Lifestyle

Los Angeles

Align: The Dating App that Uses Astrology to Find Your Perfect Match

By | May 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Most dating apps are based on photos, pictures, the “hot or not” approach, or other superficial methods to find the perfect match. While this has worked for some people, Helen Grossman and Aliza Kelly Faragher – both Leos – have created a dating app…

Product Launch

Los Angeles

Karma Launches Service to Avoid Sketchy Online Reviews

By | May 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Can we really trust the reviews we read on sites like Airbnb and Etsy? As costumers, why should we rely alone on other people’s opinions without making sure they are reliable sources? That’s the problem Los Angeles-based company Karma wants to solve. Karma aims to change how…

Startups & Apps

Los Angeles

Wyzerr: Reinventing the Way Data is Captured

By | May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

Most customer surveys are way too long, ask complicated questions, and hardly ever get completed — .04% to be exact. While there are a number of tools to collect customer feedback, Wyzerr is reinventing the way data is captured and analyzed. “We want to…

Acquisition

Los Angeles

YouTube Ads Startup FameBit Acquires Refame

By | May 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

FameBit, the Santa Monica, CA-based YouTube advertising company that offers a self-service marketplace where brands and YouTube stars can collaborate on product and service endorsements, announced today that it has acquired the short-form video marketing agency Refame. “This is a defining moment for FameBit,…

Funding

Los Angeles

On-Demand Dog Walking App Wag! Raises $2.45M in Seed Round

By | May 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Wag!, an app that provides dog owners with instant access to quality dog walkers, announced today that they’ve raised a $2.45 million seed round. This funding also coincides with their official launch in San Francisco, CA.  The round was led by Freestyle Capital (freestyle.vc), and…

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Location Based Services

Los Angeles

Revolutionizing the Courier Service one iPhone at a Time

By | May 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Adhering to the timeline they set last month, Schlep & Fetch today announced the launch of their official iOS app. Operating as a multi-vertical, on-demand delivery service that brings you whatever you want, Schlep & Fetch is taking the next step in their mission…

Entertainment

Los Angeles

MediaHound: The Kayak for Entertainment

By | Apr 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

A few years back Addison McCaleb was flipping through his on-demand streaming platforms looking for the ever-loved movie Elf, but the only place that had it was Amazon. What he was seeing was a fragmentation of digital distribution between a lot of different sources:…

Education

Los Angeles

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

By | Dec 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm

We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations? That’s right, I’m referring to high school students. Specifically, two high school seniors in LA, Dillon Rosenblatt and Tyler Makhani, recently built out an app called Tutors, a…

Mobile

Los Angeles

Mobile First Entertainment Creates Personalized Mobile Video Apps

By | Apr 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

It’s really no secret that video is the next big thing as far as social media, marketing, and branding. The number of video and streaming apps out there is growing rapidly. Instagram and Snapchat both offer video options now, there’s apps like Vine, and of course we…

Cannabis

Los Angeles

Nugg Launches LA Area Cannabis Delivery on 4/20

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

There’s never been a better time to start up a company that caters to the on-demand attitude people have these days, but I’d like to take that one step further. I’d say there’s never been a better time to be an on-demand, legal cannabis…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Los Angeles

ZipRecruiter Releases First Ever TV Branding Campaign

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

ZipRecruiter’s sole purpose is to bring Fortune 500 level hiring and employee management solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMB). To that end they just released their first ever television branding campaign which introduces a new tagline: “Find The Right One”. The campaign…

Location Based Services

Los Angeles

Schlep & Fetch Will Bring you Just About Anything

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

Like many parents, Bryson Strauss and his wife Ashley Eaton were up all hours of the night most nights with their firstborn baby. But they ran into a pretty hefty problem when they began running low on supplies one night: what do you do when…

Product Launch

Los Angeles

Visual Search App CamFind Launches Instagram-Style Social Features

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Today, the Los Angeles, CA-based image recognition and mobile visual search company, CamFind, announced the launch of its new app which features new Instagram-style social features. Focused on a new in-app social feed, this new function allows users of the app to experience CamFind…

Product Launch

Los Angeles

Hootsuite of Social Aggregation Fliptu, Raises $1.2M in Funding

By | Apr 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

Social aggregation and visualization platform startup, Fliptu, announced that they have raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is lead by Scout Ventures and includes Rick Dalzell, amongst several other angels. The funding will enable the company to exit from beta into full…

Social Good

Los Angeles

Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out

By | Nov 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

It’s a fact: young people are becoming more socially conscious these days. Speaking as one of them, we want to buy from brands that represent our values and give back to the community in some way, even if it’s just a few dollars donated…

Hardware

Los Angeles

XPNDBLS Sees USB Fast Charging as the New Standard

By | Apr 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

XPNDBLS today launched their first ever Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of their modular phone case. However, unlike other battery-charging cases, the XPNDBLS case will feature a removable battery capable of transforming into a universal power bank to charge other USB powered devices…

Startup

Los Angeles

Voice-to-Emoji Translation Now Available with Speeji

By | Apr 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

What do you get when you combine voice translation and emojis? If you’re an iOS user, you get Speeji. Developed in partnership with Beverly Hills’ Thunderbolt Studios, Speeji turns voice messages into emojis for sharing via text message, social media, or email. Founded by…