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Framework Benchmarks Round 19

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Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

Women’s Clubs Find a Way

L.A. Business Journal

Chief, a private executive organization designed to help women network their way into positions of power, had big plans to open a 13,000-square-foot, multiuse clubhouse on La Cienega Boulevard near Melrose Avenue this spring

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Should you cast your net where the big fish swim?

Berkonomics

This is one of those “My dad used to say” homilies. You’ve probably heard the accompanying “It takes just as much effort to sell a small deal as a big one,” over the years. It is not that simple in the business world. The truth of this is more nuanced.

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Best Alternatives to the Amazon Affiliate Program

Tech.Co

Jeff Bezos didn't get to be the world's richest man by writing a lot of checks, and one recent way to keep Amazon's profits healthy has been to cut its affiliate commissions scheme.

Protest, Rioting, Looting Come To Silicon Beach

socalTECH

In a sad testament to the difficult times that have come to the United States, the heart of Silicon Beach--the Third Street Promenade and surrounding areas in Santa Monica--were hit by looting and destruction, even as peaceful groups nearby protested the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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6 Strategies For Startup Exit That Investors Accept

Startup Professionals Musings

The last thing a new entrepreneur wants to think about for a new startup is how it will end. Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy.

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The Mindset of an Investor Today: Ben Narasin, Venture Partners, NEA

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -- The Mindset of an Investor Today. Join Peter Cowen (Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners) as we explore what SaaS investors are looking for in the current climate. Sutton Capital Partners and the Recurring Revenue Conference. 6/3/20 - Ben Narasin, Venture Partners, NEA. See [link] (more

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Viacyte Adds $27M to Move Ahead Trio of Stem Cell Diabetes Treatments

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Privately held biotech ViaCyte has banked $27 million, the majority an installment of cash from a tranched $80 million Series D financing round it closed in late 2018.

SpaceX Dragon, With Crew, In Historic Launch And Docking

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In a historic first, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had a successful launch, and subsequent docking, of a SpaceX Dragon capsule--the Endeavor--with the International Space Station. The launch on Friday went off without a hitch, and the SpaceX Dragon docked with the ISS, delivering Astronauts Bob Behnken and Col. Doug Hurley to the ISS at 10:16 a.m. The successful launch and docking is the first time that the United States has delivered astronauts from its own soil, using U.S.

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8 Ways Your Old School Can Energize Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there.

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The Egg Wants to Make Entrepreneurship More Accessible For Students

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Just months ago, COVID-19 began to disrupt society and business in more ways than we could have ever anticipated.

Tapcart Gets a Big Boost for Its App

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based ecommerce startup Tapcart Inc. has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by San Francisco-based SignalFire

AbbVie Wins First FDA Approval of Drug to Treat Uterine Fibroid Bleeds

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An AbbVie drug that treats pain in the uterus has notched an additional FDA approval for addressing heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids.

Ascus Biosciences Finds $46M For Animal Health, Nutrition

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San Diego-based Ascus Biosciences , a developer of feed supplements for animal health and nutrition, said this week that it has raised $46M in a Series B funding round. THe funding was led by Temasek Holdings, and also included Anterra Capital, Formation 8, and Cavallo Ventures (venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis), as well as angels. According to Ascus Biosciences, it will use the funding to go towards its customers sales and service teams, new products, as well as its core technology platform.

7 Tips For Expediting The Scaling Of Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

The military has long recognized that machine guns are force multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when things change as fast as they do today.

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4 Ways to Increase your Enterprise’s Network Reliability

Southern California Edison Blog

According to Gartner, downtimes cost enterprises an average of $5,600 per minute or $336,000 per hour 1. To prevent this, enterprises require strong network setups and access to the right expertise to promote network reliability. .

Furniture Rental Startup Fernished Raises $15 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Beverly Grove-based furniture startup Fernished Inc. has raised a $15 million Series A, bringing its total funding to $45 million

New webinars: Simple Signaling Reporter Assays & Reducing Attrition From Drug-induced Liver Injury

Xconomy

Xconomy Insight is excited to offer two special webinars to our community this June. Sponsored by Eurofins, registration is free to all.

Two Bit Circus Foundation, Annenberg Offer Up Free STEAM Projects

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Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus Foundation , the nonprofit, educational organization associated with Two Bit Circus , says it is partnering with the Annenberg Foundation 's educational division, Annenberg Learner , to provide access to more than 150 hands-on science, arts, and tech projects. The projects--all focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) content--are aimed at educators, parents, and children.

6 Keys To Startup Wins Without Disruptive Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

As an investor, innovation is a term I certainly like to hear these days, but many of you entrepreneurs try to take it to the next level, by claiming to have a “ disruptive innovation.”

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Why Smart Entrepreneurs Build Plans For Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Serious investors, on the other hand, look for a professional business plan or summary first, and hardly ever look at the product plan.

Frame Wellness Rolls Out Therapist Service

L.A. Business Journal

Frame Wellness Inc., a Santa Monica-based mental health care company, has launched Frame Matching, a service that connects Angelenos with therapists

Mayer Leaves Disney to Lead TikTok as CEO

L.A. Business Journal

Kevin Mayer, a longtime Walt Disney Co. executive, has left the company to become chief executive of TikTok, the rapidly growing short-video platform owned by Chinese startup ByteDance Ltd

Crisis Speeds Growth Among Gaming Companies

L.A. Business Journal

Gaming companies, already a nimble bunch, are adapting and even thriving in a Covid-19 world

Tapcart Gets a Big Boost for Its App

L.A. Business Journal

Santa Monica-based ecommerce startup Tapcart Inc. has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by San Francisco-based SignalFire

Motiv Rolls Out Robotic Space Arms

L.A. Business Journal

Motiv Space Systems Inc., a Pasadena-based space motion control and robotics company, has developed a modular robotic arm system that can perform on-orbit assembly and satellite servicing tasks

UpKeep Technologies Hits $49 Million in Funding

L.A. Business Journal

UpKeep Technologies Inc., the Westwood-based work-order management software developer, said it has raised $36 million in a Series B, bringing the company’s total funding to $48.8 million

Mayer Leaves Disney to Lead TikTok as CEO

L.A. Business Journal

Kevin Mayer, a longtime Walt Disney Co. executive, has left the company to become chief executive of TikTok, the rapidly growing short-video platform owned by Chinese startup ByteDance Ltd

Snap To Run Partner Summit Online

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Snap Inc. said today--unsurprisingly--that it will run its annual partner summit online. Snap said its Snap Partner Summit will take place virtually on June 11th, and will features video keynotes as well as video breakout sessions. The company said those keynotes will feature Snap Inc. co-founders Evan Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer, and Bobby Murphy, Chief Technology Officer, along with others.

Fernish Finds $15M For Furniture Rentals

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Los Angeles-based Fernish , a direct-to-consumer furniture rental company, said on Wednesday that it has raised $15M in a Series A funding round.

SpaceX Starship Explodes During Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has seen another setback in their efforts to develop its next generation Starship, after a full size prototype of the SpaceX Starship exploded after a test firing of its Raptor engines. Videos show the Starship exploding at SpaceX's test site at Boca Chica, Texas at 1:49 p.m. CDT, with debris falling all around the test site. The Starship is intended to eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Dragon, and is expected to be the basis for SpaceX's plan to deliver humans to Mars.

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Maple Media Acquires NOAA Hi-Def Radar App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Maple Media says it has acquired the mobile application NOAA Hi-Def Radar , which provides weather information, from The E.W. Scripps Company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. NOAA Hi-Def Radar had been acquired by Scripps in 2014, after Scripps acquired WeatherSphere. According to Maple Media, NOAA Hi-Def Radar is one of the highest grossing weathers apps on the App Store, and provides radar, forecasts, and alerts.

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Workspace Gets Funding From ASG

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Newport Beach-based WorkSpace , a developer of software used by commercial real estate teams to manage their operations, has received funding from ASG , a backer of software-as-a-service companies. Size and terms of the investment were not announced. According to Workspace, the additional capital also comes as it has hired a new President, Chief Operating Officer, VP of Sales, and VP of Engineering. WorkSpace was founded by Alan Bedekar.

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9 Subscription Model Variations To JumpStart Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. Based on traditional research, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers.

Platform Science Picks Up $42M For Fleet Management

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La Jolla-based Platform Science , a developer of fleet management software and technology, has raised $42M in a Series B funding, the company disclosed recently. The funding was led by Prologis, and also include Daimler Trucks AG, 8VC, NewRoad Capital Partners, Schematic Ventures, and Cambridge Capital. Platform Science had announced a partnership with Daimler Trucks North America, along with Daimler's participation in its Series B, at the beginning of May.

Qualigen In Reverse Merger, Raises $4M In Private Placement

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Carlsbad-base Qualigen , a developer of products for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, said this morning that it has completed its merger with publicly traded Ritter Pharmaceuticals (RTTR). The companies said the newly merged company will operate under the name Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc., and the newly merged company will begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market today under the symbol QLGN.

Apeel Sciences Snags Massive $250M Funding

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Goleta-based Apeel Sciencs , a startup developing technology which coats fresh fruit and vegetables with what it calls an "extra peel" to help preserve fruit for longer, has raised a huge, $250M funding round, the company said on Tuesday. The funding was led by GIC. The funding--which values the company at over one billion dollars--adds the company to Southern California's list of "unicorn" companies.