Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

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Column Social TC Los Angeles Snapchat PayPal Mafia Evan SpiegelIf you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora.

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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Los Angeles, for one, is not only brimming with innovative ideas, it’s also home to a wide range of unique startups that are solving the problems of the world. This is evident from the fact that they are owned and run by EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists in the Greater Los Angeles area. Read more about the Los Angeles startup ecosystem here on Tech.Co .

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Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

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Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Column TC Transportation Los Angeles Hyperloop One self-driving cars faraday future TallyGo

What Los Angeles Is Missing

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tech has clearly hit its growth inflection point, but the City of Angels has yet to get its startup wings. Column Startups TC Venture Capital Los Angeles entrepreneurs

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in.

TechFair LA [ LOS ANGELES ]

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“ Please join the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City’s Entrepreneur in Residence Jason Nazar , for one of the City’s largest Technology Job Fairs taking place on Thursday, January 26th from 11-8pm at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. The day will feature a variety of expert speakers, access to the best t ech c ompanies in Los Angeles , and k eynotes from high profile CEOs and figures in the LA tech community.

Maersk Halts Operations at Port of Los Angeles After Cyberattack

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Moller-Maersk shut down its operations at the Port of Los Angeles’ largest terminal Tuesday morning after a cyberattack hobbled its computer systems worldwide Shipping giant A.P.

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me.

Jun Group Expands In Orange County, Los Angeles

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New York-based mobile ad platform developer Jun Group is expanding in both Orange County and Los Angeles, saying it is looking to tap into a hotbed of engineering talent in Orange County. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer.

Los Angeles Aims At Citywide, Free Wireless

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The RFP , dubbed CityLinkLA , asks providers to create a plan to complete build-out of a network within the next five years across Los Angeles. angeles city citylink free wireless government broadband

Los Angeles Startup Community

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I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. LA Tech Survival Guide A Tale of Two Tech Cities – Silicon Valley vs. Los Angeles Guide to the LA Startup Community Why You Should Start a Company in.

Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber

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Two new cities are exploring Fiber with Google and they are Chicago and Los Angeles. Gadgets Media Google google fiber Internet chicago Los AngelesYou know the drill.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

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The crowd of more than 1,500 spilled out into hallways, and would-be investors were turned away from the doors, as a crush of entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, wanna-be entrepreneurs, and others looked to be part of the surge of startups emerging in Los Angeles. Certainly it feels like there's been a recent surge in Startup activity here in Los Angeles and as well nationally. Ben Kuo just posted on SoCalTech: Are the good times for startups back?

Appetize Signs Deal to Supply Devices to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

L.A. Business Journal

Point-of-sale system manufacturer Appetize of Santa Monica has signed a deal with venue management firm Legends to outfit the Los Angeles Rams’ temporary home, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with its devices

Los Angeles to Donate Rent-Free Space to Manufacturing Institute.

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The city of Los Angeles is planning to donate rent-free space to the recently launched Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Venture Capital Investment in Los Angeles Drops

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The flow of venture capital dollars invested into Los Angeles-area companies fell 16.3 percent from a high of $4.17 billion in 2015 to $3.49 billion last year, according to a report by Dow Jones Venture Source

500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles

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Venture capital investor 500 Startups appears to be extending its presence in the Los Angeles area, with the appointment of Jess Erickson as LA Program Director at the firm. 500 Startups has not said what Erickson will focus on with the new title, however, Erickson's profile shows that she has moved from serving as Director of Diversity at 500 Startups in San Francisco, to residing in Los Angeles at the beginning of this month.

Google Fiber Paused In Los Angeles

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In a move which may put off the addition of high speed fiber in Los Angeles from Google indefinitely, Google said it is "pausing" the addition of Los Angeles, and the rest of its current potential cities, to its Google Fiber service. Google did not specifically address Los Angeles, which is among a number of "potential Google Fiber" cities, where it had been conducting talks with local governments and other preliminary efforts.

Ocho Opens Office In Los Angeles

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Ocho , a New York-based developer of a mobile video messaging app which lets users share 8-second videos with each other, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Los Angeles. ocho angeles short form video sharing social messaging message The company said it has hired Andy Schuon to head up the office. Schuon was most recently Chief Digital Officer at Ticketmaster/Live Nationa, and also had served as president of CBS Radio, and GM of Warner Bros.

Los Angeles Has 5 Percent Of All Unicorns, Says Report

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Los Angeles has 8 percent of all the "unicorn" companies globally, according to a new study released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. According to USC Marshall, it tallied up the numebr of startup companies with $1 billion valuations, as a measure of business activity, and found that Silicon Valley had 39 percent of Unicorns, followed by New York (9%), Beijing (6%), Los Angeles (5%), Boston (4%) and Shanghai (3%).

Pritzker Group Increases Staff in Los Angeles to Hunt Early Stage Deals

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Partner Gabe Greenbaum and Vice President Peter Liu have relocated from the firm’s Chicago office to Los Angeles. Pritzker Group Venture Capital has expanded the number of personnel in its L.A. office in order to purse more early-stage investments in local tech companies. The company also recently hired Nico Gimenez, who joined as an associate.

Los Angeles Targets Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Orders Them To Leave

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The City of Los Angeles--despite a successful, recent mayoral campaign focused on the city''s tech-friendly new major has just issued a cease and desist to Uber , Lyft , and Sidecar , three smartphone driven ride services who have been serving the area''s high tech savvy residents.

Jaunt Finds $65M To Open VR Studio In Los Angeles

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Jaunt , a developer of cinematic, virtual reality hardware and software, said this morning that it has opened up a new, virtual reality studio in Los Angeles, after receiving $65M in a Series C funding. SE, Axel Springer SE, The Madison Square Garden Company plus Google Ventures, Highland Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sky and SV Angel.

“Built In L.A.” Releases Its First Los Angeles Digital Startup Report

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the online community for the Los Angeles startup scene, soft launched in January with the help of community leaders, including mega VC Tony Pritzker. A new startup is launched every 40 hours in Los Angeles. As we reported earlier, Built in L.A.,

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area.

AmazonLocal Launches In Los Angeles

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AmazonLocal , the daily deals site run by Amazon.com, has quietly launched in the Los Angeles area, as the firm starts a national expansion of its daily deals effort.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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A list of the top ten cities for startups was released by USA Today and the National Venture Capital Association today, naming both Los Angeles and San Diego among the best cities for startup companies.

Los Angeles Accelerator Report Card: Too Early To Tell

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There's been a surge in startup accelerator activity in Los Angeles in the last year, as interest in starting a company in the region has grown, and a wide range of experienced entrepreneurs and investors have pitched in to help companies get to the next level.

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Maersk Halts Operations at Port of Los Angeles After Cyberattack

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Maersk halts operations at Port of Los Angeles after cyberattack, Belkin starts selling backpacks and messenger bags and Snapchat pitches advertisers on advantages of Snapchat’s smaller audience

H.Bloom Expands Into Los Angeles

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H.Bloom , the luxury, subscription floral and gift delivery service backed by Shoedazzle''s Brian Lee, is expanding into Los Angeles today, saying that it will begin offering its services starting today. H.Bloom said it will provide its luxury floral arrangements, plants, and gifts to Los Angeles, both via its subscription service, as well as with its one-time gift delivery service. gifts flowers floral luxury expansion angeles hbloom

Amazon.com Plans Grocery Delivery In Los Angeles

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E-commerce giant Amazon.com is getting ready to start providing fresh grocery delivery in Los Angeles, according to reports Tuesday. In a report, Reuters said that Amazon plans to offer up its grocery business in Los Angeles as early as this week. According to the LABJ, which beat Reuters to the story, local retailers are expecting a soft launch of the service in Los Angeles on Wednesday or Thursday. amazonfresh fresh angeles delivery grocery amazon

Warner Launches Startup Accelerator In Los Angeles

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its Media Camp accelerator program wil lbe launching in Los Angeles, to help early stage companies create "disruptive innovations" in entertainment. It looks like there's a new startup accelerator in town today: MediaCamp , an entertainment-focused startup acceleration program backed by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. According to Warner Bros.,

Los Angeles Startup Weekend Live! | Get Your Dose of Startup Awesome

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That’s right folks, we are now just a day away from Los Angeles Startup Weekend held at Coloft in Santa Monica.