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

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

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

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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.

Airgain Launches Testing Lab For 5G mmWave Products


San Diego-based antenna technology developer Airgain says it has opened up a new, testing laboratory to specifically help in the development of new, 5G, millimeter wave (mmWave) products.

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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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