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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.

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. The company also said it has bolstered its Los Angeles office with a new Account Executive, Michelle Dermer.

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.

Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

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Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. Cloud Fundings & Exits blackline wifi IPOs iconiq capital Los Angeles cloudmarkets Friday. After pricing at $17 per share, the stock closed at $23.70.

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 is particularly interested in investing in enterprise, consumer tech, healthcare IT software, as well as emerging technologies such artificial intelligence, internet of things, virtual reality 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.

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.

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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

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Los Angeles Web Developer

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He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” There certainly are a lot of Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California that you can use.

Tesla Unveils Upgraded Model S In Los Angeles

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Tesla Motors , the electric car company led by Elon Musk, rolled out its latest automobile in Los Angeles last week, showing off a new version of the Model S that includes dual motors, and new "autopilot" functionality which can help drivers change lanes, keep within the speed limit, and avoid collisions. However, Tesla said the goal of the new hardware and software is not to enable driverless cars, but instead to increase driver comfort and safety.

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. And you know, one of the communities that has some super remarkable entrepreneurs that doesn’t get enough credit is Los Angeles. Los Angeles. 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. Apps & Software contest Fixed parking ticket

ParkMe Sold! | Los Angeles Based Parking Assist Company Acquired By INRIX

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Los Angeles Based Parking Assist Company Acquired By INRIX appeared first on TechZulu. Apps & Software Business Entrepreneurship Finance M&A Startups acquisition application INRIX ParkMe

Indeed Prime On Why Los Angeles Is A Hot Technology Jobs Market

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Most of the insiders and hiring executives in Los Angeles know how hard it is to find technical talent in Los Angeles�but not all realize it's not because of lack of talent, but because of very high demand. Last week, job search service Indeed launched a new service in Los Angeles, called Indeed Prime , hoping to jump into the market for finding talent here to address that issue. Why did you pick Los Angeles for the new job service?

MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfundingThe funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board.

Fonality Leaves Los Angeles, Heads to Texas

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In a loss to the Los Angeles technology industry, Voice over IP software developer Fonality has relocated its headquarters to Texas, the firm said today. According to Fonality, it has moved its headquarters to Plano, Texas from Los Angeles. Fonality said it will continue to maintain a "Center of Technology Excellence" in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Investor Backs DoughMain

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A new, financial education and family organization website, DoughMain , said yetserday that it has raised funding from a private equity fund managed out of Los Angeles and Boston. doughmain financial education literacy software saas iacocca venture capitalDoughMain, which did not disclose details of its funding, said that the private equity fund, managing the funds of Lee Iacocca's family, backed it in its second round of funding.

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LA-Based Coding Bootcamp Codesmith Boasts 96% Hiring Rate

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The key to creating software engineers that are capable and effective in their roles is to teach more than coding. However, we’re not interested in what your GPA was, only that you bring total dedication to developing as a software engineer now.”. “I want Codesmith to train a generation of software engineers who are exceptional communicators and problem-solvers and future leaders. Jobs Codesmith Coding coding bootcamp Los Angeles tech

Flywheel Expands Into Los Angeles, Ramps Up Taxi vs. Rideshare Battle

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The fight between Los Angeles taxicab drivers and services like Lyft and Uber haas just gotten even more interesting, as mobile app developer Flywheel said it has launched in Los Angeles. Flywheel develops a mobile app which lets users hail local taxi companies, track locations, and pay with their smartphone, and says it has launched its service across Los Angeles, starting with Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, San Fernando Valley, and Pasadena.

Los Angeles Stacks Up Inc. 500 Firms

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magazine, has 42 companies in the Los Angeles area on the list. The Los Angeles metropolitan area was ranked just behind Washington, D.C. (50 angeles firms growing fastest inc500The latest ranking the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc.

Vroozi Raises $4M For Procurement Software

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Los Angeles-based Vroozi , a developer of cloud-based, B2B procurement software, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. cloud saas growth expansion capital venture software procurement vrooziThe funding was led by Ally Holdings. The startup, led by Steve Olds, said the funding will go towards growing its sales organization, as well as for development efforts. READ MORE>>.

LA Software Craftsmanship UnConference Event [ LOS ANGELES ]

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“We are pleased to invite you to attend LA Software Craftsmanship’s unConference event! The topics will be related to managing an engineering culture, dealing with current software trends and models, and creating a tightly knit LA tech community. This event will also feature a constant Speed Networking session to help you collaborate with other startup founders, software leaders, tech-enthusiasts in a business matchmaking atmosphere.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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The Silicon Beach firm said that it will continue to invest in software and services startups and continue to focus on the greater Los Angeles area. TC Venture Capital business incubators venture capital Startup company Los Angeles

Autotask Eyes Los Angeles Sales Office

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Hosted IT business management software provider Autotask says that it is planning to expand in Los Angeles, and will be opening up a new field sales office here sometime later this year. The business software maker, which is based in New York, provides customer service relationship management, service desk, and other IT business management products to its customers. The company did not say where in Los Angeles it will be setting up the office.

Why We Need to Elect @EricGarcetti on Tues as Next Mayor of Los Angeles

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On Tuesday Los Angeles will elect a new mayor. I’d love to see a mayor in Los Angeles who does, too. Can’t get much better in a city like Los Angeles, hey?

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak

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Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. hollywood software rentrak merger acquisition movie content analytics analysis tracking distribution film cinema

Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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According to the team, the driving philosophy behind Mission Control was to help the world create better software. Dev & Design API APIs AT&T Citrusbyte David Kullmann design Developers full-stack design firm IoT Los Angeles Mission Control New York CityI think that the value of a well-built API is somewhat underrated these days.

SOA Software Becomes Akana

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. According the company, which is led by Paul Gigg, the name change comes as the company has expanded beyond its roots in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services, and now addresses API management, cloud integration, DevOps, and other enterprise software areas. devops rename cloud enterprise software akana

Paladin Software, Tipalti Link On Video Content Payments

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Two, Los Angeles area companies, Paladin Software , and Tipalti , said this week that they have linked up in a strategic partnership, to enable payments to video content creators across different countries. Paladin--which offers up software to manage contracts and payments for multi-channel networks (MCNs)--said it is using Tipalti's technology to streamline payment processing in a creator's local currency.

Microsoft Announces New Tablet In Los Angeles | The Surface

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There has been talk for the past week about Microsoft making a “Major” announcement here in Los Angeles. Apps & Software Gadgets Tablet Windows Microsoft PC Surface tablet

FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software

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Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. startup capital venture software close financial floqast in a funding round, according to the company. Source of the funding was not disclosed.

CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE

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CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. CSM Group was founded in 1992, and had major operations in Bangalore, India, although its Founder and Chairman, Dr. Ramakrishna Narayanaswami, is based in the Los Angeles area. CSM Software's U.S.

Malauzai Software Gets $6.5M More For Banking Apps

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Malauzai Software , a developer mobile banking apps for community financial institutions which has a number of its top executives located in Los Angeles, said this week that it has raised $6.5M Malauzai is based in Austin, Texas, but has links to Los Angeles via its executive team, many of whom had worked at Calabasas-based Digital Insight before it was acquired by Intuit.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Rufus Labs is a wearable technology startup in Los Angeles with a heavy focus on building devices for the industrial sector (EMS, police, campus/event security, warehouse, etc). We did it folks! The 1st annual REACH NeXT event was a great success!

PromoJam 2.0 | The Social Promotion Management Platform

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Today, Los Angeles based PromoJam released their newest product to the world offering marketers something they haven’t had before – full control and insight into social campaigns.

Riot Games Wins $10M In Lawsuit Against Software Maker

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Los Angeles-based online game maker Riot Games has won $10M in a lawsuit against software maker LeagueSharp , as well as a court ban on LeagueSharp's software tools. Riot Games had filed a lawsuit in August alleging that LeagueSharp's software violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and allowed players to cheat at League of Legends. riot games riotgames content software legal lawsuit cheat cheating leaguesharp

Cedars-Sinai and Techstars Partner to Launch Healthcare Technology Accelerator

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed support and appreciation for the partnership.

With Cowboys’ Backing, Blue Star Set to Boost Sports Startups

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Dallas —Partners with a deep well of subject matter expertise and capital are on the top of any entrepreneur’s wish list. Now an accelerator tailored to sports technology startups might be giving those founders a connection to the ultimate in sports and marketing royalty: the Dallas Cowboys. The new Blue Star Accelerator, aimed at nurturing young tech companies in sports and entertainment, is expected to open up shop after the start of the new year.

Cornerstone OnDemand Sponsors Los Angeles Rams

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Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand and the Los Angeles Rams said on Monday that the Rams will use Cornerstone OnDemand's cloud-bsaed software for its front office and operations personnel. cornerstone ondemand angeles rams larams sponsorship sports football

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software

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Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. Bridg, which is led by Amit Jain, said its new software also integrates and synchronizes with the restaurant industry's most popular POS systems, email marketing services, loyalty programs and online ordering platforms. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant product

Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. Edlio's content management software lets schools manage and update their websites, and includes such features as news, calendar, text and email notifications, individual class websites, and more. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlio