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Electric vehicle charging software EV Connect raises $12 million

TechCrunch LA

EV Connect , the Los Angeles-based company that sells software to manage electric vehicle charging, has raised $12 million in a Series B round led by investors Mitsui & Co. and Ecosystem Integrity Fund. The company has raised $25 million to date.

Rick Fox Exits Echo Fox, Settles Lawsuits

L.A. Business Journal

Rick Fox will leave the esports company he founded and settle lawsuits he was been trading with his co-founders

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

TechCrunch LA

When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes with success today.”

“What’s in it for me?” A motivational lesson

Berkonomics

Ever wonder why one of your employees, shareholders, managers, suppliers, or board members sometimes behaves in a way you might consider irrational? Putting yourself in their shoes. If you want to best describe the motivation behind the action, think “What’s in it for me”?

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What Did I Learn From the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?

Both Sides of the Table

I became a VC 12 years ago in 2007 when the pace of deals was much slower. I had just left Salesforce.com where I was VP, Products, after they had acquired my second startup.

Video Interview: Federico Pomi and Andreas Ballarini, Fabrica

socalTECH

Our video interview today is with Federico Pomi and Andreas Ballarini, Fabrica, a startup in the Techstars LA 2019 Class focused on real estate transactions. Fabrica was one of the companies that pitched at Techstars LA Demo Day on Tuesday at the El Rey. READ MORE>>.

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5 Ways To Minimize Employee Negativity In Your Office

Startup Professionals Musings

Throughout my career in small companies and large, I’ve always been appalled by the number of people who have a negative attitude or complain all the time.

Music Tectonics Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -- Music Tectonics Conference. Explore the seismic shifts shaking up the music industry as a result of technology and innovation. The first annual Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles October 28-29, 2019, is a destination event for innovators in music and technology. The conference speaker lineup brings together thinkers, doers and investors to explore the seismic shifts that are shaping the business of music.

Video Interview: Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab

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Daniel Faber is the CEO and founder of Orbit Fab (www.orbitfab.com), a startup developing technology to refuel spacecraft in space. Orbit Fab was part of the 2019 Techstars Space Los Angeles accelerator program. READ MORE>>. orbitfab daniel faber techstars space accelerator video startup interview

Snap Reports Growth in Users, Revenue for Third Quarter

L.A. Business Journal

Snap Inc.’s s revenue and user base continue to grow while its losses shrink

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How The Right Employees Have An Innovation Advantage

Startup Professionals Musings

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are today’s main source of innovation. We see the stories of young founders leaving college with a big idea, going to work in their garage, and building something that changes the world.

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Music Tectonics Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, October 28, 2019 -- Music Tectonics Conference. Explore the seismic shifts shaking up the music industry as a result of technology and innovation. The first annual Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles October 28-29, 2019, is a destination event for innovators in music and technology. The conference speaker lineup brings together thinkers, doers and investors to explore the seismic shifts that are shaping the business of music.

Video Interview: Ana Pompa Alarcon Rawls, findSisterhood

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For our video interview today, we talked with Ana Pompa Alarcon Rawls , founder and CEO of findSisterhood (www.findsisterhood.com) one of the companies out of the Techstars Los Angeles 2019 class, which is creating a new social network for women. READ MORE>>.

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Faraday Faces Rockier Road

L.A. Business Journal

Jia Yueting, founder of Gardena-based electric vehicle company Faraday & Future, filed for bankruptcy Oct. 14 to address $3.6 billion in debt

The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones

TechCrunch LA

As it looks to modernize its operations, the Los Angeles Fire Department is turning to a number of new technologies, including expanding its fleet of drones for a slew of new deployments. One of the largest fire departments in the U.S.,

10 Ways That Open Business Sharing Propagates Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many customers have long felt distanced from many successful brands, seeing them as closed and mysterious environments, focused only on profits and killing competitors. They may not have noticed the wave of “open businesses,” spawned by the Internet and social media.

Medical Technology Innovation Forum 2019

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Video Interview: Nancy Soni, PathMatch

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Our video interview today is with Nancy Soni , the founder and CEO of PathMatch (www.pathmatch.com), a Los Angeles startup that helps high school and college students connect to career paths that fit their personality, strengths, interests, goals, values, and location preferences.

M13 Raises $175M for Second Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Virgin Group Richard Branson invests in M13’s $175 million fund

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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

TechCrunch LA

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab.

6 Principles To Move Innovation Intentions To Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Real innovation in the business world is still rare.

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LAVA First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 --.

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Video Interview: Matt Kozlov, Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

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For our video interview today, we talked with Matt Kozlov, the Managing Director of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator in Los Angeles, to hear about the program and its future plans. Interview at the 2019 Demo Day on Wednesday. READ MORE>>.

AECOM Sells Unit for $2.4 Billion

L.A. Business Journal

AECOM plans to sell its management services business to private equity firms for $2.4 billion

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Mercedes-Benz app glitch exposed car owners’ information to other users

TechCrunch LA

Mercedes-Benz car owners have said that the app they used to remotely locate, unlock and start their cars was displaying other people’s account and vehicle information.

6 New Organizational Lessons From Amazon and Alibaba

Startup Professionals Musings

In my current role as a business consultant, I still find that most companies, large and small, organize themselves wholly based on what goes on inside the company, rather than looking outside – at their networks, their partners, and the niche they wish to dominate.

Scaling up Business Growth Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -- Scaling up Business Growth Workshop. Take your leadership team and your business higher! Come to a Half-Day Bootcamp and Get the Tools to Scale Up Your Business using the proven Four Decisions Methodology and Rockefeller Habits. The timing is perfect for completion of 2019 and planning initiatives for 2020! All of the money collected will go to benefit the Santa Monica Chamber Foundation, and is a 501c3 contribution. link].

EV Connect Finds $12M More For EV Charging Efforts

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El Segundo-based EV Connect , which provides managed, electric vehicle charging stations for businesses, universities, governments, and others, said on Tuesday that it has raised $12M more in a funding round, in a Series B funding round. The funding was led by Mitsui & Co., and also included the Ecosystem Integrity Fund and others. According to EV Connect, it has now raised $25M in total for the company.

Knowable Universe Raises $3.75 Million Seed

L.A. Business Journal

Online learning startup Knowable Universe raised a $3.8 million seed round featuring participation from Upfront Ventures

Healx Bags $56M to Advance Affordable, AI-Based Orphan Drugs

Xconomy

Atomico, a European venture capital firm, has helped persuade Cambridge, UK-based Healx to return to the capital market a year earlier than anticipated.