Interview with Dave Compton,


We recently ran into Dave Compton , Chairman and CEO of Ventura-based (, a early stage startup working on a service which will automatically re-order items for consumers. Dave gave us an overview of the service and what it hopes to do.

NetPlenish Launches Automated Replenishment Service


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.

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


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.

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

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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. Under the pilot program, Via will provide on-demand rides to and from the Compton, El Monte and North Hollywood stations.

NetPlenish Launches, Lands $1.9M


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.

CASTAR App Launches to Match Talent with Casting Agents


Castar , available now for iOS and Android, aims to make it easier for artists to showcase their wares, connect with each other, and take advantage of new opportunities provided by Castar’s in-app casting service.

Factual Rolls Product, UPC API


Factual's various APIs are being heavily used in such areas as geolocation data and mobile apps; the new area opens up a new area for the firm's service. 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.

NetPlenish Gets Funding From 500Startups


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. 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. The service is similar to Amazon's "Subscribe and Save" feature.

Interview with Alex Schneider, Ventura Ventures Technology Center


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, headed by Dave Compton, who founded Aqua Scientific, has a bitoech firm in Ventura, and is launching at the event. It costs anywhere from $200 to $300 a month per workstation, which is full service gross, Internet, and shared equipment and conference rooms.