Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Be Great Partners Launches New Incubator/Accelerator
It seems like there are almost nearly as many startup incubators and accelerators launching in the Los Angeles area as startups. The newest? Be Great Partners said Monday that it has launched a new technology incubator and accelerator, in the Variety Building at 5900 Wilshire Blvd. Be Great Partners said its flagship company it has been incubating is Scambook, an online service which helps people complain about businesses and help get those issues resolved. The incubator said it was founded by Lin Miao. The incubator/accelerator did not give any details on its acceleration program, how or whether it makes investments, or other details. The firm's founder, Lin Miao, also has drawn some controversy in the past---TechCrunch's Michael Arrington has called Miao's last company, Tatto Media, a scam, for billing people for products they never receive and using mobile billing text to sign people up for unwanted services. Be Great Partners' press contact not reply to requests for comments on the TechCrunch article. Tatto Media was also fined by Washington Attorney General for its "Internet come-ons" and unauthorized text-messaging billing.