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As California votes to legalize cannabis, these are the 14 local weed startups to watch

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: As California inches toward legalizing recreational cannabis use, entrepreneurs are beginning to recognize the possibilities ahead.

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A Teachable Moment on Race

Both Sides of the Table

It was signed into law 13 years ago by then president George W. Shouldn’t he protest in a different way?” I dunno. Would we be having the conversation?

Pasadena Angels invest over $1M in iKizmet

Ask the Angels

Pasadena, California (September 22, 2016) – The Pasadena Angels (PA) today announced the second investment from their PA Fund 1 (The Fund).  The Fund invested an additional $75K in iKizmet, a business intelligence platform specifically created for small businesses operating fitness, wellness studios, and gyms. Tweet Tweet.

Fueling Extremism in a Wired World [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

Nazis used radio; today’s extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with unchecked ability to spread hate and prey upon  disenfranchised audiences to realize their deadly agenda. This event will explore the tension between protecting free speech and limiting incendiary propaganda. Speakers.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 27: SpaceX’s Elon Musk Reveals Mars Mission Plans

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX’s Elon Musk reveals Mars mission plans, Jukin Media adds marketing division, Peter Guber and investors buys e-sports team

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Who's Next For IPO, Acquisition In Southern California?

socalTECH

Who else is on the possible exit list? Image courtesy N StJerna via Flickr. 1. The company has been rumored to be seeking an IPO since last year. 3.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 26: Snapchat Changes Its Name, Unveils Sunglasses with Camera

L.A. Business Journal

Snapchat changes its name and unveils sunglasses with camera, Disney in talks to buy Twitter, SpaceX test fires Mars rocket and more

Uncoded Hack Nights at WE Labs w/Lightning Talks + Code Check + Show & Tell

Built In Los Angeles

Organized By: Uncoded. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 09/12/2017 06:00 pm. Category: Coding/Programming. Networking. Pitch Event.

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srfr Launches Dongle-Free Mobile-to-TV Streaming

LATechDigest

Want to show your best friend videos of your amazing vacation to Bali stored on your iPhone? News mobile srfr streaming venice

Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration

Xconomy

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

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EDF Renewable Services Takes On Management Of 200MW Solar Portfolio

socalTECH

San Diego-based renewable energy developer and services provider EDF Renewable Services said on Tuesday that it has assumed the asset management and operations and maintenance on a portfolio of 200 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic projects. READ MORE>>. renewable services energy solar power maintenance operations photovotlaic cleantech

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

Levee wants to help freelancers find the right loopholes to cut their taxes

Built In Los Angeles

Levee. Series: Fintech in Los Angeles. Anyone who has ever spent time working as an independent contractor knows the nightmare of tracking costs.

Energy Storage North America

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -- Energy Storage North America. North America's largest conference, exhibition and networking event for the energy storage industry. See [link] (more

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

Xconomy

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

TeleSign Backs White House Cybersecurity Effort

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Telesign , which provides phone verification and two-factor authentication services to major online service providers, said it is helping to back the White House's Lock Down Your Login initiative. The initiative aims to encourage Americans to better protect their online accounts, by moving them beyond passwords. READ MORE>>.

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

Next-Generation Ops: A FutureTalk With Google Cloud Platform’s Kelsey Hightower

Built In Los Angeles

New Relic. Blog Thumbnail: By Christian Sinai read more

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

LATechDigest

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!

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

Xconomy

Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, the investment firms that anchored Tealium’s $30.7 It’s been about data.

ServiceNow Launches Its Own Venture Investment Arm, ServiceNow Ventures

socalTECH

ServiceNow , the developer of service management software led by Frank Slootman--and which started in San Diego--has launched its own venture capital arm, ServiceNow Ventures. ServiceNow did not say how much it is dedicating to investments. READ MORE>>.

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

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IBM SmartCamp Pitch Competition

Built In Los Angeles

Organized By: LA Tech Happy Hour. Website to register for event: [link]. Event Dates: 11/02/2016 09:00 am - 06:00 pm. Category: Founders. Networking.

TCVN Fireside Chat with Scott Jarus

SoCal Tech Calendar

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+?

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

Xconomy

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.

How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button

socalTECH

For a lot of companies�and their management and legal teams-- managing the reams of paperwork involved with legal contracts is a big, disorganized mess. What is ContractSafe? Ken Button: ContractSafe is a new kind of contract management solution. Typically, these documents are a mess. Why is this needed by companies? It's not what people need.

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

Los Angeles tech neighborhood guide: Sherman Oaks

Built In Los Angeles

Blog Thumbnail: The San Fernando Valley. Blog type: Community. read more

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

SoCal Tech Calendar

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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-and-biocom-present-fireside-chat-with-dr-ric-kaner-of-uclas-kaner-lab-tickets-27555165241.

Announcing Xconomy’s Agtech and Food Channel

Xconomy

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.

Team Liquid Acquired By Local Sports, Media, Tech Entrepeneurs

socalTECH

E-sports franchise ,a href="[link] Liquid , which operates ten different e-sports teams with more than 50 players in total, has been acquired by a group of entrepreneurs led by Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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

Tech matchmakers: how Bixel Exchange brings students and startups together

Built In Los Angeles

Bixel Exchange. Blog type: Community. read more

How to avoid “death by meeting.”

Berkonomics

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