Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Companies like Google, Yahoo, Oracle and PayPal attract top talent for years; when they reach maturity or a major liquidity event, their talent disperses and germinates into the next generation of companies. Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan Spiegel

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Take a look at these companies and take note; you’ll likely be seeing a lot more of them in the not-so-far-off future: 24Hr HomeCare.

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Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

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Last year saw the city reap windfall exits from the acquisition of companies like Dollar Shave Club, and has a number of promising e-commerce companies… Read More. Events TC Job Fair Los Angeles TechFair LA

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.

TechFair LA [ LOS ANGELES ]

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“ 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 fair will feature 200+ of LA’s premier technology companies looking to hire great candidates in engineering, marketing, sales, and more. .

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.

Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

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. The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. ocho angeles short form video sharing social messaging message

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 Companies Continue To Dominate Top YouTube Channels

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The latest ranking of the top, YouTube Partner Channels from internet measurement firm comScore shows that the entire segment continues to be dominated by Los Angeles companies, with the region holding six of the top slots in the list.

Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals

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office in order to purse more early-stage investments in local tech companies. Partner Gabe Greenbaum and Vice President Peter Liu have relocated from the firm’s Chicago office to Los Angeles. The company also recently hired Nico Gimenez, who joined as an associate. Pritzker Group Venture Capital has expanded the number of personnel in its L.A.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies. That great migration of companies and activity touches upon what is now… Read More.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. The funding came from Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners--the investment joint venture which involves the CAA's Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media--and Chine Media Capital (CMC), along with ProSiebenSat.1

“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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the online community for the Los Angeles startup scene, soft launched in January with the help of community leaders, including mega VC Tony Pritzker. A new startup is launched every 40 hours in Los Angeles. It is hard to keep up with the newly formed companies and deals.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area. In the private award event, Deloitte announced the local companies who made the national list of fastest growing companies.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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A list of the top ten cities for startups was released by USA Today and the National Venture Capital Association today, naming both Los Angeles and San Diego among the best cities for startup companies.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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There's been a surge in startup accelerator activity in Los Angeles in the last year, as interest in starting a company in the region has grown, and a wide range of experienced entrepreneurs and investors have pitched in to help companies get to the next level.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and an alumni to the Disney Accelerator program. Brit + Co is a digital media company that inspires, educates and entertains real women with a creative spirit.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 29: Pay Gap Widens Between Women and Men in Los Angeles Tech Industry

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Pay gap widens between women and men in Los Angeles tech industry, Tastemade expands its live events with Smorgasburg partnership and drone companies to be honored at Emmy awards

H.Bloom Expands Into Los Angeles

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H.Bloom , the luxury, subscription floral and gift delivery service backed by Shoedazzle''s Brian Lee, is expanding into Los Angeles today, saying that it will begin offering its services starting today. H.Bloom said it will provide its luxury floral arrangements, plants, and gifts to Los Angeles, both via its subscription service, as well as with its one-time gift delivery service. gifts flowers floral luxury expansion angeles hbloom

Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica. Make sure you tune in and let us know what companies you like and who you think will come out on top.

Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. According to Warner Bros.,

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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Lee Schneider is the author of a new book, Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles , which delves into the people and reasons on why Los Angeles has become one of the epicenters of the startup and technology industry.

DeveloperAuction Targets Los Angeles With Job Auctions

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DeveloperAuction , a Bay Area startup which is looking to let employers bid for engineers on an auction basis, has expanded into Los Angeles, beyond an initial launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston. The startup lets engineers post their resumes for a 14-day auction, where multiple startups bid up what they're willing to pay that engineer to work at a company. developer auction employment angeles silicon beach jobs

Los Angeles Ranks Among Top AngelList Cities

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The Los Angeles area ranks among the top markets for activity on the angel investment service AngelList , according to new statistics released by the service Monday. According to AngelList, Los Angeles was third in the list of top five locations with activity on the service. That list included Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Chicago. AngelList helps broker individual angel investments in startups.

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale , a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle. According to the company's CEO, Clayton Lewis--who has been a General Partner at Venture Capital investor Maveron--the company has just started expanding into Los Angeles and the rest of California, as it looks to grow its business.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use.

ParkMe Sold! | Los Angeles Based Parking Assist Company Acquired By INRIX

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Congrats guys and happy to say we knew you when ( Spotlight: LA Tech Demo Company ) and taking part in the first ever and some of the most EPIC TechZulu #TechCrawl’s. Today, ParkMe and INRIX become one company.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. Their mission: to support a charity, savor the hot SoCal nightlife, and transform Los Angeles into the startup capital of the world.

Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

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Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses

Get It Delivered With Zipments | Los Angeles Begins Delivery

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The company’s co-founders have a background in mobile application development and together built the first mobile app for one of the largest overnight delivery companies in the United States.

Tesla Unveils Upgraded Model S In Los Angeles

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Tesla Motors , the electric car company led by Elon Musk, rolled out its latest automobile in Los Angeles last week, showing off a new version of the Model S that includes dual motors, and new "autopilot" functionality which can help drivers change lanes, keep within the speed limit, and avoid collisions. The car was rolled out at the Hawthorne Airport, just a few blocks away from rocket company SpaceX, which is also led by Musk.

Tesla To Launch Model M3 In Los Angeles On March 31st

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Tesla Motors is getting set to launch its newest model--the mass market, Model 3--at an event on March 31st in Los Angeles, in what is expected to be watershed moment for the electric car company. Tesla maintains a small office in Hawthorne, right next to SpaceX, the space rocket company which is also headed by Elon Musk.