Equity Investment Platform Preparation Best Practices

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I recommend an easier way – using an investment platform like Gust, EquityNet or SeedInvest. Reserving a consistent website domain name and social media names will not likely be possible once your startup is made public via an investment platform.

Invested.in Powers Fitness Fundraiser Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online social fundraising site run by Alon Goren, said Tuesday that it is powering a new site focused on fitness fundraising for charity. The firm said it is launching FitFunder.com , an online site focused on creating personal fitness fundraisers for charity. The firm said it is linking with fitness site RunKeeper on the site, to provide automatic monitoring of user's fitness goals by followers and donors. s platform efforts.

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ReachLocal Launches Deal Platform

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing and advertising firm headed by Zorik Gordon, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched ReachDeals, a daily deals syndication platform. ReachDeals is a relaunch of the deal commerce software platform it acquired when it acquired DealOn, a daily deals publisher, in February. ReachLocal said the platform will make it easier for publishers to integrate local deals into their own websites.

An Entrepreneur Platform To Put You Above the Crowd

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The days when you could launch your business with a new web site, and the phone would begin to ring, are long gone. Today’s platform is built of people, including yourself, followers, and contacts, who can amplify your message through social media and spread it to your target customers.

Pasadena's ArtCenter College Of Design, 3D Avatar Site IMVU Team

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The ArtCenter College of Design , based in Pasadena, and social networking and 3D avatar site IMVU announced on Tuesday that the two have launched a new "studio partnership", which will let students in a course design their own, 3D experience in the IMVU world. The collaboration also includes an ability for students to test and iterate their design in real-time within IMVU's live platform.

Invested.in Powers JCrowd, Israeli Crowdfunding Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the developer of crowdfunding software, has inked a deal to power an Israeli crowdfunding site, JCrowd. According to Tel Aviv-based JCrowd, it has announced a new, Internet crowdfunding platform which is catering to Jewish and Israeli causes and starutps. The new site allows anyone to create a project and solicit donations from friends and others. investedin social fundraising site crowdfunding israel jcrowd jewish

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Science 37 Raises $31M For Clinical Trial Platform

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Los Angeles-based Science 37 , a startup developing a technology platform aimed at enabling clinical trials, said this morning that it has raised $31M in a Series B financing round. The company says it has developed a platform which allows companies to extend clinical trials to people's homes, reducing the amount of travel time for patients in clinical trials, using telemedicine and in-home doctor's visits.

10 Startup Survival Tips in the Age of the Platform

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According to many technology pundits, including Phil Simon, in his new book “ The Age of the Platform ,” these four exemplify the rise of platforms with applications as a business model, rather than a single product or service. True platforms are multi-faceted.

StartEngine Adds Second Company To Crowdfunding Platform

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Los Angeles-based StartEngine , which recently pivoted into equity crowdfunding, said Thursday that it has added a second company to its platform with SEC qualification. StartEngine said that XTI Aircraft , which is developing new aircraft, has received qualification through the SEC to begin collecting capital in exchange for equity through StartEngine's platform.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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If you spent time at a site you might not be aware but they’ve possibly dropped a cookie on your computer and use pixel tracking to follow you around the web. If I didn’t get you to buy when you came to my site I know you were at least interested.

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Gumgum Rolls Programmatic Ad Platform For Images

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Los Angeles-based Gumgum , the online advertising technology developer led by Ophir Tanz, recently rolled out a new, programmatic ad platform for its in-image advertising. Gumgum provides in-image advertising technology, which integrates ads into a site''s photos. According to the company, it has partnered with Xaxis, a programmatic media and technology developer, to launch a programmatic product for buying in-image advertising.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? However, these platforms could be interesting for prototype and pilot solutions. The other conclusion was that you need to have a migration path from the platform. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. VRM - his company - goal is to provide a Level 4 platform.

FundaGeek Launches Crowdfunding Site

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Yucca Valley-based FundaGeek , a new startup headed by Daniel Gutierrez, said over the holiday that it has launched its crowdfunding platform, aimed at startups and scientific researchers. Gutierrez said that the site is patterned after existing crowdfunding sites, but is different due to its primary focus on technical innovation and scientific research. There area number of crowdfunding sites which focus on the arts and creative projects, as well as education.

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More investors are betting on virtual influencers like Lil Miquela

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Meanwhile, new venture-backed companies like the superstealthy Shadows, SuperPlastic and Toonstar are all developing virtual characters that will launch via social media channels like Snap and Instagram, or on their own platforms.

Invested.in Looks To License Technology Platform

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the developer of a site which helps users raise money for projects and ideas, has launched an effort to provide a white label version of its platform. platform allows anyone to create their own, white-labeled crowd-funding sites, according to the company. s founder, said the new offering is aimed at both media companies and entrepreneurs who might be interested in licensing the platform for their own uses.

Zugara Launches World’s 1st AR Ecommerce Platform Module

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PrestaShop is one of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms in the world (with over 127,000 stores and counting), and the launch of “WSS For PrestaShop” marks the first time any ecommerce platform has offered an augmented reality (AR) module to its e-tailers.

DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs

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Lisa Hennessy: The short one liner answer, is it''s a robust, digital platform that broadcasts once-of-a-lifetime job openings and experience, which everyone can apply for. Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform.

MySpace Launches New Mobile App, Site Design

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Los Angeles-based Myspace officially launched its new site design and a mobile app today, firmly centering the online site on music, music discovery, and streaming. The new site also lets users create their own radio stations, share animated GIFs, and more.

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FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site

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Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the online product comparison site headed by former DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor, said Thursday that it has partnered with an online consumer electronics products review and technology news site, eCoustics.

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Evite Redesigns Site

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The site said that--after 10 years on its old platform--it was time to bring an upgraded service to its users. Los Angeles-based Evite , the online invitations business which is a unit of IAC, said today that it has launched an extensive redesign of the firm's website.

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Zenvoy Rolls Out Business Matchmaking Site

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Los Angeles-based Zenvoy has formally launched its business matchmaking service and platform, aimed at helping professionals network with others and spur business. Zenvoy said it is targeting users who "live and die" by referral-based business, using a proprietary algorithm to help provide targeted business introductions to a user's email inbox.

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CallFire Launches Their New Cv3 Platform & New Look

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CallFire creates simple text and voice platforms for businesses to use to reach their customers. CallFire’s growth has been tremendous: surpassing the 200,000 user mark, reaching the 200 million campaign mark for executing calls and texts campaigns, and a 100% growth in the past 12 months.

Gaikai Powers Game Site

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Los Angeles-based Gaikai , the cloud-based game streaming service backed by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, Limelight Networks and Intel Capital, said Thursday that it is powering a game site, "The Escapist". Gaikai said that "The Escapist" will use its platform to stream demos of games like Electronic Arts Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 to game players, with other major video game publishers making their titles available through the site.

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OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms

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We finally are starting to hear what Google's anticipated alternative to Facebook as a platform. I've talked about this issue in: Facebook Platform and Facebook as a Learning Platform. With Facebook you are somewhat forced to make a hard choice about rewiring your application to live seamlessly within the Facebook environment or pushing Facebook users across to your site which is a bit ugly.

CitizenGlobal Powers Crowdsourced Video Platform For Law Enforcement

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Los Angeles-based crowdsourced video startup CitizenGlobal has launched a new platform for law enforcement, allowing users to submit photos and videos to different police departments. The new site, LEEDIR , is aimed at collecting eyewitness photos to help solve crimes and for disaster response, and was first imagined by the Los Angeles Sheriff''s Department. The site, however, is aimed at all law enforcement agencies in the US.

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform

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Yekra says its system helps match content to viewers by genre, by digitally distributing entertainment through different web sites, blogs, social networks, and other destinations. Los Angeles-based Yektra announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round.

Rubicon Project Launches New Technology Platform

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Los Angeles-based The Rubicon Project , which operates a service to optimize the selection of ads on web sites, said today that it has debuted a new technology platform is it calling REVV for Publishers. The new software expands Rubicon's product from optimizing remnant ad network impressions, and into the domain of managing direct and in-house advertising.

Local.com Buys Group Buying Site iTwango

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Irvine-based Local.com , which operates a network of local search sites, said today that it has acquired iTwango LLC , a developer of a technology platform for the group buying and daily deals space.

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Invested.in Powers Business Education Fundraising Site

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Los Angeles-based Invested.in , the online fundraising site run by Alon Goren, is powering a new effort to help educators raise money for educational programs from the BizWorld Foundation. operates an online platform which helps individuals, businesses, and nonprofits raise money for their varoius projects.

Four Advertising Platforms You Really Should Try

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The team at Native Ads hope that they can help all websites remove ‘disruptive display ads’ with its innovative platform. The platform bridges the gap between live streaming channels and website owners to provide a useful and effective advertising experience for online audiences.

TubeStart Launches Crowdfunding Site For YouTube Projects

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A new, Santa Monica-based startup TubeStart , said today that it has launched its crowdfunding platform specifically for YouTube video content creators. Have a great idea for a online video project, but just need a little funding for equipment, actors, or editing?

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uSamp Launches Self-Serve Survey Site

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The firm said its new SurveyBuilder platform allows anyone to create their own panels, via a self-service interface. Encino-based uSamp , which operates online polling and surveying services for businesses, said today that it has launched a new product aimed at self-service surveys.

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SuperMoney Reaches $2 Billion In Loan Requests

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SuperMoney's online site provides content about everything from mortgages to credit cards, to debt and refinancing. supermoney loan financial fintech platform market marketplace leadsSanta Ana-based SuperMoney , a startup which lets users evaluate loans and financial services, has just reached $2 billion in loan requests, according to the company. SuperMoney, led by founder and CEO Miron Lulic, says it just reached $2 billion in loan requests through its multi-lender marketplace.

MySpace Launches New Ad Platform

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Los Angeles-based MySpace said Monday that it has opened a beta of a new self-serve, advertising platform is it calling MySpace MyAds. According to the social networking site, the new ad platform is targeted at individuals and small businesses, and allows them to target and create banner ads to specific MySpace audiences. MySpace said that advertisers can spend as little as $25 to advertise on its site.

Sweety High Launches Site for Tween Girls

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Sweety High , a new startup based in Manhattan Beach, is hoping to reach tween girls with its new social gaming and entertainment site, saying this week that it has launched out of private beta. The site says it is hoping to create a social game platform to allow girls between 8 and 16 to "express themselves fearlessly".

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