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BLANKSPACES Returns To Santa Monica's 2nd Street

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BLANKSPACES , one of the original, coworking facilities in Los Angeles, is returning to Santa Monica's 2nd Street, according to CEO Jerome Chang. blankspaces santa monica coworking startup space office temporary

WaiveCar Launches Ad Supported Car Sharing In Santa Monica, Venice

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In an unusual twist for the car sharing market, a new, Los Angeles startup-- WaiveCar --said today that it has launched a new, mobile phone-driven car sharing program in Santa Monica and Venice, which lets drivers drive cars for free.

TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica | Round 3

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The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to Santa Monica Silicon Beach area! A tour of some of the hottest Silicon Beach tech companies Santa Monica Edition. Where: Santa Monica, CA (Silicon Beach!). View TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica in a larger map.

Santa Monica Steps Into Airbnb Firestorm

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The City of Santa Monica, which over the last few years has earned itself the reputation as a technology startup friendly city--has just stepped into a major Internet firestorm, after the City Council cracked down on vacation rentals through Airbnb and other sites, banning renting out residences for less than 30 days, and forccing homeowners who rent out extra rooms--or even their couch--to get business licenses, and pay a 14% tax.

Santa Monica Threatens Silicon Beach Growth By Taking Aim At Airport

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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. The council has expressed the desire to close the airport , and is gearing up for legal battles with the FAA.

BLANKSPACES Set To Bring New Coworking Space To Santa Monica

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Los Angeles-based BLANKSPACES , the coworking space run by Jerome Chang, is getting set to open up a second location in Santa Monica in the next week, along 2nd street. tech high entrepreneur startup location office coworking blankspaces

Famous Birthdays In Growth Mode

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Los Angeles-based Famous Birthdays , which operates an online service which lets you look up the birthdays of famous people, says it has now passed 13 million unique visitors, based on numbers from December. The company also says it now has a staff of 20 full-time staffers working out of its Santa Monica office. The startup, which recently relaunched its website to add video on its many profiles, is led by Evan Britton.

Mindshare LA Brings the Power of “Play” to Santa Monica

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In 2006, Douglas Campbell started Mindshare LA out of the downtown art colony The Brewery. I was bored with bar scene, and started an informal party with talks downtown called Mindshare,” said Campbell. Campbell said the process of coming up with themes is purely organic.

BusinessWeek: Santa Monica, Irvine Top Cities For Startups

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An article in this month's BusinessWeek names Santa Monica number three, and Irvine number four, on its list of top 10 cities for startups. The article cites Santa Monica's density of technology and digital media companies, and Irvine's workforce, University of California campus, and office parks in its rankings. Tags: businessweek santa monica irvine startup jobs

ParkMe Formally Launches In LA, Santa Monica

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Parkme , the Santa Monica-based startup which provides smartphone users with real-time, parking information, said today that it has formally launched its services in btoh Santa Monica and Los Angeles. auto time real realtime parking angeles monica santa parkme

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ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking Solutions For LA & Santa Monica Drivers

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He said, “Circling around for an open spot not only drives people crazy, it can generate up to 30 percent of traffic congestion in busy areas. The post ParkMe Launches Real-Time Parking Solutions For LA & Santa Monica Drivers appeared first on TechZulu.

TaskUs Plans Move To New Office At Santa Monica Airport

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Santa Monica-based business process outsourcing provider TaskUs , which has been one of Southern California's fastest growing, tech related companies in the last few years, said on Wednesday that it is moving its headquarters to a space at the Santa Monica airport. TaskUs is led by CEO Bryce Maddock, and helps outsource many of the back office tasks of both local startups as well as larger companies.

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

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There seems to a perpetual shortage of local venture capital investors in the region, despite the huge growth in startup activity here, particularly along Silicon Beach. How did you guys end up working together on investments? A few years back, I started looking at angel investing.

Naki Laundry Debuts In Santa Monica With Tech Friendly Laundry Service

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In the latest services-meets-smartphone service to launch in the Los Angeles area, a new startup, Naki Laundry , said today that it has launched its service in Santa Monica, letting the tech set use their smartphone or the web to get their laundry cleaned. Naki Laundry''s service includes both an iPhone app as well as an Android app, and launched a pilot in Santa Barbara in September.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Photos that are prime real estate and have never been monetized before, until one very ambitious Silicon Beach startup, GumGum , recognized the opportunity and created the first and largest in-image advertising platform, and an entirely new market. Think about how many images are on the web.

Electricitybilling.com Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Australian cloud billing software developer Electricitybilling.com 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. CEO is Morgan Duncan, who will be based in Santa Monica.

Silicon Beach Fest June 2013 Keynote and Accelerator Panel Highlights

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Whether you were a startup, an investor, a blogger, a fashionista, or someone just curious about what is happening in Santa Monica aka “Silicon Beach,” the recent Silicon Beach Fest had something for everyone which included panels, parties and more.

Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -- Santa Monica New Tech @ Cross Campus. We present Santa Monica New Tech -- the city’s longest-running showcase for hot, young startup-flavored businesses. link] (more

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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The biggest culprit to a startup failure is a dysfunctional founding team. based startup CoFoundersLab has addressed this issue by taking the guesswork out of matchmaking by introducing scientific methods, deep research and algorithms that have proven to lead to successful matches.

Digest 5/9-15: Hyperloop One’s Big Week; uBeam Accusations; Snapchat Moves into Santa Monica

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 (-5/20). Startups in the Sky. SNAPCHAT Expands into New Offices at Santa Monica Airport ( link ). Manager IRVING AZOFF to YouTube: Pay Up ( link ). Startup Grind Hosted Jason Nazar.

2016 Silicon Beach Startup Fair [ SANTA MONICA ]

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STARTUPS! Or, if your startup is already dominating the market, do you want to thank your customers in a special way? The 2016 Silicon Beach Startup Fair will give you that opportunity. Do you struggle connecting with your users or gathering mission critical data that will determine your products success? Get face to face with your everyday users. Yes, USERS , not other techies. The users that will do your word of mouth advertising and evangelize your product

Google Hiring Frenzy Skips SoCal, So Far

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A examination of Google's posted jobs in Santa Monica and Irvine on Friday show that there are only about 32 positions listed for those locations. Google has offices in Santa Monica, and recently leased 100,000 square feet in Venice.

TECHSPO LA 2016 Technology Expo [ SANTA MONICA ]

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Looking for a job at a startup? TECHSPO LA is a four day technology expo taking place June 13 – 16, 2016 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California in the heart of Silicon Beach. WHERE BUSINESS, TECH AND INNOVATION COLLIDE IN LA. Are you an early adopter of tech products? Covering the Los Angeles tech scene for a publication? Looking to invest in the next Facebook? Or just a plain old tech enthusiast?

TechZulu Final Friday at ROC Santa Monica (#TZFF)

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For those unfamiliar, Held the last Friday of every month, TechZulu Final Fridays (#TZFF) are a creative blend between mentorship, networking event, startup showcase, and community celebration. Startups Apply Here. Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course [ SANTA MONICA ]

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Silicon Beach Startup 101 Course. A comprehensive course on how to build a successful startup from A to Z. Created by Santa Monica New Tech. Where: Santa Monica. Overview: Over the course of 5 days, you will learn not only what an MVP, proof of concept, go-to-market strategy, and user experience design are, but also learn to pitch, meet with real investors and mentors and learn from already successful startups. 5 Successful Startups.

VideoAmp Grows In Santa Monica, Adds New VP

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Santa Monica-based VideoAmp , the developer of programmatic video advertising software, says it is expanding in Santa Monica, and has relocated to a new, 6,000 square foot office, plus hired a number of new executives. The startup, led by Ross McCray, said it has named Nick Chakalos as its Vice President of Global TV and Data Partnerships, and added Jessica Levine as Director of Advanced TV Sales.

The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

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Kick off what will no doubt be an unforgettable Techweek experience in Los Angeles by joining investors, sponsors and the city’s top startup founders at the Kickoff Party. TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!

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2015 LA Investor Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2015 Startup and Entrepreneur Forecast taking place Thursday, January 29 from 7 p.m. at the Dethrone Base Camp in Santa Monica. Our line-up of panelists include many of Southern California’s top VCs, Angels and Startup Accelerators.

At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

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In Santa Monica, Hackathon first-timers and veterans all gathered at CrossCampus to hack almost 30 products within 24 hours. angelhack santa monica startup demo hackathon

Santa Monica New Tech

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6 new tech startup companies will present their products and technology (5 min demo+5 min QandA). Monday, December 31, 2012 -- SM New Tech Meetup November 2012 #SMNT5. See [link] (more

It’s A Launch! It’s A Tech Crawl! It’s Silicon Beach! | PromoJam 2.0 Launch at ROC

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What better way to start of the new year then with a joyous celebration. We’ve teamed up with PromoJam, Digital LA, The ROC and Silicon Beach LA to host the most epic 2013 Kick Off party with the Silicon Beach LA Tech Scene !! That’s right beacher’s!

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Yahoo Employees Get Free Lunch, But Not In Santa Monica

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Yahoo , which finally has a new CEO, former Googler Marissa Mayer, has brought back one of the most cherished startup institutions: free lunch, at least in Sunnyvale, according to AllthingsD. The move--which doesn't apply to Yahoo's employees in Santa Monica or elsewhere in Southern California--looks to be the first attempt to shift the culture at Yahoo, which has been battling a lengthy death spiral after a series of CEOs.

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

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Founded by Sam Friedman and Alex Israel in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, the ParkMe app is among the Top 10 of free navigation apps in the iTunes App Store.

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Intro to the LA Startup Scene

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Article after article points out that Los Angeles is on its way to becoming one of the most robust startup communities in the United States. Sam taught a second rendition of the class in February and over 700 people signed up. Guest article by Eva Hibnick with General Assembly LA.

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2014 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Tuesday Jan. 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. We will have a line up of amazing panelist who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2014.

Shoes Of Prey Raises $15M, Sets Up Shop In Santa Monica

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Shoes Of Prey , a fashion startup which allows women to custom order shoes to their specifications, has raised $15M in a Series B funding, and set up shop in Santa Monica, according to the company. The startup--which was started in Australia--said the funding came from Blue Sky Capital, Greycroft Partners, Nordstrom, and Khosla Ventures.

Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica - And Other Events

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Very busy on a couple interesting start-ups. in Santa Monica last Friday. in Santa Monica - They’re hiring! I've been remiss in posting to this blog. More on them in a couple months. In any case, I went by Lunch 2.0 It was way too crowded (250 people in a tiny space). But saw a few folks I hadn't seen in a while and connected with a couple of new people.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

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startups wanting to get recognized, Tech.Co’s Startup Showcase in Los Angeles on July 26th is the perfect opportunity. Several startups have been selected to demo their products for other founders and entrepreneurs. For examples, our sponsor, Microsoft Accelerator , will have team members on the floor to take stock of all the budding startups and genius ideas that this showcase will no doubt present. The startups in the showcase will be considered for the Tech.Co

Siemer Ventures Boosts Portfolio To 55 Companies

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Local Santa Monica-based venture investor Siemer Ventures has boosted its total number of investments to 55 companies, the firm announced this week, after adding nine new companies in the second quarter of the year. Siemer has been a significant presence in early stage funding for startups in Silicon Beach. siemer ventures investment accelerator angeles santa monica silicon beach

Realtime Raises $100M, Opens Office In Santa Monica

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Realtime , a startup developing technology to help power real-time web applications, said today that it has raised $100M, launched in the U.S., and opened up a new office in Santa Monica. Realtime also opened up a New York office, in addition to existing offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, London, Madrid, and Lisbon.

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