REACH and rhubarb studios Announce Coming of REACH NeXT, the Largest Innovator Pitch Event to Take Place in Southern California

The Start-up Pitch Competition Will Gather High-Profile Investors, Accelerators and Top Talent in New Technology

LOS ANGELES--()--REACH, a new technology event series, and rhubarb studios, a technology venture company, announced today the coming of REACH NeXT, a one day pitch competition with over 30 top tier investors with a combined fund value of over $2 billion.

The event is a culmination of several pitch competitions where the winning 20 startups will have the opportunity to present their technology to not only a coveted group of investors, but technology enthusiasts. Moreover, the event will feature inspirational lighting talks from the likes of Sphero Robotics' (maker of the Star Wars BB-8 Droid) CCO, Rob Maigret, and 500 Startups' Elizabeth Yin. The inaugural annual event will take place September 24th in Downtown Los Angeles and begins at 9 a.m.

“Los Angeles is rapidly emerging as a hotbed of the most attractive technology start-ups. With some of the best innovators in Southern California presenting at this final pitch showdown, we are seeing a historic level of interest from the investment community,” said Efren Toscano, CEO of TechZulu.

“We’re seeing stunning growth in the LA tech industry and at the perfect time REACH NeXT brings together tech investors, entrepreneurs and press like never before in Los Angeles,” added Cauri Jaye, CEO of rhubarb studios.


Southern California’s largest ever investor pitch event with 20 carefully selected start-up entrepreneurs presenting for the opportunity to raise capital from over 30 investor representatives. Additional resources will be awarded by high profile event partners, including Fortune 500 companies, leading incubators and accelerators, as well as influential digital media, entertainment and technology companies.


Thursday, September 24, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Exchange LA
618 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014


Key participating companies include: Greycroft Partners, Mucker Capital, Sphero, Warner Bros. Records, Verizon Wireless, Microsoft, Instart Logic, rhubarb studios, Technicolor Venture, Techstars, TechZulu, Machine Park Ventures, The Design Accelerator, Science, Inc, Amplify.LA, Karlin Investors, Wavemaker Partners, ZIRX, Manatt Digital Media, United Talent Agency, Idealab, Gadget Review and many more.

To register for the event, please visit:


REACH is a technology event series providing attendees the opportunity to learn about and experience the latest in technology innovation. REACH NeXT, its latest event offering, is an all pitch showdown to springboard the most brilliant and pioneering minds in tech. Created in collaboration between TechZulu, Gadget Review and rhubarb studios, REACH NeXT’s mission is to deliver investment opportunities, connections, awareness and inspiration for ever-changing technology and innovation. For more information on REACH, please visit:


rhubarb studios, a venture studio, is a community of creative collaborators that serves as a catalyst for the technology start-up community in Los Angeles. The studio provides product design, build and other business resources to take startups from conception to exit. For more information on rhubarb studios, please visit:


Atwater Strategies
Daniel Atwater
Text/Call: 323-841-3500

Release Summary

REACH and rhubarb studios announced today the coming of REACH NeXT, a pitch competition with over 30 investors with a combined fund value of over $2 billion.


Atwater Strategies
Daniel Atwater
Text/Call: 323-841-3500