Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Here’s how NOT to define your competition

Berkonomics

We investors see this all the time. An entrepreneur pitches using a deck with no slide for competition. When asked (as we always do,) the response is “This is new. We have no competition.”. Niet! Unh unh. Professional investors laugh when they hear an entrepreneur come out with that one.

Which Circle Do You Want To Be In…The Blue One (NHL) or the Red One (TED)?

Eric Greenspan

The NHL centre ice circle is blue. The TED carpet that speakers stand on is a red circle. Both are highly desired places to stand, speak or skate. But the best way to get to either is to focus on what will get you there, not on getting there. Focus on the work, development, the achievements and the ride, and maybe, although unlikely, you’ll stand in one of those circles one day. As a TED attendee and TEDx host, I often hear and see the statement “I want to do a TED Talk.”

FastPay Links With Advantage Software

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based FastPay , which provides receivables financing to help online publishers and media receive faster payment on their ad inventory, says it has linked up with Advantage Software , an agency management systems provider, in an alliance. According to the companies, the deal will help Advantage offer up B2B payments via virtual card, ACH, portal, secure fax, and checks. Financial details of the link between the companies were not announced. FastPay is led by founder and CEO Jed Simon.

2019 SFVBJ Women's Council

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -- 2019 SFVBJ Women's Council. San Fernando Valley Business Journal.The San Fernando Valley Business Journal is proud to present the 2019 Women's Council Awards at the Hilton Woodland Hills. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal is proud to present our Women's Council Awards at the Hilton Woodland Hills. At the luncheon awards program, we will honor women who have made a difference throughout the Valley area.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon Heavy Into Space, Lands 3 Boosters

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon Heavy into space with a communications satellite payload, and also landed all three rocket boosters attached to the Falcon Heavy, including two side boosters and a central core. SpaceX launched the Arabsat-6A high capacity telecommunications satellite from NASA Kenney Space Center in Florida on Thursday afternoon, at 6:35 p.m. EDT, from Launch Complex 39A.

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ACG 101 Spring Social and Brewfest!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -- ACG 101 Spring Social and Brewfest! ACG 101 Corridor Chapter. Spring has Sprung, and that means only one thing: It's time for the ACG 101 Annual Spring Social! This year we're being hosted by our very own 2018 Rising Star Award winner, Figueroa Mountain! Come meet and mingle with our area's top dealmakers, craft brewmasters, and company leaders, including Bob Berezansky, CFO of Figueroa Mountain Brewing. See [link] (more

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SpaceX To Try Falcon Heavy Launch Again Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch another rocket, this time a Falcon Heavy, from Florida, later today, after high atmospheric winds scrubbed a launch attempt on Wednesday. According to SpaceX, it is now targeting a launch of Thursday, April 11th with a launch window of 6:35 p.m. EDT for the Arabsat-6A satellite. The satellite is being launched from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from Launch Complex 39A.

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EVgo Deploys Battery Storage Across 14 Fast Charging Stations

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Los Angeles-based EVgo , which operates a network of fast charging stations for the electric vehicle market, says it has begun deploying battery storage across its stations. The company said it has completed or is in construction of 14 battery storage systems located at 11 of its fast charging stations, which it says will be the largest deployment of battery storage systems at public fast charging stations in the nation.

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Xconomy Awards San Diego Diversity Finalists Are Scaling Up Empowerment

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In an awards program, it can seem like a competition, but in the Commitment to Diversity category, many of the finalists are in fact collaborating with each other or share common roots.

Kyriba Completes $160M Majority Financing Round

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San Diego-based Kyriba , which develops cloud-based software used for treasury and finance management by international companies, has completed the $160M majority funding round it first announced in March, giving private equity investor Bridgepoint a majority stake in the company. The funding values the company at $1.2 billion. As part of the deal, Kyriba said its existing investors Daher Capital, Iris Capital, and Ceo Jean-Luc Robert will continue to b investors in the company.

EvoNexus Gets Bank, Investment Firm Backing for Fintech Incubator

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Financial firms are facing competition from legacy players and disruptive fintech startups as technology continues to reshape the heavily regulated industry.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Evofem, Cullgen, BrainLeap & More

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Locally based biotech companies receive fresh funding from investors. A software startup launches games that it says may help children with disorders that cause attention difficulties. Get the details on these developments and more in San Diego life sciences news: —Evofem Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVFM ) struck a deal to raise up to $80 million in a private placement.