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Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Munchery Takes On Pop-Up Pantry, Plans LA Expansion

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A Silicon Valley startup is looking to take on Pop Up Pantry in its home market of Los Angeles, saying today that it has raised a funding round which will go towards expanding in Los Angeles, as well as Seattle and New York City. Munchery said it raised $4M in a Series A from e.ventures for the effort. READ MORE>>.

Lead by consensus wherever possible.

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Dictators are not great leaders in the long run.  People follow such leaders by fear, rarely by devotion. 

TVC Capital Backs Wellness Software Firm

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San Diego's TVC Capital has made another investment in a growing software firm, this time in Washington State. Limeade , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to manage employee wellness programs, said today that it has raised $5M in a funding round from TVC, which it will use for innovation and servicing its customers. READ MORE>>.

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Hulu Launches Kids Section, Hulu Kids

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Hulu , the online television and video streaming service based here in Los Angeles, has just rolled out a new section entirely devoted to children's shows, the company announced this morning. The titles include shows form Nickelodeon, PBS, and Lionsgate. READ MORE>>. hulu kids children programming plus video content hollywood television

Row 44 Acquired In $430M Deal

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Los Angeles-based Row 44 , the developer of in-flight wireless access and entertainment systems, has been acquired in a deal worth approximately $430M, according to Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., The exact amount paid for Row 44 was not announced, however, the backer of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG is PAR Investment Partners, L.P., READ MORE>>.

Silicon Valley VC's New LPs: Hollywood?

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Looking for some funding for your new Menlo Park venture capital fund? Image courtesy of Bigstock. READ MORE>>.

VIRURL Launches New Ad Widget

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Santa Monica-based VIRURL , which is headed by Francisco Diaz-Mitoma, said today that it has launched a new widget aimed at web publishers. The firm said its new "Slideout" widget helps provide unobtrusive advertising to help publishers monetize site visitors. The firm has funding Tice Capital, the Los Angeles Syndicate of Technology, and angels.

Latest LA Hackathon Centers Around Pets

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In the last year, Los Angeles has become a favorite location for conducting "hackathons"--those challenges which encourage developers to create new applications and products around different themes. The latest? hackathon focused on pets. READ MORE>>. hackathon animals application software competition contest

Silicon Beach Fest Fall Kicks Off Friday

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The second Silicon Beach Fest , the celebration of all things Silicon Beach, kicks off tomorrow, for a full day of speakers and startup itches.

Auspex Pharmaceuticals Raises $25M For Phase 3 Trials

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San Diego-based Auspex Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $25M in a funding round, a Series D financing for the company. The round was led by Panorama Capital, and also included Thomas, McNerney & Partners, CMEA Capital, and Sloan Biotech Fund. READ MORE>>.

NuORDER Nabs $3M For Fashion E-Commerce

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NuORDER , a developer of e-commerce software for fashion brands and retailers, has scored a round of funding led by GRP Partners, the company said this morning. NuORDER's software is used by fashion brands to manage and conduct wholesale transactions online, working with retailers on transactions. READ MORE>>.

Transonic Combustion Takes $32M For Fuel Injection Technology

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Camarillo-based Transonic Combustion , which is developing high efficiency, fuel injection systems for internal combustion engines, said today that it has raised $32M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the round will go towards expanding development of its product and meeting customer commitments. READ MORE>>.

MiFi Liberate To Ship November 16th

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The new, mobile hotspot product from Novatel Wireless, the MiFi Liberate , is shipping on November 16th, according to AT&T. READ MORE>>.

Boingo Expands Network In Brazil

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Boingo , the Wi-Fi network operator, said today that it has inked a deal with a Brazilian Wi-Fi provider to extend its network in that country.

Genoa Pharmaceuticals Finds $1.2M

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San Diego-based biotechnology company Genoa Pharma announced this morning that it has raised $1.2M in a finacing round, to help advance its treatments for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Source of the seed funding was not announced. IPF is a fatal lung disease which the company says affects approximately 200,000 Americans and 135,000 Europeans.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Includes Live YouTube Streaming

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The new feature will require both a verified YouTube account and a Call of Duty Elite registration. READ MORE>>.

Causecast Ties With White House Effort Around Inspiring Girls In STEM

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Causecast , the corporate philanthropy firm headed by Ryan Scott, said this week that it has partnered with the White House campaign to inspire girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Causecast is based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>. girls education stem house white causecast

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Launches Co-Working, Pre-Accelerator Program

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One of the major tech focused, legal firms in Los Angeles, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP , announced today that it has launched a new co-working and "pre-accelerator" program, which will offer up access to legal services, reviews of business plans, office space, and more to companies looking to enter one of the local accelerators. READ MORE

Qualcomm Labs Unveils First Incubator Companies

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Qualcomm Labs , the incubator subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies , has announced the first set of companies funded through its new QualcommLabs@EvoNexus program today, saying that it has funded three companies with a round of seed funding. READ MORE>>. qualcomm labs venture capital incubator evonexus commnexus