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Riot Games Buys Radiant

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games has acquired videogame developer Radiant Entertainment , the two companies said today. Radiant Games had been working on its first title, Stonehearth, a town building simulation game played with friends. According to Radiant Entertainment, it will continue to work on Stonehearth, but will discontinue work on another title, Rising Thunder, and will instead start work on another game as part of Riot.

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

Riot Games Acquired By Tencent

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , the online videogame developer headed by Brandon Beck, said late Friday that Tencent Holdings has acquired a majority stake in the company. riot games merger acquisition videogame tencent holdings china content

Riot Games: $160,000 Raised For Japan Relief

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , the online game developer, said today that its players have raised over $162,000 for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. riot games japan relief earthquake tsunami cross redcross charity help emergency

Riot Games Snags Mohn For Board

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a venture backed developer of online games, said Wednesday that it has added Jarl Mohn to its board of directors. The company's first title is League of Legends, an online role-playing and strategy game.

Riot Games Announces First Online Game

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a venture-backed developer of online video games, announced Tuesday that it is will be releasing its first title--a free, online, multiplayer game called League of Legends.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Not just Tinder, Dollar Shave Club, Riot Games, CornerStone OnDemand and the companies you’ve heard of but there are large successes that are less well known but now very large startups businesses like Ring, Zip Recruiter, GumGum, Laurel & Wolf and too many other great companies to mention.

Riot's League Of Legends Hits 11M Active Players

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , which develops online video games aimed at hard core gamers, said today that its title, League of Legends , has reached 11.5 million monthly active players, with over 30 million registered players on the game.

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding. Gamzee is headed by Howard Marks , a co-founder of Activision and Acclaim Games, and former SVP at Disney Interactive Media Group.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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Watertower has been involved in a number of high visibility exits and fundings in recent months, including Riot Games (rumored to be $400M+), Machinima, and ExtendMedia. I think you know Riot Games, where we put together their first institutional money.

Clinton Foy: Why We Bought Our Own E-Sports Team, the Immortals

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Clinton Foy: E-sports is, fundamentally, one of the biggest trends and one of the hottest areas in video games and the interactive space right now. Some of our game related investments have been Super Evil Mega Corp.,

Reflections on 2016: Michael Root, DogVacay

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Today's contribution is from Michael Root , the new CTO of DogVacay (www.dogvacay.com)--but longtime Los Angeles tech vet, having most recently been at Riot Games. CTO of DogVacay and was previous Director of Engineering of Riot Games. This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem.

Report Tallies $7.7 Billion In SoCal IT Exits In 2011

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Among other major 2011 exits listed were Riot Games ($400 million) and HauteLook ($270 million). A new report released today tallies up $7.7 billion in IT exits in 2011, the highest since 2000, for Southern California IT firms. The report--compiled by Ocean Road Partners--included both venture-backed and self-financed information technology companies.

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March Capital Backs Video Game Developer Wavedash Games

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Los Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners is the lead investor in video game developer Wavedash Games , which announced a $6M Series A funding round on Tuesday morning. According to Wavedash, the new funding will go to grow its team and complete the development of its game, Platform Fighter. The company's founders previously were at EA, TinyCo, and Riot Games. wavedash video game videogame venture capital content marchcp march

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Brandon Beck – Riot Games. StarCraft 2 might be the most played eSport currently, but Riot Games’ “League of Legends” is garnering prize pools in the millions. They raised some money, stole some guys from Blizzard, and released the game for free.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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I’d put a note down against their name reminding me of this view they had and then between fund-raising cycles I’d include them on data that we had showing LA’s continued development and growth (including SnapChat, Tinder, Maker Studios, Riot Games and others). Many people are too cautious in sales processes and as a result when they present their solutions they end up sounding milquetoast and undifferentiated from anybody else in the market.

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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billion in 2005, and also currently represents Rdio, Beats Electronics, Riot Games, Ad.ly, Redpoint Ventures, and several other prominent private and publicly traded clients. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People.

The Annenberg Foundation Seeks To Spur Philanthropy From LA's Tech Community

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The Foundation said it already has been organizing roundtables and dinners with executives from tech companies like Snap, Riot Games, Mitu, Omaze, Headspace, as well as local venture capital firms, to help engage them with the nonprofit company and help educate them on issues facing Los Angeles. The Annenberg Foundation is announcing a new effort this morning, to spur more philanthropic moves by LA's growing technology sector, called AnnenbergTech.

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Google, Hulu, Riot Games, Demand Media, and many other big name players residing in Silicon Beach, it is no small wonder why many tech startups flock towards the sunny beach-side view.

Tongal Ramps Up Hiring

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Walsh was previously Director of Global Digital Marketing and Content at Hasbro; Gergis has previously served at The Reformation and Riot Games; and Reid led his own start-up film and television company, Dundee Entertainment, LLC.

Super League Gaming Launches League Of Legends Tournaments

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Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming , the startup which takes over movie theaters and allows video gamers to participate in head-to-head competitions on the big screen, said it is launching a new League of Legends competition to movie theaters across the United States. The company said the new competitive City Champs and City Rec tournaments, which it is launching in partnership with Riot Games, will launch initially in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas.

Battlefy Finds $1.3M

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in seed funding from Deep Fork Capital, William Morris Endeavor, former Riot Games Chairman Jarl Mohn, Dennis Phelps (IVP), Social Starts, BDC Ventures, and Keith Boesky. The company--now based in Vancouver, BC--helps organizers of professional video game tournaments and leagues. battlefy venture capital amplifyla amplify angeles accelerator videogame video game gaming

Nix Hydra Gets $5M For Video Games

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Los Angeles-based Nix Hydra , a startup video game development company led by Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. Nix Hydra develops video games aimed at young women, including Egg Baby and Hot Guy Alarm Clock.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, January 26, 2013 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA.

The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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It is fitting that 2012 is the year that Snapchat really took off in Los Angeles and raised its first venture capital and began a five year ascent to becoming LA’s most recognizable startup company and largest IPO alongside LAs other great startup brands such as Riot Games and Tinder.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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ABC Family, Fox, Universal Music, Google, Facebook, Demand Media, MyLife, Riot Games, DFJ Frontier, Rustic Canyon, GRP Partners, Siemer and Associates, Marketshare, Saatchi Online, OMD, Ignited, Rubicon Project, Smashbox Cosmetics, NFL, UCLA, USC, and dozens of start-ups.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. General Assembly. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, October 13, 2012 -- Intro to the LA Startup Community. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA. Join us after our Weekend Workshop for an intro to the LA startup community!

Silicon Beach Fest Celebrates Tech Startups and Hollywood in LA | Pics, Highlights and What’s Next!

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B each Games. SBF attendees took a break from panels to bond at the beach playing games, cuz well, it’s the Silicon Beach Fest after all! Games started on Saturday morning with basketabll at the beach courts in Venice.

CEOs Talk Startups

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Moderated by Greg Martin, Partner, Redpoint Ventures and John Morris, Managing Director, GKM Ventures; Panelists include Brandon Beck, CEO, Riot Games; Kurt Johnson, CEO, Socialvibe; Andreas Haas, CEO, Axiotron; Jake Winebaum, President, RHD Interactive. Tuesday, November 11, 2008 -- CEOs Talk Startups. CEOs Talk Startups.what mistakes did they make and what lessons can they share when it is your turn?

The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You

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In all of the usual chatter about LA’s great ascendency people love to mention Snap, Tinder, Riot Games, SpaceX and other well-know startup success. I’ve been involved with several startups where a giant incumbent attacks you and tries to sue you out of existence.

How Do I Feel About the Snap IPO Given I Didn’t Invest?

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Every tech or major news journal in the country is preparing to write their Snap, Inc (creators of Snapchat, Spectacles, etc) stories and many of them seem to want a “How does it feel to have missed this investment story.”

Why I’m Now Long NPR

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EVP of MTV, President of Liberty Digital and on the boards of CNET, Scripps, comScore, Riot Games and Rubicon Project to name a few. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a few brands & media properties that I truly love and for which I have huge loyalty. Virgin America.