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. How far from shipping product are you? Steve Schell: The company is just over a year old, and was founded at Idealab, by Bill Gross, last January. What''s different about your product from 3D printers out there now?

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.

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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.

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.

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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. The incubator said it is focused on the "power of great design to create market disruption"--citing such products as Apple''s smart phone and Pinterest as examples.

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IdeaLab. He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards. He thought, “This way any product you launch you can talk instantly with and get feedback from customers.&#

Friday Infographic: LA Accelerators and Incubators

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The infographic was created by local high tech video production creative and strategy, and content syndication company 4WT Media , along with partner Fresh Development. angeles incubator accelerator startup infographic begreat startengine laci science 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 joins the company from j2 Global, where he had been Vice President, Products. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. Guidance Software said Harris will lead all global marketing and product marketing for the company. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing

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. Where is the product now? Nikhil Jain: We plan on doing our product launch in Q2 of 2017. Everything was developed in-house at Idealab.

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. His new team includes Skip Lindsey, also a former VP at Guidance; Brent Botta, who headed up product management at Guidance; and Cathryn Goodman, who headed up marketing at Guidance.

Interview with Andy Steuer, Punchcard

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The firm is backed by Idealab, and is headed by Internet veteran Andy Steuer. While I was there, I was product manager leading efforts to include third party content into the platform. I headed up product development to build out their portal services.

X1 Discovery Deploys In Amazon Cloud

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the enterprise, e-discovery spinout of X1, announced this morning that its X1 Rapid Discovery product is now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Provider program. Both firms are backed by Idealab. x1discovery discovery idealab cloud saas software electronic ediscovery legal amazon iaas

Evolution Robotics Acquired By iRobot

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Pasadena-based Evolution Robotics , the Idealab robotics technology firm headed by Paolo Pirjanian, has been acquired by iRobot. Evolution Robotics said the purchase will be in cash, and will provide it with intellectual property, engineering talent and new products. Evolution Robotics was backed by Idealab, and also had raised funding from CMEA Ventures, The Quercus Trust of California, and Vodafone. evolution robotics irobot merger acquisition idealab robot floor cleaning

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. As part of that service launch, the firm will donate 10 cents to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's new Oil Spill Fund every time a user provides feedback on any business, person, event, product or topic on the site until July 23rd, up to a maximum donation of $50,000. Tags: feedback idealab brand business management service ecommerce

Punchcard | Rewarding Loyal and Providing Incentives

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You’ve taken care of the 1) product, 2) marketing, 3) overall experience (to garner positive reviews), but then what? We were recently introduced to Punchcard , a great new startup company that’s supported by prominent incubator (also based out of Pasadena), Idealab.

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the Idealab-backed electronic discovery firm split out from X1, said today that it has shipped its first product, X1 Social Discovery. The firm said its new product is specifically designed to address social media content, and collects Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin information for use as social media evidence for investigators. data collect facebook twitter enterprise software idealab media social discovery

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X1 Technologies Names Exec

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies , the Idealab startup developing desktop search software, announced this morning that it has named John Patzakis as President of eDiscovery. technologies executive idealab desktop search software ediscovery

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Everything happens in the browser (no software to download) and the finished product looks amazing on large screens! Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet. Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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It gives music companies a direct pipeline to market their products and services to music fans. If you believe that you have a great idea that has a potential to sell and you need help in product development, we are here for your help. Its Time! Its Time!

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Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. New models for improving the search experience are at the core of several companies currently growing inside of Idealab. Moving beyond the Internet, we have spawned companies with breakthrough technologies in robotics, renewable energy and automotive design and production among others. TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter.

X1 Discovery Hits The Cloud

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Pasadena-based X1 Discovery , the electronic discovery offshoot of X1 and Idealab, reported Tuesday that it has launched a fully cloud-deployable version of its software. The firm said the new X1 Rapid Discovery search product can be deployed anywhere in the cloud "within minutes", including deploying through Amazon Web Services. X1 Discovery said the new product, X1RD, is a "sister product" to the firm's more traditional, software installed X1 Social Discovery application.

Spotlight: LA Tech Winter | Recap, Videos, and Thank You!

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Great for looking up Facebook and traffic statistics, Leftronic’s product offering definitely has the Startup client in mind. To close off the evening we had an especially inspirational super demo from Idealab’s Bill Gross.

X1 Discovery Takes On Social Media Discovery, Analysis

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The firm said it is targeting law enforcement, law firms, consultants, corporations and government entities with its product. discovery x1discovery idealab electronic discover legal ediscovery linkedin twitter facebook social mediaPasadena-based X1 Discovery , the provider of electronic discovery software which was originally part of X1/Idealab, said today that it has launched a new version of its software aimed at capturing and analyzing social media content.

Spotlight: LA Tech SuperDemo Announced! | Mike Jones Former Myspace CEO

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We want to provide our audience with not only amazing presenting startups/newly released products (submissions still open Apply Here ) but also outstanding people that can help you grow as an entrepreneur and lead a successful business. This included stabilizing a historically negative traffic and user trend, reducing the operational cost of the business by nearly 90 percent and pivoting the product from its legacy as a social network to a social entertainment destination.

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X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies , the developer of email and desktop search software, said Thursday that it has rolled out a new, mobile version of its product. X1 is one of firms that is part of Idealab.

Aptera Pushes Back Electric Car Production

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Carlsbad-based Aptera, the electric car startup backed by Google and Idealab, is delaying delivery of the firm's vehicles to customers, according to a letter to customers. Tags: google green cleantech auto electric aptera automotive idealab

Punchcard Links With Local Marketing Group

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to sell, manage, and promote Punchcard's products. The firm is backed by Idealab. Pasadena-based Punchcard , the developer of mobile loyalty applications which is headed by Andy Steuer, said today that it has signed an agreement with KDA Group , a local marketing agency. Punchcard said the agreement authorizes the agency--one of the largest in the U.S.--to Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. KDA helps its clients drive local leads for their brands.

Startup Weekend LA | Recap February 2012

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While everyone developed their products throughout the day, SWLA teams briefly said hi to Marc Nager (StartupWeekend CEO) during a quick Skype call who was down in New Zealand facilitating Startup Weekend. Wow — what a weekend.

REACH NeXT Is Live! Startup Submissions & Tickets Now Open!

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You haven’t received oodles of press coverage for your idea/product. You want to get your idea/product in front of SoCal’s top VC firms, such as Techstars, Wavemaker Partners, Idealab, Amplify, Tech Stars, and Karlin Ventures.

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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Partners provided products and services including: Uber, Here on Biz, ParkMe, Simply Petals, Triptrotting, Bloodhound, Planana, Pop-Up Pantry, EventSorbet, ROC, Startup Car, Pulsoviral, TrueCar, PopChips, ONE Coconut water, Gamer Food, Zevia.

FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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The new product is specifically aimed at providers of subscription services. Engel has some prior success in the Internet area, having been VP of Marketing at Picasa when it was acquired by Google, as well as being involved in GoToMyPC and Idealab. Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy.