Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

TechCrunch LA

Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. The local non-profit was instrumental in setting up the PledgeLA initiative, which grew out of discussions that the institute fostered among the Los Angeles venture community.

Verizon names Los Angeles as the second of four cities to receive 5G rollout before 2019

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My boss’ boss’ boss was on CNBC this morning touting Verizon ‘s new 5G services and naming Los Angeles as the second city in America to be treated to a commercial rollout of the new networking technology. TC 5g Los Angeles Verizon

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles

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Shopify , the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles.

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. The Clipper Corporation is a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry.

TechDay Los Angeles

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 -- TechDay Los Angeles. TechDay, the largest startup event series in the United States, is returning to Los Angeles for the fourth annual TechDay LA. TechDay LA will showcase the latest products and services available from hundreds of the most exciting startups and scale ups in the market. See [link] (more

Shyp Confirms $50M Raise, Launches Beta Service In Los Angeles

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On-demand shipping service Shyp is rolling out its service in Los Angeles today, its fourth city. Apps TC miami venice Los Angeles Shyp Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Homebrew Sherpa Ventures

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

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What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche's got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture. TC Amazon computing costco Joe Fernandez Joymode Klout Los Angeles Publishing

VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service

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Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business.

Tech Scenes Los Angeles with Joanna McFarland of HopSkipDrive

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Our next stop is downtown Los Angeles with Joanna McFarland CEO and Co-founder of HopSkipDrive. Joanna is well known to the startup tech scene in Los Angeles being one of three female founders scaling the the popular ride share service for kids.

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?

Instacart Expands In Los Angeles

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On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded in Los Angeles, saying recently that it is now covering downtown Los Angeles and Culver City, and will deliver groceries from Ralphs and Costco. The company--which launched earlier in April in Los Angeles--offers up personal shopping services driven by crowdsourcing. The company has been active in Los Angeles since April 3rd.

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.

OneFineStay Expands Into Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, which has become a hotbed for the expansion plans of many, peer-to-peer and smartphone-enabled services in the past year, is the latest market for OneFineStay , an online marketplace for vacation rentals. Los Angeles is the second, U.S.

RVM Opens Los Angeles Office

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RVM Enterprises , a provider of ediscovery services and data hosting, said Thursday that it has opened up a new, Los Angeles office. The company serves law firms with its e-discovery services. ediscovery services hosting legal electronic discovery The company is headquartered in New York and also has offices in Chicago and Cleveland. READ MORE>>.

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

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

TechCrunch LA

Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

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Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

TechCrunch LA

But Alphabet’s investment team is far from the only group investing in the restaurant infrastructure as a service business. If anyone is aware of the massive market potential for leveraging on-demand services, it’s Kalanick.

Canters restaurant royalty raises $9.5 million for Ordermark, a takeout order management service

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The scion of Los Angeles’ famous first family of the deli business — the owners of the eponymous Canters restaurant — Canter has been in the food business longer than many seasoned restauranteurs twice his age. Alex Canter knows the restaurant business.

GroundLink Car Service Platform Tackles Its Biggest Obstacle Yet: Los Angeles Traffic

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The service basically puts all the control in the hands of the customer. Startups TC groundlink charles fraas Los AngelesYou’ve heard of GroundLink before. They offer ground transportation with up-front before-you-ride pricing throughout the U.S.,

OpenAirplane Targets Los Angeles With Airplane Rental Service

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Tech-savvy users who like services like Zipcar, Uber, RelayRides, and Car2Go are used to being able to now rent and find cars by the hour or day in areas like Los Angeles. So it''s no surprise that airplane pilots are getting their own version of those services, targeted at letting pilots rent airplanes by smmartphone, tablet, or computer.

Shift Technologies Targets Los Angeles With Car Buying Service

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Shift Technologies , a venture backed startup which has received funding from DFJ, Highland Capital, and others, is extending its efforts into Los Angeles, after launching in San Francisco. Shift Technologies said it has recently opened up operations in LA and is in the middle of leasing a massive warehouse for cars in the city, its first outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Google Expands Same Day Shopping Service To Los Angeles

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Google said over the weekend that it has expanded its same-day, shopping delivery service-- Google Shopping Express --into the Los Angeles market, along with a similar expansion into New York, which will allow for same day delivery from local retailers to consumers in West Los Angeles.

Uber Plans Flying Taxis In Los Angeles By 2020

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On-demand ridesharing service Uber hopes to bring flying taxis to Los Angeles by 2020, the company said this morning, and has just signed a contract with the U.S. According to Uber, Los Angeles will be the second test market for its ultra-high speed, 200-mile-per-hour flying taxi service, which would tap vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft developed by other companies. uber flying taxi nasa angeles vtol transportation ridesharing

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.

Inside Joymode: a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

TechCrunch LA

What began as a movement among couture culturati with the success of Rent the Runway has moved into everything from cars (Porsche’s got a subscription service ) to construction equipment and furniture. TC Amazon Publishing computing costco Los Angeles Joe Fernandez Klout Joymode

Indeed Targets Tech Talent In Los Angeles

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According to Indeed, the service--specifically targeted at technology talent--will give employers access to a "curated pool" of people, based on coding skills, educaiton, and work experience. The Indeed Prime service--unlike a typical job board or resume bank--specifically screens and prequalifies professionals with technical skills, such as software engineers, developers, UI/UX designers, and product managers.

Airbnb Launches Room Cleaning Service For Hosts In Los Angeles

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Apparently, Los Angeles has become the center of the world for smartphone-driven house cleaning services, as Airbnb told hosts in the city Wednesday that it has tied up with smartphone-driven cleaning services Homejoy and Handybook to clean rooms between rentals via Airbnb. Airbnb now says on the service that hosts can sign up to have their homes cleaned--thanks to either Homejoy or Handybook--as a part of services that the company offers to its hosts.

YayYo Joins Ridesharing Fray In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles-based YayYo , a new startup in the ridesharing space, said last week that it has launched its own fleet of vehicles in Los Angles county. YayYo said it specifically launched to counter the daily surge pricing from such services as Uber and Lyft, and that its rides will come from a "professionally trained driver" and such features as onboard security cameras in brand new vehicles.

Los Angeles Ranked Top Metro Area for Tech Funding and Exits

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Los Angeles raised more than $100 million, beating Boston in total mega financing rounds, according to a recent report from CB Information Services Inc

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

TechCrunch LA

Hoping to beat back the tide of bad contracts, bad code and bad actors, Sagewise , a new Los Angeles-based startup has raised $1.25 The company’s technology works as a middleware including an SDK and a contract notification and monitoring service.

Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

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Kevin Novak, the architect of Uber's dynamic pricing technology and the head of its data team, has joined the Los Angeles-based financial services startup Tala as its new head of data.

Ex-Uber data chief Kevin Novak joins LA-based startup Tala in big win for LA ecosystem

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Kevin Novak, the architect of Uber’s dynamic pricing technology and the head of its data team, has joined the Los Angeles-based financial services startup Tala as its new head of data.

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. Amazon is currently only offering those delivery services under the AmazonFresh name in Seattle. amazonfresh fresh angeles delivery grocery amazon

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Opens Cleantech Hub

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has officially opened up its La Kretz Innovation Campus , its own building at 5th and Hewitt Street, the incubator said on Friday. The LACI--which is run by the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of water & Power, officially cut the ribbon on its new building, which is situated on 3.2 campus innvoation kretz laci incubator cleantech angeles