Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Los Angeles-based mobile credit startup Float , which is developing an iOS app to provide credit to consumers, has been selected as part of the commerce-focused startup accelerator Commerce.Innovated.
Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Los Angeles�as the center of the entertainment industry�has begun to adopt a new role as the center of online video in recent years�and has also with the e-commerce industry and expertise here from the technology industry.
Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity
DECEMBER 19, 2012
A new study of social media activity and e-commerce, compiled from Los Angeles social tools developer Social Annex , shows that social media is--not surprisingly--playing a far bigger role in online shopping this year.
U.S Dept. of Commerce Grants $500,000 to Cal State L.A. For Bioscience Bootcamp.
L.A. Business Journal
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Department of Commerce granted nearly $500,000 to California State University, Los Angeles and its partners, the Biocom Institute and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), to fund the creation of a bootcamp for bioscientists in the region The U.S.
Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
MARCH 28, 2012
Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. punchcard pasadena chamber commerce idealab loyalty mobile android
eddi | Security in Community Based E-Commerce
Tech Zulu Event
OCTOBER 24, 2014
eddi , a new social listing site, seeks to change the way community-based e-commerce works by implementing strong security and a complete social experience. It’s really aiming to go after the community-based e-commerce platform.
Avametric Raises $10.5M To Combine Hollywood VFX With E-Commerce
MARCH 10, 2016
In a crossover between the worlds of Hollywood special effects and e-commerce, a new startup, Avametric , said it is looking to fuse "Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Fashion" by using the software behind visual effects rendering to render clothing and accessories on computer models of consumers.
Holiday E-Commerce Spending Hits Record $46.5 Billion
JANUARY 7, 2014
Holiday spending via desktop e-commerce hit yet another record this holiday season, reaching $46.5 retail e-commerce spending hit $46.5 billion, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday by comScore. According to comScore, U.S.
E-Commerce Spendings Grows 13 Percent In Q3, Says Report
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
The latest numbers out of comScore , which measures e-commerce spending and Internet traffic, find that U.S. retail e-commerce spending rose 13 percent, year-over-year, to $36.3 E-commerce spending has been rising since Q4 of 2009, after stalling out over issues with the economy in 2008 and early 2009. E-commerce firms are eagerly awaiting Q4, which has traditionally been the biggest e-commerce quarter due to the holidays; last year, consumers spent $43.4
Tealium Links Into IBM Commerce
MAY 14, 2015
Los Angeles-based NantBiosciences , one of the group of companies created by billionaire entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, has raised $100M in San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise "tag" management software led by Jeff Lunsford, said today that it has connected its software into IBM Commerce. Tealium said the link allows users of IBM's e-commerce tools to more quickly launch personalized marketing campaigns and provide more relevant customer experiences.
Demand Media Buys E-Commerce Marketplace Society6 For $94M
JUNE 24, 2013
Santa Monica-based Demand Media has acquired Society6 , an online e-commerce marketplace centered around artists, the company announced Monday afternoon, as part of an effort to expand its content and media platform. According to Demand Media, it paid $94M for Society6, including $75M in cash and approximately $19M in its common stock. Demand Media said that Society6 had revenues of approximately $15M for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, with $4M in oerating income.
Fans.lu Powers E-Commerce Store For Stan Lee Title
JUNE 26, 2013
Fans.lu , the Los Angeles- and Detroit-based startup providing e-commerce stores for brands, said this week that it has launched a new e-commerce store for the videogame Verticus, in partnership with Los Angeles mobile entertainment publisher Moonshark.
PayDragon Takes On Frictionless Mobile E-Commerce
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Hamilton Chan, head of PayDragon , has what might be considered a enormously ambitious goal: totally frictionless, mobile e-commerce.
NetDNA Launches CDN Service For E-commerce Sites
APRIL 30, 2012
Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is targeting e-commerce site owners this morning with a new product, the company said. The firm said its new CloudCache.com content delivery network service is aimed at e-commerce site owners, and offers up to 200 gigabytes of bandwidth for prices starting at $12.00
Enrou: Combining Causes and Commerce To Help Improve The World
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
We spoke with Ann Wang , co-founder of Enrou, to learn more about how the company wants to help tie together the world of e-commerce and worthy causes to help improve the world. They were doing great work, but they had no e-commerce or marketing team to get them out there.
TabJuice Takes On Facebook E-Commerce
JUNE 23, 2011
San Diego-based TabJuice , a new startup aimed at social e-commerce, said today it has launched a new, Facebook e-commerce application. The firm said its application allows businesses to create their own storefronts within a Facebook page. The firm is backed by J. Christopher Capital, and headed by Dylan Whitman, who also heads up CheapSally.com and digital marketing agency Flank Digital. READ MORE>>. tabjuice facebook ecommerce social startup media storefront
SteelHouse Gets Funding, Launches E-Commerce Technology Firm
JUNE 1, 2011
Los Angeles-based SteelHouse , a developer of e-commerce technology based on consumer behavior, said Wednesday that it has scored a round of funding and launched its "behavioral commerce technology" to boost e-commerce conversion. The firm said it has more than 100 e-commerce companies using its technology, which gives different shoppers different offers based on their shopping personalities and buying behavior.
Five Things to Consider Before You Launch Your Fashion Brand Online
Tech Zulu Event
AUGUST 14, 2013
However, the right e-commerce technology and marketing is necessary to get your brand the exposure it needs to be seen. All of the e-commerce setup and marketing have already been done. The online market is a great place to launch a new fashion brand.
Jet Launches Amid High Expectations
Tech Zulu Event
AUGUST 6, 2015
As Amazon continues to dominate the increasingly crowded e-commerce space, a growing number of brick-and-mortar retailers are offering to match its online prices in their stores.
Chirpify Hires LA Music Executive For Twitter Commerce
JULY 24, 2012
If you want to get into the music business, there's no better place than Los Angeles--including if you're a technology startup, apparently. Chirpify , a venture backed startup developing a way for users to transact and pay for merchandise over Twitter, said today that it has turned to an LA native to head up its business development efforts in the music area. The Portland startup said it has hired Rory Felton as its new Vice President of Business Development-Music for the company.
With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail
OCTOBER 16, 2016
After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. We’ve been fairly capital-efficient in this fast-growth e-commerce space,” Sheik said. “It Salesforce added another digital commerce giant earlier this year with the acquisition of Burlington, MA-based Demandware in a deal valued at roughly $2.8
Shopatron Powers Sabian e-Commerce Efforts
OCTOBER 19, 2011
San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , the developer of e-commerce software and storefronts, reported today that it is powering a new, e-commerce site for cymbal manufacturer Sabian. Shopatron said that its software is being used to provide online sales for the manufacturer, where orders placed on Sabian's site will be transferred and fulfilled by a local Sabian dealer. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed.
EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year
JUNE 21, 2016
Six San Diego business risk-takers have been inducted into the pantheon of EY Entrepreneurs of the Year, joining over 10,000 people around the world who have been honored over the last 30 years by the multinational professional services firm.
What Amazon Hopes to Achieve with Prime Day
Tech Zulu Event
JULY 13, 2015
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Why Sidevision Is Tying Content, E-Commerce Together, with Justin Wu
AUGUST 19, 2014
Los Angeles-based Sidevision (www.sidevision.com) has developed a set of tools--aimed at content creators, multi-channel networks (MCNs), and others--to help connect online videos with e-commerce. How do you make online video more interactive--and profitable?
The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!
Tech Zulu Event
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
The Runway Show includes the latest in wearable technology, innovative manufacturing, and e-commerce brands. TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!
Uncovet, Backed by Science, Launches E-Commerce Service
JUNE 12, 2012
Uncovet joins such sites as Wittlebee, DollarShaveClub, and MeUndies on the e-commerce side of Science Inc's portfolio. A new startup, Uncovet , headed by Heather Lipner and backed by Mike Jones' Science studio/incubator, has launched today, saying that it will provide curate, ec-ommerce focused around fashion and the home. Uncovet says its site helps map a shopper's "style graph", and provide discounts and tailored shopping recommendations to users.
Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator
OCTOBER 12, 2016
SVB and Mastercard said it selected six startups for its Commerce.Innovated virtual accelerator, which is aimed at helping commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses, including Santa Monica's Domuso , Santa Monica-based Earny , and Burbank-based Papaya. silicon valley bank commerce innovation accelerator startup incubator mastercard fintech financial software saas
Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration
Tech Zulu Event
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
Sellbot, an e-commerce platform for sellers made by USC graduates Michael and Payam Ahdoot, took home the grand prize of $25,000. Over $50,000 in prize money. Big crowd of entrepreneurs, professors, students, and established professionals. Filled with innovation.
L.A. Business Journal
JUNE 5, 2016
s Brian Lee discusses how star power can energize e-commerce ventures Honest Co.’s
Clearance.co Generates $2.1 Million In Revenue
Tech Zulu Event
JUNE 11, 2014
Silicon Beach has been known in part for fostering and revolutionizing high revenue generating e-commerce startups. e-commerce These companies focus on bringing the best selection and new experiences to customers.
CPO Commerce Acquired By United Stationers
MAY 30, 2014
Pasadena-based CPO Commerce , an e-commerce company focused on tools, equipment, outdoor and yard equipment, and other related products, has been acquired by United Stationers. United Stationers said the move would help bolster its e-commerce expertise. CPO Commerce had $78M in fiscal 2013 year sales, according to United Stationers. commerce united stationers merger acquisition ecommerce tools equipment outdoors home
Silicon Beach Reporter Oct. 6: Snapchat Reportedly Preparing for $25B IPO
L.A. Business Journal
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Snapchat reportedly preparing for $25 billion initial public offering, Reaction Commerce raises $2.7 million, Rubicon Project hires Google executive as chief product officer, and more
Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon Will Be At Disrupt NY To Chat About Shipping And Returns
APRIL 16, 2015
In just a few weeks, Shyp co-founder and CEO Kevin Gibbon will join us at Disrupt to chat about the evolution of on-demand services and the impact easier returns could have on e-commerce as a whole.
Hello Music Upgrades Social Commerce Service
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Los Angeles-based Hello Music , the social commerce marketplace run by Rick Camino, has updated its site, with a brand new design and features. hello music musician social ecommerce commerce
Provide Commerce Buys Mobile Gifting Firm Sincerely
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
San Diego-based Provide Commerce , the company which owns such brands as ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Gifts.com, and other e-commerce sites, announced this morning that it has purchase mobile gifting startup Sincerely, Inc. As part of the acquisition, Provide Commerce said that Sincerely''s founders, Matt Brezina and Bryan Kennedy, will continue with the firm to bring new products to market.
RingRevenue Inks Partnership With Pepperjam
MAY 4, 2011
Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider to the affiliate marketing industry, has inked a partnership with Pepperjam Network , an online performance marketing firm owned by GSI Commerce. pepperjam ringrevenue affiliate marketing commerce advertising online call paypercall
Curebit | Social Shopping, Virtually!
Tech Zulu Event
JANUARY 28, 2011
The question, why can’t you replicate this for e-commerce sites? This will increase traffic and revenue for the underlying e-commerce site. Retail & Consumers Social Media Social News Startup Video allan grant Browsera curebit devhood e-commerce Facebook founderdating jeff yee krispynews MIT Nori Yoshida sophy silver TCDIsrupt YelpThis is the fundamental problem Curebit.com is trying to solve. Create conversations about products you love and get rewarded.
Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?
MAY 31, 2016
Today, the Puget Sound region is home to intense, interconnected innovation clusters that are continuing to pioneer in information technology, the cloud, e-commerce, gaming, data science, sensors, global health (including health metrics), neuroscience, and more.
Edmunds.com Jumps On Daily Deal Bandwagon
JUNE 13, 2011
Edmunds is tapping Group Commerce Inc. edmunds daily deals ecommerce automotive auto deal social commerceProving that you can apply the "daily deal" phenomenon to just about any transaction, Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com said today that it has launched its own, deal service it says was inspired by Groupon and LivingSocial.