Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Summer 2011 Judges! He is also an active investor with stakes in companies like Hipmunk, GroupMe, Facebook, Zynga (acquisition stock), and SV Angels.

Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Judges Include Mike Jones, CallFire, Idealab, Tech Coast Angels, Coloft

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The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall is garnering some excellent companies being submitted and most of which I wish could all be part of this amazing night. So with out further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall 2011 Judges! Mike Jones , Investor and Advisor Located In Los Angeles.

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MuckerLab Unveils Second Graduating Class to Investors

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Tech Coast Angel investor Dale Okuno came out because he believes that MuckerLab attracts better talent because they keep their class size small and focused. Okuno has been investing in Los Angeles startups for the past three years after selling his own company E-Z Data.

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Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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I know you all have been dying to know who the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter SuperDemo is going to be. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP and Bill became a software entrepreneur at Lotus Development. Chris Dumler , Co-Founder of Los Angeles Startup Foundation.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

Spotlight: LA Tech | One Year, Recap, and Thank You!

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in last night’s Spotlight: LA Tech at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. This marks the fourth installment of TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech and the one year anniversary of the series. Making Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Possible.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology. To be clear Los Angeles Tech is a jump off point. The bottom line is that Los Angeles Tech is trying to help find and navigate that content.

EV Connect Gets Funding For Electric Vehicle Charging

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Los Angeles-based EV Connect , a new startup which helps install, manage, and integrate electric vehicle charging stations for the commercial and government market, announced an initial round of funding this morning. The firm said the funding came from 37 Technology Ventures, Jackrel Ventures , Tech Coast Angels , Maverick Angels , Keiretsu Forum , and other angels.

AnyMeeting Offers Free Accounts to SoCal Startups

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Local startup AnyMeeting is looking to help fellow Southern California startups out, saying this morning that it will provide free, one-year accounts to its premium, ad-free service to any employee of companies within select Los Angeles area incubators and accelerators. AnyMeeting, which is headed by Coston Tuculescu, also said it will offer up two months of its premium ad-free conference service to Tech Coast Angels members.

LendAmend Gets $750K

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Los Angeles-based LendAmend , a developer of online software for managing the amendment of leveraged loans, has raised $750,000 in a Series A funding round. The round came from the Tech Coast Angels. LendAmend's web-based software is used for workflow automation in the lending industry, for CLO managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, asset managers, mutual funds, and other institutional investors in the syndicated bank loan market.

Payvia, Mobile-XL Partner On Mobile Payments

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Los Angeles-based Payvia , which is developing mobile payment technology, and Mobile-XL , which develops software for providing access to digital services to people in Africa and India, are in a partnership, the companies said this morning. Mobile-XL is backed by the Tech Coast Angels, and Payvia is backed by Silver Lake Sumeru, Montgomery & Co.,

Mobile-XL Links With Oberthur Technologies

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Los Angeles-based Mobile-XL , the international mobile information services firm backed by the Tech Coast Angels, said this week that it has linked a deal with Oberthur Technologies to include its XLBrowser Content Platform on Oberthur's line of SIM cards. The firms said that including Mobile-XL's software on its SIM cards will give Oberthur's customers access to new, sports, yellow pages, education, and other content.

Greenwings Biomedical Launches Incubator

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A new, Los Angeles startup incubator, Greenwings Biomedical , announced its launch Friday, saying that it will be the first incubator of biomedical ventures in Los Angeles. The new startup, headed by startup veteran Richard Koffler, said it will focus on biomedical devices and software.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Los Angeles received $260.0M The largest deals for Los Angeles were Coda Automotive in Santa Monica, which raised $40.375M, KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals in Calabasas, which raised $37.425M, and JustFabulous in El Segundo, which raised $33.1M. In terms of industries, Software gained the most investments with a total of $165.7M

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Seattle’s UP Global, now part of Techstars, oversees the operation of Startup Week and other programs for tech entrepreneurs across the U.S. A Fire Side Chat with San Diego’s Tech Coast Angels.

Atlas Powered Gets $700K

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Los Angeles-based Atlas Powered , a developer of software for managing calendar, task, and contact data on iOS and Android, has raised $700,000 in a funding round, the firm said today.

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How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves

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We dropped in recently, and found a screening session for the Tech Coast Angels; a number of former StartEngine, MuckerLab, and LaunchpadLA startups in residence; not more than a few startup founders wandering the halls; and a long list of upcoming technology networking events on the calendar.

Southern California Firms Get $587.0M In Venture Capital In Q2

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Across the region, Los Angeles led in terms of dollars and deals, with $277.4M By far, the largest investment category for the quarter was software--helped by Snapchat--with $177.872M in investments for Q2, according to the report.

Ninja Metrics Ties With Mobile Analytics Firm

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics , the social analytics software developer led by Dmitri Williams, said this week that it has tied with mobile analytics company TUNE. Ninja Metrics says that its software helps provide a precise measurement of how users influence each other and how much that influence is worth, via its own "Social Value" score. Ninja Metrics'' backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels.

Velocify Acquired By Ellie Mae For $128M

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of sales lead management software, has been acquired by Ellie Mae , in a deal worth $128M in cash, Ellie Mae said last week. Velocity's software is used for sales lead management. Velocify was led by President and CEO Nick Hedges, who took over as President and CEO at the firm in 2010; Velocify started life as Leads360, the onetime winner of the Tech Coast Angel's Fast Pitch competition back in 2007.

Docufide Raises $4.5M, Taps Blackboard Founder As CEO

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Los Angeles-based Docufide , which develops educational software and services used to transfer high school transcripts to colleges, said today that it has raised $4.5M Docufide said it will maintain its Los Angeles offices. The firm did not say if prior investors AltoTech Ventures, Pasadena Angels, and the Tech Coast Angels participated in the funding. docufide venture capital blackboard executive education software bbbb

Kangarootime Gets Seeded

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Los Angeles-based Kangarootime , a startup developing cloud-based software for childcare centers, has raised a seed funding round, the company said this week. The funding came from Skyview Ventures LLC, Mucker Capital, and the Tech Coast Angels. saas software business management school education capital venture cloud childcare seed kangarootime

Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore

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Bitvore is based in Irvine, and is backed by serial entrepreneur Yuri Pikover, as well as other angels. There''s a fair amount of software and computer science involved in this area. It wouldn''t be covered in the Los Angeles Times, and not by the San Diego papers.

Incubating LA's Biotech Future, With Richard Koffler, Greenwings Biomedical

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The incubator-- Greenwings Biomedical (www.greenwingsbiomedical.com), is led by Richard Koffler , a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Los Angeles. It''s no different than angel investing, which I have a lot of experience in as a member of the Tech Coast Angels.

Ninja Metrics Raises $2.8M For Predictive Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based Ninja Metrics announced this morning that it has raised $2.8M in funding came from the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. Ninja Metrics uses social analytics and cloud computing software to calculate "social value" of users in an online gaming environment, helping companies to predict what their users will be purchasing or doing, and helping them to better monetize their games.

Language Weaver Upgrades Translation Software

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Los Angeles-based Language Weaver announced Monday that the firm has released a new version of its automated translation software. The firm said the new software includes an enhanced user interface, new support for Indonesian/English and Pashtu/English translation, and better support for document formats, including Office 2007 and Open Office. Tags: software translation weaver language

Southern California Tech Companies Raise $709.8M In Q3

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Los Angeles led the region in investments, with $348.6M The industry with the largest amount of investment was in Software, with $229.6M in funding for its location-based intelligence software. Southern California technology companies raised $709.8M

Yowza Acquired By Spindle

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Los Angeles-based Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle , Spindle said today.

Yowza Acquired by Spindle

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Los Angeles-based Yowza , the developer of a mobile coupon and deals app, which was backed by comedian Wayne Brady, the Tech Coast Angels, the Pasadena Angels, and others, has been acqurieed by mobile commerce software provider Spindle.

Ninja Metrics Aims At $5M Round

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Los Angeles-based game analytics software developer Ninja Metrics has raised $2.8M The company's other backers include the Harvard Business School Angels and Tech Coast Angels. of an ongoing, $5M funding round, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing this week. The startup, led by Dmitri Williams, and helps mobile, online, and social game developers better monetize their properties. The round is being led by 37 Ventures.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. When I was moving to Los Angeles from Paris, I was sorting through my stuff, and I made three bags of things.

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Interview with Scot Richardson, Laughstub

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For this morning's interview, we spoke with Scot Richardson , CEO of Los Angeles-based LaughStub (www.laughstub.com), which develops software which helps comedy clubs and others manage ticket sales, online marketing, and customer relationship management. LaughStub is backed by a number of notable angels in the Los Angeles area, including Mark Suster and Paige Craig. Scot Richardson: We've done two rounds of funding, both angel rounds.

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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. It’s a gathering of friends and tech enthusiasts of all stripes. Join TechZulu as we celebrate LA’s most exciting tech creations of the moment with the brightest digital minds and engineering talents this side of Fresno. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Companies: Spotlight Companies.

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