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Tech companies reign in Business Journal's list of best places to work

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Your Customer Success Team Is Focusing On The Wrong Definition Of Success

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MyLAB Box Brings STD Tests To Your Door

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While on the road to finding the global Startup Of The Year , we’re on a mission to feature and highlight as many rising stars as possible. From tech and hardware, to entrepreneurs improving the accessibility of health information, each month dozens of new startups try to breakout and create an impact in their industry. Reach out to us here.

L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc

In Wake Of Infamous Biotech Party, 20 Women Join New Exec Training

Xconomy

A new program to prepare high-ranking women in the biotech industry for corporate board seats has unveiled its first class of 20. and Europe. percent.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 19: L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

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tech wages rising fastest in the nation, Activision runs Snapchat zombie karaoke lens, and YP hires new CEO

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

Xconomy

For example: Can a 20-story office tower serve as a “vertical campus” and innovation hub for local tech companies? John “J.T.”

Swimsuits and startups: 10 Silicon Beach Fest events you don't want to miss

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Good Gawd: Unconventional Startup Wisdom From The Hardest Working Man In Show Business

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. James proved the record industry experts wrong, on both counts. Forget it. Radio And Baseball.

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CrowdStrike Sets VP

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Irvine-based endpoint protection and security developer CrowdStrike said today that it has named Brian Brouillette as its Vice President of Customer Success. Brouillette was previously at Westell, and also served at Hewlett Packard (HP), Juniper, Ixia and NetOptics. READ MORE>>. crowdstrike customer success support cybersecurity security software

Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant has launched a $100 million venture capital fund

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More

Xconomy

When the Olympics roll around, many watchers get into a sport they previously hadn’t thought much about. This time for me, it’s volleyball. The best part, though, are the rejections. Just like in basketball, there’s nothing more dramatic than emphatically denying an opponent a chance to score. Talk about sacrifice.

What it's really like to intern for an LA tech company

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Why bother to sit in with customer service?

Berkonomics

lost an invaluable opportunity to learn from the front line. Start by sitting in with customer service.  The benefits are immense.

DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

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The LA Dodgers And R/GA Announce Second Sports Accelerator Program Companies. Focus is on Growth-Stage Companies and Strategic Business Development. The Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA Ventures are pleased to announce the five companies chosen for the second LA Dodgers Sports Accelerator. The program launches today in R/GA’s LA office.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 23: STX Entertainment Acquires Virtual Reality Company Surreal

L.A. Business Journal

STX Entertainment acquires virtual reality company Surreal, Google Daydream to use Hulu VR content, Disney Movies Anywhere integrates with Verizon Fios, and more

Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas

Xconomy

How important is having a “big idea” for startups? However, an A team can iterate until it finds success. Only a good team can make this happen.

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Tech Roundup: Dodgers Accelerator names second cohort and more

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Avelas Biosciences Raises $20M

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San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals developer Avelas Biosciences has raised $20M in a Series C funding, according to the company. The new funding was led by Pharmstandard International, S.A., and laos included Ervington Investments Limited and Alexandria Venture Investments plus Avalon Ventures, Bregua Corporation, and WuXi Healthcare Ventures.

The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -- The 7th Annual Women in Green Forum. The Women in Green Forum (WIGF) has emerged as the premier conference series highlighting women’s impact on the environmental industry. This is an opportunity for sustainability professionals from all sectors to share ideas and create lasting partnerships. See [link] (more

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 22: Kobe Bryant Launches $100M Venture Capital Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Kobe Bryant launches $100 million venture capital fund, L.A. Dodger announces second accelerator class, and SpaceX puts first vertical rocket landed on display in Hawthorne

Intelligence + Maturity = Better Leaders

Xconomy

There are plenty of smart executives in the world, but they often make poor leaders. senators to end his bid for a Florida senate seat. Have courage.

Everyone's an angel: FlashFunders's crowdfunding platform connects startups with new investors

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Snapchat Plans Growth In New York

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Venice, California-based Snapchat is planning a big expansion in New York City, and plans to grow to around 400 people in the city, after the Empire State Development Corp offered up as much as $5M in tax break to the company. According to the New York Post, Snapchat currently has around 100 employees in New York City. READ MORE>>.

Celebrate your mistakes!

Berkonomics

Doesn’t the whole enterprise fail a bit each time a learning opportunity is lost or someone hides actions from management?  Celebrate your mistakes. 

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 24: Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-Degree Content

L.A. Business Journal

Digital Domain Partners with World Surf League for 360-degree content, Comedy Central grabs Snapchat star for TV show, and SpaceX to refurbishing rockets in Florida

How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America

Xconomy

What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.

AI software developer Veritone picks up $50M

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ReVision Optics Raises $10M In Credit Facility

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Lake Forest-based ReVision Optics , which is developing an implantable presbyopia-correcting corneal inlay technology, said this morning that it has obtained a $10M, credit facility, from Square 1 Bank. The company said the credit line will be used for working capital, including commercial oeprations. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Fest

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Friday, August 26, 2016 -- Silicon Beach Fest. Silicon Beach Fest celebrates LA’s unique startup entertainment tech community with panels, pitches, and parties. See [link] (more

Big Payoffs No Longer Safe Bet for Casinos

L.A. Business Journal

Some card rooms think they are getting a raw deal with a new state stance on third-party banking

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Who’s to Blame for Inflated Health Insurance Costs?

Xconomy

How often would you go to the doctor if you had to pay for a big chunk out of pocket—or how about if it was completely free? The amount of health care we consume depends on how good our health insurance is. First, let me define what I mean by a “good” or “bad” health plan. There is an excess increased cost associated with a good health plan.

5 events you need to check out this week

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InTouch Health Adds Telemedicine Services, Acquires AcuteCare

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Santa Barbara-based InTouch Health announced this morning that it is expanding into the tele-physician services market, and has acquired AcuteCare Telemedicine. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. AcuteCare Telemedicine was based in Atlanta, Georgia, and was founded in 2009. READ MORE>>.