Glendale Tech Week

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -- Glendale Tech Week. Hosted by the Glendale Economic Development Division, Glendale Tech Week will offer a fun and inspiring environment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in and around Glendale. Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

All-Access Tickets ($100) includes admission to the celebrity tribute concert at the Alex Theatre with headliners to be announced soon.Hosted by the Glendale Economic Development Division, Glendale Tech Week will offer a fun and inspiring environment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in and around Glendale. Saturday, September 17, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

All-Access Tickets ($100) includes admission to the celebrity tribute concert at the Alex Theatre with headliners to be announced soon.Hosted by the Glendale Economic Development Division, Glendale Tech Week will offer a fun and inspiring environment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in and around Glendale. Friday, September 16, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

All-Access Tickets ($100) includes admission to the celebrity tribute concert at the Alex Theatre with headliners to be announced soon.Hosted by the Glendale Economic Development Division, Glendale Tech Week will offer a fun and inspiring environment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in and around Glendale. Thursday, September 15, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

All-Access Tickets ($100) includes admission to the celebrity tribute concert at the Alex Theatre with headliners to be announced soon.Hosted by the Glendale Economic Development Division, Glendale Tech Week will offer a fun and inspiring environment to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in and around Glendale. Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

JustFab Opens Retail Store In Glendale

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Online shopping site JustFab , which just acquired ShoeDazzle , has just opened up its first, retail location, at the Glendale Galleria. justfab fashion online retail shoedazzle retailer shopping mall glendale galleraia The new store is the first foray by the online retailer into the traditional, retail world. The new, 3,000 square foot retail store includes many online features tied into the fashion retailer''s website. JustFab is based in El Segundo. READ MORE>>.

Glendale Gets Smart Grid Grant

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The City of Glendale's utility, Glendale Water & Power reported today that it is the first city in the nation to get funding from the U.S. Tags: glendale cleantech energy smart grid utility Department of Energy for its smart grid efforts. The city said it has signed a $20M, federal Smart Grid Investment Grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will go towards a demonstration to install smart grid meters in the city.

How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets. Here in Glendale, the population is around 600 people total.

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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One of the largest concentrations of technical talent in Los Angeles is in Glendale, at YP (www.yp.com) -- staffed with a surprising number of Los Angeles startup vets. Here in Glendale, the population is around 600 people total.

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.

ServiceTitan Launches New Product, Plans Move Into Swank New HQ

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Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan , which develops software for residential home services businesses, says it has launched a new, premium produt called Pricebook Pro --and also announced plans to move into a swank new headquarters in Glendale. In a separate announcement, the company also said it is planning to move into a new headquarters building in Glendale, a 125,000 square foot office space at 800 N.

Disney Launches High School Computer Science Program For Girls

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waltdisney development software camp summer summercamp glendale coding code girls school high disneyIn what might end up being the most-sought-after summer camp experience ever for girls interested in technology and science, The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it is launching an on-campus, computer science immersion program aimed at high school girls. Disney said the program which will combine seven weeks of computer coding, with field trips to parts of The Walt Disney Company.

ServiceTitan Secures $165M From Venture Capital Group to Expand

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan Inc. has secured $165 million in funding from a venture capital group to build out its home services software firm through acquisitions and moves into new markets

ServiceTitan Raises $80 Million Series B.

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ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based provider of business software for home service businesses, announced Wednesday it closed an $80 million Series B funding round

The Perfect Bite Finds Funding For Frozen Food

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Glendale-based The Perfect Bite , a manufacturer of frozen food, has received funding from New Water Capital, the companies disclosed this week. Financial details of that investment were not announced. READ MORE>>. theperfectbite frozen food venture capital retail product

LegalZoom Valued at $2 Billion Following Investment

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Glendale online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. announced June 30 it completed a $500 million financing round from four total investors, its second since the firm’s founding in 2001. With this investment, LegalZoom’s estimated value totals roughly $2 billion

Drinks Holdings Raises $15M

L.A. Business Journal

Glendale-based Drinks Holdings Inc., a patented e-commerce platform for wine aficionados, raised $15 million in a Series B capital round led by Beverly Pacific Holdings Inc., with Walnut-based Shea Ventures and Stable Road Capital Advisors Inc. in Venice in the mix on the institutional side

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ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion-dollar startup

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The city of Glendale, Calif. Both programmers, the two reconnected after doing stints as custom developers during and after college, and then when they were developing tools for their families’ businesses as residential contractors in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale. seems like an unlikely place to grow one of the next billion-dollar startups in the booming Los Angeles tech ecosystem.

ServiceTitan Raises $62 Million in Series C Funding

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ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based software app for service professionals, announced $62 million in Series C funding. The funding round was led by Battery Ventures and will be used to expand the company from 400 to 500 employees by the end of the year, as well as for product enhancement and partnership expansion

Jam City, Disney In Mobile Gaming Partnership

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As part of the deal, Disney's Glendale Games Studio will become part of Jam City. Financial details of the partnership and acquisition of Disney's Glendale Games Studio were not announced. Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City --which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe--has inked a new mobile game development partnership with Disney , the two companies said this morning.

LegalZoom Finds Funding From TCV, Adds New Board Member

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Glendale-based LegalZoom , the online legal filing site which focuses on small businesses and families, has named David Yuan, a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to its board of directors. According to LegalZoom, the addition comes as part of an investment by TCV in LegalZoom. Details on TCV's investment were not announced.

ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO.

Everbridge Raises $90M In IPO, Sees Pop On Market Debut

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Everbridge , a developer of emergency notification tools which was founded and still has major operations in both Glendale and Pasadena, has had an IPO, raising $90M for the company and marking another major, SoCal linked technology startup exit in what has been a busy year for deals. Second Alpha Partners Fund, Eastward Capital Partners, PMC Financial Services, and others, and got started in Glendale as the National Notification Network (3N).

ClimateMinder Acquired By Rainbird

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Glendale-based ClimateMinder , one of the companies out of the VoiVoda Ventures incubator in Glendale, has been acquired by Rainbird Corp. according to VoiVoda. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ClimateMinder developed wireless irrigation monitoring and control products, which were being applied to the agriculture industry. The company's clients had included Monsanto, Driscoll, and Bolthouse farms.

ServiceTitan Acquires JaRay Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , which develops software for the residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and home services business market, has acquired Kansas-based JaRay Software , the company announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. JaRay Software is a developer of service business management software, and was founded by Paul Farmer Sr.

Report: Waze Turns Echo Park Street Into A Nightmare

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Baxter is a (dubious) alternative to Glendale Boulevard, and one of the 10 steepest streets in the United States. Waze , the Google-owned navigation app, apparently has turned a street in Echo Park into a nightmare, according to the LA Times' Steve Lopez. Apparently, Waze's algorithms have been increasingly diverting drivers onto the extremely steep street--particularly in rainstorms--resulting in a litany of pileups and accidents.

Gamblit Gaming Gets $12M For Gambling Software

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Glendale-based Gamblit Gaming , a developer of software which makes it easier for videogame developers to adapt their software for real-money gaming, has raised $12M in funding. Gamblit Gaming is led by Eric Meyerhofer, who was previously CEO of FutureLogic, the Glendale-based company which provides hardware for the gaming industry.

Report: Disney Eyes Twitter Buy

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Glendale-based Walt Disney Co. is looking at a possible acquisition of Twitter , according to reports. Twitter had been rumored to be looking to sell itself to Salesforce.com on Friday. Walt Disney apparently is working with an un-named investment bank to evaluate the deal. TechCrunch says the deal is "much lower" than an earlier rumor of a $30 billion deal, which had been speculated in the Salesforce.com rumors on Friday. READ MORE>>. disney twitter merger acquisition rumor

VoiVoda Funds Mobile Optimization Firm Leanplum

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Glendale-based startup incubator, accelerator, and investment fund VoiVoda is one of the investors in mobile optimization firm Leanplum , Leanplum said today. VoiVoda Labs is a Glendale-based startup accelerator, incubator, and co-working space which also has operations in San Francisco. Leanplum announced it raised $825,000 in an angel funding round, which came from TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventures, and other angels.

Everbridge Sets IPO Range

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Everbridge , the developer of mass notification, incident management, and other related software tools, which has offices in Pasadena and Glendale, has set the estimated trading range for its IPO, saying it expects to sell 7,500,000 shares of its common stock at between $11.00 The company--which was started in Glendale, but now has its headquarters in Massachusetts--has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market as EVBG.

ShadeCraft Targets Robotics, Smart Home Market

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Glendale-based ShadeCraft , a new startup using robotics technology for house shading, said it is launching its product at CES. According to the company, it will be unveiling an Sunflower, an autonomous solar powered and robotic shading system at CES. The company claims the device uses artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and sensors. The company is led by Armen Gharabegian. READ MORE>>. shading shade home smart robotics shadecraft

MediaShift Buys Travora

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Glendale-based MediaShift , a newly formed online advertising company, said today that it has acquired travel advertising network Travora Media. Glendale-based MediaShift (currently operating as OTCBB traded JMG Exploration), is in the midst of a reverse merger with shell company JMG Exploration. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Report: DreamWorks Animation, Comcast In Acquisition Talks

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A report this morning from the WSJ says that Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and Comcast are in talks, where Comcast will pay more than $3 billion for DreamWorks. Comcast already owns Universal Pictures. The WSJ report cited "people familiar with the matter" in its report, which it says will put Comcast up against Walt Disney Co. in the family entertainment business. READ MORE>>. dreamworks comcast merger acquisition rumor entertainment hollywood animated animation

Freeconference.com Acquired By Canadian Firm

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Glendale-based Global Conference Partners , the operator of the free, conference calling service FreeConference.com --as well as related properties InstantConference.com , GlobalConference.com , and other brands--has been acquired by Canadian teleconferencing provider iotum. According to iotum, it will continue to operate the services from its Glendale, California location, with no loss of jobs as a result of the acquisitoin.

Nero Debuts New Photo Sharing App

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operations in Glendale, has rolled out a brand new product to help users share photos on their iPhone and iPad. Nero , the developer of consumer video, photo, and media software management products which bases its U.S. Nero said its new NeroKwik software for iPhone and iPad allows users to share their photos across the web, Facebook, Google+, iOS, and Android, via its mobile photo sharing service. The new mobile software is currently free. READ MORE>>.