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Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. While the initiative is still new and growing, it’s a symbol of why Los Angeles’s startup scene is poised for long-term, sustainable growth. Money: In 2014, Los Angeles startups received more than $3 billion in funding.

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.

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.

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. SE, Axel Springer SE, The Madison Square Garden Company plus Google Ventures, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sky and SV Angel. jauntvr jaunt virtual reality content hollywood film cinema cinematic videos venture capital

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Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio

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The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood video

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Los Angeles.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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With unrivaled weather, a host of high-profile universities and unlimited array of daytime and nightlife entertainment, Los Angeles seems like a dreamland for young tech professionals and the companies hoping to employ their talents.

Infographic: Over $1B Raised in 2013 by Los Angeles Startups

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Next in line was content delivery network Edgecase Networks with a $54 million round in July, a few months before being acquired by Verizon for $350 million. Originally posted by the good people at Built In Los Angeles.

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Naritiv Raises $3M For Snapchat Content

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Los Angeles-based Naritiv , a new startup developing a network of content creators for Snapchat, has raised $3M in a funding round, the company said Thursday. The startup--founded by Dan Altmann and Eric Posen--says it is enabling the creation of mobile-first content for Snapchat and other social network platforms. naritiv venture capital snapchat content creation hollywood social media network

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. a production company primarily focused on creating premium online content as well as film, television, and videogames.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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Los Angeles�as the center of the entertainment industry�has begun to adopt a new role as the center of online video in recent years�and has also with the e-commerce industry and expertise here from the technology industry. So it's all about content and community.

Pluto.TV Inks Deals For Content From Hulu, Jukin, Others

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Los Angeles-based streaming media site Pluto TV has inked a deal to stream free content from Hulu, Jukin Media, and a number of others , to bolster the content lineup for the service. operates an online and mobile service which provides curated access to video streaming content, and is venture backed by U.S. Venture Partners, United Talent Agency, Sky plc, Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Luminari Capital, as well as angels.

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Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments

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Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. Paladin is led by James Creech, and is based in Los Angeles; Tipalti is led by Chen Amit and has its offices split between Westlake Village and Palo Alto. paladin software tipalti content payment fintech financial currency processing

Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. The company said it now has over 50 people split between its Berlin and London offices, and is actively hiring in Los Angeles. marketing promotion theater film hollywood content capital venture moviepilot

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But lets face it, when you think of Los Angeles, Internet startups are not the first things that spring to mind.

Wisecrack’s Entrepreneurial Journey Led to a YouTube Gold Mine

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They became fast friends, and Salamon talked about how it’d be fun to move to Los Angeles and make movies with Bauer some day; neither of them had any expectation, at the time, that they’d collaborate on Wisecrack , one of the most successful YouTube video producers of our time. “We

Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Aerial view of the home of Elon Musk, currently lived in by his ex-wife, 11050 Bel Air Place, Los Angeles.

MACRO Gets Funding For Muticultural Content

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Los Angeles-based MACRO , which says it is developing content for the African American, Latino, and multicultural market, says it has raised a initial round of funding. The funding was led by Emerson Collective, and also included MNM Creative, MediaLink, and angels Raymond J. macro ventures venture capital content hollywood multicultural

HuffingtonPost Abandons Los Angeles Video Streaming Effort, Says Report

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The Huffington Post is abandoning its video effort, HuffPo Live , in Los Angeles, according to a report today, and is laying off around 20 staffers from its office here. huffingtonpost video streaming livestream talk television content hollywood huffpo live layoff jobs

Wonderville Takes On Educational Content For Kids

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A new, Los Angeles startup, Wonderville has launched to take on curating educational content on the web, providing links and videos to different content on a wide range of educational content for K-8 education. The company said this morning that it is looking to create "smart galleries" of digital content and videos around educational topics like history, science, popular culture, and more. wonderville education elementary video content school

Mark Suster On Falling Valuations And LA’s Tech Scene

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One of the most active investors in Los Angeles, Suster spoke of how local startups are able to draw upon the city’s creative talent to bring content, commerce and communication platforms to the next level.

Amazon Studios Sets First Four Content Projects

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Amazon Studios , the content development effort being run out of Amazon.com's Los Angeles arm, the People's Production Company, has set the first four projects being developed by the company. According to Amazon, it has selected one children's show and three comedies as the first four content development efforts at the company. amazon studios content streaming video prime instant

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

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Anyone who reads this blog frequently will know that I am a big believer in low-cost video content and specifically the power of YouTube as a content creation & distribution platform. Why Middle Tail Content Means Big Business. Los Angeles Tech Market Analysis

Filmzu: Find, Connect and Create New Content | Co-Founders Interview Nick Ghirardelli and Rupert Ralston

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There are new filmmakers who are trying to get into the entertainment business, but the market has been over saturated with content. To do this, they have created Filmzu , an online matchmaker to find and connect with others to create new content. They prefer niche driven content.

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

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PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels. The software helps those companies publish their own data on their websites, by surfacing fresh content to help engage consumers.

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MySetLife Adds Content From Hollywood Reporter, FilmContact.com

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Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Tim Street – Topping Mashable’s list of Social Media VIPs in Los Angeles Tim Street is a Writer, Producer, Director, Editor, New Media Consultant and Web Video Branded Entertainment Pioneer. a production company primarily focused on creating premium online content as well as film, television, and videogames.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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GumGum is led by founder and Los Angeles native wunderkind, Ophir Tanz. Perhaps one of the reasons it took 20 years for the commercial web to monetize images is because matching images with content is a very difficult. Matching ads to content is what they do.

Ideas Los Angeles

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting.

Ideas Los Angeles

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- IDEAS Los Angeles. 2 Days 2 Tracks focused on the future of Digital Technology and Content Creation: Media and Entertainment and Health and Lifestyle. IDEAS – a spark of soul, a measure of brilliance, an act of creation. Ideas are the inspiration, and the ignition, of human endeavor. IDEAS LA aims to capture the essence of our collective ingenuity in a fun and interactive setting.

Digital Summit LA [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Digital Summit Los Angeles is a premier digital strategies forum transforming the future of the digital commerce ecosystem – including Marketing, UX & Design, Search, Content, Mobile, and more. Every company with a customer base faces the same challenge – how do we keep up with our competition amidst the myriad of digital channels and peer-to-peer communication available to consumers?

Evolve Media Snags Break Media Content Vet

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Los Angeles-based Evolve Media said late Monday that it has named Mitch Rotter as Senior Vice President of Marketing. evolve media break executive content marketing video Rotter joins the company from Break Media, where he was Execuktive Vice President of Programming, in charge of Break Media''s in-house creative agency and production arm, Creative Lab.

OK Go Super Bowl Video Illustrates Collision Between Content, Technology

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According to Car and Driver, which detailed the back story behind the commercial shot in its February issue, OK Go spent two months in a Van Nuys warehouse perfecting the gadgets behind the shoot, which was filmed outside Los Angeles in the Mojave desert.

Fandango's Movieclips Ties With YouTube Space For New Content

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Los Angeles-based Fandango said Thursday that its YouTube channel, Fandango Movieclips , is in a deal with YouTube Space LA , to create new, movie-themed original video content at the production space. Fandango said it has been selected for the YouTube Space LA residency program, and will have extensive use of its production facilities to experiment with new formats and innovate new types of content.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Storygami is a SaaS tool that allows content creators and brands add overlays such as relevant context, social streams and call to action buttons to videos. We did it folks! The 1st annual REACH NeXT event was a great success!

Amazon Ramping Content Efforts In LA

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Technology's big names appear to be rushing to tap into the wealth of talent and creativity in Los Angeles, with the latest firm being online e-commerce giant Amazon.com. According to reports today, Amazon is looking to ramp its efforts in Los Angeles to develop original programming through its Amazon Studios initiatives. According to reports , and are expected to generate content for both online and traditional distribution.

Talk Presents ENGAGE: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference [ LOS ANGELES ]

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This experience will change how you view the world of content creation and consumption, with fresh perspectives that can be applied to a variety of areas, including social, mobile, retail, video, TV and film. With Hollywood and Silicon Beach converge, ENGAGE LA will alter your perspective on how content can transform your brand experiences for today’s consumers “ENGAGE LA is an in-depth look at how the digital age is evolving and transforming storytelling.

EndPlay Raises $21.5M For Content Management Systems

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Los Angeles-based EndPlay , a developer of software-as-a-service offerings for content management, said today that it has raised $21.5M saas software capital venture system management content endplayin total funding for the firm. The company said it recently closed a round of funding from VantagePoint Capital Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures. Size of the most recent round was not disclosed.

PromoJam 2.0 | The Social Promotion Management Platform

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Today, Los Angeles based PromoJam released their newest product to the world offering marketers something they haven’t had before – full control and insight into social campaigns.

The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

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Kick off what will no doubt be an unforgettable Techweek experience in Los Angeles by joining investors, sponsors and the city’s top startup founders at the Kickoff Party. FameBit connects YouTube influencers and brands to collaborate and create original video content.