22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Xencor develops superior monoclonal antibody therapeutics to treat autoimmune disorders, asthma, allergic diseases and cancer.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me.

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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.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company said it will open up a new Orange County office focused on software development, led by Jeremy Ellison, and also including a number of developers. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica.

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.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

DeveloperAuction Targets Los Angeles With Job Auctions

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DeveloperAuction , a Bay Area startup which is looking to let employers bid for engineers on an auction basis, has expanded into Los Angeles, beyond an initial launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston. The startup is looking to take advantage of the demand for developers by getting startups to "bid" on engineering talent. developer auction employment angeles silicon beach jobs

Twitter Eyes Developers In Los Angeles

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In Twitter's case, at least for Thursday, that's Los Angeles. Twitter is looking to spur interest in its platform from developers, by holding an event Thursday in Los Angeles aimed at techies, part of a worldwide tour by the firm to promote development on its platform. twitter developers angeles messaging event launchpadlaIf you are Twitter , the popular messaging service, where do you go to find startups you might want to work with?

Arivale Brings Gene Sequencing Driven Wellness To Los Angeles

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Arivale , a health and wellness startup founded by genetic sequencing pioneer Dr. Leroy Hood, has launched itself into the Los Angeles market, as its first expansion beyond its home market of Seattle. According to the company's CEO, Clayton Lewis--who has been a General Partner at Venture Capital investor Maveron--the company has just started expanding into Los Angeles and the rest of California, as it looks to grow its business.

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Created by founder Toby Daniels , Social Media Week Los Angeles will focus this series of discussions around the theme of “Empowering Change Through Collaboration.” Monday: Los Angeles – The Social City. Why Los Angeles Is The Next Silicon Valley.

Get It Delivered With Zipments | Los Angeles Begins Delivery

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The company’s co-founders have a background in mobile application development and together built the first mobile app for one of the largest overnight delivery companies in the United States. They are in doing a special LA courier and Info mixer here in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 1.

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.

Startup Weekend Los Angeles | Presented Live by TechZulu

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A highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more meet and in a short 54 hour event work on building projects out. Business Development Entrepreneurship Events Startup Bo Fishback Coloft Dan Gould Scott Sangster Sean Percival Startup Weekend Startup Weekend LA Startup Weekend Los AngelesIt's that time again and Startup Weekend LA is back at Coloft in Santa Monica happening RIGHT NOW!!!

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

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The fact that 180+ VC’s and angels from across the country have invested indicates there’s something significant happening in the City of Angels’ tech sector. Originally posted by the good people at Built In Los Angeles.

Startup Foundation | Prepare For A Boost In The Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem

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They currently have eight pilot cities which include: Los Angeles; Boston; Des Moines; Detroit; Las Vegas; New York City; Seattle; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. So who is the man leading the charge for your local Los Angeles Startup Foundation.

Startup Development

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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.

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

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What's the best way to encourage development of the technology industry in Los Angeles? ladot metro major government economic economy accelerator startup technology angeles corridor edge

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Participating in this event also included world recognized security expert and Co-founder of Fonality , Samy Kamkar , Danny Schreiber (Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News) and Rob Jadon (serial-entrepreneur and angel investor). What a weekend!

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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.

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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And over the past three years, Imperson has developed conversational chatbots powered by their artificial intelligence for several Disney projects, including most recently for Walt Disney World’s Pandora – The World of Avatar , according to a press release.

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. According to a property developer in Playa Vista, YouTube has signed an 11-year lease for a 41,000 square foot office building in the location.

Los Angeles Ranks 6th In Tech Job Pay Survey

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Los Angeles ranks number six in a recent survey by Irvine-based recruiting firm CyberCoders. The firm, which provides technology recruiting services nationwide, found that the average salary for technology jobs in Los Angeles was $97,705.

inLA Looks To Galvanize Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Investors

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The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) said Tuesday that it has launched a new effort to help galvanize and promote the technology and "innovation economy" in Los Angeles, called inLA.

Atari Boosts Team in Los Angeles

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Atari , the interactive entertainment and licensing firm which owns the rights to the various Atari games developed over the years, said this week that it has bolstered its executive staff in Los Angeles. offices in Los Angeles.

Indeed Prime On Why Los Angeles Is A Hot Technology Jobs Market

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Most of the insiders and hiring executives in Los Angeles know how hard it is to find technical talent in Los Angeles�but not all realize it's not because of lack of talent, but because of very high demand. Last week, job search service Indeed launched a new service in Los Angeles, called Indeed Prime , hoping to jump into the market for finding talent here to address that issue. Why did you pick Los Angeles for the new job service?

Fonality Leaves Los Angeles, Heads to Texas

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In a loss to the Los Angeles technology industry, Voice over IP software developer Fonality has relocated its headquarters to Texas, the firm said today. According to Fonality, it has moved its headquarters to Plano, Texas from Los Angeles. Fonality said it will continue to maintain a "Center of Technology Excellence" in Los Angeles.

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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. Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. 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.

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Flywheel Expands Into Los Angeles, Ramps Up Taxi vs. Rideshare Battle

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The fight between Los Angeles taxicab drivers and services like Lyft and Uber haas just gotten even more interesting, as mobile app developer Flywheel said it has launched in Los Angeles. Flywheel develops a mobile app which lets users hail local taxi companies, track locations, and pay with their smartphone, and says it has launched its service across Los Angeles, starting with Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley, and Pasadena.

Los Angeles Stacks Up Inc. 500 Firms

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magazine, has 42 companies in the Los Angeles area on the list. The Los Angeles metropolitan area was ranked just behind Washington, D.C. (50 angeles firms growing fastest inc500The latest ranking the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc.

CamFind Makes the World a Giant Store

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This app is developed by a Los Angeles based company with the same name, and is available for iOS and Android. ” CamFind uses the CloudSight API, developed by the same team. Startups & Apps app camfind LA Los Angeles Startup

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Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

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“We’re currently focused on high school students and parents in the Los Angeles area, but we plan to expand throughout California in the near future.” We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations?

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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