Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. According to Idealab, it will pitch its various businesses to potential employees at an event on Wednesday, October 12th, in hopes of hiring staff for its startups.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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We spoke with CEO Steve Schell on how Idealab believes its past experience with starting up a 3D printing company--and some new ideas on how to create a marketplace of 3D designs--are the key to making the leap from hobbyist to the mass market. Steve Schell: The company is just over a year old, and was founded at Idealab, by Bill Gross, last January. You''re in an interesting position, in that Idealab had a 3D printing company--a long, long time ago.

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Idealab Boosts Team

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Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup business incubator founded by Bill Gross, announced this morning that it has added Andy Steuer to its team. The firm said Steuer will work on new company creation, particularly in the new mobile applications area. idealab executive andy steuer merchengines

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

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We have been holding off on this announcement for quite a bit and now we can officially announce Bill Gross of Idealab as our SuperDemo presenter. Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale

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Pasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday. Energy Innovations is backed by both Idealab and Mohr Davidow Ventures. The company had been targeting the commercial market--particularly, office buildings and retail locations--with its offerings. energy innovation idealab innovations solar photovoltaic cleantech green panel merger acquisition

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

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night. He has contributed to the success of dozens of companies, including the funding and strategic acquisitions of Movoxx, Tsavo and People Media.

Idealab Startup Aims At $149 3D Printer, Gets Funding

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A new, Pasadena-based startup out of Idealab , the startup incubator headed by Bill Gross, is hoping to bring 3D printing to the masses for $149. To kick off the effort, New Matter has launched a new indieGogo pre-order campaign for the product, which New Matter said was co-designed with frogVentures, and is venture backed by First Round Capital and Alsop Louie, as well as Idealab, frogVentures, Biotechonomy and angel investor Scott Banister.

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My best friend was at IdeaLab at that time, working on the GoTo.com project, and he approached me to join their team. During my seven years at the company, we went public, were acquired by Yahoo , and I continued at Yahoo for two more years.

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash

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We spoke with Erick Laubach , the founder of Crash--which is backed by famed startup incubator Idealab--to hear about how the company is hoping to tap the power of the crowd to help others find interesting, local attractions. How did the company start?

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Winners: Spotlight Companies. It gives music companies a direct pipeline to market their products and services to music fans. Its Time! Its Time!

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies.

Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators

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A new infographic, released this week, has summarized some of the local startup incubators and accelerators in Los Angeles, plus detailed some of the terms of their investments in companies. angeles incubator accelerator startup infographic begreat startengine laci science idealab

Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo

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Pasadena-based Idealab has sold another one of its companies to Yahoo today: GoPollGo , a Twitter polling service which let Twitter users collect feedback from their friends and followers. gopollgo idealab merger acquisition yahoo twitter feedback polling

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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Most accelerators, but not all, offer up physical space, but they're more geared around mentoring and a formal program for helping companies to define their business, prototype and develop the first version of their service, and create a pitch and get funding. Representative companies: TBD.

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Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Harris joins the company from j2 Global, where he had been Vice President, Products. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. Guidance Software said Harris will lead all global marketing and product marketing for the company. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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Nikhil told us a bit about the startup,which was spawned out of Idealab, and recently raised a round of funding from CrestValue Capital, Cybernaut Westlake Partners, Leaguer Venture Investment Co., Gordon Cheng (Cameron Pace Group China), and Idealab. How did you come up with the idea for the company? Nikhil Jain: My co-founder and I met at Idealab. Everything was developed in-house at Idealab.

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Idealab Backs Top10

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Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup incubator run by Bill Gross, has made another external investment in a company, funding London-based Top10. Top10 said today that it raised $3.5M, in a round led by Accel Partners, which also included Idealab, Founder Collective, Forward Venture Partners, and Shakil Khan. idealab listing findthebest ranker capital venture top10

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. That's something that typically only large companies with large ERP budgets, like Amazon or eBay, have been able to do, something which has not been available to local businesses.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery

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Sharpening its focus on the electronic discovery market, Pasadena-based X1 , the enterprise search tools provider backed by Idealab, has split out a new company called X1 Discovery , headed by John Patzakis, the former President of eDiscovery at X1. discovery electronic ediscovery software forensics legal search idealab guidance

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses. The company has been initially ramping its program in its hometown of Pasadena, where it has a lengthy list of local restaurants and retailers using its loyalty app. punchcard pasadena chamber commerce idealab loyalty mobile android

PostUp Buys UberTwitter, Becomes UberMedia

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Pasadena-based PostUp , the Internet advertising firm spawned out of Idealab, said Friday afternoon that it has acquired UberTwitter , developer of a Twitter client that runs on the BlackBerry Platform. UberMedia is headed by Idealab's Bill Gross; Jon Kraft, who was most recently at BigStage entertainment, was a co-founder of Pandora, and has been very active locally with the Technology Council of SOuthern California, is now Chief Operating Officer of the firm.

Idealab Launches Feedback.com

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Pasadena-based Idealab 's newest company, Feedback.com , said today that it has launched an effort to help the gulf cleanup effort. Tags: feedback idealab brand business management service ecommerce Feedback.com said it has launched an online platform to allow businesses to gain feedback from their customers, and help protect their reputation on the Internet.

X1 Discovery Deploys In Amazon Cloud

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X1 Rapid Discovery is a tool which allows companies to manage their data for electronic discovery, legal, and regulatory purposes. Both firms are backed by Idealab. x1discovery discovery idealab cloud saas software electronic ediscovery legal amazon iaasPasadena-based X1 Discovery , the enterprise, e-discovery spinout of X1, announced this morning that its X1 Rapid Discovery product is now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Provider program.

HypeMarks Gets $350K

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According to Tim Sae Koo, the firm's founder, the funding came from Idealab, with Allen Morgan of Idealab joining the company's board. HypeMarks was part of the StartEngine accelerator Q1 class; the company originally grew out of Sae Koo's business class at USC. idealab networking discovery social capital venture hypemarks

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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We were recently introduced to Punchcard , a great new startup company that’s supported by prominent incubator (also based out of Pasadena), Idealab. Visit Punchcard ‘s company website to get a better look at their company.

TweetUp Launches Out Of Idealab, Gets Funding

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Pasadena-based Idealab has launched a new company, TweetUp , which focused on showcasing Twitter users and helping them to grow an online following. Tags: tweetup venture capital idealab twitter marketplace bill gross

Aptera Shuts Down

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According to multiple sources , the firm is dissolving the company, after failing to find federal matching funds for its efforts. Aptera had been backed by Esenjay Investments, Google, Idealab, The Beall Family Trust, and The Simons Family.

Innovate Pasadena Seeks To Focus Pasadena's Innovation, Tech Efforts

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One of those areas is Pasadena, home to Idealab, Caltech, and a large number of technology companies, big and small. The new group, co-chaired by Andy Wilson and Mike Giardello, includes leaders from the Art Center College of Design, Caltech, the City of Pasadena, the Design Accelerator, Idealab, Materia, the Pasadena Angels, Rexter, and many others. materia caltech idealab group economic startup pasadena innovate

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the Idealab-backed electronic discovery firm split out from X1, said today that it has shipped its first product, X1 Social Discovery. The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information. data collect facebook twitter enterprise software idealab media social discovery

Idealab Sells Off Domain For $1M

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A UK-based firm running an online price comparison shopping site said today that it has acquired the domain name Top10.com from Pasadena-based Idealab , in a deal worth over $1M. Top 10 said Idealab has received a 7 percent share in the company as part of the deal, and that Idealab's Bill Gross has joined the firm's advisory board. Tags: idealab domain name top10 merger acquisition domainer

Aptera Finds $2.2M

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The filing indicates the company is in the midst of a $3.0M The firm previously raised funding from Idealab, Google, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust. automotive auto cleantech clean vehicle electric capital venture idealab aptera

Interview with John Delacruz, Foodme

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Pasadena-based Foodme (www.foodme.com) is one of the first, external startups funded out of Idealab's New Venture Group, and is looking to help connect restaurants with customers using a CPA model. How far along is the company? John Delacruz: This is my second company.