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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. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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 riotgames content software legal lawsuit cheat cheating leaguesharpREAD MORE>>.

Riot Games Acquired By Tencent

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The firms said that Riot Games will continue to maintain its headquarters in Los Angeles, and has plans to "hire aggressively" in 2011.

Riot Games: $160,000 Raised For Japan Relief

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Riot Games donated all of its proceeds from player purchases of certain items to the American Red Cross from March 21st to March 27th.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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Riot Games Announces First Online Game

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According to the firm, the new game will be supported by virtual currency and ability to customize and modify content within the game.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Upfront Ventures was created 20 years ago as one of the original VC funds in Los Angeles. Don’t we know it. We love LA! startup venture-capital

Riot's League Of Legends Hits 11M Active Players

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million monthly active players, with over 30 million registered players on the game. Riot said the numbers are double what they were in July.

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.

Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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I think you know Riot Games, where we put together their first institutional money. Those are two big gaming companies. Thanks!

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.

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. DogVacay helps connect pet owners with pet sitters and dog walkers. READ MORE>>.

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 exit was the eighth highest in the database, according to Ocean Road Partners.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Brandon Beck – Riot Games. They raised some money, stole some guys from Blizzard, and released the game for free. Main menu.

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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). I recently wrote about the three rules of sales. Us, too.

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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. billion in assets. READ MORE>>.

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

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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. READ MORE>>. tongal content market crowdsource crowdsourcing hollywood executive vice president

LA Startup Report 2013 | A Rising Forecast

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Los Angeles is 3 rd in the global startup ecosystem, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley. Los Angeles has a diverse area of startups. With Yahoo!,

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. READ MORE>>.

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. The company is led by Jason Xu.

Nix Hydra Gets $5M For Video Games

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Nix Hydra develops video games aimed at young women, including Egg Baby and Hot Guy Alarm Clock. READ MORE>>.

The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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He wanted to bring the same level of technology focus and energy that Mayor Bloomberg had brought to New York City. Are you kidding me? What Next 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, January 26, 2013 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. See [link] (more

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Beach Games: Surfing, volleyball, basketball and more. Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. June 20 – 21).

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.

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. See [link] (more

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!

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. See [link] (more

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

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I won’t speak to most of them due to time and also due to the fact that I simply am not the story and don’t want to pretend like I am. Mostly kidding.

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.

LA TECH SUMMIT Celebrates Los Angeles’s Phenomenal Growth

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Speakers included Mayor Eric Garcetti , Snapchat influencer Jake Paul (fresh off his 60 Minutes appearance), Loot Crate cofounder Chris Davis (whose company just topped the Inc 5000), and early Snapchat & Riot Games / SF-based investor Peter Lasky. LA Tech has arrived. — LATech Digest (@LATechDigest) October 25, 2016.

Twiistup 007: Date, Speakers, Early Bird Special

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Rick has led and sits on the board of 4 FirstMark portfolio companies, including Clickable, Weplay, Live Gamer and Riot Games.

Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming(Waite Group Press, 1996). Richard Rosenblatt. Eric Ries.