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Reflections on 2016: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted. Kevin Winston: Digital LA's biggest news of 2016 was celebrating our fifth annual Silicon Beach Fest, with more than 2,000 attendees at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Kevin Winston: Virtual Reality is my favorite innovation of 2016. 2016 reflections digitalla winston kevin reflect201

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Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

It’s a new year – 2016. 2016 is going to be a tough year. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead. The reality of most startups is about survival.

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Reflections on 2016: Grant Hosford, codeSpark

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Grant Hosford: codeSpark's biggest news in 2016 was closing on $4.1M reflect2016 programming learning school education reflections 2016 codespark hosford grant

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Reflections on 2016: Jaspar Weir, TaskUs

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. jaspar weir reflections thoughts 2016 reflect2016 taskus outsourcingToday's contribution is from Jaspar Weir , co-founder of TaskUs (www.taskus.com), which powers much of the back office and customer support behind some of the best known startups here in Southern California--not to mention the rest of the world, and for many established companies, too.

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Cal Net's OktoberTEK 2016

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -- Cal Net's OktoberTEK 2016. Cal Net Technology Group's annual OktoberTEK event is our largest event of the year. This year’s event will be a business seminar and technology expo rolled into one. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain business insights from our featured Keynote Speaker, Kevin Harrington Original Shark on ABC's SHARK TANK.

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Splash LA October 2016

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 -- Vator Splash LA. What's behind LA's booming tech ecosystem? Speakers include Marc Cuban; Nick Green, CEO and Founder of Thrive Market, which has raised $149 million in financing. Brian Lee, CEO and Founder of The Honest Company, which has raised $222 million in VC funding. Adam Goldenberg, CEO and Founder of JustFab, an online subscription fashion that’s raised $249 million in financing.

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LA Tech Summit 2016

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -- LA Tech Summit 2016. Meet the hottest companies in Los Angeles and learn what makes “LA Tech” the most innovative technology ecosystem in the nation. See [link].

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The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Our last thoughts on the VC funding markets heading into 2016 was published here and I followed up with a little more context on the resetting of the venture industry , some thoughts on how startups are valued and how to think about burn rates at startups. VC survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets. We try to look at the sources of capital, the valuations, exits and trends.

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Reflections on 2016: Josh Yguado, Jam City

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This holiday season, we are sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology community. You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted, up through the end of the year. Josh Yguado: 2016 was a big year for us. josh yguado jamcity city reflections 2016 founder startup reflect2016The first contribution we have is from Josh Yguado , the co-founder, President, and COO of mobile games maker JamCity.

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Venture in LA 2016

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, November 14, 2016 -- Venture in LA 2016. A one-week trade mission to show international startups that Los Angeles is the perfect gateway to entering the US Market. A full week of lectures, networking events, exhibition/pitch opportunities, and more! See [link] (more

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SDVG Summer Social 2016

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -- SDVG Summer Social 2016. Join the party to end the summer with 400+ of your SDVG friends! Spend an afternoon at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum and join SDVG for our Summer Social Beer Bash! Sample some of San Diego's best craft brews, along with plenty of great food, wine, spirits, live band, and La Jolla sunset. See [link] (more

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Reflections on 2016: Brad Brooks, TigerText

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. 2016 reflections whisper healthcare communications tigertext brooks bradToday's contribution is from Brad Brooks , the co-founder and CEO of TigerText , which provides clinical communication solutions for the healthcare industry, and also co-founder of anonymous social media app Whisper. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

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Silicon Dragon LA 2016

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- Silicon Dragon LA 2016. Exploring Hollywood-China Entertainment Deals, Investment and Innovations Featuring 30 speakers from Alibaba, Dalian Wanda, LeEco, Disney, River Studios, Machinima, Mattel, DMG, Variety, Wave and more Program: Panels and Chats with VCs, Innovators, Dealmakers, Startups, Strategists and Digital Entertainment Leaders. See https://silicondragonla2016.eventbrite.com.

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The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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As we draw closer to the end of 2016, it is important that we take a moment to look back and reflect on all of the ways technology has inspired us, and transformed the way we live and do work. As technology becomes more pervasive in our lives, we increasingly look for simple but secure, as well as consistent and engaging experiences, regardless of the device we’re using. To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars.

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Reflections on 2016: Stephen Stokols, FreedomPop

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. stephen stokols freedompop reflect2016 telecom internet mobile phone smartphone 2016 reflectionsToday's contribution is from Stephen Stokols , founder and CEO of FreedomPop (www.freedompop.com), which offers up free, mobile Internet service. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. What's was biggest news from you or your‏ firm this year?

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Silicon Dragon LA 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- HOLLYWOOD MEETS CHINA MEETS TECH.

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Reflections on 2016: Michael Jones, Science, Inc.

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. reflections 2016 michael jones mike science myspace startup incubator entrepeneur reflect2016This reflection comes from Michael Jones of Science, Inc. www.science-inc.com), the startup studio which has been behind such companies as Dollar Shave Club, Famebit, HelloSociety, and many others. Jones is also the former CEO of MySpace.

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Techstars Healthcare Accelerator Announces 2016 Class

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The Techstars Healthcare Accelerator at Cedars-Sinai announced its first class on Monday, saying that it has selected 11 companies to participate in the first accelerator to be held at the Cedars-Sinai campus for the next three months. Demo Day for the accelerator class is June 23rd.

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OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, August 4, 2016 -- OCBC 2016 Economic Development Forum. Join OCBC for the 2016 Economic Development Forum, Innovating Businesses: The Sharing Economy. Are you ready for social solutions to economic challenges? And what is government’s role in the new economy? We’ll delve into the industries most affected by the rise of the sharing economy and understand how residents, local government, and traditional and non-traditional businesses can work together moving forward.

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What Do Industry Insiders Think Will Happen in VC in 2016?

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Of course sentiment can swing wildly with new information but I set out to take the pulse of the market as we enter 2016. My conversations with LPs tell me that 2016 is one of their business calendars in years and unless we see an unexpected, sudden downturn expect the market size in 2016 to remain at current levels or increase. And the outlook for 2016 shows 77% of VCs expect it to take even longer in the months ahead. Upfront vc analysis 2016 from Mark Suster.

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Disney Accelerator Names 2016 Class

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The Walt Disney Company has named its next class of startup participating in the Disney Accelerator , the startup accelerator and mentoring company held on the company's Burbank campus.

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RSVP July 26, 2016 - BSA

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -- BioScience Alliance Backyard BBQ! Summer is here and since BSA’s goal is to stay connected with the community; we are planning a summer barbeque ("BSA Backyard BBQ"). See [link] (more

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Reflections on 2016: Michael Terpin, Transform Group

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the Southern California's technology ecosystem. Here, we have the thoughts of Michael Terpin of Transform Group. Michael--despite a recent move to Puerto Rico--is a longtime fixture of the LA technology community, having founded Marketwired here, and is an expert on Bitcoin. He's also a very active angel investor. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

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The IT Summit Los Angeles 2016

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -- The IT Summit Los Angeles 2016. Technology conference for executives from the government, education, and corporate sectors. produced by and for senior leaders to promote economic development, education, and the proliferation of information technology.See [link] (more

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DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference. If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DIGIMARCON WEST 2016! DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and more.

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DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 - Digital Marketing Conference

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DIGIMARCON WEST 2016! DIGIMARCON WEST 2016 Digital Marketing Conference will be held from June 15th to 16th, 2016 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA.

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Reflections on 2016: Alon Goren, Crowd Invest Summit and 805 Startups

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. reflect2016 reflections 2016 alon goren crowd invest summit startupsToday's contribution is from Alon Goren , the co-founder of Crowd Invest Summit and 805 Startups. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. What's was biggest news from you or your‏ firm this year?

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What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

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Final upfront lp survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. At the Upfront Summit in early February, we had a chance to have many off-the-record conversations with Limited Partners (LPs) who fund Venture Capital (VC) funds about their views of the market.

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Reflections on 2016: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem. But before you think of moving out of SoCal, our 19th deal also closed in 2016, and this was a growth equity investment in Brentwood based Docupace Technologies. Another achievement in 2016 was the sale of our Irvine based portfolio company, Digital Map Solutions.

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Reflections on 2016: Louise Wannier, True Roses

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Here, we have the thoughts of Louise Wannier of True Roses. Wannier is a longtime Southern California entrepreneur, having founded MyShape, Enfish, and co-founding Gemstar, the maker of VCR Plus. She also founded CEO Circle, a confidential forum for early-stage technology CEOs. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

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Reflections on 2016: Cody Simms, Techstars

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You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted. Cody Simms: Techstars tripled down on Los Angeles in 2016 with the launch of three investment and mentorship programs for startups through which we will be investing in more than 30 startups per year in LA. This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on the year from Southern California's technology community.

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The 31st Annual 2016 ISSA SoCal Security Symposium

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 -- The 31st Annual 2016 ISSA SoCal Security Symposium: From the Basement to the Board Room. The SoCal Security Symposium features over 40 sponsor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current security issues such as eDiscovery, cloud security, threat vectors, mobile security, and much more. There will be giveaways and prizes! This conference will provide tremendous networking opportunities.

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Reflections on 2016: Lawrence Ng, OnRamp Fund

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This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. Today's contribution is from Lawrence Ng , serial entrepreneur who, last year, founded OnRamp Fund , a $10 million incubator that invests in early stage startups. You can see all of our holiday reflections here. What's was biggest news from you or your‏ firm this year? Lawrence Ng: Our biggest news was growing our global incubator, OnRamp.

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Reflections on 2016: Rob Freelen, Silicon Valley Bank

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology ecosystem. In 2016, our Santa Monica office more than doubled market share of early-stage companies. Rob Freelen: The best lesson I learned in 2016 is that a well-managed company can succeed in any funding environment. This is a trend from 2016 that should gain momentum in 2017.

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Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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It may seem hard to believe, but even in 2016, there remain a number of successful consumer brands that are not sold online. I thought it would be interesting to understand the challenges and concerns of entrepreneurs who began selling online for the first time in 2016, so I sat down with Heidi Muther, COO at Z S upply , LLC. Our second site will be launching in August 2016, followed by a third eCommerce site in Spring of 2017.

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Reflections On 2016: John Greathouse, Investor, Professor at UC Santa Barbara

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You'll be able to see all the many 2016 reflections here as they are posted. reflect2016 john greathouse investment investor 2016 reflections entrepreneurship entrepreneurThis holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on the year from Southern California's technology community.

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Lyft: $130M Generated For Los Angeles Economy In 2016

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Ridesharing service Lyft said this morning that it has calculated that it has created $130M to the Los Angeles economy, as a result of its ride service. According to Lyft, a study conducted by the company by Land Econ Group finds that there was an increase in economic activity in Los Angeles due to its service, as a result of its rides. Lyft said the study also showed that passengers next year will save $88M in travel time value and over 7.5 million travel hours this year because of Lyft.

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L.A. Startups Received $369 Million in Seed Funding in 2016

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Seed-stage companies in Los Angeles received a total of $369 million in funding in 2016, according to report from Venice tech accelerator Amplify.LA.

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TaskUs Hires More Than 5,300 In 2016, Now At 7,000 Employees

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Santa Monica-baseed digital outsourcing provider TaskUs , led by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, said Tuesday evening that it hired over 5,300 employees in 2016, and now has more than 7,000 total employees spread across eleven different offices. The outsourcer, which provides back office services to many, major Internet services, app developers, and others, says it has increased its revenue by 410 percent over the last 2 years.

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Efficient multiple-stream concatenation in Java

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I want to combine the elements of multiple Stream instances into a single Stream. What's the best way to do this? This article compares a few different solutions. Stream.concat(a, b). The JDK provides Stream.concat(a, b) for concatenating two streams. void exampleConcatTwo () {. Stream a = Stream. of ( "one" , "two" ); Stream b = Stream. of ( "three" , "four" ); Stream out = Stream. concat ( a , b ); out. forEach ( System. out :: println ); // Output: // one. // two. // three. // four. }.

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CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016

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If we tried to list all the connected, smart and automated home devices at CES 2016, we probably wouldn’t get around to talking about anything else. LG’s 2016 4K OLED TVs. We’ve seen 4K TVs in our smart home automation reviews, and we’ve even seen 4K OLED TVs, but LG’s plans for 2016 unveil unique features that we haven’t seen on the shelves before. The post CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016 appeared first on TechZulu.

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15 interesting startups to watch in 2016

Jason Nazar

I’ve been asking around and looking at companies, trends, and what else is going on to put together the following list of startups worth watching in 2016. What will be the next big thing that everyone talks about? Read at Venture Beat. Press

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Reflections on 2016: Scott Alderton, Stubbs, Alderton & Markiles LLP

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All this holiday season, we have been sharing the reflections on 2016 from the Southern California's technology ecosystem. Here, we have the thoughts of Scott Alderton of Stubbs, Alderton, and Markiles LLP (stubbsalderton.com). Stubbs, Alderton, and Markiles is a longtime sponsor of socaltech.com, and represents a wide range of clients, including a significant number of Southern California's most visible startups. You can see all of our holiday reflections here.

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