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

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.

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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>>.

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.

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

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Crash, Backed By Idealab, Debuts App For Finding Tourist Attractions

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Newly funded and launched startup Crash --backed by Idealab--said today that it has launched its iOS-based attraction discovery app and website. Idealab says it is incubating Crash. crash idealab tourist attraction mobile iphone tour find discovery software

Discovering Great, Local Attractions With Idealab-backed Crash

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We spoke with Erick Laubach , the founder of Crash--which is backed by famed startup incubator Idealab--to hear about how the company is hoping to tap the power of the crowd to help others find interesting, local attractions. How did you end up working with Idealab?

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.

Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators

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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.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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X1, which is backed by Idealab, has gone squarely into the enterprise, offering up its tools integrated with products such as Symantec Enterprise Vault and Microsoft SharePoint, and providing electronic discovery and other enterprise features within it software.

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.

The Complete Guide To Southern California Accelerators and Incubators, Part I

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Up next: Part II, The in-house incubators/studios, including Idealab, Science, Brighthouse, Nantworks, Originate Labs. incubator accelerator guide ampify launchpad upstart startengine idealab

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Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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Nikhil told us a bit about the startup,which was spawned out of Idealab, and recently raised a round of funding from CrestValue Capital, Cybernaut Westlake Partners, Leaguer Venture Investment Co., Gordon Cheng (Cameron Pace Group China), and Idealab. Nikhil Jain: My co-founder and I met at Idealab. Everything was developed in-house at Idealab. nikhil jain oben virtual reality avatar augmented smartphone animation interview entrepreneur startup idealab

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Idealab Backs Top10

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Pasadena-based Idealab , the startup incubator run by Bill Gross, has made another external investment in a company, funding London-based Top10. Top10 said today that it raised $3.5M, in a round led by Accel Partners, which also included Idealab, Founder Collective, Forward Venture Partners, and Shakil Khan. idealab listing findthebest ranker capital venture top10

Conversations with Richard Chino, pt. 1

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My best friend was at IdeaLab at that time, working on the GoTo.com project, and he approached me to join their team. Richard Chino is passionate about investing in the business environment.

UberMedia Launches Branded Channels

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Twitter client software firm out of Idealab, said this morning that it has launched a new set of branded channels from a set of content providers. UberMedia is headed by Idealab's Bill Gross. ubermedia twitter client twidroyd software idealab mashable usatoday publishingUberMedia said its family of Twitter client applications now feature "UberChannels" from USA TODAY, Mashable, Bleacher Report, and Duke Basketball.

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

Punchcard Raises $1M

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the newly launched startup developing mobile, loyalty programs for retailers, said this morning that it has raised $1M from Idealab. punchcard venture capital mobile loyalty retailer iphone android idealabPunchcard, which is headed by Andy Steuer, offers up iPhone and Android apps which reward users for visiting local businesses.

Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

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The startup--which is backed by Idealab--said the effort will help Pasadena area merchants increase revenues and help communicate and reward customers of their businesses. punchcard pasadena chamber commerce idealab loyalty mobile android

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. Is this part of Idealab's new ventures group, or how did you connect with them? Andy Steuer: It's actually out of Idealab proper. After I met the team here at Idealab, we hit it off.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery

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Sharpening its focus on the electronic discovery market, Pasadena-based X1 , the enterprise search tools provider backed by Idealab, has split out a new company called X1 Discovery , headed by John Patzakis, the former President of eDiscovery at X1. discovery electronic ediscovery software forensics legal search idealab guidance

UberMedia Powers Ashton Kutcher Twitter App

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab startup which develops Twitter applications, is powering a new app around celebrity Ashton Kutcher. gross bill idealab ubermedia application mobile twitter kutcher ashton aplus