LA’s Tech Ecosystem

The Right Combination of Industrial Landscape and Talent to Succeed

As technology and innovation continues to have a greater presence and influence in every industry throughout the world, Los Angeles, one of the world’s LARGEST and most highly diversified economies, provides a perfect breeding ground for startups. Los Angeles continues to be a leader and epicenter of 7 major industries:

    • Creativity, Design, Content, Media, and Entertainment

-Los Angeles’ creative economy generates over $140,000,000,000 (US) in economic output each year

    • Software
    • Retail and Trade

– Annually, $400,000,000,000+ (US) in Imports/Exports through LA ports
– 36% of ALL US retail jobs are in Los Angeles

    • Consulting
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Bio-Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical Devices
As a region, Los Angeles also graduates MORE engineers than ANY other US City through 25+ TOP engineering programs including those at:
    • Caltech
    • USC
    • UCLA
    • Harvey Mudd
    • Loyola Marymount
    • UCSD
    • UC Riverside
    • UC Irvine
    • UC Santa Barbara
There are endless reasons why Los Angeles is a great place for technology and innovation. Here are just a few more:
  • Los Angeles has the highest percentage of entrepreneurs than ANY US city/region
  • Los Angeles is the 3rd largest AND fastest growing tech ecosystem in the US
  • There are MORE high tech jobs in Los Angeles than Silicon Valley
  • Many of today’s dominant technology companies (example: Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) have a significant presence in LA with many highly talented workers
More Top Tech Companies

More Quality Engineers

More Tech Talent in LA

More New Ventures being launched in LA
    • Los Angeles is the undeniable worldwide leader in creativity and video content creation and monetization
    • Los Angeles has the busiest port in the US
      • Los Angeles is the TOP US International Trade and Manufacturing Center
    • Los Angeles is the 2nd busiest US airport (LAX)
LA’s Tech Ecosystem by the Numbers
Recent Venture Capital Investment Activity

Just as Investments in LA Startup Companies are Growing, so too are the Returns

In 2014 Alone, Los Angeles Based Companies Realized OVER $8,000,000,000 (US) in Returns  Through:

  • 80 Acquisitions and 2 IPOs (TrueCar and Cornerstone OnDemand)
  • Additional Notable Exits Include:
    • Maker (acquired by Disney)
    • Beats (acquired by Apple)
    • Rubicon
    • Burstly