November, 2017

Uber adds LA to flying taxi test cities, demo flights slated for 2020

TechCrunch LA

Uber has inked a partnership with Nasa over its flying taxi plans and says now it’s aiming to get demo flights up and running in Los Angeles by 2020. Read More. Apps TC Transportation Uber VTOLs flying taxis ride hailing Los Angeles

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.

Berkonomics

Close. How many of us throw away marketing dollars because our paid efforts reach an audience that is much larger than the target or niche audience we need to reach?

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale operations.

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5 Intrapreneur Startup Lessons From The Co-Father Of The Xbox

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I was great fun to interview Robbie Bach, Co-Father of the Xbox, as part of UC Santa […]. The post 5 Intrapreneur Startup Lessons From The Co-Father Of The Xbox appeared first on John Greathouse

How To Sell A Used 1996 Honda Accord, LA Style

socalTECH

In an example of why technology companies serious about content continue to flock to Los Angeles, an epic Youtube video selling a used 1996 Honda Accord --complete with overhead drone video across the Southern California coast--posted last Thursday--has gone viral.

Startup Spotlight: Electric Folding Bike, DIY Science Kits and a Smart Trashcan

Tech.Co

If you are starting to get a jump on your holiday list, we have some startups that have built some gadgets that could find its way into your life. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life.

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Are you ready to take on an office lease?

Berkonomics

Rent your first office with caution. . Several years ago, I became involved with a Southeast Asian company looking to expand into the United States.

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LinkedIn, Silver Lake Take Stake In Cornerstone OnDemand

L.A. Business Journal

Cornerstone OnDemand, a personnel management software developer, announced on Wednesday that private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft Corp.’s s LinkedIn plan to invest $300 million in the company

10th Annual Digital Family Reunion

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 -- 10th Annual Digital Family Reunion: Envisioning LA Tech in 2027. Please join us for the 10th Annual Digital Family Reunion: Envisioning LA Tech in 2027. If you've attended before, you already know the magic of DFR.and if this is your first, get ready to experience what happens when LA's entire tech community convenes to celebrate all that connects us.

HopSkipDrive Raises $7.4M More For Ride Service For Kids

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based HopSkipDrive , the ridesharing service which helps deliver kids to and from school, after-school activities, and home, said this morning that it has raised $7.4M in a new funding round. The funding came from Student Transportation Inc. STI), a company in the school transportation, safety, and fleet services market. FirstMark Capital, Upfront Ventures, as well as new investors Skyview Capital and Halogen Ventures also participated in the funding.

How Snapchat Is Taking a Crack at Stopping Fake News

Tech.Co

As of an August Pew Research study , 43 percent of Americans report “often getting news online,” just seven percentage points lower than the number who get their news from TV sources.

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Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

TechCrunch LA

Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu's virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based technology startups, the new fund has already committed capital to three deals, Heller confirmed.

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Avoid “The tyranny of the new office” syndrome.

Berkonomics

Close.

Sniffing Out New Business

L.A. Business Journal

SeekOps Inc., a Pasadena startup, manufactures a methane sensor that it attaches to a quad-copter drone and flies over oil and gas fields looking for leaks

Global LAVA: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 30, 2017 -- Global LAVA: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investing. Speakers: Sheri Kaiserman, Head of Advanced Securities at Wedbush; Brad Bulent Yarar, Co-Founder Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC); Adam Ettinger, Shephard Mullin; Heidi Pease, Co-Founder of UCLA and Los Angeles Blockchain Labs. See [link] (more

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DermTech Raises $10M In Series C Funding

socalTECH

La Jolla-based molecular dermatology startup DermTech announced today that it has raised $10M in its Series C funding round, part of an ongoing $15M financing effort by the company. The startup, which is developing precision medicine technology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, inflammatory diseases, and other skin diseases, said the funding included investments by RTW Investments, along with other private investors.

With $114M Injection, Semma Continues Quest for Diabetes Cell Therapy

Xconomy

For all the excitement surrounding stem-cell based therapies in the early 2000s, the field still has little to show for it in terms of approved therapies.

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

TechCrunch LA

Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo.

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Sign short term leases early on. Move as you grow.

Berkonomics

Close. Avoid long-term commitments. It is statistically true that at least half of the young companies funded by angel or venture investors will not survive three years from funding to demise, and more than that percentage will die with two years if not well financed.

Augmented Reality Company Daqri Begins Shipping Smart Glasses

L.A. Business Journal

Augmented reality company Daqri of downtown Los Angeles has begun shipping its $5,000 Smart Glasses

Los Angeles Auto Show

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, December 1, 2017 --.

Garcetti Eyes White House Run

socalTECH

Eric Garcetti , the mayor of Los Angeles--and major booster of the region's growing high tech ecosystem-- is considering a possible run for President in 2020 , according to an in-depth interview with Garcetti by the New York Times, published Monday. Garcetti recently launched a new nonprofit , Accelerator for America, which is patterned on the success of "Silicon Beach" over the last decade or so in becoming a technology startup leader. READ MORE>>.

After Successful Pilot, Apprenti Expands Tech Training Program

Xconomy

Those of us who keep tabs on the tech world hear a lot about the challenges of hiring and retaining IT talent. According to a forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , more than 1.3

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

TechCrunch LA

Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

Are you uncomfortable with home-based workers?

Berkonomics

Do home-based employees work with the same dedication and productivity as those in office cubicles next to each other? That depends upon the management as much as the employee. I have a friend who is a.

Proofpoint to Acquire Secure Browser Developer Weblife for $66 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Proofpoint announced Wednesday plans to acquire anonymous web browser developer Weblife of Hollywood for $66 million

Silicon Beach Networking Mixer At Wurstkuche in Venice

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -- Silicon Beach Networking Mixer At Wurstkuche in Venice. Join the fastest growing startup and tech community in Los Angeles! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. See [link] (more

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Tech Scenes Sarah Zurell of Pavemint - The Creative Tech Talent of Los Angeles

socalTECH

Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive.

Raken Aims for Growth in Mobile App for Construction Site Reporting

Xconomy

When it comes to disrupting an industry, Raken founder and CEO Kyle Slager says it would be hard to find a sector that is more resistant to spending money on new technologies than the construction business.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

TechCrunch LA

Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party. Read More.