Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

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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. Earlier this month, Hyundai said it would invest $110 million in UK startup Arrival and jointly develop electric commercial vehicles. Canoo said it will provide engineering services to develop the electric platform.

Guru Releases Development Kit For Wireless Power

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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.

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Fisker Opens New Software Development Office In San Francisco

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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

Working with Developers

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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.

Virgin Orbit Develops Ventilator For Pandemic Response

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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.

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

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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. Well, now those development studios can turn to Pragma , which is building the back-end toolkit for gaming companies so their developers can focus on what they do best — making games.

Envoy launches in LA aiming to bring EV car sharing to real estate developments

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Looking to make EV car sharing the next perk for real estate developers, Envoy, a new Los Angeles startup has launched its first pilot. Founded by two real estate developers, Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie, the… Read More. Initially, they’re starting with one apartment building and a fleet of two cars in an LA apartment complex. But, what the young startup lacks in reach, it makes up for in gumption.

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?

Mobile Game Developer Playtika Acquires Seriously Digital

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

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Scopely Acquires PierPlay, Developer Of Scrabble Go

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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

Semtech Wins Mining Equipment Developer

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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.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API

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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

Croquet Connects With $2.7M For AR App, Game Development Tools

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in a seed funding round, to go towards its development of tools to power apps and games for 5G and augmented reality (AR), the company said on Tuesday. The company is targeting its tools for use by multi-player gamed developers. The startup says its development team came together as part of Y Combinator Research's Human Advanced Research Community (HARC). croquet game development venture capital seed funding augmented reality tools software wireless

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Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk

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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

Yardi Wins Property Development Company

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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

Ixia Targets 100GbE Development

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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

Scopely Debuts Developer Program

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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

ZPower Partners With Wireless Charging Developer

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Camarillo-based battery technology developer ZPower , which develops high density, silver-zinc microbattery technology, has teamed up with wireless charging systems developer Energous , to develop a wireless charging systems for ZPower's rechargeable microbatteries.

EVgo Expands Business Development Team

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Los Angeles-based electric vehicle charging network operator EVgo has named two new executives to its business development team, the company said on Monday. According to the company, it has named Colin Murchie as Senior Director of Business Development, and Lars Peters as Director of Business Development. Murchie was previously in the solar energy industry, working at such companies as Sol Systems, SolarCity (now Tesla), SunEdison, and the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

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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

AeroVironment, JPL to Develop NASA Mars Drone

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is developing a helicopter drone that will fly on Mars AeroVironment Inc.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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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

Document Your MVP for a Developer

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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.

Mobile Game Developer Scopeley Expands Internationally

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Scopely is expanding its footprint in Europe, more than tripling its office space in Barcelona and upgrading its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland

Erasca Raises $64M For Oncology Drug Development Using AI

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San Diego-based Erasca , a company which is using artificial intelligence to drive the discovery and development of new oncology drugs to help cure cancer, has raised $64M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning. efforts to potentially in-license new investigational compounds in development, and also build out its artificial intelligence platform. erasca oncology drug development biotech lifescience venture capital artificial intelligence

Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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In a bid to gain better market share among developer, Monrovia, California-based Parasoft announced Tuesday that it will begin giving out free access to its entire suit of test automation software to open source developers. Parasoft develops testing automation software, typically used by enterprises to automate testing of their development efforts. Parasoft said it has launched the Parasoft Open Source Support Program to support those open source developers.

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Innovations in Early Drug Development

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Monday, September 24, 2018 -- Innovations in Early Drug Development. Presented by Zizi Imatorbhebhe, Senior Director, Strategic Development Early Product Development, Head Parexel RARE Disease Initiative. Ventura Biocenter. Email laura@amethystls.com.

Game Developer Fiending for Growth

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Big jump in revenue for Venice-based Seriously

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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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.,

Semtech Gets Win With IoT Developer Seluxit

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Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech Corporation has scored another win for its low power, wireless communications technology, LoRa, this time with an energy monitoring device developer. According to Semtech, its LoRa technology is being used by Seluxit , a developer of Internet of Things poducts, as part of the MeDa project for one of Germany's energy companies.

Terrakan Targets Real Estate Property Info For Developers

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Terrkan , a new, Los Angeles startup, said on Thursday that it has launched a new online service aimed at providing real estate data to real estate developers. The company said that its service, which currently only covers Los Angeles, hows the development value of any residential or commercial property in the city of Los Angeles. terrakan real estate property information developer development realestate

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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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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Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem

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The Alliance estimates that Southern California’s tech community could be one-third the size of Silicon Valley’s by supporting or further developing the six pillars it already has for innovation to occur.

5 Keys To A Startup Team That Can Develop Any Market

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The most effective teams, through sharing and common interests, develop leaders at all levels. “If we build it, they will come.”

Esri Partners With Agriculture Software Developer

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Redlands-based geographical information systems (GIS) provider Esri said on Thursday that it has partnered with a provider of software consulting and technology provider AgIntegrated , which develops a data hub for the agriculture and forestry market. AgIntegrated is the developer of Onsite API Services and QC Pro, which offers up a centralized platform for agriculture and forestry customers to connect.

Develop a culture of curiosity.

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Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services. Google, 3M, Facebook , and Microsoft all allow their employees to take time to explore new ideas they conceive and attempt to develop. It could happen, but only if you as manager develop the culture of curiosity that makes such creativity a part of your company DNA.

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

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I'm working on a start up idea in the XXX market with my partner and we are currently looking for full stack developer to join us as a technical co-founder. The way they expressed it "technical co-founder" is code for find someone who will work as an Equity Only Developer. It's really hard to find and super competitive to find developers who are going to jump on a concept and build it. Here is the most recent version of an all too common email inquiry from a startup founder.

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Thin Line Capital Backs Solar Technology Developer

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Pasadena-based venture capital investment firm Thin Line Capital , a new venture capital firm led by venture veteran Aaron Fyke, has made its first investment, in a developer of solar technology. According to Thin Line Capital, it has made an ivnestment in Sistine Solar , which is developing technology which allows solar panels to blend in visually with roofs--using a special thin film coated with "ultra-durable" graphics and patterns.

Axos Financial Buys Robo Advisor Developer WiseBanyan

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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. WiseBanyon provides personal finance and investment management tools and its own technology platform, and was based in Las Vegas.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

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Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer? I need to come back to this issue and write more in the future – spectrum of what designers vs. developers cover

How To Develop Potential Leaders In Your New Venture

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These leaders are those exceptional team members who have proven themselves or developed the strength of character, behavior, and learning to be the drivers of the next phase of your business growth. Here are some key recommendations for entrepreneurs that the authors and I agree are required to further develop this emerging leadership potential: Up the ante on your communication practices.

Selecting a Web Development Company

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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. You will find firms that are design/interface heavy and light on development. Others that are heavier on development. Some developers just don''t quite get that you need to produce a quality result.

Envoy launches in LA aiming to bring EV car sharing to real estate developments

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Looking to make EV car sharing the next perk for real estate developers, Envoy, a new Los Angeles startup has launched its first pilot. Initially, they’re starting with one apartment building and a fleet of two cars in an LA apartment complex. But, what the young startup lacks in reach, it makes up for in […]. TC carsharing Envoy Los Angeles