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Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing


Los Angeles-based digital marketing agency Wpromote said on Monday that it has launched a new set of scholsrships, which will go to students interested in digital marketing. According to Wpromote, the new scholarships--which will be awarded bi-annually--will total $3,000, with the first award in December of this year. READ MORE>>.

5 Tips for Success in YouTube Advertising

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Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego


Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Caldwell said they soon raised $600,000 from angel investors to start what would become CyberFlow Analytics.

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Elon Musk Says Spacecraft Could Go Beyond Mars

L.A. Business Journal

Elon Musk announces spacecraft could go beyond mars, Beats Electronics lawsuit continues, and Riot Unveils college League of Legends competition

This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn


A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Businesses typically use LinkedIn to recruit employees. Follow The People. There’s no excuse.

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Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

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We led a $4 million investment along with Thrive Capital, GLG and Sound Ventures. How does one come up with the right idea to start a company?

As VR's potential becomes more clear, Wevr leads the way with its original, immersive content

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Series: Virtual Reality Companies in Los Angeles. Blog type: Community. read more

Workforce Trends, Economy, & More: Q&A With Alexandria’s Joel Marcus


For the life sciences industry, one of the largest landlords, and closest observers, is Alexandria Real Estate Equities. First, the real estate.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 23: SpaceX Rocket Explosion Investigation Makes Some Progress.

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX rocket explosion investigation makes some progress, IGN launches channel to cover virtual reality, and Gamblit Gaming adds racing game to casino floors

INNOVATE LA 2016 (October 6-23) Calls for Events


Are you planning an event October 6th-23rd that celebrates Innovation in Los Angeles County? Please make sure your event is included in the incredible line-up of InnovateLA events! Last year Los Angeles Innovation Week(s) saw 160 events unfold over 22 days in over 25 cities across L.A. County. If you are already planning something, terrific!

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Linked To Anti-Clinton Meme Group


Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has been linked to a pro-Trump, anti-Clinton group, which circulates "dirty memes" about Hillary Clinton, according to a report on Thursday. Oculus was started in Orange County, but moved to Silicon Valley shortly after it was acquired by Facebook. READ MORE>>.

WRKPRTY @ Catamaran Street

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Organized By: wrkprty. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 09/07/2017 09:00 am. Category: Networking. Startups. read more.

CyberTech Opens New “Entrepreneur in Residence” Program to 8 Teams


Darin Andersen, the busy-bee creator of San Diego’s Cyberhive, iHive, and xHive startup programs, says eight early stage tech companies have joined the co-working space he has been building out in Bankers Hill under a new “Entrepreneur in Residence” program. Our goal is to get them on their feet from a sustainability standpoint,” Andersen said.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 22: SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires Rights to ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN renames itself Jam City as well as acquires rights to ‘Peanuts’ franchise, ULA sends Pentagon letter criticizing SpaceX explosions, Tinder invests in Hey Vina!, and more

TCVN Fireside Chat with Scott Jarus

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 -- Crowd-funding – Tales from the trenches: Observations from a combatant. Much has been anticipated about crowd-funding and its impact on capital formation. Is crowd-funding an effective strategy? What are the advantages and disadvantages. What are the costs involved in crowd-funding through Reg CF and/or Reg A+?

Renovate America Completes $320M Bond Deal For Green Projects


San Diego-based Renovate America , which provides residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing--which allows homeowners to complete home energy upgrades and renovations paid via their property tax bill--said on Friday that it has securitized $320M in bonds. The company said the latest deal brings its total issued bonds to $1.67

4 LA startups that believe two leaders are better than one

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Thrive Market;dammydommydimmy;FieldTest;dammydommydimmy;Nix Hydra Games;dammydommydimmy;Helpr. Blog type: Community. read more


Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration


My friend Eileen and I are planning to “phone-watch” the first presidential debate together on Monday. See how it works here.).

SGN Renames Itself Jam City, Acquires ‘Peanuts’ Franchise

L.A. Business Journal

SGN has renamed itself Jam City in a rebranding effort aimed at better reflecting its portfolio of games


Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 -- Biocom Welcome Reception and Fireside Chat with Dr. Ric Kaner of UCLA. Fireside Chat with Ric Kaner, UCLA Kaner Lab AND Welcome Reception for Biocom Los Angeles! See

SGN Becomes Jam City, Eyes IPO, As It Nears $400M In Revenues


Los Angeles-based mobile game developer SGN has renamed itself Jam City , and says it is expecting $400M in revenues next year--and is eyeing a possible IPO. Financial details of that licensing deal were not announced. Jam City said the old name of the company "lacked the spirit" of its products. READ MORE>>.

Tech Roundup: The Trade Desk goes public, SGN Games becomes Jam City and more

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Blog Thumbnail: The Trade Desk goes public. Blog type: Community. read more

In Turnaround Saga, Ignyta Nears Crucial Phase in Cancer Drug Trial


As a tool for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, Ignyta’s technology failed in early 2013, Lim said in a recent interview.

Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

L.A. Business Journal

Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08 billion from a group of Chinese investors to develop an electric car. Le Holdings Co. of China, the main backer of electric car startup Faraday Future, announced on Monday that it raised $1.08

How to avoid “death by meeting.”


Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day.  Day after day.  Slowly in many cases.  And expensively.

SpaceX: Rocket Failure Linked To Cryogenic Helium System Breach


Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Friday that it believes the catastrophic failure of one of its Falcon 9 rockets last month were related to a "large breach" in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage, liquid oxygen tank on the Falcon 9. That test had not yet been started. READ MORE>>.

Hotel Diamond And Chalet View Lodge Select KEYPR As Exclusive Guest Experience Technology Partner

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Bio Roundup: Mylan Grilled, Duchenne Kids Thrilled, Zuck-Chan & More


Another biopharma executive went before Congress to explain drug price hikes. Unlike Martin Shkreli, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch actually answered questions. Elsewhere in Washington, the NIH chief warned about Congress’s inability to agree on Zika funding, and Vice President Joe Biden talked with Stat about cancer research.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 21: Faraday Future’s Main Backer Receives $1B to Pursue Electric Cars

L.A. Business Journal

Faraday Future’s main backer receives $1 billion to pursue electric cars, Hulu orders two virtual reality shows, job candidate screening startup Imbellus raises $4 million, and more

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 -- First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. Matt Crowley from Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy is teaching another great First Time Entrepreneur Workshop with the LA Venture Association (LAVA) on Saturday September 24th in Encino. See [link] (more

Certona Scores $30M In Growth Funding


San Diego-based Certona , a developer of personalization software which uses machine learning and predictive algorithms, has raised $30M in a combined growth investment and minority recapitalization. The funding came from private equity investor Primus Capital. Certona was founded in 2004. READ MORE>>.

The Coolest Underwater Drone

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Blog Thumbnail: Scientists like to say that 70% of the oceans are unexplored. read more

Announcing Xconomy’s Agtech and Food Channel


A core tenet of Xconomy—and the reason behind our broad coverage across information technology, life sciences, energy, and more—is that the most interesting and important innovations often arise from the intersection of different disciplines. In short, the field is exploding. and Cybersecurity. We hope our agtech coverage grows on you.

Van Toffler’s Digital Studio Gunpowder & Sky Acquires FilmBuff.

L.A. Business Journal

Gunpowder & Sky, Van Toffler and Floris Bauer’s recently launched digital content studio, announced today that it has acquired independent content sales and distribution company, FilmBuff. Terms of the deal were not disclosed