Fenwick clients Amplify and Originate are featured in the recent Forbes article, "12 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing LA Forever." Los Angeles, long known for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, is increasingly becoming known as a hub of innovation. The article features a dozen entrepreneurs and the startup companies they founded who are credited with influencing the identity of one of the country’s most iconic cities.
Amplify is a startup accelerator focused on media and entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Founded in 2011 by a group of entrepreneurs and entertainment industry leaders, each company they accept into the program receives $50k in seed funding, access to a work space as part of Amplify’s entrepreneurial campus in Venice, and mentorship from the group of founders - Paul Bricault, Richard Wolpert, Jeff Solomon, Oded Noy and David Carter.
Originate is a software development company that partners with entrepreneurs to create new products via a number of shared-risk and shared-reward models. Jeff Scheinrock is the CFO and one of the founders who helped bring together a team of over 100 engineers, designers and strategists. Originate collaborates with companies--varying from early-stage to later stage startups, NGOs and even the public sector--to make their software vision a reality.