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California

Sorry California, No Cannabis Delivery Drones For You

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As technology evolves, the potential for innovative ideas to meaningful change everyday life is infinite. Between improving smartphone technology, artificially intelligent robots, and facial recognition-powered emojis, there’s no denying the world is getting more futuristic by the second. Unfortunately for Californians though, cannabis delivery…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Top Startups Competing at Innovate Celebrate 2017 [WEST]

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For anyone that loves beautiful weather, outdoor adventures, and innovative startups, the West Coast is the place to be. Not only do states like California, Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico enjoy enough sunshine to make tanning lotion a necessity, they also house some of…

Facebook

San Francisco

Facebook Wants to Build Its Own Town

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Tech companies are famous for their office perks. Whether it’s pinball machines, gourmet chefs, or access to a company yacht, innovative minds come up with innovative ways to treat their employees right. But if you think fully stocked fridges, meditation rooms, and nap pods…

Reports & Rankings

10 Best States for Startup Funding, Ranked

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

It’s always a competition when it comes to entrepreneurs. Whether they’re competing for media attention, customers, or in an actual startup competition, being innovative doesn’t mean jack unless you can do it better than the person next to you. Unfortunately for everyone outside of…

Startup Spotlight

Los Angeles

Valet Is a Personal Car Charger Caddie for an Electric Vehicle

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

Electric Vehicles (EV) are becoming more prevalent around the world. By the first quarter of 2017, there were close to 10,000 electric battery car sales in the U.S., with Tesla leading the charge. With more car manufacturer and tech companies making eco-friendly solutions more…

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Gear & Gadgets

San Mateo

Kaptivo Makes Whiteboarding Accessible to Everyone, Even Remote Teams [Review]

By | May 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Here’s a common office scenario: you go into a brainstorming session and someone starts to whiteboard ideas. Things are going great, occasionally you erase and go over a section, and the meeting comes to an end. The meeting lead tells you to capture the…

Kickstarter

SWON Launches Kickstarter to Help You Conserve Water

By | Oct 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Despite what you may have heard, the water crisis in this country is not limited to California. With drinkable water dwindling and lead pipes ruining what remains, more and more people have become adamant about conservation of the world’s most valuable resource. Fortunately, one…

Virtual Reality

San Francisco

Green Screen Institute Sets Sights on $120 Billion AR/VR Industry

By | Oct 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

In the Sierra foothills some 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, California’s Nevada County has always been the unlikely center for cutting-edge development of video technology. However, the first graduates of a startup incubator for companies in the virtual reality and augmented reality sectors demonstrate that…

Funding

Los Angeles

Secure Enterprise Sharing Provider CapLinked Announces $3.5M Round

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

CapLinked, a secure enterprise sharing and storage provider, today has announced a new round of funding totaling $3.5 million. The round is led by Subtraction Capital, and includes investments from PayPal co­founder Peter Thiel, Indicator Ventures, and venture debt lender Western Technology Investment (WTI)….

Opinion/Analysis

California’s Cyber Security Policy Is Now the Strongest in the U.S.

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Technology solves a lot of problems, but it can also help contribute to new ones. Cyber attacks are on the rise and they don’t appear to be letting up. One of the dilemmas that the digital age has created is the conundrum concerning the…

Reports & Rankings

The 10 Fastest-Growing States for Startups

By | May 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

DC and New York topped Mattermark’s list of the fastest-growing states for startups in 2014, beating out California for the top spots. While New York frequently ranks high on such lists, this is a particularly big validator for the DC area, which has seen…

Partnership

San Francisco

Y Combinator Partners With Bolt to Support Hardware Startups

By | Feb 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Y Combinator, the Mountain View-based startup seed fund, announced today that it is partnering with Bolt, a venture fund that invests in early-stage startups at the intersection of hardware and software. Bolt will advise YC hardware companies on product design, engineering, volume manufacturing, and…

Trends

BRAGSelfie, an App For All Your Humblebrags

By | Feb 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

BRAG, a new social community for lifestyle curation and photo sharing, is launching a mobile app today for the uninhibited social media users. Today it’s acceptable to over-share information about our personal lives online. Sharing photos and videos are ways to keep us connected…

Trends

Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass –…

Case Study

Fuhu: Lessons From 2014’s Fastest-Growing Company

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

Fuhu, the company that created Nabi, an Android tablet for kids and an Adobe Air application that allows children to access the Internet in a parent-controlled environment, is growing fast. Based in El Segundo, California, Fuhu was created in 2008 and in the last 3 years has…

Cannabis

Las Vegas

The Intersection of Marijuana and Technology, Part 1

By | Dec 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

This is part one of two of my interview with Leslie Bocskor, Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association. Leslie Bocskor splits his day-to-day three ways – he’s the Chairman of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association (NVCIA), Managing Partner at Electrum Partners, and a founder…

Amazon

San Francisco

Amazon Will Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Why You Will Never Shop There

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

This week, online retailer Amazon confirmed that it will be opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. This news comes after rumors that the company will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City. The pop-up…