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August 30, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ECompanies, the Santa Monica-based Internet business incubator formed in June by top executives from Walt Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group and EarthLink Network, is expected to announce today that it has raised more than $130 million for its first venture capital fund. ECompanies co-founders Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton said they initially planned to raise $100 million for their fund, but they lifted the cap because of intense interest from investors.
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November 27, 2000
Sangam Pant, general manager and executive vice president of ECompanies, a Santa Monica-based incubator of Internet-based businesses, plans to discuss legislative issues affecting high-technology firms Thursday at a business discussion group in downtown Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the program is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the chamber's 350 S. Bixel St. headquarters. For more information, call (213) 580-7576.
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BUSINESS
June 5, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA
Since its formation a year ago, ECompanies has incubated an average of one new company each month. So far, only Icebox has officially left the incubator (it moved to offices in Culver City). ECompanies' venture arm has made investments in 29 Internet companies. Here is a sampling of the start-ups in the ECompanies stable: SANTA MONICA INCUBATOR: Business.com: Helps businesspeople find business information on the Web. Change.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2000
ECompany Inc., an Aliso Viejo software application developer, said Tuesday it has secured $5.5 million in its first round of funding for operations. The company said in a press release that Fay, Richwhite & Cie, one of Europe's larger equity firms, led the funding, along with U.S. and other European investors. ECompany said it has set up two new divisions, Avataro and EEye Digital Security.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sprint PCS, the wireless unit of Sprint Corp., and ECompanies, a 2-month-old firm that guides Internet start-ups, formed a venture to create and sell wireless Web services. Sprint PCS will invest $15 million in the new ECompanies Wireless and might provide access to its own technology and market research. Closely held ECompanies will add expertise, personnel and its seven-step business development process.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2000
ECompany Inc., an Aliso Viejo software application developer, said Tuesday it has secured $5.5 million in its first round of funding for operations. The company said in a press release that Fay, Richwhite & Cie, one of Europe's larger equity firms, led the funding, along with U.S. and other European investors. ECompany said it has set up two new divisions, Avataro and EEye Digital Security.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2000
ECompany, a privately held software developer in Corona del Mar, said it has secured $5 million in funding from private investors led by Fay, Richwhite & Cie in Europe. The funds will be used to market the company's EEye Digital Security's Retina network security scanner and software used to create sophisticated Web sites.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2000
Sangam Pant, general manager and executive vice president of ECompanies, a Santa Monica-based incubator of Internet-based businesses, plans to discuss legislative issues affecting high-technology firms Thursday at a business discussion group in downtown Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the program is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the chamber's 350 S. Bixel St. headquarters. For more information, call (213) 580-7576.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Toy giant Mattel is emerging as a top producer of chief executives for Internet start-ups. For the second time, Internet business incubator ECompanies tapped a high-ranking Mattel executive to lead one of its businesses. Tim Kilpin, formerly general manager for character brands at Mattel, will be CEO of EMemories.com in Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
The venture capital arm of Internet business incubator ECompanies has invested several million dollars in Santa Monica-based EHobbies, which is launching an electronic-commerce Web site next month focused on the $3-billion-to-$5-billion hobby market. The investment, announced Wednesday, is the first for the 3-month-old incubator, which has raised $130 million to invest in Internet start-ups.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Sprint PCS, the wireless unit of Sprint Corp., and ECompanies, a 2-month-old firm that guides Internet start-ups, formed a venture to create and sell wireless Web services. Sprint PCS will invest $15 million in the new ECompanies Wireless and might provide access to its own technology and market research. Closely held ECompanies will add expertise, personnel and its seven-step business development process.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2000
ECompany, a privately held software developer in Corona del Mar, said it has secured $5 million in funding from private investors led by Fay, Richwhite & Cie in Europe. The funds will be used to market the company's EEye Digital Security's Retina network security scanner and software used to create sophisticated Web sites.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton joined to create a new Southern California business incubator, ECompanies, a year ago this week, they attracted the kind of local attention not seen since DreamWorks SKG was unveiled in 1994. Some observers called it a sign of the Los Angeles area's economic revival, even a cornerstone of the Tech Coast, and supporters said it might rival the success of Bill Gross' Pasadena incubator, Idealab. With backers such as Winebaum, 40, who launched Walt Disney Co.'
BUSINESS
June 5, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA
Since its formation a year ago, ECompanies has incubated an average of one new company each month. So far, only Icebox has officially left the incubator (it moved to offices in Culver City). ECompanies' venture arm has made investments in 29 Internet companies. Here is a sampling of the start-ups in the ECompanies stable: SANTA MONICA INCUBATOR: Business.com: Helps businesspeople find business information on the Web. Change.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN
Toy giant Mattel is emerging as a top producer of chief executives for Internet start-ups. For the second time, Internet business incubator ECompanies tapped a high-ranking Mattel executive to lead one of its businesses. Tim Kilpin, formerly general manager for character brands at Mattel, will be CEO of EMemories.com in Santa Monica.
BUSINESS
September 2, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
The venture capital arm of Internet business incubator ECompanies has invested several million dollars in Santa Monica-based EHobbies, which is launching an electronic-commerce Web site next month focused on the $3-billion-to-$5-billion hobby market. The investment, announced Wednesday, is the first for the 3-month-old incubator, which has raised $130 million to invest in Internet start-ups.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2000 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton joined to create a new Southern California business incubator, ECompanies, a year ago this week, they attracted the kind of local attention not seen since DreamWorks SKG was unveiled in 1994. Some observers called it a sign of the Los Angeles area's economic revival, even a cornerstone of the Tech Coast, and supporters said it might rival the success of Bill Gross' Pasadena incubator, Idealab. With backers such as Winebaum, 40, who launched Walt Disney Co.'
BUSINESS
June 8, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Betting on Southern California's ability to be a leading center of Internet entrepreneurship, the top executives of EarthLink Network Inc. and Walt Disney Co.'s online operations said Monday that they are forming an Internet business incubator in Santa Monica. Jake Winebaum is leaving his position as chairman of Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group to run the new venture, called ECompanies.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
ECompanies, the Santa Monica-based Internet business incubator formed in June by top executives from Walt Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group and EarthLink Network, is expected to announce today that it has raised more than $130 million for its first venture capital fund. ECompanies co-founders Jake Winebaum and Sky Dayton said they initially planned to raise $100 million for their fund, but they lifted the cap because of intense interest from investors.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1999 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One full week after learning of a serious security flaw in its Internet software, Microsoft has offered a temporary fix for the problem--but it moved only after a Corona del Mar security company publicized the flaw, raising new questions about how the software giant treats security gaps in its products. The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Information Server 4.
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