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CRISPR Organs? eGenesis Raises $38M For Pig-To-Human Transplants

Xconomy

One of the companies trying to revive the once-failed notion of xenotransplantation has raised a significant round of cash.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

Xconomy

natriegens has the fastest growth rate of any known organism, reproducing at a rate that doubles in less than 10 minutes. Re-engineering V.

Events.com Aims To Connect Event Organizers, Consumers

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San Diego-based Events.com --founded by one of the co-founders of The Active Network--is hoping to make it easier for event organizers and event goers better plan and find events, the company said this week. events.com eventscom event organizer software mobile activenetwork active network startup launch READ MORE>>.

Is Your Organization Ready to Become an Ecosystem Driver?

Xconomy

Companies must learn to become ecosystem drivers – even if only for a subset of their customers – in order to survive.

Life Sciences Organization Launches Office In LA

socalTECH

According to the company, its new Los Angeles satellite office will be located in Monrovia, and will go to help its work in Los Angeles County, providing political advocacy, special industry events, and professional development for the life sciences sector. The company said the new office is a partnership with LA BioMed and Lab Launch.

Fans.lu Ties With Game Development Organization

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Fans.lu , a developer of an e-commerce storefront to help game companies sell merchandise such as shirts, hats, posters, and more directly to their gamer fans, said over the weekend that it has partnered with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Fans.lu READ MORE>>.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

Both Sides of the Table

In 2015 in the US there were $77 billion written into startup tech companies. I better roll up my sleeves and help my companies get funded.”

Gates Grant Helps Sirenas Extend Hunt for Drugs From Sea Organisms

Xconomy

Sirenas has amassed a library of prospective drug candidates by collecting sponges, cyanobacteria, algae, and other marine organisms.

Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta

Tech.Co

More specifically it allows users to track and complete tasks, get relevant reminders, and create and organize spaces for different groups of people.

Blisters and Basketball – How to Boost Excellent Execution in Your Organization

Frank Addante

When we started our company, we were totally driven by the notion of excellence in execution. Wooden’s reasoning? Culture & Leadership

Maximize Your Exit By Not Selling Your Company

InfoChachkie

However, in many cases, acquiring companies behave less rationally than Mr. Jackson. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Entrepreneurs often lament big companies, but most of us hope we’ll create just that. But that doesn’t mean that they have it all figured out.

How Planana Is Connecting Events To Sponsors, With Anna Sergeeva

socalTECH

What is the biggest issue that local event organizers--health and family fairs, sports events, and so on--have? What is Planana? Thanks!

Organize globally.

Berkonomics

There are people and companies everywhere willing to work by the hour, providing great skill sets as needed, able to be shed when the job is complete. So why not organize from the start around such a strategy and hire those able to demonstrate those organizational skills? Growth! Positioning

Industry Needs Common Security Standards to Thwart IoT Attacks

Xconomy

This ambush has triggered a redoubling of efforts to focus on the need for industry-led cybersecurity standards for IoT devices. After all, it.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

Both Sides of the Table

So when I meet with GRP portfolio companies that do enterprise sales I try to emphasize the following: 1. training. rollout support. Whatever.

Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

Xconomy

As Murphy put it recently, “We don’t think of ourselves as a bio-printing company any more. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

Once Upon A Farm Harvests $3.1M For Organic Baby Food

socalTECH

San Diego-based Once Upon A Farm , a maker of "cold-pressed, organic, non-GMO" baby food, has raised $3.1M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Cambridge Companies SPG, Seed 2 Growth Fund, and Harbinger Ventures. The company was co-founded by Ari Raz (CEO) and Cassandra Curtis (COO).

Activyst Wants to Change the World, One Girl at a Time Through Sports

Tech Zulu Event

to make her way to lunch with someone at the Pan American Health Organization , the Latin branch of the World Health Organization (WHO).

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

Both Sides of the Table

Turn Your Organization Inside Out. The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999. As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers. In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. They recorded it.

Why Big Data Security is a Must (Even Before Big Data Use Cases)

Tech Zulu Event

That’s why we’ve seen so many companies adopt big data solutions and platforms in recent years. This has opened up a noticeable dilemma, though.

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Duchenne Lessons: Advocates For Rare Spinal Disease Have Eyes on FDA

Xconomy

Heather and Jessica Tomko will tell you that they’re nothing alike. They’ve got different interests, different tastes in movies, television, and music.

The Challenges (& Opportunities) of Starting a Tech Company in LA

Jason Nazar

I recently hosted a panel at the Twiistup Conference about LA tech companies. That’s typically not the case in Los Angeles. link].

Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos

Xconomy

The company’s microorganisms are engineered to secrete products such as rose-scented oil that goes into perfumes and sweeteners for beverages.

What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

socalTECH

In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world this year? When's the next one?" READ MORE>>.

Conference Organizers Suck at Name Tags

Both Sides of the Table

If you agree with me, please forward this post to people organizing conferences to save us all the future hassle. Maybe more. Bit awkward, hey?

Pasadena Angels Invest Over $4M in 2014

Ask the Angels

Pasadena Angels for the 3rd consecutive year invested over $4 million in an array of exciting start-up companies. Since the inception of the Pasadena Angels in 2000, members have invested over $50 million in over 120 companies. Company exit returns were as high as 10X return on initial investment. Pasadena, Calif. Ron Cohen.

Founders from MIT With a Plan to Change How We Grow and Eat Food

Both Sides of the Table

eating natural, organic fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs & lettuce year round – even in cold climates. Startup Companies

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Calacanis Debuts LAUNCH Fund I To Back 100 Companies

socalTECH

Jason Calacanis , the serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and conference organizer, announced Tuesday morning that it has closed his first, formal angel investing fund, The LAUNCH Fund I. Calacanis said the fund will invest $100-$250K in 50-100 startups. LPs in the fund include Calacanis, David Sacks, and others. READ MORE>>.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

Tech Zulu Event

The Spotlight is shining down these amazing LA companies! Spotlight: LA Tech Summer SuperDemo is all electric car company CODA. ENGAGE.

Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

Xconomy

Talk about auspicious timing. But now there is an exceptional example. Jay Wright. Wright said.

DODGERS Announce Newest Accelerator Companies

LATechDigest

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.

TechZulu Presents 2012 Startup Forecast | Featuring Science, Tech Coast Angels, Amplify, StartEngine, upStart.LA

Tech Zulu Event

OrangicStartup’s is a company that helps Internet startups start. 24 7pm at Coloft in Santa Monica. Our Panelist Include. Former CEO of Myspace.

Build a Product-Driven Company

Frank Addante

If you want to manage a hyper-growth company, start with a great product. That is, a company that focuses all functions on the product.

Lytx Powers Driver Safety For Organic Food Distributor

socalTECH

San Diego-based driver safety systems developer Lytx said this morning that natural and organic food distributor KeHe Distributors has been using its DriveCam video safety service. Lytx did not detail how much the contract with KeHe Distributors is worth to the company. READ MORE>>.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

Tech Zulu Event

Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. And now without further ado I present the Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Companies: Spotlight Companies. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

Tech Zulu Event

Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Event Details.

Report: Honest Company Seeking CPG CEO

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based e-commerce provider Honest Company , which sells organic baby and beauty products, is looking to replace CEO Brian Lee with a veteran of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, according to a report. honest company employment consumer product goodsREAD MORE>>.

Interview with Anna Sergeeva and Fei Xiao, trueRSVP

socalTECH

We caught up with Anna Sergeeva and Fei Xiao, two of the co-founders of the company, to learn more about the company. Anyone can join.

Organic vs. Strategic Growth

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 7, 2011 -- Organic vs. Strategic Growth: Why, When and How? Companies typically look for growth in one of two ways. Organic growth - accomplished through growth of sales in existing product lines/services or developing new product lines/services internally. See [link] (more

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