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UCLA Gets $1.14 Billion For Rights To Cancer Drug

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UCLA said it was advised by Goldman Sachs and Gibson Dunn in the deal; Goodwin Procter advised Royalty Pharma. READ MORE>>.

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UCLA Spinout Looks To Commercialize Supercapacitor Advance

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Adobe Buys UCLA Startup Auditude

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Adobe Systems said today that it has acquired Auditude , a provider of video ad management and monetization technology. Auditude, although now based in Palo Alto, had originally been developed for a UCLA MBA business plan competition, by Nicholas Seet. startup ucla acquisition merger auditude adobeREAD MORE>>.

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UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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This weekend UCLA has put together 48hr Startup and TechZulu will be there to bring you all the final startup presentations live. The Deets.

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ImaginAB Licenses UCLA Technology

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Los Angeles-based ImaginAb , a biotechnology firm spun out by UCLA faculty members, announced this morning that it has concluded a technology licensing agreement with the school. ImaginAb said it now has exclusivity to the technology for antibodies and antibody fragments. Financial details of the license were not disclosed.

Convertro Taps UCLA Anderson Professor For Research Effort

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Santa Monica-based online advertising attribution technology provider Convertro --which is led by serial entrepreneur Jeff Zwelling--said today that it has added UCLA Anderson School professor Sanjog Misra as the chair of a new research committee for the company. Dr. Misra will work in an advisory role to the company. READ MORE>>.

UCLA Startup AutoESL Acquired By Xilinx

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AutoESL Design Technologies , a developer of software tools used for high level synthesis of electronic circuit designs, and a spinout of UCLA, was acquired this morning by Xilinx. software design semiconductor acquisition merger xilinx spinout startup ucla autoeslFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

UCLA Gets $1M From Raytheon For Research Center

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Raytheon said Monday afternoon that it has committed to $1M in funding during the next three years, to establish a new center at UCLA focused on public safety network systems. Raytheon said it selected UCLA because of its reputation as the "long-standing world leader in radio communications networking technology.".

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Fall Presenting Companies at UCLA

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For those who still might be wondering what Spotlight: LA Tech is all about, It’s a screening room for new technology homegrown in our region. This Spotlight takes place Thursday, October 27, at UCLA. If you’d like to see some of the best technologies and meet some of the brightest minds in beautiful Southern California,  SIGN UP NOW.

UCLA Advancing Women in Technology Conference [ LOS ANGELES ]

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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 About. To submit questions for the panelists,  please visit this page. Registration.

ThousandEyes, Spawned At UCLA, Raises Funding From Sequoia

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A new startup, which was created at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has just raised a first funding round from Sequoia Capital. ThousandEyes , created by two UCLA computer science Ph.D.''s, said it raised $5.5M in Computer Science from UCLA; his co-founder is Ricardo Oliveira, who also received his Ph.D.

LA Group Launches Effort To Promote Technology Corridor In Los Angeles

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Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Spring

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TechZulu and The Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Spring.

Tribogenics Lands $2.5M For Portable X-ray Technology

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Los Angeles-based Tribogenics , a startup working on technology to bring elements of Star Trek's "tricorder" to life, said this morning that it has raised $2.5M in a venture funding round. The firm, a spinoff of UCLA whose technology has been funded by DARPA, said the funding came from Flywheel Ventures and angel investors.

Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU , a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. EmpoweredU''s flagship customer has been UCLA, letting around 1,000 UCLA faculty and students access course materials on their mobile phones and tablets.

Two Bit Circus Co-Founder Brent Bushnell to Keynote TechZulu Spotlight: LA Tech

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This Thursday TechZulu and the Entrepreneurship Association at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management are pleased to bring you Spotlight: LA Tech Spring.

LAVA Honors Richard Riordan, Local Technology Firms

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In Best venture funding for clean tech, NanoH2O , the firm developing reverse osmosis membranes for desalination and water purification based on research out of UCLA scored honors. award funding technology startup riordan richard lava association venture angeles acquisition merger capitalOther finalists included Ad.ly and ServiceMesh.

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Local Universities Get $360K From DOE For Cleantech Entrepreneurship

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Three local universities, plus a Pasadena-based startup, have received a $360,000 grant to promote student entrepreneurship in clean technology.

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction

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Adi Jaffe: I'm a UCLA addiction trained psychologist, specializing in addiction. How is this related to the work you were doing at UCLA?

University Students Get $200K For Clean Technology Startups

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The effort is part of a larger national effort by the Department of Energy (DOE) to spur businesses in clean technologies from university labs. The group said that the winners with Stanford Nitrogen Group , Greenbiotics , and Xite Solar will split the $200,000 in prize money, and also will gain access to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

Competition Dangles $200K To Students With Clean Technology Ideas

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A new competition--part of the Startup America effort launched by the Obama Administration, and spearheaded locally by Caltech, USC, and UCLA--said today that it is looking to award $200,000 in prize money to university students with clean energy business ideas. DOE, being managed by OnGreen, UCLA, USC, and Caltech. READ MORE>>.

Henrik Fisker Reboots Efforts To Create Electric Cars, Taps Technology From UCLA

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According to an interview with Fisker by Bloomberg, the new company is based on energy storage and battery technology from "several professors from UCLA". henrik fisker automotive technology battery auto designerFisker's last company--Fisker Auotmotive--was sold out of bankruptcy to Wanxiang Group in 2014. READ MORE>>.

UCLA To Tap Outside Board For Startup Deals

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NanoH2O Raises $14.8M

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NanoH2O is venture backed by Khosla Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Rusheen Capital Partners, and PCG Energy and Technology Fund.

Gevo Raises $107M In IPO

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Gevo , the biofuels technology startup spawned out of technology at Caltech and UCLA, has raised $107M in an IPO this morning. Gevo develops process technology which converts renewable feedstocks into isobutanol, which can be used for plastics and fuel. The stock was trading as high as $17.50 in morning trading.

NanoH2O Lands $60M In Funding

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Inston, Cyberflow Advanced Towards $150,000 Cisco Innovation Award

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CyberFlow Analytics is developing security software to detect anomalies in Internet-of-Things networks; Inston is a UCLA startup which is developing a new kind of memory. cisco innovation award grand challenge competition startup technologyREAD MORE>>.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

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The site looks to be very well executed, where did you get the technology expertise to pull off the site? What exactly is KarmaGoat?

Report: Sling Media's Blake Krikorian Passes Away

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Blake Krikorian , the UCLA graduate who founded Sling Media , the maker of the Slingbox, has died, at the age of 48, according to reports trickling out of Silicon Valley. Krikorian had received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 1990, and also played on UCLA's Men's Water Polo team. READ MORE>>.

Prometheus Laboratories, UCLA In Research Deal

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The two said that UCLA will focus on identification of biologal markers and mucosal healing in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). prometheus laboratories lifescience research license university ucla biotechFinancial details of the research deal were not disclosed.

Unusual Perk For SoCal Technology Firm: Unlimited, Paid Vacation

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LRN--which is around the corner from UCLA--serves such customers as 3M, Dow, Johnson & Johnson, Loews, Pfizer and Siemens. In what might be one of the more unusual perks for a Southern California high tech company, LRN , a developer of enterprise compliance and ethics software, has an unlimited, paid vacation policy. READ MORE>>.

UCLA Gets $6M For Nanotechnology Center

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Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said today that it has awarded $6M in grants to the University of California, Los Angeles, focused on energy conservation technologies in microelectronics and nanotechnology. Tags: ucla nist national institute grant energy conservation The U.S.

Four Founders of Hot Startups With Links To Southern California

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Here are four startup founders, who are among the hottest companies in the technology world, who got their start in Southern California.

NanoH2O Bolsters Execs

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The firm, which is headed by technology vet Jeff Green, and based on research out of UCLA, said that Truby will bolster its commercial team.

UCLA Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forum

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 -- UCLA Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forum. Smart grid - Fusion of Advanced Technologies, Government Policy, Consumer Input and the Electric Infrastructure. Join UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC, [link] and UCLA WINMEC ([link] at its upcoming Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forum.

ImaginAB Gets $2.3M

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Los Angeles-based ImagineAb , a spinout of UCLA which is developing diagnostic imaging technology, reported Monday that it has been awarded $2.3M in funding, from the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. ImagineAB was founded in 2007 by three UCLA faculty.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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He began programming courses at UCLA while in high school and went on to earn a B.S. Think about how many images are on the web. and M.S.

Bridging The Gap Between Students And Startups, With TechLA

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Steven Dietz: There is very little connection between the schools here and the technology community in the LA area. That''s also true of UCLA.

Healthcare I.T. Forum, UCLA WINMEC

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Forum, UCLA WINMEC. UCLA WINMEC will be hosting the Healthcare I.T. forum to discuss: Technologies to Reduce Cost, Improve Efficiency and Reduce Errors via Electronic and Remote Medicine Delivery and Electronic Healthcare Records. Wednesday, October 21, 2009 -- Healthcare I.T. See [link] (more

Catching Up With Mike Giardello, President of Innovate Pasadena

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Pasadena has a long history as a center of the technology and innovation world�all the way back to first American experiments with rocket launches in 1936�Southern California's first foray into the rocket business (sorry, SpaceX)--through the Internet boom with Idealab, to today. There are also many from USC and UCLA. Thanks!