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

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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

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

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Digital Family Reunion Honors Ken Rutkowski with Outstanding Achievement

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Staying true to form with promoting community, he has moved Business Rockstars to the coworking space Real Office Centers in Santa Monica, where you can now see the show in action. Annual event returns to Skirball Cultural Center this Wednesday night.

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Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Today

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The event is harnessing the startup energy in Santa Monica, and features all across town, at ROC , Cross Campus , the Viceroy , Santa Monica Place , and elsewhere. Disclaimer: socalTECH is a media sponsor of Silicon Beach Fest).

socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Startups Are Now Hiring!

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Here are some of the positions recently posted to socalTECH''s community job board , which might just be your perfect next move. In a little over a year, DogVacay has grown from 5 employees and 3 crowded desks to 35+ employees in a dog- friendly office in Santa Monica, CA.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The Los Angeles winners of the Deloitte Fast 500 ranking of fastest growing companies was announced last night at an event at Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach, with 26 companies recognized in the overall 2011 Technology Fast 500, and three "Technology Rising Stars" recognized in the Los Angeles area. Editor's note: socalTECH was a sponsor of this event.).

Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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Disclaimer: Deloitte is a sponsor of socalTECH, and socalTECH sponsored Deloitte''s LA Fast 500 awards last night in Santa Monica, although that does not affect our coverage.

Fuhu Tops Deloitte Fast 500 List

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Disclaimer: socalTECH was a sponsor of Deloitte''s Fast 500 program in Los Angeles. El Segundo-based Fuhu , the manufacturer of the popular children''s Nabi tablet PC, ranked number 2 nationally in the annual Deloitte Fast 500 list, one of fifty four companies--or over 10 percent--from Southern California. The list ranks companies by five year revenue growth. According to the list, Fuhu had a growth rate of 67627% over five years.

LA's Technology Ecosystem Expands, As Silicon Valley Law Firm Sets Up Shop

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In a sign that the Los Angeles technology and startup world is starting to be taken more seriously by Silicon Valley, one of Silicon Valley's more prominent law firms has set up shop in Santa Monica.

io/LA Shuts Down

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io/LA, in a note sent to its members last week, obtained by socalTECH, said that "unexpected things happen" in the startup world, and that it will be "sailing off into the sunset". A number of companies which were located in io/LA have now moved to coworking space CrossCampus in Santa Monica, according to those companies.

Livestrong.com Launches Redesign Of Site

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Santa Monica-based LIVESTRONG.com , the health and fitness site run by Demand Media, is launching a redesign of the site today, splitting content into verticals focused on men and women. In an interview, Dan Brien, General Manager of the site, told socalTECH that the changes came after the firm began analyzing how men and women were using the site, extensively profiling how the two groups were using the content and tools on the site.

Silicon Beach Fest Kicks Off Wednesday

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Silicon Beach Fest , the technology festival which celebrates everything about Silicon Beach, is kicking off Wednesday night at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, and runs through Saturday the 21st. Note: socalTECH is a media sponsor of the event). The festival--which is in its third year--features a long list of keynotes, panels, showcases, and parties, as well as beach games on Saturday.

Gumgum Names Sales VP

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Santa Monica-based Gumgum , the celebrity image licensing and advertising startup headed by Ophir Tanz, has appointed a new VP of Sales, the firm told socalTECH today. The company said it has appointed Brennan Beyer as its new Vice President of Sales. Beyer joins the company from SocialVibe, where he also served as VP of Sales. He has also served at SocialMedia.com, Business.com, Advertising.com, and Petersen Publishing, publisher of Motor Trend and Teen magazines.

Silicon Beach Fest Expands Event Lineup, Sets Keynotes

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Silicon Beach--the self-appointed name that has been used to describe many parts of Southern California''s tech community, but which has seemed to have centered itself over Santa Monica and surrounding towns--has no shortage of events and conferences.

Docstoc Ramps Video Content Effort

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc , the online business documents site headed by Jason Nazar, has quietly been ramping a video content effort at the site. The company has invested in dedicated staff and a studio at its Santa Monica offices to film the short business advice snippets, which have come from Jason Nazar, Paige Craig of BetterWorks, Ryan Scott of CauseCast, Scot Richardson of TicketMob, Matthias Galica of ShareSquare, and many others.

Content, Commerce, and Cosmetics: A Look At IPSY's Subscription Business

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Corey Weiss , IPSY's Head of Business Development, is based in Santa Monica, and helps to run that effort. socaltech is a sponsor of next week's Recurring Revenue Conference on Tuesday at the Skirball Center, where Weiss will be speaking on a panel.

Vokle Gets Funding

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Santa Monica-based Vokle has scored an investment round from the Tech Coast Angels, the angel group formally announced Monday. The investment had been uncovered by socalTECH in January, but had not officially been announced as a TCA deal. Amount of the investment was not disclosed, however, a recent regulatory filing indicates that Vokle had recently raised $542,000 out of $1.0M in an ongoing funding round.

Dog Vacay Announces Funding Round

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Santa Monica-based Dog Vacay , the online person-to-person marketplace for dog boarding, has formally announced new investors in the firm, who are joining in its $1M seed funding round.

Carving An Internet Niche With FamousBirthdays.com

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For example, if more people search for socaltech each month, and more users are liking your site, that''s an easy way for Google to see that a site has value. You often hear the advice: do one thing, and do it well.

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

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Now its simply doing so from a swanky third story ocean view balcony overlooking Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade shopping district. socalcto socaltechFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture.

Mark Suster, Nely Galan to Keynote Silicon Beach Fest

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Silicon Beach Fest takes place June 19-22, 2013 in Santa Monica. Key Events include: June 14-16: Hackathon presented by AT&T will gather a few hundred developers, coaches, and business professionals who will create startup pitches at ROC Santa Monica.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

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There’s Santa Monica, Westside, Hollywood, Downtown LA, the Valley, and Pasadena. I may be biased, but it really feels like downtown Santa Monica is becoming the tech hub of LA. I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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And here's where you can find more events: SoCalTech Calendar – A great aggregation of events around Southern California that has been pulled together for years by Ben Kuo. You can use keywords like: Events in Los Angeles or Southern California Events or even Santa Monica Events. Great post by John Shiple. He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California.

Sponsor Post: Southern California technology firms are hiring!

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Check out some of the recent positions posted to socalTECH's Job Board in recent days: Senior PHP Developer , Los Angeles, Oversee.net. Director of Research & Analytics , Santa Monica, Adconion Media Group. Senior Web Developer Software Engineer , Santa Monica, Cars.com. Postings are free to premium members of socalTECH! Who says there aren't jobs out there? The high tech industry in Southern California is hiring.

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Friday Tech Video Roundup for April 5, 2013

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Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH''s video section , where we''re currently featuring community videos from and about local startups: Silicon Beach at SXSW. Startup America Live @ SXSW, with William Hsu of Santa Monica''s MuckerLab talking about startup accelerators.

Reflections on 2016: Rob Freelen, Silicon Valley Bank

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Silicon Valley Bank is big supporter and has been a sponsor of socaltech for many, many years. In 2016, our Santa Monica office more than doubled market share of early-stage companies. One example is Santa Monica-based hardware company, Ring, who transitioned to a hybrid business model that now includes recurring revenue. In the interest of full disclosure, Headspace is a client of SVB Santa Monica.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Google quickly bought AdSense in 2003 and Elbaz’s AS team became Google Santa Monica. socaltech socal socalctoFollow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture. PandoList. Events. Back Page. Books.

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Friday Tech Video Roundup For May 17, 2013

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Here are some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH''s video section , where we''re currently featuring community videos from and about local startups: What is Privlo''s private mortgage marketplace about? What''s the latest batch of videos coming out of Silicon Beach''s startups?

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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When I drill down on that term, you can see why with posts like: Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Lops A Third Of Company THQ Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes San Diego Office Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit And it's also interesting to see what geographies are being associated with "Layoffs" more often than others: Layoffs Woodland Hills Layoffs San Diego Layoffs Santa Monica Layoffs Los Angeles I guess this is a sign of the times.

Sorenson Media's Csathy Departs To New Digital Media Effort From Manatt

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The new focus on digital media--and providing services to the growing Los Angeles technology sector--comes after similar moves by other law fims, including Cooley LLP, which created its own investment fund in January after setting up an office in Santa Monica; and Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles, which opened up a Santa Monica office last October and booted up its own incubator program.

Zag Raises Funding

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Santa Monica-based Zag , which has developed an automobile configuration and buying service for affinity organizations like credit unions and automobile organizations, has a funding round of undisclosed size.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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Santa Monica-based Zag , which has developed an automobile configuration and buying service for affinity organizations like credit unions and automobile organizations, has raised around $32.4M

DECA Raises $10M More

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Santa Monica-based DECA has raised $10M in a new round of funding worth $10M, according to a regulatory filing. The funding was led by new investor Rustic Canyon Partners, with participation from Series A investors Atomico, General Catalyst Partners, and Mayfield Fund.