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Shared housing startups are taking off

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W hen young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next.

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

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I was recently with an entrepreneur and talking with him about his fund raising process. He was in a later-stage financing round and was talking with many investors. Some started asking him for very specific analyses to be completed on his data and wanted his company to crunch the numbers.

Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

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Why you should never have a data room?—?the the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever get I’m about to offer you some fund-raising advice that flies directly in the face of what most conventional wisdom will tell you.

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How Eusoh Wants To Fix Insurance With Technology, With Allen Kamrava


The insurance industry is an old industry, with a lot of contradictions--it's one where the more claims insurers pay to help customers, the less money the insurers make--and it's also one that hasn't been disrupted much yet by technology. Is it possible to use technology to replace the age-old system currently in use in insurance? That's what Los Angeles-based Eusoh ( is hoping to do.

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Elon Musk Details Plans For Solving LA Traffic


Technology mogul Elon Musk , along with his tunnel digging company, The Boring Company , held a community information event on Thursday evening to detail plans on how it hopes to solve traffic woes in Los Angeles.

Amgen Migraine Drug Gets FDA Nod, First in New Class of Medicines


An Amgen migraine drug developed to head off pain before it starts has won FDA approval, the first for a new class of preventive drug candidates for the condition. The Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) drug, erenumab (Aimovig), is a subcutaneous injection given once a month.

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Silicon Beach Crypto Happy Hour w/ Presentations at The Room in Santa Monica (Complimentary Drinks)

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Thursday, May 24, 2018 -- Silicon Beach Crypto Happy Hour w/ Presentations at The Room in Santa Monica (Complimentary Drinks). Thursday, May 24th Starting at 6pm! Complimentary Drinks, Presentations, and Networking! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Beach Crypto and Blockchain community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with amazing people in blockchain technology.

Silicon Beach Report May 17: Hulu Inks Deal with Vice

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Hulu inks deal with Vice; CUJO AI lands Series B; Los Angeles to receive Verizon 5G before 2019

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Why Hearing “No” in a Fund-Raising Process is Actually Healthy

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Every entrepreneur wants to hear “yes” during the fund-raising process but I would argue that being too risk averse and not pushing hard enough and be willing to hear a “no” is what holds back many people from “yes.”

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Bitcoin Crops Up In Election Battle In Orange County


An election battle in the 45th Congressional District--which encompasses much of Orange County--has erupted, with one of the candidates support for Bitcoin at the center of some election ads.

Fixing the Clinical Trial Bottleneck by Making Patients a Priority


The world of medicine and drug development has transformed dramatically over the past 50 years. Today, we have biologic medicines, genomic sequencing technologies, and digital health tools that help patients become more engaged in their care.

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Silicon Beach Report May 16: Quarterback Gets $2.5 Million to Boost E-Sports Efforts

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Quarterback gets $2.5 million to boost e-sports efforts; European Court rules against Netflix; Block 5 returns unscathed

I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link.

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I Know Everybody Told You to Send Your Fund-Raising Decks as a Link. Here’s Why You Should Just Send the Deck I know you have your document sending tool to send your fund-raising deck to VCs and track who read your deck, which pages they read and how much time they spend on each page.

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Two Bit Circus Runs STEAM Carnivals At LA Schools


Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus Foundation , the nonprofit education arm of LA's Two Bit Circus , is running two of its STEAM Carnival events at Los Angeles area schools. According to Two Bit Circus Foundation, it ran one event over the weekend in Hawthorne at the Prairie Vista Middle School, and will run one in Compton at Dollarhide Community Center on Thursday.

Big Data Meets Big Biology in San Diego: Some Takeaways


View the Slideshow At the end of the 19 th century, the German scientist Paul Ehrlich began to realize that certain chemicals could have highly specific effects on certain diseases.

The IT Summit Los Angeles

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 -- The IT Summit Los Angeles. The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Los Angeles for our twelfth annual event on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Southern California. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference.

Silicon Beach Report May 15: Atom Tickets Inks Deal with Landmark Theatres

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Atom Tickets inks deal with Landmark Theatres; Ride Share companies waive arbitration for sexual misconduct cases; Tinder gets settlement from Tantan

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Have you been celebrating each victory?


Here comes another story. Of course. This one may be like one or more you have experienced in your company. It is a story about focus upon the customer, first.

Kratos Gets $38M For Unmanned Aerial Systems


San Diego-based defense contractor Kratos Defense & Security Solutions reported this morning that it has received $38M in awards for high performance unmanned aerial drone aircraft, systems, and related product contract awards. Name of the customer was not announced. Kratos said the work under those contracts will be performed at its secure manufacturing facilities and customer locations. No other information on the contract was announced. READ MORE>>.

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Becoming a Cybercrime Statistic in 2018


We can all agree that 2017 was a brutal year for cybersecurity. Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report identified passwords as the root cause of more than 81 percent of breaches in 2016 – an 18 percent increase from the previous year.

Display Week 2018

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 -- Display Week 2018. The 54th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2018, will take place May 20-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. See [link] (more

Silicon Beach Report May 14: U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

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Supreme Court legalizes sports betting; Snap Inc. officially tweaks App; Facebook suspends 200 Apps

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Core Innovation Capital Backs Decent


Los Angeles-based fintech investor Core Innovation Capital is one of the investors in a new startup, which is combining healthcare software with crytocurrency tools.

Qualcomm, Facebook Team On High Speed, 60Ghz Wireless Networking


San Diego-based Qualcomm and Facebook announced this morning that the two are teaming together to provide high speed Internet connectivity in urban areas, using 60Ghz technology from Qualcomm. According to the two, they are using Terragraph technology from Facebook combined with the high speed 60Ghz wireless technology from Qualcomm to develop high speed broadband service in urban areas. The two said they are expecting to begin trials of the solution in mid-2019.

Sonos, Sound United Settle Patent Spat


Vista-based Sound United , the parent firm of audio brands Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Boston Acoustics and ClasseAudio, says it has settled all of the patent infringement litigation between the company and Santa Barbara-based Sonos. Sound United--the audio division of DEI Holdings--said the settlement includes an upcoming case filed against Sonos by Denon. Terms of the settlement are confidential. Both companies make speakers and home audio systems.

Bird's Electric Scooters May See Competition From Lyft In SF


Santa Monica-based Bird , the on-demand electric scooter rental service backed by Valor Equity Partners, Index Ventures, Craft Ventures, Goldcrest Capital, Tusk Ventures and Upfront Ventures, may be seeing even more competition in San Francisco, after reports that Lyft is hoping to launch its own, electric scooter service in the city. Bird already has a long list of competitors in San Francisco, including LimeBike and Spin. Acquired By Oracle


Culver City-based , a developer of data science software led by serial entrepreneur Ian Swanson, has been acquired by Oracle , the companies said on Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Oracle said it will add's platform to its Oracle Cloud, to allow its customers to "fully utilize" machine learning.

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