SaaS Funding Targest Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office


SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer.

Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport


In a move which threatens the growing Silicon Beach technology industry, the Santa Monica City Council voted last night to downsize the Santa Monica Airport. silicon beach santa monica airport airline aviation economic growth jobs

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Santa Monica Tech Community Grows, As Another Tech Law Firm Sets Up Shop


Stubbs Alderton joins recent Santa Monica addition--and Silicon Valley law firm and rival--Cooley LLP in putting an office in the area, about a block away. beach silicon legal technology alderton stubbs monica santa

Esri Powers Pokemon Hunting Map From Santa Monica's Pokevision


According to Esri, Pokevision , a third party app developer, used its ArcGIS services to show real time locations of Pokemon hot spots, in real time. Pokevision apparently has been seeing a huge spike in demand for its service, with nearly 20 million unique users in its first five days. Pokevision is based in Santa Monica.

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach


We''re making investments, and are based in Santa Monica, and although we have a small team, we''re looking forward to becoming part of the local scene here in Silicon Beach. We''re happy to report that we''ve found quite a bunch of those here in our backyard in Santa Monica. Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica


Australian cloud billing software developer says that it has set up a new office in Santa Monica, to provide West Coast coverage in the United States. According to the cloud software provider, it selected Santa Monica due to the quality of the talent in the region, and the similar culture to Australia. helps utilities provide Internet-based electric and water utility billing services.

SaaS Funding Targets Software Companies With New Santa Monica Office


SaaS Funding , a new provider of debt funding to software-as-a-service companies, said it has set up an office in Santa Monica. The company, which provides senior and junior debt capital, says it is targeting Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), digital media and tech enabled service companies who are bootstrapped or backed by angels. SaaS Funding's Santa Monica office is led by Charlie Perer.

Squeegy Officially Debuts On-Demand Car Wash Service In LA


Los Angeles-based Squeegy , an on-demand, car wash service, said Wednesday that it has officially launched its service in Los Angeles. The company--which launched a pilot program in Santa Monica in August--said it now is offering up its service in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa Vista, Playa del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, West LA, Westchester and Westwood.

Amazon Prime Now Launches Restaurant Delivery In LA


Amazon said that the new service makes Los Angeles its third and largest city where it is offering up its restaurant delivery. The company said that right now, it is offering up delivery in Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and Venice, with additional neighborhoods including Culver City, downtown, and Hollywood coming online soon. The service is currently being offered for free. Amazon expanded its Prime Now service to LA in September.

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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They have partnered with Cross Campus to bring education and offline matchmaking events to Santa Monica quarterly. It provides tools like the Equity Calculator and curates and vets vendors that service startups.

Los Angeles Real Estate Agents Throw Wrench Into Online Real Estate


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MomentFeed's New Service Aimed At Local Marketing For Brands


Santa Monica-based MomentFeed , the developer of analytics software used to help retailers understand the link between their retail locations and mobile consumers, said this week that it has rolled out a new offering called LocalVoice Community Management. MomentFeed said the new service helps brands by offering up localized published to Facebook, Google+, and Foursquare, along with a dedicated, community manager. Pricing on the new service was not announced.

Hulu Opens Up Customer Service Site In Texas


Los Angeles-based streaming television- and video-provider Hulu has selected San Antonio, Texas, as the site for a new customer service center, the company said on Thursday. Silicon Beach companies appear to be been using Texas as a convenient, low cost area for their customer service operations: this week, Santa Monica-based TaskUs also said it is opening up a customer support site in Texas, and Snapchat also has operations there.

ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking In San Francisco [Infographic]

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ParkMe is working with 290 garages and lots in San Francisco , and has a partnership with ABM Parking Services, which operates multiple facilities throughout the Bay Area to alleviate parking frustration in San Francisco.

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Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- Co-Founders Wanted of Santa Monica - presented by CoFoundersLab. CoFoundersLab focuses on more effectively facilitating co-founder matchmaking and they're coming to Santa Monica! The CoFoundersLab matchmaking process works by combining two services: a free, online matching platform at and in-person Meetups. Looking for a co-founder?

TrueCar Powers New Car Buying Service For Car and Driver


Santa Monica-based automotive buying service TrueCar said Thursday that it is powering a new car buying service on , the online automotive website which is part of Heart Autos. TrueCar said the new car buying service will provide and end-to-end vehicle research and purchase experience, including new vehicle pricing information and access to TrueCar's network of dealers. Consumers can also go directly to the service at a dedicated website.

Google Analytics Panel wows Santa Monica crowd

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Google’s free “Analytics&# and “Optimizer&# services were the hot topics Thursday night in Santa Monica. We were happy to host about 60 people at the Doubletree Hotel in Santa Monica for networking, dinner, and education . The latest TCOSC event featured 2 expert speakers: James Tipton from Google and Corey Koberg of Webshare Design (an authorized Google consulting firm).

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M


Have a flat tire, locked yourself out of your car, or need a tow--but not a member of a roadside assistance service? Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk said it offers up roadside services for prices as low as $49, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--and also claims to be 50 percent faster than services like AAA.

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Santa Monica’s Cornerstone OnDemand Launches New Products


Santa Monica-based talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products at its annual Convergence Conference.

Xfire Launches PC Tournament Service, Battleground


Santa Monica-based Xfire is aiming to make it easier for PC game enthusiasts to find challengers, with the launch of a new tournament system, the firm announced this morning. Xfire said its new Battleground service lets gamers directly challenge others in an "Instant Action" mode, and participate with sponsored tournaments from Xfire partners in "Tournament" mode. xfire tournament service battleground virtual currency content videogame video game

Vet On Demand Launches New Service To Connect Pet Owners, Vets


Santa Monica-based Vet On Demand announced a new, on-demand pet health app for iOS and Android this morning, which lets pet owners get remote, consultations from veterinarians.

EdgeCast Launches Open Traffic Exchange Service


Santa Monica-based content delivery network (CDN) provider Edgecast Networks said Wednesday that it has launched its OpenCDN federation platform, which allows independent content delivery network (CDN) providers to exchange production traffic. The new service allows CDNs to extend their network to other operators, allowing them to gain access to other regional networks who might have better coverage than their own for delivering Internet content.

BetterWorks Adds Personal Services Category


Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a system for managing employee benefits and perks programs headed by Paige Craig, said this morning that it has updated its product, and added a new Personal Services category to its offerings. betterworks personal services employee benefit perks

DogVacay Launches Concierge Service


Santa Monica-based DogVacay , the online, peer-to-peer dog boarding marketplace, is hoping to make it much easier to use its service, through the launch of a new "conciege" service today. According to DogVacay, the service is particularly aimed at pet owners with more complicated needs, or who are in the midst of last-minute bookings. Need some help finding and booking someone to take care of your dog when you''re away?

Hulu Ends Free Viewing

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In a move to align itself with its paid-subscription rivals, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, television-streaming service Hulu of Santa Monica has ended its free-to-view streaming service

TrueCar Launches New Website, Ad Campaign


In a major launch, Santa Monica-based TrueCar , the online new and used car pricing website, said it has launched a redesigned website and new ad campaign. advertising campaign developed by Santa Monica's DW+H, to help position it as a national brand.

TrueCar Names Dealer Service, Sales Lead


Santa Monica-based online auto pricing and sales site TrueCar said it is l‌ooking to improve services to dealers and strengthen relationships with its dealers, through the appointment of a new executive. TrueCar said it has named Brian Skutta as its new Executive Vice President of Dealer Sales and Service. truecar dealer sales service autotrader brian skutta Buys MyNewFinancialAdvisor, Launches New Service


Santa Monica-based crowdfunding site InvestedIn is announcing this morning that it has acquired Santa Barbara-based MyNewFinancialAdvisor , and is launching a new, invite-only site for premium investment opportunities. The new service, InvestedIn Alpha, is aimed at connecting alternative investment firms to accredited investors.

Washio Shuts Down On Demand Laundry Service


Santa Monica-based Washio , the venture-backed, on-demand laundry startup, has shut down, according to the company. The company said that it will be shutting down its operations, as of Aug 29., and returning orders to customers. The company did not say why it decided to shut down.

Naki Laundry Offers Up Deal In Launch Of Smartphone Laundry Service


You can, kind of, if you use Naki Laundry , the new, smartphone-driven startup which lets users get their laundry done by smartphone, and which launched today in Santa Monica. Not sure if such a high tech service is for you?

Squeegy Launches On-Demand Car Washes In LA


Los Angeles-based Squeegy has recently launched into the market, with an on-demand, car wash service--currently serving the west side. Squeegy--which says it uses an eco-friendly method of washing cars, which saves around 40-100 gallons of water per car wash--lets users from Santa Monica to Westchester and East to Culver City order up an on-demand car wash, starting at $29.00--all requested via the company's iPhone app.

Mucker Capital closes on $45 million for an early-stage LA-based fund

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Santa Monica-based Mucker Capital has raised $45 million for its third fund, Mucker III. The Silicon Beach firm said that it will continue to invest in software and services startups and continue to focus on the greater Los Angeles area.

CallFire Names Chief Revenue Officer


Santa Monica-based voice and text-platform provider CallFire is bolstering its executive ranks today with a new hire, saying that it has named Barbara Palmer as the company''s new Chief Revenue Officer. CallFire provides telephony APIs and other services for business customers, including business texting, voice broadcasting, IVR, and other related services. callfire executive chief revenue officer telephony services business phone telephone texting