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Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angeles’ startup scene, you must look at the whole story. While the initiative is still new and growing, it’s a symbol of why Los Angeles’s startup scene is poised for long-term, sustainable growth. Money: In 2014, Los Angeles startups received more than $3 billion in funding.

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since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.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.

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.

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. The funding came from Burbank-based The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners--the investment joint venture which involves the CAA's Evolution Media Capital, TPG Growth and Participant Media--and Chine Media Capital (CMC), along with ProSiebenSat.1

Social Media Week Lands in Los Angeles Sept. 24-28

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Social Media Week (SMW) helps organizations connect and share the latest social media findings through social, cultural and economic talks and workshops in major cities worldwide. Monday: Los Angeles – The Social City. Why Los Angeles Is The Next Silicon Valley.

Lee Schneider: How Los Angeles Became A Startup Town

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Lee Schneider is the author of a new book, Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles , which delves into the people and reasons on why Los Angeles has become one of the epicenters of the startup and technology industry.

MuckerLab Takes TechStars Incubation To Los Angeles

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A new, technology startup accelerator modeled after the TechStars venture incubator in Boulder said today it has launched, and will bring business acceleration to Los Angeles. muckerlab techstars incubator acceleration angeles

Los Angeles Companies Continue To Dominate Top YouTube Channels

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The latest ranking of the top, YouTube Partner Channels from internet measurement firm comScore shows that the entire segment continues to be dominated by Los Angeles companies, with the region holding six of the top slots in the list.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. We believe there are awesome entrepreneurs everywhere, not just in the places constantly covered by the media. Here are 62 63 Los Angeles entrepreneurs we can be proud of.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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With unrivaled weather, a host of high-profile universities and unlimited array of daytime and nightlife entertainment, Los Angeles seems like a dreamland for young tech professionals and the companies hoping to employ their talents.

Infographic: Over $1B Raised in 2013 by Los Angeles Startups

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Based in a city traditionally known for high profile media antics and headline reports, I guess it’s somewhat business as usual, but even more important to note for the startup community are the number of significant contributions across the board.

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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Participating in this event also included world recognized security expert and Co-founder of Fonality , Samy Kamkar , Danny Schreiber (Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News) and Rob Jadon (serial-entrepreneur and angel investor). What a weekend!

Los Angeles Becomes YouTube's Content Hub With New Playa Vista Studio

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The Los Angeles area is fast becoming the content hub for online video site YouTube , a position that takes advantage of both the LA region's long history in the entertainment business, and the rise of a slew of startups producing content specifically aimed at the YouTube audience. angeles youtube playa vista studio content hollywood video

No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company

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That is, there’s a definite part of the market that’s hungry for affordable digital advertising but can’t find a suitable outlet to get involved: Chad Rogers, Daniel Marlow, and Hope Horner built Lemonlight Media to satiate that hunger.

Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out

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Further, college ambassadors will spread awareness about Givvr on launch day via on campus events and pervasive social media campaigns. The app is also fully integrated with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, so any video can be shared across all major social media channels.

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Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Also, if you happen not to be able to attend BlogWorld and New Media Expo this year TechZulu has you covered. Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love

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On your birthday, something special happens on social media: you receive hundreds of likes and well wishes from friends, family, high school classmates and people you haven’t talked to for years on Facebook.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But lets face it, when you think of Los Angeles, Internet startups are not the first things that spring to mind.

Meet the foxes behind LA’s latest startup gem

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However, the ladies behind LA’s BOXFOX, Chelsea Moore, Sabena Suri and Jenni Olivero, are channeling much more than their social media accounts let on; they are enhancing strategy and technology to make one of life’s favorite moments, gift giving, easier and… Read More.

It’s Never too Late to Tap Into Your Creativity

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There’s a team of Los Angeles entrepreneurs who would agree with me on that, and they launched their platform Kadenze to help people tap their creativity. So, they built the tech to enable media rich lessons and assignment submissions: there are even algorithms that analyze and measure students’ performance and progress as they complete courses. I don’t like when people say: “I’m just not creative”.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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It conjures up a range of emotions anytime I’ve privately expressed my opinion to thought leaders in our industry that I believe it is one of the most innovative companies in digital media. An obvious vector for me would be software for the media industry. media journalism

Urbandig Wants to Invite 5 Lucky TechZulu Readers To Los Angeles VIP Launch Party

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applications Arts & Entertainment Events Mobile Retail & Consumers Social Media Social News Startup App Apps Danielle Lehman iPhone iPhone Application Mike Macadaan Saul ColtMaura Rodgers Steve McKenzie UrbandigUrbandig is coming to LA and they want 5 of you awesome TechZulu peeps to join them for their VIP launch party happening Thursday September 8th 7-10pm.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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SIGNIFICANCE PASSING-MENTION. --> Tech Titans Hit the Beach As Silicon Valley moguls go on a home-buying spree in Los Angeles, theyre reshaping the real-estate landscape. Aerial view of the home of Elon Musk, currently lived in by his ex-wife, 11050 Bel Air Place, Los Angeles.

Verizon Digital Media Acquires Volicon

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider Verizon Digital Media Services --which is better known to locals as the former operations of EdgeCast--said it has agreed to acquire Volicon , a provider of video capture, archival, compliance monitoring and clip creation workflow for broadcasters. Verizon Digital Media Services, which is now part of AOL, said it will use the acquisition to help it bolster its servies in the area of broadcast and online video.

Evolve Media Buys Pet Publisher Dogtime Media

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Los Angeles-based online content publisher Evolve Media said this morning that it has acquired online pet publisher Dogtime Media , the publisher of Dogtime.com and Cattime.com. Evolve Media said the two sites reach over 1.6 Evolve Media said that Dogtime Media becomes part of Totallyher Media, the female and family focused arm of Evolve Media, due to the "largely female" readership of the sites.

Infographic: Social Media Spurring E-Commerce Activity

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A new study of social media activity and e-commerce, compiled from Los Angeles social tools developer Social Annex , shows that social media is--not surprisingly--playing a far bigger role in online shopping this year.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy

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Our industry just took one big step towards legitimacy with the hiring of renowned media exec Ynon Kreiz to run Maker Studios. You can’t change media consumption patterns easily. Ynon Kreiz is a force of nature in the media and tech sectors.

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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I asked attendees who travelled from Los Angeles, Montreal, San Francisco, Washington DC, why they took the long flight and 3 days to attend PowderKeg and every answer was the same – Matt Hunckler. It’s spectacular and I want one here in Los Angeles.

Jukin Media Adds To Executive Team

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Los Angeles-based viral video entertainment network Jukin Media is continuing to build out its executive team, saying today that it has named Jerry Boonstra as its new Chief Technology Officer, and Theresa Tran as its new Head of Product.

Total Beauty Acquired By Evolve Media

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Los Angeles-based Total Beauty Media Group , the beauty products focused site founded by Emrah Kovacoglu, has been acquired by Evolve Media , and will become part of Evolve''s TotallyHer division. total beauty evolve media merger acquisition fashion cosmetics women female exit

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7digital Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles

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7digital , a UK-based digital media firm which provides MP3 music track downloads, said Tuesday that it is expanding its North American operations, and is opening up new offices in Los Angeles. Nauman is based in Los Angeles. As part of the expansion, the company said it has appointed Vickie Nauman as President of its North American operations.

Adaptive Medias Buys StartEngine's Ember

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Irvine-based online advertising firm Adaptive Medias is announcing this morning that it has acquired Ember , one of the companies incubated out of the StartEngine startup accelerator in Los Angeles. As part of the acquisition, StartEngine founders Howard Marks and Paul Kessler have both joined Adaptive Medias'' advisory board. Adaptive Medias said this is the first exit of a company incubated out of StartEngine.

LA Looks To Prove It's A Social Media Mecca

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Los Angeles is looking to prove it is a center of the social media universe next week, with a roster of events for Social Media Week Los Angeles. The local LA events are being run by social media firm SocialRadius, which is run by Michael Terpin.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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If that’s news to you, here are eleven of Los Angles’ best and brightest. Fun Fact: Los Angeles heavy hitters J.J. Social Media: Snapchat. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday. Today’s startup innovators come from about six hours south of Silicon Valley.

TechZulu Final Friday At WeWork Hollywood (#TZFF)

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The Deets: Where: WeWork Hollywood 7083 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. During TechZulu events you will connect with developers, designers, investors, media, potential new hires, and more. This month TechZulu is taking Final Fridays to Hollywood!

Render Media: Creating A Digital Publisher In The Social Age

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Los Angeles-based Render Media (www.rndr.com), which is creating a publisher geared at the social world, social channels, and sharing. We caught up with co-founder and CEO Vic Belonogoff to learn more about Render Media, whose flagship site is Opposing Views.

Its BlogWorld Time! Los Angeles Get Ready!

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2011 comes to Los Angeles and its finally here. Also, if you happen not to be able to attend BlogWorld and New Media Expo this year TechZulu has you covered. Shani Higgins joined Technorati in 2007 to lead strategy and day to day operations for the company¹s advertising sales, business development and the Technorati Media advertising network. Starting November 3-5 (This week) BlogWorld kicks it off as will TechZulu.

Engadget Live [ LOS ANGELES ]

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If you’re a member of the media and you’re interested in attending the press preview hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, email live@engadget.com and we’ll send you the details. Unlike all the tradeshows and press-only events that don’t let consumers attend, Engadget Live is designed specifically to bring gadget lovers and tech brands together. As always, we’ll have a bunch of great companies with us at the event ready to show you their newest products and hear what you think.

Three LA Companies Pursuing Gawker Media

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Three, Los Angeles area media companies-- Univision , Ziff Davis (a unit of J2 Global) and Penske Media --have all been named as possible bidders on bankrupt, Silicon Valley publication Gawker Media , according to reports today, which say Ziff Davis has submitted a $90M bid for the company. gawker media univision bankruptcy j2global ziff davis peter thiel merger acquisition