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VC firms of Kevin Durant and Snoop Dogg back Dutchie, a new cannabis delivery service

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Ross Lipson, the chief executive officer and co-founder of the on-demand marijuana and cannabis delivery service, Dutchie, had thought he was done with the online delivery business.

Miso Robotics' Robot Chef Continues Work at Dodger Stadium

L.A. Business Journal

A Pasadena robotics and artificial intelligence outfit that’s been using a robot to fry chicken tenders at Dodger Stadium just gave the bots an upgrade to include the frying skill

VCs say Silicon Valley isn’t the gold mine it used to be

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In the days leading up to TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018, The Economist published the cover story, ‘Why Startups Are Leaving Silicon Valley.’ ’ The author outlined reasons why the Valley has “peaked.”

Bird Planning Massive International Expansion

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Santa Monica-based on-demand scooter rental service Bird is planning a massive, international expansion, and has been hiring in dozens of cities overseas , according to the Financial Times. The paper says that Bird's hiring plans include dozens of cities across both Asia and Latin America, including such cities as Mumbai, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. READ MORE>>. bird scooter ondemand international expansion rental smartphone

How Groups are Closing the Security Skills Gap, Boosting Diversity

Xconomy

Today, there is a massive shortage of cybersecurity talent across the globe. According to a 2015 study from Frost & Sullivan and the (ISC)² Foundation, there could be more than 1.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions globally by 2020.

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Hulu Hits More Than 1M Live TV Streaming Subscribers

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said last week that it now has more than 1 million subscribers to its live TV streaming service, bringing its total subscribed base to around 20 million users. Hulu's live TV service behaves much like traditional linear television does, whether broadcast TV or cable, in that users have access to just live television streams. The service lets users "flip" between different channels.

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Another Precision Step for Roche as Ignyta Drug Heads to Regulators

Xconomy

There was more news this morning in the advancement of precision cancer drugs, which target a tumor’s genetic signature. Roche plans to file for approval of entrectinib, a drug the Swiss firm acquired when it bought San Diego, CA-based Ignyta for $1.7 billion last year.

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20th Annual SoCalBio Conference

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Friday, September 28, 2018 -- Tapping Non-Dilutive Funding for Success. 20th Annual SoCalBio Conference. The Annual SoCalBio Conference will feature a number of breakout sessions focused on investment and funding trends. We are pleased to announce that one of these sessions will feature experts on accessing non-dilutive grant funding from governmental sources.

FabFitFun expands its video reach with a new experiment in live programming

TechCrunch LA

The Los Angeles-based women’s subscription box and media business FabFitFun is expanding its video catalog with the launch of new live programming set to coincide with the launch of its latest seasonal box.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 24: Hulu Becomes First Echo Show Live Stream

L.A. Business Journal

Hulu to broadcast on Amazon Echo Show; FabFitFun starts live programming on Facebook; Geldmacher and Ricca join Scopely

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Semtech Rolls Out 5G Optical IC

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Camarillo-based Semtech , which develops analog and mixed signal semiconductors, said today that it has launched a new optical chip for use in 5G wireless systems. According to the company, it has started shipping a high speed optical transceiver IC, the ClearEdge CDR, to its customers. The company said it expects the chip will be used in early 5G deployment in Europe, starting in 2019. READ MORE>>. semtech optical analog mixed signal semiconductor wireless

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Mi Padrino Builds Event-Planning Hub for Latino Communities in U.S.

Xconomy

Kim Gamez, CEO and co-founder of the Ann Arbor, MI-based startup Mi Padrino , is a self-described “all-American Gringa ” who grew up in farm country. She fell in love with Hispanic culture as she got to know her husband Hugo, a native of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. One of her favorite traditions was that of the padrino , or patron. On her website, Gamez describes padrinos (and madrinas ) as “essential members of their Hispanic community who act as patrons or sponsors for family events.

TechDay Los Angeles - Home

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Can you list ten buyers for your business?

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Most entrepreneurs and certainly all investors would like to see “a positive liquidity event” (a good sale of the business) someday.

Game Maker Scopely Adds Two

L.A. Business Journal

Scopely Inc., the Culver City mobile game developer behind titles such as “Walking Dead: Road to Survival” and “WWE Champions” is expanding its corporate development and communications divisions

HyperX Launches New SSDs For Gamers

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Fountain Valley-based HyperX , which makes products for the videogaming market, said today that it has rolled out two new solid state disks (SSDs) specifically aimed at videogamers. According to the company--which is the gaming division of Kingston Technology--it has rolled out the FURY RGB SSD and SAVAGE EXO SSD, two diferent solid state drives specifically aimed at both accelerating read and write speeds for gamers--and also to enhance gaming systems with "more color and LED lighting".

Equillium Plans IPO to Fund Clinical Trials for Transplant Drug

Xconomy

Equillium, a biotech startup developing treatments for immune system disorders—including an immune response that affects some transplant recipients—is preparing for an IPO to finance tests of its lead drug.

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EDF Renewables Buys Half Of EnterSolar

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San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America , which develops and manages renewable energy projects, said this morning that it has acquired 50 percent of EnterSolar , a provider of distributed solar generation to commercial and industrial customers. According to EDF Renewables, the investment comes alongside a strategic partnership which will target corporate clients seeking distributed generation solar solutions.

Insights and Opinions: Top Five Venture Debt Pitfalls For Startups

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For today's Insights and Opinions piece for the site, we have a contribution from Kaäre Wagner of Silicon Valley Bank, taking about the Top Five Venture Debt Pitfalls For Startups. I love lists. My personal catnip is reading through an arbitrary ranking of anecdotes, experiences and pop culture. Blame social media, my short attention spanwhatever. Just feed me listicles and don't bother me with long narratives.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 20: Miso’s Fried Chicken Robot to Remain at Dodger Stadium

L.A. Business Journal

“Flippy” the robot will work at Dodger Stadium through end of season; Ring previews new hardware; WME invests in Panopoly Media

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Not Impossible Labs Links With Avnet

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Los Angeles-based R&D lab and "content studio" Not Impossible Labs said this week that it has linked with technology distributor Avnet. Not Impossible--which says it is focused on creating "technology for the sake of humanity"--will tap into Avnet's product development expertise and resources. Financial details of the partnership were not.

uBeam CEO Steps Aside As Firm Pivots Towards Technology Licensing

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Meredith Perry , the CEO of Los Angeles-based uBeam , has stepped down from her post, and will shift to become a senior advisor and board member of the company, according to Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, one of the company's backers. uBeam, which had been working on technology to wirelessly charge phones using sound waves, also is pivoting into the B2B market, and intends to license its technology to others rather than build its own products.

Applied Information Expands In LA

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Applied Information, Inc. , a developer of "intelligent" transportation systems and Internet-of-Things mobility technology, says it has named a new VP for the company in Los Angeles, to head up business development in the western states. According to Applied Information, it named Alan Clelland as Vice President, West, to manage the company's business development efforts in the western United States.

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OpenX Expands Video Exchange To Japan, APAC

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Pasadena-based advertising technology provider and ad exchange operator OpenX said last night that it has made an expansion to Japan and the Asia Pacific market, launching a new, programmatic video exchange to the region. According to OpenX, publishers and marketers in Japan and the APAC can now access its video inventory through its OpenX Exchange. OpenX said it opened up a new office in Japan earlier this year. READ MORE>>. openx japan video advertising exchange marketplace programmatic

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SnapMD Finds $7.1M More

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Los Angeles-based SnapMD , which provides enterprise telehealth technology, announced this morning that it has raised $7.1M in a Series B funding. Names of the investors in the company were not announced, however, the company said that participating investors included its original investment syndicate. The company says it has now raised a total of $16.3M. SnapMD develops telehealth software, which allows healthcare providers to offer up telehealth services.

March Capital Leads $13.6M Round In ioTium

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Los Angeles-based venture capital investor March Capital is the lead investor in a Series B funding round for software-defined, converged infrastructure startup ioTium. ioTium announced this morning that it has raised $13.6M in a Series B funding, which it says was led by March Capital Partners, and also included Honeywell Ventures, John Chambers' JC2 Ventures and Hanna Ventures plus GE Ventures and Juniper Ventures.

Elon Musk Sued By Thai Cave Diver

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Technology mogul Elon Musk , the founder and CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , has finally been sued by Thai cave rescue diver Vernon Unsworth, over statements Musk made on Twitter claiming that Unsworth was a "pedo" and "child rapist". Musk--who made the statements after beign shut out of the rescue efforts in Thailand--is being sued for $75,000, the statuatory minimum for defamation.

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Fair Launches New Adjustable Payments For Cars

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Los Angeles-based Fair --a technology-enabled startup which lets people get access to a car with none of the traditional limitations and handcuffs of a lease--is making it even easier for people to get a car through its service, saying it has started to let drivers choose how much they want to spend each month for a vehicle. According to Fair, it has now started letting its car shoppers adjust the start fee and monthly payments on a car, to better fit their budgets.