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. The funding came from the Tech Coast Angels, Taner Halicioglu of Keshif Ventures, and others. Portfolium is based in EvoNexus, which said this newest funding brings the total raised by its startups to $573M.

AmplifyLA: Dramatic Drop In Seed Funding In LA In Q1

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reports that seed funding in Q1 of 2017 dropped precipitously, falling 42.2 According to AmplifyLA , the number of seed deals dropped to 27 in the quarter, down from 32 from Q4, and--making a grim quarter even worse--the average seed size declined to only $1.9M AmplifyLA said it will be reporting quarterly on seed deals, a change from the annual reporting it did in 2016. amplifyla seed funding venture capital investment angel accelerator incubator

GroGuru Gets $250K In Seed Funding

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GroGuru , a startup developing irrigation automation technology for the agriculture industry, has raise $250,000 in a seed funding from Western Growers and Radicle Growth. GroGuru is part of San Diego- and Irvine's EvoNexus startup incubator, and develops a precision soil and irrigation monitoring system. According to Western Growers and Radicle Growth, the new funding will help GroGuru advance its automation technology.

ventureLab Takes On Startup Incubation

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According to ventureLab, it will provide seed funding, along with product, marketing, and opertional support to its companies. The company did not say how much funding it intends to provide to startups. venturelab startup incubator studio incubation incubate seed funding mike prasad Los Angeles-based ventureLab Growth Partners said Tuesday afternoon that it has launched a new "startup studio" to invest in and build early stage startups.

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. Former YouTube exec unveils Next 10 Ventures, a $50M fund to back online creators.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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Among those funds is TYLT Lab (www.tyltlab.com), which recently announced a new, $20M early stage investment fund specifically focused on companies here. Our investments tend to be more seed to A round investments.

Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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A couple of weeks ago, a brand new, startup incubator launched in town--with a slightly different focus, on biomedical technology. The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles.

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. VoiVodaLabs says on the site that the cost of space at its incubator starts at $350 a month for a workstation, with private offices from $1000 a month. voivodalabs voivoda coworking incubator startup

How Frost Venture Partners Is Incubating The Big Data Future

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he's been spinning out of his incubator. What's the idea behind the incubator? Now, we're turning into a formal incubator. However, we're very different than most incubators, in that we only do big data. Second, we only incubate companies we ourselves start.

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

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In recent months, a dozen accelerators and incubators have emerged in the Southern California area, looking to help take the new generation of technology startups to funding and beyond. However, with the proliferation of incubators, the difficulty in figuring out. Funding: Yes.

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Qualcomm Labs Unveils First Incubator Companies

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Qualcomm Labs , the incubator subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies , has announced the first set of companies funded through its new QualcommLabs@EvoNexus program today, saying that it has funded three companies with a round of seed funding. Qualcomm Labs said that Arynga , FatSkunk , and Breadcrumbs all have joined the EvoNexus incubator, and with Arynga and FatSkunk receiving $250,000 each from Qualcomm, and Breadcrumbs receiving $50,000.

PureSpectrum Gets $1.6M

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in a funding round, according to the company. The funding came from multiple, un-named strategic partners. PureSpectrum is part of the Hub101 startup incubator space in Westlake Village, which is part of the Cal Lutheran University Center for Entrepreneurship. purespectrum online marketplace survey panel venture capital hub101 market seed funding

MANTA Instruments Finds Funding For Scientific Instruments

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La Jollla-based MANTA Instruments , a developer of technology for characterizing nanoparticles, has raised a round of seed funding, from Triton Technology Fund. Size of the funding was not announced. Triton announced the funding this morning, and said MANTA will use the funding to accelerate commercialization of its scientific instruments. The company is part of the EvoNexus startup incubator, and is led by Rick Cooper.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Names New Startup Class

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Each of the companies receives $120,000 in seed funding, plus access to mentors, including Cedars-Sinai physicians, researchers and executives. cedars sinai startup accelerator healthcare techstars incubatorThe Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars has announced the next class of startups to join the healthcare accelerator, saying this morning that it has added eight startups to what will be the second class for the program.

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MuckerLab Startup Accelerator Brings TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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It’s a three-month program providing its selected startups with $21,000 in seed funding, plus the typical incubator benefits like shared office space, legal assistance, infrastructure and hosting, and mentorship from a network of advisors. Our goal is to help enable this transformation by bringing the right funding and assistance at the very earliest stages of venture formation,” said Erik Rannala, Co-founder of MuckerLab. Can you feel it folks? Cause I can.

Pray.com Finds $14M For Social Networking For Religious Communities

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Westlake Village-based Pray.com , which develops social networking applications for religious communities, has raised $14M in a Series A funding, the company said this week. The funding was led by TPG Growth, and also included Science Inc. The startup, led by CEO Steve Gatena, has been based at California Lutheran University's Hub101 Incubator, and received a stealth seed funding round last year from Science and Greylock, which had not previously been announced.

Curious Minds Backs Ringadoc

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Los Angeles-based technology incubator Curious Minds is one of the firms backing Ringadoc , a new startup which offers up medical consultations via phone or computer. According to Ringadoc, it raised $750,000 in a seed funding round, led by FF Angel, and which also included Ryan Howard of Practice Fusion, and Los Angeles technology incubator Curious Minds. consultation medical ringadoc capital venture incubator technology curiousminds minds curious

Siemer Ventures Backs Japanese Mobile Video Firm

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According to Breaker, it has raised $2M in a seed funding round, to help bolster its efforts to produce and distribute mobile video entertainment in Japan. The funding was led by Dram Incubator, Inc.,

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Workast Finds $1.85M For Task Tracking Tools For Slack

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Santa Monica-based Workast , a developer of applications that run on the popular Slack chat platform, has raised $1.85M in a seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding was led by Greycroft Partners, and also included Spider Capital, Mucker Capital, and Dream Incubator. Workast is led by CEO Guillermo Gette. Workast's tools let teams track everything from large projects to daily tasks, down to personal to-do lists. READ MORE>>.

Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

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million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation. . ” Recent Funding Robotics Startups TC Elementary Robotics Los Angeles

WittleBee Raises $2.5M For Children's Clothing Subscriptions

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in a seed funding round. As part of the funding, Jim Andelman at Rincon joins the company's board. the business incubator/studio headed by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones. wittlebee sean pervical scienceinc science incubator ecommerce subscription venture capital fundingLos Angeles-based WittleBee , the children's clothing site headed by Sean Percival, announced Wednesday afternoon that it has raised $2.5M

Postie Raises $3.5M To Apply Machine Learning To Direct Mail

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in a seed funding. The funding was led by Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures. The startup was started by Dave Fink (CEO and co-founder of Postie) and Jonathan Neddenriep (CTO and co-founder), who both previously were at startup studio and incubator Science Inc., Los Angeles-based Postie , a new startup focused on using machine learning and "quant marketing" to direct mail, said on Tuesday that it has raised $3.5M

Vadio Gets Backing From Mucker Capital, Amplify, Others In $2M Funding

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Vadio , the developer of a platform which helps match music videos and ads with streaming music , said Thursday that it has raised $2M in a seed funding round, which included Mucker Capital, Amplify.LA, as well as other LA investors. vadio music video streaming technology advertising venture capital investment vevo amplify muckerlab incubator

Amplify LA's Paul Bricault On Startup Accelerator Lessons, Five Years Later

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Venice-based Amplify LA (www.amplify.la) is celebrating its fifth anniversary as a startup accelerator here in the Los Angeles area � one of the few in the area to have survived in more or less original form after the launch of a number of startup incubators and accelerators five years ago. Those are historically areas that were not known to be associated with Los Angeles, but they were able to garner more attention and funding, and become a bigger part of Amplify than we thought.

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Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

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Accelerators are organizations that selectively accept entrepreneurs into a program of intense coaching in a physical environment sponsored by the accelerator that also provides seed funds for the startup to begin its business.

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Orbitera Gets $2M For Cloud Billing, Sales

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West Hollywood-based Orbitera , a developer of a cloud-based software product to help companies the sales of cloud-based software and services, including managing leads, trial subscriptions, billing, and operations, has raised $2M in a seed funding round. The company disclosed the funding Thursday. The funding came from Resolute Ventures.

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Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. Thursday, June 30, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities.

Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources

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Today, start-ups have more choices for accessing business resources and seed funding than ever. To meet these needs are emergent alternative accelerators, incubators and preccelerator models. Thursday, June 23, 2016 -- Alternative Accelerators and Start-Up Resources. This is especially true for first-time and early-stage entrepreneurs not yet ready to pursue venture capital or who lack certain critical capabilities.

Science Backs FameBit For YouTube Influence Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based startup studio and incubator Science Inc. is backing YouTube influence marketplace FameBit , as part of a seed funding round. in funding from Science, as well as 500Startups and DeNA. Famebit--which is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada--said it raised a total of $1.5M The startup was founded by David Kierzkowski and Agnes Kozera. The company has been part of 500 Startups'' latest San Francisco acclerator class since earlier this year.

HelloTech Finds $2.5M For Tech Support

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in a seed funding round, to bring remote, technology support to consumers. The startup, led by Richard Wolpert, scored the funding from Upfront Ventures, Accel Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Amplify.LA, Ron Burkle, and others. The startup was incubated from within Amplify.LA. Los Angeles-based HelloTech said this week that it has raised $2.5M

Amplify Joins Accelerator Crowd

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Bricault is a Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners, and Wolpert was most recently at the Mailroom fund. in its own fund, and plans to invest $50,000 in seed funding to companies accepted to its program. entrepreneur startup incubator greycroft accelerator venture amplify

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Interview with Erik Rannala, MuckerLab

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Accelerator programs--like YCombinator in Silicon Valley, and TechStars in Colorado--have come to the forefront of the minds of entrepreneurs as a way to boost their ideas quickly into the market, find funding, and into existence.

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K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Accepted applicants will not only be eligible for a pre-seed fund up to $25K to begin developing a prototype, they will also be guided through the process of building a lean company during K5Launch. Exciting times in the Southern California tech community.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Accepted applicants will not only be eligible for a pre-seed fund up to $25K to begin developing a prototype, they will also be guided through the process of building a lean company during K5Launch. Exciting times in the Southern California tech community.

Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day

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With top-ranked accelerators Lauchpad LA closing its doors and Y Combinator rebranding itself as a seed fund, it seems fair to ask the question, “Are Accelerators Dead?”. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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