Mon.May 13, 2019

New Feature: Socaltech's Video Interviews!


We're rolling out a new feature over the next few weeks and months: video interviews!

5 Steps To A Winning Assault On The Army Of Investors

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Image via Flickr by lumaxart Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time.

Cryptocurrency Investor Terpin Wins $75.8M Judgement In Hacking Case


Michael Terpin , a cryptocurrency investor with close ties to the Los Angeles technology community, has won a $75.8M judgement as part of a lawsuit over a cryptocurrency hacking, Terpin said on Monday. According to a spokesperson for Terpin, the win came as part of a cryptocurrency case filed in January of 2018.

Meet the X of the Year Finalists for the Xconomy Awards San Diego


The Xconomy Awards categories weren’t enough to capture the full diversity of the San Diego life science community. So we at Xconomy created X of the Year for people who are so unique they needed their own categories. Read on for short introductions of the X of the Year finalists.

XPRIZE Foundation Eyes Wildfire Detection, Suppression


Marina Del Rey-based XPRIZE Foundation , the group which runs competitions to spur innovation in technology to help solve major societal problems or very hard technical problems, says it is going to launch a new prize to spur ideas for wildfire detection and suppression.

Los Angeles VC's Launch Internship Effort In Diversity Bid, Deadline Friday


Los Angeles area venture capitalists have launched a new internship effort, in a bid to help diversify their ranks, according to PledgeLA , a coalition of local venture capital and technology companies.

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Biocom Institute Gets $150K Grant To Help Veterans Get Into Life Sciences


The Biocom Institute , a nonprofit which helps with workforce develompent in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas, says it has received a $150,000 grant, which will help veterans gain access to careers in the life sciences. According to the Institute, the $150,000 Workforce Accelerator Fund grant came from the California Workforce Development Board.

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Virgin Galactic To Shift Space Vehicles, Crew To New Mexico


Mojave-based Virgin Galactic said over the weekend that it is moving its space vehicles and nearly 100 employees in New Mexico, as it begins ramping up its efforts to send people to space as tourists. According to Virgin Galactic, it is moving its commercial spaceflight activities to Spaceport America, where it has a deal to base its operations as it starts ramping up efforts to put people into space.

TP-Link In Distribution Deal With Walmart


Brea-based TP-Link is in a new distribution deal, with Walmart , to sell a whole home, mesh Wi-Fi system to via both Walmart and, the company announced this morning. According to TP-Link, it will sell a 2-pack, whole home mesh Wi-Fi system, the deco W2400, for just $99, exclusively at Walmart. The company said the system covers up to 3,000 square feet and can support up to 100 different Wi-Fi devices.