STARTUP CELEBRITIES

Every major Hollywood agency is looking to rep start-ups now.companies

From The Daily:

“SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Welcome to the beach. The Silicon Beach. A stretch of 10 blocks along the Pacific Ocean and home to one of the highest concentrations of tech companies and startups anywhere outside Silicon Valley or Alley.

“There’s a Wild West boomtown thing going on here right now,” said Michael Dubin, 33, who launched Dollar Shave Club last month with a YouTube video that’s been viewed more than 4 million times. “L.A. is a place where you can think big. I couldn’t imagine any place I’d rather be.”

From this pressure cooker of ideas and venture capital, a new kind of Hollywood star is emerging — the 21st-century tech star. Known more for digital innovation than acting talent, these entrepreneurs are poised to become the darlings of Tinseltown…”

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