The region is the third-largest tech hub in the United States after Silicon Valley and New York City. Other major tech companies in the region include Google, Yahoo, YouTube, BuzzFeed, AOL, EdgeCast Networks, and MySpace.
Silicon Beach is also home to a number of start-up incubators and accelerators, such as Launchpad LA, Amplify.LA, Science, and StartEngine. Several world-class universities, such as UCLA, University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and Loyola Marymount University are situated within the region. In the first six months of 2013, start-ups in Silicon Beach raised over $500 million in funding, and there were 94 new start-ups and 9 acquisitions.
It was first used in the USA in 1984 to refer to the San Diego, California region when the company Silicon Beach Software was formed. The founder, Charlie Jackson, is credited with coining the term Silicon Beach.
List of Startups Based in Silicon Beach
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- "A list of top LA accelerators and incubators".
- "Over $500M Raised by 92 LA Startups in the First Half of 2013".
- "Silicon Beach Australia". 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
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|Name||Year Established||Industries of Focus||Amount of Startup Funds Received|
|Nasty Gal||2006||$49M |
|Gradient X||2013||$3.75M |
|The Honest Company|
|BCG Digital Ventures|
|Dollar Shave Club||2011||Consumer packaged goods||$22.8M|
|The Bouqs Company||2012||Floral||$1.1M |