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Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

TechCrunch LA

A new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging to refashion the Los Angeles studio system for the digital age forming companies that combining live-streamed video, podcasts, and the newfound social media celebrities to craft entertainment for a new breed of consumer.

Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis

Why not share your liquidity success with those who got you there?

Berkonomics

So, you are close to selling your company, and counting the profits a bit early. Well, that’s human nature. Here’s a thought for you to recall later when and if the event happens. Remember those who got you there.

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The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far

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Jason Rowley. Contributor. Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor. The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US. Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar.

Southern California's Woolsey Fire, As Seen From Space

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Bio Roundup: Midterm Fallout, Alzheimer’s Search, Postpartum Panel

Xconomy

There was plenty at stake in this week’s midterm elections, and not just in terms of political wins and losses. With congress now divided—Democrats took back control of the House and Republicans extended their majority in the Senate—the implications are significant for U.S. healthcare.

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FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

TechCrunch LA

At least one million people will be receiving the next FabFitFun box as the Los Angeles company surpasses $200 million in revenue and continues its run as one of the startups to watch in the Los Angeles tech community. .

Cornerstone Buys Grovo Learning for $24M

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired privately held Grovo Learning Inc., a New York City-based technology company

Syntiant Snags $25M For Edge Computing

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Irvine-based Syntiant , which is developing semiconductor used for edge computing, raised $25M in its Series B funding. The funding came from Sunstone Venture Capital Fund, along with Seraph Group, plus Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Robert Bosch, Applied Materials, and Motorola, according to the company. Sunstone was an investor in its Series A funding.

Advancing Women in Technology (AWT) 17th Annual Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 --.

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Everyone wants to leave a legacy.

Berkonomics

Be honest now. Have you ever thought of what legacy you’ll leave behind? If you are an entrepreneur or CEO, surely you’ve thought of how you’ll be remembered by your associates and stakeholders after you move on. Bad boss examples aren’t forgotten.

How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections

TechCrunch LA

In case you haven’t heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections. It’s a big deal, so go vote.

LA Ranks Second in Tech Office Market Rent Growth

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles’ technology sector is growing, according to a recent study from real estate brokerage firm CBRE Group Inc

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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Payload To Space

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Huntington Beach-based Rocket Lab , one of Southern California's new crop of space and rocket startups, has launched its first commercial payload to space, successfully sending its first paying payload to space on Sunday.

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Building Billion Dollar Startups: The First Annual Unicorn Quest

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Startup Developing Opioid Alternative Takes Top ‘Quick Pitch’ Honors

Xconomy

The winner of the largest-ever startup pitch contest in San Diego is aiming to solve a problem that is weighing heavily on the national consciousness.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 11: SpaceX Shifts Gears on Satellite Testing

L.A. Business Journal

Seven exit SpaceX's satellite testing team; Hulu prioritizes non-English content; new Office of Child Protection website launches with AI

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Esports One Wins Riot Games Brazil

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Santa Monica-based Esports One , which develops data and analytics software for the esports industry, said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Riot Games. Esports One said it will provide real time stats and data to Riot's League of Legends broadcasts in Brazil. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Esports One says it uses computer vision technology to provide real-time analytics and capture of what is happening with professional esports matches.

DTLA Pitch Night

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -- DTLA Pitch Night. 2nd Annual Startups in the Sky. See [link] (more

Fundraising Startup Classy Surpasses $1B Raised on Its Platform

Xconomy

It took six years for Classy, a software-as-a-service company that targets nonprofit organizations looking to fundraise online, to facilitate $500 million in donations. But the next $500 million took just 14 months.

Framework Benchmarks Round 17

TechEmpower

We're happy to announce that Round 17 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available. Since the adoption of Continuous Benchmarking , the creation of an official Round is a fairly simple process: Try to reduce errors in framework implementations. We want an official Round to have a solid showing by as many frameworks as feasible given limited personnel bandwidth. Select a continuous run on the physical hardware (named "Citrine") that looks good and identify its Git commit.

Car-Share Startup HyreCar Report Q3 Revenue Up 224 Percent to $2.7 M

L.A. Business Journal

HyreCar Inc., a downtown Los Angeles-based company allowing prospective ride-share drivers to temporarily lease vehicles from dealerships, announced Nov. 8 its third-quarter revenue grew 224 percent to $2.7 million over last year

Jam City, Disney In Mobile Gaming Partnership

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City --which is led by former MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe--has inked a new mobile game development partnership with Disney , the two companies said this morning. According to Jam City and Disney, Jam City will take over development of Disney's existing, mobile game, Disney Emoji Blitz, and Jam City will have the right to develop new mobile games based on characters from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

brunchwork w/ Warner Music Group and Art Muse

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 -- brunchwork w/ Warner Music Group and Art Muse. You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with Aton Ben-Horin, Global Vice President of AandR for Warner Music Group, and ArtMuse founder Natasha Schlesinger. Enjoy a fireside chat with Aton and Natasha, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off.over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. See [link] (more

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CEOs and Scientific Founders: Tips for a Long and Successful Marriage

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Sponsored Post: SVB's Second Tech Gives Back Event In LA!

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Axos Financial Buys Robo Advisor Developer WiseBanyan

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San Diego-based Axos Financial , a consumer and business bank, said Wednesday afternoon that its subsidiary, Axos Securities , has agreed to acquire certain assets of WiseBanyan Holdings , a provider of digital wealth management software and services. Financial details of the all-cash transaction were not announced. WiseBanyon provides personal finance and investment management tools and its own technology platform, and was based in Las Vegas.

Lovell Minnick Partners Buys SRS Acquiom

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Lovell Minnick Partners , a private equity investor which has one of its offices in Los Angeles, has acquired a majority of SRS Acquiom , a provider of technology-enabled services for the mergers and acquisition (M&A) market. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

Semtech Gets Design Win

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Camarillo-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor developer Semtech announced a design win this morning, saying that smart home technology developer Savant is using the company's chips in a design. According to Semtech, Savant is using its BlueRiver AV-over-IP chipsets for a new IP video product line. Those products provider 4K video over IP to residential and commercial markets. Shipment volumes and financial impact of the win were not announced. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Seeks $750M In Debt Funding

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX , the commercial space exploration firm run by Elon Musk, is looking to raised $750M in a leveraged loan offering, according to a report on Tuesday. The loan effort is being led by BofA Merrill Lynch. The debt funding effort is apparently the company's first time it has attempted to tap into the institutional debt market. READ MORE>>. spacex commercial space exploration elon musk loan debt funding aerospace

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