Wed.Mar 28, 2012

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Punchcard Links With Pasadena Chamber of Commerce


Pasadena-based Punchcard , the startup headed by Andy Steuer which is developing mobile applications to enable local businesses to run punchcard-based loyalty programs, said today that it has linked with the Pasadena CHamber of COmmerce to enable local Pasadena businesses to use its service. READ MORE>>.

Gridtest Systems Secures Investment from Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels

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Pioneer of test and measurement systems for electric vehicle charging systems prepares to roll out technology that enables R&D labs and installers of charging systems to reduce time to market. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 – [link]. The nascent electric vehicle market requires a dependable charging infrastructure. billion by 2017.

FindTheBest Partners With SeatGeek


Looking to connect its users with concerts, sports, and entertainment events, Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the comparisons startup headed by Kevin O'Connor, the former founder of DoubleCLick, said Tuesday that it has partnered with seat search engine SeatGeek. READ MORE>>. findthebest seatgeek tickets comparison search

Cleantech Open

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 -- Cleantech Open. Join us for an introduction to the Cleantech Open, the world's largest cleantech accelerator. You will learn about our annual Business Competition, an opportunity to accelerate your cleantech startup with expert training, national visibility and up to $250,000 of cash and services.

My Damn Channel Going Live Today With YouTube Show


The show--headed by host Beth Hoyt--had been announced by the company last week in conjunction with YouTube. READ MORE>>.

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DFJ Frontier Gets Exit At ClearAccess


Los Angeles- and Santa Barbara-based DFJ Frontier , the venture capital firm founded by David Cremin and Scott Lenet, has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, ClearAccess. According to networking giant Cisco , it has acquired ClearAccess to bolster its network management capabilities for the service provider market. READ MORE>>.

Set Achievable Goals; You’ll Win

Frank Addante

Here’s why, if you want to get to $500 million, you should set your goal at $450 million. have a non-standard philosophy on goal setting.  I believe that if you hire the right people (winners), they naturally want to succeed.  Goals themselves are not motivators.  Create a culture of winning :  Winning is contagious. Set achievable goals.

Nami Media Grows Operations


Los Angeles-based Nami Media , which provides online marketing technology aimed at the pay-per-click (PPC) market, said today that it has doubled its staff, and has moved to a new, larger facility in order to accommodate expected growth this year. Higgason has previously served at MediaTrust, and VeriSign, Inc. READ MORE>>.

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Sientra Gains $65M


Santa Barbara-based Sientra , a developer of FDA-approved, silicone breast implants, said Wednesday that it has raised $65M in a Series C funding round. The funding was led by Abingworth, and also included Clarus Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, and all of its other current investors. The round will go towards commercialization of its products.

Skype Co-founder Backs FreedomPop


A new, Los Angeles startup, FreedomPop , has recently emerged, looking to provide free, high speed 4G wireless access to iPhone users--and has the backing of one of the co-founders of Skype, Niklas Zennstrom. FreedomPop is planning on using the 4G, mobile broadband network being operated by Clearwire to power the service. READ MORE>>.

VIZIO Licenses Patents To Westinghouse Digital


Irvine-based HDTV manufacturer VIZIO said this morning that it has licensed its digital TV patent portfolio to Westinghouse Digital LLC , a manufacturer of HDTVs, settling a patent dispute between the companies. READ MORE>>. vizio westinghouse digital television patent legal

Independa Powers Remote Care Service For LivHOME


LivHOME said the new service is aimed at seniors who would benefit from some level of home monitoring, but do not have need for an in-home caregiver.

Strand Diagnostics Raises $30 Million From NantWorks


Strand Diagnostics is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm's most popular offerings are for breast biopsy and prostate biopsy. READ MORE>>.

MediaPass Gets $1.75M More


Los Angeles-based MediaPass , the developer of subscription and content monetization software aimed at online publishers, has raised $1.75M more in a Series B funding. The funding came from angels, including Jeff Stibel of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Jeff Tinsley of MyLife. READ MORE>>.

SharesPost To Halt Secondary Facebook Trading


SharesPost , the secondary stock marketplace which allows investors to purchase shares in pre-IPO, privately held firms, told its users today that it will cease facilitating transactions in Facebook , ahead of Facebook's IPO. SharesPost is headed by Greg Brogger, and is backed and was co-founded by TrueCar's Scott Painter. READ MORE>>.