Happy New Year everyone!  And what better way to ring in the new year then to give companies the chance to highlight their hard work and amazing product through TechZulu’s Spotlight: LA Tech event., Tony Conrad’s stealth startup went live to the masses four days ago and just like that has been acquired by AOL.

‘Tis the season for the run-of-the-mill holiday card bonanza. Unless you’re friends with the First Round Capital folks

Our special and final guest of the year for TZLive was Kamran Pourzanjani CEO of Bestcovery and former CEO and Co-Founder of Pricegrabber.

Last Thursday night, December 2nd, was not your average Thursday night in LA. Not just because it was yet another sold-out Startup Nights but because it was the 6th LA Startup Nights, and was attended by some of LA’s best in the tech space, as well as, marked a turning point for Startup Nights.

If you’ve ever wondered what your customers think while on your website, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’ve ever wanted to ask questions to your users, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’ve ever read a post by Steve Blank or Eris Ries, you’ll love KISSinsights. If you’re a freedom-loving Republican gubernatorial candidate in Tennesee…heck, you might love KISSinsights too.

Remember the first time you used Google Docs? Magical, right? Well, Kyle Ellicott (serial entrepreneur and FIDM web lead) and Brian Robinson (founder of ndmweb) thought that web developers should get a taste of that collaboration innovation as well. isa new-model flat-fee distribution service that places independent films on digital sales platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Cable VOD while allowing filmmakers to keep 100% of their revenue

We here at TechZulu could have not asked for a better night. Amazing Spotlight companies, a fantastic audience, and great conversation sparked by the mixing and mingling of the academic and business worlds. We accomplished exactly what we were striving for with Spotlight, by providing a gallery of great entrepreneurship and raising a glass to those who build and innovate.

After months of submissions the moment you all have been waiting for is here! For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. It’s a toast to those who build and innovate. It’s a gathering of friends and tech enthusiasts of all stripes.