Financing a Start-Up

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Virgina Lorimor There are several options for financing a start-up business that tend to follow a natural course in a business’ development: Personal Investment. This is where all entrepreneurs have to start. “OC’s Premier Incubator – Supporting Start-Up Businesses in Our Business Collective&#. Looking forward to launching our new LA incubator soon! Venture Capital, Business, Management, Funding, Money, SBA, Lending, Equity.

EvoNexus Launches Fintech Incubator

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San Diego-based startup incubator operator EvoNexus is launching a brand new, financial technology (Fintech) incubator, in a partnership with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Franklin Templeton , the incubator announced this morning. According to EvoNexus, the incubator will work with startups focused on technology areas that will impact financial services companies of all sizes and the customers they serve. evonexus fintech startup accelerator incubator

ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation

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Los Angeles-based ventureLab Growth Partners said Tuesday afternoon that it has launched a new "startup studio" to invest in and build early stage startups. The new startup studio is led by Mike Prasad. According to ventureLab, it will provide seed funding, along with product, marketing, and opertional support to its companies. The company did not say how much funding it intends to provide to startups.

Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -- Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization. Is VC funding the only way to develop and grow your company? Have you heard of accelerators, incubators, angles, and other resources for rapid development, funding, and growth of your start-up? Attend our LAVA event on February 19th as our distinguished panel will share their expertise and insight. See [link] (more

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Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -- Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization. Is VC funding the only way to develop and grow your company? Have you heard of accelerators, incubators, angles, and other resources for rapid development, funding, and growth of your start-up? LAVA Healthcare. Attend our LAVA event on February 19th as our distinguished panel will share their expertise and insight.

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USC Marshall Incubator Seeks Applications

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The University of Southern California's Marshall Greif Incubator said on Wednesday that it is accepting application for its next class of startups, which must have at least one founder who is a student, alum, faculty or staff member of USC. The incubator said its deadline is May 1st for applications. marshall incubator application startup incubate student accelerator deadline

Cleantech Open Receives Grant From Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

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The Cleantech Open , the Los Angeles-based effort which is helping clean technology startups with acceleration, support resources, and more--run by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)--is one of a number of organizations which have received part of a $1 million grant total from the Wells Fargo Foundation. Exact amount of the funding to the Cleantech Open was not announced.

EvoNexus Links With EMD Performance Materials For Incubator Effort

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San Diego- and Irvine-based startup incubator EvoNexus announced today that it has started accepting applications to a new startup incubation effort it is running with high tech material company EMD Performance Materials. The two said they are targeting science and technology-based startups working on early stage products related to "novel materials an technologies". evonexus startup accelerator incubator performance materials semiconductor

Cornerstone OnDemand Opens Up Incubator, Investment Fund

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand , the developer of talent management and human resources management software, is boosting its efforts to support the Los Angeles technology ecosystem, through the launch of its own incubator and investment fund. According to the company, it has launched the Cornerstone Innovation Fund , which will invest $250,000 to $1M in cloud-based startups, and will also offer up young companies space within its Santa Monica headquarters.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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This is part of my ongoing series called “ Start-up Lessons.&#. I came across this blog post about getting a computer science degree as the best degree for getting into venture capital or working at a VC-backed start up. Like Chris Dixon I grew up programing.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Gets $200,000 Grant, Eyes Investment Fund

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The incubator effort looking to make Los Angeles a key part of the clean technology industry, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) , announced this morning that it has received a $200,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, to help advance its program--and may even start its own investment fund. The incubator said the grant will help fund programs focused on advancing sustainable technology development and adoption in the Los Angeles region.

Amplify.LA Raises $8M More For Incubator Investments

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Venice, California-based startup incubator Amplify LA , the startup accelerator headed by Paul Bricault and Richard Wolpert, disclosed today that it has raised $8M in a second investment fund for its companies. The funding came from such companies as Accel, Greycroft, Siemer Ventures, Karlin Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, and others. capital venture startup incubator angeles amplify

Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Incubator & Innovation Fund

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Los Angeles-based cloud-based talent management software solutions firm with over 13 million users, Cornerstone OnDemand has launched Cornerstone Innovation Fund , to invest in disruptive LA-based cloud startups building cutting-edge solutions for organizations.

Inland Empire Startup J2 Innovations Joins Wells Fargo Incubator

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Chino, California-based J2 Innovations , a startup developing building automation and operating systems for connecting and controlling devices, is one of ten early stage companies that are joining a clean tech startup incubator run by Wells Fargo. Well Fargo said that J2 Innovations is one of ten startupss who are each receive up to $250,000 in cash, and in-kind technical assistance to advance their technologies, plus access to Well Fargo's real estate for beta tests.

Siemer Ventures Backs Southeast Asian Startup Incubator

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Los Angeles-based technology investor Siemer Ventures has funded an investment firm in Southeast Asia, which is looking to invest in and create e-commerce and digital media companies in the Southeast Asia region. According to Ardent Capital , it received its first, external round of funding, which came from Siemer Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners, and GMO Venture Partners. siemer ventures venture capital incubator accelerator hong kong southeast asia asian

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. The next Mobile LAVA will present some of these different equity partners available to start-ups in today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. The next Mobile LAVA will present some of these different equity partners available to start-ups in today’s rapidly evolving tech landscape.

LA Cleantech Incubator Gets $5M For New Program

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has just received $5M to fund a new initiative, called Energize California , to help boost clean technology startups. According to the LACI, the new effort is being funded with a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission, and will support new technologies and entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties.

I Want My CIC! … The Benefits for Startups to Be Co-Located

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I recently wrote a blog post about why I believe that startup teams in close proximity perform better. VCs constantly share cross fund information and are therefore always getting dialed into what is going on in the industry. In fact, this is the set up Jeff had as he was between gigs.

EvoNexus Launches Incubator Effort With Cisco

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Startup entrepreneurs in San Diego have yet more resources at the EvoNexus startup incubator, after EvoNexus and Cisco said that they will be launching a new, joint incubation program called CiscoEIR@EvoNexus. According to the two, the new program is aimed at helping promote further technology development in the San Diego Area, by connecting early stage, business-to-business startups with Cisco and its partners.

Orange County Gets New Incubators

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Orange County is ramping up its business acceleration and incubation activity, according to a report today from the Orange County Register, which says there are three new accelerators/incubators launching in the county, including FastStart.studio , a incubator and accelerator in Irvine, Frost Venture Partners , aimed at the big data and cloud market, and Kimco Entrepreneurs Year Start , a program aimed at providing free rent and flexible leases specifically for first-time, retail entrepreneurs.

Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

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Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly starting to take notice.

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Science Inc. Eyes New Venture Capital Fund

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Santa Monica-based startup studio Science Inc. founded by Michael Jones, Peter Pham, Gregory Gilman, and Tom Dare, appears to be launching efforts to raise a new fund. The startup studio--which both incubates its own companies as well as works with startup founders to help accelerate their efforts--has backed such companies as Dollar Shave Club , DogVacay , FameBit , EventUp , August Home , Hello Society , Playhaven , and Superfly Labs.

Should Startups Incubate, Accelerate, Cohabitate or Stay In Mom’s Basement?

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Significant confusion exists when distinguishing between Accelerators and Incubators. According to Brad, "There is a fundamental difference between an incubator and an accelerator… an incubator has an economic model that is based around having people be tenants.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Aims At Diversity, Inclusion With New Effort

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the nonprofit incubator which helps to support clean technology startups in Los Angeles, is making a push to increase diversity and inclusion in the cleantech sector, the incubator said Tuesday. The new effort comes in addition to existing efforts in the area by LACI, which are being funded by $200,000 in a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.,

The Design Accelerator Launches Incubator At Idealab

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A new, startup incubator-created by the Art Center College of Design and the California Insitute of Technology --said this morning that it has launched a brand new, design-focused incubator, housed at Idealab. According to The Design Accelerator , it will help startups by selecting promising early stage, design-driven technology companies from the Art Center and Caltech communities for an intensive three-month program. >.

Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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A couple of weeks ago, a brand new, startup incubator launched in town--with a slightly different focus, on biomedical technology. The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles.

EvoNexus Opens Up New Applications For Incubator

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EvoNexus , the San Diego-based startup incubator, has opened up application for its next program, with a deadline of January 23rd. EvoNexus, which is run by CommNexus, said it will provide fully furnished open space, mentorship, and access to startup programming to companies accepted to the incubator--and will also consider those same companies for QualcommLabs@EvoNexus, the business acceleration and funding program being run by EvoNexus for Qualcomm.

Independa Joins EvoNexus Incubator

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San Diego-based Independa , the developer of technology to help senior citizens live independently longer, has been selected for San Diego's EvoNexus incubator. EvoNexus is the business incubation effort being run by CommNexus, which looks to provide office space, utilities, broadband, mentoring, and other assistance to startups. The firm recently announced a second round of seed funding for the firm.

Bam Ventures Launching Incubator for Brian Lee's Ideas

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Bam Venture Partners has started raising a second $30 million fund which it will use, in part, to invest in and incubate startup ideas thought of by Brian Lee, co-founder of the fund and chief executive of the Honest Co. What capital isn’t used for the incubator will be invested in seed and early stage deals, similar to the sort of investments made by the first Bam Ventures fund, said Lee. The Playa Vista venture firm’s first fund was $6 million

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New Incubator/Coworking Space Emerges In Glendale

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A new startup incubator and coworking space in the Los Angeles area-- Voivoda Labs --said this week that it is looking to looking to vet new startups in the area to join its newly built incubator in Glendale. Voivoda Labs--headed by Val Babajov, the former CEO of WebMessenger--said it is looking to vet around 15 startups via a pitch event later this month, to help secure investment for the winner. voivodalabs voivoda coworking incubator startup

SoCalGas Creates $1M Fund For Clean Technology Startups

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In a move which adds some additional capital to the Los Angeles clean technology market, utility company Southern California Gas Company said Thursday that it has created a new, $1M innovation fund to help companies develop clean technology.

SoCalGas & Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Set Up A $1M Fund To Disrupt Clean Tech

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According to the partnership, the fund will be injected into startups that use new technologies to produce gas from biomass and solar energy. The startups will also engage customers to identify their needs and study the market for launch and expansion.

Frost Data Capital, GE Launch Industrial Internet Incubator

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Frost Data Capital , the startup incubator firm led by Stuart Frost, has tied with GE to launch a new, startup incubator aimed at industrial Internet startups, the two said Wednesday. The two said they have started Frost I3 , which will provide funding, resources, and expertise aimed at companies focused on industrial technologies. The incubator said it is aiming to create and grow up to 30 new startups over the next three years.

Shared housing startups are taking off

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In startup-land, however, the presumptions about where housing demand is going looks a bit different. A Crunchbase News analysis of residential-focused real estate startups uncovered a raft of companies with a shared and temporary housing focus that have raised funding in the past year or so.