Fri.Sep 20, 2019

Database Looks to Ease Bid Access

L.A. Business Journal

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce spearheads an effort to create a unified database of contract bid opportunities for local small businesses

8 Change Triggers Every Entrepreneur Must Spot Early

Startup Professionals Musings

When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way.

Wealthiest Angelenos: Leader of the Pack

L.A. Business Journal

The Business Journal’s annual look at the Wealthiest Angelenos features big dollars and big changes

CLU Launches Cybersecurity Program

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California Lutheran University (CLU), in Thousand Oaks, says it has launched a new graduate program to help fill roles in the growing cybersecurity industry, providing a Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). CLU--which announced the new program on Friday--said the program is aimed at helping filling the growing demand for filling cybersecurity teams.

Carmaker Canoo Feels Need for Speed

L.A. Business Journal

Electric vehicle-maker Canoo Inc. is preparing to reveal its first prototype

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Clutter Acquires The Storage Fox For $152M

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Culver City-based Clutter , which operates a technology-enabled, self storage service which picks up, stores, and retrieves your excess stuff on demand, has acquired an operator of self storage services in the New York market, The Storage Fox. According to Clutter, it paid $152M for the portfolio of The Storage Fox, which has four properties in New York, in Long Island City, Brooklyn, White Plains and Yonkers.

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Procore Taps Investment Banker For IPO, Says Report

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Goleta-based Procore , the develops of mobile-enabled, construction management software led by Tooey Courtemanche, appears to be headed for an IPO, and reportedly has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO, according to a report. Bloomberg said, citing "people with knowledge of the matter", that Procore's initial public offering could value the company at more than $4 billion.

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Q&A: New Rady Dean Ordóñez on School’s Growth, Startups, Ethics & More

Xconomy

Under Bob Sullivan, the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego matured into its teenage years. Sullivan became Rady’s founding dean in 2003, ahead of the fall 2004 enrollment of the school’s charter MBA class. Rady School is marking its sweet sixteen under a new leader, Lisa Ordóñez. Most recently vice dean of academic programs at the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, Ordóñez started as the Rady School’s new dean this month.

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DDN Acquires Enterprise Storage Unit From Western Digital

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Chatsworth-based DDN IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage business unit from Western Digital , the company said on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to the two, the acquisition is part of a larger, strategic partnership with Western Digital, which also includes a mutual global strategic sourcing agreement.