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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica. I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community.

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Don’t go on a phishing trip!

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Dave’s note: Our guest author this week is Kevin McDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Alvaka Networks, a network services and security firm in Irvine, California. Anthem Blue Cross for example could be a phishing loser.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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The issue of cyber-espionage, targeting companies like Target, Home Depot and Anthem Insurance, continues to be a concern. The other trend is going to be in AI related tech entering the mainstream, from robotics to ease of information management.

FileTrek Adds Reseller

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FileTrek said its software allows companies to monitor their sensitive information, including the location of a file, who has worked on it, how it has been moved, and the genealogy relationships of files. FileTrek is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Telesystem, and the Ontario Emerging Technologies Funds. FileTrek , the developer of file tracking software, said today that it has signed up a value added reseller in the security, risk, legal, and compliance area.

Zag Raises Funding

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Zag has previously received funding from Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels. The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site.

Zag Raises $32.4M

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Zag is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, GRP Partners, and the Tech Coast Angels, along with USAA. The firm recently spun out True Car, an automotive pricing information site.

TrueCar Links Into Auto Websites

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TrueCar is using pricing data, derived from information gained from Zag's auto buying service, to show buyers the prices that people have paid to purchase vehicles within a local area. TrueCar said it is providing both HTML widgets and an API which sites can used to display its information. TrueCar is venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, and Capricorn.

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Q1 Southern California Venture Deals Rise To Around $1.4B

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The information--gleaned from funding announcements, regulatory filings, and other sources--are also up significantly from Q1 of last year, when only $729.89M was invested in the region. Interestingly, only Redpoint, Domain, Anthem, and DFJ Frontier have local offices in Southern California. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

Zag Spins Out TrueCar

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According to TrueCar, it will provide information about new car pricing, using the actual price people have paid for cars. The firm said it has scored Series A funding from Zag, Anthem Venture Partners, Global Retail Partners, Capricorn, Capital One Auto Finance, ARcturus Capital, Scott Painter, and co-founder Tom Taira.

TrueCar Launches New Pricing Tool

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TrueCar uses actual car sales data from local dealers to present car shoppers with information on the actual prices paid for new cars in their neighborhood. The firm is venture backed by Anthem Ventures, Arcturus Capital, Capital One, Capricorn Management, and GRP Partners. Santa Monica-based TrueCar.com , the online automotive pricing startup headed up by Scott Painter, said Thursday that it has launched a new tool to help new car buyers.

Venture Firms Invest Around $1.6 Billion In Q2 2010 In SoCal

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Other active firms included Bessemer Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Clearstone Venture Partners, Domain Associates, The Westly Group, Life Science Angels, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Idealab, Versant Ventures, Anthem Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and First Round Capital. Numbers from those firms usually differs--sometimes drastically--due to sources of information, timing of funding events, and classification of data.

This Week in VC with Om Malik & Paul Jozefak

Both Sides of the Table

In particular we talked about how 3rd-party apps have a lot more access to your personal information than you think – especially if a friend of yours gives access to an app it can inadvertently give that app access to your details, too!

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Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

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My brother is actually at Anthem Ventures, working with Bill Woodward, and I was an intern there in business school. We then aggregate that information to teachers, for the entire classroom.

Interview with Kelly Tompkins, AdventureLink

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The round came from Anthem Venture Partners and the Mail Room Fund. That information is normalized, standardized, and when a tour operator changes content on their web site, it's automatically picked up on our system. Now, they have web sites, and it's relatively easy to crawl these sites and index and normalize their information in a database.