Check out friend of the truffle Jules Urbach on CNBC today talking about his innovative cloud rendering company, OTOY, which has Google’s Eric Schmidt on its board and ps — Ari Emanuel is Jules’ agent; need we say more?
“When Mayor Eric Garcetti added the hashtag #SiliconBeach to a tweet, [his newly hired ‘tech zcar’ Peter] Marx said he got an email “a half-second later” from “a very prominent VC,” who said he was extremely disappointed.” — re/code
In this hilarious article from re/code about the ‘controversy’ of the term Silicon Beach (a term we’ve never used on the Truffle until 10 words ago, and which also annoys us), opinions from successful LA startups ranged from ‘it sounds douchey’ to ‘I f—ing hate it.’ LA venture capitalist Mark Suster says in the article: “There were a few party boys who raised a lot of money who promoted the term — by the way, none of their companies are doing well now — And they promoted the term for one reason: Because I hated it.”
A commentor in the comments section pointed out: “This is round two in trying to name LA’s technology ecosystem. Remember the “Digital Coast”? From February, 1998? http://articles.latimes.com/1998/feb/18/business/fi-20242”
Whoops twice, then. Oy. Isn’t this the most creative town on Earth? ISO: New name for LA tech!
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A little more about me, I am the founder of Aviato. I own a very small percentage of Grindr. My tenants provide their own food. Futon NOW included. Parody Account.
The cover of the January 2014 issues of Forbes (left) features LA native and Tinder CEO Evan Spiegel saying he told Zuckerberg to take his $3 billion and shove it. Evan took to Twitter to rebuke their story, and Forbes published their version of the interview using these screen grabs from Evan’s public Twitter feed.