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  • These are the Top 10 LA companies techies want to work for

    Tech workers are targeting a diverse selection of top-tier Los Angeles companies as their ideal places to work. Hired, a career marketplace for tech workers, identified the most attractive companies in tech in cities across the U.S. The company surveyed tech workers in software engineering, product management, design, and data s...

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  • Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

    It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even the actual city of San Francisco only had a few venture capitalists or tech companies. I remember the days when I would go to Silicon Valley and spend very little time in Sa...

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  • Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

    Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Back in the 1950s, any association with “stars” and “cars” would be the envy of any modern city. But today, that’s sometimes overshadowed by images of aggressive paparazzi and gridlocked freeways. Thankfully, over the last five years, the emergence of big...

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  • Los Angeles tech companies take a victory lap with planned tech job fair

    2016 was a good year to be a tech startup in LA, and, with the $25 billion planned public offering for the city’s startup darling, Snap Inc., coming up, the future’s so bright entrepreneurs might want to wear… Spectacles. Last year saw the city reap windfall exits from the acquisition of companies like Dollar Shave Club, a...

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  • Envoy launches in LA aiming to bring EV car sharing to real estate developments

    Looking to make EV car sharing the next perk for real estate developers, Envoy, a new Los Angeles startup has launched its first pilot. Initially, they’re starting with one apartment building and a fleet of two cars in an LA apartment complex. But, what the young startup lacks in reach, it makes up for in gumption. Founded by ...

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  • As the LA venture market booms, Upfront closes its sixth fund with $400 million

    Los Angeles is the third-largest market for venture capital investment in the United States, with $4.2 billion invested in the last year alone, and it’s perhaps the market where capital commitments are increasing at the fastest pace. With the public offering of Snap, and the billion-dollar exits for both Dollar Shave Club and ...

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  • LA Tech Summit Announces Speakers, Agenda for Third Annual Event

    SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Nov. 5, 2015 — With 171 Venture capital deals in 2014 totaling more than $2 billion according to the National Venture Capital Association, Los Angeles is becoming one of the fastest growing technology ecosystems in the country. To recognize the region’s rising tech scene and showcase the innovative mi...

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