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Syneron Candela Goes Private In $400M Deal With Apax

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Irvine-based aesthetic medical device developer Syneron Medical announced late Monday evening that it has become a private company, in a $400M go-private deal with Apax Partners. According to Syneron Medical, funds advised by Apax Partners paid $11.00 per share in cash for the company. The deal had originally announced on April 3rd. As part of the go-private deal, Syneron said that Geoffrey Crouse has been appointed CEO of the company, and also has joined its board.

After Mobile App Success, Rock My World Introduces Fitness Chatbot

Xconomy

Adam Riggs-Zeigen has come a long way since 2013, when he co-founded San Diego’s Rock My World and introduced the mobile app RockMyRun to provide upbeat music playlists to motivate smartphone-equipped runners. “We

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Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

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There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent installment in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One. What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and an alumni to the Disney Accelerator program.

Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

L.A. Business Journal

Long-haul commuting is better in a Tesla. That’s the theory behind Tesloop of Culver City, a car service which ferries passengers on highway trips between 50 miles and 200 miles around Southern California in Tesla Inc.’s s Model X or Model S cars

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Asian Goods E-Tailer Yamibuy Raises $10 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Asian goods e-tailer Yamibuy has raised a $10 million Series A round led by GGV Capital of Beijing, according to a Monday press release

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Unanimous Advice To FDA: Approve Landmark CAR-T Cancer Therapy

Xconomy

The first ever approval of a new kind of cancer immunotherapy called CAR-T is one step closer.

Interview with Shaan Sethi, Jaanuu

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It's fairly unusual to see an apparel company with venture backing, and particularly unusual to see one with the strong lineup of investors that LA-based Jaanuu (www.jaanuu.com) has behind the company.

What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

Starting back in 2015 and throughout much of 2016 people started commenting that my blog had become a lot more political. I guess I didn’t see it quite that way.

Los Angeles Fintech Demo Mix Mingle Network [ LOS ANGELES ]

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Come mix and mingle with other Financial Technologist’s Tues July 25. Learn about the newest and fastest changes going on in financial technology. Finance is undergoing a massive change some call the “financial paradigm” Laws from 1930-1940 (old right?) are getting broken down with technological innovation in finance. Find partners, talk about your project, bounce ideas, discover LA Fintech. Agenda: 7:00 pm Mix Mingle Network. 7:30 pm Demo. 8:00 pm Continue Mix Mingle Network.

Fifth Wall Ventures Powers Up Accelerator Program

L.A. Business Journal

Fifth Wall Ventures plans to launch an accelerator program aimed at companies valued under $20 million in the real estate tech space, the firm announced Wednesday

How PointPredictive Is Using Machine Learning To Uncover Fraud, With Tim Grace

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There's been a revolution in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the last few years, by both startups and large companies, to help in a large number of areas. Tim Grace , who co-founded San Diego-based PointPredictive with Frank McKenna and Joe Jackson, is a startup veteran, who sold BasePoint Analytics to CoreLogic in 2009, and is a former executive from HNC Software.

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I Only Have 7 Trips Left. On Managing Work / Life Balance, Love & Family

Both Sides of the Table

Like many people these days, I spent much of my 20’s and early 30’s thinking about work & fun and not too much about “the future.” Like characters from one of my favorite novels “ The Unbearable Lightness of Being ” life seemed very light.

Los Angeles Advertising Professionals [ LOS ANGELES ]

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With technology, the advertising industry is going under massive disruptions right now. Mix, mingle, and network with other advertising professionals. Find partners with advertisers, ad agencies, publishers, and ad tech companies. Free parking 3 hr validation w/ $10 purchase from the bar with the parking structure on 646 S. Olive St., Platinum Parking 637 S Olive Los Angeles 90014 $6, or Metro exit 7th St

E-Sports Company aXiomatic Joins Disney Accelerator.

L.A. Business Journal

Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that e-sports company aXiomatic was one of 11 companies chosen to participate in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program

5 Privacy Worries on 4 Wheels: Staying Safe in the Connected Car Era

Xconomy

As modern vehicles are upgraded to include Internet-enabled technologies designed to access, store, and transmit data for entertainment and safety purposes, consumers are presented with a double-edged sword.

Hutch Raises $10M Funding From Zillow

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West Hollywood-based Hutch , the home interior design app developer led by Beatrice Fischel-Bock, has raised a $10M round of funding from Zillow Group , the company said this morning. Hutch, lets users take a picture of room us‌ing its mobile app, and lets users apply "filters" on how they might redecorate the space. As part of the funding, Zillow's Spencer Rascoff joins the company's board. READ MORE>>. hutch zillow venture capital home interior design

Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood

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Monday, July 24, 2017 -- Silicon Valley Meets Hollywood. Global Ventures Summit Pre-Event Mixer. Connect with the founders of the Global Ventures Summit with special guests from Silicon Valley's venture capital funds and LA's social media influencers. See [link] (more

Everything changes from concept to release.

Berkonomics

Close. You can take this headline as a rule, not an exception. You’ll recognize the truism, “No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy” first stated by German Field Marshall von Moltke way back in the 19 th century. Our variant of the “battle plan” truism is important to internalize.

Silicon Beach Report July 13: Alcohol Delivery Service Saucey Raises $5.4 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Alcohol delivery service Saucey raises $5.4 million, Snapchat signs content production partnership with Formula One and Open Listings raises $6.5 million

Austin’s Riskpulse Formed in the Vortex of Two Weather-Tech Startups

Xconomy

Austin —For businesses that ship anything from mayonnaise to car parts, a change in temperature or an unexpected storm can mean bigger problems than just rotten eggs or stalled repairs. In this age of “just in time manufacturing,” entire factories might need to halt production if the right parts aren’t delivered, potentially costing thousands of dollars in delays. That’s a problem that Austin-based Riskpulse says its data service can help resolve.

YP Holdings Acquired By Dex Media

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Los Angeles-based YP.com , the provider online directories and services to help businesses get their companies online which has been remade by a number of technology executives into a provider of local business marketing and automation software, has been acquired by competing directory provider Dex Media. Dex Media said on Friday that it has acquired YP Holdings , which operates both YP.com and the Real Yellow Pages, and will create a new combined company called DexYP.

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State of Digital Money 2017

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -- State of Digital Money 2017. State of Digital Money is the premier industry event gathering leaders, stakeholders, and innovators in fintech, blockchain, and digital currency. Come discuss trends, opportunities, and emerging technologies disrupting the global financial system and worldwide transactions.

Don’t rest until you test!

Berkonomics

So, you have a great new product or service that you and your associates love. Early adopters should climb all over each other for a look. But what have you done to test the concept against the realities of the marketplace?

Silicon Beach Report July 3: Tesloop Ride Sharing Service Expands

L.A. Business Journal

Tesloop ride sharing service expands, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule lands on Earth with animals and space station equipment, and Headspace raises $36.7 million

Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

Xconomy

Dayton, OH-based Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), which has roughly 1,000 employees at its Teradata Labs engineering unit in San Diego, says today it has acquired StackIQ, a six-year-old startup near San Diego that specializes in software used to automate datacenters in the cloud. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. But reading between the lines, the acquisition has Oliver Ratzesberger’s fingerprints all over it.

j2 Global Buys Four More Companies

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the provider of Internet services and digital media publisher, has acquired four more cloud companies, the company said on Monday. j2 Global said it has acquired MyPhoneFax , which operates Fax87 and Onlinefaxes.com; CloudRecover , an Australian cloud backup provider; WeCloud , a cloud email company in Sweden; and Simitu , a cloud email provider in Denmark.

State of Digital Money

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -- State of Digital Money. The State of Digital Money is Los Angeles’ premier professional event and conference focused on the conversation of the evolving trends and emerging technologies disrupting the global financial system and worldwide transactions. In recent years, fintech has seen billions of dollars of growth in investments, capitalizing on disruptive technologies in payment services, wealth management, and funding applications.

Silicon Beach Report July 20: Elon Musk Claims ‘Verbal Approval’ for Hyperloop Route From NY to DC

L.A. Business Journal

Elon Musk claims ‘verbal approval’ for hyperloop route from NY to DC, Falcon Heavy launch has “good chance” of failure says Elon Musk, and Hulu signs 3,000-episode distribution deal with 20th Century Fox

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