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Venice-based Dollar Shave Club sells for a whopping $1B

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

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From Evernote to Asana , each platform and offering has their own unique set of features that make it appealing.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

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A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal. It is also an inspirational alter call to entrepreneurship. Share and Enjoy.

Dauntless Takes Flight with New Business Model for Starting Biotechs

Xconomy

We are definitely interested in oncology, but there is no value in disclosing details.”. It’s a little like what Avalon is doing.

Interview with Gabe Grifoni, Rufus Labs

socalTECH

For our interview today, we have an interview with Gabe Grifoni , CEO and founder of Rufus Labs (www.getrufus.com), which has has developed an Android-based, wearable device which is aimed at use in the enterprise, warehouses, and factories. What's your product, and what is it used for? Our tool does the same thing. That really slows things down.

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Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

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As the possibility of the first ever gene therapy approval in the U.S. draws closer, more gene therapy players are entering the public markets.

RadPad Links With DocuSign For Electronic Lease Agreements

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based rental marketplace RadPad , which is backed by Altpoint Ventures, Goldcrest Investments and AmplifyLA, said today that it has linked up with DocuSign to simplify the process of apartment rentals. The company said it now lets landlords and renters electronically execute leases. READ MORE>>.

Help wanted: 5 Culver City companies hiring right now

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ROK Mobile;dammydommydimmy;The Woo;dammydommydimmy;Omaze;dammydommydimmy;DataScience;dammydommydimmy;OpenX Technologies Inc. It's time to hire.

Los Angeles Hosts the Oscars and the Tech.Co Startup Showcase

Tech.Co

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to a bevy of celebrities. Whether it be renowned athletes looking to enjoy some sun in the off-season or movies stars basking in the glory of stardom in between takes, the number of recognizable faces in this southern California city can be too much for some fans to bear. And for those L.A. Cost : $10.

TechEmpower Benchmarks and the Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0 Performance Story

SoCal CTO

I’ve had lots of conversations with fellow CTOs about the TechEmpower Web Framework Benchmarks. Frankly, those two statements are often correlated.

With Biogen at a Crossroads, CEO Scangos to Step Down

Xconomy

[ Updated, 9:20 a.m. ET, see below ] Biogen has seen its highest highs under CEO George Scangos, but some lows too.

Dollar Shave Club Acquired For $1 Billion By Unilever

socalTECH

In another, stunning exit for Southern California's technology startup community, Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club has been acquired from a reported $1 billion by Unilever. Dollar Shave Club operates a subscription, razor and toiletries accessory business targeted at men. Shasta Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Venrock Associates.

Hyperloop One Hits Back at Former Execs In Latest Court Filing

L.A. Business Journal

A week after being sued by four former company executives, next-gen transportation firm Hyperloop One struck back asking for $250 million in damages from what it’s calling the “Gang of Four

Enclave CineHome HD Wireless Speakers Boast Great Sound [ Review ]

Tech.Co

Home theater systems come in many shapes and sizes, with audio qualities design for small rooms up to your true home theater. Setup. Feature and Specs.

LA-based Chuz takes aim at Yelp with its mobile concierge app

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The Pan-Cancer Screen: Still Early for Prime Time

Xconomy

Imagine you could go to your doctor once a year for a blood test that would detect nearly every common type of cancer at an early stage.

New Podcast Covers Manufacturing, Entrepreneurs In LA

socalTECH

A new podcast, hosted by technology entrepreneur and technology evangelist Kristina "Z" Holly , has launched in Los Angeles, covering entrepreneurship and manufacturing, as part of the MAKE IT IN LA initiative from Mayor Eric Garcetti. Holly was most recently Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Garcetti. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 20: Dollar Shave Club Acquired for $1 Billion

L.A. Business Journal

Dollar Shave Club acquired for $1 billion, Rubicon Project signs deal to automated Spotify ad inventory, RadPad adds electronic leases, and more

TECH.CO’S LA STARTUP NIGHT [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Join us for this special evening! Tech.Co  and  WeAreLATech  are coming together to present the best local female-founded startups while celebrating the greater LA startup and tech community. Come join us for drinks, tacos, and great conversation, while supporting your favorite local startups as we search for the best early stage startups around.

Epic Facebook Custom Audiences Update: Dissecting 3 New Tools

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3Q Digital. Blog Thumbnail: By Kendra Pennington, Asst. Director of Social read more

Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

Xconomy

Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. Has the consolidation—and creation of this enterprise security giant—put immense pressure on other industry players? In an ideal world, and from the perspective of a venture investor, this would absolutely be the case. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years).

Guardian Circle Taps Your Social Network For Help In A Crisis

socalTECH

Just having one of those days, when you need some help--ie your car broke down, you can't get to daycare to pick up your child, you've got a medical emergency? The new take on personal safety apps says that it lets users create a real-time network of people, who can respond to various levels of emergency. 911--to provide help. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 18: Snapchat in Talks for Hollywood TV Shows

L.A. Business Journal

Airbnb to pay hotel taxes to City of Los Angeles, Snapchat is in talks for Hollywood TV shows, SpaceX lands fifth rocket, and more

UCLA Advancing Women in Technology Conference [ LOS ANGELES ]

Tech.Co

About. The UCLA Conference to Advance Women in Technology will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (w/Networking Reception 3:00 – 5:00 pm) at the  UCLA Pauley Pavilion Club. To submit To submit questions for the panelists,  please visit this page. Registration. Registration for this event is invitation-only.

Tech Roundup: MasterClass moves south, AutoTech news and more

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Blog Thumbnail: A big few days for AutoTech companies read more

Biotech Roundup: Scangos’s Exit, Zafgen’s Shakeup, Jounce, Relypsa & More

Xconomy

The top news in biotech this week centers around one big job opening: the head seat at Biogen, now that George Scangos has announced plans to leave the company. Who takes the gig, and the strategic direction he or she chooses for Biogen will have implications not just for the company and its employees, but the sector overall.

Snapchat Confirms Acquisition Of Bitmoji

socalTECH

Venice-based Snapchat has confirmed its acquisition of Bitmoji, the developer of software which lets people create their own, personalized "emoji", which they can insert into Snapchat. The company--which announced the deal via a comic strip on Tuesday--said Bitmoji's team has joined Snapchat as part of the deal. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report for July 22: Birchbox Runs Customer Service Test on Snapchat

L.A. Business Journal

Birchbox runs customer service test on Snapchat, Free Reign Entertainment launches Shattered Skies, and Easypose expands on-demand yoga instruction

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Stop managers from gaming the system

Berkonomics

Here’s a way to prevent such behavior and create a tool for organization – and transparency at the same time. 

5 LA apps to help beat the heatwave

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Synthorx Raises $10M to Expand Use of Synthetic DNA in Biologics

Xconomy

Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Correlation Ventures joined in the round. They can’t be made efficiently and at low cost.”.

TouchCommerce Acquired For $215M By Nuance

socalTECH

Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of customer service software and services, which e-commerce companies use to add live chat and support to their websites, has been acquired by Nuance Communications , Nuance said Thursday. Nuance said it would pay $215M, split between $110M in cash and $85M in stock, with $20M in earn out. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report July 21: Tinder Launches Group Activity Feature

L.A. Business Journal

Tinder Launches group activity, Legend VR to create virtual reality for Stan Lee, and Machinima launches in China

Demystifying Data for Business

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, July 28, 2016 -- Demystifying Data for Business. Data Scientist is the "sexiest job of the 21st century", according to Harvard Business Review. Big data lives in the cloud. It knows what we do." - Pointy-haired boss. Despite the hype surrounding big data and where it's stored, data scientists know that the size of your data doesn't matter.