3D Printing Developer Sets Up San Diego Research, Development Center


A Boston-based, 3D printing technology developer, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) said today that it is opening up a brand new, research and development center in San Diego. According to BMF, the new BMF Research Institute is being formed specifically to develop and incubate end-product ideas that are uniquely enabled by its micro-3D printing platform.

ServiceTitan Acquires Software Developer ServicePro

L.A. Business Journal

the Glendale-based developer of management software for the home services industry, announced Feb. ServiceTitan Inc., 2 that it had acquired Service Pro.Net Inc


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LiveXLive Acquires Artist Development Firm Gramophone Media

L.A. Business Journal

will acquire New York-based artist development company Gramophone Media Inc. Beverly Hills-based livestreaming platform LiveXLive Media Inc. by the end of June

Snap Abandons Drone Dreams, Will Stop Developing Pixy


According to the report, Snap CEO Evan Spiegal said that the company will "no longer develop" the Pixy selfie-snapping drone line, although it will continue to sell the product on its website. Venice-based Snap appears to be abandoning its attempt to become a maker of selfie-snapping drones, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Birch Creek Development Gets $250M Loan For Renewable Energy


Los Angeles-based Birch Creek Development LLC said this week that it has raised $250M in a credit facility from Fundamental Renewables, to go towards utility scale solar projects. The company said the debt financing will fund development and construction of utility scale solar projects, plus strategic acquisitions in key markets. birch creek development renewable energy solar utility debt

Vegas-to-LA Rail Developer Buys Land for Second Station

L.A. Business Journal

With its announcement of a land acquisition in Las Vegas last month, the developer of a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California now has land for two key stations

Working with Developers


There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. Challenges I started by asking the founders in the room to tell me some of the challenges they have working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail. Do keep in mind that this is hard work for a developer.

Mobile Gaming Developer Artie Raises $10 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Silverlake-based Artie, which creates technology that allows for app-free game development, raised a $10 million seed round

Talespin Takes $20M For Workforce Development In The Metaverse


Los Angeles-based Talespin, which is focused on developing tools for workforce talent development and skills development in the Metaverse, has raised $20M in a Series C round. talespin workforce development metaverse venture capitalThe funding was co-led by SEEK Investments and Allomer Capital, and also included Pearson Ventures, Accenture Ventures, Go1, and Sony Innovation Fund.

Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

TechCrunch LA

Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies.

5 Keys to Developing Trust and Leadership In A Crisis

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business leader expects to encounter one or more crises eventually. The challenge for each of you is to get it handled quickly and effectively, without losing the trust of constituents , as well as customers.

8 Keys To Developing Exciting Business Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I find that many entrepreneurs struggle and fail with that transition from personally developing an innovative new idea, to building all the relationships necessary to transform their idea into a successful business.

10 Keys For Developing A Great Mentoring Arrangement

Startup Professionals Musings

Remember that good relationships take some time to develop, so don’t assume that your first discussion will seal the deal. With patience and time, the partners should develop a good rapport and become more comfortable with openly and freely conversing with each other.

GeoLinks Names Corporate Development VP


Camarillo-based GeoLinks said last week that it has named James Childs as its new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Spectrum Strategy. Childs was most recently VP of Corporate Strateg yfor Cambridge Broadband Networks, and also previously had co-foudned Velowave, a fixed wireless ISP which was sold to Sling Broadband in 2008. He also started Light Link Broadband, another wireless ISP, in 1998. geolinks spectrum wireless wisp networking james childs executive

MEDU takes in $4M to develop reusable personal protective equipment


and continues development of its full-body suit. In otherwise normal times, hospitals generate more than 5 million tons of waste each year, according to Greenhealth.

5 Practices For Developing A World-Class Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

These teams are motivated to develop approaches to creatively explore new opportunities for growth. It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days.

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Guru Releases Development Kit For Wireless Power


Pasadena-based Guru , a venture backed startup developing wireless power distribution technology, said this morning that it has released a development kit for its technology, which will allow potential partners to trial its millimeter-wave wireless power products. The startup--which is funded by Kairos Ventures and Bold Capital Partners--said its new evaluation and developer kit allows users to test, evaluate, and create proof-of-concept designs using its technology.

Startup Development


I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Residential renewable energy developer Swell is raising $450 million for distributed power projects in three states

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It’s a sign of the distributed nature of renewable energy development and a transition from large-scale power generation projects feeding into utility grids at their edge to smaller, point solutions distributed at the actual points of consumption.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API


Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

Shopify Reveals Generous New Scheme for App Developers


Shopify has announced a new scheme for all of its App Store developers. Developers will not pay any commission on the first $1 million that they make in a given year. In theory, this could make developers an extra $200,000 per year if the app is selling optimally.

Snap Acquires 3D Map Developer for $8 Million

L.A. Business Journal

acquired 3D map developer Pixel8Earth to develop its location-based augmented reality experiences Snap Inc.

Esri Signs Outdoor Adventure App Developer


Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri has signed up an outdoor app developer as a customer, shifting its app to ArcGIS, according to the company. ArcGIS said that Relive, which develops an app which helps users chronicle their outdoor adventures and journeys, is shifting to the ArcGIS platform to scale its development.

TCVN Program: Customer Development

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 -- TCVN Program: Customer Development. TCVN now features four educational tracks in four specific areas. The four tracks are: Legal, Execution, Finance, and Marketing and will consist of a series of five, consecutive monthly programs designed to give the entrepreneur a comprehensive overview of each area. Who is your customer? Do you know where to find her and how to approach her? Maybe so, but can you do that on a granular level?

Yardi Wins Property Development Company


Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Pennrose develops and operates housing communities in the eastern half of the United States. Yardi develops software for the real estate investment and property management market. yardi property development multifamily software realestate real estate

Subscription Software Developer ReCharge Hits $2.1 Billion Valuation

L.A. Business Journal

the developer of a subscription payments platform for ecommerce companies, has raised a whopping $277 million in a funding round ReCharge Inc.,

Ixia Targets 100GbE Development


Calabasas-based network testing equipment provider Ixia is targeting 100GbE technology development, saying this morning that it has added new support for the high speed networking protocol on a number of its products. ixia 100gb network development equipment test testing

Fisker Opens New Software Development Office In San Francisco


Los Angeles-based electric vehicle developer Fisker Inc. --the According to Fisker, the new, downtown San Francisco location is designed to be a "focal point and development center" for the company's software and vehicle electronics, and is designed for employees to work flexibly between remote and office. fisker automotive software development francisco hiring expansion silicon valley bayarea

Virgin Orbit Develops Ventilator For Pandemic Response


Long Beach-based space launch company Virgin Orbit has temporarily shifted its attention from developing rockets and its satellite launch systems, and applied its engineering skills to developing a new ventilator, designed to help in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Cast & Crew Acquires Expense Management Software Developer

L.A. Business Journal

Burbank-based payroll company Cast & Crew announced April 7 that it has acquired LeBog Software, the developer of an expense management system called Digital Purchase Order

Scopely Debuts Developer Program


Los Angeles-based social game developer Scopely announced today that it has launched a new, developer program called LeveUp, which looks to help top independent game studios co-develop titles with Scopely. The firm said it will tape a small group of partners to help develop, design, distribute, scale, and monetize their mobile games. scopely developer program videogame mobihle social

Semtech Wins Mining Equipment Developer


Camarillo-based semiconductor developer Semtech says it has signed up a maker of mining equipment to use its LoRa wireless networking technology. According to Semtech, Transco Industries, a developer of mining conveyer equipment, has implemented its LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology into its conveyer belt applications, for safer monitoring of those devices.

LA Solar Developer PermaCity Acquired By Catalyze


and Yorktown Partners LLC, and develops, constructs, and operates renewable power and storage projects for the commercial and industrial market. Los Angeles-based solar installer PermaCity--the company which installed the solar panels on the L.A. Convention Center--has been acquired by Colorado-based Catalyze, the companies said on Monday. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Catalyze is backed by EnCap Investments, L.P.

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts


Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri is ramping up its efforts to reach out to third party software developers, saying Friday that it has launched a new, free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services. The company said the new access to ArcGIS online provides access to the company''s various geoservices, ability to host a developer''s data in the cloud, and more. esri mapping geographic developer mobile

Document Your MVP for a Developer


He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative. In fact, let me provide an important warning: If you create these documents, don't have input from a technical resource, take it to a development shop and they provide you a price.

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk


San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. saas international germany development software marketing acquisition merger webtrekk mapp

Levine Leichtman Acquires Legal Software Developer Iridium Technology


Los Angeles-based private equity investor Levine Leichtman announced this morning that one of its portfolio companies, BigHand Ltd, has acquired legal software developer Iridium Technology from private equity investor Polaris Growth Fund. Iridum Technology was founded in 2009, and develops legal business intelligence and analytics software for law firms.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP


Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. Cie Digital provides interactive development for brands, and also bills itself as a "technology startup studio". digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Mobile Game Developer Playtika Acquires Seriously Digital

L.A. Business Journal

26 it was acquired by Israeli mobile game developer Playtika Ltd Venice-based Seriously Digital Entertainment announced Aug.

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development


Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of three companies working on the Hyperloop concept in Los Angeles, announced this morning that it is beginning development of a full-scale, passenger capsule for its Hyperloop systems. HTT said the capsule is being developed at its R&D center in France. The capsule will be developed in conjunction with technology partner Carbures S.A.,

Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

TechCrunch LA

These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games that crop up every year.

Scopely Acquires PierPlay, Developer Of Scrabble Go


Los Angeles-based mobile games developer Scopely PierPlay , the mobile game developer behind the popular game "Scrabble Go". Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Scrabble Go launched in March, and is based on the Scrabble title, which was licensed from Hasbro and Mattel. Scrabble Go is PierPlay's first title. Scopely was the publisher on Scrabble Go. READ MORE>>. scrabble scrabblego pierplay merger acquisition scopely videogame mobile

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service


Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps. smith micro design development consulting service software mobile android

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