Still an Idealab

Nearly a decade after rising to popularity during the dotcom boom and then melting into obscurity, Idealab is surprisingly still around.

ilab_streetEvery time I pass by the offices in downtown Pasadena, about five minutes from where I live, I wonder what’s going on at the incubator that put so many Web startups on the map. If you’re wondering too, their investments — sidestepping much of today’s popular stuff like Web 2.0 technologies — show strategic plays in security, energy and robotics. Like many investors in Southern California and elsewhere today, Idealab seems to be just flying below the radar.

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