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6 Personal Assessment Tools To Optimize Career Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many people, young and older, let their career and their lifestyle happen to them, rather than proactively making things happen based on their personal passions, skills, and interests.

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Semtech Gets Design Win In Taiwan


Camarillo-based Semtech , a developer of analog and mixed signal semiconductors, reported a design win today, with Taiwanese company YUAN High-Tech Development Co., According to Semtech, YUAN has integrated its technology into a new line of Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) products. Semtech did not announce shipment volumes and financial impact of that win. The new products are used in creating video walls and other AV display applications. READ MORE>>.

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4 Things That Could Help Make Your Startup Business a Success


Perhaps you have dreams of starting your own business, or maybe you have recently set up and want to ensure that your business is heading in the right direction. From… The post 4 Things That Could Help Make Your Startup Business a Success appeared first on AllTopStartups.

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Headspace Raises $93M In Series C For Mindfulness Tools


Santa Monica-based Headspace , which develops mindfulness and meditation software and tools, has raised $93M in a Series C funding, the company said on Wednesday morning. The company said the round was led by blisce/, and also included Waverly Capital, Times Bridge, The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity and Advancit Capital. The company said the funding was split between $53M in equity, plus $40M in debt capital from Pacific Western Bank.

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Ligand’s Icagen Deal Brings Neuro, CF Assets Plus Partnering Potential


Ligand Pharmaceuticals is adding neurological disease and cystic fibrosis programs to its pipeline through a deal to acquire assets from drug discovery company Icagen. San Diego-based Ligand (NASDAQ: LGND ) is paying $15 million up front for the “core assets” of Icagen’s North Carolina operations.

Parchment Acquired By Brentwood Associates


Parchment , a company which provided records management, transcripts, grades, and other information for the K-12 and other markets--and which has its roots in the LA area--has been acquired by Brentwood Associates. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Parchment got its start in Los Angeles as Docufide, a startup offering up handling of high school transcripts for colleges and university applications; Docufide was venture backed by the Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Undergoes EMI Testing


Hawthorne-based SpaceX showed off its Crew Dragon undergoing electromagnetic interference testing on Tuesday, saying that the craft is expected to fly two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnkey and Doug Hurley, to and from the International Space Station. The launch is expected to take place somewhere around May, with an initial launch target of May 7th. The launch would be the first manned lauch of the Crew Dragon to space, although a prior Crew Dragon had already been sent to the ISS with cargo.

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Nimble Enhances Browser Extension


Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of a contact activity tracking tool for Office 365 and G Suite which is led by Jon Ferrara, says it has enhanced its browser extension for helping teams with their sales prospecting efforts. The company did not say which browsers the extension works for, but said that Nimble Prospector 2.0 has been redesigned to help enrich leads with business details, including email and phone numbers, logging activities, sending email templates, and more.

Mobile World Congress Cancels Barcelona Event, Puts Focus On LA In October


In an unprecedented move, the GSMA, the organization that represents mobile network operators worldwide, has cancelled its Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020 event, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus scare. Instead, the GSMA said it will focus its efforts on Mobile World Congress Los Angeles , which is currently scheduled to take place October 28th through the 30th -- as well as MWC Shanghai, which is set for June 30th to July 2nd.

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