Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

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Los Angeles-based Next 10 Ventures , a $50 million fund focused on the creator economy, is launching an incubator program to support YouTubers. “At YouTube, I saw over 5x growth in watch time, commercialization and really, globalization of the platform,” Grubbs told TechCrunch.

Cleantech Open Receives Grant From Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

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The Cleantech Open , the Los Angeles-based effort which is helping clean technology startups with acceleration, support resources, and more--run by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)--is one of a number of organizations which have received part of a $1 million grant total from the Wells Fargo Foundation. cleantech open clean green wells fargo wellsfargo accelerator incubator award grant nonprofit startup

StartEngine Launches Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which was launched back in 2013 as a startup incubator, has pivoted its model, and has become an online equity crowdfunding platform called StartEngine Crowdfunding. startengine crowdfunding incubator accelerator howard marks investment investor fintechrowd

InvestCloud Launching Fintech Incubator In London

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Los Angeles-based cloud-based financial tools developer InvestCloud says it is launching a new, fintech startup incubator in London, at its European headquarters. According to InvestCloud, it will open up a new "Innovation Center" which will offer both startups and established financial firms to deliver wealth management software supported by its platform. investcloud fintech incubator london international startup business

Masimo Backs Medical Device Incubator

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Irvine-based patient monitoring products developer Masimo is backing an effort at medical device incubator Edison National Medical , to drive developer interest in its platform, Masimo Root, the company announced today. Masimo said it has tied with Edison Nation Medical--a medical device incubator based in Charlotte, North Carolina--to find new medical technologies to expand its patient monitoring and connectivity platform.

Incubating LA's Startup Future At the USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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A few weeks ago, the University of Southern California announced a new startup incubator, the Viterbi Startup Garage ([link] backed by such notable investors as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the United Talent Agency. What''s the mission behind the new startup incubator?

Swell Launches Social Impact Investing Platform

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Newport Beach-based Swell , a new fintech startup, said on Tuesday that it has launched a new online platform which lets consumers invest in specific portfolios focused on social impact. Swell said it was incubated by Pacific Life, with creative help from IDEO, and software development from Carbon Five.

O Labs Launched To Incubate, Accelerate Enterprise Software In LA

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O Labs said its first portfolio company is Versus, which is developing a platform for legal, real-money video game tournaments. olabs manatt accelerator incubator originate hale boggs keyvan peymani jeff scheinrock enterprise software startup O-Labs , new Los Angeles-based accelerator/incuabtor has launched today, create as joint venture of Originate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and ICM Partners.

Predixion Software Updates Platform

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software headed by Simon Arkell, said Wednesday that it has updated its platform. The firm is one of the companies to come out of Frost Venture Partners, the big data startup incubator headed by Stuart Frost.

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Well, perhaps it’s time to consider an incubator/accelerator program: Programs like Silicon Valleys’ Y Combinator which essentially put entrepreneurs through a 3+ month startup boot camp.

Approved Opens for Business with $1M and Digital Mortgage Platform

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Following a six-month trial of its digital mortgage platform, San Diego-based Approved has officially launched its Web-based software for home loan applications. Our goal is to create a platform [for both lenders and borrowers] that is just as frictionless as possible,” Taylor said at the downtown EvoNexus incubator, where he has been working with co-founder Navtej Sadhal.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Thinking about applying to or ever wondered what its like taking part of an accelerator or incubation program? Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences.

Accelerators & Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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Thinking about applying to or ever wondered what its like taking part of an accelerator or incubation program? Earbits is a marketing platform for music related products built around interactive radio experiences.

Disney Startup Accelerator Names Second Class

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video engagement platform); HYP3R (real time location information); Imperson (AI for allowing fans to chat with movie and TV characters); MakieLab (3d printed characters); Open Bionics (3d, robotic printed hands for amputees); Pundit (platform for talk radio hosts); and StatMuse (AI applied to sports stats). disney startup accelerator class hyp3r openbionics makielab incubator incubation content

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Traveling Geeks meet French Incubators at Paris Development Agency

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Today the Traveling Geeks saw presentations from 11 interesting startups at French incubator, the Paris Development Agency. Teacheo - an online tutoring platform with a live virtual classroom. DAY TWO.

Shopify Sets Up Space For Entrepreneurs In LA

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According to Shopify, it has set up a location at the ROW DTLA in downtown Los Angeles, where it will provide in-person help, support, and training for merchants on its software platform. shopify marketplace bricks mortar incubator ecommerce software

FatCloud Accelerates.NET Application Development, Backed by Elevator Labs

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FatCloud , a new startup developing a.NET-focused, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) development platform, said today that it has launched it services, helping developers to deliver their.NET applications. The new company is headed by Ian Miller, and is backed by startup incubator Elevator Labs. Miller has previously served at such companies as IBM, Platform Computing, Cray Inc., fatcloud elevator labs paas software platform dotnet microsoft

Ligand Inks Licensing Deal With Venture Capital Investor

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San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals said on Friday that it has entered into a deal with venture capital investor venBio Partners , which will allow venBio's portfolio companies to enter into a pre-agreed worldwide OmniAb platform license agreement. The two said the deal will result in venBio incubating a series of new companies based on OmniAb's technology. ligand venbio omniab milestone antibody incubate lifescience human

Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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They had been huge fans of the platform, and I think they had a super, genuine connection with Youtube, thus with Google. There have been quite a few people in the market who started with similar ideas of incubating companies, but haven't seen the success you are seeing now. myspace accelerator incubate incubator acquisition merger exit investment financial investor dollarshave shave dollar google famebit michael science jones mikeLos Angeles-based Science Inc.

New Competition Looks For Startups Combating Climate Change

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A new, startup competition, called the California Climate Cup --run by te Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF)--says it is looking to identify the most promising startups, globally, who are working on innovations for megacities for zero emission transportation and clean energy. climate change startup competition laci angeles cleantech incubator green

Portfolium Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

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San Diego-based Portfolium , a startup developing an online platform to share a students'' academic portfolio, has raised $900,000 in a seed funding, according to startup incubator EvoNexus. portfolium seed funding academic venture capital evonexus accelerator incubator school education portfolio

Float Selected For E-commerce Accelerator, Commerce.Innovated

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SVB and MasterCard said that they also added New York-based customer data API company Alloy, and Nevada-based mobile authentication platform provider LaunchKey, as well as un-named mobile company, as part of the four month program.

SAM Precellerator Set Demo Day For Sixth Class

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Aimate Objects develops augmented and virtual reality platforms; RentSpree provides apartment search services; Tapp That App is a social discovery platform; and Swoppit is a fashion marketplace for Generation Z women. incubator accelerator startup rentspree tappthatapp swoppit alderton stubbs precellerator

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Data Elite | First Venture Lab for Big Data Launched by Andreessen Horowitz, Formation8, Ron Conway & Others

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Data Elite launches at a time when most needed as most big data companies lack the much required funding and incubation. Limited big data funding & incubation.

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Interview with Mike Jones, Science Inc.

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Science is looking to incubate its own set of companies, make investments, and otherwise work to create the next successful startups. It's different from making an investment, and it's also different from an incubator, in that it's a long term relationship.

SharesPost Hooks Up With NASDAQ On Private Shares Market

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SharesPost , the private company marketplace headed by Greg Brogger, which had been incubated and started in Santa Monica via Brighthouse, the startup incubator run by Brogger and Scott Painter, is in a joint venture with NASDA OMX , the two said this morning.

What Mattered in 2012: Aber Whitcomb, io/LA

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Aber Whitcomb is a partner at startup co-working and incubation community io/LA , CTO of SGN , and former co-founder and CTO of MySpace. At io/LA we launched a new 8000 sq/ft co-work and incubator space in Hollywood. Don't bet on any one platform.

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upStart.LA Merges With Cross Campus

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Los Angeles business accelerator program upStart.LA , one of numerous startup acceleration and incubation efforts to start in the last year in Southern California, is merging with a startup in Santa Monica, Cross Campus. cross campus upstart accelerator incubator merger acquisition

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

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Scientist.com, IndieBio Accelerator In Partnership

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According to the two companies, they have partnered to give IndieBio's members access to over 2,000 commercial research suppliers through Scientist.com's platform. scientistcom indiebio accelerator partnership biotech lifescience incubator biopharma pharmaceuticalsSan Diego-based Scientist.com , the venture-backed, online marketplace for outsourced research, and biotech accelerator IndieBio announced this morning that the two are in a new partnership.

LA VR Startup Rodin Heads To Techstars Boulder

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Rodin says is it building an engine that enables developers to create VR apps using just Javascript and deploy those apps to all major VR platforms in a single click. rodin virtual reality startup techstars accelerator incubator software javascript development

StartEngine Launches New Class of 14 Startups

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Los Angeles startup accelerator StartEngine has launched its third class, a new batch of fourteen startups which have set up shop in the incubator's Westwood Village space under the watchful eyes of Activision co-founder Howard Marks and investor Paul Kessler. startengine launch startups software accelerator incubator

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Bedloo: Find The Answers In Life | Founder Interview, Startup Life & LA Tech

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Bedloo is a social media voting platform for those who want to find the right answer in life. We are power users and we are constantly trying to redefine platforms we are frustrated with. That is how Todd and I met, from all the talk of using platforms that frustrates us.

Noramay Cadena, Make In LA: Accelerating Hardware Startups

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What's the difference between an incubator, Maker space, and other accelerators and what you do? Noramay Cadena: People often compare us to incubators, but the biggest difference is that in an incubator, you are incubating technology.

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LA Dodgers Accelerator Names New Class

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According to the accelerator, it has added Greenfly (content creation and distribution); Keemotion (sports video streaming for broadcasters, professional leagues, and universities); ShotTracker (basketball stats); Renegade (sports detergents); and WSC Technologies (personalized sports video platform) to the program. dodgers accelerator sports startup incubator sport venue team

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