LegalZoom Finds Funding From TCV, Adds New Board Member

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Glendale-based LegalZoom , the online legal filing site which focuses on small businesses and families, has named David Yuan, a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to its board of directors. According to LegalZoom, the addition comes as part of an investment by TCV in LegalZoom. LegalZoom said that TCV has "deep experience" investing in and advising companies serving small and midsized businesses (SMB), such as GoDaddy, LinkedIn and Xero.

LegalZoom Racks Up 200,000 Legal Consultations

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Glendale-based online legal documents and help site LegalZoom has racked up 200,000 legal consultations, as part of its expansion into connecting consumers with attorneys, the company announced this morning. LegalZoom offers up referrals to attorneys through its LegalZoom Business and Personal Legal Plans product. legalzoom legal consultation referral lawyer attorney court

Report: LegalZoom Nears IPO

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Glendale-based LegalZoom , the online legal documents site which was co-founded by Brian Lee and lawyer Robert Shapiro, is reportedly about to file for its IPO, according to a report today. According to industry sources, LegalZoom has been prepping its IPO since at least 2010; local industry insiders have predicting an IPO filing for the company since mid 2010. Brian Lee now heads up fashion site ShoeDazzle. legalzoom merger acquisition

LegalZoom Launches New Attorney Service

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Glendale-based LegalZoom.com , the online provider of legal documents, has launched a new service this morning, saying it will start providing one-on-one consultations with licensed attorneys through its site. LegalZoom said the new service comes "without shocking bills or expensive hourly fees." LegalZoom is venture backed by such companies as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and IVP. legalzoom legal attorney advice document consulting

Hollar Picks Up $17.5M For Bargain Gifts Site

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and tech veteran Brian Lee (LegalZoom, Honest Co., Santa Monica-based Hollar , a startup which offers up a wide range of low cost, bargain priced gifts, has raised $17.5M in a funding round, according to a regulatory filing. The funding came from Index Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others. Hollar's executives were previously at Honest Co., including David Yeom (CEO, formerly in Business Development at Honest Co.) ShoeDazzle), who serves as Executive Chairman of the company.

Andreessen Horowitz: ShoeDazzle Reinvents 1920's Startup

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Last week's $40M funding by Andreessen Horowitz of Los Angeles-based ShoeDazzle , the monthly fashion, shoe and pursue startup headed by LegalZoom founder Brian Lee, was driven by parallels to a 1920's startup--the Book of the Month Club. O'Farrell said that ShoeDazzle already has 3 million members of the site, which, for $39.95 andreessen horowitz venture capital shoedazzle ecommerce shopping fashions style legalzoom

Facebook IPO Hits Markets Today: Will It Spur SoCal IPO Activity?

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As Mountain View-based social networking site Facebook hits the market today, in what is the largest tech initial public offering in history, one question is if it will spur what has, so far, been a lackluster IPO market for Southern California technology firms. About the only, Internet-based Southern California firm to be on tap for an IPO is LegalZoom , which filed for a very modest $120M IPO earlier this month.

Local Angels Fund Troopswap.com

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The site said it will donate 10% of TroopSwap.com's profits to the Wounded Warrior Project, and also employ military spouses and veterans for community outreach. legalzoom betterworks fastpoint investment angel capital venture military troopswapA set of three, well known Los Angeles investors with military connections are funding a new startup, Troopswap.com , focused on providing daily deals to the military community.

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The Honest Company Launches iOS App

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Santa Monica-based e-commerce site The Honest Company has launched an iOS application, which run on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Lee is a serial entrepreneur, having also founded such companies as LegalZoom and ShoeDazzle.

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General Admission Tickets ($50) include access to all the week’s events including a Job Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center, Site Tour of the newly completed CBRE offices at the Masonic Temple, Lunch at LegalZoom, Panel Discussion with Disney, Reception at the Museum of Neon Art, plus so much more (space is limited per event, RSVPs are required). Saturday, September 17, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

General Admission Tickets ($50) include access to all the week’s events including a Job Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center, Site Tour of the newly completed CBRE offices at the Masonic Temple, Lunch at LegalZoom, Panel Discussion with Disney, Reception at the Museum of Neon Art, plus so much more (space is limited per event, RSVPs are required). Friday, September 16, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

General Admission Tickets ($50) include access to all the week’s events including a Job Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center, Site Tour of the newly completed CBRE offices at the Masonic Temple, Lunch at LegalZoom, Panel Discussion with Disney, Reception at the Museum of Neon Art, plus so much more (space is limited per event, RSVPs are required). Thursday, September 15, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

Glendale Tech Week

SoCal Tech Calendar

General Admission Tickets ($50) include access to all the week’s events including a Job Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center, Site Tour of the newly completed CBRE offices at the Masonic Temple, Lunch at LegalZoom, Panel Discussion with Disney, Reception at the Museum of Neon Art, plus so much more (space is limited per event, RSVPs are required). Wednesday, September 14, 2016 -- Celebrate tech and innovation September 14 - 17, 2016 with talks, panels, networking events, and happy hours.

ShoeDazzle Names Chief Marketing Officer

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Los Angeles-based ShoeDazzle , the online personalized shopping site headed by Brian Lee, said today that it has named Hope W. The firm's business team includes Robert Shapiro and Brian Lee, who co-founded LegalZoom. Neiman as Chief Marketing Officer. Neiman was most recently at Beachbody, where she was Vice PResident of Online and eCommerce. Neiman has also served at P90X, Disney, and Right Start.

Report: ShoeDazzle's Brian Lee Back As CEO In Shuffle

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Los Angeles-based ShoeDazzle , the online fashion and e-commerce site, is back in the hands of Brian Lee, according to a report from AllThingsD. Brian Lee is also head of the Honest Company, the eco-friendly products firm he runs with Jessica Alba; he's also well known for co-founding LegalZoom. According to the rpeort, CEO Bill Strauss has voluntarily resigned form the firm. No details on why Strauss has departed.

Retention Science Snags $7M

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Angels Brian Lee (Honest Company, LegalZoom), Michael Dubin (Dollar Shave Club), Tamim Mourad (PriceGrabber.com) and Andy Dunn (Bonobos) also participated in the funding. Retention Science develops marketing software to help online retailers re-engage customers, applying big data and predictive algorithms to analyze the individual behavior of visitors to online retailers'' sites.

Teeology.com, Brian Lee's Latest Startup, Opens Signups

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Los Angeles-based Teeology , the latest startup backed by tech entrepreneur Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), has started signing up users today, telling people via email and Twitter that they can now sign up for the service. Lee is well known for his success in creating legal site LegalZoom with celebrity lawyer Robert Shapiro, and fashion site ShoeDazzle with Kim Kardashian.

Docstoc Hits 80,000 Paying Subscribers, 20M Members

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online small business documents sharing and download site headed by Jason Nazar, said Tuesday that it has now hit more than 80,000 paying subscribers to the service, and over 20 million members. Docstoc has been offering up the subscription, premium documents service since November of 2010, in addition to offering up those individual documents a la carte to users browsing its site.

The Honest Company Partners With Zulily

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The Honest Company , the online brand offering up natural products for babies and families founded by Jessica Alba, has teamed up with daily deals site Zulily , the two said Wednesday afternoon. Lee also headed up LegalZoom, and also runs ShoeDazzle.

Gumhouse, Linked with Science Inc., Raises $6M

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Gumhouse lists its Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Mike Jones (Science Inc.), sites, by Tweeting deals to WittleBee, Uncovet, Dollar Shave Club, and a number of other Science Inc. What's the latest startup to launch of out Santa Monica-based business "studio" Science Inc. , run by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones? That would be appear to be Gumhouse , which just raised $6M in a funding round, from such venture firms as Polaris Ventures, Science Inc. and others.

MyTime Snags Funding For Appointment Service

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The round was led by GRP Partners, and also included angels such as Dave McClure, Dave Tisch, Ben Smith (Merchant Circle), Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Jason Calacanis, Evan Rifkin, Jennifer Lum, and Jay Weintraub. MyTime's website -- which has been running only in Los Angeles, but is now in midst of expansion to other markets -- lets users book appointment times directly on the site, for a wide range of personal services.

PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

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PublishThis provides its software to such companies as Sporting News, LegalZoom, Ziff Davis Media, Remedy Health Media, Equilar, Social Wendy Group, Roll Global, Custom Content Council, Skift; the firm's tools are used to help power news aggregation sites, in addition to helping businesses populate content into their web, email, and mobile marketing channels.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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I am taking the lead from GRP and we also invested alongside a number of friends including Dave McClure, Dave Tisch, Ben Smith (Merchant Circle), Brian Lee (ShoeDazzle, LegalZoom), Jason Calacanis, Evan Rifkin, Jennifer Lum, Jay Weintraub and a whole host of other angels.

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Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Adam Goldenberg’s JustFab is one of the new heavy-hitting membership fashion sites. Brian Lee – LegalZoom, ShoeDazzle. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList. Events. Back Page. Books.

Consumers Protest LA's Attempt To Shutdown Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

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Consumers on the site have complained that Los Angeles should "stop obstructing positive progress", that just because a business model is changing "it doesn''t make it OK to use the legal system to shut them down" and that cab drivers in LA "are rude and almost always reluctant to accept credit cards".

Internet Brands Brisco: Deal Will Allow More Focus On Long Term Growth

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The firm was originally known as CarsDirect, the automotive buying site of Idealab, and was headed by Scott Painter--who is now head of both Zag Automotive and TrueCar. Firms rumored to be somewhere among along the IPO process include Los Angeles-based Hulu , solar energy firm eSolar (also backed by Idealab), Irvine-based Fisker Automotive , and Los Angeles-based LegalZoom.

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Plus, younger attorneys understand technology, and are used to sites like eBay, Etsy, and others like that. That''s why people turn to Legalzoom and Docstoc, and use those free documents because they just don''t want to deal with lawyers.

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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media

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We now have over 100 million users visiting our owned and operated sites, and we're also doing this for other people like USA Today. For Legalzoom, it's a very different model. We bought sites, built a studio system, and now we're figuring out what different formats to approach.

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Docstoc's Jason Nazar Talks About DocStore

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Recently, Santa Monica-based Docstoc (www.docstoc.com) launched a new marketplace on its site, for anyone interested in selling professional documents. What kind of documents do you envision people offering through the site?

Interview with Jeff Zwelling, Convertro

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Locally, those are companies like LegalZoom, GameFly, TrueCar, and ShoeDazzle. If you did nothing, you'd just site in the unhappy state -- you basically had to say you were unhappy to get taken care of.