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.

App development shop V/One is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds to budding LA mobile businesses

TechCrunch LA

The Los Angeles-based app development shop, V/One , is giving away 50,000 free mobile app builds through the rest of April as the company officially launches its platform for would-be, LA-based mobile app moguls. Users can think of it like Wix or WordPress for mobile app development.

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Working with Developers

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

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

TechCrunch LA

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.

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.

How To Develop Potential Leaders In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

Mobile Game Developer Scopeley Expands Internationally

L.A. Business Journal

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

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

socalTECH

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.

Startup Development

SoCal CTO

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.

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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TCVN Program: Customer Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

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?

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

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

TechCrunch LA

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.

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

SoCal CTO

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.

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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

Develop a culture of curiosity.

Berkonomics

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.

As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

TechCrunch LA

Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to businesses.

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Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

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?

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

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

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.

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.

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

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

TechCrunch LA

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.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. Raising money is hard.

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

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. But often the result of a Founder hiring a developer or lead developer or even a VP engineering is a gap created between the founders and the developers.

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Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

7 Lessons For Mobile App Developers To Beat The Odds

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the quickest ways to become an entrepreneur these days is to develop and publish a smartphone app. According to Tim Cook at Apple, there were over 20 million registered developers in 2018. Above all, don’t forget to develop a comprehensive marketing and promotion strategy.

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.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. We discuss technology, development processes, the challenges faced by our clients, and the solutions weve put to use on real projects.

AeroVironment, JPL to Develop NASA Mars Drone

L.A. Business Journal

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

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

Platinum Fortune Acquires UK Video Game Developer Jagex

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Platinum Fortune LP says it has acquired one o the UK's largest video game developers and publishers, Jagex , in a deal worth $530M. Jagex is best known for its franchise, RuneScape. According to Platinum Fortune, it acquired Jagex from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology , which is a subsidiary of Shanghai Fukong Interactive Entertainment Co, Ltd. Platinum Fortune said that Jagex will continue to be run by its existing management team.

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

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.

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

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

L.A. Business Journal

Big jump in revenue for Venice-based Seriously

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7 Guidelines For Funding New Research & Development

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new business owners, and an occasional angel investor, I see new business proposals daily, many seeking investors to fund early research and development (R&D) of a new product idea. They don’t need the long research and development cycles of a new technology.