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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

socaltech50: Your Mobile Networking Guide To The Winners!

If you're heading to our big shindig tomorrow with the Digital Family Reunion, you'll want to be sure to rub elbows with this year's socalTECH 50, our list of the 50 people in the technology industry we think you ought to know--because we b...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Digital Family Reunion 2014: Less Than A Week To This Year's Biggest Party!

There's less than a week to the technology industry's biggest holiday event of the year--the Digital Family Reunion on Wednesday, December 10th at the Skirball Cultural Center. Southern California has had a banner year this year, wi...

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Announcing the 2014 socalTECH 50: Southern California's Ones To Watch

This is our second year of creating our list of the top 50 people to watch in Southern California's technology industry, and it was NOT an easy task. As we found last year, it's a tough, unforgiving task to narrow down a list of the fo...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tinder Looks To Turn On Revenue Spigot

Los Angeles-based swipe-right, swipe-left dating app developer Tinder is looking to start turning on the revenue spigot, with plans to launch a new premium service, the company revealed Monday. According to Tinder CEO Sean Rad, in an interv...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

The First socalTECH 50: Where Are They Now?

Last year, we compiled our first list of the socalTECH 50: our attempt to pick fifty people here in Southern California's technology industry who represent some of the best of what the region has to offer, and which we though people ought...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

Anyone who has been in the technology industry for awhile has heard that oft repeated myth, that most startup founders in Silicon Valley are from Stanford. There's also a similar argument, that if Southern California could only attract mo...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Three Southern California Startups Setting You Up For Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is coming up -- it's this Friday, February 14th -- and what better way to prepare for the holiday than taking a look at three local startups (and one established company) particularly appropriate for the occasion? ...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

Think Southern California's tech industry is all about fashion, Hollywood, and content? If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it's almost been entirely enterprise software. Yesterday, TigerText, a develo...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Southern California Startups Raise More Than $598.4M In VC In Q4

Southern California's venture capital investments totaled a little more than $598.4M in the fourth quarter, according to the latest number from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, in its MoneyTree report. ...

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Friday, December 13, 2013

DFR2013 and the socalTECH50: The Tech Industry Takes Over The Skirball

Did you miss the Digital Family Reunion and socalTECH 50 celebration earlier this week at the Skirball? You can see some of the action from the evening in our gallery below, courtesy of photographers Chris Barnes and Jonathan Dingman, who c...

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Friday, December 13, 2013

DFR2013 and the socalTECH50: The Tech Industry Takes Over The Skirball

Did you miss the Digital Family Reunion and socalTECH 50 celebration earlier this week at the Skirball? You can see some of the action from the evening in our gallery below, courtesy of photographers Chris Barnes and Jonathan Dingman, who c...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

DFR2013: Over 700 Celebrate The socalTECH 50 At The Skirball Center

In one of Southern California's biggest holiday events of the year, over 700 people joined us last night at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles to celebrate the region's rising stars, the socalTECH 50. We partnered up with the Digital Fami...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

socalTECH 50: Who are Southern California's Tech Up and Comers?

A couple of weeks ago, we announced the socalTECH 50--our attempt to identify Southern California's technology industry up-and-comers, the people most likely to create the next big thing, produce the next big exit or to influence the indu...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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

We're proud to announce the Socaltech 50, our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California's technology ecosystem. Getting to this list was not easy: we received over 700 nominations for people to be considered on the list,...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ten Startups Helping You Earn Money In Your Spare Time

Wish you could earn some extra dollars on the side? No, we're not talking "stuffing envelopes at home". There are now a large number of legitimate startups who are looking to help you make money in your spare time (or with your spare stuf...

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Southern California Accelerator Report Card: Q1 2013

There's been a lot of activity over the past two years in the Southern California accelerator/incubator market, with numerous groups (Amplify, EvoNexus, K5, LaunchpadLA, MediaCamp, Science, StartEngine, and many, many others) looking to he...

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Special Report: Who's Funding What, Really?

There's been a lot of talk about the boom in Southern California's startup world. Driven by success in the sector, accelerators, serial entrepreneurs, and more, there are more startups starting and relocating here than ever. However, local ...

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Friday, February 15, 2013

A Glimpse Into the Future of Tech at USC

How do you get technology developed by researchers deep within a university, and make that visible to to the public? GLIMPSE, a digital technology showcase featuring cutting-edge research from across the university, was held at The Universi...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Capturing The Entrepreneurial Energy At StartEngine's Demo Day

It was standing room only at StartEngine's Demo Day Wednesday afternoon, held at Santa Monica's Cross Campus, as the startup accelerator launched eight of its latest startups into the world, after a 90 day process of mentoring, honing the...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Southern California Venture Deals Hit $683.7M in Q4 2012

The latest numbers from the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report were released today, finding that a total of $683.7M was invested across Southern California in Q4 of 2012. That total was less than ...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry. Combine that with the growing startup community he...

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Monday, January 7, 2013

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

It's a new year and it's time to get back to work. For those who've been relaxing on a tropical beach for the last two weeks (or visiting friends in family, shopping, or otherwise doing other stuff), we present our guide to "What Happened O...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

9 Ways socalTECH Can Help You With Your New Year's Resolutions

Have you compiled your list of New Year's resolutions? We're here to help you in 2013, with our own set of ways we might be able to help you reach your goals for the coming year. 1. Find a new job. Browse our job postings, and navigate o...

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Southern California's Top 10 Most Popular Tech Stories Of The Year

What was Southern California's technology community most interested in 2012? As part of our end-of-the-year coverage, we've run through our web statistics and figured out which were the most popular (if maybe not the most important)...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Why Friction is a Philosophy at CrossCampus

The moment you set foot into CrossCampus, you're greeted by a large reception desk that appears to be built of out legos. Like everything in the 11,000 square foot space in the heart of Santa Monica, this wasn't done on a whim. Every deta...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

What's the best way to encourage development of the technology industry in Los Angeles? A new group, headed by Major Villaraigosa and including a notable list of local entrepreneurs, investors, and others in the technology industry, announc...

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Tech Video Roundup for December 7, 2012

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 PaeDae? PaeDae's white label, prizes for gamers network explained in 100 se...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

At AngelHack Santa Monica, Teams Battle Sleep Deprivation, Nerves

AngelHack, the self-proclaimed leader in hackathon competitions, completed its Fall 2012 season this past weekend with contests held simultaneously in five cities: Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto and Paris. In Santa Monica...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in...

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Tech Video Roundup for November 16th, 2012

Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH's video section, where we're currently featuring community videos from and about local startups: Peter Pham of Science Inc. with Mario Andretti Peter Pham, of Los Angeles technology stud...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which popped up consistently in an informal (and highly non-scientific poll) of a number of readers, executive re...

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Tech Video Roundup for Southern California for November 2, 2012

Some of the highlights from this week from socalTECH's video section, where we're currently featuring community videos from and about local startups:   Perfect Market's Gangnam Style Halloween The folks over at Perfect Market, o...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In Venice Beach, A Coming Out for Silicon Beach

These days, it's not unusual for a handful of tech and startup mixers and events to be going down on the westside. Still, there was something special about the Nextspace @ Amplify Grand opening on Wednesday night. Something very, establish...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

It's a warm summer night in Westwood and 35 entrepreneurs are mingling with a collection of the new SoCal silicon-set. StartEngine, the startup accelerator, which launched earlier this year with ten hopeful businesses, is now in the middle ...

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Southern Californian, US Entrepreneurs Visit 10 Downing Street

Dressed in suits with questions and passports in hand, a delegation of over 15 US entrepreneurs and investors--including a number from Southern California--entered the seat of the British government at 10 Downing Street Thursday. 10 Downing...

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