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.

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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>>.

LegalZoom Shifts To Glendale

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Los Angeles-based LegalZoom is shifting its operations from Hollywood to Glendale, the firm said this week, and has signed a 10-year lease for a new headquarters space in the Glendale City Center. Tags: realestate relocation dispute angeles glendale legalzoom The move appears to be fallout from moves last year by the City of Los Angeles to tax the firm in a higher tax bracket.

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.

ProducePay Raises $205 Million Debt Financing

L.A. Business Journal

Glendale-based ProducePay Inc. raised a $205 million debt financing round Dec.

ServiceTitan Acquires WaterSoftWare

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Glendale-based software firm ServiceTitan acquired water treatment software developer WaterSoftWare for an undisclosed sum

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 Raises $80 Million Series B.

L.A. Business Journal

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

ServiceTitan Secures $165M From Venture Capital Group to Expand

L.A. Business Journal

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

Loop Media Partners With Drone TV

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Glendale-based Loop Media , which develops short-form video for online and app streaming, says it has partnered with Drone TV, a streaming channel for aerial videos from around the globe. Financial terms of the partnership were not announced. Loop Media said it will provide access to Drone TV's high quality drone-recorded videos, both for its business and consumer platform. Loop Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of Interlink Plus, Inc. READ MORE>>.

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

ServiceTitan Donates 100,000 Masks To Hospitals, Contractors

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The company said 30,000 of the N95 masks are going to hospitals in the Los Angeles area, includin Glendale Memorial, Glendale Adventist, Mission Community Hospital and Centinela Hospital Medical Center, and the other 70,000 are going to plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and residential and commercial service professionals--the company's core customer base.

LegalZoom Valued at $2 Billion Following Investment

L.A. Business Journal

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

ServiceTitan Raises $62 Million in Series C Funding

L.A. Business Journal

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

ServiceTitan Buys CUC Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan has acquired CUC Software , a developer of business software products aimed at the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry, the company said this week. Financial details of the buy were not announced. CUC Software was based in Billings, Montana, and was founded in 1981. According to ServiceTitan, CUC Software's customers were largely based in Canada.

LegalZoom Expands Board

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Glendale-based LegalZoom , the provider of legal documents and products, has named a new member of its board of directors. According to LegalZoom, it has named Christine Wang to its board of directors. Wang is at private equity investor Francisco Partners. Wang previously was also at Advent International, and also served at J.P. Morgan. Francisco Partners is a significant shareholder in LegalZoom, and was part of a group that acquired a large secondary stake in LegalZoom back in 2018.

Disney Opens Up Apps For 2020 Disney Accelerator

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This year's program will be run out of Disney's campus in Glendale. The Walt Disney Company has opened up applications for its startup accelerator, the 2020 Disney Accelerator , saying that applications are due by April 3rd to apply for its three month mentorship program. According to Disney, it will select ten "growth-stage" startups to participate in its program, connecting them with Disney's leadership team and other mentorship.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Reveleer Finds New Funding

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Glendale-based Reveleer , a developer of cloud-based software used for managing medical data, has raised a Series C found of financing, the company said this week. The company said the funding was led by Boston Millenia Partners, and also included existing investor Upfront Ventures. Reveleer provides its software to healthcare payers, such as health plans and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), helping them to manage their risk quality and quality improvement programs.

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.

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.

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: 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>>.

Everbridge Wins Florida County

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Glendale-based Everbridge , the provider of emergency notification and communications services, reported a win with Nassau County, Florida yesterday. Everbridge said that Nassau County, which has more than 75,000 residents, is using the company''s services for automatic weather alerts and emergency notifications. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>. everbridge florida weather alert customer communications cloud