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Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio

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Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At this year’s J.P

Teledyne Wins $10M Contract For Sensors For Mission to Jupiter

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said late Monday afternoon that Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, one of its subsidiaries, has been awarded $9.98M in a contract from the French Space Agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to support a mission to Jupiter. the JUICE mission is expected to reach Jupiter in 2030. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report March 22: Job-Hunting Advice Network Raises $2.7M

L.A. Business Journal

Job hunting advice network raises $2.7 million, content management service Edlio acquires app Sangha, and entertainment content startup Pocketwatch raises $6 million

Navigating the Modern Hiring Process

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- Navigating the Modern Hiring Process. This event will provide you with the tools and resources to get through the modern hiring process and learn more about the questions and tests that developers and engineers get these days. See [link] (more

Fewer words, greater effect.

Berkonomics

I have a good business friend, an experienced manager and teacher with a Harvard MBA, whose deep thinking creativity and intelligence are admired by many. But he dilutes his effectiveness with wordy PowerPoint presentations. Note the title and tone of these insights. Short, to the point. He cogently encapsulated the problem. General

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Alexa Accelerator Information Session

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- Alexa Accelerator Information Session. Please join us for an evening of networking and an info session on the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. See [link] (more

Which is more important: Management quality or a better plan?

Berkonomics

So, what do you think is more important? The quality of your management team, or the plan you execute toward success? Ignition!

With New Data, Amgen Promises Refund If Cholesterol Drug Doesn’t Work

Xconomy

Stung by slow sales of its next-generation anti-cholesterol drug, Amgen hopes new clinical data, released this morning, will spur doctors to boost prescriptions and—perhaps more important—drive insurers to loosen their restrictions. political issue, and pricey new cholesterol drugs have been a key battleground.

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ServiceTitan Links With SEO Provider

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , which is developing software for helping plumbing, HVAC, and other service businesses manage their business, has linked up with search engine optimization (CSEO) provider Plumbing & HVAC SEO. ServiceTitan is led by Ara Mahdessian. READ MORE>>.

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Silicon Beach Report March 20: SpaceX Studying Mars Mission Landing Sites

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX studying Mars mission landing sites, Snap Inc. gets first buy rating from Wall Street firm, and Two Bit Circus develops VR and motion simulator

LA Ad Pros

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -- LA Ad Pros. With technology, the advertising industry is going under massive disruption right now. Mix, mingle, and network with other advertising professionals. Find partners with advertisers, ad agencies, publishers, and ad tech companies. See [link] (more

Doing “Defense the Silicon Valley Way” Pays for Daylight Solutions

Xconomy

Startups that develop advanced military technologies often never come to light. But San Diego’s Daylight Solutions has managed to openly thrive in two very different markets. The company has advanced its specialized solid-state laser technology for customers in both the defense industry and commercial sector. The reward for.

Wrapify Q&A: Adhesive Giant Puts $3 M in Car Advertising Schtick

Xconomy

After the adhesive products maker Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY ) recently made a $3 million investment in San Diego-based Wrapify , we tracked down Wrapify CEO James Heller, and stuck him with a few questions about the deal. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS. Wrapify

Bio Roundup: Trump Budget, FDA Chief, CAR-T Qs, CRISPR Cash, & More

Xconomy

If it wasn’t clear that the Trump administration disdained most types of scientific inquiry and practice, the White House’s proposed budget drove the point home. The top-line figures: a nearly 20 percent cut in the National Institutes of Health, and a 30 percent cut in the Environmental Protection Agency.

Building a Local Innovation Ecosystem

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Co-authored with Rudy Gadre , general partner at Founders’ Co-op. But a better strategy would be to examine our local strengths.

XYPRO Technology Corporation Buys Merlon Software

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Simi Valley-based XYPRO Technology Corporation , which develops security software for HPE NonStop servers, has acquired Merlon Software Corporation. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Merlon Software develops database management software for HPE NonStop servers, and is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report March 17: Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher to Board.

L.A. Business Journal

Kite Pharma names UCLA researcher to board of directors, Embark Ventures looks to raise $50 million venture capital fund

Kite Pharma Names UCLA Researcher As New Board Member

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Santa Monica-based cancer treatment developer Kite Pharma announced on Thursday that it has named Owen N. Witte, M.D., founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), to its board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Silicon Beach Report March 16: Honest Co.’s CEO Brian Lee Steps Down.

L.A. Business Journal

Honest Co.’s s CEO Brian Lee steps down, venture capital firm Blockchain Capital plans to raise funds by selling digital currency, and SpaceX successfully launches EchoStar satellite

Family.me Launches Family Tree App

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Pasadena-based Family.me , which is developing a social, family tree application, has launched out of beta, saying that it is aiming to help families document and share their memories. Family.me said it is creating a free, private social network to help families discover, share, and preserve memories. Family.me READ MORE>>.

Murata Pays $68M for Arctic Sand, to Combine with Peregrine Semi

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Japan’s Murata Manufacturing has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies of Burlington, MA, and plans to combine Arctic Sand’s low-power semiconductor technology with its San Diego-based subsidiary, Peregrine Semiconductor. The purchase price was $68 million, according to a Peregrine spokeswoman. Arctic Sand had raised a total of at least.

Join David Baltimore, Nicole Glaros, Nathan Myhrvold, & More at Our Napa Summit

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Year after year, Xconomy has gathered exemplary business leaders, investors, and far-seeing technologists to our most prestigious event— The Napa Summit. This year is no different. Come join us in the heart of wine country on June 8 and 9 to listen to visionary speakers and connect with fellow innovators.

Talking Driverless Cars, March Madness on Stocks and Jocks Radio

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I hit the airwaves Friday morning to talk venture capital, startups, self-driving cars, and March Madness. Stocks and Jocks , a Chicago-based weekday business and sports talk radio program, invited me on the show to share my thoughts on some of the latest trends in the startup world. I also made some biased predictions about.

ServiceTitan Links With ClearPathGPS For Vehicle Tracking

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Glendale-based software developer ServiceTitan , which develops enterprise software to help manage residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services businesses, says it has linked up with vehicle tracking company ClearPathGPS. Financial details ofthe partnership between the firms was not announced. ServiceTitan is led by CEO Ara Mahdessian.

SPACES Expands Advisory Board

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Playa Vista-based virtual reality content developer SPACES announced on Wednesday that it has added Ian Richter, the former EVP of franchise and emerging platform development at Legendary Entertainment, and Joe Garlington, formerly of Walt Disney Imagineering, to its advisory board. Boost VC, Colopl VR Fund, GREE Inc., READ MORE>>.

Jam City, Family Guy Roll Out New Mobile Game

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Los Angeles-based mobile game developer JamCity , and the animated series, Family Guy , said this morning the two have teamed together to launch a new mobile game called Family Guy: Another Freakin' Mobile Game. The game was created in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Television, and has just started pre-registering fans for the new title.

Water Planet: Our Seed Investor Is Kevin Costner

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Los Angeles-based Water Planet , which develops water treatment membrane technology originally developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), revealed today that its seed investor is none other than actor Kevin Costner. Water Planet's CEO and founder is Erik Hoek, who was a Professor of Engineering at UCLA. READ MORE>>.

TVPage Adds Investor To $3M Funding Round

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San Diego-based TVPage , a startup developing cloud-based technology for monetizing video content, said on Thursday that it has added Greg Silverman as an investor in a recent $3M funding round. Silverman is the former president of Warner Bros. Pictures. READ MORE>>.

FreedomPop Launches New Family Plan

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Los Angeles-based mobile service provider FreedomPop has launched a new, pre-paid family plan , and a free family wireless bundle of up to 1GB of free data and free voice calls and texts, the company said on Wednesday. The company makes it money through premium data plans, which range from 2GB of shared data for $14.99 a month. READ MORE>>.

SoCal's Big New Crop Of Venture Investors And Funds

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Are you an entrepreneur, looking for capital here in Southern California? Watertower Ventures. www.watertowerventures.com) Fund size: $5M. fika.vc.

Waving White Flag, Cerulean Merges With Dare Bio, Sells Cancer Drugs

Xconomy

Cerulean Pharma may have been able to survive one brush with death, but the second has proven fatal.

Lightpost Digital Lands New Funding For Online Marketing Services

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San Diego-based Lightpost Digital , a digital agency which provides online marketing services to local businesses, has raised a round of funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding came from Canal Partners and DWP Investments. The company is a spinout of Deal Current, and was founded in 2015. READ MORE>>.

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Cubic Wins $20M Navy Contract

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San Diego-based Cubic Corporation reported on Wednesday that one of its divisions, Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), has scored a contract worth more than $20M from the U.S. Cubic said the award goes towards the delivery of a portable common data link system for the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). READ MORE>>.

Pocketwatch Picks Up $6M For Kids Media Brand

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Culver City-based Pocketwatch , a startup media brand focused on creating and acquiring content for kids, has raised $6M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Third Wave Digital, and also included Les Moonves (CBS ), Jon Landau (Avatar & Titanic), United Talent Agency (UTA), Robert Downey Jr. Chris M. READ MORE>>.