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 Compton: NetPlenish is the first price replenishment search engine.

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.

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


Lita Nelsen has seen it up close—and played a part in its evolution—from her studies there in the 1960s, to her business-school fellowship in the late 1970s, to her 30 years working in MIT’s Technology Licensing Office. 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.

Tech Scenes Episode 1: A Look At SoCal's Startup Ecosystem


In this episode 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.

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Tech Scenes: John Tomich, Onestop Internet


In this solo episode we meet up with John Tomich and talk about Onestop Internet , the growing changes in ecommerce, explosive growth, and the long history of tech startups in Los Angeles. tech scenes socal startup ecosystem video john tomich onestop internet

Tech Scenes: Greg Bettinelli of Upfront Ventures


In this solo episode we meet up with Greg Bettinelli and talk about Upfront Ventures, investing in Los Angeles, high performance cultures, building legacy, helping/funding/nurturing entrepreneurs and the future of the Los Angeles tech scene.

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 announced a venture funding round from 500 Startups, BHV Capital, Gold Hill Capital, Ludlow Ventures, and TEEC Angel Fund in May; TechCrunch indicates the company is now raising another round.

CASTAR App Launches to Match Talent with Casting Agents


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.

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. netplenish 500startups startup incubator venture capital replenish ecommerce

Factual Rolls Product, UPC API


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. 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. The new data store contains information for over 500,000 consumer packaged goods, all indexed via UPC and full-text information.

Interview with Alex Schneider, Ventura Ventures Technology Center


The incubator so far includes startups Lottay , Geodelic , and a number of other Internet and other technology firms. At this time, we have ten startups, and are starting to click and do some exciting things. We charge by-the-workstation, it's designed to be really flexible and affordable office space for these startups. What led the City of Ventura to start an incubator? We ended up selecting DFJ Frontier.