Wed.May 22, 2019

Announcing Projector?—?A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

Both Sides of the Table

Announcing Projector?—?A A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years A few years ago I spent time in prison with Trevor O’Brien , the founder of Projector. Yes, I always imagined announcing the company that way.

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Interview with David Wood, Eventene


For our interview this morning, we talked with David Wood , the Founder and CEO of Eventene (, an early stage startup, bootstrapped startup developing event management software. David--a veteran of Microsoft, having been the lead developer of Microsoft Exchange--tells us why he started his company. What does Eventene do? David Wood: We make event planning software for social organizations.

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As An Entrepreneur, Are You Ready To Meet The Press?

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight, so it behooves us all to know the rules early.

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Sotera Wireless Names COO


San Diego-based Sotera Wireless , which develops vital signs monitoring products for the healthcare industry, has named Younes Achkire, PhD, as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Achkire was most recently Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, and also was co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Zap Surgical Systems.

Silicon Beach Report May 22: Precellerator Begins New Class

L.A. Business Journal

Precellerator takes new applications; Snapchat backpedals from x-rated lenses, WarnerMedia co-hosts esports tournament

Locana Finds $55M For Gene Therapy


San Diego-based Locana , a developer of RNA-targeting gene therapy technology, announced Wednesday morning that it has raised $55M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by ARCH Venture Partners, and also included Temasek and Lightstone Ventures, along with new investors UCB Ventures and GV (formerly Google Ventures).

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Nimble Migrates To Microsoft Azure


Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble said on Wednesday that it has migrated its customer relationship software to Microsoft Azure. The company had been running its software on Amazon Web Services (AWS), however, the company has a close relationship with Microsoft, and has been marketing its software to users of Microsoft's Office 365; Microsoft is a reseller of Nimble. Nimble said it completed its migration to Microsoft Azure in less than four week.

UCSD, Google Study Finds Many Online Hacking Services Are Frauds


A new, academic study--conducted by UC San Diego and Google --has jumped into the world of "hacking for profit", running a study on hacking-for-hire services and their charges and success in hacking into a set of Google Gmail accounts. The study , published by UCSD, found that--for the most part-- most hacking services are scams.

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Amgen Seeks To Acquire Nuevolution For $167M


Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen has made a $167M offer for Danish company Nuevolution , saying early this morning that it made a cash offer of SEK 32.50 per share for publicly listed Nuevolution, a developer of small molecule drugs. Nuevolution is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and develops small molecule drugs focused on treatment of targets within inflammation, oncology and immuno-oncology.

ChargePoint Opens First DC Fast Chargers On I-5


Electric vehicle network operator ChargePoint has opened up the first groups of DC fast chargers it is establishing along the Interstate 5, in an effort being run by ChargePoint, Chevron U.S.a., and the California Energy Commission. According to ChargePoint, the first charging location--at the Chevron station in Coalinga--is the first of a number of fast charging stations along the I-5, which are aimed at helping enable more electric vehicle charging up and down the busy freeway.

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