Two EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Los Angeles finalist companies, inMarket and StackCommerce, sat down with Crain’s to share their unique experiences establishing headquarters in the eclectic and diverse LA neighborhood known as “Silicon Beach.” In 2011, Venice was known more for skateboards than startups and Snapchat. But, that year, Google leased 100,000 square feet of space in Venice to relocate from Santa Monica. Dollar Shave Club would soon begin shipping razors from a Venice garage.
“Venice brought us The Doors in the ’60s, and in the early 1900s Venice was like Disneyland. It’s always been a place for new things, entrepreneurs who are pushing forward, rulebreakers rather than rule followers,” said Todd Dipaola, CEO of inMarket. “That’s always attracted me to Venice.”
Read the full article: Venice’s laid-back vibes still draw startups to the beach (Crain’s LA)