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Silicon Beach Report June 21: Kairos Ventures Closes $24.6 Million First Fund

L.A. Business Journal

Falcon Heavy, LightSail prepare for launch; Bird banned in Nashville; Kairos raises $24 million fund

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5 Elements Of Innovation That Are Not Product Related

Startup Professionals Musings

Having a breakthrough idea or technology alone does not assure business success. “ If we build it, they will come ” may have worked as a movie theme for Kevin Costner, but as an investor, I tell entrepreneurs a great solution is not enough.

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Interview with Minnie Ingersoll, TenOneTen Ventures


What's the hardest part of being a startup entrepreneur? Minnie Ingersoll , who recently joined Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm TenOneTen Ventures (, gives some great advice to entrepreneurs, on the biggest struggles for entrepreneurs, based on her most recent experience in starting, an online used car marketplace, and also tells us about her recent move to venture capital here in Southern California. Tell us a bit about yourself?

Rise, Acquisition and Growth of Pluto TV

SoCal Tech Calendar

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Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Digital Map Products Acquired By LightBox


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a developer of mapping and location tools used by enterprise and government customers, has been acquired by LightBox , a provider of real estate information products. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the companies. The deal had been announced in May. Digital Map Products was owned by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners, and had over 160 employees.

Locana, Fueled With $55M, Looks to Develop Fixes for Faulty RNA


Editing human DNA has entered the public consciousness in a big way in recent years with its increasing use in laboratories— and, in recent news that shocked the scientific community, in embryos —of tools such as CRISPR-Cas9.

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Bio Roundup: Array Bio Acquired, IPO Spree, Sanofi’s Job Cuts & More


Cancer remains one of the hottest areas for pharma deals and this week saw a big one: Pfizer’s proposed $11.4 billion buyout of Array Biopharma. The announcement comes less than a month after Boulder, CO-based Array announced positive data from a pivotal study of its combination drug in colorectal cancer. Array has told investors that its top priority is maximizing the success of the combination, Braftovi and Mektovi.

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Sonos Sues Lenbrook Industries Over Patent Infringement


Santa Barbara-based whole home music system developer Sonos has sued Lenbrook Industries Ltd , the parent company of Bluesound Wireless Music Systems , over patent infringement, according to a court filing. According to a filing in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Sonos sued Lenbrook Industries Limited and Lenbrook America Corp. alleging patent infringement.

Nimble Rolls Out Major Upgrade To CRM Tool


Los Angeles-based cloud customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble rolled out a major upgrade to its sofwtare this week, saying it added major updates to its contact records, added granular activity tracking, contact privacy, and integration with Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. According to the company, the changes also add two way synchronization with hundreds of business apps, new ways to track activities such as calls, tasks, and events, and more.

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