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Top 3 startups from Los Angeles

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1. Tinder

Tinder is the way everyone is meeting new people. We find out who likes you nearby and connect you with them if you're also interested.

1) Tinder shows you someone nearby it thinks you should know, and lets you anonymously like or pass on them...
2) If someone you like happens to like you back, then Tinder makes an introduction & lets you chat within the app.

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2. ouya

Ouya is an open, accessible game console for the biggest market in games: TV.  With Ouya, any developer can publish games, just like mobile or social games today (but like no other console game platform). Orders of magnitude become less expensive to develop.

 

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3. soylent

Soylent is a simple, nutritious, and affordable food that possesses all the essential ingredients a body needs to be healthy. Soylent is a convenient powder that is mixed with water and provides a complete meal for those looking for an easy, healthy, and cost-effective option to preparing meals.

 

 

Top 3 investors in Los Angeles

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1. Michael Klein

Michael Klein is currently the Director of Business Development in onefinestay.  Previous to onefinestay, Klein was a venture capitalist with Canaan Partners.  Some of his notable investments include: Lending Club, Zoosk, and Cuyana.

 
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2. William Edward Quigley

Managing Partner with Clearstone Ventures and a well-known for his blog, The Quigley Report, William Edward Quigley's investments boast the following: PeopleSupport, Paypal, The Rubicon Project and Novariant, to name a few.

 
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3. Aaron Hirschhorn

Aaron Hirschhorn is the founder of the "Airbnb for dogs", DogVacay.  Before founding DogVacay in March 2012, he worked for Los Angeles-based venture capital firms, GRP and Monitor Ventures.   Some of his investments include: Pillow, Luxe and Boostable.

 

Let's switch gears. 

So if you're a start up company...

How Do You Pitch to Los Angeles Venture Capital Firms?

Follow along below to learn more about Ross Blankenship's advice for start up founders and entrepreneurs:

"I think the absolute first videos that any start up entrepreneur need to watch, the best videos I've found are pitch events, right? One of my first starts, we did an event called Tech Crunch. We went out to San Francisco and we pitched in front of thousands of people. I think a lot of these pitch events are great because not only do you get to see the problem, but you find a solution in a short amount of time. As you watch these pitches, you too can refine your own pitch into less than one minute because you need to be able to explain what your product is to an audience in a sync message in the same way that a pitch event happens. Tech Crunch videos are great.
Other videos that I've watched, I know Y Combinator has a start up school and Sam Altman has taught quite a bit at Stanford University. I think a lot of his videos are excellent. In addition, Brad Feld out of the Foundry Group has done an excellent job with some of his videos online. Other videos you'll find, Peter Thiel, the author of Zero to One, has many great interviews and videos, and his books fantastic, as well. Those are hopefully great starts for entrepreneurs watching videos and investors who are looking to be part of start ups.  "
 

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