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 said it will open up a new Orange County office focused on software development, led by Jeremy Ellison, and also including a number of developers. jobs hiring growth engineering county orange office expansion advertising mobile group jungroup

HopSkipDrive Expands To Orange County

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Los Angeles-based on-demand, ride service for kids, HopSkipDrive said this morning that it has expanded its service into Orange County. Orange County is the second market for the service, which background checks and fingerprints all of its drivers. The service previously was only available in Los Angeles. hopskipdrive children kids childcare uber ridesharing lyft marketplace expansion orange county nanny

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Orange County Gets New Incubators

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Orange County is ramping up its business acceleration and incubation activity, according to a report today from the Orange County Register, which says there are three new accelerators/incubators launching in the county, including FastStart.studio , a incubator and accelerator in Irvine, Frost Venture Partners , aimed at the big data and cloud market, and Kimco Entrepreneurs Year Start , a program aimed at providing free rent and flexible leases specifically for first-time, retail entrepreneurs.

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since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it.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

Coding Dojo Opens Campus In Orange County

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Coding Dojo the operator of coding bootcamps and classes, has expanded ito Orange County, the company announced on Wednesday. The company said that it opened up the new campus in Orange County in addition to a new location in Berkeley, California. Coding Dojo cited the fact that Los Angeles has the third highest average tech employee salary, at more than $105,000 for the move. coding dojo bootcamp orange county costa mesa education technical training

GrubHub Buys OC's Restaurants On The Run

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Online dining ordering service GrubHub has acquired Aliso Viejo-based Restaurants On The Run , the provider of restaurant delivery services which serves Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Houston, Seattle, Las Vegas and Tulsa Oklahoma. restaurantsontherun orange county grubhhub merger acquisition delivery service aliso viejo restaurant ordering deliver

Coding Dojo Boots Up Camps In Orange County (Update: Not So Fast)

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Coding bootcamp operator Coding Dojo had said this week that it was starting its first day of classes in Orange County on Monday, the first time the bootcamp operator has run a program in Orange County. The company--which announced the expansion into Orange County in December--runs a 14-week, on-site program to teach graduates software coding skills. The company also has campuses in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC.

Coding Dojo Boots Up Camps In Orange County

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Coding bootcamp operator Coding Dojo says it is starting its first day of classes in Orange County on Monday, the first time the bootcamp operator has run a program in Orange County. The company--which announced the expansion into Orange County in December--runs a 14-week, on-site program to teach graduates software coding skills. The company also has campuses in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC.

Flywheel Expands Into Orange County

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Flywheel , one of a number of mobile app developers offering up smartphone-driven, transportation-on-demand in Southern California, said this week that it has now expanded to Orange County. The company--which launched its Uber-style, mobile app in Los Angeles in August of last year--said it now offers up service in Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa, among others.

Groupon Now Hits The OC

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Daily deals giant Groupon said Thursday that it has expanded its real-time, deal venture, Groupon Now, into Orange County. The addition of Orange County came on the same day that Groupon Now rolled out in Las Vegas and Minneapolis; the service has already been available in Los Angeles.

Brighter Expands Dental Care Marketplace Into Orange County

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Brighter.com , the online marketplace for dentists which is looking to bring upfront pricing to the dental market, said Thursday that it has expanded beyond Los Angeles and into Orange County. The venture backed startup--led by serial entrepreneur Jake Winebaum and based in Los Angeles--said that Orange County is the first part of a statewide expansion for the company.

Whole Foods, Instacart Plan Expansion Into Orange County

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Natural and organic goods supermarket Whole Foods Market and sam day delivery service Instacart announce today that they will be expanding into Orange County, one of the first markets in a national expansion which will allow consumers to order groceries from Whole Foods Market for same day delivery. Instacart already has been active in Los Angeles, where it already offers up delivery from Whole Foods and other local stores and supermarkets.

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. TechBizConnection – Orange County monthly events. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple. In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Be Great Partners , a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA. Los Angeles is 3 rd in the global startup ecosystem, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley.

UberEATS Links With McDonald's For Delivery In LA, OC, Riverside

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UberEATS , the on-demand food delivery service run by Uber, and McDonald's of Southern California said that UberEATS has launched delivery service for more than 375 McDonald's restaurants in Los Angeles County, Orange County and Riverside County. mcdonalds uber ubereats delivery restaurant angeles orange county riverside ondemand food deliver

Southern California VC Totals Drop To $810.5M In Q1

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Los Angeles had $399.1M in funds invested, across 47 deals; Orange County had $158M invested across 15 deals; and San Diego had $253.5M Southern California startups raised $810.5M

Uber, DogVacay Tie To Help Animal Shelters

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DogVacay said that the $5 for each ride--taken in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Central LA--will go towards the nonprofit group STARTrescue.

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

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Los Angeles led the region with $309.79M in total investments for Q4 of 2013, with San Diego ($145.0M) and Orange County ($143.6M) with nearly the same venture investment toal. Southern California''s venture capital investments totaled a little more than $598.4M

Southern California Sees Boom In Venture Investments In Q4

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The PwC/NVCA MoneyTree report, which uses data from Thomson Reuters, tallied $693.17M in deals in the Los Angeles region; $276.1M in Orange County, and $334.0M Think there is a technology investment slowdown? That's definitely not the case in Southern California, which saw a massive, $1.3 billion invested in venture capital in Q4 of 2015, according to the latest numbers released over the weekend by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.

Interview with Amir Banifatemi and Kai Tao, K5Launch

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Last week, a group of four angel investors here announced their plans to create a new, accelerator program to spur the creation of an entrepreneurial community in the area around new startups. We are in Orange County, but we're also focused more largely on Southern California.

Southern California Companies Raise $1.46B In VC In Q3 2015

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Los Angeles led the region, with $693.0M Orange County saw $340.3M Southern California has seen another, big venture capital investment quarter, with companies raising $1.46

SuperMoney Launches Search Engine For Loans

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Lulic is also the president and co-founder of LoanNow, and previously had served at Swagsy as co-founder, Specific Media/MySpace, founded Frugalytics, and also has served elsewhere in the finance and technology space in Los Angeles and Orange County. Santa Ana-based SuperMoney has recently launched a new, online search engine for loans, looking to replicate the success of online search and aggregation sites like Kayak and LendingTree.

Heal Expands Into Back To School Physicals, Stitches

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The startup--led by Dr. Renee Dua--is targeting families with the service, which currently is available in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. Santa Monica-based Heal , the on-demand, in-home doctor's appointment service, said Tuesday that it has expanded its list of services to back to school physicals, and also will be offering up sutures as part of its menu of services.

Energous Sets Up Engineering Office In Costa Mesa

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The company said the new location in Orange County will help it tap into the talent residing in southern Los Angeles, Orange County and northern San Diego Counties. energous engineering office jobs employment wireless charging electronics orange county expansion growthSilicon Valley-bsaed wireless charging electronics developer ,a href="[link] has opened up a new office in Costa Mesa, the company announced today.

Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego

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and two hour deliveries for free; Amazon.com had launched Prime Now in both Los Angeles and Orange County back in September. Amazon.com is extended its Prime Now service to San Diego today, offering up one hour delivery for a long list of items to its customers in the city from local stores and Amazon's own warehouse. Amazon said it is offering up things like paper towels, milk, Kindle devices, and more through the service.

Accelerator Crazy In Southern California

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Here's a rundown of the latest (but not all) of the incubation/acceleration efforts in the area: MuckerLab --which just launched this morning, is headed by Erik Rannala (formerly of Silicon Valley venture firm Harrison Metal) and William Hsu (formerly of AT&T Interactive), and is looking to apply the TechStars model to startups here in Los Angeles. Similarly, the firm is using a Y-Combinator/TechStars model to startups, and covers Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

MoneyTree Report: Southern California Q3 Venture Totals Drop To $663.27M

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The most amount of investment came for the Los Angeles-Long Beach MSA, which saw $247.6M in funding in Orange County. Southern California's venture capital totals dropped significantly in Q3 of 2016, to a mere $663.2M in funding, according to the latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers MoneyTree report, based on data from Thomson Reuters. According to the report, there were 71 deals worth a total of $663.2M in funding in Q3, down from the much larger, $2.5

Hulu Halts Use Of Kissmetrics On Security Report

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A report, published Friday by Wired, says that Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu has cut its use of web analytics service Kissmetrics -- a startup founded by former Orange County entrepreneur Neil Patel -- after U.C. Patel and Shah both have ties to Orange County, where they co-founded visual heatmap tracking firm CrazyEgg.

ZUM: On-Demand Rides and Child Care for Busy Parents

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ZUM is already operational in seven counties in California (Bay Area and Orange County) and will be coming soon to Los Angeles. Some of them are Lyft investors as well as the Stanford Angels and entrepreneurs. Kids require a lot of attention , and if we ourselves are not available to give that extra care to our kids, we are keen on finding someone who we trust would do a great job.

Girls Scouts Go High Tech with iPhone Cookie Sale App

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Unfortunately for Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, San Diego, and other area residents, all of those Girl Scout cookie sale events recent ended. Are the days of Girls Scouts knocking at your door selling cookies on their way out?

Southern California Venture Investments Top $1.3 Billion In Q4

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billion in investments in Los Angeles, near $125M in Orange County, and $106.6M The numbers in Southern California were significantly helped by two, mega-funding deals in Los Angeles, including $485.6M Venture capitalists invested more than $1.3

Southern California Startups Raise $761.12M in Q2 2014

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According to the report, there was $472.15M invested in Los Angeles, $222.4M invested in San Diego, and $66.53M invested in Orange County during the period. The most active venture and angel investment groups investing in the region were the Tech Coast Angels , with 8 investments; the Pasadena Angels (5 investments); followed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (4 investments); Avalon Ventures (4 investments); Upfront Ventures (4 investments).

Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

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The Founder Institute , the business incubation and mentoring program started by TheFunded's Adeo Ressi , is expanding into the Los Angeles area, and is accepting applications for entrepreneurs for a Spring session, the group said late last week. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski. The Founder Institute already runs programs in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and Orange County, as well as Paris and Singapore.