Monday, August 6, 2012
Entrepreneur's Brilliant Companies List Pinpoint SoCal Startups
At least six, Southern California companies -- Nimble, ParkMe, Quarterly, Beachmint, Chromatik, and Dollar Shave Club -- have been named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Companies list today, a healthy share of the publication's annual look at the best ideas, hottest industries, and innovators. Entrepreneur's list included the Southern California startups across a number of areas -- tech, apps, travel, geek chic, invention, retail, social media, and music/art. ParkMe operates an online service to provide real-time parking data to smartphone users; Nimble aggregates email, social networks, contacts, and calendar into a single online CRM system; Quarterly sends out a subscription-based gift from influencers; BeachMint operates a network of celebrity e-commerce sites; Dollar Shave Club is the subscription, razor firm; and Chromatik provides an app to help learn music using your iPad.