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Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market.

Idealab's GoPollGo Acquired By Yahoo

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Pasadena-based Idealab has sold another one of its companies to Yahoo today: GoPollGo , a Twitter polling service which let Twitter users collect feedback from their friends and followers. GoPollGo had been backed by Ram Srinivasan, Phil Schaechter, CrunchFund, Chris Eppstein and Idealab.

Idealab Ramps Job Hiring

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In an unusual move for an otherwise dismal job market, Pasadena-based Idealab is joining the ranks of local companies doing aggressive recruiting of technology talent, saying today that it is running a technology job fair next week for its companies. According to Idealab, it will pitch its various businesses to potential employees at an event on Wednesday, October 12th, in hopes of hiring staff for its startups. idealab employment angeles pasadena technology talent jobs unemployed

Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Harris joins the company from j2 Global, where he had been Vice President, Products.

Idealab Funds Mingly

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Pasadena-based Idealab has led a round into LA-spawned Mingly , a developer of software which connects Gmail with a user's social networks. Mingly said it raised $500,000 in a seed round of financing from Idealab, Allen Morgan, Alex Karelin, and other angels Wednesday. mingly idealab venture capital software gmail contactsThe firm--originally based in LA, but now in San Francisco--is headed by Tyler Koblasa, who was involved with Startup Weekend L.A.

Idealab Boosts Team

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Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup business incubator founded by Bill Gross, announced this morning that it has added Andy Steuer to its team. idealab executive andy steuer merchenginesThe firm said Steuer will work on new company creation, particularly in the new mobile applications area.

Idealab Job Fair

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 -- Idealab Job Fair. Come explore a variety of tech opportunities and network with some of LA's top startups at the offices of Idealab, the Pasadena-based technology incubator. See [link] (more

Foodme Gets Funding From Idealab

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Pasadena-based Foodme , a new startup looking to connect restaurants with diners, has scored new funding from Idealab's New Venture Group. Delacruz said that the firm is one of the first investments from a new effort at Idealab to invest in outside ideas. retail eating dining discount restaurant food capital venture idealab foodmeSize of the funding round was not disclosed.

Idealab Startup Aims At $149 3D Printer, Gets Funding

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A new, Pasadena-based startup out of Idealab , the startup incubator headed by Bill Gross, is hoping to bring 3D printing to the masses for $149. To kick off the effort, New Matter has launched a new indieGogo pre-order campaign for the product, which New Matter said was co-designed with frogVentures, and is venture backed by First Round Capital and Alsop Louie, as well as Idealab, frogVentures, Biotechonomy and angel investor Scott Banister.

Idealab Launches Feedback.com

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Pasadena-based Idealab 's newest company, Feedback.com , said today that it has launched an effort to help the gulf cleanup effort. Tags: feedback idealab brand business management service ecommerce Feedback.com said it has launched an online platform to allow businesses to gain feedback from their customers, and help protect their reputation on the Internet.

Idealab Adds Lin As EIR

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Pasadena-based Idealab is adding Harry Lin , the past CEO and President of Taaz, as an Executive In Residence. executive entrepreneur idealabLin said the move came to allow him to be closer to his family, due to the long commute from LA to San Diego. Lin has also been CEO of Lottay, in addition to serving at Zig.com, Evite.com/IAC, and as a VP at ABC.com/Disney. READ MORE>>.

TweetUp Launches Out Of Idealab, Gets Funding

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Pasadena-based Idealab has launched a new company, TweetUp , which focused on showcasing Twitter users and helping them to grow an online following. Tags: tweetup venture capital idealab twitter marketplace bill gross

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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We spoke with CEO Steve Schell on how Idealab believes its past experience with starting up a 3D printing company--and some new ideas on how to create a marketplace of 3D designs--are the key to making the leap from hobbyist to the mass market. Steve Schell: The company is just over a year old, and was founded at Idealab, by Bill Gross, last January. You''re in an interesting position, in that Idealab had a 3D printing company--a long, long time ago.

Insights and Opinions: Idealab and the Bill Gross Legacy

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In all of the recent rush to create internet accelerators in the region, William talks about, Bill Gross, the person behind the "original" tech incubator, Idealab. Read William's entire post on Idealab, the Roots of the SoCal Tech Community, and the Bill Gross Legacy.

Report: Idealab's Energy Innovations Up For Sale

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Pasadena-based Energy Innovations , the Idealab startup working on concentrating photovoltaic solar systems, is looking for a buyer, according to a report Friday. Energy Innovations is backed by both Idealab and Mohr Davidow Ventures. energy innovation idealab innovations solar photovoltaic cleantech green panel merger acquisition

StyleSpot, Backed by Idealab, Merges With Kaboodle

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StyleSpot was venture backed by Idealab, and had been founded in 2009. hearst fashion ecommerce idealab shopping social acquisition merger kaboodle stylespotLos Angeles-based StyleSpot , an online fashion and social shopping site founded by Rafi Gordon and Alex Amin, has been acquired by Kaboodle , the online social shopping site owned by Hearst Corp. Kaboodle announced the acquisition late Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Idealab Backs Clean Power Technology Firm

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Pasadena-based Idealab announced today that it has invested in a developer of clean energy generation technology. coolenergy funding venture capital stirling engine cleantech clean energy idealabThe firm has invested in Cool Energy , a Boulder, Colorado based developer of Stirling engine technology, used to convert heat energy into power. Financial details of the funding were not announced.

OpenX Names Idealab's McPherson As Chief Legal Officer

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider OpenX announced this morning that it has appointed Douglas McPherson, the former General Counsel of Idealab, as its new Chief Legal Officer. McPherson had been General Counsel and VP of Corporate Development at Idealab for more than ten years; he also has served at Chief Legal Officer at Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch and CitySearch, and also had served at Heller Ehrman LLP, among other positions.

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. >. The new incubator is headed by Mark Breitenberg and Erik Hovanec.

GoPollGo, With Idealab Backing, Launches Twitter Polling Service

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Pasadena-based Idealab has made another investment in a Twitter-related service, in GoPollGo , which said today that it has launched an online polling service based on Twitter. The firm said it recently closed a seed funding from Idealab. gopollgo venture capital idealab twitter polling micro message survey startup

Energy Cache Eyes Smart Grid, With Backing Of Idealab

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Los Angeles-based Energy Cache , a new startup backed by Idealab, is eyeing the energy storage and smart grid market with its technology. capital venture utility power grid smart green cleantech clean idealab cache energyThe firm, which is headed by Aaron Fyke, recently scored one of the top prizes at the recent Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch in Los Angeles. The firm beat out around 170 other entrants to gain the title of "Best Investment Opportunity".

Idealab Sells Off Domain For $1M

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A UK-based firm running an online price comparison shopping site said today that it has acquired the domain name Top10.com from Pasadena-based Idealab , in a deal worth over $1M. Top 10 said Idealab has received a 7 percent share in the company as part of the deal, and that Idealab's Bill Gross has joined the firm's advisory board. Tags: idealab domain name top10 merger acquisition domainer

Need A Job? Come To Idealab Job Fair!

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That’s right folks Idealab is hosting a job fair at their offices for 10 of their startups companies. For those that may be unfamiliar with Idealab, it was founded in 1996 by entrepreneur Bill Gross, Idealab provides a broad range of operational support to its companies, allowing the company management teams to focus on getting to market quickly and cost effectively and to take advantage of the serial start-up experience of the Idealab team. Where: Idealab.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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We have been holding off on this announcement for quite a bit and now we can officially announce Bill Gross of Idealab as our SuperDemo presenter. Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Idealab's EI Solutions Gets Solar Win In Santa Barbara

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EI Solutions, the solar integration startup backed by Pasadena-based Idealab, has scored a win in the City of Santa Barbara. EI Solutions is based in the Bay Area with sales offices in Pasadena, and is one of a number of energy related companies out of Idealab. Idealab's portfolio firms include Energy Innovations, focused on solar concentrators; eSolar, focused on utlity-scale solar thermal power; and Aptera Motors, a hybrid car startup.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab. Alex is a member of the New Venture Group at Idealab, headed by Allen Morgan. Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Alex Maleki , Member of New Venture Group at Idealab. Alex is a member of the New Venture Group at Idealab, headed by Allen Morgan. Alex previously helped lead the Proto Group at Idealab, working to determine the feasibility of new business ideas.

ObEN Raises $7.7M For Realistic, AI-Driven, Virtual Reality Avatars

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Pasadena-based ObEN , an Idealab-backed startup which is developing artificial intelligence technology for creating highly realistic, virtual reality avatars, has raised $7.7M Gordon Cheng (Cameron Pace Group China), and Idealab. capital venture idealab intelligence artificial avatar reality virtual oben

Howard Morgan Steps Down At First Round Capital, Back To Angel Investing

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Howard Morgan , the venture capitalist who helped found Idealab back in 1996, and has since been Founding Partner at seed stage investment fund First Round Capital , is returning to angel investing and will not participate in First Round Capital's new fund. Morgan has been a regular in Southern California's high tech startup market--spending a significant amount of time at local startup pitch events and venture conferences--and was one of Idealab's very first investors in 1996.

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New Matter Launches 3D Printer To Market

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New Matter is part of Idealab, and is led by Steve Schell. hardware printing idealab newmatter printer modtPasadena-based 3D printer manufacturer New Matter has released its 3D printer, the MOD-t 3D Printer, into general availability, the company said Monday.

Silicon Beach Report Feb. 19: Elon Musk Gets Preliminary Permit for Hyperloop Tunnel in DC

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Elon Musk gets preliminary permit for tunnel in DC; Air Force and Aerojet Rocketdyne renegotiating AR1 development agreement; and IdeaLab’s 3-D printer company New Matter shutting down

New Matter Starts Shipping Low Cost, Consumer 3D Printer

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Pasadena-based New Matter , the Idealab-backed startup developing affordable, consumer 3D printers, has begun shipping production units of its devices, the company said this morning. New Matter is led by Steve Schell, and venture backed by Alsop Louie Partners, Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures. matter newmatter printing printer idealab startup indiegogo crowdsourcing crowd maker shipping

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New Matter Gets $6.5M For 3D Printing

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The funding was led by Alsop Louie Partners, and also included Arden Road Investments, Biotechonomy, Dolby Family Ventures, First Round Capital, Idealab and frogVentures. matter newmatter printing printer idealab startup indiegogo crowdsourcing crowd maker venture capital Pasadena-based New Matter , which is developing consumer focused, 3D printers, said today that it has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding round.