Acquisition

Science Inc. Makes Huge Acquisition of PlayHaven’s Mobile Ad Network

By | Sep 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

This morning, the Santa Monica, CA-based Science Inc. – the tech startup creation studio that aims to create, scale, and acquire successful digital businesses – announced that it has acquired PlayHaven, one of the leading mobile ad networks, from the mobile apps enterprise analytics and marketing platform,…

Announcements

PRIV: Beauty and Wellness App Launches in LA, Releases 2.0 Version

By | Sep 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Whether it’s a haircut from a favorite barber or a manicure from a well-known beauty professional, most people want high-quality service when it comes to personal maintenance. PRIV, a New York-based startup, allows users to book wellness, beauty and fitness services to the comfort…

Celebration

Unplug and Be a Kid Again: Camp No Counselors

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sleep-away camp isn’t just for kids anymore. Camp No Counselors is a highly curated, overnight camp for influencers in business, media, music, fashion, philanthropy, and film who want to do something atypical. You can be a kid again, disconnect from work, and be part…

Who is Los Angeles’ Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hey Los Angeles, it’s time to vote for your city’s hottest startup! This is a big deal because the chosen startup will be representing Orlando during Tech Cocktail’s Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas. That’s why YOUR vote counts. This is a great opportunity for…

Apply to Represent Los Angeles in a National Startup Competition!

By | Sep 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Hey Los Angeles startups: how would you like to spend two days in Las Vegas competing for the title of hottest startup in the nation? We’re looking for startups to represent Los Angeles at Tech Cocktail Celebrate on October 6-7 in downtown Las Vegas. Two lucky LA companies will…

Business

This is How Two Best Friends Successfully Pivoted – And Stayed Best Friends

By | Sep 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

You may remember Hunter Gray and Michel Bayan from their work on Atlas, a real-time scheduling platform we covered a little over a year ago. To date, they were one of the only startup companies to win hottest showcasing startup at two different Tech Cocktail…

Business

LA Based Science Mobile Labs Finally Breaks 18 Month Stealth Period

By | Aug 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Re/code today reported that the Santa Monica based Science technology studio has been talking about their new business. Science will be building out a lab solely focused on developing mobile apps designed to become part of a habitual routine for users. Science Mobile Labs,…

Business

TestMax Shows: 57 Percent of Students Want a Mobile LSAT Prep Course

By | Aug 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

TestMax, a platform dedicated to shifting test prep to mobile platforms, recently announced the results of a survey they took: over half of pre-law students say they plan to use a mobile app to prep for the LSAT. The Silicon Beach (aka Los Angeles)…

Business

Los Angeles Sees Tech Investments Triple

By | Aug 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Recode reported on July 30 that investment in tech, in Los Angeles, has just about tripled as a new report from CB Insights indicates. Specifically, VC funding is up 163 percent and since 2009 the number of deals has gone up 180 percent. This…

Business

Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

By | Jul 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking…

Android

Health Tracking App Nudge Adds Android and Adequate Sleep to its Pudge-Busting Lineup

By | Jul 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The Los Angeles-based health startup Nudge understands that being healthy is much more than simply eating right. Good health requires a steady mix of nutrition, exercise, hydration, and adequate sleep. The team also understands that Android is the favored smartphone worldwide, and that’s why…

Business

MakersKit Closes $1.5M in Seed Funding for DIY Project Kits

By | Jul 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

MakersKit, the L.A.-based startup that is helping everyone get involved in the Maker Movement through its do-it-yourself project kits, announced on Monday that it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The round of financing was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Other participants in…

Business

Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

By | Jun 26, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they…

Business

LivingPlug Is Revamping The Boring, Outdated Electrical Outlet

By | Jun 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

You use them every day, you look at them all the time, but you’re never really that conscious of their existence. Electrical outlets have been around for a little over a century now, but they’ve become so ingrained into our day to day that…

Film

Get Seamless, Flawless Movie Trailer Streaming on Celluloid

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

“I love watching trailers before my feature film at the theater; they’re a big part of the movie going experience and I never miss watching them if I can help it,” explains Zack Anton, CEO and founder of Celluloid. In my personal experience, nothing…

News

Screen-Bridge: The Future of Social TV

By | Jun 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Los Angeles is known as the “City of Dreams” — it’s typical to hear about aspiring actresses, boy bands and the next top model “making it big,” but what about young entrepreneurs? After talking with Melanie Witkower, a young entrepreneur from Long Island, I…

Business

This is Ground Releases Their Revamped Trapper Keeper: The Mod is Here

By | Jun 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Mike Macadaan is back at it, wracking his brain for insanely creative ideas to revamp the way we all carry our technology with us. You may recall Macadaan as the inventive mind behind the Cord Taco, the Cordito, and the Cargito. This past Monday…

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