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LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Their roster of success includes numerous pioneering tech companies, many of which continue to be industry leaders today — Overture, BillMeLater, CitySearch, and more. Abrams, Jim Wiatt, and Zach James have presented at Amplify’s Wednesday evening mentor events. Silicon Valley?

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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Bill Gross and Idealab have founded or advanced development of more than 75 companies including Overture Services, eSolar, UberMedia, CitySearch, Picasa and Internet Brands. The event will max out at 200 attendees. applications Arts & Entertainment Business Culture Business Development Entrepreneurship Events Mobile News Science & Technology Social Media Social News Startup Bill Gross idealab

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Goldstar Adds Coffin, Moriarty, Harris As Advisors

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Los Angeles-based Goldstar , the half price ticketing and event promotion service, has tapped Matt Coffin , Sean Moriarty , and Neil Patrick Harris as advisors, the company said Tuesday. Moriarty is the former President and CEO of Ticketmaster, and is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mayfield Fund, and was also an executive at Citysearch, and board member at Points.com and iLike.

Female Founders and CEOs | Talia Goldstein of Three Day Rule

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We began doing singles events, matchmaking, and date coaching. It was Citysearch for women to find guys. As a result, a few months into the business we started doing the singles events and then started to bring in guys more.

The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

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I’ll spend time on Citysearch and Yelp trying to find good new spots to try, but my preference is still to get great recommendation from friends. Bungalow Club – an LA staple for events. Red O – beautiful inside, the food is decent but definitely a crowd-pleaser, plus it’s the “it” place in LA, so people would like it for the “event” of it. The Foundry on Melrose – popular for group events for a reason. But could be nice for a group event.

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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Yet in LA we have hugely successful entrepreneurs who have built big companies like Overture, CitySearch, MySpace, TicketMaster.com, LowerMyBills, Commission Junction, eHarmony and on and on.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Events. Picasa, CitySearch and ESolar have all gone through Bill Gross and without his steady hands, the companies, and Los Angeles, wouldn’t be the same. Events. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

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Every community needs their “ambassadors&# who build relationships with leaders from other communities, who convince these people to come visit the community, who help organize events with local teams to get the cross-city interactions and who create awareness for the local talent.

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How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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Our biggest returns were outside Silicon Valley: Overture (LA), CitySearch (LA), BillMeLater (Baltimore), Ulta (Chicago), Envestnet (Chicago), HDI (Las Vegas), PF Changs (Arizona), TrueCar (LA). Raising money is hard.

Interview with Scot Richardson, Laughstub

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We provide a customer relationship tool, a way to market intelligently to customers, with full reporting functionality, and ability to run business and marketing reports like giving you the zip codes of where your purchases are coming from, marketing tools like auto-tweet, and email management and an auto-publishing platform to publish events to other sites like CitySearch and Eventful.

Female Founders and CEOs | Valerie Brennan of Three Day Rule

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I’m an event planner turned lawyer turned entrepreneur. Back in college, I started throwing large events for charities and such. We both had different types and interests in men and thought it would be great if there was a Citysearch for women based upon types.

IVT Names New CEO

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McGovern has also served at Business.com, Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch, and IBM. IVT's services are used for webcasting investment conferences, training sessions, and other corporate events. Los Angeles-based IVT , a provider of web casting software and services, announced today that it has named Jim McGovern as its new CEO. McGovern replaces founder Greg Pulier, who is now CTO of the firm.

Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Citysearch is an online guide that offers information and recommendations regarding local businesses including restaurants, shops, bars, hotels, and others. What are the best startup events in LA?