Techstars LA Names Managing Director

Techstars, the startup accelerator operator which has been ramping up its efforts in Los Angeles, said on Wednesday that it has name Anna Barber as the new Managing Director of its Techstars LA program. In a post, "Why LA is the Future of Startups", Barber said the post is her "dream gig". Barber--who has been in LA for 17 years--previously was GM and VP at Fingerprint Digital, and was founder and CEO of Scribble Press, and also served at McKinsey & Co., and was a corporate lawyer. Barber also said that Ethan Austin, co-founder of Giveforward, will become Director of the LA program, and Lara Jeremko, an investor and startup advisor who managed venture capital investments at the University of Texas, will become Entrepreneur-in-Residence.