Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

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

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Demographics at funds and startups will also be under the microscope, since signatories have agreed to report on their composition by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability status, immigration status, veteran status, educational attainment, socioeconomic origin, tenure at a firm.

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

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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. TC Apple apple store business Chief Operating Officer e-commerce economy Los Angeles Marketing online shopping Shopify toronto vend

22 Los Angeles Startups You Need to Watch Out For

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While the Bay Area hold the title of most prolific startup ecosystem , there’s no denying that California is a veritable gold mine of entrepreneurial talent. 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. Read more about the Los Angeles startup ecosystem here on Tech.Co .

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.

Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

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2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc., coming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles.

The Riveter Takes $15M To Expand Beyond Los Angeles, Seattle

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Female co-working space operator The Riveter --which operates coworking space both in West Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey--said this week that it has raise $15M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from Alpha Edison, and Madrona Venture Group, plus such angels as Annie-Marie Slaughter (New America), Liz Lange (fashion designer), and Blake Mycoskie (TOMS Shoes). theriveter riveter women female coworking startup entrepreneur venture capital expansion

Los Angeles Startup Events

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I recently posted about the Increase in Early-Stage Startup Activity in Los Angeles. In that post, I mentioned how one of the signals is the big increase in number of startup events and the number of attendees at those events. 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.

Startup Surge in Los Angeles

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Ben Kuo just posted on SoCalTech: Are the good times for startups back? At the event, the enthusiasm for startups was palpable. 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.

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. I will do my best to keep this up to date. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Techweek Los Angeles 2016 [ LOS ANGELES ]

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The free Explorer ticket gets you access to the hiring fair, the LAUNCH startup competition, the EXPO, and day-time technology knowledge workshops. “ Explorer. Suitable for students, tech enthusiasts, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneur .

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. I will do my best to keep this up to date. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. It brings together events and content for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launches Zero Emissions Transport Effort

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), the non-profit which encourages clean technology startups in the City of Los Angeles, said it has launched a new effort to accelerate the electricification of regional transportation, in an effort to reach zero emissions in the area's movement of goods. The LACI will also be looking for new transportation startups in the effort. angeles cleantech incubator zero emissions transportation utility vehicle electric

Galvanize Plans Expansion To Los Angeles

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Galvanize , a company which operates a network of locations teaching software engineering skills--and which often serve as hubs of startup activity nationwide, offering up coworking for technology startups, events, and more--is planning to expand its efforts in Los Angeles, after raising $32M and buying another "coding bootcamp" operator, Hack Reactor. galvanize angeles expansion venture capital coding bootcamp hack reactor

Los Angeles’s Secret to Startup Success

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When Los Angeles, CA was listed as the fastest-growing tech startup region in 2014, many guesses were raised about the root cause of its success. No, to see the strength of Los Angelesstartup scene, you must look at the whole story. For three years now, Cornerstone OnDemand has been using this conference to celebrate the successes of local startups and to look to the future of technology. s Startup Future.

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.

Tumblr Expands In Los Angeles

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Online photo blogging platform Tumblr is the latest, hot Internet startup to set up shot in Los Angeles, saying that it has opened up its first, official West Coast office in the city. publisher publishing employment jobs tech high expansion blogging angeles tumbl

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

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.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Several startups have been selected to demo their products for other founders and entrepreneurs. The startups in the showcase will be considered for the Tech.Co Sign up today for the Los Angeles event and bring your team.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

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I’ve written quite a bit about aspects of this topic, especially from the perspective of startup founders looking for talent – you can find these in: Startup CTO. Targeting Your Job Search The best starting place is to visit my post on: One Page Job Networking Tool.

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.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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With unrivaled weather, a host of high-profile universities and unlimited array of daytime and nightlife entertainment, Los Angeles seems like a dreamland for young tech professionals and the companies hoping to employ their talents.

Minkonet Raises $1M, Sets Up Headquarters In Los Angeles

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Minkonet , a South Korean startup which is developing 3D video game capture technology, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a "Pre-Series A" investment round, and has set up a brand new headquarters in Los Angeles. According to Minkonet, the funding specifically goes towards its operations in Los Angeles, and expansion into North America. minkonet venture capital angeles videogame capture softwarecontent

Techstars Names New Los Angeles Accelerator Class

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Techstars Los Angeles has just named the ten companies that will be joining the startup accelerator for its 2017 class, saying its theme this year was "going long on LA and southern California". According to Techstars, although just one third of the companies that applied to the Los Angeles program this year were in SoCal, it ultimately selected nine of the ten companies from the region.

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500 Startups Extends Presence To Los Angeles

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Venture capital investor 500 Startups appears to be extending its presence in the Los Angeles area, with the appointment of Jess Erickson as LA Program Director at the firm. 500 Startups has not said what Erickson will focus on with the new title, however, Erickson's profile shows that she has moved from serving as Director of Diversity at 500 Startups in San Francisco, to residing in Los Angeles at the beginning of this month.

Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach

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market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors. The startup, however, has no plans to expand into hardware. Artificial Intelligence Funding Startups Venture Capital Causeway Media Partners freemium Germany Los Angeles TechCrunch

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Startup Game Changers Panel - Los Angeles 2017

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Friday, August 4, 2017 -- Startup Game Changers Panel - Los Angeles 2017. Startup fundraising can be an arduous journey. Team startup to the rescue! Wouldn’t it be easier if you had your own team of guides to help you along your way? Our team of VCs, financial consultants, bankers, and lawyers has collectively helped walk thousands of companies down the fundraising path — from identifying the best funding source to negotiating the best terms.

Be Great Fest | Celebrating Los Angeles’ Startup Ecosystem

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Meet the next generation of startup success stories at Be Great Fest in Los Angeles. Their mission: to support a charity, savor the hot SoCal nightlife, and transform Los Angeles into the startup capital of the world.

Startup Weekend Los Angeles

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Sunday, November 18, 2012 -- Startup Weekend Los Angeles. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend Los Angeles

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 -- Startup Weekend Los Angeles. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend Los Angeles

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Friday, November 16, 2012 -- Startup Weekend Los Angeles. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, NewCities Dangle $15K To Startups

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The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) , and partner NewCities Foundation said on Monday that they will award $15,000, plus other prizes, to a startup developing technology in the zero emissions transportation and shared mobility area. According to the two, they are running a global startup competition as part of an upcoming event in November. angeles cleantech incubator newcities startups transportation mobility

Bonfire Ventures closes $60 million to invest in SoCal B2B startups

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Los Angeles is becoming one of the more interesting destinations for startups and the investors that provide money for venture capital firms to place bets on young companies are increasingly starting to take notice.

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