Thu.Nov 01, 2012

NewEgg Kicks Off Early Holiday Shopping Season


Sales 11

Discount your projections. Make surprises positive.


Lots of people do or will depend upon your leadership in driving growth, stability, and profitability. There will always be times when salespersons or associates provide you with projections for future sales that reflect their inherent optimism.

Trending Sources Gets $830K More In Seed Funding

socalTECH , the developer of a web-based platform for crowdfunding which is part of AmplifyLA, is announcing today that it has raised $830,000 more in a seed funding round. The round was led by Kamran Pourzanjani, the founder of PriceGrabber who is now head of Bestcovery.

Poly Founders Hosts Travelstrings @ Cal Poly Pomona

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 -- Poly Founders Hosts Travelstrings @ Cal Poly Pomona. Join Poly Founders as we host Melanie Gin and the co-founders of Travelstrings for a night of stories, questions, and networking. See [link] (more

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How to Grow your Business in Tough Economic Times

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 -- How to Grow your Business in Tough Economic Times. Celebrate after Election Day at our Clean Technology Council workshop. Our keynote speaker is Ken Norland. His organization helped create 67,098 new jobs in 2011. Ken will present break though strategies in business planning, staffing and funding?powerful powerful support services you can use at little or no cost?ways ways to discover opportunities though mentors and advisors. See [link] (more

Fisker Automotive Offers Up Parking Lot For Hurricane Recovery


Hurricane Sandy may have kicked the auto firm while it was down, but Fisker Automotive is fighting back by offering up the parking lot of its Wilmington, Delaware automotive plant as a headquarters location for utility crews looking to reconnect power on the East coast.


MINDBODY Raises $35M


San Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY has raised a big, $35M venture capital round this morning, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), along with Catalyst Investors (Catalyst) and Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP).

Boingo Wins Dallas Love Field


Boingo Wireless , the Wi-Fi hotspot network operator, has scored a win at the Dallas Love Field airport, the company said today. The Los Angeles company said that it will will install, manage and operate neutral host Wi-Fi and DAS networks for the airport as part of a modernization initiative.

ZapMobi Takes On Mobile Websites


Zapmobi , which is based in Los Angeles, said today that it has launched a new service which helps users create scalable, mobile websites that run on thousands of mobile devices. The new service said it has created a point, click, and drag mobile website builder which makes it easy for users to serve up mobile pages. The firm said it offers up free and premium subscription plans. Zapmobi is headed by Charlie Fallman. READ MORE>>. zapmobi mobile website business startup creator

Chewse Joins 500 Startups


Silicon valley startup incubator program 500 Startups announced its latest batch of startups Wednesday, with a surprise: a local, Santa Monica firm among the fifth batch of companies being backed by the accelerator. 500 Startups said that Santa Monica-based Chewse , which is developing a marketplace for groups to easily order food together, has joined the accelerator, which invests between $25,00 and $250,000 in Internet startups, and helps them get funded and off the ground.

On-Ramp Wireless Names Kevin Hell As President, CEO


San Diego-based wireless communications module developer On-Ramp Wireless announced Wednesday that Kevin Hell, the former CEO of DivX, has joined the company as President and CEO. Hell headed by DivX until its acquisition by Sonic Solutions in October of 2010, and most recently was chairman of the EvoNexus startup incubator run by CommNexus. Hell sits on the boards of Hold-Free Networks, Perminova, Inc, MicroPower Technologies and Pixon Imaging, Inc.

Science Inc.'s New TripleThread Brings Work Style To Men


The latest startup out of Los Angeles-based startup studio/incubator Science, Inc. launched today, aiming initially at providing men with work-appropriate clothes delivered monthly. The startup, TripleThread , said it has launched a new service called Fourth and Grand , which figures out a customer's style and delivers a shipment of fashionable shirts, ties, pants, sweaters, and other accessories every month.

Dollar Shave Club Gets $9.8M For Subscription Razor Service


Dollar Shave Club , the subscription razor delivery service headed by Michael Dubin, has raised $9.8M in a Series A funding. The round was led by Venrock, and also included Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Forerunner Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Shasta Ventures, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the funding, the company said that David Pakman of Venrock joins the company's board of directors. Dollar Shave Club is one of the company's spawned out of Science, Inc.,

Internet On The Go Takes On Mobile Internet Access


A new service from Los Angeles-based TruConnect Mobile is looking to provide mobile Internet access to Walmart customers. The new service, Internet on the Go , let users purchase bandwidth through refillable, pre-paid cards at Walmart. According to TrueConnect, the new wireless broadband Internet service will give users mobile broadband access on a re-fillable data plan, which rolls over data from month to month with no set expiration date.

Atara Biotherapeutics Gets Funding From Amgen, KPCB


Thousand Oaks-based Amgen and venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have put their backing behind a new, Westlake Village based drug development firm, Atara Biotherapeutics , in an unusual spinout of technology from the biotech giant. According to Amgen and KPCB, Atara Biotherapeutics will have licenses to six Amgen assets, in various stages of development, ranging from preclinical to Phase 1. Financial details of the funding were not announced.