Plenty Unlimited Raises $140M, Plans To Set Up Farm In Compton

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Plenty , a Bay Area startup developing vertical farming technology, said this week that it has raised $140M in a new funding round, and will build a new farm in Compton. plenty vertical farming hydroponic greens agriculture atech venture capital compton expansionThe startup--backed by Softbank Vision Fund and strawberry farming giant Driscolls--has raised more than $500M in total for its vertical farming efforts.

Interview with Dave Compton, NetPlenish.com

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We recently ran into Dave Compton , Chairman and CEO of Ventura-based NetPlenish.com (www.netplenish.com), a early stage startup working on a service which will automatically re-order items for consumers. Dave Compton: NetPlenish is the first price replenishment search engine. Dave Compton: Any consumable product. Dave Compton: Right. Dave Compton: We're just getting started, and are just doing our first round.

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Milestones of Innovation 15: Entering the New Atomic World

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Boston Xcon Boulder/Denver Xcon Detroit Xcon Indiana Xcon National National Xcon New York Xcon Raleigh-Durham Xcon San Diego Xcon San Francisco Xcon Seattle Xcon Texas Xcon Wisconsin Xcon Arthur Compton Atomic Bomb Crawford H. A momentous step into the atomic age happened around 3:20 p.m. Central War Time on Dec. 2, 1942, seventy-five years ago, in a vast, unheated space (a former squash doubles court) under the abandoned University of Chicago football stands at Stagg Field.

Exit Interview: Lita Nelsen on MIT Tech Transfer, Startups & Culture

Xconomy

What, I think, is the first technology-based, early-stage venture capital fund anywhere, American Research and Development , was founded between Georges Doriot at Harvard Business School and Karl Compton, who was president of MIT at the time. [ Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories examining entrepreneurship on MIT’s campus and beyond. ]. MIT’s approach to nurturing entrepreneurship has changed a lot over the past 50 years.

Carrot Group Ties With Lenovo On STEAM Education

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Carrot Group says its programs are already being implemented at the Downey and Compton School Districts of Los Angeles. Los Angeles-based Carrot Group, which develops an e-sports based product to engage students in learning science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills, says it is in a collaboration with Lenovo to expand adoption of its product in school districts. According to Carrot Group, the two will expand its reach to more school districts nationwide.

Tech Scenes: John Tomich, Onestop Internet

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Watch Tech Scenes Episode One where we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Newegg Names New CFO

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Bellack has also served as CFO and SVP of LA Times Media Group, and also has served at Classified Ventures and Compton's New Media. City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics and technology retailer, said Tuesday that it has named Robert Bellack as the firm's new CFO. Bellack joins the firm from Zetabid.com, where he was founder and CEO. Newegg.com is an online retailer of computer and other technology products. READ MORE>>.

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Belkin Names Reynoso CEO

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Compton-based Belkin International , which makes electronics accessories and cables, said Tuesday that it has promoted President Mark Reynoso to the additional position of CEO. Reynoso replaces Chet Pipkin, the firm's current CEO, who remains Chairman of the board. Reynoso has been at Belkin since 1996. READ MORE>>.

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Two Bit Circus Runs STEAM Carnivals At LA Schools

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According to Two Bit Circus Foundation, it ran one event over the weekend in Hawthorne at the Prairie Vista Middle School, and will run one in Compton at Dollarhide Community Center on Thursday. Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus Foundation , the nonprofit education arm of LA's Two Bit Circus , is running two of its STEAM Carnival events at Los Angeles area schools.

Belkin Looks To Ingram Micro For CIO

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Compton-based Belkin International , a maker of electronics accessories, disclosed this morning that it has hired on a Chief Information Officer, Deanna Johnston. Belkin snagged Johnson from Ingram Micro, where she was Vice President of Information Technology. Belkin said that Johnston will lead the globalization of the firm's IT infrastructure and applications portfolio. READ MORE>>.

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Los Angeles is using ride-hailing startup Via to shuttle people to public transit

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Under the pilot program, Via will provide on-demand rides to and from the Compton, El Monte and North Hollywood stations. Los Angeles is partnering with on-demand shuttle-based service Via as part of a pilot program that will give people rides to three busy public transit stations. The pilot program, which launched Monday, aims to solve the first- and last-mile problem that makes it challenging for people to get to and from public transit stations.

Tech Scenes: Espree Devora of WeAreLATech

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Watch Tech Scenes Episode One where we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Tech Scenes: Leura Fine of Laurel & Wolf

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Watch Tech Scenes Episode One where we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Tech Scenes: Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures

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Watch Tech Scenes Episode One where we explore Los Angeles from Santa Monica, West Hollywood, to Compton and meet up with Royce Disini of Mobcrush, Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures, Leura Fine of Laurel and Wolf, John Tomich of One Stop Internet, and Expree Devora of WeAreLATech. Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

NetPlenish Launches Automated Replenishment Service

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Ventura-based NetPlenish , the automated replenishment service headed by Dave Compton, has launched its services, launching its service to to the audience at TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday. NetPlenish allows users to comparison shop for common household items such as soap, toothpaste, diapers, and more, and then automatically help users get the best pricing on the products they use.

Belkin Announces iPad Accessories

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Apple Computer 's new iPad tablet computer, Compton-based computer accessories manufacturer Belkin said it has announced three new accessories focused on the device. Belkin said it is shipping three new protective sleeves for the iPad, designed to protect the device from scratching. Belkin said the Vue, Max, and Grip Sleeve products will range from $29.99 to $39.99, and will be available this Spring. READ MORE>>.

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Factual Rolls Product, UPC API

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Factual said that NetPlenish and Grokr are both using the new API; NetPlenish is the Ventura firm headed by Dave Compton, and Grokr is a stealth-mode firm headed by former McAfee founder Srivats Sampath. Santa Monica-based data startup Factual made a big expansion Wednesday, saying that it has launched a new category of data called Factual Global Products. The new data store contains information for over 500,000 consumer packaged goods, all indexed via UPC and full-text information.

NetPlenish Launches, Lands $1.9M

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ventura-based NetPlenish , the mobile shopping service startup headed by Dave Compton , said today that it has launched with $1.9M in a seed funding round, and has started offering up its service to automatically replenish everyday items for users from e-commerce sites.The funding came from 500 Startups, the investment fun of Dave McClure, Gold Hill Capital , BHV Capital, TEEC Angel Fund, Ludlow Ventures , as well as others.

Healthy People Healthy Profits

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Nordman Cormany Hair and Compton LLP. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 -- TechAmerica HR Executive Strategy Roundtable. Healthy People. Healthy Profits. We will learn about the in's and out's of proactive corporate wellness programs from a variety of perspectives. Our Thought Leaders include professionals from the fields of health and longevity, nutrition, benefits, and employment law. Featured Thought Leaders Becky Leehey, MBA, California Health and Longevity Institute Paulette Lambert, R.D.,

NetPlenish Gets Funding From 500Startups

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The firm confirmed it had raised funding a "couple of months ago" from the well known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, according to CEO Dave Compton. Ventura-based NetPlenish , a startup which is developing a service which will provide automated replenishment of items, combined with an automatic price comparison engine, has quietly raised funding from 500 Startups.

CASTAR App Launches to Match Talent with Casting Agents

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Since leaving the NFL, Jones has owned roles on television including on BET’s Being Mary Jane and Showtime series Shameless and has appeared in movies such as Straight Outta Compton and Runaway Island. If you want a shot at making it big in the entertainment world, you go to Hollywood. And anyone who has chosen such a path knows how difficult it can be to make connections with fellow talent, and to gain the attention of the powers that be in this town.

Risks That Threaten to Expose Sensitive Data

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Speakers include: Bob Green, Partner at SingerLewak and Karen Gabler, Partner at Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton These CFO Roundtable meetings are offered on the third Friday of every month. Friday, March 20, 2009 -- "Risks That Threaten to Expose Sensitive Data: What Your Company Should Know To Proactively Asses And Mitigate The Risk" TechAmerica (formerly AeA) CFO Roundtable Breakfast Series.

Interview with Alex Schneider, Ventura Ventures Technology Center

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who founded AdECN in Carpinteria, which was bought by Microsoft, is starting his second venture, Trade Desk, which is in stealth mode at the event, there's Netplenish.com, headed by Dave Compton, who founded Aqua Scientific, has a bitoech firm in Ventura, and is launching at the event. On Thursday, the City of Ventura is formally launching a new incubator, the Ventura Ventures Technology Center (www.v2tc.com), targeted at high tech businesses.