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.,

TriTech, NASA In Economic Development, Technology Transfer Agreement


TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides consulting and training to high tech entrepreneurs, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center , in Edwards, California, are in a new economic development, technology transfer, and research relationship, the two announced on Thursday. According to the two, the deal is part of an effort to create a "new business model to spur economic development."

Education technology meets its limits

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Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention. Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWork

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. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development


The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , based in Pasadena, and Chevron Corporation said this week that the two are in a new partnership, to develop a range of advanced technologies for harsh environments, including both on Earth and in space. nasa chevron technology development advanced

Developing Countries Technologies

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 -- Developing Countries Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Qualcomm Backs IoT Technology Developer Particle


San Diego-based Qualcomm has backed Particle , the developer of hardware- and software- toolkits for helping connect their products into the world of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), as part of a $20M funding round today. Particle, based in San Francisco, said it raised $20M in its Series B funding from Spark Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology


Researchers at the University of Southern California report that they have developed new technology to create liquid, solar cells, which can be printed onto surfaces. The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L.

Axos Financial Buys Robo Advisor Developer WiseBanyan


WiseBanyon provides personal finance and investment management tools and its own technology platform, and was based in Las Vegas. San Diego-based Axos Financial , a consumer and business bank, said Wednesday afternoon that its subsidiary, Axos Securities , has agreed to acquire certain assets of WiseBanyan Holdings , a provider of digital wealth management software and services. Financial details of the all-cash transaction were not announced.

Metawave Opens New Development Center In Carlsbad


Metawave , a developer of wireless technology specifically aimed at self-driving vehicles, fixed wireless, and 5G networks, announced on Wednesday that it is opening up a brand new, advanced development center in Carlsbad. Metawave said it is hiring engineers and product development experts at the new office, saying it hopes to attract experts in the wireless sensing and communication industries looking for a "Silicon Valley" experience without having to move to the Bay Area.

Framework Benchmarks


Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. Let go of your technology prejudices. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry.

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.

Qpex Biopharma Finds $33M For Antibiotics Development


The company also said it has an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), worth up to a total award of $132M. Qpex says it is developing new antibiotics to combat the threat of global antimicrobial resistance. The company's technology is based on proprietary beta-lactamase inhibitor technology that it acquired from The Medicines Company (MDCO), which was made in conjunction with the new funding.

Technology infrastructure launchpad The Fabric raises $15 million

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The Fabric, an early-stage investment company developing new infrastructure technologies, has raised $15 million for its third investment vehicle.

IMT Acquired By Cerium Technology


Santa Barbara-based MEMs technology developer Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) said early this morning that it has received a majority equity financing from Cerium Technology. Cerium Technology is an investment firm focused on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The company's MEMS technology uses precision scale manufacturing of structure-on-a-chip, which are used for things like force and motion sensors, relays and RF switches, and more.

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

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

Selecting a Web Development Company


I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

Airspace Technologies Finds $8M For Logistics Technology


Carlsbad-based Airspace Technologies , which is developing technology for the logistics market, says it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. According to Airspace, it is providing "time definite" delivery and supply chain services to the healthcare, technology, and aerospace sectors. airspace technologies venture capital logistics qualcomm cross culture supply chain

Dexcom Buys TypeZero Technologies


San Diego-based DexCom has acquired TypeZero Technologies , a developer of diabetes management systems and technology, the company said late Wednesday. TypeZero Technologies' technology automatically adjusts and regulates insulin delivery. equipment medical lifescience acquisition merger management diabetes technologies typezero dexcom

Startup CTO or Developer


I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies. What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. What technologies will we use?

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Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices


San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

AVST Buys Application Developer


Foothill Ranch-based Applied Voice & Speech Technologies , which develops unified communications applications product, said this week that it has acquired the assets of Beacon Solutions , a developer of an open development software framework which runs on its products.

Flo Technologies Announces $28 Million Series B

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Flo Technologies Inc., 4, bringing the home water monitoring system developer’s total funding to an estimated $39.3 based in Culver City, completed a Series B fundraising round worth $28 million Jan. million

Green Dot Opens Development Center In Shanghai


Pasadena-based Green Dot , the provider of prepaid Mastercard and mobile banking services, said today that it has opened up a new office in Shanghai, China, which will provide engineering and software development resources to the company. According to Green Dot, it officially opened up Green Dot Shanghai Software Technology Co. at the Zhangjiang Hi Technology Park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, with 24,000 square foot of space.

New World Leads Big Investment In Data Center Technology Developer


New World Ventures , the venture capital arm of The Pritzker Group, is the lead investor in a big, $90M funding round for a developer of data center technology and services. Phoenix-based IO , which develops modular data center technology, said it raised $90M in a funding led by New World Ventures, which is based in Chicago but has recently been ramping up its Los Angeles investing efforts. venture capital world newworld pritzker datacenter technology data center

Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API


The new API is the first move by Mogreet into making the technology it developed to help enterprises and small businesses send SMS and MMS messages, and making that available to third party developers. mogreet trancode messaging developer software

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. Given the mind boggling speed of change in web and mobile technologies, on shoring, offshoring, intellectual property protection and slew of other challenges, the road to success is full of obstacles. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques that may triple your likelihood of developing a successful software product.

Axonics Modulation Technologies Sets Estimated IPO Range


Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies , a developer of medical devices for treating urinary and bowel dysfunction, has set its estimated IPO range, ahead of its expected IPO this week. axonics modulation technologies biotech lifescience medical device exit merger acquisition axnxThe startup, which is venture backed by BioDiscovery, Longitude Venture Partners, Cooperatieve Gilde Healthcare, the Alfred E.

AppOnboard Signs Customers For Mobile App Demo Technology


Los Angeles-based AppOnboard , the developer of mobile app demo technology led by Jonathan Zweig, says that it now has such app developers as FoxNext Games, Game Insight, Superheart Studios, Jam City, Huuuge Games, and Simple Habit using its tools. According to the startup, those cutomers are some of the developers who are using its tools to enable Google Play Instant apps via its "App Store Demos" product, which it launched in August.

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Creates Joint Venture In Germany


Playa Vista-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), the hyperloop technology developer led by Dirk Ahlborn, has created a joint venture with a German company, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), which is the biggest container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. hyperloop transportation technologies transport high tech dirk ahlborn germany port shipping hhla

Echo Gets $7.5M For Microscope Development


San Diego-based Echo , a startup which is developing a new "hybrid" microscope aimed at replacing both upright and inverted microscopes, has raised $7.5M According to the company, the new funding will go towards manufacturing, sales, and developing future technologies. in a Series A funding. The funding was co-led by Dolby Family Ventures and Tech Coast Angels (TCA).

Axonics Modulation Technologies Files For IPO


Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is hoping to raised up to $86.25M on the Nasdaq Global Market. Axonics develops a medical device based on sacral neuromodulation (SNM). Axonic Modulation Technologies is led by CEO Raymond W. axonics modulation technologies merger acquisition overactive bladder exit medical device lifescience

AeroVironment, SoftBank In $65M JV To Develop Unmanned Aircraft


Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment said on Wednesday that it is in a joint venture to develop a solar powered, high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system, potentially worth up to $65,011,081. The joint venture is with HAPSMobile , which is 95 percent owned by Japanese technology giant SoftBank Corp. According to AeroVironment, the unmanned aircraft would be aimed at developing a high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS for commercial operations.

CareerArc, Led By Longtime Technology Vet, Connects With $30M


Los Angeles-based human resources (HR) technology developer CareerArc --part of an ever growing number of Los Angeles area enterprise software companies--said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth equity funding. CareerArc says its developing HR software that specifically address two parts of the hiring software market--hiring new talent and transitioning employees out of the organization. CareerArc, led by longtime technology veteran Robin D.