Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI platform, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million

GIBLIB Makes Surgical Education Easier Than Ever

Tech.Co

Like almost everything in society, a lack of education is the root cause of these mistakes. ” So, where can surgeons get access to the right educational tools to make these mistakes a little less prevalent? This platform provides surgeons, residents and even medical students with videos of medical lectures and surgical procedures. GIBLIB is trying to do more than just provide education.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

Xconomy

Educational technology is one field worth examining, even though education hasn’t been a front-burner issue in the final months of the campaign. Both Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump say they’d spend billions on educational reforms, and while their visions diverge, they have some points in common. In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs.

Illuminate Education Gets Backing From Insight Partners, Rolls Up Five Companies

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Irvine-based Illuminate Education , a brand new startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, said today that it has merged five different companies-- Illuminate Education , IO Education , SchoolCity , Alpine Achievement , and Key Data Systems --to create a new company focused on data platforms, data, analytics, and formative assessments of K-12 students. illuminate education insight partners merger acquisition assessment data school

Education Is Unbundling—Three Key Trends to Watch

Xconomy

While technology in the classroom is not a new phenomenon, these days we are customizing technological innovations to make education adaptive and. Technology in the classroom has come a long way since its advent in the 1920s, when teachers would air radio broadcasts about topics relevant to their lesson plans.

Invested.in Powers Business Education Fundraising Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online fundraising site run by Alon Goren, is powering a new effort to help educators raise money for educational programs from the BizWorld Foundation. According to The BizWorld Foundation and Invested.in, the two are partnering on a fully customized fundraising portal, which will help educators raise money to purchase BizWorld's educational programs for their classroom.

Engrade Gets $5M More For Education Management Tools

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Santa Monica-based Engrade announced this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series B funding round, for the company''s district-level education platform. The funding was led by Javelin Venture Partners, and also included Rethink Education, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Kapor Capital, Expansion Capital and Ed-Mentor. engrade education management cloud software venture capital school teacher classroom

Mahalo Retools As Educational Content Apps Provider

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The firm has been fairly quiet recently, but apparently in the last few months has retooled itself as an "educational startup", focused on providing courses on the iPad, iPhone, and Android, in addition to YouTube, the web, and Apple's iBook platform. mahalo educational content mobile apps smartphone jason calacanisRemember Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup headed by Jason Calacanis and backed by such investors as Sequoia Capital?

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President Obama Stresses Jobs, Education In First Silicon Beach Visit

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Obama also stressed that government needs to do more to help provide a "platform for success" to entrepreneurs and, in particular, millenials, who he said no longer have the luxury of things like a lifetime job, pensions, or stable healthcare, saying that--even though entrepreneurs are doing things that are "really interesting and exciting", at some point they have to worry about "how to pay for their kids college education, and how to make sure you can retire with some security."

Global Village Concerns Gets Debt Funding For E-commerce Platform

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Global Village Concerns develops an online, e-commerce platform and social tools which help K-12 schools with branding, merchandising, products, and more, all of which go to help raise money for those schools or causes. global village concerns venture debt funding startup ecommerce school branding education

Serious Games for Simulation, Education and the Enterprise

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, January 12, 2013 -- Serious Games for Simulation, Education and the Enterprise. Likewise, a wide variety of tasks, from corporate training to childhood education, have been variously recast in a "game" context with dimensions and purposes quite beyond simple "fun and entertainment." Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. ?Game,? Game,? the phoneme, has spread its wings far beyond familiar "teenage" video games: it now embraces a variety of new and important applications.

Music Prodigy Beats 70 Startups To Bring Music Education Technology to the Masses

Tech Zulu Event

Music Prodigy , a Los Angeles based music education technology firm serious on improving the way people learn, play and interact with music beat over 70 startups with their app Rock Prodigy to win the Silicon Beach Awards.

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

Tech.Co

There’s a team of Los Angeles entrepreneurs who would agree with me on that, and they launched their platform Kadenze to help people tap their creativity. Specifically, it was built with the express goal of bringing to life an online learning platform purpose-built for the arts and creative technologies. The platform pairs students with instructors via a digital platform that supports an online, arts-based curriculum.

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Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

Xconomy

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure. Students at schools that subscribe use the platform for free.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

Tech Zulu Event

Unlike first-generation social media solutions that focus on building awareness at the top of the funnel, Fan Appz’ Personalized Marketing Platform helps brands close the sale. Platform For Speed & Scalability. The new Fan Appz solution runs on the SAP HANA® platform.

Internet Brands' WebMD Launches New Financial Wellness Product

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WebMD Health Services said the new iGrad Enrich platform provides information and isnights to help consumers improve financial literacy through an in-depth, online assessment, and is targeted at helping employees and health plan members become better educated about their financial challenges. The new offering is integrated with the WebMD Health Services platform. internet brands webmd financial wellness literacy health education healthcare services

Vantage Media Sells Unit To Campus Explorer

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Los Angeles-based Vantage Media said Thursday that it is selling its Education Services Business--which sells leads to education advertisers--to Campus Explorer , as it looks to sharpen its focus on the technology behind its real time bidding (RTB) advertising platform. vantage media campus explorer online advertising merger acquisition campusexplorer education educational leads school sales

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A Designer’s Weekend With The Oculus Rift

Tech Zulu Event

I was also thinking about how you could use this for education. The possibilities in education could be endless. Virtual reality has always fascinated me. As a designer by trade, I have always loved different visual experiences.

Wisecrack’s Entrepreneurial Journey Led to a YouTube Gold Mine

Tech.Co

Truthfully though, they knew very little about the platform. The big joke here is that there is no joke – we’re making people watch educational videos,” says Salamon. Chris Rock Jacob Salamon Jared Bauer Los Angeles Random House Thug Notes Wisecrack YouTube YouTube Education

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

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Specifically, two high school seniors in LA, Dillon Rosenblatt and Tyler Makhani, recently built out an app called Tutors , a platform for on demand tutoring. However, the two founders think these platforms are lacking in one crucial field: flexibility.

Age of Learning Partners With Tencent On English Learning Software

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Los Angeles-based educational software developer Age of Learning and Chinese Internet giant Tencent said today that they have launched a new online English leanring program, ABCmouse , focused on teaching English to children in China. The new ABCmouse program is tightly integrated with Tencent's QQ instant messaging platform, along with the WeChat and Weixin social networking platforms.

Wavemaker Three Sixty Teams With USC Keck School of Medicine

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The USC MESH Academy said it will provide referrals to USC-affiliate healthcare and life science startups for possible investments by Wavemaker Three Sixty Health, which will be providing advice and feedback on their company business model, technology platform, and go-to-market strategy, according to the two. wavemaker healthcare wavemakerthreesixty wavemaker360 keck medicine health lifescience venture capital education technology transfer school college

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Ozobot Boosts Executive Team

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Redondo Beach-based Ozobot , which develops educational robotics products, says that it has named Joby Otero as its Chief Product Officer, and Kim Salzer as Chief Marketing Officer. The company says it has already shipped half a million units of its "hybrid physical / digital STEAM platform". ozobot educational robot robotics joby otero salzer activision

StudyMode Takes On Student Spelling

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Los Angeles-based StudyMode , which develops online, educational tools and apps, said today that it has released a new online game aimed at helping students practice spelling. The new software is free, and also is accessible via mobile platforms. studymode spelling student videogame game content online mobile education school

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Open Source Business Model

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

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GoPro Links With UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television

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Action camera maker GoPro said Tuesday that it has tied with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT), to launch a program to provide students with GoPro cameras and accessories to create content, and where it will also provide guided workshops, education, and one-on-one mentorship to students. gopro ucla theater film television video editing content school education action camera

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How Thrively Wants To Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

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Once we get that strength profile, we match them to a whole world of extracurricular and educational opportunities for them. We''re learning about what moms and dads really want to see in terms of day-to-day engagement on our platform.

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How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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Deborah Ramo: Amavitae, which means "love life" in Latin, is a mobile-first platform to help the emerging workforce find a career that they will love and have a natural aptitude for, and to help them understand what careers are growing and will be around in the future. There's a big disconnect between their education and employment. He came on board to really develop the tools and the platform, and aggregated tens of millions of pages on the Internet on occupations.

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Reflections on 2016: Grant Hosford, codeSpark

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In education, I believe we are seeing the first wave of educational games as they were meant to be � engaging and self-directed learning paths that the best teachers use to drive deeper understanding of core subjects. Cheaper devices (Chromebooks and Tablets), better development tools (Unity3d), global distribution platforms (Apple and Google App Stores) and better business models (subscription and freemium) make companies like codeSpark possible.

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. portfolium seed funding academic venture capital evonexus accelerator incubator school education portfolio

GoPro, USC Film School In Major Content Partnership

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GoPro also said that, in addition to the donation and workshops, it plans to showcase top talent from USC on its GoPro Awards platform, and that students will also be eligible to receive monetary rewards through GoPro's program for those efforts. gopro content partnership movie video student school camera action sports university southern california education

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Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

TechCrunch LA

The only requirement is that they focus on educational video content targeting children and young adults. “At YouTube, I saw over 5x growth in watch time, commercialization and really, globalization of the platform,” Grubbs told TechCrunch.

Empowering Music Teachers With TakeLessons' Online Marketplace

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We also see that, as video technology and platforms, and platforms grow and Internet connections grow stronger, and as the quality of HD video has started to develop, people are more in favor of online lessons as well.

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What Lynda.com Plans With Its $103M Funding, with Eric Robison

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The firm operates an online video education service helping people to learn how to use all kinds of software, ranging from Adobe Illustrator to AutoCAD and more. We also want to expand and work on our web platform, as the scaling of the business requires us to scale that platform.