eTailPet Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. Size of the funding was not announced. The funding was led by Moonshots Capital. etailpet venture capital seed funding petstore ecommerce moonshot

eTailPet Finds $800K Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based eTailPet , a new startup which helps pet store owners create online e-commerce sites, has received a round of seed funding, the company said this week. The seed funding was worth $800K, and led by Moonshots Capital, and also included individual angels from the pet industry. According to eTailPet, the funding will go to accelerate its business. moonshot ecommerce petstore funding seed capital venture etailpet

ENTITY Finds Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based ENTITY , a new media company focused on women, has raised a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by Susan Rockefeller. entity seed funding venture capital media content women genz millennial nextgen female mentorshipAccording to ENTITY, it is creating a new "experiential media" company focused on "empowering and educating NextGen women".

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

Villiger Raises Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Villiger , a startup developing a mobile app to help parents book tutors, baby sitters, and other services, has raised a seed round of funding, the company said this week. Size of that funding round was not announced. The company said the funding came from Mangrove Capital, Nir Zohar (President and COO, WIX), and Stephen Stokols (CEO, FreedomPop).

AdQuick Finds $1.1M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based startup AdQuick has raised $1.1M in a seed funding round, the company said over the weekend. The funding came from Initialized Capital, and also included VTF Capital and Haystack Ventures. adquick seed funding venture capital investment outdoor billboard advertisingAdQuick is led by Matthew O'Conoor. The company help companies buy and measure outdoor billboard advertising. READ MORE>>.

VY Esports Gets Seed Funding

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Santa Monica-based VY Esports , a new startup focused on connecting esports, brands, and media companies, said on Thursday that it has raised a seed funding round. Size of the funding was not announced. VY Esports said the seed funding was led by Raine Ventures, and also included Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, and others. Blair Ford of Raine Ventures joins the company's board as part of the funding.

AssetAvenue Gets $3M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based peer-to-peer commercial real estate investment site AssetAvenue said Friday that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. According to the company, the funding was led by Matrix Partners and NetEase, with other investors, including Vectr Ventures, Russ Meyer (Grandpoint Capital); Bam Ventures; and LaunchpadLA. assetavenue venture capital seed funding real estate marketplace market reit realestate investment finance

Q1 Seed Funding Deals Up From Last Year, Says Amplify LA

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Seed stage investments in Los Angeles area startups was up, year-to-year, according to the Q1 2018 LA Seed Deal Report from investor Amplify LA. in seed funding in Q1, which was up 2.5 The most active area for LA area seed investments was in media, entertainment, and gaming, with software-as-a-service businesses also bringing in significant seed funding. amplifyla amplify angeles technology seed funding startups

Unmute Picks Up $2.2M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Unmute , which develops mobile apps to let people share and interact in live phone calls, has raised $2.2M in a seed funding, the company said Friday. The funding came from Greycroft Partners, and also included Comcast Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, Betaworks, as well as the NBA's David Stern and Robert Kirkman of "The Walking Dead". unmute seed funding venture capital phone call voicemail social networking sharing live celebrity

Startup Boost Targets Los Angeles With Pre-Accelerator Program

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Do you have a startup idea, and a team, but no seed funding, and are even too early for an early stage startup accelerator? A new program in Los Angeles, Startup Boost / Los Angeles , says it is launching a "pre-accelerator" program which aims to help bridge the gap between a team with an "evolved" idea and seed investors and accelerator programs. startup boost angeles mentorship training accelerator seed funding venture capital

L.A. Startups Received $369 Million in Seed Funding in 2016

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Seed-stage companies in Los Angeles received a total of $369 million in funding in 2016, according to report from Venice tech accelerator Amplify.LA.

Toast Labs Gets Seed Funding, Launches Food App

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veteran Ashley King, said today that it has raised a seed round of funding, and launched its first app, Dysh. The startup said it recently closed a seed funding round from BAM Ventures, Chaotic Investments, John Bendheim Enterprises, and Suntoy Enterprises along with Courtney and Carter Reum, Jeff Stibel, and Matt Toledo, Publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Financial details of the seed funding round was not announced.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding. Paul Ksller of Bristol Investment Fund joins the firm's board as part of the funding.

Kutcher's Sound Ventures Backs LearnLux in Seed Funding

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Sound Ventures , the Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm of Ashton Kutcher, is one of the lead investors in a funding round for LearnLux , a startup which develops software that helps employees of companies with financial wellness. The $2M seed fudning round came from Sound Ventures, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, Underscore VC, and Adam Nash, the former CEO of Wealthfront.

Service Finds $3.1M In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based startup Service , a new, on-demand startup looking to channel the frustration and anger of customers not happy with their customer service from other companies, has raised $3.1M in a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding was led by the Founders Fund, and also included Menlo Ventures, Maveron, Eight Ventures, Arena Ventures, Alex Bard, Tikhon Bernstam, Brenden Mulligan and Robin Chan.

MySocialNightlife.com Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based MySocialNightLife.com , an online site focused on the nightclub scene, said Tuesday that it has landed a seed round of funding. The funding came from an un-named angel investor. The firm said it is providing a way for nightclub venues, to help promote their offerings in a social networking environment. The firm is headed by Danny Chasan, Ben Farrell, and Artin Nazarian.

SightCine Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based SightCine , a developer of digital overlay projection technology, told socalTECH today that the firm has raised an initial round of seed funding. Amount of the funding and source was not disclosed. Tags: funding seed capital venture subtitle theater content movie sightcine

PayDragon Reveals $1.35M Seed Funding For Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based PayDragon has raised $1.35M in its seed funding, the firm disclosed Friday. The firm--which had earlier disclosed the seed roudn , but without dollar amounts--said the funding included Rustic Canyon Ventures, SV Angel, and Y Combinator, as well as Yuri Milner and Mark Schwartz. paydragon venture capital seed funding ycombinator mobile payments financial

Power Supply Scoops Up $5M In Seed Funding

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Power Supply , a food startup which provides weekly menus from chefs to local customers for pickup at local locations and gyms, has raised $5M in a seed funding, the company disclosed Wednesday. The funding came from Upfront Ventures. The company offers up a weekly set of meals from local chefs, to customers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. crossfit health healthy restaurant chefs menus funding seed fitness food supply power

Invested.in Gets $830K More In Seed Funding

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Invested.in , the developer of a web-based platform for crowdfunding which is part of AmplifyLA, is announcing today that it has raised $830,000 more in a seed funding round. Invested.in, which is based in Los Angeles, is headed by Alon Goren. pricegrabber finance financial funding crowd crowdfunding invested investedin

Fika Ventures raises $76M to fund the growing LA tech ecosystem

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The Los Angeles ecosystem is $76 million stronger today as Fika Ventures , a seed-stage venture capital firm, announces its sophomore investment fund. The timing is ripe for a fund like ours to capitalize on the opportunity.”

Pixoto Raises Seed Funding For Photo Site

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Pixoto , a new startup focused on sharing and voting on photographic images which is headed by former Pictage founder Jason Kiefer, has just scored a seed funding worth $360,000, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this week. Kiefer is based in Boulder, Colorado, Kifer is in Los Angeles, and Murphy is in Huntington Beach. Based on the funding, it appears the company is working on a $500,000 seed funding round.

Startups Weekly: VCs are drunk on beverage startups

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Liquid Death has attracted nearly $2 million in funding from angel investors like Away co-founder Jen Rubio and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. More Labs, for example, is backed with $8 million in VC funding.

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. A few years back, I started looking at angel investing.

PlaceVine Scores Seed Funding

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Los Angeles- and New York-based PlaceVine , which operates a web-based service to connect brands and agencies to product placement opportunities in film, television, and new media, said Wednesday that it has scored a round of seed financing from a New York-based angel fund, NYCSeed.

Kixer Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Connect App Makers, Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Kixer , which was founded by Keith Bonnici, Jake Moilanen, and Omar Nicola, has raised $1M in a seed funding, for the company''s native advertising platform. B The funding came from TenOne Ten Ventures, Lowercase Capital, as well as angels, including Clark Landry and other local investors.

The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail

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Postie , a new Los Angeles-based startup, has a vision for the future of advertising and marketing — and it’s direct mail.

Fresh Nation Raises $1M, Expands To Los Angeles

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Fresh Nation , a startup operating an online marketplace for farmers, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round, to help it expand into Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the first, West Coast market for the company. According to the startup, the investment came from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Lerer Venture.

Ad.ly Gets $500K In Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Ad.ly , which is developing an in-stream, advertising platform for Twitter, has raised $500,000 in a funding round. has performed very well," Suster told socalTECH, saying that the round was a seed round. Suster said that the seed investment for Ad.ly

More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Los Angeles-based Brud is by far the most established of this new breed in the U.S. (at The NBA star and studio analyst also committed capital to Toonstar’s recent seed funding, a round led by Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister.

Moonshots Capital Leads Investment In Backtracks

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Los Angeles-based venture investor Moonshots Capital is the lead investor in a new startup, Backtracks , a developer of podcast analytics software. in a seed funding round, which was led by Moonshots Capital, and also included Capital Factory, Sputnik ATX, Next Coast Ventures, Bull Creek Capital, and BNSG Capital. As a part of the funding round, Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner of Moonshots Capital, will join the board at Backtracks.

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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.

With a $3.5 million haul, Dray Alliance joins a booming logistics startup scene in LA

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With an angle on a long-neglected part of the shipping industry — the short-haul movement of cargo from docks to logistics centers — Dray Alliance is joining a growing startup scene for logistics businesses based in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, Meet “Fixed” the App That Fixes Your Parking Tickets

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Good news, Fixed , the San Francisco app that helps drivers fight tickets has just launched in Los Angeles after raising an additional $650,000 in seed funding last February. How many times have you been confused by the contradicting parking signs in L.A.?