Angeles has been in the midst of a technology boom over the last few years, with many of high profile startups growing in the area. I had worked a year in investment banking, and Jasper was out of USC. It makes Los Angeles traffic look like a walk in the park.

Launchpad LA Starts Accepting Fall 2013 Applications

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Launchpad LA , one of the more high profile startup accelerators in Los Angeles, has opened up applications for its next class. The accelerator has been accepting applications since last week for its Class 6, which will run from mid-September to mid-January. According to the accelerator, applications for the next class are due August 11th. launchpadla launchpad fall incubator accelerator investment seed

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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Last week, a group of four angel investors here announced their plans to create a new, accelerator program to spur the creation of an entrepreneurial community in the area around new startups. When is your first class, and how many companies are you going to include?

TX Zhuo Talks About LA's Newest Venture Fund, Karlin Ventures

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One of the biggest complaints that local entrepreneurs have with Los Angeles has been a dearth of local sources of venture capital. We are going to focus most of our investments in LA. We have four investments so far, two of which are public.

Interview with Bryan Burkhart, H.Bloom

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Los Angeles has always been a major market for launching products, and in the era of e-commerce has become highly attractive for its large consumer population, a technology-savvy population, and affinity for new products and services. We have world class level of service.

Investor Insights and Highlights | An Unscientific Process as Dating

Tech Zulu Event

Angel Investors look for very different things than more advanced VC’s who’ve been investing for years, who are different still from those who are just getting into the investing world. Other VC’s will invest more, but want to see more traction first.

What Angel Investing & Florida Condos Have in Common

Both Sides of the Table

The dinner parties now are filled with self-righteous angel investors bragging about how many deals they are in on. They have marked-up paper gains propped up by an over excited venture capital market that has validated their investments. It was an investment management class.

3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

Xconomy

Several world-class research institutions are located in the state, including Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame. In fact, Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan calls for a $300 million investment program called Grand Challenges that focuses on large-scale problems facing humanity. Notable university spinouts include Angel Learning, Endocyte, and Marcadia Biotech.

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Yet Another LA Incubator Opens: Io/LA

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If the Los Angeles accelerator/incubator market is not yet crowded enough, Hollywood-based io/LA opened its doors over the weekend, looking to recruit a class of five to six companies in a three month mentorship program. The new incubator, which is run by Aber Whitcomb, the former CTO of MySpace, said it will run quarterly classes of startups, who will received $25,000 and office space, in exchange for 8 percent of their firms.

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Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

Tech Zulu Event

This is class four for Launchpad LA. Meet the Graduates: · Connectifier, which connects recruiters to potential job candidates, consists of 4 ex-Google employees and local angel investor, Terrence Yang, has dubbed Connectifier one of the best startups of 2012.

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Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

Tech Zulu Event

Rufus Labs is a wearable technology startup in Los Angeles with a heavy focus on building devices for the industrial sector (EMS, police, campus/event security, warehouse, etc). Greg has led Series A investments in tech-based enterprises. We did it folks!

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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We saw an extraordinary opportunity, in general, and in LA in particular, to really focus in on technology in Los Angeles. Explain what kinds of investments TenOneTen makes or hopes to make? David Waxman: We''ve been making investments since the beginning of the year.

Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. According to L Square, the investment in Edlio will go towards sales and marketing, international growth, new product development, and strategic acquisitions.

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Club W Doubles Down On Accelerators With Investment From 500Startups

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Club W , the personalized wine subscription service at AmplifyLA, has doubled down with accelerators, and is part of a new class of startups announced by 500Startups earlier this week.

Does your business need money? Read this!

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Email readers, continue here…] Bootstrapping: This term describes your ability to start a business with little investment and grow it using internally-generated funds. Professional angels: This is the arena where I work and play. months from introduction to investment.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Chris Dumler , Co-Founder of Los Angeles Startup Foundation. Chris Dumler is an advocate of the Los Angeles startup community and the culture that holds it together. Scott Sangster, President of Tech Coast Angels (Los Angeles)/CEO at OrganicStartup.

Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition

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It's a thankless, unforgiving, made more difficult in that there are no repeats on this list from our prior two years (many were nominated), and our specific exclusion of serial entrepreneurs (who make up a big chunk of Southern California's startup activity), and our exclusion of the influencers from the venture capital, angel investing, and finance side of the industry, in addition to service providers. Mike Bonin , Council Member, City of Los Angeles.