INTERNET: Developer says Ferris eventually won over Upfront’s Mark Suster.
When music-video director and tech entrepreneur Paul Boukadakis landed a pitch meeting with Upfront Ventures partner Mark Suster in early 2014, he knew it would be a tall order to convince the famed venture capitalist that his mobile video app was the next big thing.
FINANCE: Local tech executives divided over whether changes to crowdfunding rules will pay off in more money for startups.
Local tech execs are split on whether new crowdfunding rules will link startups with investors.
INTERNET: WorldArts hits stage at South by Southwest festival to push service.
Culver City startup WorldArts Media Inc. is trying to fill a similar role to the one occupied by Myspace Music in the mid-2000s by giving bands an online platform to promote themselves, post a variety of content and interact with fans.
A rush of angel and VC investment in L.A. means fast times for local tech startups, but speedbumps for the region’s once-hot accelerators.
An expanded field of seed money options is powering up startups while forcing accelerators to shift strategy gears.
INTERNET: SpringRole taps networks for data, feedback to identify job candidates.
SpringRole employs big data and social media to help tech companies find job candidates.
A Los Angeles startup called urRadio is aiming to bridge the gap between social media platforms and streaming music services.
INTERNET: Stamps.com acquires competitor Endicia to expand customer base.
Online postage provider Stamps.com addresses new client markets with acquisition of Endicia.
When Julie Johnson entered the propane business founded by her father 30 years ago, she stood out as one of the few women in a male-dominated industry. And it was her father who had to mentor her so she could take over one day, making sure the men in the industry respected her.
The Los Angeles Business Journal brings you a weekly roundup of L.A. launches.
Two Santa Monica tech companies announced today that they’ve secured eight-figure capital raises from leading venture capital firms.