Silicon Beach is the western part of the Los Angeles and is known for startups. Currently it is home to more than 500 startups companies and it is considered as second or third tech hub around the world. Los Angeles rising startup scene is going beyond the Silicon Beach. The nicknamed Silicon Beach area now sprawls outside of the Venice deep and Santa Monica into downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Culver City and as far as to Pasadena. Startup Genome has ranked Silicon Beach third among the world’s leading startup ecosystems, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley.
Here are I am listing few best startups to watch in Silicon Beach.
GoCoin is the online payment platform based in Santa Monica and Singapore and it is seriously baking in fast growing digital currency payments industry. The ambitious digital payments transaction service which bills itself as “PayPal of Bicoin”. The company has announced that it has raised the seed round of more than $5,50,000 which includes cash from former Facebook and Amazon executive Owen Van Natta to help it become the “first truly open and international platform to facilitation the purchase of goods and services across the world bought with Bitcoin”.
Bloomnation founded in August 2011 by David Daneshgar, Farbod Shoraka and Gregg Weisstein and based in Los Angeles, California. It is the trusted community marketplace for the people to list, discover and send innovative floral creations by the local artisans and offers services to more than 3,000 cities across the country. The money funded the beta launch of the Bloom Nation which has raised more than $1.65 million in the seed funding from CrunchFund, Andreessen Horowitz and Chicago ventures.
Tiger text was founded in 2010 based in Santa Monica with simple goal in mind, empowering the organizations and the individuals to securely communicate through their mobile phones. TigerText is the multi-platform real time messaging enterprise application which is specifically designed to allow the coworkers securely text and share their photos with each other. It can also securely send the cloud storage files from Box, Dropbox, Google and more. Similar to Snapchat, Tiger Text messages which obey with the industry specific regulations such as HIPPA and SOX self destruct after the user determined preset period of time.
4. Vow to be Chic
Vow to be Chic is founded by Kelsey Doorey who is always a bridesmaid and she graduated from UCLA Anderson School. She knows that one need to spend lots of cash on one time wear wedding apparel and so she started an online bridesmaid dress online rental service which allows the ladies get dressed for marriages and other functions. The price of the dress rentals starts from affordable range from $95 to $125.
Vow to be Chic was launched in April 2013 and one month later it raised about $17,000 in venture capital. Vow to be Chic along with Bridg, marketing automation firm was one of the three finalists to compete in Oasis Summit.
Whisper is launched by the Tiger Text founder Brad Brooks which is the controversial gossip and the secret sharing app with his childhood friend and neighbor Micheal Heyword in March 2012. It is similar to its scandalous successor Secret , which lets the users anonymously spill revealing the confessions about their work and private lives.